Period
to 22 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Scaled Agile Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scaled Agile Framework over the 6 months to 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 69 54
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 -
Contract jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 38 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.48% 2.45% 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.09% 2.80% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 27
Essex median daily rate £500 £550 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% -
10th Percentile £414 £531 £370
90th Percentile £550 £625 £592
East of England median daily rate £530 £390 £536
% change year-on-year +35.90% -27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Essex median hourly rate - - £44.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £44.00

Scaled Agile Framework is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 747 572 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.09% 87.60% 87.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 394 474
Essex median daily rate £495 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £302 £233
90th Percentile £600 £635 £539
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 92
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.17% +2.86% +34.62%
10th Percentile £11.82 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £63.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £34.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year -47.45% +3.79% +10.00%

Scaled Agile Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Scaled Agile Framework as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Scaled Agile Framework in Essex

Scaled Agile Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scaled Agile Framework in Essex

Scaled Agile Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework in Essex over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scaled Agile Framework in Essex

Scaled Agile Framework
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework within the Essex region over the 6 months to 22 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea -4 20 £500 -16.67% 3
Scaled Agile Framework
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Scaled Agile Framework.

1 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (92.11%) Scrum
3 32 (84.21%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (81.58%) Java
5 26 (68.42%) MySQL
5 26 (68.42%) Kanban
6 25 (65.79%) Microservices
7 23 (60.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (55.26%) JIRA
8 21 (55.26%) TDD
9 20 (52.63%) J2EE
10 18 (47.37%) Spring
10 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
10 18 (47.37%) Docker
11 17 (44.74%) BDD
12 16 (42.11%) Test Strategy
13 15 (39.47%) Spring Boot
13 15 (39.47%) Oracle
14 14 (36.84%) Unix
14 14 (36.84%) Ansible
15 13 (34.21%) Java 8
15 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
15 13 (34.21%) JUnit
16 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
16 11 (28.95%) QA
16 11 (28.95%) Confluence
16 11 (28.95%) DevOps
17 10 (26.32%) Robot Framework
17 10 (26.32%) Terraform
17 10 (26.32%) SoapUI

Scaled Agile Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (28.95%) Confluence
2 6 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.89%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 32 (84.21%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (68.42%) MySQL
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database
3 6 (15.79%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) JIRA
2 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
3 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
3 13 (34.21%) JUnit
4 10 (26.32%) Robot Framework
4 10 (26.32%) SoapUI
5 7 (18.42%) Checkstyle
5 7 (18.42%) Maven
6 5 (13.16%) CA Gen
7 4 (10.53%) JIRA Agile
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Electronics
2 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.89%) Marketing
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
1 19 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Lead Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Lead Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) QA Tester
3 8 (21.05%) Tester
4 7 (18.42%) Scrum Master
5 4 (10.53%) Senior QA Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) QA Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Java Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.63%) Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.63%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) QA Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) J2EE
2 18 (47.37%) Spring
3 15 (39.47%) Spring Boot
4 10 (26.32%) SOAP
5 7 (18.42%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (10.53%) JMS
6 4 (10.53%) Web Services
7 1 (2.63%) EJB
7 1 (2.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (60.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (7.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Unix
2 9 (23.68%) CentOS
2 9 (23.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (92.11%) Scrum
3 26 (68.42%) Kanban
4 25 (65.79%) Microservices
5 21 (55.26%) TDD
6 17 (44.74%) BDD
7 16 (42.11%) Test Strategy
8 11 (28.95%) DevOps
8 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
9 10 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (21.05%) SOA
10 8 (21.05%) User Stories
11 7 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement Process
11 7 (18.42%) Pair Programming
12 5 (13.16%) Coaching
12 5 (13.16%) Epics
12 5 (13.16%) Process Improvement
12 5 (13.16%) Sprint Planning
12 5 (13.16%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) Java 8
3 5 (13.16%) Perl
3 5 (13.16%) PL/SQL
3 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) OCPJP
1 5 (13.16%) Sun Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) QA
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) Ansible
2 10 (26.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Oracle
2 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.16%) BEA
3 5 (13.16%) Informatica
3 5 (13.16%) Pega
3 5 (13.16%) Sun
3 5 (13.16%) webMethods
4 3 (7.89%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.63%) IBM