Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Zephyr skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Zephyr over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 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.

D Software Zephyr
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 99 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 - -
Contract jobs citing Zephyr 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.46% 0.24% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.10% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Essex median daily rate £400 £341 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.30% - -
East of England median daily rate £375 £341 £450
% change year-on-year +9.97% -24.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

Zephyr is in the Development Applications 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 development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 366 326 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.60% 38.86% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 228 47
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +13.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £433 £410
% change year-on-year +4.05% +5.49% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 10
Essex median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £32.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +30.97% -13.41%
10th Percentile £25.13 £35.00 £30.30
90th Percentile £51.53 £63.75 £38.88
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +8.33%

Zephyr
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Zephyr as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Zephyr in Essex

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Zephyr in Essex

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Zephyr in Essex over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Zephyr in Essex

Zephyr
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 Zephyr within the Essex region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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 +12 9 £388 +13.64%
Zephyr
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Zephyr 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 Zephyr.

1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) SoapUI
3 12 (80.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (73.33%) SOAP
5 10 (66.67%) User Stories
6 9 (60.00%) Selenium
6 9 (60.00%) Test Management
7 8 (53.33%) Kanban
7 8 (53.33%) TDD
7 8 (53.33%) Scrum
8 6 (40.00%) Middleware
8 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 5 (33.33%) BDD
9 5 (33.33%) WSO2
9 5 (33.33%) API Testing
9 5 (33.33%) Apache
9 5 (33.33%) SOA
9 5 (33.33%) Perl
9 5 (33.33%) JMeter
9 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
10 4 (26.67%) JIRA
10 4 (26.67%) QA
10 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
10 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (26.67%) Oracle
10 4 (26.67%) ISEB
10 4 (26.67%) API Design
10 4 (26.67%) Mentoring

Zephyr
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 5 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (20.00%) Confluence
3 2 (13.33%) JBoss
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) SSL
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) FTP
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (6.67%) GIS
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) SoapUI
2 9 (60.00%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) JMeter
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (20.00%) Subversion
6 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
6 1 (6.67%) CruiseControl
6 1 (6.67%) FishEye
6 1 (6.67%) Hudson
6 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) QA Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) SOAP
2 6 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (13.33%) J2EE
3 2 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) XML Messaging
4 1 (6.67%) GWT
4 1 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) VME
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (66.67%) User Stories
4 9 (60.00%) Test Management
5 8 (53.33%) Kanban
5 8 (53.33%) Scrum
5 8 (53.33%) TDD
6 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (33.33%) API Testing
7 5 (33.33%) BDD
7 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) SOA
7 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (26.67%) API Design
8 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Open Source
10 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) HP ALM
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) WSO2
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) HP