The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 37 34 68
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +34
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 43 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.02% 4.58% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.47% 6.47% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 6
Average daily rate £341 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £471 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+24.46% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 541 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.53% 70.81% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 233 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Reading region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Reading region.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 40 (40.00%) SQL
2 25 (25.00%) .NET
3 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (23.00%) Finance
3 23 (23.00%) Scrum
4 22 (22.00%) C#
4 22 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (21.00%) SQL Server
6 19 (19.00%) HTML
6 19 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (17.00%) UNIX
7 17 (17.00%) jQuery
8 16 (16.00%) ETL
8 16 (16.00%) Java
8 16 (16.00%) DB2
8 16 (16.00%) CSS
9 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
9 15 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (15.00%) BDD
10 13 (13.00%) Oracle
10 13 (13.00%) Ab Initio
11 12 (12.00%) T-SQL
11 12 (12.00%) Visual Studio
11 12 (12.00%) XML
11 12 (12.00%) Unit Testing
11 12 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (11.00%) Spring
12 11 (11.00%) Windows
12 11 (11.00%) MVC
13 10 (10.00%) IBM

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.00%) IIS
2 7 (7.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.00%) Confluence
5 3 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.00%) CMS
6 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.00%) Drupal
7 1 (1.00%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.00%) WordPress
7 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) Mingle
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.00%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (21.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (16.00%) DB2
4 10 (10.00%) MySQL
5 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (5.00%) OLAP
7 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (4.00%) Star Schema
9 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.00%) OLTP
10 2 (2.00%) Big Data
11 1 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (1.00%) Triplestore
11 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.00%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Visual Studio
1 12 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (10.00%) Subversion
3 7 (7.00%) Selenium
3 7 (7.00%) SpecFlow
4 6 (6.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.00%) JIRA
5 5 (5.00%) JUnit
5 5 (5.00%) ERwin
6 4 (4.00%) Maven
6 4 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.00%) NUnit
7 3 (3.00%) Ant
8 2 (2.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.00%) Hudson
8 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.00%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (23.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Billing
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
4 5 (5.00%) Publishing
5 4 (4.00%) Legal
6 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.00%) Retail
6 3 (3.00%) Marketing
7 1 (1.00%) French Language
7 1 (1.00%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 52 (52.00%) Developer
2 26 (26.00%) Analyst
3 16 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (8.00%) Tester
4 8 (8.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (7.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 7 (7.00%) ETL Developer
5 7 (7.00%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.00%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (6.00%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Business Developer
7 5 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Ab Initio Developer
8 4 (4.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.00%) .NET
2 19 (19.00%) HTML
3 17 (17.00%) jQuery
4 16 (16.00%) CSS
5 12 (12.00%) XML
6 11 (11.00%) Spring
7 9 (9.00%) Web Services
7 9 (9.00%) WCF
8 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET
9 6 (6.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (6.00%) HTML5
9 6 (6.00%) Ajax
10 5 (5.00%) .NET Framework
10 5 (5.00%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.00%) SOAP
11 4 (4.00%) JSP
11 4 (4.00%) XSD
11 4 (4.00%) Spring MVC
12 3 (3.00%) Java SE
12 3 (3.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.00%) DataPower
2 4 (4.00%) iPad
3 3 (3.00%) Open Source
4 2 (2.00%) Social Network
4 2 (2.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.00%) W3C
5 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.00%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.00%) Life Science
5 1 (1.00%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.00%) iSeries
5 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.00%) UNIX
2 11 (11.00%) Windows
3 8 (8.00%) AIX
4 6 (6.00%) Solaris
5 3 (3.00%) Linux
6 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.00%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (1.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) Scrum
2 19 (19.00%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (16.00%) ETL
4 15 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (15.00%) BDD
5 12 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 11 (11.00%) MVC
7 10 (10.00%) TDD
8 8 (8.00%) Migration
8 8 (8.00%) Data Modelling
8 8 (8.00%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.00%) Project Management
9 7 (7.00%) User Stories
10 6 (6.00%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.00%) Automation Testing
10 6 (6.00%) SOA
10 6 (6.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (6.00%) Manual Testing
10 6 (6.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.00%) SQL
2 22 (22.00%) C#
3 16 (16.00%) Java
4 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.00%) T-SQL
6 10 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.00%) PHP
9 2 (2.00%) Korn
10 1 (1.00%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.00%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.00%) R
10 1 (1.00%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Degree
1 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) ISEB
4 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) Puppet
1 3 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.00%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.00%) Nagios
3 1 (1.00%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.00%) Oracle
2 13 (13.00%) Ab Initio
3 10 (10.00%) IBM
4 8 (8.00%) SAP
5 7 (7.00%) Cognos
5 7 (7.00%) hybris
6 4 (4.00%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (1.00%) Informatica
8 1 (1.00%) Adobe
8 1 (1.00%) JBoss
8 1 (1.00%) Kalido
8 1 (1.00%) Endeca
8 1 (1.00%) Google
8 1 (1.00%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.00%) Pega
8 1 (1.00%) Sitecore