Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 3 August 2020 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.

Agile Software Development
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 248 861 799
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.99% 20.22% 19.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.26% 23.07% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 470 408
Median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% +1.43%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £319
90th Percentile £700 £638 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £466 £450
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 11
Median hourly rate £47.50 £75.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.67% +97.37% +36.94%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £104.38 £87.50 £51.25
South East median hourly rate £39.77 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -20.46% +11.11% -

Agile Software Development 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 Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,224 3,732 3,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.84% 87.63% 86.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 1,817 1,734
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £256 £300 £263
90th Percentile £649 £613 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +0.06% +4.65% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 124 84
Median hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.60% +25.29% +45.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £81.75 £49.63
Median hourly rate £31.61 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +5.37% +27.66% +17.50%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Agile Software Development in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 3 August 2020. 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
Reading -1 139 £535 +7.00% 25
Bracknell 0 22 £438 - 12
Newbury -3 20 £438 -2.78% 5
Slough -3 17 £475 -5.00% 5
Maidenhead -1 10 £375 -15.73% 2
Wokingham +6 3 - - 3
Windsor -1 2 £356 -20.83%
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 95 (38.31%) DevOps
2 89 (35.89%) Azure
3 63 (25.40%) Scrum
4 58 (23.39%) SQL
5 54 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (21.77%) Analytics
6 49 (19.76%) Power Platform
7 46 (18.55%) Power BI
8 43 (17.34%) Data Lake
9 41 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (14.92%) Microsoft
11 35 (14.11%) Test Automation
12 33 (13.31%) Telecoms
13 32 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (12.10%) Data Modelling
14 30 (12.10%) Project Delivery
15 29 (11.69%) AWS
16 28 (11.29%) Java
16 28 (11.29%) Linux
17 27 (10.89%) Windows
17 27 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (10.89%) Data Management
18 25 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
19 24 (9.68%) Visual Studio
19 24 (9.68%) JIRA
19 24 (9.68%) Kubernetes
20 23 (9.27%) Machine Learning
21 21 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
21 21 (8.47%) Microservices
21 21 (8.47%) Waterfall

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 8 (3.23%) Confluence
2 6 (2.42%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.02%) Apache
3 5 (2.02%) CMS
4 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.21%) SAS
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.40%) Drupal
7 1 (0.40%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.02%) Sketch
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.21%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.21%) UXPin
5 2 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.81%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.81%) InVision
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.40%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.81%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.81%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.81%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.81%) SAP SCM
4 2 (0.81%) Shopify
5 1 (0.40%) Maximo
5 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 89 (35.89%) Azure
2 49 (19.76%) Power Platform
3 29 (11.69%) AWS
4 20 (8.06%) IaaS
4 20 (8.06%) PaaS
5 8 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (2.82%) OpenShift
7 5 (2.02%) GCP
7 5 (2.02%) SaaS
8 4 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.61%) GitHub
9 3 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.21%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.21%) Serverless
10 2 (0.81%) Office 365
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.40%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.02%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (1.61%) WAN
3 3 (1.21%) 5G
3 3 (1.21%) VPN
4 2 (0.81%) 4G
4 2 (0.81%) LAN
4 2 (0.81%) Skype
5 1 (0.40%) 3G
5 1 (0.40%) BGP
5 1 (0.40%) Broadband
5 1 (0.40%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.40%) DNS
5 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.40%) FTP
5 1 (0.40%) Internet
5 1 (0.40%) MPLS
5 1 (0.40%) MVNO
5 1 (0.40%) OSPF
5 1 (0.40%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (18.55%) Power BI
2 43 (17.34%) Data Lake
3 41 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (7.66%) Big Data
6 18 (7.26%) HDInsight
7 14 (5.65%) SQL Server
8 11 (4.44%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.81%) MySQL
12 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
12 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (9.68%) JIRA
1 24 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.84%) Selenium
3 9 (3.63%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.42%) JUnit
4 6 (2.42%) Maven
5 5 (2.02%) Axure RP
5 5 (2.02%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.61%) Ant
6 4 (1.61%) Gradle
6 4 (1.61%) Mockito
6 4 (1.61%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.21%) git-flow
7 3 (1.21%) JMeter
7 3 (1.21%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.81%) Balsamiq
8 2 (0.81%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.81%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 33 (13.31%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.84%) Finance
3 10 (4.03%) Retail
4 7 (2.82%) Legal
5 6 (2.42%) Marketing
6 4 (1.61%) Local Government
6 4 (1.61%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.21%) Automotive
8 2 (0.81%) Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Law
8 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (18.15%) Developer
2 33 (13.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (12.10%) Architect
4 23 (9.27%) Analyst
4 23 (9.27%) Azure Engineer
5 20 (8.06%) Business Analyst
5 20 (8.06%) Project Manager
6 17 (6.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 13 (5.24%) Senior Developer
8 11 (4.44%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.03%) Data Analytics Architect
9 10 (4.03%) Data Architect
9 10 (4.03%) Data Engineer
9 10 (4.03%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (3.63%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (3.23%) Consultant
11 8 (3.23%) Designer
11 8 (3.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 8 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.23%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.26%) .NET
2 13 (5.24%) Web Services
3 9 (3.63%) HTML
4 8 (3.23%) Node.js
4 8 (3.23%) Spring
5 7 (2.82%) REST
5 7 (2.82%) Spring Boot
6 6 (2.42%) .NET Core
6 6 (2.42%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.42%) CSS
6 6 (2.42%) CSS3
6 6 (2.42%) HTML5
6 6 (2.42%) RESTful
7 5 (2.02%) SOAP
8 4 (1.61%) React
9 3 (1.21%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.21%) Django
9 3 (1.21%) Flask
9 3 (1.21%) jQuery
9 3 (1.21%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.06%) User Experience
2 11 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
4 2 (0.81%) FMCG
4 2 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.81%) W3C
5 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.40%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.40%) Digital TV
5 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) Life Science
5 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) Social Network
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.29%) Linux
2 27 (10.89%) Windows
3 17 (6.85%) VMS
4 3 (1.21%) Android
5 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (38.31%) DevOps
2 63 (25.40%) Scrum
3 54 (21.77%) Analytics
3 54 (21.77%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (14.11%) Test Automation
5 32 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (12.10%) Data Modelling
6 30 (12.10%) Project Delivery
7 27 (10.89%) Data Management
7 27 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (9.27%) Machine Learning
10 21 (8.47%) Microservices
10 21 (8.47%) Waterfall
11 20 (8.06%) Project Management
11 20 (8.06%) Security Testing
12 18 (7.26%) Configuration Management
12 18 (7.26%) Data Architecture
12 18 (7.26%) User Stories
13 17 (6.85%) Data-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (23.39%) SQL
2 28 (11.29%) Java
3 18 (7.26%) C#
3 18 (7.26%) JavaScript
3 18 (7.26%) Python
4 14 (5.65%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.63%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.02%) Scala
7 4 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.61%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.21%) C
8 3 (1.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (1.21%) Korn
9 2 (0.81%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.81%) C++
9 2 (0.81%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.81%) PHP
9 2 (0.81%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (5.24%) Degree
2 11 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 11 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.02%) ISEB
4 4 (1.61%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.21%) PMP
6 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.40%) APMP
7 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.40%) CISA
7 1 (0.40%) CISM
7 1 (0.40%) CISSP
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (0.40%) MCITP
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.42%) SLA
2 5 (2.02%) QA
3 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) PMO
4 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (6.85%) Virtual Machines
2 13 (5.24%) Docker
3 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (9.68%) Kubernetes
2 19 (7.66%) Ansible
3 14 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (5.65%) Puppet
4 7 (2.82%) Terraform
5 3 (1.21%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 37 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.06%) SAP
3 17 (6.85%) Informatica
4 14 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.63%) Hortonworks
6 7 (2.82%) MuleSoft
6 7 (2.82%) Oracle
7 6 (2.42%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.42%) Tableau
8 5 (2.02%) Databricks
9 4 (1.61%) BMC
9 4 (1.61%) Google
9 4 (1.61%) Remedy
10 3 (1.21%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.21%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.21%) Cognizant
10 3 (1.21%) hybris
10 3 (1.21%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.21%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.21%) VMware