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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 6 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 275 238 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.05% 9.99% 8.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.53% 12.53% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 162 123
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Median hourly rate £27.75 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +14.18%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1484 1899 1945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.23% 79.72% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 1043 976
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 72 72
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.53% -11.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Berkshire

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 68 £450 +18.11% 43
Maidenhead 0 35 £310 -22.50% 3
Newbury +4 32 £344 -16.66% 7
Bracknell +18 24 £405 -20.00% 6
Slough +14 18 £400 +14.28% 11
Wokingham 0 1 - - 2
Windsor - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 167 (32.55%) Scrum
2 100 (19.49%) Java
2 100 (19.49%) JavaScript
3 99 (19.30%) TDD
4 78 (15.20%) Telecoms
5 72 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (13.84%) Test Automation
6 71 (13.84%) BDD
7 65 (12.67%) HTML
8 64 (12.48%) Finance
9 63 (12.28%) SQL
9 63 (12.28%) DevOps
10 62 (12.09%) Web Services
10 62 (12.09%) Project Management
11 60 (11.70%) CSS
11 60 (11.70%) Microsoft
12 57 (11.11%) User Stories
13 56 (10.92%) .NET
14 55 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (10.33%) Waterfall
15 53 (10.33%) REST
16 51 (9.94%) SDLC
16 51 (9.94%) C#
17 50 (9.75%) User Experience
18 45 (8.77%) Maven
19 44 (8.58%) Oracle
20 43 (8.38%) PRINCE2
20 43 (8.38%) QA
20 43 (8.38%) Git (software)
21 42 (8.19%) JIRA

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 16 (3.12%) Confluence
2 15 (2.92%) Apache
2 15 (2.92%) CMS
3 14 (2.73%) MS Project Server
4 12 (2.34%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.75%) JBoss
5 9 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.36%) IIS
6 7 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.17%) nginx
8 5 (0.97%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (4.09%) MS Visio
4 16 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.19%) InVision
8 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.58%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.39%) Pega PRPC
5 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.39%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.19%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.19%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (1.75%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.75%) SaaS
6 6 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (1.17%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.39%) IaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Office 365
9 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle CX
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 2 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.70%) HTTP
2 14 (2.73%) DNS
3 8 (1.56%) Firewall
4 6 (1.17%) SMTP
5 5 (0.97%) Internet
6 3 (0.58%) 3G
6 3 (0.58%) Skype
6 3 (0.58%) SSH
6 3 (0.58%) WAN
7 2 (0.39%) 4G
7 2 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.39%) SSL
8 1 (0.19%) DHCP
8 1 (0.19%) Extranet
8 1 (0.19%) Intranet
8 1 (0.19%) IPsec
8 1 (0.19%) LAN
8 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.19%) TDMA
8 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (1.95%) Big Data
4 10 (1.95%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.56%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.17%) MySQL
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.58%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.39%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 45 (8.77%) Maven
2 43 (8.38%) Git (software)
3 42 (8.19%) JIRA
4 41 (7.99%) Jenkins
5 29 (5.65%) Selenium
6 20 (3.90%) Cucumber
7 18 (3.51%) Gradle
7 18 (3.51%) JUnit
7 18 (3.51%) WebDriver
8 14 (2.73%) Bitbucket
9 13 (2.53%) Ant
9 13 (2.53%) Eclipse
9 13 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.95%) IntelliJ
10 10 (1.95%) Mercurial
10 10 (1.95%) Protractor
11 9 (1.75%) webpack
12 8 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
12 8 (1.56%) eggPlant
12 8 (1.56%) Grunt
General
1 78 (15.20%) Telecoms
2 64 (12.48%) Finance
3 29 (5.65%) Retail
4 28 (5.46%) Marketing
5 12 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.95%) Banking
7 7 (1.36%) Advertising
8 5 (0.97%) Games
9 3 (0.58%) Back Office
9 3 (0.58%) Billing
9 3 (0.58%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.58%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 136 (26.51%) Developer
2 58 (11.31%) Analyst
3 41 (7.99%) Project Manager
4 37 (7.21%) Architect
4 37 (7.21%) Business Analyst
5 34 (6.63%) Java Developer
6 31 (6.04%) Designer
7 26 (5.07%) JavaScript Developer
8 22 (4.29%) .NET Developer
8 22 (4.29%) UX Designer
9 20 (3.90%) Scrum Master
10 19 (3.70%) C# Developer
11 18 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
11 18 (3.51%) Test Engineer
12 17 (3.31%) Agile Developer
12 17 (3.31%) Consultant
13 15 (2.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 14 (2.73%) Development Manager
14 14 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.67%) HTML
2 62 (12.09%) Web Services
3 60 (11.70%) CSS
4 56 (10.92%) .NET
5 53 (10.33%) REST
6 39 (7.60%) AngularJS
7 33 (6.43%) XML
8 31 (6.04%) HTML5
9 30 (5.85%) RESTful
10 29 (5.65%) JSON
11 28 (5.46%) Node.js
12 26 (5.07%) Spring
13 22 (4.29%) Java EE
14 21 (4.09%) jQuery
15 19 (3.70%) CSS3
16 18 (3.51%) SOAP
17 16 (3.12%) J2EE
18 15 (2.92%) React
19 14 (2.73%) Angular 2
20 11 (2.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (9.75%) User Experience
3 24 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (4.48%) PMI
5 15 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.53%) Life Science
7 11 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.36%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.17%) Social Media
10 5 (0.97%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.78%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.58%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.58%) Minimum Viable Product
13 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.39%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.24%) Linux
2 26 (5.07%) Windows
3 18 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.95%) Unix
5 9 (1.75%) Android
6 8 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.36%) Debian
7 7 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.58%) CentOS
9 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.39%) AIX
10 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.19%) SUSE
11 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (32.55%) Scrum
2 99 (19.30%) TDD
3 72 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (13.84%) BDD
4 71 (13.84%) Test Automation
5 63 (12.28%) DevOps
6 62 (12.09%) Project Management
7 57 (11.11%) User Stories
8 53 (10.33%) Waterfall
9 51 (9.94%) SDLC
10 43 (8.38%) PRINCE2
11 42 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (7.21%) Kanban
13 36 (7.02%) Business Analysis
14 35 (6.82%) Wireframes
15 34 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 32 (6.24%) E-Commerce
16 32 (6.24%) MVC
16 32 (6.24%) Unit Testing
17 30 (5.85%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 100 (19.49%) Java
1 100 (19.49%) JavaScript
2 63 (12.28%) SQL
3 51 (9.94%) C#
4 32 (6.24%) Python
5 20 (3.90%) C++
6 14 (2.73%) PowerShell
7 13 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.95%) Groovy
8 10 (1.95%) Ruby
8 10 (1.95%) TypeScript
9 9 (1.75%) PHP
9 9 (1.75%) Scala
10 8 (1.56%) C
11 7 (1.36%) Apex Code
11 7 (1.36%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.36%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.17%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.17%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 39 (7.60%) Degree
2 31 (6.04%) PMI Certification
3 13 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.36%) ISEB
5 7 (1.36%) PMP
5 7 (1.36%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.97%) CIPD
6 5 (0.97%) CISM
6 5 (0.97%) CISSP
6 5 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (0.97%) PgMP
7 4 (0.78%) CISA
7 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.78%) CSQA
7 4 (0.78%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.38%) QA
2 20 (3.90%) PMO
3 7 (1.36%) SLA
4 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.58%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.39%) P3O
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (3.70%) Docker
2 9 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (2.73%) Ansible
2 11 (2.14%) Puppet
3 7 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.58%) HP Fortify
5 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.39%) Nagios
7 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.19%) CloudForms
7 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.19%) Salt
7 1 (0.19%) SCCM
7 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.19%) Terraform
7 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.58%) Oracle
3 21 (4.09%) EXTOL
4 19 (3.70%) SAP
5 17 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.34%) HP
7 10 (1.95%) Sitecore
8 9 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.56%) Adobe
9 8 (1.56%) Apigee
9 8 (1.56%) Splunk
9 8 (1.56%) VMware
10 7 (1.36%) Google
10 7 (1.36%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.17%) Remedy
12 4 (0.78%) IBM
12 4 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (0.78%) Pegasus
12 4 (0.78%) Twitter
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