Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 246 580 809
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.80% 18.87% 19.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.18% 22.22% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 357 430
Median daily rate £450 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.22% +21.25%
10th Percentile £333 £306 £328
90th Percentile £660 £619 £623
South East median daily rate £475 £459 £475
% change year-on-year +3.49% -3.37% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £54.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.19% +44.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25.50 £18.25 £22.78
90th Percentile £55.35 £79.13 £47.55
South East median hourly rate £42.75 £46.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -7.57% -7.50% +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 1,219 2,610 3,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 88.21% 84.91% 87.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 1,415 1,770
Median daily rate £463 £438 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -1.13% +4.12%
10th Percentile £248 £227 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 88 103
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +20.00% +27.27%
10th Percentile £11.40 £14.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.79 £78.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.25 £22.50 £26.65
% change year-on-year +21.11% -15.57% +18.44%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 -1 109 £488 +2.63% 77
Slough -1 37 £400 -5.88% 6
Newbury +3 18 £475 +18.75% 11
Bracknell -4 18 £563 +29.31% 27
Maidenhead -1 11 £404 +21.97% 5
Wokingham -5 1 £400 -13.51% 4
Thatcham - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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 65 (26.42%) DevOps
2 59 (23.98%) Azure
3 56 (22.76%) Scrum
4 46 (18.70%) JIRA
5 40 (16.26%) JavaScript
6 37 (15.04%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (15.04%) Telecoms
7 33 (13.41%) User Stories
8 30 (12.20%) AWS
8 30 (12.20%) Finance
8 30 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (10.57%) Microsoft
9 26 (10.57%) Java
9 26 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (10.16%) MuleSoft
10 25 (10.16%) Artificial Intelligence
11 24 (9.76%) CSS
11 24 (9.76%) Waterfall
11 24 (9.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 23 (9.35%) Linux
12 23 (9.35%) Python
13 21 (8.54%) HTML
14 20 (8.13%) SAP
14 20 (8.13%) Project Management
14 20 (8.13%) JSON
14 20 (8.13%) Test Automation
14 20 (8.13%) Ansible
15 19 (7.72%) Kubernetes
15 19 (7.72%) Microservices
15 19 (7.72%) Migration

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 (6.50%) Confluence
2 11 (4.47%) Jadu
3 9 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.25%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.85%) ArcGIS
6 6 (2.44%) nginx
7 5 (2.03%) CMS
8 3 (1.22%) Apache
9 2 (0.81%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.41%) CICS
10 1 (0.41%) IIS
10 1 (0.41%) Liferay
10 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (4.47%) Chatbot
2 9 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (1.22%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.22%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (0.81%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.81%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.81%) InVision
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.81%) Sketch
8 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.22%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.98%) Azure
2 30 (12.20%) AWS
3 16 (6.50%) GCP
4 15 (6.10%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (4.47%) Power Platform
6 9 (3.66%) Serverless
7 6 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.44%) OpenShift
8 5 (2.03%) IaaS
8 5 (2.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (1.63%) Apigee
9 4 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.22%) GitHub
10 3 (1.22%) npm
10 3 (1.22%) SaaS
10 3 (1.22%) Yammer
11 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.81%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.66%) LAN
1 9 (3.66%) WAN
2 8 (3.25%) Firewall
2 8 (3.25%) MPLS
3 7 (2.85%) BGP
3 7 (2.85%) OSPF
3 7 (2.85%) Unified Communications
4 6 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (2.44%) Wireless
5 4 (1.63%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.63%) SSH
6 3 (1.22%) 3G
6 3 (1.22%) 4G
6 3 (1.22%) DWDM
6 3 (1.22%) SSL
7 2 (0.81%) Internet
7 2 (0.81%) Intranet
7 2 (0.81%) SDH
7 2 (0.81%) SONET
7 2 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.07%) Data Lake
2 9 (3.66%) MongoDB
2 9 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.85%) GIS
3 7 (2.85%) Power BI
4 5 (2.03%) MySQL
5 4 (1.63%) Big Data
5 4 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.63%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.22%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.22%) Neo4j
6 3 (1.22%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.81%) DB2
7 2 (0.81%) Tableau
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 46 (18.70%) JIRA
2 11 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.07%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.66%) Selenium
5 8 (3.25%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.25%) JMeter
5 8 (3.25%) LoadRunner
6 6 (2.44%) NeoLoad
6 6 (2.44%) Postman
7 5 (2.03%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.63%) SilkPerformer
8 4 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.63%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.63%) WebLOAD
9 3 (1.22%) ERwin
9 3 (1.22%) GitLab
9 3 (1.22%) Maven
9 3 (1.22%) Terragrunt
10 2 (0.81%) REST Assured
10 2 (0.81%) SonarQube
General
1 37 (15.04%) Telecoms
2 30 (12.20%) Finance
3 16 (6.50%) Marketing
4 11 (4.47%) Law
4 11 (4.47%) Local Government
5 9 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.85%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.03%) Publishing
8 4 (1.63%) Back Office
8 4 (1.63%) Billing
9 3 (1.22%) Electronics
9 3 (1.22%) Legal
10 2 (0.81%) Automotive
10 2 (0.81%) Games
11 1 (0.41%) Banking
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (17.07%) Analyst
2 40 (16.26%) Architect
3 39 (15.85%) Developer
4 26 (10.57%) Business Analyst
5 13 (5.28%) Consultant
6 12 (4.88%) Designer
7 10 (4.07%) Azure Architect
7 10 (4.07%) Data Architect
7 10 (4.07%) React Developer
7 10 (4.07%) Scrum Master
7 10 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.25%) Azure DevOps
8 8 (3.25%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.25%) Test Engineer
9 7 (2.85%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (2.85%) Network Architect
9 7 (2.85%) Team Leader
9 7 (2.85%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (2.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.76%) CSS
2 21 (8.54%) HTML
3 20 (8.13%) JSON
4 18 (7.32%) Web Services
5 14 (5.69%) HTML5
5 14 (5.69%) REST
5 14 (5.69%) RESTful
6 12 (4.88%) React
7 11 (4.47%) CSS3
7 11 (4.47%) Twig
8 10 (4.07%) Node.js
8 10 (4.07%) SOAP
9 7 (2.85%) .NET
10 6 (2.44%) Middleware
10 6 (2.44%) Spring
10 6 (2.44%) XML
11 5 (2.03%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.03%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.03%) Spring Boot
12 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.28%) Social Media
2 10 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.66%) Robotics
4 8 (3.25%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.44%) Industry 4.0
5 6 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.44%) User Experience
6 5 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.63%) PMI
7 4 (1.63%) SCADA
7 4 (1.63%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.22%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.22%) Marketing Technology
8 3 (1.22%) TM Forum
8 3 (1.22%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.22%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.35%) Linux
2 5 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (2.03%) Unix
3 4 (1.63%) Windows
4 3 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.22%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.81%) Android
5 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) CentOS
6 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Solaris
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.42%) DevOps
2 56 (22.76%) Scrum
3 33 (13.41%) User Stories
4 30 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (10.16%) Artificial Intelligence
7 24 (9.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 24 (9.76%) Waterfall
8 20 (8.13%) Project Management
8 20 (8.13%) Test Automation
9 19 (7.72%) Microservices
9 19 (7.72%) Migration
10 17 (6.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (6.91%) Requirements Gathering
11 16 (6.50%) Analytics
11 16 (6.50%) Coaching
12 15 (6.10%) Business Case
12 15 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (5.69%) Business Analysis
13 14 (5.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.26%) JavaScript
2 26 (10.57%) Java
3 23 (9.35%) Python
4 16 (6.50%) C#
5 15 (6.10%) SQL
6 11 (4.47%) PHP
7 8 (3.25%) Go
8 5 (2.03%) C
8 5 (2.03%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.63%) ES6
9 4 (1.63%) VB
10 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.22%) C++
10 3 (1.22%) Cypher
10 3 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.81%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.81%) Perl
11 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.41%) R
12 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.28%) Degree
3 9 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.25%) CCNA
5 7 (2.85%) CCNP
5 7 (2.85%) ISEB
6 5 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.03%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.22%) APMP
7 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.81%) CBAP
8 2 (0.81%) RHCE
8 2 (0.81%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.81%) RHCVA
8 2 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.41%) CCIE
9 1 (0.41%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.41%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.28%) QA
2 12 (4.88%) GDPR
3 8 (3.25%) SLA
4 5 (2.03%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.81%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (7.32%) Docker
2 7 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.03%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.41%) iptables
Systems Management
1 20 (8.13%) Ansible
2 19 (7.72%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.47%) Terraform
4 6 (2.44%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.63%) HAProxy
5 4 (1.63%) Puppet
6 3 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.81%) Giant Swarm
7 2 (0.81%) Grafana
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.41%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 37 (15.04%) Salesforce.com
2 26 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.16%) MuleSoft
4 20 (8.13%) SAP
5 12 (4.88%) Adobe
6 11 (4.47%) Cisco
7 9 (3.66%) Juniper
8 8 (3.25%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.25%) VMware
9 6 (2.44%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.44%) ESRI
9 6 (2.44%) HP
9 6 (2.44%) Meraki
10 5 (2.03%) Google
11 4 (1.63%) Databricks
11 4 (1.63%) Dell
12 3 (1.22%) BiZZdesign
12 3 (1.22%) Marketo
13 2 (0.81%) hybris
13 2 (0.81%) Xamarin