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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 229 259 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.60% 10.52% 10.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.68% 13.07% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 150 207
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £325 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £65.00 £175.00 £83.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.85% +108.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year -0.59% +16.95%  

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 1460 1981 2226
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.35% 80.46% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 1024 1163
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 28 March 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 -3 67 £394 -1.56% 32
Bracknell +7 31 £450 +12.50% 3
Newbury +1 23 £333 -28.10% 8
Maidenhead -2 21 £400 +8.10% 9
Slough +2 11 £369 -7.81% 6
Wokingham +6 6 £310 -40.95% 3
Agile Software Development
South East

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 154 (30.37%) Scrum
2 109 (21.50%) Java
3 107 (21.10%) TDD
4 105 (20.71%) JavaScript
5 86 (16.96%) HTML
6 76 (14.99%) CSS
7 73 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (14.20%) SQL
8 72 (14.20%) User Experience
9 68 (13.41%) BDD
10 67 (13.21%) Telecoms
11 61 (12.03%) C#
12 60 (11.83%) .NET
12 60 (11.83%) Project Management
12 60 (11.83%) Waterfall
13 55 (10.85%) Oracle
14 54 (10.65%) Finance
15 50 (9.86%) JIRA
15 50 (9.86%) User Stories
15 50 (9.86%) DevOps
16 47 (9.27%) REST
17 44 (8.68%) Continuous Improvement
17 44 (8.68%) SDLC
17 44 (8.68%) Web Services
17 44 (8.68%) XML
17 44 (8.68%) E-Commerce
18 43 (8.48%) Jenkins
19 42 (8.28%) Wireframes
20 40 (7.89%) AngularJS
20 40 (7.89%) Microsoft

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 29 (5.72%) CMS
2 22 (4.34%) Apache
3 18 (3.55%) Confluence
4 13 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (2.17%) JBoss
6 10 (1.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.78%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.79%) Oracle Spatial
9 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.59%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.59%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.59%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.59%) Commerce Server
10 3 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 19 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.16%) Photoshop
3 11 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (1.78%) MS Project
5 6 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.99%) MS Office
7 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.20%) InVision
8 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.59%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.59%) Fredhopper
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.20%) Primavera
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.20%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.20%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.58%) GitHub
2 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (1.18%) SaaS
4 4 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.59%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.59%) Office 365
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.34%) HTTP
2 10 (1.97%) Internet
3 7 (1.38%) DNS
4 6 (1.18%) SMTP
5 4 (0.79%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.59%) 3G
6 3 (0.59%) 4G
6 3 (0.59%) Firewall
6 3 (0.59%) SSH
7 2 (0.39%) Skype
7 2 (0.39%) WAN
8 1 (0.20%) DHCP
8 1 (0.20%) Extranet
8 1 (0.20%) Intranet
8 1 (0.20%) LAN
8 1 (0.20%) LDAP
8 1 (0.20%) RTP
8 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.20%) VoIP
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 13 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 12 (2.37%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.17%) Big Data
5 10 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.78%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.58%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.38%) DB2
9 6 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.79%) HBase
10 4 (0.79%) Impala
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 50 (9.86%) JIRA
2 43 (8.48%) Jenkins
3 40 (7.89%) Selenium
4 34 (6.71%) Git (software)
5 32 (6.31%) WebDriver
6 31 (6.11%) Maven
7 25 (4.93%) Gradle
8 21 (4.14%) Cucumber
9 18 (3.55%) Bitbucket
10 15 (2.96%) JMeter
10 15 (2.96%) JUnit
11 14 (2.76%) Ant
11 14 (2.76%) Axure RP
11 14 (2.76%) eggPlant
12 13 (2.56%) Apache Ivy
12 13 (2.56%) Subversion
13 10 (1.97%) Eclipse
13 10 (1.97%) SoapUI
14 9 (1.78%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.58%) IntelliJ
General
1 67 (13.21%) Telecoms
2 54 (10.65%) Finance
3 29 (5.72%) Retail
4 25 (4.93%) Marketing
5 13 (2.56%) Banking
6 11 (2.17%) Publishing
7 10 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.99%) Advertising
9 5 (0.99%) Billing
10 4 (0.79%) Electronics
10 4 (0.79%) Games
11 3 (0.59%) Back Office
11 3 (0.59%) Legal
12 2 (0.39%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
13 1 (0.20%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 167 (32.94%) Developer
2 63 (12.43%) Analyst
3 38 (7.50%) Java Developer
4 37 (7.30%) Architect
5 36 (7.10%) Designer
6 32 (6.31%) Business Analyst
7 29 (5.72%) JavaScript Developer
8 28 (5.52%) .NET Developer
8 28 (5.52%) C# Developer
9 27 (5.33%) Project Manager
9 27 (5.33%) Scrum Master
9 27 (5.33%) UX Designer
10 21 (4.14%) SQL Developer
11 19 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 18 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (3.16%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.16%) Test Analyst
13 16 (3.16%) UI Developer
14 15 (2.96%) Agile Developer
14 15 (2.96%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (16.96%) HTML
2 76 (14.99%) CSS
3 60 (11.83%) .NET
4 47 (9.27%) REST
5 44 (8.68%) Web Services
5 44 (8.68%) XML
6 40 (7.89%) AngularJS
7 33 (6.51%) Spring
8 31 (6.11%) HTML5
9 27 (5.33%) jQuery
10 26 (5.13%) JSON
11 22 (4.34%) CSS3
12 19 (3.75%) Java EE
13 18 (3.55%) Sass
14 17 (3.35%) RESTful
15 14 (2.76%) SOAP
16 13 (2.56%) J2EE
16 13 (2.56%) Node.js
16 13 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 12 (2.37%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.20%) User Experience
2 38 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.17%) Life Science
8 7 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.38%) Social Media
9 6 (1.18%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.79%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.79%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.59%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (0.59%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.59%) PMI
11 3 (0.59%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.59%) Replication
11 3 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.73%) Linux
2 22 (4.34%) Windows
3 19 (3.75%) Android
4 12 (2.37%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.37%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.78%) Unix
6 6 (1.18%) Solaris
6 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.79%) AIX
8 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (30.37%) Scrum
2 107 (21.10%) TDD
3 73 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (13.41%) BDD
5 60 (11.83%) Project Management
5 60 (11.83%) Waterfall
6 50 (9.86%) DevOps
6 50 (9.86%) User Stories
7 44 (8.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 44 (8.68%) E-Commerce
7 44 (8.68%) SDLC
8 42 (8.28%) Wireframes
9 40 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (7.50%) MVC
10 38 (7.50%) Test Automation
11 36 (7.10%) Kanban
11 36 (7.10%) Software Delivery
12 33 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (6.31%) ITIL
13 32 (6.31%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 109 (21.50%) Java
2 105 (20.71%) JavaScript
3 72 (14.20%) SQL
4 61 (12.03%) C#
5 38 (7.50%) Python
6 24 (4.73%) C++
6 24 (4.73%) Groovy
7 19 (3.75%) Ruby
8 18 (3.55%) Scala
9 11 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.78%) Apex Code
10 9 (1.78%) PHP
10 9 (1.78%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.58%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.38%) C
12 7 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.79%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.39%) Perl
15 2 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (7.69%) Degree
2 31 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.58%) CIPD
4 8 (1.58%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.38%) ISEB
6 6 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.79%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.59%) MCITP
9 3 (0.59%) PgMP
9 3 (0.59%) PMP
10 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.39%) CISSP
10 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.69%) QA
2 12 (2.37%) PMO
3 6 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.59%) GDPR
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) P3O
5 2 (0.39%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) IFRS
6 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) RMADS
6 1 (0.20%) SDET
6 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.97%) Docker
3 5 (0.99%) HDFS
4 3 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (2.76%) Ansible
2 6 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.18%) Puppet
2 6 (1.18%) TeamSite
3 5 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.79%) Oozie
5 3 (0.59%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.39%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.39%) Nagios
6 2 (0.39%) SCCM
7 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.20%) Kibana
7 1 (0.20%) logstash
7 1 (0.20%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.20%) Salt
7 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (10.85%) Oracle
2 40 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (2.96%) Splunk
5 13 (2.56%) Sitecore
6 11 (2.17%) Adobe
6 11 (2.17%) SAP
7 10 (1.97%) EXTOL
7 10 (1.97%) HP
8 8 (1.58%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.58%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.38%) VMware
10 5 (0.99%) Citrix
10 5 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.79%) Ab Initio
11 4 (0.79%) Capita
11 4 (0.79%) Google
11 4 (0.79%) IBM
11 4 (0.79%) Remedy
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