Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 792 535 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.13% 13.97% 10.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.64% 16.85% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 335 323
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.84%
10th Percentile £319 £298 £310
90th Percentile £575 £538 £555
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -31.25% -22.42%
10th Percentile £20.90 £16.25 £26.35
90th Percentile £50.35 £38.15 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00

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 3,350 3,176 3,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.13% 82.95% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,673 1,539 2,105
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +6.54%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £430 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.37% +4.00% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 123 129
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.75 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £8.05 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.75 £38.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year +27.16% -12.62% -

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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 +5 238 £425 +0.59% 88
Bracknell +3 109 £408 -2.69% 29
Maidenhead 0 98 £410 +29.64% 18
Newbury -2 50 £388 +12.32% 13
Slough +4 42 £525 +35.48% 24
Wokingham -3 20 £388 +46.23% 7
Windsor +1 2 £418 -
Ascot +2 1 £288 -45.24%
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 194 (24.49%) Scrum
2 160 (20.20%) Telecoms
3 149 (18.81%) JavaScript
4 147 (18.56%) Java
5 137 (17.30%) JIRA
6 121 (15.28%) DevOps
7 105 (13.26%) SQL
8 99 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 99 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 97 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 96 (12.12%) TDD
11 95 (11.99%) HTML
11 95 (11.99%) Amazon AWS
12 92 (11.62%) Finance
13 91 (11.49%) Project Management
14 87 (10.98%) Test Automation
15 82 (10.35%) Kanban
16 81 (10.23%) User Experience
17 80 (10.10%) CSS
18 79 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
19 78 (9.85%) Git (software)
20 77 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
21 75 (9.47%) SDLC
22 74 (9.34%) User Stories
22 74 (9.34%) C#
23 70 (8.84%) .NET
23 70 (8.84%) E-Commerce
24 69 (8.71%) Microsoft
25 67 (8.46%) Docker
25 67 (8.46%) Problem-Solving

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 46 (5.81%) Confluence
2 35 (4.42%) CMS
3 14 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.64%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.52%) Drupal
5 12 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.26%) Apache Solr
6 10 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.51%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.51%) WordPress
9 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.38%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.25%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.25%) IIS
10 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (1.01%) HipChat
7 4 (0.51%) InVision
7 4 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.13%) CATIA
10 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.13%) GIMP
10 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.76%) SAP APO
3 6 (0.76%) SAP MM
4 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.63%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.63%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.25%) SessionCam
5 2 (0.25%) Sonata
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 95 (11.99%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.65%) Serverless
4 20 (2.53%) Office 365
5 17 (2.15%) PaaS
5 17 (2.15%) SaaS
6 14 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.01%) Force.com
8 8 (1.01%) GitHub
9 7 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.88%) Amazon Kinesis
9 7 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.63%) BrowserStack
10 5 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.63%) IaaS
11 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.51%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.52%) Software-Defined Networking
2 8 (1.01%) HTTP
3 5 (0.63%) DNS
3 5 (0.63%) Firewall
3 5 (0.63%) Internet
4 4 (0.51%) DHCP
4 4 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (0.51%) LAN
4 4 (0.51%) Skype
4 4 (0.51%) VPN
4 4 (0.51%) WAN
5 2 (0.25%) BGP
5 2 (0.25%) EIGRP
5 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.25%) Network Security
5 2 (0.25%) OSPF
5 2 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.25%) SCCP
5 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.81%) NoSQL
2 38 (4.80%) SQL Server
3 36 (4.55%) Big Data
4 29 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (3.28%) MongoDB
6 21 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.40%) MySQL
9 15 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.39%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (1.26%) SAP HANA
12 7 (0.88%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.88%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.88%) SAP BW
13 6 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.76%) Redis
13 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 137 (17.30%) JIRA
2 99 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 78 (9.85%) Git (software)
4 34 (4.29%) Cucumber
5 32 (4.04%) Selenium
6 28 (3.54%) Maven
7 27 (3.41%) JUnit
8 25 (3.16%) Bitbucket
9 22 (2.78%) Gradle
9 22 (2.78%) SoapUI
10 18 (2.27%) Ant
10 18 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (2.02%) Eclipse
11 16 (2.02%) Mockito
11 16 (2.02%) MSBuild
11 16 (2.02%) Subversion
11 16 (2.02%) TeamCity
12 15 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (1.89%) JMeter
12 15 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 160 (20.20%) Telecoms
2 92 (11.62%) Finance
3 49 (6.19%) Retail
4 40 (5.05%) Marketing
5 15 (1.89%) Back Office
5 15 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.26%) Front Office
7 9 (1.14%) Automotive
7 9 (1.14%) Legal
7 9 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.76%) Advertising
8 6 (0.76%) Digital Economy
9 5 (0.63%) Games
10 4 (0.51%) Billing
10 4 (0.51%) Publishing
11 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Banking
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 192 (24.24%) Developer
2 117 (14.77%) Analyst
3 85 (10.73%) Project Manager
4 53 (6.69%) Architect
5 52 (6.57%) Java Developer
6 47 (5.93%) Business Analyst
7 37 (4.67%) Scrum Master
8 35 (4.42%) React Developer
9 30 (3.79%) .NET Developer
10 29 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (3.28%) Test Analyst
12 23 (2.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 22 (2.78%) Digital Project Manager
13 22 (2.78%) Tester
14 21 (2.65%) Senior Developer
14 21 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
15 20 (2.53%) Designer
16 19 (2.40%) C# Developer
17 18 (2.27%) Consultant
18 17 (2.15%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (11.99%) HTML
2 80 (10.10%) CSS
3 70 (8.84%) .NET
4 53 (6.69%) React
5 50 (6.31%) REST
6 47 (5.93%) Web Services
7 44 (5.56%) AngularJS
8 42 (5.30%) Node.js
9 41 (5.18%) HTML5
10 39 (4.92%) Spring
11 37 (4.67%) ASP.NET
12 30 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 30 (3.79%) CSS3
13 29 (3.66%) SOAP
14 28 (3.54%) RESTful
14 28 (3.54%) XML
15 21 (2.65%) Velocity
16 20 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (2.40%) jQuery
18 18 (2.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 81 (10.23%) User Experience
2 77 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 29 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (3.41%) PMI
6 26 (3.28%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.15%) Social Media
9 15 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.64%) Life Science
11 13 (1.64%) Robotics
12 12 (1.52%) iPad
13 9 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.14%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.88%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.76%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.76%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (4.55%) Linux
2 26 (3.28%) Windows
3 21 (2.65%) Unix
4 8 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.88%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.76%) CentOS
7 4 (0.51%) Android
8 3 (0.38%) OpenVMS
8 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.38%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (24.49%) Scrum
2 121 (15.28%) DevOps
3 99 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 97 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 96 (12.12%) TDD
6 91 (11.49%) Project Management
7 87 (10.98%) Test Automation
8 82 (10.35%) Kanban
9 79 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
10 75 (9.47%) SDLC
11 74 (9.34%) User Stories
12 70 (8.84%) E-Commerce
13 67 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
14 62 (7.83%) Analytics
14 62 (7.83%) BDD
15 58 (7.32%) PRINCE2
16 52 (6.57%) Microservices
17 51 (6.44%) MVC
18 44 (5.56%) Migration
18 44 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 149 (18.81%) JavaScript
2 147 (18.56%) Java
3 105 (13.26%) SQL
4 74 (9.34%) C#
5 47 (5.93%) Python
6 28 (3.54%) Java 8
7 20 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.15%) Ruby
8 17 (2.15%) TypeScript
9 16 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.64%) Groovy
11 12 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.39%) Scala
13 10 (1.26%) PHP
14 9 (1.14%) C++
14 9 (1.14%) VBScript
15 8 (1.01%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.88%) C
16 7 (0.88%) VB
17 6 (0.76%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 56 (7.07%) Degree
2 37 (4.67%) PMI Certification
3 32 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.15%) PMP
6 16 (2.02%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.26%) ISEB
7 10 (1.26%) PgMP
8 9 (1.14%) CISSP
8 9 (1.14%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.14%) MBA
9 8 (1.01%) CISM
10 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.51%) CISA
12 4 (0.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 4 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.57%) QA
2 30 (3.79%) PMO
3 21 (2.65%) SLA
4 11 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.14%) GDPR
6 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.51%) COBIT
7 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.25%) IFRS
8 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (8.46%) Docker
2 16 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.26%) oVirt
3 10 (1.26%) RHEV
4 6 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.51%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.13%) Snort
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 41 (5.18%) Ansible
3 33 (4.17%) Puppet
4 20 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.02%) Salt
6 15 (1.89%) Terraform
7 12 (1.52%) Automic
8 7 (0.88%) Amdocs OSS
8 7 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (0.88%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.51%) SCCM
9 4 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.25%) Opsview
10 2 (0.25%) Rancher
11 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.13%) logstash
11 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.13%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 69 (8.71%) Microsoft
2 65 (8.21%) Oracle
3 49 (6.19%) SAP
4 29 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (2.40%) TIBCO
6 17 (2.15%) HP
7 16 (2.02%) VMware
8 15 (1.89%) Google
9 12 (1.52%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.26%) BMC
10 10 (1.26%) Sitecore
11 9 (1.14%) Adobe
11 9 (1.14%) Capita
11 9 (1.14%) ComArch
11 9 (1.14%) Remedy
11 9 (1.14%) Tableau
11 9 (1.14%) UiPath
12 8 (1.01%) AppDynamics
12 8 (1.01%) Cisco
13 7 (0.88%) Informatica