Period
to 3 June 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 June 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 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 372 871 746
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.46% 21.50% 19.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.78% 24.58% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 480 358
Median daily rate £475 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.77% +1.21%
10th Percentile £350 £330 £319
90th Percentile £647 £625 £588
South East median daily rate £465 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.66 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.99% +14.51% +14.79%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.88 £26.30
90th Percentile £65.75 £83.13 £53.68
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 1,708 3,544 3,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.76% 87.46% 86.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 1,722 1,735
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £255 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 102 75
Median hourly rate £20.17 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.85% +21.21% +6.45%
10th Percentile £16.13 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £62.88 £49.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.25 £24.66
% change year-on-year -17.36% +22.69% +23.28%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 0 203 £500 - 15
Bracknell +2 37 £425 -5.56% 2
Newbury -5 33 £400 -11.11% 2
Slough 0 30 £425 -10.53%
Maidenhead 0 13 £375 -15.73% 4
Windsor +5 2 £356 -16.18% 1
Wokingham +3 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 133 (35.75%) DevOps
2 131 (35.22%) Azure
3 111 (29.84%) SQL
4 110 (29.57%) Scrum
5 95 (25.54%) Analytics
6 93 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 84 (22.58%) Microsoft
8 83 (22.31%) Power Platform
9 81 (21.77%) Power BI
10 77 (20.70%) Data Lake
10 77 (20.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 64 (17.20%) Visual Studio
12 62 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 57 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (14.25%) Telecoms
15 51 (13.71%) Windows
16 50 (13.44%) Project Delivery
17 49 (13.17%) Data Management
18 48 (12.90%) Data Modelling
19 47 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
19 47 (12.63%) Continuous Delivery
20 43 (11.56%) .NET
20 43 (11.56%) PowerShell
21 42 (11.29%) PaaS
21 42 (11.29%) Security Testing
22 41 (11.02%) IaaS
22 41 (11.02%) HDInsight
23 40 (10.75%) Java
23 40 (10.75%) JavaScript
23 40 (10.75%) C#

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 (4.30%) Confluence
2 12 (3.23%) CMS
3 8 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.34%) Apache
5 5 (1.34%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.81%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.81%) Drupal
7 3 (0.81%) SAS
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.54%) WordPress
9 1 (0.27%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.27%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.34%) Sketch
5 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.81%) UXPin
6 2 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.54%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.54%) InVision
6 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.08%) Scribe Insight
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.54%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.54%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.27%) Maximo
5 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.27%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 131 (35.22%) Azure
2 83 (22.31%) Power Platform
3 42 (11.29%) PaaS
4 41 (11.02%) IaaS
5 33 (8.87%) AWS
6 11 (2.96%) Data Lake Analytics
7 10 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (2.42%) GCP
8 9 (2.42%) Serverless
9 8 (2.15%) SaaS
10 7 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.34%) Firebase
11 5 (1.34%) Google App Maker
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.69%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (1.61%) DNS
3 5 (1.34%) IPv6
4 4 (1.08%) 5G
4 4 (1.08%) WAN
5 3 (0.81%) LAN
5 3 (0.81%) Skype
6 2 (0.54%) 4G
6 2 (0.54%) FTP
6 2 (0.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) 3G
7 1 (0.27%) Broadband
7 1 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.27%) Internet
7 1 (0.27%) LTE
7 1 (0.27%) MVNO
7 1 (0.27%) SAN
7 1 (0.27%) SSL
7 1 (0.27%) Wireless
7 1 (0.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (21.77%) Power BI
2 77 (20.70%) Data Lake
2 77 (20.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (11.02%) HDInsight
4 28 (7.53%) Big Data
4 28 (7.53%) SQL Server
5 26 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.96%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.61%) BigQuery
9 5 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.08%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.81%) MySQL
11 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 64 (17.20%) Visual Studio
2 37 (9.95%) JIRA
3 22 (5.91%) Selenium
4 20 (5.38%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (2.69%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.88%) JMeter
8 6 (1.61%) Maven
8 6 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.34%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.34%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.08%) Ant
10 4 (1.08%) JUnit
10 4 (1.08%) NUnit
10 4 (1.08%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.81%) Gradle
11 3 (0.81%) Mockito
11 3 (0.81%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.54%) Mocha
General
1 53 (14.25%) Telecoms
2 25 (6.72%) Finance
3 12 (3.23%) Marketing
3 12 (3.23%) Retail
4 10 (2.69%) Legal
5 5 (1.34%) Automotive
5 5 (1.34%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.08%) Local Government
6 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.81%) Back Office
7 3 (0.81%) Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Billing
7 3 (0.81%) Law
8 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.27%) Police
Job Titles
1 66 (17.74%) Developer
2 57 (15.32%) Analyst
3 51 (13.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (10.22%) Business Analyst
5 29 (7.80%) Architect
5 29 (7.80%) Project Manager
6 24 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
7 22 (5.91%) .NET Developer
8 19 (5.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.30%) Consultant
10 15 (4.03%) Data Engineer
11 13 (3.49%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.23%) Azure DevOps
12 12 (3.23%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.23%) Scrum Master
12 12 (3.23%) Service Analyst
13 11 (2.96%) Service Transition Analyst
13 11 (2.96%) Telecoms Manager
13 11 (2.96%) Transition Analyst
14 10 (2.69%) Data Analytics Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.56%) .NET
2 24 (6.45%) Web Services
3 21 (5.65%) HTML
4 20 (5.38%) ASP.NET
4 20 (5.38%) CSS
5 15 (4.03%) RESTful
6 12 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 11 (2.96%) Node.js
8 10 (2.69%) .NET Core
8 10 (2.69%) .NET Framework
8 10 (2.69%) Spring Boot
9 8 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (2.15%) REST
9 8 (2.15%) SOAP
10 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET Core
10 7 (1.88%) React
10 7 (1.88%) Spring
11 6 (1.61%) HTML5
11 6 (1.61%) jQuery
11 6 (1.61%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.11%) User Experience
3 15 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.15%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.08%) FMCG
7 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.54%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.54%) Digital TV
8 2 (0.54%) Life Science
8 2 (0.54%) W3C
9 1 (0.27%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.27%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.27%) Social Network
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.71%) Windows
2 31 (8.33%) Linux
3 17 (4.57%) VMS
4 4 (1.08%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (0.81%) Android
5 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Unix
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (35.75%) DevOps
2 110 (29.57%) Scrum
3 95 (25.54%) Analytics
4 93 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 62 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 57 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (13.44%) Project Delivery
8 49 (13.17%) Data Management
9 48 (12.90%) Data Modelling
10 47 (12.63%) Continuous Delivery
10 47 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (11.29%) Security Testing
12 38 (10.22%) Waterfall
13 37 (9.95%) Data-Driven Testing
14 35 (9.41%) Infrastructure as Code
15 32 (8.60%) CRM
16 31 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (8.33%) Project Management
17 28 (7.53%) User Stories
18 25 (6.72%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 111 (29.84%) SQL
2 43 (11.56%) PowerShell
3 40 (10.75%) C#
3 40 (10.75%) Java
3 40 (10.75%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.65%) Python
5 13 (3.49%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.69%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.88%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.34%) Google Apps Script
8 5 (1.34%) Java 8
8 5 (1.34%) Scala
9 4 (1.08%) C
9 4 (1.08%) ES6
10 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (0.81%) Korn
10 3 (0.81%) PHP
10 3 (0.81%) Ruby
11 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (5.11%) Degree
2 18 (4.84%) SC Cleared
2 18 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.69%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.61%) ISEB
5 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.81%) PMP
6 2 (0.54%) CBAP
6 2 (0.54%) IIBA
6 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.27%) APMP
7 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (0.27%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.27%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.84%) QA
2 9 (2.42%) PMO
3 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.81%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.27%) P3O
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (9.95%) Virtual Machines
2 18 (4.84%) Docker
3 3 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (6.18%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.76%) Ansible
3 8 (2.15%) Terraform
4 7 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.88%) Puppet
5 5 (1.34%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.54%) SCCM
7 1 (0.27%) Kibana
7 1 (0.27%) MIIS
7 1 (0.27%) Netcool
7 1 (0.27%) Salt
7 1 (0.27%) SCOM
7 1 (0.27%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 84 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.26%) Informatica
3 23 (6.18%) SAP
4 17 (4.57%) Oracle
5 14 (3.76%) Google
6 12 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (2.42%) Hortonworks
8 7 (1.88%) Tableau
9 6 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.34%) HP
11 4 (1.08%) BMC
11 4 (1.08%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.08%) Marketo
11 4 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (1.08%) Remedy
11 4 (1.08%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.08%) VMware
12 3 (0.81%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.81%) Databricks
12 3 (0.81%) hybris