Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 616 515 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.99% 11.97% 11.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.93% 14.71% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 313 389
Berkshire median daily rate £403 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £306 £306 £274
90th Percentile £539 £538 £501
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.50 £32.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -12.93% -13.53%
10th Percentile £16.43 £26.35 £28.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £58.48 £49.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.52
% change year-on-year - +11.06% -4.66%

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 3436 3502 3914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.60% 81.39% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1883 2160
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 179
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.40
90th Percentile £39.58 £48.50 £44.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +1 145 £410 +2.50% 45
Bracknell +4 112 £400 -11.11% 12
Maidenhead -1 68 £425 - 7
Newbury +13 63 £350 -6.67% 6
Slough 0 26 £388 +20.25% 9
Windsor +1 4 £375 -16.67%
Ascot - 4 £450 - 3
Wokingham -1 3 £220 -39.52% 2
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 206 (33.44%) Scrum
2 116 (18.83%) TDD
3 107 (17.37%) JavaScript
3 107 (17.37%) DevOps
4 104 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
5 102 (16.56%) Java
6 101 (16.40%) Telecoms
7 96 (15.58%) Test Automation
8 92 (14.94%) JIRA
9 90 (14.61%) SQL
9 90 (14.61%) Jenkins
10 88 (14.29%) HTML
11 86 (13.96%) Microsoft
12 82 (13.31%) Waterfall
13 81 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 77 (12.50%) CSS
15 76 (12.34%) SQL Server
15 76 (12.34%) BDD
16 75 (12.18%) Finance
17 73 (11.85%) C#
18 69 (11.20%) Project Management
19 67 (10.88%) AngularJS
20 66 (10.71%) REST
21 62 (10.06%) .NET
21 62 (10.06%) Docker
22 60 (9.74%) Git (software)
23 58 (9.42%) SDLC
24 56 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
25 54 (8.77%) Puppet
26 53 (8.60%) Amazon AWS

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 42 (6.82%) Confluence
2 23 (3.73%) CMS
3 21 (3.41%) Apache
4 19 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.95%) Apache Solr
7 11 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.46%) MS Project Server
9 8 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.14%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.97%) IIS
12 5 (0.81%) JBoss
12 5 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.65%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.49%) Documentum
15 2 (0.32%) Drupal
15 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (1.62%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.81%) InVision
9 4 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.32%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.16%) InDesign
11 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.16%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 15 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.97%) Magento
3 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.16%) Primavera
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.08%) npm
4 14 (2.27%) IaaS
5 13 (2.11%) Trello
6 12 (1.95%) GitHub
6 12 (1.95%) SaaS
7 11 (1.79%) Slack
8 9 (1.46%) Office 365
9 8 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.81%) PaaS
10 5 (0.81%) Serverless
11 4 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.65%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.11%) Internet
2 8 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.14%) HTTP
4 6 (0.97%) DNS
5 3 (0.49%) Intranet
6 2 (0.32%) Firewall
6 2 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) 4G
7 1 (0.16%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.16%) Extranet
7 1 (0.16%) LTE
7 1 (0.16%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.16%) Node B
7 1 (0.16%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) SMPP
7 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.16%) Value-Added Service
7 1 (0.16%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.34%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (4.38%) MySQL
6 17 (2.76%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.79%) Big Data
9 10 (1.62%) Data Mart
9 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (1.62%) Redis
10 8 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (1.30%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.30%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.81%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.81%) Power BI
11 5 (0.81%) QlikView
12 4 (0.65%) OLAP
12 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 92 (14.94%) JIRA
2 90 (14.61%) Jenkins
3 60 (9.74%) Git (software)
4 38 (6.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 38 (6.17%) Maven
5 35 (5.68%) Selenium
6 31 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (4.87%) Bitbucket
8 29 (4.71%) Ant
9 28 (4.55%) MSBuild
10 27 (4.38%) TeamCity
11 25 (4.06%) JUnit
12 23 (3.73%) webpack
13 22 (3.57%) Gradle
13 22 (3.57%) gulp
13 22 (3.57%) Protractor
14 21 (3.41%) Karma Test Runner
14 21 (3.41%) Subversion
15 19 (3.08%) Jasmine
15 19 (3.08%) NUnit
General
1 101 (16.40%) Telecoms
2 75 (12.18%) Finance
3 42 (6.82%) Marketing
4 23 (3.73%) Retail
5 14 (2.27%) Banking
6 9 (1.46%) Billing
6 9 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.14%) Electronics
7 7 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.14%) Legal
8 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.65%) Advertising
9 4 (0.65%) Back Office
9 4 (0.65%) Games
10 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 181 (29.38%) Developer
2 65 (10.55%) Analyst
3 49 (7.95%) Project Manager
4 42 (6.82%) Java Developer
5 39 (6.33%) Architect
6 36 (5.84%) Scrum Master
7 35 (5.68%) Designer
7 35 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 26 (4.22%) Consultant
9 25 (4.06%) SQL Developer
10 24 (3.90%) Business Analyst
11 21 (3.41%) .NET Developer
11 21 (3.41%) Agile Developer
12 18 (2.92%) Automation Developer
12 18 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 16 (2.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 16 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
15 15 (2.44%) Transition Analyst
15 15 (2.44%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (14.29%) HTML
2 77 (12.50%) CSS
3 67 (10.88%) AngularJS
4 66 (10.71%) REST
5 62 (10.06%) .NET
6 43 (6.98%) Web Services
7 41 (6.66%) HTML5
8 37 (6.01%) React
9 33 (5.36%) XML
10 29 (4.71%) SOAP
11 27 (4.38%) Spring
12 26 (4.22%) Java EE
12 26 (4.22%) RESTful
13 25 (4.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (3.57%) Sass
15 19 (3.08%) ASP.NET
16 18 (2.92%) Hibernate
17 17 (2.76%) Node.js
18 16 (2.60%) J2EE
19 15 (2.44%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.79%) User Experience
3 30 (4.87%) Mobile App
4 28 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.11%) Social Media
7 12 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.79%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.46%) Life Science
11 7 (1.14%) Internet of Things
12 6 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.97%) Fintech
12 6 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.97%) PMI
12 6 (0.97%) Web 2.0
13 5 (0.81%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.60%) Windows
2 50 (8.12%) Linux
3 32 (5.19%) Unix
4 16 (2.60%) Android
5 15 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.95%) Debian
7 10 (1.62%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.62%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.46%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.49%) CentOS
10 3 (0.49%) HPUX
10 3 (0.49%) SUSE
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (33.44%) Scrum
2 116 (18.83%) TDD
3 107 (17.37%) DevOps
4 104 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
5 96 (15.58%) Test Automation
6 82 (13.31%) Waterfall
7 81 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 76 (12.34%) BDD
9 69 (11.20%) Project Management
10 58 (9.42%) SDLC
11 48 (7.79%) E-Commerce
11 48 (7.79%) Kanban
12 47 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
13 46 (7.47%) PRINCE2
14 44 (7.14%) CRM
15 43 (6.98%) ITIL
16 42 (6.82%) Microservices
17 40 (6.49%) User Stories
18 39 (6.33%) Mentoring
19 34 (5.52%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 107 (17.37%) JavaScript
2 102 (16.56%) Java
3 90 (14.61%) SQL
4 73 (11.85%) C#
5 29 (4.71%) T-SQL
6 28 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 26 (4.22%) PHP
8 20 (3.25%) ES6
9 19 (3.08%) Bash Shell
9 19 (3.08%) ECMAScript
9 19 (3.08%) Python
10 18 (2.92%) Groovy
11 8 (1.30%) Scala
12 7 (1.14%) C++
13 5 (0.81%) Ruby
13 5 (0.81%) XPath
14 4 (0.65%) C
14 4 (0.65%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.49%) Perl
15 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (8.12%) Degree
2 26 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (3.25%) PMP
4 17 (2.76%) PMI Certification
5 11 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.14%) MBA
7 7 (1.14%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 6 (0.97%) ISEB
8 6 (0.97%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.65%) MCSE
10 3 (0.49%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.49%) CISSP
10 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.32%) CEH
11 2 (0.32%) CISM
11 2 (0.32%) CSQA
11 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.79%) QA
2 11 (1.79%) PMO
3 10 (1.62%) GDPR
4 8 (1.30%) SLA
5 6 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.32%) COBIT
7 2 (0.32%) WCAG
8 1 (0.16%) GCP
System Software
1 62 (10.06%) Docker
2 14 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.30%) oVirt
5 8 (1.30%) RHEV
6 4 (0.65%) XenApp
6 4 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.16%) vCloud
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (8.77%) Puppet
2 49 (7.95%) Ansible
3 33 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.57%) Salt
5 15 (2.44%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (1.62%) Terraform
8 6 (0.97%) SCCM
9 5 (0.81%) Galera Cluster
9 5 (0.81%) OpenNebula
9 5 (0.81%) WSUS
10 4 (0.65%) Rancher
10 4 (0.65%) SCOM
11 2 (0.32%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 1 (0.16%) Amdocs OSS
12 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 86 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.47%) Oracle
3 29 (4.71%) SAP
4 24 (3.90%) Twitter
5 19 (3.08%) Adobe
6 18 (2.92%) Tableau
7 16 (2.60%) VMware
8 13 (2.11%) Google
9 9 (1.46%) Informatica
10 8 (1.30%) Sitecore
11 7 (1.14%) HP
11 7 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.97%) ATG
12 6 (0.97%) Demandware
12 6 (0.97%) IBM
12 6 (0.97%) Intershop
13 5 (0.81%) Cisco
13 5 (0.81%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.81%) Red Hat