Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 809 622 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.72% 15.23% 12.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.92% 17.96% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 336 321
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +0.63% +3.23%
10th Percentile £320 £311 £306
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.19% -20.00%
10th Percentile £23.45 £16.25 £25.90
90th Percentile £46.45 £48.25 £61.90
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 3,690 3,463 3,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.38% 84.77% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,748 1,810 1,866
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £248 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 110 135
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.28% -21.62% -27.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £41.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £23.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +9.22% -5.06% -3.10%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +2 249 £450 +11.80% 81
Bracknell 0 125 £475 +18.75% 26
Maidenhead +1 65 £425 -1.45% 14
Newbury 0 60 £450 +28.57% 30
Slough -2 34 £425 +15.25% 21
Wokingham +6 27 £425 +93.18% 10
Windsor +2 1 - - 2
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 268 (33.13%) Scrum
2 179 (22.13%) Telecoms
3 157 (19.41%) Java
4 142 (17.55%) JavaScript
5 133 (16.44%) TDD
6 112 (13.84%) JIRA
7 111 (13.72%) SQL
7 111 (13.72%) DevOps
8 108 (13.35%) Microsoft
9 102 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (12.48%) HTML
11 100 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 99 (12.24%) Git (software)
13 96 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
14 95 (11.74%) Waterfall
15 93 (11.50%) User Stories
15 93 (11.50%) .NET
15 93 (11.50%) E-Commerce
16 92 (11.37%) User Experience
17 90 (11.12%) Test Automation
17 90 (11.12%) C#
18 88 (10.88%) Kanban
19 87 (10.75%) Web Services
20 86 (10.63%) CSS
20 86 (10.63%) Jenkins
21 85 (10.51%) BDD
22 82 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
23 81 (10.01%) REST
24 79 (9.77%) MVC
25 78 (9.64%) Analytical Skills

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 45 (5.56%) Confluence
2 41 (5.07%) CMS
3 28 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 17 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.61%) Apache Solr
7 12 (1.48%) Drupal
8 7 (0.87%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.87%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.87%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.74%) SAS
10 5 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.49%) Liferay
12 3 (0.37%) JBoss
12 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.25%) Apache
13 2 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 49 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (1.24%) InVision
7 6 (0.74%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.62%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.25%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 11 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.99%) SAP MM
3 7 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.74%) SAP APO
5 5 (0.62%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.49%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.12%) BusinessWare
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.12%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 96 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.82%) Serverless
4 36 (4.45%) AWS Lambda
5 31 (3.83%) PaaS
6 23 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 21 (2.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 21 (2.60%) Amazon S3
7 21 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
7 21 (2.60%) CloudFront
7 21 (2.60%) IaaS
8 19 (2.35%) Office 365
9 15 (1.85%) Amazon Kinesis
9 15 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.36%) Force.com
11 10 (1.24%) Apigee
12 8 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.99%) GitHub
13 7 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.87%) Skype
1 7 (0.87%) SSL
2 5 (0.62%) HTTP
2 5 (0.62%) SMPP
2 5 (0.62%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.62%) WAN
3 4 (0.49%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.49%) Internet
3 4 (0.49%) LAN
3 4 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.12%) BGP
4 1 (0.12%) DSL
4 1 (0.12%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.12%) Firewall
4 1 (0.12%) MVNO
4 1 (0.12%) OSPF
4 1 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.12%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.12%) SSH
4 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 36 (4.45%) Big Data
3 34 (4.20%) NoSQL
4 32 (3.96%) MongoDB
5 26 (3.21%) Data Lake
5 26 (3.21%) Power BI
6 24 (2.97%) MySQL
6 24 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.35%) Hadoop
8 19 (2.35%) HDInsight
8 19 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.61%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.36%) DB2
11 10 (1.24%) SAP HANA
12 7 (0.87%) QlikView
12 7 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.74%) Redis
13 6 (0.74%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 112 (13.84%) JIRA
2 99 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 86 (10.63%) Jenkins
4 54 (6.67%) Maven
5 44 (5.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 40 (4.94%) JUnit
7 28 (3.46%) Mercurial
8 26 (3.21%) IntelliJ
9 23 (2.84%) Cucumber
9 23 (2.84%) Visual Studio
10 19 (2.35%) SonarQube
11 18 (2.22%) Eclipse
11 18 (2.22%) Gradle
11 18 (2.22%) Mockito
11 18 (2.22%) Selenium
12 15 (1.85%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.73%) Jasmine
13 14 (1.73%) Mocha
14 12 (1.48%) JMeter
14 12 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 179 (22.13%) Telecoms
2 71 (8.78%) Finance
3 59 (7.29%) Marketing
4 56 (6.92%) Retail
5 14 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (1.48%) Legal
7 10 (1.24%) Back Office
7 10 (1.24%) Front Office
8 9 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.87%) Billing
10 4 (0.49%) Advertising
10 4 (0.49%) Games
10 4 (0.49%) Publishing
11 3 (0.37%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.25%) Automotive
12 2 (0.25%) Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 232 (28.68%) Developer
2 99 (12.24%) Analyst
3 72 (8.90%) Java Developer
4 69 (8.53%) Project Manager
5 44 (5.44%) Architect
6 38 (4.70%) .NET Developer
7 35 (4.33%) Scrum Master
7 35 (4.33%) Senior Developer
8 34 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (3.58%) Business Analyst
9 29 (3.58%) React Developer
10 27 (3.34%) C# Developer
11 26 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (2.47%) Coordinator
14 18 (2.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 18 (2.22%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.10%) Designer
15 17 (2.10%) SQL Developer
16 16 (1.98%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (12.48%) HTML
2 93 (11.50%) .NET
3 87 (10.75%) Web Services
4 86 (10.63%) CSS
5 81 (10.01%) REST
6 72 (8.90%) React
7 66 (8.16%) AngularJS
8 63 (7.79%) Spring
9 49 (6.06%) Node.js
10 47 (5.81%) ASP.NET
11 39 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
11 39 (4.82%) RESTful
12 36 (4.45%) HTML5
13 34 (4.20%) SOAP
14 31 (3.83%) XML
15 27 (3.34%) JSON
16 24 (2.97%) Sass
17 22 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (2.72%) Kafka
18 21 (2.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 92 (11.37%) User Experience
2 78 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.47%) PMI
6 17 (2.10%) Social Media
7 16 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.48%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.36%) Robotics
10 9 (1.11%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.99%) iPad
12 7 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.87%) Life Science
13 5 (0.62%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.49%) AS400
14 4 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.49%) PACS
14 4 (0.49%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (3.96%) Windows
2 30 (3.71%) Linux
3 15 (1.85%) CentOS
4 14 (1.73%) Unix
5 12 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.49%) Android
8 3 (0.37%) OpenVMS
8 3 (0.37%) VME
8 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.25%) Solaris
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) HPUX
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (33.13%) Scrum
2 133 (16.44%) TDD
3 111 (13.72%) DevOps
4 102 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
5 100 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 95 (11.74%) Waterfall
7 93 (11.50%) E-Commerce
7 93 (11.50%) User Stories
8 90 (11.12%) Test Automation
9 88 (10.88%) Kanban
10 85 (10.51%) BDD
11 79 (9.77%) MVC
12 76 (9.39%) Project Management
13 71 (8.78%) Analytics
14 68 (8.41%) SDLC
15 64 (7.91%) Microservices
16 52 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
17 48 (5.93%) OO
17 48 (5.93%) Software Engineering
18 44 (5.44%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 157 (19.41%) Java
2 142 (17.55%) JavaScript
3 111 (13.72%) SQL
4 90 (11.12%) C#
5 53 (6.55%) Java 8
6 27 (3.34%) PowerShell
7 26 (3.21%) Python
8 17 (2.10%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.98%) TypeScript
10 13 (1.61%) C++
11 12 (1.48%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.36%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.24%) PHP
14 9 (1.11%) Apex Code
15 8 (0.99%) C
15 8 (0.99%) F#
15 8 (0.99%) VB
16 6 (0.74%) Ruby
16 6 (0.74%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (5.69%) Degree
2 33 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.47%) PMI Certification
5 17 (2.10%) PMP
6 14 (1.73%) Master's Degree
7 13 (1.61%) ISEB
8 9 (1.11%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.99%) MBA
10 6 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.62%) SAFe Agilist
12 4 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
15 1 (0.12%) APMP
15 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.54%) QA
2 37 (4.57%) PMO
3 21 (2.60%) SLA
4 9 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.49%) COBIT
5 4 (0.49%) GDPR
6 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 49 (6.06%) Docker
2 13 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.11%) oVirt
4 9 (1.11%) RHEV
5 3 (0.37%) vSphere
6 2 (0.25%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.25%) KVM
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (3.96%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.72%) Ansible
3 16 (1.98%) Puppet
4 12 (1.48%) Terraform
5 10 (1.24%) Amdocs OSS
5 10 (1.24%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.49%) Grafana
8 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.25%) Graphite
9 2 (0.25%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.25%) Rancher
10 1 (0.12%) Automic
10 1 (0.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.12%) Suricata
10 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 108 (13.35%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.44%) SAP
3 38 (4.70%) Oracle
4 34 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (2.97%) Adobe
6 18 (2.22%) HP
7 17 (2.10%) TIBCO
8 14 (1.73%) IBM
9 12 (1.48%) BMC
9 12 (1.48%) Google
9 12 (1.48%) Remedy
10 11 (1.36%) VMware
11 10 (1.24%) Amdocs
11 10 (1.24%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.24%) Cramer
12 9 (1.11%) ComArch
12 9 (1.11%) UiPath
13 8 (0.99%) Aruba
13 8 (0.99%) FatWire
13 8 (0.99%) Tableau