Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 755 757 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.43% 19.19% 14.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.32% 22.38% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 367 338
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £316 £305
90th Percentile £638 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 11
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.33% +13.64% +3.13%
10th Percentile £44.00 £21.13 £16.25
90th Percentile £87.50 £49.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -

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 3,382 3,383 3,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.05% 85.78% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,673 1,688 1,752
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 77 113
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% +29.03% -11.43%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.22 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.55 £39.20
South East median hourly rate £30.79 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.02% +22.73% -2.22%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +2 294 £500 +17.65% 67
Bracknell 0 85 £475 +13.10% 25
Newbury +1 79 £463 +19.35% 17
Slough +7 39 £475 +11.11% 21
Maidenhead -1 37 £388 -10.40% 24
Wokingham -5 11 £425 +3.03% 9
Windsor +3 8 £450 +7.78% 4
Ascot - 1 £400 - 7
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 178 (23.58%) DevOps
2 167 (22.12%) Azure
3 160 (21.19%) Telecoms
4 138 (18.28%) Scrum
5 121 (16.03%) Microsoft
6 119 (15.76%) SQL
7 104 (13.77%) Analytics
8 101 (13.38%) Java
9 95 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 94 (12.45%) JIRA
11 91 (12.05%) Waterfall
12 89 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
13 87 (11.52%) .NET
14 86 (11.39%) Finance
15 84 (11.13%) TDD
16 80 (10.60%) C#
17 75 (9.93%) AWS
18 73 (9.67%) Test Automation
18 73 (9.67%) Project Management
19 71 (9.40%) JavaScript
20 69 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
21 67 (8.87%) ITIL
22 63 (8.34%) Degree
22 63 (8.34%) SDLC
23 62 (8.21%) Visual Studio Team System
24 58 (7.68%) Security Cleared
25 57 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
25 57 (7.55%) Python
25 57 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
26 55 (7.28%) Kubernetes

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 32 (4.24%) Confluence
2 19 (2.52%) Apache
2 19 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.38%) CMS
4 12 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (1.46%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.93%) Jupyter
7 6 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.26%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.26%) Mule
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) Drupal
10 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.32%) Photoshop
6 9 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.66%) Sketch
8 3 (0.40%) InVision
9 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
2 9 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.19%) Sonata
3 7 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.66%) assyst
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.26%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.26%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.13%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 167 (22.12%) Azure
2 75 (9.93%) AWS
3 54 (7.15%) Power Platform
4 42 (5.56%) PaaS
5 34 (4.50%) SaaS
6 30 (3.97%) GCP
7 27 (3.58%) IaaS
8 21 (2.78%) GitHub
9 20 (2.65%) Data Lake Analytics
10 13 (1.72%) Office 365
11 11 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (1.32%) Amazon S3
12 10 (1.32%) Apigee
12 10 (1.32%) IBM Blueworks
13 9 (1.19%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
14 7 (0.93%) Serverless
15 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.40%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.72%) WAN
2 10 (1.32%) Firewall
3 5 (0.66%) 5G
3 5 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (0.66%) DVB
3 5 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (0.53%) Broadband
4 4 (0.53%) Internet
4 4 (0.53%) LAN
5 3 (0.40%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (0.40%) Wireless
6 2 (0.26%) 2G
6 2 (0.26%) 4G
6 2 (0.26%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (0.26%) Junos
6 2 (0.26%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.26%) Network Security
6 2 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.26%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.02%) Data Lake
1 53 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 52 (6.89%) Power BI
3 48 (6.36%) SQL Server
4 32 (4.24%) Big Data
5 22 (2.91%) HDInsight
5 22 (2.91%) NoSQL
6 21 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.52%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.46%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.19%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
13 7 (0.93%) GIS
13 7 (0.93%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.79%) Amazon Athena
14 6 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 94 (12.45%) JIRA
2 62 (8.21%) Visual Studio Team System
3 51 (6.75%) Jenkins
4 47 (6.23%) Visual Studio
5 45 (5.96%) Git (software)
6 14 (1.85%) Maven
7 13 (1.72%) Selenium
8 12 (1.59%) Eclipse
8 12 (1.59%) SonarQube
9 8 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.93%) JUnit
11 6 (0.79%) Appium
12 5 (0.66%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.66%) DbUnit
12 5 (0.66%) Mockito
12 5 (0.66%) Subversion
12 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.53%) jMock
13 4 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 160 (21.19%) Telecoms
2 86 (11.39%) Finance
3 42 (5.56%) Retail
4 29 (3.84%) Marketing
5 19 (2.52%) Public Sector
6 14 (1.85%) Banking
7 13 (1.72%) Legal
8 12 (1.59%) Billing
9 8 (1.06%) Automotive
10 6 (0.79%) Games
11 5 (0.66%) Law
11 5 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.26%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
13 2 (0.26%) Local Government
13 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 144 (19.07%) Developer
2 95 (12.58%) Analyst
3 84 (11.13%) Architect
4 56 (7.42%) Project Manager
5 47 (6.23%) Business Analyst
6 43 (5.70%) .NET Developer
7 39 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 36 (4.77%) Consultant
9 27 (3.58%) Scrum Master
10 26 (3.44%) Azure DevOps
11 23 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (2.78%) Software Engineer
13 20 (2.65%) Designer
13 20 (2.65%) Java Developer
14 19 (2.52%) Agile Project Manager
14 19 (2.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 19 (2.52%) Azure Engineer
14 19 (2.52%) C# Developer
14 19 (2.52%) Cloud Architect
15 17 (2.25%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (11.52%) .NET
2 52 (6.89%) HTML
3 50 (6.62%) AngularJS
4 43 (5.70%) ASP.NET
4 43 (5.70%) CSS
5 39 (5.17%) RESTful
6 37 (4.90%) .NET Core
7 34 (4.50%) JSON
7 34 (4.50%) XML
8 29 (3.84%) Web Services
9 24 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 23 (3.05%) React
11 19 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (2.52%) Node.js
11 19 (2.52%) Spring
12 18 (2.38%) REST
13 16 (2.12%) HTML5
14 15 (1.99%) Velocity
15 13 (1.72%) .NET Framework
15 13 (1.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.90%) User Experience
3 28 (3.71%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.44%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.19%) Graphic Design
8 8 (1.06%) PMI
8 8 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 7 (0.93%) Life Science
9 7 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.66%) IPTV
11 5 (0.66%) Smart City
11 5 (0.66%) STB
11 5 (0.66%) Tandem
12 4 (0.53%) Lidar
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.70%) Windows
2 29 (3.84%) Unix
3 23 (3.05%) Linux
4 19 (2.52%) Android
5 13 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.06%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.53%) VMS
9 3 (0.40%) CentOS
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.13%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (23.58%) DevOps
2 138 (18.28%) Scrum
3 104 (13.77%) Analytics
4 95 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 91 (12.05%) Waterfall
6 89 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
7 84 (11.13%) TDD
8 73 (9.67%) Project Management
8 73 (9.67%) Test Automation
9 69 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
10 67 (8.87%) ITIL
11 63 (8.34%) SDLC
12 57 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (6.75%) Microservices
14 50 (6.62%) User Stories
15 47 (6.23%) E-Commerce
15 47 (6.23%) Mentoring
16 45 (5.96%) Infrastructure as Code
17 44 (5.83%) Coaching
17 44 (5.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 119 (15.76%) SQL
2 101 (13.38%) Java
3 80 (10.60%) C#
4 71 (9.40%) JavaScript
5 57 (7.55%) Python
6 42 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 18 (2.38%) TypeScript
9 17 (2.25%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.72%) Scala
11 11 (1.46%) Ruby
11 11 (1.46%) XQuery
12 10 (1.32%) C
12 10 (1.32%) XPath
13 8 (1.06%) PHP
14 7 (0.93%) C++
15 6 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.79%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.66%) Java 8
16 5 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (8.34%) Degree
2 58 (7.68%) Security Cleared
3 42 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.58%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.59%) ISEB
5 12 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.53%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.53%) MCITP
11 3 (0.40%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.26%) APMP
12 2 (0.26%) IIBA
12 2 (0.26%) PhD
12 2 (0.26%) PMP
12 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.02%) QA
2 23 (3.05%) COBIT
3 21 (2.78%) PMO
4 7 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.93%) SLA
5 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.26%) GDPR
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.13%) MISRA
7 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 52 (6.89%) Docker
2 15 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.53%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.40%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) vCloud
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 55 (7.28%) Kubernetes
2 36 (4.77%) Ansible
3 24 (3.18%) Puppet
4 23 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.85%) Terraform
6 8 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.79%) Salt
8 3 (0.40%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.40%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.26%) Grafana
9 2 (0.26%) Kibana
9 2 (0.26%) Netcool
9 2 (0.26%) SCOM
9 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.13%) Graphite
10 1 (0.13%) logstash
10 1 (0.13%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 121 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.75%) Oracle
3 27 (3.58%) Google
4 25 (3.31%) IBM
5 20 (2.65%) Atlassian
6 19 (2.52%) Tableau
7 18 (2.38%) SAP
7 18 (2.38%) VMware
8 15 (1.99%) TIBCO
9 13 (1.72%) Cisco
10 12 (1.59%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.06%) Citrix
12 7 (0.93%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.93%) Informatica
12 7 (0.93%) Remedy
13 6 (0.79%) Adobe
13 6 (0.79%) Talend
14 5 (0.66%) HP
14 5 (0.66%) Huawei
14 5 (0.66%) ServiceNow