Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 745 591 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.99% 14.80% 11.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.48% 17.56% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 333 325
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £306
90th Percentile £575 £538 £545
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.13% -23.35%
10th Percentile £21.13 £16.25 £26.80
90th Percentile £49.00 £47.50 £58.25
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 3,314 3,365 3,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.45% 84.29% 82.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,629 1,726 2,009
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 109 145
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% -33.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.55 £39.55 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +5 235 £425 - 87
Bracknell 0 91 £420 +9.45% 26
Maidenhead 0 87 £433 +33.08% 15
Newbury -1 58 £388 +10.71% 17
Slough +2 37 £430 +7.50% 26
Wokingham +6 26 £413 +87.50% 8
Windsor 0 2 £418 +11.33% 3
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 234 (31.41%) Scrum
2 152 (20.40%) Telecoms
3 143 (19.19%) Java
4 130 (17.45%) JavaScript
5 110 (14.77%) JIRA
6 107 (14.36%) Waterfall
7 106 (14.23%) TDD
8 104 (13.96%) HTML
9 97 (13.02%) DevOps
10 95 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
11 90 (12.08%) Git (software)
11 90 (12.08%) SQL
12 89 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
13 88 (11.81%) Jenkins
14 86 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 85 (11.41%) Kanban
16 84 (11.28%) User Stories
17 82 (11.01%) Test Automation
17 82 (11.01%) User Experience
18 80 (10.74%) SDLC
18 80 (10.74%) Finance
18 80 (10.74%) .NET
19 79 (10.60%) CSS
20 78 (10.47%) C#
21 77 (10.34%) Microsoft
22 73 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
22 73 (9.80%) BDD
23 68 (9.13%) Project Management
24 65 (8.72%) Web Services
25 64 (8.59%) E-Commerce

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 31 (4.16%) CMS
1 31 (4.16%) Confluence
2 17 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.74%) Drupal
5 11 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (1.21%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.07%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.94%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.40%) IIS
10 3 (0.40%) Liferay
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.27%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.94%) InVision
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) CATIA
7 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.81%) SAP APO
2 6 (0.81%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.67%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.27%) 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 HCM
6 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 95 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.36%) Serverless
4 23 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
5 21 (2.82%) Office 365
6 15 (2.01%) PaaS
7 14 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (1.88%) SaaS
8 11 (1.48%) Amazon Kinesis
8 11 (1.48%) Force.com
9 10 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (1.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (1.34%) Amazon S3
9 10 (1.34%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (1.34%) CloudFront
10 9 (1.21%) GitHub
11 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.81%) IaaS
13 5 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.21%) HTTP
2 6 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
2 6 (0.81%) WAN
3 5 (0.67%) DNS
4 4 (0.54%) DHCP
4 4 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.54%) Internet
4 4 (0.54%) Skype
4 4 (0.54%) VPN
5 3 (0.40%) LAN
6 2 (0.27%) BGP
6 2 (0.27%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.27%) Firewall
6 2 (0.27%) OSPF
6 2 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.27%) SCCP
6 2 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.13%) MVNO
7 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.50%) NoSQL
3 35 (4.70%) MongoDB
4 30 (4.03%) Big Data
5 29 (3.89%) MySQL
6 25 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (2.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (2.15%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.48%) SAP HANA
11 10 (1.34%) Data Lake
11 10 (1.34%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.07%) Redis
14 7 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.81%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
16 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 110 (14.77%) JIRA
2 90 (12.08%) Git (software)
3 88 (11.81%) Jenkins
4 46 (6.17%) Maven
5 37 (4.97%) JUnit
6 29 (3.89%) Cucumber
7 23 (3.09%) Mercurial
7 23 (3.09%) Mockito
8 22 (2.95%) Selenium
9 17 (2.28%) git-flow
9 17 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (2.15%) Bitbucket
11 15 (2.01%) Eclipse
11 15 (2.01%) JMeter
11 15 (2.01%) SoapUI
12 14 (1.88%) IntelliJ
13 13 (1.74%) SonarQube
14 12 (1.61%) Gradle
14 12 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (1.48%) Mocha
General
1 152 (20.40%) Telecoms
2 80 (10.74%) Finance
3 49 (6.58%) Marketing
4 40 (5.37%) Retail
5 16 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (1.48%) Legal
7 10 (1.34%) Back Office
7 10 (1.34%) Front Office
8 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.67%) Advertising
9 5 (0.67%) Billing
9 5 (0.67%) Games
10 4 (0.54%) Automotive
10 4 (0.54%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.13%) Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 190 (25.50%) Developer
2 104 (13.96%) Analyst
3 70 (9.40%) Project Manager
4 66 (8.86%) Java Developer
5 49 (6.58%) Architect
6 36 (4.83%) Scrum Master
7 32 (4.30%) .NET Developer
8 25 (3.36%) Business Analyst
8 25 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (3.22%) Test Analyst
10 23 (3.09%) React Developer
10 23 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (2.95%) Senior Developer
12 20 (2.68%) Tester
13 19 (2.55%) Consultant
13 19 (2.55%) Designer
14 18 (2.42%) Angular Developer
15 17 (2.28%) Digital Project Manager
15 17 (2.28%) Product Owner
16 16 (2.15%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (13.96%) HTML
2 80 (10.74%) .NET
3 79 (10.60%) CSS
4 65 (8.72%) Web Services
5 61 (8.19%) REST
6 55 (7.38%) AngularJS
7 54 (7.25%) Spring
8 46 (6.17%) React
9 39 (5.23%) ASP.NET
10 38 (5.10%) HTML5
11 36 (4.83%) RESTful
12 35 (4.70%) Node.js
13 28 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web API
14 27 (3.62%) XML
15 25 (3.36%) Sass
16 23 (3.09%) CSS3
17 22 (2.95%) SOAP
18 21 (2.82%) J2EE
19 19 (2.55%) jQuery
19 19 (2.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.01%) User Experience
2 73 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 31 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (3.22%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.95%) PMI
7 18 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.42%) Social Media
8 11 (1.48%) Robotics
9 8 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.07%) Life Science
10 7 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.81%) CMDB
12 5 (0.67%) iPad
12 5 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.67%) SCADA
12 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.54%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.54%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (3.49%) Linux
2 25 (3.36%) Windows
3 15 (2.01%) Unix
4 10 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.07%) CentOS
5 8 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.94%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.54%) Android
8 3 (0.40%) OpenVMS
8 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (31.41%) Scrum
2 107 (14.36%) Waterfall
3 106 (14.23%) TDD
4 97 (13.02%) DevOps
5 89 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
6 86 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (11.41%) Kanban
8 84 (11.28%) User Stories
9 82 (11.01%) Test Automation
10 80 (10.74%) SDLC
11 73 (9.80%) BDD
12 68 (9.13%) Project Management
13 64 (8.59%) E-Commerce
14 63 (8.46%) MVC
15 60 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
16 59 (7.92%) Microservices
17 51 (6.85%) Analytics
18 43 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
19 42 (5.64%) PRINCE2
20 39 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 143 (19.19%) Java
2 130 (17.45%) JavaScript
3 90 (12.08%) SQL
4 78 (10.47%) C#
5 41 (5.50%) Java 8
6 27 (3.62%) Python
7 17 (2.28%) PL/SQL
8 16 (2.15%) TypeScript
9 13 (1.74%) C++
10 11 (1.48%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.48%) PHP
10 11 (1.48%) Scala
11 9 (1.21%) Apex Code
11 9 (1.21%) Ruby
11 9 (1.21%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.21%) VB
12 8 (1.07%) C
12 8 (1.07%) VBScript
13 7 (0.94%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.81%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 52 (6.98%) Degree
2 26 (3.49%) PMI Certification
3 25 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.55%) PMP
5 18 (2.42%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.01%) Master's Degree
7 13 (1.74%) ISEB
8 10 (1.34%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.21%) MBA
10 5 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.54%) CISM
11 4 (0.54%) CISSP
11 4 (0.54%) PgMP
11 4 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.27%) CEH
12 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.27%) MCSE
12 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.25%) QA
2 38 (5.10%) PMO
3 22 (2.95%) SLA
4 10 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.07%) GDPR
6 3 (0.40%) COBIT
6 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.27%) IFRS
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (6.58%) Docker
2 14 (1.88%) oVirt
2 14 (1.88%) RHEV
2 14 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.54%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.40%) vSphere
6 2 (0.27%) KVM
6 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (5.50%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.09%) Puppet
3 20 (2.68%) Terraform
4 19 (2.55%) Ansible
5 10 (1.34%) Amdocs OSS
6 7 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (0.94%) HP ALM
6 7 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.54%) SCCM
8 4 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.40%) Rancher
10 2 (0.27%) Opsview
10 2 (0.27%) Salt
11 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.13%) logstash
11 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.13%) Suricata
11 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 77 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.37%) SAP
3 38 (5.10%) Oracle
4 31 (4.16%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (2.42%) HP
5 18 (2.42%) TIBCO
6 14 (1.88%) VMware
7 11 (1.48%) Adobe
7 11 (1.48%) BMC
8 10 (1.34%) Amdocs
8 10 (1.34%) Cramer
8 10 (1.34%) Google
8 10 (1.34%) Remedy
9 9 (1.21%) ComArch
9 9 (1.21%) UiPath
10 8 (1.07%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.07%) Aruba
10 8 (1.07%) IBM
11 7 (0.94%) Informatica
11 7 (0.94%) Sitecore