Period
to 24 March 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 24 March 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 822 714 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.61% 17.72% 13.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.68% 20.98% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 341 298
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £299
90th Percentile £620 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -7.51% -2.26%
10th Percentile £25.00 £33.30 £24.93
90th Percentile £47.69 £52.00 £62.98
South East median hourly rate £47.85 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +6.32% +3.45% -8.42%

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 3,625 3,404 3,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.49% 84.49% 82.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,729 1,687 1,565
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £276 £285 £244
90th Percentile £600 £592 £556
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 83 125
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -12.90% -28.07%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.23 £47.50 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.79% +6.67% -18.18%

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +1 275 £500 +23.08% 31
Bracknell 0 138 £500 +26.58% 32
Newbury +1 58 £450 +28.57% 10
Maidenhead 0 53 £350 -15.15% 7
Slough -2 35 £475 +5.56% 7
Wokingham +1 12 £575 +27.78% 2
Ascot 0 2 £488 +32.20% 2
Windsor +2 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 225 (27.37%) Scrum
2 173 (21.05%) DevOps
3 166 (20.19%) Telecoms
4 158 (19.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 146 (17.76%) JavaScript
6 139 (16.91%) Java
7 126 (15.33%) TDD
8 118 (14.36%) Microsoft
9 113 (13.75%) SQL
10 111 (13.50%) HTML
11 107 (13.02%) User Experience
12 106 (12.90%) .NET
13 105 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
14 104 (12.65%) Analytics
14 104 (12.65%) CSS
15 101 (12.29%) JIRA
16 100 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 98 (11.92%) Git (software)
18 87 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
19 86 (10.46%) E-Commerce
20 80 (9.73%) Web Services
20 80 (9.73%) REST
21 79 (9.61%) C#
22 77 (9.37%) Waterfall
23 76 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
23 76 (9.25%) Finance
24 74 (9.00%) BDD
25 73 (8.88%) AngularJS
26 71 (8.64%) Jenkins
26 71 (8.64%) Node.js

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 44 (5.35%) Confluence
2 38 (4.62%) CMS
3 27 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 15 (1.82%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.70%) SAS
7 11 (1.34%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.09%) Drupal
8 9 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.85%) Apache
9 7 (0.85%) JBoss
9 7 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.49%) Liferay
12 3 (0.36%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.12%) K2 blackpearl
14 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 31 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.41%) Photoshop
3 27 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 26 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (1.22%) InVision
8 9 (1.09%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.36%) UXPin
10 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (0.61%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.36%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.24%) Magento
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.24%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.24%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.12%) BusinessWare
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 158 (19.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (7.18%) PaaS
4 41 (4.99%) IaaS
5 40 (4.87%) Serverless
6 36 (4.38%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (3.41%) SaaS
8 20 (2.43%) Apigee
9 19 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (2.07%) Amazon Kinesis
10 17 (2.07%) Amazon S3
10 17 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
10 17 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 16 (1.95%) Office 365
12 15 (1.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 15 (1.82%) CloudFront
13 9 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
14 8 (0.97%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.58%) SSL
2 12 (1.46%) Firewall
3 11 (1.34%) Skype
4 8 (0.97%) HTTP
4 8 (0.97%) LAN
5 7 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.85%) WAN
6 6 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (0.61%) Internet
7 5 (0.61%) SMPP
8 4 (0.49%) 3G
8 4 (0.49%) DNS
9 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.36%) LTE
9 3 (0.36%) SAN
9 3 (0.36%) SSH
9 3 (0.36%) UMTS
9 3 (0.36%) VoLTE
9 3 (0.36%) VPN
10 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.45%) Power BI
3 41 (4.99%) Data Lake
4 39 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (4.38%) HDInsight
6 34 (4.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 32 (3.89%) Big Data
8 21 (2.55%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.43%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.43%) NoSQL
10 18 (2.19%) MySQL
11 17 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.95%) DB2
13 11 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.09%) QlikView
15 6 (0.73%) Relational Database
16 5 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
16 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 101 (12.29%) JIRA
2 98 (11.92%) Git (software)
3 71 (8.64%) Jenkins
3 71 (8.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 42 (5.11%) Visual Studio
5 38 (4.62%) Maven
6 27 (3.28%) JUnit
7 21 (2.55%) SonarQube
8 19 (2.31%) Selenium
9 18 (2.19%) IntelliJ
10 17 (2.07%) Mercurial
11 14 (1.70%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (1.46%) Subversion
14 11 (1.34%) Axure RP
14 11 (1.34%) Jasmine
14 11 (1.34%) Mockito
15 10 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (1.22%) Eclipse
15 10 (1.22%) Mocha
General
1 166 (20.19%) Telecoms
2 76 (9.25%) Finance
3 57 (6.93%) Retail
4 50 (6.08%) Marketing
5 15 (1.82%) Legal
6 13 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.34%) Billing
8 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.73%) Banking
10 3 (0.36%) Electronics
10 3 (0.36%) Games
11 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.24%) Law
12 1 (0.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Military
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 209 (25.43%) Developer
2 83 (10.10%) Analyst
3 79 (9.61%) Architect
4 65 (7.91%) Project Manager
5 51 (6.20%) Java Developer
6 49 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 48 (5.84%) Designer
8 37 (4.50%) Business Analyst
9 31 (3.77%) .NET Developer
9 31 (3.77%) Senior Developer
9 31 (3.77%) UX Designer
10 28 (3.41%) React Developer
11 26 (3.16%) Azure DevOps
11 26 (3.16%) C# Developer
11 26 (3.16%) Consultant
11 26 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
12 25 (3.04%) Azure Engineer
13 23 (2.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 23 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (13.50%) HTML
2 106 (12.90%) .NET
3 104 (12.65%) CSS
4 80 (9.73%) REST
4 80 (9.73%) Web Services
5 73 (8.88%) AngularJS
6 71 (8.64%) Node.js
7 64 (7.79%) React
8 58 (7.06%) Spring
9 49 (5.96%) ASP.NET
10 45 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 39 (4.74%) HTML5
12 37 (4.50%) JSON
12 37 (4.50%) RESTful
12 37 (4.50%) SOAP
13 30 (3.65%) XML
14 29 (3.53%) Sass
15 25 (3.04%) CSS3
16 24 (2.92%) .NET Core
17 21 (2.55%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 107 (13.02%) User Experience
2 76 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.47%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 21 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.46%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.34%) iPad
9 10 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.22%) PMI
9 10 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.22%) Social Media
10 8 (0.97%) Life Science
10 8 (0.97%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.85%) Graphic Design
11 7 (0.85%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.73%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.73%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 52 (6.33%) Windows
2 45 (5.47%) Linux
3 15 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.58%) Android
5 13 (1.58%) CentOS
6 12 (1.46%) Unix
7 9 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.36%) VME
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.24%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (27.37%) Scrum
2 173 (21.05%) DevOps
3 126 (15.33%) TDD
4 105 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
5 104 (12.65%) Analytics
6 100 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 86 (10.46%) E-Commerce
8 77 (9.37%) Waterfall
9 74 (9.00%) BDD
10 71 (8.64%) Project Management
11 68 (8.27%) Test Automation
12 65 (7.91%) Kanban
13 62 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
13 62 (7.54%) Microservices
13 62 (7.54%) MVC
14 58 (7.06%) User Stories
15 55 (6.69%) ITIL
15 55 (6.69%) OOP
16 53 (6.45%) Coaching
16 53 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 146 (17.76%) JavaScript
2 139 (16.91%) Java
3 113 (13.75%) SQL
4 79 (9.61%) C#
5 52 (6.33%) PowerShell
6 51 (6.20%) Python
7 42 (5.11%) Java 8
8 20 (2.43%) TypeScript
9 19 (2.31%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.07%) R
11 12 (1.46%) PHP
12 10 (1.22%) F#
12 10 (1.22%) Ruby
13 9 (1.09%) C
14 7 (0.85%) C++
15 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.73%) Scala
16 5 (0.61%) ES6
16 5 (0.61%) Perl
16 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 38 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.50%) Degree
4 18 (2.19%) PMI Certification
5 16 (1.95%) PMP
6 9 (1.09%) ISEB
7 7 (0.85%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.49%) SAFe Agilist
10 2 (0.24%) APMP
10 2 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.12%) MBA
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.42%) QA
2 18 (2.19%) PMO
3 6 (0.73%) GDPR
4 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.49%) COBIT
5 4 (0.49%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 58 (7.06%) Docker
2 20 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (1.70%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.49%) HDFS
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.36%) vSphere
7 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.24%) KVM
7 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.12%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.12%) NFS
8 1 (0.12%) Postfix
8 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (4.38%) Kubernetes
2 35 (4.26%) Ansible
3 10 (1.22%) Puppet
4 9 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.09%) Terraform
5 5 (0.61%) Grafana
5 5 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.49%) Graphite
6 4 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.49%) logstash
6 4 (0.49%) Nessus
7 3 (0.36%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.36%) Kibana
7 3 (0.36%) Oozie
7 3 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.24%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.24%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 118 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 41 (4.99%) Oracle
3 34 (4.14%) Adobe
4 24 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
4 24 (2.92%) SAP
5 16 (1.95%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.82%) Google
7 14 (1.70%) ServiceNow
8 13 (1.58%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.58%) VMware
9 12 (1.46%) IBM
9 12 (1.46%) MicroStrategy
10 10 (1.22%) Tableau
11 8 (0.97%) FatWire
12 7 (0.85%) Remedy
13 6 (0.73%) Dell
14 5 (0.61%) HP
14 5 (0.61%) Workday
15 4 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
15 4 (0.49%) Fujitsu