The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Software Development
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 9 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 65 121 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.02% 11.99% 11.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.52% 15.51% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 80 84
Median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £349 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.13
% change year-on-year +0.59% +16.95%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 519 780 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.97% 77.30% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 421 402
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 13
Median hourly rate £17.59 £50.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.04% +86.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.05 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Reading

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Reading

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Reading over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Reading

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Reading

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 47 (29.56%) Scrum
2 40 (25.16%) Java
2 40 (25.16%) SQL
3 38 (23.90%) TDD
4 33 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 32 (20.13%) HTML
6 29 (18.24%) Finance
7 28 (17.61%) C#
7 28 (17.61%) CSS
8 26 (16.35%) BDD
9 23 (14.47%) Security Cleared
10 21 (13.21%) .NET
10 21 (13.21%) Microsoft
11 20 (12.58%) Oracle
11 20 (12.58%) Spring
12 18 (11.32%) Web Services
13 17 (10.69%) QA
13 17 (10.69%) Data Protection
13 17 (10.69%) AngularJS
13 17 (10.69%) User Experience
14 16 (10.06%) Python
14 16 (10.06%) MVC
14 16 (10.06%) JIRA
15 15 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (9.43%) Waterfall
16 14 (8.81%) Git (software)
16 14 (8.81%) Marketing
16 14 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (8.18%) SQL Server
17 13 (8.18%) SC Cleared

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 11 (6.92%) JBoss
2 10 (6.29%) Apache
3 7 (4.40%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.40%) CMS
4 6 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (3.14%) Confluence
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (1.89%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.89%) ColdFusion
7 3 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.52%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.63%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.26%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.40%) DNS
2 6 (3.77%) HTTP
2 6 (3.77%) SMTP
3 3 (1.89%) SSH
4 2 (1.26%) Firewall
4 2 (1.26%) Internet
5 1 (0.63%) 3G
5 1 (0.63%) 4G
5 1 (0.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.66%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.03%) Big Data
4 7 (4.40%) Apache Hive
4 7 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.77%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.52%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (2.52%) GIS
7 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.89%) Apache Accumulo
8 3 (1.89%) HBase
8 3 (1.89%) Impala
8 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.89%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.89%) OrientDB
8 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.89%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (10.06%) JIRA
2 14 (8.81%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.55%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.29%) Selenium
5 8 (5.03%) JUnit
5 8 (5.03%) WebDriver
6 7 (4.40%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.77%) Maven
7 6 (3.77%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.14%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.89%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.26%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.26%) Capybara
10 2 (1.26%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.26%) Grunt
10 2 (1.26%) Hudson
10 2 (1.26%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.26%) Subversion
10 2 (1.26%) TestLink
General
1 29 (18.24%) Finance
2 14 (8.81%) Marketing
3 7 (4.40%) Publishing
4 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.14%) Banking
6 4 (2.52%) Electronics
6 4 (2.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.89%) Retail
8 2 (1.26%) Back Office
8 2 (1.26%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 67 (42.14%) Developer
2 19 (11.95%) C# Developer
3 18 (11.32%) Java Developer
4 15 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 15 (9.43%) SQL Developer
5 14 (8.81%) Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (6.29%) Architect
8 9 (5.66%) Designer
8 9 (5.66%) Salesforce Developer
8 9 (5.66%) Scrum Master
9 8 (5.03%) Business Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (5.03%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) Web Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.13%) HTML
2 28 (17.61%) CSS
3 21 (13.21%) .NET
4 20 (12.58%) Spring
5 18 (11.32%) Web Services
6 17 (10.69%) AngularJS
7 13 (8.18%) REST
8 12 (7.55%) Hibernate
9 11 (6.92%) jQuery
9 11 (6.92%) XML
10 9 (5.66%) HTML5
11 8 (5.03%) Java EE
12 7 (4.40%) SOAP
13 6 (3.77%) CSS3
13 6 (3.77%) Entity Framework
14 5 (3.14%) JSON
14 5 (3.14%) Node.js
14 5 (3.14%) Spring MVC
15 4 (2.52%) EJB
15 4 (2.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.69%) User Experience
2 10 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.52%) Social Media
6 3 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.89%) Replication
6 3 (1.89%) Wiki
7 2 (1.26%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.26%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.26%) Life Science
7 2 (1.26%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) AS400
8 1 (0.63%) Blog
8 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.55%) Windows
2 11 (6.92%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.29%) Linux
4 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.14%) Android
6 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.26%) Solaris
8 2 (1.26%) Unix
9 1 (0.63%) AIX
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.56%) Scrum
2 38 (23.90%) TDD
3 26 (16.35%) BDD
4 17 (10.69%) Data Protection
5 16 (10.06%) MVC
6 15 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (9.43%) Waterfall
7 14 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (6.92%) Open Source
8 11 (6.92%) Unit Testing
9 10 (6.29%) Front End Development
9 10 (6.29%) SDLC
10 9 (5.66%) User Stories
11 8 (5.03%) Load Balancing
11 8 (5.03%) Software Engineering
11 8 (5.03%) Web Development
12 7 (4.40%) Business Analysis
12 7 (4.40%) Migration
12 7 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (4.40%) UML
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.16%) Java
1 40 (25.16%) SQL
2 33 (20.75%) JavaScript
3 28 (17.61%) C#
4 16 (10.06%) Python
5 9 (5.66%) Apex Code
6 8 (5.03%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.03%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.03%) Scala
7 5 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.52%) C++
8 4 (2.52%) PHP
9 3 (1.89%) C
10 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.26%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.63%) Go
11 1 (0.63%) Perl
11 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.18%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.55%) Degree
4 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.52%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.89%) MCITP
7 2 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.63%) APMG
8 1 (0.63%) CCNA
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.63%) HNC
8 1 (0.63%) HND
8 1 (0.63%) ISEB
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.63%) MCSE
8 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.69%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) GDPR
3 2 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) IFRS
4 1 (0.63%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.52%) HDFS
3 3 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.63%) Docker
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (4.40%) Ansible
2 6 (3.77%) TeamSite
3 3 (1.89%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (1.89%) Oozie
4 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.63%) Salt
5 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.58%) Oracle
3 9 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (4.40%) Adobe
5 6 (3.77%) HP
6 5 (3.14%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.14%) VMware
7 4 (2.52%) SAP
8 3 (1.89%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.89%) Hortonworks
8 3 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.26%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.26%) Apigee
9 2 (1.26%) BMC
9 2 (1.26%) Capita
9 2 (1.26%) Informatica
9 2 (1.26%) Remedy
10 1 (0.63%) Axway
10 1 (0.63%) IBM
10 1 (0.63%) Siebel
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