Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 18 November 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
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 6 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 35 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 10.26% 9.80% 11.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.68% 12.66% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 24
Slough median daily rate £425 £400 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +24.13% -11.10%
10th Percentile £329 £303 £302
90th Percentile £551 £480 £501
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +8.70% +7.81% -12.93%

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 Slough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 276 229 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 80.94% 77.36% 80.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 157 161
Slough median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% +2.84%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £572 £564 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Slough median hourly rate £18.75 £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +14.55% -42.11%
10th Percentile £13.09 £14.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.50 £34.30 £40.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +46.55% -17.14% -41.67%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Slough

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Slough

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Slough over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Slough region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 11 (31.43%) Scrum
2 9 (25.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 7 (20.00%) Project Management
3 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (17.14%) SDLC
4 6 (17.14%) JIRA
4 6 (17.14%) .NET
4 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
4 6 (17.14%) Finance
5 5 (14.29%) QA
5 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.29%) User Experience
5 5 (14.29%) User Stories
5 5 (14.29%) Commercial Awareness
6 4 (11.43%) TestRail
6 4 (11.43%) Degree
6 4 (11.43%) Marketing
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
6 4 (11.43%) Workflow
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (8.57%) Java
7 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.57%) Web Services
7 3 (8.57%) Legal
7 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) TestRail
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Marketing
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Project Manager
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Mobile Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Senior QA Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Digital Agile Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
3 2 (5.71%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) React
4 1 (2.86%) React Native
4 1 (2.86%) Redux
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) User Experience
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) iSeries
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Android
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Scrum
2 9 (25.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (20.00%) Project Management
4 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
4 6 (17.14%) SDLC
5 5 (14.29%) Commercial Awareness
5 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.29%) User Stories
6 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.43%) Workflow
7 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.57%) TDD
8 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Java
1 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.71%) C#
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) PMO
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) Lotus
3 1 (2.86%) SAP