Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 6 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 -10
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 41 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 12.35% 11.86% 7.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.02% 15.22% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 16
Slough median daily rate £450 £400 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +24.80% -11.28%
10th Percentile £340 £303 £269
90th Percentile £563 £486 £506
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.50 £33.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +8.96% +4.69% -20.00%

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 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 273 230 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 82.23% 77.97% 80.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 156 163
Slough median daily rate £411 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £212 £241 £251
90th Percentile £550 £550 £486
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +14.29% -33.78%
10th Percentile £17.80 £13.15 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.80 £16.73 £38.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +37.10% -10.14% -28.48%

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 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Slough

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 10 (24.39%) Scrum
2 9 (21.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 7 (17.07%) TDD
3 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
4 6 (14.63%) RESTful
4 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
4 6 (14.63%) Finance
4 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.63%) Project Management
4 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
5 5 (12.20%) SDLC
5 5 (12.20%) React Native
5 5 (12.20%) User Stories
5 5 (12.20%) .NET
5 5 (12.20%) Workflow
5 5 (12.20%) User Experience
5 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
5 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
5 5 (12.20%) JIRA
6 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (9.76%) QA
6 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Degree
6 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (9.76%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.76%) React
6 4 (9.76%) Commercial Awareness

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 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
2 4 (9.76%) TestRail
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Marketing
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (9.76%) React Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Product Manager
5 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Senior QA Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) RESTful
2 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) React Native
3 4 (9.76%) React
4 3 (7.32%) Web Services
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
5 1 (2.44%) Redux
5 1 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.20%) User Experience
3 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.44%) iSeries
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Android
1 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Scrum
2 9 (21.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 7 (17.07%) TDD
4 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
4 6 (14.63%) Project Management
4 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
5 5 (12.20%) SDLC
5 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
5 5 (12.20%) User Stories
5 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
5 5 (12.20%) Workflow
6 4 (9.76%) Commercial Awareness
6 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) APMP
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) CIPD
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) Lotus
3 1 (2.44%) SAP