The first table below looks at the demand for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 20 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 28 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.80% 1.81% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.14% 2.94% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 2
Average daily rate £375 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
276 102 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.88% 61.45% 62.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 69 63
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
South Wales

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 17 (37.78%) Java
2 16 (35.56%) SQL
3 15 (33.33%) Scrum
4 13 (28.89%) Web Services
5 9 (20.00%) Perl
5 9 (20.00%) Selenium
5 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (20.00%) RESTful
5 9 (20.00%) Scala
6 8 (17.78%) MongoDB
6 8 (17.78%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.56%) Oracle
7 7 (15.56%) Python
7 7 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (15.56%) Puppet
8 6 (13.33%) UNIX
8 6 (13.33%) SOAP
8 6 (13.33%) jQuery
8 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.33%) JIRA
8 6 (13.33%) TDD
9 5 (11.11%) Legal
9 5 (11.11%) Maven
9 5 (11.11%) QA
9 5 (11.11%) OAuth
9 5 (11.11%) HP
9 5 (11.11%) OO
9 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.11%) SQL Server

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.78%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.89%) Apache
3 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.44%) Lync
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.22%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) SaaS
2 3 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) 4G
1 4 (8.89%) 3G
1 4 (8.89%) 2G
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) MongoDB
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Selenium
2 6 (13.33%) JIRA
3 5 (11.11%) Maven
3 5 (11.11%) Ant
3 5 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
3 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.89%) JBehave
4 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.89%) eggPlant
4 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.89%) Toad
4 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.44%) JUnit
6 1 (2.22%) Subversion
6 1 (2.22%) FrontPage
6 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.22%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (2.22%) Concordion
General
1 5 (11.11%) Legal
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Finance
4 2 (4.44%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 6 (13.33%) Tester
3 5 (11.11%) Perl Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Agile Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) QA Leader
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Designer
6 2 (4.44%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.44%) User Experience Designer
6 2 (4.44%) UI Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) Web Services
2 9 (20.00%) RESTful
3 6 (13.33%) SOAP
3 6 (13.33%) jQuery
4 5 (11.11%) OAuth
4 5 (11.11%) HTML
4 5 (11.11%) REST
4 5 (11.11%) Mojolicious
5 4 (8.89%) CSS
5 4 (8.89%) J2ME
5 4 (8.89%) WAP
6 3 (6.67%) Software Packaging
6 3 (6.67%) XML
6 3 (6.67%) .NET
6 3 (6.67%) Memcached
7 2 (4.44%) HTML5
7 2 (4.44%) CSS3
7 2 (4.44%) XSLT
7 2 (4.44%) Ajax
7 2 (4.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (8.89%) Handset
3 3 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (2.22%) SCADA
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) CentOS
2 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Scrum
2 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.33%) TDD
5 5 (11.11%) OO
5 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 5 (11.11%) BDD
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Kanban
7 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.67%) Project Management
7 3 (6.67%) SOA
7 3 (6.67%) CRM
8 2 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (4.44%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.44%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) Java
2 16 (35.56%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) Perl
3 9 (20.00%) Scala
4 7 (15.56%) Python
5 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.89%) PHP
7 3 (6.67%) Ruby
7 3 (6.67%) C++
8 1 (2.22%) Groovy
8 1 (2.22%) XPath
8 1 (2.22%) XQuery
8 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) MCAD
2 1 (2.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) HL7
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (15.56%) Puppet
2 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (6.67%) StatsD
3 3 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) Sun
3 4 (8.89%) Apple
4 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) SAP