The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
Wales / South Wales
Rank 8 11 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Scrum 65 63 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.37% 12.38% 5.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.58% 14.75% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 17
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £407 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £47.29 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £45.88 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-8.99% +19.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
392 427 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.66% 83.89% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 320 266
Median daily rate £403 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.25% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 15
Median hourly rate £36.25 £47.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% +108.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Scrum across the South Wales region.

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the South Wales region.

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 28 £356 +9.61% 7
Newport +1 28 £450 +5.88% 2
Bridgend - 1 £450 -
Scrum
Wales

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 115 (94.26%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (53.28%) Java
3 58 (47.54%) TDD
4 44 (36.07%) BDD
5 42 (34.43%) Kanban
6 37 (30.33%) Relational Database
7 34 (27.87%) JSON
8 28 (22.95%) Software Engineering
9 27 (22.13%) HTTP
10 26 (21.31%) RESTful
11 25 (20.49%) OWASP
12 24 (19.67%) Security Cleared
13 23 (18.85%) Web Development
13 23 (18.85%) Secure Coding
14 20 (16.39%) SC Cleared
15 19 (15.57%) REST
16 18 (14.75%) HTML
17 15 (12.30%) ITIL
17 15 (12.30%) OO
17 15 (12.30%) Finance
17 15 (12.30%) MongoDB
17 15 (12.30%) Go
17 15 (12.30%) Business Analysis
17 15 (12.30%) DevOps
17 15 (12.30%) Microservices
18 14 (11.48%) Cucumber
18 14 (11.48%) Spring
18 14 (11.48%) Linux
18 14 (11.48%) SQL
19 13 (10.66%) Microsoft

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 9 (7.38%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.64%) Confluence
3 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.92%) PaaS
2 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.13%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) Firewall
2 2 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (30.33%) Relational Database
2 15 (12.30%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.56%) Neo4j
4 8 (6.56%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.74%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.64%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.82%) Big Data
9 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.82%) HPCC
9 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.82%) MySQL
9 1 (0.82%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.82%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Cucumber
2 11 (9.02%) NUnit
3 10 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.56%) JUnit
5 8 (6.56%) MSTest
6 7 (5.74%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.74%) MSBuild
7 6 (4.92%) Selenium
8 5 (4.10%) JIRA
9 3 (2.46%) JBehave
9 3 (2.46%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (2.46%) Maven
10 2 (1.64%) DbUnit
10 2 (1.64%) jMock
10 2 (1.64%) Mockito
10 2 (1.64%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.64%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (12.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Electronics
2 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.28%) Marketing
2 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Military
4 1 (0.82%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 81 (66.39%) Developer
2 44 (36.07%) Java Developer
3 19 (15.57%) Agile Developer
4 18 (14.75%) Agile Java Developer
5 14 (11.48%) Analyst
6 11 (9.02%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Scrum Master
8 6 (4.92%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Administrator
9 5 (4.10%) ITSM Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Scala Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (4.10%) ServiceNow Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Elasticsearch Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Product Specialist
10 4 (3.28%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (27.87%) JSON
2 26 (21.31%) RESTful
3 19 (15.57%) REST
4 18 (14.75%) HTML
5 14 (11.48%) Spring
6 13 (10.66%) .NET
6 13 (10.66%) Web Services
7 11 (9.02%) CSS
7 11 (9.02%) Kafka
7 11 (9.02%) Spring Boot
8 9 (7.38%) iXBRL
9 8 (6.56%) ASP.NET
9 8 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (6.56%) Dropwizard
9 8 (6.56%) Hibernate
10 7 (5.74%) .NET Framework
10 7 (5.74%) Entity Framework
10 7 (5.74%) JAX-RS
10 7 (5.74%) jQuery
10 7 (5.74%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.74%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (4.92%) NHS
4 5 (4.10%) Informatics
5 4 (3.28%) Fintech
5 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.46%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.64%) User Experience
7 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.82%) CESG
8 1 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) Linux
2 9 (7.38%) Unix
3 6 (4.92%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.46%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (94.26%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (47.54%) TDD
3 44 (36.07%) BDD
4 42 (34.43%) Kanban
5 28 (22.95%) Software Engineering
6 25 (20.49%) OWASP
7 23 (18.85%) Secure Coding
7 23 (18.85%) Web Development
8 15 (12.30%) Business Analysis
8 15 (12.30%) DevOps
8 15 (12.30%) ITIL
8 15 (12.30%) Microservices
8 15 (12.30%) OO
9 12 (9.84%) Web Design
10 11 (9.02%) API Design
10 11 (9.02%) Coaching
10 11 (9.02%) Mentoring
10 11 (9.02%) Open Source
11 10 (8.20%) Low Latency
11 10 (8.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 65 (53.28%) Java
2 15 (12.30%) Go
3 14 (11.48%) SQL
4 10 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.38%) Python
6 8 (6.56%) Scala
7 7 (5.74%) Ruby
8 5 (4.10%) C#
9 1 (0.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.39%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.28%) ISEB
5 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.46%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) CCENT
6 2 (1.64%) CCNA
6 2 (1.64%) CCNP
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.82%) CISSP
7 1 (0.82%) CLAS
7 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.28%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Ansible
1 2 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (1.64%) Zenoss
2 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.56%) SAP
3 7 (5.74%) Oracle
3 7 (5.74%) ServiceNow
4 5 (4.10%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.46%) Teradata
6 2 (1.64%) Avaya
6 2 (1.64%) CA
6 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco
6 2 (1.64%) Intel Security
6 2 (1.64%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.64%) Nortel
7 1 (0.82%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.82%) Cognos
7 1 (0.82%) Google
7 1 (0.82%) HP
7 1 (0.82%) Zend