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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 20 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing Scrum 48 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.36% 1.75% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.74% 2.50% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 6
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£375 £338 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- +29.77%
Scrum
Wales

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
409 320 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 71.25% 70.18% 69.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 222 184
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £10.63 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.60 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Scrum across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +15 27 £375 +11.11% 13
Newport -1 16 £350 +3.70% 3
Torfaen - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Scrum
Wales

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 48 (43.24%) Java
2 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (35.14%) TDD
4 38 (34.23%) Maven
5 36 (32.43%) Ant
6 33 (29.73%) BDD
7 31 (27.93%) Security Cleared
8 30 (27.03%) JIRA
9 28 (25.23%) Selenium
9 28 (25.23%) JUnit
9 28 (25.23%) SharePoint
10 27 (24.32%) C#
11 26 (23.42%) .NET
12 25 (22.52%) Web Services
13 24 (21.62%) Kanban
13 24 (21.62%) Open Source
13 24 (21.62%) Automation Testing
14 23 (20.72%) HP Quality Center
14 23 (20.72%) Test Scripting
15 22 (19.82%) SC Cleared
15 22 (19.82%) WebDriver
15 22 (19.82%) SOAP
15 22 (19.82%) SQL
16 21 (18.92%) Oracle
16 21 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (18.92%) Subversion
17 20 (18.02%) Apache Ivy
18 19 (17.12%) Automated Testing
18 19 (17.12%) Test Management
18 19 (17.12%) Load Testing

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Scrum 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 Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (25.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.21%) CMS
2 8 (7.21%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (5.41%) Apache
4 5 (4.50%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.70%) Lync
5 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.80%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.90%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) 2G
1 6 (5.41%) 3G
1 6 (5.41%) 4G
2 3 (2.70%) HTTP
2 3 (2.70%) Internet
3 2 (1.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.50%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.80%) MS Access
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (34.23%) Maven
2 36 (32.43%) Ant
3 30 (27.03%) JIRA
4 28 (25.23%) Selenium
4 28 (25.23%) JUnit
5 22 (19.82%) WebDriver
6 21 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (18.92%) Subversion
7 20 (18.02%) Apache Ivy
8 17 (15.32%) Jenkins
9 16 (14.41%) Bugzilla
9 16 (14.41%) JMeter
10 15 (13.51%) TestNG
10 15 (13.51%) TortoiseSVN
11 8 (7.21%) SoapUI
11 8 (7.21%) Git (software)
12 6 (5.41%) eggPlant
12 6 (5.41%) LoadRunner
12 6 (5.41%) Toad
13 4 (3.60%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (15.32%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Analyst
2 24 (21.62%) Developer
3 20 (18.02%) Business Analyst
4 11 (9.91%) Architect
4 11 (9.91%) Tester
5 10 (9.01%) Project Manager
6 9 (8.11%) Team Leader
7 8 (7.21%) Development Team Leader
7 8 (7.21%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.21%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Test Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Java Team Leader
8 6 (5.41%) Agile Coach
8 6 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.41%) QA Leader
8 6 (5.41%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.42%) .NET
2 25 (22.52%) Web Services
3 22 (19.82%) SOAP
4 18 (16.22%) Spring
4 18 (16.22%) Hibernate
5 17 (15.32%) J2EE
6 16 (14.41%) .NET Framework
7 15 (13.51%) JPA
8 12 (10.81%) Struts
8 12 (10.81%) HTML
8 12 (10.81%) Spring Web Flow
8 12 (10.81%) REST
9 10 (9.01%) XML
9 10 (9.01%) Java EE
10 9 (8.11%) RESTful
10 9 (8.11%) JMS
11 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET
12 7 (6.31%) jQuery
12 7 (6.31%) JSON
13 6 (5.41%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.62%) Open Source
2 13 (11.71%) Client/Server
3 9 (8.11%) Mathematics
3 9 (8.11%) GIS
3 9 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.21%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.41%) Mobile Payment
5 6 (5.41%) Handset
6 5 (4.50%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.80%) AS400
7 2 (1.80%) iSeries
7 2 (1.80%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.90%) iPhone
8 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.90%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.90%) W3C
8 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.60%) UNIX
2 3 (2.70%) Windows
3 2 (1.80%) Linux
3 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.14%) TDD
3 33 (29.73%) BDD
4 24 (21.62%) Kanban
4 24 (21.62%) Automation Testing
5 23 (20.72%) Test Scripting
6 19 (17.12%) Automated Testing
6 19 (17.12%) Test Management
6 19 (17.12%) Load Testing
7 16 (14.41%) MVC
7 16 (14.41%) Software Testing
7 16 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (13.51%) Test Automation
8 15 (13.51%) UML
9 14 (12.61%) Project Management
10 13 (11.71%) Migration
10 13 (11.71%) CRM
11 10 (9.01%) Unit Testing
12 9 (8.11%) Mobile Commerce
12 9 (8.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (43.24%) Java
2 27 (24.32%) C#
3 22 (19.82%) SQL
4 9 (8.11%) Scala
5 6 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.60%) Perl
7 3 (2.70%) Ruby
7 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.80%) XQuery
8 2 (1.80%) Groovy
8 2 (1.80%) XPath
9 1 (0.90%) Python
9 1 (0.90%) C++
9 1 (0.90%) PHP
9 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (27.93%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.82%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.41%) ISEB
3 16 (14.41%) ISTQB
4 11 (9.91%) Degree
5 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.80%) MCSD
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (20.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (18.92%) Oracle
2 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.21%) HP
3 8 (7.21%) Sitecore
4 6 (5.41%) Apple
4 6 (5.41%) Sun
5 4 (3.60%) IBM
6 2 (1.80%) Informatica
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