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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Scrum
Rank 15 9 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 42 91 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.27% 13.66% 7.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.12% 16.82% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 66 31
Median daily rate £413 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £66.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £40.38 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+30.01% -4.98%
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
415 541 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.69% 81.23% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 407 341
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -33.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £9.80 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newport -10 20 £475 +7.95%
Cardiff +11 17 £356 +1.78% 6
Bridgend - 1 £250 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - - 4
Scrum
Wales

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 93 (97.89%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (53.68%) TDD
3 43 (45.26%) BDD
4 35 (36.84%) .NET
5 32 (33.68%) JavaScript
6 29 (30.53%) Web Development
7 28 (29.47%) Java
7 28 (29.47%) Visual Studio
7 28 (29.47%) Finance
8 26 (27.37%) HTML
8 26 (27.37%) Kanban
9 23 (24.21%) C#
9 23 (24.21%) CSS
9 23 (24.21%) MVC
9 23 (24.21%) Test-First Development
10 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (22.11%) WCF
11 20 (21.05%) jQuery
12 19 (20.00%) Unit Testing
13 18 (18.95%) MSTest
13 18 (18.95%) SQL
13 18 (18.95%) KnockoutJS
14 17 (17.89%) ATDD
14 17 (17.89%) AngularJS
14 17 (17.89%) TypeScript
14 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (17.89%) DevOps
14 17 (17.89%) NUnit
14 17 (17.89%) HTML5
14 17 (17.89%) MbUnit

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 3 (3.16%) Confluence
2 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.11%) CMS
2 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.11%) FileNet
2 2 (2.11%) LiveCycle
2 2 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) SaaS
2 4 (4.21%) PaaS
3 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.05%) Google Play
4 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) HTTP
2 4 (4.21%) LDAP
2 4 (4.21%) SSL
2 4 (4.21%) VPN
3 3 (3.16%) FTP
4 2 (2.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) Network Security
5 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.21%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.21%) Star Schema
5 3 (3.16%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.11%) Spark SQL
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.05%) Big Data
7 1 (1.05%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.05%) HPCC
7 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (29.47%) Visual Studio
2 18 (18.95%) MSTest
3 17 (17.89%) MbUnit
3 17 (17.89%) NUnit
4 15 (15.79%) Selenium
5 11 (11.58%) WebDriver
6 10 (10.53%) Cucumber
7 9 (9.47%) JMeter
8 8 (8.42%) SpecFlow
9 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
9 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.26%) Subversion
10 5 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (4.21%) JIRA
12 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
13 2 (2.11%) Ant
13 2 (2.11%) Hudson
13 2 (2.11%) JUnit
13 2 (2.11%) Maven
14 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (29.47%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Electronics
2 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.16%) Marketing
2 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
4 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 48 (50.53%) Developer
2 20 (21.05%) Agile Developer
2 20 (21.05%) Senior Developer
3 19 (20.00%) Senior Agile Developer
4 15 (15.79%) Analyst
5 11 (11.58%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Architect
6 8 (8.42%) Business Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Test Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Tester
9 5 (5.26%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.21%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) Product Owner
10 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.21%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (36.84%) .NET
2 26 (27.37%) HTML
3 23 (24.21%) CSS
4 21 (22.11%) WCF
5 20 (21.05%) jQuery
6 18 (18.95%) KnockoutJS
7 17 (17.89%) AngularJS
7 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (17.89%) CSS3
7 17 (17.89%) HTML5
8 10 (10.53%) REST
8 10 (10.53%) Web Services
9 9 (9.47%) JSON
9 9 (9.47%) SOAP
10 6 (6.32%) XML
11 5 (5.26%) Middleware
12 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
12 4 (4.21%) RESTful
13 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (3.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.16%) CESG
2 3 (3.16%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.16%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.05%) IPTV
3 1 (1.05%) New Media
3 1 (1.05%) User Experience
3 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.21%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Android
3 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (97.89%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (53.68%) TDD
3 43 (45.26%) BDD
4 29 (30.53%) Web Development
5 26 (27.37%) Kanban
6 23 (24.21%) MVC
6 23 (24.21%) Test-First Development
7 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 17 (17.89%) ATDD
9 17 (17.89%) DevOps
10 16 (16.84%) Mentoring
11 11 (11.58%) OWASP
12 10 (10.53%) ITIL
12 10 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (9.47%) Project Management
13 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing
13 9 (9.47%) Secure Coding
14 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
15 7 (7.37%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (33.68%) JavaScript
2 28 (29.47%) Java
3 23 (24.21%) C#
4 18 (18.95%) SQL
5 17 (17.89%) TypeScript
6 7 (7.37%) T-SQL
7 6 (6.32%) PHP
8 4 (4.21%) VB
9 3 (3.16%) C
9 3 (3.16%) Python
10 2 (2.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) ISEB
2 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.16%) CISSP
5 3 (3.16%) CLAS
6 2 (2.11%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.11%) CCENT
6 2 (2.11%) CCNA
6 2 (2.11%) CCNP
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) Ansible
1 2 (2.11%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.11%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.05%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) ServiceNow
3 5 (5.26%) SAP
4 4 (4.21%) Cognos
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle
4 4 (4.21%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.11%) Adobe
5 2 (2.11%) Alterian
5 2 (2.11%) Avaya
5 2 (2.11%) CA
5 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco
5 2 (2.11%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.11%) Google
5 2 (2.11%) ILOG
5 2 (2.11%) Intel Security
5 2 (2.11%) LogRhythm
5 2 (2.11%) Nortel
5 2 (2.11%) Splunk
6 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com