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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 36 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Scrum 21 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.03% 3.24% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.57% 4.44% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 7
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£475 £406 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £379 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £443 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+3.37% -8.64%
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
377 293 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.36% 73.07% 75.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 173 174
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £10.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +293.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.94 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £190.00 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -4 13 £475 +16.92% 8
Newport -1 6 £550 -
Torfaen - 1 - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - - - - 1
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - - 1
Scrum
Wales

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 99 (88.39%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (41.07%) TDD
3 42 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 38 (33.93%) C#
5 37 (33.04%) .NET
6 36 (32.14%) SC Cleared
7 32 (28.57%) Selenium
8 31 (27.68%) Subversion
9 30 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (25.89%) JIRA
10 29 (25.89%) Java
10 29 (25.89%) Jenkins
11 28 (25.00%) HTML
11 28 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 27 (24.11%) Open Source
13 26 (23.21%) BDD
13 26 (23.21%) Test Scripting
13 26 (23.21%) Kanban
14 24 (21.43%) .NET Framework
15 23 (20.54%) WebDriver
15 23 (20.54%) Automation Testing
16 22 (19.64%) Project Management
16 22 (19.64%) CSS
17 21 (18.75%) SharePoint
17 21 (18.75%) ISEB
17 21 (18.75%) MVC
17 21 (18.75%) ISTQB
18 19 (16.96%) Software Testing
18 19 (16.96%) Spring
18 19 (16.96%) jQuery

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 21 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.61%) Tomcat
2 13 (11.61%) JBoss
3 4 (3.57%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.68%) FileNet
4 3 (2.68%) CMS
4 3 (2.68%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.68%) Confluence
5 2 (1.79%) Apache
5 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.79%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.89%) IIS
6 1 (0.89%) Lync
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.89%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.89%) Mule
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) HTTP
2 3 (2.68%) Internet
3 2 (1.79%) DVB
4 1 (0.89%) AMQP
4 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.57%) MS Access
6 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.89%) InterBase
8 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.89%) Firebird
8 1 (0.89%) MySQL
8 1 (0.89%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 32 (28.57%) Selenium
2 31 (27.68%) Subversion
3 30 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (25.89%) JIRA
4 29 (25.89%) Jenkins
5 23 (20.54%) WebDriver
6 15 (13.39%) Bugzilla
7 14 (12.50%) JMeter
8 13 (11.61%) TortoiseSVN
9 12 (10.71%) JUnit
9 12 (10.71%) Visual Studio
10 11 (9.82%) Maven
11 9 (8.04%) Eclipse
11 9 (8.04%) Ant
12 8 (7.14%) TestNG
13 6 (5.36%) SoapUI
14 5 (4.46%) Gradle
14 5 (4.46%) Artifactory
14 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
14 5 (4.46%) ReSharper
General
1 15 (13.39%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.89%) Publishing
3 1 (0.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (27.68%) Developer
2 23 (20.54%) Analyst
3 14 (12.50%) Tester
4 12 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 11 (9.82%) Business Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Architect
7 9 (8.04%) Designer
8 8 (7.14%) Technical Architect
8 8 (7.14%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.25%) Java Developer
10 6 (5.36%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.46%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
12 4 (3.57%) Software Developer
12 4 (3.57%) Development Manager
12 4 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
12 4 (3.57%) Automation Tester
13 3 (2.68%) Agile Coach
13 3 (2.68%) Java Architect
13 3 (2.68%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (33.04%) .NET
2 28 (25.00%) HTML
3 24 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 22 (19.64%) CSS
5 19 (16.96%) XML
5 19 (16.96%) Spring
5 19 (16.96%) jQuery
6 18 (16.07%) HTML5
7 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET
8 15 (13.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (13.39%) JSON
8 15 (13.39%) CSS3
9 12 (10.71%) XSLT
10 10 (8.93%) XML Schema
10 10 (8.93%) RESTful
10 10 (8.93%) REST
11 9 (8.04%) AngularJS
11 9 (8.04%) Java SE
11 9 (8.04%) Web Services
12 8 (7.14%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.11%) Open Source
2 13 (11.61%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.46%) PMI
5 5 (4.46%) GIS
6 4 (3.57%) User Experience
7 3 (2.68%) NHS
7 3 (2.68%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.68%) New Media
8 2 (1.79%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.79%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.79%) AS400
9 1 (0.89%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.89%) Replication
9 1 (0.89%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.89%) IPTV
9 1 (0.89%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.89%) W3C
9 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.68%) Android
1 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (88.39%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (41.07%) TDD
3 26 (23.21%) Test Scripting
3 26 (23.21%) Kanban
3 26 (23.21%) BDD
4 23 (20.54%) Automation Testing
5 22 (19.64%) Project Management
6 21 (18.75%) MVC
7 19 (16.96%) Software Testing
8 18 (16.07%) Load Testing
9 16 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (13.39%) Test Management
11 10 (8.93%) Validation
11 10 (8.93%) SOA
11 10 (8.93%) Coaching
12 9 (8.04%) OO
13 8 (7.14%) Migration
13 8 (7.14%) Automated Testing
14 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2
14 7 (6.25%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) C#
2 29 (25.89%) Java
3 14 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.71%) SQL
5 9 (8.04%) XPath
6 5 (4.46%) Scala
7 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.79%) Perl
8 2 (1.79%) PHP
8 2 (1.79%) C++
9 1 (0.89%) Delphi
9 1 (0.89%) C
9 1 (0.89%) Python
9 1 (0.89%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.89%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.89%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 36 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 21 (18.75%) ISEB
3 21 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.14%) Degree
5 5 (4.46%) PMI Certification
5 5 (4.46%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.68%) MAPM
6 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.79%) PMP
8 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.61%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) P3O
2 3 (2.68%) ISO 9000
2 3 (2.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) vCloud
2 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.36%) Oracle
3 3 (2.68%) VMware
3 3 (2.68%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.79%) ILOG
4 2 (1.79%) IBM
4 2 (1.79%) Twitter
5 1 (0.89%) Kofax
5 1 (0.89%) Perforce
5 1 (0.89%) Splunk
5 1 (0.89%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe
South Wales
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