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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 11 19 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +24
Contract jobs citing Scrum 86 46 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.97% 8.17% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.29% 10.95% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 31 7
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£380 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £325 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £66.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-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
528 420 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.64% 74.60% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 305 228
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.70 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Newport +10 41 £439 +25.35% 1
Cardiff -8 29 £350 -6.66% 13
Glamorgan - 3 - - 1
Scrum
Wales

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 155 (72.43%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (50.93%) .NET
3 102 (47.66%) Security Cleared
4 93 (43.46%) SC Cleared
5 91 (42.52%) SQL Server
6 88 (41.12%) Java
7 81 (37.85%) TDD
8 65 (30.37%) BDD
9 64 (29.91%) C#
9 64 (29.91%) Web Services
10 57 (26.64%) .NET Framework
10 57 (26.64%) Unit Testing
11 56 (26.17%) Jenkins
12 55 (25.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 54 (25.23%) REST
14 53 (24.77%) XML
14 53 (24.77%) Visual Studio
15 50 (23.36%) SOAP
15 50 (23.36%) MVC
16 49 (22.90%) Selenium
17 45 (21.03%) Microsoft
18 43 (20.09%) Subversion
18 43 (20.09%) SQL Server 2008
19 41 (19.16%) SQL
20 35 (16.36%) HTML
20 35 (16.36%) Hudson
21 34 (15.89%) CSS
21 34 (15.89%) Windows
22 33 (15.42%) ASP.NET
23 32 (14.95%) ISO/IEC 27001

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 26 (12.15%) IIS
2 19 (8.88%) JBoss
2 19 (8.88%) Tomcat
3 15 (7.01%) WebSphere
4 12 (5.61%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (5.14%) Confluence
6 6 (2.80%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.34%) FileNet
8 4 (1.87%) Apache
8 4 (1.87%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.40%) nginx
10 2 (0.93%) WildFly
11 1 (0.47%) Node.js
11 1 (0.47%) ArcSDE
11 1 (0.47%) Jetty
11 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.47%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (1.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.47%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.27%) HTTP
2 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.93%) SSL
3 1 (0.47%) SAN
3 1 (0.47%) Firewall
3 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (42.52%) SQL Server
2 43 (20.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (13.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (7.48%) Relational Database
5 15 (7.01%) RDBMS
6 14 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (6.07%) MongoDB
7 13 (6.07%) NoSQL
8 12 (5.61%) MySQL
9 11 (5.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.80%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.34%) Firebird
12 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.87%) InterBase
12 4 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.40%) Oracle9i Database
14 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.47%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 56 (26.17%) Jenkins
2 55 (25.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (24.77%) Visual Studio
4 49 (22.90%) Selenium
5 43 (20.09%) Subversion
6 35 (16.36%) Hudson
7 28 (13.08%) MSBuild
8 27 (12.62%) Artifactory
9 26 (12.15%) JIRA
10 24 (11.21%) SpecFlow
11 23 (10.75%) Maven
11 23 (10.75%) JMeter
12 22 (10.28%) Cucumber
13 21 (9.81%) Eclipse
14 18 (8.41%) Git (software)
15 12 (5.61%) Gradle
16 11 (5.14%) Spock
16 11 (5.14%) Geb
17 10 (4.67%) WebDriver
18 8 (3.74%) JUnit
General
1 21 (9.81%) Back Office
2 12 (5.61%) Finance
3 3 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.47%) Law
4 1 (0.47%) Advertising
4 1 (0.47%) Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (51.87%) Developer
2 51 (23.83%) .NET Developer
3 36 (16.82%) Java Developer
4 34 (15.89%) Analyst
5 19 (8.88%) SQL Developer
6 18 (8.41%) Business Analyst
6 18 (8.41%) Tester
7 13 (6.07%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.61%) Deployment Specialist
9 11 (5.14%) Agile Coach
9 11 (5.14%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.74%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (3.27%) Technical Business Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Senior SQL Developer
11 7 (3.27%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.27%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.34%) Scala Developer
12 5 (2.34%) Agile Business Analyst
12 5 (2.34%) Agile .NET Developer
12 5 (2.34%) Senior SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (50.93%) .NET
2 64 (29.91%) Web Services
3 57 (26.64%) .NET Framework
4 54 (25.23%) REST
5 53 (24.77%) XML
6 50 (23.36%) SOAP
7 35 (16.36%) HTML
8 34 (15.89%) CSS
9 33 (15.42%) ASP.NET
10 32 (14.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (14.02%) Spring
12 28 (13.08%) Hibernate
12 28 (13.08%) jQuery
13 26 (12.15%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (11.21%) WCF
15 23 (10.75%) Entity Framework
16 19 (8.88%) J2EE
17 17 (7.94%) Ajax
18 16 (7.48%) HTML5
19 15 (7.01%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.07%) User Experience
2 11 (5.14%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.67%) NHS
4 8 (3.74%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.34%) GIS
5 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.87%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.40%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.89%) Windows
2 15 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (4.21%) Linux
4 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) CentOS
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) UNIX
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (72.43%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (37.85%) TDD
3 65 (30.37%) BDD
4 57 (26.64%) Unit Testing
5 50 (23.36%) MVC
6 30 (14.02%) DevOps
7 28 (13.08%) SOA
8 27 (12.62%) Configuration Management
8 27 (12.62%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (9.81%) Test Scripting
10 21 (9.81%) Open Source
11 17 (7.94%) SDLC
12 16 (7.48%) Software Delivery
12 16 (7.48%) Release Management
13 15 (7.01%) ITIL
14 14 (6.54%) DSDM
14 14 (6.54%) OOA/OOD
14 14 (6.54%) OO
14 14 (6.54%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (41.12%) Java
2 64 (29.91%) C#
3 41 (19.16%) SQL
4 26 (12.15%) PowerShell
5 24 (11.21%) Jython
6 18 (8.41%) PL/SQL
7 16 (7.48%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.34%) Delphi
8 5 (2.34%) Scala
9 3 (1.40%) Python
10 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.93%) Perl
10 2 (0.93%) PHP
11 1 (0.47%) C
11 1 (0.47%) Ruby
11 1 (0.47%) Groovy
11 1 (0.47%) R
11 1 (0.47%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 102 (47.66%) Security Cleared
2 93 (43.46%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.07%) ISEB
4 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.67%) MCDBA
5 8 (3.74%) MCITP
6 5 (2.34%) Degree
7 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.93%) MAPM
7 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.93%) HL7
2 2 (0.93%) P3O
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) vSphere
2 1 (0.47%) vCloud
2 1 (0.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.40%) Puppet
1 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) Ansible
2 1 (0.47%) Nagios
2 1 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.47%) SCOM
2 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (21.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.15%) Oracle
3 11 (5.14%) Twitter
4 4 (1.87%) Google
5 3 (1.40%) IBM
6 2 (0.93%) VMware
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco
7 1 (0.47%) Informatica
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.47%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.47%) ESRI
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