The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 1 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 248 235 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 32.25% 31.54% 9.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 42.47% 41.96% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 159 25
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£413 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £26.70 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.41%
Agile Software Development
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
584 560 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 75.94% 75.17% 69.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 356 172
Average daily rate £365 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 12
Average hourly rate £18.90 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.40 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Agile Software Development
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Agile Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
South Wales -1 161 £400 -4.76% 35
West Wales -1 43 £425 -5.55% 1
North Wales - 4 £298 - 4
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Agile Software Development 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 Agile Software Development.

1 144 (36.64%) Security Cleared
2 140 (35.62%) Scrum
3 122 (31.04%) SC Cleared
4 104 (26.46%) Java
5 78 (19.85%) Finance
6 77 (19.59%) TDD
7 76 (19.34%) SQL Server
8 75 (19.08%) .NET
9 73 (18.58%) SQL
9 73 (18.58%) Microsoft
10 53 (13.49%) C#
11 52 (13.23%) HTML
11 52 (13.23%) REST
12 50 (12.72%) JavaScript
12 50 (12.72%) XML
13 48 (12.21%) BDD
14 47 (11.96%) PRINCE2
14 47 (11.96%) Oracle
14 47 (11.96%) CSS
14 47 (11.96%) Project Management
15 45 (11.45%) Scala
15 45 (11.45%) Subversion
16 44 (11.20%) Unit Testing
17 43 (10.94%) Test Scripting
17 43 (10.94%) Windows
17 43 (10.94%) Web Services
18 42 (10.69%) ISEB
18 42 (10.69%) Jenkins
18 42 (10.69%) User Experience
19 39 (9.92%) CRM

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Agile Software Development 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 Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (5.09%) JBoss
2 19 (4.83%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.82%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.56%) Confluence
4 14 (3.56%) IIS
5 13 (3.31%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.27%) Apache
7 5 (1.27%) OpenROAD
8 4 (1.02%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.76%) CMS
9 3 (0.76%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.76%) nginx
9 3 (0.76%) Lync
9 3 (0.76%) Node.js
10 2 (0.51%) Mule
10 2 (0.51%) ArcSDE
10 2 (0.51%) FileNet
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.78%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.53%) Fireworks
4 6 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (1.02%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.25%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.25%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.25%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 25 (6.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.27%) SaaS
3 3 (0.76%) IaaS
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.51%) GitHub
5 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.83%) HTTP
2 5 (1.27%) Internet
3 4 (1.02%) DNS
3 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.02%) DHCP
4 3 (0.76%) SAN
5 2 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.51%) NAS
5 2 (0.51%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.51%) Network Security
5 2 (0.51%) Firewall
5 2 (0.51%) Wireless
5 2 (0.51%) IPv4
5 2 (0.51%) MPLS
5 2 (0.51%) LAN
5 2 (0.51%) WAN
5 2 (0.51%) SSL
6 1 (0.25%) Skype
6 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (19.34%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.38%) MongoDB
3 23 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.60%) MySQL
5 20 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (4.33%) RDBMS
7 16 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (2.29%) Firebird
11 8 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.78%) Oracle9i Database
12 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.53%) Ingres
14 4 (1.02%) QlikView
15 3 (0.76%) Big Data
15 3 (0.76%) DB2
15 3 (0.76%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 45 (11.45%) Subversion
2 42 (10.69%) Jenkins
3 36 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (8.65%) JUnit
5 31 (7.89%) Git (software)
6 30 (7.63%) Selenium
6 30 (7.63%) Visual Studio
7 27 (6.87%) Cucumber
7 27 (6.87%) JIRA
8 24 (6.11%) JMeter
9 17 (4.33%) Jasmine
9 17 (4.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 16 (4.07%) Axure RP
11 15 (3.82%) Eclipse
12 14 (3.56%) SpecFlow
13 13 (3.31%) Maven
14 12 (3.05%) WebDriver
15 8 (2.04%) TestNG
16 7 (1.78%) Bugzilla
17 6 (1.53%) Toad
General
1 78 (19.85%) Finance
2 19 (4.83%) Marketing
3 9 (2.29%) Back Office
4 8 (2.04%) Legal
5 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.76%) Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Retail
7 2 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 151 (38.42%) Developer
2 90 (22.90%) Analyst
3 71 (18.07%) Business Analyst
4 34 (8.65%) Java Developer
5 30 (7.63%) Tester
6 27 (6.87%) Architect
7 26 (6.62%) Project Manager
8 25 (6.36%) .NET Developer
9 18 (4.58%) Scala Developer
10 17 (4.33%) Senior Developer
11 16 (4.07%) Test Analyst
11 16 (4.07%) SQL Developer
12 14 (3.56%) AWS Developer
13 13 (3.31%) Service Manager
13 13 (3.31%) Software Developer
13 13 (3.31%) CRM Analyst
13 13 (3.31%) CRM Business Analyst
14 12 (3.05%) Systems Analyst
15 11 (2.80%) Designer
16 10 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (19.08%) .NET
2 52 (13.23%) HTML
2 52 (13.23%) REST
3 50 (12.72%) XML
4 47 (11.96%) CSS
5 43 (10.94%) Web Services
6 39 (9.92%) jQuery
7 38 (9.67%) .NET Framework
7 38 (9.67%) HTML5
8 34 (8.65%) SOAP
9 32 (8.14%) CSS3
10 28 (7.12%) ASP.NET
11 27 (6.87%) Hibernate
12 26 (6.62%) JSON
13 24 (6.11%) Spring
14 22 (5.60%) Ajax
14 22 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (4.07%) Play Framework
16 15 (3.82%) RESTful
17 12 (3.05%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.69%) User Experience
2 21 (5.34%) Open Source
3 20 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.07%) NHS
5 13 (3.31%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.80%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.53%) GIS
8 5 (1.27%) RMADS
9 4 (1.02%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.02%) Human Factors
9 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.76%) IVR
10 3 (0.76%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.76%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.51%) AS400
11 2 (0.51%) DTV
12 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.94%) Windows
2 29 (7.38%) Linux
3 28 (7.12%) UNIX
4 8 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.53%) AIX
7 4 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.51%) CentOS
8 2 (0.51%) Fedora
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.62%) Scrum
2 77 (19.59%) TDD
3 48 (12.21%) BDD
4 47 (11.96%) PRINCE2
4 47 (11.96%) Project Management
5 44 (11.20%) Unit Testing
6 43 (10.94%) Test Scripting
7 39 (9.92%) CRM
8 38 (9.67%) Use Case
9 37 (9.41%) User Stories
10 36 (9.16%) Risk Management
11 30 (7.63%) Business Analysis
12 27 (6.87%) MVC
12 27 (6.87%) Software Engineering
13 25 (6.36%) SOA
14 24 (6.11%) ITIL
14 24 (6.11%) Migration
15 23 (5.85%) Service Management
16 22 (5.60%) Waterfall
17 21 (5.34%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 104 (26.46%) Java
2 73 (18.58%) SQL
3 53 (13.49%) C#
4 50 (12.72%) JavaScript
5 45 (11.45%) Scala
6 21 (5.34%) PL/SQL
6 21 (5.34%) Perl
7 14 (3.56%) C
8 13 (3.31%) Ruby
9 11 (2.80%) PHP
10 9 (2.29%) Python
11 7 (1.78%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.53%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.76%) Delphi
14 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.51%) C++
15 1 (0.25%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.25%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.25%) Jython
15 1 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 144 (36.64%) Security Cleared
2 122 (31.04%) SC Cleared
3 42 (10.69%) ISEB
4 28 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.83%) DV Cleared
6 16 (4.07%) MCTS
6 16 (4.07%) MCPD
6 16 (4.07%) Degree
6 16 (4.07%) MCAD
6 16 (4.07%) MCSD
7 14 (3.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (3.05%) MCDBA
9 10 (2.54%) MCITP
9 10 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.78%) Sun Certification
11 5 (1.27%) CISSP
11 5 (1.27%) MAPM
12 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.82%) SLA
3 12 (3.05%) QA
4 5 (1.27%) P3O
5 2 (0.51%) HL7
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.02%) vSphere
3 3 (0.76%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.51%) vCloud
4 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.78%) Puppet
2 6 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.51%) Ansible
4 2 (0.51%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.25%) SELinux
5 1 (0.25%) Salt
5 1 (0.25%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 47 (11.96%) Oracle
3 8 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 7 (1.78%) Adobe
4 7 (1.78%) VMware
5 5 (1.27%) SAP
5 5 (1.27%) CA
6 4 (1.02%) Google
6 4 (1.02%) HP
7 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco
7 3 (0.76%) Avaya
7 3 (0.76%) Zend
8 2 (0.51%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.51%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.51%) ESRI
8 2 (0.51%) Juniper
8 2 (0.51%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.51%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.25%) Ericsson
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