The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum 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 Scrum over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 6 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +13
Contract jobs citing Scrum 149 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.51% 5.81% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.50% 8.19% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 25 9
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£350 £463 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +48.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £314 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £715 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +30.76%
Scrum
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
634 415 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.76% 70.94% 68.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 258 218
Average daily rate £350 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 11
Average hourly rate £19.70 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.07 £22.50 £45.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Scrum
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Scrum
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Scrum Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Scrum
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 Scrum within the Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
South Wales +32 95 £350 +3.70% 20
West Wales -8 32 £265 -57.93% 1
Scrum
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 186 (92.08%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.53%) TDD
3 87 (43.07%) Java
4 81 (40.10%) Security Cleared
4 81 (40.10%) Open Source
5 73 (36.14%) SC Cleared
6 69 (34.16%) JIRA
6 69 (34.16%) Jenkins
7 67 (33.17%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (32.67%) Selenium
9 60 (29.70%) Subversion
9 60 (29.70%) Maven
10 55 (27.23%) Spring
11 54 (26.73%) Test Scripting
12 53 (26.24%) C#
13 52 (25.74%) SOAP
13 52 (25.74%) XML
14 46 (22.77%) .NET
14 46 (22.77%) JSON
14 46 (22.77%) BDD
15 44 (21.78%) Kanban
16 42 (20.79%) SQL Server
16 42 (20.79%) Web Services
16 42 (20.79%) WebDriver
17 41 (20.30%) Automation Testing
18 39 (19.31%) Team Foundation Server
18 39 (19.31%) HP Quality Center
19 38 (18.81%) MongoDB
20 37 (18.32%) SharePoint
21 36 (17.82%) XSLT

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 37 (18.32%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.41%) FileNet
2 19 (9.41%) Confluence
3 9 (4.46%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.46%) JBoss
4 8 (3.96%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.47%) CMS
5 7 (3.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.49%) Apache
6 3 (1.49%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.99%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.99%) Lync
7 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.50%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.93%) GitHub
2 11 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.99%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.43%) AMQP
2 10 (4.95%) HTTP
3 7 (3.47%) Firewall
4 4 (1.98%) Internet
5 3 (1.49%) 3G
5 3 (1.49%) 2G
5 3 (1.49%) 4G
6 2 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 38 (18.81%) MongoDB
3 19 (9.41%) Relational Database
4 18 (8.91%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (8.91%) NoSQL
5 16 (7.92%) RDBMS
6 12 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.49%) MS Access
10 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.50%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 69 (34.16%) JIRA
1 69 (34.16%) Jenkins
2 66 (32.67%) Selenium
3 60 (29.70%) Subversion
3 60 (29.70%) Maven
4 42 (20.79%) WebDriver
5 39 (19.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (14.36%) Bugzilla
6 29 (14.36%) Ant
7 25 (12.38%) JUnit
7 25 (12.38%) TortoiseSVN
7 25 (12.38%) JMeter
8 22 (10.89%) Hudson
9 20 (9.90%) SoapUI
10 18 (8.91%) TestNG
11 17 (8.42%) Cucumber
12 11 (5.45%) Git (software)
13 10 (4.95%) Visual Studio
14 9 (4.46%) Eclipse
14 9 (4.46%) Apache Ivy
General
1 15 (7.43%) Finance
2 5 (2.48%) Banking
3 1 (0.50%) Legal
3 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (32.67%) Developer
2 44 (21.78%) Analyst
3 31 (15.35%) Java Developer
4 27 (13.37%) Test Analyst
5 26 (12.87%) Tester
6 17 (8.42%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.44%) Designer
8 8 (3.96%) Architect
8 8 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.96%) Agile Coach
9 7 (3.47%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.47%) ScrumMaster
10 6 (2.97%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (2.97%) Automation Tester
10 6 (2.97%) Senior Business Analyst
10 6 (2.97%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.97%) Web Developer
10 6 (2.97%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.97%) Perl Developer
11 4 (1.98%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (27.23%) Spring
2 52 (25.74%) SOAP
2 52 (25.74%) XML
3 46 (22.77%) .NET
3 46 (22.77%) JSON
4 42 (20.79%) Web Services
5 36 (17.82%) XSLT
6 34 (16.83%) REST
7 33 (16.34%) .NET Framework
8 30 (14.85%) J2EE
9 29 (14.36%) Hibernate
10 25 (12.38%) JSF
10 25 (12.38%) HTML
11 22 (10.89%) AngularJS
12 20 (9.90%) Spring MVC
13 19 (9.41%) jQuery
14 18 (8.91%) CSS
14 18 (8.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (7.92%) RESTful
15 16 (7.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 81 (40.10%) Open Source
2 22 (10.89%) Client/Server
3 8 (3.96%) GIS
4 7 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.48%) PMI
7 3 (1.49%) Handset
7 3 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.49%) User Experience
8 2 (0.99%) New Media
8 2 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.99%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.99%) AS400
8 2 (0.99%) iSeries
9 1 (0.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.94%) UNIX
2 11 (5.45%) Windows
3 6 (2.97%) Linux
4 4 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (92.08%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.53%) TDD
3 67 (33.17%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (26.73%) Test Scripting
5 46 (22.77%) BDD
6 44 (21.78%) Kanban
7 41 (20.30%) Automation Testing
8 33 (16.34%) Load Testing
8 33 (16.34%) Software Testing
9 31 (15.35%) MVC
10 30 (14.85%) Test Management
11 26 (12.87%) OO
12 25 (12.38%) DevOps
13 23 (11.39%) SOA
14 21 (10.40%) Release Management
15 20 (9.90%) Automated Testing
15 20 (9.90%) Pair Programming
15 20 (9.90%) OOA/OOD
15 20 (9.90%) DSDM
15 20 (9.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (43.07%) Java
2 53 (26.24%) C#
3 34 (16.83%) SQL
4 17 (8.42%) XPath
5 10 (4.95%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.46%) Scala
7 6 (2.97%) Perl
8 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.49%) Ruby
9 2 (0.99%) XQuery
9 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.99%) Groovy
10 1 (0.50%) Python
10 1 (0.50%) C++
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (40.10%) Security Cleared
2 73 (36.14%) SC Cleared
3 34 (16.83%) ISTQB
3 34 (16.83%) ISEB
4 12 (5.94%) Degree
5 5 (2.48%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.48%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.38%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.49%) vCloud
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (19.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.89%) IBM
3 19 (9.41%) Oracle
4 18 (8.91%) Twitter
5 17 (8.42%) HP
6 7 (3.47%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.49%) Apple
7 3 (1.49%) VMware
7 3 (1.49%) Sun
8 2 (0.99%) Informatica
9 1 (0.50%) ILOG
9 1 (0.50%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.50%) Adobe
9 1 (0.50%) Kofax
9 1 (0.50%) Splunk
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