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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 27 21 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Scrum 35 36 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.89% 6.30% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.78% 8.20% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 5
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£413 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £398 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £38.90
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.25%
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
516 439 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.07% 76.88% 70.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 266 172
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.90 £45.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.00% +181.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £16.20 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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 -11 19 £421 -6.44% 28
West Wales +1 15 £381 -23.75% 7
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 149 (89.22%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (46.71%) TDD
3 66 (39.52%) Java
4 60 (35.93%) Open Source
5 57 (34.13%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (32.93%) Security Cleared
7 53 (31.74%) Jenkins
8 48 (28.74%) SC Cleared
9 46 (27.54%) Selenium
10 45 (26.95%) Subversion
11 44 (26.35%) Spring
11 44 (26.35%) XML
12 43 (25.75%) SQL Server
12 43 (25.75%) JSON
13 42 (25.15%) JIRA
14 40 (23.95%) Test Scripting
14 40 (23.95%) SOAP
15 39 (23.35%) C#
16 38 (22.75%) .NET
17 36 (21.56%) MVC
18 33 (19.76%) Maven
19 32 (19.16%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (18.56%) REST
20 31 (18.56%) Microsoft
21 30 (17.96%) Kanban
21 30 (17.96%) BDD
22 28 (16.77%) Project Management
23 27 (16.17%) SQL
23 27 (16.17%) Web Services
23 27 (16.17%) .NET Framework

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 21 (12.57%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.58%) Confluence
2 16 (9.58%) Tomcat
3 14 (8.38%) FileNet
4 13 (7.78%) JBoss
5 3 (1.80%) CMS
5 3 (1.80%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.80%) Mule
6 2 (1.20%) Apache
6 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.20%) Lync
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.60%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.38%) GitHub
2 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) SaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.98%) AMQP
2 9 (5.39%) HTTP
3 7 (4.19%) Firewall
4 3 (1.80%) Internet
5 2 (1.20%) DVB
6 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.75%) SQL Server
2 27 (16.17%) MongoDB
3 18 (10.78%) Relational Database
4 15 (8.98%) RDBMS
5 13 (7.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (7.78%) NoSQL
6 12 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (6.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.99%) MySQL
10 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.80%) Firebird
11 3 (1.80%) InterBase
11 3 (1.80%) MS Access
12 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.60%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 53 (31.74%) Jenkins
2 46 (27.54%) Selenium
3 45 (26.95%) Subversion
4 42 (25.15%) JIRA
5 33 (19.76%) Maven
6 32 (19.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (14.37%) WebDriver
8 16 (9.58%) Bugzilla
9 15 (8.98%) Cucumber
9 15 (8.98%) SoapUI
10 14 (8.38%) Hudson
10 14 (8.38%) TortoiseSVN
10 14 (8.38%) GitLab
11 13 (7.78%) Visual Studio
11 13 (7.78%) JMeter
12 11 (6.59%) JUnit
13 10 (5.99%) Git (software)
14 9 (5.39%) Eclipse
15 8 (4.79%) Ant
16 7 (4.19%) TestNG
General
1 23 (13.77%) Finance
2 2 (1.20%) Marketing
2 2 (1.20%) Multimedia
2 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.20%) Electronics
2 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.60%) Publishing
3 1 (0.60%) Banking
3 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (33.53%) Developer
2 27 (16.17%) Analyst
3 22 (13.17%) Test Analyst
3 22 (13.17%) Java Developer
4 18 (10.78%) Tester
5 13 (7.78%) Architect
6 12 (7.19%) Designer
6 12 (7.19%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.59%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.79%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.59%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.59%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.59%) Software Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Automation Tester
10 5 (2.99%) Web Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) ScrumMaster
11 4 (2.40%) Lead Software Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.35%) Spring
1 44 (26.35%) XML
2 43 (25.75%) JSON
3 40 (23.95%) SOAP
4 38 (22.75%) .NET
5 31 (18.56%) REST
6 27 (16.17%) Web Services
6 27 (16.17%) .NET Framework
7 26 (15.57%) XSLT
8 25 (14.97%) HTML
9 22 (13.17%) CSS
9 22 (13.17%) Spring MVC
10 20 (11.98%) jQuery
11 19 (11.38%) ASP.NET
11 19 (11.38%) Hibernate
11 19 (11.38%) AngularJS
12 17 (10.18%) J2EE
13 16 (9.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (8.98%) JSF
14 15 (8.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 60 (35.93%) Open Source
2 16 (9.58%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.19%) User Experience
4 5 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.99%) NHS
5 4 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.40%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.80%) New Media
6 3 (1.80%) GIS
6 3 (1.80%) IVR
7 2 (1.20%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.20%) AS400
7 2 (1.20%) PMI
7 2 (1.20%) DTV
7 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.60%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.78%) Windows
2 12 (7.19%) Linux
3 8 (4.79%) UNIX
4 2 (1.20%) Android
4 2 (1.20%) CentOS
4 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.20%) Fedora
4 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (89.22%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (46.71%) TDD
3 57 (34.13%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (23.95%) Test Scripting
5 36 (21.56%) MVC
6 30 (17.96%) Kanban
6 30 (17.96%) BDD
7 28 (16.77%) Project Management
8 25 (14.97%) SOA
9 24 (14.37%) DevOps
10 23 (13.77%) Automation Testing
10 23 (13.77%) OO
11 20 (11.98%) Pair Programming
12 19 (11.38%) DSDM
13 18 (10.78%) Load Testing
13 18 (10.78%) Software Testing
14 17 (10.18%) Waterfall
15 16 (9.58%) Release Management
16 15 (8.98%) Test Management
16 15 (8.98%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (39.52%) Java
2 39 (23.35%) C#
3 27 (16.17%) SQL
4 18 (10.78%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.19%) XPath
6 9 (5.39%) Scala
7 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.80%) PHP
7 3 (1.80%) Delphi
8 2 (1.20%) Ruby
8 2 (1.20%) Python
8 2 (1.20%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) Perl
8 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.60%) C
9 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.60%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 55 (32.93%) Security Cleared
2 48 (28.74%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.38%) ISTQB
3 19 (11.38%) ISEB
4 6 (3.59%) Degree
5 5 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (2.99%) MAPM
6 3 (1.80%) VCP4
7 2 (1.20%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.20%) PMP
7 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.38%) QA
2 5 (2.99%) P3O
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.80%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (14.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.78%) IBM
2 13 (7.78%) Twitter
3 12 (7.19%) HP
4 5 (2.99%) VMware
5 3 (1.80%) Avaya
5 3 (1.80%) Oracle
5 3 (1.80%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.20%) SAP
6 2 (1.20%) ILOG
6 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.60%) Splunk
7 1 (0.60%) Kofax
7 1 (0.60%) Perforce
7 1 (0.60%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe
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Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Rate: £365 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Up to £365 per annum
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Rate: £250 - £325 per day
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Rate: £475 - £500 per day all inclusive
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