The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 21 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Scrum 58 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.76% 4.28% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.66% 6.03% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 5
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£400 £588 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.91% +88.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £728 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+18.93% -4.34%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
544 398 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.82% 70.94% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 255 242
Average daily rate £389 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £19.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Scrum
UK

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 44 £400 +18.51% 16
West Wales -11 8 £425 -32.27% 1
Scrum
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (43.84%) Java
2 58 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (35.62%) TDD
4 46 (31.51%) Maven
4 46 (31.51%) BDD
5 43 (29.45%) JIRA
6 42 (28.77%) Ant
7 40 (27.40%) Security Cleared
8 38 (26.03%) Web Services
9 36 (24.66%) Selenium
10 31 (21.23%) JUnit
10 31 (21.23%) C#
10 31 (21.23%) SC Cleared
11 30 (20.55%) SharePoint
12 29 (19.86%) SQL
12 29 (19.86%) SOAP
12 29 (19.86%) Open Source
13 28 (19.18%) WebDriver
13 28 (19.18%) .NET
13 28 (19.18%) Automation Testing
14 27 (18.49%) J2EE
14 27 (18.49%) HP Quality Center
14 27 (18.49%) Kanban
14 27 (18.49%) Test Scripting
14 27 (18.49%) Subversion
15 25 (17.12%) Spring
15 25 (17.12%) Finance
16 24 (16.44%) Oracle
16 24 (16.44%) Apache Ivy
17 23 (15.75%) Team Foundation Server

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (20.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.85%) CMS
2 10 (6.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (4.79%) Apache
4 6 (4.11%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.42%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.42%) Lync
5 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.37%) Confluence
6 2 (1.37%) FileNet
7 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.74%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.79%) 3G
1 7 (4.79%) 2G
1 7 (4.79%) 4G
2 4 (2.74%) Internet
3 3 (2.05%) HTTP
3 3 (2.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.79%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.42%) EDRMS
5 4 (2.74%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.68%) MySQL
8 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (31.51%) Maven
2 43 (29.45%) JIRA
3 42 (28.77%) Ant
4 36 (24.66%) Selenium
5 31 (21.23%) JUnit
6 28 (19.18%) WebDriver
7 27 (18.49%) Subversion
8 24 (16.44%) Apache Ivy
9 23 (15.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (14.38%) Jenkins
11 19 (13.01%) Bugzilla
12 18 (12.33%) JMeter
13 17 (11.64%) TestNG
13 17 (11.64%) TortoiseSVN
14 10 (6.85%) SoapUI
14 10 (6.85%) Git (software)
15 7 (4.79%) Toad
15 7 (4.79%) LoadRunner
15 7 (4.79%) eggPlant
16 6 (4.11%) JBehave
General
1 25 (17.12%) Finance
2 18 (12.33%) Banking
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (21.92%) Analyst
2 30 (20.55%) Developer
3 23 (15.75%) Business Analyst
4 17 (11.64%) Java Developer
5 14 (9.59%) Agile Business Analyst
6 13 (8.90%) ScrumMaster
6 13 (8.90%) Tester
7 12 (8.22%) Project Manager
8 11 (7.53%) Architect
9 9 (6.16%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.16%) Team Leader
10 8 (5.48%) Development Team Leader
10 8 (5.48%) Java Team Leader
10 8 (5.48%) Agile Coach
11 7 (4.79%) QA Leader
12 6 (4.11%) Lead Architect
13 5 (3.42%) Agile Project Manager
13 5 (3.42%) Systems Analyst
14 4 (2.74%) Senior Developer
14 4 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (26.03%) Web Services
2 29 (19.86%) SOAP
3 28 (19.18%) .NET
4 27 (18.49%) J2EE
5 25 (17.12%) Spring
6 20 (13.70%) Hibernate
7 19 (13.01%) .NET Framework
8 15 (10.27%) XML
8 15 (10.27%) JPA
9 14 (9.59%) Struts
10 13 (8.90%) REST
11 12 (8.22%) Spring Web Flow
11 12 (8.22%) Java EE
12 11 (7.53%) XSLT
12 11 (7.53%) HTML
13 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET
13 9 (6.16%) JSON
13 9 (6.16%) JMS
13 9 (6.16%) RESTful
14 8 (5.48%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.86%) Open Source
2 15 (10.27%) Client/Server
3 11 (7.53%) Mobile App
4 9 (6.16%) Mathematics
5 8 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (5.48%) Mobile Banking
6 7 (4.79%) Handset
6 7 (4.79%) GIS
7 6 (4.11%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.37%) AS400
8 2 (1.37%) iSeries
9 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.42%) UNIX
2 3 (2.05%) Windows
3 2 (1.37%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (35.62%) TDD
3 46 (31.51%) BDD
4 28 (19.18%) Automation Testing
5 27 (18.49%) Test Scripting
5 27 (18.49%) Kanban
6 22 (15.07%) Test Management
6 22 (15.07%) Automated Testing
6 22 (15.07%) Software Testing
7 21 (14.38%) Load Testing
7 21 (14.38%) UML
8 20 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (13.01%) Test Automation
10 18 (12.33%) MVC
11 17 (11.64%) CRM
12 16 (10.96%) User Stories
13 15 (10.27%) Migration
14 14 (9.59%) Project Management
15 12 (8.22%) Unit Testing
16 10 (6.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (43.84%) Java
2 31 (21.23%) C#
3 29 (19.86%) SQL
4 9 (6.16%) Scala
5 8 (5.48%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.11%) XPath
7 4 (2.74%) Perl
8 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.05%) XQuery
8 3 (2.05%) Groovy
8 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.05%) Ruby
9 1 (0.68%) C++
9 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (27.40%) Security Cleared
2 31 (21.23%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.01%) ISEB
4 18 (12.33%) ISTQB
5 11 (7.53%) Degree
6 3 (2.05%) MCSD
6 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) PMP
7 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) HND
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (18.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (16.44%) Oracle
2 14 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.85%) HP
3 10 (6.85%) Sitecore
4 7 (4.79%) Apple
4 7 (4.79%) Sun
5 6 (4.11%) IBM
6 2 (1.37%) Zend
6 2 (1.37%) Informatica
6 2 (1.37%) Twitter
7 1 (0.68%) Guidewire
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