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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 11 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +6
Contract jobs citing Scrum 83 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 12.19% 3.16% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.02% 4.55% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 9 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
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
518 352 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.06% 69.43% 72.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 188 211
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 63 £350 -6.66% 15
West Wales +11 14 £500 +50.48%
North Wales - - - -
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 173 (90.58%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (47.12%) TDD
3 75 (39.27%) Java
4 73 (38.22%) Security Cleared
5 69 (36.13%) Open Source
6 66 (34.55%) SC Cleared
7 65 (34.03%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (32.46%) Jenkins
9 53 (27.75%) Spring
10 52 (27.23%) XML
10 52 (27.23%) Subversion
11 51 (26.70%) JIRA
12 50 (26.18%) Selenium
13 47 (24.61%) SQL Server
14 46 (24.08%) SOAP
15 44 (23.04%) C#
15 44 (23.04%) JSON
15 44 (23.04%) Test Scripting
16 41 (21.47%) Maven
17 40 (20.94%) .NET
18 37 (19.37%) MongoDB
19 36 (18.85%) Web Services
19 36 (18.85%) BDD
20 35 (18.32%) XSLT
20 35 (18.32%) Microsoft
21 34 (17.80%) MVC
21 34 (17.80%) REST
22 33 (17.28%) Kanban
22 33 (17.28%) Team Foundation Server
23 29 (15.18%) HTML

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 26 (13.61%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.47%) FileNet
2 20 (10.47%) Confluence
3 13 (6.81%) Tomcat
3 13 (6.81%) JBoss
4 5 (2.62%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.62%) CMS
4 5 (2.62%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.09%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.05%) Apache
6 2 (1.05%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.05%) Lync
6 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.52%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.52%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Project
1 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.33%) GitHub
2 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.05%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.85%) AMQP
2 10 (5.24%) HTTP
3 7 (3.66%) Firewall
4 3 (1.57%) Internet
5 2 (1.05%) DVB
6 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.61%) SQL Server
2 37 (19.37%) MongoDB
3 19 (9.95%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (9.95%) NoSQL
4 16 (8.38%) Relational Database
5 13 (6.81%) RDBMS
6 12 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (5.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.09%) MS Access
10 3 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.52%) Jackrabbit
12 1 (0.52%) MySQL
12 1 (0.52%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 62 (32.46%) Jenkins
2 52 (27.23%) Subversion
3 51 (26.70%) JIRA
4 50 (26.18%) Selenium
5 41 (21.47%) Maven
6 33 (17.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (14.66%) WebDriver
8 21 (10.99%) Hudson
9 19 (9.95%) Bugzilla
10 16 (8.38%) TortoiseSVN
10 16 (8.38%) Cucumber
11 15 (7.85%) SoapUI
11 15 (7.85%) JMeter
12 14 (7.33%) GitLab
13 13 (6.81%) JUnit
14 11 (5.76%) Visual Studio
15 10 (5.24%) Ant
16 9 (4.71%) Eclipse
16 9 (4.71%) TestNG
17 8 (4.19%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (9.42%) Finance
2 2 (1.05%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.52%) Publishing
3 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (33.51%) Developer
2 39 (20.42%) Analyst
3 29 (15.18%) Java Developer
4 23 (12.04%) Test Analyst
5 20 (10.47%) Tester
6 16 (8.38%) Business Analyst
7 15 (7.85%) Architect
8 13 (6.81%) Technical Architect
9 12 (6.28%) Designer
10 8 (4.19%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Agile Coach
11 7 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.66%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.14%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.14%) Senior Business Analyst
12 6 (3.14%) Agile Business Analyst
13 5 (2.62%) Automation Tester
13 5 (2.62%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.62%) ScrumMaster
14 4 (2.09%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (27.75%) Spring
2 52 (27.23%) XML
3 46 (24.08%) SOAP
4 44 (23.04%) JSON
5 40 (20.94%) .NET
6 36 (18.85%) Web Services
7 35 (18.32%) XSLT
8 34 (17.80%) REST
9 29 (15.18%) HTML
10 26 (13.61%) J2EE
10 26 (13.61%) .NET Framework
10 26 (13.61%) AngularJS
11 25 (13.09%) Hibernate
12 24 (12.57%) JSF
13 23 (12.04%) CSS
14 21 (10.99%) jQuery
15 20 (10.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (10.47%) Spring MVC
16 19 (9.95%) HTML5
17 18 (9.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 69 (36.13%) Open Source
2 14 (7.33%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.14%) GIS
4 6 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.62%) PMI
5 5 (2.62%) User Experience
6 4 (2.09%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.57%) New Media
7 3 (1.57%) AS400
7 3 (1.57%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.05%) NHS
8 2 (1.05%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.05%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.52%) Social Network
9 1 (0.52%) iSeries
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) W3C
9 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.52%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.76%) Windows
2 9 (4.71%) UNIX
3 8 (4.19%) Linux
4 3 (1.57%) Android
4 3 (1.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (90.58%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (47.12%) TDD
3 65 (34.03%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (23.04%) Test Scripting
5 36 (18.85%) BDD
6 34 (17.80%) MVC
7 33 (17.28%) Kanban
8 28 (14.66%) OO
9 27 (14.14%) Automation Testing
10 26 (13.61%) DevOps
10 26 (13.61%) Project Management
11 25 (13.09%) DSDM
11 25 (13.09%) Pair Programming
12 23 (12.04%) SOA
13 22 (11.52%) Software Testing
13 22 (11.52%) Release Management
14 21 (10.99%) Load Testing
14 21 (10.99%) Configuration Management
15 20 (10.47%) RUP
16 19 (9.95%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 75 (39.27%) Java
2 44 (23.04%) C#
3 27 (14.14%) SQL
4 15 (7.85%) XPath
5 14 (7.33%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.28%) Scala
7 4 (2.09%) Perl
8 3 (1.57%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.57%) Ruby
9 2 (1.05%) C++
9 2 (1.05%) PHP
10 1 (0.52%) Python
10 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.52%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (38.22%) Security Cleared
2 66 (34.55%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.57%) ISEB
3 24 (12.57%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.19%) Degree
5 5 (2.62%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.62%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.57%) MAPM
6 3 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.05%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.05%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.52%) QA
2 3 (1.57%) P3O
2 3 (1.57%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.57%) vCloud
2 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (14.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.47%) IBM
3 19 (9.95%) Twitter
4 12 (6.28%) HP
5 10 (5.24%) Oracle
6 5 (2.62%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.57%) VMware
8 2 (1.05%) ILOG
9 1 (0.52%) Kofax
9 1 (0.52%) Perforce
9 1 (0.52%) Informatica
9 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.52%) Adobe
9 1 (0.52%) Splunk