The first table below looks at the demand for Scrum skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 1 August 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 West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 12 2 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 8 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 10.00% 34.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.90% 45.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £628 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.78%
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
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
62 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 77.50% 75.86% 69.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 22
Average daily rate £425 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £720 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.85 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Scrum
Wales

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

Scrum
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Swansea -12 8 £425 -32.27% 1
Scrum
Wales

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) TDD
3 10 (31.25%) Java
4 9 (28.13%) BDD
5 8 (25.00%) J2EE
5 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
7 6 (18.75%) Scala
7 6 (18.75%) JIRA
7 6 (18.75%) User Stories
7 6 (18.75%) UML
8 5 (15.63%) CRM
8 5 (15.63%) Web Services
8 5 (15.63%) Spring
8 5 (15.63%) EDRMS
9 4 (12.50%) Finance
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
9 4 (12.50%) RAD
9 4 (12.50%) Web Development
10 3 (9.38%) XPath
10 3 (9.38%) JSON
10 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
10 3 (9.38%) JAX-WS
10 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
10 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.38%) EJB 3.0

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) EDRMS
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Business Analyst
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Business Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) ScrumMaster
3 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Product Owner
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Scala Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Java Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Business Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) J2EE
2 5 (15.63%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) Spring
3 3 (9.38%) JSON
3 3 (9.38%) JAX-WS
3 3 (9.38%) EJB 3.0
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 3 (9.38%) REST
3 3 (9.38%) Play Framework
3 3 (9.38%) WSDL
3 3 (9.38%) JAXB
3 3 (9.38%) SAX
3 3 (9.38%) EJB
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
3 3 (9.38%) JDBC
3 3 (9.38%) XML
3 3 (9.38%) XSD
3 3 (9.38%) DOM
3 3 (9.38%) XSLT
3 3 (9.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) TDD
3 9 (28.13%) BDD
4 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 7 (21.88%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.75%) User Stories
6 6 (18.75%) UML
7 5 (15.63%) CRM
8 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.50%) RAD
8 4 (12.50%) Web Development
9 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Web Application Development
9 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
10 2 (6.25%) Project Management
10 2 (6.25%) MVC
10 2 (6.25%) OO
10 2 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) Scala
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 3 (9.38%) XPath
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) PMP
2 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Zend