The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 7 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 17.58% 3.64% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.22% 4.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £332 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.33 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.68% -10.00%
Scrum
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
72 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 79.12% 78.18% 58.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 6
Average daily rate £450 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £302 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Scrum across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Scrum Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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
Swansea +14 16 £500 +50.48%
Scrum
Wales

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (65.12%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (58.14%) Java
4 24 (55.81%) JSON
4 24 (55.81%) REST
5 23 (53.49%) SOAP
6 21 (48.84%) Open Source
7 20 (46.51%) TDD
8 18 (41.86%) Spring
9 14 (32.56%) MVC
9 14 (32.56%) SOA
9 14 (32.56%) AMQP
9 14 (32.56%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (32.56%) GitHub
9 14 (32.56%) Jenkins
9 14 (32.56%) GitLab
10 13 (30.23%) Relational Database
10 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
10 13 (30.23%) Cucumber
10 13 (30.23%) Spring MVC
10 13 (30.23%) Selenium
10 13 (30.23%) XML
10 13 (30.23%) SQL
11 12 (27.91%) HP
11 12 (27.91%) Maven
11 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
12 11 (25.58%) MongoDB
12 11 (25.58%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (25.58%) Web Services
13 10 (23.26%) RDBMS

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (6.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) PaaS
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) AMQP
2 7 (16.28%) Firewall
3 6 (13.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) Relational Database
2 11 (25.58%) MongoDB
2 11 (25.58%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (23.26%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Jenkins
1 14 (32.56%) GitLab
2 13 (30.23%) Cucumber
2 13 (30.23%) Selenium
3 12 (27.91%) Maven
4 9 (20.93%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Technical Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Architect
5 5 (11.63%) Web Developer
6 4 (9.30%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Integration Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Integration Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (55.81%) JSON
1 24 (55.81%) REST
2 23 (53.49%) SOAP
3 18 (41.86%) Spring
4 14 (32.56%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (30.23%) Spring MVC
5 13 (30.23%) XML
6 11 (25.58%) Web Services
7 5 (11.63%) Apache Camel
8 4 (9.30%) J2EE
9 3 (6.98%) EJB
9 3 (6.98%) JDBC
9 3 (6.98%) WSDL
9 3 (6.98%) XSD
9 3 (6.98%) DOM
9 3 (6.98%) XSLT
9 3 (6.98%) JAXB
9 3 (6.98%) SAX
9 3 (6.98%) JSF
9 3 (6.98%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (48.84%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) UNIX
3 6 (13.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (65.12%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (46.51%) TDD
4 14 (32.56%) MVC
4 14 (32.56%) SOA
5 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
6 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
7 10 (23.26%) User Stories
8 8 (18.60%) Service Management
9 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
9 7 (16.28%) Load Balancing
9 7 (16.28%) Test Strategy
10 6 (13.95%) DevOps
10 6 (13.95%) BDD
11 5 (11.63%) Pair Programming
11 5 (11.63%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
12 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
12 3 (6.98%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) Scala
4 3 (6.98%) XPath
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle