Period
to 24 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 80 282 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 15.63% 32.19% 20.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.28% 36.53% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 220 92
Cardiff median daily rate £450 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.92% -0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £306
90th Percentile £554 £625 £488
South Wales median daily rate £473 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.18% +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South Wales median hourly rate £24.65 £22.84 £45.34
% change year-on-year +7.95% -49.63% -1.45%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 415 772 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 81.05% 88.13% 87.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 555 382
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £285 £177
90th Percentile £575 £619 £488
South Wales median daily rate £425 £423 £393
% change year-on-year +0.59% +7.64% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 16
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.93 £20.00 £16.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.35% +22.17% +2.31%
10th Percentile £11.72 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.20 £38.99 £21.20
South Wales median hourly rate £19.18 £22.01 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.85% -37.12% +86.67%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Cardiff

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Cardiff

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cardiff over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Cardiff

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 27 (33.75%) Scrum
2 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.00%) JIRA
3 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (20.00%) DevOps
4 14 (17.50%) Linux
5 13 (16.25%) Finance
6 12 (15.00%) SQL
6 12 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
7 11 (13.75%) Visual Studio
7 11 (13.75%) Terraform
8 10 (12.50%) Ansible
8 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 10 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (12.50%) Selenium
9 9 (11.25%) SoapUI
9 9 (11.25%) Analytics
9 9 (11.25%) SOAP
9 9 (11.25%) C#
9 9 (11.25%) Red Hat
10 8 (10.00%) HTML
10 8 (10.00%) Web Services
10 8 (10.00%) CSS
11 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
11 7 (8.75%) Azure
11 7 (8.75%) Confluence
11 7 (8.75%) HTML5

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.75%) Confluence
2 3 (3.75%) Apache
2 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.50%) CMS
3 2 (2.50%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.75%) Azure
1 7 (8.75%) GCP
2 6 (7.50%) AWS
2 6 (7.50%) Office 365
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (3.75%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.75%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.50%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.50%) Serverless
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.25%) AWS CodeDeploy
5 1 (1.25%) GitHub
5 1 (1.25%) NuGet
5 1 (1.25%) PaaS
5 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) DNS
1 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.25%) Firewall
2 5 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (3.75%) SSL
4 2 (2.50%) BIG-IP
4 2 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.50%) Network Security
4 2 (2.50%) VLAN
5 1 (1.25%) Broadband
5 1 (1.25%) Internet
5 1 (1.25%) Intranet
5 1 (1.25%) SSH
5 1 (1.25%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.75%) MySQL
3 3 (3.75%) Power BI
3 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.25%) Impala
5 1 (1.25%) QlikView
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) JIRA
2 12 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (13.75%) Visual Studio
4 10 (12.50%) Selenium
4 10 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (11.25%) SoapUI
6 7 (8.75%) JMeter
7 6 (7.50%) Maven
8 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
8 5 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.00%) LoadRunner
9 4 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 3 (3.75%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.50%) Balsamiq
11 2 (2.50%) JUnit
11 2 (2.50%) Subversion
11 2 (2.50%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Developer
2 14 (17.50%) Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.75%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Tester
6 4 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Agile Coach
7 3 (3.75%) Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (2.50%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) SOAP
2 8 (10.00%) CSS
2 8 (10.00%) HTML
2 8 (10.00%) Web Services
3 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
3 7 (8.75%) HTML5
4 6 (7.50%) CSS3
4 6 (7.50%) React
4 6 (7.50%) XML
5 5 (6.25%) Node.js
6 4 (5.00%) Gherkin
6 4 (5.00%) LAMP
6 4 (5.00%) Vue.js
7 3 (3.75%) OAuth
7 3 (3.75%) REST
7 3 (3.75%) RESTful
8 2 (2.50%) .NET
8 2 (2.50%) LDAP
8 2 (2.50%) OAuth2
9 1 (1.25%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) User Experience
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) NHS
3 3 (3.75%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.25%) e-Health
5 1 (1.25%) LIMS
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) PACS
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) CentOS
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.75%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.75%) Unix
6 2 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Scrum
2 16 (20.00%) DevOps
2 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 9 (11.25%) Analytics
5 7 (8.75%) Kanban
5 7 (8.75%) Project Management
6 6 (7.50%) Coaching
6 6 (7.50%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.50%) Software Delivery
6 6 (7.50%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.25%) BDD
7 5 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 5 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.25%) Regression Testing
7 5 (6.25%) Test Strategy
8 4 (5.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) SQL
2 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.25%) C#
4 7 (8.75%) Java
4 7 (8.75%) Python
5 6 (7.50%) Groovy
6 5 (6.25%) Perl
6 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (1.25%) Java 8
8 1 (1.25%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 5 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 5 (6.25%) PMP
2 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) ISEB
3 3 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.50%) CISM
4 2 (2.50%) CISSP
4 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.50%) SANS
5 1 (1.25%) IIBA
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.50%) GDPR
2 2 (2.50%) HIPAA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) PMO
2 2 (2.50%) WCAG
3 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.25%) HL7
3 1 (1.25%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) iptables
2 1 (1.25%) NFS
2 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) Terraform
2 10 (12.50%) Ansible
3 5 (6.25%) Kibana
3 5 (6.25%) Puppet
4 4 (5.00%) Nagios
5 3 (3.75%) Grafana
5 3 (3.75%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) Red Hat
3 6 (7.50%) Google
3 6 (7.50%) ServiceNow
4 4 (5.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.50%) F5
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 2 (2.50%) Tableau
6 1 (1.25%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.25%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.25%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.25%) Okta
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle
6 1 (1.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.25%) TIBCO