The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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.

Scrum
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 11 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 39 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.89% 11.51% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.54% 14.95% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 23
Median daily rate £375 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £537 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £36.89
% change year-on-year +4.65% +16.57%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 288 214 275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 87.80% 76.98% 82.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 651 699
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £213 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 11 18
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.75 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £37.50 £23.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Cardiff

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Cardiff

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Cardiff over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Cardiff

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 57 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) SQL
3 19 (30.16%) C#
4 18 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 17 (26.98%) Test Automation
6 15 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 15 (23.81%) .NET
6 15 (23.81%) Visual Studio
6 15 (23.81%) Finance
7 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 14 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 14 (22.22%) Windows
7 14 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (22.22%) Entity Framework
8 13 (20.63%) WCF
8 13 (20.63%) LINQ
8 13 (20.63%) OOP
8 13 (20.63%) RDBMS
9 12 (19.05%) UML
9 12 (19.05%) Oracle
9 12 (19.05%) JSON
9 12 (19.05%) MSBuild
10 11 (17.46%) RESTful
10 11 (17.46%) Java
11 10 (15.87%) PL/SQL
11 10 (15.87%) Informatics
11 10 (15.87%) Kafka
11 10 (15.87%) Microservices
11 10 (15.87%) Spring Boot
12 9 (14.29%) Oracle Database

Scrum
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 4 (6.35%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.59%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) GitHub
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) HTTP
2 2 (3.17%) DNS
2 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.17%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 13 (20.63%) RDBMS
3 9 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 9 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 9 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
4 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 6 (9.52%) Neo4j
6 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (6.35%) Star Schema
7 3 (4.76%) Big Data
8 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.59%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (1.59%) GIS
8 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 14 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (19.05%) MSBuild
4 9 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 9 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (11.11%) JIRA
6 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.17%) Ant
7 2 (3.17%) Gradle
7 2 (3.17%) Hudson
7 2 (3.17%) Maven
7 2 (3.17%) Selenium
7 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.59%) Subversion
8 1 (1.59%) Xcode
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Developer
2 11 (17.46%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Java Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Scrum Master
4 9 (14.29%) Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) SQL Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (7.94%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 5 (7.94%) Software Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Agile Scrum Master
9 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) .NET
2 14 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 14 (22.22%) Entity Framework
3 13 (20.63%) LINQ
3 13 (20.63%) WCF
4 12 (19.05%) JSON
5 11 (17.46%) RESTful
6 10 (15.87%) Kafka
6 10 (15.87%) Spring Boot
7 9 (14.29%) Code First Entity Framework
7 9 (14.29%) HTML
7 9 (14.29%) Spring
7 9 (14.29%) WinForms
8 7 (11.11%) iXBRL
9 6 (9.52%) Dropwizard
9 6 (9.52%) Hibernate
9 6 (9.52%) JAX-RS
9 6 (9.52%) REST
9 6 (9.52%) Web Services
10 5 (7.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Minimum Viable Product
1 4 (6.35%) NHS
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Fintech
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Mac OS X
3 6 (9.52%) Unix
4 2 (3.17%) Android
4 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) Test Automation
3 15 (23.81%) Unit Testing
4 14 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 13 (20.63%) OOP
6 12 (19.05%) UML
7 10 (15.87%) Informatics
7 10 (15.87%) Microservices
8 8 (12.70%) Coaching
8 8 (12.70%) Configuration Management
8 8 (12.70%) MVVM
9 7 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (11.11%) Project Management
10 6 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.52%) Kanban
10 6 (9.52%) MVC
10 6 (9.52%) SDLC
10 6 (9.52%) User Stories
11 5 (7.94%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 19 (30.16%) C#
3 11 (17.46%) Java
4 10 (15.87%) PL/SQL
5 6 (9.52%) Go
6 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.76%) C++
9 2 (3.17%) Perl
9 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.17%) Python
10 1 (1.59%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.59%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) Degree
3 6 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) CISA
4 1 (1.59%) CISM
4 1 (1.59%) CISSP
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.17%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) COBIT
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Ansible
1 2 (3.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.59%) Apple
4 1 (1.59%) CA Agile Central