Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 20 November 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.

Agile Software Development
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 223 317 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 23.67% 28.43% 25.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.26% 33.98% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 232 264
South Wales median daily rate £400 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +24.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £301 £266
90th Percentile £538 £559 £453
Wales median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 2
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.72% -
10th Percentile £30.37 £33.70 £24.13
90th Percentile £48.50 £46.90 £56.38
Wales median hourly rate £40.55 £46.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year -12.80% +16.98% -24.29%

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 789 933 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.76% 83.68% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 670 815
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £220 £233
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 34
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +18.11% +11.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.45 £9.58
90th Percentile £51.50 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -1.56%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in South Wales

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in South Wales

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in South Wales

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in South Wales

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in South Wales

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 121 £388 -3.13% 22
Newport 0 73 £406 -14.47%
Bridgend +10 3 £500 +100.00% 1
Caerphilly - 1 £510 -
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 71 (31.84%) SQL
2 49 (21.97%) Scrum
3 44 (19.73%) Microsoft
4 43 (19.28%) .NET
4 43 (19.28%) Coaching
5 39 (17.49%) Relational Database
6 35 (15.70%) C#
6 35 (15.70%) Mentoring
7 34 (15.25%) JavaScript
7 34 (15.25%) RDBMS
8 33 (14.80%) Security Cleared
9 30 (13.45%) Test Automation
9 30 (13.45%) MVC
10 29 (13.00%) Finance
11 28 (12.56%) HTML
11 28 (12.56%) Java
11 28 (12.56%) Unit Testing
12 27 (12.11%) Software Engineering
12 27 (12.11%) CSS
12 27 (12.11%) User Stories
13 25 (11.21%) Git (software)
13 25 (11.21%) Oracle
13 25 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (10.76%) SQL Server
14 24 (10.76%) Data Modelling
14 24 (10.76%) Degree
15 23 (10.31%) TDD
16 22 (9.87%) .NET Framework
17 21 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (9.42%) OOP

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 12 (5.38%) OpenROAD
2 8 (3.59%) SAS
3 6 (2.69%) Confluence
4 3 (1.35%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.90%) Drupal
5 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.48%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.35%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.90%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.79%) npm
3 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.35%) GitHub
3 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.35%) PaaS
3 3 (1.35%) Trello
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.90%) Office 365
4 2 (0.90%) Serverless
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.45%) Route 53
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.90%) Internet
2 2 (0.90%) Skype
2 2 (0.90%) Wireless
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) DSL
3 1 (0.45%) SMS
3 1 (0.45%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.49%) Relational Database
2 34 (15.25%) RDBMS
3 24 (10.76%) SQL Server
4 15 (6.73%) Ingres
5 12 (5.38%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.04%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.69%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.24%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.24%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (2.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 5 (2.24%) Star Schema
11 4 (1.79%) Base SAS
11 4 (1.79%) Big Data
11 4 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 25 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.17%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.17%) NUnit
3 15 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.38%) JIRA
4 12 (5.38%) MSTest
5 8 (3.59%) Selenium
6 7 (3.14%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.69%) Ant
7 6 (2.69%) Grunt
7 6 (2.69%) gulp
7 6 (2.69%) Maven
8 5 (2.24%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (2.24%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.79%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.79%) Subversion
10 3 (1.35%) Toad
General
1 29 (13.00%) Finance
2 6 (2.69%) Banking
2 6 (2.69%) Retail
3 3 (1.35%) Back Office
3 3 (1.35%) Local Government
3 3 (1.35%) Publishing
4 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.90%) Military
5 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 73 (32.74%) Developer
2 38 (17.04%) Analyst
3 34 (15.25%) Business Analyst
4 24 (10.76%) .NET Developer
5 23 (10.31%) Architect
6 19 (8.52%) Agile Business Analyst
7 17 (7.62%) Software Engineer
8 16 (7.17%) Delivery Manager
9 15 (6.73%) Data Architect
10 14 (6.28%) SQL Developer
11 10 (4.48%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.48%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.04%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.59%) Consultant
13 8 (3.59%) Project Planner
14 7 (3.14%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 7 (3.14%) Designer
15 6 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
15 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Architect
15 6 (2.69%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.28%) .NET
2 28 (12.56%) HTML
3 27 (12.11%) CSS
4 22 (9.87%) .NET Framework
5 20 (8.97%) ASP.NET
5 20 (8.97%) Entity Framework
6 18 (8.07%) jQuery
6 18 (8.07%) LINQ
7 17 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (7.17%) RESTful
8 16 (7.17%) XML
9 15 (6.73%) Web Services
10 12 (5.38%) AngularJS
10 12 (5.38%) Node.js
11 11 (4.93%) HTML5
11 11 (4.93%) SOAP
12 10 (4.48%) Ajax
12 10 (4.48%) CSS3
12 10 (4.48%) React
13 9 (4.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.62%) User Experience
2 12 (5.38%) NHS
3 9 (4.04%) N-Tier
4 8 (3.59%) PMI
5 6 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.90%) Fintech
7 2 (0.90%) iSeries
7 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) Social Media
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.73%) Unix
2 13 (5.83%) AIX
3 10 (4.48%) Windows
4 5 (2.24%) Linux
5 4 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.90%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (21.97%) Scrum
2 43 (19.28%) Coaching
3 35 (15.70%) Mentoring
4 30 (13.45%) MVC
4 30 (13.45%) Test Automation
5 28 (12.56%) Unit Testing
6 27 (12.11%) Software Engineering
6 27 (12.11%) User Stories
7 25 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (10.76%) Data Modelling
9 23 (10.31%) TDD
10 21 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (9.42%) OOP
11 20 (8.97%) Migration
12 19 (8.52%) SDLC
13 18 (8.07%) Waterfall
14 16 (7.17%) BDD
14 16 (7.17%) Business Analysis
14 16 (7.17%) Project Management
15 15 (6.73%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (31.84%) SQL
2 35 (15.70%) C#
3 34 (15.25%) JavaScript
4 28 (12.56%) Java
5 13 (5.83%) T-SQL
6 12 (5.38%) C
6 12 (5.38%) Ingres ABF
7 11 (4.93%) Python
8 8 (3.59%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.79%) R
9 4 (1.79%) Scala
10 2 (0.90%) Perl
10 2 (0.90%) PHP
10 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.45%) Groovy
11 1 (0.45%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 33 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.76%) Degree
3 15 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.59%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.45%) APMP
7 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.04%) HL7
2 4 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) GDPR
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) PSD2
4 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Docker
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.45%) iptables
2 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) Ansible
2 3 (1.35%) Puppet
2 3 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.45%) Grafana
4 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.45%) Kibana
4 1 (0.45%) Mesos
4 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.45%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.45%) Salt
4 1 (0.45%) SCCM
4 1 (0.45%) Terraform
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.21%) Oracle
3 9 (4.04%) RedGate
4 8 (3.59%) Cloudera
5 4 (1.79%) IBM
5 4 (1.79%) Perforce
5 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.35%) Lotus
6 3 (1.35%) SAP
6 3 (1.35%) Teradata
7 2 (0.90%) HP
7 2 (0.90%) Informatica
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) EMC
8 1 (0.45%) Google
8 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.45%) Nintex
8 1 (0.45%) Remedy
8 1 (0.45%) VMware
8 1 (0.45%) Xamarin