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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 2 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 135 173 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 23.60% 31.57% 21.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.54% 37.04% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 124 56
Median daily rate £388 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £290 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £47.00 £45.25 £26.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% +69.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £42.65 £20.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £51.90 £32.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +17.36%  

Agile Software Development 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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 473 467 347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 82.69% 85.22% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 324 236
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 16
Median hourly rate £33.75 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.44% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 94 £373 -0.66% 21
Newport +1 29 £500 +42.85% 5
Agile Software Development
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 123 (42.86%) Java
2 100 (34.84%) Scrum
3 74 (25.78%) TDD
4 53 (18.47%) Software Engineering
5 47 (16.38%) Finance
6 46 (16.03%) HTML
6 46 (16.03%) Relational Database
7 45 (15.68%) BDD
7 45 (15.68%) Web Development
8 44 (15.33%) SQL
9 43 (14.98%) Security Cleared
10 42 (14.63%) DevOps
11 41 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 39 (13.59%) Linux
12 39 (13.59%) Microservices
13 37 (12.89%) MongoDB
14 36 (12.54%) REST
14 36 (12.54%) Kanban
14 36 (12.54%) JSON
14 36 (12.54%) Python
15 35 (12.20%) Spring
16 33 (11.50%) HTTP
16 33 (11.50%) CSS
16 33 (11.50%) SC Cleared
16 33 (11.50%) RESTful
17 30 (10.45%) Oracle
18 29 (10.10%) Big Data
19 28 (9.76%) Waterfall
19 28 (9.76%) Web Services
20 27 (9.41%) jQuery

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 20 (6.97%) Apache Spark
2 15 (5.23%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (3.48%) Apache
4 8 (2.79%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.09%) Jupyter
6 4 (1.39%) Confluence
7 3 (1.05%) JBoss
7 3 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.05%) Tornado
7 3 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.70%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.70%) IIS
8 2 (0.70%) Jetty
8 2 (0.70%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.70%) nginx
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.09%) MS Project
3 3 (1.05%) MS Office
4 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.09%) PaaS
3 3 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.05%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.70%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.50%) HTTP
2 5 (1.74%) DNS
3 4 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.05%) SSL
5 2 (0.70%) DHCP
5 2 (0.70%) DSL
5 2 (0.70%) FTP
5 2 (0.70%) IPsec
5 2 (0.70%) LDAP
6 1 (0.35%) Internet
6 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.35%) SSH
6 1 (0.35%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.03%) Relational Database
2 37 (12.89%) MongoDB
3 29 (10.10%) Big Data
4 24 (8.36%) Hadoop
5 21 (7.32%) NoSQL
6 17 (5.92%) SQL Server
7 14 (4.88%) Neo4j
8 11 (3.83%) MySQL
8 11 (3.83%) RDBMS
9 9 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.09%) HBase
11 6 (2.09%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.74%) GIS
13 3 (1.05%) Apache Hive
13 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
13 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.05%) PowerCenter
13 3 (1.05%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (9.06%) Jenkins
2 22 (7.67%) Cucumber
3 21 (7.32%) Git (software)
4 18 (6.27%) Selenium
5 15 (5.23%) JIRA
6 12 (4.18%) NUnit
7 10 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.79%) MSTest
9 7 (2.44%) MSBuild
9 7 (2.44%) Subversion
10 6 (2.09%) JMeter
10 6 (2.09%) LoadRunner
10 6 (2.09%) Rational Performance Tester
10 6 (2.09%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.39%) JUnit
11 4 (1.39%) Maven
11 4 (1.39%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.05%) HP UFT
12 3 (1.05%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.05%) WinRunner
General
1 47 (16.38%) Finance
2 11 (3.83%) Marketing
2 11 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.79%) Electronics
3 8 (2.79%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.09%) Banking
4 6 (2.09%) Publishing
5 1 (0.35%) Legal
5 1 (0.35%) Military
5 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 159 (55.40%) Developer
2 74 (25.78%) Java Developer
3 33 (11.50%) Analyst
4 25 (8.71%) Business Analyst
5 23 (8.01%) Agile Developer
5 23 (8.01%) Senior Developer
6 21 (7.32%) Agile Java Developer
7 20 (6.97%) Software Engineer
8 18 (6.27%) Scala Developer
8 18 (6.27%) Senior Java Developer
8 18 (6.27%) Web Developer
9 16 (5.57%) Architect
10 13 (4.53%) .NET Developer
11 12 (4.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (4.18%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.83%) HTML Developer
13 10 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.48%) HTML CSS Developer
13 10 (3.48%) Java Engineer
14 9 (3.14%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.03%) HTML
2 36 (12.54%) JSON
2 36 (12.54%) REST
3 35 (12.20%) Spring
4 33 (11.50%) CSS
4 33 (11.50%) RESTful
5 28 (9.76%) Web Services
6 27 (9.41%) jQuery
7 24 (8.36%) .NET
7 24 (8.36%) Hibernate
8 22 (7.67%) HTML5
9 21 (7.32%) AngularJS
10 18 (6.27%) Node.js
11 17 (5.92%) Ajax
11 17 (5.92%) CSS3
11 17 (5.92%) Kafka
12 16 (5.57%) Dropwizard
12 16 (5.57%) Spring Boot
13 14 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (4.53%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.71%) User Experience
2 19 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.53%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.79%) Fintech
5 7 (2.44%) PMI
6 6 (2.09%) NHS
7 5 (1.74%) W3C
8 4 (1.39%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.70%) AS400
10 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.70%) Life Science
10 2 (0.70%) Social Media
11 1 (0.35%) CESG
11 1 (0.35%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.59%) Linux
2 13 (4.53%) Unix
3 10 (3.48%) Mac OS X
4 7 (2.44%) Windows
5 4 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.05%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.05%) pSOS
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) Android
7 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (34.84%) Scrum
2 74 (25.78%) TDD
3 53 (18.47%) Software Engineering
4 45 (15.68%) BDD
4 45 (15.68%) Web Development
5 42 (14.63%) DevOps
6 39 (13.59%) Microservices
7 36 (12.54%) Kanban
8 28 (9.76%) Waterfall
9 25 (8.71%) Front End Development
10 24 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (8.36%) Mentoring
11 23 (8.01%) Business Analysis
12 22 (7.67%) Open Source
13 20 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (6.97%) Configuration Management
14 19 (6.62%) Project Management
15 18 (6.27%) Analytics
15 18 (6.27%) Web Design
16 16 (5.57%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 123 (42.86%) Java
2 44 (15.33%) SQL
3 41 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.54%) Python
5 22 (7.67%) Scala
6 17 (5.92%) Go
7 16 (5.57%) C#
8 6 (2.09%) Ruby
9 5 (1.74%) C++
9 5 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.39%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.39%) Groovy
10 4 (1.39%) JCL
10 4 (1.39%) Perl
10 4 (1.39%) PHP
10 4 (1.39%) R
11 3 (1.05%) C
11 3 (1.05%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (14.98%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (3.14%) ISEB
4 7 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.44%) PMP
5 4 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.05%) CISSP
6 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.70%) CBAP
8 1 (0.35%) CISA
8 1 (0.35%) CISM
8 1 (0.35%) CLAS
8 1 (0.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.88%) QA
2 8 (2.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.39%) P3O
4 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.70%) PMO
4 2 (0.70%) WAI
4 2 (0.70%) WCAG
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (8.71%) Docker
2 3 (1.05%) HDFS
3 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) Xen
4 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) iptables
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.35%) NFS
4 1 (0.35%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 12 (4.18%) Ansible
2 11 (3.83%) Puppet
3 8 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.39%) Control-M
5 4 (1.39%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.05%) Marathon
6 3 (1.05%) Mesos
6 3 (1.05%) Oozie
6 3 (1.05%) Terraform
7 1 (0.35%) Ambari
7 1 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.35%) Nessus
7 1 (0.35%) Packer
7 1 (0.35%) SCCM
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 30 (10.45%) Oracle
2 22 (7.67%) Cloudera
2 22 (7.67%) SAP
3 12 (4.18%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.48%) Teradata
5 8 (2.79%) HP
6 7 (2.44%) Thunderhead
7 6 (2.09%) Splunk
8 4 (1.39%) BMC
8 4 (1.39%) ESRI
8 4 (1.39%) Micro Focus
9 3 (1.05%) Informatica
9 3 (1.05%) Remedy
9 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.05%) Siebel
9 3 (1.05%) VMware
9 3 (1.05%) Zend
10 2 (0.70%) Adobe
10 2 (0.70%) Google
10 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
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