Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum 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.

Scrum
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 12 6
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing Scrum 58 105 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.16% 9.42% 17.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.35% 11.25% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 79 177
South Wales median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £312 £285 £296
90th Percentile £496 £555 £488
Wales median daily rate £400 £475 £378
% change year-on-year -15.79% +25.83% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
South Wales median hourly rate £44.00 £39.75 £55.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.69% -28.07% -
10th Percentile £39.35 £32.38 £29.65
90th Percentile £47.45 £45.73 £66.38
Wales median hourly rate £44.00 £47.00 £55.26
% change year-on-year -6.38% -14.95% -

Scrum 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%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in South Wales

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in South Wales

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in South Wales

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in South Wales

Scrum
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 Scrum 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 +6 46 £400 +10.34% 12
Newport -14 6 £525 +10.53%
Scrum
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 49 (84.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
3 18 (31.03%) SQL
4 16 (27.59%) TDD
5 15 (25.86%) Finance
6 14 (24.14%) Unit Testing
6 14 (24.14%) User Stories
7 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
8 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.97%) C#
9 11 (18.97%) Oracle
10 10 (17.24%) CSS
10 10 (17.24%) HTML
10 10 (17.24%) JIRA
10 10 (17.24%) Kanban
10 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
10 10 (17.24%) BDD
11 9 (15.52%) Node.js
12 8 (13.79%) Migration
12 8 (13.79%) .NET
12 8 (13.79%) JSON
12 8 (13.79%) CSS3
12 8 (13.79%) HTML5
12 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (12.07%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (12.07%) Banking
13 7 (12.07%) Java
14 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
14 6 (10.34%) OOP
14 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse

Scrum
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 3 (5.17%) SAS
2 2 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) npm
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.45%) Trello
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.72%) GitHub
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) DNS
1 1 (1.72%) SMS
1 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.72%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (6.90%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.90%) Star Schema
4 3 (5.17%) MySQL
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.45%) Big Data
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.72%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.72%) DB2
6 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
1 10 (17.24%) JIRA
2 6 (10.34%) Grunt
2 6 (10.34%) gulp
2 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.62%) SonarQube
4 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.90%) MSBuild
4 4 (6.90%) NUnit
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (6.90%) Selenium
4 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.17%) JMeter
5 3 (5.17%) Subversion
6 2 (3.45%) JSUnit
6 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.72%) Gradle
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Scrum Master
5 6 (10.34%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) UI Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Agile Scrum Master
8 3 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) CSS
1 10 (17.24%) HTML
2 9 (15.52%) Node.js
3 8 (13.79%) .NET
3 8 (13.79%) CSS3
3 8 (13.79%) HTML5
3 8 (13.79%) JSON
4 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.34%) Ajax
4 6 (10.34%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.62%) React
6 4 (6.90%) Code First Entity Framework
6 4 (6.90%) Entity Framework
6 4 (6.90%) LINQ
6 4 (6.90%) RESTful
6 4 (6.90%) WCF
6 4 (6.90%) WinForms
6 4 (6.90%) XML
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.45%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.45%) iSeries
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Android
2 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (84.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) Test Automation
3 16 (27.59%) TDD
4 14 (24.14%) Unit Testing
4 14 (24.14%) User Stories
5 10 (17.24%) BDD
5 10 (17.24%) Kanban
6 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.79%) Migration
7 7 (12.07%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (10.34%) Data Migration
8 6 (10.34%) OOP
8 6 (10.34%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.62%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.62%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (8.62%) ETL
9 5 (8.62%) Kimball Methodology
9 5 (8.62%) Performance Optimisation
9 5 (8.62%) Software Delivery
9 5 (8.62%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) SQL
2 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.97%) C#
4 7 (12.07%) Java
5 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
1 1 (1.72%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Ansible
1 1 (1.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.97%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) Perforce
3 5 (8.62%) Teradata
4 4 (6.90%) Informatica
5 3 (5.17%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.72%) Apple
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat