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 3 months to 27 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 16 7
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 48 40 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.99% 8.40% 18.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.39% 10.70% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 87
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £460
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 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 462 374 484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.52% 78.57% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 267 373
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 18
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.70 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.94
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 South Wales

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +4 37 £375 -3.22% 2
Newport +1 6 £550 +22.22%
Bridgend - 1 £300 -
Scrum
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 79 (91.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.74%) Java
3 22 (25.58%) SQL
4 21 (24.42%) C#
4 21 (24.42%) Software Engineering
5 19 (22.09%) Test Automation
5 19 (22.09%) Relational Database
6 17 (19.77%) .NET
7 16 (18.60%) Oracle
7 16 (18.60%) Visual Studio
8 15 (17.44%) TDD
8 15 (17.44%) Finance
8 15 (17.44%) RESTful
8 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
8 15 (17.44%) Microservices
9 14 (16.28%) WCF
9 14 (16.28%) .NET Framework
9 14 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (16.28%) Kanban
9 14 (16.28%) Entity Framework
9 14 (16.28%) Windows
9 14 (16.28%) Python
9 14 (16.28%) RDBMS
10 13 (15.12%) OOP
10 13 (15.12%) MongoDB
10 13 (15.12%) LINQ
10 13 (15.12%) JSON
11 12 (13.95%) MSBuild
11 12 (13.95%) UML
11 12 (13.95%) HTML

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 5 (5.81%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.65%) Confluence
2 4 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
3 1 (1.16%) Drupal
3 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) GitHub
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (2.33%) DNS
2 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.33%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.09%) Relational Database
2 14 (16.28%) RDBMS
3 13 (15.12%) MongoDB
4 9 (10.47%) NoSQL
4 9 (10.47%) Oracle Database
4 9 (10.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (10.47%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
6 6 (6.98%) Hadoop
6 6 (6.98%) Neo4j
7 4 (4.65%) Big Data
7 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (2.33%) Star Schema
10 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.16%) GIS
10 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Visual Studio
2 14 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (13.95%) MSBuild
4 9 (10.47%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.47%) JIRA
4 9 (10.47%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.49%) Selenium
8 2 (2.33%) Ant
8 2 (2.33%) Gradle
8 2 (2.33%) Hudson
8 2 (2.33%) Maven
8 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.16%) NUnit
9 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.16%) Subversion
9 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.16%) Xcode
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (54.65%) Developer
2 13 (15.12%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.95%) .NET Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Scrum Master
5 9 (10.47%) Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Software Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Python Developer
6 7 (8.14%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Agile Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Scala Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.77%) .NET
2 15 (17.44%) RESTful
3 14 (16.28%) .NET Framework
3 14 (16.28%) Entity Framework
3 14 (16.28%) WCF
4 13 (15.12%) JSON
4 13 (15.12%) LINQ
5 12 (13.95%) HTML
6 10 (11.63%) Kafka
6 10 (11.63%) Spring Boot
6 10 (11.63%) Web Services
7 9 (10.47%) Code First Entity Framework
7 9 (10.47%) REST
7 9 (10.47%) Spring
7 9 (10.47%) WinForms
8 7 (8.14%) iXBRL
9 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET
9 6 (6.98%) Dropwizard
9 6 (6.98%) Hibernate
9 6 (6.98%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Algorithms
2 4 (4.65%) Minimum Viable Product
2 4 (4.65%) NHS
3 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.33%) Fintech
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Replication
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Windows
2 8 (9.30%) Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Mac OS X
3 6 (6.98%) Unix
4 2 (2.33%) Android
4 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (91.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.42%) Software Engineering
3 19 (22.09%) Test Automation
4 15 (17.44%) Microservices
4 15 (17.44%) TDD
4 15 (17.44%) Unit Testing
5 14 (16.28%) Kanban
6 13 (15.12%) OOP
7 12 (13.95%) UML
8 11 (12.79%) BDD
9 10 (11.63%) Coaching
9 10 (11.63%) Informatics
10 8 (9.30%) Analytics
10 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.30%) MVC
10 8 (9.30%) MVVM
10 8 (9.30%) Project Management
11 7 (8.14%) Agile Project Management
11 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (8.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.74%) Java
2 22 (25.58%) SQL
3 21 (24.42%) C#
4 14 (16.28%) Python
5 10 (11.63%) PL/SQL
6 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.98%) Go
8 4 (4.65%) C++
9 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.33%) Perl
10 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.33%) R
11 1 (1.16%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.14%) Degree
3 6 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) CISA
4 1 (1.16%) CISM
4 1 (1.16%) CISSP
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) COBIT
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Ansible
1 2 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (18.60%) Oracle
2 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.65%) Cloudera
3 4 (4.65%) SAP
3 4 (4.65%) Teradata
4 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.16%) Apple
5 1 (1.16%) CA Agile Central
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: £335 - £350 per day
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