Period
to 19 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 August 2019 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 300 523 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.43% 35.85% 27.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.73% 40.51% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 415 235
Wales median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £308 £314 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £555
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -42.54% +4.02%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.84 £32.75
90th Percentile £38.90 £30.00 £54.00
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.58% - -

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,166 1,291 1,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.29% 88.49% 85.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 940 727
Wales median daily rate £426 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £285 £182
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 42 75
Wales median hourly rate £19.18 £14.23 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.76% -46.29% +42.76%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.17 £13.30
90th Percentile £45.30 £39.53 £70.50
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +6.38%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Wales

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Wales

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Wales over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Wales

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in Wales

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Wales over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Wales

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 19 August 2019. 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
South Wales 0 259 £425 - 95
West Wales -6 32 £525 -4.55% 19
North Wales +2 4 £388 -6.63% 4
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 76 (25.33%) Scrum
2 49 (16.33%) Java
3 48 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 45 (15.00%) C#
5 44 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 44 (14.67%) DevOps
6 42 (14.00%) HTML
7 41 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (13.67%) REST
8 40 (13.33%) CSS
9 38 (12.67%) Finance
9 38 (12.67%) Test Automation
10 37 (12.33%) Git (software)
11 35 (11.67%) AngularJS
11 35 (11.67%) SOAP
11 35 (11.67%) SQL
12 34 (11.33%) JavaScript
12 34 (11.33%) Windows
12 34 (11.33%) Python
13 33 (11.00%) JIRA
14 30 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (10.00%) HTML5
15 29 (9.67%) SQL Server
15 29 (9.67%) Software Engineering
16 28 (9.33%) IBM
16 28 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (9.00%) User Stories
17 27 (9.00%) .NET
18 26 (8.67%) Public Sector
19 25 (8.33%) Docker

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 17 (5.67%) Confluence
2 16 (5.33%) Apache
2 16 (5.33%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.00%) Mule
4 5 (1.67%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.33%) Anypoint
5 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.67%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.67%) CMS
7 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.67%) SAS
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Workday HCM
2 2 (0.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.33%) iTrent
3 1 (0.33%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (5.00%) npm
4 11 (3.67%) SaaS
5 9 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.67%) Serverless
7 7 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (2.00%) Office 365
9 4 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (1.00%) IaaS
10 3 (1.00%) PaaS
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.33%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.00%) DHCP
1 3 (1.00%) DNS
1 3 (1.00%) Intranet
1 3 (1.00%) Skype
2 2 (0.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (0.67%) HTTP
2 2 (0.67%) Network Security
2 2 (0.67%) SNMP
2 2 (0.67%) SSL
2 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.67%) VLAN
2 2 (0.67%) Wireless
3 1 (0.33%) DAB
3 1 (0.33%) Firewall
3 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.67%) MySQL
3 9 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.67%) Base SAS
7 2 (0.67%) Big Data
7 2 (0.67%) GIS
7 2 (0.67%) Redis
7 2 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.33%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (12.33%) Git (software)
2 33 (11.00%) JIRA
3 24 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 22 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (6.33%) Jenkins
6 18 (6.00%) Rational Team Concert
7 17 (5.67%) Visual Studio
8 14 (4.67%) Rational Quality Manager
9 12 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (3.67%) Artifactory
11 9 (3.00%) SoapUI
12 8 (2.67%) Maven
12 8 (2.67%) Selenium
13 7 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
14 6 (2.00%) Cucumber
15 5 (1.67%) Balsamiq
15 5 (1.67%) GitLab
15 5 (1.67%) Spinnaker
15 5 (1.67%) Subversion
16 3 (1.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 38 (12.67%) Finance
2 26 (8.67%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.33%) Marketing
5 7 (2.33%) Electronics
5 7 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.00%) Military
7 4 (1.33%) Back Office
8 3 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.00%) Publishing
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (23.33%) Developer
2 48 (16.00%) Analyst
3 30 (10.00%) Architect
4 25 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 25 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 22 (7.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 20 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (6.67%) Test Analyst
7 18 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 18 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.67%) Delivery Manager
9 15 (5.00%) Software Engineer
10 13 (4.33%) Integration Engineer
10 13 (4.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
11 10 (3.33%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.33%) Scrum Master
11 10 (3.33%) Test Engineer
12 9 (3.00%) Angular Developer
12 9 (3.00%) Data Architect
13 8 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.00%) HTML
2 41 (13.67%) REST
3 40 (13.33%) CSS
4 35 (11.67%) AngularJS
4 35 (11.67%) SOAP
5 30 (10.00%) HTML5
6 27 (9.00%) .NET
7 24 (8.00%) CSS3
7 24 (8.00%) Node.js
8 17 (5.67%) JSON
8 17 (5.67%) React
9 15 (5.00%) XML
10 13 (4.33%) LESS
11 12 (4.00%) OAuth
12 10 (3.33%) LAMP
12 10 (3.33%) OAuth2
13 8 (2.67%) Angular 2
13 8 (2.67%) WCF
14 7 (2.33%) Velocity
14 7 (2.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (5.33%) Mobile App
1 16 (5.33%) User Experience
2 10 (3.33%) Public Cloud
3 8 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.33%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.00%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.33%) HACMP
7 4 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.00%) NHS
8 3 (1.00%) W3C
9 2 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.67%) Social Media
10 1 (0.33%) e-Health
10 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.33%) Windows
2 17 (5.67%) Linux
3 9 (3.00%) CentOS
4 8 (2.67%) Ubuntu
5 7 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.00%) Unix
7 5 (1.67%) AIX
8 3 (1.00%) Android
8 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.33%) Scrum
2 44 (14.67%) DevOps
3 38 (12.67%) Test Automation
4 30 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (9.67%) Software Engineering
6 28 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (9.00%) User Stories
8 25 (8.33%) Front End Development
9 24 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (8.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 24 (8.00%) Microservices
10 22 (7.33%) Mentoring
10 22 (7.33%) PRINCE2
10 22 (7.33%) Waterfall
11 20 (6.67%) Coaching
12 18 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (6.00%) Validation
13 15 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
13 15 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.33%) Java
2 45 (15.00%) C#
3 35 (11.67%) SQL
4 34 (11.33%) JavaScript
4 34 (11.33%) Python
5 19 (6.33%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.00%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.00%) PHP
7 8 (2.67%) Perl
8 6 (2.00%) C++
9 5 (1.67%) Ruby
9 5 (1.67%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.33%) ES6
11 3 (1.00%) C
12 2 (0.67%) Java 8
13 1 (0.33%) Java 9
13 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (2.67%) ISEB
5 7 (2.33%) Degree
6 6 (2.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.67%) CISSP
7 5 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.67%) PMP
8 4 (1.33%) CISM
8 4 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.33%) SANS
9 3 (1.00%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.33%) CCA
11 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.33%) MCP
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.00%) QA
2 11 (3.67%) GDPR
3 5 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.33%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.00%) NCSC
5 3 (1.00%) NIST
5 3 (1.00%) WAI
6 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.33%) COSHH
7 1 (0.33%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.33%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.33%) DO-254
7 1 (0.33%) HL7
7 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (8.33%) Docker
2 3 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (5.67%) Kubernetes
2 15 (5.00%) Terraform
3 11 (3.67%) Ansible
4 9 (3.00%) Nagios
4 9 (3.00%) Puppet
5 8 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.33%) Grafana
6 7 (2.33%) PTC Integrity
7 2 (0.67%) Kibana
7 2 (0.67%) SCOM
8 1 (0.33%) Consul
8 1 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.33%) MIIS
8 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 48 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.33%) IBM
3 19 (6.33%) SAP
4 8 (2.67%) Oracle
4 8 (2.67%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.33%) PTC
6 6 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.67%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.33%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.00%) Workday
10 2 (0.67%) Citrix
10 2 (0.67%) ESRI
10 2 (0.67%) F5
10 2 (0.67%) Google
10 2 (0.67%) Sparx
10 2 (0.67%) VMware
11 1 (0.33%) Micro Focus
11 1 (0.33%) Xamarin