Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 569 354 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.77% 27.72% 32.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 38.87% 32.90% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 234 345
Wales median daily rate £440 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -2.86% +25.00%
10th Percentile £317 £306 £313
90th Percentile £625 £586 £575
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Wales median hourly rate £28.92 £45.34 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.21% -3.54% -2.08%
10th Percentile £17.51 £36.53 £36.65
90th Percentile £35.00 £102.27 £51.20
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.74% +1.18% -0.58%

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 1,464 1,076 1,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.88% 84.26% 85.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,015 718 874
Wales median daily rate £425 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.26% -0.94% +14.29%
10th Percentile £278 £212 £186
90th Percentile £600 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 49
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £35.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.85% +97.22% +15.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.25 £11.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £77.50 £60.25
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.08 £23.28
% change year-on-year +1.80% -0.86% +1.20%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 0 462 £425 +1.19% 116
West Wales 0 94 £500 -4.76% 12
North Wales -4 6 £325 -11.86% 13
Mid Wales - 3 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 206 (36.20%) Scrum
2 140 (24.60%) Java
3 113 (19.86%) Test Automation
4 95 (16.70%) Security Cleared
5 92 (16.17%) JIRA
6 89 (15.64%) SQL
7 79 (13.88%) Finance
8 77 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
9 76 (13.36%) HTML
10 73 (12.83%) .NET
10 73 (12.83%) Git (software)
11 72 (12.65%) Microsoft
12 68 (11.95%) User Stories
13 66 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 64 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
15 63 (11.07%) Confluence
15 63 (11.07%) Jenkins
16 62 (10.90%) DevOps
16 62 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 55 (9.67%) JavaScript
18 54 (9.49%) C#
18 54 (9.49%) TDD
19 53 (9.31%) Project Management
20 52 (9.14%) Kanban
21 51 (8.96%) Software Engineering
22 50 (8.79%) SC Cleared
22 50 (8.79%) Web Services
23 49 (8.61%) REST
24 48 (8.44%) CSS
25 46 (8.08%) SOAP

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 63 (11.07%) Confluence
2 29 (5.10%) WebLogic
3 13 (2.28%) JBoss
4 9 (1.58%) Apache
4 9 (1.58%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.70%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.35%) CMS
8 2 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.35%) Mule
8 2 (0.35%) nginx
8 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.35%) WildFly
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) InVision
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) LongView
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 77 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.64%) PaaS
4 14 (2.46%) npm
4 14 (2.46%) SaaS
5 12 (2.11%) IaaS
6 7 (1.23%) GitHub
7 6 (1.05%) Slack
7 6 (1.05%) Trello
8 5 (0.88%) Office 365
9 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.53%) NuGet
10 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.35%) Serverless
11 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.99%) HTTP
2 15 (2.64%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.93%) VPN
4 9 (1.58%) DNS
5 8 (1.41%) Extranet
5 8 (1.41%) Intranet
6 7 (1.23%) Wireless
7 4 (0.70%) SSH
7 4 (0.70%) SSL
7 4 (0.70%) tcpdump
8 3 (0.53%) AMQP
9 2 (0.35%) Internet
10 1 (0.18%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.18%) DSL
10 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.18%) Firewall
10 1 (0.18%) Network Security
10 1 (0.18%) SMS
10 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.68%) Relational Database
3 31 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 28 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (4.22%) Big Data
5 24 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.46%) MySQL
7 12 (2.11%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.58%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.41%) Event Store
9 8 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.88%) GIS
11 4 (0.70%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.70%) HPCC
11 4 (0.70%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.53%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 92 (16.17%) JIRA
2 73 (12.83%) Git (software)
3 63 (11.07%) Jenkins
4 46 (8.08%) Selenium
5 39 (6.85%) Cucumber
6 33 (5.80%) Maven
7 26 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (4.39%) Subversion
9 23 (4.04%) WebLogic Workshop
10 22 (3.87%) SoapUI
11 20 (3.51%) Visual Studio
11 20 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (2.81%) WebDriver
13 15 (2.64%) MSTest
13 15 (2.64%) NUnit
14 13 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (1.93%) Rational DOORS
16 10 (1.76%) Ant
16 10 (1.76%) JUnit
17 9 (1.58%) Spinnaker
General
1 79 (13.88%) Finance
2 16 (2.81%) Marketing
3 11 (1.93%) Banking
4 10 (1.76%) Publishing
5 8 (1.41%) Games
6 6 (1.05%) Electronics
6 6 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.88%) Military
8 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.70%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.35%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 171 (30.05%) Developer
2 94 (16.52%) Analyst
3 68 (11.95%) Business Analyst
4 57 (10.02%) Architect
5 43 (7.56%) Java Developer
6 34 (5.98%) Test Engineer
7 30 (5.27%) .NET Developer
8 25 (4.39%) Software Engineer
9 23 (4.04%) Software Developer
10 22 (3.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 22 (3.87%) Test Automation Engineer
11 21 (3.69%) Test Analyst
12 19 (3.34%) Angular Developer
12 19 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.16%) User Researcher
14 16 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
14 16 (2.81%) Scrum Master
15 15 (2.64%) Consultant
15 15 (2.64%) PHP Developer
16 14 (2.46%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (13.36%) HTML
2 73 (12.83%) .NET
3 50 (8.79%) Web Services
4 49 (8.61%) REST
5 48 (8.44%) CSS
6 46 (8.08%) SOAP
7 44 (7.73%) AngularJS
8 41 (7.21%) XML
9 31 (5.45%) HTML5
10 30 (5.27%) ASP.NET
10 30 (5.27%) EJB
11 29 (5.10%) Dropwizard
11 29 (5.10%) WSDL
12 26 (4.57%) CSS3
13 25 (4.39%) JDBC
13 25 (4.39%) JSP
13 25 (4.39%) Play Framework
14 24 (4.22%) .NET Framework
14 24 (4.22%) Struts
15 22 (3.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.33%) User Experience
2 33 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.46%) NHS
6 12 (2.11%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.11%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.70%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.70%) W3C
9 3 (0.53%) Blog
9 3 (0.53%) Fintech
10 2 (0.35%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.35%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.10%) Linux
2 23 (4.04%) Windows
3 18 (3.16%) Unix
4 12 (2.11%) Android
5 10 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.23%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.88%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.70%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (36.20%) Scrum
2 113 (19.86%) Test Automation
3 68 (11.95%) User Stories
4 66 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (10.90%) DevOps
7 54 (9.49%) TDD
8 53 (9.31%) Project Management
9 52 (9.14%) Kanban
10 51 (8.96%) Software Engineering
11 43 (7.56%) Microservices
11 43 (7.56%) Unit Testing
12 39 (6.85%) Coaching
12 39 (6.85%) Open Source
13 38 (6.68%) Decision-Making
14 37 (6.50%) Migration
15 36 (6.33%) Waterfall
16 35 (6.15%) SDLC
17 34 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
18 32 (5.62%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 140 (24.60%) Java
2 89 (15.64%) SQL
3 55 (9.67%) JavaScript
4 54 (9.49%) C#
5 28 (4.92%) Python
6 19 (3.34%) Scala
7 17 (2.99%) Ruby
8 16 (2.81%) PHP
8 16 (2.81%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.11%) Groovy
10 10 (1.76%) Java 8
11 7 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.23%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.23%) XAML
12 6 (1.05%) C
12 6 (1.05%) Perl
13 5 (0.88%) R
14 4 (0.70%) C++
15 2 (0.35%) ES6
16 1 (0.18%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 95 (16.70%) Security Cleared
2 50 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (4.22%) Degree
5 11 (1.93%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.41%) CISSP
6 8 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.23%) ISEB
8 6 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (0.88%) CEH
9 5 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.70%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.53%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.53%) MCP
11 3 (0.53%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.35%) PMP
12 2 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.98%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.70%) WAI
3 3 (0.53%) PMO
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (6.68%) Docker
2 9 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.88%) Postfix
4 4 (0.70%) iptables
5 3 (0.53%) NFS
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (5.80%) Ansible
2 19 (3.34%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.64%) Terraform
4 8 (1.41%) Puppet
5 7 (1.23%) PTC Integrity
5 7 (1.23%) Rundeck
6 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.35%) Mesos
8 1 (0.18%) Consul
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.18%) SCCM
8 1 (0.18%) SCOM
8 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 72 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.91%) Oracle
3 27 (4.75%) IBM
4 13 (2.28%) SAP
4 13 (2.28%) Zend
5 9 (1.58%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.41%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.41%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.23%) PTC
8 6 (1.05%) Adobe
8 6 (1.05%) Google
9 5 (0.88%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.70%) CA
10 4 (0.70%) ESRI
10 4 (0.70%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.70%) OutSystems
11 3 (0.53%) Blue Prism
11 3 (0.53%) Micro Focus
11 3 (0.53%) UiPath
12 2 (0.35%) Hortonworks