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 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 162 200 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.72% 30.58% 25.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.98% 36.43% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 142 94
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £471 £525
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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 579 549 550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 81.21% 83.94% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 377 310
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.55
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 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
South Wales +1 135 £388 +3.33% 38
West Wales -7 23 £500 +11.11% 9
North Wales - 1 £600 - 4
Agile Software Development
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 208 (51.74%) Java
2 131 (32.59%) Scrum
3 106 (26.37%) Security Cleared
4 88 (21.89%) SC Cleared
5 87 (21.64%) TDD
6 78 (19.40%) JavaScript
7 77 (19.15%) Software Engineering
8 75 (18.66%) Relational Database
9 73 (18.16%) HTML
9 73 (18.16%) SQL
9 73 (18.16%) Jenkins
10 64 (15.92%) REST
10 64 (15.92%) Linux
11 60 (14.93%) Finance
12 58 (14.43%) CSS
13 55 (13.68%) JSON
13 55 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (13.68%) DevOps
14 53 (13.18%) Web Services
15 52 (12.94%) Mentoring
16 51 (12.69%) BDD
17 50 (12.44%) Web Development
18 49 (12.19%) Amazon AWS
19 48 (11.94%) MongoDB
20 47 (11.69%) Spring
21 46 (11.44%) Configuration Management
22 45 (11.19%) Microservices
22 45 (11.19%) Software Delivery
22 45 (11.19%) Ansible
23 43 (10.70%) Cucumber

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 25 (6.22%) WebLogic
2 22 (5.47%) Apache
3 20 (4.98%) Apache Spark
4 17 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.99%) Confluence
6 8 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (1.74%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.49%) Jupyter
9 5 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.75%) JBoss
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.75%) Tornado
11 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.50%) IIS
11 2 (0.50%) Jetty
11 2 (0.50%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.49%) MS Project
3 3 (0.75%) MS Office
4 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (4.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) LongView
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 49 (12.19%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.74%) PaaS
4 4 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.50%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.96%) HTTP
2 5 (1.24%) DNS
2 5 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.75%) DSL
3 3 (0.75%) SSL
4 2 (0.50%) DHCP
4 2 (0.50%) FTP
4 2 (0.50%) Internet
4 2 (0.50%) IPsec
4 2 (0.50%) LDAP
5 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.25%) SSH
5 1 (0.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (18.66%) Relational Database
2 48 (11.94%) MongoDB
3 29 (7.21%) Big Data
4 27 (6.72%) SQL Server
5 24 (5.97%) Hadoop
6 21 (5.22%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.98%) Neo4j
8 15 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.74%) MySQL
9 11 (2.74%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.49%) HBase
11 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.24%) Event Store
12 5 (1.24%) GIS
12 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.75%) PowerCenter
13 3 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 73 (18.16%) Jenkins
2 43 (10.70%) Cucumber
3 35 (8.71%) Selenium
4 31 (7.71%) Git (software)
5 23 (5.72%) JIRA
6 21 (5.22%) JUnit
7 17 (4.23%) JBehave
8 12 (2.99%) NUnit
9 10 (2.49%) Maven
9 10 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.99%) MSTest
11 7 (1.74%) MSBuild
11 7 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.74%) Subversion
12 6 (1.49%) JMeter
12 6 (1.49%) LoadRunner
12 6 (1.49%) Rational Performance Tester
12 6 (1.49%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.24%) gulp
13 5 (1.24%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (14.93%) Finance
2 22 (5.47%) Marketing
2 22 (5.47%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.73%) Electronics
3 19 (4.73%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.49%) Banking
4 6 (1.49%) Publishing
5 2 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.25%) Legal
6 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 226 (56.22%) Developer
2 114 (28.36%) Java Developer
3 37 (9.20%) Analyst
4 33 (8.21%) Java Engineer
5 31 (7.71%) Software Engineer
6 26 (6.47%) Agile Developer
6 26 (6.47%) Business Analyst
7 25 (6.22%) Senior Developer
8 24 (5.97%) Agile Java Developer
8 24 (5.97%) Architect
9 22 (5.47%) Cloud Developer
10 20 (4.98%) Senior Java Developer
11 18 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 18 (4.48%) Scala Developer
11 18 (4.48%) Web Developer
12 17 (4.23%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 16 (3.98%) .NET Developer
13 16 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.73%) Applications Developer
15 14 (3.48%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (18.16%) HTML
2 64 (15.92%) REST
3 58 (14.43%) CSS
4 55 (13.68%) JSON
5 53 (13.18%) Web Services
6 47 (11.69%) Spring
7 40 (9.95%) RESTful
8 35 (8.71%) Dropwizard
9 33 (8.21%) jQuery
10 30 (7.46%) AngularJS
11 28 (6.97%) .NET
12 26 (6.47%) Hibernate
12 26 (6.47%) HTML5
13 25 (6.22%) XML
14 24 (5.97%) Node.js
15 21 (5.22%) CSS3
16 20 (4.98%) Spring Boot
17 19 (4.73%) Kafka
18 17 (4.23%) Ajax
19 16 (3.98%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.22%) User Experience
3 13 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 8 (1.99%) Fintech
4 8 (1.99%) PMI
5 7 (1.74%) Clustering
5 7 (1.74%) PKI
6 6 (1.49%) NHS
7 5 (1.24%) W3C
8 4 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.50%) AS400
10 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.50%) Life Science
10 2 (0.50%) Social Media
11 1 (0.25%) Blog
11 1 (0.25%) CESG
11 1 (0.25%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.92%) Linux
2 36 (8.96%) Unix
3 29 (7.21%) Windows
4 12 (2.99%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.74%) AIX
6 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.00%) Android
8 3 (0.75%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.75%) pSOS
9 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (32.59%) Scrum
2 87 (21.64%) TDD
3 77 (19.15%) Software Engineering
4 55 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (13.68%) DevOps
5 52 (12.94%) Mentoring
6 51 (12.69%) BDD
7 50 (12.44%) Web Development
8 46 (11.44%) Configuration Management
9 45 (11.19%) Microservices
9 45 (11.19%) Software Delivery
10 42 (10.45%) Open Source
11 40 (9.95%) Kanban
12 34 (8.46%) Domain-Driven Design
12 34 (8.46%) Waterfall
13 31 (7.71%) Automated Testing
13 31 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (7.71%) Front End Development
14 28 (6.97%) Project Management
15 26 (6.47%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 208 (51.74%) Java
2 78 (19.40%) JavaScript
3 73 (18.16%) SQL
4 40 (9.95%) Python
5 23 (5.72%) Scala
6 21 (5.22%) Go
7 20 (4.98%) C#
8 10 (2.49%) Ruby
9 5 (1.24%) C++
9 5 (1.24%) Perl
9 5 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.00%) Groovy
10 4 (1.00%) JCL
10 4 (1.00%) PHP
10 4 (1.00%) R
11 3 (0.75%) C
11 3 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.75%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 106 (26.37%) Security Cleared
2 88 (21.89%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (2.49%) ISEB
5 8 (1.99%) Degree
5 8 (1.99%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.99%) PMP
6 6 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.24%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.75%) CISSP
8 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.50%) CBAP
10 1 (0.25%) CISA
10 1 (0.25%) CISM
10 1 (0.25%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.71%) QA
2 8 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.00%) P3O
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) PMO
4 2 (0.50%) WAI
4 2 (0.50%) WCAG
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (6.72%) Docker
2 7 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.74%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (1.74%) PowerHA
3 3 (0.75%) HDFS
4 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.50%) Xen
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.25%) iptables
5 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 45 (11.19%) Ansible
2 20 (4.98%) Puppet
3 11 (2.74%) Rundeck
4 8 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.99%) Tivoli
4 8 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (1.74%) Nessus
5 7 (1.74%) Packer
5 7 (1.74%) SCCM
5 7 (1.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 7 (1.74%) Zenoss
6 4 (1.00%) Control-M
6 4 (1.00%) Marathon
6 4 (1.00%) Mesos
6 4 (1.00%) Terraform
7 3 (0.75%) Oozie
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (10.45%) Oracle
2 33 (8.21%) SAP
3 24 (5.97%) Cloudera
4 19 (4.73%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.49%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.49%) Teradata
5 10 (2.49%) VMware
6 8 (1.99%) HP
6 8 (1.99%) IBM
7 7 (1.74%) Sonatype
7 7 (1.74%) Symantec
7 7 (1.74%) Thunderhead
8 6 (1.49%) Splunk
9 4 (1.00%) BMC
9 4 (1.00%) ESRI
9 4 (1.00%) Micro Focus
10 3 (0.75%) Informatica
10 3 (0.75%) Remedy
10 3 (0.75%) Siebel
10 3 (0.75%) Zend
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Interact Consulting
Rate: 450 - 550
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wales
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £520 - £570 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago