Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 556 346 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 36.75% 30.22% 30.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 41.68% 35.67% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 225 260
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 3
Wales median hourly rate £15.50 £43.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.16% +23.57% -11.95%
10th Percentile £14.59 £33.25 £31.10
90th Percentile £20.75 £53.55 £66.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £42.84
% change year-on-year -1.73% +0.96% +7.10%

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 1,334 970 975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.17% 84.72% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 669 678
Wales median daily rate £413 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% -2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £285 £192 £212
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 60 46
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.94% +68.97% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.28
90th Percentile £28.35 £58.75 £66.25
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%

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 23 September 2018.

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
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 23 September 2018. 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 0 484 £425 +6.92% 98
West Wales 0 44 £500 -4.76% 20
Mid Wales - 6 - - 1
North Wales -3 2 £415 +12.54% 6
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 216 (38.85%) Scrum
2 174 (31.29%) Test Automation
3 101 (18.17%) Software Engineering
4 100 (17.99%) Project Management
5 99 (17.81%) Git (software)
6 96 (17.27%) Java
7 91 (16.37%) TDD
8 90 (16.19%) JIRA
8 90 (16.19%) Kanban
9 86 (15.47%) SQL Server
10 85 (15.29%) Microsoft
11 79 (14.21%) Web Services
12 77 (13.85%) Finance
13 75 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
14 73 (13.13%) SDLC
15 69 (12.41%) Relational Database
15 69 (12.41%) Selenium
16 68 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
16 68 (12.23%) PHP
16 68 (12.23%) SOA
17 67 (12.05%) SQL
18 66 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
19 65 (11.69%) Security Cleared
20 63 (11.33%) .NET
21 62 (11.15%) Oracle
21 62 (11.15%) DevOps
22 61 (10.97%) QA
22 61 (10.97%) Cucumber
23 59 (10.61%) Coaching
24 58 (10.43%) Data Warehouse

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 30 (5.40%) Confluence
2 11 (1.98%) JBoss
3 10 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.26%) Apache
5 7 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (1.26%) Mule
6 5 (0.90%) CMS
6 5 (0.90%) WildFly
7 4 (0.72%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.36%) Gunicorn
9 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.36%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.36%) InVision
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.18%) LongView
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.62%) PaaS
4 6 (1.08%) IaaS
4 6 (1.08%) npm
5 5 (0.90%) GitHub
5 5 (0.90%) NuGet
6 3 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.54%) Heroku
6 3 (0.54%) SaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.36%) Office 365
7 2 (0.36%) Serverless
7 2 (0.36%) Slack
7 2 (0.36%) Trello
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.16%) VPN
3 11 (1.98%) DNS
4 10 (1.80%) HTTP
5 9 (1.62%) Extranet
5 9 (1.62%) Intranet
6 5 (0.90%) Internet
6 5 (0.90%) Network Security
7 4 (0.72%) tcpdump
7 4 (0.72%) Wireless
8 3 (0.54%) AMQP
8 3 (0.54%) OpenVPN
8 3 (0.54%) SSH
9 2 (0.36%) SMS
10 1 (0.18%) BIG-IP
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%) Skype
10 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 69 (12.41%) Relational Database
3 58 (10.43%) Data Warehouse
4 54 (9.71%) MySQL
5 30 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (3.96%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.88%) Big Data
8 8 (1.44%) Event Store
8 8 (1.44%) HPCC
8 8 (1.44%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.08%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.08%) GIS
9 6 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.36%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 99 (17.81%) Git (software)
2 90 (16.19%) JIRA
3 69 (12.41%) Selenium
4 61 (10.97%) Cucumber
5 53 (9.53%) Jenkins
6 45 (8.09%) Subversion
7 26 (4.68%) Maven
8 21 (3.78%) Rational Rhapsody
8 21 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (3.60%) Visual Studio
10 18 (3.24%) SoapUI
11 17 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
12 12 (2.16%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.80%) MSTest
13 10 (1.80%) NUnit
13 10 (1.80%) Rational Team Concert
14 9 (1.62%) Artifactory
14 9 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (1.62%) Spinnaker
General
1 77 (13.85%) Finance
2 20 (3.60%) Publishing
3 19 (3.42%) Banking
4 13 (2.34%) Marketing
5 11 (1.98%) Legal
6 10 (1.80%) Games
7 8 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.08%) Electronics
8 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.08%) Military
9 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 154 (27.70%) Developer
2 59 (10.61%) Analyst
3 55 (9.89%) PHP Developer
3 55 (9.89%) Test Engineer
4 49 (8.81%) Software Engineer
5 43 (7.73%) Business Analyst
6 35 (6.29%) Architect
7 29 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
8 27 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
9 26 (4.68%) Agile Coach
9 26 (4.68%) Test Automation Engineer
10 24 (4.32%) Agile Developer
10 24 (4.32%) Scrum Master
10 24 (4.32%) Tester
11 23 (4.14%) PHP Software Engineer
12 22 (3.96%) .NET Developer
13 21 (3.78%) Java Developer
13 21 (3.78%) PHP Zend Developer
14 20 (3.60%) Automation Tester
14 20 (3.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (14.21%) Web Services
2 63 (11.33%) .NET
3 45 (8.09%) HTML
4 41 (7.37%) CSS
5 38 (6.83%) REST
6 32 (5.76%) AngularJS
7 27 (4.86%) .NET Framework
8 26 (4.68%) SOAP
9 23 (4.14%) ASP.NET
10 21 (3.78%) Spring
11 20 (3.60%) RESTful
12 17 (3.06%) HTML5
12 17 (3.06%) XML
13 16 (2.88%) Entity Framework
13 16 (2.88%) Laravel
13 16 (2.88%) React
14 15 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (2.70%) jQuery
15 14 (2.52%) JSON
16 11 (1.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.22%) User Experience
2 26 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.90%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.72%) Blog
9 4 (0.72%) NHS
10 2 (0.36%) Fintech
10 2 (0.36%) Media Streaming
10 2 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.36%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.18%) CMDB
11 1 (0.18%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.86%) Linux
2 21 (3.78%) Windows
3 14 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.80%) Android
4 10 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.26%) Unix
6 4 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (38.85%) Scrum
2 174 (31.29%) Test Automation
3 101 (18.17%) Software Engineering
4 100 (17.99%) Project Management
5 91 (16.37%) TDD
6 90 (16.19%) Kanban
7 75 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
8 73 (13.13%) SDLC
9 68 (12.23%) SOA
10 62 (11.15%) DevOps
11 59 (10.61%) Coaching
12 52 (9.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 49 (8.81%) Mentoring
14 46 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 45 (8.09%) User Stories
16 44 (7.91%) Microservices
17 37 (6.65%) Regression Testing
18 36 (6.47%) Unit Testing
19 35 (6.29%) BDD
19 35 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 96 (17.27%) Java
2 68 (12.23%) PHP
3 67 (12.05%) SQL
4 57 (10.25%) C#
5 50 (8.99%) JavaScript
6 44 (7.91%) Python
7 24 (4.32%) Ruby
8 23 (4.14%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.34%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.16%) C++
10 12 (2.16%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.98%) Java 8
11 11 (1.98%) Perl
12 8 (1.44%) Groovy
12 8 (1.44%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.26%) Scala
13 7 (1.26%) XAML
14 5 (0.90%) R
14 5 (0.90%) VB
14 5 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 65 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.40%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.86%) Degree
4 25 (4.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.98%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.08%) ISEB
7 6 (1.08%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.36%) PMP
9 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.18%) APMP
10 1 (0.18%) CCA
10 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (10.97%) QA
2 13 (2.34%) GDPR
3 10 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.54%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) COSHH
6 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.18%) DO-254
6 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.18%) IFRS
6 1 (0.18%) P3O
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 38 (6.83%) Docker
2 7 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.72%) iptables
4 2 (0.36%) NFS
4 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (4.50%) Ansible
2 19 (3.42%) Kubernetes
3 18 (3.24%) PTC Integrity
4 11 (1.98%) Puppet
5 9 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.08%) Terraform
7 2 (0.36%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) logstash
8 1 (0.18%) Mesos
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.18%) Oozie
8 1 (0.18%) rkt
Vendors
1 85 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 62 (11.15%) Oracle
3 40 (7.19%) IBM
3 40 (7.19%) Zend
4 18 (3.24%) PTC
5 15 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.98%) Teradata
7 10 (1.80%) SAP
8 8 (1.44%) Cloudera
8 8 (1.44%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.26%) Adobe
10 4 (0.72%) ESRI
11 3 (0.54%) BT
11 3 (0.54%) Google
11 3 (0.54%) Hortonworks
11 3 (0.54%) Remedy
11 3 (0.54%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.36%) New Relic
12 2 (0.36%) Nintex
12 2 (0.36%) Splunk