Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 322 441 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.10% 31.10% 24.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.46% 37.03% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 317 318
Wales median daily rate £406 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +20.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £275
90th Percentile £579 £575 £465
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 2
Wales median hourly rate £40.55 £46.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.80% +16.98% -24.29%
10th Percentile £32.50 £35.18 £24.13
90th Percentile £50.60 £47.00 £56.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year -1.16% +6.49% +8.40%

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 992 1191 1316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.50% 83.99% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 843 958
Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +12.68% -2.74%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 54 52
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -5.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.58 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.17 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

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 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 0 220 £400 -11.11% 25
West Wales 0 69 £520 +9.47% 9
North Wales 0 10 £363 -3.33% 6
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 111 (34.47%) SQL
2 86 (26.71%) Java
3 85 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 67 (20.81%) HTML
5 64 (19.88%) CSS
6 63 (19.57%) Scrum
7 61 (18.94%) Web Services
7 61 (18.94%) Relational Database
8 58 (18.01%) Security Cleared
8 58 (18.01%) Git (software)
9 57 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
10 56 (17.39%) Open Source
11 53 (16.46%) Coaching
12 51 (15.84%) .NET
12 51 (15.84%) Microsoft
13 49 (15.22%) RESTful
14 45 (13.98%) Mentoring
14 45 (13.98%) Python
15 44 (13.66%) Dropwizard
16 43 (13.35%) C#
16 43 (13.35%) Node.js
17 42 (13.04%) NoSQL
18 41 (12.73%) Finance
19 38 (11.80%) SC Cleared
20 36 (11.18%) Test Automation
20 36 (11.18%) MVC
20 36 (11.18%) Software Engineering
21 35 (10.87%) PaaS
21 35 (10.87%) CQRS
22 34 (10.56%) RDBMS

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 12 (3.73%) OpenROAD
2 8 (2.48%) SAS
3 4 (1.24%) Confluence
4 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.93%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.31%) Drupal
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (3.73%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.62%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 57 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (10.87%) PaaS
3 34 (10.56%) Serverless
4 9 (2.80%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.24%) npm
5 4 (1.24%) Office 365
6 3 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.93%) BrowserStack
6 3 (0.93%) Trello
7 2 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.62%) GitHub
7 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.31%) Route 53
8 1 (0.31%) SaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) Internet
1 3 (0.93%) Skype
1 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
1 3 (0.93%) Wireless
2 1 (0.31%) DSL
2 1 (0.31%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.31%) LAN
2 1 (0.31%) Modbus
2 1 (0.31%) MPLS
2 1 (0.31%) Nortel Meridian
2 1 (0.31%) SMS
2 1 (0.31%) SNMP
2 1 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.31%) WAN
2 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.94%) Relational Database
2 42 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 34 (10.56%) RDBMS
4 33 (10.25%) SQL Server
5 24 (7.45%) MongoDB
6 22 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (4.66%) Ingres
8 12 (3.73%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.80%) Event Store
10 8 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.86%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.55%) Oracle9i Database
12 5 (1.55%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (1.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 5 (1.55%) Star Schema
13 4 (1.24%) Base SAS
13 4 (1.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 58 (18.01%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.07%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (5.28%) NUnit
5 16 (4.97%) JIRA
6 12 (3.73%) MSTest
7 11 (3.42%) Selenium
8 9 (2.80%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.80%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.86%) Grunt
9 6 (1.86%) gulp
10 5 (1.55%) Ant
10 5 (1.55%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.55%) JUnit
10 5 (1.55%) Maven
10 5 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.55%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.24%) MSBuild
11 4 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (1.24%) Subversion
General
1 41 (12.73%) Finance
2 6 (1.86%) Banking
2 6 (1.86%) Retail
3 5 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.93%) Back Office
5 3 (0.93%) Electronics
5 3 (0.93%) Local Government
5 3 (0.93%) Marketing
5 3 (0.93%) Publishing
6 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.62%) Military
7 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 126 (39.13%) Developer
2 45 (13.98%) Analyst
3 41 (12.73%) Business Analyst
4 38 (11.80%) Java Developer
5 34 (10.56%) Architect
6 28 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 22 (6.83%) Agile Business Analyst
8 21 (6.52%) Technical Architect
9 19 (5.90%) Delivery Manager
10 17 (5.28%) Project Manager
10 17 (5.28%) Software Engineer
11 16 (4.97%) Data Architect
12 15 (4.66%) SQL Developer
13 11 (3.42%) Consultant
14 10 (3.11%) Software Developer
15 9 (2.80%) Senior Developer
16 8 (2.48%) Project Planner
17 7 (2.17%) Designer
17 7 (2.17%) Full Stack Developer
17 7 (2.17%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (20.81%) HTML
2 64 (19.88%) CSS
3 61 (18.94%) Web Services
4 51 (15.84%) .NET
5 49 (15.22%) RESTful
6 44 (13.66%) Dropwizard
7 43 (13.35%) Node.js
8 25 (7.76%) .NET Framework
9 24 (7.45%) ASP.NET
9 24 (7.45%) REST
10 22 (6.83%) SOAP
11 20 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (6.21%) Entity Framework
11 20 (6.21%) jQuery
12 19 (5.90%) XML
13 18 (5.59%) LINQ
14 13 (4.04%) AngularJS
14 13 (4.04%) HTML5
15 12 (3.73%) JSON
16 10 (3.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.28%) User Experience
2 13 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.04%) NHS
3 10 (3.11%) N-Tier
4 8 (2.48%) PMI
5 7 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.62%) Fintech
7 2 (0.62%) iSeries
7 2 (0.62%) SCADA
7 2 (0.62%) Social Media
7 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.31%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.31%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.31%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.28%) Unix
2 15 (4.66%) Windows
3 13 (4.04%) AIX
4 7 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.86%) Linux
6 3 (0.93%) Android
6 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.57%) Scrum
2 56 (17.39%) Open Source
3 53 (16.46%) Coaching
4 45 (13.98%) Mentoring
5 36 (11.18%) MVC
5 36 (11.18%) Software Engineering
5 36 (11.18%) Test Automation
6 35 (10.87%) CQRS
7 33 (10.25%) Project Management
7 33 (10.25%) SDLC
8 32 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (9.63%) Unit Testing
10 30 (9.32%) User Stories
11 29 (9.01%) Software Delivery
12 26 (8.07%) Data Modelling
13 25 (7.76%) TDD
14 23 (7.14%) Waterfall
15 22 (6.83%) OOP
16 21 (6.52%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 111 (34.47%) SQL
2 86 (26.71%) Java
3 85 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 45 (13.98%) Python
5 43 (13.35%) C#
6 14 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.73%) C
7 12 (3.73%) Ingres ABF
8 8 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.24%) R
9 4 (1.24%) Scala
10 3 (0.93%) PHP
10 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.31%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.31%) Groovy
11 1 (0.31%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.31%) Perl
11 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (18.01%) Security Cleared
2 38 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.07%) Degree
4 24 (7.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.48%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.55%) ISEB
8 3 (0.93%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.31%) APMP
10 1 (0.31%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) HND
10 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.31%) PMP
10 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.42%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.11%) GDPR
2 10 (3.11%) HL7
2 10 (3.11%) QA
3 9 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (2.80%) PSD2
4 4 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) PMO
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.62%) Docker
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle Clusterware
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (3.73%) Ansible
2 4 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.62%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle Statspack
3 2 (0.62%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.31%) Grafana
4 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.31%) Kibana
4 1 (0.31%) Marathon
4 1 (0.31%) Mesos
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.31%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.31%) Salt
4 1 (0.31%) SCCM
4 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.76%) Oracle
3 11 (3.42%) Google
4 10 (3.11%) RedGate
5 9 (2.80%) Cloudera
6 7 (2.17%) SAP
7 4 (1.24%) IBM
7 4 (1.24%) Perforce
8 3 (0.93%) Lotus
8 3 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.93%) Teradata
9 2 (0.62%) HP
9 2 (0.62%) Informatica
10 1 (0.31%) Apple
10 1 (0.31%) Avaya
10 1 (0.31%) EMC
10 1 (0.31%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.31%) Nortel
10 1 (0.31%) Remedy
10 1 (0.31%) Siemens