Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 528 342 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 35.39% 25.81% 29.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.52% 30.48% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 244 262
Wales median daily rate £430 £393 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -0.63% -1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £238 £300
90th Percentile £575 £564 £536
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
Wales median hourly rate £26.00 £48.50 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.39% +7.18% +69.48%
10th Percentile £14.84 £20.88 £36.15
90th Percentile £30.00 £54.00 £63.88
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% +18.06%

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 1,303 1,122 997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.33% 84.68% 81.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 790 684
Wales median daily rate £405 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% +1.33% +5.34%
10th Percentile £285 £183 £230
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 84 57
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +47.06% +21.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.15
90th Percentile £40.40 £77.50 £69.40
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 July 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
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 July 2018.

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 July 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 +13.33% 97
West Wales +1 19 £550 +10.00% 10
North Wales +2 3 £415 -13.77% 10
Mid Wales - 3 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 188 (35.61%) Scrum
2 150 (28.41%) Test Automation
3 95 (17.99%) Project Management
4 94 (17.80%) Microsoft
5 91 (17.23%) Kanban
5 91 (17.23%) Git (software)
6 88 (16.67%) TDD
6 88 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 87 (16.48%) SQL Server
8 76 (14.39%) DevOps
9 67 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (12.69%) JIRA
10 66 (12.50%) PHP
11 65 (12.31%) SOA
12 64 (12.12%) Security Cleared
13 63 (11.93%) Selenium
13 63 (11.93%) SDLC
14 61 (11.55%) Java
14 61 (11.55%) SQL
14 61 (11.55%) Web Services
15 60 (11.36%) Coaching
16 59 (11.17%) Relational Database
16 59 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
17 57 (10.80%) C#
18 56 (10.61%) JavaScript
18 56 (10.61%) Python
18 56 (10.61%) Finance
19 55 (10.42%) Oracle
20 54 (10.23%) .NET
21 52 (9.85%) Mentoring

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 18 (3.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (2.65%) Confluence
3 11 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.14%) CMS
5 6 (1.14%) Mule
6 5 (0.95%) Apache
6 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.76%) JBoss
7 4 (0.76%) Moodle
7 4 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.76%) WildFly
8 2 (0.38%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.38%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.38%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) InVision
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.19%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 59 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.46%) GitHub
4 6 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.95%) PaaS
6 4 (0.76%) SaaS
7 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.57%) IaaS
7 3 (0.57%) npm
7 3 (0.57%) NuGet
8 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.38%) Heroku
8 2 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.38%) Slack
8 2 (0.38%) Trello
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.19%) Office 365
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.33%) HTTP
3 6 (1.14%) Network Security
3 6 (1.14%) VPN
4 5 (0.95%) DNS
4 5 (0.95%) Internet
5 4 (0.76%) Wireless
6 3 (0.57%) AMQP
6 3 (0.57%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.38%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.38%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.19%) Extranet
8 1 (0.19%) Firewall
8 1 (0.19%) Intranet
8 1 (0.19%) IPsec
8 1 (0.19%) SMS
8 1 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 59 (11.17%) Relational Database
3 50 (9.47%) MySQL
4 47 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (3.98%) RDBMS
6 18 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.52%) Big Data
10 5 (0.95%) Apache Hive
10 5 (0.95%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.95%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.76%) HBase
11 4 (0.76%) HPCC
11 4 (0.76%) Impala
11 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 91 (17.23%) Git (software)
2 67 (12.69%) JIRA
3 63 (11.93%) Selenium
4 41 (7.77%) Cucumber
5 38 (7.20%) Jenkins
6 37 (7.01%) Subversion
7 26 (4.92%) Rational Rhapsody
8 18 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (2.84%) Maven
11 13 (2.46%) Visual Studio
12 11 (2.08%) Artifactory
12 11 (2.08%) GitLab
13 10 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (1.89%) WebDriver
14 9 (1.70%) SoapUI
15 8 (1.52%) Ant
15 8 (1.52%) Rational Team Concert
16 7 (1.33%) JMeter
16 7 (1.33%) NUnit
General
1 56 (10.61%) Finance
2 18 (3.41%) Banking
3 11 (2.08%) Publishing
4 10 (1.89%) Legal
5 9 (1.70%) Marketing
6 8 (1.52%) Military
7 6 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.95%) Back Office
8 5 (0.95%) Games
8 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.76%) Electronics
10 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Law
10 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 147 (27.84%) Developer
2 56 (10.61%) Analyst
3 53 (10.04%) PHP Developer
4 42 (7.95%) Software Engineer
5 38 (7.20%) Architect
6 37 (7.01%) Business Analyst
6 37 (7.01%) Test Engineer
7 35 (6.63%) Systems Engineer
8 33 (6.25%) Agile Coach
8 33 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
9 26 (4.92%) .NET Developer
9 26 (4.92%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 23 (4.36%) Agile Developer
10 23 (4.36%) Tester
11 20 (3.79%) PHP Software Engineer
12 19 (3.60%) Java Developer
13 18 (3.41%) Scrum Master
14 17 (3.22%) Delivery Manager
14 17 (3.22%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 17 (3.22%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (11.55%) Web Services
2 54 (10.23%) .NET
3 45 (8.52%) HTML
4 42 (7.95%) CSS
5 35 (6.63%) REST
6 31 (5.87%) AngularJS
7 26 (4.92%) .NET Framework
7 26 (4.92%) XML
8 23 (4.36%) ASP.NET
8 23 (4.36%) jQuery
9 22 (4.17%) React
10 20 (3.79%) SOAP
11 19 (3.60%) HTML5
11 19 (3.60%) RESTful
12 16 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (3.03%) Entity Framework
13 14 (2.65%) JSON
13 14 (2.65%) Laravel
13 14 (2.65%) WCF
14 12 (2.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.92%) User Experience
2 20 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (1.33%) Fintech
5 6 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (0.95%) AS400
6 5 (0.95%) Cloud Native
6 5 (0.95%) NHS
7 3 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.38%) Blog
8 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.38%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.38%) PMI
8 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.19%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.19%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.19%) Robotics
9 1 (0.19%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.06%) Linux
2 26 (4.92%) Windows
3 11 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.76%) Unix
6 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.38%) CentOS
7 2 (0.38%) Scientific Linux
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (35.61%) Scrum
2 150 (28.41%) Test Automation
3 95 (17.99%) Project Management
4 91 (17.23%) Kanban
5 88 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 88 (16.67%) TDD
6 76 (14.39%) DevOps
7 67 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (12.31%) SOA
9 63 (11.93%) SDLC
10 60 (11.36%) Coaching
11 52 (9.85%) Mentoring
12 49 (9.28%) Microservices
13 45 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (7.20%) BDD
14 38 (7.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (7.20%) Validation
15 36 (6.82%) Migration
16 34 (6.44%) Customer-Centric Approach
16 34 (6.44%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 66 (12.50%) PHP
2 61 (11.55%) Java
2 61 (11.55%) SQL
3 57 (10.80%) C#
4 56 (10.61%) JavaScript
4 56 (10.61%) Python
5 21 (3.98%) PowerShell
6 20 (3.79%) Ruby
6 20 (3.79%) Scala
7 13 (2.46%) C++
8 12 (2.27%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.08%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.70%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.52%) Perl
11 8 (1.52%) R
12 5 (0.95%) VB
12 5 (0.95%) VB6
13 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.38%) C
14 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 32 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 28 (5.30%) Degree
4 13 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (2.27%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.76%) MCITP
7 4 (0.76%) MCTS
8 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.57%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.38%) ISEB
9 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.38%) PMP
9 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.19%) APMP
10 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) CBAP
10 1 (0.19%) CCA
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.33%) QA
2 13 (2.46%) GDPR
3 11 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.57%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) COSHH
6 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.19%) DO-254
6 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS
6 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 31 (5.87%) Docker
2 15 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.76%) vSphere
4 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.38%) iptables
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (4.73%) PTC Integrity
2 19 (3.60%) Ansible
3 11 (2.08%) Puppet
4 8 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.14%) Terraform
6 5 (0.95%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.76%) Oozie
8 3 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.38%) Nagios
9 2 (0.38%) Salt
9 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.19%) Kibana
10 1 (0.19%) logstash
10 1 (0.19%) Mesos
10 1 (0.19%) rkt
Vendors
1 94 (17.80%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.42%) Oracle
3 37 (7.01%) IBM
4 30 (5.68%) Zend
5 25 (4.73%) PTC
6 19 (3.60%) Cloudera
7 13 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.08%) Teradata
9 5 (0.95%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (0.76%) Adobe
10 4 (0.76%) CA
10 4 (0.76%) SAP
10 4 (0.76%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.57%) BT
11 3 (0.57%) Google
11 3 (0.57%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.57%) Remedy
11 3 (0.57%) Splunk
11 3 (0.57%) VMware
12 2 (0.38%) Nintex