Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 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 457 380 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.17% 28.64% 30.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.02% 34.14% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 295 285
Wales median daily rate £435 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +8.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £317 £240 £271
90th Percentile £575 £557 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Wales median hourly rate £45.67 £47.00 £47.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% -0.31% +109.53%
10th Percentile £26.89 £30.90 £39.06
90th Percentile £108.00 £54.00 £54.01
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £43.63
% change year-on-year +3.53% -2.58% +20.34%

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 1,305 1,113 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.14% 83.87% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 817 747
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £225 £185 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 68 51
Wales median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £18.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +33.58% +22.72%
10th Percentile £11.89 £13.53 £10.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +19.22%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 0 404 £430 +7.50% 67
West Wales +2 32 £506 +6.42% 7
North Wales -2 1 £363 -3.33% 9
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 148 (32.39%) Scrum
2 95 (20.79%) Microsoft
3 93 (20.35%) Test Automation
4 74 (16.19%) Coaching
5 68 (14.88%) SQL
6 67 (14.66%) Java
6 67 (14.66%) TDD
7 66 (14.44%) Security Cleared
8 65 (14.22%) .NET
9 64 (14.00%) C#
9 64 (14.00%) Mentoring
10 63 (13.79%) DevOps
11 61 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (13.13%) JavaScript
12 60 (13.13%) SQL Server
13 58 (12.69%) Git (software)
14 55 (12.04%) Project Management
15 49 (10.72%) Software Engineering
15 49 (10.72%) Kanban
15 49 (10.72%) Relational Database
16 48 (10.50%) SDLC
16 48 (10.50%) HTML
17 47 (10.28%) CSS
17 47 (10.28%) BDD
18 46 (10.07%) Migration
19 45 (9.85%) Web Services
20 43 (9.41%) ASP.NET
20 43 (9.41%) Finance
21 41 (8.97%) Selenium
21 41 (8.97%) Unit Testing

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 14 (3.06%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.53%) Confluence
4 6 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.31%) Moodle
5 5 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.88%) CMS
7 3 (0.66%) OpenROAD
7 3 (0.66%) SAS
8 2 (0.44%) Apache
8 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.22%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.22%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) Mule
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.97%) GitHub
4 7 (1.53%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.66%) SaaS
7 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.44%) npm
7 2 (0.44%) NuGet
7 2 (0.44%) Trello
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.97%) HTTP
2 6 (1.31%) Kerberos
3 4 (0.88%) Internet
3 4 (0.88%) Skype
3 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.66%) Network Security
5 2 (0.44%) Firewall
5 2 (0.44%) SMS
5 2 (0.44%) VPN
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) DSL
6 1 (0.22%) IPsec
6 1 (0.22%) VSAN
6 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 49 (10.72%) Relational Database
3 25 (5.47%) RDBMS
4 23 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.16%) MySQL
5 19 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (3.28%) MongoDB
8 14 (3.06%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.41%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.31%) Event Store
12 6 (1.31%) Ingres
12 6 (1.31%) RavenDB
13 5 (1.09%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.09%) Qlik Sense
14 4 (0.88%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 58 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.97%) Selenium
3 37 (8.10%) Jenkins
4 30 (6.56%) JIRA
5 25 (5.47%) MSTest
5 25 (5.47%) NUnit
6 21 (4.60%) Cucumber
7 16 (3.50%) Rational Rhapsody
8 14 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.84%) JMeter
10 12 (2.63%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.41%) Subversion
11 11 (2.41%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.19%) GitLab
13 9 (1.97%) SpecFlow
14 8 (1.75%) Artifactory
14 8 (1.75%) MbUnit
14 8 (1.75%) Mercurial
14 8 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (1.53%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (9.41%) Finance
2 9 (1.97%) Banking
3 8 (1.75%) Law
4 7 (1.53%) Retail
5 6 (1.31%) Back Office
6 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.09%) Military
7 4 (0.88%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.66%) Legal
8 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.66%) Marketing
8 3 (0.66%) Publishing
9 2 (0.44%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Games
9 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 129 (28.23%) Developer
2 67 (14.66%) Analyst
3 45 (9.85%) .NET Developer
4 41 (8.97%) Business Analyst
5 29 (6.35%) Architect
6 28 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (5.25%) Software Engineer
8 23 (5.03%) Java Developer
8 23 (5.03%) PHP Developer
8 23 (5.03%) Project Manager
9 21 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
9 21 (4.60%) Test Analyst
10 20 (4.38%) Delivery Manager
11 18 (3.94%) Scrum Master
11 18 (3.94%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.50%) Test Engineer
13 15 (3.28%) Agile Coach
14 14 (3.06%) Agile Business Analyst
14 14 (3.06%) ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (2.84%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.22%) .NET
2 48 (10.50%) HTML
3 47 (10.28%) CSS
4 45 (9.85%) Web Services
5 43 (9.41%) ASP.NET
6 36 (7.88%) REST
7 34 (7.44%) .NET Framework
8 33 (7.22%) AngularJS
9 30 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (6.56%) jQuery
10 23 (5.03%) Entity Framework
11 22 (4.81%) WCF
12 20 (4.38%) HTML5
12 20 (4.38%) XML
13 19 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (4.16%) React
14 18 (3.94%) LINQ
14 18 (3.94%) RESTful
15 16 (3.50%) CSS3
16 14 (3.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.22%) User Experience
2 22 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.19%) NHS
5 8 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.53%) Fintech
7 6 (1.31%) PMI
7 6 (1.31%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.09%) AS400
9 4 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.66%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.44%) iSeries
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.22%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.47%) Windows
2 24 (5.25%) Linux
3 9 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.31%) Scientific Linux
4 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.09%) Unix
6 3 (0.66%) AIX
7 2 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (32.39%) Scrum
2 93 (20.35%) Test Automation
3 74 (16.19%) Coaching
4 67 (14.66%) TDD
5 64 (14.00%) Mentoring
6 63 (13.79%) DevOps
7 61 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (12.04%) Project Management
9 49 (10.72%) Kanban
9 49 (10.72%) Software Engineering
10 48 (10.50%) SDLC
11 47 (10.28%) BDD
12 46 (10.07%) Migration
13 41 (8.97%) Unit Testing
14 39 (8.53%) Microservices
14 39 (8.53%) MVC
15 38 (8.32%) Continuous Delivery
16 33 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
18 28 (6.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 68 (14.88%) SQL
2 67 (14.66%) Java
3 64 (14.00%) C#
4 60 (13.13%) JavaScript
5 39 (8.53%) Python
6 31 (6.78%) PHP
7 21 (4.60%) Scala
8 12 (2.63%) Java 8
9 11 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.97%) Ruby
10 9 (1.97%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.75%) C
12 7 (1.53%) R
13 6 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.09%) C++
14 5 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.88%) Perl
15 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.66%) Ingres ABF
Qualifications
1 66 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.22%) Degree
4 22 (4.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.63%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.75%) MCITP
7 8 (1.75%) MCTS
8 7 (1.53%) ISEB
9 6 (1.31%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.31%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.31%) PMP
10 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CCA
11 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.22%) HND
11 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.94%) QA
2 12 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.31%) GDPR
4 4 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.66%) HL7
6 1 (0.22%) COSHH
6 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.22%) DO-254
6 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (4.81%) Docker
2 20 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.53%) vSphere
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (4.38%) Ansible
2 15 (3.28%) PTC Integrity
3 8 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.31%) Puppet
5 3 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.66%) Oozie
5 3 (0.66%) Salt
5 3 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.44%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Flashback
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Statspack
6 2 (0.44%) Terraform
7 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) Mesos
7 1 (0.22%) rkt
Vendors
1 95 (20.79%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.69%) Oracle
3 20 (4.38%) IBM
4 18 (3.94%) Cloudera
5 15 (3.28%) PTC
6 8 (1.75%) Google
6 8 (1.75%) Zend
7 7 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (1.09%) Teradata
9 3 (0.66%) CA
9 3 (0.66%) RedGate
10 2 (0.44%) Informatica
10 2 (0.44%) Nintex
10 2 (0.44%) Remedy
10 2 (0.44%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.44%) SAP
10 2 (0.44%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.44%) Splunk
10 2 (0.44%) VMware