Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 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 585 327 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 35.37% 27.36% 31.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.23% 32.70% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 210 313
Wales median daily rate £425 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -9.72% +20.00%
10th Percentile £315 £288 £313
90th Percentile £588 £576 £575
UK median daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 4
Wales median hourly rate £22.00 £40.55 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.75% -12.80% +16.98%
10th Percentile £17.16 £32.50 £35.18
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.60 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £41.85 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -1.54% -1.16% +6.49%

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 1,454 1,000 1,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.91% 83.68% 84.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,019 668 843
Wales median daily rate £418 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -3.13% +11.81%
10th Percentile £288 £176 £211
90th Percentile £575 £552 £575
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 52
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £20.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +14.94% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.79 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 0 479 £425 +6.25% 126
West Wales 0 81 £500 -4.31% 19
North Wales -3 6 £350 -3.45% 9
Mid Wales - 6 - - 1
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 206 (35.21%) Scrum
2 146 (24.96%) Test Automation
3 125 (21.37%) Java
4 94 (16.07%) JIRA
5 90 (15.38%) SQL
6 89 (15.21%) Security Cleared
7 82 (14.02%) Finance
8 80 (13.68%) Project Management
9 72 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (12.31%) Git (software)
10 71 (12.14%) TDD
10 71 (12.14%) Microsoft
10 71 (12.14%) User Stories
11 70 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (11.97%) Software Engineering
12 69 (11.79%) .NET
13 68 (11.62%) SQL Server
14 63 (10.77%) Oracle
15 62 (10.60%) HTML
15 62 (10.60%) Selenium
16 61 (10.43%) Jenkins
17 60 (10.26%) Web Services
18 59 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
19 58 (9.91%) Kanban
19 58 (9.91%) Cucumber
20 56 (9.57%) C#
20 56 (9.57%) JavaScript
21 55 (9.40%) SDLC
22 52 (8.89%) SOA
22 52 (8.89%) Confluence

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 52 (8.89%) Confluence
2 26 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 17 (2.91%) JBoss
4 9 (1.54%) Apache
5 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.85%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.85%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.68%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.51%) Mule
9 2 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.34%) CMS
9 2 (0.34%) Gunicorn
9 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.34%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.17%) FileNet
10 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.34%) InVision
6 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.17%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 59 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.54%) PaaS
4 7 (1.20%) SaaS
4 7 (1.20%) Slack
4 7 (1.20%) Trello
5 5 (0.85%) GitHub
5 5 (0.85%) IaaS
5 5 (0.85%) npm
6 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.34%) NuGet
7 2 (0.34%) Office 365
7 2 (0.34%) Serverless
8 1 (0.17%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.56%) HTTP
1 15 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.39%) VPN
3 11 (1.88%) DNS
4 9 (1.54%) Extranet
4 9 (1.54%) Intranet
5 4 (0.68%) AMQP
5 4 (0.68%) Internet
5 4 (0.68%) tcpdump
5 4 (0.68%) Wireless
6 3 (0.51%) Network Security
6 3 (0.51%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.34%) SMS
7 2 (0.34%) SSH
7 2 (0.34%) SSL
8 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.17%) DSL
8 1 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.17%) Firewall
8 1 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.55%) Relational Database
3 46 (7.86%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (6.15%) MySQL
5 27 (4.62%) Big Data
5 27 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (4.27%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.22%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.37%) Event Store
10 8 (1.37%) HPCC
11 5 (0.85%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.85%) GIS
12 3 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.51%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.34%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 94 (16.07%) JIRA
2 72 (12.31%) Git (software)
3 62 (10.60%) Selenium
4 61 (10.43%) Jenkins
5 58 (9.91%) Cucumber
6 37 (6.32%) Subversion
7 33 (5.64%) Maven
8 27 (4.62%) Visual Studio
9 23 (3.93%) SoapUI
9 23 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (3.76%) WebLogic Workshop
11 21 (3.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (2.56%) WebDriver
13 13 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
14 12 (2.05%) Ant
14 12 (2.05%) MSTest
14 12 (2.05%) NUnit
15 11 (1.88%) JUnit
15 11 (1.88%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 82 (14.02%) Finance
2 19 (3.25%) Banking
3 17 (2.91%) Publishing
4 14 (2.39%) Marketing
5 10 (1.71%) Games
6 9 (1.54%) Legal
7 8 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.03%) Electronics
8 6 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.03%) Military
9 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 175 (29.91%) Developer
2 99 (16.92%) Analyst
3 75 (12.82%) Business Analyst
4 49 (8.38%) Test Engineer
5 37 (6.32%) Architect
6 35 (5.98%) Java Developer
6 35 (5.98%) PHP Developer
6 35 (5.98%) Software Engineer
7 31 (5.30%) .NET Developer
7 31 (5.30%) Test Automation Engineer
8 24 (4.10%) Software Developer
9 22 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
10 21 (3.59%) Test Analyst
10 21 (3.59%) Tester
11 17 (2.91%) Agile Developer
11 17 (2.91%) Automation Tester
11 17 (2.91%) Scrum Master
11 17 (2.91%) User Researcher
12 16 (2.74%) PHP Software Engineer
13 15 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (11.79%) .NET
2 62 (10.60%) HTML
3 60 (10.26%) Web Services
4 46 (7.86%) XML
5 41 (7.01%) REST
6 37 (6.32%) SOAP
7 35 (5.98%) CSS
8 29 (4.96%) AngularJS
9 28 (4.79%) WSDL
10 27 (4.62%) EJB
11 26 (4.44%) .NET Framework
12 25 (4.27%) ASP.NET
13 24 (4.10%) Dropwizard
13 24 (4.10%) JDBC
13 24 (4.10%) Play Framework
13 24 (4.10%) Spring
14 23 (3.93%) JSP
14 23 (3.93%) Struts
15 16 (2.74%) HTML5
16 14 (2.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.15%) User Experience
2 34 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.71%) NHS
7 8 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.85%) Blog
9 4 (0.68%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.51%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.51%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.51%) W3C
11 2 (0.34%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) Media Streaming
12 1 (0.17%) CMDB
12 1 (0.17%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.17%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.96%) Linux
2 24 (4.10%) Windows
3 15 (2.56%) Unix
4 13 (2.22%) Android
4 13 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (35.21%) Scrum
2 146 (24.96%) Test Automation
3 80 (13.68%) Project Management
4 72 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (12.14%) TDD
5 71 (12.14%) User Stories
6 70 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (11.97%) Software Engineering
7 58 (9.91%) Kanban
8 55 (9.40%) SDLC
9 52 (8.89%) SOA
10 45 (7.69%) DevOps
11 43 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 39 (6.67%) Business Analysis
12 39 (6.67%) Waterfall
13 37 (6.32%) Coaching
14 36 (6.15%) Decision-Making
15 33 (5.64%) BDD
16 32 (5.47%) API Testing
16 32 (5.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (21.37%) Java
2 90 (15.38%) SQL
3 56 (9.57%) C#
3 56 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 41 (7.01%) PHP
5 35 (5.98%) Python
6 23 (3.93%) Ruby
7 17 (2.91%) Scala
8 15 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.05%) Groovy
10 10 (1.71%) Java 8
11 8 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.20%) Perl
12 7 (1.20%) XAML
13 6 (1.03%) R
14 5 (0.85%) C++
14 5 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.85%) VB
14 5 (0.85%) VB6
15 4 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 89 (15.21%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.79%) Degree
4 26 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.03%) ISEB
5 6 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.03%) Postgraduate
6 5 (0.85%) CISSP
7 3 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.51%) PMP
8 2 (0.34%) CEH
8 2 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.34%) MCP
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.21%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) GDPR
3 5 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.51%) WAI
6 1 (0.17%) IFRS
6 1 (0.17%) P3O
6 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (6.84%) Docker
2 7 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.85%) Postfix
4 4 (0.68%) iptables
5 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.34%) NFS
6 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (5.30%) Ansible
2 22 (3.76%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.54%) PTC Integrity
3 9 (1.54%) Puppet
4 7 (1.20%) Rundeck
4 7 (1.20%) Terraform
5 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.34%) Mesos
6 2 (0.34%) Nagios
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) logstash
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 71 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.77%) Oracle
3 30 (5.13%) IBM
4 29 (4.96%) Zend
5 13 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.05%) SAP
7 9 (1.54%) Adobe
7 9 (1.54%) PTC
8 8 (1.37%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.20%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.03%) Google
11 5 (0.85%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.68%) ESRI
12 4 (0.68%) OutSystems
12 4 (0.68%) Teradata
13 3 (0.51%) Hortonworks
13 3 (0.51%) VMware
14 2 (0.34%) Blue Prism
14 2 (0.34%) WooCommerce