Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 406 435 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 28.55% 29.25% 28.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.50% 34.74% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 339 315
Wales median daily rate £425 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +24.14% -4.61%
10th Percentile £317 £313 £265
90th Percentile £575 £575 £460
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Wales median hourly rate £50.67 £46.50 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -4.12% +115.56%
10th Percentile £46.17 £21.38 £38.70
90th Percentile £108.00 £50.50 £55.91
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +21.53%

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 1,212 1,252 1,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 85.23% 84.20% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 931 870
Wales median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £190 £238
90th Percentile £559 £556 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 53
Wales median hourly rate £26.91 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +78.57% -8.20%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £53.81
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 0 320 £425 - 82
West Wales +2 60 £525 +10.53% 7
North Wales -2 5 £335 -10.67% 14
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 120 (29.56%) Scrum
2 90 (22.17%) Java
3 86 (21.18%) SQL
4 74 (18.23%) Microsoft
5 73 (17.98%) JavaScript
6 70 (17.24%) Coaching
7 67 (16.50%) Security Cleared
8 66 (16.26%) .NET
9 63 (15.52%) Test Automation
9 63 (15.52%) Mentoring
10 59 (14.53%) C#
10 59 (14.53%) Web Services
11 56 (13.79%) Relational Database
12 50 (12.32%) Finance
12 50 (12.32%) TDD
13 49 (12.07%) SQL Server
14 47 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (11.08%) REST
16 43 (10.59%) Open Source
16 43 (10.59%) HTML
17 42 (10.34%) CSS
17 42 (10.34%) Degree
18 41 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
18 41 (10.10%) BDD
18 41 (10.10%) MVC
19 40 (9.85%) Git (software)
20 39 (9.61%) SC Cleared
20 39 (9.61%) Jenkins
20 39 (9.61%) ASP.NET
21 37 (9.11%) Python

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 11 (2.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (1.48%) Confluence
2 6 (1.48%) Moodle
3 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.23%) SAS
4 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.74%) OpenROAD
5 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.49%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Mongoose
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.69%) Google Analytics
3 13 (3.20%) PaaS
4 12 (2.96%) Serverless
5 9 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.72%) GitHub
7 5 (1.23%) Office 365
8 3 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.74%) SaaS
9 2 (0.49%) Trello
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.25%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.22%) HTTP
2 6 (1.48%) Kerberos
3 4 (0.99%) Skype
3 4 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.74%) Internet
4 3 (0.74%) SMS
5 2 (0.49%) Firewall
5 2 (0.49%) Wireless
6 1 (0.25%) DNS
6 1 (0.25%) DSL
6 1 (0.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.25%) MPLS
6 1 (0.25%) Network Security
6 1 (0.25%) Nortel Meridian
6 1 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.25%) VPN
6 1 (0.25%) VSAN
6 1 (0.25%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.79%) Relational Database
2 49 (12.07%) SQL Server
3 37 (9.11%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (8.37%) MongoDB
5 26 (6.40%) NoSQL
6 24 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (5.17%) RDBMS
8 15 (3.69%) Event Store
9 14 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (3.20%) Hadoop
11 10 (2.46%) MySQL
12 8 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (1.48%) Ingres
14 6 (1.48%) RavenDB
15 5 (1.23%) Qlik Sense
15 5 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 4 (0.99%) Big Data
16 4 (0.99%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 40 (9.85%) Git (software)
2 39 (9.61%) Jenkins
3 29 (7.14%) Selenium
4 28 (6.90%) NUnit
5 25 (6.16%) JIRA
5 25 (6.16%) MSTest
6 15 (3.69%) Cucumber
7 14 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.96%) JMeter
9 9 (2.22%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.97%) MbUnit
10 8 (1.97%) Mercurial
10 8 (1.97%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (1.97%) SoapUI
10 8 (1.97%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.97%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (1.48%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.23%) GitLab
13 5 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (12.32%) Finance
2 10 (2.46%) Banking
3 8 (1.97%) Retail
4 6 (1.48%) Law
4 6 (1.48%) Military
5 5 (1.23%) Back Office
5 5 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.23%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.99%) Marketing
6 4 (0.99%) Publishing
7 3 (0.74%) Electronics
7 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 122 (30.05%) Developer
2 64 (15.76%) Analyst
3 47 (11.58%) Architect
4 43 (10.59%) .NET Developer
5 41 (10.10%) Business Analyst
6 31 (7.64%) Java Developer
7 25 (6.16%) Technical Architect
8 20 (4.93%) Data Architect
8 20 (4.93%) Delivery Manager
8 20 (4.93%) Project Manager
9 18 (4.43%) SQL Developer
9 18 (4.43%) Test Analyst
10 17 (4.19%) Agile Business Analyst
10 17 (4.19%) Software Engineer
11 16 (3.94%) C# Developer
11 16 (3.94%) Scrum Master
11 16 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (2.96%) ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (2.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (16.26%) .NET
2 59 (14.53%) Web Services
3 45 (11.08%) REST
4 43 (10.59%) HTML
5 42 (10.34%) CSS
6 39 (9.61%) ASP.NET
7 31 (7.64%) Dropwizard
8 30 (7.39%) RESTful
9 27 (6.65%) .NET Framework
9 27 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (5.91%) SOAP
11 23 (5.67%) jQuery
12 22 (5.42%) AngularJS
13 20 (4.93%) Node.js
13 20 (4.93%) Play Framework
14 19 (4.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (4.68%) XML
15 18 (4.43%) Entity Framework
15 18 (4.43%) LINQ
16 17 (4.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.90%) User Experience
2 22 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.45%) NHS
5 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.46%) N-Tier
6 9 (2.22%) Digital Wallet
7 7 (1.72%) Fintech
8 6 (1.48%) PMI
9 5 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.49%) iSeries
11 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.16%) Windows
2 21 (5.17%) Linux
3 8 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.48%) Scientific Linux
4 6 (1.48%) Unix
4 6 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.99%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) CentOS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (29.56%) Scrum
2 70 (17.24%) Coaching
3 63 (15.52%) Mentoring
3 63 (15.52%) Test Automation
4 50 (12.32%) TDD
5 47 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (10.59%) Open Source
7 41 (10.10%) BDD
7 41 (10.10%) MVC
8 37 (9.11%) Migration
8 37 (9.11%) Project Management
9 35 (8.62%) SDLC
9 35 (8.62%) Software Engineering
9 35 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (8.37%) Unit Testing
11 32 (7.88%) DevOps
11 32 (7.88%) Software Delivery
12 31 (7.64%) Data Modelling
13 28 (6.90%) User Stories
14 27 (6.65%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (22.17%) Java
2 86 (21.18%) SQL
3 73 (17.98%) JavaScript
4 59 (14.53%) C#
5 37 (9.11%) Python
6 16 (3.94%) Scala
7 13 (3.20%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.46%) PHP
9 6 (1.48%) C
9 6 (1.48%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.48%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.23%) R
11 4 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.74%) Ingres ABF
12 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.74%) Ruby
13 2 (0.49%) C++
13 2 (0.49%) Perl
13 2 (0.49%) XPath
14 1 (0.25%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 67 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.34%) Degree
3 39 (9.61%) SC Cleared
4 30 (7.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.97%) MCITP
6 8 (1.97%) MCTS
7 7 (1.72%) ISEB
8 6 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.48%) PMP
9 2 (0.49%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (3.20%) GDPR
3 11 (2.71%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.71%) QA
4 10 (2.46%) HL7
5 9 (2.22%) PSD2
6 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.71%) Docker
3 7 (1.72%) vSphere
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (5.67%) Ansible
2 7 (1.72%) PTC Integrity
3 5 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.23%) Puppet
4 4 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.74%) Salt
6 2 (0.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.49%) Oozie
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Flashback
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Statspack
6 2 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.25%) SCCM
7 1 (0.25%) Terraform
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (18.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.43%) Cloudera
2 18 (4.43%) Google
3 15 (3.69%) Oracle
4 12 (2.96%) IBM
5 10 (2.46%) RedGate
6 7 (1.72%) PTC
7 6 (1.48%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.99%) SAP
8 4 (0.99%) Teradata
9 3 (0.74%) VMware
10 2 (0.49%) CA
10 2 (0.49%) Informatica
10 2 (0.49%) Remedy
10 2 (0.49%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.49%) Splunk
11 1 (0.25%) Apple
11 1 (0.25%) EMC
11 1 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.25%) Nortel