Period
to 25 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 25 March 2019 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.

Scrum
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 166 138 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.86% 9.34% 10.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.71% 10.81% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 103 105
Wales median daily rate £438 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% -1.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £339 £313 £252
90th Percentile £658 £500 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £108.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.59% +129.79% -0.61%
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £47.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -6.32% +13.10% -4.55%

Scrum 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 1,417 1,277 1,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 84.14% 86.40% 86.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,028 864 945
Wales median daily rate £438 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -1.23% +15.71%
10th Percentile £282 £225 £187
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £429
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.78% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 48 67
Wales median hourly rate £22.84 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.88% -14.29% +97.18%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £13.68
90th Percentile £45.36 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £23.84 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.69% -4.00% +5.26%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Wales

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Scrum in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Wales

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Wales over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Wales

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Scrum in Wales

Scrum
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 Scrum within the Wales region over the 6 months to 25 March 2019. 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 -4 140 £425 - 12
West Wales +2 24 £475 +28.38% 1
North Wales - 1 £275 -
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 155 (93.37%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.29%) JIRA
3 36 (21.69%) Kanban
3 36 (21.69%) Java
4 32 (19.28%) Git (software)
5 31 (18.67%) Confluence
6 30 (18.07%) Test Automation
7 28 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (16.87%) Finance
8 26 (15.66%) DevOps
9 25 (15.06%) User Stories
9 25 (15.06%) CSS
10 24 (14.46%) HTML
10 24 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (14.46%) REST
11 22 (13.25%) Migration
11 22 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (13.25%) Microservices
12 21 (12.65%) AngularJS
12 21 (12.65%) Sprint Planning
12 21 (12.65%) HTML5
13 20 (12.05%) C#
13 20 (12.05%) SOAP
14 19 (11.45%) .NET
14 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
14 19 (11.45%) Jenkins
15 18 (10.84%) Security Cleared
16 17 (10.24%) Unit Testing
17 16 (9.64%) CSS3
17 16 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement

Scrum
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 31 (18.67%) Confluence
2 5 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Mule
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.60%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.60%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.42%) npm
4 7 (4.22%) IaaS
4 7 (4.22%) PaaS
5 6 (3.61%) SaaS
6 4 (2.41%) GitHub
7 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.41%) VPN
2 2 (1.20%) SSH
3 1 (0.60%) DNS
3 1 (0.60%) DSL
3 1 (0.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.60%) SSL
3 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.60%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (22.29%) JIRA
2 32 (19.28%) Git (software)
3 19 (11.45%) Jenkins
4 15 (9.04%) Selenium
5 14 (8.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (5.42%) Maven
7 8 (4.82%) Cucumber
7 8 (4.82%) Visual Studio
8 7 (4.22%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.22%) WebDriver
9 6 (3.61%) Subversion
10 5 (3.01%) Rational Team Concert
11 4 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.41%) Fiddler
11 4 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.81%) JMeter
12 3 (1.81%) MSTest
12 3 (1.81%) NUnit
13 2 (1.20%) Ant
13 2 (1.20%) MbUnit
General
1 28 (16.87%) Finance
2 8 (4.82%) Marketing
3 3 (1.81%) Banking
4 2 (1.20%) Games
4 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.20%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Retail Finance
5 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (27.11%) Developer
2 43 (25.90%) Analyst
3 36 (21.69%) Business Analyst
4 16 (9.64%) Agile Business Analyst
5 15 (9.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 14 (8.43%) Architect
7 12 (7.23%) .NET Developer
7 12 (7.23%) Scrum Master
8 11 (6.63%) Enterprise Architect
9 8 (4.82%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Angular Developer
10 7 (4.22%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Technical Business Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) Java Developer
13 4 (2.41%) MuleSoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.06%) CSS
2 24 (14.46%) HTML
2 24 (14.46%) REST
3 21 (12.65%) AngularJS
3 21 (12.65%) HTML5
4 20 (12.05%) SOAP
5 19 (11.45%) .NET
6 16 (9.64%) CSS3
7 13 (7.83%) ASP.NET
8 11 (6.63%) LESS
9 9 (5.42%) Node.js
9 9 (5.42%) Web Services
10 8 (4.82%) .NET Framework
10 8 (4.82%) JSON
11 6 (3.61%) WCF
12 5 (3.01%) Aurelia
12 5 (3.01%) Hibernate
12 5 (3.01%) iBATIS
12 5 (3.01%) Spring
13 4 (2.41%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.23%) Cloud Native
1 12 (7.23%) User Experience
2 9 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.41%) W3C
6 2 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.20%) Fintech
6 2 (1.20%) NHS
7 1 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.61%) Windows
2 5 (3.01%) Linux
3 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (93.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (21.69%) Kanban
3 30 (18.07%) Test Automation
4 26 (15.66%) DevOps
5 25 (15.06%) User Stories
6 22 (13.25%) Microservices
6 22 (13.25%) Migration
6 22 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (12.65%) Sprint Planning
8 17 (10.24%) Unit Testing
9 16 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (9.04%) Front End Development
10 15 (9.04%) TDD
11 14 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (8.43%) Open Source
11 14 (8.43%) Software Engineering
11 14 (8.43%) Sprint Retrospective
12 13 (7.83%) Data Modelling
12 13 (7.83%) Epics
12 13 (7.83%) Sprint Review
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.69%) Java
2 20 (12.05%) C#
3 13 (7.83%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.63%) SQL
5 6 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.61%) TypeScript
6 5 (3.01%) Groovy
6 5 (3.01%) Ruby
7 4 (2.41%) C++
8 3 (1.81%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.81%) Python
9 2 (1.20%) C
9 2 (1.20%) ES6
9 2 (1.20%) Perl
10 1 (0.60%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.60%) Go
10 1 (0.60%) Java 8
10 1 (0.60%) PHP
10 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (10.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.63%) AWS Certification
4 6 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.61%) Degree
5 4 (2.41%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.20%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.60%) ISEB
8 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) WAI
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (4.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) iptables
2 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) Terraform
2 4 (2.41%) Ansible
3 3 (1.81%) Puppet
4 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.60%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.42%) IBM
3 5 (3.01%) MuleSoft
4 4 (2.41%) OutSystems
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle
5 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.20%) SAP
5 2 (1.20%) Twitter
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe
6 1 (0.60%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.60%) VMware
6 1 (0.60%) Zend