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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Scrum
UK / Wales
Rank 26 23 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Scrum 44 77 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.30% 11.34% 8.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 13.34% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 57 59
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £47.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.29 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.86% -0.49%  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 572 577 559
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 81.95% 84.98% 76.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 394 312
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Scrum as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Scrum in Wales

Scrum
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -1 38 £400 +3.22% 14
West Wales -12 4 £330 -34.00% 5
Scrum
UK

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 139 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (62.75%) Java
3 58 (37.91%) JSON
4 54 (35.29%) TDD
5 49 (32.03%) HTML
6 46 (30.07%) Software Engineering
6 46 (30.07%) Cucumber
7 44 (28.76%) Security Cleared
8 41 (26.80%) RESTful
8 41 (26.80%) Kanban
9 40 (26.14%) Linux
10 39 (25.49%) SQL
11 37 (24.18%) BDD
12 36 (23.53%) Dropwizard
13 35 (22.88%) Relational Database
14 34 (22.22%) Unix
14 34 (22.22%) Mentoring
15 33 (21.57%) CSS
16 31 (20.26%) MongoDB
17 30 (19.61%) SC Cleared
18 29 (18.95%) REST
18 29 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (18.30%) Microservices
20 27 (17.65%) Automated Testing
20 27 (17.65%) Selenium
20 27 (17.65%) HTTP
21 26 (16.99%) Spring
22 25 (16.34%) Finance
22 25 (16.34%) JUnit
22 25 (16.34%) Go

Scrum
Top Related 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 22 (14.38%) WebLogic
2 10 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.58%) PaaS
2 5 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.88%) Relational Database
2 31 (20.26%) MongoDB
3 16 (10.46%) Neo4j
4 12 (7.84%) NoSQL
5 8 (5.23%) RDBMS
6 7 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.92%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.61%) Big Data
8 4 (2.61%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (2.61%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.31%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.65%) Event Store
10 1 (0.65%) GIS
10 1 (0.65%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (30.07%) Cucumber
2 27 (17.65%) Selenium
3 25 (16.34%) JUnit
4 22 (14.38%) JBehave
5 14 (9.15%) Jenkins
6 11 (7.19%) NUnit
7 8 (5.23%) Git (software)
8 7 (4.58%) MSBuild
8 7 (4.58%) MSTest
8 7 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.27%) JIRA
10 3 (1.96%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.31%) Capybara
11 2 (1.31%) DbUnit
11 2 (1.31%) jMock
11 2 (1.31%) Maven
11 2 (1.31%) Mockito
11 2 (1.31%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.65%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (16.34%) Finance
2 5 (3.27%) Electronics
2 5 (3.27%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.27%) Marketing
2 5 (3.27%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.61%) Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Military
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 113 (73.86%) Developer
2 69 (45.10%) Java Developer
3 24 (15.69%) Agile Developer
4 23 (15.03%) Agile Java Developer
5 14 (9.15%) .NET Developer
6 13 (8.50%) Software Engineer
7 12 (7.84%) Analyst
8 10 (6.54%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 9 (5.88%) Business Analyst
9 9 (5.88%) Java Engineer
10 8 (5.23%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (4.58%) Java Software Engineer
12 5 (3.27%) Elasticsearch Developer
12 5 (3.27%) Scala Developer
13 4 (2.61%) Administrator
13 4 (2.61%) C# Developer
13 4 (2.61%) Scrum Master
13 4 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
13 4 (2.61%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (37.91%) JSON
2 49 (32.03%) HTML
3 41 (26.80%) RESTful
4 36 (23.53%) Dropwizard
5 33 (21.57%) CSS
6 29 (18.95%) REST
7 26 (16.99%) Spring
8 25 (16.34%) Spring Boot
9 24 (15.69%) Kafka
10 23 (15.03%) XML
11 19 (12.42%) iXBRL
12 18 (11.76%) .NET
13 15 (9.80%) Hibernate
13 15 (9.80%) JAX-RS
13 15 (9.80%) Web Services
14 11 (7.19%) ASP.NET
14 11 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (5.88%) .NET Framework
15 9 (5.88%) Entity Framework
16 8 (5.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.61%) Algorithms
2 4 (2.61%) User Experience
3 3 (1.96%) Fintech
4 2 (1.31%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) CESG
5 1 (0.65%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.14%) Linux
2 34 (22.22%) Unix
3 21 (13.73%) Windows
4 14 (9.15%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.96%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (35.29%) TDD
3 46 (30.07%) Software Engineering
4 41 (26.80%) Kanban
5 37 (24.18%) BDD
6 34 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 28 (18.30%) Microservices
8 27 (17.65%) Automated Testing
9 22 (14.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (13.07%) DevOps
10 20 (13.07%) Web Development
11 18 (11.76%) Software Delivery
11 18 (11.76%) Web Design
12 17 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
12 17 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
13 16 (10.46%) OWASP
13 16 (10.46%) Secure Coding
14 15 (9.80%) Business Analysis
14 15 (9.80%) OO
14 15 (9.80%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 96 (62.75%) Java
2 39 (25.49%) SQL
3 25 (16.34%) Go
4 16 (10.46%) Python
5 14 (9.15%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.50%) C#
7 8 (5.23%) Ruby
7 8 (5.23%) Scala
8 2 (1.31%) C++
9 1 (0.65%) Perl
9 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (28.76%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.61%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.31%) CISSP
6 1 (0.65%) CISA
6 1 (0.65%) CISM
6 1 (0.65%) CLAS
6 1 (0.65%) Degree
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.73%) QA
2 7 (4.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) COBIT
4 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.61%) Ansible
2 2 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (6.54%) SAP
2 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.92%) Cloudera
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle
4 4 (2.61%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.61%) Teradata
5 1 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.65%) SaltStack