Period
to 25 November 2017

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 November 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.

Scrum
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -21 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Scrum 71 159 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.04% 11.19% 14.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.26% 13.35% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 110 197
Wales median daily rate £400 £469 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +25.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £288 £293 £296
90th Percentile £482 £575 £503
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Wales median hourly rate £44.00 £47.00 £55.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% -14.95% -
10th Percentile £39.47 £34.00 £29.65
90th Percentile £49.67 £47.00 £66.38
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 978 1191 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.16% 83.81% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 842 953
Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £178 £213 £236
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 53 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -5.86%
10th Percentile £13.20 £10.55 £10.28
90th Percentile £47.30 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +18.42%

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 November 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 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 November 2017. 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 -12 55 £400 -11.11% 13
West Wales -13 13 £300 -36.84% 5
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 62 (87.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) Test Automation
3 23 (32.39%) SQL
4 19 (26.76%) Finance
5 16 (22.54%) Kanban
5 16 (22.54%) User Stories
6 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
6 15 (21.13%) C#
6 15 (21.13%) HTML
6 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
6 15 (21.13%) CSS
7 14 (19.72%) TDD
7 14 (19.72%) Unit Testing
8 11 (15.49%) JIRA
8 11 (15.49%) .NET
9 10 (14.08%) Java
9 10 (14.08%) Oracle
9 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
9 10 (14.08%) BDD
9 10 (14.08%) Node.js
10 8 (11.27%) CSS3
10 8 (11.27%) Coaching
10 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (11.27%) HTML5
10 8 (11.27%) Web Development
10 8 (11.27%) JSON
10 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
10 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
10 8 (11.27%) Banking

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 3 (4.23%) SAS
2 2 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) npm
2 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.82%) BrowserStack
3 2 (2.82%) Trello
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (5.63%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.63%) Star Schema
4 3 (4.23%) MySQL
4 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.82%) Big Data
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.41%) DB2
6 1 (1.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) JIRA
2 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
4 7 (9.86%) Selenium
5 6 (8.45%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.45%) Grunt
5 6 (8.45%) gulp
5 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.04%) NUnit
6 5 (7.04%) SonarQube
7 4 (5.63%) JMeter
7 4 (5.63%) MSBuild
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (4.23%) Subversion
9 2 (2.82%) JBehave
9 2 (2.82%) JSUnit
9 2 (2.82%) JUnit
9 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Back Office
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Developer
2 19 (26.76%) Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (9.86%) Scrum Master
4 7 (9.86%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) SQL Developer
5 6 (8.45%) UI Developer
6 5 (7.04%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Agile Scrum Master
7 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) CSS
1 15 (21.13%) HTML
2 11 (15.49%) .NET
3 10 (14.08%) Node.js
4 8 (11.27%) CSS3
4 8 (11.27%) HTML5
4 8 (11.27%) JSON
5 7 (9.86%) .NET Framework
5 7 (9.86%) AngularJS
6 6 (8.45%) Ajax
7 5 (7.04%) React
7 5 (7.04%) WCF
7 5 (7.04%) XML
8 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.63%) Code First Entity Framework
8 4 (5.63%) Entity Framework
8 4 (5.63%) LINQ
8 4 (5.63%) RESTful
8 4 (5.63%) WinForms
9 3 (4.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.82%) iSeries
2 2 (2.82%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Linux
2 2 (2.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (87.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) Test Automation
3 16 (22.54%) Kanban
3 16 (22.54%) User Stories
4 14 (19.72%) TDD
4 14 (19.72%) Unit Testing
5 10 (14.08%) BDD
6 8 (11.27%) Coaching
6 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.27%) Migration
6 8 (11.27%) Web Development
7 7 (9.86%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (9.86%) Mentoring
7 7 (9.86%) OOP
7 7 (9.86%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (9.86%) Software Delivery
7 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.45%) Data Migration
8 6 (8.45%) SDLC
8 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) SQL
2 15 (21.13%) C#
2 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.08%) Java
4 4 (5.63%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.23%) Degree
3 3 (4.23%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) PMP
4 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (5.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) Oracle
3 5 (7.04%) Perforce
3 5 (7.04%) Teradata
4 4 (5.63%) Informatica
5 3 (4.23%) IBM
5 3 (4.23%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.41%) HP