Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 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.

Scrum
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 24 9
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15 +1
Contract jobs citing Scrum 236 83 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.56% 6.79% 12.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.50% 8.18% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 57 117
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +21.62%
10th Percentile £336 £299 £306
90th Percentile £560 £477 £580
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Wales median hourly rate - £44.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.38% -2.08%
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.27% +2.92%

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 1,523 1,015 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.53% 83.06% 85.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,050 684 855
Wales median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £175 £211
90th Percentile £588 £550 £562
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 50
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £37.50 £45.70 £62.65
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 +16 204 £425 +3.03% 38
West Wales +11 25 £475 +33.33%
North Wales - 1 £275 - 2
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 219 (92.80%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (37.29%) Test Automation
3 59 (25.00%) TDD
4 51 (21.61%) Kanban
5 49 (20.76%) Finance
6 46 (19.49%) JIRA
7 44 (18.64%) Java
8 42 (17.80%) Software Engineering
8 42 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (17.37%) Git (software)
10 40 (16.95%) Web Services
11 38 (16.10%) C#
11 38 (16.10%) Jenkins
12 36 (15.25%) Confluence
13 35 (14.83%) .NET
13 35 (14.83%) SOA
14 31 (13.14%) Selenium
14 31 (13.14%) REST
15 30 (12.71%) Technical Leadership
15 30 (12.71%) HTML
15 30 (12.71%) PHP
15 30 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (12.29%) Data Warehouse
16 29 (12.29%) Project Management
16 29 (12.29%) User Stories
17 27 (11.44%) CSS
18 26 (11.02%) SQL
19 25 (10.59%) JavaScript
19 25 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (10.17%) SOAP

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 36 (15.25%) Confluence
2 8 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.54%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.69%) JBoss
5 3 (1.27%) CMS
5 3 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.27%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.85%) Mule
7 1 (0.42%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.42%) FileNet
7 1 (0.42%) IIS
7 1 (0.42%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.42%) nginx
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.42%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.69%) IaaS
3 4 (1.69%) npm
3 4 (1.69%) PaaS
4 3 (1.27%) GitHub
4 3 (1.27%) SaaS
5 2 (0.85%) NuGet
5 2 (0.85%) Serverless
6 1 (0.42%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.36%) VPN
2 7 (2.97%) HTTP
3 4 (1.69%) OpenVPN
4 3 (1.27%) DNS
4 3 (1.27%) SSH
4 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.27%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.42%) DSL
5 1 (0.42%) Extranet
5 1 (0.42%) Intranet
5 1 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.29%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (9.75%) Relational Database
3 17 (7.20%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.81%) Big Data
5 9 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.97%) HPCC
7 4 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.27%) MySQL
8 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.85%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.85%) Redis
10 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (19.49%) JIRA
2 41 (17.37%) Git (software)
3 38 (16.10%) Jenkins
4 31 (13.14%) Selenium
5 19 (8.05%) Cucumber
5 19 (8.05%) SoapUI
6 16 (6.78%) Maven
7 14 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (5.51%) WebDriver
9 12 (5.08%) Visual Studio
10 9 (3.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (2.97%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.12%) Fiddler
12 5 (2.12%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.69%) Ant
13 4 (1.69%) JMeter
13 4 (1.69%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.69%) MSTest
13 4 (1.69%) NUnit
13 4 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 49 (20.76%) Finance
2 11 (4.66%) Publishing
3 10 (4.24%) Marketing
4 4 (1.69%) Games
5 3 (1.27%) Banking
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.85%) Law
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 84 (35.59%) Developer
2 39 (16.53%) Analyst
3 27 (11.44%) Business Analyst
3 27 (11.44%) PHP Developer
4 23 (9.75%) Software Engineer
4 23 (9.75%) Test Engineer
5 21 (8.90%) Scrum Master
6 17 (7.20%) .NET Developer
6 17 (7.20%) Test Automation Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) PHP Software Engineer
8 13 (5.51%) Agile Developer
8 13 (5.51%) Software Developer
9 12 (5.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (4.66%) Java Developer
10 11 (4.66%) PHP Zend Developer
11 10 (4.24%) C# Developer
11 10 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.81%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.95%) Web Services
2 35 (14.83%) .NET
3 31 (13.14%) REST
4 30 (12.71%) HTML
5 27 (11.44%) CSS
6 24 (10.17%) SOAP
7 18 (7.63%) ASP.NET
7 18 (7.63%) HTML5
8 17 (7.20%) AngularJS
9 13 (5.51%) .NET Framework
10 12 (5.08%) CSS3
11 11 (4.66%) Laravel
12 10 (4.24%) Spring
13 9 (3.81%) RESTful
14 8 (3.39%) jQuery
15 7 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
16 6 (2.54%) Entity Framework
16 6 (2.54%) iBATIS
16 6 (2.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.93%) User Experience
2 13 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.27%) W3C
8 2 (0.85%) Blog
9 1 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.42%) Fintech
9 1 (0.42%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) New Media
9 1 (0.42%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.42%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.24%) Linux
2 8 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
3 4 (1.69%) Unix
4 3 (1.27%) Android
4 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (92.80%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (37.29%) Test Automation
3 59 (25.00%) TDD
4 51 (21.61%) Kanban
5 42 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (17.80%) Software Engineering
6 35 (14.83%) SOA
7 30 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (12.71%) Technical Leadership
8 29 (12.29%) Project Management
8 29 (12.29%) User Stories
9 24 (10.17%) BDD
10 23 (9.75%) API Testing
11 22 (9.32%) Coaching
12 21 (8.90%) DevOps
13 20 (8.47%) Customer-Centric Approach
13 20 (8.47%) Customer-Centricity
14 19 (8.05%) Unit Testing
15 16 (6.78%) MVC
15 16 (6.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.64%) Java
2 38 (16.10%) C#
3 30 (12.71%) PHP
4 26 (11.02%) SQL
5 25 (10.59%) JavaScript
6 15 (6.36%) Ruby
7 12 (5.08%) Groovy
8 11 (4.66%) Python
9 9 (3.81%) Perl
10 8 (3.39%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.12%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.27%) C
14 2 (0.85%) Java 8
14 2 (0.85%) R
14 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.42%) ES6
15 1 (0.42%) Go
15 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.54%) Degree
4 5 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.12%) ISEB
4 5 (2.12%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.66%) QA
2 3 (1.27%) WAI
3 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (9.75%) Docker
2 3 (1.27%) iptables
2 3 (1.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (4.24%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.81%) Ansible
3 8 (3.39%) Puppet
3 8 (3.39%) Terraform
4 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.27%) logstash
6 2 (0.85%) Kibana
6 2 (0.85%) Nagios
7 1 (0.42%) Automic
7 1 (0.42%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 23 (9.75%) Zend
2 15 (6.36%) IBM
3 8 (3.39%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.54%) Oracle
5 5 (2.12%) MuleSoft
5 5 (2.12%) OutSystems
6 2 (0.85%) Adobe
6 2 (0.85%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.85%) Hortonworks
6 2 (0.85%) New Relic
6 2 (0.85%) Remedy
6 2 (0.85%) SAP
6 2 (0.85%) Splunk
7 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.42%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.42%) Twitter
7 1 (0.42%) VMware
7 1 (0.42%) Xamarin