The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 8 19 2
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 9 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.34% 3.06% 25.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 4.05% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £338 £301 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.03% -19.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £373
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.71% -
Agile Software Development
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
72 74 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 82.76% 75.51% 67.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 19
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Belfast region.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) Banking
3 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) HTML
4 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
4 8 (42.11%) HTML5
4 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (42.11%) Defect Management
5 7 (36.84%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Data Validation
5 7 (36.84%) C#
5 7 (36.84%) Java
5 7 (36.84%) VBScript
5 7 (36.84%) Validation
6 5 (26.32%) Marketing
6 5 (26.32%) Coaching
7 4 (21.05%) Derivative
8 3 (15.79%) Web Development
8 3 (15.79%) QA
9 2 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
9 2 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (10.53%) Node.js
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 2 (10.53%) Graphic Design
9 2 (10.53%) Unix
9 2 (10.53%) Linux
9 2 (10.53%) Python

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) French Language
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Designer
3 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Manual Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Web Designer
4 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) UI Designer
5 2 (10.53%) Web UI Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) HTML Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UI Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
1 8 (42.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (21.05%) Derivative
3 2 (10.53%) Graphic Design
3 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Defect Management
1 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Data Validation
2 7 (36.84%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Validation
3 5 (26.32%) Coaching
4 3 (15.79%) Web Development
5 2 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) VBScript
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA