The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Belfast region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 2 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 20 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.20% 3.46% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.75% 6.15% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £34.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.03% -5.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
63 130 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 63.64% 56.28% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 81 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £238 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Agile Software Development
County Antrim

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (42.31%) HTML
1 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
1 11 (42.31%) CSS
2 9 (34.62%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
3 8 (30.77%) RAD
3 8 (30.77%) Eclipse
3 8 (30.77%) Subversion
4 7 (26.92%) Java EE
4 7 (26.92%) Dojo
4 7 (26.92%) OO
4 7 (26.92%) Mac OS X
4 7 (26.92%) MVC
4 7 (26.92%) C#
4 7 (26.92%) Web Application Development
5 6 (23.08%) .NET
5 6 (23.08%) Web Services
5 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 6 (23.08%) WCF
6 5 (19.23%) Ruby
6 5 (19.23%) Data Management
6 5 (19.23%) OOD
6 5 (19.23%) SOA
6 5 (19.23%) Python
6 5 (19.23%) EDRMS
6 5 (19.23%) XML
6 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
6 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (15.38%) RubyMine

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) Alfresco
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) EDRMS
3 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Eclipse
1 8 (30.77%) Subversion
2 4 (15.38%) RubyMine
2 4 (15.38%) Build Forge
2 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 4 (15.38%) MSBuild
2 4 (15.38%) Ant
2 4 (15.38%) ClearCase
2 4 (15.38%) CruiseControl
2 4 (15.38%) Maven
2 4 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior C# Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
3 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Build and Release Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Release Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (7.69%) iPhone Developer
6 2 (7.69%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) HTML
1 11 (42.31%) CSS
2 7 (26.92%) Java EE
2 7 (26.92%) Dojo
3 6 (23.08%) .NET
3 6 (23.08%) Web Services
3 6 (23.08%) WCF
4 5 (19.23%) XML
4 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
5 4 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (15.38%) Sass
5 4 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (15.38%) HTML5
5 4 (15.38%) JRuby
5 4 (15.38%) jQuery
6 2 (7.69%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
2 7 (26.92%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) RAD
2 7 (26.92%) OO
2 7 (26.92%) MVC
2 7 (26.92%) Web Application Development
3 5 (19.23%) Data Management
3 5 (19.23%) OOD
3 5 (19.23%) SOA
4 4 (15.38%) Active Record
5 2 (7.69%) OOP
5 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 9 (34.62%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) C#
4 5 (19.23%) Ruby
4 5 (19.23%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) Perl
5 4 (15.38%) VBScript
6 2 (7.69%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) AccuRev
1 4 (15.38%) Perforce
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft