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 23 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 9 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 21 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 15.67% 11.46% 5.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.88% 17.74% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
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£338 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%
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
96 62 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 71.64% 64.58% 65.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 29 42
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 2014.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 14 (48.28%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) HTML
2 13 (44.83%) CSS
2 13 (44.83%) MVC
3 12 (41.38%) Eclipse
4 11 (37.93%) RAD
4 11 (37.93%) Mac OS X
4 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 11 (37.93%) Java EE
4 11 (37.93%) Dojo
4 11 (37.93%) Web Application Development
4 11 (37.93%) Apple iOS
5 7 (24.14%) Perl
6 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) Python
6 5 (17.24%) Maven
7 4 (13.79%) CruiseControl
7 4 (13.79%) Subversion
7 4 (13.79%) Perforce
7 4 (13.79%) ClearCase
7 4 (13.79%) Ant
7 4 (13.79%) VBScript
7 4 (13.79%) C++
7 4 (13.79%) MSBuild
7 4 (13.79%) Low Latency
7 4 (13.79%) AccuRev
7 4 (13.79%) Build Forge
8 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (10.34%) Multicast

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Multicast
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Eclipse
2 5 (17.24%) Maven
3 4 (13.79%) CruiseControl
3 4 (13.79%) Subversion
3 4 (13.79%) ClearCase
3 4 (13.79%) Ant
3 4 (13.79%) MSBuild
3 4 (13.79%) Build Forge
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
1 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Release Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Build and Release Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Coach
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) HTML
1 13 (44.83%) CSS
2 11 (37.93%) Java EE
2 11 (37.93%) Dojo
3 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.90%) WCF
3 2 (6.90%) jQuery
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) ICEfaces
4 1 (3.45%) Android SDK
4 1 (3.45%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
4 1 (3.45%) Struts
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) XSD
4 1 (3.45%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Mac OS X
1 11 (37.93%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) MVC
2 11 (37.93%) RAD
2 11 (37.93%) Web Application Development
3 4 (13.79%) Low Latency
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Process Improvement
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.45%) Analytics
5 1 (3.45%) User Stories
5 1 (3.45%) Android Development
5 1 (3.45%) SOA
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.45%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (3.45%) Algorithmic Trading
5 1 (3.45%) TDD
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 7 (24.14%) Perl
4 5 (17.24%) Python
5 4 (13.79%) VBScript
5 4 (13.79%) C++
6 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.90%) C#
8 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.45%) C
8 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Perforce
1 4 (13.79%) AccuRev
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.45%) Reuters
4 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg