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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 22 6 23
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 3 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.86% 15.28% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 20.75% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
79 53 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 75.24% 73.61% 56.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 48
Average daily rate £264 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £192 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -58.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 10 (45.45%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) HTML
2 9 (40.91%) CSS
2 9 (40.91%) MVC
3 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
3 8 (36.36%) Apple iOS
4 7 (31.82%) Web Application Development
4 7 (31.82%) RAD
4 7 (31.82%) Mac OS X
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) Perl
4 7 (31.82%) Java EE
4 7 (31.82%) Dojo
5 5 (22.73%) Maven
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Python
6 4 (18.18%) ClearCase
6 4 (18.18%) Ant
6 4 (18.18%) VBScript
6 4 (18.18%) C++
6 4 (18.18%) CruiseControl
6 4 (18.18%) Subversion
6 4 (18.18%) Perforce
6 4 (18.18%) MSBuild
6 4 (18.18%) Low Latency
6 4 (18.18%) AccuRev
6 4 (18.18%) Build Forge
7 3 (13.64%) Multicast
7 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
7 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (13.64%) Multicast
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
2 5 (22.73%) Maven
3 4 (18.18%) ClearCase
3 4 (18.18%) Ant
3 4 (18.18%) CruiseControl
3 4 (18.18%) Subversion
3 4 (18.18%) MSBuild
3 4 (18.18%) Build Forge
4 1 (4.55%) Xcode
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Release Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Build and Release Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) iOS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.55%) iPhone Developer
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) HTML
1 9 (40.91%) CSS
2 7 (31.82%) Java EE
2 7 (31.82%) Dojo
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
3 2 (9.09%) WCF
3 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) iOS SDK
4 1 (4.55%) Android SDK
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) ICEfaces
4 1 (4.55%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (4.55%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (4.55%) Spring
4 1 (4.55%) JSF
4 1 (4.55%) Cocoa
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
1 1 (4.55%) Equities
1 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 7 (31.82%) Mac OS X
3 5 (22.73%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) MVC
2 7 (31.82%) Web Application Development
2 7 (31.82%) RAD
3 4 (18.18%) Low Latency
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Android Development
5 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
5 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Algorithmic Trading
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) OOP
5 1 (4.55%) OO
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 7 (31.82%) Perl
3 5 (22.73%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) VBScript
4 4 (18.18%) C++
5 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 2 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Perforce
1 4 (18.18%) AccuRev
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.55%) Reuters
4 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg