The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 9 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 12 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.53% 9.52% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.12% 15.19% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+48.64% +2.77%
Agile Software Development
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
85 79 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 74.56% 62.70% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 39
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £137 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Agile Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +4 12 £375 +25.00% 4
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 24 (64.86%) HTML
1 24 (64.86%) JavaScript
1 24 (64.86%) CSS
2 22 (59.46%) Java
3 21 (56.76%) Eclipse
3 21 (56.76%) Apple iOS
4 20 (54.05%) Web Application Development
4 20 (54.05%) MVC
4 20 (54.05%) Java EE
4 20 (54.05%) Dojo
4 20 (54.05%) RAD
4 20 (54.05%) Mac OS X
5 8 (21.62%) Subversion
6 7 (18.92%) Perl
7 6 (16.22%) Python
8 5 (13.51%) Linux
8 5 (13.51%) Ruby
9 4 (10.81%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (10.81%) AccuRev
9 4 (10.81%) Build Forge
9 4 (10.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (10.81%) Alfresco
9 4 (10.81%) JRuby
9 4 (10.81%) jQuery
9 4 (10.81%) Maven
9 4 (10.81%) CruiseControl
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.81%) Ant
9 4 (10.81%) VBScript
9 4 (10.81%) ClearCase

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (10.81%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Multicast
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (56.76%) Eclipse
2 8 (21.62%) Subversion
3 4 (10.81%) Build Forge
3 4 (10.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (10.81%) Maven
3 4 (10.81%) CruiseControl
3 4 (10.81%) Ant
3 4 (10.81%) ClearCase
3 4 (10.81%) RubyMine
3 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.81%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.70%) Banking
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (81.08%) Developer
2 20 (54.05%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Release Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Build and Release Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) C++ Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) iPhone Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Python Developer
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (64.86%) HTML
1 24 (64.86%) CSS
2 20 (54.05%) Java EE
2 20 (54.05%) Dojo
3 4 (10.81%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (10.81%) JRuby
3 4 (10.81%) jQuery
3 4 (10.81%) Sass
3 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (10.81%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) WCF
4 1 (2.70%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Equities
1 1 (2.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Apple iOS
2 20 (54.05%) Mac OS X
3 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Web Application Development
1 20 (54.05%) MVC
1 20 (54.05%) RAD
2 4 (10.81%) Active Record
3 3 (8.11%) Low Latency
4 1 (2.70%) OOP
4 1 (2.70%) OO
4 1 (2.70%) TDD
4 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.70%) Validation
4 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.70%) iOS Development
4 1 (2.70%) User Stories
4 1 (2.70%) Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) JavaScript
2 22 (59.46%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) Perl
4 6 (16.22%) Python
5 5 (13.51%) Ruby
6 4 (10.81%) VBScript
7 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
7 3 (8.11%) C++
8 2 (5.41%) C#
9 1 (2.70%) C
9 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) AccuRev
1 4 (10.81%) Perforce
2 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.70%) Reuters
3 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft