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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 11 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 11 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.48% 7.53% 9.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.58% 12.07% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.95%
Agile Software Development
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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
81 58 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 77.14% 62.37% 60.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 68
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £193 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015. 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 -7 3 £356 -5.00% 6
County Armagh - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 8 (38.10%) jQuery
2 7 (33.33%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) MVC
3 6 (28.57%) WCF
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (23.81%) Maven
4 5 (23.81%) XML
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) JSON
5 4 (19.05%) Android Development
5 4 (19.05%) iOS Development
5 4 (19.05%) RESTful
5 4 (19.05%) Android
5 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
6 3 (14.29%) MSBuild
6 3 (14.29%) MonkeyTalk
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Release Management
6 3 (14.29%) AccuRev
6 3 (14.29%) Build Forge
6 3 (14.29%) iBeacon
6 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) CruiseControl

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 1 (4.76%) Node.js
1 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) iBeacon
1 3 (14.29%) Bluetooth
2 2 (9.52%) GSM
2 2 (9.52%) SDH
2 2 (9.52%) UMTS
2 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
2 2 (9.52%) ATM
2 2 (9.52%) RNC
2 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Maven
2 3 (14.29%) MSBuild
2 3 (14.29%) MonkeyTalk
2 3 (14.29%) AccuRev
2 3 (14.29%) Build Forge
2 3 (14.29%) CruiseControl
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
2 3 (14.29%) Ant
2 3 (14.29%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.76%) Mocha
3 1 (4.76%) QUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Bower
3 1 (4.76%) Grunt
3 1 (4.76%) Xcode
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) JDeveloper
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) iOS Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Release Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.76%) iPhone Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) jQuery
2 7 (33.33%) .NET
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 6 (28.57%) WCF
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (23.81%) XML
5 4 (19.05%) JSON
5 4 (19.05%) RESTful
6 2 (9.52%) Web Services
6 2 (9.52%) CSS
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
6 2 (9.52%) JSF
6 2 (9.52%) RestKit
6 2 (9.52%) CSS3
6 2 (9.52%) HTML5
7 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
7 1 (4.76%) iOS SDK
7 1 (4.76%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Social Media
1 1 (4.76%) iPhone
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Android
1 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 6 (28.57%) MVC
2 4 (19.05%) Android Development
2 4 (19.05%) iOS Development
3 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Release Management
3 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (9.52%) OOP
4 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
4 2 (9.52%) Line Management
4 2 (9.52%) WFM
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.76%) Dependency Management
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 3 (14.29%) VBScript
3 3 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Perforce
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Ericsson
2 2 (9.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (4.76%) TIBCO