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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Agile Software Development
Rank 6 15 2
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 11 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.11% 6.90% 24.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.75% 9.20% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £338 £301 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.03% -19.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £232 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £370 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £370
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.36% +2.85%
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
80 87 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 80.81% 75.00% 71.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 29
Average daily rate £325 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Agile Software Development Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 9 £338 +12.03% 9
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Banking
3 9 (42.86%) C#
3 9 (42.86%) HTML
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 8 (38.10%) HTML5
4 8 (38.10%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
5 7 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Data Validation
5 7 (33.33%) VBScript
5 7 (33.33%) Java
5 7 (33.33%) Validation
6 5 (23.81%) Marketing
6 5 (23.81%) Coaching
7 4 (19.05%) Derivative
8 3 (14.29%) Web Development
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 2 (9.52%) Perl
9 2 (9.52%) .NET
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
9 2 (9.52%) Unix
9 2 (9.52%) Linux
9 2 (9.52%) Python
9 2 (9.52%) Project Management
9 2 (9.52%) MVC
9 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
9 2 (9.52%) Visualisation

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (9.52%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Banking
3 5 (23.81%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) French Language
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Designer
4 5 (23.81%) Manual Test Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Web Designer
5 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) UI Designer
6 2 (9.52%) Web UI Designer
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
2 8 (38.10%) HTML5
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (19.05%) Derivative
3 2 (9.52%) Graphic Design
3 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
1 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 7 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Validation
3 5 (23.81%) Coaching
4 3 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (4.76%) DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) VBScript
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA