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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Agile Software Development
Rank 10 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 13 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.02% 14.43% 8.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.61% 23.33% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £395 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
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
89 60 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 75.42% 61.86% 60.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 87
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £278 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 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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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 -13 5 £325 -13.33% 9
County Armagh - 2 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 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 9 (47.37%) jQuery
2 8 (42.11%) .NET
3 7 (36.84%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 7 (36.84%) MVC
3 7 (36.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (31.58%) WCF
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (31.58%) XML
4 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
5 4 (21.05%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (21.05%) JSON
5 4 (21.05%) RESTful
5 4 (21.05%) iOS Development
6 3 (15.79%) MonkeyTalk
6 3 (15.79%) iBeacon
6 3 (15.79%) Android Development
6 3 (15.79%) Android
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Release Management
6 3 (15.79%) CSS3
6 3 (15.79%) HTML5
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) CSS
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Bluetooth
1 3 (15.79%) iBeacon
2 2 (10.53%) ATM
2 2 (10.53%) GSM
2 2 (10.53%) SDH
2 2 (10.53%) UMTS
2 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
2 2 (10.53%) RNC
2 2 (10.53%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Maven
1 3 (15.79%) MonkeyTalk
2 1 (5.26%) QUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.26%) Grunt
2 1 (5.26%) Bower
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.26%) Mocha
2 1 (5.26%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) JDeveloper
2 1 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) iOS Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) iPhone Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) jQuery
2 8 (42.11%) .NET
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 7 (36.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (31.58%) WCF
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (31.58%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) JSON
5 4 (21.05%) RESTful
6 3 (15.79%) CSS3
6 3 (15.79%) HTML5
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) CSS
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 2 (10.53%) Struts
7 2 (10.53%) J2EE
7 2 (10.53%) Spring
7 2 (10.53%) JSF
7 2 (10.53%) RestKit
8 1 (5.26%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) iPhone
1 1 (5.26%) Social Media
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.79%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) MVC
2 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
3 4 (21.05%) iOS Development
4 3 (15.79%) Android Development
4 3 (15.79%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.79%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) OOP
5 2 (10.53%) Line Management
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) WFM
5 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
2 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) Twitter
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO