The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum 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 Scrum over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 26 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.76% 4.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 6.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
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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
89 62 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 67.42% 66.67% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 29 56
Average daily rate £300 £333 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% +6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Scrum
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Scrum Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Scrum
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (100.00%) FIXML
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Scrum 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 Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) FIXML
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO