The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Scrum 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+17.44% -3.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
75 177 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 65.79% 61.46% 60.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 98 26
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -71.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Scrum
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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
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 Scrum within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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County Antrim - - - -
Scrum
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Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) CLARiiON
2 1 (33.33%) Jython
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Jython
1 1 (33.33%) Groovy
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec