Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 170 91 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 36.56% 27.74% 8.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.19% 34.47% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 65 10
Belfast median daily rate £420 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +3.70%
10th Percentile £308 £263 £254
90th Percentile £475 £420 £526
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Belfast median hourly rate - £17.00 -
County Antrim median hourly rate - £17.00 -

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 423 264 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 90.97% 80.49% 77.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 180 54
Belfast median daily rate £420 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +10.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £288 £213 £226
90th Percentile £538 £476 £475
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% +10.77% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 2
Belfast median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -14.75% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £22.15 £18.00 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £16.00 £13.67 £15.25
% change year-on-year +17.04% -10.36% +17.31%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Belfast

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Belfast

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Belfast over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 124 (72.94%) Java
2 100 (58.82%) Finance
3 78 (45.88%) Test Automation
4 75 (44.12%) Banking
5 61 (35.88%) JavaScript
6 59 (34.71%) SQL
7 54 (31.76%) OO
8 50 (29.41%) Data Structures
9 46 (27.06%) Functional Programming
9 46 (27.06%) AngularJS
10 44 (25.88%) Spring
11 41 (24.12%) Relational Database
12 39 (22.94%) TDD
12 39 (22.94%) Oracle
13 37 (21.76%) Waterfall
14 36 (21.18%) CSS
14 36 (21.18%) Investment Banking
15 35 (20.59%) Hibernate
15 35 (20.59%) DB2
15 35 (20.59%) Backbone.js
16 34 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 32 (18.82%) RDBMS
17 32 (18.82%) MVC
17 32 (18.82%) DB2 UDB
18 31 (18.24%) XML
19 25 (14.71%) Unix
20 24 (14.12%) Web Services
21 23 (13.53%) Spring Integration
21 23 (13.53%) REST
22 21 (12.35%) Microservices

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (11.18%) WebLogic
2 17 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.18%) JBoss
4 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.76%) SaaS
2 2 (1.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.12%) Relational Database
2 35 (20.59%) DB2
3 32 (18.82%) DB2 UDB
3 32 (18.82%) RDBMS
4 8 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.71%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.76%) EDRMS
6 3 (1.76%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.76%) MySQL
7 2 (1.18%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.18%) Redis
8 1 (0.59%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.59%) Big Data
8 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.59%) Power BI
8 1 (0.59%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 20 (11.76%) JUnit
2 18 (10.59%) Cucumber
2 18 (10.59%) Eclipse
2 18 (10.59%) Grunt
2 18 (10.59%) Jasmine
3 16 (9.41%) Bower
4 15 (8.82%) JIRA
5 10 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 9 (5.29%) Selenium
7 8 (4.71%) Hudson
8 5 (2.94%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.18%) Gradle
9 2 (1.18%) JBehave
9 2 (1.18%) JHipster
9 2 (1.18%) LoadUI
9 2 (1.18%) Mockito
9 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 100 (58.82%) Finance
2 75 (44.12%) Banking
3 36 (21.18%) Investment Banking
4 17 (10.00%) Front Office
5 2 (1.18%) Electronics
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 116 (68.24%) Developer
2 105 (61.76%) Java Developer
3 68 (40.00%) Senior Developer
4 67 (39.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 32 (18.82%) Agile Developer
5 32 (18.82%) Agile Java Developer
6 29 (17.06%) Senior Agile Developer
6 29 (17.06%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 28 (16.47%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 28 (16.47%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
8 20 (11.76%) Tester
9 11 (6.47%) Analyst
9 11 (6.47%) Automation Tester
10 9 (5.29%) Manual Tester
11 8 (4.71%) Scrum Master
12 7 (4.12%) Test Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
14 5 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
14 5 (2.94%) Consultant
15 4 (2.35%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.06%) AngularJS
2 44 (25.88%) Spring
3 36 (21.18%) CSS
4 35 (20.59%) Backbone.js
4 35 (20.59%) Hibernate
5 34 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 31 (18.24%) XML
7 24 (14.12%) Web Services
8 23 (13.53%) REST
8 23 (13.53%) Spring Integration
9 20 (11.76%) RESTful
10 19 (11.18%) JSP
11 17 (10.00%) Ajax
11 17 (10.00%) JSON
11 17 (10.00%) Struts
11 17 (10.00%) WebSockets
12 16 (9.41%) Gherkin
13 14 (8.24%) TIBCO EMS
14 12 (7.06%) FIX Protocol
15 10 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.41%) Data Structures
2 18 (10.59%) Virtual Team
3 14 (8.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (8.24%) User Experience
4 10 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.29%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.94%) Derivative
6 5 (2.94%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.35%) Equities
8 3 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.18%) STB
10 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.59%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.71%) Unix
2 14 (8.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (45.88%) Test Automation
2 54 (31.76%) OO
3 46 (27.06%) Functional Programming
4 39 (22.94%) TDD
5 37 (21.76%) Waterfall
6 32 (18.82%) MVC
7 21 (12.35%) Microservices
8 16 (9.41%) Scrum
9 14 (8.24%) Functional Testing
9 14 (8.24%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (8.24%) Risk Management
10 13 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (7.65%) SDLC
10 13 (7.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (6.47%) Analytics
11 11 (6.47%) Mentoring
12 10 (5.88%) Data Analytics
12 10 (5.88%) Project Management
13 9 (5.29%) Low Latency
13 9 (5.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (72.94%) Java
2 61 (35.88%) JavaScript
3 59 (34.71%) SQL
4 12 (7.06%) Python
5 9 (5.29%) Ruby
6 4 (2.35%) C#
6 4 (2.35%) Scala
7 2 (1.18%) C++
8 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (8.82%) Degree
2 10 (5.88%) ISEB
2 10 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) QA
2 7 (4.12%) PMO
3 1 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (3.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.59%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.59%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.59%) Oozie
Vendors
1 39 (22.94%) Oracle
2 14 (8.24%) TIBCO
3 10 (5.88%) HP
4 7 (4.12%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (0.59%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.59%) IBM
6 1 (0.59%) Nokia
6 1 (0.59%) Sybase
6 1 (0.59%) Twitter