Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 56 172 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 18.42% 36.52% 26.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.59% 40.09% 31.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 140 65
Belfast median daily rate £412 £421 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.04% +9.24% +10.00%
10th Percentile £345 £309 £263
90th Percentile £534 £475 £420
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £421 £385
% change year-on-year -2.17% +9.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 272 429 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 89.47% 91.08% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 316 190
Belfast median daily rate £400 £420 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.26% +11.15%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £213
90th Percentile £500 £538 £521
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £420 £361
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.26% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 16
Belfast median hourly rate £18.81 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.37% +15.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £22.15 £18.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +21.88% +23.08% -14.75%

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 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 30 (53.57%) SQL
2 25 (44.64%) TDD
2 25 (44.64%) AngularJS
3 24 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 21 (37.50%) Java
4 21 (37.50%) Degree
5 19 (33.93%) MVC
5 19 (33.93%) Finance
5 19 (33.93%) CSS
6 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
7 16 (28.57%) RESTful
7 16 (28.57%) Jasmine
7 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 16 (28.57%) Relational Database
7 16 (28.57%) Banking
7 16 (28.57%) RDBMS
8 15 (26.79%) Project Management
9 14 (25.00%) Web Services
9 14 (25.00%) XML
9 14 (25.00%) Oracle
9 14 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (25.00%) Backbone.js
10 13 (23.21%) Spring Batch
10 13 (23.21%) Spring Integration
10 13 (23.21%) Gherkin
10 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
10 13 (23.21%) Time Management
10 13 (23.21%) Grunt
10 13 (23.21%) Bower
10 13 (23.21%) .NET

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 13 (23.21%) WebLogic
1 13 (23.21%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) EPiServer
3 2 (3.57%) nginx
4 1 (1.79%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) Drupal
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) IaaS
3 1 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) BGP
1 3 (5.36%) Firewall
1 3 (5.36%) IPsec
1 3 (5.36%) L2TP
1 3 (5.36%) OpenVPN
1 3 (5.36%) SSH
1 3 (5.36%) SSL
1 3 (5.36%) VPN
2 2 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 16 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 13 (23.21%) DB2
2 13 (23.21%) DB2 UDB
3 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 6 (10.71%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.36%) MySQL
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.79%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.79%) GIS
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.79%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Jasmine
2 13 (23.21%) Bower
2 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
2 13 (23.21%) Eclipse
2 13 (23.21%) Grunt
2 13 (23.21%) JUnit
3 12 (21.43%) JIRA
4 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.93%) TeamCity
6 4 (7.14%) Selenium
6 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (7.14%) TestComplete
7 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (3.57%) Protractor
8 2 (3.57%) Subversion
9 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.79%) JSUnit
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 16 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Advertising
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Front Office
5 1 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Developer
2 18 (32.14%) Java Developer
3 13 (23.21%) Senior Developer
3 13 (23.21%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Tester
6 4 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.14%) EPiServer Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Linux Specialist
8 2 (3.57%) Report Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Scala Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (44.64%) AngularJS
2 19 (33.93%) CSS
3 16 (28.57%) RESTful
4 14 (25.00%) Backbone.js
4 14 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 14 (25.00%) Web Services
4 14 (25.00%) XML
5 13 (23.21%) .NET
5 13 (23.21%) Ajax
5 13 (23.21%) Gherkin
5 13 (23.21%) Hibernate
5 13 (23.21%) JSP
5 13 (23.21%) Spring
5 13 (23.21%) Spring Batch
5 13 (23.21%) Spring Integration
5 13 (23.21%) Struts
6 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 7 (12.50%) HTML
8 6 (10.71%) Node.js
9 5 (8.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Clustering
2 4 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.36%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.36%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.57%) Derivative
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.57%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) Equities
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) Unix
3 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) TDD
2 19 (33.93%) MVC
3 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
4 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 15 (26.79%) Project Management
6 13 (23.21%) Time Management
7 10 (17.86%) BDD
8 8 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (14.29%) DevOps
9 7 (12.50%) Microservices
9 7 (12.50%) Scrum
10 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
10 4 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
10 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (7.14%) Requirements Management
10 4 (7.14%) SOA
11 3 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (5.36%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) SQL
2 24 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 21 (37.50%) Java
4 13 (23.21%) Python
5 12 (21.43%) C#
6 6 (10.71%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.14%) Ruby
8 3 (5.36%) Perl
8 3 (5.36%) PHP
9 2 (3.57%) Java 8
9 2 (3.57%) Scala
10 1 (1.79%) C++
10 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) CCNA
2 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (10.71%) Puppet
2 4 (7.14%) Ansible
2 4 (7.14%) HP ALM
3 3 (5.36%) Salt
4 2 (3.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) Google
6 1 (1.79%) ESRI
6 1 (1.79%) Informatica
6 1 (1.79%) Talend
6 1 (1.79%) Vermilion