Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +12
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 71 189 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 21.32% 31.82% 20.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.91% 35.26% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 165 38
Belfast median daily rate £412 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +7.14% -23.00%
10th Percentile £262 £350 £294
90th Percentile £525 £460 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £413 £385
% change year-on-year -0.12% +7.14% -23.00%
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 285 536 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 85.59% 90.24% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 427 120
Belfast median daily rate £412 £413 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +22.59% +4.34%
10th Percentile £275 £310 £160
90th Percentile £525 £501 £426
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £413 £337
% change year-on-year -0.12% +22.59% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 19
Belfast median hourly rate £34.00 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.86% -1.75% -6.56%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £23.75 £18.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +7.69% -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 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Belfast

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 44 (61.97%) SQL
2 37 (52.11%) JavaScript
3 35 (49.30%) Java
4 28 (39.44%) Test Automation
4 28 (39.44%) AngularJS
5 27 (38.03%) Banking
5 27 (38.03%) Finance
6 25 (35.21%) TDD
7 22 (30.99%) MVC
8 21 (29.58%) CSS
9 20 (28.17%) Oracle
9 20 (28.17%) RDBMS
9 20 (28.17%) Spring
9 20 (28.17%) Relational Database
10 19 (26.76%) Degree
10 19 (26.76%) Waterfall
10 19 (26.76%) Hibernate
11 18 (25.35%) Project Management
11 18 (25.35%) Spring Batch
11 18 (25.35%) Spring Integration
12 17 (23.94%) Backbone.js
12 17 (23.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (23.94%) Jasmine
12 17 (23.94%) Grunt
12 17 (23.94%) DB2
12 17 (23.94%) Web Services
12 17 (23.94%) XML
12 17 (23.94%) RESTful
13 16 (22.54%) Cucumber
13 16 (22.54%) Time Management

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 16 (22.54%) WebLogic
1 16 (22.54%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.63%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.17%) RDBMS
1 20 (28.17%) Relational Database
2 17 (23.94%) DB2
3 16 (22.54%) DB2 UDB
4 9 (12.68%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.63%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.82%) MySQL
7 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.41%) Big Data
8 1 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.41%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Grunt
1 17 (23.94%) Jasmine
2 16 (22.54%) Bower
2 16 (22.54%) Cucumber
2 16 (22.54%) Eclipse
2 16 (22.54%) JUnit
3 13 (18.31%) Selenium
4 8 (11.27%) JIRA
5 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.04%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.82%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.41%) gulp
9 1 (1.41%) JSUnit
9 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.41%) webpack
General
1 27 (38.03%) Banking
1 27 (38.03%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Advertising
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (61.97%) Developer
2 26 (36.62%) Java Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Senior Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (15.49%) .NET Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Tester
6 8 (11.27%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.63%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (5.63%) EPiServer Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Report Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Scala Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Scrum Master
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (39.44%) AngularJS
2 21 (29.58%) CSS
3 20 (28.17%) Spring
4 19 (26.76%) Hibernate
5 18 (25.35%) Spring Batch
5 18 (25.35%) Spring Integration
6 17 (23.94%) Backbone.js
6 17 (23.94%) RESTful
6 17 (23.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 17 (23.94%) Web Services
6 17 (23.94%) XML
7 16 (22.54%) .NET
7 16 (22.54%) Ajax
7 16 (22.54%) Gherkin
7 16 (22.54%) JSP
7 16 (22.54%) Struts
8 11 (15.49%) ASP.NET
9 10 (14.08%) REST
10 7 (9.86%) WPF
11 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (11.27%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.86%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.63%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.82%) Derivative
5 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.41%) Equities
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Linux
2 2 (2.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) Test Automation
2 25 (35.21%) TDD
3 22 (30.99%) MVC
4 19 (26.76%) Waterfall
5 18 (25.35%) Project Management
6 16 (22.54%) Time Management
7 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing
8 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (9.86%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (8.45%) Scrum
10 5 (7.04%) BDD
10 5 (7.04%) DevOps
10 5 (7.04%) ETL
10 5 (7.04%) Microservices
11 4 (5.63%) SOA
12 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
12 3 (4.23%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.23%) Multithreading
13 2 (2.82%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.97%) SQL
2 37 (52.11%) JavaScript
3 35 (49.30%) Java
4 15 (21.13%) C#
5 8 (11.27%) Python
6 5 (7.04%) Ruby
7 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.23%) Java 8
9 2 (2.82%) Scala
9 2 (2.82%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.41%) C++
10 1 (1.41%) Korn
10 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (26.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Ansible
2 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.23%) Puppet
2 3 (4.23%) Salt
3 2 (2.82%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) Google
4 2 (2.82%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) Talend
5 1 (1.41%) Informatica
5 1 (1.41%) Vermilion