Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 13 December 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +13
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 77 194 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.64% 33.62% 21.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.12% 37.24% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 164 46
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +9.09% -14.44%
10th Percentile £275 £310 £281
90th Percentile £525 £460 £420
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% -1.16% +6.17%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 333 521 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 84.95% 90.29% 80.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 401 149
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +16.20% +9.23%
10th Percentile £300 £303 £163
90th Percentile £515 £518 £438
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 24
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £26.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.29% +7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.78 £26.25 £36.88
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in Northern Ireland

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in Northern Ireland

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Northern Ireland

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -1 71 £412 -1.90% 38
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 45 (58.44%) SQL
2 37 (48.05%) JavaScript
3 36 (46.75%) Java
4 32 (41.56%) Test Automation
5 28 (36.36%) AngularJS
5 28 (36.36%) TDD
6 27 (35.06%) Finance
7 26 (33.77%) Banking
8 24 (31.17%) MVC
9 23 (29.87%) Degree
10 22 (28.57%) Waterfall
11 21 (27.27%) CSS
12 20 (25.97%) Cucumber
13 19 (24.68%) Relational Database
13 19 (24.68%) RDBMS
13 19 (24.68%) Project Management
14 18 (23.38%) .NET
14 18 (23.38%) Web Services
14 18 (23.38%) XML
14 18 (23.38%) Hibernate
14 18 (23.38%) Spring
14 18 (23.38%) Spring Batch
14 18 (23.38%) Spring Integration
15 17 (22.08%) Backbone.js
15 17 (22.08%) Jasmine
15 17 (22.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (22.08%) RESTful
15 17 (22.08%) Selenium
15 17 (22.08%) Oracle
15 17 (22.08%) C#

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (20.78%) WebLogic
1 16 (20.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.19%) EPiServer
3 3 (3.90%) Confluence
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) IaaS
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) FTP
2 3 (3.90%) BGP
2 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) IPsec
2 3 (3.90%) L2TP
2 3 (3.90%) OpenVPN
2 3 (3.90%) VPN
3 2 (2.60%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.68%) RDBMS
1 19 (24.68%) Relational Database
2 16 (20.78%) DB2
2 16 (20.78%) DB2 UDB
3 12 (15.58%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.30%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.30%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 20 (25.97%) Cucumber
2 17 (22.08%) Jasmine
2 17 (22.08%) Selenium
3 16 (20.78%) Bower
3 16 (20.78%) Eclipse
3 16 (20.78%) Grunt
3 16 (20.78%) JUnit
4 12 (15.58%) JIRA
5 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.90%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.30%) JSUnit
8 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 27 (35.06%) Finance
2 26 (33.77%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Advertising
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Front Office
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (51.95%) Developer
2 23 (29.87%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
4 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
5 10 (12.99%) Tester
6 9 (11.69%) Automation Tester
7 6 (7.79%) Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) EPiServer Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Java Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.60%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.36%) AngularJS
2 21 (27.27%) CSS
3 18 (23.38%) .NET
3 18 (23.38%) Hibernate
3 18 (23.38%) Spring
3 18 (23.38%) Spring Batch
3 18 (23.38%) Spring Integration
3 18 (23.38%) Web Services
3 18 (23.38%) XML
4 17 (22.08%) Backbone.js
4 17 (22.08%) RESTful
4 17 (22.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 16 (20.78%) Ajax
5 16 (20.78%) Gherkin
5 16 (20.78%) JSP
5 16 (20.78%) Struts
6 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET
7 11 (14.29%) REST
8 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (10.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) SWIFT
5 3 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.60%) Derivative
7 1 (1.30%) Clustering
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Equities
7 1 (1.30%) Life Science
7 1 (1.30%) LIMS
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.30%) SCADA
7 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Linux
1 6 (7.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.56%) Test Automation
2 28 (36.36%) TDD
3 24 (31.17%) MVC
4 22 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 19 (24.68%) Project Management
6 16 (20.78%) Time Management
7 12 (15.58%) Computer Science
8 10 (12.99%) Manual Testing
9 8 (10.39%) BDD
9 8 (10.39%) Test Strategy
10 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.09%) SOA
11 6 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (7.79%) Microservices
11 6 (7.79%) Scrum
12 5 (6.49%) DevOps
12 5 (6.49%) ETL
13 4 (5.19%) API Testing
13 4 (5.19%) Integration Testing
13 4 (5.19%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (58.44%) SQL
2 37 (48.05%) JavaScript
3 36 (46.75%) Java
4 17 (22.08%) C#
5 8 (10.39%) Python
6 5 (6.49%) Ruby
7 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.90%) Java 8
9 2 (2.60%) Scala
10 1 (1.30%) C++
10 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) CCNA
2 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.30%) GMP
3 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Ansible
2 3 (3.90%) HP ALM
2 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.90%) Puppet
2 3 (3.90%) Salt
3 2 (2.60%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco
3 3 (3.90%) Google
3 3 (3.90%) HP
4 1 (1.30%) Informatica
4 1 (1.30%) Talend
4 1 (1.30%) Vermilion