Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 51 120 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.91% 26.85% 21.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.61% 32.43% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 88 78
Northern Ireland median daily rate £350 £432 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.89% +7.88% +42.22%
10th Percentile £313 £336 £261
90th Percentile £459 £514 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.89% +5.88% -1.16%

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 307 370 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 77.72% 82.77% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 260 342
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £450 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +11.46% +24.23%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £263
90th Percentile £523 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.15 £19.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.05% +62.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £35.00 £18.14
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% -

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 50 £350 -20.68% 17
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 15 (29.41%) SQL
2 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
3 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
3 12 (23.53%) HTML
3 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 12 (23.53%) CSS
3 12 (23.53%) JIRA
4 11 (21.57%) BDD
5 9 (17.65%) Python
6 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
6 8 (15.69%) Project Management
6 8 (15.69%) Finance
6 8 (15.69%) TDD
6 8 (15.69%) User Stories
6 8 (15.69%) Mobile App
6 8 (15.69%) Microservices
7 7 (13.73%) Front End Development
7 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
7 7 (13.73%) MVC
7 7 (13.73%) Information Management
7 7 (13.73%) LIMS
7 7 (13.73%) .NET
8 6 (11.76%) Java
8 6 (11.76%) C#
8 6 (11.76%) jQuery
8 6 (11.76%) Validation
8 6 (11.76%) Migration
8 6 (11.76%) React
8 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (5.88%) Apache
1 3 (5.88%) ArcGIS
1 3 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) nginx
2 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.96%) Drupal
3 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Slack
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
2 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) SSH
1 3 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (1.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) MySQL
2 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.88%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (5.88%) GIS
3 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.88%) Spatial Data
4 2 (3.92%) Big Data
4 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) JIRA
2 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
3 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.88%) Jasmine
4 3 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (3.92%) Balsamiq
5 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.92%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (3.92%) Maven
5 2 (3.92%) Protractor
5 2 (3.92%) Subversion
5 2 (3.92%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.96%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.96%) gulp
6 1 (1.96%) Sublime Text
6 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Developer
2 6 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (9.80%) Angular Developer
3 5 (9.80%) Consultant
3 5 (9.80%) React Developer
3 5 (9.80%) Tester
4 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Embedded Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.88%) GIS Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Product Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.92%) UI Developer
6 2 (3.92%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
2 12 (23.53%) CSS
2 12 (23.53%) HTML
3 7 (13.73%) .NET
4 6 (11.76%) jQuery
4 6 (11.76%) Node.js
4 6 (11.76%) React
5 5 (9.80%) REST
5 5 (9.80%) Web Services
6 4 (7.84%) CSS3
6 4 (7.84%) RESTful
6 4 (7.84%) SOAP
7 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.88%) HTML5
7 3 (5.88%) LAMP
7 3 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (5.88%) Velocity
8 2 (3.92%) FreeMarker
8 2 (3.92%) Spring
8 2 (3.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Mobile App
2 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) LIMS
2 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) Smart Meter
4 3 (5.88%) Clustering
4 3 (5.88%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.96%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) AIX
4 1 (1.96%) Solaris
4 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) BDD
2 8 (15.69%) Microservices
2 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
2 8 (15.69%) Project Management
2 8 (15.69%) TDD
2 8 (15.69%) User Stories
3 7 (13.73%) Front End Development
3 7 (13.73%) Information Management
3 7 (13.73%) MVC
4 6 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 6 (11.76%) Migration
4 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 6 (11.76%) Validation
5 5 (9.80%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (9.80%) DevOps
5 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (9.80%) Scrum
5 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.84%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) SQL
2 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 9 (17.65%) Python
4 6 (11.76%) C#
4 6 (11.76%) Java
5 4 (7.84%) C
5 4 (7.84%) C++
5 4 (7.84%) Embedded C
5 4 (7.84%) Embedded C++
6 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.88%) Perl
6 3 (5.88%) PHP
7 2 (3.92%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) Java 8
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.96%) WAI
2 1 (1.96%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.96%) XenApp
1 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.96%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) ESRI
2 3 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) Adobe
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) SAP