Period
to 20 January 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 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 -3
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 181 99 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 36.35% 28.05% 8.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.04% 35.36% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 69 11
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.41% +28.30%
10th Percentile £303 £263 £256
90th Percentile £475 £421 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +1.18% -0.58% +16.49%

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 452 280 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.76% 79.32% 77.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 187 60
Northern Ireland median daily rate £418 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.17% +11.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £276 £213 £236
90th Percentile £536 £477 £503
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -14.75% +17.31%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.50 £16.38
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -1 171 £420 +9.09% 44
County Londonderry - 1 - - 1
Agile Software Development
UK

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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 132 (72.93%) Java
2 107 (59.12%) Finance
3 86 (47.51%) Test Automation
4 82 (45.30%) Banking
5 67 (37.02%) JavaScript
6 60 (33.15%) SQL
7 55 (30.39%) OO
8 51 (28.18%) Data Structures
9 49 (27.07%) AngularJS
10 47 (25.97%) Functional Programming
10 47 (25.97%) Spring
11 42 (23.20%) Relational Database
12 41 (22.65%) TDD
12 41 (22.65%) Oracle
13 39 (21.55%) Waterfall
14 38 (20.99%) CSS
15 37 (20.44%) DB2
15 37 (20.44%) Hibernate
15 37 (20.44%) Investment Banking
15 37 (20.44%) Backbone.js
16 36 (19.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 35 (19.34%) MVC
18 33 (18.23%) DB2 UDB
18 33 (18.23%) XML
18 33 (18.23%) RDBMS
19 26 (14.36%) Web Services
20 25 (13.81%) Unix
21 24 (13.26%) Spring Integration
22 23 (12.71%) REST
22 23 (12.71%) QA

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 21 (11.60%) WebLogic
2 19 (10.50%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.10%) JBoss
4 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.66%) SaaS
2 2 (1.10%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (23.20%) Relational Database
2 37 (20.44%) DB2
3 33 (18.23%) DB2 UDB
3 33 (18.23%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.97%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.42%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.66%) EDRMS
7 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.66%) MySQL
8 2 (1.10%) Hazelcast
8 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.10%) Redis
9 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.55%) Big Data
9 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.55%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (12.15%) JUnit
2 20 (11.05%) Cucumber
2 20 (11.05%) Eclipse
2 20 (11.05%) Grunt
2 20 (11.05%) Jasmine
3 18 (9.94%) Bower
4 15 (8.29%) JIRA
5 14 (7.73%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.63%) Hudson
7 10 (5.52%) Selenium
8 5 (2.76%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.66%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.10%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.10%) Gradle
10 2 (1.10%) JBehave
10 2 (1.10%) LoadUI
10 2 (1.10%) Mockito
10 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 107 (59.12%) Finance
2 82 (45.30%) Banking
3 37 (20.44%) Investment Banking
4 17 (9.39%) Front Office
5 2 (1.10%) Electronics
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 121 (66.85%) Developer
2 109 (60.22%) Java Developer
3 73 (40.33%) Senior Developer
4 71 (39.23%) Senior Java Developer
5 33 (18.23%) Agile Developer
5 33 (18.23%) Agile Java Developer
6 30 (16.57%) Senior Agile Developer
6 30 (16.57%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 29 (16.02%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 29 (16.02%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
8 23 (12.71%) Tester
9 13 (7.18%) Automation Tester
10 12 (6.63%) Analyst
11 9 (4.97%) Manual Tester
11 9 (4.97%) Scrum Master
12 8 (4.42%) Test Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
14 5 (2.76%) Consultant
15 4 (2.21%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (27.07%) AngularJS
2 47 (25.97%) Spring
3 38 (20.99%) CSS
4 37 (20.44%) Backbone.js
4 37 (20.44%) Hibernate
5 36 (19.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 33 (18.23%) XML
7 26 (14.36%) Web Services
8 24 (13.26%) Spring Integration
9 23 (12.71%) REST
10 22 (12.15%) RESTful
11 21 (11.60%) JSP
12 19 (10.50%) Ajax
12 19 (10.50%) Struts
13 17 (9.39%) FIX Protocol
13 17 (9.39%) Gherkin
13 17 (9.39%) JSON
13 17 (9.39%) WebSockets
14 14 (7.73%) TIBCO EMS
15 10 (5.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (28.18%) Data Structures
2 18 (9.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 18 (9.94%) Virtual Team
3 14 (7.73%) User Experience
4 10 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.97%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.31%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.76%) Derivative
8 4 (2.21%) Equities
9 3 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.10%) STB
11 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.55%) iSeries
11 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.81%) Unix
2 14 (7.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (47.51%) Test Automation
2 55 (30.39%) OO
3 47 (25.97%) Functional Programming
4 41 (22.65%) TDD
5 39 (21.55%) Waterfall
6 35 (19.34%) MVC
7 22 (12.15%) Microservices
8 19 (10.50%) Scrum
9 18 (9.94%) Functional Testing
9 18 (9.94%) Non-Functional Testing
9 18 (9.94%) Risk Management
10 17 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (7.18%) Low Latency
11 13 (7.18%) SDLC
12 12 (6.63%) Project Management
13 11 (6.08%) Analytics
13 11 (6.08%) Mentoring
14 10 (5.52%) Data Analytics
15 9 (4.97%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (72.93%) Java
2 67 (37.02%) JavaScript
3 60 (33.15%) SQL
4 13 (7.18%) Ruby
5 12 (6.63%) Python
6 5 (2.76%) C#
7 4 (2.21%) Scala
8 2 (1.10%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (8.84%) Degree
2 10 (5.52%) ISEB
2 10 (5.52%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.71%) QA
2 7 (3.87%) PMO
3 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.55%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (3.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (22.65%) Oracle
2 14 (7.73%) TIBCO
3 10 (5.52%) HP
4 7 (3.87%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.10%) SAP
6 1 (0.55%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.55%) IBM
6 1 (0.55%) Nokia
6 1 (0.55%) Sybase
6 1 (0.55%) Twitter