Period
to 20 July 2017

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 July 2017 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 8 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -13
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 110 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.80% 11.84% 8.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.04% 14.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 17 9
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £238 £292
90th Percentile £460 £430 £568
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +18.06% -1.37%

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 499 198 153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 85.30% 80.82% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 95 78
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +36.84% -32.14%
10th Percentile £300 £163 £115
90th Percentile £488 £475 £506
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.69 £13.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.06% -45.45% +76.79%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.87 £20.88 £84.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.82%

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 -3 106 £413 +24.53% 7
Newry - 1 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, 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 83 (75.45%) Java
2 77 (70.00%) Finance
3 72 (65.45%) OO
4 65 (59.09%) Banking
5 50 (45.45%) Investment Banking
6 49 (44.55%) Data Structures
7 48 (43.64%) Test Automation
8 47 (42.73%) Functional Programming
9 32 (29.09%) Relational Database
10 29 (26.36%) Front Office
11 22 (20.00%) SQL
12 21 (19.09%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (16.36%) JSON
14 18 (16.36%) SQL Server
14 18 (16.36%) Linux
14 18 (16.36%) Unix
15 17 (15.45%) Oracle
15 17 (15.45%) C#
15 17 (15.45%) Integration Testing
15 17 (15.45%) RESTful
15 17 (15.45%) TDD
16 16 (14.55%) .NET
16 16 (14.55%) Information Security
17 15 (13.64%) Web Services
18 14 (12.73%) Scrum
19 13 (11.82%) WPF
19 13 (11.82%) .NET Framework
19 13 (11.82%) Mentoring
20 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web API

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 10 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.82%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.82%) Confluence
3 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.91%) Jetty
4 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.73%) Sumo Logic
4 1 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.09%) Relational Database
2 18 (16.36%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.09%) Big Data
4 7 (6.36%) Hadoop
5 6 (5.45%) DB2
6 5 (4.55%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.82%) Endeca
8 2 (1.82%) KDB
8 2 (1.82%) Kdb+
8 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.91%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.91%) IDOL
9 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) JIRA
1 5 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (3.64%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.73%) JUnit
3 3 (2.73%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.73%) Selenium
3 3 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.82%) Ant
4 2 (1.82%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (1.82%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.82%) Maven
4 2 (1.82%) Subversion
5 1 (0.91%) Bower
5 1 (0.91%) Grunt
5 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.91%) Moq
5 1 (0.91%) QUnit
5 1 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 77 (70.00%) Finance
2 65 (59.09%) Banking
3 50 (45.45%) Investment Banking
4 29 (26.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 99 (90.00%) Developer
2 73 (66.36%) Java Developer
3 61 (55.45%) Senior Developer
4 60 (54.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 46 (41.82%) Agile Developer
5 46 (41.82%) Agile Java Developer
5 46 (41.82%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 46 (41.82%) Senior Agile Developer
5 46 (41.82%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 46 (41.82%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
6 11 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.55%) C# WPF Developer
7 5 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (4.55%) Talend Developer
7 5 (4.55%) WPF Developer
8 3 (2.73%) Analyst
8 3 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (1.82%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.36%) JSON
2 17 (15.45%) RESTful
3 16 (14.55%) .NET
4 15 (13.64%) Web Services
5 13 (11.82%) .NET Framework
5 13 (11.82%) WPF
6 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (10.91%) WCF
7 11 (10.00%) ADO.NET
7 11 (10.00%) WF
8 7 (6.36%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.45%) XML
10 5 (4.55%) Spring
11 4 (3.64%) Spring Boot
12 3 (2.73%) Angular 2
12 3 (2.73%) SAML
13 2 (1.82%) Backbone.js
13 2 (1.82%) CSS
13 2 (1.82%) React
13 2 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (44.55%) Data Structures
2 21 (19.09%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 8 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.64%) Equities
6 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.73%) Derivative
6 3 (2.73%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.82%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.36%) Linux
1 18 (16.36%) Unix
2 2 (1.82%) Solaris
3 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (65.45%) OO
2 48 (43.64%) Test Automation
3 47 (42.73%) Functional Programming
4 20 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (15.45%) Integration Testing
5 17 (15.45%) TDD
6 16 (14.55%) Information Security
7 14 (12.73%) Scrum
8 13 (11.82%) Mentoring
9 12 (10.91%) Multithreading
10 11 (10.00%) Memory Management
11 10 (9.09%) OOP
11 10 (9.09%) SOA
12 7 (6.36%) MVC
12 7 (6.36%) Pair Programming
13 6 (5.45%) Data Validation
13 6 (5.45%) SDLC
13 6 (5.45%) Validation
14 5 (4.55%) Data Transformation
15 4 (3.64%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (75.45%) Java
2 22 (20.00%) SQL
3 17 (15.45%) C#
4 11 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.36%) Python
7 3 (2.73%) VBScript
8 2 (1.82%) C++
8 2 (1.82%) Perl
9 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.91%) C
9 1 (0.91%) Korn
9 1 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.91%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.73%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (15.45%) Oracle
2 11 (10.00%) Sybase
3 5 (4.55%) Talend
4 2 (1.82%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.82%) Microsoft
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