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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 7 18
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 33 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.87% 10.42% 6.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.02% 12.99% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £300 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -0.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £101 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £360 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +3.03% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +20.71%  

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 206 77 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 86.55% 80.21% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 32 38
Median daily rate £415 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £108 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £495 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £21.61 £14.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.03% -54.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in Northern Ireland

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -6 32 £400 +33.33% 11
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 44 (40.37%) Java
2 42 (38.53%) SQL
3 38 (34.86%) Finance
4 29 (26.61%) Banking
4 29 (26.61%) TDD
5 27 (24.77%) C#
6 26 (23.85%) Front Office
7 25 (22.94%) Relational Database
8 22 (20.18%) Linux
9 20 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (18.35%) Multithreading
10 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (17.43%) Scrum
11 18 (16.51%) Python
12 17 (15.60%) Project Management
12 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Project
13 16 (14.68%) C++
13 16 (14.68%) JavaScript
13 16 (14.68%) Oracle
13 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
13 16 (14.68%) OO
13 16 (14.68%) JSON
13 16 (14.68%) RESTful
14 15 (13.76%) BDD
14 15 (13.76%) .NET
15 14 (12.84%) Unix
15 14 (12.84%) OOD
15 14 (12.84%) AngularJS
15 14 (12.84%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (11.93%) Enterprise Software

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 (9.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (5.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.75%) Apache
3 3 (2.75%) Confluence
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.92%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.92%) Jetty
5 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.75%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.94%) Relational Database
2 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.17%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.50%) KDB
4 6 (5.50%) Kdb+
4 6 (5.50%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.75%) Big Data
6 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.83%) Endeca
7 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.92%) DB2
8 1 (0.92%) IDOL
8 1 (0.92%) QlikView
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) JIRA
2 3 (2.75%) Ant
2 3 (2.75%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.75%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.75%) Maven
2 3 (2.75%) Selenium
2 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (1.83%) JUnit
3 2 (1.83%) Subversion
3 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (34.86%) Finance
2 29 (26.61%) Banking
3 26 (23.85%) Front Office
4 9 (8.26%) Law
5 7 (6.42%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Electronics
6 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 65 (59.63%) Developer
2 35 (32.11%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.43%) Senior Developer
4 18 (16.51%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (11.93%) Analyst
5 13 (11.93%) C# Developer
6 12 (11.01%) Project Manager
7 8 (7.34%) Lead Developer
8 7 (6.42%) Test Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.50%) Architect
9 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (5.50%) KDB Developer
10 5 (4.59%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.59%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (4.59%) C++ Developer
10 5 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.59%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.68%) JSON
1 16 (14.68%) RESTful
2 15 (13.76%) .NET
3 14 (12.84%) AngularJS
4 13 (11.93%) Web Services
5 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (11.01%) WCF
5 12 (11.01%) WPF
6 11 (10.09%) .NET Framework
6 11 (10.09%) ADO.NET
6 11 (10.09%) Spring
6 11 (10.09%) WF
7 8 (7.34%) Spring Boot
8 6 (5.50%) Spring MVC
8 6 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (4.59%) CSS
9 5 (4.59%) HTML
9 5 (4.59%) JSP
9 5 (4.59%) Servlets
9 5 (4.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.84%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (11.93%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (10.09%) Algorithms
5 7 (6.42%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (5.50%) N-Tier
7 4 (3.67%) Equities
8 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.83%) Derivative
8 2 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.18%) Linux
2 14 (12.84%) Unix
3 6 (5.50%) Solaris
4 1 (0.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.61%) TDD
2 20 (18.35%) Multithreading
3 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (17.43%) Scrum
4 17 (15.60%) Project Management
5 16 (14.68%) OO
6 15 (13.76%) BDD
7 14 (12.84%) OOD
8 13 (11.93%) Data Validation
8 13 (11.93%) Information Security
8 13 (11.93%) Integration Testing
8 13 (11.93%) Manual Testing
8 13 (11.93%) Validation
9 12 (11.01%) Defect Management
10 11 (10.09%) Memory Management
10 11 (10.09%) Mentoring
10 11 (10.09%) MVC
10 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
10 11 (10.09%) SOA
11 10 (9.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.37%) Java
2 42 (38.53%) SQL
3 27 (24.77%) C#
4 18 (16.51%) Python
5 16 (14.68%) C++
5 16 (14.68%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.09%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.50%) Perl
8 3 (2.75%) VBScript
9 2 (1.83%) C
10 1 (0.92%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (11.93%) Degree
2 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
2 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.50%) AWS Certification
4 5 (4.59%) PMP
5 2 (1.83%) HND
6 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.09%) QA
2 5 (4.59%) PMO
3 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.83%) Firmware
3 1 (0.92%) Docker
3 1 (0.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) Ansible
2 1 (0.92%) AppManager
2 1 (0.92%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Oracle
2 11 (10.09%) Sybase
3 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.67%) ATG
5 2 (1.83%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.92%) Talend
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