Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 16 August 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.

Scrum
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 67 25
Rank change year-on-year +30 -42 0
Contract jobs citing Scrum 16 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.15% 2.65% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.10% 3.04% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 7
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.23% +3.33% -27.71%
10th Percentile £321 £306 £328
90th Percentile £447 £424 £459
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% +4.65% +4.39%

Scrum 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 314 527 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 81.35% 87.25% 82.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 447 93
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +29.92% +5.83%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £131
90th Percentile £525 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 20
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% +15.32% -20.71%
10th Percentile £11.72 £13.91 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.35 £20.49 £18.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -14.23% +4.19% +8.47%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Northern Ireland

Scrum
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Scrum in Northern Ireland

Scrum
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 Scrum within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 August 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 +30 12 £425 +6.25% 14
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) .NET
3 11 (68.75%) Oracle
3 11 (68.75%) SOA
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) OO
4 8 (50.00%) C#
4 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) Banking
4 8 (50.00%) WCF
4 8 (50.00%) WPF
4 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (43.75%) Algorithms
5 7 (43.75%) Multithreading
5 7 (43.75%) Memory Management
5 7 (43.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (43.75%) WF
5 7 (43.75%) JSON
5 7 (43.75%) RESTful
5 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
5 7 (43.75%) PL/SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
5 7 (43.75%) Sybase
5 7 (43.75%) ADO.NET
5 7 (43.75%) OOP
6 6 (37.50%) Front Office
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft

Scrum
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 7 (43.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) QlikView
General
1 8 (50.00%) Banking
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Front Office
3 4 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
1 7 (43.75%) C# .NET Developer
1 7 (43.75%) C# Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) CRM Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Functional Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum Master
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Product Owner
4 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) WCF
2 8 (50.00%) WPF
3 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
3 7 (43.75%) ADO.NET
3 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (43.75%) JSON
3 7 (43.75%) RESTful
3 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 7 (43.75%) WF
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Blog
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Podcast
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) SOA
3 8 (50.00%) OO
4 7 (43.75%) Memory Management
4 7 (43.75%) Multithreading
4 7 (43.75%) OOP
4 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (31.25%) Kanban
6 4 (25.00%) Change Management
6 4 (25.00%) CRM
6 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (25.00%) Data Management
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) Presales
6 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (25.00%) SDLC
6 4 (25.00%) Service Design
6 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Sybase
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft