Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Scrum
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 33 22
Rank change year-on-year -30 -11 +14
Contract jobs citing Scrum 17 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.76% 3.03% 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 3.86% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £365 £369 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.02% -28.92% +72.92%
10th Percentile £281 £325 £479
90th Percentile £420 £459 £580
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 551 233 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 89.59% 78.45% 71.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 135 57
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.20% +9.23% +1.56%
10th Percentile £303 £139 £102
90th Percentile £498 £438 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.00 £16.38
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 November 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 -35 15 £370 +2.07%
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Scrum 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 Scrum.

1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Equities
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (11.76%) Banking
5 2 (11.76%) JIRA
5 2 (11.76%) QA
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
6 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
6 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
6 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.88%) MapReduce
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Scrum Master
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Product Owner
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) React
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) Velocity
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Equities
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Kanban
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) ATDD
4 1 (5.88%) BDD
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (5.88%) MapReduce
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
4 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
4 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Test Management
4 1 (5.88%) User Stories
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Flume
1 1 (5.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Cloudera
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Nokia
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) Sybase