Period
to 21 August 2019

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 21 August 2019 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
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 38 68
Rank change year-on-year -12 +30 -42
Contract jobs citing Scrum 3 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.63% 4.13% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 5.08% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 14
Northern Ireland median daily rate £600 £431 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.21% +11.23% +3.33%
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00

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 364 315 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 76.79% 81.40% 87.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 219 454
Northern Ireland median daily rate £423 £432 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.09% +4.61% +30.43%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £313
90th Percentile £588 £525 £496
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.63 £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +118.75% +15.32%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.72 £13.91
90th Percentile £58.68 £40.35 £20.49
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.93
% change year-on-year +14.29% -15.76% +6.09%

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 21 August 2019.

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 21 August 2019. 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 -4 3 £600 +41.18% 4
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2019, 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Java 8
2 2 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) JAX-RS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) JMS
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Logistics
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) jBPM
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) JAX-WS
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices

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 2 (66.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) JAX-RS
1 2 (66.67%) JAX-WS
1 2 (66.67%) jBPM
1 2 (66.67%) JMS
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Logistics
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Java 8
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle