Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 41 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 - +38
Contract jobs citing Scrum 22 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.36% 2.34% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 2.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £383 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.45% - -
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +10.47% -2.27% +15.03%

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 453 304 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 89.70% 78.96% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 216 70
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £288 £238 £236
90th Percentile £538 £483 £503
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.75 £12.97 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.19% -14.98% -12.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £36.75 £42.50 £35.28
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%

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 18 February 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 +1 20 £370 - 7
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Kanban
3 8 (36.36%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 8 (36.36%) Oracle
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) CRM
4 7 (31.82%) SOA
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
4 7 (31.82%) Change Management
4 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
4 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (31.82%) SaaS
4 7 (31.82%) SDLC
4 7 (31.82%) Presales
4 7 (31.82%) Service Design
4 7 (31.82%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (27.27%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) Equities
6 2 (9.09%) Banking
6 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
6 2 (9.09%) JIRA
7 1 (4.55%) Velocity

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:

Business Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (31.82%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Scrum Master
2 7 (31.82%) Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) CRM Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Product Owner
3 2 (9.09%) Service Owner
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (4.55%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) Velocity
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Kanban
3 7 (31.82%) Change Management
3 7 (31.82%) CRM
3 7 (31.82%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Presales
3 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
3 7 (31.82%) SDLC
3 7 (31.82%) Service Design
3 7 (31.82%) SOA
3 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
3 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) ATDD
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) MapReduce
5 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
1 1 (4.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.55%) Nokia
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase