Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 62 37
Rank change year-on-year +18 -25 -12
Contract jobs citing Scrum 6 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.55% 2.78% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 3.08% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £406 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -7.50% -
10th Percentile £384 £351 £356
90th Percentile £433 £408 £461
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.27% +2.92%

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 326 520 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 84.46% 90.28% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 401 151
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +16.20% +9.23%
10th Percentile £300 £303 £163
90th Percentile £515 £518 £438
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 24
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £26.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.29% +7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.43 £26.25 £36.88
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 9 December 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 +29 6 £406 +9.80% 8
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) MVVM
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) WinForms
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum Master
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) WinForms
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 1 (16.67%) API Development
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) CQRS
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) MVVM
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft