The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 56 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 48.70% 32.00% 29.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 52.34% 34.04% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 24
Average daily rate
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£306 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Developer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107 94 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 93.04% 94.00% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 46 62
Average daily rate £300 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -16.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Belfast region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Belfast region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 54 (52.43%) Java
2 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
2 29 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (27.18%) HTML
3 28 (27.18%) SQL
3 28 (27.18%) CSS
4 27 (26.21%) SQL Server
5 26 (25.24%) Banking
6 22 (21.36%) Java EE
7 20 (19.42%) MVC
7 20 (19.42%) UNIX
7 20 (19.42%) Apple iOS
8 19 (18.45%) Finance
9 18 (17.48%) Oracle
9 18 (17.48%) Eclipse
9 18 (17.48%) Web Application Development
10 17 (16.50%) Dojo
10 17 (16.50%) RAD
10 17 (16.50%) Mac OS X
11 15 (14.56%) Hibernate
11 15 (14.56%) .NET
12 14 (13.59%) Spring
13 13 (12.62%) Investment Banking
13 13 (12.62%) Sybase
14 12 (11.65%) Perl
15 11 (10.68%) T-SQL
15 11 (10.68%) Credit Risk
16 10 (9.71%) C-shell
16 10 (9.71%) Shell Script
16 10 (9.71%) Korn

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.80%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.91%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.91%) Multicast
2 1 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (26.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.94%) QlikView
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.97%) OLAP
6 1 (0.97%) MS Access
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (17.48%) Eclipse
2 9 (8.74%) Maven
3 4 (3.88%) Subversion
4 3 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.91%) RubyMine
4 3 (2.91%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.97%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (25.24%) Banking
2 19 (18.45%) Finance
3 13 (12.62%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.85%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.91%) International Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.97%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.18%) HTML
1 28 (27.18%) CSS
2 22 (21.36%) Java EE
3 17 (16.50%) Dojo
4 15 (14.56%) Hibernate
4 15 (14.56%) .NET
5 14 (13.59%) Spring
6 9 (8.74%) J2EE
6 9 (8.74%) Silverlight
7 8 (7.77%) Spring Integration
8 6 (5.83%) jQuery
8 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.83%) SOAP
9 5 (4.85%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (4.85%) Struts
9 5 (4.85%) Web Services
9 5 (4.85%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.88%) HTML5
10 4 (3.88%) JSON
10 4 (3.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Credit Risk
2 5 (4.85%) Equities
3 4 (3.88%) iPhone
3 4 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.88%) Derivative
3 4 (3.88%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.91%) Streaming Video
4 3 (2.91%) IPTV
4 3 (2.91%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.91%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.42%) UNIX
1 20 (19.42%) Apple iOS
2 17 (16.50%) Mac OS X
3 8 (7.77%) Android
4 5 (4.85%) Linux
5 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.42%) MVC
3 18 (17.48%) Web Application Development
4 17 (16.50%) RAD
5 8 (7.77%) Android Development
5 8 (7.77%) OO
6 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.85%) Active Record
6 5 (4.85%) iOS Development
7 4 (3.88%) People Management
7 4 (3.88%) Low Latency
7 4 (3.88%) Multithreading
7 4 (3.88%) TDD
8 3 (2.91%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.91%) Data Modelling
9 2 (1.94%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (1.94%) Image Processing
9 2 (1.94%) ETL
9 2 (1.94%) Migration
9 2 (1.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (52.43%) Java
2 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
3 28 (27.18%) SQL
4 12 (11.65%) Perl
5 11 (10.68%) T-SQL
6 10 (9.71%) C-shell
6 10 (9.71%) Shell Script
6 10 (9.71%) Korn
7 9 (8.74%) SQR
8 8 (7.77%) C#
9 5 (4.85%) Ruby
10 4 (3.88%) C++
11 3 (2.91%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.94%) VBScript
12 2 (1.94%) VB
13 1 (0.97%) XAML
13 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.97%) C
13 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (2.91%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (0.97%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 18 (17.48%) Oracle
2 13 (12.62%) Sybase
3 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.88%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.91%) Google
5 3 (2.91%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.94%) Tableau
6 2 (1.94%) Apple
7 1 (0.97%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.97%) Telerik
7 1 (0.97%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.97%) Reuters
7 1 (0.97%) Bloomberg