The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Belfast region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 32 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 36.36% 23.81% 30.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 41.56% 26.60% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
77 94 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 87.50% 89.52% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 45 63
Average daily rate £315 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.42 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.87% -64.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
County Antrim

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 36 (46.75%) Java
2 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
3 24 (31.17%) HTML
3 24 (31.17%) CSS
4 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (23.38%) .NET
5 18 (23.38%) MVC
6 17 (22.08%) Eclipse
6 17 (22.08%) Apple iOS
6 17 (22.08%) Web Application Development
7 16 (20.78%) Java EE
7 16 (20.78%) Dojo
7 16 (20.78%) Mac OS X
7 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
7 16 (20.78%) RAD
8 13 (16.88%) SQL
9 11 (14.29%) UNIX
10 10 (12.99%) C#
11 9 (11.69%) Oracle
11 9 (11.69%) Finance
11 9 (11.69%) Banking
11 9 (11.69%) Silverlight
12 8 (10.39%) Hibernate
12 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
13 7 (9.09%) Spring
13 7 (9.09%) Investment Banking
14 6 (7.79%) Android Development
14 6 (7.79%) Ruby
14 6 (7.79%) Credit Risk
14 6 (7.79%) Android

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (3.90%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) MS Access
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.60%) QlikView
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.19%) Subversion
2 4 (5.19%) Maven
3 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.90%) RubyMine
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.30%) Build Forge
5 1 (1.30%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.30%) JUnit
5 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
1 9 (11.69%) Banking
2 7 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) International Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.17%) HTML
1 24 (31.17%) CSS
2 18 (23.38%) .NET
3 16 (20.78%) Java EE
3 16 (20.78%) Dojo
4 9 (11.69%) Silverlight
5 8 (10.39%) Hibernate
6 7 (9.09%) Spring
7 5 (6.49%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.49%) J2EE
7 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
7 5 (6.49%) jQuery
7 5 (6.49%) HTML5
8 4 (5.19%) WCF
8 4 (5.19%) JSON
9 3 (3.90%) Struts
9 3 (3.90%) Web Services
9 3 (3.90%) XML
9 3 (3.90%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Credit Risk
2 3 (3.90%) Streaming Video
2 3 (3.90%) IPTV
2 3 (3.90%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.30%) DTV
3 1 (1.30%) iPhone
3 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Apple iOS
2 16 (20.78%) Mac OS X
3 11 (14.29%) UNIX
4 6 (7.79%) Android
5 5 (6.49%) Windows
6 3 (3.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.38%) MVC
3 17 (22.08%) Web Application Development
4 16 (20.78%) RAD
5 6 (7.79%) Android Development
6 5 (6.49%) Active Record
6 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.19%) Data Modelling
7 4 (5.19%) TDD
7 4 (5.19%) Multithreading
8 3 (3.90%) iOS Development
9 2 (2.60%) ETL
9 2 (2.60%) Image Processing
9 2 (2.60%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.60%) Migration
9 2 (2.60%) OOP
9 2 (2.60%) OO
10 1 (1.30%) Data Analysis
10 1 (1.30%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.30%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (46.75%) Java
2 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
3 13 (16.88%) SQL
4 10 (12.99%) C#
5 6 (7.79%) Ruby
6 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.90%) Korn
7 3 (3.90%) Python
7 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.90%) C-shell
7 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.60%) Perl
8 2 (2.60%) SQR
9 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.30%) XAML
9 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.30%) C
9 1 (1.30%) VBScript
9 1 (1.30%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Puppet
1 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) Google
4 2 (2.60%) Tableau
4 2 (2.60%) Sybase
5 1 (1.30%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.30%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.30%) Telerik
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