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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 7 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 8 48 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 14.29% 47.06% 23.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.67% 50.00% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 14
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Developer
County Antrim

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
48 96 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 85.71% 94.12% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 55 51
Average daily rate £175 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £255 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015, 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 17 (40.48%) Web Services
2 16 (38.10%) Java
3 15 (35.71%) SQL
4 14 (33.33%) Oracle
4 14 (33.33%) Actimize
5 12 (28.57%) XSL
6 10 (23.81%) UNIX
7 9 (21.43%) Linux
7 9 (21.43%) Shell Script
7 9 (21.43%) Banking
8 8 (19.05%) XML
9 7 (16.67%) .NET
10 6 (14.29%) C#
10 6 (14.29%) HTML
10 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 6 (14.29%) JSON
10 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
11 5 (11.90%) HTML5
11 5 (11.90%) Release Management
11 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (11.90%) Finance
12 4 (9.52%) OO
12 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
12 4 (9.52%) SOAP
12 4 (9.52%) CSS
12 4 (9.52%) Ajax
12 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
12 4 (9.52%) CSS3
12 4 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (9.52%) Android

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MS Access
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) QlikView
3 1 (2.38%) KDB
3 1 (2.38%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) Triplestore
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
1 2 (4.76%) JUnit
1 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Maven
2 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Ant
General
1 9 (21.43%) Banking
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Advertising
5 1 (2.38%) Games
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Local Government
5 1 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) Web Services
2 12 (28.57%) XSL
3 8 (19.05%) XML
4 7 (16.67%) .NET
5 6 (14.29%) JSON
5 6 (14.29%) HTML
6 5 (11.90%) HTML5
7 4 (9.52%) CSS3
7 4 (9.52%) Ajax
7 4 (9.52%) CSS
7 4 (9.52%) SOAP
8 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 3 (7.14%) RESTful
8 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.76%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (4.76%) jQuery
9 2 (4.76%) Java EE
9 2 (4.76%) Dojo
9 2 (4.76%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.76%) Animation
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.38%) W3C
3 1 (2.38%) GIS
3 1 (2.38%) Statistics
3 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) UNIX
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 4 (9.52%) Android
5 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (11.90%) Release Management
2 4 (9.52%) OO
2 4 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (9.52%) iOS Development
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile Development
3 3 (7.14%) SDLC
3 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.76%) Web Development
4 2 (4.76%) TDD
4 2 (4.76%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) MVC
4 2 (4.76%) Web Design
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.76%) Graceful Degradation
4 2 (4.76%) Database Security
4 2 (4.76%) Android Development
4 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 6 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) C++
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Delphi
7 1 (2.38%) SPARQL
7 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
1 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
1 14 (33.33%) Actimize
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.38%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) F5
4 1 (2.38%) Twitter
4 1 (2.38%) Xamarin