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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 34 21 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 35.42% 30.88% 49.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 40.48% 35.00% 55.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 51
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£363 £341 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £375
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 £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
84 60 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 87.50% 88.24% 88.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 78
Average daily rate £168 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.24% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 40 (46.51%) Java
2 27 (31.40%) SQL
2 27 (31.40%) Finance
3 23 (26.74%) Oracle
4 21 (24.42%) Banking
5 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
5 20 (23.26%) OO
6 18 (20.93%) UNIX
7 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
8 16 (18.60%) XML
9 15 (17.44%) HTML
9 15 (17.44%) J2EE
10 14 (16.28%) Web Services
10 14 (16.28%) CSS
11 13 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (13.95%) Linux
12 12 (13.95%) Equities
13 11 (12.79%) KDB
14 10 (11.63%) Degree
15 9 (10.47%) FIX Protocol
15 9 (10.47%) WebLogic
15 9 (10.47%) Perl
15 9 (10.47%) Java EE
16 8 (9.30%) People Management
16 8 (9.30%) DB2
16 8 (9.30%) Korn
16 8 (9.30%) Ab Initio
17 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
17 7 (8.14%) Spring
17 7 (8.14%) Sybase

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (10.47%) WebLogic
2 6 (6.98%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.49%) JBoss
3 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
5 1 (1.16%) Kentico
5 1 (1.16%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Exstream
2 3 (3.49%) Markit EDM
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) FTP
2 2 (2.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) KDB
3 8 (9.30%) DB2
4 6 (6.98%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.49%) DB2 UDB
6 3 (3.49%) MySQL
6 3 (3.49%) Triplestore
6 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.16%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Subversion
2 3 (3.49%) Maven
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.16%) Xcode
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.16%) Mocha
4 1 (1.16%) QUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.16%) Grunt
4 1 (1.16%) Bower
General
1 27 (31.40%) Finance
2 21 (24.42%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.16%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.60%) XML
2 15 (17.44%) HTML
2 15 (17.44%) J2EE
3 14 (16.28%) CSS
3 14 (16.28%) Web Services
4 9 (10.47%) Java EE
4 9 (10.47%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (8.14%) jQuery
5 7 (8.14%) Spring
5 7 (8.14%) SOAP
6 6 (6.98%) FpML
6 6 (6.98%) Hibernate
6 6 (6.98%) JSON
6 6 (6.98%) HTML5
6 6 (6.98%) iOS SDK
7 5 (5.81%) CSS3
7 5 (5.81%) Backbone.js
7 5 (5.81%) Android SDK
7 5 (5.81%) iPhone SDK
7 5 (5.81%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.95%) Equities
3 7 (8.14%) iPhone
4 6 (6.98%) Derivative
4 6 (6.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (6.98%) Fixed Income
4 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.81%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.49%) W3C
6 3 (3.49%) Social Media
7 2 (2.33%) SWIFT
7 2 (2.33%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (2.33%) User Experience
7 2 (2.33%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.16%) Open Source
8 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.93%) UNIX
2 12 (13.95%) Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.81%) Android
5 3 (3.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) OO
2 8 (9.30%) People Management
3 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.14%) Multithreading
4 6 (6.98%) MVC
4 6 (6.98%) iOS Development
5 5 (5.81%) Android Development
5 5 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.81%) Automated Testing
6 4 (4.65%) Resource Management
6 4 (4.65%) Metaprogramming
6 4 (4.65%) Web Design
6 4 (4.65%) Parallel Processing
6 4 (4.65%) TDD
6 4 (4.65%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (4.65%) Graceful Degradation
6 4 (4.65%) Analytics
7 3 (3.49%) SOA
7 3 (3.49%) Data Mapping
8 2 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (46.51%) Java
2 27 (31.40%) SQL
3 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.47%) Perl
5 8 (9.30%) Korn
6 6 (6.98%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.81%) C#
7 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.65%) PHP
8 4 (4.65%) SQR
8 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.65%) VB
8 4 (4.65%) C-shell
8 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.49%) ActionScript
9 3 (3.49%) SPARQL
9 3 (3.49%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.16%) C
10 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) HND
3 2 (2.33%) VCP4
4 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Puppet
1 3 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.33%) Control-M
3 1 (1.16%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Oracle
2 8 (9.30%) Ab Initio
3 7 (8.14%) Sybase
4 4 (4.65%) Apple
5 3 (3.49%) HP
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.16%) Google