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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 5 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 17 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 25.37% 35.23% 24.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.42% 40.79% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 16
Average daily rate
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£388 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £489 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
62 76 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 92.54% 86.36% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 48
Average daily rate £200 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £246 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 30 July 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 30 July 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 25 (42.37%) Web Services
2 22 (37.29%) Oracle
3 19 (32.20%) SQL
3 19 (32.20%) XML
4 18 (30.51%) Java
5 14 (23.73%) Linux
5 14 (23.73%) Banking
5 14 (23.73%) Actimize
6 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
6 12 (20.34%) HTML
6 12 (20.34%) XSL
6 12 (20.34%) JSON
7 11 (18.64%) OO
8 10 (16.95%) UNIX
8 10 (16.95%) CSS
8 10 (16.95%) Finance
8 10 (16.95%) HTML5
9 9 (15.25%) CSS3
9 9 (15.25%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (15.25%) Ajax
9 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
10 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
10 8 (13.56%) DB2
10 8 (13.56%) Backbone.js
10 8 (13.56%) Apple iOS
11 7 (11.86%) Graceful Degradation
11 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
11 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
11 7 (11.86%) .NET
11 7 (11.86%) XHTML

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (6.78%) WebSphere
1 4 (6.78%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.39%) Xceptor
2 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) JBoss
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.69%) Node.js
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.39%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.69%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
1 8 (13.56%) DB2
2 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.47%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.78%) Triplestore
4 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.08%) KDB
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.39%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (3.39%) MS Access
7 1 (1.69%) QlikView
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.69%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.69%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Subversion
2 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.39%) JUnit
3 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.69%) Ant
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.69%) Maven
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.69%) Grunt
4 1 (1.69%) Bower
4 1 (1.69%) webpack
4 1 (1.69%) gulp
4 1 (1.69%) QUnit
4 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.69%) Mocha
General
1 14 (23.73%) Banking
2 10 (16.95%) Finance
3 4 (6.78%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
5 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (42.37%) Web Services
2 19 (32.20%) XML
3 12 (20.34%) XSL
3 12 (20.34%) HTML
3 12 (20.34%) JSON
4 10 (16.95%) CSS
4 10 (16.95%) HTML5
5 9 (15.25%) Ajax
5 9 (15.25%) CSS3
6 8 (13.56%) Backbone.js
7 7 (11.86%) .NET
7 7 (11.86%) XHTML
7 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
8 5 (8.47%) SOAP
9 4 (6.78%) JMS
9 4 (6.78%) Sass
9 4 (6.78%) RESTful
10 3 (5.08%) Core Animation
10 3 (5.08%) Cocoa Touch
10 3 (5.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.78%) W3C
3 3 (5.08%) Animation
3 3 (5.08%) User Experience
3 3 (5.08%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.39%) Social Media
4 2 (3.39%) Equities
4 2 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) FMCG
5 1 (1.69%) iPhone
5 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Linux
2 10 (16.95%) UNIX
3 8 (13.56%) Apple iOS
4 5 (8.47%) Android
5 2 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) OO
2 9 (15.25%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (11.86%) Graceful Degradation
3 7 (11.86%) TDD
3 7 (11.86%) Web Design
4 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.17%) iOS Development
5 5 (8.47%) Mobile Development
5 5 (8.47%) Release Management
6 4 (6.78%) Automated Testing
6 4 (6.78%) SDLC
7 3 (5.08%) Android Development
7 3 (5.08%) Parallel Processing
7 3 (5.08%) Resource Management
7 3 (5.08%) Web Development
7 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.08%) Metaprogramming
7 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.08%) Project Management
8 2 (3.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) SQL
2 18 (30.51%) Java
3 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
4 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.17%) C#
6 5 (8.47%) Objective-C
7 4 (6.78%) SPARQL
8 3 (5.08%) Korn
8 3 (5.08%) C++
8 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.39%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.39%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.69%) C
10 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.69%) Delphi
10 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Puppet
1 6 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Control-M
2 1 (1.69%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) Oracle
2 14 (23.73%) Actimize
3 7 (11.86%) Ab Initio
4 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Apple
6 1 (1.69%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.69%) F5
6 1 (1.69%) Twitter
6 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.69%) VMware