The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Belfast region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 20 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 17 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 7.80% 8.33% 4.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.98% 8.75% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 4
Median daily rate £385 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.98% -6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-55.40% -17.77%

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
213 80 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 97.71% 95.24% 90.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 32 45
Median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £256 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £11.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Belfast region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 20 (68.97%) Java
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (55.17%) Banking
3 16 (55.17%) Finance
4 14 (48.28%) C#
4 14 (48.28%) SQL
5 12 (41.38%) TDD
5 12 (41.38%) Multithreading
6 10 (34.48%) C++
6 10 (34.48%) BDD
6 10 (34.48%) Degree
7 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
8 8 (27.59%) Mathematics
8 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (27.59%) Front Office
8 8 (27.59%) Python
8 8 (27.59%) OOD
8 8 (27.59%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (27.59%) Information Security
9 6 (20.69%) .NET
10 5 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (17.24%) Fixed Income
10 5 (17.24%) Equities
11 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (13.79%) Spring
11 4 (13.79%) MVC
11 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
12 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.34%) SQL Server

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Ant
1 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.45%) CppUnit
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (55.17%) Banking
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
2 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (13.79%) Spring
3 3 (10.34%) WPF
4 2 (6.90%) Angular 2
4 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.90%) JMS
4 2 (6.90%) Spring Boot
4 2 (6.90%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (3.45%) FpML
5 1 (3.45%) J2SE
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) JSP
5 1 (3.45%) Murex MxML
5 1 (3.45%) Servlets
5 1 (3.45%) STL
5 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Equity Derivative
1 8 (27.59%) Mathematics
2 5 (17.24%) Equities
2 5 (17.24%) Fixed Income
2 5 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Multithreading
2 12 (41.38%) TDD
3 10 (34.48%) BDD
4 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (27.59%) Information Security
4 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
4 8 (27.59%) OOD
5 4 (13.79%) MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Data Validation
6 2 (6.90%) Metaprogramming
6 2 (6.90%) Multithreaded Programming
6 2 (6.90%) Pair Programming
6 2 (6.90%) Parallel Processing
6 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) UML
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) Java
2 14 (48.28%) C#
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) C++
4 8 (27.59%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.90%) C
6 2 (6.90%) Korn
6 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Ab Initio
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Murex