The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 17 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.21% 10.53% 5.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.13% 11.76% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +166.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.47%
Senior 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
78 51 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 82.11% 89.47% 89.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 58
Average daily rate £168 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.17% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.96 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% -25.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Spring
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Struts
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (25.00%) Korn
3 2 (25.00%) Drools
4 1 (12.50%) Struts2
4 1 (12.50%) Metaprogramming
4 1 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (12.50%) C-shell
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
4 1 (12.50%) Parallel Processing
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) Markit EDM
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) Struts
2 2 (25.00%) Drools
3 1 (12.50%) Struts2
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) JSP
3 1 (12.50%) Servlets
3 1 (12.50%) JMS
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (12.50%) Metaprogramming
2 1 (12.50%) Parallel Processing
2 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Korn
4 1 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (12.50%) C-shell
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
4 1 (12.50%) SQR
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Ab Initio