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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 14 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.79% 3.92% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 4.17% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £384 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.49% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.02 £20.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+80.10% -48.38%
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
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%

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 28 August 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 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) SPARQL
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Core Animation
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (25.00%) Graceful Degradation
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Triplestore
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Core Animation
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) XSL
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) Cocoa
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) W3C
1 1 (25.00%) Animation
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) Web Design
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (25.00%) Graceful Degradation
1 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (25.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Actimize