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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 22 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 18 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.04% 10.48% 8.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.29% 10.89% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 6
Median daily rate £410 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £360 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £44.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-62.58% +17.60%

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
217 101 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 96.88% 96.19% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 45 45
Median daily rate £358 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £109 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 28 (71.79%) Java
2 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (53.85%) Finance
4 19 (48.72%) Banking
5 17 (43.59%) SQL
6 14 (35.90%) C#
6 14 (35.90%) TDD
7 13 (33.33%) Multithreading
8 12 (30.77%) Front Office
9 11 (28.21%) C++
9 11 (28.21%) Degree
10 10 (25.64%) Integration Testing
10 10 (25.64%) BDD
10 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (25.64%) Information Security
11 9 (23.08%) NoSQL
12 8 (20.51%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (20.51%) Mathematics
12 8 (20.51%) Equities
12 8 (20.51%) Python
12 8 (20.51%) OOD
13 6 (15.38%) Linux
13 6 (15.38%) Unix
13 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
13 6 (15.38%) .NET
13 6 (15.38%) Spring
14 5 (12.82%) Fixed Income
14 5 (12.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (12.82%) OO
14 5 (12.82%) AngularJS

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 4 (10.26%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) NoSQL
2 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Ant
1 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.56%) CppUnit
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) Maven
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (53.85%) Finance
2 19 (48.72%) Banking
3 12 (30.77%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
1 6 (15.38%) Spring
2 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.26%) Angular 2
3 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.26%) Spring Boot
4 3 (7.69%) WPF
5 2 (5.13%) JMS
5 2 (5.13%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) XML
6 1 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.56%) FpML
6 1 (2.56%) HTML
6 1 (2.56%) J2SE
6 1 (2.56%) jQuery
6 1 (2.56%) JSON
6 1 (2.56%) JSP
6 1 (2.56%) Servlets
6 1 (2.56%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Equities
1 8 (20.51%) Equity Derivative
2 5 (12.82%) Fixed Income
2 5 (12.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
1 6 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) TDD
3 13 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 10 (25.64%) BDD
4 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (25.64%) Information Security
4 10 (25.64%) Integration Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Mathematics
5 8 (20.51%) OOD
6 5 (12.82%) OO
7 4 (10.26%) Data Validation
7 4 (10.26%) MVC
7 4 (10.26%) Pair Programming
7 4 (10.26%) Validation
8 2 (5.13%) Algorithmic Trading
8 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Metaprogramming
8 2 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.13%) Resource Management
8 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (71.79%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) SQL
3 14 (35.90%) C#
4 11 (28.21%) C++
5 8 (20.51%) Python
6 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.13%) C
7 2 (5.13%) Korn
7 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Ab Initio
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Murex