The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Belfast region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 18 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.11% 0.75% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 0.87% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
82 115 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 86.32% 85.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 58 66
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.42 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.87% -64.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Software Developer
County Antrim

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Belfast region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Software Developer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) ETRM

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft