The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 38 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.00% 31.13% 37.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 38.78% 34.74% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 16
Average daily rate £325 £331 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.18 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+13.71% +6.59%
Developer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98 95 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 98.00% 89.62% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 28
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £105 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +2 35 £325 - 18
County Londonderry - 3 £525 - 1
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 30 (47.62%) SQL
2 26 (41.27%) Java
3 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
4 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
5 18 (28.57%) HTML
6 15 (23.81%) CSS
7 14 (22.22%) VBA
8 13 (20.63%) .NET
9 12 (19.05%) C#
9 12 (19.05%) Banking
9 12 (19.05%) Finance
9 12 (19.05%) Relational Database
10 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (17.46%) VB
10 11 (17.46%) Sybase
10 11 (17.46%) Linux
10 11 (17.46%) MS Access
11 10 (15.87%) AngularJS
12 9 (14.29%) Windows
13 8 (12.70%) Spring
13 8 (12.70%) Unix
13 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
14 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (9.52%) MVC
15 6 (9.52%) Spring MVC
15 6 (9.52%) PL/SQL
15 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
16 5 (7.94%) OO
16 5 (7.94%) C++
16 5 (7.94%) STL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.17%) Drupal
3 2 (3.17%) FileNet
3 2 (3.17%) NetWeaver
3 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.59%) Apache
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) LiveLink
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) HbbTV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 11 (17.46%) MS Access
3 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.94%) NewSQL
4 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.76%) OLAP
6 3 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.17%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.59%) DB2
8 1 (1.59%) GIS
8 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (3.17%) PVCS
3 1 (1.59%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.59%) Grunt
3 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.59%) Protractor
3 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 12 (19.05%) Banking
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) HTML
2 15 (23.81%) CSS
3 13 (20.63%) .NET
4 10 (15.87%) AngularJS
5 8 (12.70%) Spring
6 6 (9.52%) Spring MVC
7 5 (7.94%) HTML5
7 5 (7.94%) jQuery
7 5 (7.94%) STL
8 4 (6.35%) JSF
8 4 (6.35%) XML
9 3 (4.76%) Ajax
9 3 (4.76%) CSS3
9 3 (4.76%) J2EE
9 3 (4.76%) JSP
9 3 (4.76%) Web Services
10 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.17%) EJB
10 2 (3.17%) JDBC
10 2 (3.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.17%) STB
4 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.59%) DTV
4 1 (1.59%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Linux
2 9 (14.29%) Windows
3 8 (12.70%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.52%) MVC
3 5 (7.94%) Low Latency
3 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
3 5 (7.94%) Multithreading
3 5 (7.94%) OO
4 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.35%) CRM
4 4 (6.35%) Data Validation
4 4 (6.35%) DevOps
4 4 (6.35%) UML
4 4 (6.35%) Validation
5 3 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (4.76%) OOD
5 3 (4.76%) Workflow
6 2 (3.17%) BDD
6 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.17%) Manual Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (47.62%) SQL
2 26 (41.27%) Java
3 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
4 14 (22.22%) VBA
5 12 (19.05%) C#
6 11 (17.46%) VB
7 6 (9.52%) PL/SQL
8 5 (7.94%) C++
9 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
9 4 (6.35%) TypeScript
10 2 (3.17%) PHP
10 2 (3.17%) Scala
10 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) Sybase
3 4 (6.35%) IBM
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) Citrix
4 3 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) Guidewire
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