The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Northern Ireland 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 39 31 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.24% 25.83% 28.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 44.32% 28.70% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
88 108 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 86.27% 90.00% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 71
Average daily rate £320 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 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 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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
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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 +1 31 £300 -20.00% 11
County Londonderry -1 1 £700 +47.36% 1
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 37 (44.58%) Java
2 27 (32.53%) JavaScript
3 25 (30.12%) HTML
4 22 (26.51%) CSS
4 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (22.89%) .NET
6 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
6 16 (19.28%) MVC
6 16 (19.28%) Apple iOS
7 15 (18.07%) Web Application Development
7 15 (18.07%) Eclipse
8 14 (16.87%) Java EE
8 14 (16.87%) Dojo
8 14 (16.87%) RAD
8 14 (16.87%) Mac OS X
8 14 (16.87%) SQL
9 11 (13.25%) C#
9 11 (13.25%) UNIX
10 10 (12.05%) Oracle
10 10 (12.05%) Finance
10 10 (12.05%) Silverlight
11 9 (10.84%) Banking
11 9 (10.84%) Android Development
11 9 (10.84%) Android
12 8 (9.64%) Hibernate
13 7 (8.43%) Spring
13 7 (8.43%) Investment Banking
13 7 (8.43%) JSON
13 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
14 6 (7.23%) Ruby

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (3.61%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) MS Access
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.41%) QlikView
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.20%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Eclipse
2 4 (4.82%) Subversion
2 4 (4.82%) Maven
3 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.61%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.61%) RubyMine
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.20%) Build Forge
5 1 (1.20%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.20%) JUnit
5 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Banking
3 7 (8.43%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.20%) Front Office
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) International Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.12%) HTML
2 22 (26.51%) CSS
3 19 (22.89%) .NET
4 14 (16.87%) Java EE
4 14 (16.87%) Dojo
5 10 (12.05%) Silverlight
6 8 (9.64%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.43%) Spring
7 7 (8.43%) JSON
8 5 (6.02%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (6.02%) .NET Framework
8 5 (6.02%) J2EE
8 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
8 5 (6.02%) HTML5
9 4 (4.82%) jQuery
10 3 (3.61%) JRuby
10 3 (3.61%) RESTful
10 3 (3.61%) Sass
10 3 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (3.61%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Credit Risk
2 3 (3.61%) Video on Demand
2 3 (3.61%) Social Media
2 3 (3.61%) Streaming Video
2 3 (3.61%) IPTV
3 2 (2.41%) iPhone
4 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.20%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.28%) Apple iOS
2 14 (16.87%) Mac OS X
3 11 (13.25%) UNIX
4 9 (10.84%) Android
5 5 (6.02%) Windows
6 3 (3.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.28%) MVC
3 15 (18.07%) Web Application Development
4 14 (16.87%) RAD
5 9 (10.84%) Android Development
6 5 (6.02%) Active Record
6 5 (6.02%) Multithreading
6 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.82%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.82%) TDD
7 4 (4.82%) iOS Development
8 3 (3.61%) OOP
8 3 (3.61%) OO
9 2 (2.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.41%) Migration
9 2 (2.41%) ETL
10 1 (1.20%) Game Development
10 1 (1.20%) Build Automation
10 1 (1.20%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.20%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) Java
2 27 (32.53%) JavaScript
3 14 (16.87%) SQL
4 11 (13.25%) C#
5 6 (7.23%) Ruby
6 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.61%) Korn
7 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.61%) Python
7 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.61%) C-shell
8 2 (2.41%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.41%) C++
8 2 (2.41%) Perl
8 2 (2.41%) SQR
9 1 (1.20%) C
9 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.20%) XAML
9 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Puppet
1 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Oracle
2 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) Google
3 3 (3.61%) Facebook
3 3 (3.61%) Twitter
4 2 (2.41%) Sybase
4 2 (2.41%) Tableau
5 1 (1.20%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.20%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.20%) Telerik
5 1 (1.20%) 29West
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