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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 68 30 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 48.92% 28.04% 29.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 53.54% 30.00% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 26
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£313 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £290 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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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
127 100 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 91.37% 93.46% 97.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 43 64
Average daily rate £313 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 0 63 £313 -16.66% 12
County Londonderry - - - -
Developer
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 61 (56.48%) Java
2 31 (28.70%) SQL
3 26 (24.07%) Banking
4 25 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (22.22%) Finance
5 24 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 24 (22.22%) UNIX
6 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
7 20 (18.52%) HTML
7 20 (18.52%) Oracle
8 18 (16.67%) Java EE
8 18 (16.67%) Apple iOS
9 17 (15.74%) CSS
10 15 (13.89%) Hibernate
10 15 (13.89%) Android
10 15 (13.89%) Android Development
11 14 (12.96%) MVC
11 14 (12.96%) Spring
12 13 (12.04%) Perl
12 13 (12.04%) J2EE
13 12 (11.11%) Sybase
13 12 (11.11%) Eclipse
13 12 (11.11%) Investment Banking
14 11 (10.19%) Dojo
14 11 (10.19%) Web Application Development
14 11 (10.19%) RAD
14 11 (10.19%) Mac OS X
15 10 (9.26%) Shell Script
15 10 (9.26%) OO
15 10 (9.26%) T-SQL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 8 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.93%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Bluetooth
1 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.78%) iBeacon
1 3 (2.78%) Multicast
2 1 (0.93%) SMS
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.70%) KDB
3 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.85%) QlikView
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.93%) MS Access
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.93%) OLAP
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL
6 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 9 (8.33%) Maven
3 3 (2.78%) MonkeyTalk
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (24.07%) Banking
2 24 (22.22%) Finance
3 12 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.78%) International Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Front Office
7 1 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.52%) HTML
2 18 (16.67%) Java EE
3 17 (15.74%) CSS
4 15 (13.89%) Hibernate
5 14 (12.96%) Spring
6 13 (12.04%) J2EE
7 11 (10.19%) Dojo
8 10 (9.26%) JSON
9 9 (8.33%) .NET
10 8 (7.41%) Struts
11 7 (6.48%) SOAP
11 7 (6.48%) XML
11 7 (6.48%) Android SDK
11 7 (6.48%) RESTful
11 7 (6.48%) Spring Integration
12 5 (4.63%) Web Services
12 5 (4.63%) FpML
13 4 (3.70%) jQuery
13 4 (3.70%) iPhone SDK
13 4 (3.70%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Credit Risk
2 8 (7.41%) Equities
3 6 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.63%) Fixed Income
4 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.63%) iPhone
4 5 (4.63%) Derivative
5 4 (3.70%) Social Media
5 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.70%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.78%) Streaming Video
6 3 (2.78%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.22%) UNIX
2 18 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 15 (13.89%) Android
4 11 (10.19%) Mac OS X
5 8 (7.41%) Linux
6 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.85%) Solaris
8 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.89%) Android Development
3 14 (12.96%) MVC
4 11 (10.19%) Web Application Development
4 11 (10.19%) RAD
5 10 (9.26%) OO
6 9 (8.33%) iOS Development
7 6 (5.56%) Multithreading
7 6 (5.56%) People Management
8 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.63%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.63%) Low Latency
9 4 (3.70%) TDD
9 4 (3.70%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.78%) Data Modelling
10 3 (2.78%) Automated Testing
10 3 (2.78%) Analytics
10 3 (2.78%) Unit Testing
10 3 (2.78%) Release Management
11 2 (1.85%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (56.48%) Java
2 31 (28.70%) SQL
3 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.04%) Perl
5 10 (9.26%) Shell Script
5 10 (9.26%) T-SQL
6 9 (8.33%) Korn
6 9 (8.33%) C-shell
7 8 (7.41%) SQR
8 6 (5.56%) C#
8 6 (5.56%) C++
9 4 (3.70%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.85%) VBScript
11 2 (1.85%) VB
11 2 (1.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.93%) Python
12 1 (0.93%) C
12 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.93%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (18.52%) Oracle
2 12 (11.11%) Sybase
3 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.78%) Apple
5 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.78%) Google
5 3 (2.78%) Facebook
5 3 (2.78%) Twitter
6 2 (1.85%) Tableau
6 2 (1.85%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.93%) Reuters
7 1 (0.93%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.93%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
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