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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 43 110 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 37.72% 38.19% 26.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 40.57% 50.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 83 13
Average daily rate £375 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £255 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
Job Titles Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106 220 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 92.98% 76.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 127 37
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £225 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim 0 42 £375 +15.38% 1
County Armagh - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Developer
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Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 36 (48.65%) .NET
2 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 28 (37.84%) HTML
3 28 (37.84%) CSS
4 26 (35.14%) C#
5 25 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (32.43%) Java
7 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
7 22 (29.73%) ASP.NET
8 21 (28.38%) MVC
9 18 (24.32%) SQL
10 16 (21.62%) SharePoint
11 14 (18.92%) Web Services
12 12 (16.22%) Oracle
13 11 (14.86%) WCF
13 11 (14.86%) UNIX
13 11 (14.86%) Apple iOS
14 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (13.51%) Web Application Development
14 10 (13.51%) SOA
14 10 (13.51%) Eclipse
14 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
14 10 (13.51%) Java EE
14 10 (13.51%) jQuery
15 9 (12.16%) Silverlight
15 9 (12.16%) Mac OS X
15 9 (12.16%) XML
15 9 (12.16%) RAD
15 9 (12.16%) Dojo
16 8 (10.81%) OO

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 16 (21.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.46%) Sitefinity
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.41%) Kentico
4 4 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.41%) IIS
5 3 (4.05%) Alfresco
6 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.70%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.35%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.35%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (6.76%) EDRMS
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.35%) MS Access
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Eclipse
2 6 (8.11%) Subversion
3 3 (4.05%) Maven
3 3 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.05%) RubyMine
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.70%) JUnit
4 2 (2.70%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.35%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.35%) Build Forge
5 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
5 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (48.65%) .NET
2 28 (37.84%) HTML
2 28 (37.84%) CSS
3 22 (29.73%) ASP.NET
4 14 (18.92%) Web Services
5 11 (14.86%) WCF
6 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
6 10 (13.51%) Java EE
6 10 (13.51%) jQuery
7 9 (12.16%) Silverlight
7 9 (12.16%) XML
7 9 (12.16%) Dojo
8 7 (9.46%) Spring
8 7 (9.46%) HTML5
8 7 (9.46%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (8.11%) REST
10 5 (6.76%) SOAP
10 5 (6.76%) Ajax
10 5 (6.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) IPTV
4 2 (2.70%) iPhone
4 2 (2.70%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) UNIX
1 11 (14.86%) Apple iOS
2 9 (12.16%) Mac OS X
3 8 (10.81%) Windows
4 2 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.38%) MVC
3 10 (13.51%) Web Application Development
3 10 (13.51%) SOA
4 9 (12.16%) RAD
5 8 (10.81%) OO
6 6 (8.11%) OOD
7 5 (6.76%) Data Management
7 5 (6.76%) Active Record
8 4 (5.41%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (5.41%) Online Marketing
8 4 (5.41%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.41%) SEO
8 4 (5.41%) Project Management
9 3 (4.05%) OOP
9 3 (4.05%) Workflow
10 2 (2.70%) iOS Development
10 2 (2.70%) Time Management
10 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) JavaScript
2 26 (35.14%) C#
3 24 (32.43%) Java
4 18 (24.32%) SQL
5 6 (8.11%) Ruby
6 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.41%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) C-shell
8 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.70%) Korn
8 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.70%) C
8 2 (2.70%) Perl
8 2 (2.70%) SQR
8 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.70%) Python
9 1 (1.35%) XAML
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Puppet
1 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) Oracle
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) Google
3 2 (2.70%) Sybase
3 2 (2.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.35%) BT
4 1 (1.35%) Actimize
4 1 (1.35%) Telerik
4 1 (1.35%) Facebook
4 1 (1.35%) Twitter