The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Northern Ireland region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 20 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 21 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.90% 9.40% 6.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.25% 9.82% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 6
Median daily rate £410 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £360 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £44.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-62.58% +17.60%

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
227 112 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 96.19% 95.73% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 50 54
Median daily rate £370 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £109 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +220.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Northern Ireland region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -9 19 £411 +26.53% 1
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 30 (68.18%) Java
2 26 (59.09%) Finance
3 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (54.55%) Banking
4 20 (45.45%) SQL
5 16 (36.36%) C#
6 15 (34.09%) TDD
6 15 (34.09%) Multithreading
7 14 (31.82%) Front Office
7 14 (31.82%) C++
8 13 (29.55%) Degree
9 11 (25.00%) BDD
9 11 (25.00%) Equities
10 10 (22.73%) Information Security
10 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (22.73%) Integration Testing
11 9 (20.45%) Equity Derivative
11 9 (20.45%) NoSQL
11 9 (20.45%) Linux
11 9 (20.45%) Unix
11 9 (20.45%) Python
11 9 (20.45%) OOD
12 8 (18.18%) Mathematics
13 7 (15.91%) .NET
14 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
14 6 (13.64%) OO
14 6 (13.64%) Spring
15 5 (11.36%) MVC
15 5 (11.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (11.36%) Fixed Income

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) NoSQL
2 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Ant
1 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.27%) CppUnit
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.27%) Maven
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (59.09%) Finance
2 24 (54.55%) Banking
3 14 (31.82%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) Spring
3 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
3 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (9.09%) Angular 2
4 4 (9.09%) Spring Boot
4 4 (9.09%) WPF
5 3 (6.82%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (4.55%) JMS
6 2 (4.55%) Web Services
6 2 (4.55%) XML
7 1 (2.27%) FpML
7 1 (2.27%) HTML
7 1 (2.27%) J2SE
7 1 (2.27%) jQuery
7 1 (2.27%) JSON
7 1 (2.27%) JSP
7 1 (2.27%) Servlets
7 1 (2.27%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Equities
2 9 (20.45%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (11.36%) Fixed Income
3 5 (11.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.82%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Linux
1 9 (20.45%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Multithreading
2 15 (34.09%) TDD
3 11 (25.00%) BDD
4 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (22.73%) Information Security
4 10 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 9 (20.45%) OOD
6 8 (18.18%) Mathematics
7 6 (13.64%) OO
8 5 (11.36%) MVC
9 4 (9.09%) Data Validation
9 4 (9.09%) Low Latency
9 4 (9.09%) Pair Programming
9 4 (9.09%) Validation
10 3 (6.82%) Market Making
10 3 (6.82%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (6.82%) OOP
10 3 (6.82%) UML
11 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (68.18%) Java
2 20 (45.45%) SQL
3 16 (36.36%) C#
4 14 (31.82%) C++
5 9 (20.45%) Python
6 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.55%) C
7 2 (4.55%) Korn
7 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Ab Initio
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Murex