The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 14 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.62% 5.56% 3.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.25% 6.02% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
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£363 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Senior Developer
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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
97 83 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 92.38% 92.22% 86.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 33 93
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £68.75 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.25% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.75 £13.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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 8 £363 -9.37%
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) Web Services
2 5 (41.67%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) JSON
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Spring
4 3 (25.00%) Korn
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) J2EE
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 3 (25.00%) CSS3
4 3 (25.00%) Backbone.js
4 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (16.67%) Sass
5 2 (16.67%) Graceful Degradation
5 2 (16.67%) Triplestore
5 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (16.67%) Markit EDM
5 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) Digital Media

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) JBoss
1 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) Triplestore
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Mocha
2 1 (8.33%) QUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (8.33%) Grunt
2 1 (8.33%) Bower
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) JSON
3 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) J2EE
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) Backbone.js
3 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (16.67%) Struts
4 2 (16.67%) Sass
4 2 (16.67%) XHTML
4 2 (16.67%) JMS
4 2 (16.67%) Ajax
4 2 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) Drools
5 1 (8.33%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) W3C
1 2 (16.67%) SWIFT
1 2 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) OO
1 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Web Design
2 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (16.67%) Data Mapping
2 2 (16.67%) Metaprogramming
2 2 (16.67%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (16.67%) Graceful Degradation
3 1 (8.33%) Dependency Management
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Korn
4 2 (16.67%) SPARQL
4 2 (16.67%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (16.67%) ActionScript
5 1 (8.33%) SQR
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) C-shell
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Control-M
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) Ab Initio
3 1 (8.33%) Sybase