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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 24 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 16 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.02% 6.98% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.21% 7.41% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 3
Median daily rate £385 £351 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -3.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-55.40% -17.77%

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
222 81 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 97.37% 94.19% 89.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 36 47
Median daily rate £363 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £450 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 1 5
Median hourly rate £12.34 £13.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.59% +25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 January 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 15 £385 +9.84%
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 19 (65.52%) Java
2 18 (62.07%) Finance
2 18 (62.07%) Banking
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (55.17%) C#
4 16 (55.17%) SQL
5 12 (41.38%) Multithreading
6 11 (37.93%) BDD
6 11 (37.93%) C++
6 11 (37.93%) TDD
7 10 (34.48%) Degree
8 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
8 9 (31.03%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (31.03%) Python
8 9 (31.03%) OOD
9 8 (27.59%) Front Office
9 8 (27.59%) Information Security
9 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (27.59%) Mathematics
9 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
10 7 (24.14%) .NET
11 6 (20.69%) Equities
12 5 (17.24%) Fixed Income
12 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
12 5 (17.24%) MVC
12 5 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (13.79%) WPF
14 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
14 3 (10.34%) UML

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Ant
1 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.45%) CppUnit
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (62.07%) Banking
1 18 (62.07%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (13.79%) WPF
4 2 (6.90%) JMS
4 2 (6.90%) Spring
4 2 (6.90%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (3.45%) FpML
5 1 (3.45%) J2SE
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) JSP
5 1 (3.45%) Murex MxML
5 1 (3.45%) Servlets
5 1 (3.45%) STL
5 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Equity Derivative
2 8 (27.59%) Mathematics
3 6 (20.69%) Equities
4 5 (17.24%) Fixed Income
4 5 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Multithreading
3 11 (37.93%) BDD
3 11 (37.93%) TDD
4 9 (31.03%) OOD
5 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (27.59%) Information Security
5 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 3 (10.34%) UML
8 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Data Validation
8 2 (6.90%) Metaprogramming
8 2 (6.90%) Multithreaded Programming
8 2 (6.90%) Parallel Processing
8 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Validation
9 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) Java
2 16 (55.17%) C#
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) C++
4 9 (31.03%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.90%) C
6 2 (6.90%) Korn
6 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Ab Initio
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Murex