The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 107 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 51.94% 31.25% 43.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 53.23% 32.71% 44.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 25 25
Median daily rate £413 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 201 107 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 97.57% 95.54% 97.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 49 52
Median daily rate £395 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Belfast

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Belfast

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Belfast over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Belfast

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Belfast

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Belfast region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 100 (52.63%) Finance
2 82 (43.16%) Linux
3 75 (39.47%) Java
4 63 (33.16%) Unix
5 60 (31.58%) SQL
6 56 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (25.79%) Banking
7 49 (25.79%) SQL Server
8 46 (24.21%) C++
9 44 (23.16%) KDB
10 42 (22.11%) Perl
11 39 (20.53%) C#
11 39 (20.53%) Front Office
12 38 (20.00%) Multithreading
13 37 (19.47%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (17.89%) JavaScript
15 31 (16.32%) Kdb+
16 28 (14.74%) .NET
16 28 (14.74%) Solaris
17 27 (14.21%) TDD
18 24 (12.63%) Relational Database
19 23 (12.11%) AngularJS
20 22 (11.58%) OO
21 21 (11.05%) HTML
21 21 (11.05%) Equities
21 21 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
22 20 (10.53%) Oracle
23 19 (10.00%) OOP
23 19 (10.00%) Degree
23 19 (10.00%) Analytics

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 8 (4.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.16%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.11%) Apache
4 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.05%) IIS
6 1 (0.53%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.53%) Confluence
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (25.79%) SQL Server
2 44 (23.16%) KDB
3 31 (16.32%) Kdb+
4 24 (12.63%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.79%) RDBMS
6 10 (5.26%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.63%) DB2
8 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.58%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.05%) QlikView
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.53%) Big Data
10 1 (0.53%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 18 (9.47%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.58%) Jasmine
2 3 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (1.58%) PhantomJS
3 2 (1.05%) Babel
3 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.53%) Ant
4 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.53%) CppUnit
4 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) JIRA
4 1 (0.53%) JUnit
4 1 (0.53%) Maven
4 1 (0.53%) NUnit
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.53%) TestNG
General
1 100 (52.63%) Finance
2 49 (25.79%) Banking
3 39 (20.53%) Front Office
4 4 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Billing
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.74%) .NET
2 23 (12.11%) AngularJS
3 21 (11.05%) HTML
4 18 (9.47%) JSON
5 17 (8.95%) XML
6 16 (8.42%) CSS
6 16 (8.42%) Web Services
7 14 (7.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (6.32%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (6.32%) Spring
9 11 (5.79%) .NET Framework
9 11 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (5.79%) WCF
10 10 (5.26%) WPF
11 9 (4.74%) ADO.NET
11 9 (4.74%) RESTful
11 9 (4.74%) WF
12 8 (4.21%) Spring Boot
13 7 (3.68%) CSS3
13 7 (3.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.47%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.05%) Equities
3 14 (7.37%) Equity Derivative
4 11 (5.79%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.21%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.63%) Derivative
6 5 (2.63%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.11%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.58%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.58%) Replication
9 2 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.53%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 82 (43.16%) Linux
2 63 (33.16%) Unix
3 28 (14.74%) Solaris
4 16 (8.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 27 (14.21%) TDD
4 22 (11.58%) OO
5 21 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (10.00%) Analytics
6 19 (10.00%) Low Latency
6 19 (10.00%) OOP
7 17 (8.95%) BDD
7 17 (8.95%) OOD
7 17 (8.95%) Unit Testing
8 15 (7.89%) Scrum
9 14 (7.37%) Information Security
9 14 (7.37%) Integration Testing
10 13 (6.84%) Market Making
11 12 (6.32%) MVC
11 12 (6.32%) UML
12 11 (5.79%) OOA/OOD
13 10 (5.26%) Data Validation
13 10 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 75 (39.47%) Java
2 60 (31.58%) SQL
3 46 (24.21%) C++
4 42 (22.11%) Perl
5 39 (20.53%) C#
6 34 (17.89%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.32%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.32%) Python
8 10 (5.26%) C
9 5 (2.63%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.63%) Korn
10 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.58%) ECMAScript
11 3 (1.58%) ES6
11 3 (1.58%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.58%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (1.05%) HND
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Docker
Vendors
1 20 (10.53%) Oracle
2 17 (8.95%) Sybase
3 7 (3.68%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.68%) Twitter
4 4 (2.11%) Ab Initio
5 3 (1.58%) Murex
6 2 (1.05%) Cognos
6 2 (1.05%) Talend
7 1 (0.53%) Guidewire
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