Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 221 351 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 56.67% 65.98% 27.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 58.62% 68.42% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 300 38
Belfast median daily rate £455 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £212
90th Percentile £538 £488 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £455 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Belfast
Contract vacancies in Belfast with a recognized job title 377 513 198
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.43% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 425 93
Belfast median daily rate £443 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +26.92% +36.84%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £103
90th Percentile £538 £500 £455
County Antrim median daily rate £443 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +7.27% +26.92% +36.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 11
Belfast median hourly rate £15.50 £14.56 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.46% -9.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £11.68 £12.83 £11.50
90th Percentile £39.98 £22.47 £20.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.25 £14.56 £14.38
% change year-on-year -2.13% +1.29% -7.26%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Belfast

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 18 July 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 108 (48.87%) Java
2 98 (44.34%) Finance
3 75 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (31.67%) SQL
5 66 (29.86%) C#
6 65 (29.41%) .NET
7 62 (28.05%) Banking
8 58 (26.24%) Spring
9 54 (24.43%) Multithreading
10 48 (21.72%) Oracle
11 46 (20.81%) MVC
12 40 (18.10%) Test Automation
13 39 (17.65%) WPF
13 39 (17.65%) TDD
13 39 (17.65%) JavaScript
14 37 (16.74%) OO
14 37 (16.74%) Hibernate
15 34 (15.38%) SQL Server
16 32 (14.48%) Python
16 32 (14.48%) Front Office
17 31 (14.03%) Data Structures
18 30 (13.57%) Low Latency
18 30 (13.57%) Relational Database
19 29 (13.12%) JMS
20 26 (11.76%) SOA
20 26 (11.76%) CSS
21 25 (11.31%) ASP.NET
21 25 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
22 24 (10.86%) Electronic Trading
23 23 (10.41%) Continuous Integration

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 20 (9.05%) WebSphere
2 18 (8.14%) Apache Spark
3 15 (6.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (2.71%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.26%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) npm
1 7 (3.17%) Yarn
2 3 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) FTP
2 2 (0.90%) HTTP
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 30 (13.57%) Relational Database
3 22 (9.95%) DB2
4 21 (9.50%) RDBMS
5 20 (9.05%) Big Data
6 17 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.62%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.81%) DB2 UDB
10 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.36%) MySQL
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.90%) OLAP
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.45%) MS Access
13 1 (0.45%) OLTP
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (6.79%) Jenkins
1 15 (6.79%) JUnit
1 15 (6.79%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.43%) TeamCity
3 11 (4.98%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.07%) Cucumber
4 9 (4.07%) Maven
5 6 (2.71%) Grunt
5 6 (2.71%) JIRA
6 5 (2.26%) Bower
6 5 (2.26%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.26%) Jasmine
6 5 (2.26%) Selenium
7 4 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.90%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.90%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.45%) CocoaPods
9 1 (0.45%) gulp
9 1 (0.45%) Mockito
9 1 (0.45%) webpack
General
1 98 (44.34%) Finance
2 62 (28.05%) Banking
3 32 (14.48%) Front Office
4 8 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.71%) Advertising
6 3 (1.36%) Legal
6 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (29.41%) .NET
2 58 (26.24%) Spring
3 39 (17.65%) WPF
4 37 (16.74%) Hibernate
5 29 (13.12%) JMS
6 26 (11.76%) CSS
7 25 (11.31%) ASP.NET
8 23 (10.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (9.95%) JSON
10 20 (9.05%) REST
11 18 (8.14%) AngularJS
11 18 (8.14%) Spring Boot
12 17 (7.69%) Spring Integration
12 17 (7.69%) WCF
12 17 (7.69%) Web Services
13 16 (7.24%) HTML
13 16 (7.24%) JSP
14 14 (6.33%) J2EE
15 13 (5.88%) .NET Framework
15 13 (5.88%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.03%) Data Structures
2 20 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.79%) Algorithms
3 15 (6.79%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (6.33%) Mobile App
5 13 (5.88%) Equities
6 11 (4.98%) Fintech
7 10 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.62%) N-Tier
9 7 (3.17%) Computer Science
9 7 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (3.17%) User Experience
10 4 (1.81%) Derivative
10 4 (1.81%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.81%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.36%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.45%) Replication
13 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.88%) Windows
2 12 (5.43%) Linux
3 11 (4.98%) Unix
4 7 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.81%) Android
6 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.43%) Multithreading
3 46 (20.81%) MVC
4 40 (18.10%) Test Automation
5 39 (17.65%) TDD
6 37 (16.74%) OO
7 30 (13.57%) Low Latency
8 26 (11.76%) SOA
9 25 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (10.86%) Electronic Trading
11 23 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (10.41%) OOP
12 19 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (6.79%) Data Analysis
13 15 (6.79%) Functional Programming
13 15 (6.79%) Unit Testing
14 11 (4.98%) Data Transformation
14 11 (4.98%) Deployment Automation
14 11 (4.98%) ETL
15 9 (4.07%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 108 (48.87%) Java
2 70 (31.67%) SQL
3 66 (29.86%) C#
4 39 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 32 (14.48%) Python
6 20 (9.05%) Java 8
7 18 (8.14%) C++
8 17 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 17 (7.69%) Korn
9 15 (6.79%) Scala
10 13 (5.88%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.62%) TypeScript
12 7 (3.17%) ES6
13 5 (2.26%) PHP
14 4 (1.81%) Perl
15 3 (1.36%) BrightScript
15 3 (1.36%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (5.88%) Degree
2 8 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (4.07%) Docker
2 4 (1.81%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 48 (21.72%) Oracle
2 17 (7.69%) Talend
3 10 (4.52%) Capita
3 10 (4.52%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.52%) TIBCO
4 8 (3.62%) DevExpress
5 6 (2.71%) FXall
5 6 (2.71%) IBM
5 6 (2.71%) Reuters
6 4 (1.81%) Splunk
7 3 (1.36%) Sybase
8 2 (0.90%) Roku
9 1 (0.45%) Adobe
9 1 (0.45%) Apple
9 1 (0.45%) BT
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) Samsung
9 1 (0.45%) Xamarin