Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 125 418 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 37.76% 67.42% 28.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 40.45% 70.49% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 352 41
Belfast median daily rate £431 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.62% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £350 £364 £193
90th Percentile £500 £502 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £431 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +2.62% +12.00% -
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 309 593 224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 95.65% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 468 123
Belfast median daily rate £413 £413 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% +10.00%
10th Percentile £292 £300 £163
90th Percentile £538 £513 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £413 £330
% change year-on-year - +25.00% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 18
Belfast median hourly rate £19.75 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.07% -17.65% -4.33%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £21.55 £23.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -9.96%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 68 (54.40%) Java
2 53 (42.40%) Finance
2 53 (42.40%) SQL
3 49 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (31.20%) Banking
4 39 (31.20%) Oracle
5 35 (28.00%) Spring
6 34 (27.20%) MVC
6 34 (27.20%) AngularJS
7 33 (26.40%) CSS
8 32 (25.60%) JavaScript
9 31 (24.80%) Hibernate
10 30 (24.00%) WebSphere
11 28 (22.40%) RDBMS
11 28 (22.40%) Relational Database
12 27 (21.60%) Test Automation
12 27 (21.60%) DB2
12 27 (21.60%) TDD
13 25 (20.00%) C#
14 24 (19.20%) .NET
14 24 (19.20%) JSP
14 24 (19.20%) JMS
15 22 (17.60%) SQL Server
16 21 (16.80%) Degree
16 21 (16.80%) Spring Integration
16 21 (16.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 20 (16.00%) Spring Batch
17 20 (16.00%) RESTful
17 20 (16.00%) Multithreading
17 20 (16.00%) XML

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 30 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (11.20%) WebLogic
3 13 (10.40%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.20%) Confluence
4 4 (3.20%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.60%) Apache
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.60%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.80%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (0.80%) npm
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
1 1 (0.80%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) Bluetooth
1 4 (3.20%) FTP
1 4 (3.20%) Wireless
2 2 (1.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.40%) RDBMS
1 28 (22.40%) Relational Database
2 27 (21.60%) DB2
3 22 (17.60%) SQL Server
4 13 (10.40%) DB2 UDB
5 10 (8.00%) Big Data
6 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.20%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.40%) MySQL
8 3 (2.40%) Spark SQL
9 2 (1.60%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.80%) MS Access
10 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.80%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.80%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (14.40%) JUnit
2 15 (12.00%) Cucumber
2 15 (12.00%) Eclipse
2 15 (12.00%) Grunt
2 15 (12.00%) Jasmine
3 14 (11.20%) Bower
4 11 (8.80%) Jenkins
5 9 (7.20%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.60%) JIRA
7 6 (4.80%) Bitbucket
8 5 (4.00%) Selenium
9 3 (2.40%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.60%) Maven
10 2 (1.60%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.80%) gulp
11 1 (0.80%) JSUnit
11 1 (0.80%) Subversion
11 1 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 53 (42.40%) Finance
2 39 (31.20%) Banking
3 11 (8.80%) Advertising
4 7 (5.60%) Front Office
5 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.00%) Spring
2 34 (27.20%) AngularJS
3 33 (26.40%) CSS
4 31 (24.80%) Hibernate
5 24 (19.20%) .NET
5 24 (19.20%) JMS
5 24 (19.20%) JSP
6 21 (16.80%) Spring Integration
6 21 (16.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 20 (16.00%) RESTful
7 20 (16.00%) Spring Batch
7 20 (16.00%) XML
8 19 (15.20%) Web Services
9 18 (14.40%) Ajax
10 17 (13.60%) J2EE
11 16 (12.80%) ASP.NET
12 15 (12.00%) Backbone.js
12 15 (12.00%) EJB
13 14 (11.20%) Gherkin
13 14 (11.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.40%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (8.80%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (5.60%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.80%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.00%) Virtual Team
7 4 (3.20%) Equities
7 4 (3.20%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.40%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.60%) Fintech
10 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.80%) Clustering
10 1 (0.80%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Linux
2 9 (7.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.20%) MVC
3 27 (21.60%) TDD
3 27 (21.60%) Test Automation
4 20 (16.00%) Multithreading
5 15 (12.00%) Time Management
5 15 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 13 (10.40%) Project Management
7 11 (8.80%) ETL
8 10 (8.00%) Low Latency
9 9 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.40%) SDLC
10 8 (6.40%) SOA
10 8 (6.40%) Web Development
11 7 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.60%) Data Analysis
11 7 (5.60%) OOP
12 6 (4.80%) CRM
12 6 (4.80%) OOA/OOD
12 6 (4.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 68 (54.40%) Java
2 53 (42.40%) SQL
3 32 (25.60%) JavaScript
4 25 (20.00%) C#
5 16 (12.80%) Python
6 13 (10.40%) Scala
7 11 (8.80%) PL/SQL
8 10 (8.00%) C
8 10 (8.00%) C++
8 10 (8.00%) Java 8
9 9 (7.20%) Bash Shell
9 9 (7.20%) Korn
10 6 (4.80%) Embedded C
11 4 (3.20%) PHP
12 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.60%) VBA
14 1 (0.80%) ES6
14 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (16.80%) Degree
2 8 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) MISRA
2 1 (0.80%) PMO
2 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Docker
2 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (0.80%) Ansible
Vendors
1 39 (31.20%) Oracle
2 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.60%) Talend
4 6 (4.80%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.20%) IBM
6 3 (2.40%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.80%) SAP