Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 266 128 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 57.58% 39.26% 33.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 59.91% 40.00% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 90 29
Belfast median daily rate £440 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +26.15% -
10th Percentile £372 £300 £294
90th Percentile £539 £588 £440
County Antrim median daily rate £440 £410 £325
% change year-on-year +7.32% +26.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Belfast median hourly rate - £14.34 -
County Antrim median hourly rate - £14.34 -

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 444 320 133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 98.16% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 216 67
Belfast median daily rate £421 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.83% +10.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £266 £213 £182
90th Percentile £538 £550 £475
County Antrim median daily rate £421 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +16.99% +10.77% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -21.31% +2.62%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £18.75 £17.60 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £12.34 £15.25
% change year-on-year +13.45% -19.08% +17.31%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018, 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.

1 170 (63.91%) Java
2 147 (55.26%) Finance
3 114 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (41.35%) Banking
5 76 (28.57%) SQL
6 74 (27.82%) JavaScript
7 73 (27.44%) Test Automation
8 72 (27.07%) Low Latency
9 66 (24.81%) Data Structures
10 64 (24.06%) Unix
10 64 (24.06%) OO
11 62 (23.31%) TDD
12 59 (22.18%) Linux
13 55 (20.68%) Relational Database
14 54 (20.30%) Spring
15 51 (19.17%) CSS
16 50 (18.80%) AngularJS
17 49 (18.42%) Multithreading
18 48 (18.05%) XML
19 46 (17.29%) Functional Programming
20 45 (16.92%) Web Services
20 45 (16.92%) Hibernate
21 43 (16.17%) Front Office
21 43 (16.17%) MVC
21 43 (16.17%) Oracle
22 41 (15.41%) WebSphere
22 41 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
23 40 (15.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 39 (14.66%) DB2
25 38 (14.29%) C++

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 41 (15.41%) WebSphere
2 19 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.01%) MQSeries
3 8 (3.01%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.75%) JBoss
4 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.14%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.50%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.14%) HTTP
2 5 (1.88%) FTP
3 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.68%) Relational Database
2 39 (14.66%) DB2
3 34 (12.78%) RDBMS
4 32 (12.03%) DB2 UDB
5 27 (10.15%) KDB
6 16 (6.02%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.26%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.88%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.88%) Big Data
9 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.75%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.75%) MySQL
10 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.75%) Redis
10 2 (0.75%) SQLite
11 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.38%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 26 (9.77%) Visual Studio
2 23 (8.65%) JUnit
3 18 (6.77%) Cucumber
3 18 (6.77%) Eclipse
3 18 (6.77%) Grunt
3 18 (6.77%) Jasmine
4 16 (6.02%) Bower
5 4 (1.50%) Ant
5 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.50%) Subversion
6 3 (1.13%) JIRA
6 3 (1.13%) Selenium
7 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.75%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.75%) Gradle
7 2 (0.75%) Hudson
7 2 (0.75%) LoadUI
7 2 (0.75%) Rational Application Developer
7 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 147 (55.26%) Finance
2 110 (41.35%) Banking
3 43 (16.17%) Front Office
4 37 (13.91%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.13%) Automotive
6 2 (0.75%) Electronics
6 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.75%) Marketing
6 2 (0.75%) Retail
6 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.30%) Spring
2 51 (19.17%) CSS
3 50 (18.80%) AngularJS
4 48 (18.05%) XML
5 45 (16.92%) Hibernate
5 45 (16.92%) Web Services
6 40 (15.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 36 (13.53%) JSP
8 35 (13.16%) Backbone.js
9 32 (12.03%) Spring Integration
10 29 (10.90%) HTML
10 29 (10.90%) JSON
10 29 (10.90%) RESTful
11 25 (9.40%) TIBCO EMS
12 21 (7.89%) Ajax
13 18 (6.77%) JMS
14 17 (6.39%) Java EE
14 17 (6.39%) REST
14 17 (6.39%) Servlets
14 17 (6.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 66 (24.81%) Data Structures
2 41 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (13.91%) Virtual Team
4 30 (11.28%) Equities
5 21 (7.89%) User Experience
6 15 (5.64%) Derivative
6 15 (5.64%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.88%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.88%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.88%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.13%) Fintech
8 3 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.75%) STB
10 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.38%) iSeries
10 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 64 (24.06%) Unix
2 59 (22.18%) Linux
3 8 (3.01%) Android
4 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (27.44%) Test Automation
3 72 (27.07%) Low Latency
4 64 (24.06%) OO
5 62 (23.31%) TDD
6 49 (18.42%) Multithreading
7 46 (17.29%) Functional Programming
8 43 (16.17%) MVC
9 32 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (10.90%) Mentoring
10 29 (10.90%) Waterfall
11 23 (8.65%) Performance Improvement
12 21 (7.89%) Market Making
12 21 (7.89%) Microservices
13 20 (7.52%) Asynchronous Programming
14 17 (6.39%) Refactoring
15 14 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
16 13 (4.89%) Requirements Analysis
17 12 (4.51%) Analytics
17 12 (4.51%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 170 (63.91%) Java
2 76 (28.57%) SQL
3 74 (27.82%) JavaScript
4 38 (14.29%) C++
5 34 (12.78%) C#
6 11 (4.14%) TypeScript
7 8 (3.01%) Python
8 7 (2.63%) C
9 5 (1.88%) Perl
10 4 (1.50%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.50%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.50%) R
10 4 (1.50%) Scala
11 3 (1.13%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.75%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.75%) Ruby
13 1 (0.38%) COBOL
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (12.03%) Degree
2 8 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.13%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (2.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.63%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (1.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 43 (16.17%) Oracle
2 25 (9.40%) TIBCO
3 12 (4.51%) IBM
4 2 (0.75%) Ab Initio
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.75%) SAP
4 2 (0.75%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.38%) ATG
5 1 (0.38%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.38%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.38%) Sybase
5 1 (0.38%) Twitter