Period
to 24 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 249 218 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 59.71% 51.54% 31.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 60.88% 52.66% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 173 35
Belfast median daily rate £455 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £325 £330 £283
90th Percentile £538 £583 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £455 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -7.14%
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 409 414 165
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.08% 97.87% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 318 71
Belfast median daily rate £432 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +21.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £104
90th Percentile £538 £563 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £395 £325
% change year-on-year +9.24% +21.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 2
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -55.96% +59.26%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.90 £17.05
90th Percentile £18.85 £14.38 £37.45
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £12.34 £27.25
% change year-on-year +9.40% -54.72% +80.34%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 128 (51.41%) Java
2 116 (46.59%) Finance
3 90 (36.14%) SQL
4 84 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (30.92%) Banking
6 69 (27.71%) C#
7 59 (23.69%) .NET
8 53 (21.29%) Spring
9 51 (20.48%) Multithreading
9 51 (20.48%) JavaScript
10 50 (20.08%) OO
10 50 (20.08%) Data Structures
11 47 (18.88%) TDD
12 46 (18.47%) Oracle
12 46 (18.47%) Test Automation
13 42 (16.87%) Low Latency
14 36 (14.46%) MVC
14 36 (14.46%) Relational Database
15 34 (13.65%) Front Office
16 33 (13.25%) SQL Server
17 31 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (11.24%) WPF
18 28 (11.24%) Hibernate
19 27 (10.84%) JSON
20 26 (10.44%) C++
20 26 (10.44%) Unix
21 25 (10.04%) Visual Studio
22 24 (9.64%) Electronic Trading
22 24 (9.64%) REST
22 24 (9.64%) AngularJS

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 22 (8.84%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (4.82%) Apache Spark
4 9 (3.61%) MQSeries
5 8 (3.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.41%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.41%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.80%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.41%) npm
1 6 (2.41%) Yarn
2 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.46%) Relational Database
2 33 (13.25%) SQL Server
3 23 (9.24%) DB2
4 19 (7.63%) RDBMS
5 15 (6.02%) Big Data
6 13 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.61%) MongoDB
8 8 (3.21%) DB2 UDB
8 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.80%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.80%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.80%) Redis
12 2 (0.80%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (10.04%) Visual Studio
2 15 (6.02%) JUnit
3 13 (5.22%) TeamCity
4 11 (4.42%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.42%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.02%) Maven
6 8 (3.21%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.01%) JIRA
8 4 (1.61%) Ant
8 4 (1.61%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.61%) Subversion
9 3 (1.20%) Mockito
9 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.80%) Hudson
10 2 (0.80%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.80%) JBehave
10 2 (0.80%) Rational Application Developer
10 2 (0.80%) Selenium
10 2 (0.80%) SoapUI
General
1 116 (46.59%) Finance
2 77 (30.92%) Banking
3 34 (13.65%) Front Office
4 10 (4.02%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.20%) Legal
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Electronics
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.40%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (23.69%) .NET
2 53 (21.29%) Spring
3 28 (11.24%) Hibernate
3 28 (11.24%) WPF
4 27 (10.84%) JSON
5 24 (9.64%) AngularJS
5 24 (9.64%) REST
6 23 (9.24%) CSS
6 23 (9.24%) HTML
7 20 (8.03%) ASP.NET
8 19 (7.63%) HTML5
8 19 (7.63%) JMS
9 18 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (6.43%) J2EE
10 16 (6.43%) JSP
10 16 (6.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (6.02%) Web Services
12 14 (5.62%) WCF
12 14 (5.62%) XML
13 13 (5.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.08%) Data Structures
2 18 (7.23%) Equities
3 16 (6.43%) User Experience
4 15 (6.02%) Algorithms
5 12 (4.82%) Mobile App
6 11 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.42%) Fintech
7 10 (4.02%) Derivative
8 9 (3.61%) N-Tier
9 8 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (3.21%) Virtual Team
10 7 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (2.01%) Computer Science
11 5 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.61%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
14 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
14 1 (0.40%) Replication
14 1 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.44%) Unix
2 20 (8.03%) Linux
3 14 (5.62%) Windows
4 11 (4.42%) Android
5 7 (2.81%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (20.48%) Multithreading
3 50 (20.08%) OO
4 47 (18.88%) TDD
5 46 (18.47%) Test Automation
6 42 (16.87%) Low Latency
7 36 (14.46%) MVC
8 31 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (9.64%) Electronic Trading
9 24 (9.64%) Functional Programming
10 23 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (8.84%) SOA
12 18 (7.23%) Deployment Automation
12 18 (7.23%) OOP
12 18 (7.23%) Performance Improvement
13 17 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (6.43%) Asynchronous Programming
14 16 (6.43%) Unit Testing
15 14 (5.62%) Mentoring
16 13 (5.22%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 128 (51.41%) Java
2 90 (36.14%) SQL
3 69 (27.71%) C#
4 51 (20.48%) JavaScript
5 26 (10.44%) C++
6 23 (9.24%) Python
7 12 (4.82%) Java 8
8 11 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.42%) Korn
9 9 (3.61%) Scala
10 8 (3.21%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.21%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.41%) ES6
12 5 (2.01%) Apple Swift
12 5 (2.01%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.61%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.61%) Perl
14 3 (1.20%) BrightScript
14 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.80%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (4.42%) Degree
2 7 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 5 (2.01%) Docker
2 4 (1.61%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 46 (18.47%) Oracle
2 17 (6.83%) IBM
3 13 (5.22%) TIBCO
4 11 (4.42%) Talend
5 8 (3.21%) DevExpress
5 8 (3.21%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.41%) FXall
6 6 (2.41%) Reuters
7 4 (1.61%) Capita
7 4 (1.61%) Splunk
8 3 (1.20%) Sybase
8 3 (1.20%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.80%) Roku
9 2 (0.80%) SAP
10 1 (0.40%) Adobe
10 1 (0.40%) Apple
10 1 (0.40%) BT
10 1 (0.40%) Google
10 1 (0.40%) Samsung
10 1 (0.40%) Twitter