The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 221 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 68.21% 25.00% 30.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 71.52% 26.92% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 11 10
Median daily rate £413 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +3.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 309 78 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 95.37% 92.86% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 39 41
Median daily rate £413 £388 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +82.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £252 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £17.78 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 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 25 June 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.

1 230 (69.70%) Finance
2 156 (47.27%) Java
3 141 (42.73%) Banking
4 135 (40.91%) Linux
5 125 (37.88%) Unix
6 102 (30.91%) SQL
7 87 (26.36%) OO
8 85 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (23.94%) SQL Server
10 78 (23.64%) Front Office
11 76 (23.03%) Low Latency
12 72 (21.82%) C++
13 66 (20.00%) Multithreading
13 66 (20.00%) Relational Database
14 59 (17.88%) JavaScript
15 58 (17.58%) C#
16 55 (16.67%) JSON
16 55 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
17 52 (15.76%) XML
18 51 (15.45%) Web Services
19 48 (14.55%) .NET
20 45 (13.64%) Oracle
21 44 (13.33%) OOP
22 43 (13.03%) Equities
23 42 (12.73%) Perl
24 38 (11.52%) Market Making
25 37 (11.21%) Data Structures
25 37 (11.21%) Investment Banking
26 36 (10.91%) HTML
26 36 (10.91%) KDB

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 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.30%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.12%) Actimize
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.91%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (0.61%) Office 365
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.30%) GitHub
5 1 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 66 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 36 (10.91%) KDB
4 21 (6.36%) Big Data
5 20 (6.06%) RDBMS
6 19 (5.76%) Kdb+
7 18 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (4.24%) Hadoop
9 12 (3.64%) DB2
10 9 (2.73%) Apache Hive
11 8 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.52%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.52%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.21%) Sybase ASE
14 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.91%) QlikView
14 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
16 1 (0.30%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 34 (10.30%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.33%) JIRA
2 11 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (2.42%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.12%) Artifactory
4 7 (2.12%) Bitbucket
4 7 (2.12%) NUnit
4 7 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (2.12%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.91%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (0.91%) PhantomJS
7 2 (0.61%) Babel
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.30%) Moq
8 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.30%) QUnit
8 1 (0.30%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 230 (69.70%) Finance
2 141 (42.73%) Banking
3 78 (23.64%) Front Office
4 37 (11.21%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.21%) Advertising
6 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.67%) JSON
2 52 (15.76%) XML
3 51 (15.45%) Web Services
4 48 (14.55%) .NET
5 36 (10.91%) HTML
6 35 (10.61%) WCF
7 34 (10.30%) CSS
8 33 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
9 29 (8.79%) AngularJS
9 29 (8.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (8.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 27 (8.18%) Spring
12 25 (7.58%) WPF
13 24 (7.27%) RESTful
14 23 (6.97%) ASP.NET
15 22 (6.67%) .NET Framework
15 22 (6.67%) HTML5
16 20 (6.06%) jQuery
17 15 (4.55%) Node.js
17 15 (4.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (13.03%) Equities
3 37 (11.21%) Data Structures
4 18 (5.45%) Virtual Team
5 16 (4.85%) User Experience
6 15 (4.55%) Derivative
6 15 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (3.64%) Algorithms
7 12 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
8 7 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.82%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.21%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.21%) Replication
11 2 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.30%) AS400
12 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.30%) iSeries
12 1 (0.30%) Social Network
12 1 (0.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 135 (40.91%) Linux
2 125 (37.88%) Unix
3 24 (7.27%) Windows
4 16 (4.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) OS/400
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (26.36%) OO
2 85 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (23.03%) Low Latency
4 66 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 44 (13.33%) OOP
6 38 (11.52%) Market Making
7 36 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 34 (10.30%) MVC
8 34 (10.30%) OOA/OOD
8 34 (10.30%) Unit Testing
9 33 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
11 28 (8.48%) Functional Programming
12 27 (8.18%) TDD
13 22 (6.67%) Mentoring
14 21 (6.36%) Data Modelling
14 21 (6.36%) ETL
15 20 (6.06%) Integration Testing
16 19 (5.76%) UML
17 17 (5.15%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 156 (47.27%) Java
2 102 (30.91%) SQL
3 72 (21.82%) C++
4 59 (17.88%) JavaScript
5 58 (17.58%) C#
6 42 (12.73%) Perl
7 24 (7.27%) PL/SQL
8 13 (3.94%) C
9 12 (3.64%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.73%) Python
11 8 (2.42%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.12%) Korn
13 6 (1.82%) C++/CLI
14 4 (1.21%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.91%) ECMAScript
15 3 (0.91%) ES6
16 2 (0.61%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.61%) RPG
16 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (5.76%) Degree
2 9 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.12%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.82%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 45 (13.64%) Oracle
2 30 (9.09%) Sybase
3 22 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.55%) Siebel
5 11 (3.33%) Murex
5 11 (3.33%) Talend
6 7 (2.12%) Twitter
7 6 (1.82%) Google
7 6 (1.82%) Perforce
8 4 (1.21%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.61%) Cognos
10 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago