Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 362 92 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 62.09% 34.46% 27.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 65.23% 36.08% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 60 29
Belfast median daily rate £420 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +12.00%
10th Percentile £370 £199 £299
90th Percentile £513 £523 £453
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +12.00%
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 555 255 121
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.51% 90.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 148 76
Belfast median daily rate £413 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £289 £138 £101
90th Percentile £513 £438 £509
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £350 £313
% change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £14.30 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -6.26% -9.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £21.00 £19.40 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% -9.55%

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 November 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 18 November 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.

1 248 (68.51%) Finance
2 234 (64.64%) Java
3 187 (51.66%) Banking
4 151 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (30.39%) OO
6 109 (30.11%) Test Automation
7 97 (26.80%) Linux
8 93 (25.69%) Low Latency
8 93 (25.69%) Data Structures
9 89 (24.59%) Unix
10 88 (24.31%) JavaScript
11 78 (21.55%) Web Services
11 78 (21.55%) XML
12 76 (20.99%) Functional Programming
13 75 (20.72%) SQL
13 75 (20.72%) Spring
14 74 (20.44%) Investment Banking
15 71 (19.61%) Oracle
15 71 (19.61%) Multithreading
16 70 (19.34%) CSS
16 70 (19.34%) TDD
17 69 (19.06%) Front Office
18 65 (17.96%) Analytical Skills
19 64 (17.68%) MVC
19 64 (17.68%) Hibernate
20 61 (16.85%) Relational Database
21 58 (16.02%) C++
22 54 (14.92%) WebSphere
22 54 (14.92%) AngularJS
23 52 (14.36%) Spring 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 54 (14.92%) WebSphere
2 32 (8.84%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.55%) JBoss
5 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.04%) Actimize
1 11 (3.04%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (1.38%) npm
2 2 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.04%) HTTP
2 5 (1.38%) FTP
3 2 (0.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (16.85%) Relational Database
2 51 (14.09%) DB2
3 40 (11.05%) KDB
3 40 (11.05%) RDBMS
4 39 (10.77%) SQL Server
5 31 (8.56%) DB2 UDB
6 18 (4.97%) Big Data
7 14 (3.87%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (3.31%) Apache Hive
9 12 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.66%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.38%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.55%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.55%) MySQL
14 2 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
14 2 (0.55%) QlikView
14 2 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (9.12%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.08%) JUnit
3 21 (5.80%) Eclipse
4 19 (5.25%) Cucumber
4 19 (5.25%) Grunt
4 19 (5.25%) Jasmine
5 17 (4.70%) Bower
6 8 (2.21%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.93%) JIRA
8 6 (1.66%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.38%) NUnit
10 4 (1.10%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.10%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.10%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.83%) Selenium
12 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.55%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.55%) Mockito
General
1 248 (68.51%) Finance
2 187 (51.66%) Banking
3 74 (20.44%) Investment Banking
4 69 (19.06%) Front Office
5 3 (0.83%) Automotive
6 2 (0.55%) Advertising
6 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (21.55%) Web Services
1 78 (21.55%) XML
2 75 (20.72%) Spring
3 70 (19.34%) CSS
4 64 (17.68%) Hibernate
5 54 (14.92%) AngularJS
6 52 (14.36%) Spring Integration
7 48 (13.26%) RESTful
8 47 (12.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 46 (12.71%) JSP
10 44 (12.15%) Backbone.js
11 41 (11.33%) JSON
12 39 (10.77%) HTML
13 31 (8.56%) Ajax
14 30 (8.29%) Struts
15 28 (7.73%) FIX Protocol
16 24 (6.63%) .NET
16 24 (6.63%) Java EE
16 24 (6.63%) Spring Boot
16 24 (6.63%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 93 (25.69%) Data Structures
2 65 (17.96%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (12.15%) Virtual Team
4 37 (10.22%) Equities
5 19 (5.25%) User Experience
6 13 (3.59%) Derivative
7 11 (3.04%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (2.49%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.66%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.55%) STB
14 1 (0.28%) iSeries
14 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.28%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 97 (26.80%) Linux
2 89 (24.59%) Unix
3 10 (2.76%) Windows
4 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (30.39%) OO
3 109 (30.11%) Test Automation
4 93 (25.69%) Low Latency
5 76 (20.99%) Functional Programming
6 71 (19.61%) Multithreading
7 70 (19.34%) TDD
8 64 (17.68%) MVC
9 44 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (10.77%) Market Making
11 31 (8.56%) Mentoring
11 31 (8.56%) Waterfall
12 27 (7.46%) Electronic Trading
12 27 (7.46%) OOA/OOD
13 26 (7.18%) OOP
14 24 (6.63%) Performance Improvement
15 20 (5.52%) Asynchronous Programming
16 19 (5.25%) Data Modelling
16 19 (5.25%) Microservices
16 19 (5.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 234 (64.64%) Java
2 88 (24.31%) JavaScript
3 75 (20.72%) SQL
4 58 (16.02%) C++
5 46 (12.71%) C#
6 19 (5.25%) TypeScript
7 17 (4.70%) Perl
8 12 (3.31%) C
9 11 (3.04%) Python
10 6 (1.66%) R
11 5 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.38%) Korn
11 5 (1.38%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.10%) C++/CLI
12 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.10%) Scala
12 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.83%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.55%) Ruby
15 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (10.22%) Degree
2 8 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.83%) MISRA
2 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.21%) Docker
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.93%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (1.10%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 71 (19.61%) Oracle
2 24 (6.63%) TIBCO
3 10 (2.76%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.21%) Sybase
5 6 (1.66%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.10%) Google
6 4 (1.10%) Perforce
6 4 (1.10%) Siebel
6 4 (1.10%) Talend
7 2 (0.55%) Sencha
8 1 (0.28%) ATG
8 1 (0.28%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.28%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.28%) SAP