Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £433 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 20 September 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.

Senior Developer
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 6 24
Rank change year-on-year -21 +18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 20 205 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 5.99% 34.34% 4.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.33% 35.65% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 188 4
Belfast median daily rate £433 £413 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.85% +2.48% +34.17%
10th Percentile £393 £370 £375
90th Percentile £532 £488 £418
County Antrim median daily rate £433 £413 £403
% change year-on-year +4.85% +2.48% +34.17%
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 316 575 198
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 96.31% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 459 102
Belfast median daily rate £430 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +26.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £292 £163
90th Percentile £538 £513 £456
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +4.24% +26.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 17
Belfast median hourly rate £18.00 £15.28 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.80% -10.12% -46.88%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.81 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £22.25 £24.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £16.50 £15.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.98% -7.39% -48.44%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Belfast

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Belfast

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Belfast over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Belfast

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 12 (60.00%) Banking
2 12 (60.00%) Multithreading
3 11 (55.00%) WPF
3 11 (55.00%) .NET
3 11 (55.00%) C#
4 9 (45.00%) Oracle
4 9 (45.00%) SOA
4 9 (45.00%) MVC
4 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (35.00%) Java
6 7 (35.00%) WCF
6 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
6 7 (35.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
7 5 (25.00%) TIBCO
8 4 (20.00%) Web Services
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
8 4 (20.00%) Asynchronous Programming
8 4 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
9 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
9 3 (15.00%) Functional Programming
9 3 (15.00%) Data Structures

Senior 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 7 (35.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) DB2
3 2 (10.00%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.00%) Bower
3 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (10.00%) Grunt
3 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 12 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
1 11 (55.00%) WPF
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (35.00%) WCF
3 5 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
4 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (15.00%) JMS
6 2 (10.00%) CSS
6 2 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (10.00%) JSP
6 2 (10.00%) Rendezvous
6 2 (10.00%) SOAP
6 2 (10.00%) Spring
6 2 (10.00%) Spring Batch
6 2 (10.00%) Spring Integration
6 2 (10.00%) WSDL
6 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (15.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Equities
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) MVC
2 9 (45.00%) SOA
3 4 (20.00%) Asynchronous Programming
4 3 (15.00%) Functional Programming
4 3 (15.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) B2B
5 2 (10.00%) EAI
5 2 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) Index Arbitrage
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Java 8
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) TIBCO