The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 14 16 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 26 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.32% 7.21% 8.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.68% 7.55% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 5
Median daily rate £413 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £320 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £335 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.31% +16.00%  

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 205 106 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 97.16% 95.50% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 47 51
Median daily rate £395 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 34 (73.91%) Java
2 31 (67.39%) Finance
3 27 (58.70%) Banking
4 21 (45.65%) Front Office
5 20 (43.48%) SQL
6 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (39.13%) Unix
7 18 (39.13%) Linux
8 17 (36.96%) C++
8 17 (36.96%) Multithreading
9 14 (30.43%) Degree
10 13 (28.26%) TDD
11 12 (26.09%) Equities
11 12 (26.09%) Information Security
11 12 (26.09%) OO
11 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
11 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (23.91%) C#
13 9 (19.57%) Python
13 9 (19.57%) OOD
13 9 (19.57%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (19.57%) BDD
14 8 (17.39%) NoSQL
14 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
15 7 (15.22%) Low Latency
15 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
15 7 (15.22%) Market Making
16 6 (13.04%) Virtual Team
16 6 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
16 6 (13.04%) OOP

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (8.70%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) NoSQL
2 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Ant
1 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.17%) CppUnit
1 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.17%) Maven
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (67.39%) Finance
2 27 (58.70%) Banking
3 21 (45.65%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.70%) Angular 2
3 4 (8.70%) Spring
3 4 (8.70%) Spring Boot
4 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) JMS
4 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.17%) FpML
5 1 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.17%) J2SE
5 1 (2.17%) JSON
5 1 (2.17%) JSP
5 1 (2.17%) Murex MxML
5 1 (2.17%) Servlets
5 1 (2.17%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Equities
2 9 (19.57%) Equity Derivative
3 6 (13.04%) Virtual Team
4 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.87%) Fixed Income
4 5 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.17%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Linux
1 18 (39.13%) Unix
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) Multithreading
3 13 (28.26%) TDD
4 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (26.09%) Information Security
4 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 12 (26.09%) OO
5 9 (19.57%) BDD
5 9 (19.57%) OOD
6 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
7 7 (15.22%) Low Latency
7 7 (15.22%) Market Making
8 6 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (13.04%) OOP
9 5 (10.87%) Data Validation
9 5 (10.87%) Validation
10 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.70%) Pair Programming
11 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (73.91%) Java
2 20 (43.48%) SQL
3 17 (36.96%) C++
4 11 (23.91%) C#
5 9 (19.57%) Python
6 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.35%) C
7 2 (4.35%) Korn
7 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Ab Initio
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) Murex
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