Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 17 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.

Senior Developer
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 16 27
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 188 23 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 31.92% 8.58% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.51% 8.98% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 16 1
Belfast median daily rate £413 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +28.33% +7.62%
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £385 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +28.33% +7.62%
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 561 256 121
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 95.52% 90.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 148 77
Belfast median daily rate £413 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -0.40%
10th Percentile £289 £138 £102
90th Percentile £513 £438 £508
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%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 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.

1 160 (85.11%) Finance
2 151 (80.32%) Banking
3 149 (79.26%) Java
4 97 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (45.74%) Data Structures
6 81 (43.09%) Test Automation
7 80 (42.55%) OO
8 73 (38.83%) Functional Programming
9 70 (37.23%) Investment Banking
10 47 (25.00%) Spring
11 46 (24.47%) Multithreading
11 46 (24.47%) XML
12 45 (23.94%) Hibernate
13 44 (23.40%) JavaScript
14 43 (22.87%) CSS
14 43 (22.87%) MVC
15 42 (22.34%) Web Services
16 38 (20.21%) TDD
17 37 (19.68%) Virtual Team
17 37 (19.68%) Spring Integration
18 36 (19.15%) Low Latency
19 33 (17.55%) Unix
19 33 (17.55%) Oracle
20 32 (17.02%) SQL
20 32 (17.02%) WebSphere
21 31 (16.49%) JSON
21 31 (16.49%) RESTful
21 31 (16.49%) C++
22 29 (15.43%) JSP
22 29 (15.43%) AngularJS

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 32 (17.02%) WebSphere
2 15 (7.98%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Actimize
2 2 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) FTP
1 2 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.89%) DB2
2 25 (13.30%) Relational Database
3 19 (10.11%) RDBMS
4 16 (8.51%) DB2 UDB
5 11 (5.85%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.60%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.60%) Big Data
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.06%) KDB
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (11.70%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.66%) Bitbucket
2 5 (2.66%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.66%) JIRA
2 5 (2.66%) NUnit
3 3 (1.60%) Bower
3 3 (1.60%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.60%) Grunt
3 3 (1.60%) Jasmine
3 3 (1.60%) JUnit
4 2 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 160 (85.11%) Finance
2 151 (80.32%) Banking
3 70 (37.23%) Investment Banking
4 20 (10.64%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.00%) Spring
2 46 (24.47%) XML
3 45 (23.94%) Hibernate
4 43 (22.87%) CSS
5 42 (22.34%) Web Services
6 37 (19.68%) Spring Integration
7 31 (16.49%) JSON
7 31 (16.49%) RESTful
8 29 (15.43%) AngularJS
8 29 (15.43%) JSP
9 27 (14.36%) Backbone.js
9 27 (14.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 23 (12.23%) HTML
11 20 (10.64%) Java EE
11 20 (10.64%) Spring Boot
12 16 (8.51%) JPA
12 16 (8.51%) Node.js
12 16 (8.51%) Servlets
13 15 (7.98%) FIX Protocol
13 15 (7.98%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 86 (45.74%) Data Structures
2 37 (19.68%) Virtual Team
3 12 (6.38%) Equities
4 10 (5.32%) User Experience
5 8 (4.26%) Derivative
5 8 (4.26%) Fixed Income
5 8 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.06%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.55%) Unix
2 22 (11.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (51.60%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (43.09%) Test Automation
3 80 (42.55%) OO
4 73 (38.83%) Functional Programming
5 46 (24.47%) Multithreading
6 43 (22.87%) MVC
7 38 (20.21%) TDD
8 36 (19.15%) Low Latency
9 17 (9.04%) Data Modelling
9 17 (9.04%) Performance Improvement
10 16 (8.51%) Concurrent Programming
10 16 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (8.51%) Requirements Analysis
11 15 (7.98%) OOA/OOD
12 13 (6.91%) Asynchronous Programming
12 13 (6.91%) Market Making
12 13 (6.91%) OOP
12 13 (6.91%) Refactoring
12 13 (6.91%) Waterfall
13 11 (5.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 149 (79.26%) Java
2 44 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 32 (17.02%) SQL
4 31 (16.49%) C++
5 24 (12.77%) C#
6 17 (9.04%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.19%) Perl
8 5 (2.66%) C
8 5 (2.66%) C++/CLI
8 5 (2.66%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.13%) Scala
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.53%) Korn
10 1 (0.53%) Python
10 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (5.32%) Degree
2 7 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 33 (17.55%) Oracle
2 12 (6.38%) TIBCO
3 6 (3.19%) Sybase
4 5 (2.66%) Google
4 5 (2.66%) Perforce
5 2 (1.06%) Sencha
5 2 (1.06%) Talend
6 1 (0.53%) Ab Initio