Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 19 18
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 131 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 27.75% 7.87% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.85% 8.06% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 22 5
Belfast median daily rate £440 £385 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.84% +5.81%
10th Percentile £405 £330 £305
90th Percentile £538 £419 £380
County Antrim median daily rate £440 £385 £351
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.84% +5.81%
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 454 335 123
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 97.67% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 226 64
Belfast median daily rate £423 £360 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.52% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £276 £213 £152
90th Percentile £538 £550 £475
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £360 £320
% change year-on-year +18.06% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -21.31% +2.62%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £18.75 £18.00 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £12.34 £15.25
% change year-on-year +13.45% -19.08% +17.31%

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 16 January 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 16 January 2018, 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.

1 103 (78.63%) Finance
1 103 (78.63%) Java
2 94 (71.76%) Banking
3 71 (54.20%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (48.09%) Data Structures
5 54 (41.22%) Test Automation
6 51 (38.93%) OO
7 45 (34.35%) Functional Programming
8 39 (29.77%) Investment Banking
9 36 (27.48%) TDD
10 35 (26.72%) Multithreading
11 34 (25.95%) Low Latency
11 34 (25.95%) SQL
12 32 (24.43%) Virtual Team
12 32 (24.43%) JavaScript
13 29 (22.14%) Relational Database
14 27 (20.61%) Spring
14 27 (20.61%) CSS
14 27 (20.61%) Unix
14 27 (20.61%) Hibernate
15 26 (19.85%) MVC
16 23 (17.56%) C++
17 22 (16.79%) XML
18 21 (16.03%) WebSphere
18 21 (16.03%) JSON
19 20 (15.27%) AngularJS
19 20 (15.27%) C#
19 20 (15.27%) Oracle
19 20 (15.27%) DB2
20 19 (14.50%) Visual Studio

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 21 (16.03%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.58%) MQSeries
2 6 (4.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (3.05%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.53%) FTP
1 2 (1.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.14%) Relational Database
2 20 (15.27%) DB2
3 19 (14.50%) RDBMS
4 18 (13.74%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (0.76%) KDB
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (14.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.29%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.29%) JUnit
3 2 (1.53%) Bower
3 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.53%) Grunt
3 2 (1.53%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.76%) Ant
4 1 (0.76%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 103 (78.63%) Finance
2 94 (71.76%) Banking
3 39 (29.77%) Investment Banking
4 16 (12.21%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.61%) CSS
1 27 (20.61%) Hibernate
1 27 (20.61%) Spring
2 22 (16.79%) XML
3 21 (16.03%) JSON
4 20 (15.27%) AngularJS
5 19 (14.50%) Backbone.js
5 19 (14.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 18 (13.74%) JSP
6 18 (13.74%) Spring Integration
6 18 (13.74%) Web Services
7 15 (11.45%) Servlets
8 13 (9.92%) Java EE
8 13 (9.92%) RESTful
8 13 (9.92%) Spring Boot
9 12 (9.16%) HTML
9 12 (9.16%) REST
9 12 (9.16%) TIBCO EMS
9 12 (9.16%) WebSockets
10 9 (6.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 63 (48.09%) Data Structures
2 32 (24.43%) Virtual Team
3 13 (9.92%) Derivative
4 12 (9.16%) User Experience
5 11 (8.40%) Equities
6 5 (3.82%) Fixed Income
6 5 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.53%) Fintech
7 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.61%) Unix
2 16 (12.21%) Linux
3 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (54.20%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (41.22%) Test Automation
3 51 (38.93%) OO
4 45 (34.35%) Functional Programming
5 36 (27.48%) TDD
6 35 (26.72%) Multithreading
7 34 (25.95%) Low Latency
8 26 (19.85%) MVC
9 19 (14.50%) Performance Improvement
10 17 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (12.21%) Asynchronous Programming
11 16 (12.21%) Refactoring
12 12 (9.16%) Microservices
12 12 (9.16%) Waterfall
13 10 (7.63%) Analytics
13 10 (7.63%) Data Analytics
14 9 (6.87%) Concurrent Programming
14 9 (6.87%) Data Modelling
14 9 (6.87%) Mentoring
14 9 (6.87%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 103 (78.63%) Java
2 34 (25.95%) SQL
3 32 (24.43%) JavaScript
4 23 (17.56%) C++
5 20 (15.27%) C#
6 9 (6.87%) TypeScript
7 4 (3.05%) Scala
8 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) Degree
2 7 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 20 (15.27%) Oracle
2 12 (9.16%) TIBCO
3 8 (6.11%) IBM
4 1 (0.76%) Sencha