The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 14 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 92 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 28.66% 3.53% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.07% 3.80% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 1 0
Median daily rate £413 £395 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75%  

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 306 79 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 95.33% 92.94% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 39 43
Median daily rate £413 £388 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +72.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £252 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £21.61 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.11% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Belfast over the 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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.

1 103 (87.29%) Finance
2 93 (78.81%) Java
3 78 (66.10%) Banking
4 56 (47.46%) OO
5 48 (40.68%) Unix
6 41 (34.75%) SQL
7 39 (33.05%) Linux
7 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (24.58%) Front Office
8 29 (24.58%) Low Latency
9 28 (23.73%) Relational Database
9 28 (23.73%) Test Automation
10 27 (22.88%) Data Structures
11 25 (21.19%) Functional Programming
11 25 (21.19%) Multithreading
11 25 (21.19%) Investment Banking
12 22 (18.64%) Equities
12 22 (18.64%) C++
13 17 (14.41%) WebSphere
13 17 (14.41%) XML
13 17 (14.41%) Data Modelling
14 15 (12.71%) Web Services
14 15 (12.71%) JSON
15 14 (11.86%) Spring
15 14 (11.86%) Market Making
15 14 (11.86%) Virtual Team
16 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
16 13 (11.02%) FIX Protocol
16 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
16 13 (11.02%) OOP

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 17 (14.41%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.73%) Relational Database
2 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
3 12 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.24%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.24%) Big Data
5 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.85%) DB2
6 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.93%) JIRA
3 6 (5.08%) Bitbucket
3 6 (5.08%) NUnit
4 2 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 103 (87.29%) Finance
2 78 (66.10%) Banking
3 29 (24.58%) Front Office
4 25 (21.19%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) XML
2 15 (12.71%) JSON
2 15 (12.71%) Web Services
3 14 (11.86%) Spring
4 13 (11.02%) FIX Protocol
5 11 (9.32%) Spring Boot
5 11 (9.32%) WPF
6 9 (7.63%) RESTful
6 9 (7.63%) Spring Integration
7 8 (6.78%) HTML
7 8 (6.78%) Java EE
8 7 (5.93%) .NET
8 7 (5.93%) .NET Framework
8 7 (5.93%) CSS
8 7 (5.93%) Hibernate
8 7 (5.93%) JPA
8 7 (5.93%) JSP
8 7 (5.93%) Node.js
8 7 (5.93%) Servlets
9 6 (5.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.88%) Data Structures
2 22 (18.64%) Equities
3 14 (11.86%) Virtual Team
4 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (4.24%) Fixed Income
6 5 (4.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (40.68%) Unix
2 39 (33.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (47.46%) OO
2 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (24.58%) Low Latency
4 28 (23.73%) Test Automation
5 25 (21.19%) Functional Programming
5 25 (21.19%) Multithreading
6 17 (14.41%) Data Modelling
7 14 (11.86%) Market Making
8 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
8 13 (11.02%) OOA/OOD
8 13 (11.02%) OOP
9 12 (10.17%) ETL
9 12 (10.17%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.47%) TDD
12 9 (7.63%) Information Security
12 9 (7.63%) Integration Testing
13 7 (5.93%) Concurrent Programming
13 7 (5.93%) MVC
14 6 (5.08%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 93 (78.81%) Java
2 41 (34.75%) SQL
3 22 (18.64%) C++
4 13 (11.02%) C#
5 12 (10.17%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.78%) TypeScript
7 6 (5.08%) C
7 6 (5.08%) C++/CLI
7 6 (5.08%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.24%) Perl
9 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.85%) Korn
9 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.85%) Python
9 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.85%) VBA
9 1 (0.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) Degree
2 4 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 6 (5.08%) Google
1 6 (5.08%) Oracle
1 6 (5.08%) Perforce
1 6 (5.08%) Sybase
2 2 (1.69%) Talend
3 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
3 1 (0.85%) Murex