Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 8 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 58 113 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 15.59% 21.65% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.02% 22.42% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 98 8
Belfast median daily rate £455 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -11.86%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £307
90th Percentile £490 £458 £365
County Antrim median daily rate £455 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -11.86%
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 362 504 185
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.31% 96.55% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 413 85
Belfast median daily rate £443 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +26.92% +0.78%
10th Percentile £254 £263 £103
90th Percentile £538 £525 £468
County Antrim median daily rate £443 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +7.27% +26.92% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 6
Belfast median hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -29.41% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.20 £13.75
90th Percentile £17.18 £21.49 £29.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -29.41% +9.68%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 45 (77.59%) Finance
2 42 (72.41%) Java
3 36 (62.07%) Banking
4 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (44.83%) SQL
5 14 (24.14%) Spring
5 14 (24.14%) Low Latency
6 13 (22.41%) Unix
6 13 (22.41%) OO
6 13 (22.41%) Data Structures
7 12 (20.69%) C#
7 12 (20.69%) Functional Programming
7 12 (20.69%) WebSphere
8 11 (18.97%) Multithreading
8 11 (18.97%) Test Automation
8 11 (18.97%) .NET
8 11 (18.97%) Front Office
9 10 (17.24%) IBM
10 9 (15.52%) Equities
10 9 (15.52%) SOA
10 9 (15.52%) Relational Database
10 9 (15.52%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (13.79%) WPF
11 8 (13.79%) Linux
11 8 (13.79%) Oracle
12 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
12 7 (12.07%) WCF
12 7 (12.07%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (12.07%) JSON
12 7 (12.07%) Mentoring

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 12 (20.69%) WebSphere
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (10.34%) MQSeries
4 5 (8.62%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.07%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.45%) OLAP
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) DB2
5 1 (1.72%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.72%) Bower
4 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Grunt
4 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) JUnit
4 1 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 45 (77.59%) Finance
2 36 (62.07%) Banking
3 11 (18.97%) Front Office
4 5 (8.62%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) Spring
2 11 (18.97%) .NET
3 8 (13.79%) WPF
4 7 (12.07%) JSON
4 7 (12.07%) REST
4 7 (12.07%) WCF
5 6 (10.34%) JSP
5 6 (10.34%) TIBCO EMS
5 6 (10.34%) WebSockets
6 5 (8.62%) Hibernate
6 5 (8.62%) J2EE
6 5 (8.62%) jQuery
6 5 (8.62%) Servlets
7 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (6.90%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (5.17%) Web Services
9 2 (3.45%) JMS
9 2 (3.45%) SOAP
9 2 (3.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Data Structures
2 9 (15.52%) Equities
3 5 (8.62%) Fintech
3 5 (8.62%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) Derivative
4 2 (3.45%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (3.45%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Unix
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) Low Latency
3 13 (22.41%) OO
4 12 (20.69%) Functional Programming
5 11 (18.97%) Multithreading
5 11 (18.97%) Test Automation
6 9 (15.52%) Deployment Automation
6 9 (15.52%) SOA
7 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
7 7 (12.07%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (10.34%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (10.34%) Microservices
9 5 (8.62%) Asynchronous Programming
9 5 (8.62%) MVC
10 4 (6.90%) TDD
11 3 (5.17%) ETL
12 2 (3.45%) B2B
12 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (3.45%) EAI
12 2 (3.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (72.41%) Java
2 26 (44.83%) SQL
3 12 (20.69%) C#
4 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.17%) C++
6 2 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) Java 8
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) IBM
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle
3 6 (10.34%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.72%) DevExpress