Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 18 October 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.

Software Developer
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 35 24
Rank change year-on-year -44 -11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.32% 1.27% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.34% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Belfast median daily rate £400 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -24.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £375 £263 £311
90th Percentile £425 £288 £424
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £275 £363
% change year-on-year +45.45% -24.14% -3.33%
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 591 224 122
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 94.92% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 123 75
Belfast median daily rate £413 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £163 £101
90th Percentile £513 £438 £511
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +25.00% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 5
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -4.33% +4.53%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £21.55 £23.00 £32.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.96% +4.53%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Belfast

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Developer in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Belfast

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Belfast

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) STB
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Grunt
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) npm

Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) npm
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Grunt
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (50.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker