The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £400 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.

Software Developer
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 - 23
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.31% - 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% - 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56%  

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%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 June 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%) PL/SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) WF
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Memory Management
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Unix

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Memory Management
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Sybase