Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in County Antrim during the 6 months to 20 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.

Developer
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 270 130 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 57.69% 38.92% 33.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 60.27% 39.63% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 91 28
County Antrim median daily rate £440 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +26.15% -
10th Percentile £373 £300 £298
90th Percentile £538 £588 £441
Northern Ireland median daily rate £440 £410 £350
% change year-on-year +7.32% +17.06% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - £14.34 -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.34 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim. 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
County Antrim
Contract vacancies in County Antrim with a recognized job title 448 328 128
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 98.20% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 217 66
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% +10.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £270 £213 £172
90th Percentile £538 £550 £475
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £361 £325
% change year-on-year +16.26% +11.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 3
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £12.34 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.45% -19.08% +17.31%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £18.75 £18.00 £17.49
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.50 £12.34 £15.25
% change year-on-year +17.50% -19.08% +17.31%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in County Antrim

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in County Antrim

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in County Antrim over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in County Antrim

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in County Antrim

Developer
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast 0 269 £440 +7.32% 36
Developer
Northern Ireland

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 County Antrim region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 173 (64.07%) Java
2 151 (55.93%) Finance
3 117 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (42.22%) Banking
5 77 (28.52%) Test Automation
6 76 (28.15%) SQL
7 74 (27.41%) JavaScript
8 73 (27.04%) Low Latency
9 70 (25.93%) Data Structures
10 67 (24.81%) OO
11 64 (23.70%) Unix
12 63 (23.33%) TDD
13 59 (21.85%) Linux
14 55 (20.37%) Relational Database
15 54 (20.00%) Spring
16 51 (18.89%) CSS
17 50 (18.52%) AngularJS
17 50 (18.52%) Multithreading
18 49 (18.15%) Functional Programming
19 48 (17.78%) XML
20 45 (16.67%) Web Services
20 45 (16.67%) Hibernate
21 43 (15.93%) Front Office
21 43 (15.93%) MVC
21 43 (15.93%) Oracle
22 41 (15.19%) WebSphere
22 41 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
23 40 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 40 (14.81%) Investment Banking
24 39 (14.44%) C++

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 41 (15.19%) WebSphere
2 19 (7.04%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.96%) MQSeries
3 8 (2.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.74%) JBoss
4 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.07%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.48%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.07%) HTTP
2 5 (1.85%) FTP
3 1 (0.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.37%) Relational Database
2 39 (14.44%) DB2
3 34 (12.59%) RDBMS
4 32 (11.85%) DB2 UDB
5 27 (10.00%) KDB
6 16 (5.93%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.22%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.85%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.85%) Big Data
9 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.74%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.74%) MySQL
10 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.74%) Redis
10 2 (0.74%) SQLite
11 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.37%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 27 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 23 (8.52%) JUnit
3 18 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 18 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 18 (6.67%) Grunt
3 18 (6.67%) Jasmine
4 16 (5.93%) Bower
5 4 (1.48%) Ant
5 4 (1.48%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.48%) Subversion
6 3 (1.11%) JIRA
6 3 (1.11%) Selenium
7 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.74%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.74%) Gradle
7 2 (0.74%) Hudson
7 2 (0.74%) LoadUI
7 2 (0.74%) Rational Application Developer
7 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 151 (55.93%) Finance
2 114 (42.22%) Banking
3 43 (15.93%) Front Office
4 40 (14.81%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.11%) Automotive
6 2 (0.74%) Electronics
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Marketing
6 2 (0.74%) Retail
6 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.00%) Spring
2 51 (18.89%) CSS
3 50 (18.52%) AngularJS
4 48 (17.78%) XML
5 45 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 45 (16.67%) Web Services
6 40 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 36 (13.33%) JSP
8 35 (12.96%) Backbone.js
9 32 (11.85%) Spring Integration
10 29 (10.74%) HTML
10 29 (10.74%) JSON
10 29 (10.74%) RESTful
11 25 (9.26%) TIBCO EMS
12 21 (7.78%) Ajax
13 18 (6.67%) JMS
14 17 (6.30%) Java EE
14 17 (6.30%) REST
14 17 (6.30%) Servlets
14 17 (6.30%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 70 (25.93%) Data Structures
2 41 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (13.70%) Virtual Team
4 30 (11.11%) Equities
5 21 (7.78%) User Experience
6 16 (5.93%) Derivative
7 15 (5.56%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.85%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.11%) Fintech
9 3 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.74%) STB
11 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.37%) iSeries
11 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 64 (23.70%) Unix
2 59 (21.85%) Linux
3 8 (2.96%) Android
4 6 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (28.52%) Test Automation
3 73 (27.04%) Low Latency
4 67 (24.81%) OO
5 63 (23.33%) TDD
6 50 (18.52%) Multithreading
7 49 (18.15%) Functional Programming
8 43 (15.93%) MVC
9 33 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (10.74%) Mentoring
10 29 (10.74%) Waterfall
11 24 (8.89%) Performance Improvement
12 21 (7.78%) Asynchronous Programming
12 21 (7.78%) Market Making
12 21 (7.78%) Microservices
13 18 (6.67%) Refactoring
14 14 (5.19%) Electronic Trading
15 13 (4.81%) Requirements Analysis
16 12 (4.44%) Analytics
16 12 (4.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 173 (64.07%) Java
2 76 (28.15%) SQL
3 74 (27.41%) JavaScript
4 39 (14.44%) C++
5 35 (12.96%) C#
6 11 (4.07%) TypeScript
7 8 (2.96%) Python
8 7 (2.59%) C
9 5 (1.85%) Perl
10 4 (1.48%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.48%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.48%) R
10 4 (1.48%) Scala
11 3 (1.11%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.74%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.74%) Ruby
13 1 (0.37%) COBOL
13 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (11.85%) Degree
2 8 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.11%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.59%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (1.48%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 43 (15.93%) Oracle
2 25 (9.26%) TIBCO
3 12 (4.44%) IBM
4 2 (0.74%) Ab Initio
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.74%) SAP
4 2 (0.74%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.37%) ATG
5 1 (0.37%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.37%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.37%) Sybase
5 1 (0.37%) Twitter