Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 384 99 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 61.15% 33.11% 23.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 64.21% 34.62% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 65 28
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +9.80%
10th Percentile £369 £208 £298
90th Percentile £513 £512 £468
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.34 -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 598 286 125
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.65% 89.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 161 76
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -0.79%
10th Percentile £289 £141 £101
90th Percentile £513 £438 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.28 £14.30 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.10% -6.26% -9.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £20.78 £28.13 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Northern Ireland

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Northern Ireland

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Northern Ireland

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Northern Ireland

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
County Antrim 0 366 £420 +9.09% 16
County Londonderry - 5 £400 - 1
Newry - 3 - -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 260 (67.71%) Finance
2 238 (61.98%) Java
3 200 (52.08%) Banking
4 156 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (29.95%) OO
5 115 (29.95%) Test Automation
6 102 (26.56%) Linux
7 100 (26.04%) Low Latency
8 98 (25.52%) Data Structures
9 94 (24.48%) Unix
9 94 (24.48%) JavaScript
10 81 (21.09%) SQL
10 81 (21.09%) XML
11 80 (20.83%) Web Services
12 79 (20.57%) Investment Banking
12 79 (20.57%) Multithreading
12 79 (20.57%) Functional Programming
13 78 (20.31%) Spring
14 76 (19.79%) CSS
15 74 (19.27%) Oracle
15 74 (19.27%) Front Office
16 72 (18.75%) TDD
17 68 (17.71%) MVC
18 67 (17.45%) Hibernate
19 65 (16.93%) C++
20 63 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
21 60 (15.63%) Relational Database
22 58 (15.10%) AngularJS
23 57 (14.84%) WebSphere
24 54 (14.06%) Spring Integration

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 57 (14.84%) WebSphere
2 34 (8.85%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.52%) JBoss
5 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.86%) Actimize
1 11 (2.86%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.78%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (1.30%) npm
2 2 (0.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.86%) HTTP
2 6 (1.56%) FTP
3 2 (0.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.63%) Relational Database
2 52 (13.54%) DB2
3 41 (10.68%) SQL Server
4 40 (10.42%) KDB
4 40 (10.42%) RDBMS
5 32 (8.33%) DB2 UDB
6 17 (4.43%) Big Data
7 14 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (3.39%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (3.13%) Apache Hive
10 9 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.56%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.30%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.30%) QlikView
13 4 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
15 2 (0.52%) Hazelcast
15 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (8.85%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.25%) JUnit
3 23 (5.99%) Eclipse
4 21 (5.47%) Cucumber
4 21 (5.47%) Grunt
4 21 (5.47%) Jasmine
5 19 (4.95%) Bower
6 8 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.82%) JIRA
8 6 (1.56%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.30%) NUnit
10 4 (1.04%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.04%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.78%) Selenium
11 3 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.52%) JBehave
12 2 (0.52%) Mockito
General
1 260 (67.71%) Finance
2 200 (52.08%) Banking
3 79 (20.57%) Investment Banking
4 74 (19.27%) Front Office
5 3 (0.78%) Automotive
6 2 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Marketing
7 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (21.09%) XML
2 80 (20.83%) Web Services
3 78 (20.31%) Spring
4 76 (19.79%) CSS
5 67 (17.45%) Hibernate
6 58 (15.10%) AngularJS
7 54 (14.06%) Spring Integration
8 51 (13.28%) RESTful
9 49 (12.76%) JSP
9 49 (12.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 46 (11.98%) Backbone.js
11 43 (11.20%) HTML
12 42 (10.94%) JSON
13 35 (9.11%) FIX Protocol
14 33 (8.59%) Ajax
15 32 (8.33%) Struts
16 26 (6.77%) .NET
17 25 (6.51%) Java EE
17 25 (6.51%) Spring Boot
18 24 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (25.52%) Data Structures
2 63 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (12.50%) Virtual Team
4 37 (9.64%) Equities
5 19 (4.95%) User Experience
6 13 (3.39%) Derivative
7 11 (2.86%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (2.34%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.82%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.52%) STB
14 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.26%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 102 (26.56%) Linux
2 94 (24.48%) Unix
3 10 (2.60%) Windows
4 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (29.95%) OO
2 115 (29.95%) Test Automation
3 100 (26.04%) Low Latency
4 79 (20.57%) Functional Programming
4 79 (20.57%) Multithreading
5 72 (18.75%) TDD
6 68 (17.71%) MVC
7 45 (11.72%) Market Making
8 44 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (8.59%) Electronic Trading
9 33 (8.59%) OOA/OOD
9 33 (8.59%) Waterfall
10 32 (8.33%) OOP
11 30 (7.81%) Mentoring
12 25 (6.51%) Performance Improvement
13 21 (5.47%) Asynchronous Programming
13 21 (5.47%) Data Modelling
14 19 (4.95%) Microservices
14 19 (4.95%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 238 (61.98%) Java
2 94 (24.48%) JavaScript
3 81 (21.09%) SQL
4 65 (16.93%) C++
5 48 (12.50%) C#
6 21 (5.47%) TypeScript
7 17 (4.43%) Perl
8 12 (3.13%) C
9 10 (2.60%) Python
10 6 (1.56%) R
11 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.04%) C++/CLI
12 4 (1.04%) Korn
12 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.04%) Scala
12 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.78%) Embedded C
13 3 (0.78%) PHP
14 2 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (10.68%) Degree
2 11 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.78%) MISRA
2 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.08%) Docker
2 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (1.82%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (1.04%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 74 (19.27%) Oracle
2 24 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 12 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.08%) Sybase
5 6 (1.56%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.04%) Google
6 4 (1.04%) Perforce
6 4 (1.04%) Siebel
7 3 (0.78%) Talend
7 3 (0.78%) Zend
8 2 (0.52%) Sage
8 2 (0.52%) Sencha
9 1 (0.26%) ATG
9 1 (0.26%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.26%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.26%) SAP