Period
to 17 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 153 248 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 32.21% 55.98% 65.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.77% 58.49% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 197 327
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £455 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.09% +10.30% +26.92%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £350
90th Percentile £538 £538 £481
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.20% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 440 424 555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.63% 95.71% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 291 457
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.51% +4.85% +26.92%
10th Percentile £200 £261 £280
90th Percentile £588 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 16 7
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.70 £13.50 £14.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.89% -7.28% -14.35%
10th Percentile £10.48 £9.81 £12.83
90th Percentile £57.63 £21.88 £22.47
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £18.11 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.95% -3.16% -4.10%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 0 142 £400 -12.09% 40
County Armagh -5 5 £500 +42.86% 3
County Londonderry +3 2 - - 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 74 (48.37%) Java
2 55 (35.95%) JavaScript
3 38 (24.84%) .NET
3 38 (24.84%) Front End Development
4 34 (22.22%) CSS
4 34 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 33 (21.57%) Banking
6 30 (19.61%) SQL Server
6 30 (19.61%) HTML
7 29 (18.95%) Oracle
8 28 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (18.30%) Spring
9 26 (16.99%) C#
10 25 (16.34%) SQL
11 23 (15.03%) Git (software)
11 23 (15.03%) CSS3
12 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
12 18 (11.76%) XML
12 18 (11.76%) Maven
12 18 (11.76%) HTML5
13 17 (11.11%) JSON
13 17 (11.11%) Degree
14 16 (10.46%) Investment Banking
14 16 (10.46%) JSF
14 16 (10.46%) Web Services
15 15 (9.80%) jQuery
15 15 (9.80%) React
16 14 (9.15%) Greenfield Project
16 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (8.50%) Microservices

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 10 (6.54%) JBoss
2 4 (2.61%) Drupal
2 4 (2.61%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.96%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.96%) IIS
3 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) SAP GTM
2 2 (1.31%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.92%) PaaS
4 3 (1.96%) Azure Functions
4 3 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.96%) SaaS
4 3 (1.96%) Serverless
5 2 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.31%) Office 365
6 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.54%) Big Data
3 8 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.58%) QlikView
4 7 (4.58%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.92%) KDB
5 6 (3.92%) Star Schema
6 5 (3.27%) Kdb+
6 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.31%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.31%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (15.03%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.76%) Maven
3 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.27%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.27%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.61%) eCATT
5 4 (2.61%) Gradle
5 4 (2.61%) LSMW
5 4 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.96%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.96%) PhantomJS
7 2 (1.31%) Babel
7 2 (1.31%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.31%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.31%) JIRA
7 2 (1.31%) MSTest
7 2 (1.31%) NUnit
7 2 (1.31%) Subversion
General
1 33 (21.57%) Banking
2 16 (10.46%) Investment Banking
3 13 (8.50%) Finance
4 4 (2.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (24.84%) .NET
2 34 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 34 (22.22%) CSS
3 30 (19.61%) HTML
4 28 (18.30%) Spring
5 23 (15.03%) CSS3
6 18 (11.76%) HTML5
6 18 (11.76%) XML
7 17 (11.11%) JSON
8 16 (10.46%) JSF
8 16 (10.46%) Web Services
9 15 (9.80%) jQuery
9 15 (9.80%) React
10 13 (8.50%) SOAP
11 12 (7.84%) Node.js
12 9 (5.88%) ASP.NET
12 9 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (5.23%) .NET Framework
14 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (3.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (9.15%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (5.88%) Derivative
2 9 (5.88%) OTC Derivatives
3 7 (4.58%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.27%) Clustering
4 5 (3.27%) W3C
5 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.61%) User Experience
6 3 (1.96%) AS400
6 3 (1.96%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.96%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.31%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.31%) Wiki
8 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.65%) LIMS
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.27%) Linux
2 4 (2.61%) Unix
3 3 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.84%) Front End Development
2 28 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (8.50%) Microservices
3 13 (8.50%) Unit Testing
4 12 (7.84%) MVC
5 10 (6.54%) Mentoring
5 10 (6.54%) OO
5 10 (6.54%) Technical Leadership
6 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 8 (5.23%) Migration
7 8 (5.23%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.58%) Coaching
8 7 (4.58%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (4.58%) DevOps
8 7 (4.58%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (4.58%) TDD
8 7 (4.58%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (3.92%) API Design
9 6 (3.92%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 74 (48.37%) Java
2 55 (35.95%) JavaScript
3 26 (16.99%) C#
4 25 (16.34%) SQL
5 7 (4.58%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.92%) Java 8
7 5 (3.27%) C++
8 4 (2.61%) ABAP
8 4 (2.61%) C
8 4 (2.61%) Embedded C
8 4 (2.61%) Embedded C++
8 4 (2.61%) PHP
9 3 (1.96%) RPG
9 3 (1.96%) RPG IV
9 3 (1.96%) RPG/400
9 3 (1.96%) SAPscript
9 3 (1.96%) Scala
9 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.96%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (11.11%) Degree
2 8 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.58%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) WAI
1 5 (3.27%) WCAG
2 2 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.23%) Docker
2 3 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.61%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.31%) Ansible
3 1 (0.65%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 29 (18.95%) Oracle
2 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.23%) SAP
4 5 (3.27%) Adobe
5 3 (1.96%) IBM
6 2 (1.31%) Twitter
7 1 (0.65%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.65%) ESRI
7 1 (0.65%) Google