Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 17 October 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 143 448 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 35.93% 67.57% 27.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 38.75% 70.66% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 375 44
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £413 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +10.29% -3.48%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £193
90th Percentile £500 £489 £419
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +10.67%

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 369 634 251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.71% 95.63% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 498 134
Northern Ireland median daily rate £417 £413 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.15% +24.81% +7.48%
10th Percentile £275 £302 £163
90th Percentile £538 £513 £454
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 9 22
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15% -7.15%
10th Percentile £9.68 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.50 £21.55 £23.38
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 October 2018.

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 October 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
County Antrim 0 126 £431 +2.62% 55
County Londonderry -2 4 £573 +40.92%
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 70 (48.95%) Java
2 63 (44.06%) Finance
3 62 (43.36%) SQL
4 55 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (34.27%) Banking
6 45 (31.47%) Oracle
7 39 (27.27%) MVC
8 37 (25.87%) AngularJS
9 35 (24.48%) Spring
10 34 (23.78%) CSS
10 34 (23.78%) RDBMS
10 34 (23.78%) Relational Database
11 33 (23.08%) JavaScript
12 32 (22.38%) Hibernate
13 31 (21.68%) C#
13 31 (21.68%) WebSphere
14 30 (20.98%) .NET
15 28 (19.58%) DB2
15 28 (19.58%) TDD
15 28 (19.58%) Test Automation
16 26 (18.18%) Multithreading
16 26 (18.18%) SQL Server
17 25 (17.48%) JSP
18 24 (16.78%) JMS
19 22 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 21 (14.69%) Spring Integration
20 21 (14.69%) RESTful
20 21 (14.69%) Degree
20 21 (14.69%) ASP.NET
20 21 (14.69%) Web Services

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 31 (21.68%) WebSphere
2 15 (10.49%) WebLogic
3 13 (9.09%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.80%) Confluence
4 4 (2.80%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.40%) Apache
6 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.40%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.70%) Actimize
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) npm
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) Bluetooth
1 4 (2.80%) FTP
1 4 (2.80%) Wireless
2 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.40%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.78%) RDBMS
1 34 (23.78%) Relational Database
2 28 (19.58%) DB2
3 26 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 13 (9.09%) DB2 UDB
5 10 (6.99%) Big Data
6 7 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.80%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (2.10%) MySQL
9 3 (2.10%) Spark SQL
9 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.40%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.70%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.70%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (13.29%) JUnit
2 16 (11.19%) Cucumber
2 16 (11.19%) Eclipse
2 16 (11.19%) Grunt
2 16 (11.19%) Jasmine
3 15 (10.49%) Bower
4 12 (8.39%) Jenkins
5 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
5 10 (6.99%) JIRA
6 6 (4.20%) Bitbucket
7 5 (3.50%) Selenium
7 5 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.10%) Maven
8 3 (2.10%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.40%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.70%) JSUnit
10 1 (0.70%) Subversion
10 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.70%) webpack
General
1 63 (44.06%) Finance
2 49 (34.27%) Banking
3 12 (8.39%) Advertising
4 8 (5.59%) Front Office
5 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Automotive
6 2 (1.40%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.87%) AngularJS
2 35 (24.48%) Spring
3 34 (23.78%) CSS
4 32 (22.38%) Hibernate
5 30 (20.98%) .NET
6 25 (17.48%) JSP
7 24 (16.78%) JMS
8 22 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 21 (14.69%) ASP.NET
9 21 (14.69%) RESTful
9 21 (14.69%) Spring Integration
9 21 (14.69%) Web Services
9 21 (14.69%) XML
10 20 (13.99%) Spring Batch
11 18 (12.59%) Ajax
12 17 (11.89%) J2EE
13 16 (11.19%) Backbone.js
13 16 (11.19%) WPF
14 15 (10.49%) EJB
15 14 (9.79%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.20%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.50%) Equities
6 5 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.50%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.80%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.80%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.10%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.40%) Fintech
10 1 (0.70%) Clustering
10 1 (0.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.19%) Linux
2 12 (8.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (27.27%) MVC
3 28 (19.58%) TDD
3 28 (19.58%) Test Automation
4 26 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 15 (10.49%) Time Management
5 15 (10.49%) Waterfall
6 13 (9.09%) Project Management
7 12 (8.39%) Low Latency
8 11 (7.69%) ETL
9 9 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (6.29%) SOA
10 8 (5.59%) OOP
10 8 (5.59%) SDLC
10 8 (5.59%) Web Development
11 7 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.90%) CRM
11 7 (4.90%) Data Analysis
11 7 (4.90%) Market Making
11 7 (4.90%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 70 (48.95%) Java
2 62 (43.36%) SQL
3 33 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 31 (21.68%) C#
5 16 (11.19%) Python
6 15 (10.49%) PL/SQL
7 13 (9.09%) C
7 13 (9.09%) C++
7 13 (9.09%) Scala
8 12 (8.39%) Java 8
9 9 (6.29%) Bash Shell
9 9 (6.29%) Korn
10 6 (4.20%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.80%) PHP
12 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.10%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.40%) VBA
14 1 (0.70%) ES6
14 1 (0.70%) Ruby
14 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (14.69%) Degree
2 8 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) MISRA
2 1 (0.70%) PMO
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (0.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (31.47%) Oracle
2 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.39%) Talend
4 10 (6.99%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.80%) IBM
6 3 (2.10%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.10%) Solace
7 2 (1.40%) SAP