Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 188 434 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 48.33% 71.03% 21.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 50.95% 73.31% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 377 31
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £361 £163
90th Percentile £538 £488 £425
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.81%

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 369 592 224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 96.89% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 490 107
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +29.92% +5.83%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £102
90th Percentile £538 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 22
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.38 £18.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +21.31% -12.86%
10th Percentile £10.81 £13.97 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.05 £22.68 £19.80
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 0 171 £453 +9.70% 56
County Londonderry -3 2 - - 3
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 85 (45.21%) Java
1 85 (45.21%) Finance
2 75 (39.89%) SQL
3 70 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (31.91%) Banking
5 59 (31.38%) Oracle
6 58 (30.85%) .NET
7 56 (29.79%) C#
8 53 (28.19%) MVC
8 53 (28.19%) Multithreading
9 45 (23.94%) Spring
10 42 (22.34%) SQL Server
11 41 (21.81%) WPF
12 37 (19.68%) Hibernate
13 36 (19.15%) JavaScript
14 35 (18.62%) Test Automation
15 34 (18.09%) Relational Database
16 33 (17.55%) JMS
17 31 (16.49%) TDD
18 30 (15.96%) SOA
19 29 (15.43%) OO
19 29 (15.43%) Python
19 29 (15.43%) ASP.NET
19 29 (15.43%) CSS
20 28 (14.89%) Front Office
21 27 (14.36%) ASP.NET MVC
22 26 (13.83%) DB2
22 26 (13.83%) RDBMS
23 23 (12.23%) OOP
23 23 (12.23%) 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 22 (11.70%) Apache Spark
2 21 (11.17%) WebSphere
3 19 (10.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (4.26%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.60%) Confluence
6 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) npm
1 5 (2.66%) Yarn
2 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) FTP
2 2 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.09%) Relational Database
3 26 (13.83%) DB2
3 26 (13.83%) RDBMS
4 21 (11.17%) Big Data
5 17 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.26%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.19%) DB2 UDB
9 5 (2.66%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.60%) MySQL
11 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.60%) Spark SQL
12 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.53%) MS Access
12 1 (0.53%) QlikView
12 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (10.11%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.51%) JUnit
3 15 (7.98%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.91%) JIRA
5 12 (6.38%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.38%) Visual Studio
6 10 (5.32%) Maven
7 9 (4.79%) Grunt
8 8 (4.26%) Bower
8 8 (4.26%) Eclipse
8 8 (4.26%) Jasmine
8 8 (4.26%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.66%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.66%) Selenium
11 2 (1.06%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.53%) gulp
12 1 (0.53%) jMock
12 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.53%) webpack
General
1 85 (45.21%) Finance
2 60 (31.91%) Banking
3 28 (14.89%) Front Office
4 8 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.19%) Advertising
6 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Military
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (30.85%) .NET
2 45 (23.94%) Spring
3 41 (21.81%) WPF
4 37 (19.68%) Hibernate
5 33 (17.55%) JMS
6 29 (15.43%) ASP.NET
6 29 (15.43%) CSS
7 27 (14.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (12.23%) JSON
8 23 (12.23%) Web Services
9 22 (11.70%) WCF
10 21 (11.17%) AngularJS
11 19 (10.11%) JSP
12 18 (9.57%) RESTful
13 17 (9.04%) J2EE
13 17 (9.04%) Spring Integration
14 16 (8.51%) iBATIS
15 15 (7.98%) HTML
15 15 (7.98%) Spring Boot
16 14 (7.45%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.11%) Data Structures
2 18 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.98%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (7.45%) Algorithms
4 14 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (7.45%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.26%) Equities
6 7 (3.72%) Fintech
7 4 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.60%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.06%) Derivative
9 2 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.06%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.53%) AS400
10 1 (0.53%) iSeries
10 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.53%) Replication
10 1 (0.53%) User Experience
10 1 (0.53%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.32%) Linux
2 6 (3.19%) Unix
3 5 (2.66%) Windows
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.19%) Multithreading
2 53 (28.19%) MVC
3 35 (18.62%) Test Automation
4 31 (16.49%) TDD
5 30 (15.96%) SOA
6 29 (15.43%) OO
7 23 (12.23%) OOP
8 22 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (10.64%) Low Latency
10 18 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (9.04%) Electronic Trading
12 16 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (7.98%) Data Analysis
14 13 (6.91%) ETL
15 11 (5.85%) Data Transformation
15 11 (5.85%) Unit Testing
16 8 (4.26%) Waterfall
17 7 (3.72%) Memory Management
17 7 (3.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 85 (45.21%) Java
2 75 (39.89%) SQL
3 56 (29.79%) C#
4 36 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 29 (15.43%) Python
6 21 (11.17%) Java 8
7 20 (10.64%) PL/SQL
8 18 (9.57%) Bash Shell
8 18 (9.57%) Korn
8 18 (9.57%) Scala
9 11 (5.85%) C++
10 6 (3.19%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.66%) ES6
11 5 (2.66%) PHP
12 4 (2.13%) Perl
13 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.06%) BrightScript
14 2 (1.06%) C
14 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (7.45%) Degree
2 8 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (5.32%) Docker
2 2 (1.06%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 59 (31.38%) Oracle
2 21 (11.17%) Talend
3 14 (7.45%) Capita
4 9 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.79%) TIBCO
5 7 (3.72%) Sybase
6 4 (2.13%) FXall
6 4 (2.13%) Reuters
6 4 (2.13%) Splunk
7 3 (1.60%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe
8 1 (0.53%) BT
8 1 (0.53%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.53%) Google
8 1 (0.53%) Roku
8 1 (0.53%) Samsung