Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £412 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 119 344 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.67% 61.32% 35.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.15% 64.06% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 283 81
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +10.39% +9.84%
10th Percentile £348 £373 £240
90th Percentile £488 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.50 - £14.34
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +6.67%

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 359 537 317
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 95.72% 97.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 406 193
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% +12.00%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £169
90th Percentile £513 £538 £470
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 34
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% +15.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £9.38 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.35 £19.75 £27.00
UK median hourly rate £18.56 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.75% +3.89% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -1 102 £412 -3.00% 43
County Londonderry 0 7 £375 -6.25% 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 52 (43.70%) Java
1 52 (43.70%) SQL
2 50 (42.02%) Finance
3 43 (36.13%) JavaScript
4 40 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (30.25%) Banking
6 31 (26.05%) Oracle
6 31 (26.05%) AngularJS
7 30 (25.21%) .NET
7 30 (25.21%) MVC
8 28 (23.53%) Spring
8 28 (23.53%) CSS
8 28 (23.53%) RDBMS
8 28 (23.53%) Relational Database
9 27 (22.69%) C#
9 27 (22.69%) WebSphere
10 24 (20.17%) TDD
11 23 (19.33%) Hibernate
11 23 (19.33%) JSP
12 22 (18.49%) XML
12 22 (18.49%) Degree
12 22 (18.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (17.65%) RESTful
13 21 (17.65%) Spring Batch
13 21 (17.65%) Spring Integration
13 21 (17.65%) Ajax
13 21 (17.65%) DB2
14 20 (16.81%) Web Services
15 19 (15.97%) Test Automation
15 19 (15.97%) Time Management

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 27 (22.69%) WebSphere
2 16 (13.45%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.36%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.36%) Confluence
3 4 (3.36%) EPiServer
4 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.84%) Apache
5 1 (0.84%) Drupal
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Actimize
2 1 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.84%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) Bluetooth
1 4 (3.36%) FTP
1 4 (3.36%) Wireless
2 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.53%) RDBMS
1 28 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 21 (17.65%) DB2
3 16 (13.45%) DB2 UDB
4 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.20%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (2.52%) Spark SQL
8 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.84%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.84%) Big Data
9 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.84%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.84%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 17 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 17 (14.29%) Jasmine
1 17 (14.29%) JUnit
2 16 (13.45%) Bower
2 16 (13.45%) Grunt
3 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.20%) JIRA
4 4 (3.36%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.84%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.84%) Subversion
7 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (42.02%) Finance
2 36 (30.25%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Advertising
4 2 (1.68%) Automotive
4 2 (1.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Front Office
5 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Law
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.05%) AngularJS
2 30 (25.21%) .NET
3 28 (23.53%) CSS
3 28 (23.53%) Spring
4 23 (19.33%) Hibernate
4 23 (19.33%) JSP
5 22 (18.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 22 (18.49%) XML
6 21 (17.65%) Ajax
6 21 (17.65%) RESTful
6 21 (17.65%) Spring Batch
6 21 (17.65%) Spring Integration
7 20 (16.81%) Web Services
8 18 (15.13%) Backbone.js
9 17 (14.29%) Gherkin
9 17 (14.29%) Struts
10 16 (13.45%) ASP.NET
11 13 (10.92%) WPF
12 12 (10.08%) JMS
13 10 (8.40%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (8.40%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.04%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.20%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.36%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.36%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.52%) Equities
6 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.84%) Derivative
7 1 (0.84%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Linux
2 8 (6.72%) Android
2 8 (6.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.21%) MVC
3 24 (20.17%) TDD
4 19 (15.97%) Test Automation
4 19 (15.97%) Time Management
5 18 (15.13%) Waterfall
6 16 (13.45%) Project Management
7 14 (11.76%) Multithreading
8 10 (8.40%) ETL
9 8 (6.72%) Android Development
9 8 (6.72%) CRM
9 8 (6.72%) Mobile Development
10 6 (5.04%) Low Latency
10 6 (5.04%) SDLC
10 6 (5.04%) SOA
11 5 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.20%) Data Modelling
11 5 (4.20%) Software Engineering
12 4 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (3.36%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (43.70%) Java
1 52 (43.70%) SQL
2 43 (36.13%) JavaScript
3 27 (22.69%) C#
4 14 (11.76%) C
5 10 (8.40%) C++
5 10 (8.40%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.72%) Scala
7 6 (5.04%) Embedded C
8 4 (3.36%) Java 8
8 4 (3.36%) Python
9 3 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.84%) Korn
11 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (18.49%) Degree
2 5 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) MISRA
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.84%) Ansible
1 1 (0.84%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 31 (26.05%) Oracle
2 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.20%) Talend
3 5 (4.20%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.52%) Ab Initio
4 3 (2.52%) Solace
5 2 (1.68%) IBM
5 2 (1.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.84%) Informatica
6 1 (0.84%) Vermilion