The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 245 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 68.25% 23.53% 26.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 71.22% 25.00% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 13 9
Median daily rate £413 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £468 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 344 96 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 95.82% 94.12% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 48 42
Median daily rate £413 £391 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.43% +84.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £272 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £528 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £17.78 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim 0 232 £413 +3.70% 9
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 261 (72.10%) Finance
2 172 (47.51%) Banking
3 166 (45.86%) Java
4 158 (43.65%) Linux
5 147 (40.61%) Unix
6 108 (29.83%) SQL
7 96 (26.52%) Front Office
7 96 (26.52%) OO
8 94 (25.97%) Low Latency
9 90 (24.86%) C++
10 89 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
11 85 (23.48%) Multithreading
12 82 (22.65%) SQL Server
13 67 (18.51%) Relational Database
14 62 (17.13%) JavaScript
14 62 (17.13%) OOP
15 59 (16.30%) C#
16 56 (15.47%) JSON
16 56 (15.47%) Market Making
17 53 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
18 52 (14.36%) Web Services
18 52 (14.36%) XML
18 52 (14.36%) OOA/OOD
19 51 (14.09%) FIX Protocol
20 48 (13.26%) Oracle
20 48 (13.26%) .NET
21 46 (12.71%) Equities
21 46 (12.71%) Electronic Trading
22 43 (11.88%) Data Structures
23 42 (11.60%) Investment Banking

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 21 (5.80%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.28%) Confluence
5 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Actimize
2 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.83%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (0.55%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (22.65%) SQL Server
2 67 (18.51%) Relational Database
3 35 (9.67%) KDB
4 23 (6.35%) Big Data
5 20 (5.52%) RDBMS
6 18 (4.97%) Kdb+
7 17 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (3.87%) Hadoop
9 12 (3.31%) DB2
10 11 (3.04%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.66%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.66%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.66%) Sybase ASE
13 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.10%) QlikView
15 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
16 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
16 2 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 34 (9.39%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.04%) JIRA
2 11 (3.04%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.21%) Artifactory
4 8 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (2.21%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.93%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.93%) NUnit
6 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.83%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (0.83%) PhantomJS
8 2 (0.55%) Babel
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.28%) CppUnit
9 1 (0.28%) Moq
9 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.28%) QUnit
9 1 (0.28%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 261 (72.10%) Finance
2 172 (47.51%) Banking
3 96 (26.52%) Front Office
4 42 (11.60%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.10%) Advertising
6 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.47%) JSON
2 52 (14.36%) Web Services
2 52 (14.36%) XML
3 51 (14.09%) FIX Protocol
4 48 (13.26%) .NET
5 38 (10.50%) HTML
6 36 (9.94%) CSS
7 35 (9.67%) WCF
8 30 (8.29%) AngularJS
9 29 (8.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (7.73%) Spring
10 28 (7.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 25 (6.91%) RESTful
11 25 (6.91%) WPF
12 23 (6.35%) ASP.NET
12 23 (6.35%) HTML5
13 22 (6.08%) .NET Framework
14 20 (5.52%) jQuery
15 17 (4.70%) Node.js
16 16 (4.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (12.71%) Equities
3 43 (11.88%) Data Structures
4 24 (6.63%) Virtual Team
5 16 (4.42%) User Experience
6 15 (4.14%) Derivative
6 15 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (3.31%) Algorithms
7 12 (3.31%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.66%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.66%) Replication
10 5 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.55%) Social Network
13 1 (0.28%) AS400
13 1 (0.28%) iSeries
13 1 (0.28%) Smart Energy
13 1 (0.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 158 (43.65%) Linux
2 147 (40.61%) Unix
3 25 (6.91%) Windows
4 13 (3.59%) Solaris
5 1 (0.28%) OS/400
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (26.52%) OO
2 94 (25.97%) Low Latency
3 89 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (23.48%) Multithreading
5 62 (17.13%) OOP
6 56 (15.47%) Market Making
7 52 (14.36%) OOA/OOD
8 46 (12.71%) Electronic Trading
9 40 (11.05%) Test Automation
10 35 (9.67%) MVC
10 35 (9.67%) Unit Testing
11 33 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (8.84%) Functional Programming
13 26 (7.18%) TDD
14 22 (6.08%) Data Modelling
14 22 (6.08%) Mentoring
15 21 (5.80%) ETL
16 20 (5.52%) Integration Testing
17 19 (5.25%) UML
18 17 (4.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 166 (45.86%) Java
2 108 (29.83%) SQL
3 90 (24.86%) C++
4 62 (17.13%) JavaScript
5 59 (16.30%) C#
6 40 (11.05%) Perl
7 24 (6.63%) PL/SQL
8 13 (3.59%) C
8 13 (3.59%) TypeScript
9 11 (3.04%) Python
10 9 (2.49%) Korn
11 7 (1.93%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.93%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.66%) C++/CLI
13 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.83%) ECMAScript
14 3 (0.83%) ES6
15 2 (0.55%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.55%) RPG
15 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (6.91%) Degree
2 12 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.93%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.66%) QA
3 2 (0.55%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (13.26%) Oracle
2 33 (9.12%) Sybase
3 22 (6.08%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.14%) Siebel
5 11 (3.04%) Murex
5 11 (3.04%) Talend
6 7 (1.93%) Twitter
7 6 (1.66%) Google
7 6 (1.66%) Perforce
8 4 (1.10%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.55%) Cognos
10 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.28%) Kofax
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