Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 256 167 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 53.22% 42.60% 37.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 55.65% 43.83% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 121 45
Northern Ireland median daily rate £445 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.54% +26.15% -3.70%
10th Percentile £350 £330 £289
90th Percentile £550 £588 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.34 -
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%

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 460 381 174
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 97.19% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 266 86
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.67% +15.38% +3.59%
10th Percentile £288 £239 £113
90th Percentile £538 £556 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £12.17 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.25% -20.20% +4.38%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.00 £13.30
90th Percentile £22.15 £23.08 £31.11
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 0 241 £445 +7.88% 41
County Londonderry 0 5 £400 -
County Armagh - 2 £350 - 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 148 (57.81%) Java
2 122 (47.66%) Finance
3 103 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (34.77%) Banking
5 68 (26.56%) SQL
6 65 (25.39%) Data Structures
7 64 (25.00%) OO
8 54 (21.09%) Test Automation
8 54 (21.09%) Low Latency
9 52 (20.31%) JavaScript
10 47 (18.36%) C#
11 46 (17.97%) TDD
11 46 (17.97%) Functional Programming
12 45 (17.58%) Unix
13 41 (16.02%) Linux
13 41 (16.02%) Spring
14 35 (13.67%) Front Office
14 35 (13.67%) AngularJS
15 34 (13.28%) Relational Database
16 33 (12.89%) C++
16 33 (12.89%) Multithreading
17 31 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (11.72%) .NET
18 30 (11.72%) REST
19 29 (11.33%) Investment Banking
20 27 (10.55%) Web Services
20 27 (10.55%) Oracle
21 26 (10.16%) SQL Server
21 26 (10.16%) TIBCO
21 26 (10.16%) TIBCO EMS

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 24 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.52%) MQSeries
3 8 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.78%) JBoss
5 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 11 (4.30%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.17%) Actimize
2 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.17%) npm
1 3 (1.17%) Yarn
2 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.30%) HTTP
2 1 (0.39%) FTP
2 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.28%) Relational Database
2 26 (10.16%) SQL Server
3 21 (8.20%) DB2
4 15 (5.86%) RDBMS
5 14 (5.47%) DB2 UDB
6 12 (4.69%) KDB
7 5 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.56%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.56%) Big Data
9 3 (1.17%) QlikView
9 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.78%) OLAP
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (9.77%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.69%) JUnit
3 8 (3.13%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.73%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.73%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.95%) Bower
5 5 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.95%) Grunt
5 5 (1.95%) Jasmine
5 5 (1.95%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.95%) Maven
6 4 (1.56%) Ant
6 4 (1.56%) Subversion
7 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.78%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.78%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.78%) JIRA
7 2 (0.78%) JMeter
7 2 (0.78%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 122 (47.66%) Finance
2 89 (34.77%) Banking
3 35 (13.67%) Front Office
4 29 (11.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.17%) Automotive
6 2 (0.78%) Electronics
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.02%) Spring
2 35 (13.67%) AngularJS
3 30 (11.72%) .NET
3 30 (11.72%) REST
4 27 (10.55%) Web Services
5 26 (10.16%) JSON
5 26 (10.16%) TIBCO EMS
6 24 (9.38%) CSS
7 22 (8.59%) HTML
7 22 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 20 (7.81%) Hibernate
8 20 (7.81%) WebSockets
8 20 (7.81%) XML
9 17 (6.64%) Backbone.js
10 16 (6.25%) HTML5
10 16 (6.25%) JSP
11 14 (5.47%) JMS
11 14 (5.47%) Spring Boot
12 13 (5.08%) SOAP
13 11 (4.30%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 65 (25.39%) Data Structures
2 24 (9.38%) User Experience
3 21 (8.20%) Equities
4 19 (7.42%) Virtual Team
5 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.69%) Derivative
7 8 (3.13%) N-Tier
8 7 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (2.34%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.34%) Fintech
9 6 (2.34%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.95%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.56%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.17%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.39%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.58%) Unix
2 41 (16.02%) Linux
3 11 (4.30%) Android
4 10 (3.91%) Windows
5 7 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (25.00%) OO
3 54 (21.09%) Low Latency
3 54 (21.09%) Test Automation
4 46 (17.97%) Functional Programming
4 46 (17.97%) TDD
5 33 (12.89%) Multithreading
6 31 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (9.77%) Microservices
8 24 (9.38%) Mentoring
9 20 (7.81%) Electronic Trading
10 19 (7.42%) MVC
11 16 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
12 15 (5.86%) OOP
13 14 (5.47%) Refactoring
14 13 (5.08%) Asynchronous Programming
15 12 (4.69%) Market Making
15 12 (4.69%) Requirements Analysis
15 12 (4.69%) SOA
16 11 (4.30%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 148 (57.81%) Java
2 68 (26.56%) SQL
3 52 (20.31%) JavaScript
4 47 (18.36%) C#
5 33 (12.89%) C++
6 12 (4.69%) Python
7 6 (2.34%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.95%) Apple Swift
8 5 (1.95%) Objective-C
8 5 (1.95%) Scala
9 4 (1.56%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.17%) C
10 3 (1.17%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.17%) ES6
10 3 (1.17%) VB
11 2 (0.78%) Perl
11 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.78%) VBScript
12 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (8.98%) Degree
2 10 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.17%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (1.56%) Docker
2 3 (1.17%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 7 (2.73%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (1.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (10.55%) Oracle
2 26 (10.16%) TIBCO
3 15 (5.86%) IBM
4 8 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.73%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.17%) FXall
6 3 (1.17%) Reuters
6 3 (1.17%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.78%) Ab Initio
7 2 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.39%) Apple
8 1 (0.39%) ATG
8 1 (0.39%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.39%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.39%) Roku
8 1 (0.39%) Sage
8 1 (0.39%) Samsung
8 1 (0.39%) Twitter