Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £453 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 269 306 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 61.42% 57.30% 28.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 63.44% 58.62% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 255 35
Northern Ireland median daily rate £453 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.70% +17.86% -3.45%
10th Percentile £325 £327 £283
90th Percentile £538 £563 £425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.17% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +8.11%

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 424 522 206
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 97.75% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 414 91
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.20% +15.00% +27.27%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £104
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -17.24% -17.14%
10th Percentile £9.95 £10.30 £13.25
90th Percentile £21.70 £13.93 £31.20
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 0 245 £455 +10.30% 46
County Londonderry 0 3 - - 2
County Armagh - 2 £350 -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 128 (47.58%) Java
2 125 (46.47%) Finance
3 91 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (33.83%) SQL
4 89 (33.09%) Banking
5 80 (29.74%) C#
6 67 (24.91%) .NET
7 64 (23.79%) Multithreading
8 54 (20.07%) JavaScript
8 54 (20.07%) Spring
9 51 (18.96%) Oracle
10 50 (18.59%) OO
11 49 (18.22%) Test Automation
12 47 (17.47%) SQL Server
13 45 (16.73%) TDD
13 45 (16.73%) MVC
13 45 (16.73%) Low Latency
13 45 (16.73%) Data Structures
14 43 (15.99%) Front Office
15 41 (15.24%) Relational Database
16 36 (13.38%) JSON
17 34 (12.64%) WPF
18 32 (11.90%) Hibernate
18 32 (11.90%) Python
19 31 (11.52%) Visual Studio
20 29 (10.78%) C++
20 29 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
21 28 (10.41%) CSS
21 28 (10.41%) OOP

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 26 (9.67%) WebSphere
2 18 (6.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (6.32%) Apache Spark
4 9 (3.35%) MQSeries
5 8 (2.97%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.86%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.60%) npm
1 7 (2.60%) Yarn
2 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.37%) Internet
2 1 (0.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 41 (15.24%) Relational Database
3 26 (9.67%) DB2
4 23 (8.55%) RDBMS
5 19 (7.06%) Big Data
6 18 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.86%) DB2 UDB
10 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.74%) OLAP
12 2 (0.74%) QlikView
12 2 (0.74%) SQLite
13 1 (0.37%) MS Access
13 1 (0.37%) MySQL
13 1 (0.37%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 31 (11.52%) Visual Studio
2 17 (6.32%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.32%) JUnit
3 14 (5.20%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.83%) TeamCity
5 12 (4.46%) Maven
6 11 (4.09%) JIRA
7 9 (3.35%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.23%) Grunt
9 5 (1.86%) Bower
9 5 (1.86%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.86%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.49%) Selenium
11 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.74%) Ant
12 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.74%) Rational Application Developer
12 2 (0.74%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 125 (46.47%) Finance
2 89 (33.09%) Banking
3 43 (15.99%) Front Office
4 8 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Advertising
6 3 (1.12%) Legal
6 3 (1.12%) Retail
7 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (24.91%) .NET
2 54 (20.07%) Spring
3 36 (13.38%) JSON
4 34 (12.64%) WPF
5 32 (11.90%) Hibernate
6 28 (10.41%) CSS
7 25 (9.29%) HTML
8 24 (8.92%) AngularJS
9 23 (8.55%) REST
10 22 (8.18%) ASP.NET
10 22 (8.18%) JSP
11 21 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (7.81%) JMS
11 21 (7.81%) Web Services
12 19 (7.06%) .NET Framework
13 18 (6.69%) J2EE
13 18 (6.69%) WCF
14 16 (5.95%) HTML5
15 15 (5.58%) RESTful
15 15 (5.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.73%) Data Structures
2 19 (7.06%) Algorithms
3 16 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.95%) Equities
3 16 (5.95%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.20%) User Experience
5 11 (4.09%) Fintech
6 10 (3.72%) Derivative
7 9 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (3.35%) N-Tier
8 8 (2.97%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.23%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.86%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
14 1 (0.37%) Fixed Income
14 1 (0.37%) Replication
14 1 (0.37%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.55%) Unix
2 16 (5.95%) Linux
3 15 (5.58%) Windows
4 11 (4.09%) Android
5 7 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (23.79%) Multithreading
3 50 (18.59%) OO
4 49 (18.22%) Test Automation
5 45 (16.73%) Low Latency
5 45 (16.73%) MVC
5 45 (16.73%) TDD
6 29 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (10.41%) OOP
8 26 (9.67%) SOA
9 25 (9.29%) Electronic Trading
10 21 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (7.81%) Functional Programming
11 16 (5.95%) Performance Improvement
11 16 (5.95%) Unit Testing
12 14 (5.20%) Asynchronous Programming
12 14 (5.20%) Data Analysis
13 13 (4.83%) Deployment Automation
14 12 (4.46%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 128 (47.58%) Java
2 91 (33.83%) SQL
3 80 (29.74%) C#
4 54 (20.07%) JavaScript
5 32 (11.90%) Python
6 29 (10.78%) C++
7 20 (7.43%) Java 8
8 16 (5.95%) Bash Shell
8 16 (5.95%) Korn
9 14 (5.20%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.09%) Scala
11 9 (3.35%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.60%) ES6
13 5 (1.86%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.86%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.49%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.49%) Perl
15 3 (1.12%) BrightScript
15 3 (1.12%) PHP
15 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (5.20%) Degree
2 9 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (2.97%) Docker
2 5 (1.86%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 51 (18.96%) Oracle
2 17 (6.32%) IBM
3 16 (5.95%) Talend
4 11 (4.09%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.09%) TIBCO
5 8 (2.97%) DevExpress
6 7 (2.60%) Sybase
7 6 (2.23%) Capita
7 6 (2.23%) FXall
7 6 (2.23%) Reuters
8 4 (1.49%) Splunk
9 3 (1.12%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.74%) Roku
11 1 (0.37%) Adobe
11 1 (0.37%) Apple
11 1 (0.37%) BT
11 1 (0.37%) Google
11 1 (0.37%) Samsung
11 1 (0.37%) SAP
11 1 (0.37%) Twitter