The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 119 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 52.42% 30.00% 41.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 54.09% 31.30% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 24 29
Median daily rate £413 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £291 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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 220 115 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 96.92% 95.83% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 50 58
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 0 110 £413 +26.92% 19
County Londonderry - 1 - - 1
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 110 (54.46%) Finance
2 92 (45.54%) Linux
3 78 (38.61%) Java
4 72 (35.64%) Unix
5 64 (31.68%) SQL
6 60 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (29.70%) Banking
7 54 (26.73%) C++
8 48 (23.76%) SQL Server
9 46 (22.77%) Front Office
9 46 (22.77%) KDB
9 46 (22.77%) Multithreading
10 42 (20.79%) C#
10 42 (20.79%) Perl
11 36 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
12 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
13 33 (16.34%) Kdb+
14 30 (14.85%) TDD
15 29 (14.36%) .NET
16 28 (13.86%) Solaris
17 25 (12.38%) OOP
17 25 (12.38%) Low Latency
17 25 (12.38%) Degree
18 24 (11.88%) AngularJS
18 24 (11.88%) Relational Database
18 24 (11.88%) Equities
19 23 (11.39%) OO
20 22 (10.89%) HTML
20 22 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
21 21 (10.40%) Analytics

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (3.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (2.97%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.98%) Apache
4 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.99%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.50%) Confluence
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (0.50%) GitHub
2 1 (0.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (23.76%) SQL Server
2 46 (22.77%) KDB
3 33 (16.34%) Kdb+
4 24 (11.88%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.94%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.45%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.98%) DB2
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.49%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.99%) QlikView
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.50%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.50%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 18 (8.91%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.49%) Jasmine
2 3 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (1.49%) PhantomJS
3 2 (0.99%) Babel
3 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.50%) Ant
4 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.50%) CppUnit
4 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.50%) JUnit
4 1 (0.50%) Maven
4 1 (0.50%) NUnit
4 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.50%) TestNG
General
1 110 (54.46%) Finance
2 60 (29.70%) Banking
3 46 (22.77%) Front Office
4 5 (2.48%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Advertising
5 1 (0.50%) Billing
5 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.36%) .NET
2 24 (11.88%) AngularJS
3 22 (10.89%) HTML
4 18 (8.91%) FIX Protocol
4 18 (8.91%) JSON
5 17 (8.42%) CSS
5 17 (8.42%) XML
6 14 (6.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (6.93%) Web Services
7 12 (5.94%) Spring
8 11 (5.45%) .NET Framework
8 11 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (5.45%) WCF
9 10 (4.95%) WPF
10 9 (4.46%) ADO.NET
10 9 (4.46%) RESTful
10 9 (4.46%) WF
11 8 (3.96%) CSS3
11 8 (3.96%) HTML5
11 8 (3.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.88%) Equities
3 16 (7.92%) Equity Derivative
4 12 (5.94%) Virtual Team
5 11 (5.45%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.48%) Derivative
7 5 (2.48%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.98%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.49%) Replication
10 2 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.50%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 92 (45.54%) Linux
2 72 (35.64%) Unix
3 28 (13.86%) Solaris
4 16 (7.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (22.77%) Multithreading
3 30 (14.85%) TDD
4 25 (12.38%) Low Latency
4 25 (12.38%) OOP
5 23 (11.39%) OO
6 22 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (10.40%) Analytics
8 20 (9.90%) BDD
8 20 (9.90%) OOD
9 19 (9.41%) Market Making
10 17 (8.42%) OOA/OOD
10 17 (8.42%) Unit Testing
11 15 (7.43%) Information Security
11 15 (7.43%) Integration Testing
11 15 (7.43%) Scrum
12 13 (6.44%) Electronic Trading
12 13 (6.44%) MVC
13 12 (5.94%) Mathematics
13 12 (5.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 78 (38.61%) Java
2 64 (31.68%) SQL
3 54 (26.73%) C++
4 42 (20.79%) C#
4 42 (20.79%) Perl
5 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.43%) Python
7 12 (5.94%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.95%) C
9 6 (2.97%) Korn
10 4 (1.98%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.98%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.49%) ECMAScript
11 3 (1.49%) ES6
11 3 (1.49%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (12.38%) Degree
2 2 (0.99%) HND
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 19 (9.41%) Oracle
2 17 (8.42%) Sybase
3 7 (3.47%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.47%) Twitter
4 4 (1.98%) Ab Initio
5 3 (1.49%) Murex
6 2 (0.99%) Cognos
7 1 (0.50%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.50%) Kofax
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