Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 21 June 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.

Senior Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 67 122 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.84% 21.52% 5.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.50% 22.26% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 106 8
Northern Ireland median daily rate £455 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -11.86%
10th Percentile £413 £372 £307
90th Percentile £505 £453 £365
UK median daily rate £513 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.10
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +10.25%

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 406 548 212
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 96.65% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 447 96
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +26.92% -
10th Percentile £259 £263 £103
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 9
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -29.41% -2.86%
10th Percentile £9.95 £11.20 £13.20
90th Percentile £21.70 £21.49 £27.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 June 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 -3 60 £455 +10.30% 11
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 53 (79.10%) Finance
2 46 (68.66%) Java
3 43 (64.18%) Banking
4 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (44.78%) SQL
6 17 (25.37%) C#
6 17 (25.37%) Low Latency
7 16 (23.88%) Spring
7 16 (23.88%) Multithreading
7 16 (23.88%) Data Structures
8 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
8 15 (22.39%) OO
9 14 (20.90%) WebSphere
10 13 (19.40%) Functional Programming
10 13 (19.40%) Unix
10 13 (19.40%) Front Office
11 12 (17.91%) .NET
11 12 (17.91%) Relational Database
12 10 (14.93%) IBM
12 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
12 10 (14.93%) Oracle
13 9 (13.43%) SOA
13 9 (13.43%) TDD
13 9 (13.43%) MVC
13 9 (13.43%) Equities
13 9 (13.43%) JSON
13 9 (13.43%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (11.94%) WPF
14 8 (11.94%) Linux
14 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio

Senior 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 14 (20.90%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (8.96%) MQSeries
4 5 (7.46%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.48%) DB2
5 3 (4.48%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.99%) OLAP
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.96%) JIRA
3 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.48%) Bower
4 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.48%) Grunt
4 3 (4.48%) Jasmine
4 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.48%) JUnit
4 3 (4.48%) Maven
4 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (79.10%) Finance
2 43 (64.18%) Banking
3 13 (19.40%) Front Office
4 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) Spring
2 12 (17.91%) .NET
3 9 (13.43%) JSON
4 8 (11.94%) JSP
4 8 (11.94%) WPF
5 7 (10.45%) Hibernate
5 7 (10.45%) REST
5 7 (10.45%) WCF
6 6 (8.96%) TIBCO EMS
6 6 (8.96%) WebSockets
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (7.46%) J2EE
7 5 (7.46%) jQuery
7 5 (7.46%) Servlets
7 5 (7.46%) Web Services
8 4 (5.97%) Task Parallel Library
9 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.48%) Backbone.js
9 3 (4.48%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Data Structures
2 9 (13.43%) Equities
3 5 (7.46%) Fintech
3 5 (7.46%) User Experience
4 3 (4.48%) Derivative
4 3 (4.48%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (4.48%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Unix
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
3 4 (5.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.37%) Low Latency
3 16 (23.88%) Multithreading
4 15 (22.39%) OO
4 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
5 13 (19.40%) Functional Programming
6 9 (13.43%) Deployment Automation
6 9 (13.43%) MVC
6 9 (13.43%) SOA
6 9 (13.43%) TDD
7 7 (10.45%) Asynchronous Programming
7 7 (10.45%) Electronic Trading
7 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (8.96%) Microservices
9 5 (7.46%) ETL
10 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (4.48%) Performance Improvement
11 3 (4.48%) Time Management
11 3 (4.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 46 (68.66%) Java
2 30 (44.78%) SQL
3 17 (25.37%) C#
4 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.96%) C++
6 3 (4.48%) Java 8
6 3 (4.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) IBM
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle
2 6 (8.96%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.49%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft