Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Senior Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 19 25
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 196 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.56% 8.39% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.16% 8.77% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 18 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.41% +52.47%
10th Percentile £374 £335 £318
90th Percentile £475 £416 £473
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.27% +18.79% +28.83%

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 591 285 127
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 95.64% 90.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 160 77
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -0.79%
10th Percentile £289 £141 £102
90th Percentile £513 £438 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.28 £14.30 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.10% -6.26% -9.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £20.78 £28.13 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +11 190 £413 +7.14% 2
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 167 (85.20%) Finance
2 158 (80.61%) Banking
3 154 (78.57%) Java
4 102 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (44.90%) Data Structures
6 85 (43.37%) Test Automation
7 82 (41.84%) OO
8 75 (38.27%) Functional Programming
9 73 (37.24%) Investment Banking
10 50 (25.51%) Multithreading
10 50 (25.51%) Spring
11 48 (24.49%) XML
11 48 (24.49%) Hibernate
12 47 (23.98%) MVC
12 47 (23.98%) JavaScript
13 46 (23.47%) CSS
14 44 (22.45%) Web Services
15 41 (20.92%) Virtual Team
16 40 (20.41%) TDD
17 39 (19.90%) Spring Integration
17 39 (19.90%) Low Latency
18 36 (18.37%) Unix
19 35 (17.86%) Oracle
19 35 (17.86%) WebSphere
20 34 (17.35%) RESTful
21 33 (16.84%) C++
22 32 (16.33%) SQL
22 32 (16.33%) JSP
22 32 (16.33%) AngularJS
23 31 (15.82%) JSON

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 35 (17.86%) WebSphere
2 17 (8.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Actimize
2 2 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.53%) FTP
2 2 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.31%) DB2
2 26 (13.27%) Relational Database
3 20 (10.20%) RDBMS
4 17 (8.67%) DB2 UDB
5 11 (5.61%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.53%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.53%) Big Data
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.02%) KDB
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.57%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.55%) Bower
3 5 (2.55%) Cucumber
3 5 (2.55%) Grunt
3 5 (2.55%) Jasmine
3 5 (2.55%) JUnit
4 4 (2.04%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.04%) JIRA
4 4 (2.04%) NUnit
5 2 (1.02%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 167 (85.20%) Finance
2 158 (80.61%) Banking
3 73 (37.24%) Investment Banking
4 23 (11.73%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.51%) Spring
2 48 (24.49%) Hibernate
2 48 (24.49%) XML
3 46 (23.47%) CSS
4 44 (22.45%) Web Services
5 39 (19.90%) Spring Integration
6 34 (17.35%) RESTful
7 32 (16.33%) AngularJS
7 32 (16.33%) JSP
8 31 (15.82%) JSON
9 29 (14.80%) Backbone.js
9 29 (14.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 24 (12.24%) HTML
11 21 (10.71%) Java EE
11 21 (10.71%) Spring Boot
12 19 (9.69%) FIX Protocol
13 17 (8.67%) JPA
13 17 (8.67%) Node.js
13 17 (8.67%) Servlets
13 17 (8.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 88 (44.90%) Data Structures
2 41 (20.92%) Virtual Team
3 12 (6.12%) Equities
4 10 (5.10%) User Experience
5 8 (4.08%) Derivative
5 8 (4.08%) Fixed Income
5 8 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.53%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.37%) Unix
2 25 (12.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (43.37%) Test Automation
3 82 (41.84%) OO
4 75 (38.27%) Functional Programming
5 50 (25.51%) Multithreading
6 47 (23.98%) MVC
7 40 (20.41%) TDD
8 39 (19.90%) Low Latency
9 18 (9.18%) Data Modelling
9 18 (9.18%) OOA/OOD
10 17 (8.67%) Concurrent Programming
10 17 (8.67%) Performance Improvement
11 16 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (8.16%) Market Making
11 16 (8.16%) OOP
11 16 (8.16%) Requirements Analysis
12 15 (7.65%) Waterfall
13 13 (6.63%) Asynchronous Programming
13 13 (6.63%) Refactoring
14 11 (5.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 154 (78.57%) Java
2 47 (23.98%) JavaScript
3 33 (16.84%) C++
4 32 (16.33%) SQL
5 24 (12.24%) C#
6 18 (9.18%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.06%) Perl
8 4 (2.04%) C
8 4 (2.04%) C++/CLI
8 4 (2.04%) Scala
8 4 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.51%) Korn
9 1 (0.51%) Python
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (7.14%) Degree
2 10 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 35 (17.86%) Oracle
2 12 (6.12%) TIBCO
3 6 (3.06%) Sybase
4 4 (2.04%) Google
4 4 (2.04%) Perforce
5 2 (1.02%) Sencha
5 2 (1.02%) Talend
6 1 (0.51%) Ab Initio