Period
to 22 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £412 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -23 +5 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 21 89 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.45% 19.10% 12.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 19.78% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 79 43
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £455 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.45% +10.98% +26.15%
10th Percentile £406 £415 £338
90th Percentile £504 £560 £449
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +4.05% -1.93%

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 354 450 419
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.95% 96.57% 97.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 312 308
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £431 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.19% +11.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £278 £265 £250
90th Percentile £507 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 26
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £12.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +21.20% -20.20%
10th Percentile £9.13 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £21.85 £14.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.39
% change year-on-year -1.07% +1.69% -3.21%

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
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 22 March 2019. 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 -20 18 £412 -9.45% 11
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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 17 (80.95%) Finance
1 17 (80.95%) Banking
2 14 (66.67%) Spring
2 14 (66.67%) Java
3 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
3 13 (61.90%) Oracle
3 13 (61.90%) CSS
3 13 (61.90%) TDD
3 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
4 12 (57.14%) RESTful
4 12 (57.14%) Time Management
4 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (57.14%) Degree
4 12 (57.14%) Ajax
4 12 (57.14%) DB2 UDB
4 12 (57.14%) WebSphere
4 12 (57.14%) MVC
4 12 (57.14%) Hibernate
4 12 (57.14%) JSP
4 12 (57.14%) Eclipse
4 12 (57.14%) DB2
4 12 (57.14%) JUnit
4 12 (57.14%) WebLogic
4 12 (57.14%) Project Management
4 12 (57.14%) RDBMS
4 12 (57.14%) SQL
4 12 (57.14%) Struts
4 12 (57.14%) Web Services
4 12 (57.14%) XML
4 12 (57.14%) Backbone.js

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 12 (57.14%) WebLogic
1 12 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) DB2
1 12 (57.14%) DB2 UDB
1 12 (57.14%) RDBMS
1 12 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (4.76%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) KDB
2 1 (4.76%) Kdb+
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Bower
1 12 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 12 (57.14%) Eclipse
1 12 (57.14%) Grunt
1 12 (57.14%) Jasmine
1 12 (57.14%) JUnit
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (80.95%) Banking
1 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) Spring
2 13 (61.90%) CSS
3 12 (57.14%) Ajax
3 12 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 12 (57.14%) Backbone.js
3 12 (57.14%) Gherkin
3 12 (57.14%) Hibernate
3 12 (57.14%) JSP
3 12 (57.14%) RESTful
3 12 (57.14%) Spring Batch
3 12 (57.14%) Spring Integration
3 12 (57.14%) Struts
3 12 (57.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 12 (57.14%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (14.29%) STL
4 3 (14.29%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (4.76%) .NET
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) TDD
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) MVC
2 12 (57.14%) Project Management
2 12 (57.14%) Time Management
2 12 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
4 3 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (4.76%) Asynchronous Programming
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.76%) Microservices
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) C++
5 3 (14.29%) C
6 2 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Solace
2 3 (14.29%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft