The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 14 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 31 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.60% 7.50% 7.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.03% 7.83% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 5
Median daily rate £413 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £320 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £335 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.48% +14.66%  

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 221 115 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 96.93% 95.83% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 50 59
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 £143
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 4
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 £24.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 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 +1 28 £413 +26.92% 2
Senior Developer
UK

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 36 (69.23%) Java
1 36 (69.23%) Finance
2 32 (61.54%) Banking
3 24 (46.15%) Front Office
4 22 (42.31%) SQL
4 22 (42.31%) Unix
4 22 (42.31%) Linux
5 21 (40.38%) C++
5 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (38.46%) Multithreading
7 16 (30.77%) Degree
8 15 (28.85%) Equities
9 14 (26.92%) TDD
10 13 (25.00%) C#
10 13 (25.00%) OO
11 12 (23.08%) Information Security
11 12 (23.08%) Integration Testing
11 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (19.23%) Python
12 10 (19.23%) OOD
12 10 (19.23%) Market Making
12 10 (19.23%) Low Latency
12 10 (19.23%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (19.23%) BDD
13 9 (17.31%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (17.31%) Virtual Team
13 9 (17.31%) OOP
13 9 (17.31%) OOA/OOD
14 8 (15.38%) Mathematics
14 8 (15.38%) NoSQL

Senior 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 4 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 7 (13.46%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Ant
1 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.92%) CppUnit
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) Maven
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (69.23%) Finance
2 32 (61.54%) Banking
3 24 (46.15%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.69%) Angular 2
3 4 (7.69%) Spring
3 4 (7.69%) Spring Boot
4 3 (5.77%) .NET
5 2 (3.85%) HTML
5 2 (3.85%) JMS
5 2 (3.85%) Web Services
5 2 (3.85%) XML
6 1 (1.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.92%) CSS
6 1 (1.92%) FpML
6 1 (1.92%) J2SE
6 1 (1.92%) JSON
6 1 (1.92%) JSP
6 1 (1.92%) Murex MxML
6 1 (1.92%) React
6 1 (1.92%) Servlets
6 1 (1.92%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Equities
2 10 (19.23%) Equity Derivative
3 9 (17.31%) Virtual Team
4 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.62%) Fixed Income
4 5 (9.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.92%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Linux
1 22 (42.31%) Unix
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (38.46%) Multithreading
3 14 (26.92%) TDD
4 13 (25.00%) OO
5 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (23.08%) Information Security
5 12 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 10 (19.23%) BDD
6 10 (19.23%) Low Latency
6 10 (19.23%) Market Making
6 10 (19.23%) OOD
7 9 (17.31%) OOA/OOD
7 9 (17.31%) OOP
8 8 (15.38%) Mathematics
9 5 (9.62%) Data Validation
9 5 (9.62%) Validation
10 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.69%) Pair Programming
11 2 (3.85%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Parallel Processing
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) Java
2 22 (42.31%) SQL
3 21 (40.38%) C++
4 13 (25.00%) C#
5 10 (19.23%) Python
6 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.85%) C
7 2 (3.85%) Korn
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Ab Initio
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) Murex
Belfast, County Antrim
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