Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £412 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 7 15
Rank change year-on-year -19 +8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 22 179 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.61% 31.02% 9.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.09% 32.66% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 163 23
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £430 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +11.69% -9.41%
10th Percentile £406 £373 £330
90th Percentile £458 £513 £418
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +22.15%

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 361 548 297
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.09% 94.97% 96.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 415 178
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +15.38% +14.40%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £163
90th Percentile £524 £538 £452
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 31
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £14.56 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +2.18% -6.56%
10th Percentile £9.34 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.40 £21.00 £30.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -21 19 £412 -4.19% 6
Senior Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 19 (86.36%) Finance
2 18 (81.82%) Banking
3 16 (72.73%) MVC
4 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (63.64%) SQL
4 14 (63.64%) Java
4 14 (63.64%) Oracle
5 13 (59.09%) DB2
5 13 (59.09%) JUnit
5 13 (59.09%) WebLogic
5 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
5 13 (59.09%) Struts
5 13 (59.09%) Web Services
5 13 (59.09%) XML
5 13 (59.09%) CSS
5 13 (59.09%) JSP
5 13 (59.09%) Eclipse
5 13 (59.09%) RDBMS
5 13 (59.09%) Project Management
5 13 (59.09%) TDD
5 13 (59.09%) Spring
5 13 (59.09%) Ajax
5 13 (59.09%) Hibernate
5 13 (59.09%) DB2 UDB
5 13 (59.09%) WebSphere
5 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
5 13 (59.09%) RESTful
5 13 (59.09%) Time Management
5 13 (59.09%) Waterfall
5 13 (59.09%) Cucumber

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 13 (59.09%) WebLogic
1 13 (59.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Drupal
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) DB2
1 13 (59.09%) DB2 UDB
1 13 (59.09%) RDBMS
1 13 (59.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Bower
1 13 (59.09%) Cucumber
1 13 (59.09%) Eclipse
1 13 (59.09%) Grunt
1 13 (59.09%) Jasmine
1 13 (59.09%) JUnit
General
1 19 (86.36%) Finance
2 18 (81.82%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) Ajax
1 13 (59.09%) AngularJS
1 13 (59.09%) Backbone.js
1 13 (59.09%) CSS
1 13 (59.09%) Gherkin
1 13 (59.09%) Hibernate
1 13 (59.09%) JSP
1 13 (59.09%) RESTful
1 13 (59.09%) Spring
1 13 (59.09%) Spring Batch
1 13 (59.09%) Spring Integration
1 13 (59.09%) Struts
1 13 (59.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 13 (59.09%) Web Services
1 13 (59.09%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) WPF
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (13.64%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) MVC
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) Project Management
3 13 (59.09%) TDD
3 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
3 13 (59.09%) Time Management
3 13 (59.09%) Waterfall
4 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
5 3 (13.64%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (13.64%) UML
6 1 (4.55%) Asynchronous Programming
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) Functional Programming
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) C
4 3 (13.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Solace
2 3 (13.64%) TIBCO