Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 17 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.

Software Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 38 25
Rank change year-on-year -43 -13 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.16% 1.00% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 1.05% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate - £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.29% +13.33%
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £40.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year +0.98% +7.24% +1.33%

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 600 287 130
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.67% 90.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 161 82
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 £104
90th Percentile £513 £438 £524
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 33 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.28 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.21% -6.56% -9.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £20.78 £23.00 £17.49
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Software 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 Software Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 17 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 -47 1 - - 3
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) STB
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Grunt
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) npm

Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) npm
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Grunt
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (100.00%) STB
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker