The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 15 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.82% - 5.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% - 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Software Engineer
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48 106 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 87.27% 92.98% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 67 50
Average daily rate £188 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Belfast region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Belfast region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Software Engineer
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared