The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 14 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.79% 0.98% 6.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.28% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
Software Engineering
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39 78 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 69.64% 76.47% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 35
Average daily rate £285 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £257 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Dojo
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Dojo
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (33.33%) Android Development
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM