The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Belfast region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 15 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.14% 3.81% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 5.41% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
71 74 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 80.68% 70.48% 59.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 36
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Software Engineering
County Antrim

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 18 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (50.00%) Document Management
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) ETRM
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Document Management
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) ETRM
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL