The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Northern Ireland 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 20 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.86% 1.05% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.36% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £280 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- +2.04%
Job Titles Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109 220 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 93.97% 77.19% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 125 37
Average daily rate £350 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Software Engineer
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Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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County Antrim +11 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java