The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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 Engineering
Rank 18 34 21
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.59% 1.40% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 2.33% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £375 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
73 172 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 62.93% 60.35% 62.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 95 26
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
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 Engineering 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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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Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +13 3 £375 +20.00% 4
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Ajax
2 4 (57.14%) Marketing
2 4 (57.14%) Online Marketing
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Kentico
2 4 (57.14%) Sitefinity
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) Razor View Engine
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) SEO
2 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Wealth Management

Software Engineering
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 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 4 (57.14%) Kentico
1 4 (57.14%) Sitefinity
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Ajax
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) Razor View Engine
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Online Marketing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) SEO
3 2 (28.57%) Wealth Management
3 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Document Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft