The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank - 16 33
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 3.03% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.84% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Software Engineering
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 62 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 77.24% 62.63% 60.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 24 87
Average daily rate £250 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - - - - 5
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) MonkeyTalk
1 1 (100.00%) Android Development
1 1 (100.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (100.00%) RestKit
1 1 (100.00%) iBeacon

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (100.00%) iBeacon
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MonkeyTalk
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) RestKit
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Android Development
1 1 (100.00%) iOS Development