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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 16 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.75% 0.89% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 1.19% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £325 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
Software Engineering
UK

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
89 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 81.65% 75.00% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 31
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +5 3 £325 - 5
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) LabWindows
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
2 1 (33.33%) Unix

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XHTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) OOD
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared