The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineering
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -39 +5  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.15% 1.19% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 1.39% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Median daily rate £433 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 272 72 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 83.69% 85.71% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 37 28
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £13.78 £17.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% -31.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Belfast

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Belfast

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 8 (66.67%) C++
1 8 (66.67%) Front Office
1 8 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (41.67%) STL
3 5 (41.67%) C
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Equities
3 5 (41.67%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (41.67%) CppUnit
3 5 (41.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 3 (25.00%) Market Making
4 3 (25.00%) Virtual Team
4 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (25.00%) Index Arbitrage
4 3 (25.00%) JSON
4 3 (25.00%) OOP
4 3 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) XML

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) CppUnit
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (66.67%) Front Office
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineer
2 8 (66.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Murex Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Murex MxML Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Murex Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 5 (41.67%) STL
2 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) FpML
4 1 (8.33%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Equities
2 3 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 5 (41.67%) Electronic Trading
2 5 (41.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Index Arbitrage
3 3 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (25.00%) Market Making
3 3 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
4 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Neural Network
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C++
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) C
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Murex