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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 33 22 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.37% 1.80% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £423 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.38
% change year-on-year - +10.74%  

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 181 92 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 85.78% 82.88% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 42 45
Median daily rate £400 £300 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +39.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £109 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.89% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Belfast

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) OOP
2 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (33.33%) Index Arbitrage
2 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (33.33%) Market Making
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (16.67%) Murex MxML
3 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
3 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Maven

Software Engineering
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 2 (33.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Murex Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Murex MxML Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Murex Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) FpML
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) J2SE
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) Murex MxML
2 1 (16.67%) Servlets
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Index Arbitrage
1 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
1 2 (33.33%) Market Making
1 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
2 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Neural Network
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Murex