Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 71 42
Rank change year-on-year +26 -29 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.77% 0.36% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.37% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate - - -
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £41.50 - £37.50
90th Percentile £48.50 - £42.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.35
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.35% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 359 537 317
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 95.72% 97.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 406 193
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% +12.00%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £169
90th Percentile £513 £538 £470
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 34
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% +15.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £9.38 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.35 £19.75 £27.00
UK median hourly rate £18.56 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.75% +3.89% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 19 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +27 2 - - 8
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) MISRA
2 2 (66.67%) CAN bus
3 1 (33.33%) RS-232
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (33.33%) RS-232
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 3 (100.00%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) MISRA