The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Banking
Rank 9 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Banking 13 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 13.83% 26.19% 10.34%
As % of the General category 38.24% 59.46% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 4
Average daily rate £275 £123 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+124.48% -56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £81 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £10.44 £9.94
% change year-on-year
+31.70% +5.03%
Banking
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

General Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
34 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 36.17% 44.05% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 14
Average daily rate £288 £145 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.27% -48.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £83 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £336 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the Belfast region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Banking 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 Banking.

1 27 (81.82%) Finance
2 22 (66.67%) SQL
3 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (27.27%) Data Validation
4 9 (27.27%) C#
4 9 (27.27%) Java
4 9 (27.27%) Validation
4 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Investment Banking
5 8 (24.24%) VB
5 8 (24.24%) VBA
5 8 (24.24%) Sybase
5 8 (24.24%) MS Access
5 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.21%) VBScript
6 7 (21.21%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Defect Management
7 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 6 (18.18%) Windows
7 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
8 5 (15.15%) MS Office
8 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Project Management
9 4 (12.12%) Data Management
10 3 (9.09%) JIRA
10 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 3 (9.09%) Legal

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Banking 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 Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.15%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.06%) MS Project
3 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) MS Access
2 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.03%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 27 (81.82%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Legal
4 2 (6.06%) Marketing
5 1 (3.03%) French Language
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Developer
3 8 (24.24%) VBA Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Access Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Access VBA Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Business Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Programmer
6 4 (12.12%) VBA Programmer
7 3 (9.09%) Onboarding Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Designer
8 2 (6.06%) Excel Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Excel VBA Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (6.06%) UI Designer
8 2 (6.06%) Unix Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) Derivative
3 1 (3.03%) Equities
3 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.03%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (27.27%) Data Validation
1 9 (27.27%) Validation
2 7 (21.21%) Defect Management
2 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Data Management
5 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) Analytics
6 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 3 (9.09%) KYC
6 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 2 (6.06%) SDLC
7 2 (6.06%) Workflow
8 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) C#
2 9 (27.27%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) VB
3 8 (24.24%) VBA
4 7 (21.21%) VBScript
5 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.03%) EMIR
2 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
1 8 (24.24%) Sybase
2 3 (9.09%) Cognos
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix