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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 3 8 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing Banking 27 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 27.00% 10.98% 4.42%
As % of the General category 55.10% 37.50% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 10
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£325 £321 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% +22.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £280 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £371 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £10.97 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -40.70%
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
49 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 49.00% 29.27% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 26
Average daily rate £275 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 22 (52.38%) Investment Banking
3 14 (33.33%) Oracle
4 12 (28.57%) Fixed Income
5 10 (23.81%) UNIX
5 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
6 9 (21.43%) MS Office
7 8 (19.05%) Web Services
7 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.05%) Java
7 8 (19.05%) Linux
7 8 (19.05%) Ab Initio
8 7 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 7 (16.67%) SQL
9 6 (14.29%) DB2
9 6 (14.29%) Project Management
9 6 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 6 (14.29%) Equities
9 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 5 (11.90%) KDB
10 5 (11.90%) Performance Management
10 5 (11.90%) XML
10 5 (11.90%) Coaching
11 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
11 4 (9.52%) Parallel Processing
11 4 (9.52%) XSL
11 4 (9.52%) JMS
11 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
11 4 (9.52%) Metaprogramming

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (21.43%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) DB2
3 5 (11.90%) KDB
4 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.76%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Rational Rose
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 22 (52.38%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Ab Initio Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Junior
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Operations Support Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Junior Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Support Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Integration Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.38%) Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Web Services
2 5 (11.90%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) XSL
3 4 (9.52%) JMS
3 4 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (4.76%) J2EE
4 2 (4.76%) FpML
4 2 (4.76%) Java EE
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) WSDL
5 1 (2.38%) Middleware
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Fixed Income
2 6 (14.29%) Equities
2 6 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Derivative
4 2 (4.76%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) UNIX
2 8 (19.05%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 6 (14.29%) Project Management
2 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 5 (11.90%) Performance Management
3 5 (11.90%) Coaching
4 4 (9.52%) Metaprogramming
4 4 (9.52%) Parallel Processing
4 4 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (9.52%) Resource Management
4 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.76%) Analytics
6 2 (4.76%) Release Management
6 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 2 (4.76%) Data Mapping
6 2 (4.76%) Workflow
6 2 (4.76%) OO
6 2 (4.76%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.52%) Korn
4 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (4.76%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.38%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) Ab Initio
3 4 (9.52%) Actimize
4 3 (7.14%) IBM
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) Reuters
5 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Tradeweb
6 1 (2.38%) MarketAxess