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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 9 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Banking 16 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 15.24% 3.08% 11.59%
As % of the General category 41.03% 8.33% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 14
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£93 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.86% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £79 £272 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £364 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.54% +3.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.22 £11.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.13% -23.33%
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
39 24 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 37.14% 36.92% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 45
Average daily rate £300 £285 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 34 (59.65%) Investment Banking
2 31 (54.39%) Finance
3 25 (43.86%) SQL
4 24 (42.11%) Java
5 18 (31.58%) Oracle
5 18 (31.58%) UNIX
6 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
7 13 (22.81%) Fixed Income
8 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
8 12 (21.05%) WebLogic
9 11 (19.30%) Linux
10 10 (17.54%) Hibernate
10 10 (17.54%) Credit Risk
10 10 (17.54%) Spring
11 9 (15.79%) Project Management
11 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
11 9 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (15.79%) Sybase
11 9 (15.79%) MS Office
12 8 (14.04%) Degree
13 7 (12.28%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (12.28%) Korn
13 7 (12.28%) Data Analysis
13 7 (12.28%) Perl
13 7 (12.28%) J2EE
13 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
13 7 (12.28%) OO
13 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
13 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
14 6 (10.53%) SQR

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 12 (21.05%) WebLogic
1 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Office
1 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) FTP
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.75%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.75%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.75%) KDB
5 1 (1.75%) DB2
5 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Maven
2 3 (5.26%) Subversion
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.26%) Hudson
2 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (59.65%) Investment Banking
2 31 (54.39%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) International Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (45.61%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Junior
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Applications Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Junior Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.51%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) Hibernate
1 10 (17.54%) Spring
2 7 (12.28%) J2EE
2 7 (12.28%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (10.53%) Java EE
3 6 (10.53%) FpML
4 5 (8.77%) Spring Integration
5 4 (7.02%) Middleware
6 3 (5.26%) SOAP
6 3 (5.26%) Struts
6 3 (5.26%) Web Services
7 1 (1.75%) XML
7 1 (1.75%) Swing
7 1 (1.75%) JMS
7 1 (1.75%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.75%) iPhone SDK
7 1 (1.75%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Fixed Income
2 10 (17.54%) Credit Risk
3 9 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (10.53%) Equities
4 6 (10.53%) Derivative
5 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.51%) iPhone
7 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.51%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
7 2 (3.51%) Clustering
8 1 (1.75%) Tandem
8 1 (1.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) UNIX
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Solaris
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Project Management
2 7 (12.28%) OO
2 7 (12.28%) Data Analysis
3 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
3 5 (8.77%) Coaching
4 4 (7.02%) People Management
4 4 (7.02%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.51%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.51%) Data Mapping
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.51%) Requirements Management
6 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.75%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.75%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (1.75%) Use Case
7 1 (1.75%) Time Management
7 1 (1.75%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) SQL
2 24 (42.11%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) Perl
3 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
3 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
3 7 (12.28%) Korn
4 6 (10.53%) C-shell
4 6 (10.53%) SQR
5 2 (3.51%) C++
5 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.51%) VBScript
5 2 (3.51%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.75%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Oracle
2 9 (15.79%) Sybase
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) Ab Initio
5 3 (5.26%) TIBCO
5 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.26%) CollabNet
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.51%) Actimize
7 1 (1.75%) Google
7 1 (1.75%) Reuters
7 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.75%) Apple
7 1 (1.75%) Tradeweb
7 1 (1.75%) MarketAxess