The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 22 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Degree 3 6 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.75% 6.00% 14.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.65% 75.00% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 34
Average daily rate
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£145 £188 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £351 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £31.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-0.19% +20.00%
Degree
County Antrim

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

Qualifications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
17 8 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 15.60% 8.00% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 41
Average daily rate £475 £188 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+153.33% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £290 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Equities
2 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
3 5 (35.71%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) HND
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) VB
4 4 (28.57%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Exstream
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Java EE
5 3 (21.43%) People Management
5 3 (21.43%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (14.29%) FpML
6 2 (14.29%) KDB
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Science

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Degree 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 Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
1 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (14.29%) KDB
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) iOS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior iOS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) Java EE
2 3 (21.43%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (14.29%) FpML
4 1 (7.14%) Cocoa
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) WSDL
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) Core Animation
4 1 (7.14%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Equities
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
3 2 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (14.29%) Derivative
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
4 1 (7.14%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) OO
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) People Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Content Management
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) E-Discovery
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) VB
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) HND
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau