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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 17 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 8 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.33% 8.82% 10.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.44% 66.67% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 12
Average daily rate
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£145 £188 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £351 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -12.69%
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
18 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 18.75% 13.24% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 14
Average daily rate £145 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.03% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £187 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £346 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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
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 27 February 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 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 12 (48.00%) Equities
3 11 (44.00%) Fixed Income
4 10 (40.00%) Banking
4 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 10 (40.00%) OO
5 9 (36.00%) Java
5 9 (36.00%) Project Management
5 9 (36.00%) Java EE
5 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (36.00%) People Management
6 8 (32.00%) Derivative
6 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
6 8 (32.00%) FIX Protocol
6 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (32.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (32.00%) WebLogic
7 7 (28.00%) FpML
7 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (24.00%) Investment Banking
8 6 (24.00%) Middleware
9 5 (20.00%) XML
10 4 (16.00%) Exstream
10 4 (16.00%) HND
10 4 (16.00%) VB
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 3 (12.00%) HP
11 3 (12.00%) Linux
11 3 (12.00%) MS Excel

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (32.00%) WebLogic
1 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (8.00%) KDB
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
General
1 14 (56.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Banking
3 6 (24.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Junior
4 4 (16.00%) Junior Project Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Junior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Java EE
2 8 (32.00%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (28.00%) FpML
4 6 (24.00%) Middleware
5 5 (20.00%) XML
6 1 (4.00%) HTML
6 1 (4.00%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Equities
2 11 (44.00%) Fixed Income
3 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (32.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (32.00%) Derivative
5 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.00%) Reference Data
7 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
8 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) OO
2 9 (36.00%) Project Management
2 9 (36.00%) People Management
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) Content Management
5 1 (4.00%) SOA
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) E-Discovery
5 1 (4.00%) Analytics
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) HND
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Reuters
3 1 (4.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.00%) Actimize
3 1 (4.00%) Tableau