The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance 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
Financial
Rank 2 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 30 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 30.00% 15.85% 13.72%
As % of the General category 61.22% 54.17% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 19
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£168 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.57% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £223 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £388 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -19.00%
Finance
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%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Finance 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 Finance.

1 24 (41.38%) Banking
2 16 (27.59%) Fixed Income
3 15 (25.86%) Equities
4 14 (24.14%) Java
5 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
6 12 (20.69%) UNIX
6 12 (20.69%) SQL
7 11 (18.97%) Investment Banking
7 11 (18.97%) KDB
8 10 (17.24%) Oracle
8 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 9 (15.52%) Degree
10 8 (13.79%) MS Office
10 8 (13.79%) Linux
11 7 (12.07%) OO
11 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
12 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
12 6 (10.34%) J2EE
12 6 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (8.62%) Multithreading
13 5 (8.62%) Performance Management
13 5 (8.62%) Coaching
13 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
13 5 (8.62%) Project Management
13 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
13 5 (8.62%) WebSphere
13 5 (8.62%) Java EE

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Finance 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 Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
1 5 (8.62%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.17%) Lync
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.79%) MS Office
3 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Wireless
1 3 (5.17%) IP Telephony
1 3 (5.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) KDB
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.17%) DB2
5 2 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (1.72%) ZAP BI
6 1 (1.72%) Big Data
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Selenium
1 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.72%) Rational Rose
General
1 24 (41.38%) Banking
2 11 (18.97%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.45%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.72%) Local Government
5 1 (1.72%) Front Office
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Developer
2 10 (17.24%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Junior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Junior
7 2 (3.45%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Operations Support Specialist
8 1 (1.72%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) J2EE
2 5 (8.62%) Java EE
3 4 (6.90%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (5.17%) Web Services
4 3 (5.17%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) FpML
5 2 (3.45%) XSL
5 2 (3.45%) JMS
6 1 (1.72%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Fixed Income
2 15 (25.86%) Equities
3 7 (12.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.90%) Derivative
5 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.72%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.72%) iPad
6 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) UNIX
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Solaris
4 3 (5.17%) Windows
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) OO
2 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
2 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
2 6 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (8.62%) Performance Management
3 5 (8.62%) Coaching
3 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
3 5 (8.62%) Multithreading
3 5 (8.62%) Project Management
3 5 (8.62%) Change Management
4 4 (6.90%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (6.90%) People Management
4 4 (6.90%) Analytics
5 3 (5.17%) Change Control
5 3 (5.17%) Automated Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Workflow
5 3 (5.17%) ETL
6 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.45%) SOA
6 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Java
2 12 (20.69%) SQL
3 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.90%) Perl
4 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.45%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) Korn
5 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.72%) Python
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Oracle
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Nortel
2 3 (5.17%) Avaya
2 3 (5.17%) Juniper
2 3 (5.17%) Ab Initio
2 3 (5.17%) Mitel
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco
3 2 (3.45%) Actimize
3 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.45%) SAP
3 2 (3.45%) Cognos
4 1 (1.72%) Reuters
4 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.72%) Tradeweb
4 1 (1.72%) MarketAxess
4 1 (1.72%) IBM