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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 94 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 41.23% 27.18% 33.70%
As % of the General category 72.87% 68.29% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 13 19
Median daily rate £373 £275 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.45% +92.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £101 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +60.60%

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
129 41 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 56.58% 39.81% 42.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 22 26
Median daily rate £326 £300 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +106.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £83
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +43.23%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Finance.

1 49 (34.75%) Banking
2 40 (28.37%) Java
3 33 (23.40%) Linux
4 31 (21.99%) Perl
5 30 (21.28%) SQL
6 29 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (18.44%) Project Management
7 26 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (17.73%) KDB
9 24 (17.02%) Cisco
10 22 (15.60%) Unix
11 20 (14.18%) C++
11 20 (14.18%) Network Design
12 19 (13.48%) C#
13 17 (12.06%) Juniper
13 17 (12.06%) MS PowerPoint
14 16 (11.35%) CCNP
14 16 (11.35%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (11.35%) SQL Server
14 16 (11.35%) Solaris
15 15 (10.64%) Kdb+
16 14 (9.93%) Front Office
17 13 (9.22%) Degree
17 13 (9.22%) Arista
17 13 (9.22%) Data Centre
18 12 (8.51%) Investment Banking
18 12 (8.51%) Information Security
18 12 (8.51%) Windows
19 11 (7.80%) Python
19 11 (7.80%) Equities

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.84%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.13%) SAS
4 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 17 (12.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (7.09%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.38%) MS Project
4 7 (4.96%) MS Office
5 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.71%) IaaS
1 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) BGP
1 5 (3.55%) EIGRP
1 5 (3.55%) OSPF
2 4 (2.84%) DHCP
2 4 (2.84%) DNS
2 4 (2.84%) DWDM
2 4 (2.84%) Firewall
2 4 (2.84%) MPLS
2 4 (2.84%) SSL
2 4 (2.84%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (2.84%) VPN
2 4 (2.84%) Wireless
3 2 (1.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.73%) KDB
2 16 (11.35%) SQL Server
3 15 (10.64%) Kdb+
4 7 (4.96%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.55%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.13%) DB2
7 3 (2.13%) QlikView
8 2 (1.42%) Sybase IQ
9 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.71%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.13%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.13%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (0.71%) CppUnit
3 1 (0.71%) JUnit
3 1 (0.71%) MSI
3 1 (0.71%) NUnit
3 1 (0.71%) TestNG
General
1 49 (34.75%) Banking
2 14 (9.93%) Front Office
3 12 (8.51%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.55%) Retail
4 5 (3.55%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (46.10%) Developer
2 27 (19.15%) Analyst
3 25 (17.73%) KDB Developer
4 21 (14.89%) Senior Developer
5 17 (12.06%) Java Developer
6 15 (10.64%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (9.22%) Network Engineer
8 12 (8.51%) C++ Developer
8 12 (8.51%) Lead Developer
9 9 (6.38%) Banking Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.96%) Business Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.55%) Technical Developer
12 5 (3.55%) Technical Leader
13 4 (2.84%) Blue Coat Engineer
13 4 (2.84%) IT Analyst
13 4 (2.84%) Network Design Engineer
13 4 (2.84%) Security Engineer
13 4 (2.84%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) .NET
1 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET
1 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (2.84%) HTML
2 3 (2.13%) JMS
2 3 (2.13%) Web Services
2 3 (2.13%) XML
3 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.42%) jQuery
3 2 (1.42%) SOAP
3 2 (1.42%) WCF
3 2 (1.42%) WPF
4 1 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.22%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.80%) Equities
4 7 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.96%) Equity Derivative
4 7 (4.96%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.84%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.84%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (2.84%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.13%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.42%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.40%) Linux
2 22 (15.60%) Unix
3 16 (11.35%) Solaris
4 12 (8.51%) Windows
5 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.71%) AIX
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.44%) Project Management
3 20 (14.18%) Network Design
4 12 (8.51%) Information Security
5 11 (7.80%) Analytics
6 10 (7.09%) Manual Testing
6 10 (7.09%) TDD
7 9 (6.38%) BDD
7 9 (6.38%) Multithreading
7 9 (6.38%) UML
8 8 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.67%) Integration Testing
8 8 (5.67%) Mathematics
8 8 (5.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (5.67%) OOD
8 8 (5.67%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.96%) Change Management
9 7 (4.96%) Data Validation
9 7 (4.96%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (4.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.37%) Java
2 31 (21.99%) Perl
3 30 (21.28%) SQL
4 20 (14.18%) C++
5 19 (13.48%) C#
6 11 (7.80%) Python
7 8 (5.67%) C
8 7 (4.96%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.55%) Korn
10 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.13%) VBScript
11 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) CCNP
1 16 (11.35%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (9.22%) Degree
3 9 (6.38%) CCIE
4 6 (4.26%) PMP
5 4 (2.84%) JNCIE
5 4 (2.84%) JNCIP
6 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.09%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.84%) ProxySG
1 4 (2.84%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.84%) XenApp
1 4 (2.84%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.42%) SRDF
3 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.84%) FortiGate
1 4 (2.84%) Nagios
2 2 (1.42%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.71%) AppManager
3 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.71%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 24 (17.02%) Cisco
2 17 (12.06%) Juniper
3 13 (9.22%) Arista
4 9 (6.38%) Avaya
5 7 (4.96%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.55%) HP
7 4 (2.84%) AppSense
7 4 (2.84%) Aruba
7 4 (2.84%) Blue Coat
7 4 (2.84%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.84%) Citrix
7 4 (2.84%) Fortinet
7 4 (2.84%) IronPort
7 4 (2.84%) Oracle
7 4 (2.84%) Radware
7 4 (2.84%) Riverbed
7 4 (2.84%) SevOne
7 4 (2.84%) Sourcefire
7 4 (2.84%) VMware
7 4 (2.84%) Wyse