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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 25 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 37.88% 21.35% 24.55%
As % of the General category 73.53% 54.29% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 21
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£181 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.35% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
- +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -
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
34 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 51.52% 39.33% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 24
Average daily rate £188 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.40% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.37 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -5.04%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 20 (40.82%) Banking
1 20 (40.82%) SQL
2 16 (32.65%) Oracle
3 13 (26.53%) Windows
4 11 (22.45%) ITIL
4 11 (22.45%) Information Security
5 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
5 10 (20.41%) Linux
6 9 (18.37%) Project Management
6 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
6 9 (18.37%) Equities
7 8 (16.33%) Derivative
8 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 7 (14.29%) UNIX
8 7 (14.29%) MS Office
8 7 (14.29%) Security Architecture
8 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.24%) CRISC
9 6 (12.24%) CGEIT
9 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
9 6 (12.24%) Cisco
9 6 (12.24%) CISSP
9 6 (12.24%) Investment Banking
9 6 (12.24%) CISA
9 6 (12.24%) CISM
10 5 (10.20%) Fixed Income
10 5 (10.20%) Scrum
10 5 (10.20%) TOGAF
10 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
10 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 3 (6.12%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) Lync
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle iRecruitment
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.08%) DNS
1 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) Wireless
2 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Data Mining
3 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.12%) DB2
3 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (4.08%) Big Data
4 2 (4.08%) MS Access
5 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Selenium
1 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (40.82%) Banking
2 6 (12.24%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Architect
3 8 (16.33%) Security Architect
3 8 (16.33%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Information Security Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Information Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Data Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Report Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Ab Initio Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) XML
2 3 (6.12%) XSL
3 2 (4.08%) JMS
4 1 (2.04%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Equities
2 8 (16.33%) Derivative
3 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.20%) Fixed Income
5 4 (8.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (6.12%) Algorithms
7 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
7 2 (4.08%) Reference Data
8 1 (2.04%) iPad
8 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.04%) Statistics
8 1 (2.04%) BYOD
8 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
3 7 (14.29%) UNIX
4 5 (10.20%) Solaris
5 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.04%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL
1 11 (22.45%) Information Security
2 9 (18.37%) Project Management
3 7 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.20%) TOGAF
5 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
5 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.20%) Scrum
5 5 (10.20%) SABSA
6 4 (8.16%) Use Case
6 4 (8.16%) OO
6 4 (8.16%) Workflow
7 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.12%) Change Management
7 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Data Management
7 3 (6.12%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.16%) VBA
3 4 (8.16%) Perl
4 3 (6.12%) C#
4 3 (6.12%) Java
4 3 (6.12%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.08%) Korn
5 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Delphi
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) CISSP
1 6 (12.24%) CISA
1 6 (12.24%) CISM
1 6 (12.24%) CGEIT
1 6 (12.24%) CRISC
2 4 (8.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (10.20%) COBIT
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Oracle
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.24%) Cisco
4 5 (10.20%) Juniper
5 3 (6.12%) Ab Initio
5 3 (6.12%) Actimize
6 1 (2.04%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.04%) Mitel
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.04%) Reuters
6 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.04%) Remedy
6 1 (2.04%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) Sybase
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Nortel
6 1 (2.04%) Citrix
6 1 (2.04%) Avaya