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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 33 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 39.76% 16.22% 18.08%
As % of the General category 75.00% 52.17% 78.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 19
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£145 £293 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.42% -16.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £199 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £378 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -14.90%
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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
44 23 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 53.01% 31.08% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 24
Average daily rate £145 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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 £25.00 £23.86 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -7.35%

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 4 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 4 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 29 (42.65%) Banking
2 23 (33.82%) Fixed Income
2 23 (33.82%) Java
3 22 (32.35%) Equities
4 18 (26.47%) SQL
5 15 (22.06%) MS Excel
6 14 (20.59%) OO
6 14 (20.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (20.59%) Degree
7 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
8 12 (17.65%) WebLogic
8 12 (17.65%) UNIX
8 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.65%) Investment Banking
9 11 (16.18%) Java EE
9 11 (16.18%) KDB
10 10 (14.71%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (14.71%) WebSphere
10 10 (14.71%) Derivative
10 10 (14.71%) MS Office
11 9 (13.24%) Linux
11 9 (13.24%) FpML
11 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (13.24%) People Management
12 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (11.76%) Oracle
13 7 (10.29%) J2EE
13 7 (10.29%) Project Management
13 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
14 6 (8.82%) Coaching

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 12 (17.65%) WebLogic
2 10 (14.71%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.41%) Lync
4 1 (1.47%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.47%) SAS
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (22.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.71%) MS Office
3 5 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Unified Communications
1 3 (4.41%) IP Telephony
1 3 (4.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.18%) KDB
3 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.41%) DB2
6 2 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.94%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.94%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (1.47%) ZAP BI
7 1 (1.47%) Big Data
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Selenium
1 2 (2.94%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.47%) Hudson
2 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.47%) Subversion
2 1 (1.47%) Rational Rose
General
1 29 (42.65%) Banking
2 12 (17.65%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.94%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.47%) Local Government
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Developer
2 12 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 12 (17.65%) Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Architect
4 4 (5.88%) Lead Developer
4 4 (5.88%) Lead Java Developer
4 4 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (4.41%) Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Consultant
5 3 (4.41%) Ab Initio Developer
6 2 (2.94%) Junior
6 2 (2.94%) Junior Business Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (2.94%) Team Leader
6 2 (2.94%) Senior Developer
6 2 (2.94%) Support Specialist
6 2 (2.94%) Operations Support Specialist
6 2 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (2.94%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) Java EE
2 10 (14.71%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (13.24%) FpML
4 7 (10.29%) J2EE
5 4 (5.88%) Web Services
6 3 (4.41%) XML
7 2 (2.94%) SOAP
7 2 (2.94%) JMS
8 1 (1.47%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.47%) iPhone SDK
8 1 (1.47%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.47%) Ext JS
8 1 (1.47%) Middleware
8 1 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.82%) Fixed Income
2 22 (32.35%) Equities
3 14 (20.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (14.71%) Derivative
5 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.94%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.94%) iPhone
7 2 (2.94%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.47%) iPad
8 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) UNIX
2 9 (13.24%) Linux
3 5 (7.35%) Windows
4 4 (5.88%) Solaris
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) OO
2 9 (13.24%) People Management
3 7 (10.29%) Project Management
3 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
4 6 (8.82%) Coaching
4 6 (8.82%) Multithreading
4 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
4 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (7.35%) Test Scripting
5 5 (7.35%) Data Analysis
5 5 (7.35%) Change Management
6 4 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
6 4 (5.88%) Analytics
7 3 (4.41%) Change Control
7 3 (4.41%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.41%) Workflow
7 3 (4.41%) ETL
8 2 (2.94%) SOA
8 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.82%) Java
2 18 (26.47%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) Python
4 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.94%) C#
4 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.94%) Korn
4 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Basel III
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) Ab Initio
3 3 (4.41%) Mitel
3 3 (4.41%) Cisco
3 3 (4.41%) Nortel
3 3 (4.41%) Avaya
3 3 (4.41%) Juniper
4 2 (2.94%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.94%) Cognos
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) Reuters
4 2 (2.94%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.47%) CollabNet
5 1 (1.47%) MarketAxess
5 1 (1.47%) Tradeweb
5 1 (1.47%) Actimize
5 1 (1.47%) Google
5 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.47%) Apple