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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 30 13 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 32.26% 22.81% 23.60%
As % of the General category 75.00% 68.42% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 24
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£145 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £197 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £352 £446
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 £16.50 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
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
40 19 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 43.01% 33.33% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 37
Average daily rate £145 £265 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.28% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £346 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 31 (46.27%) Banking
2 26 (38.81%) Java
3 23 (34.33%) Fixed Income
4 22 (32.84%) SQL
5 20 (29.85%) Equities
6 19 (28.36%) UNIX
7 14 (20.90%) Investment Banking
7 14 (20.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (20.90%) Degree
8 13 (19.40%) OO
8 13 (19.40%) MS Excel
9 12 (17.91%) WebLogic
9 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
10 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.42%) WebSphere
10 11 (16.42%) Java EE
11 10 (14.93%) Derivative
11 10 (14.93%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (14.93%) Project Management
11 10 (14.93%) Linux
12 9 (13.43%) MS Office
12 9 (13.43%) FpML
12 9 (13.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
12 9 (13.43%) KDB
12 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (13.43%) People Management
13 7 (10.45%) J2EE
13 7 (10.45%) Oracle
13 7 (10.45%) Perl

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (17.91%) WebLogic
2 11 (16.42%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.99%) Lync
4 1 (1.49%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (19.40%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.43%) MS Office
3 4 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) IP Telephony
1 2 (2.99%) Wireless
1 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.49%) Multicast
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (13.43%) KDB
3 4 (5.97%) Data Mining
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.99%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.49%) ZAP BI
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Maven
2 1 (1.49%) Selenium
2 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.49%) Hudson
2 1 (1.49%) Subversion
2 1 (1.49%) Rational Rose
General
1 31 (46.27%) Banking
2 14 (20.90%) Investment Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.99%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.49%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Developer
2 16 (23.88%) Java Developer
3 13 (19.40%) Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Lead Java Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Lead Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Java Team Leader
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Junior Business Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.99%) Junior
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 1 (1.49%) Assistant Project Manager
8 1 (1.49%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) Java EE
2 10 (14.93%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (13.43%) FpML
4 7 (10.45%) J2EE
5 3 (4.48%) Spring Integration
5 3 (4.48%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.48%) Spring
5 3 (4.48%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) Web Services
7 1 (1.49%) Ext JS
7 1 (1.49%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.49%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.49%) iPhone SDK
7 1 (1.49%) Middleware
7 1 (1.49%) HTML
7 1 (1.49%) Swing
7 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.33%) Fixed Income
2 20 (29.85%) Equities
3 14 (20.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (14.93%) Derivative
5 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (7.46%) Credit Risk
7 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.99%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (2.99%) iPhone
8 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.49%) iPad
9 1 (1.49%) Tandem
9 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) UNIX
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
3 5 (7.46%) Windows
4 4 (5.97%) Solaris
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.49%) Android
6 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) OO
2 10 (14.93%) Project Management
3 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
3 9 (13.43%) People Management
4 6 (8.96%) Coaching
4 6 (8.96%) Multithreading
4 6 (8.96%) Performance Management
5 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
5 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (7.46%) Change Management
5 5 (7.46%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.97%) Analytics
7 3 (4.48%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.99%) ETL
8 2 (2.99%) SOA
8 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.99%) Data Mapping
8 2 (2.99%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) Java
2 22 (32.84%) SQL
3 7 (10.45%) Perl
4 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.48%) C-shell
5 3 (4.48%) Korn
5 3 (4.48%) SQR
5 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.99%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) C#
7 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.49%) Basel III
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) Sybase
4 2 (2.99%) SAP
4 2 (2.99%) Cognos
4 2 (2.99%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.99%) Reuters
4 2 (2.99%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco
4 2 (2.99%) Nortel
4 2 (2.99%) Avaya
4 2 (2.99%) Juniper
4 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.99%) Mitel
4 2 (2.99%) Actimize
5 1 (1.49%) CollabNet
5 1 (1.49%) MarketAxess
5 1 (1.49%) Tradeweb
5 1 (1.49%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.49%) Google
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