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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Finance 33 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 26.40% 22.00% 23.24%
As % of the General category 54.10% 78.57% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 24
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£315 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £256 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.09%
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
61 28 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 48.80% 28.00% 32.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 20 30
Average daily rate £306 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £400 £450
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 - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 (52.17%) Banking
2 23 (50.00%) SQL
3 21 (45.65%) UNIX
4 19 (41.30%) Java
5 15 (32.61%) Investment Banking
6 12 (26.09%) Credit Risk
7 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 10 (21.74%) Oracle
8 9 (19.57%) Spring
8 9 (19.57%) Hibernate
9 8 (17.39%) Shell Script
9 8 (17.39%) Project Management
10 7 (15.22%) Sybase
10 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
11 6 (13.04%) Perl
11 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.04%) WebLogic
11 6 (13.04%) Financial Institution
11 6 (13.04%) Maven
11 6 (13.04%) Korn
11 6 (13.04%) C-shell
11 6 (13.04%) Spring Integration
11 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
12 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
12 5 (10.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 5 (10.87%) Fixed Income
12 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (10.87%) SQR

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (13.04%) WebLogic
2 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) MS Project
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.35%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Multicast
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.52%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (6.52%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Maven
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Hudson
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
2 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (52.17%) Banking
2 15 (32.61%) Investment Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.52%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) Java Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Team Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.17%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Change Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Release Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Cognos Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Spring
1 9 (19.57%) Hibernate
2 6 (13.04%) Spring Integration
3 4 (8.70%) J2EE
4 3 (6.52%) Java EE
4 3 (6.52%) SOAP
4 3 (6.52%) FpML
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) Android SDK
6 1 (2.17%) iPhone SDK
6 1 (2.17%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.17%) Ext JS
6 1 (2.17%) XML
6 1 (2.17%) Swing
6 1 (2.17%) Struts
6 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Credit Risk
2 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.87%) Fixed Income
3 5 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (8.70%) Equities
5 3 (6.52%) Derivative
6 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
6 2 (4.35%) Clustering
6 2 (4.35%) iPhone
6 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.17%) Tandem
7 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) UNIX
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Solaris
3 4 (8.70%) Linux
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Project Management
2 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (8.70%) OO
3 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
3 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.52%) Requirements Management
4 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.52%) ETL
4 3 (6.52%) Change Management
5 2 (4.35%) Six Sigma
5 2 (4.35%) Data Mapping
5 2 (4.35%) Use Case
5 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.35%) Analytics
5 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.35%) People Management
6 1 (2.17%) Data Privacy
6 1 (2.17%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) SQL
2 19 (41.30%) Java
3 8 (17.39%) Shell Script
4 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
5 6 (13.04%) Perl
5 6 (13.04%) Korn
5 6 (13.04%) C-shell
6 5 (10.87%) SQR
6 5 (10.87%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.17%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Basel III
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) Sybase
3 5 (10.87%) Business Objects
3 5 (10.87%) Cognos
4 3 (6.52%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) Actimize
5 2 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) CollabNet
6 1 (2.17%) Apple
6 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.17%) Reuters
6 1 (2.17%) Bloomberg
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