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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 3 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 25 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 23.36% 22.81% 29.10%
As % of the General category 55.56% 78.79% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 26
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£313 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £450 £450
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 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
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
45 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 42.06% 28.95% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 32
Average daily rate £315 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £166 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 22 (53.66%) UNIX
2 21 (51.22%) Banking
3 17 (41.46%) SQL
4 15 (36.59%) Java
5 14 (34.15%) Investment Banking
6 11 (26.83%) Oracle
7 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
7 10 (24.39%) Hibernate
7 10 (24.39%) Credit Risk
8 9 (21.95%) Spring
9 8 (19.51%) Shell Script
10 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (17.07%) Cognos
10 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
11 6 (14.63%) Perl
11 6 (14.63%) Sybase
11 6 (14.63%) Project Management
11 6 (14.63%) Financial Institution
11 6 (14.63%) Maven
11 6 (14.63%) Korn
11 6 (14.63%) C-shell
11 6 (14.63%) Spring Integration
12 5 (12.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 5 (12.20%) SQR
12 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
12 5 (12.20%) J2EE
12 5 (12.20%) Business Objects
12 5 (12.20%) Solaris
13 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
13 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (4.88%) IIS
1 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Project
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.88%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.88%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Intranet
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) Extranet
2 1 (2.44%) Multicast
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.32%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Maven
General
1 21 (51.22%) Banking
2 14 (34.15%) Investment Banking
3 6 (14.63%) Financial Institution
4 3 (7.32%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.88%) Retail
6 1 (2.44%) Back Office
6 1 (2.44%) Legal
6 1 (2.44%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) Java Developer
3 10 (24.39%) Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) Product Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Change Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.44%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (2.44%) Cognos Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Hibernate
2 9 (21.95%) Spring
3 6 (14.63%) Spring Integration
4 5 (12.20%) J2EE
5 2 (4.88%) Struts
6 1 (2.44%) Swing
6 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.88%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Tandem
3 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) UNIX
2 5 (12.20%) Solaris
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (14.63%) Project Management
3 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
3 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) ETL
4 3 (7.32%) Change Management
4 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.88%) Data Mapping
5 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.88%) Analytics
5 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma
5 2 (4.88%) Use Case
5 2 (4.88%) Requirements Management
5 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.44%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (2.44%) Wealth Management
6 1 (2.44%) Operations Management
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) SQL
2 15 (36.59%) Java
3 8 (19.51%) Shell Script
4 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
5 6 (14.63%) Perl
5 6 (14.63%) Korn
5 6 (14.63%) C-shell
6 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
6 5 (12.20%) SQR
7 1 (2.44%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Basel III
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Oracle
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Cognos
4 6 (14.63%) Sybase
5 5 (12.20%) Business Objects
6 3 (7.32%) SAP
7 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.88%) Websense
7 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.88%) VMware
8 1 (2.44%) Actimize
8 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio