The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 17 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 8 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 7.62% 1.54% 3.05%
As % of the General category 20.51% 4.17% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
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£93 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-75.33% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.75
Investment Banking
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
39 24 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 37.14% 36.92% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 45
Average daily rate £300 £285 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Investment Banking across the Belfast region.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Investment Banking 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 Investment Banking.

1 34 (100.00%) Banking
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
3 11 (32.35%) SQL
3 11 (32.35%) UNIX
4 10 (29.41%) Oracle
4 10 (29.41%) Linux
5 9 (26.47%) Java
5 9 (26.47%) Project Management
6 8 (23.53%) Credit Risk
7 7 (20.59%) Spring
7 7 (20.59%) Hibernate
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 6 (17.65%) MS Office
8 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
9 5 (14.71%) J2EE
9 5 (14.71%) Fixed Income
9 5 (14.71%) Ab Initio
9 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
10 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
10 4 (11.76%) Korn
10 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 4 (11.76%) Degree
10 4 (11.76%) Middleware
10 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
10 4 (11.76%) Perl
11 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
11 3 (8.82%) Sybase
11 3 (8.82%) Windows

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Investment Banking 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 Investment Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.82%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) FTP
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.94%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (8.82%) Hudson
1 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.82%) Subversion
1 3 (8.82%) Maven
2 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (100.00%) Banking
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Junior
4 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Junior Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (2.94%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.94%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Operations Support Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Support Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Hibernate
1 7 (20.59%) Spring
2 5 (14.71%) J2EE
3 4 (11.76%) Middleware
4 3 (8.82%) Spring Integration
5 1 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.94%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) XML
5 1 (2.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Credit Risk
2 5 (14.71%) Fixed Income
3 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) Tandem
5 1 (2.94%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) UNIX
2 10 (29.41%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Project Management
2 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 3 (8.82%) Performance Management
3 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (8.82%) Coaching
4 2 (5.88%) Low Latency
4 2 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (5.88%) Data Mapping
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.94%) Algorithmic Trading
5 1 (2.94%) Use Case
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) Java
3 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.76%) Korn
4 4 (11.76%) Perl
5 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.82%) SQR
5 3 (8.82%) C-shell
6 2 (5.88%) C++
6 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.94%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) Ab Initio
4 3 (8.82%) IBM
4 3 (8.82%) TIBCO
4 3 (8.82%) Sybase
4 3 (8.82%) CollabNet
5 2 (5.88%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Actimize