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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 13 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 14 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.76% 1.28% 3.89%
As % of the General category 25.93% 3.33% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 6
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£143 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
54 30 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 45.38% 38.46% 41.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 52
Average daily rate £315 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%

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 26 November 2014.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 30 (100.00%) Banking
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 12 (40.00%) UNIX
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Java
6 9 (30.00%) Oracle
6 9 (30.00%) Linux
6 9 (30.00%) Credit Risk
7 8 (26.67%) Project Management
7 8 (26.67%) Hibernate
7 8 (26.67%) Spring
8 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) J2EE
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.67%) Perl
9 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
10 4 (13.33%) Degree
10 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
10 4 (13.33%) C-shell
10 4 (13.33%) Spring Integration
10 4 (13.33%) Ab Initio
10 4 (13.33%) Maven
10 4 (13.33%) Korn
10 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
10 4 (13.33%) Sybase
10 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
10 4 (13.33%) Middleware
10 4 (13.33%) SQR
11 3 (10.00%) Windows

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Maven
2 3 (10.00%) Subversion
2 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) Hudson
3 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (100.00%) Banking
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Junior
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Banking Business Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Junior Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Hibernate
1 8 (26.67%) Spring
2 5 (16.67%) J2EE
3 4 (13.33%) Spring Integration
3 4 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Credit Risk
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.33%) Tandem
4 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) UNIX
2 9 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Project Management
2 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.67%) Low Latency
3 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
3 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (3.33%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (3.33%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (16.67%) Perl
5 4 (13.33%) C-shell
5 4 (13.33%) Korn
5 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (13.33%) SQR
6 2 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Basel III
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Ab Initio
3 4 (13.33%) Sybase
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
4 3 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (10.00%) CollabNet
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.33%) Actimize