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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Investment Banking
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 20 21 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 19 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.44% 2.86% 15.63%
As % of the General category 14.62% 6.98% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 14
Median daily rate £297 £108 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+176.27% -25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £98 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £232 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
130 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 57.78% 40.95% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 24 31
Median daily rate £326 £300 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +106.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £106 £83
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing Investment Banking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 21 (100.00%) Banking
2 12 (57.14%) Finance
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) QA
4 6 (28.57%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (23.81%) Defect Management
5 5 (23.81%) Client Onboarding
5 5 (23.81%) Unix
6 4 (19.05%) Fidessa
6 4 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (19.05%) Bloomberg
6 4 (19.05%) NYFIX
6 4 (19.05%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (19.05%) FIX Connectivity
7 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (14.29%) KDB
7 3 (14.29%) Equities
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
8 2 (9.52%) Linux
8 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
8 2 (9.52%) Validation
8 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) Front Office
8 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
8 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
8 2 (9.52%) PMO

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) KDB
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (4.76%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (4.76%) MS Access
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 21 (100.00%) Banking
2 12 (57.14%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Banking Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Documentation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Manager
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (19.05%) Equity Derivative
2 4 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (14.29%) Equities
4 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) AIX
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Client Onboarding
2 5 (23.81%) Defect Management
3 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Data Mapping
5 1 (4.76%) Market Making
5 1 (4.76%) Metaprogramming
5 1 (4.76%) Parallel Processing
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) C++
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Korn
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
1 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Bloomberg
1 4 (19.05%) Fidessa
1 4 (19.05%) NYFIX
2 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.76%) Sun
2 1 (4.76%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Wyse