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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 10 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 20 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 14.81% 3.13% 3.25%
As % of the General category 33.33% 9.38% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 5
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£300 £338 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +159.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year
- -11.72%
Investment Banking
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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
60 32 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 44.44% 33.33% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 37
Average daily rate £313 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £128 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £393
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 - - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 October 2014.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (100.00%) Banking
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 13 (44.83%) UNIX
4 12 (41.38%) SQL
5 11 (37.93%) Java
6 10 (34.48%) Credit Risk
7 9 (31.03%) Hibernate
7 9 (31.03%) Spring
8 8 (27.59%) Project Management
9 7 (24.14%) Oracle
9 7 (24.14%) Linux
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
10 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
11 5 (17.24%) Perl
11 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
11 5 (17.24%) J2EE
11 5 (17.24%) Maven
11 5 (17.24%) Korn
11 5 (17.24%) Spring Integration
11 5 (17.24%) C-shell
12 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
12 4 (13.79%) Degree
12 4 (13.79%) Middleware
12 4 (13.79%) Sybase
12 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
12 4 (13.79%) SQR
13 3 (10.34%) TIBCO
13 3 (10.34%) Windows
13 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
13 3 (10.34%) Subversion

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Maven
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.34%) Hudson
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (100.00%) Banking
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Junior
4 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Junior Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.45%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Hibernate
1 9 (31.03%) Spring
2 5 (17.24%) Spring Integration
2 5 (17.24%) J2EE
3 4 (13.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Credit Risk
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Tandem
4 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) UNIX
2 7 (24.14%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Solaris
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Project Management
2 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
3 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (3.45%) Use Case
4 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (3.45%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
4 5 (17.24%) Korn
4 5 (17.24%) C-shell
4 5 (17.24%) Perl
4 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 4 (13.79%) SQR
6 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Basel III
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Sybase
4 3 (10.34%) TIBCO
4 3 (10.34%) CollabNet
5 2 (6.90%) Ab Initio
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.90%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.45%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) Actimize