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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 9 13 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 14 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 14.14% 4.88% 1.81%
As % of the General category 29.17% 16.67% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
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£164 £280 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.51% +86.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.25
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
48 24 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 48.48% 29.27% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 24
Average daily rate £263 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%

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 March 2015.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) Banking
2 11 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) Fixed Income
4 7 (31.82%) Oracle
4 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
5 6 (27.27%) MS Office
5 6 (27.27%) UNIX
6 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Equities
7 4 (18.18%) Ab Initio
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
8 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) KDB
8 3 (13.64%) Coaching
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) Java
8 3 (13.64%) Web Services
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
9 2 (9.09%) Workflow
9 2 (9.09%) Actimize
9 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (9.09%) Korn
9 2 (9.09%) DB2 UDB

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) KDB
3 2 (9.09%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.09%) DB2
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
General
1 22 (100.00%) Banking
2 11 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Junior
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Support Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) XSL
2 2 (9.09%) JMS
2 2 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Fixed Income
2 4 (18.18%) Equities
3 3 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (9.09%) SWIFT
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Project Management
1 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
2 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) Coaching
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) Analytics
4 2 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 2 (9.09%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Data Mapping
4 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Metaprogramming
4 2 (9.09%) Parallel Processing
5 1 (4.55%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
1 3 (13.64%) Java
1 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.09%) Korn
2 2 (9.09%) ActionScript
2 2 (9.09%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SAS Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Ab Initio
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Actimize
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Reuters
5 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg