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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 9 7 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 6 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.71% 15.38% 3.54%
As % of the General category 21.43% 37.21% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
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£210 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £403 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.86% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £175.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +821.05%
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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
28 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 50.00% 41.35% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 25
Average daily rate £175 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £270 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.82
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.14%

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 27 August 2015.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 16 (100.00%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) MS Office
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Actimize
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) XSL
5 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Reuters
5 3 (18.75%) Bloomberg
5 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
5 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) AirWatch
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (12.50%) Data Mining
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
General
1 16 (100.00%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Report Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Production Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XSL
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.25%) Equities
3 1 (6.25%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
2 3 (18.75%) Release Management
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) People Management
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning
4 1 (6.25%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SAS Certification
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) AirWatch
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) Reuters
2 3 (18.75%) Bloomberg
2 3 (18.75%) Actimize
3 2 (12.50%) Cognos
3 2 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft