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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 12 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 17 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 13.18% 2.02% 3.85%
As % of the General category 28.81% 5.71% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 5
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£266 £375 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.00% +188.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
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%
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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
59 35 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 45.74% 35.35% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 38
Average daily rate £313 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 31 October 2014.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 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 28 (100.00%) Banking
2 13 (46.43%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) UNIX
4 11 (39.29%) SQL
5 10 (35.71%) Java
6 9 (32.14%) Credit Risk
7 8 (28.57%) Project Management
7 8 (28.57%) Hibernate
7 8 (28.57%) Spring
8 7 (25.00%) Oracle
8 7 (25.00%) Linux
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
10 5 (17.86%) J2EE
10 5 (17.86%) Perl
11 4 (14.29%) Maven
11 4 (14.29%) Korn
11 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
11 4 (14.29%) Sybase
11 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
11 4 (14.29%) SQR
11 4 (14.29%) Middleware
11 4 (14.29%) Degree
11 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 4 (14.29%) C-shell
11 4 (14.29%) Spring Integration
12 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
12 3 (10.71%) Hudson
12 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
12 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.71%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Maven
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) Hudson
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (100.00%) Banking
2 13 (46.43%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Junior
4 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Junior Project Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 8 (28.57%) Spring
2 5 (17.86%) J2EE
3 4 (14.29%) Middleware
3 4 (14.29%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Credit Risk
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Tandem
4 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) UNIX
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
4 2 (7.14%) Solaris
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (7.14%) Low Latency
3 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.14%) Requirements Management
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (3.57%) Use Case
4 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (3.57%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 5 (17.86%) Perl
5 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 4 (14.29%) SQR
5 4 (14.29%) Korn
5 4 (14.29%) C-shell
6 2 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Basel III
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Sybase
4 3 (10.71%) TIBCO
4 3 (10.71%) CollabNet
5 2 (7.14%) Ab Initio
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) Actimize