The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 4 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Banking 16 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.24% 9.30% 10.76%
As % of the General category 45.71% 33.33% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
General Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
35 36 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 33.33% 27.91% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 48
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Banking
UK

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the Northern Ireland region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Northern Ireland region.

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +7 16 £363 -3.97%
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing 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 Banking.

1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 12 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) UNIX
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 8 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 7 (29.17%) Spring
7 6 (25.00%) Credit Risk
7 6 (25.00%) Oracle
8 5 (20.83%) J2EE
8 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
9 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (16.67%) Change Management
10 3 (12.50%) Korn
10 3 (12.50%) Spring Integration
10 3 (12.50%) C-shell
10 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 3 (12.50%) Maven
10 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
11 2 (8.33%) SQR
11 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma
11 2 (8.33%) MS Office
11 2 (8.33%) Struts
11 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
11 2 (8.33%) Perl
11 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
11 2 (8.33%) Sybase
11 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
11 2 (8.33%) Windows

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing 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 Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) CTI
1 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 12 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
1 9 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Operations Manager
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 7 (29.17%) Spring
3 5 (20.83%) J2EE
4 3 (12.50%) Spring Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Struts
6 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (8.33%) Reference Data
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Solaris
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mapping
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (12.50%) Korn
5 3 (12.50%) C-shell
5 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.33%) SQR
6 2 (8.33%) Perl
7 1 (4.17%) C#
7 1 (4.17%) VBScript
7 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Sybase
2 2 (8.33%) Business Objects