The 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 6 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Banking 14 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.44% 15.69% 10.26%
As % of the General category 35.90% 47.06% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
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£175 £323 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.73% -11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £86 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.60 £17.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.79% -24.44%
Banking
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

General Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
39 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 54.17% 33.33% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 23
Average daily rate £190 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.58% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £274 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -4 13 £160 -50.38%
County Londonderry - 1 £625 -
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 16 (42.11%) Investment Banking
3 14 (36.84%) Oracle
4 12 (31.58%) SQL
5 10 (26.32%) MS Office
5 10 (26.32%) UNIX
6 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
7 8 (21.05%) Web Services
7 8 (21.05%) Java
8 6 (15.79%) XSL
8 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
8 6 (15.79%) Project Management
8 6 (15.79%) Actimize
9 5 (13.16%) Ab Initio
9 5 (13.16%) Fixed Income
9 5 (13.16%) Equities
9 5 (13.16%) DB2
9 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
9 5 (13.16%) Windows
10 4 (10.53%) Linux
10 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
10 4 (10.53%) SAS
10 4 (10.53%) XML
10 4 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
11 3 (7.89%) AirWatch
11 3 (7.89%) SDLC
11 3 (7.89%) Workflow
11 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (10.53%) SAS
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.63%) Xceptor
Applications
1 10 (26.32%) MS Office
2 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) DHCP
1 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.89%) DNS
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
1 5 (13.16%) DB2
2 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
3 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.89%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.26%) MS Access
4 2 (5.26%) KDB
5 1 (2.63%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) DB2 UDB
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 16 (42.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Ab Initio Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Operations Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Report Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Production Support Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (2.63%) SAS Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Security Architect
7 1 (2.63%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Operations Support Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) SAS Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 6 (15.79%) XSL
3 4 (10.53%) XML
4 3 (7.89%) JMS
5 1 (2.63%) WSDL
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.63%) RESTful
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) .NET
5 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Fixed Income
1 5 (13.16%) Equities
2 4 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.89%) Derivative
4 2 (5.26%) Reference Data
4 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) UNIX
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Vista
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (2.63%) Android
6 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (7.89%) Workflow
2 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
2 3 (7.89%) Resource Management
2 3 (7.89%) Release Management
2 3 (7.89%) Metaprogramming
2 3 (7.89%) Parallel Processing
2 3 (7.89%) SDLC
3 2 (5.26%) Data Governance
3 2 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (5.26%) Time Management
3 2 (5.26%) Machine Learning
3 2 (5.26%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
3 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.26%) Data Management
3 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 2 (5.26%) OO
3 2 (5.26%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.89%) Korn
4 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.26%) VBA
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.63%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) Delphi
6 1 (2.63%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) CISSP
1 1 (2.63%) SAS Certification
1 1 (2.63%) CISA
1 1 (2.63%) CISM
1 1 (2.63%) CGEIT
1 1 (2.63%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.63%) Control-M
2 1 (2.63%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) Actimize
3 5 (13.16%) Ab Initio
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Reuters
4 3 (7.89%) Bloomberg
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Sybase
6 1 (2.63%) IBM