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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 12 18 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Banking 16 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.56% 2.08% 9.60%
As % of the General category 40.00% 6.45% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 14
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£300 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £79 £272 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £364 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.22 £11.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.13% -23.33%
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
40 31 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 33.90% 32.29% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 52
Average daily rate £313 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £79 £132 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +6 16 £300 -5.51% 1
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (58.18%) Investment Banking
2 29 (52.73%) Finance
3 25 (45.45%) SQL
4 24 (43.64%) Java
5 18 (32.73%) Oracle
5 18 (32.73%) UNIX
6 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
7 12 (21.82%) WebSphere
7 12 (21.82%) WebLogic
8 11 (20.00%) Linux
8 11 (20.00%) Fixed Income
9 10 (18.18%) Spring
9 10 (18.18%) Credit Risk
9 10 (18.18%) Hibernate
10 9 (16.36%) Project Management
10 9 (16.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (16.36%) Sybase
11 8 (14.55%) Degree
12 7 (12.73%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (12.73%) Korn
12 7 (12.73%) MS Office
12 7 (12.73%) Perl
12 7 (12.73%) J2EE
12 7 (12.73%) T-SQL
12 7 (12.73%) OO
12 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
13 6 (10.91%) SQR
13 6 (10.91%) FpML

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (21.82%) WebSphere
1 12 (21.82%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.45%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (3.64%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Office
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) FTP
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.82%) DB2
5 1 (1.82%) KDB
5 1 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Maven
2 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.45%) Subversion
2 3 (5.45%) Hudson
2 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (58.18%) Investment Banking
2 29 (52.73%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.45%) International Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Developer
2 17 (30.91%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Junior
5 4 (7.27%) Junior Project Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Banking Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Applications Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Spring
1 10 (18.18%) Hibernate
2 7 (12.73%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (12.73%) J2EE
3 6 (10.91%) FpML
3 6 (10.91%) Java EE
4 5 (9.09%) Spring Integration
5 4 (7.27%) Middleware
6 3 (5.45%) SOAP
6 3 (5.45%) Struts
6 3 (5.45%) Web Services
7 1 (1.82%) JMS
7 1 (1.82%) Swing
7 1 (1.82%) XML
7 1 (1.82%) iPhone SDK
7 1 (1.82%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.82%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 10 (18.18%) Credit Risk
3 9 (16.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (10.91%) Derivative
4 6 (10.91%) Equities
5 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.64%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (3.64%) Clustering
7 2 (3.64%) iPhone
7 2 (3.64%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.82%) Tandem
8 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) UNIX
2 11 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Project Management
2 7 (12.73%) OO
3 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 4 (7.27%) People Management
4 4 (7.27%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.45%) Performance Management
5 3 (5.45%) Coaching
6 2 (3.64%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.64%) Requirements Management
6 2 (3.64%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.64%) Data Mapping
6 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.82%) Six Sigma
7 1 (1.82%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.82%) Workflow
7 1 (1.82%) Validation
7 1 (1.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) SQL
2 24 (43.64%) Java
3 7 (12.73%) Korn
3 7 (12.73%) Perl
3 7 (12.73%) T-SQL
3 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.91%) SQR
4 6 (10.91%) C-shell
5 2 (3.64%) VBScript
5 2 (3.64%) VB
5 2 (3.64%) C++
5 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.82%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.82%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Oracle
2 9 (16.36%) Sybase
3 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.91%) Ab Initio
5 3 (5.45%) TIBCO
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.45%) IBM
5 3 (5.45%) CollabNet
6 2 (3.64%) Actimize
6 2 (3.64%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.82%) Reuters
7 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.82%) Apple
7 1 (1.82%) Tradeweb
7 1 (1.82%) Google
7 1 (1.82%) MarketAxess