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 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
Banking
Rank 5 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Banking 34 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.82% 4.46% 8.38%
As % of the General category 57.63% 13.16% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 12
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£300 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £152 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £393 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.79% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.97 £12.50 £16.96
% change year-on-year
-20.24% -26.29%
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
59 38 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 43.07% 33.93% 35.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 40
Average daily rate £313 £300 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £125 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
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%

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 October 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 31 October 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 +12 34 £300 -4.00% 2
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 28 (54.90%) Investment Banking
2 27 (52.94%) Finance
3 26 (50.98%) SQL
4 25 (49.02%) Java
5 19 (37.25%) UNIX
6 15 (29.41%) Oracle
7 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
8 12 (23.53%) WebLogic
9 11 (21.57%) Hibernate
9 11 (21.57%) Credit Risk
9 11 (21.57%) Spring
10 10 (19.61%) WebSphere
10 10 (19.61%) Sybase
11 9 (17.65%) Project Management
12 8 (15.69%) Perl
12 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
12 8 (15.69%) Linux
12 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
12 8 (15.69%) Degree
13 7 (13.73%) Korn
13 7 (13.73%) C-shell
13 7 (13.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (13.73%) SQR
13 7 (13.73%) Shell Script
13 7 (13.73%) OO
13 7 (13.73%) J2EE
13 7 (13.73%) Fixed Income
14 6 (11.76%) Equities
14 6 (11.76%) FpML
14 6 (11.76%) Spring Integration

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (23.53%) WebLogic
2 10 (19.61%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.88%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (3.92%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Project
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
1 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.96%) CTI
1 1 (1.96%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) KDB
4 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Maven
2 3 (5.88%) Subversion
2 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.88%) Hudson
2 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (54.90%) Investment Banking
2 27 (52.94%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.88%) International Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Developer
2 18 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 9 (17.65%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Junior
5 5 (9.80%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Junior Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.92%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Applications Support Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) Hibernate
1 11 (21.57%) Spring
2 7 (13.73%) J2EE
3 6 (11.76%) Java EE
3 6 (11.76%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (11.76%) FpML
3 6 (11.76%) Spring Integration
4 4 (7.84%) Middleware
5 3 (5.88%) SOAP
5 3 (5.88%) Struts
6 2 (3.92%) Web Services
7 1 (1.96%) Swing
7 1 (1.96%) iPhone SDK
7 1 (1.96%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.96%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Credit Risk
2 7 (13.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (13.73%) Fixed Income
3 6 (11.76%) Equities
3 6 (11.76%) Derivative
4 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.92%) Clustering
6 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.92%) iPhone
6 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.92%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.96%) Tandem
7 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) UNIX
2 8 (15.69%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.92%) Solaris
5 1 (1.96%) Android
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) Project Management
2 7 (13.73%) OO
3 4 (7.84%) People Management
4 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.92%) Low Latency
5 2 (3.92%) Requirements Management
5 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.92%) Six Sigma
5 2 (3.92%) Change Management
5 2 (3.92%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (1.96%) Data Mapping
6 1 (1.96%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.96%) Migration
6 1 (1.96%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (1.96%) Use Case
6 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) SQL
2 25 (49.02%) Java
3 8 (15.69%) Perl
3 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
4 7 (13.73%) SQR
4 7 (13.73%) Shell Script
4 7 (13.73%) Korn
4 7 (13.73%) C-shell
5 2 (3.92%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.92%) VBScript
5 2 (3.92%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Basel III
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) Sybase
3 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.88%) CollabNet
4 3 (5.88%) TIBCO
4 3 (5.88%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.92%) Actimize
5 2 (3.92%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.96%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) Apple