The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance 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 Finance over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Finance 33 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.26% 22.32% 20.88%
As % of the General category 52.38% 80.65% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 27
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£315 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £258 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
Finance
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
63 31 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 46.32% 27.68% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 37
Average daily rate £313 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £251 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Finance Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Finance
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Finance Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Finance across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Finance Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Finance
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Finance Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Finance
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 Finance within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 September 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 0 33 £315 +5.00% 12
County Armagh - - - - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
County Tyrone - - - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Finance 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 Finance.

1 25 (53.19%) SQL
1 25 (53.19%) Banking
2 21 (44.68%) Java
3 20 (42.55%) UNIX
4 15 (31.91%) Investment Banking
5 12 (25.53%) Credit Risk
6 11 (23.40%) Oracle
7 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.15%) Hibernate
8 9 (19.15%) Spring
9 8 (17.02%) Shell Script
9 8 (17.02%) Project Management
10 7 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.89%) Sybase
10 7 (14.89%) T-SQL
10 7 (14.89%) WebLogic
11 6 (12.77%) Perl
11 6 (12.77%) Financial Institution
11 6 (12.77%) Maven
11 6 (12.77%) Fixed Income
11 6 (12.77%) Korn
11 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
11 6 (12.77%) C-shell
11 6 (12.77%) Spring Integration
11 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
12 5 (10.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (10.64%) Equities

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Finance 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 Finance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.89%) WebLogic
2 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.13%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.26%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.13%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.38%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.38%) Data Mining
4 3 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Maven
2 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.13%) Hudson
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 25 (53.19%) Banking
2 15 (31.91%) Investment Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.38%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.26%) Retail
6 1 (2.13%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (2.13%) Front Office
6 1 (2.13%) Back Office
6 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) Java Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Specialist
7 1 (2.13%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.13%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Release Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (2.13%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Business Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Hibernate
1 9 (19.15%) Spring
2 6 (12.77%) Spring Integration
3 4 (8.51%) FpML
3 4 (8.51%) Java EE
3 4 (8.51%) J2EE
4 3 (6.38%) SOAP
5 2 (4.26%) Web Services
6 1 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (2.13%) Swing
6 1 (2.13%) Struts
6 1 (2.13%) Ext JS
6 1 (2.13%) iPhone SDK
6 1 (2.13%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.13%) HTML
6 1 (2.13%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Credit Risk
2 7 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (12.77%) Fixed Income
3 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.64%) Equities
5 4 (8.51%) Derivative
6 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
6 2 (4.26%) Clustering
6 2 (4.26%) iPhone
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.13%) Tandem
7 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) UNIX
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Solaris
3 4 (8.51%) Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Project Management
2 5 (10.64%) OO
2 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
3 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.38%) Requirements Management
4 3 (6.38%) Change Management
4 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.38%) ETL
4 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.38%) People Management
5 2 (4.26%) Use Case
5 2 (4.26%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.26%) Data Mapping
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.26%) Analytics
5 2 (4.26%) Six Sigma
5 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.13%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) SQL
2 21 (44.68%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) Shell Script
4 7 (14.89%) T-SQL
5 6 (12.77%) Perl
5 6 (12.77%) Korn
5 6 (12.77%) C-shell
6 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
6 5 (10.64%) SQR
7 1 (2.13%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) Basel III
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) Sybase
4 5 (10.64%) Business Objects
4 5 (10.64%) Cognos
5 3 (6.38%) SAP
6 2 (4.26%) Actimize
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.13%) Apple
7 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.13%) Reuters
7 1 (2.13%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.13%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.13%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) Google
7 1 (2.13%) CollabNet
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