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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 97 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 40.93% 23.93% 28.70%
As % of the General category 71.32% 63.64% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 13 21
Median daily rate £375 £275 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +89.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £101 £83
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +54.54%

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
136 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 57.38% 37.61% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 24 31
Median daily rate £365 £300 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +106.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £116 £84
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +37.85%

Finance
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Finance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +1 94 £375 +36.36% 5
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Finance.

1 56 (37.58%) Banking
2 43 (28.86%) Java
3 39 (26.17%) Linux
4 36 (24.16%) SQL
5 34 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (21.48%) Perl
7 27 (18.12%) Unix
7 27 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (17.45%) Project Management
8 26 (17.45%) KDB
9 24 (16.11%) C++
10 23 (15.44%) C#
11 22 (14.77%) Cisco
12 18 (12.08%) Front Office
12 18 (12.08%) SQL Server
12 18 (12.08%) Network Design
13 17 (11.41%) Solaris
14 16 (10.74%) Juniper
14 16 (10.74%) MS PowerPoint
14 16 (10.74%) Degree
14 16 (10.74%) Kdb+
15 15 (10.07%) Multithreading
16 14 (9.40%) Equities
16 14 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (9.40%) CCNP
17 13 (8.72%) Investment Banking
18 12 (8.05%) TDD
18 12 (8.05%) Information Security
18 12 (8.05%) Python
18 12 (8.05%) Windows

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.01%) SAS
4 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (10.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (6.71%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.04%) MS Project
4 7 (4.70%) MS Office
5 4 (2.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.67%) IaaS
1 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.68%) BGP
1 4 (2.68%) DHCP
1 4 (2.68%) DNS
1 4 (2.68%) DWDM
1 4 (2.68%) EIGRP
1 4 (2.68%) Firewall
1 4 (2.68%) MPLS
1 4 (2.68%) OSPF
1 4 (2.68%) SSL
1 4 (2.68%) Structured Cabling
1 4 (2.68%) VPN
1 4 (2.68%) Wireless
2 2 (1.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.45%) KDB
2 18 (12.08%) SQL Server
3 16 (10.74%) Kdb+
4 9 (6.04%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.37%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.03%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.01%) DB2
7 3 (2.01%) QlikView
8 2 (1.34%) Sybase IQ
9 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.67%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.01%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.01%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.01%) Selenium
3 1 (0.67%) CppUnit
3 1 (0.67%) JUnit
3 1 (0.67%) MSI
3 1 (0.67%) NUnit
3 1 (0.67%) TestNG
General
1 56 (37.58%) Banking
2 18 (12.08%) Front Office
3 13 (8.72%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Retail
4 4 (2.68%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (50.34%) Developer
2 27 (18.12%) Analyst
3 26 (17.45%) KDB Developer
3 26 (17.45%) Senior Developer
4 20 (13.42%) Java Developer
5 17 (11.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (10.07%) C++ Developer
7 13 (8.72%) Lead Developer
8 11 (7.38%) Network Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) Banking Analyst
9 9 (6.04%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) Business Analyst
11 6 (4.03%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.03%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.03%) Technical Developer
11 6 (4.03%) Technical Leader
12 5 (3.36%) C# Developer
12 5 (3.36%) SQL Developer
13 4 (2.68%) Network Design Engineer
13 4 (2.68%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.70%) .NET
2 5 (3.36%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (3.36%) Web Services
2 5 (3.36%) WPF
3 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (2.68%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (2.68%) HTML
3 4 (2.68%) WCF
4 3 (2.01%) JMS
4 3 (2.01%) XML
5 2 (1.34%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.34%) ADO.NET
5 2 (1.34%) jQuery
5 2 (1.34%) JSON
5 2 (1.34%) RESTful
5 2 (1.34%) SOAP
5 2 (1.34%) WF
6 1 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.40%) Equities
3 12 (8.05%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.37%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (4.70%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.70%) Fixed Income
6 6 (4.03%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.68%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.68%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.68%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (2.68%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (26.17%) Linux
2 27 (18.12%) Unix
3 17 (11.41%) Solaris
4 12 (8.05%) Windows
5 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.67%) AIX
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.82%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.45%) Project Management
3 18 (12.08%) Network Design
4 15 (10.07%) Multithreading
5 12 (8.05%) Analytics
5 12 (8.05%) Information Security
5 12 (8.05%) TDD
6 11 (7.38%) BDD
7 10 (6.71%) Manual Testing
7 10 (6.71%) OOD
7 10 (6.71%) UML
8 8 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.37%) Integration Testing
8 8 (5.37%) Mathematics
8 8 (5.37%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (5.37%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.70%) Change Management
9 7 (4.70%) Data Validation
9 7 (4.70%) Low Latency
9 7 (4.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.86%) Java
2 36 (24.16%) SQL
3 32 (21.48%) Perl
4 24 (16.11%) C++
5 23 (15.44%) C#
6 12 (8.05%) Python
7 8 (5.37%) C
8 7 (4.70%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.36%) Korn
10 3 (2.01%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.01%) VBScript
11 2 (1.34%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (10.74%) Degree
2 14 (9.40%) CCNP
2 14 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.37%) CCIE
4 6 (4.03%) PMP
5 4 (2.68%) JNCIE
5 4 (2.68%) JNCIP
6 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) ProxySG
1 4 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.68%) XenApp
1 4 (2.68%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.34%) SRDF
3 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) FortiGate
1 4 (2.68%) Nagios
2 2 (1.34%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.67%) AppManager
3 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.67%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 22 (14.77%) Cisco
2 16 (10.74%) Juniper
3 12 (8.05%) Arista
4 8 (5.37%) Avaya
5 7 (4.70%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.03%) Oracle
7 5 (3.36%) HP
8 4 (2.68%) AppSense
8 4 (2.68%) Aruba
8 4 (2.68%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.68%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.68%) Citrix
8 4 (2.68%) Fortinet
8 4 (2.68%) IronPort
8 4 (2.68%) Radware
8 4 (2.68%) Riverbed
8 4 (2.68%) Sourcefire
8 4 (2.68%) Sybase
8 4 (2.68%) VMware
8 4 (2.68%) Wyse
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