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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 33 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.81% 23.16% 20.40%
As % of the General category 58.93% 64.71% 53.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 31
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£338 £375 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +24.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.91
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +0.53%
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
56 34 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 42.11% 35.79% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 51
Average daily rate £315 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £131 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £398
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 - - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -2 33 £338 -10.00% 5
County Armagh - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
County Tyrone - - - -
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 31 (54.39%) Java
2 26 (45.61%) SQL
3 25 (43.86%) Banking
4 21 (36.84%) UNIX
5 14 (24.56%) Equities
6 13 (22.81%) Investment Banking
6 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
6 13 (22.81%) WebLogic
7 12 (21.05%) OO
7 12 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
7 12 (21.05%) Fixed Income
8 11 (19.30%) Java EE
8 11 (19.30%) Degree
9 10 (17.54%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (17.54%) Derivative
9 10 (17.54%) Credit Risk
9 10 (17.54%) J2EE
10 9 (15.79%) FpML
10 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (15.79%) People Management
11 8 (14.04%) Project Management
11 8 (14.04%) Linux
12 7 (12.28%) Oracle
12 7 (12.28%) Perl
12 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
12 7 (12.28%) Spring
12 7 (12.28%) Hibernate
12 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (10.53%) KDB

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 13 (22.81%) WebLogic
2 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.75%) MS Project
4 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (3.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.75%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.53%) KDB
4 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.75%) ZAP BI
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Maven
2 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Hudson
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 25 (43.86%) Banking
2 13 (22.81%) Investment Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.75%) Front Office
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Developer
2 21 (36.84%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Lead Java Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Java Team Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
8 1 (1.75%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (1.75%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (1.75%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Release Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) Java EE
2 10 (17.54%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (17.54%) J2EE
3 9 (15.79%) FpML
4 7 (12.28%) Hibernate
4 7 (12.28%) Spring
5 4 (7.02%) Spring Integration
6 3 (5.26%) SOAP
7 2 (3.51%) Web Services
8 1 (1.75%) XML
8 1 (1.75%) Swing
8 1 (1.75%) Struts
8 1 (1.75%) Ext JS
8 1 (1.75%) iPhone SDK
8 1 (1.75%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.75%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Equities
2 12 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (21.05%) Fixed Income
3 10 (17.54%) Derivative
3 10 (17.54%) Credit Risk
4 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.51%) iPhone
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.51%) Clustering
7 1 (1.75%) Tandem
7 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) UNIX
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Solaris
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Windows
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) OO
2 9 (15.79%) People Management
3 8 (14.04%) Project Management
4 6 (10.53%) Multithreading
5 5 (8.77%) Analytics
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Requirements Management
7 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.51%) Data Mapping
8 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.51%) Use Case
8 2 (3.51%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.75%) PRINCE
9 1 (1.75%) Six Sigma
9 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.75%) Change Management
9 1 (1.75%) SOA
9 1 (1.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) Java
2 26 (45.61%) SQL
3 7 (12.28%) Perl
3 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.02%) SQR
5 4 (7.02%) Korn
5 4 (7.02%) C-shell
6 2 (3.51%) Python
6 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) C++
7 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) Basel III
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) Sybase
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.51%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.51%) Cognos
4 2 (3.51%) Actimize
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) CollabNet
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.75%) Reuters
5 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.75%) VMware