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 31 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 26 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 36.11% 18.63% 23.08%
As % of the General category 66.67% 55.88% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 20
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£188 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £273 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -
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
39 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 54.17% 33.33% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 23
Average daily rate £190 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.58% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £274 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 25 £181 -43.79% 2
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 20 (37.04%) Banking
1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 16 (29.63%) Oracle
3 13 (24.07%) Windows
4 12 (22.22%) Information Security
5 11 (20.37%) Equities
5 11 (20.37%) Linux
5 11 (20.37%) ITIL
6 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
7 9 (16.67%) Project Management
7 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 8 (14.81%) Derivative
8 8 (14.81%) Security Architecture
9 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (12.96%) MS Office
9 7 (12.96%) UNIX
9 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.96%) CISSP
9 7 (12.96%) CISA
9 7 (12.96%) CISM
10 6 (11.11%) Cisco
10 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 6 (11.11%) CRISC
10 6 (11.11%) CGEIT
10 6 (11.11%) Investment Banking
10 6 (11.11%) Degree
11 5 (9.26%) COBIT
11 5 (9.26%) QA
11 5 (9.26%) TOGAF
11 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis

Finance
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) Lync
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.96%) MS Office
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.70%) SAP R/3
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.85%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.85%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle iRecruitment
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.70%) DNS
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) Wireless
3 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.85%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Data Mining
3 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.56%) DB2
3 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.70%) MS Access
4 2 (3.70%) SAP BW
4 2 (3.70%) KDB
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.70%) Big Data
5 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Selenium
1 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (37.04%) Banking
2 6 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
3 1 (1.85%) Billing
3 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Architect
3 10 (18.52%) Developer
4 9 (16.67%) Security Architect
5 7 (12.96%) Information Architect
5 7 (12.96%) Information Security Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Business Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Data Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Report Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Ab Initio Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) XML
2 3 (5.56%) XSL
3 2 (3.70%) EDI
3 2 (3.70%) JMS
4 1 (1.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Equities
2 8 (14.81%) Derivative
3 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.26%) Fixed Income
5 4 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (5.56%) Algorithms
7 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
7 2 (3.70%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.85%) iPad
8 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.85%) Statistics
8 1 (1.85%) BYOD
8 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) Linux
3 7 (12.96%) UNIX
4 5 (9.26%) Solaris
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.85%) AIX
6 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Information Security
2 11 (20.37%) ITIL
3 9 (16.67%) Project Management
4 8 (14.81%) Security Architecture
5 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.26%) Scrum
6 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) TOGAF
6 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
6 5 (9.26%) SABSA
6 5 (9.26%) SDLC
7 4 (7.41%) Use Case
7 4 (7.41%) OO
7 4 (7.41%) Workflow
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.56%) Change Management
8 3 (5.56%) CRM
8 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) Perl
2 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.41%) VBA
4 3 (5.56%) Java
4 3 (5.56%) C#
4 3 (5.56%) MATLAB
5 2 (3.70%) Korn
5 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.85%) Delphi
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) CISA
1 7 (12.96%) CISM
1 7 (12.96%) CISSP
2 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (11.11%) CGEIT
2 6 (11.11%) CRISC
3 4 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.70%) SAP Certification
4 2 (3.70%) HND
5 1 (1.85%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (9.26%) COBIT
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.11%) Cisco
4 5 (9.26%) Juniper
5 3 (5.56%) Ab Initio
5 3 (5.56%) Actimize
6 2 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.85%) Mitel
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Reuters
7 1 (1.85%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) IBM
7 1 (1.85%) Sybase
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) Nortel
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) Avaya