The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment 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 Investment Banking over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 9 16 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +15
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 16 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.56% 4.04% 1.83%
As % of the General category 29.63% 15.38% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
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£176 £280 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.05% +86.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.25
Investment 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
54 26 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 45.76% 26.26% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 35
Average daily rate £275 £280 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Investment 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 Investment Banking within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +5 14 £164 -41.51% 2
Investment Banking
UK

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Investment 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 Investment Banking.

1 24 (100.00%) Banking
2 12 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle
3 8 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 7 (29.17%) UNIX
4 7 (29.17%) Linux
4 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
5 6 (25.00%) MS Office
6 5 (20.83%) Project Management
6 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (16.67%) Ab Initio
7 4 (16.67%) Equities
7 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Java
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) Web Services
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.50%) KDB
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
8 3 (12.50%) Coaching
9 2 (8.33%) ActionScript
9 2 (8.33%) J2EE
9 2 (8.33%) DB2
9 2 (8.33%) XML
9 2 (8.33%) XSL

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Investment 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 Investment Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) KDB
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) DB2
3 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.33%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
General
1 24 (100.00%) Banking
2 12 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Operations Support Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) XSL
2 2 (8.33%) JMS
2 2 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 4 (16.67%) Equities
2 4 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) UNIX
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Project Management
1 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
2 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (12.50%) Coaching
4 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (8.33%) Metaprogramming
4 2 (8.33%) Parallel Processing
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 2 (8.33%) Release Management
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Java
1 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) ActionScript
2 2 (8.33%) Korn
2 2 (8.33%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SAS Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Ab Initio
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Actimize
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Reuters
5 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg