The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Banking
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 12 3
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9  
Contract jobs citing Banking 49 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 23.56% 11.50% 27.27%
As % of the General category 38.28% 27.66% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 19
Median daily rate £413 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £250 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £325 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -0.58% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.96 £10.44 £10.44
% change year-on-year +24.16% -  

Banking is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 128 47 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 61.54% 41.59% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 25 28
Median daily rate £410 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.66% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £243 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £27.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.96% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Banking in Belfast

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Banking in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in Belfast

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in Belfast over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in Belfast

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Banking 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Banking.

1 64 (75.29%) Finance
2 38 (44.71%) SQL
3 31 (36.47%) Unix
4 27 (31.76%) Front Office
5 26 (30.59%) Linux
5 26 (30.59%) Java
6 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (28.24%) Multithreading
7 22 (25.88%) Investment Banking
8 20 (23.53%) C++
9 19 (22.35%) OOP
10 17 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
11 16 (18.82%) C#
12 15 (17.65%) OO
12 15 (17.65%) Equities
13 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
14 13 (15.29%) Market Making
15 12 (14.12%) Low Latency
15 12 (14.12%) QA
15 12 (14.12%) Oracle
15 12 (14.12%) Web Services
16 11 (12.94%) OOA/OOD
16 11 (12.94%) Relational Database
17 10 (11.76%) Manual Testing
17 10 (11.76%) Arista
17 10 (11.76%) Cisco
17 10 (11.76%) Juniper
17 10 (11.76%) Degree
18 9 (10.59%) Equity Derivative
18 9 (10.59%) Network Design

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 8 (9.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) BGP
1 9 (10.59%) EIGRP
1 9 (10.59%) OSPF
2 4 (4.71%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (1.18%) NAS
3 1 (1.18%) SAN
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.94%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.41%) KDB
4 5 (5.88%) Kdb+
5 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.53%) DB2
6 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.18%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.18%) MS Access
7 1 (1.18%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.35%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.35%) Selenium
2 1 (1.18%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.18%) JUnit
2 1 (1.18%) NUnit
2 1 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.18%) TestNG
2 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (75.29%) Finance
2 27 (31.76%) Front Office
3 22 (25.88%) Investment Banking
4 8 (9.41%) Retail
4 8 (9.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (57.65%) Developer
2 24 (28.24%) Senior Developer
3 16 (18.82%) Java Developer
4 15 (17.65%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (16.47%) Analyst
5 14 (16.47%) C++ Developer
6 10 (11.76%) Test Analyst
7 9 (10.59%) Banking Analyst
7 9 (10.59%) Design Engineer
7 9 (10.59%) Lead Developer
7 9 (10.59%) Network Design Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) C# Developer
9 7 (8.24%) Senior C++ Developer
9 7 (8.24%) SQL Developer
10 6 (7.06%) Senior SQL Developer
11 5 (5.88%) C# WPF Developer
11 5 (5.88%) KDB Developer
11 5 (5.88%) Network Engineer
11 5 (5.88%) WPF Developer
12 4 (4.71%) Front Office C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (14.12%) Web Services
3 8 (9.41%) .NET
3 8 (9.41%) .NET Framework
3 8 (9.41%) ADO.NET
3 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (9.41%) JSON
3 8 (9.41%) RESTful
3 8 (9.41%) WCF
3 8 (9.41%) WF
3 8 (9.41%) WPF
4 3 (3.53%) JMS
4 3 (3.53%) XML
5 1 (1.18%) REST
5 1 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Equities
2 9 (10.59%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (9.41%) Algorithms
3 8 (9.41%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (9.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (8.24%) Virtual Team
5 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.71%) Fixed Income
7 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.18%) iPad
8 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.18%) Replication
8 1 (1.18%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Unix
2 26 (30.59%) Linux
3 5 (5.88%) Solaris
4 3 (3.53%) Windows
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (28.24%) Multithreading
2 19 (22.35%) OOP
3 15 (17.65%) OO
4 13 (15.29%) Market Making
5 12 (14.12%) Low Latency
6 11 (12.94%) OOA/OOD
7 10 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 9 (10.59%) Network Design
8 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (10.59%) Project Management
9 8 (9.41%) Memory Management
9 8 (9.41%) Scrum
9 8 (9.41%) SOA
10 7 (8.24%) Data Validation
10 7 (8.24%) Validation
11 6 (7.06%) Defect Management
12 5 (5.88%) BDD
12 5 (5.88%) Client Onboarding
12 5 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.71%) SQL
2 26 (30.59%) Java
3 20 (23.53%) C++
4 16 (18.82%) C#
5 9 (10.59%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.88%) Perl
6 5 (5.88%) Python
7 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.53%) Korn
9 2 (2.35%) VBScript
10 1 (1.18%) C
10 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) CCNP
2 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.12%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) PMO
3 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.18%) XenApp
1 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) AppManager
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Oracle
2 10 (11.76%) Arista
2 10 (11.76%) Cisco
2 10 (11.76%) Juniper
3 9 (10.59%) Sybase
4 5 (5.88%) Bloomberg
5 4 (4.71%) Fidessa
5 4 (4.71%) NYFIX
6 3 (3.53%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.35%) HP
7 2 (2.35%) VMware
8 1 (1.18%) Avaya
8 1 (1.18%) Citrix
8 1 (1.18%) Reuters
8 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.18%) Sun
8 1 (1.18%) Talend
8 1 (1.18%) Wyse