The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Academic Degree
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 22 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.85% 2.35% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 70.97% 7.14% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 0
Median daily rate £388 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.16% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.31% +9.09%  

Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast.

Academic & Professional Certification
Belfast
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 31 28 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 9.66% 32.94% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 6
Median daily rate £390 £315 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.80% -38.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £292 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £21.61 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.11% -2.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Belfast

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Belfast

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Belfast over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Belfast

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 21 (58.33%) Unix
2 20 (55.56%) Finance
3 19 (52.78%) Banking
4 18 (50.00%) Linux
5 14 (38.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (36.11%) Java
6 13 (36.11%) Multithreading
7 12 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 12 (33.33%) C++
7 12 (33.33%) Windows
7 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (30.56%) Low Latency
8 11 (30.56%) SQL
9 10 (27.78%) Front Office
9 10 (27.78%) Virtual Team
10 9 (25.00%) Mathematics
10 9 (25.00%) Equities
11 8 (22.22%) Oracle
12 7 (19.44%) C#
12 7 (19.44%) OOP
12 7 (19.44%) OOA/OOD
12 7 (19.44%) OO
12 7 (19.44%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (19.44%) Investment Banking
12 7 (19.44%) Analytics
13 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
13 6 (16.67%) MongoDB
13 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
13 6 (16.67%) Market Making
13 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

Degree
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 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.56%) Confluence
2 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.78%) Jetty
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) ION MarketView
2 3 (8.33%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) LDAP
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) Wireless
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) KDB
1 6 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 5 (13.89%) Big Data
3 4 (11.11%) Apache Hive
3 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (5.56%) Endeca
5 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.78%) IDOL
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.11%) Artifactory
2 4 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.56%) Ant
3 2 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
3 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) JUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Maven
3 2 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 19 (52.78%) Banking
3 10 (27.78%) Front Office
4 7 (19.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Electronics
5 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) C++ Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Front Office C++ Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Front Office Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior C++ Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) KDB Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Real Time Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 1 (2.78%) IT Support
8 1 (2.78%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (11.11%) Node.js
2 4 (11.11%) WPF
3 3 (8.33%) Flash
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) JSON
4 2 (5.56%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (5.56%) RESTful
4 2 (5.56%) STL
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) J2EE
5 1 (2.78%) Java EE
5 1 (2.78%) JDBC
5 1 (2.78%) Kafka
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 10 (27.78%) Virtual Team
3 9 (25.00%) Equities
4 4 (11.11%) iPad
4 4 (11.11%) Social Network
5 3 (8.33%) Derivative
5 3 (8.33%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Unix
2 18 (50.00%) Linux
3 12 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.78%) AIX
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Multithreading
2 11 (30.56%) Low Latency
3 9 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 7 (19.44%) Analytics
4 7 (19.44%) OO
4 7 (19.44%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (19.44%) OOP
5 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.67%) Market Making
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
7 4 (11.11%) DevOps
7 4 (11.11%) Physics
7 4 (11.11%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) TDD
7 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Case Management
8 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Open Source
8 3 (8.33%) PnL Attribution
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) C++
3 11 (30.56%) SQL
4 7 (19.44%) C#
5 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 4 (11.11%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) C
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) Firmware
3 1 (2.78%) HDFS
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) HP
3 4 (11.11%) Bloomberg
3 4 (11.11%) Reuters
4 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) VMware