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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 24 20 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs citing Degree 14 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.64% 2.68% 4.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.84% 17.65% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 4
Median daily rate £433 £325 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.07% +124.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £717 £325 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 38 17 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 18.01% 15.18% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 9
Median daily rate £326 £338 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +56.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £21.61 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.97% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Belfast

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 19 (54.29%) Multithreading
3 17 (48.57%) C++
4 16 (45.71%) Front Office
4 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (45.71%) Mathematics
5 14 (40.00%) BDD
5 14 (40.00%) TDD
5 14 (40.00%) Java
5 14 (40.00%) SQL
5 14 (40.00%) OOD
6 12 (34.29%) C#
6 12 (34.29%) Python
7 11 (31.43%) Banking
7 11 (31.43%) Information Security
7 11 (31.43%) NoSQL
7 11 (31.43%) Integration Testing
7 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (31.43%) Equity Derivative
8 10 (28.57%) Linux
9 8 (22.86%) Equities
10 6 (17.14%) Project Management
11 5 (14.29%) OOP
11 5 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (14.29%) Unix
11 5 (14.29%) Validation
11 5 (14.29%) Derivative
11 5 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (14.29%) Data Validation
11 5 (14.29%) Low Latency

Degree
Top Related 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 3 (8.57%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) Confluence
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Wireless
2 1 (2.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.57%) KDB
2 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
1 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 16 (45.71%) Front Office
3 11 (31.43%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Electronics
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 13 (37.14%) Java Developer
4 8 (22.86%) Lead Developer
4 8 (22.86%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (14.29%) C++ Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Front Office C++ Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Front Office Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Change Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Change and Release Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Release Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) Flash
2 3 (8.57%) WPF
3 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.71%) jQuery
3 2 (5.71%) Middleware
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Equity Derivative
2 8 (22.86%) Equities
3 5 (14.29%) Derivative
3 5 (14.29%) Virtual Team
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Unix
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
4 2 (5.71%) AIX
4 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Multithreading
2 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) Mathematics
3 14 (40.00%) BDD
3 14 (40.00%) OOD
3 14 (40.00%) TDD
4 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (31.43%) Information Security
4 11 (31.43%) Integration Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Project Management
6 5 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 5 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 5 (14.29%) Market Making
6 5 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (14.29%) OOP
6 5 (14.29%) Validation
7 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.57%) Change Management
8 3 (8.57%) Migration
8 3 (8.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) C++
2 14 (40.00%) Java
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) C#
3 12 (34.29%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Firmware
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Avaya
2 1 (2.86%) Citrix
2 1 (2.86%) VMware