Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -25 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 43 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 7.41% 10.53% 4.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.56% 32.18% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 6
Belfast median daily rate £450 £363 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +93.33% -37.50%
10th Percentile £397 £275 £163
90th Percentile £665 £420 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £450 £363 £188
% change year-on-year +24.14% +93.33% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Belfast median hourly rate - £10.00 -
County Antrim median hourly rate - £10.00 -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Belfast
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 71 87 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.24% 32.71% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 59 16
Belfast median daily rate £430 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.13% +11.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £260 £163
90th Percentile £650 £420 £569
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £333 £300
% change year-on-year +29.13% +11.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Belfast median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.75% -9.39%
County Antrim median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year - -14.75% -9.39%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 November 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 34 (79.07%) Banking
2 31 (72.09%) Finance
3 20 (46.51%) Low Latency
4 19 (44.19%) Java
5 18 (41.86%) SQL
5 18 (41.86%) Oracle
6 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
7 15 (34.88%) Unix
8 14 (32.56%) XML
8 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (32.56%) WebSphere
8 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
9 13 (30.23%) TDD
9 13 (30.23%) Linux
10 12 (27.91%) WebLogic
10 12 (27.91%) CSS
10 12 (27.91%) JSP
10 12 (27.91%) Struts
10 12 (27.91%) Web Services
10 12 (27.91%) DB2
10 12 (27.91%) Spring
10 12 (27.91%) Ajax
10 12 (27.91%) Hibernate
10 12 (27.91%) MVC
10 12 (27.91%) RESTful
10 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
10 12 (27.91%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (27.91%) Physics
10 12 (27.91%) KDB

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 14 (32.56%) WebSphere
2 12 (27.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) ION MarketView
2 2 (4.65%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.65%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) FTP
2 3 (6.98%) LDAP
2 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) DB2
1 12 (27.91%) KDB
2 11 (25.58%) DB2 UDB
2 11 (25.58%) RDBMS
2 11 (25.58%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.65%) Big Data
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Bower
1 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
1 11 (25.58%) Eclipse
1 11 (25.58%) Grunt
1 11 (25.58%) Jasmine
1 11 (25.58%) JUnit
2 3 (6.98%) Artifactory
2 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (79.07%) Banking
2 31 (72.09%) Finance
3 10 (23.26%) Investment Banking
4 8 (18.60%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (86.05%) Developer
2 16 (37.21%) Java Developer
3 11 (25.58%) KDB Developer
3 11 (25.58%) Real Time Developer
4 10 (23.26%) Senior Developer
5 9 (20.93%) C++ Developer
6 7 (16.28%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
6 7 (16.28%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Integration Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.65%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
8 2 (4.65%) Java Mobile Developer
8 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) C++/C# Developer
9 1 (2.33%) MongoDB Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Netezza Administrator
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) XML
2 12 (27.91%) Ajax
2 12 (27.91%) AngularJS
2 12 (27.91%) Backbone.js
2 12 (27.91%) CSS
2 12 (27.91%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (27.91%) Hibernate
2 12 (27.91%) JSP
2 12 (27.91%) RESTful
2 12 (27.91%) Spring
2 12 (27.91%) Spring Integration
2 12 (27.91%) Struts
2 12 (27.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 12 (27.91%) Web Services
3 11 (25.58%) Gherkin
4 6 (13.95%) Spring Batch
5 5 (11.63%) JMS
6 3 (6.98%) Node.js
7 2 (4.65%) REST
7 2 (4.65%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (27.91%) Virtual Team
3 5 (11.63%) SWIFT
4 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
5 3 (6.98%) Data Structures
5 3 (6.98%) iPad
5 3 (6.98%) Social Network
6 1 (2.33%) Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Equities
6 1 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Unix
2 13 (30.23%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Windows
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Low Latency
2 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
3 13 (30.23%) TDD
4 12 (27.91%) MVC
4 12 (27.91%) Physics
4 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
5 9 (20.93%) Multithreading
6 8 (18.60%) Electronic Trading
6 8 (18.60%) Market Making
6 8 (18.60%) OOA/OOD
6 8 (18.60%) OOP
7 7 (16.28%) ETL
7 7 (16.28%) OO
8 6 (13.95%) Project Management
8 6 (13.95%) Time Management
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.30%) Mathematics
9 4 (9.30%) SDLC
10 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) Java
2 18 (41.86%) SQL
3 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.93%) C++
5 5 (11.63%) C#
6 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) Bloomberg
2 3 (6.98%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Reuters
3 2 (4.65%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.33%) Netezza