Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 27 24
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 23 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 5.61% 8.02% 2.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.23% 37.78% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 2
Belfast median daily rate £432 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.81% +2.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £323
90th Percentile £628 £522 £428
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +12.81% +2.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Belfast median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -70.00% -
County Antrim median hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -70.00% -

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 52 90 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.68% 21.23% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 69 9
Belfast median daily rate £340 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +40.00%
10th Percentile £255 £238 £103
90th Percentile £608 £476 £473
County Antrim median daily rate £340 £360 £350
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Belfast median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -67.50% +147.52%
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% -67.50% +147.52%

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 22 April 2018.

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 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Degree.

1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) DNS
3 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 6 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (21.74%) Decision-Making
5 5 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (21.74%) Mimecast
5 5 (21.74%) SDLC
5 5 (21.74%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) Unix
5 5 (21.74%) SMTP
5 5 (21.74%) Symantec
5 5 (21.74%) Forcepoint
5 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
5 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
5 5 (21.74%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (21.74%) MobileIron
5 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Computer Science

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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) SMTP
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.04%) Big Data
3 3 (13.04%) DB2
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
3 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Front Office
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Messaging Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) DB2 Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Talend Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Netezza Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Applications Support
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Exchange Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) JMS
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (8.70%) WCF
2 2 (8.70%) WPF
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (4.35%) WebSockets
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.70%) iPad
4 2 (8.70%) User Experience
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (4.35%) PDA
5 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Decision-Making
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
3 5 (21.74%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (21.74%) SDLC
4 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
4 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Low Latency
6 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) Python
4 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Korn
4 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) HND
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (4.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Forcepoint
3 5 (21.74%) MobileIron
3 5 (21.74%) Symantec
4 3 (13.04%) Netezza
4 3 (13.04%) Talend
5 2 (8.70%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee
6 1 (4.35%) Reuters
6 1 (4.35%) Sophos
6 1 (4.35%) TIBCO