Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 39 20
Rank change year-on-year +10 -19 +6
Contract jobs citing Degree 25 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.41% 6.58% 5.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.19% 60.34% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 6
Belfast median daily rate £432 £433 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +38.40% +78.57%
10th Percentile £289 £76 £225
90th Percentile £505 £588 £369
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £433 £313
% change year-on-year -0.23% +38.40% +78.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Belfast median hourly rate £13.50 - £25.00
10th Percentile £13.25 - £13.00
90th Percentile £13.75 - £37.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £12.75 - £25.00

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 47 58 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.05% 10.90% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 25
Belfast median daily rate £432 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.07% +19.05% +46.51%
10th Percentile £276 £119 £220
90th Percentile £528 £553 £513
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £375 £315
% change year-on-year +15.07% +19.05% +46.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Belfast median hourly rate £39.50 £21.61 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.79% +27.12% +13.33%
10th Percentile £21.95 £21.61 £11.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £21.61 £29.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £37.25 £21.61 £17.00
% change year-on-year +72.37% +27.12% +13.33%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 12 (48.00%) Oracle
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 9 (36.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
4 9 (36.00%) Banking
4 9 (36.00%) RDBMS
4 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) DB2
4 9 (36.00%) Windows
4 9 (36.00%) JMS
5 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (32.00%) Python
5 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (28.00%) Korn
6 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
6 7 (28.00%) Big Data
6 7 (28.00%) Talend
6 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (28.00%) DNS
6 7 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (28.00%) Apache Spark
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (24.00%) ITIL
7 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3

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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (28.00%) Apache Spark
3 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) SMTP
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (36.00%) DB2
2 9 (36.00%) RDBMS
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (28.00%) Big Data
4 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.00%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Bower
1 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.00%) Grunt
1 2 (8.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Law
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Talend Developer
4 6 (24.00%) DB2 Developer
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Messaging Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) JMS
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.00%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (12.00%) WCF
3 3 (12.00%) WPF
4 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.00%) Backbone.js
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.00%) JSP
4 2 (8.00%) RESTful
4 2 (8.00%) Spring Batch
4 2 (8.00%) Spring Integration
4 2 (8.00%) Struts
4 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (4.00%) Blog
5 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (4.00%) iPad
5 1 (4.00%) PDA
5 1 (4.00%) Podcast
5 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
4 7 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (24.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Decision-Making
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 5 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (16.00%) MVC
8 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
8 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) TDD
9 2 (8.00%) ETL
9 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
9 2 (8.00%) Time Management
9 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
10 1 (4.00%) Scrum
10 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Python
2 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (28.00%) Korn
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) HND
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) Talend
4 5 (20.00%) Forcepoint
4 5 (20.00%) MobileIron
4 5 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee
5 1 (4.00%) Sophos