Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 41 21
Rank change year-on-year +18 -20 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 26 49 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 7.88% 7.93% 7.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.98% 72.06% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 13
Belfast median daily rate £412 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.44% +25.00% +105.71%
10th Percentile £382 £352 £255
90th Percentile £447 £650 £403
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £450 £360
% change year-on-year -8.44% +25.00% +105.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Belfast median hourly rate £19.50 - £10.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £19.50 - £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 51 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 15.45% 11.00% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 54 48
Belfast median daily rate £412 £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.44% +36.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £274
90th Percentile £500 £650 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £450 £330
% change year-on-year -8.44% +36.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 8
Belfast median hourly rate £39.50 - £15.00
10th Percentile £28.10 - £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 - £21.60
County Antrim median hourly rate £39.50 - £15.00

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 October 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 October 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 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 18 (69.23%) Relational Database
3 17 (65.38%) RDBMS
4 16 (61.54%) Oracle
4 16 (61.54%) DB2
4 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
5 15 (57.69%) Banking
6 14 (53.85%) Project Management
6 14 (53.85%) SQL
7 13 (50.00%) Java
7 13 (50.00%) TDD
7 13 (50.00%) AngularJS
8 12 (46.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (46.15%) Backbone.js
8 12 (46.15%) Spring Batch
8 12 (46.15%) Spring Integration
8 12 (46.15%) Gherkin
8 12 (46.15%) Jasmine
8 12 (46.15%) Bower
8 12 (46.15%) Grunt
8 12 (46.15%) WebSphere
8 12 (46.15%) RESTful
8 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
8 12 (46.15%) Cucumber
8 12 (46.15%) Ajax
8 12 (46.15%) DB2 UDB
8 12 (46.15%) Time Management
8 12 (46.15%) Hibernate
8 12 (46.15%) Spring

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 12 (46.15%) WebLogic
1 12 (46.15%) WebSphere
2 4 (15.38%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) Relational Database
2 17 (65.38%) RDBMS
3 16 (61.54%) DB2
4 12 (46.15%) DB2 UDB
5 4 (15.38%) Big Data
5 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Bower
1 12 (46.15%) Cucumber
1 12 (46.15%) Eclipse
1 12 (46.15%) Grunt
1 12 (46.15%) Jasmine
1 12 (46.15%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 15 (57.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Developer
2 13 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Talend Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
5 3 (11.54%) DB2 Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 12 (46.15%) Ajax
2 12 (46.15%) Backbone.js
2 12 (46.15%) CSS
2 12 (46.15%) Gherkin
2 12 (46.15%) Hibernate
2 12 (46.15%) JSP
2 12 (46.15%) RESTful
2 12 (46.15%) Spring
2 12 (46.15%) Spring Batch
2 12 (46.15%) Spring Integration
2 12 (46.15%) Struts
2 12 (46.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 12 (46.15%) Web Services
2 12 (46.15%) XML
3 7 (26.92%) JMS
4 4 (15.38%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
5 1 (3.85%) WCF
5 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (11.54%) SWIFT
2 3 (11.54%) Virtual Team
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Derivative
4 1 (3.85%) Blog
4 1 (3.85%) Equities
4 1 (3.85%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 14 (53.85%) Project Management
4 13 (50.00%) TDD
5 12 (46.15%) MVC
5 12 (46.15%) Time Management
5 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
6 5 (19.23%) Data Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) ETL
8 3 (11.54%) Low Latency
9 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) OOD
10 1 (3.85%) BDD
10 1 (3.85%) Electronic Trading
10 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
10 1 (3.85%) Release Management
10 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) Java
3 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 5 (19.23%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 4 (15.38%) C++
5 4 (15.38%) Korn
6 3 (11.54%) C
7 2 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
1 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Talend
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) Teradata
3 1 (3.85%) VMware