Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 23 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -11
Contract jobs citing Degree 39 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 8.28% 7.90% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.35% 28.26% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 2
Belfast median daily rate £450 £360 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.29% +41.67%
10th Percentile £407 £275 £413
90th Percentile £725 £420 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £450 £360 £425
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.29% +41.67%
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 68 92 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 14.44% 27.96% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 8
Belfast median daily rate £423 £344 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.82% -11.23% +29.17%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £300
90th Percentile £673 £475 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £423 £344 £388
% change year-on-year +22.82% -11.23% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Belfast median hourly rate £15.25 £12.67 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.36% -16.92% -5.63%
10th Percentile £13.03 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £18.08 £19.04 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.25 £12.34 £15.25
% change year-on-year +23.58% -19.08% -5.63%

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 January 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 January 2018, 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 27 (69.23%) Banking
2 25 (64.10%) Finance
3 18 (46.15%) Low Latency
4 16 (41.03%) SQL
5 15 (38.46%) Oracle
5 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (35.90%) Java
6 14 (35.90%) XML
6 14 (35.90%) Unix
6 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
7 13 (33.33%) TDD
8 12 (30.77%) Spring
8 12 (30.77%) WebSphere
8 12 (30.77%) Hibernate
8 12 (30.77%) MVC
8 12 (30.77%) WebLogic
8 12 (30.77%) CSS
8 12 (30.77%) JSP
8 12 (30.77%) Struts
8 12 (30.77%) Web Services
8 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
8 12 (30.77%) DB2
8 12 (30.77%) RESTful
8 12 (30.77%) Ajax
8 12 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (30.77%) Waterfall
8 12 (30.77%) Backbone.js
8 12 (30.77%) Spring Integration
8 12 (30.77%) AngularJS
8 12 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (30.77%) WebLogic
1 12 (30.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) FTP
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) DB2
2 11 (28.21%) DB2 UDB
2 11 (28.21%) RDBMS
2 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
3 10 (25.64%) KDB
4 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Bower
1 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
1 11 (28.21%) Eclipse
1 11 (28.21%) Grunt
1 11 (28.21%) Jasmine
1 11 (28.21%) JUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (69.23%) Banking
2 25 (64.10%) Finance
3 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
4 8 (20.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (82.05%) Developer
2 14 (35.90%) Java Developer
3 9 (23.08%) C++ Developer
3 9 (23.08%) KDB Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Real Time Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Senior Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Integration Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.13%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 2 (5.13%) Java Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Netezza Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.56%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.56%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.56%) MiFID Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) XML
2 12 (30.77%) Ajax
2 12 (30.77%) AngularJS
2 12 (30.77%) Backbone.js
2 12 (30.77%) CSS
2 12 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (30.77%) Hibernate
2 12 (30.77%) JSP
2 12 (30.77%) RESTful
2 12 (30.77%) Spring
2 12 (30.77%) Spring Integration
2 12 (30.77%) Struts
2 12 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 12 (30.77%) Web Services
3 11 (28.21%) Gherkin
4 6 (15.38%) Spring Batch
5 5 (12.82%) JMS
6 2 (5.13%) REST
6 2 (5.13%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (5.13%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.08%) Virtual Team
3 5 (12.82%) SWIFT
4 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (7.69%) Data Structures
5 3 (7.69%) iPad
6 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.56%) Derivative
6 1 (2.56%) Equities
6 1 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Unix
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Low Latency
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
4 13 (33.33%) TDD
5 12 (30.77%) MVC
5 12 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 10 (25.64%) Physics
7 9 (23.08%) Multithreading
8 8 (20.51%) Electronic Trading
8 8 (20.51%) Market Making
8 8 (20.51%) OOA/OOD
8 8 (20.51%) OOP
9 6 (15.38%) Project Management
9 6 (15.38%) Time Management
10 5 (12.82%) ETL
11 4 (10.26%) SDLC
12 3 (7.69%) Change Management
12 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
12 3 (7.69%) Migration
13 2 (5.13%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) Java
3 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.13%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (2.56%) MiFID
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) Bloomberg
2 3 (7.69%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) Netezza
2 3 (7.69%) Reuters
3 2 (5.13%) TIBCO