The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Electronic Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Electronic Trading (eTrading)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 31 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.66% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 31 0 0
Median daily rate £445 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Electronic Trading is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 268 73 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 83.49% 85.88% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 37 29
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £21.61 £17.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.11% -31.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Electronic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Electronic Trading as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Electronic Trading in Belfast

Electronic Trading
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Electronic Trading in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Electronic Trading in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading 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 Electronic Trading.

1 36 (97.30%) Finance
2 33 (89.19%) C++
3 29 (78.38%) Linux
4 28 (75.68%) Low Latency
5 19 (51.35%) Unit Testing
5 19 (51.35%) Multithreading
5 19 (51.35%) Windows
5 19 (51.35%) Visual Studio
6 17 (45.95%) Front Office
7 16 (43.24%) Unix
7 16 (43.24%) FIX Protocol
8 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
8 14 (37.84%) UML
8 14 (37.84%) OOP
8 14 (37.84%) OOA/OOD
8 14 (37.84%) Banking
9 13 (35.14%) Market Making
10 10 (27.03%) Equities
11 9 (24.32%) SQL
12 5 (13.51%) C
12 5 (13.51%) STL
12 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
12 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
12 5 (13.51%) CppUnit
12 5 (13.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 5 (13.51%) Requirements Analysis
13 4 (10.81%) Fidessa
13 4 (10.81%) Reuters
13 4 (10.81%) Bloomberg
14 3 (8.11%) Migration

Electronic Trading
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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (51.35%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.51%) CppUnit
General
1 36 (97.30%) Finance
2 17 (45.95%) Front Office
3 14 (37.84%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) C++ Developer
1 28 (75.68%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Low Latency C++ Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Front Office C++ Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Front Office Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Onboarding Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (13.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (13.51%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Equities
2 3 (8.11%) Virtual Team
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (78.38%) Linux
2 19 (51.35%) Windows
3 16 (43.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Low Latency
2 19 (51.35%) Multithreading
2 19 (51.35%) Unit Testing
3 14 (37.84%) OOA/OOD
3 14 (37.84%) OOP
3 14 (37.84%) UML
4 13 (35.14%) Market Making
5 5 (13.51%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 1 (2.70%) Index Arbitrage
7 1 (2.70%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 33 (89.19%) C++
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Bloomberg
1 4 (10.81%) Fidessa
1 4 (10.81%) Reuters