Period
to 22 October 2017

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 6 months to 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 37 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 - +31
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 42 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.80% 0.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.71% 1.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 42 0 0
Belfast median daily rate £445 - -
County Antrim median daily rate £445 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

Electronic Trading is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 545 192 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 88.19% 82.40% 71.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 108 55
Belfast median daily rate £413 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% - +3.17%
10th Percentile £310 £163 £101
90th Percentile £500 £425 £525
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +26.92% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 2
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £15.63 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% +2.46% +17.31%
10th Percentile £9.65 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £27.10 £18.00 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +7.69% -14.75% +17.31%

Electronic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Electronic Trading as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 October 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 39 (92.86%) Finance
2 36 (85.71%) C++
2 36 (85.71%) Linux
3 33 (78.57%) Low Latency
4 29 (69.05%) Multithreading
5 28 (66.67%) Unix
6 23 (54.76%) Front Office
7 22 (52.38%) OOP
7 22 (52.38%) FIX Protocol
7 22 (52.38%) Banking
8 21 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
9 20 (47.62%) Market Making
10 14 (33.33%) Windows
11 12 (28.57%) Equities
11 12 (28.57%) Unit Testing
12 11 (26.19%) Visual Studio
13 10 (23.81%) SQL
14 9 (21.43%) Virtual Team
15 8 (19.05%) Investment Banking
15 8 (19.05%) Degree
16 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
16 7 (16.67%) UML
16 7 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
17 4 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
17 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
17 4 (9.52%) CppUnit
17 4 (9.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
17 4 (9.52%) Fidessa
17 4 (9.52%) Reuters

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 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) KDB
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.52%) CppUnit
General
1 39 (92.86%) Finance
2 23 (54.76%) Front Office
3 22 (52.38%) Banking
4 8 (19.05%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (80.95%) Developer
2 32 (76.19%) C++ Developer
3 12 (28.57%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 11 (26.19%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
4 11 (26.19%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Senior Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior C++ Developer
7 4 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Front Office Developer
9 1 (2.38%) KDB Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Onboarding Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (9.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (9.52%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Equities
2 9 (21.43%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (85.71%) Linux
2 28 (66.67%) Unix
3 14 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (78.57%) Low Latency
2 29 (69.05%) Multithreading
3 22 (52.38%) OOP
4 21 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
5 20 (47.62%) Market Making
6 12 (28.57%) Unit Testing
7 7 (16.67%) UML
8 4 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) Migration
10 2 (4.76%) Index Arbitrage
11 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (2.38%) OO
11 1 (2.38%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) C++
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Bloomberg
1 4 (9.52%) Fidessa
1 4 (9.52%) Reuters