The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Equities
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 - 20
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Equities 41 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.62% - 3.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 23.30% - 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 0 2
Median daily rate £421 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 - £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +5.12% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Equities is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 176 32 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 54.15% 38.10% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 14 14
Median daily rate £413 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £81 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.56 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Equities as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in Belfast

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Equities in Belfast

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equities in Belfast over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Equities in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Equities 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 Equities.

1 51 (82.26%) Finance
2 39 (62.90%) Unix
3 31 (50.00%) Banking
4 28 (45.16%) SQL
5 27 (43.55%) Front Office
5 27 (43.55%) Low Latency
6 26 (41.94%) Java
6 26 (41.94%) Linux
7 21 (33.87%) Multithreading
8 18 (29.03%) C++
9 15 (24.19%) OO
9 15 (24.19%) Requirements Analysis
10 13 (20.97%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (20.97%) Market Making
10 13 (20.97%) Equity Derivative
11 11 (17.74%) KDB
12 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
12 10 (16.13%) Electronic Trading
12 10 (16.13%) Fixed Income
12 10 (16.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (14.52%) Investment Banking
13 9 (14.52%) Degree
13 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
14 8 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (12.90%) Derivative
14 8 (12.90%) WPF
14 8 (12.90%) Analytics
14 8 (12.90%) OOP
14 8 (12.90%) OOA/OOD

Equities
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:

Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) KDB
2 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) CppUnit
1 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (82.26%) Finance
2 31 (50.00%) Banking
3 27 (43.55%) Front Office
4 9 (14.52%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.84%) Legal
5 3 (4.84%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 43 (69.35%) Developer
2 23 (37.10%) Java Developer
3 22 (35.48%) Senior Developer
4 19 (30.65%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (19.35%) C++ Developer
6 5 (8.06%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Database Developer
7 4 (6.45%) KDB Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Sybase Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior C++ Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) Banking Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) Financial Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (12.90%) WPF
3 7 (11.29%) STL
4 5 (8.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (6.45%) Flash
6 2 (3.23%) JSON
6 2 (3.23%) REST
6 2 (3.23%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Equity Derivative
2 10 (16.13%) Fixed Income
2 10 (16.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (12.90%) Derivative
5 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
6 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 39 (62.90%) Unix
2 26 (41.94%) Linux
3 8 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) Low Latency
2 21 (33.87%) Multithreading
3 15 (24.19%) OO
3 15 (24.19%) Requirements Analysis
4 13 (20.97%) Market Making
5 10 (16.13%) Electronic Trading
6 8 (12.90%) Analytics
6 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
6 8 (12.90%) OOA/OOD
6 8 (12.90%) OOP
7 6 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.45%) Client Onboarding
9 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.45%) PnL Attribution
10 3 (4.84%) Economics
10 3 (4.84%) Migration
10 3 (4.84%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) SQL
2 26 (41.94%) Java
3 18 (29.03%) C++
4 6 (9.68%) C
5 3 (4.84%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Bloomberg
1 5 (8.06%) Fidessa
2 4 (6.45%) Reuters
2 4 (6.45%) Sybase
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) NYFIX
3 1 (1.61%) Sun