Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Financial
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 325 80 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 56.03% 29.74% 38.58%
As % of the General category 83.98% 64.52% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 69 42
Belfast median daily rate £413 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.32% +13.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £311 £178 £106
90th Percentile £538 £550 £524
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £340 £300
% change year-on-year +21.32% +13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate £11.50 - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.50 - -

Finance is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

All General Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 387 124 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 66.72% 46.10% 51.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 95 52
Belfast median daily rate £413 £350 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +14.29% -3.16%
10th Percentile £301 £163 £100
90th Percentile £525 £490 £517
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £350 £306
% change year-on-year +17.86% +14.29% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 0
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Belfast

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Belfast

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Belfast over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Belfast

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance 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 Finance.

1 203 (62.46%) Banking
2 182 (56.00%) Java
3 125 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (32.92%) Test Automation
5 96 (29.54%) OO
6 87 (26.77%) Unix
7 81 (24.92%) Linux
8 78 (24.00%) Data Structures
9 74 (22.77%) Low Latency
10 73 (22.46%) Investment Banking
11 65 (20.00%) Functional Programming
12 64 (19.69%) SQL
13 63 (19.38%) JavaScript
13 63 (19.38%) Multithreading
14 56 (17.23%) Analytical Skills
15 49 (15.08%) Spring
15 49 (15.08%) XML
16 48 (14.77%) C++
17 47 (14.46%) Front Office
18 45 (13.85%) Oracle
18 45 (13.85%) WebSphere
19 43 (13.23%) TDD
19 43 (13.23%) Web Services
20 41 (12.62%) Hibernate
21 40 (12.31%) CSS
22 39 (12.00%) RESTful
22 39 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
22 39 (12.00%) Relational Database
23 38 (11.69%) MVC
24 37 (11.38%) Spring Integration

Finance
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 45 (13.85%) WebSphere
2 24 (7.38%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.62%) JBoss
5 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.77%) Actimize
2 2 (0.62%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.54%) npm
3 4 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.54%) LDAP
2 4 (1.23%) FTP
3 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 26 (8.00%) DB2
2 26 (8.00%) KDB
2 26 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.54%) RDBMS
4 13 (4.00%) Big Data
5 10 (3.08%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.77%) Apache Hive
6 9 (2.77%) DB2 UDB
6 9 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.92%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.62%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.62%) MySQL
10 2 (0.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (8.92%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 11 (3.38%) Cucumber
4 11 (3.38%) JIRA
4 11 (3.38%) JUnit
5 9 (2.77%) Bower
5 9 (2.77%) Grunt
5 9 (2.77%) Jasmine
6 7 (2.15%) Hudson
6 7 (2.15%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.85%) Selenium
8 5 (1.54%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.23%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.62%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.62%) Gradle
10 2 (0.62%) LoadUI
10 2 (0.62%) SoapUI
General
1 203 (62.46%) Banking
2 73 (22.46%) Investment Banking
3 47 (14.46%) Front Office
4 3 (0.92%) Legal
4 3 (0.92%) Prime Brokerage
4 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.62%) Back Office
6 1 (0.31%) Electronics
6 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 238 (73.23%) Developer
2 151 (46.46%) Senior Developer
3 147 (45.23%) Java Developer
4 113 (34.77%) Senior Java Developer
5 57 (17.54%) Agile Developer
5 57 (17.54%) Agile Java Developer
5 57 (17.54%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 57 (17.54%) Senior Agile Developer
5 57 (17.54%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 57 (17.54%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
6 42 (12.92%) C++ Developer
7 33 (10.15%) Analyst
8 30 (9.23%) Full Stack Developer
9 27 (8.31%) C# Developer
10 26 (8.00%) Senior C++ Developer
10 26 (8.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 24 (7.38%) KDB Developer
12 22 (6.77%) HTML CSS Developer
12 22 (6.77%) HTML Developer
13 17 (5.23%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.08%) Spring
1 49 (15.08%) XML
2 43 (13.23%) Web Services
3 41 (12.62%) Hibernate
4 40 (12.31%) CSS
5 39 (12.00%) RESTful
6 37 (11.38%) Spring Integration
7 36 (11.08%) FIX Protocol
7 36 (11.08%) JSP
8 29 (8.92%) AngularJS
9 28 (8.62%) HTML
10 26 (8.00%) JSON
11 22 (6.77%) Backbone.js
11 22 (6.77%) Struts
11 22 (6.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (6.46%) Node.js
13 20 (6.15%) Ajax
14 19 (5.85%) Java EE
15 16 (4.92%) JPA
15 16 (4.92%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 78 (24.00%) Data Structures
2 56 (17.23%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (10.15%) Equities
4 26 (8.00%) Virtual Team
5 21 (6.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (4.00%) Fixed Income
7 11 (3.38%) Derivative
8 9 (2.77%) User Experience
9 6 (1.85%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.23%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.23%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.62%) Social Network
13 1 (0.31%) Equity Derivative
13 1 (0.31%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 87 (26.77%) Unix
2 81 (24.92%) Linux
3 15 (4.62%) Windows
4 5 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (32.92%) Test Automation
3 96 (29.54%) OO
4 74 (22.77%) Low Latency
5 65 (20.00%) Functional Programming
6 63 (19.38%) Multithreading
7 43 (13.23%) TDD
8 39 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (11.69%) MVC
10 28 (8.62%) Electronic Trading
11 26 (8.00%) Mentoring
12 23 (7.08%) Performance Improvement
13 22 (6.77%) Market Making
13 22 (6.77%) OOA/OOD
14 21 (6.46%) Data Modelling
14 21 (6.46%) OOP
14 21 (6.46%) Requirements Analysis
15 19 (5.85%) Asynchronous Programming
16 17 (5.23%) Functional Testing
16 17 (5.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 182 (56.00%) Java
2 64 (19.69%) SQL
3 63 (19.38%) JavaScript
4 48 (14.77%) C++
5 31 (9.54%) C#
6 20 (6.15%) Perl
7 16 (4.92%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.77%) Ruby
9 8 (2.46%) Python
10 6 (1.85%) C
10 6 (1.85%) R
10 6 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.54%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.92%) Korn
13 1 (0.31%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (9.23%) Degree
2 9 (2.77%) ISEB
2 9 (2.77%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.62%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.62%) QA
2 7 (2.15%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Docker
3 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.31%) SCOM
2 1 (0.31%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 45 (13.85%) Oracle
2 16 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.77%) HP
4 8 (2.46%) Sybase
5 7 (2.15%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.85%) Ab Initio
7 5 (1.54%) Reuters
8 4 (1.23%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (1.23%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.62%) OpenLink
9 2 (0.62%) Sencha
9 2 (0.62%) Siebel
10 1 (0.31%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix
10 1 (0.31%) Google
10 1 (0.31%) Lotus
10 1 (0.31%) Perforce
10 1 (0.31%) SAP
10 1 (0.31%) Talend