Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 108 295 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 32.53% 54.63% 33.21%
As % of the General category 68.35% 84.05% 68.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 256 84
Belfast median daily rate £406 £416 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.40% +15.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £270 £310 £193
90th Percentile £460 £556 £550
County Antrim median daily rate £406 £418 £360
% change year-on-year -2.87% +16.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Belfast median hourly rate £21.50 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.96% - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £21.50 £11.50 -
% change year-on-year +86.96% - -

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 158 351 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 47.59% 65.00% 48.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 296 111
Belfast median daily rate £394 £414 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.95% +15.07% +20.00%
10th Percentile £263 £303 £191
90th Percentile £462 £544 £520
County Antrim median daily rate £394 £416 £360
% change year-on-year -5.35% +15.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Belfast median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.65 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.90 £28.75 £30.90
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -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 9 December 2018.

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

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Belfast

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Belfast over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Belfast

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Finance.

1 48 (44.44%) Banking
2 45 (41.67%) SQL
3 41 (37.96%) JavaScript
4 39 (36.11%) Oracle
4 39 (36.11%) Java
5 30 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 27 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (24.07%) CSS
8 25 (23.15%) JSP
9 24 (22.22%) MVC
10 23 (21.30%) Project Management
11 22 (20.37%) Spring
12 21 (19.44%) RDBMS
12 21 (19.44%) Relational Database
13 20 (18.52%) AngularJS
13 20 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (18.52%) XML
13 20 (18.52%) DB2
13 20 (18.52%) Ajax
13 20 (18.52%) WebSphere
13 20 (18.52%) Degree
14 19 (17.59%) RESTful
14 19 (17.59%) Struts
14 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
15 18 (16.67%) Hibernate
15 18 (16.67%) Spring Batch
15 18 (16.67%) Spring Integration
16 17 (15.74%) TDD
17 16 (14.81%) Backbone.js

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 20 (18.52%) WebSphere
2 15 (13.89%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.63%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.78%) Confluence
4 3 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.85%) SAS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Actimize
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) FTP
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.44%) RDBMS
1 21 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 20 (18.52%) DB2
3 15 (13.89%) DB2 UDB
4 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
5 9 (8.33%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.63%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.78%) Big Data
7 3 (2.78%) Spark SQL
8 2 (1.85%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.93%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.93%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Cucumber
1 16 (14.81%) Eclipse
1 16 (14.81%) JUnit
2 15 (13.89%) Bower
2 15 (13.89%) Grunt
2 15 (13.89%) Jasmine
2 15 (13.89%) Selenium
3 10 (9.26%) JIRA
4 8 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.56%) TestComplete
6 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.78%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.93%) PeopleTools
8 1 (0.93%) ProC
8 1 (0.93%) Subversion
8 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (44.44%) Banking
2 11 (10.19%) Investment Banking
3 6 (5.56%) Front Office
3 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.63%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.70%) Marketing
6 3 (2.78%) Back Office
6 3 (2.78%) Electronics
7 2 (1.85%) Retail
8 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.93%) Law
8 1 (0.93%) Legal
8 1 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (39.81%) Developer
2 29 (26.85%) Analyst
2 29 (26.85%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 13 (12.04%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (9.26%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 8 (7.41%) Financial Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Automation Tester
7 7 (6.48%) Tester
8 6 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.56%) Report Developer
9 4 (3.70%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.70%) C++ Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Data Business Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.70%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Ab Initio Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Excel Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.07%) CSS
2 25 (23.15%) JSP
3 22 (20.37%) Spring
4 20 (18.52%) Ajax
4 20 (18.52%) AngularJS
4 20 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 20 (18.52%) XML
5 19 (17.59%) RESTful
5 19 (17.59%) Struts
6 18 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 18 (16.67%) Spring Batch
6 18 (16.67%) Spring Integration
7 16 (14.81%) Backbone.js
7 16 (14.81%) Gherkin
7 16 (14.81%) Web Services
8 9 (8.33%) Java EE
9 7 (6.48%) REST
10 6 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (4.63%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (3.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.70%) Equities
5 4 (3.70%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.78%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.78%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.93%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.89%) Unix
2 14 (12.96%) Linux
3 2 (1.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Solaris
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.78%) Test Automation
2 27 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (22.22%) MVC
4 23 (21.30%) Project Management
5 17 (15.74%) TDD
6 15 (13.89%) Time Management
6 15 (13.89%) Waterfall
7 9 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 9 (8.33%) ETL
7 9 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (7.41%) Data Analysis
8 8 (7.41%) Manual Testing
8 8 (7.41%) Test Strategy
9 7 (6.48%) Web Development
10 6 (5.56%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.56%) Process Improvement
10 6 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.67%) SQL
2 41 (37.96%) JavaScript
3 39 (36.11%) Java
4 9 (8.33%) Python
5 6 (5.56%) C#
6 5 (4.63%) C++
6 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.70%) C
7 4 (3.70%) VBScript
8 3 (2.78%) Java 8
9 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.93%) Korn
10 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.93%) PROC SQL
10 1 (0.93%) R
10 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (18.52%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.85%) PMP
4 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.93%) CCIE
4 1 (0.93%) CCNP
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.04%) QA
2 5 (4.63%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.78%) IFRS
3 3 (2.78%) PMO
4 1 (0.93%) GDPR
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 39 (36.11%) Oracle
2 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.48%) Hyperion
3 7 (6.48%) IFS
4 6 (5.56%) SAP
5 5 (4.63%) HP
5 5 (4.63%) Talend
6 3 (2.78%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.85%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.85%) IBM
7 2 (1.85%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco
8 1 (0.93%) Cognos
8 1 (0.93%) Informatica
8 1 (0.93%) Teradata
8 1 (0.93%) Vermilion