Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 104 191 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 33.88% 40.64% 37.78%
As % of the General category 70.75% 78.60% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 160 124
Belfast median daily rate £400 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £270 £301 £255
90th Percentile £455 £576 £563
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 £11.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.96% -13.21% -
10th Percentile £10.20 £8.85 £12.23
90th Percentile £126.30 £19.35 £14.48
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £11.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year +186.96% -13.21% -

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 147 243 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 47.88% 51.70% 52.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 195 164
Belfast median daily rate £394 £432 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +18.63% +16.40%
10th Percentile £276 £264 £255
90th Percentile £460 £560 £563
County Antrim median daily rate £394 £431 £365
% change year-on-year -8.59% +18.01% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 7
Belfast median hourly rate £18.81 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.32% +7.69% -67.50%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.45 £11.60
90th Percentile £48.13 £24.55 £27.75
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.81 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +29.69% +11.54% -67.50%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 43 (41.35%) SQL
2 42 (40.38%) JavaScript
3 36 (34.62%) Banking
4 33 (31.73%) Java
4 33 (31.73%) Oracle
5 27 (25.96%) CSS
6 25 (24.04%) XML
7 24 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 23 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (21.15%) Degree
9 22 (21.15%) JSP
9 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (20.19%) Microsoft Excel
11 20 (19.23%) Python
11 20 (19.23%) MVC
12 19 (18.27%) RDBMS
12 19 (18.27%) Spring
12 19 (18.27%) Relational Database
13 18 (17.31%) Ajax
13 18 (17.31%) WebSphere
13 18 (17.31%) RESTful
13 18 (17.31%) Struts
13 18 (17.31%) Project Management
14 17 (16.35%) DB2
14 17 (16.35%) Unix
14 17 (16.35%) AngularJS
14 17 (16.35%) Analytics
15 16 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
16 15 (14.42%) SAS

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 18 (17.31%) WebSphere
2 15 (14.42%) SAS
3 13 (12.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.88%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.96%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (20.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.77%) SPSS
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Actimize
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.96%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.96%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Slack
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) FTP
1 1 (0.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.27%) RDBMS
1 19 (18.27%) Relational Database
2 17 (16.35%) DB2
3 13 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
4 8 (7.69%) Base SAS
4 8 (7.69%) QlikView
4 8 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 8 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 8 (7.69%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 7 (6.73%) Power BI
6 6 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (5.77%) Data Mining
7 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.88%) Geospatial Data
8 3 (2.88%) GIS
8 3 (2.88%) Spatial Data
9 2 (1.92%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Cucumber
1 14 (13.46%) Eclipse
1 14 (13.46%) Jasmine
1 14 (13.46%) JUnit
2 13 (12.50%) Bower
2 13 (12.50%) Grunt
2 13 (12.50%) JIRA
3 9 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.69%) Selenium
4 8 (7.69%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.92%) Subversion
6 1 (0.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.96%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.96%) ProC
6 1 (0.96%) Protractor
General
1 36 (34.62%) Banking
2 6 (5.77%) Investment Banking
2 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.85%) Marketing
5 3 (2.88%) Electronics
5 3 (2.88%) Front Office
6 2 (1.92%) Publishing
6 2 (1.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.96%) Back Office
7 1 (0.96%) Law
7 1 (0.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (37.50%) Analyst
2 33 (31.73%) Developer
3 25 (24.04%) Java Developer
4 12 (11.54%) Data Analyst
4 12 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 12 (11.54%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (9.62%) Financial Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) SAS Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Report Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.85%) C++ Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) QA Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Business Data Analyst
11 3 (2.88%) GIS Consultant
11 3 (2.88%) Oracle DBA
11 3 (2.88%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.96%) CSS
2 25 (24.04%) XML
3 22 (21.15%) JSP
4 19 (18.27%) Spring
5 18 (17.31%) Ajax
5 18 (17.31%) RESTful
5 18 (17.31%) Struts
6 17 (16.35%) AngularJS
7 16 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (13.46%) Backbone.js
8 14 (13.46%) Gherkin
8 14 (13.46%) Hibernate
8 14 (13.46%) Spring Batch
8 14 (13.46%) Spring Integration
8 14 (13.46%) Web Services
9 10 (9.62%) Java EE
10 5 (4.81%) HTML
11 4 (3.85%) EJB
11 4 (3.85%) J2EE
11 4 (3.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.85%) Reference Data
3 4 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.88%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) Equities
5 2 (1.92%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.96%) Derivative
6 1 (0.96%) LIMS
6 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.35%) Unix
2 11 (10.58%) Linux
3 2 (1.92%) Solaris
4 1 (0.96%) AIX
4 1 (0.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 23 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (19.23%) MVC
4 18 (17.31%) Project Management
5 17 (16.35%) Analytics
6 14 (13.46%) TDD
7 13 (12.50%) ETL
7 13 (12.50%) Time Management
7 13 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 12 (11.54%) Data Modelling
9 11 (10.58%) Change Management
9 11 (10.58%) Data Analysis
9 11 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (8.65%) Risk Management
11 8 (7.69%) Data Analytics
11 8 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
11 8 (7.69%) Process Improvement
11 8 (7.69%) Visual Analytics
11 8 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (41.35%) SQL
2 42 (40.38%) JavaScript
3 33 (31.73%) Java
4 20 (19.23%) Python
5 6 (5.77%) VBScript
6 4 (3.85%) C
6 4 (3.85%) C++
7 2 (1.92%) C#
7 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.96%) Java 8
8 1 (0.96%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.96%) PROC SQL
8 1 (0.96%) R
8 1 (0.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (21.15%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.85%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.92%) PMP
5 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.96%) ISEB
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) QA
2 10 (9.62%) IFRS
3 5 (4.81%) Data Quality
4 4 (3.85%) PMO
5 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.96%) EMIR
6 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.96%) XenApp
2 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 33 (31.73%) Oracle
2 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.65%) Cloudera
4 8 (7.69%) Hyperion
4 8 (7.69%) IFS
5 7 (6.73%) Cognos
5 7 (6.73%) HP
6 6 (5.77%) SAP
7 3 (2.88%) ESRI
8 2 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.96%) Citrix
9 1 (0.96%) Concur
9 1 (0.96%) IBM
9 1 (0.96%) Informatica
9 1 (0.96%) Talend
9 1 (0.96%) Teradata
9 1 (0.96%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.96%) Vermilion