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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Finance 95 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 45.67% 24.11% 32.63%
As % of the General category 73.64% 56.25% 68.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 13 18
Median daily rate £413 £275 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +83.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £111 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £435 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.62% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% +20.83%  

Finance is in the common 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 common skills.

General Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 129 48 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 62.02% 42.86% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 26 27
Median daily rate £410 £300 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.66% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £108 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £27.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.96% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.57% +22.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Finance in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Belfast

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 65 (38.01%) Banking
2 61 (35.67%) Linux
3 48 (28.07%) Java
4 44 (25.73%) Unix
5 42 (24.56%) SQL
6 35 (20.47%) C++
7 34 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (19.88%) KDB
8 31 (18.13%) Perl
8 31 (18.13%) Front Office
9 30 (17.54%) SQL Server
9 30 (17.54%) Multithreading
10 29 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (15.20%) Project Management
12 22 (12.87%) C#
13 21 (12.28%) Cisco
13 21 (12.28%) Equities
14 20 (11.70%) Degree
15 19 (11.11%) Low Latency
15 19 (11.11%) Kdb+
16 17 (9.94%) Network Design
16 17 (9.94%) Solaris
17 16 (9.36%) Windows
17 16 (9.36%) Analytics
18 15 (8.77%) OOP
18 15 (8.77%) OO
18 15 (8.77%) Juniper
19 14 (8.19%) Information Security
19 14 (8.19%) Visual Studio
19 14 (8.19%) MS PowerPoint

Finance
Top Related 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 5 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.75%) SAS
4 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 14 (8.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (7.02%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.68%) MS Project
4 7 (4.09%) MS Office
5 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.58%) IaaS
1 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.92%) BGP
1 5 (2.92%) EIGRP
1 5 (2.92%) OSPF
2 4 (2.34%) DHCP
2 4 (2.34%) DNS
2 4 (2.34%) DWDM
2 4 (2.34%) Firewall
2 4 (2.34%) MPLS
2 4 (2.34%) SSL
2 4 (2.34%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (2.34%) VPN
2 4 (2.34%) Wireless
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.88%) KDB
2 30 (17.54%) SQL Server
3 19 (11.11%) Kdb+
4 11 (6.43%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.51%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.75%) DB2
6 3 (1.75%) QlikView
6 3 (1.75%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.58%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (8.19%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.75%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (0.58%) CppUnit
3 1 (0.58%) JUnit
3 1 (0.58%) MSI
3 1 (0.58%) NUnit
3 1 (0.58%) TestNG
General
1 65 (38.01%) Banking
2 31 (18.13%) Front Office
3 13 (7.60%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.92%) Retail
4 5 (2.92%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 99 (57.89%) Developer
2 31 (18.13%) Senior Developer
3 30 (17.54%) KDB Developer
4 27 (15.79%) C++ Developer
5 26 (15.20%) Analyst
6 24 (14.04%) Java Developer
7 22 (12.87%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (7.02%) Lead Developer
9 9 (5.26%) Network Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) Test Analyst
10 8 (4.68%) Banking Analyst
10 8 (4.68%) SQL Developer
11 7 (4.09%) Senior C++ Developer
12 6 (3.51%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.51%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.51%) Senior SQL Developer
13 5 (2.92%) C# Developer
13 5 (2.92%) Design Engineer
13 5 (2.92%) Network Design Engineer
13 5 (2.92%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.43%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (5.26%) WPF
3 8 (4.68%) Web Services
4 7 (4.09%) .NET
4 7 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (4.09%) WCF
5 5 (2.92%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.92%) ADO.NET
5 5 (2.92%) JSON
5 5 (2.92%) RESTful
5 5 (2.92%) WF
6 4 (2.34%) Flash
6 4 (2.34%) HTML
7 3 (1.75%) JMS
7 3 (1.75%) XML
8 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.17%) jQuery
8 2 (1.17%) SOAP
9 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (12.28%) Equities
3 14 (8.19%) Equity Derivative
4 10 (5.85%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.26%) Virtual Team
6 7 (4.09%) Algorithms
6 7 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.92%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.34%) Derivative
8 4 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.34%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.34%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (2.34%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (35.67%) Linux
2 44 (25.73%) Unix
3 17 (9.94%) Solaris
4 16 (9.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.58%) AIX
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.54%) Multithreading
3 26 (15.20%) Project Management
4 19 (11.11%) Low Latency
5 17 (9.94%) Network Design
6 16 (9.36%) Analytics
7 15 (8.77%) OO
7 15 (8.77%) OOP
8 14 (8.19%) Information Security
9 13 (7.60%) Market Making
9 13 (7.60%) Unit Testing
10 12 (7.02%) UML
11 11 (6.43%) Mathematics
11 11 (6.43%) OOA/OOD
12 10 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.85%) Integration Testing
12 10 (5.85%) Manual Testing
13 9 (5.26%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
13 9 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.07%) Java
2 42 (24.56%) SQL
3 35 (20.47%) C++
4 31 (18.13%) Perl
5 22 (12.87%) C#
6 11 (6.43%) Python
7 8 (4.68%) C
8 7 (4.09%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.92%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.75%) Korn
10 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.75%) VBScript
11 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (11.70%) Degree
2 12 (7.02%) CCNP
2 12 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.51%) CCIE
3 6 (3.51%) PMP
4 4 (2.34%) JNCIE
4 4 (2.34%) JNCIP
5 3 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) QA
2 7 (4.09%) PMO
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) ProxySG
1 4 (2.34%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.34%) XenApp
1 4 (2.34%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.34%) FortiGate
1 4 (2.34%) Nagios
2 1 (0.58%) AppManager
2 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.58%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 21 (12.28%) Cisco
2 15 (8.77%) Juniper
3 11 (6.43%) Arista
4 9 (5.26%) Oracle
4 9 (5.26%) Sybase
5 7 (4.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.51%) Avaya
7 5 (2.92%) HP
8 4 (2.34%) AppSense
8 4 (2.34%) Aruba
8 4 (2.34%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.34%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.34%) Citrix
8 4 (2.34%) Fortinet
8 4 (2.34%) IronPort
8 4 (2.34%) Radware
8 4 (2.34%) Riverbed
8 4 (2.34%) Sourcefire
8 4 (2.34%) VMware
8 4 (2.34%) Wyse
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