The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 30 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.

Investment Banking
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 21 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 14 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.67% 1.82% 14.00%
As % of the General category 10.77% 4.44% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 12
Median daily rate £425 £185 £164
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +129.72% +12.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £123 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £247 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Investment Banking 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 130 45 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 61.90% 40.91% 49.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 24 29
Median daily rate £410 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £235 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £375 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £27.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.96% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in Belfast

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Banking in Belfast

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in Belfast over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking 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 Investment Banking.

1 22 (100.00%) Banking
2 13 (59.09%) Finance
3 11 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) Unix
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 6 (27.27%) QA
6 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
6 5 (22.73%) Client Onboarding
6 5 (22.73%) Bloomberg
7 4 (18.18%) NYFIX
7 4 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (18.18%) Fidessa
7 4 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (18.18%) Front Office
7 4 (18.18%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (13.64%) KDB
8 3 (13.64%) Equities
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
9 2 (9.09%) C#
9 2 (9.09%) C++
9 2 (9.09%) Linux
9 2 (9.09%) OOP
9 2 (9.09%) HP
9 2 (9.09%) MS Office
9 2 (9.09%) Web Services
9 2 (9.09%) Oracle

Investment Banking
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 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) KDB
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) DB2
3 1 (4.55%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (4.55%) MS Access
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 22 (100.00%) Banking
2 13 (59.09%) Finance
3 4 (18.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Banking Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) IT Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Documentation Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) WF
3 1 (4.55%) WPF
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
2 4 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (13.64%) Equities
4 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.55%) iPad
4 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Client Onboarding
3 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Data Validation
5 2 (9.09%) Market Making
5 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 2 (9.09%) OOP
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) SOA
6 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Korn
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
1 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Bloomberg
2 4 (18.18%) Fidessa
2 4 (18.18%) NYFIX
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Reuters
4 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.55%) Sun
4 1 (4.55%) Sybase
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Wyse