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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 52 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 15.66% 6.98% 10.26%
As % of the General category 21.14% 19.35% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 5 8
Median daily rate £413 £125 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +230.00% -12.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £81 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £435 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - -

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 246 31 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 74.10% 36.05% 48.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 19 25
Median daily rate £413 £315 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +57.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £125 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £438 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 65 (100.00%) Banking
2 46 (70.77%) Finance
3 37 (56.92%) Java
4 35 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (52.31%) OO
6 32 (49.23%) Functional Programming
6 32 (49.23%) Data Structures
7 31 (47.69%) Test Automation
8 16 (24.62%) Unix
9 11 (16.92%) Bloomberg
10 10 (15.38%) SQL
11 9 (13.85%) Linux
11 9 (13.85%) Equities
12 8 (12.31%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (12.31%) Client Onboarding
13 7 (10.77%) Degree
13 7 (10.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (10.77%) C++
14 6 (9.23%) Windows
14 6 (9.23%) Reuters
14 6 (9.23%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (7.69%) FIX Connectivity
15 5 (7.69%) NYFIX
15 5 (7.69%) Front Office
15 5 (7.69%) Fidessa
15 5 (7.69%) HP
16 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
16 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
16 4 (6.15%) 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 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) KDB
1 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) DB2
2 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Artifactory
1 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 65 (100.00%) Banking
2 46 (70.77%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Front Office
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.08%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 41 (63.08%) Developer
2 32 (49.23%) Java Developer
3 31 (47.69%) Agile Developer
3 31 (47.69%) Agile Java Developer
3 31 (47.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
3 31 (47.69%) Senior Agile Developer
3 31 (47.69%) Senior Agile Java Developer
3 31 (47.69%) Senior Developer
3 31 (47.69%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
3 31 (47.69%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (10.77%) Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) C++ Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Junior
6 2 (3.08%) Junior C++ Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Junior Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Market Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Market Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.08%) JSON
2 2 (3.08%) Node.js
2 2 (3.08%) STL
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.54%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.54%) REST
3 1 (1.54%) RESTful
3 1 (1.54%) WCF
3 1 (1.54%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.54%) WF
3 1 (1.54%) WPF
3 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (49.23%) Data Structures
2 9 (13.85%) Equities
3 7 (10.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.23%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (6.15%) iPad
6 3 (4.62%) Fixed Income
7 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.54%) Derivative
8 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.54%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Unix
2 9 (13.85%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) Windows
4 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (52.31%) OO
3 32 (49.23%) Functional Programming
4 31 (47.69%) Test Automation
5 8 (12.31%) Client Onboarding
6 4 (6.15%) Multithreading
7 3 (4.62%) Analytics
7 3 (4.62%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.62%) SDLC
7 3 (4.62%) Validation
8 2 (3.08%) DevOps
8 2 (3.08%) ETL
8 2 (3.08%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.08%) KYC
8 2 (3.08%) Manual Testing
8 2 (3.08%) Market Making
8 2 (3.08%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (3.08%) OOP
8 2 (3.08%) Risk Analytics
8 2 (3.08%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) Java
2 10 (15.38%) SQL
3 7 (10.77%) C++
4 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.62%) C#
6 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.54%) Korn
7 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
1 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.54%) XenApp
1 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Bloomberg
2 6 (9.23%) Reuters
3 5 (7.69%) Fidessa
3 5 (7.69%) HP
3 5 (7.69%) NYFIX
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle
5 2 (3.08%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.54%) Sun
6 1 (1.54%) Sybase
6 1 (1.54%) VMware
6 1 (1.54%) Wyse