Period
to 19 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 24 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 33 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.75% 8.09% 7.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.77% 51.25% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 26
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £450 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.44% +19.21% -11.18%
10th Percentile £401 £319 £269
90th Percentile £460 £650 £420
UK median daily rate £463 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +3.24% +5.41% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.75 - £11.00
10th Percentile £16.18 - £10.20
90th Percentile £20.73 - £11.80
UK median hourly rate £37.51 £34.11 £29.00
% change year-on-year +9.97% +17.62% -22.67%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 65 80 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.24% 15.78% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 75
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £420 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +22.09% -19.06%
10th Percentile £369 £231 £263
90th Percentile £473 £650 £460
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.75 £15.25 £12.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.39% +20.70% -23.47%
10th Percentile £11.28 £13.03 £11.40
90th Percentile £46.63 £18.08 £13.75
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Northern Ireland

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Northern Ireland

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Northern Ireland

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Northern Ireland

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 19 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +11 30 £412 -8.44% 25
County Londonderry - 1 - - 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Degree.

1 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Finance
3 17 (51.52%) JavaScript
3 17 (51.52%) CSS
4 16 (48.48%) Waterfall
5 15 (45.45%) SQL
5 15 (45.45%) Java
5 15 (45.45%) Project Management
6 14 (42.42%) RDBMS
6 14 (42.42%) MVC
6 14 (42.42%) Oracle
6 14 (42.42%) Web Services
6 14 (42.42%) XML
6 14 (42.42%) TDD
6 14 (42.42%) Banking
6 14 (42.42%) AngularJS
6 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
7 13 (39.39%) Bower
7 13 (39.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (39.39%) Grunt
7 13 (39.39%) Backbone.js
7 13 (39.39%) Spring Batch
7 13 (39.39%) Spring Integration
7 13 (39.39%) Gherkin
7 13 (39.39%) Jasmine
7 13 (39.39%) Hibernate
7 13 (39.39%) Spring
7 13 (39.39%) Ajax
7 13 (39.39%) DB2 UDB
7 13 (39.39%) WebSphere

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 13 (39.39%) WebLogic
1 13 (39.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.09%) ArcGIS
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.09%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) BGP
2 3 (9.09%) IPsec
2 3 (9.09%) L2TP
2 3 (9.09%) OpenVPN
2 3 (9.09%) VPN
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.03%) FTP
4 1 (3.03%) NAS
4 1 (3.03%) PuTTY
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) RDBMS
1 14 (42.42%) Relational Database
2 13 (39.39%) DB2
2 13 (39.39%) DB2 UDB
3 3 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (9.09%) GIS
3 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.09%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Bower
1 13 (39.39%) Cucumber
1 13 (39.39%) Eclipse
1 13 (39.39%) Grunt
1 13 (39.39%) Jasmine
1 13 (39.39%) JUnit
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (66.67%) Finance
2 14 (42.42%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) Java Developer
3 12 (36.36%) Senior Developer
3 12 (36.36%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) C++ Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) GIS Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.03%) Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) CSS
2 14 (42.42%) AngularJS
2 14 (42.42%) Web Services
2 14 (42.42%) XML
3 13 (39.39%) Ajax
3 13 (39.39%) Backbone.js
3 13 (39.39%) Gherkin
3 13 (39.39%) Hibernate
3 13 (39.39%) JSP
3 13 (39.39%) RESTful
3 13 (39.39%) Spring
3 13 (39.39%) Spring Batch
3 13 (39.39%) Spring Integration
3 13 (39.39%) Struts
3 13 (39.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (12.12%) HTML
4 4 (12.12%) REST
5 3 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (6.06%) WPF
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Virtual Team
2 4 (12.12%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Derivative
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Equities
4 1 (3.03%) Life Science
4 1 (3.03%) LIMS
4 1 (3.03%) SCADA
4 1 (3.03%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 7 (21.21%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Waterfall
3 15 (45.45%) Project Management
4 14 (42.42%) MVC
4 14 (42.42%) TDD
5 13 (39.39%) Test Automation
5 13 (39.39%) Time Management
6 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
7 5 (15.15%) ETL
7 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.12%) Data Management
8 4 (12.12%) Low Latency
8 4 (12.12%) SOA
8 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (9.09%) Kanban
9 3 (9.09%) Microservices
9 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 15 (45.45%) Java
2 15 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) C++
4 4 (12.12%) C
4 4 (12.12%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (15.15%) CCNA
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (12.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) GMP
3 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 13485
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) XenApp
1 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.09%) ESRI
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Informatica
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Peregrine
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) Talend
5 1 (3.03%) Teradata
5 1 (3.03%) Vermilion
5 1 (3.03%) VMware