Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 39 24
Rank change year-on-year +18 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 30 57 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.89% 8.66% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.62% 79.17% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £435 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.80% +45.00% +71.43%
10th Percentile £380 £343 £225
90th Percentile £505 £650 £369
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £19.50 - £10.00
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% +14.29% -10.94%

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 63 72 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.58% 10.94% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 55 38
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £435 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.80% +38.10% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £259
90th Percentile £513 £650 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.91% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £39.75 - £17.00
10th Percentile £29.83 - £10.00
90th Percentile £40.15 - £25.63
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 +19 24 £432 -4.11% 37
County Down - 5 - - 2
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 9 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 8 (26.67%) Windows
4 8 (26.67%) RDBMS
5 7 (23.33%) JMS
5 7 (23.33%) DB2
5 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (23.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (20.00%) Banking
6 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) Python
7 5 (16.67%) PhD
7 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (16.67%) Korn
7 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
7 5 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
7 5 (16.67%) Signal Processing
7 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (16.67%) Ciena
7 5 (16.67%) 5G

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 5 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) 5G
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) SMTP
3 2 (6.67%) FTP
3 2 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (26.67%) RDBMS
3 7 (23.33%) DB2
4 5 (16.67%) Big Data
4 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.67%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Bower
1 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.67%) Grunt
1 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
1 2 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.67%) Front Office
5 1 (3.33%) Back Office
5 1 (3.33%) Law
5 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Talend Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) DB2 Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Messaging Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) JMS
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (10.00%) WCF
2 3 (10.00%) WPF
3 2 (6.67%) Ajax
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (6.67%) Backbone.js
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.67%) JSP
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) Spring Batch
3 2 (6.67%) Spring Integration
3 2 (6.67%) Struts
3 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 5 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Derivative
4 2 (6.67%) SWIFT
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.33%) Blog
5 1 (3.33%) Equities
5 1 (3.33%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
4 5 (16.67%) Signal Processing
5 4 (13.33%) Decision-Making
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL V3
5 4 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (13.33%) MVC
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) OOD
7 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Time Management
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Python
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 5 (16.67%) Korn
3 4 (13.33%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) C
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (16.67%) PhD
3 1 (3.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) XenApp
1 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Ciena
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Talend
3 4 (13.33%) Forcepoint
3 4 (13.33%) MobileIron
3 4 (13.33%) Symantec
4 3 (10.00%) NetApp
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Teradata