Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 40 17
Rank change year-on-year +23 -23 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 34 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.76% 7.73% 9.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.16% 63.16% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 23
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.44% +24.14% +93.33%
10th Percentile £388 £376 £275
90th Percentile £462 £650 £420
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.75 - £10.00
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £31.66 £27.50
% change year-on-year +13.73% +15.11% -21.43%

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 77 76 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.85% 12.24% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 60 61
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £423 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.49% +26.88% +11.00%
10th Percentile £327 £264 £200
90th Percentile £511 £650 £420
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 14
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £37.25 - £13.00
10th Percentile £15.33 - £10.00
90th Percentile £40.05 - £22.03
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 November 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 19 November 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 +30 31 £412 -8.44% 26
County Londonderry - 1 - -
County Down - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Finance
3 18 (52.94%) Project Management
4 17 (50.00%) Java
4 17 (50.00%) SQL
4 17 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 16 (47.06%) TDD
5 16 (47.06%) Banking
5 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 16 (47.06%) Oracle
5 16 (47.06%) CSS
5 16 (47.06%) Web Services
5 16 (47.06%) XML
5 16 (47.06%) RDBMS
5 16 (47.06%) MVC
5 16 (47.06%) AngularJS
5 16 (47.06%) Relational Database
6 15 (44.12%) Bower
6 15 (44.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (44.12%) Grunt
6 15 (44.12%) Backbone.js
6 15 (44.12%) Spring Batch
6 15 (44.12%) Spring Integration
6 15 (44.12%) Gherkin
6 15 (44.12%) Jasmine
6 15 (44.12%) Struts
6 15 (44.12%) Eclipse
6 15 (44.12%) JSP
6 15 (44.12%) DB2
6 15 (44.12%) JUnit

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 15 (44.12%) WebLogic
1 15 (44.12%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) FTP
2 2 (5.88%) BGP
2 2 (5.88%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) IPsec
2 2 (5.88%) L2TP
2 2 (5.88%) NAS
2 2 (5.88%) OpenVPN
2 2 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (2.94%) 5G
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) RDBMS
1 16 (47.06%) Relational Database
2 15 (44.12%) DB2
2 15 (44.12%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Bower
1 15 (44.12%) Cucumber
1 15 (44.12%) Eclipse
1 15 (44.12%) Grunt
1 15 (44.12%) Jasmine
1 15 (44.12%) JUnit
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Front Office
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Law
5 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Developer
2 16 (47.06%) Java Developer
3 12 (35.29%) Senior Developer
3 12 (35.29%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support
6 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Field Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) AngularJS
1 16 (47.06%) CSS
1 16 (47.06%) Web Services
1 16 (47.06%) XML
2 15 (44.12%) Ajax
2 15 (44.12%) Backbone.js
2 15 (44.12%) Gherkin
2 15 (44.12%) Hibernate
2 15 (44.12%) JSP
2 15 (44.12%) RESTful
2 15 (44.12%) Spring
2 15 (44.12%) Spring Batch
2 15 (44.12%) Spring Integration
2 15 (44.12%) Struts
2 15 (44.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (11.76%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (8.82%) .NET
4 3 (8.82%) JMS
5 2 (5.88%) WPF
6 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (8.82%) SWIFT
2 3 (8.82%) Virtual Team
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Derivative
3 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.94%) Life Science
4 1 (2.94%) LIMS
4 1 (2.94%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Unix
3 4 (11.76%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Project Management
3 17 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 16 (47.06%) MVC
4 16 (47.06%) TDD
5 15 (44.12%) Test Automation
5 15 (44.12%) Time Management
6 4 (11.76%) ETL
6 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Low Latency
7 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.82%) SOA
8 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Microservices
8 2 (5.88%) Network Planning
8 2 (5.88%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Java
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
2 16 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) C++
4 3 (8.82%) C
4 3 (8.82%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (8.82%) CCNA
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.94%) GMP
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) XenApp
1 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
2 3 (8.82%) NetApp
2 3 (8.82%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Ciena
4 1 (2.94%) EMC
4 1 (2.94%) Informatica
4 1 (2.94%) Talend
4 1 (2.94%) Teradata
4 1 (2.94%) Vermilion