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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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.

Degree
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Degree 19 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.26% 2.46% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.34% 15.79% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 4
Median daily rate £424 £325 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.38% +124.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £325 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £717 £325 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -31.40% +27.22%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 41 19 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 17.83% 15.57% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 7 10
Median daily rate £326 £300 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.66% +64.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £21.61 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.97% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -7 14 £433 +33.07% 5
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Degree.

1 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 18 (48.65%) Multithreading
3 16 (43.24%) Front Office
3 16 (43.24%) C++
4 15 (40.54%) Banking
4 15 (40.54%) Mathematics
5 14 (37.84%) Linux
6 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (29.73%) Unix
8 10 (27.03%) Java
8 10 (27.03%) SQL
8 10 (27.03%) Python
8 10 (27.03%) OOD
8 10 (27.03%) TDD
8 10 (27.03%) BDD
9 9 (24.32%) Equities
10 8 (21.62%) Information Security
10 8 (21.62%) OOP
10 8 (21.62%) OOA/OOD
10 8 (21.62%) C#
10 8 (21.62%) Low Latency
10 8 (21.62%) Market Making
10 8 (21.62%) Virtual Team
10 8 (21.62%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (21.62%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (21.62%) Integration Testing
11 7 (18.92%) NoSQL
12 6 (16.22%) Project Management
13 5 (13.51%) KDB

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 2 (5.41%) Apache
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Wireless
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) NoSQL
2 5 (13.51%) KDB
3 2 (5.41%) Kdb+
3 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 16 (43.24%) Front Office
3 15 (40.54%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Electronics
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Senior Developer
3 10 (27.03%) Java Developer
4 8 (21.62%) C++ Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Lead Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior C++ Developer
6 5 (13.51%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Architect
8 3 (8.11%) Change Manager
8 3 (8.11%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Embedded Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 2 (5.41%) KDB Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) Flash
2 3 (8.11%) WPF
3 2 (5.41%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Equities
2 8 (21.62%) Equity Derivative
2 8 (21.62%) Virtual Team
3 4 (10.81%) Derivative
4 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.70%) iPad
6 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) Unix
3 4 (10.81%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Multithreading
2 15 (40.54%) Mathematics
3 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.03%) BDD
4 10 (27.03%) OOD
4 10 (27.03%) TDD
5 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (21.62%) Information Security
5 8 (21.62%) Integration Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Low Latency
5 8 (21.62%) Market Making
5 8 (21.62%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (21.62%) OOP
6 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 5 (13.51%) Analytics
8 4 (10.81%) Data Validation
8 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.81%) Validation
9 3 (8.11%) Economics
9 3 (8.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C++
2 10 (27.03%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) Python
2 10 (27.03%) SQL
3 8 (21.62%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) C
4 2 (5.41%) Korn
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Firmware
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Avaya
2 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix
2 1 (2.70%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) Reuters
2 1 (2.70%) VMware
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