Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 15 21
Rank change year-on-year -28 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 48 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.64% 9.36% 5.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.16% 30.43% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £363 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +93.33% -37.50%
10th Percentile £376 £275 £163
90th Percentile £650 £420 £438
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +6.06% +0.50% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK median hourly rate £31.66 £27.08 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.91% -22.64% +16.86%

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 76 92 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.10% 30.77% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 17
Northern Ireland median daily rate £423 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.88% +11.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £264 £200 £163
90th Percentile £650 £420 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.75% -9.39%
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -26 43 £450 +24.14% 3
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (79.17%) Banking
2 35 (72.92%) Finance
3 23 (47.92%) Low Latency
4 20 (41.67%) Java
5 19 (39.58%) SQL
5 19 (39.58%) Oracle
6 18 (37.50%) Unix
7 17 (35.42%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
8 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 16 (33.33%) Linux
9 15 (31.25%) XML
9 15 (31.25%) WebSphere
9 15 (31.25%) Test Automation
9 15 (31.25%) Virtual Team
10 14 (29.17%) TDD
11 13 (27.08%) Hibernate
11 13 (27.08%) MVC
11 13 (27.08%) Ajax
11 13 (27.08%) DB2
11 13 (27.08%) WebLogic
11 13 (27.08%) CSS
11 13 (27.08%) JSP
11 13 (27.08%) Struts
11 13 (27.08%) Web Services
11 13 (27.08%) RESTful
11 13 (27.08%) Waterfall
11 13 (27.08%) Spring
11 13 (27.08%) Spring Integration

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 (31.25%) WebSphere
2 13 (27.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) ION MarketView
2 2 (4.17%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) FTP
2 3 (6.25%) LDAP
2 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) DB2
2 12 (25.00%) DB2 UDB
2 12 (25.00%) KDB
2 12 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 12 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.17%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.17%) Big Data
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Bower
1 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 12 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 12 (25.00%) Grunt
1 12 (25.00%) Jasmine
1 12 (25.00%) JUnit
2 3 (6.25%) Artifactory
2 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (79.17%) Banking
2 35 (72.92%) Finance
3 11 (22.92%) Front Office
3 11 (22.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (85.42%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) Java Developer
3 14 (29.17%) Senior Developer
4 12 (25.00%) C++ Developer
5 11 (22.92%) KDB Developer
5 11 (22.92%) Real Time Developer
6 10 (20.83%) Senior C++ Developer
7 8 (16.67%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Integration Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (4.17%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
10 2 (4.17%) Front Office C++ Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Front Office Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Java Mobile Developer
10 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (31.25%) XML
3 13 (27.08%) Ajax
3 13 (27.08%) AngularJS
3 13 (27.08%) Backbone.js
3 13 (27.08%) CSS
3 13 (27.08%) Hibernate
3 13 (27.08%) JSP
3 13 (27.08%) RESTful
3 13 (27.08%) Spring
3 13 (27.08%) Spring Integration
3 13 (27.08%) Struts
3 13 (27.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 13 (27.08%) Web Services
4 12 (25.00%) Gherkin
5 6 (12.50%) JMS
5 6 (12.50%) Spring Batch
6 3 (6.25%) Node.js
7 2 (4.17%) REST
7 2 (4.17%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (31.25%) Virtual Team
3 6 (12.50%) SWIFT
4 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (6.25%) Data Structures
6 3 (6.25%) iPad
6 3 (6.25%) Social Network
7 1 (2.08%) Derivative
7 1 (2.08%) Equities
7 1 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Unix
2 16 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Windows
4 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Low Latency
2 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 14 (29.17%) TDD
5 13 (27.08%) MVC
5 13 (27.08%) Waterfall
6 12 (25.00%) Multithreading
6 12 (25.00%) Physics
7 11 (22.92%) Electronic Trading
7 11 (22.92%) Market Making
7 11 (22.92%) OOA/OOD
7 11 (22.92%) OOP
8 8 (16.67%) ETL
9 7 (14.58%) OO
9 7 (14.58%) Project Management
9 7 (14.58%) Time Management
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.33%) Mathematics
10 4 (8.33%) SDLC
11 3 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) Java
2 19 (39.58%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 12 (25.00%) C++
5 5 (10.42%) C#
6 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Bloomberg
2 3 (6.25%) HP
2 3 (6.25%) Reuters
3 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.08%) Netezza