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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 18 20
Rank change year-on-year -26 +2  
Contract jobs citing Degree 24 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.80% 2.00% 3.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 72.73% 5.88% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -9.85% +4.41%  

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 33 34 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 9.35% 34.00% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 9
Median daily rate £390 £315 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.80% -38.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £297 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -23 22 £388 +29.16% 3
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (62.79%) Unix
2 26 (60.47%) Finance
3 25 (58.14%) Banking
4 24 (55.81%) Linux
5 17 (39.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (37.21%) Multithreading
7 15 (34.88%) C++
8 14 (32.56%) Java
8 14 (32.56%) Computer Science
8 14 (32.56%) Low Latency
8 14 (32.56%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (32.56%) Virtual Team
9 13 (30.23%) Windows
9 13 (30.23%) Front Office
10 12 (27.91%) SQL
11 11 (25.58%) Equities
11 11 (25.58%) Mathematics
12 10 (23.26%) OOP
12 10 (23.26%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (20.93%) Oracle
13 9 (20.93%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (20.93%) Market Making
13 9 (20.93%) Analytics
14 8 (18.60%) KDB
14 8 (18.60%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (18.60%) Investment Banking
14 8 (18.60%) C#
14 8 (18.60%) OO
15 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (16.28%) MongoDB

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 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.65%) Apache Solr
2 2 (4.65%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) Jetty
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) ION MarketView
2 3 (6.98%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) LDAP
2 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.65%) Wireless
4 1 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) KDB
2 7 (16.28%) MongoDB
2 7 (16.28%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.63%) Big Data
4 4 (9.30%) Apache Hive
4 4 (9.30%) Hadoop
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.65%) Endeca
6 2 (4.65%) Kdb+
6 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.33%) IDOL
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.63%) Artifactory
2 5 (11.63%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (11.63%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.65%) Ant
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (4.65%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) JUnit
3 2 (4.65%) Maven
3 2 (4.65%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (60.47%) Finance
2 25 (58.14%) Banking
3 13 (30.23%) Front Office
4 8 (18.60%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Electronics
5 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) C++ Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Senior C++ Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Front Office C++ Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Front Office Developer
6 4 (9.30%) KDB Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Big Data Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Embedded Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
8 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Real Time Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (11.63%) Node.js
3 4 (9.30%) WPF
4 3 (6.98%) Flash
4 3 (6.98%) XML
5 2 (4.65%) JSON
5 2 (4.65%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (4.65%) RESTful
5 2 (4.65%) STL
5 2 (4.65%) Web Services
6 1 (2.33%) J2EE
6 1 (2.33%) Java EE
6 1 (2.33%) JDBC
6 1 (2.33%) Kafka
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (32.56%) Computer Science
1 14 (32.56%) Virtual Team
2 11 (25.58%) Equities
3 5 (11.63%) Social Network
4 4 (9.30%) iPad
5 3 (6.98%) Derivative
5 3 (6.98%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (6.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Unix
2 24 (55.81%) Linux
3 13 (30.23%) Windows
4 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) AIX
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Multithreading
2 14 (32.56%) Low Latency
3 11 (25.58%) Mathematics
4 10 (23.26%) OOA/OOD
4 10 (23.26%) OOP
5 9 (20.93%) Analytics
5 9 (20.93%) Market Making
6 8 (18.60%) OO
7 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
9 5 (11.63%) DevOps
9 5 (11.63%) SDLC
9 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (9.30%) Physics
10 4 (9.30%) TDD
11 3 (6.98%) Economics
11 3 (6.98%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) C++
2 14 (32.56%) Java
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 8 (18.60%) C#
5 6 (13.95%) Python
6 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
7 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.65%) C
8 2 (4.65%) Korn
8 2 (4.65%) Ruby
9 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.63%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) Firmware
3 1 (2.33%) HDFS
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) HP
3 4 (9.30%) Bloomberg
3 4 (9.30%) Reuters
4 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
Northern Ireland
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Rate: £500 - £575 per day
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