Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 34 30
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Degree 33 44 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.78% 7.82% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.89% 50.00% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +28.00% +115.52%
10th Percentile £295 £94 £256
90th Percentile £499 £673 £349
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -70.00% -
UK median hourly rate £36.88 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +22.92% -14.29% +15.89%

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 57 88 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.44% 15.63% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 67 20
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.07% +19.05% -16.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £235
90th Percentile £516 £550 £601
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £12.93 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.41% -23.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.19 £14.20
90th Percentile £14.15 £19.87 £33.50
UK median hourly rate £24.69 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.72% -7.69% +44.44%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +5 25 £432 +12.44% 16
County Down - 5 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle
3 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 11 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 10 (30.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (30.30%) Data Analysis
5 10 (30.30%) Banking
5 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
5 10 (30.30%) RDBMS
5 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 10 (30.30%) DB2
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 9 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (27.27%) Python
7 8 (24.24%) JMS
7 8 (24.24%) Windows
7 8 (24.24%) SQL
7 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (24.24%) Korn
7 8 (24.24%) Apache Spark
7 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
7 8 (24.24%) Big Data
7 8 (24.24%) Talend
8 7 (21.21%) DNS
8 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
9 6 (18.18%) ITIL
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
10 5 (15.15%) Decision-Making
10 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation

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 8 (24.24%) Apache Spark
2 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) 5G
2 5 (15.15%) SMTP
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 10 (30.30%) DB2
2 10 (30.30%) RDBMS
3 9 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 8 (24.24%) Big Data
5 2 (6.06%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Bower
1 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
1 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.06%) Grunt
1 2 (6.06%) Jasmine
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
1 2 (6.06%) JUnit
1 2 (6.06%) Maven
2 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Front Office
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Talend Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (18.18%) DB2 Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Messaging Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Angular Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
8 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Graduate
8 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) JMS
2 4 (12.12%) .NET
3 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.09%) WCF
3 3 (9.09%) WPF
4 2 (6.06%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (6.06%) Backbone.js
4 2 (6.06%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) JSP
4 2 (6.06%) RESTful
4 2 (6.06%) Spring
4 2 (6.06%) Spring Batch
4 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.15%) Algorithms
2 5 (15.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Blog
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) PDA
4 1 (3.03%) Podcast
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 10 (30.30%) Data Analysis
4 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (18.18%) ITIL
6 5 (15.15%) Decision-Making
6 5 (15.15%) Digital Signal Processing
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
6 5 (15.15%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (15.15%) Multithreading
6 5 (15.15%) Signal Processing
7 4 (12.12%) MVC
7 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.12%) Project Management
8 3 (9.09%) TDD
9 2 (6.06%) ETL
9 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.06%) SDLC
9 2 (6.06%) Time Management
9 2 (6.06%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Python
2 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
2 8 (24.24%) Korn
2 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) C#
4 3 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) C++
5 2 (6.06%) Java 8
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (15.15%) PhD
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) HND
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Talend
4 5 (15.15%) Ciena
4 5 (15.15%) Forcepoint
4 5 (15.15%) MobileIron
4 5 (15.15%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) Netezza
5 1 (3.03%) Sophos