Period
to 23 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Financial
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 160 362 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 35.87% 61.88% 20.25%
As % of the General category 70.18% 85.58% 52.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 340 34
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +50.68% +40.38%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £163
90th Percentile £526 £525 £418
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% - -
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £26.83 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% +27.76% +1.50%

Finance is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 228 423 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 51.12% 72.31% 38.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 393 58
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +30.95% +8.15%
10th Percentile £254 £301 £163
90th Percentile £525 £510 £466
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.88 £14.50 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.31% +0.87% -
10th Percentile £11.12 £12.45 £13.25
90th Percentile £16.98 £20.24 £30.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Northern Ireland

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in Northern Ireland

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in Northern Ireland

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in Northern Ireland

Finance
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 Finance within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 July 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 0 147 £432 +4.61% 27
County Londonderry - 2 £275 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance 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 Finance.

1 81 (50.63%) Banking
2 67 (41.88%) SQL
3 63 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (35.63%) Oracle
5 52 (32.50%) Java
6 49 (30.63%) C#
7 41 (25.63%) SQL Server
7 41 (25.63%) Test Automation
8 40 (25.00%) .NET
9 39 (24.38%) Multithreading
10 36 (22.50%) Spring
11 35 (21.88%) Front Office
12 33 (20.63%) WPF
13 31 (19.38%) Python
14 30 (18.75%) Relational Database
15 29 (18.13%) OO
15 29 (18.13%) MVC
16 26 (16.25%) TDD
17 25 (15.63%) JavaScript
18 22 (13.75%) SOA
18 22 (13.75%) Hibernate
19 20 (12.50%) DB2
19 20 (12.50%) Data Structures
20 19 (11.88%) RDBMS
20 19 (11.88%) Data Analysis
20 19 (11.88%) WCF
21 18 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
21 18 (11.25%) Bash Shell
21 18 (11.25%) Investment Banking
21 18 (11.25%) JSON

Finance
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 18 (11.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (10.63%) Apache Spark
3 8 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.75%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.88%) Confluence
6 3 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.38%) npm
1 7 (4.38%) Yarn
2 4 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) DHCP
1 2 (1.25%) DNS
1 2 (1.25%) FTP
1 2 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.63%) Firewall
2 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.63%) SQL Server
2 30 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 20 (12.50%) DB2
4 19 (11.88%) RDBMS
5 16 (10.00%) Big Data
6 15 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (9.38%) MongoDB
7 7 (4.38%) Oracle Database
7 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.50%) DB2 UDB
9 4 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.88%) Spark SQL
11 2 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.63%) QlikView
12 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.38%) JUnit
3 13 (8.13%) TeamCity
4 11 (6.88%) JIRA
4 11 (6.88%) Maven
5 10 (6.25%) Selenium
5 10 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.75%) Bower
6 6 (3.75%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.75%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.75%) Grunt
6 6 (3.75%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.13%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.25%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 81 (50.63%) Banking
2 35 (21.88%) Front Office
3 18 (11.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Back Office
4 4 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.25%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 111 (69.38%) Developer
2 46 (28.75%) Java Developer
3 44 (27.50%) Senior Developer
4 31 (19.38%) .NET Developer
5 26 (16.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 25 (15.63%) C# Developer
7 21 (13.13%) Analyst
8 15 (9.38%) Oracle Developer
8 15 (9.38%) Talend Developer
9 12 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (7.50%) Senior C# Developer
10 10 (6.25%) Front Office Developer
11 9 (5.63%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (5.00%) Agile Developer
12 8 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
12 8 (5.00%) Business Analyst
12 8 (5.00%) Senior Agile Developer
12 8 (5.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
13 6 (3.75%) DB2 Developer
13 6 (3.75%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.00%) .NET
2 36 (22.50%) Spring
3 33 (20.63%) WPF
4 22 (13.75%) Hibernate
5 19 (11.88%) WCF
6 18 (11.25%) JSON
7 17 (10.63%) REST
8 16 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 16 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (10.00%) JMS
9 15 (9.38%) Web Services
10 13 (8.13%) .NET Framework
10 13 (8.13%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (8.13%) RESTful
11 11 (6.88%) Kafka
12 10 (6.25%) AngularJS
12 10 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (6.25%) CSS
12 10 (6.25%) JSP
12 10 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 14 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.50%) Derivative
3 12 (7.50%) Equities
4 9 (5.63%) Fintech
5 8 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (4.38%) Algorithms
6 7 (4.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (3.13%) Grid Computing
8 4 (2.50%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.50%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.88%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.25%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.25%) User Experience
11 1 (0.63%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.00%) Unix
2 13 (8.13%) Linux
3 10 (6.25%) Windows
4 4 (2.50%) Solaris
5 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.63%) Test Automation
3 39 (24.38%) Multithreading
4 29 (18.13%) MVC
4 29 (18.13%) OO
5 26 (16.25%) TDD
6 22 (13.75%) SOA
7 19 (11.88%) Data Analysis
8 18 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (9.38%) Low Latency
10 13 (8.13%) Electronic Trading
10 13 (8.13%) OOP
10 13 (8.13%) Project Management
10 13 (8.13%) Unit Testing
11 12 (7.50%) Functional Programming
12 10 (6.25%) ETL
13 9 (5.63%) Asynchronous Programming
13 9 (5.63%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.88%) SQL
2 52 (32.50%) Java
3 49 (30.63%) C#
4 31 (19.38%) Python
5 25 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 18 (11.25%) Bash Shell
7 15 (9.38%) Java 8
8 14 (8.75%) Korn
9 11 (6.88%) C++
10 7 (4.38%) ES6
10 7 (4.38%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.38%) TypeScript
11 6 (3.75%) VBA
12 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (10.00%) Degree
2 7 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.63%) CCIE
3 1 (0.63%) CCNP
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) GDPR
2 1 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (3.13%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 57 (35.63%) Oracle
2 17 (10.63%) Talend
3 9 (5.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.00%) Reuters
5 7 (4.38%) Sybase
5 7 (4.38%) TIBCO
6 6 (3.75%) FXall
7 5 (3.13%) IBM
8 3 (1.88%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.88%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.25%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.25%) Citrix
9 2 (1.25%) SAP
10 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.63%) Cisco
10 1 (0.63%) Google
10 1 (0.63%) Sun