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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing Finance 229 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 64.69% 18.00% 35.96%
As % of the General category 86.74% 50.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 12 20
Median daily rate £413 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.95% -16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £308 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £434 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +31.57% -1.29%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 264 36 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 74.58% 36.00% 53.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 22 28
Median daily rate £413 £315 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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 +1 212 £413 +30.95% 8
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance 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 Finance.

1 184 (55.09%) Banking
2 154 (46.11%) Linux
3 137 (41.02%) Java
4 129 (38.62%) Unix
5 109 (32.63%) SQL
6 88 (26.35%) Front Office
7 87 (26.05%) Low Latency
8 85 (25.45%) C++
9 84 (25.15%) OO
10 81 (24.25%) Multithreading
11 71 (21.26%) SQL Server
12 63 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
13 56 (16.77%) FIX Protocol
13 56 (16.77%) OOP
14 54 (16.17%) Equities
15 53 (15.87%) Electronic Trading
15 53 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (15.87%) Market Making
16 51 (15.27%) Relational Database
17 49 (14.67%) OOA/OOD
18 48 (14.37%) Oracle
19 44 (13.17%) C#
20 43 (12.87%) Investment Banking
21 42 (12.57%) Web Services
22 40 (11.98%) JavaScript
23 37 (11.08%) .NET
24 36 (10.78%) Windows
24 36 (10.78%) Unit Testing
25 35 (10.48%) JSON
26 34 (10.18%) XML

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 21 (6.29%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.90%) IBM Notes
3 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.59%) LDAP
2 8 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.50%) BGP
3 5 (1.50%) EIGRP
3 5 (1.50%) OSPF
4 2 (0.60%) Avaya Modular Messaging
4 2 (0.60%) NAS
4 2 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 51 (15.27%) Relational Database
3 32 (9.58%) KDB
4 17 (5.09%) Big Data
5 16 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.89%) Kdb+
7 10 (2.99%) Apache Hive
8 9 (2.69%) DB2
8 9 (2.69%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.40%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.50%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.50%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.20%) Sybase ASE
13 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.90%) QlikView
14 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (9.58%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.19%) Artifactory
2 14 (4.19%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (4.19%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.10%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (1.80%) CppUnit
4 6 (1.80%) JIRA
5 5 (1.50%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.50%) NUnit
6 4 (1.20%) Selenium
7 3 (0.90%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.90%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 184 (55.09%) Banking
2 88 (26.35%) Front Office
3 43 (12.87%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.80%) Retail
5 5 (1.50%) Legal
5 5 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.90%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 257 (76.95%) Developer
2 113 (33.83%) Senior Developer
3 97 (29.04%) Java Developer
4 85 (25.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 80 (23.95%) C++ Developer
6 28 (8.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 28 (8.38%) KDB Developer
7 27 (8.08%) Agile Developer
7 27 (8.08%) Agile Java Developer
7 27 (8.08%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 27 (8.08%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 27 (8.08%) Senior Agile Developer
7 27 (8.08%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 27 (8.08%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
8 26 (7.78%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 22 (6.59%) C# Developer
10 21 (6.29%) Senior C++ Developer
11 18 (5.39%) Analyst
12 14 (4.19%) Sybase Developer
13 13 (3.89%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.77%) FIX Protocol
2 42 (12.57%) Web Services
3 37 (11.08%) .NET
4 35 (10.48%) JSON
5 34 (10.18%) XML
6 28 (8.38%) WCF
7 23 (6.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 23 (6.89%) Node.js
7 23 (6.89%) WPF
8 21 (6.29%) CSS
8 21 (6.29%) HTML
9 17 (5.09%) RESTful
10 15 (4.49%) .NET Framework
10 15 (4.49%) ASP.NET
10 15 (4.49%) jQuery
11 13 (3.89%) HTML5
11 13 (3.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (2.99%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.99%) Spring
12 10 (2.99%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.17%) Equities
2 53 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (9.28%) Data Structures
4 28 (8.38%) Virtual Team
5 13 (3.89%) User Experience
6 12 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (2.99%) Fixed Income
8 9 (2.69%) Equity Derivative
9 8 (2.40%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.40%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.80%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.50%) Derivative
11 5 (1.50%) Social Network
12 4 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.20%) Replication
12 4 (1.20%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.60%) PKI
15 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
15 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 154 (46.11%) Linux
2 129 (38.62%) Unix
3 36 (10.78%) Windows
4 8 (2.40%) Solaris
5 4 (1.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (26.05%) Low Latency
2 84 (25.15%) OO
3 81 (24.25%) Multithreading
4 63 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (16.77%) OOP
6 53 (15.87%) Electronic Trading
6 53 (15.87%) Market Making
7 49 (14.67%) OOA/OOD
8 36 (10.78%) Unit Testing
9 32 (9.58%) Test Automation
10 28 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (8.38%) Data Modelling
11 27 (8.08%) Functional Programming
12 23 (6.89%) MVC
12 23 (6.89%) Requirements Analysis
13 22 (6.59%) ETL
13 22 (6.59%) Mentoring
14 19 (5.69%) Project Management
14 19 (5.69%) UML
15 15 (4.49%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 137 (41.02%) Java
2 109 (32.63%) SQL
3 85 (25.45%) C++
4 44 (13.17%) C#
5 40 (11.98%) JavaScript
6 24 (7.19%) Perl
7 18 (5.39%) PL/SQL
8 15 (4.49%) C
9 8 (2.40%) Korn
9 8 (2.40%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.80%) Python
11 5 (1.50%) C++/CLI
11 5 (1.50%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.90%) VBScript
13 2 (0.60%) R
14 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (7.78%) Degree
2 11 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.10%) CCNP
3 7 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.90%) PMP
5 1 (0.30%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.20%) Data Quality
1 4 (1.20%) PMO
1 4 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 15 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.80%) Docker
3 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.20%) XenApp
3 4 (1.20%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.90%) SCOM
3 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 48 (14.37%) Oracle
2 22 (6.59%) Sybase
3 21 (6.29%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.89%) Siebel
5 12 (3.59%) Cisco
6 7 (2.10%) Citrix
6 7 (2.10%) Talend
7 6 (1.80%) Arista
7 6 (1.80%) Bloomberg
7 6 (1.80%) HP
7 6 (1.80%) Juniper
7 6 (1.80%) Reuters
8 5 (1.50%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.50%) Google
8 5 (1.50%) Perforce
9 4 (1.20%) AppSense
9 4 (1.20%) Fidessa
9 4 (1.20%) ThinPrint
9 4 (1.20%) VMware
9 4 (1.20%) Wyse
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