Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 160 282 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 36.95% 52.81% 20.00%
As % of the General category 75.12% 79.89% 57.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 267 23
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +30.95% +110.00%
10th Percentile £323 £263 £131
90th Percentile £549 £563 £441
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.75 £13.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.87% -8.62% -
UK median hourly rate £21.88 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -27.08% +37.93% +15.03%

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 213 353 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 49.19% 66.10% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 325 42
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +30.95% +75.00%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £170
90th Percentile £538 £550 £473
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.58 £11.40 £13.25
90th Percentile £35.75 £18.87 £32.35
UK median hourly rate £26.60 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -9.09% +22.22%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 146 £443 +7.27% 12
County Londonderry - 2 £275 -
County Tyrone - 1 £260 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 88 (55.00%) Banking
2 71 (44.38%) SQL
3 64 (40.00%) Java
4 62 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (30.63%) Oracle
6 48 (30.00%) C#
7 42 (26.25%) Test Automation
8 37 (23.13%) Multithreading
8 37 (23.13%) .NET
8 37 (23.13%) Front Office
9 36 (22.50%) SQL Server
10 33 (20.63%) Spring
11 32 (20.00%) OO
11 32 (20.00%) Relational Database
12 31 (19.38%) Unix
13 30 (18.75%) Python
13 30 (18.75%) WPF
14 26 (16.25%) TDD
15 25 (15.63%) Low Latency
15 25 (15.63%) Data Structures
16 23 (14.38%) MVC
17 22 (13.75%) JavaScript
18 21 (13.13%) SOA
19 19 (11.88%) Hibernate
20 18 (11.25%) DB2
20 18 (11.25%) JSON
20 18 (11.25%) WCF
20 18 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
21 17 (10.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 17 (10.63%) WebSphere

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 17 (10.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 17 (10.63%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.50%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.38%) MQSeries
3 7 (4.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.50%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
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%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 32 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 18 (11.25%) DB2
4 15 (9.38%) RDBMS
5 13 (8.13%) Big Data
5 13 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.38%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.38%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.25%) DB2 UDB
11 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.63%) Power BI
11 1 (0.63%) QlikView
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.75%) Jenkins
1 14 (8.75%) JUnit
2 13 (8.13%) TeamCity
2 13 (8.13%) Visual Studio
3 12 (7.50%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.88%) Maven
5 9 (5.63%) JIRA
6 4 (2.50%) Bower
6 4 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.50%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.50%) Grunt
6 4 (2.50%) Jasmine
6 4 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.25%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.25%) Selenium
7 2 (1.25%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.63%) Hudson
8 1 (0.63%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.63%) Subversion
8 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 88 (55.00%) Banking
2 37 (23.13%) Front Office
3 12 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.25%) Back Office
6 2 (1.25%) Electronics
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 121 (75.63%) Developer
2 61 (38.13%) Java Developer
2 61 (38.13%) Senior Developer
3 43 (26.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 29 (18.13%) .NET Developer
5 25 (15.63%) C# Developer
6 18 (11.25%) Analyst
7 14 (8.75%) Oracle Developer
8 13 (8.13%) Front Office Developer
9 12 (7.50%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (7.50%) Talend Developer
10 10 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (5.63%) Agile Developer
11 9 (5.63%) 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 7 (4.38%) C++ Developer
13 7 (4.38%) C++/C# Developer
13 7 (4.38%) Java WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.13%) .NET
2 33 (20.63%) Spring
3 30 (18.75%) WPF
4 19 (11.88%) Hibernate
5 18 (11.25%) JSON
5 18 (11.25%) WCF
6 14 (8.75%) ASP.NET
6 14 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (8.13%) .NET Framework
7 13 (8.13%) JSP
7 13 (8.13%) Web Services
8 12 (7.50%) JMS
9 11 (6.88%) RESTful
10 10 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (6.25%) J2EE
10 10 (6.25%) REST
11 8 (5.00%) Akka
11 8 (5.00%) Kafka
11 8 (5.00%) Spring Boot
11 8 (5.00%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.63%) Data Structures
2 15 (9.38%) Equities
3 14 (8.75%) Derivative
4 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.88%) Fintech
5 10 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (4.38%) Algorithms
6 7 (4.38%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.13%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.88%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.25%) User Experience
10 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.63%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.38%) Unix
2 15 (9.38%) Linux
3 10 (6.25%) Windows
4 4 (2.50%) Solaris
5 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (26.25%) Test Automation
3 37 (23.13%) Multithreading
4 32 (20.00%) OO
5 26 (16.25%) TDD
6 25 (15.63%) Low Latency
7 23 (14.38%) MVC
8 21 (13.13%) SOA
9 18 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (9.38%) Data Analysis
11 14 (8.75%) Functional Programming
11 14 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (8.13%) Electronic Trading
12 13 (8.13%) OOP
12 13 (8.13%) Unit Testing
13 11 (6.88%) Asynchronous Programming
13 11 (6.88%) Deployment Automation
14 9 (5.63%) Risk Management
15 8 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (44.38%) SQL
2 64 (40.00%) Java
3 48 (30.00%) C#
4 30 (18.75%) Python
5 22 (13.75%) JavaScript
6 16 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 14 (8.75%) C++
8 13 (8.13%) Java 8
9 12 (7.50%) Korn
10 7 (4.38%) ES6
10 7 (4.38%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.38%) TypeScript
11 6 (3.75%) VBA
12 1 (0.63%) C
12 1 (0.63%) Ruby
12 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
12 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%) ISEB
3 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.63%) PMP
3 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.63%) MiFID
2 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.13%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 49 (30.63%) Oracle
2 16 (10.00%) IBM
3 12 (7.50%) Talend
4 8 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.00%) Reuters
5 7 (4.38%) Sybase
6 6 (3.75%) FXall
6 6 (3.75%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.88%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.25%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.25%) Citrix
8 2 (1.25%) SAP
9 1 (0.63%) Google
9 1 (0.63%) HP
9 1 (0.63%) Sun