Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 118 212 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.89% 41.33% 36.44%
As % of the General category 67.43% 79.10% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 178 125
Northern Ireland median daily rate £394 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.43% +14.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £287 £284 £256
90th Percentile £450 £565 £563
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £44.00 £11.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +282.61% -13.21% -
10th Percentile £10.35 £8.85 £12.23
90th Percentile £96.50 £19.35 £14.48
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.28% -21.82% +5.77%

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 175 268 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 47.30% 52.24% 51.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 215 164
Northern Ireland median daily rate £388 £430 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.88% +18.62% +16.00%
10th Percentile £294 £264 £254
90th Percentile £460 £560 £563
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 9
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £20.75 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.10% +11.54% -51.40%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £37.50 £43.45
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% -9.09%

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 February 2019. 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 +1 104 £400 -7.67% 21
County Armagh - 2 - - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 50 (42.37%) SQL
2 46 (38.98%) Banking
3 44 (37.29%) JavaScript
4 38 (32.20%) Oracle
5 33 (27.97%) Java
6 27 (22.88%) CSS
7 26 (22.03%) Test Automation
8 25 (21.19%) XML
9 24 (20.34%) RDBMS
9 24 (20.34%) Relational Database
10 23 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (18.64%) Degree
11 22 (18.64%) Unix
11 22 (18.64%) Python
11 22 (18.64%) JSP
11 22 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Excel
13 20 (16.95%) MVC
14 19 (16.10%) Spring
15 18 (15.25%) Ajax
15 18 (15.25%) WebSphere
15 18 (15.25%) RESTful
15 18 (15.25%) Project Management
15 18 (15.25%) Struts
16 17 (14.41%) DB2
16 17 (14.41%) AngularJS
16 17 (14.41%) Analytics
17 16 (13.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (13.56%) Microsoft
18 15 (12.71%) SAS

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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 (15.25%) WebSphere
2 15 (12.71%) SAS
3 13 (11.02%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.54%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.08%) SPSS
4 5 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.85%) Actimize
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.85%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Slack
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) FTP
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.34%) RDBMS
1 24 (20.34%) Relational Database
2 17 (14.41%) DB2
3 13 (11.02%) DB2 UDB
4 10 (8.47%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.78%) Base SAS
5 8 (6.78%) QlikView
5 8 (6.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 8 (6.78%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 8 (6.78%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (5.93%) Power BI
7 6 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (5.08%) Data Mining
7 6 (5.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (2.54%) Geospatial Data
8 3 (2.54%) GIS
8 3 (2.54%) Spatial Data
9 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) JIRA
2 14 (11.86%) Cucumber
2 14 (11.86%) Eclipse
2 14 (11.86%) Jasmine
2 14 (11.86%) JUnit
3 13 (11.02%) Bower
3 13 (11.02%) Grunt
4 11 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (8.47%) Git (software)
5 10 (8.47%) Selenium
5 10 (8.47%) TestComplete
6 2 (1.69%) Subversion
7 1 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.85%) ProC
7 1 (0.85%) Protractor
General
1 46 (38.98%) Banking
2 8 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.39%) Marketing
6 3 (2.54%) Electronics
6 3 (2.54%) Front Office
7 2 (1.69%) Publishing
7 2 (1.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.85%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Law
8 1 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (33.90%) Developer
2 39 (33.05%) Analyst
3 25 (21.19%) Java Developer
4 15 (12.71%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.17%) Data Analyst
5 12 (10.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (8.47%) Financial Analyst
7 9 (7.63%) SAS Analyst
8 8 (6.78%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.78%) Consultant
8 8 (6.78%) DBA
8 8 (6.78%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (5.93%) C++ Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Report Developer
10 6 (5.08%) SQL Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Test Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Oracle Financials DBA
11 5 (4.24%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.24%) SAP Consultant
11 5 (4.24%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.88%) CSS
2 25 (21.19%) XML
3 22 (18.64%) JSP
4 19 (16.10%) Spring
5 18 (15.25%) Ajax
5 18 (15.25%) RESTful
5 18 (15.25%) Struts
6 17 (14.41%) AngularJS
7 16 (13.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (11.86%) Backbone.js
8 14 (11.86%) Gherkin
8 14 (11.86%) Hibernate
8 14 (11.86%) Spring Batch
8 14 (11.86%) Spring Integration
8 14 (11.86%) Web Services
9 10 (8.47%) Java EE
10 5 (4.24%) HTML
11 4 (3.39%) EJB
11 4 (3.39%) J2EE
11 4 (3.39%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (4.24%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.39%) Reference Data
3 4 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.54%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.54%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.69%) Derivative
5 2 (1.69%) Equities
5 2 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) LIMS
6 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.64%) Unix
2 14 (11.86%) Linux
3 2 (1.69%) Solaris
4 1 (0.85%) AIX
4 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.03%) Test Automation
2 23 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (16.95%) MVC
4 18 (15.25%) Project Management
5 17 (14.41%) Analytics
6 14 (11.86%) TDD
7 13 (11.02%) ETL
7 13 (11.02%) Time Management
7 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
8 12 (10.17%) Data Modelling
9 11 (9.32%) Change Management
9 11 (9.32%) Data Analysis
9 11 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.47%) Issue Tracking
11 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (7.63%) Requirements Management
11 9 (7.63%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.78%) Process Improvement
12 8 (6.78%) Visual Analytics
12 8 (6.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.37%) SQL
2 44 (37.29%) JavaScript
3 33 (27.97%) Java
4 22 (18.64%) Python
5 8 (6.78%) VBScript
6 7 (5.93%) C
6 7 (5.93%) C++
6 7 (5.93%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.69%) ABAP
7 2 (1.69%) C#
7 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.85%) Java 8
8 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.85%) PROC SQL
8 1 (0.85%) R
8 1 (0.85%) Ruby
8 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (18.64%) Degree
2 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.39%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.69%) PMP
5 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.85%) CCA
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.02%) QA
2 10 (8.47%) IFRS
3 5 (4.24%) Data Quality
4 4 (3.39%) PMO
5 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.85%) EMIR
6 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.85%) XenApp
2 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 38 (32.20%) Oracle
2 16 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.47%) SAP
4 9 (7.63%) Cloudera
4 9 (7.63%) HP
5 8 (6.78%) Hyperion
5 8 (6.78%) IFS
6 7 (5.93%) Cognos
7 4 (3.39%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.54%) ESRI
8 3 (2.54%) Solace
9 2 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.85%) Citrix
10 1 (0.85%) Concur
10 1 (0.85%) IBM
10 1 (0.85%) Informatica
10 1 (0.85%) Talend
10 1 (0.85%) Teradata
10 1 (0.85%) Vermilion