Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 116 373 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 29.52% 58.10% 27.80%
As % of the General category 60.42% 85.16% 62.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 330 68
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £413 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +19.57% +15.00%
10th Percentile £272 £313 £188
90th Percentile £460 £513 £506
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £21.50 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.96% - -
UK median hourly rate £23.58 £22.00 £21.76
% change year-on-year +7.16% +1.10% -1.09%

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 192 438 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 48.85% 68.22% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 380 99
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +14.58% +15.20%
10th Percentile £263 £309 £163
90th Percentile £485 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 7
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.65 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.63 £28.75 £30.90
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.44
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.29% -2.24%

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 15 November 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
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 November 2018.

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 November 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 0 106 £412 -0.12% 29
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 58 (50.00%) Banking
2 48 (41.38%) SQL
3 44 (37.93%) Oracle
4 42 (36.21%) Java
5 41 (35.34%) JavaScript
6 28 (24.14%) Test Automation
7 27 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (23.28%) RDBMS
7 27 (23.28%) Relational Database
8 26 (22.41%) CSS
9 25 (21.55%) JSP
9 25 (21.55%) MVC
10 24 (20.69%) Spring
11 23 (19.83%) Project Management
12 21 (18.10%) DB2
12 21 (18.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (18.10%) AngularJS
13 20 (17.24%) XML
13 20 (17.24%) Hibernate
13 20 (17.24%) Ajax
13 20 (17.24%) WebSphere
14 19 (16.38%) Degree
14 19 (16.38%) RESTful
14 19 (16.38%) Spring Batch
14 19 (16.38%) Spring Integration
14 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (15.52%) TDD
15 18 (15.52%) Struts
16 17 (14.66%) JUnit
16 17 (14.66%) Linux

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 20 (17.24%) WebSphere
2 15 (12.93%) WebLogic
3 6 (5.17%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.59%) Confluence
4 3 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (14.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Actimize
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (0.86%) npm
1 1 (0.86%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) FTP
1 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.28%) RDBMS
1 27 (23.28%) Relational Database
2 21 (18.10%) DB2
3 15 (12.93%) DB2 UDB
4 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
5 10 (8.62%) Oracle Database
6 9 (7.76%) MongoDB
7 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (5.17%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (3.45%) Big Data
9 4 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (2.59%) Spark SQL
11 2 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.86%) QlikView
12 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.66%) JUnit
2 16 (13.79%) Cucumber
2 16 (13.79%) Eclipse
3 15 (12.93%) Bower
3 15 (12.93%) Grunt
3 15 (12.93%) Jasmine
4 14 (12.07%) Selenium
5 10 (8.62%) JIRA
6 9 (7.76%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.45%) TestComplete
8 3 (2.59%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.86%) Maven
9 1 (0.86%) PeopleTools
9 1 (0.86%) ProC
9 1 (0.86%) Subversion
9 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (50.00%) Banking
2 11 (9.48%) Investment Banking
3 8 (6.90%) Front Office
4 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.31%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.45%) Marketing
7 3 (2.59%) Back Office
7 3 (2.59%) Electronics
8 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.72%) Retail
9 1 (0.86%) Law
9 1 (0.86%) Legal
9 1 (0.86%) Publishing
9 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (46.55%) Developer
2 33 (28.45%) Java Developer
3 28 (24.14%) Analyst
4 21 (18.10%) Senior Developer
5 15 (12.93%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (9.48%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.90%) Data Analyst
7 8 (6.90%) DBA
7 8 (6.90%) Oracle DBA
8 7 (6.03%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) Automation Tester
9 6 (5.17%) C++ Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.17%) Report Developer
9 6 (5.17%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Tester
10 5 (4.31%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Oracle Financials DBA
10 5 (4.31%) SQL DBA
11 4 (3.45%) Oracle Financials Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.41%) CSS
2 25 (21.55%) JSP
3 24 (20.69%) Spring
4 21 (18.10%) AngularJS
4 21 (18.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 20 (17.24%) Ajax
5 20 (17.24%) Hibernate
5 20 (17.24%) XML
6 19 (16.38%) RESTful
6 19 (16.38%) Spring Batch
6 19 (16.38%) Spring Integration
7 18 (15.52%) Struts
8 16 (13.79%) Backbone.js
8 16 (13.79%) Gherkin
8 16 (13.79%) Web Services
9 8 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
9 8 (6.90%) Java EE
10 7 (6.03%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (6.03%) REST
11 5 (4.31%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.31%) Equities
4 5 (4.31%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.45%) Reference Data
5 4 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.59%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.59%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.59%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.72%) Fintech
7 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.86%) Replication
8 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.66%) Linux
2 15 (12.93%) Unix
3 2 (1.72%) Windows
4 1 (0.86%) Solaris
4 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.14%) Test Automation
2 27 (23.28%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (21.55%) MVC
4 23 (19.83%) Project Management
5 18 (15.52%) TDD
6 16 (13.79%) Multithreading
7 15 (12.93%) Time Management
7 15 (12.93%) Waterfall
8 10 (8.62%) ETL
8 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.76%) Data Analysis
9 9 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.90%) Manual Testing
10 8 (6.90%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.03%) Business Analysis
11 7 (6.03%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (5.17%) Issue Tracking
12 6 (5.17%) Low Latency
12 6 (5.17%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (41.38%) SQL
2 42 (36.21%) Java
3 41 (35.34%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.62%) Python
5 8 (6.90%) C++
6 7 (6.03%) C#
6 7 (6.03%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.17%) C
8 5 (4.31%) Java 8
8 5 (4.31%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.45%) VBScript
10 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.72%) Korn
12 1 (0.86%) ES6
12 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.86%) PROC SQL
12 1 (0.86%) R
12 1 (0.86%) Ruby
12 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (16.38%) Degree
2 3 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.72%) PMP
4 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.86%) CCIE
4 1 (0.86%) CCNP
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.86%) ISEB
4 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.86%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) QA
2 5 (4.31%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.59%) PMO
4 2 (1.72%) IFRS
5 1 (0.86%) GDPR
5 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.86%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 44 (37.93%) Oracle
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.17%) Hyperion
3 6 (5.17%) IFS
3 6 (5.17%) SAP
3 6 (5.17%) Talend
4 5 (4.31%) HP
4 5 (4.31%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.59%) Ab Initio
5 3 (2.59%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (2.59%) Solace
6 2 (1.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco
7 1 (0.86%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.86%) Cognos
7 1 (0.86%) Informatica
7 1 (0.86%) Teradata
7 1 (0.86%) Vermilion