Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Finance 42 69 113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 32.06% 21.50% 32.01%
As % of the General category 71.19% 55.20% 62.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 55 79
Median daily rate £431 £402 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +3.61% -8.28%
10th Percentile £304 £236 £269
90th Percentile £491 £541 £452
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.67 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.21% -28.77% +51.72%
10th Percentile £14.31 £15.67 £10.15
90th Percentile £23.20 £15.67 £34.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% +13.18%

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 59 125 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 45.04% 38.94% 50.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 89 103
Median daily rate £430 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +3.36% -8.94%
10th Percentile £226 £162 £274
90th Percentile £484 £578 £460
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.67 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.42% +4.47% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.06 £9.34
90th Percentile £19.48 £20.38 £41.90
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.04
% change year-on-year +25.00% -0.19% -3.52%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Finance in Northern Ireland

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland.

Daily rate trend for Finance in Northern Ireland

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Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in Northern Ireland

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in Northern Ireland

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 32 £431 +7.35% 17
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 24 (57.14%) Banking
2 18 (42.86%) Java
3 16 (38.10%) Microservices
4 14 (33.33%) SDLC
4 14 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 14 (33.33%) SQL
5 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (30.95%) Spring
6 12 (28.57%) CSS
6 12 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 11 (26.19%) Spring Boot
7 11 (26.19%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (26.19%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (26.19%) Technical Analysis
7 11 (26.19%) Project Delivery
7 11 (26.19%) Web Design
7 11 (26.19%) HTML
7 11 (26.19%) Systems Analysis
7 11 (26.19%) Unit Testing
8 10 (23.81%) JSON
8 10 (23.81%) Eclipse
8 10 (23.81%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (23.81%) Jasmine
8 10 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (23.81%) Mocha
8 10 (23.81%) MSTest
8 10 (23.81%) Material Design
9 7 (16.67%) Java 8
9 7 (16.67%) JIRA
10 6 (14.29%) Python

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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 1 (2.38%) Apache
1 1 (2.38%) Confluence
1 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (2.38%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.38%) AWS
2 1 (2.38%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Power BI
1 2 (4.76%) QlikView
1 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Eclipse
1 10 (23.81%) Jasmine
1 10 (23.81%) Karma Test Runner
1 10 (23.81%) Mocha
1 10 (23.81%) MSTest
2 7 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (4.76%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.38%) ChangeMan
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) JUnit
4 1 (2.38%) Protractor
4 1 (2.38%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (57.14%) Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Investment Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.76%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Front Office
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) Java Developer
3 12 (28.57%) Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Angular Developer
4 11 (26.19%) Senior Developer
4 11 (26.19%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Project Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Business Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Market Data Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 13 (30.95%) Spring
3 12 (28.57%) CSS
4 11 (26.19%) HTML
4 11 (26.19%) Spring Boot
5 10 (23.81%) JSON
5 10 (23.81%) Material Design
5 10 (23.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (11.90%) CSS3
6 5 (11.90%) DHTML
6 5 (11.90%) HTML5
7 1 (2.38%) JSP
7 1 (2.38%) Node.js
7 1 (2.38%) PySpark
7 1 (2.38%) REST
7 1 (2.38%) SOAP
7 1 (2.38%) Spring Integration
7 1 (2.38%) Web Services
7 1 (2.38%) XML
7 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Equities
1 5 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Derivative
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Microservices
2 14 (33.33%) SDLC
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 11 (26.19%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (26.19%) Project Delivery
5 11 (26.19%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (26.19%) Systems Analysis
5 11 (26.19%) Technical Analysis
5 11 (26.19%) Unit Testing
5 11 (26.19%) Web Design
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (11.90%) TDD
8 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.14%) Migration
8 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.76%) ETL
9 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) Java
2 14 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Java 8
4 6 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PMO
2 1 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
1 1 (2.38%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.38%) TeamSite
1 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) ION Trading
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.38%) TIBCO