Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Finance 348 83 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 56.31% 27.48% 36.69%
As % of the General category 84.88% 61.94% 71.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 72 43
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £355 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.20% +18.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £310 £182 £109
90th Percentile £525 £547 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £439
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.51% +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £22.84 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.81% +1.49% +25.00%

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 410 134 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 66.34% 44.37% 51.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 103 54
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £360 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +15.20% -0.79%
10th Percentile £303 £163 £101
90th Percentile £524 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +25.93% -
10th Percentile £9.65 £12.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £28.75 £43.45 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.47% - +13.64%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 0 330 £413 +21.32% 4
County Londonderry - 2 £400 - 1
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 219 (62.93%) Banking
2 193 (55.46%) Java
3 135 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (33.62%) Test Automation
5 100 (28.74%) OO
6 92 (26.44%) Unix
7 86 (24.71%) Linux
8 83 (23.85%) Low Latency
9 82 (23.56%) Data Structures
10 78 (22.41%) Investment Banking
11 72 (20.69%) SQL
12 70 (20.11%) JavaScript
13 69 (19.83%) Multithreading
13 69 (19.83%) Functional Programming
14 56 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (15.23%) C++
16 52 (14.94%) XML
16 52 (14.94%) Front Office
16 52 (14.94%) Spring
17 50 (14.37%) Oracle
18 48 (13.79%) WebSphere
19 46 (13.22%) Web Services
19 46 (13.22%) FIX Protocol
20 45 (12.93%) TDD
21 44 (12.64%) Hibernate
22 43 (12.36%) CSS
23 42 (12.07%) RESTful
24 41 (11.78%) MVC
25 40 (11.49%) Relational Database
26 39 (11.21%) Spring Integration

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 48 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 26 (7.47%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.44%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.44%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.57%) JBoss
6 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) Actimize
2 2 (0.57%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.44%) npm
3 4 (1.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.44%) FTP
2 5 (1.44%) LDAP
3 4 (1.15%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 4 (1.15%) NAS
3 4 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.49%) Relational Database
2 29 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 28 (8.05%) DB2
4 26 (7.47%) KDB
5 19 (5.46%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.74%) Big Data
7 10 (2.87%) DB2 UDB
7 10 (2.87%) Hadoop
7 10 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.59%) Apache Hive
8 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.01%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.15%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.86%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.57%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.57%) MySQL
12 2 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.75%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.31%) Eclipse
4 13 (3.74%) Cucumber
4 13 (3.74%) JUnit
5 11 (3.16%) Bower
5 11 (3.16%) Grunt
5 11 (3.16%) Hudson
5 11 (3.16%) Jasmine
5 11 (3.16%) JIRA
6 7 (2.01%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.72%) Selenium
8 5 (1.44%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.15%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.57%) Gradle
10 2 (0.57%) JBehave
10 2 (0.57%) LoadUI
10 2 (0.57%) Mockito
10 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 219 (62.93%) Banking
2 78 (22.41%) Investment Banking
3 52 (14.94%) Front Office
4 7 (2.01%) Legal
5 4 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.86%) Prime Brokerage
6 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 252 (72.41%) Developer
2 161 (46.26%) Senior Developer
3 154 (44.25%) Java Developer
4 120 (34.48%) Senior Java Developer
5 61 (17.53%) Agile Developer
5 61 (17.53%) Agile Java Developer
5 61 (17.53%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 61 (17.53%) Senior Agile Developer
5 61 (17.53%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 61 (17.53%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
6 47 (13.51%) C++ Developer
7 34 (9.77%) Analyst
8 31 (8.91%) Full Stack Developer
9 29 (8.33%) Senior C++ Developer
10 27 (7.76%) C# Developer
10 27 (7.76%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 24 (6.90%) KDB Developer
12 23 (6.61%) HTML CSS Developer
12 23 (6.61%) HTML Developer
13 19 (5.46%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.94%) Spring
1 52 (14.94%) XML
2 46 (13.22%) FIX Protocol
2 46 (13.22%) Web Services
3 44 (12.64%) Hibernate
4 43 (12.36%) CSS
5 42 (12.07%) RESTful
6 39 (11.21%) JSP
6 39 (11.21%) Spring Integration
7 31 (8.91%) AngularJS
8 29 (8.33%) HTML
9 27 (7.76%) JSON
10 24 (6.90%) Backbone.js
10 24 (6.90%) Struts
10 24 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 22 (6.32%) Ajax
11 22 (6.32%) Node.js
12 20 (5.75%) Java EE
13 17 (4.89%) JPA
13 17 (4.89%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 82 (23.56%) Data Structures
2 56 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (9.48%) Equities
4 30 (8.62%) Virtual Team
5 25 (7.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (3.74%) Fixed Income
7 11 (3.16%) Derivative
8 9 (2.59%) User Experience
9 6 (1.72%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.44%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.15%) PKI
11 4 (1.15%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.57%) Social Network
13 1 (0.29%) Equity Derivative
13 1 (0.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 92 (26.44%) Unix
2 86 (24.71%) Linux
3 19 (5.46%) Windows
4 9 (2.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (33.62%) Test Automation
3 100 (28.74%) OO
4 83 (23.85%) Low Latency
5 69 (19.83%) Functional Programming
5 69 (19.83%) Multithreading
6 45 (12.93%) TDD
7 41 (11.78%) MVC
8 39 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (9.48%) Electronic Trading
10 30 (8.62%) Mentoring
11 27 (7.76%) Market Making
11 27 (7.76%) OOA/OOD
12 26 (7.47%) OOP
13 23 (6.61%) Performance Improvement
14 22 (6.32%) Data Modelling
15 21 (6.03%) Functional Testing
15 21 (6.03%) Requirements Analysis
16 19 (5.46%) Asynchronous Programming
16 19 (5.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 193 (55.46%) Java
2 72 (20.69%) SQL
3 70 (20.11%) JavaScript
4 53 (15.23%) C++
5 31 (8.91%) C#
6 20 (5.75%) Perl
7 17 (4.89%) TypeScript
8 13 (3.74%) Ruby
9 8 (2.30%) Python
10 6 (1.72%) C
10 6 (1.72%) R
10 6 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.86%) Korn
13 1 (0.29%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (9.77%) Degree
2 10 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.59%) ISEB
3 9 (2.59%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.46%) QA
2 7 (2.01%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (1.44%) SCOM
2 4 (1.15%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 50 (14.37%) Oracle
2 22 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.74%) HP
4 8 (2.30%) Sybase
5 7 (2.01%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.72%) Ab Initio
7 5 (1.44%) Citrix
7 5 (1.44%) Lotus
7 5 (1.44%) Reuters
8 4 (1.15%) Avaya
8 4 (1.15%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (1.15%) CyberTech
8 4 (1.15%) Fidessa
8 4 (1.15%) NICE Systems
8 4 (1.15%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.57%) OpenLink
9 2 (0.57%) Sencha
9 2 (0.57%) Siebel
10 1 (0.29%) Perforce