Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 204 146 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 40.56% 37.24% 30.56%
As % of the General category 79.69% 70.87% 72.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 134 39
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £378 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.91% +25.83% -2.04%
10th Percentile £288 £256 £99
90th Percentile £560 £563 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £13.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.21% - -
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -21.82% +5.77% +48.57%

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 256 206 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 50.89% 52.55% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 178 51
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.67% +20.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £258 £255 £103
90th Percentile £560 £563 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -51.40% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £15.48
90th Percentile £37.50 £43.45 £37.43
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.23% -9.09% +21.20%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 0 191 £440 +17.33% 18
County Londonderry - 2 £400 - 1
County Tyrone - 1 £260 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 118 (57.84%) Banking
2 107 (52.45%) Java
3 95 (46.57%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (34.31%) Test Automation
5 59 (28.92%) SQL
6 56 (27.45%) Unix
7 51 (25.00%) Low Latency
8 49 (24.02%) OO
9 44 (21.57%) Data Structures
10 38 (18.63%) JavaScript
11 36 (17.65%) Linux
12 34 (16.67%) Functional Programming
13 32 (15.69%) Investment Banking
14 27 (13.24%) TDD
15 26 (12.75%) C++
16 25 (12.25%) Front Office
16 25 (12.25%) Spring
16 25 (12.25%) Degree
16 25 (12.25%) Relational Database
16 25 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (11.27%) WebSphere
17 23 (11.27%) FIX Protocol
17 23 (11.27%) Multithreading
17 23 (11.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 22 (10.78%) C#
18 22 (10.78%) QA
19 21 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (10.29%) Functional Testing
19 21 (10.29%) Equities
20 18 (8.82%) Risk Management

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 23 (11.27%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.92%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.43%) MQSeries
4 7 (3.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.98%) JBoss
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.96%) GitHub
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.98%) npm
2 2 (0.98%) Yarn
3 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.98%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.25%) Relational Database
2 15 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.90%) KDB
4 9 (4.41%) DB2
5 7 (3.43%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.45%) DB2 UDB
6 5 (2.45%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.45%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.47%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.47%) Big Data
7 3 (1.47%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.98%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.98%) MySQL
8 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.98%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.37%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.88%) Hudson
4 11 (5.39%) JIRA
5 10 (4.90%) JUnit
6 7 (3.43%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.43%) Eclipse
6 7 (3.43%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.94%) Selenium
8 5 (2.45%) Bower
8 5 (2.45%) Grunt
8 5 (2.45%) Jasmine
8 5 (2.45%) Zephyr
9 4 (1.96%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.96%) Maven
10 3 (1.47%) Ant
10 3 (1.47%) Subversion
11 2 (0.98%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.98%) JMeter
11 2 (0.98%) NetBeans
General
1 118 (57.84%) Banking
2 32 (15.69%) Investment Banking
3 25 (12.25%) Front Office
4 4 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.47%) Electronics
5 3 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 132 (64.71%) Developer
2 88 (43.14%) Senior Developer
3 87 (42.65%) Java Developer
4 65 (31.86%) Senior Java Developer
5 31 (15.20%) Analyst
6 23 (11.27%) Agile Developer
6 23 (11.27%) Agile Java Developer
7 22 (10.78%) Senior Agile Developer
7 22 (10.78%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 21 (10.29%) C++ Developer
9 19 (9.31%) Senior C++ Developer
10 17 (8.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 17 (8.33%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
10 17 (8.33%) Tester
11 15 (7.35%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.90%) Automation Tester
12 10 (4.90%) KDB Developer
12 10 (4.90%) Senior C# Developer
13 9 (4.41%) C++/C# Developer
13 9 (4.41%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.25%) Spring
2 23 (11.27%) FIX Protocol
3 16 (7.84%) REST
4 14 (6.86%) Hibernate
4 14 (6.86%) JSP
5 13 (6.37%) AngularJS
6 12 (5.88%) XML
7 11 (5.39%) JSON
8 10 (4.90%) CSS
8 10 (4.90%) RESTful
9 9 (4.41%) .NET
9 9 (4.41%) Web Services
10 8 (3.92%) Backbone.js
10 8 (3.92%) HTML
10 8 (3.92%) Servlets
10 8 (3.92%) TIBCO EMS
10 8 (3.92%) WebSockets
11 7 (3.43%) Ajax
11 7 (3.43%) jQuery
11 7 (3.43%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.57%) Data Structures
2 25 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (11.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (10.29%) Equities
5 12 (5.88%) Virtual Team
6 10 (4.90%) Derivative
7 9 (4.41%) User Experience
8 7 (3.43%) Fixed Income
9 6 (2.94%) Fintech
10 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.96%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.47%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.47%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.98%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.98%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.49%) Market Risk
14 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (27.45%) Unix
2 36 (17.65%) Linux
3 11 (5.39%) Windows
4 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (46.57%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (34.31%) Test Automation
3 51 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 49 (24.02%) OO
5 34 (16.67%) Functional Programming
6 27 (13.24%) TDD
7 23 (11.27%) Multithreading
8 21 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (10.29%) Functional Testing
9 18 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
9 18 (8.82%) Risk Management
10 16 (7.84%) Electronic Trading
10 16 (7.84%) Mentoring
10 16 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (6.86%) Waterfall
12 13 (6.37%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (5.88%) OOP
14 11 (5.39%) OOA/OOD
14 11 (5.39%) Project Management
15 10 (4.90%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 107 (52.45%) Java
2 59 (28.92%) SQL
3 38 (18.63%) JavaScript
4 26 (12.75%) C++
5 22 (10.78%) C#
6 15 (7.35%) Python
7 14 (6.86%) Ruby
8 6 (2.94%) Perl
9 3 (1.47%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.98%) ES6
11 1 (0.49%) C
11 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (12.25%) Degree
2 10 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (4.90%) ISEB
2 10 (4.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.98%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) PMP
4 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.78%) QA
2 7 (3.43%) PMO
3 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.47%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (7.35%) Oracle
2 14 (6.86%) IBM
3 12 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.90%) HP
5 8 (3.92%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.96%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.47%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.47%) SAP
8 2 (0.98%) FXall
8 2 (0.98%) Reuters
9 1 (0.49%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.49%) Google