Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 112 410 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.79% 62.88% 20.83%
As % of the General category 60.22% 85.95% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 372 42
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +30.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £293 £358 £163
90th Percentile £500 £513 £424
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £22.42 £20.50
% change year-on-year +7.04% +9.38% -2.38%

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 186 477 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 47.81% 73.16% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 426 65
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +30.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £255 £325 £163
90th Percentile £500 £513 £460
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.63 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.46% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.00 £13.69
90th Percentile £33.75 £20.09 £33.63
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04% -3.16%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 0 107 £430 +4.24% 20
County Londonderry - 2 £275 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (51.79%) Banking
2 43 (38.39%) SQL
3 40 (35.71%) Oracle
4 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (32.14%) Java
6 30 (26.79%) Multithreading
7 28 (25.00%) MVC
8 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
9 20 (17.86%) .NET
9 20 (17.86%) Test Automation
10 18 (16.07%) C#
10 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
10 18 (16.07%) DB2
10 18 (16.07%) Spring
10 18 (16.07%) Relational Database
11 17 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (15.18%) RDBMS
12 16 (14.29%) CSS
12 16 (14.29%) JSP
13 15 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (13.39%) WPF
13 15 (13.39%) MongoDB
14 14 (12.50%) Investment Banking
14 14 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (12.50%) Data Analysis
15 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (11.61%) Front Office
15 13 (11.61%) Hibernate
15 13 (11.61%) Project Management
15 13 (11.61%) Python

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 11 (9.82%) Apache Spark
2 10 (8.93%) WebSphere
3 9 (8.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (5.36%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.68%) Confluence
5 3 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.89%) SAS
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.89%) npm
1 1 (0.89%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) FTP
2 1 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.89%) DHCP
2 1 (0.89%) DNS
2 1 (0.89%) Firewall
2 1 (0.89%) SAN
2 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) DB2
1 18 (16.07%) Relational Database
1 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.18%) RDBMS
3 15 (13.39%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.93%) Big Data
5 9 (8.04%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.57%) DB2 UDB
7 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.68%) Spark SQL
9 2 (1.79%) QlikView
10 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.89%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) JIRA
2 10 (8.93%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.93%) JUnit
2 10 (8.93%) Selenium
3 9 (8.04%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.36%) Bower
5 6 (5.36%) Grunt
5 6 (5.36%) Jasmine
6 5 (4.46%) Bitbucket
6 5 (4.46%) Maven
7 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.79%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.79%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.89%) PeopleTools
9 1 (0.89%) ProC
9 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (51.79%) Banking
2 14 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 13 (11.61%) Front Office
4 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.46%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.57%) Back Office
7 3 (2.68%) Electronics
7 3 (2.68%) Marketing
8 2 (1.79%) Retail
9 1 (0.89%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.89%) Military
9 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (56.25%) Developer
2 30 (26.79%) Java Developer
3 22 (19.64%) Analyst
4 19 (16.96%) Senior Developer
5 15 (13.39%) .NET Developer
6 12 (10.71%) Business Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) Oracle Developer
7 9 (8.04%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (8.04%) Talend Developer
8 8 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 8 (7.14%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.25%) Data Analyst
10 6 (5.36%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (5.36%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (4.46%) Automation Tester
11 5 (4.46%) Front Office Developer
11 5 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (4.46%) Report Developer
11 5 (4.46%) Tester
12 4 (3.57%) Excel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) .NET
2 18 (16.07%) Spring
3 16 (14.29%) CSS
3 16 (14.29%) JSP
4 15 (13.39%) WPF
5 14 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
6 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET
6 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (11.61%) Hibernate
7 12 (10.71%) AngularJS
7 12 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (9.82%) WCF
9 10 (8.93%) JMS
9 10 (8.93%) RESTful
9 10 (8.93%) XML
10 9 (8.04%) iBATIS
10 9 (8.04%) Spring Batch
11 8 (7.14%) Web Services
12 7 (6.25%) Java EE
12 7 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.82%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.14%) Equities
4 5 (4.46%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.57%) Fintech
5 4 (3.57%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.57%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.79%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.79%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.89%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.71%) Linux
2 10 (8.93%) Unix
3 3 (2.68%) Windows
4 1 (0.89%) Solaris
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.79%) Multithreading
3 28 (25.00%) MVC
4 20 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 15 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 13 (11.61%) Project Management
8 12 (10.71%) TDD
9 11 (9.82%) ETL
9 11 (9.82%) SOA
10 10 (8.93%) Business Analysis
10 10 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (8.04%) Test Strategy
12 8 (7.14%) Manual Testing
13 7 (6.25%) Low Latency
13 7 (6.25%) Test Scripting
14 6 (5.36%) OO
14 6 (5.36%) SDLC
14 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 43 (38.39%) SQL
2 36 (32.14%) Java
3 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.07%) C#
5 13 (11.61%) Python
6 12 (10.71%) Bash Shell
7 10 (8.93%) Java 8
8 8 (7.14%) Korn
9 4 (3.57%) C++
10 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.79%) C
11 2 (1.79%) VBA
12 1 (0.89%) ES6
12 1 (0.89%) PROC SQL
12 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) Degree
2 6 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.89%) CCIE
3 1 (0.89%) CCNP
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.89%) GDPR
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 40 (35.71%) Oracle
2 11 (9.82%) Talend
3 7 (6.25%) TIBCO
4 5 (4.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.57%) IBM
5 4 (3.57%) SAP
6 3 (2.68%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.68%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.89%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco
7 1 (0.89%) Citrix
7 1 (0.89%) Cognos
7 1 (0.89%) Reuters
7 1 (0.89%) Sun
7 1 (0.89%) Teradata