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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 105 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 46.26% 21.49% 27.59%
As % of the General category 74.47% 53.06% 62.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 12 19
Median daily rate £413 £281 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.66% +87.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £183 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £443 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.62% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +37.93% +26.08%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 141 49 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 62.11% 40.50% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 26 30
Median daily rate £411 £300 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.08% +71.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim 0 98 £413 +46.66% 15
Finance
UK

Finance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 77 (42.08%) Banking
2 71 (38.80%) Linux
3 53 (28.96%) Unix
4 51 (27.87%) Java
5 46 (25.14%) SQL
6 42 (22.95%) C++
7 38 (20.77%) Front Office
7 38 (20.77%) Multithreading
8 37 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (19.67%) KDB
10 31 (16.94%) Perl
10 31 (16.94%) SQL Server
11 29 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (14.21%) Project Management
13 25 (13.66%) Degree
13 25 (13.66%) Low Latency
14 24 (13.11%) Equities
14 24 (13.11%) C#
15 22 (12.02%) OOP
16 21 (11.48%) Cisco
16 21 (11.48%) Kdb+
17 19 (10.38%) Market Making
18 18 (9.84%) Analytics
19 17 (9.29%) Solaris
19 17 (9.29%) OOA/OOD
19 17 (9.29%) OO
19 17 (9.29%) Network Design
19 17 (9.29%) FIX Protocol
20 16 (8.74%) Windows
21 15 (8.20%) Juniper

Finance
Top Related 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 5 (2.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.64%) SAS
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 14 (7.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (6.56%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.37%) MS Project
4 7 (3.83%) MS Office
5 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.55%) IaaS
1 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.73%) BGP
1 5 (2.73%) EIGRP
1 5 (2.73%) OSPF
2 4 (2.19%) DHCP
2 4 (2.19%) DNS
2 4 (2.19%) DWDM
2 4 (2.19%) Firewall
2 4 (2.19%) MPLS
2 4 (2.19%) SSL
2 4 (2.19%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (2.19%) VPN
2 4 (2.19%) Wireless
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.67%) KDB
2 31 (16.94%) SQL Server
3 21 (11.48%) Kdb+
4 13 (7.10%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.83%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.64%) DB2
7 3 (1.64%) QlikView
8 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (7.65%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.64%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.64%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.64%) Selenium
3 1 (0.55%) CppUnit
3 1 (0.55%) JUnit
3 1 (0.55%) MSI
3 1 (0.55%) NUnit
3 1 (0.55%) TestNG
General
1 77 (42.08%) Banking
2 38 (20.77%) Front Office
3 14 (7.65%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.73%) Retail
4 5 (2.73%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (60.66%) Developer
2 36 (19.67%) Senior Developer
3 33 (18.03%) C++ Developer
4 32 (17.49%) KDB Developer
5 27 (14.75%) Java Developer
6 26 (14.21%) Analyst
7 24 (13.11%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (7.10%) Lead Developer
9 10 (5.46%) Senior C++ Developer
9 10 (5.46%) SQL Developer
10 9 (4.92%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Test Analyst
11 8 (4.37%) Banking Analyst
11 8 (4.37%) Senior SQL Developer
12 6 (3.28%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.28%) C# Developer
12 6 (3.28%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.28%) Technical Developer
12 6 (3.28%) Technical Leader
13 5 (2.73%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.29%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (5.46%) WPF
3 9 (4.92%) Web Services
4 8 (4.37%) .NET
4 8 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (4.37%) WCF
5 6 (3.28%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.28%) ADO.NET
5 6 (3.28%) JSON
5 6 (3.28%) RESTful
5 6 (3.28%) WF
6 4 (2.19%) Flash
6 4 (2.19%) HTML
7 3 (1.64%) JMS
7 3 (1.64%) XML
8 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.09%) jQuery
8 2 (1.09%) SOAP
9 1 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (13.11%) Equities
3 15 (8.20%) Equity Derivative
4 13 (7.10%) Virtual Team
5 10 (5.46%) Data Centre
6 8 (4.37%) Algorithms
7 7 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.73%) Fixed Income
9 4 (2.19%) Derivative
9 4 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.19%) Fat Client
9 4 (2.19%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (2.19%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 71 (38.80%) Linux
2 53 (28.96%) Unix
3 17 (9.29%) Solaris
4 16 (8.74%) Windows
5 1 (0.55%) AIX
5 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) Multithreading
2 37 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (14.21%) Project Management
4 25 (13.66%) Low Latency
5 22 (12.02%) OOP
6 19 (10.38%) Market Making
7 18 (9.84%) Analytics
8 17 (9.29%) Network Design
8 17 (9.29%) OO
8 17 (9.29%) OOA/OOD
9 14 (7.65%) Information Security
10 13 (7.10%) Electronic Trading
10 13 (7.10%) Mathematics
10 13 (7.10%) Unit Testing
11 12 (6.56%) UML
12 11 (6.01%) TDD
13 10 (5.46%) BDD
13 10 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.46%) Integration Testing
13 10 (5.46%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.87%) Java
2 46 (25.14%) SQL
3 42 (22.95%) C++
4 31 (16.94%) Perl
5 24 (13.11%) C#
6 14 (7.65%) Python
7 8 (4.37%) C
8 7 (3.83%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.73%) Korn
11 3 (1.64%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.64%) VBScript
12 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (13.66%) Degree
2 12 (6.56%) CCNP
2 12 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.28%) CCIE
3 6 (3.28%) PMP
4 4 (2.19%) JNCIE
4 4 (2.19%) JNCIP
5 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) QA
2 7 (3.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.19%) ProxySG
1 4 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.19%) XenApp
1 4 (2.19%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.19%) FortiGate
1 4 (2.19%) Nagios
2 1 (0.55%) AppManager
2 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.55%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 21 (11.48%) Cisco
2 15 (8.20%) Juniper
3 11 (6.01%) Arista
4 10 (5.46%) Oracle
4 10 (5.46%) Sybase
5 7 (3.83%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.28%) Avaya
7 5 (2.73%) HP
8 4 (2.19%) AppSense
8 4 (2.19%) Aruba
8 4 (2.19%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.19%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.19%) Citrix
8 4 (2.19%) Fortinet
8 4 (2.19%) IronPort
8 4 (2.19%) Radware
8 4 (2.19%) Riverbed
8 4 (2.19%) Sourcefire
8 4 (2.19%) VMware
8 4 (2.19%) Wyse
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