The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Investment Banking
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 50 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.93% 6.00% 9.30%
As % of the General category 18.73% 16.67% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 5 8
Median daily rate £413 £125 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +230.00% -12.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £81 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £435 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - -

Investment Banking 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 267 36 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 74.37% 36.00% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 22 26
Median daily rate £413 £315 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +57.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in Northern Ireland

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Investment Banking in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Banking in Northern Ireland

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in Northern Ireland

Investment Banking
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 Investment Banking within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 -7 50 £413 +230.00%
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking 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 Investment Banking.

1 64 (100.00%) Banking
2 45 (70.31%) Finance
3 35 (54.69%) Java
4 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (50.00%) OO
6 30 (46.88%) Functional Programming
6 30 (46.88%) Data Structures
7 29 (45.31%) Test Automation
8 17 (26.56%) Unix
9 11 (17.19%) Bloomberg
10 10 (15.63%) SQL
10 10 (15.63%) Linux
11 9 (14.06%) Equities
11 9 (14.06%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (12.50%) Degree
12 8 (12.50%) C++
12 8 (12.50%) Client Onboarding
13 7 (10.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (9.38%) Reuters
14 6 (9.38%) Front Office
14 6 (9.38%) Windows
14 6 (9.38%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (7.81%) FIX Connectivity
15 5 (7.81%) Multithreading
15 5 (7.81%) Fidessa
15 5 (7.81%) HP
15 5 (7.81%) NYFIX
16 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
16 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office

Investment Banking
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 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) KDB
1 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) DB2
2 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Artifactory
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 64 (100.00%) Banking
2 45 (70.31%) Finance
3 6 (9.38%) Front Office
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 40 (62.50%) Developer
2 30 (46.88%) Java Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Agile Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Agile Java Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Investment Banking Java Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Senior Agile Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Senior Agile Java Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Senior Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (12.50%) C++ Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
7 2 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) JavaScript Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Market Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Market Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.13%) JSON
2 2 (3.13%) Node.js
2 2 (3.13%) STL
2 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.56%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.56%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) RESTful
3 1 (1.56%) WCF
3 1 (1.56%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.56%) WF
3 1 (1.56%) WPF
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (46.88%) Data Structures
2 9 (14.06%) Equities
3 7 (10.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.38%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (6.25%) iPad
6 3 (4.69%) Fixed Income
6 3 (4.69%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.56%) Derivative
8 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Unix
2 10 (15.63%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) Windows
4 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.00%) OO
3 30 (46.88%) Functional Programming
4 29 (45.31%) Test Automation
5 8 (12.50%) Client Onboarding
6 5 (7.81%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.25%) Low Latency
8 3 (4.69%) Analytics
8 3 (4.69%) Market Making
8 3 (4.69%) OOP
8 3 (4.69%) SDLC
8 3 (4.69%) Validation
9 2 (3.13%) ETL
9 2 (3.13%) Integration Testing
9 2 (3.13%) KYC
9 2 (3.13%) Manual Testing
9 2 (3.13%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (3.13%) Risk Analytics
9 2 (3.13%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 35 (54.69%) Java
2 10 (15.63%) SQL
3 8 (12.50%) C++
4 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.69%) C#
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.56%) Korn
7 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
1 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.56%) XenApp
1 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Bloomberg
2 6 (9.38%) Reuters
3 5 (7.81%) Fidessa
3 5 (7.81%) HP
3 5 (7.81%) NYFIX
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (3.13%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix
6 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.56%) Sun
6 1 (1.56%) Sybase
6 1 (1.56%) VMware
6 1 (1.56%) Wyse