The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 38 41 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Banking 3 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.80% 1.96% 2.94%
As % of the General category 2.00% 5.88% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
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£300 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.60 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.17% -37.77%
Banking
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
150 170 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 40.00% 33.33% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 112 36
Average daily rate £414 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £326 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £12.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the Bedfordshire region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +10 2 £300 -25.00% 1
Dunstable -2 1 - - 1
Banking
East of England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Banking also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Banking.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) ISPF
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) REXX
3 2 (25.00%) zOS
3 2 (25.00%) JCL
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (25.00%) CLIST
3 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) COBOL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 2 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) CICS
3 2 (25.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) SAS
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Linux

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Banking also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Release Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Transition Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Release Management
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) COBOL
1 2 (25.00%) JCL
1 2 (25.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (25.00%) REXX
1 2 (25.00%) CLIST
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) AWK
2 1 (12.50%) Korn
2 1 (12.50%) C-shell
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) IBM