The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail Banking over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retail Banking
Rank 49 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.08% 0.67% 1.36%
As % of the General category 3.01% 2.11% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £248 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £442 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.50% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
266 237 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.90% 31.60% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 148 127
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £21.01 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail Banking across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Retail 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 Retail Banking.

1 13 (100.00%) Banking
1 13 (100.00%) Retail
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
7 2 (15.38%) IVR
8 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (7.69%) Legal
8 1 (7.69%) MS Office
8 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
8 1 (7.69%) B2B
8 1 (7.69%) B2C
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.69%) ISEB
8 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Front Office
8 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
8 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
8 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
8 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Retail 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 Retail Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Blueworks
General
1 13 (100.00%) Banking
1 13 (100.00%) Retail
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Change Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Change Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Change Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) B2B
5 1 (7.69%) B2C
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft