The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Banking
Rank 7 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 156 117 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.13% 11.52% 10.72%
As % of the General category 34.21% 28.06% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 90 51
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.82 £10.44 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.98% -22.66%
Banking
North West

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

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
456 417 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.30% 41.04% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 241 139
Average daily rate £425 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.17 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% -59.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Cheshire region.

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Knutsford 0 69 £425 +11.47%
Chester +4 41 £362 -4.03% 5
Warrington +8 22 £500 -9.09% 1
Crewe +3 1 £450 +24.13%
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

1 170 (67.46%) Finance
2 75 (29.76%) Java
3 74 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (20.63%) Oracle
5 43 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 39 (15.48%) XML
7 38 (15.08%) HTML
8 36 (14.29%) JBoss
9 35 (13.89%) Middleware
10 34 (13.49%) JavaScript
11 33 (13.10%) Linux
12 31 (12.30%) SQL
12 31 (12.30%) CSS
13 30 (11.90%) J2EE
14 28 (11.11%) IBM
15 27 (10.71%) Project Management
16 26 (10.32%) WebSphere
17 25 (9.92%) Retail
17 25 (9.92%) HTTP
17 25 (9.92%) SQL Server
17 25 (9.92%) Web Services
18 24 (9.52%) Windows
19 23 (9.13%) HTML5
19 23 (9.13%) High Availability
20 22 (8.73%) JSON
20 22 (8.73%) Unix
21 21 (8.33%) Retail Banking
22 20 (7.94%) JDBC
22 20 (7.94%) SOA
23 19 (7.54%) Apache

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 36 (14.29%) JBoss
2 26 (10.32%) WebSphere
3 19 (7.54%) Apache
4 13 (5.16%) Tomcat
4 13 (5.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (3.17%) IBM HTTP Server
5 8 (3.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (2.38%) IIS
7 4 (1.59%) CICS
7 4 (1.59%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.79%) Confluence
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.40%) Node.js
9 1 (0.40%) SAS
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 17 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.95%) MS Office
3 8 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.79%) PaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.40%) GitHub
2 1 (0.40%) IaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.92%) HTTP
2 17 (6.75%) Internet
3 6 (2.38%) LDAP
4 5 (1.98%) Firewall
5 4 (1.59%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.59%) SAN
6 3 (1.19%) NAS
6 3 (1.19%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.79%) DNS
7 2 (0.79%) SMTP
8 1 (0.40%) AMQP
8 1 (0.40%) LAN
8 1 (0.40%) MPLS
8 1 (0.40%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.40%) Network Security
8 1 (0.40%) SMS
8 1 (0.40%) VoIP
8 1 (0.40%) VPN
8 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.56%) MySQL
3 13 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.38%) DB2
5 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.79%) GIS
8 1 (0.40%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.40%) OLTP
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.97%) JIRA
3 7 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 7 (2.78%) Selenium
4 6 (2.38%) Maven
4 6 (2.38%) Mockito
4 6 (2.38%) Subversion
5 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.59%) Checkstyle
6 4 (1.59%) FindBugs
6 4 (1.59%) Gradle
6 4 (1.59%) Introscope
6 4 (1.59%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.19%) JUnit
8 2 (0.79%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.79%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.40%) VersionOne
General
1 170 (67.46%) Finance
2 25 (9.92%) Retail
3 21 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.98%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (1.59%) Legal
7 3 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (23.81%) Developer
2 45 (17.86%) Analyst
3 39 (15.48%) Java Developer
4 23 (9.13%) Business Analyst
5 22 (8.73%) Project Manager
6 19 (7.54%) Architect
7 11 (4.37%) Banking Analyst
8 10 (3.97%) Designer
8 10 (3.97%) HTML Developer
8 10 (3.97%) Technical Architect
8 10 (3.97%) WebSphere Specialist
9 9 (3.57%) Banking Project Manager
10 8 (3.17%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.17%) PMO Manager
10 8 (3.17%) Scrum Master
11 7 (2.78%) Applications Support
11 7 (2.78%) Banking Business Analyst
11 7 (2.78%) Digital Architect
11 7 (2.78%) HTML CSS Developer
11 7 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.48%) XML
2 38 (15.08%) HTML
3 35 (13.89%) Middleware
4 31 (12.30%) CSS
5 30 (11.90%) J2EE
6 25 (9.92%) Web Services
7 23 (9.13%) HTML5
8 22 (8.73%) JSON
9 20 (7.94%) JDBC
10 17 (6.75%) REST
11 16 (6.35%) Apache Camel
11 16 (6.35%) CSS3
11 16 (6.35%) SOAP
12 15 (5.95%) Spring
13 13 (5.16%) ActiveMQ
14 12 (4.76%) jQuery
15 10 (3.97%) Java EE
16 7 (2.78%) JSP
16 7 (2.78%) Servlets
16 7 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.56%) User Experience
2 10 (3.97%) Mainframe
3 8 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.78%) Online Banking
5 5 (1.98%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.59%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.59%) Replication
6 4 (1.59%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.19%) Copywriting
7 3 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.79%) Contactless
8 2 (0.79%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.79%) PMI
8 2 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.79%) Tandem
9 1 (0.40%) Clustering
9 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.10%) Linux
2 24 (9.52%) Windows
3 22 (8.73%) Unix
4 11 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.17%) AIX
5 8 (3.17%) Android
6 7 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.38%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.98%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.19%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.19%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.40%) Solaris
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (10.71%) Project Management
4 23 (9.13%) High Availability
5 20 (7.94%) SOA
6 19 (7.54%) Risk Management
6 19 (7.54%) Scrum
7 17 (6.75%) SDLC
7 17 (6.75%) TDD
8 16 (6.35%) Business Analysis
8 16 (6.35%) Integration Testing
8 16 (6.35%) ITIL
9 14 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 13 (5.16%) E-business
11 12 (4.76%) BDD
11 12 (4.76%) MVC
11 12 (4.76%) Open Source
12 11 (4.37%) Change Management
12 11 (4.37%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (29.76%) Java
2 34 (13.49%) JavaScript
3 31 (12.30%) SQL
4 17 (6.75%) C
5 16 (6.35%) C++
6 8 (3.17%) C#
6 8 (3.17%) Objective-C
7 6 (2.38%) Python
7 6 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.98%) Ruby
9 4 (1.59%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.59%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.19%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.79%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.79%) COBOL
11 2 (0.79%) JCL
11 2 (0.79%) REXX
11 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (5.56%) Degree
2 6 (2.38%) MCSE
2 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.59%) CIPD
3 4 (1.59%) MBA
3 4 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.79%) ISEB
5 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) CCNP
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.40%) MCSA
6 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.97%) QA
2 4 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.79%) Postfix
3 2 (0.79%) RACF
3 2 (0.79%) Sendmail
3 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.40%) KVM
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.37%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.59%) CA Wily
4 3 (1.19%) Puppet
5 2 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.79%) vRealize
6 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 52 (20.63%) Oracle
2 28 (11.11%) IBM
3 18 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.57%) MobileIron
5 6 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.38%) Sybase
5 6 (2.38%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.59%) CA
6 4 (1.59%) Perforce
6 4 (1.59%) VMware
7 3 (1.19%) Apple
8 2 (0.79%) 3PAR
8 2 (0.79%) Chordiant
8 2 (0.79%) Intel Security
8 2 (0.79%) Rally
8 2 (0.79%) Sun
8 2 (0.79%) Symantec
8 2 (0.79%) Trustwave
9 1 (0.40%) HP
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