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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 14 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Banking 91 81 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.31% 10.16% 16.88%
As % of the General category 21.82% 28.03% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 57 66
Average daily rate
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£438 £420 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £241 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £500
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 £17.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.79% -24.44%
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
417 289 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.68% 36.26% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 153 157
Average daily rate £413 £420 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £239 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £29.50 £32.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.54% -9.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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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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 36 £400 -5.88% 4
Chester 0 14 £538 +147.12% 4
Warrington - 2 - -
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 160 (76.92%) Finance
2 51 (24.52%) Retail
3 48 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (21.63%) Retail Banking
5 38 (18.27%) Project Management
6 34 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (14.90%) SDLC
8 29 (13.94%) Java
9 26 (12.50%) SQL
10 23 (11.06%) Business Analysis
11 20 (9.62%) Windows
11 20 (9.62%) Waterfall
12 19 (9.13%) HTML
12 19 (9.13%) Web Services
13 17 (8.17%) JavaScript
13 17 (8.17%) Linux
13 17 (8.17%) Degree
14 16 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (7.21%) WSDL
16 14 (6.73%) XML
16 14 (6.73%) JSON
17 13 (6.25%) TDD
18 12 (5.77%) J2EE
18 12 (5.77%) SQL Server
19 11 (5.29%) CSS
19 11 (5.29%) PRINCE2
19 11 (5.29%) Spring
19 11 (5.29%) Git (software)
20 10 (4.81%) HTML5
20 10 (4.81%) QA

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (3.37%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.92%) MQSeries
2 4 (1.92%) SAS
2 4 (1.92%) CICS
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.44%) Confluence
3 3 (1.44%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.44%) MS Office
4 2 (0.96%) MS Project
4 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.96%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.96%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.48%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.40%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.92%) Internet
3 3 (1.44%) HTTP
4 2 (0.96%) ATM
5 1 (0.48%) VPN
5 1 (0.48%) SAN
5 1 (0.48%) Network Security
5 1 (0.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.40%) DB2
3 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.44%) Informix
5 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.96%) Base SAS
6 2 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.96%) OLAP
6 2 (0.96%) MS Access
6 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.96%) DTS
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (0.96%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.48%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (5.29%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.33%) Subversion
3 7 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.92%) Maven
4 4 (1.92%) JIRA
5 3 (1.44%) Selenium
5 3 (1.44%) JUnit
5 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.44%) Mockito
5 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.44%) FishEye
5 3 (1.44%) Gradle
5 3 (1.44%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.48%) Introscope
6 1 (0.48%) LSMW
General
1 160 (76.92%) Finance
2 51 (24.52%) Retail
3 45 (21.63%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Legal
5 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (38.94%) Analyst
2 61 (29.33%) Business Analyst
3 34 (16.35%) Project Manager
4 32 (15.38%) Developer
5 29 (13.94%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
7 16 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
8 14 (6.73%) Java Developer
9 13 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
10 11 (5.29%) Business Manager
10 11 (5.29%) Consultant
10 11 (5.29%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 7 (3.37%) Architect
11 7 (3.37%) Test Manager
12 6 (2.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 6 (2.88%) Change Manager
12 6 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (2.88%) Designer
13 5 (2.40%) PMO Analyst
13 5 (2.40%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.13%) HTML
1 19 (9.13%) Web Services
2 15 (7.21%) WSDL
3 14 (6.73%) XML
3 14 (6.73%) JSON
4 12 (5.77%) J2EE
5 11 (5.29%) CSS
5 11 (5.29%) Spring
6 10 (4.81%) HTML5
7 9 (4.33%) Servlets
8 7 (3.37%) JDBC
8 7 (3.37%) Java EE
9 6 (2.88%) Hibernate
9 6 (2.88%) jQuery
10 5 (2.40%) EJB
10 5 (2.40%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.40%) JSP
10 5 (2.40%) SOAP
11 4 (1.92%) Struts
11 4 (1.92%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.33%) Online Banking
3 5 (2.40%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.40%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (1.44%) iPad
5 3 (1.44%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.44%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.44%) CMDB
5 3 (1.44%) PMI
6 2 (0.96%) GIS
6 2 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.96%) User Experience
7 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.62%) Windows
2 17 (8.17%) Linux
3 7 (3.37%) UNIX
4 6 (2.88%) Mac OS
4 6 (2.88%) Windows XP
4 6 (2.88%) AIX
4 6 (2.88%) Windows Vista
5 4 (1.92%) Solaris
5 4 (1.92%) zOS
6 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.48%) MVS
7 1 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 38 (18.27%) Project Management
3 34 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (14.90%) SDLC
5 23 (11.06%) Business Analysis
6 20 (9.62%) Waterfall
7 13 (6.25%) TDD
8 11 (5.29%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.81%) Software Engineering
9 10 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (3.85%) Migration
10 8 (3.85%) OOP
10 8 (3.85%) OO
10 8 (3.85%) BDD
11 7 (3.37%) ITIL
12 6 (2.88%) PRINCE
12 6 (2.88%) Change Management
12 6 (2.88%) Integration Testing
12 6 (2.88%) Time Management
12 6 (2.88%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.94%) Java
2 26 (12.50%) SQL
3 17 (8.17%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.81%) C++
5 9 (4.33%) C
6 8 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 7 (3.37%) Perl
8 6 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.40%) REXX
10 4 (1.92%) COBOL
10 4 (1.92%) VB
10 4 (1.92%) CLIST
11 3 (1.44%) Python
11 3 (1.44%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.44%) JCL
12 2 (0.96%) PHP
12 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.48%) ABAP
13 1 (0.48%) VBA
13 1 (0.48%) Jython
Qualifications
1 17 (8.17%) Degree
2 7 (3.37%) PMI Certification
3 6 (2.88%) PMP
4 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.44%) ISEB
4 3 (1.44%) CCA
5 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CEH
6 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.48%) IIBA
6 1 (0.48%) CISSP
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCP
6 1 (0.48%) MCSE
6 1 (0.48%) MCSA
6 1 (0.48%) CCNP
6 1 (0.48%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) QA
2 4 (1.92%) FATCA
3 1 (0.48%) EMIR
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.48%) Casper Suite
3 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (4.81%) IBM
2 9 (4.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.85%) Oracle
4 5 (2.40%) Cognos
5 3 (1.44%) BMC
5 3 (1.44%) Apple
5 3 (1.44%) Remedy
5 3 (1.44%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.96%) MobileIron
6 2 (0.96%) Teradata
6 2 (0.96%) HP
6 2 (0.96%) SAP
7 1 (0.48%) Sybase
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe
7 1 (0.48%) Compuware
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix
7 1 (0.48%) Avaya
7 1 (0.48%) CA
7 1 (0.48%) Reuters
7 1 (0.48%) Bloomberg
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