The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail 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 Retail Banking over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retail Banking
Rank 46 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 17 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.32% 1.52% 1.76%
As % of the General category 5.26% 3.53% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 13
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£450 £413 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £396 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.37% +7.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Retail 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
323 397 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.13% 42.97% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 203 176
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 33
Average hourly rate £16.84 £34.53 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.24% +101.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.64 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail Banking across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Retail Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Retail Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Retail 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 Retail Banking within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 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 +2 1 £400 +6.66%
Retail Banking
North West

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 33 (100.00%) Banking
1 33 (100.00%) Retail
2 26 (78.79%) Finance
3 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.15%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.12%) SAS
6 4 (12.12%) Java
6 4 (12.12%) Mainframe
7 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.09%) SQL
7 3 (9.09%) JDBC
7 3 (9.09%) JSP
7 3 (9.09%) .NET
7 3 (9.09%) J2EE
7 3 (9.09%) DB2
7 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.09%) JMS
7 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 3 (9.09%) IBM
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) PMI Certification
7 3 (9.09%) CICS
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.09%) JNDI
7 3 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (9.09%) Base SAS

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) SAS
2 3 (9.09%) CICS
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) DB2
1 3 (9.09%) Base SAS
2 1 (3.03%) OLAP
2 1 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (3.03%) OLAP Cube
General
1 33 (100.00%) Banking
1 33 (100.00%) Retail
2 26 (78.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Financial Business Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Designer
6 3 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Programme Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (9.09%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) JDBC
1 3 (9.09%) JSP
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) J2EE
1 3 (9.09%) JMS
1 3 (9.09%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.12%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) PMI
3 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.09%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) CRM
4 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.06%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Process Management
5 1 (3.03%) CMMI
5 1 (3.03%) Data Management
5 1 (3.03%) DoDAF
5 1 (3.03%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) SAS Macro
4 1 (3.03%) PL/1
4 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.06%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Teradata
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