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 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
Retail Banking
Rank 51 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 22 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.25% 1.51% 2.73%
As % of the General category 5.28% 4.15% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 16
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£450 £438 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £217 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
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
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%

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 31 July 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 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 +1 7 £450 -4.25% 4
Retail Banking
North West

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (100.00%) Banking
1 45 (100.00%) Retail
2 39 (86.67%) Finance
3 16 (35.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) Java
6 5 (11.11%) Online Banking
6 5 (11.11%) SDLC
7 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
7 4 (8.89%) TDD
7 4 (8.89%) Subversion
7 4 (8.89%) Windows
7 4 (8.89%) Linux
8 3 (6.67%) OOP
8 3 (6.67%) OO
8 3 (6.67%) C
8 3 (6.67%) C++
8 3 (6.67%) HTML
8 3 (6.67%) Perl
8 3 (6.67%) Python
8 3 (6.67%) CCA
8 3 (6.67%) JIRA
8 3 (6.67%) Objective-C
8 3 (6.67%) Confluence
8 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.67%) BDD
8 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (6.67%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) ATM
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.89%) Subversion
2 3 (6.67%) Maven
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) FishEye
2 3 (6.67%) Gradle
2 3 (6.67%) Artifactory
2 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (100.00%) Banking
1 45 (100.00%) Retail
2 39 (86.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (75.56%) Business Analyst
1 34 (75.56%) Analyst
2 16 (35.56%) Senior Business Analyst
2 16 (35.56%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Financial Business Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Banking Business Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Tools Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Release Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Project Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Junior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) Java EE
2 1 (2.22%) JSON
2 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Online Banking
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (4.44%) PMI
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) AIX
2 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.33%) Project Management
4 5 (11.11%) SDLC
5 4 (8.89%) TDD
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.67%) BDD
6 3 (6.67%) OOP
6 3 (6.67%) OO
7 2 (4.44%) RUP
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE
7 2 (4.44%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.44%) Service Management
7 2 (4.44%) CMMI
7 2 (4.44%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.44%) Release Management
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) Java
2 3 (6.67%) C
2 3 (6.67%) C++
2 3 (6.67%) Perl
2 3 (6.67%) Python
2 3 (6.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) CCA
2 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.22%) Cognos
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
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