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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retail Banking
Rank 62 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 13 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.38% 2.20% 1.55%
As % of the General category 3.56% 4.90% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 9
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £379 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
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
365 347 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.67% 45.01% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 201 175
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.38 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% -53.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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 +5 11 £475 +18.75%
Chester -2 1 £321 -28.66%
Retail Banking
North West

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 24 (72.73%) Finance
3 12 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
5 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 6 (18.18%) Migration
6 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.12%) Time Management
8 4 (12.12%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (12.12%) MS Office
9 3 (9.09%) SQL
9 3 (9.09%) CIPD
9 3 (9.09%) MBA
9 3 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (9.09%) Coaching
9 3 (9.09%) User Experience
9 3 (9.09%) Degree
9 3 (9.09%) Investment Management
10 2 (6.06%) Wealth Management
10 2 (6.06%) Use Case
10 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
10 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
10 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (6.06%) Analytics
10 2 (6.06%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 2 (6.06%) Relational Database

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (100.00%) Banking
1 33 (100.00%) Retail
2 24 (72.73%) Finance
3 4 (12.12%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Analyst
2 18 (54.55%) Business Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Banking Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Business Change Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Designer
7 3 (9.09%) Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Operations Business Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Process Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Implementation Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Business Change Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) Online Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Copywriting
4 1 (3.03%) IVR
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
4 6 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 6 (18.18%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Time Management
6 3 (9.09%) Coaching
6 3 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (9.09%) Investment Management
7 2 (6.06%) Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 2 (6.06%) Change Management
7 2 (6.06%) CRM
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) ITSM
7 2 (6.06%) OOP
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 2 (6.06%) Use Case
7 2 (6.06%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) CIPD
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
1 3 (9.09%) MBA
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Avaya
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe
3 1 (3.03%) IBM