The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 62 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 12 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 3.06% 1.59%
As % of the General category 3.87% 7.54% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 8
Average daily rate £375 £373 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £339 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
310 305 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.64% 40.61% 41.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 135 178
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +195.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £14.16 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail Banking
North West

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 18 April 2014.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 26 (100.00%) Banking
1 26 (100.00%) Retail
2 21 (80.77%) Finance
3 9 (34.62%) Project Management
4 6 (23.08%) Internet
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Legal
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) SAS
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (7.69%) GIS
8 2 (7.69%) SAS Macro
8 2 (7.69%) Base SAS
8 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle
8 2 (7.69%) ISEB
8 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.85%) Clustering
9 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.85%) Validation
9 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
9 1 (3.85%) Back Office
9 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (11.54%) SAS
2 1 (3.85%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) Gentran
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) DMZ
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Base SAS
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
General
1 26 (100.00%) Banking
1 26 (100.00%) Retail
2 21 (80.77%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Project Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Change Manager
4 3 (11.54%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) UAT Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Business Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Junior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Junior
6 1 (3.85%) MI Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) ISPF
1 1 (3.85%) JNDI
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) JDBC
1 1 (3.85%) JSP
1 1 (3.85%) JMS
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) GIS
1 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SAS Macro
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.85%) JCL
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) IBM