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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 53 68 52
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 16 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 0.66% 2.34%
As % of the General category 4.82% 1.49% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 16
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£450 £390 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £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
332 402 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.34% 43.89% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 202 204
Average daily rate £396 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 7
Average hourly rate £17.44 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.74% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +8 3 £475 +18.75%
Retail Banking
North West

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (100.00%) Banking
1 27 (100.00%) Retail
2 21 (77.78%) Finance
3 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
4 4 (14.81%) SAS
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Java
5 3 (11.11%) JMS
5 3 (11.11%) .NET
5 3 (11.11%) J2EE
5 3 (11.11%) DB2
5 3 (11.11%) JDBC
5 3 (11.11%) JSP
5 3 (11.11%) CICS
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) IBM
5 3 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Base SAS
5 3 (11.11%) JNDI
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) SAS Macro
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (14.81%) SAS
2 3 (11.11%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) DB2
1 3 (11.11%) Base SAS
2 1 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (3.70%) OLAP
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 27 (100.00%) Banking
1 27 (100.00%) Retail
2 21 (77.78%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Designer
4 3 (11.11%) UAT Manager
4 3 (11.11%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) J2EE
1 3 (11.11%) JDBC
1 3 (11.11%) JSP
1 3 (11.11%) JMS
1 3 (11.11%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
2 3 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) IVR
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.70%) DoDAF
5 1 (3.70%) MODAF
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.70%) Information Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Teradata
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