The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Banking
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Banking 10 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.75% 15.75% 16.78%
As % of the General category 30.30% 25.00% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 16
Median daily rate £500 £398 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -3.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.96 £12.50 £10.44
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +19.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
33 80 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.48% 62.99% 61.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 52 53
Median daily rate £450 £369 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -5.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +44.44%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Banking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Banking.

1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Investment Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 6 (22.22%) OO
3 6 (22.22%) Back Office
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) Java
5 4 (14.81%) OOP
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Derivative
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
6 3 (11.11%) Retail
6 3 (11.11%) Windows
6 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 2 (7.41%) MS Project
7 2 (7.41%) MS Office
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
7 2 (7.41%) ATM
7 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.41%) Equities
7 2 (7.41%) Service Management
7 2 (7.41%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) ITSM
7 2 (7.41%) Validation

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) SAS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Project
2 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) ATM
2 1 (3.70%) Anycast
2 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) SAS EBI
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Investment Banking
3 6 (22.22%) Back Office
4 3 (11.11%) Retail
4 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Python Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Project Assistant
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Change Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Derivative
1 4 (14.81%) OTC Derivatives
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Equities
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) OO
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.81%) OOP
3 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.81%) TDD
3 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
4 2 (7.41%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) ITSM
4 2 (7.41%) Network Design
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Content Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Information Management
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Python
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PMO
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
2 1 (3.70%) F5
2 1 (3.70%) Fiserv
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft