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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 7 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing Banking 17 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.05% 5.38% 6.01%
As % of the General category 28.33% 16.44% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £390 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £368 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.70% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £10.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -31.66%
Banking
Cheshire

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
60 73 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 49.59% 32.74% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 30
Average daily rate £369 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 14
Average hourly rate £18.02 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.90% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £15.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.77 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing 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 Banking.

1 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Retail
3 9 (39.13%) Retail Banking
4 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Time Management
6 4 (17.39%) SAS
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (13.04%) Base SAS
7 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) People Management
7 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
8 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
8 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
8 2 (8.70%) SQL
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
8 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
8 2 (8.70%) Citrix
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.70%) DataStage
8 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (8.70%) SAS Macro
8 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing 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 Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Base SAS
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) DataStage
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (4.35%) OLAP
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Retail
3 9 (39.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) SAS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
2 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
2 5 (21.74%) Time Management
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.04%) People Management
4 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.35%) DoDAF
6 1 (4.35%) MODAF
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
1 2 (8.70%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
1 2 (8.70%) Citrix
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Dell
2 1 (4.35%) EMC
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) VMware