The first 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 23 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 Chester 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 27 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Banking 14 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.56% 5.81% 3.74%
As % of the General category 20.59% 21.43% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
Average daily rate £363 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £295 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £385
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.72 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-38.31% -24.00%
General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
68 42 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 26.98% 27.10% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 14
Average daily rate £350 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £283 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.29 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Banking
Cheshire

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 17 (70.83%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (25.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.83%) Retail
4 5 (20.83%) Retail Banking
4 5 (20.83%) Juniper
4 5 (20.83%) MPLS
5 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.67%) VPN
5 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (16.67%) Information Security
5 4 (16.67%) F5
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
6 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (12.50%) ProxySG
6 3 (12.50%) e-Health
6 3 (12.50%) NetScout
6 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (12.50%) HP

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (12.50%) SAS
2 2 (8.33%) Mule
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) MPLS
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security
4 3 (12.50%) OSPF
4 3 (12.50%) BGP
5 2 (8.33%) DNS
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) DHCP
5 2 (8.33%) Extranet
5 2 (8.33%) WAAS
6 1 (4.17%) HTTP
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Base SAS
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) JUnit
2 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (70.83%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Retail
2 5 (20.83%) Retail Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Process Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Change Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Data Network Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Operations Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) J2EE
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) XSLT
1 2 (8.33%) JAX-RPC
1 2 (8.33%) WSDL
1 2 (8.33%) Apache Axis
1 2 (8.33%) JAX-WS
1 2 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) ICEfaces
2 1 (4.17%) RichFaces
2 1 (4.17%) JiBX
2 1 (4.17%) POJO
2 1 (4.17%) CSS3
2 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
2 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
2 1 (4.17%) JAXB
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) e-Health
2 1 (4.17%) Online Banking
2 1 (4.17%) RIA
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
3 4 (16.67%) Information Security
4 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Process Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Data Security
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) Network Management
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.17%) Straight-Through Processing
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.33%) SAS Macro
3 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CCNP
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Netcool
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Juniper
3 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 4 (16.67%) F5
4 3 (12.50%) NetScout
4 3 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Avaya
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Nortel
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Perforce
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
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