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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 6 30 12
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -18
Contract jobs citing Banking 31 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.98% 4.70% 8.55%
As % of the General category 30.10% 16.92% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 7
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£394 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -19.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £10.97 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -40.70%
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
103 65 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 49.76% 27.78% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 26 14
Average daily rate £388 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.07 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.18% -10.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015, 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 32 (62.75%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
3 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (17.65%) Java
3 9 (17.65%) XML
3 9 (17.65%) Project Management
4 7 (13.73%) SOAP
4 7 (13.73%) J2EE
4 7 (13.73%) Retail
4 7 (13.73%) Spring
4 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 6 (11.76%) Online Banking
5 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Time Management
5 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.76%) Oracle
5 6 (11.76%) CSS
5 6 (11.76%) HTML
5 6 (11.76%) Web Services
5 6 (11.76%) WSDL
6 5 (9.80%) IBM
6 5 (9.80%) XSL
6 5 (9.80%) Servlets
6 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.80%) Change Management
6 5 (9.80%) Zachman Framework

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (7.84%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (5.88%) SAS
4 1 (1.96%) LiveLink
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.96%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.96%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) HTTP
1 4 (7.84%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (1.96%) NAS
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) SAN
3 1 (1.96%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) RDBMS
1 4 (7.84%) Informix
1 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.92%) DataStage
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) JUnit
1 4 (7.84%) Selenium
1 4 (7.84%) Mockito
1 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.92%) SonarQube
2 2 (3.92%) Introscope
2 2 (3.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) Dreamweaver
General
1 32 (62.75%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Retail
3 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Business Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Java Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Architect
6 6 (11.76%) Test Manager
7 5 (9.80%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.84%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Business Manager
9 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Data Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Administrator
10 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) J2EE Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Project Administrator
10 2 (3.92%) Change Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) XML
2 7 (13.73%) J2EE
2 7 (13.73%) SOAP
2 7 (13.73%) Spring
3 6 (11.76%) Web Services
3 6 (11.76%) WSDL
3 6 (11.76%) CSS
3 6 (11.76%) HTML
4 5 (9.80%) Servlets
4 5 (9.80%) XSL
4 5 (9.80%) RESTful
5 4 (7.84%) JSON
5 4 (7.84%) JAX-RPC
5 4 (7.84%) JDBC
5 4 (7.84%) PowerMock
5 4 (7.84%) JAX-RS
6 2 (3.92%) JAXB
6 2 (3.92%) JAX-WS
6 2 (3.92%) JiBX
6 2 (3.92%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Online Banking
3 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.92%) Open Source
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) IVR
4 1 (1.96%) CMDB
4 1 (1.96%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
2 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (17.65%) Project Management
3 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 6 (11.76%) Time Management
4 5 (9.80%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (9.80%) Web Application Development
4 5 (9.80%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (9.80%) TOGAF
4 5 (9.80%) Change Management
5 4 (7.84%) TDD
5 4 (7.84%) Business Transformation
6 3 (5.88%) Analytics
6 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.88%) Data Management
6 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (5.88%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) VBA
4 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) PL/1
5 1 (1.96%) Jython
5 1 (1.96%) XPath
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.96%) PMP
3 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) MiFID
1 1 (1.96%) QA
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.96%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) IBM
3 3 (5.88%) Citrix
3 3 (5.88%) Remedy
4 2 (3.92%) Perforce
4 2 (3.92%) BMC
4 2 (3.92%) Compuware
4 2 (3.92%) HP
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (1.96%) Google
5 1 (1.96%) NetScout
5 1 (1.96%) Opsware