The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail 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 Retail Banking over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retail Banking
Rank 25 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.78% 2.40% 0.59%
As % of the General category 3.06% 8.20% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£450 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Retail 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
98 61 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 57.99% 29.33% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 24 16
Average daily rate £388 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 19
Average hourly rate £14.81 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £30.24 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -7.35%

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail Banking across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail Banking across the Chester region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Retail Banking
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (100.00%) Banking
1 8 (100.00%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) SAS
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) SAS Macro
4 2 (25.00%) Base SAS
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (12.50%) OLAP
5 1 (12.50%) PL/1
5 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
5 1 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) DoDAF
5 1 (12.50%) MODAF

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (37.50%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (12.50%) OLAP
2 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
General
1 8 (100.00%) Banking
1 8 (100.00%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SAS Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Enterprise Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
1 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) DoDAF
2 1 (12.50%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SAS Macro
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) PL/1