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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 19 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.76% 0.48% 3.43%
As % of the General category 10.64% 1.43% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
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£300 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +2.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 -
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
47 70 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.34% 33.82% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 46
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 4
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 2014.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Retail Banking
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) SAS
4 3 (37.50%) Base SAS
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SAS Macro
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) OLAP
6 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
6 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 1 (12.50%) Information Management
6 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) DoDAF
6 1 (12.50%) MODAF
6 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) IVR
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Base SAS
2 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (12.50%) OLAP
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (100.00%) Banking
1 8 (100.00%) Retail
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (12.50%) SAS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) IVR
1 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Information Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) DoDAF
2 1 (12.50%) MODAF
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SAS Macro
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
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