The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail Banking in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail Banking over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retail Banking
Rank 126 141 96
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -45
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 62 54 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.21% 0.92% 1.90%
As % of the General category 2.36% 1.69% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 37 105
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£425 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £409 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.87% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2623 3196 3337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.22% 54.46% 57.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2033 2332 2605
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 50 38
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.38 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% -5.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.61 £42.50 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -5.52%

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Retail Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail Banking across the City of London region.

Retail Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Banking
1 112 (100.00%) Retail
2 68 (60.71%) Finance
3 27 (24.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (21.43%) Project Management
5 18 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.61%) Business Analysis
6 13 (11.61%) Waterfall
7 10 (8.93%) CMS
7 10 (8.93%) SQL
8 9 (8.04%) Oracle
8 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
8 9 (8.04%) Financial Institution
8 9 (8.04%) Data Analysis
9 8 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 8 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (6.25%) Linux
10 7 (6.25%) Middleware
10 7 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (6.25%) SWIFT
10 7 (6.25%) Cash Management
10 7 (6.25%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (4.46%) QA
11 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (4.46%) Risk Management
11 5 (4.46%) Scrum
11 5 (4.46%) MS Excel

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 10 (8.93%) CMS
2 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.68%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.79%) Magnolia
3 2 (1.79%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (1.79%) Liferay
3 2 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.89%) SAS
4 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.89%) Drupal
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Project
1 5 (4.46%) MS Office
1 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.89%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.89%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.79%) MS Access
2 2 (1.79%) Jackrabbit
3 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.89%) Redis
3 1 (0.89%) Big Data
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Maven
2 2 (1.79%) JIRA
2 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.89%) JUnit
3 1 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) Gradle
General
1 112 (100.00%) Banking
1 112 (100.00%) Retail
2 68 (60.71%) Finance
3 9 (8.04%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Private Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.89%) International Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Front Office
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (46.43%) Analyst
2 28 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 15 (13.39%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.04%) Developer
4 9 (8.04%) Banking Business Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) PMO Manager
6 7 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Digital Project Manager
10 2 (1.79%) UAT Test Analyst
10 2 (1.79%) Designer
10 2 (1.79%) Test Leader
10 2 (1.79%) Content Manager
10 2 (1.79%) Visual Designer
10 2 (1.79%) UAT Analyst
10 2 (1.79%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) Middleware
2 4 (3.57%) Spring
3 3 (2.68%) RESTful
3 3 (2.68%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.79%) JMX
4 2 (1.79%) JSP
4 2 (1.79%) Servlets
4 2 (1.79%) WebCenter
4 2 (1.79%) JSR 170
4 2 (1.79%) OSGi
4 2 (1.79%) Backbone.js
4 2 (1.79%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (1.79%) Apache Sling
4 2 (1.79%) Apache Felix
4 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.79%) Apache CXF
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.89%) Memcached
5 1 (0.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.25%) SWIFT
3 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.68%) Copywriting
4 3 (2.68%) User Experience
5 2 (1.79%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) iSeries
6 1 (0.89%) Social Media
6 1 (0.89%) iPad
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) Derivative
6 1 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.89%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.25%) Linux
2 4 (3.57%) Windows
3 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.68%) Android
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (21.43%) Project Management
3 18 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (11.61%) Waterfall
4 13 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (11.61%) Business Analysis
5 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
5 9 (8.04%) Data Analysis
6 8 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 8 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 7 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (6.25%) Cash Management
8 5 (4.46%) Scrum
8 5 (4.46%) Risk Management
8 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (3.57%) Migration
9 4 (3.57%) Programme Management
9 4 (3.57%) Process Management
9 4 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.93%) SQL
2 5 (4.46%) VBA
2 5 (4.46%) Java
3 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.79%) RPG
3 2 (1.79%) COBOL
4 1 (0.89%) PL/1
4 1 (0.89%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
1 2 (1.79%) VCP4
2 1 (0.89%) ISEB
2 1 (0.89%) Degree
2 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) FATCA
3 1 (0.89%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.04%) Oracle
2 4 (3.57%) Adobe
3 3 (2.68%) IBM
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.79%) HP
4 2 (1.79%) FatWire
4 2 (1.79%) GoldenSource
5 1 (0.89%) Google
5 1 (0.89%) 29West
5 1 (0.89%) Teradata
5 1 (0.89%) Lotus
5 1 (0.89%) Apple
5 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.89%) Reuters
5 1 (0.89%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.89%) Business Objects
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