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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retail Banking
Rank 123 149 100
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -49
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 69 62 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.33% 1.01% 1.62%
As % of the General category 2.55% 1.86% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 35 90
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £385 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.75% +6.66%
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
2707 3334 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.19% 54.32% 57.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2101 2433 2614
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 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 53 33
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.80 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £48.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 30 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 30 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Banking
1 126 (100.00%) Retail
2 79 (62.70%) Finance
3 28 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (19.05%) Project Management
5 20 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (12.70%) Business Analysis
7 15 (11.90%) Waterfall
8 13 (10.32%) E-Commerce
8 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (9.52%) SQL
10 10 (7.94%) Oracle
10 10 (7.94%) CMS
11 9 (7.14%) Financial Institution
11 9 (7.14%) PRINCE2
12 8 (6.35%) MS Excel
12 8 (6.35%) Java
12 8 (6.35%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (6.35%) WebSphere
12 8 (6.35%) Data Analysis
12 8 (6.35%) Integration Testing
13 7 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.56%) SWIFT
13 7 (5.56%) Cash Management
13 7 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
13 7 (5.56%) Middleware
13 7 (5.56%) Linux
13 7 (5.56%) IBM
13 7 (5.56%) Oracle Cash Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (7.94%) CMS
2 8 (6.35%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (2.38%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.59%) Liferay
5 2 (1.59%) Magnolia
5 2 (1.59%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.79%) Drupal
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.76%) MS Office
3 5 (3.97%) MS Project
4 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.79%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.79%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) LDAP
2 1 (0.79%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.17%) MS Access
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.59%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) Redis
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
5 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.79%) OLAP
5 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Maven
2 2 (1.59%) JIRA
2 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.79%) JUnit
3 1 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) Gradle
General
1 126 (100.00%) Banking
1 126 (100.00%) Retail
2 79 (62.70%) Finance
3 9 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Private Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.79%) International Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (45.24%) Analyst
2 32 (25.40%) Business Analyst
3 17 (13.49%) Project Manager
4 15 (11.90%) Developer
5 10 (7.94%) Banking Business Analyst
6 8 (6.35%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Architect
8 5 (3.97%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.97%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) PMO Manager
8 5 (3.97%) WebSphere Developer
8 5 (3.97%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Digital Project Manager
11 2 (1.59%) UAT Analyst
11 2 (1.59%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 2 (1.59%) Applications Support Specialist
11 2 (1.59%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) Middleware
2 5 (3.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (3.97%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (3.17%) Spring
4 3 (2.38%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.38%) RESTful
5 2 (1.59%) WebCenter
5 2 (1.59%) OSGi
5 2 (1.59%) Backbone.js
5 2 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.59%) Apache Sling
5 2 (1.59%) Apache Felix
5 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.59%) JSR 170
5 2 (1.59%) Apache CXF
5 2 (1.59%) JMX
5 2 (1.59%) HTML
5 2 (1.59%) CSS
5 2 (1.59%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.56%) SWIFT
3 5 (3.97%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.38%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.38%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.38%) User Experience
6 2 (1.59%) iSeries
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.79%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) Linux
2 4 (3.17%) Windows
3 3 (2.38%) Android
3 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) UNIX
4 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (19.05%) Project Management
3 20 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (12.70%) Business Analysis
4 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (11.90%) Waterfall
6 13 (10.32%) E-Commerce
7 9 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.35%) Data Analysis
8 8 (6.35%) Integration Testing
8 8 (6.35%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (5.56%) Cash Management
10 6 (4.76%) Migration
11 5 (3.97%) Risk Management
11 5 (3.97%) Scrum
11 5 (3.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (3.17%) Change Management
12 4 (3.17%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.52%) SQL
2 8 (6.35%) Java
3 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.17%) VBA
4 2 (1.59%) COBOL
4 2 (1.59%) RPG
5 1 (0.79%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
5 1 (0.79%) PL/1
5 1 (0.79%) Jython
5 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (2.38%) ISEB
2 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.79%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) FATCA
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.94%) Oracle
2 7 (5.56%) IBM
3 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.17%) Adobe
5 2 (1.59%) HP
5 2 (1.59%) FatWire
5 2 (1.59%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) 29West
6 1 (0.79%) Teradata
6 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.79%) Lotus
6 1 (0.79%) Apple
6 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.79%) Reuters
6 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
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