The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 98 89 95
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Banking 48 58 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.54% 1.91% 1.09%
As % of the General category 5.32% 6.24% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 11
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£450 £406 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +23.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £236 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 £29.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.58% -22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.60 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.17% -37.77%
Banking
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
902 929 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.98% 30.62% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 509 337
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 85 77
Average hourly rate £20.94 £30.00 £24.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.21% +23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Banking
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +6 19 £425 - 6
Essex -8 15 £600 +50.00% 3
Suffolk +15 6 £400 -15.78%
Bedfordshire -4 3 £300 -25.00% 3
Hertfordshire -31 3 £475 +58.33% 5
East Anglia +9 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £550 -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 68 (76.40%) Finance
2 29 (32.58%) Telecoms
3 25 (28.09%) Project Management
4 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (16.85%) .NET
6 12 (13.48%) Windows
6 12 (13.48%) Retail
6 12 (13.48%) QA
6 12 (13.48%) Software Delivery
7 11 (12.36%) WPF
7 11 (12.36%) C#
7 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (12.36%) Scrum
8 10 (11.24%) WCF
8 10 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (10.11%) Time Management
9 9 (10.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.11%) Unit Testing
9 9 (10.11%) MVC
9 9 (10.11%) SQL
9 9 (10.11%) HP
10 8 (8.99%) PMP
10 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
10 8 (8.99%) ADO.NET
10 8 (8.99%) Integration Testing
10 8 (8.99%) LINQ
10 8 (8.99%) .NET Framework
10 8 (8.99%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (7.87%) Waterfall

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 3 (3.37%) IIS
2 2 (2.25%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.25%) CICS
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.12%) Node.js
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.12%) SAS
3 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Office
2 3 (3.37%) MS Project
3 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) BASE24
1 1 (1.12%) Summit
1 1 (1.12%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.37%) SAN
3 2 (2.25%) Firewall
3 2 (2.25%) Network Security
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.12%) SMPP
4 1 (1.12%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.25%) DB2
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.37%) JIRA
3 2 (2.25%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.12%) Selenium
4 1 (1.12%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.12%) AccuRev
4 1 (1.12%) ANTLR
General
1 68 (76.40%) Finance
2 29 (32.58%) Telecoms
3 12 (13.48%) Retail
4 6 (6.74%) Legal
5 5 (5.62%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 2 (2.25%) Publishing
6 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Back Office
7 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (28.09%) Analyst
2 17 (19.10%) Project Manager
3 15 (16.85%) Developer
4 9 (10.11%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Architect
5 7 (7.87%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Senior Manager
6 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.62%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Software Delivery Project Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (2.25%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) IT Security Officer
9 2 (2.25%) Security Officer
9 2 (2.25%) Lead Tester
9 2 (2.25%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.85%) .NET
2 11 (12.36%) WPF
3 10 (11.24%) WCF
4 8 (8.99%) LINQ
4 8 (8.99%) .NET Framework
4 8 (8.99%) ADO.NET
5 7 (7.87%) XML
5 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.74%) WF
7 4 (4.49%) MSMQ
8 3 (3.37%) Entity Framework
9 2 (2.25%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.25%) Middleware
9 2 (2.25%) ISPF
10 1 (1.12%) Velocity
10 1 (1.12%) AppFabric
10 1 (1.12%) JMS
10 1 (1.12%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) EFT
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.37%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.12%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.12%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.48%) Windows
2 6 (6.74%) Linux
3 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.25%) zOS
4 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.12%) UNIX
5 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) Project Management
2 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.48%) Software Delivery
4 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (12.36%) Scrum
5 9 (10.11%) MVC
5 9 (10.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (10.11%) Unit Testing
5 9 (10.11%) Time Management
6 8 (8.99%) Integration Testing
6 8 (8.99%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.87%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.74%) Cash Management
8 6 (6.74%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (6.74%) UML
9 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.62%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.62%) Coaching
9 5 (5.62%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) C#
2 9 (10.11%) SQL
3 6 (6.74%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.25%) Perl
5 2 (2.25%) JCL
5 2 (2.25%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.25%) REXX
5 2 (2.25%) COBOL
5 2 (2.25%) CLIST
6 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.12%) AWK
6 1 (1.12%) Korn
6 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.12%) C-shell
6 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.12%) VBA
6 1 (1.12%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) PMP
2 5 (5.62%) Degree
3 3 (3.37%) ISEB
4 2 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.25%) CISSP
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.25%) CISA
4 2 (2.25%) CISM
4 2 (2.25%) MCSE
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.25%) Xen
3 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) HP
2 6 (6.74%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.49%) Cisco
4 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.37%) Citrix
5 3 (3.37%) VMware
5 3 (3.37%) IBM
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle
6 2 (2.25%) Dell
6 2 (2.25%) SAP
6 2 (2.25%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.25%) Infoblox
6 2 (2.25%) F5
6 2 (2.25%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.25%) Symantec
7 1 (1.12%) Software AG
7 1 (1.12%) TIBCO
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