The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 4 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 16 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Banking 4331 4623 5252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.56% 9.33% 12.25%
As % of the General category 22.20% 23.80% 28.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3039 3448 3905
Average daily rate
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£480 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 19
Average hourly rate £10.44 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.34% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-22.66% -10.00%
Banking
UK

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

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19508 19423 18389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.56% 39.20% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12311 12337 11372
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £624
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 540 612
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -5.50%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in England

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in England

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in England

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in England

Banking
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Banking Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Banking
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 4 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London 0 3273 £500 - 674
North West +9 295 £430 +4.24% 50
South East +5 228 £425 +6.25% 99
South West -5 168 £425 +1.19% 68
Yorkshire -14 148 £407 +8.40% 37
East Midlands -2 102 £438 +2.94% 30
West Midlands -11 69 £425 -5.55% 29
East of England -2 36 £500 +25.00% 21
North East -12 7 £493 +23.12% 11
Midlands - 1 £400 - 1
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4613 (54.72%) Finance
2 2705 (32.09%) Investment Banking
3 1681 (19.94%) SQL
4 1341 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 1157 (13.72%) Java
6 1145 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 1033 (12.25%) Project Management
8 993 (11.78%) Retail
9 913 (10.83%) Oracle
10 795 (9.43%) Front Office
11 787 (9.34%) UNIX
12 705 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
13 698 (8.28%) C#
14 664 (7.88%) SQL Server
14 664 (7.88%) Retail Banking
15 638 (7.57%) Windows
16 636 (7.54%) Business Analysis
17 625 (7.41%) Linux
17 625 (7.41%) Microsoft
18 613 (7.27%) .NET
19 564 (6.69%) JavaScript
20 559 (6.63%) MS Excel
21 539 (6.39%) HTML
22 522 (6.19%) Derivative
23 502 (5.95%) Degree
24 432 (5.12%) Data Modelling
25 403 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
26 399 (4.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 388 (4.60%) Migration
28 374 (4.44%) MS Office

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 178 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 169 (2.00%) SAS
3 144 (1.71%) WebSphere
4 72 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 57 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 54 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 49 (0.58%) Confluence
7 49 (0.58%) Apache
8 48 (0.57%) IIS
9 46 (0.55%) Apache Spark
10 36 (0.43%) MQSeries
11 35 (0.42%) JBoss
12 34 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
12 34 (0.40%) IBM Notes
13 33 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 33 (0.39%) Node.js
13 33 (0.39%) Lync
14 28 (0.33%) CMS
14 28 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
15 26 (0.31%) CICS
Applications
1 559 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 374 (4.44%) MS Office
3 235 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 203 (2.41%) MS Project
5 180 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 49 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 33 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
8 30 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 19 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.083%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.071%) Open Workbench
13 5 (0.059%) SPSS
14 4 (0.047%) InDesign
15 2 (0.024%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.024%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.024%) PowerPivot
16 1 (0.012%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 43 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 28 (0.33%) SAP CO
2 28 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 23 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 21 (0.25%) ION MarketView
5 18 (0.21%) RMDS
6 17 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 17 (0.20%) Summit
7 16 (0.19%) Temenos T24
8 15 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 13 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
10 12 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
12 10 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
13 9 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
13 9 (0.11%) Eikon
13 9 (0.11%) thinkFolio
13 9 (0.11%) SAP HR
13 9 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 33 (0.39%) SaaS
2 20 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
3 14 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 12 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.13%) PaaS
6 9 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
6 9 (0.11%) GitHub
7 8 (0.095%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.095%) Office 365
7 8 (0.095%) IaaS
8 6 (0.071%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.024%) Force.com
10 2 (0.024%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.024%) Google Checkout
11 1 (0.012%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.012%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.012%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.012%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 174 (2.06%) Firewall
2 150 (1.78%) Internet
3 115 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 110 (1.30%) SAN
5 89 (1.06%) LAN
6 85 (1.01%) DNS
7 73 (0.87%) WAN
8 69 (0.82%) Multicast
9 64 (0.76%) BGP
10 56 (0.66%) NAS
11 52 (0.62%) VPN
11 52 (0.62%) Network Security
12 47 (0.56%) HTTP
13 46 (0.55%) MPLS
14 45 (0.53%) OSPF
15 44 (0.52%) EIGRP
16 41 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
17 39 (0.46%) ATM
18 35 (0.42%) Intranet
19 33 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 664 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 403 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
3 277 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 220 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 178 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 177 (2.10%) Big Data
7 162 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 140 (1.66%) Hadoop
9 131 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 123 (1.46%) QlikView
11 121 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 98 (1.16%) DB2
13 87 (1.03%) MS Access
14 80 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
15 75 (0.89%) Data Mining
16 72 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 69 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
18 61 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
19 54 (0.64%) NoSQL
20 46 (0.55%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 201 (2.38%) JIRA
2 125 (1.48%) Maven
3 119 (1.41%) Subversion
4 105 (1.25%) TeamCity
5 77 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 69 (0.82%) Jenkins
7 58 (0.69%) Visual Studio
8 53 (0.63%) Selenium
9 50 (0.59%) NUnit
10 41 (0.49%) Grunt
10 41 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (0.49%) JUnit
11 40 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
11 40 (0.47%) jMock
12 39 (0.46%) Ant
13 31 (0.37%) Eclipse
14 29 (0.34%) Bower
14 29 (0.34%) Cucumber
15 27 (0.32%) WebDriver
16 26 (0.31%) Xcode
General
1 4613 (54.72%) Finance
2 2705 (32.09%) Investment Banking
3 993 (11.78%) Retail
4 795 (9.43%) Front Office
5 664 (7.88%) Retail Banking
6 291 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 239 (2.84%) Back Office
8 233 (2.76%) Legal
9 214 (2.54%) Financial Institution
10 101 (1.20%) Marketing
11 98 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
12 91 (1.08%) Law
13 55 (0.65%) General Ledger
14 51 (0.60%) Private Banking
15 42 (0.50%) Advertising
16 34 (0.40%) International Banking
16 34 (0.40%) Billing
17 29 (0.34%) Manufacturing
18 27 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
19 18 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2440 (28.94%) Analyst
2 1998 (23.70%) Developer
3 1371 (16.26%) Business Analyst
4 1055 (12.51%) Project Manager
5 514 (6.10%) Architect
6 490 (5.81%) Java Developer
7 367 (4.35%) Banking Business Analyst
8 293 (3.48%) Consultant
9 267 (3.17%) C# Developer
10 243 (2.88%) Senior Developer
11 223 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
12 211 (2.50%) Data Analyst
13 188 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
14 185 (2.19%) SQL Developer
15 175 (2.08%) Test Manager
16 171 (2.03%) Test Analyst
16 171 (2.03%) Senior Manager
17 166 (1.97%) Support Analyst
18 161 (1.91%) Programme Manager
19 141 (1.67%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 613 (7.27%) .NET
2 539 (6.39%) HTML
3 336 (3.99%) XML
4 323 (3.83%) HTML5
5 255 (3.02%) CSS
6 218 (2.59%) AngularJS
7 202 (2.40%) Spring
8 179 (2.12%) Web Services
9 163 (1.93%) WPF
10 155 (1.84%) jQuery
11 148 (1.76%) Middleware
12 139 (1.65%) ASP.NET
13 136 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
14 128 (1.52%) J2EE
15 126 (1.49%) Hibernate
15 126 (1.49%) WCF
16 116 (1.38%) SOAP
17 110 (1.30%) RESTful
18 109 (1.29%) .NET Framework
19 96 (1.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 705 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 522 (6.19%) Derivative
3 399 (4.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 352 (4.18%) Fixed Income
5 278 (3.30%) Equities
6 230 (2.73%) User Experience
7 229 (2.72%) Credit Risk
8 177 (2.10%) Market Risk
9 172 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 154 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
11 133 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 122 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
13 107 (1.27%) SWIFT
14 99 (1.17%) Mainframe
15 90 (1.07%) Online Banking
16 85 (1.01%) Mathematics
17 81 (0.96%) Reference Data
17 81 (0.96%) Blackberry
18 78 (0.93%) Mobile App
19 71 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 787 (9.34%) UNIX
2 638 (7.57%) Windows
3 625 (7.41%) Linux
4 151 (1.79%) Solaris
5 117 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 116 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 102 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 93 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 87 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 83 (0.98%) Windows XP
11 66 (0.78%) Android
12 57 (0.68%) AIX
13 55 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 33 (0.39%) SUSE
15 29 (0.34%) zOS
16 12 (0.14%) HPUX
16 12 (0.14%) Windows 2000
17 11 (0.13%) Windows 8
18 10 (0.12%) Windows Vista
19 8 (0.095%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1341 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1145 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 1033 (12.25%) Project Management
4 636 (7.54%) Business Analysis
5 432 (5.12%) Data Modelling
6 388 (4.60%) Migration
7 363 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 363 (4.31%) TDD
8 362 (4.29%) OO
9 361 (4.28%) Risk Management
10 342 (4.06%) PRINCE2
11 326 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
12 322 (3.82%) ITIL
12 322 (3.82%) Analytics
13 321 (3.81%) Change Management
14 310 (3.68%) Data Analysis
15 298 (3.53%) Scrum
16 293 (3.48%) ETL
17 282 (3.35%) Multithreading
18 228 (2.70%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1681 (19.94%) SQL
2 1157 (13.72%) Java
3 698 (8.28%) C#
4 564 (6.69%) JavaScript
5 360 (4.27%) C++
6 332 (3.94%) Python
7 259 (3.07%) VBA
8 225 (2.67%) Perl
9 169 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 160 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 136 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 114 (1.35%) C
13 79 (0.94%) Scala
14 75 (0.89%) VB
15 73 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 55 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 49 (0.58%) VBScript
18 46 (0.55%) Bash Shell
19 43 (0.51%) Korn
20 36 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 502 (5.95%) Degree
2 133 (1.58%) ISEB
3 114 (1.35%) PMI Certification
4 102 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (1.08%) PMP
6 77 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 76 (0.90%) CCNP
8 75 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 47 (0.56%) CISSP
10 44 (0.52%) CCNA
11 41 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 33 (0.39%) CCIE
14 31 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 30 (0.36%) Security Cleared
16 25 (0.30%) MCSE
17 21 (0.25%) CISA
18 19 (0.23%) SC Cleared
19 16 (0.19%) CISM
20 14 (0.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (3.43%) QA
2 98 (1.16%) EMIR
3 83 (0.98%) FATCA
4 76 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
5 64 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 61 (0.72%) SLA
7 57 (0.68%) Basel III
8 39 (0.46%) MiFID
9 37 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 34 (0.40%) Basel II
11 27 (0.32%) PCI DSS
12 24 (0.28%) Solvency II
13 21 (0.25%) COREP
14 19 (0.23%) COBIT
15 18 (0.21%) ISO 9001
15 18 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 14 (0.17%) FINREP
17 13 (0.15%) CRD IV
18 7 (0.083%) ISO 9000
19 4 (0.047%) AIFMD
System Software
1 171 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 113 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (0.36%) vSphere
5 29 (0.34%) XenApp
6 27 (0.32%) HDFS
7 25 (0.30%) NFS
8 24 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 22 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 20 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 16 (0.19%) Hyper-V
12 15 (0.18%) Docker
12 15 (0.18%) VMware ESX
13 13 (0.15%) KVM
14 11 (0.13%) ACF2
15 10 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.12%) Xen
15 10 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 132 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (0.74%) Control-M
3 45 (0.53%) SCCM
4 33 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (0.38%) Puppet
6 30 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 30 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
7 21 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 17 (0.20%) Vagrant
8 17 (0.20%) SCOM
9 16 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 13 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (0.11%) Oozie
12 9 (0.11%) BladeLogic
12 9 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 8 (0.095%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.083%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 913 (10.83%) Oracle
2 625 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 283 (3.36%) IBM
4 224 (2.66%) Sybase
5 202 (2.40%) Cisco
6 181 (2.15%) VMware
7 159 (1.89%) SAP
8 140 (1.66%) HP
9 131 (1.55%) Citrix
10 117 (1.39%) Informatica
10 117 (1.39%) TIBCO
11 106 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 93 (1.10%) Business Objects
13 88 (1.04%) Cognos
14 80 (0.95%) F5
15 71 (0.84%) CheckPoint
15 71 (0.84%) EMC
16 70 (0.83%) Bloomberg
17 68 (0.81%) Teradata
17 68 (0.81%) Juniper
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