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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 12 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 4580 5757 6227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.59% 12.02% 12.46%
As % of the General category 22.21% 28.53% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3446 4323 4577
Average daily rate
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£495 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.79% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 30
Average hourly rate £18.25 £18.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £12.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £39.35 £77.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £17.98
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -30.47%
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
20621 20176 22126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.68% 42.11% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13152 13062 13410
Average daily rate £444 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 532 676
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.33 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -2 3682 £500 -4.76% 711
South East -36 194 £400 -5.88% 89
North West -14 190 £418 +11.33% 72
South West -11 162 £428 +6.87% 97
Yorkshire -11 121 £406 +2.58% 47
East Midlands +10 80 £425 +24.54% 23
West Midlands -2 80 £375 -13.79% 33
East of England +9 50 £413 +26.92% 36
North East -42 10 £373 -17.22% 3
Midlands -3 1 £350 -60.00%
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4485 (50.16%) Finance
2 3198 (35.77%) Investment Banking
3 1698 (18.99%) SQL
4 1277 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
5 1187 (13.28%) Java
6 1108 (12.39%) Oracle
7 1081 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 1001 (11.20%) Project Management
9 989 (11.06%) Front Office
10 977 (10.93%) Retail
11 921 (10.30%) Windows
12 863 (9.65%) UNIX
13 779 (8.71%) Linux
14 754 (8.43%) C#
15 744 (8.32%) Microsoft
16 734 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
17 691 (7.73%) Retail Banking
18 680 (7.61%) Business Analysis
19 650 (7.27%) SQL Server
20 595 (6.65%) .NET
21 535 (5.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 531 (5.94%) Degree
23 516 (5.77%) MS Excel
24 492 (5.50%) JavaScript
25 467 (5.22%) HTML
26 465 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
27 455 (5.09%) Derivative
28 434 (4.85%) Migration
29 429 (4.80%) Risk Management
30 428 (4.79%) Change Management

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 231 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 176 (1.97%) WebSphere
3 156 (1.74%) SAS
4 115 (1.29%) WebLogic
5 110 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 91 (1.02%) IIS
7 88 (0.98%) Apache
8 86 (0.96%) CMS
9 73 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 69 (0.77%) JBoss
11 62 (0.69%) Lync
12 59 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
13 48 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
14 47 (0.53%) IBM Notes
15 44 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
16 43 (0.48%) Node.js
17 39 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
18 31 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
19 29 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
20 27 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 516 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 348 (3.89%) MS Office
3 251 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 197 (2.20%) MS Project
5 175 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 65 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 47 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 30 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.12%) Fireworks
10 9 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.078%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.034%) DOC1
13 3 (0.034%) SPSS
13 3 (0.034%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.022%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.022%) InDesign
15 1 (0.011%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.011%) Stata
Business Applications
1 45 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.44%) RMDS
3 34 (0.38%) SAP FI
3 34 (0.38%) Summit
4 33 (0.37%) ION MarketView
5 31 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
6 20 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 17 (0.19%) Temenos T24
7 17 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 17 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 17 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (0.18%) Loan IQ
8 16 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
8 16 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
9 14 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 13 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
12 11 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
13 10 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
14 9 (0.10%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 25 (0.28%) SaaS
2 23 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
5 9 (0.10%) Office 365
6 8 (0.089%) Force.com
7 5 (0.056%) IaaS
8 3 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.034%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.022%) PaaS
9 2 (0.022%) GitHub
9 2 (0.022%) Responsys
9 2 (0.022%) Taleo
9 2 (0.022%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.011%) CheetahMail
10 1 (0.011%) Pure360
10 1 (0.011%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.011%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.011%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.011%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 200 (2.24%) Firewall
2 156 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 153 (1.71%) Internet
4 120 (1.34%) DNS
5 111 (1.24%) SAN
6 102 (1.14%) WAN
7 101 (1.13%) LAN
8 78 (0.87%) Intranet
9 66 (0.74%) Network Security
10 60 (0.67%) BGP
11 54 (0.60%) VPN
12 50 (0.56%) OSPF
13 49 (0.55%) LDAP
14 42 (0.47%) Multicast
15 37 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
16 36 (0.40%) SSL
17 35 (0.39%) DHCP
18 34 (0.38%) VLAN
19 33 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
20 30 (0.34%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 650 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 324 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
3 290 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 237 (2.65%) Oracle Database
5 180 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 154 (1.72%) QlikView
7 135 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 134 (1.50%) Big Data
9 128 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 123 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 101 (1.13%) DB2
12 91 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
13 82 (0.92%) MongoDB
14 80 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 78 (0.87%) Hadoop
16 67 (0.75%) MS Access
17 62 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
18 60 (0.67%) Data Mining
19 59 (0.66%) NoSQL
20 46 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 150 (1.68%) JIRA
2 146 (1.63%) Subversion
3 121 (1.35%) Maven
4 95 (1.06%) JUnit
5 88 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 76 (0.85%) Git (software)
7 53 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 52 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 52 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
9 51 (0.57%) Selenium
10 47 (0.53%) Ant
11 41 (0.46%) NUnit
12 40 (0.45%) CruiseControl
13 36 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 35 (0.39%) Jenkins
15 34 (0.38%) jMock
16 30 (0.34%) Hudson
17 28 (0.31%) Cucumber
18 25 (0.28%) Jasmine
19 24 (0.27%) Grunt
General
1 4485 (50.16%) Finance
2 3198 (35.77%) Investment Banking
3 989 (11.06%) Front Office
4 977 (10.93%) Retail
5 691 (7.73%) Retail Banking
6 267 (2.99%) Back Office
7 261 (2.92%) Financial Institution
8 228 (2.55%) Telecoms
9 195 (2.18%) Legal
10 87 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
11 84 (0.94%) Marketing
12 65 (0.73%) Private Banking
13 58 (0.65%) International Banking
14 54 (0.60%) Advertising
15 52 (0.58%) Law
16 47 (0.53%) French Language
17 41 (0.46%) Manufacturing
18 35 (0.39%) Spanish Language
19 28 (0.31%) Publishing
20 27 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2435 (27.23%) Analyst
2 2085 (23.32%) Developer
3 1362 (15.23%) Business Analyst
4 1055 (11.80%) Project Manager
5 518 (5.79%) Java Developer
6 461 (5.16%) Architect
7 379 (4.24%) Banking Business Analyst
8 373 (4.17%) Consultant
9 278 (3.11%) C# Developer
10 232 (2.59%) Senior Developer
11 209 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
12 200 (2.24%) Data Analyst
13 199 (2.23%) Programme Manager
14 198 (2.21%) Support Analyst
15 197 (2.20%) Administrator
16 176 (1.97%) Test Analyst
17 161 (1.80%) Senior Manager
18 147 (1.64%) Test Manager
19 143 (1.60%) Solutions Architect
20 140 (1.57%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (6.65%) .NET
2 467 (5.22%) HTML
3 304 (3.40%) XML
4 253 (2.83%) CSS
5 252 (2.82%) Spring
6 235 (2.63%) HTML5
7 233 (2.61%) Web Services
8 213 (2.38%) Middleware
9 197 (2.20%) WPF
10 175 (1.96%) ASP.NET
11 162 (1.81%) WCF
11 162 (1.81%) jQuery
12 150 (1.68%) J2EE
13 140 (1.57%) AngularJS
14 138 (1.54%) Hibernate
15 112 (1.25%) JMS
16 105 (1.17%) FIX Protocol
17 101 (1.13%) .NET Framework
18 95 (1.06%) SOAP
19 94 (1.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 734 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 535 (5.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 455 (5.09%) Derivative
4 394 (4.41%) Fixed Income
5 319 (3.57%) Credit Risk
6 257 (2.87%) Market Risk
7 250 (2.80%) Equities
8 198 (2.21%) User Experience
9 191 (2.14%) Computer Science
10 178 (1.99%) Management Information System
11 136 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 130 (1.45%) Mainframe
13 123 (1.38%) Mobile Banking
14 104 (1.16%) Mobile App
15 101 (1.13%) SWIFT
16 91 (1.02%) Mathematics
17 89 (1.00%) Credit Derivative
17 89 (1.00%) Reference Data
18 88 (0.98%) Visualisation
18 88 (0.98%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 921 (10.30%) Windows
2 863 (9.65%) UNIX
3 779 (8.71%) Linux
4 202 (2.26%) Windows 7
5 194 (2.17%) Solaris
6 174 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 161 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 124 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 94 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 73 (0.82%) AIX
11 53 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 46 (0.51%) Android
13 44 (0.49%) SUSE
14 43 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (0.38%) zOS
16 14 (0.16%) Windows 2000
17 12 (0.13%) HPUX
17 12 (0.13%) Windows 8
18 10 (0.11%) Windows NT
19 9 (0.10%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1277 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1081 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1001 (11.20%) Project Management
4 680 (7.61%) Business Analysis
5 465 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 434 (4.85%) Migration
7 429 (4.80%) Risk Management
8 428 (4.79%) Change Management
9 419 (4.69%) Multithreading
10 390 (4.36%) TDD
11 385 (4.31%) ITIL
12 349 (3.90%) PRINCE2
13 348 (3.89%) OO
14 341 (3.81%) Data Modelling
15 339 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
16 322 (3.60%) Analytics
17 306 (3.42%) Low Latency
18 303 (3.39%) Scrum
19 298 (3.33%) Data Analysis
20 291 (3.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1698 (18.99%) SQL
2 1187 (13.28%) Java
3 754 (8.43%) C#
4 492 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 371 (4.15%) C++
6 279 (3.12%) Python
7 252 (2.82%) Perl
8 243 (2.72%) VBA
9 242 (2.71%) Shell Script
10 204 (2.28%) PL/SQL
11 168 (1.88%) PowerShell
12 145 (1.62%) C
13 113 (1.26%) T-SQL
14 90 (1.01%) VB
15 56 (0.63%) Scala
16 52 (0.58%) VBScript
17 47 (0.53%) Korn
18 45 (0.50%) Bash Shell
19 39 (0.44%) Ruby
20 35 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 531 (5.94%) Degree
2 139 (1.55%) PMI Certification
3 124 (1.39%) ISEB
4 105 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (1.00%) PMP
6 75 (0.84%) CCNP
7 72 (0.81%) CISSP
8 61 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 53 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 46 (0.51%) CISM
12 39 (0.44%) CISA
12 39 (0.44%) CCNA
13 34 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 32 (0.36%) Security Cleared
15 28 (0.31%) MCSE
16 26 (0.29%) CIMA
17 25 (0.28%) CCIE
18 23 (0.26%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (3.40%) QA
2 96 (1.07%) EMIR
3 93 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
4 77 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 74 (0.83%) Basel III
6 62 (0.69%) SLA
7 58 (0.65%) ISO 9001
8 50 (0.56%) FATCA
9 48 (0.54%) Data Quality
10 37 (0.41%) MiFID
11 34 (0.38%) Basel II
12 32 (0.36%) COBIT
13 31 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 28 (0.31%) PCI DSS
15 24 (0.27%) Solvency II
16 18 (0.20%) COREP
17 13 (0.15%) FINREP
18 10 (0.11%) AIFMD
19 8 (0.089%) UCITS
20 7 (0.078%) CRD IV
System Software
1 258 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 102 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (0.81%) XenApp
4 47 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 45 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 37 (0.41%) VMware ESX
7 35 (0.39%) ACF2
8 34 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 34 (0.38%) RACF
9 32 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 26 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 26 (0.29%) NFS
11 25 (0.28%) vSphere
12 23 (0.26%) XenServer
13 22 (0.25%) Apache Flume
14 20 (0.22%) HDFS
15 19 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 19 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 18 (0.20%) ProxySG
17 14 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 177 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
2 97 (1.08%) Control-M
3 88 (0.98%) SCCM
4 79 (0.88%) Tivoli
5 44 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
6 37 (0.41%) Puppet
7 36 (0.40%) BladeLogic
8 32 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 29 (0.32%) Data Guard
10 27 (0.30%) SCOM
11 24 (0.27%) NetBackup
12 22 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
13 21 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 19 (0.21%) Ambari
14 19 (0.21%) Oozie
15 17 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
16 16 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (0.12%) HP SIM
17 11 (0.12%) WMI
17 11 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1108 (12.39%) Oracle
2 744 (8.32%) Microsoft
3 275 (3.08%) Sybase
4 234 (2.62%) Cisco
5 231 (2.58%) Citrix
6 221 (2.47%) IBM
7 212 (2.37%) Red Hat
8 185 (2.07%) HP
8 185 (2.07%) VMware
9 157 (1.76%) Business Objects
10 148 (1.66%) SAP
11 135 (1.51%) Informatica
12 121 (1.35%) TIBCO
13 110 (1.23%) Cognos
14 93 (1.04%) Adobe
15 89 (1.00%) CheckPoint
16 88 (0.98%) Bloomberg
17 83 (0.93%) Murex
18 82 (0.92%) Juniper
19 76 (0.85%) Sun
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