The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail 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 Retail Banking over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retail Banking
Rank 388 313 256
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -57
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 259 336 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.66% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.36% 1.73% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 255 331
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £412 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.35% +2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Retail 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
19026 19459 19402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.15% 38.49% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12777 12275 12279
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 479 546
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in England

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in England

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail Banking across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in England

Retail Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Retail Banking Hourly Rate Trend in England

Retail 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 Retail Banking within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -21 152 £495 +16.47% 25
North West -20 34 £400 -11.11% 3
Yorkshire -1 33 £409 +2.18% 6
South East +6 18 £450 +9.09% 1
South West -21 11 £330 -23.91% 5
East of England +6 4 £525 -19.23% 1
West Midlands -15 4 £475 +5.55%
North East -31 2 £450 - 1
Midlands - 1 £450 -
Retail Banking
UK

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 561 (100.00%) Banking
1 561 (100.00%) Retail
2 320 (57.04%) Finance
3 134 (23.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (10.70%) Project Management
6 49 (8.73%) Business Analysis
7 46 (8.20%) SQL
8 43 (7.66%) Java
9 41 (7.31%) SAS
10 40 (7.13%) Migration
11 39 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (6.42%) MS Excel
13 35 (6.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 33 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
15 30 (5.35%) Change Management
16 28 (4.99%) Microsoft
17 27 (4.81%) Risk Management
17 27 (4.81%) Analytics
18 24 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
19 23 (4.10%) Software Testing
19 23 (4.10%) Online Banking
19 23 (4.10%) Wealth Management
20 22 (3.92%) Credit Risk
21 21 (3.74%) User Experience
22 20 (3.57%) Investment Banking
22 20 (3.57%) MS Office
23 19 (3.39%) Degree
24 18 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
24 18 (3.21%) Waterfall

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 41 (7.31%) SAS
2 10 (1.78%) IBM Notes
3 9 (1.60%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.25%) Mule
5 5 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.71%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.53%) CICS
7 3 (0.53%) CMS
7 3 (0.53%) JBoss
7 3 (0.53%) Node.js
8 2 (0.36%) Jetty
8 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.36%) nginx
8 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.57%) MS Office
3 18 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.71%) MS Project
5 4 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Eikon
2 6 (1.07%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.89%) Bankmaster
3 5 (0.89%) Finacle
4 2 (0.36%) BASE24
4 2 (0.36%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.36%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.43%) SaaS
2 2 (0.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.25%) Internet
2 3 (0.53%) ATM
2 3 (0.53%) Firewall
2 3 (0.53%) Network Security
3 2 (0.36%) Intranet
3 2 (0.36%) RTP
3 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (2.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 9 (1.60%) Big Data
3 7 (1.25%) DB2
4 6 (1.07%) Apache Hive
4 6 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.07%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.71%) Base SAS
5 4 (0.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.36%) Impala
6 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.36%) MS Access
6 2 (0.36%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.14%) Selenium
2 5 (0.89%) Cucumber
2 5 (0.89%) HP UFT
2 5 (0.89%) JIRA
2 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.53%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.53%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.53%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.36%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.36%) Emacs
4 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.36%) Gradle
4 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.36%) JUnit
4 2 (0.36%) Mockito
4 2 (0.36%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.18%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.18%) JBehave
5 1 (0.18%) VisualAge
5 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 561 (100.00%) Banking
1 561 (100.00%) Retail
2 320 (57.04%) Finance
3 20 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.67%) Corporate Banking
5 7 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.25%) Front Office
6 6 (1.07%) Legal
6 6 (1.07%) Spanish Language
7 5 (0.89%) Private Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Marketing
8 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.53%) International Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Law
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 224 (39.93%) Analyst
2 141 (25.13%) Business Analyst
3 95 (16.93%) Banking Analyst
4 82 (14.62%) Project Manager
5 70 (12.48%) Developer
6 37 (6.60%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
7 36 (6.42%) Test Analyst
8 28 (4.99%) Architect
9 26 (4.63%) Consultant
10 22 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
11 21 (3.74%) Banking Business Analyst
11 21 (3.74%) Digital Analyst
12 19 (3.39%) Financial Analyst
12 19 (3.39%) Senior Business Analyst
13 18 (3.21%) Digital Business Analyst
14 17 (3.03%) Finance Business Analyst
14 17 (3.03%) Java Developer
14 17 (3.03%) Retail Banking Project Manager
14 17 (3.03%) Senior Manager
15 16 (2.85%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.03%) Web Services
2 14 (2.50%) XML
3 13 (2.32%) AngularJS
3 13 (2.32%) CSS
4 12 (2.14%) HTML
5 11 (1.96%) JDBC
5 11 (1.96%) Spring
6 10 (1.78%) J2EE
6 10 (1.78%) SOAP
7 9 (1.60%) jQuery
7 9 (1.60%) XSLT
8 8 (1.43%) REST
9 6 (1.07%) .NET
9 6 (1.07%) HTML5
10 5 (0.89%) WCF
10 5 (0.89%) WSDL
11 4 (0.71%) Java EE
11 4 (0.71%) JAXB
11 4 (0.71%) JAX-WS
11 4 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
3 23 (4.10%) Online Banking
4 22 (3.92%) Credit Risk
5 21 (3.74%) User Experience
6 12 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.60%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.60%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.60%) iPad
7 9 (1.60%) iPhone
8 8 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.43%) Statistics
9 7 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.25%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.89%) Fintech
10 5 (0.89%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.71%) iSeries
12 3 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.21%) Windows
2 16 (2.85%) Unix
3 15 (2.67%) Android
4 14 (2.50%) Linux
5 12 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.78%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.78%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.60%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.53%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) VMS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (23.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 94 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (10.70%) Project Management
4 49 (8.73%) Business Analysis
5 40 (7.13%) Migration
6 35 (6.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (5.35%) Change Management
8 27 (4.81%) Analytics
8 27 (4.81%) Risk Management
9 23 (4.10%) Software Testing
9 23 (4.10%) Wealth Management
10 18 (3.21%) Waterfall
11 17 (3.03%) Portfolio Management
11 17 (3.03%) Scrum
12 15 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (2.67%) Software Engineering
12 15 (2.67%) Validation
13 14 (2.50%) Data Analytics
13 14 (2.50%) Security Testing
13 14 (2.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.20%) SQL
2 43 (7.66%) Java
3 15 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.78%) C#
5 5 (0.89%) VBA
6 4 (0.71%) MATLAB
6 4 (0.71%) Python
6 4 (0.71%) Scala
7 3 (0.53%) C
7 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.53%) VB
8 2 (0.36%) C++
9 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.18%) PL/1
9 1 (0.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (3.39%) Degree
2 17 (3.03%) ISEB
2 17 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 9 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (1.25%) SAS Certification
5 4 (0.71%) CIPD
5 4 (0.71%) MBA
5 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.53%) PMP
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.36%) PhD
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.32%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.43%) SEPA
3 7 (1.25%) MiFID
4 5 (0.89%) QA
5 4 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.53%) FATCA
6 3 (0.53%) SLA
7 1 (0.18%) COREP
7 1 (0.18%) EMIR
7 1 (0.18%) FINREP
7 1 (0.18%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.18%) Docker
1 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 24 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.71%) Puppet
3 2 (0.36%) Ansible
3 2 (0.36%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.36%) Nagios
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (4.99%) Microsoft
2 10 (1.78%) Lotus
3 9 (1.60%) Bloomberg
3 9 (1.60%) Reuters
4 8 (1.43%) SAP
4 8 (1.43%) Teradata
5 7 (1.25%) Oracle
6 6 (1.07%) Cisco
6 6 (1.07%) HP
6 6 (1.07%) IBM
7 5 (0.89%) Apple
8 3 (0.53%) TSYS
9 2 (0.36%) Citrix
9 2 (0.36%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (0.36%) F5
9 2 (0.36%) Remedy
9 2 (0.36%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.36%) Temenos
9 2 (0.36%) VocaLink
9 2 (0.36%) WorldPay
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