The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 55 60 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 38.73% 36.59% 64.91%
As % of the General category 52.38% 55.05% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 57 130
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£425 £390 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £485 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £17.86
% change year-on-year
-37.14% -2.01%
Banking
West Yorkshire

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

General Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
105 109 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 73.94% 66.46% 88.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 90 168
Average daily rate £413 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 65 (52.85%) Retail
2 64 (52.03%) Finance
3 41 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 40 (32.52%) Retail Banking
5 17 (13.82%) SAS
6 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (11.38%) Credit Risk
8 13 (10.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 12 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (8.94%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (8.13%) Mainframe
11 10 (8.13%) Change Management
11 10 (8.13%) SQL
11 10 (8.13%) Business Analysis
12 9 (7.32%) Test Scripting
13 8 (6.50%) MS Excel
14 7 (5.69%) ISEB
14 7 (5.69%) Project Management
14 7 (5.69%) Mobile Commerce
14 7 (5.69%) Mobile Payment
15 6 (4.88%) Legal
15 6 (4.88%) QA
15 6 (4.88%) Migration
16 5 (4.07%) Data Analysis
16 5 (4.07%) Software Testing
16 5 (4.07%) ISTQB
16 5 (4.07%) WebSphere
16 5 (4.07%) SEO
16 5 (4.07%) Validation
16 5 (4.07%) Business Intelligence

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 17 (13.82%) SAS
2 5 (4.07%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.25%) MS Project
2 4 (3.25%) MS Office
3 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) SSL
2 1 (0.81%) NFC
2 1 (0.81%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (3.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.44%) OLAP
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.63%) MS Access
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.81%) Essbase
5 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.81%) Xcelsius
5 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.81%) Rational Rose
General
1 65 (52.85%) Retail
2 64 (52.03%) Finance
3 40 (32.52%) Retail Banking
4 6 (4.88%) Legal
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (31.71%) Analyst
2 24 (19.51%) Project Manager
3 23 (18.70%) Business Analyst
4 13 (10.57%) Test Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Developer
6 6 (4.88%) Lead Business Analyst
6 6 (4.88%) PMO Manager
7 5 (4.07%) SAS Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Payments Business Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Designer
8 4 (3.25%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.25%) Communications Manager
9 3 (2.44%) SAS Programmer
9 3 (2.44%) PMO Assistant
9 3 (2.44%) SAS Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Banking Business Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.44%) Programmer
10 2 (1.63%) UX Designer
10 2 (1.63%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.81%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.38%) Credit Risk
3 10 (8.13%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.69%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (3.25%) User Experience
5 4 (3.25%) Copywriting
6 3 (2.44%) Clustering
6 3 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.44%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.63%) iSeries
7 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.81%) DataPower
8 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.07%) Windows
2 4 (3.25%) Linux
3 3 (2.44%) UNIX
4 2 (1.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (8.13%) Change Management
3 10 (8.13%) Business Analysis
4 9 (7.32%) Test Scripting
5 7 (5.69%) Project Management
5 7 (5.69%) Mobile Commerce
6 6 (4.88%) Migration
7 5 (4.07%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.07%) Software Testing
7 5 (4.07%) SEO
7 5 (4.07%) Validation
7 5 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.25%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (3.25%) ETL
8 4 (3.25%) Requirements Management
8 4 (3.25%) Resource Management
8 4 (3.25%) Content Management
9 3 (2.44%) Benchmarking
9 3 (2.44%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.13%) SQL
2 3 (2.44%) VBA
3 2 (1.63%) Java
4 1 (0.81%) ABAP
4 1 (0.81%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 7 (5.69%) ISEB
2 5 (4.07%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.44%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.81%) Degree
4 1 (0.81%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (8.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle
2 3 (2.44%) Business Objects
2 3 (2.44%) IBM
2 3 (2.44%) HP
3 2 (1.63%) Pega
3 2 (1.63%) Remedy
3 2 (1.63%) SAP
3 2 (1.63%) BMC
3 2 (1.63%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £225.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago