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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 48 60 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 40.68% 35.93% 64.32%
As % of the General category 54.55% 49.18% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 57 124
Average daily rate
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£416 £395 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £320 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £14.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -26.31%
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
88 122 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 74.58% 73.05% 87.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 101 163
Average daily rate £413 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.60 - £18.00
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 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 22 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 22 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 64 (52.89%) Finance
1 64 (52.89%) Retail
2 40 (33.06%) Retail Banking
3 37 (30.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (16.53%) SAS
5 17 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (13.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 16 (13.22%) Credit Risk
7 12 (9.92%) SQL
8 11 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (8.26%) Mainframe
10 9 (7.44%) Project Management
11 8 (6.61%) Change Management
11 8 (6.61%) MS Excel
11 8 (6.61%) Test Scripting
11 8 (6.61%) Business Analysis
11 8 (6.61%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (5.79%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (5.79%) Resource Management
12 7 (5.79%) Mobile Commerce
13 6 (4.96%) Legal
13 6 (4.96%) Microsoft
13 6 (4.96%) MS Office
13 6 (4.96%) Migration
13 6 (4.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 5 (4.13%) WebSphere
14 5 (4.13%) QA
14 5 (4.13%) Data Analysis
14 5 (4.13%) MS Project
14 5 (4.13%) Windows

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 20 (16.53%) SAS
2 5 (4.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.96%) MS Office
3 5 (4.13%) MS Project
4 4 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.65%) SSL
2 1 (0.83%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 6 (4.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.31%) OLAP
4 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.65%) MS Access
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.83%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.83%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.83%) Essbase
General
1 64 (52.89%) Finance
1 64 (52.89%) Retail
2 40 (33.06%) Retail Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (29.75%) Analyst
2 25 (20.66%) Project Manager
3 21 (17.36%) Business Analyst
4 11 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 9 (7.44%) Developer
6 7 (5.79%) PMO Manager
7 6 (4.96%) Lead Business Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Designer
8 5 (4.13%) Payments Business Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) SAS Developer
9 4 (3.31%) DBA
9 4 (3.31%) SAS Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Communications Manager
10 3 (2.48%) Banking Business Analyst
10 3 (2.48%) SAS Programmer
10 3 (2.48%) Programmer
10 3 (2.48%) Test Manager
11 2 (1.65%) Consultant
11 2 (1.65%) Administrator
11 2 (1.65%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (2.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.83%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.22%) Credit Risk
3 10 (8.26%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.79%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (3.31%) Copywriting
5 4 (3.31%) User Experience
6 3 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.48%) Clustering
7 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.65%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.65%) iSeries
7 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.83%) DataPower
8 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.83%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.13%) Windows
2 4 (3.31%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) UNIX
4 2 (1.65%) AIX
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (7.44%) Project Management
4 8 (6.61%) Change Management
4 8 (6.61%) Test Scripting
4 8 (6.61%) Business Analysis
5 7 (5.79%) Resource Management
5 7 (5.79%) Mobile Commerce
6 6 (4.96%) Migration
7 5 (4.13%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (4.13%) ETL
7 5 (4.13%) SEO
8 4 (3.31%) Content Management
8 4 (3.31%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (2.48%) Customer Insight
9 3 (2.48%) Business Transformation
9 3 (2.48%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.48%) Requirements Management
9 3 (2.48%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.92%) SQL
2 3 (2.48%) VBA
3 2 (1.65%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) SAS Macro
4 1 (0.83%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (2.48%) ISEB
1 3 (2.48%) SAS Certification
2 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.83%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (4.96%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.31%) IBM
2 4 (3.31%) Oracle
3 3 (2.48%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.48%) HP
4 2 (1.65%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.65%) SAP
4 2 (1.65%) Pega
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe
5 1 (0.83%) Teradata
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