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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 55 53 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 35.71% 32.12% 65.29%
As % of the General category 47.41% 51.96% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 50 138
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£425 £392 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £478 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.56 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-39.64% -7.89%
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
116 102 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 75.32% 61.82% 89.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 78 182
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 £315 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -27.58%

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 September 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 September 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 66 (52.38%) Finance
2 65 (51.59%) Retail
3 45 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (32.54%) Retail Banking
5 16 (12.70%) SAS
6 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (11.11%) Credit Risk
8 13 (10.32%) Test Scripting
9 12 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (9.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 12 (9.52%) Change Management
10 11 (8.73%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (7.94%) Mainframe
11 10 (7.94%) ISEB
11 10 (7.94%) SQL
11 10 (7.94%) Business Analysis
12 9 (7.14%) MS Excel
13 8 (6.35%) Project Management
13 8 (6.35%) ISTQB
13 8 (6.35%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
14 7 (5.56%) QA
14 7 (5.56%) Mobile Commerce
15 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
15 6 (4.76%) WebSphere
15 6 (4.76%) Legal
15 6 (4.76%) Migration
16 5 (3.97%) Validation
16 5 (3.97%) SEO

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 16 (12.70%) SAS
2 6 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.38%) MS Project
3 3 (2.38%) MS Office
4 2 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) SSL
2 1 (0.79%) NFC
2 1 (0.79%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.38%) OLAP
3 3 (2.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.59%) MS Access
4 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.79%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.79%) Essbase
5 1 (0.79%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.79%) DB2
5 1 (0.79%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.79%) Rational Rose
General
1 66 (52.38%) Finance
2 65 (51.59%) Retail
3 41 (32.54%) Retail Banking
4 6 (4.76%) Legal
5 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (31.75%) Analyst
2 25 (19.84%) Project Manager
3 21 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 14 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 9 (7.14%) Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) PMO Manager
7 5 (3.97%) Designer
7 5 (3.97%) Test Leader
7 5 (3.97%) Payments Business Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) SAS Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Communications Manager
9 3 (2.38%) PMO Assistant
9 3 (2.38%) SAS Analyst
9 3 (2.38%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.38%) Administrator
10 2 (1.59%) Consultant
10 2 (1.59%) DBA
10 2 (1.59%) Programmer
10 2 (1.59%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.79%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.11%) Credit Risk
3 10 (7.94%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (3.17%) User Experience
5 4 (3.17%) Copywriting
6 3 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.38%) Clustering
6 3 (2.38%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.59%) iSeries
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.79%) DataPower
8 1 (0.79%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.97%) Windows
1 5 (3.97%) Linux
2 3 (2.38%) AIX
2 3 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (10.32%) Test Scripting
3 12 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (9.52%) Change Management
4 10 (7.94%) Business Analysis
5 8 (6.35%) Software Testing
5 8 (6.35%) Project Management
6 7 (5.56%) Mobile Commerce
7 6 (4.76%) Migration
8 5 (3.97%) Validation
8 5 (3.97%) Data Analysis
8 5 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.97%) SEO
9 4 (3.17%) ETL
9 4 (3.17%) Resource Management
9 4 (3.17%) Change Control
9 4 (3.17%) Content Management
9 4 (3.17%) Business Transformation
9 4 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (2.38%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.94%) SQL
2 3 (2.38%) VBA
3 2 (1.59%) Java
4 1 (0.79%) SAS Macro
4 1 (0.79%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) ISEB
2 8 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 8 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.38%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) APMP
4 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.17%) IBM
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle
3 3 (2.38%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.59%) Pega
4 2 (1.59%) BMC
4 2 (1.59%) Remedy
5 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.79%) SAP
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £396.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago