The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail 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 Retail 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
Retail Banking
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 20 24 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 16.95% 14.37% 32.39%
As % of the General category 22.73% 19.67% 36.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 66
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£413 £370 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £311 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 -
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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%

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail Banking across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Retail Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Retail Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 40 (100.00%) Banking
1 40 (100.00%) Retail
2 20 (50.00%) Finance
3 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (22.50%) SAS
4 9 (22.50%) Credit Risk
5 8 (20.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 5 (12.50%) Mainframe
6 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (10.00%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) SQL
8 3 (7.50%) OLAP
8 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
8 3 (7.50%) SAS Certification
8 3 (7.50%) Validation
8 3 (7.50%) Migration
8 3 (7.50%) Change Management
8 3 (7.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (7.50%) Business Transformation
8 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
8 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
9 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (5.00%) Content Management
9 2 (5.00%) SEO
9 2 (5.00%) Copywriting
9 2 (5.00%) Data Extraction

Retail 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 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 9 (22.50%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Project
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (7.50%) OLAP
2 3 (7.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 40 (100.00%) Banking
1 40 (100.00%) Retail
2 20 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) PMO Manager
4 4 (10.00%) SAS Developer
5 3 (7.50%) DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Programme Director
6 2 (5.00%) Payments Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Database Developer
7 1 (2.50%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.50%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Risk Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Defect Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Credit Risk
2 5 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Copywriting
3 2 (5.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (7.50%) Validation
3 3 (7.50%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Change Management
3 3 (7.50%) Business Transformation
3 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
3 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Content Management
4 2 (5.00%) SEO
5 1 (2.50%) People Management
5 1 (2.50%) Digital Content Management
5 1 (2.50%) Line Management
5 1 (2.50%) Coaching
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (2.50%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) SAS Certification
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.00%) HP
1 2 (5.00%) Pega
2 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
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