The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 42 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing Banking 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.69% 1.96% 1.57%
As % of the General category 3.45% 11.76% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£425 £200 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £9.96 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -37.25%
Banking
North West

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

General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
87 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.00% 16.67% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 14 25
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £34.02 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £30.00 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £34.00 £31.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (37.50%) MS Project
4 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) VSAM
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) COBOL
5 2 (25.00%) PMP
5 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (25.00%) CICS
5 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (25.00%) RUP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) JCL
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) UNIX

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (25.00%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Easytrieve
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) Toad
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) VSAM
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) RUP
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) COBOL
1 2 (25.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) PMP
2 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle