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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Banking
Rank 44 46 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing Banking 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.00% 0.70% 2.07%
As % of the General category 4.26% 3.19% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £425 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +112.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £10.44 £10.97
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -4.83%
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
94 94 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.38% 21.86% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 20
Average daily rate £413 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 £29.69 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.01% -1.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 2 £400 -
Burnley - 1 £450 -
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Base SAS
2 5 (45.45%) SAS
2 5 (45.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (27.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) SAS Macro
5 1 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) SAS EBI
5 1 (9.09%) Contactless
5 1 (9.09%) EMV
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware
5 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
5 1 (9.09%) RFID
5 1 (9.09%) ATM

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) SAS
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
1 1 (9.09%) GSM
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Base SAS
1 5 (45.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (27.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) OLAP
3 1 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SAS EBI
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) SAS Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) SAS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Manager
4 1 (9.09%) EMV Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Programme Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) CSS3
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) JDBC
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Contactless
1 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
1 1 (9.09%) EMV
1 1 (9.09%) Grid Computing
1 1 (9.09%) PKI
1 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
1 2 (18.18%) System Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Test Management
1 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Business Development
2 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) SDLC
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
2 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
2 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) SAS Macro
1 1 (9.09%) VB
1 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
1 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Gemalto
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle