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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank - 46 28
Contract jobs citing Banking 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.42% 0.90%
As % of the General category - 6.59% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
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- £390 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.59% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £12.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-13.00% -27.27%
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
85 91 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.29% 21.56% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 59 19
Average daily rate £450 £404 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +33.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £575 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.19% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 2015. 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
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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
Lancaster - - - - 2
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Toad
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) PuTTY

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) VMware