The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 12 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Banking 168 91 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.95% 6.96% 8.20%
As % of the General category 21.35% 21.02% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 49 57
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £247 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% -18.82%
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 Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
787 433 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.93% 33.13% 34.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 248 194
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £529 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 23
Average hourly rate £33.64 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.74 £12.77 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £18.00 £17.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Stockport - 3 £350 -
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 233 (79.79%) Finance
2 67 (22.95%) Retail
3 53 (18.15%) Project Management
4 44 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (15.07%) Retail Banking
5 30 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (8.90%) Java
6 26 (8.90%) Oracle
7 25 (8.56%) PRINCE2
8 23 (7.88%) UNIX
9 22 (7.53%) Mainframe
10 19 (6.51%) Middleware
10 19 (6.51%) MS Office
10 19 (6.51%) SAS
11 18 (6.16%) IBM
11 18 (6.16%) Migration
12 17 (5.82%) ITIL
12 17 (5.82%) SQL
12 17 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (5.48%) AIX
13 16 (5.48%) Microsoft
14 15 (5.14%) MS Excel
14 15 (5.14%) Risk Management
14 15 (5.14%) Telecoms
14 15 (5.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 15 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (4.79%) J2EE
15 14 (4.79%) Base SAS
16 13 (4.45%) Business Analysis
16 13 (4.45%) Data Analysis

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 19 (6.51%) SAS
2 11 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.05%) CICS
5 4 (1.37%) JBoss
6 3 (1.03%) Apache
6 3 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (6.51%) MS Office
2 15 (5.14%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.42%) MS Project
4 5 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.34%) HFM
3 1 (0.34%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.05%) Firewall
2 4 (1.37%) SAN
2 4 (1.37%) SMS
2 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.37%) SNA
3 3 (1.03%) SMTP
3 3 (1.03%) FTP
3 3 (1.03%) NAS
3 3 (1.03%) SSL
4 2 (0.68%) Intranet
4 2 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) OSPF
5 1 (0.34%) BGP
5 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.34%) Network Security
5 1 (0.34%) DNS
5 1 (0.34%) VoIP
5 1 (0.34%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.79%) Base SAS
2 9 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 8 (2.74%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.37%) OLAP
4 4 (1.37%) DataStage
4 4 (1.37%) OLAP Cube
4 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.03%) DB2
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.34%) IDMS
7 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) TestDirector
1 4 (1.37%) Lombardi
2 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 233 (79.79%) Finance
2 67 (22.95%) Retail
3 44 (15.07%) Retail Banking
4 15 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.03%) Law
6 3 (1.03%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (29.79%) Analyst
2 65 (22.26%) Project Manager
3 39 (13.36%) Architect
4 35 (11.99%) Business Analyst
5 24 (8.22%) Developer
6 23 (7.88%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (5.48%) Consultant
8 14 (4.79%) Banking Business Analyst
9 12 (4.11%) PMO Analyst
9 12 (4.11%) Test Analyst
10 11 (3.77%) Senior Manager
11 10 (3.42%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (3.08%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (3.08%) Data Analyst
13 8 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (2.74%) SAS Analyst
14 7 (2.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 6 (2.05%) Senior Business Analyst
15 6 (2.05%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.51%) Middleware
2 14 (4.79%) J2EE
3 8 (2.74%) Java EE 5
4 7 (2.40%) Web Services
4 7 (2.40%) XML
4 7 (2.40%) XML Messaging
4 7 (2.40%) Spring
5 4 (1.37%) OSGi
5 4 (1.37%) Apache Camel
6 2 (0.68%) RESTful
6 2 (0.68%) HTML5
6 2 (0.68%) CSS
6 2 (0.68%) HTML
6 2 (0.68%) .NET
7 1 (0.34%) DOM
7 1 (0.34%) Ajax
7 1 (0.34%) JSON
7 1 (0.34%) Velocity
7 1 (0.34%) WCF
7 1 (0.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.53%) Mainframe
2 15 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.11%) Data Integration
4 10 (3.42%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (2.74%) E-Learning
6 6 (2.05%) VSAM
6 6 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.37%) EFT
7 4 (1.37%) User Experience
8 3 (1.03%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.03%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.03%) PKI
9 2 (0.68%) PMI
9 2 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.68%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.34%) CMDB
10 1 (0.34%) Statistics
10 1 (0.34%) IVR
10 1 (0.34%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.88%) UNIX
2 16 (5.48%) AIX
3 8 (2.74%) Windows
4 5 (1.71%) Solaris
4 5 (1.71%) zOS
5 3 (1.03%) Linux
6 2 (0.68%) HPUX
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.15%) Project Management
2 44 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (8.56%) PRINCE2
5 18 (6.16%) Migration
6 17 (5.82%) ITIL
6 17 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (5.14%) Risk Management
8 13 (4.45%) Data Analysis
8 13 (4.45%) Business Analysis
9 11 (3.77%) Change Management
9 11 (3.77%) Data Governance
9 11 (3.77%) Change Control
10 10 (3.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (3.42%) ETL
11 9 (3.08%) Data Modelling
11 9 (3.08%) Project Planning
11 9 (3.08%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (3.08%) Programme Management
11 9 (3.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.90%) Java
2 17 (5.82%) SQL
3 4 (1.37%) COBOL
4 3 (1.03%) VBA
4 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.03%) JCL
4 3 (1.03%) Korn
4 3 (1.03%) C-shell
5 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.34%) C#
6 1 (0.34%) REXX
6 1 (0.34%) VB
6 1 (0.34%) Caml Language
Qualifications
1 15 (5.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 10 (3.42%) ISEB
2 10 (3.42%) Degree
3 4 (1.37%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.37%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.68%) PMP
5 2 (0.68%) CCDP
5 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.34%) CCIE
6 1 (0.34%) CISSP
6 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.74%) SLA
2 6 (2.05%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) FINREP
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.37%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (1.03%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (1.03%) RACF
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.03%) zSecure
2 3 (1.03%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (8.90%) Oracle
2 18 (6.16%) IBM
3 16 (5.48%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.74%) Teradata
5 7 (2.40%) TIBCO
5 7 (2.40%) Sybase
6 5 (1.71%) VMware
7 4 (1.37%) HP
7 4 (1.37%) Citrix
7 4 (1.37%) CA
8 3 (1.03%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.03%) Cisco
8 3 (1.03%) Pega
9 1 (0.34%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.34%) Trustwave
9 1 (0.34%) Sun
9 1 (0.34%) Juniper
9 1 (0.34%) Symantec
9 1 (0.34%) Remedy
9 1 (0.34%) Websense
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