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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Banking
Rank 12 10 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing Banking 156 157 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.60% 9.40% 6.15%
As % of the General category 24.92% 22.43% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 86 43
Average daily rate £400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £323 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.48% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.82 £10.44 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.98% -22.66%
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
626 700 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.51% 41.89% 32.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 344 248
Average daily rate £391 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £18.99 £18.00 £18.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% -1.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
Cheadle - 1 £450 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 187 (66.31%) Finance
2 56 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (18.09%) Java
4 47 (16.67%) Retail
5 43 (15.25%) Migration
6 38 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (13.12%) Retail Banking
8 35 (12.41%) Windows
9 26 (9.22%) J2EE
9 26 (9.22%) XML
9 26 (9.22%) Data Centre
10 24 (8.51%) Project Management
11 21 (7.45%) Mainframe
11 21 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (7.09%) ITIL
12 20 (7.09%) Linux
13 19 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (6.38%) Unix
14 18 (6.38%) JavaScript
14 18 (6.38%) TDD
15 17 (6.03%) SharePoint
16 16 (5.67%) Active Directory
16 16 (5.67%) Scrum
16 16 (5.67%) TOGAF
17 15 (5.32%) jQuery
17 15 (5.32%) Law
17 15 (5.32%) Legal
18 14 (4.96%) Microsoft
18 14 (4.96%) MS Office
18 14 (4.96%) Online Banking

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.55%) JBoss
4 9 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.19%) SAS
5 7 (2.48%) Apache
5 7 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.06%) CICS
8 3 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (4.96%) MS Office
2 13 (4.61%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.55%) MS Project
4 7 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) BASE24
2 3 (1.06%) SAP FI-GL
3 2 (0.71%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.77%) PaaS
2 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.55%) DNS
2 7 (2.48%) DHCP
2 7 (2.48%) Firewall
2 7 (2.48%) VPN
3 6 (2.13%) HTTP
4 5 (1.77%) ATM
5 4 (1.42%) Network Security
6 3 (1.06%) Intranet
6 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.71%) FTP
7 2 (0.71%) LAN
7 2 (0.71%) SSH
7 2 (0.71%) WAN
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.35%) DMZ
8 1 (0.35%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.35%) MPLS
8 1 (0.35%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.71%) DB2
2 2 (0.71%) MySQL
2 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.35%) DataStage
3 1 (0.35%) MS Access
3 1 (0.35%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.35%) QlikView
3 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 12 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.19%) Maven
3 7 (2.48%) Selenium
4 5 (1.77%) Gradle
4 5 (1.77%) Hudson
4 5 (1.77%) Subversion
5 3 (1.06%) Ant
5 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.35%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.35%) JBehave
6 1 (0.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.35%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.35%) Toad
6 1 (0.35%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 187 (66.31%) Finance
2 47 (16.67%) Retail
3 37 (13.12%) Retail Banking
4 15 (5.32%) Law
4 15 (5.32%) Legal
5 13 (4.61%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.84%) Games
7 4 (1.42%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.06%) Front Office
8 3 (1.06%) International Banking
9 2 (0.71%) French Language
9 2 (0.71%) German Language
9 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Billing
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (23.40%) Analyst
2 41 (14.54%) Architect
3 38 (13.48%) Developer
4 35 (12.41%) Project Manager
5 24 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 24 (8.51%) Java Developer
6 18 (6.38%) Banking Analyst
7 16 (5.67%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 11 (3.90%) Consultant
9 11 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (3.90%) IT Manager
9 11 (3.90%) Service Analyst
10 10 (3.55%) Banking Business Analyst
11 9 (3.19%) Banking Project Manager
11 9 (3.19%) Programme Manager
11 9 (3.19%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.84%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
13 7 (2.48%) Digital Project Manager
13 7 (2.48%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.22%) J2EE
1 26 (9.22%) XML
2 15 (5.32%) jQuery
3 13 (4.61%) CSS
3 13 (4.61%) JDBC
3 13 (4.61%) Web Services
3 13 (4.61%) XSLT
4 12 (4.26%) AngularJS
4 12 (4.26%) HTML
4 12 (4.26%) Spring
5 11 (3.90%) JSON
6 10 (3.55%) SOAP
7 9 (3.19%) WSDL
8 8 (2.84%) HTML5
9 7 (2.48%) Apache Camel
9 7 (2.48%) Java EE
10 6 (2.13%) REST
11 5 (1.77%) OSGi
12 4 (1.42%) JAXB
12 4 (1.42%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.22%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.45%) Mainframe
3 19 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.96%) Online Banking
5 9 (3.19%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.84%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (2.48%) User Experience
8 6 (2.13%) Tandem
9 5 (1.77%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.77%) EMV
9 5 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.06%) Contactless
10 3 (1.06%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.71%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.71%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.71%) PKI
12 1 (0.35%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.41%) Windows
2 20 (7.09%) Linux
3 18 (6.38%) Unix
4 11 (3.90%) AIX
5 9 (3.19%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.48%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.13%) Mac OS
7 6 (2.13%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.13%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.77%) Android
8 5 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.42%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.71%) zOS
11 1 (0.35%) OS/2
11 1 (0.35%) Solaris
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (15.25%) Migration
3 38 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (8.51%) Project Management
5 21 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (7.09%) ITIL
7 18 (6.38%) TDD
8 16 (5.67%) Scrum
8 16 (5.67%) TOGAF
9 12 (4.26%) SDLC
9 12 (4.26%) Software Engineering
10 11 (3.90%) E-Commerce
10 11 (3.90%) SOA
11 10 (3.55%) Kanban
12 9 (3.19%) DevOps
12 9 (3.19%) Release Management
12 9 (3.19%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.19%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.19%) Waterfall
12 9 (3.19%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.09%) Java
2 18 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (4.26%) SQL
4 8 (2.84%) C++
5 7 (2.48%) C
5 7 (2.48%) Objective-C
6 5 (1.77%) COBOL
6 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.42%) VBA
8 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.71%) Python
8 2 (0.71%) Ruby
8 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.71%) XPath
9 1 (0.35%) ABAP
9 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.35%) C#
9 1 (0.35%) JCL
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (3.55%) Degree
2 9 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (2.13%) MCDST
3 6 (2.13%) MOS
4 4 (1.42%) ISEB
5 2 (0.71%) APMP
5 2 (0.71%) CISA
5 2 (0.71%) CISM
5 2 (0.71%) CISSP
5 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.71%) MCP
5 2 (0.71%) MCSA
5 2 (0.71%) MCSE
5 2 (0.71%) PhD
6 1 (0.35%) CCIE
6 1 (0.35%) CCNP
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.35%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.48%) COBIT
3 6 (2.13%) QA
4 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.06%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) COSO
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.77%) Docker
2 5 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (1.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 5 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.71%) RACF
4 1 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.13%) Puppet
3 5 (1.77%) Salt
3 5 (1.77%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.06%) Proventia
4 3 (1.06%) QRadar
5 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.71%) zSecure
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) DameWare
6 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.35%) SCCM
6 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (4.96%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.61%) IBM
2 13 (4.61%) Oracle
3 11 (3.90%) Citrix
4 7 (2.48%) Cisco
5 6 (2.13%) CA
5 6 (2.13%) Symantec
6 5 (1.77%) Dell
6 5 (1.77%) IronPort
6 5 (1.77%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.77%) SAP
6 5 (1.77%) VMware
7 4 (1.42%) RightFax
8 3 (1.06%) Apple
8 3 (1.06%) Forcepoint
8 3 (1.06%) HP
9 2 (0.71%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.71%) Juniper
9 2 (0.71%) Proofpoint
9 2 (0.71%) Teradata
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