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 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 34 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Banking 66 51 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.81% 4.55% 6.71%
As % of the General category 12.62% 14.05% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £294 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £478
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 Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
523 363 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.12% 32.38% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 193 124
Average daily rate £351 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Average hourly rate £20.25 £9.13 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.91% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £8.75 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.45 £44.00
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 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 - - - -
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 96 (68.57%) Finance
2 31 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (20.00%) Project Management
3 28 (20.00%) Retail
4 18 (12.86%) SQL
5 17 (12.14%) Retail Banking
6 15 (10.71%) Windows
7 14 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 13 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (8.57%) Mainframe
9 12 (8.57%) Migration
10 11 (7.86%) UNIX
10 11 (7.86%) Oracle
11 10 (7.14%) Telecoms
12 8 (5.71%) Programme Management
12 8 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (5.71%) SQL Server
12 8 (5.71%) Citrix
13 7 (5.00%) IBM
13 7 (5.00%) Microsoft
13 7 (5.00%) Linux
13 7 (5.00%) Risk Management
13 7 (5.00%) Data Migration
14 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (4.29%) Matrix Management
14 6 (4.29%) Release Management
14 6 (4.29%) Supplier Management
14 6 (4.29%) Middleware
14 6 (4.29%) AIX

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (4.29%) SAS
2 5 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.14%) CICS
4 2 (1.43%) CMS
4 2 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.71%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Office
2 3 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.71%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.71%) Summit
2 1 (0.71%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (0.71%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.71%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Taleo
1 1 (0.71%) SaaS
1 1 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) LAN
2 4 (2.86%) NetScaler
2 4 (2.86%) Internet
2 4 (2.86%) SAN
3 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.43%) DNS
4 2 (1.43%) VoIP
4 2 (1.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.71%) DHCP
5 1 (0.71%) FTP
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.14%) Base SAS
3 3 (2.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.43%) DataStage
4 2 (1.43%) DB2
4 2 (1.43%) OLAP
4 2 (1.43%) MS Access
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.71%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) SoapUI
General
1 96 (68.57%) Finance
2 28 (20.00%) Retail
3 17 (12.14%) Retail Banking
4 10 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.43%) Marketing
6 2 (1.43%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) French Language
7 1 (0.71%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (26.43%) Project Manager
2 30 (21.43%) Analyst
3 16 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 14 (10.00%) Architect
5 12 (8.57%) Developer
6 11 (7.86%) Senior Manager
7 9 (6.43%) Test Manager
7 9 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (6.43%) Senior Project Manager
8 7 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) Administrator
8 7 (5.00%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.29%) Programme Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Consultant
11 4 (2.86%) SAS Developer
11 4 (2.86%) DBA
11 4 (2.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.29%) Middleware
2 3 (2.14%) J2EE
2 3 (2.14%) XML
2 3 (2.14%) SOAP
2 3 (2.14%) XML Messaging
2 3 (2.14%) Spring
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.71%) .NET
4 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.57%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.14%) VSAM
4 2 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.43%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.71%) PMI
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.71%) FMCG
5 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.71%) Windows
2 11 (7.86%) UNIX
3 7 (5.00%) Linux
4 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.29%) AIX
5 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.14%) Solaris
6 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 28 (20.00%) Project Management
3 14 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 12 (8.57%) Migration
5 8 (5.71%) Programme Management
5 8 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 7 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 6 (4.29%) Matrix Management
7 6 (4.29%) Release Management
7 6 (4.29%) Supplier Management
8 5 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.86%) Information Security
9 4 (2.86%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.86%) Business Analysis
9 4 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.86%) SQL
2 5 (3.57%) Java
3 3 (2.14%) COBOL
3 3 (2.14%) VBA
4 2 (1.43%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.71%) ABAP
5 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (2.86%) ISEB
2 3 (2.14%) CISSP
2 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.43%) Degree
3 2 (1.43%) CISM
3 2 (1.43%) PMP
3 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.71%) MCSE
4 1 (0.71%) GIAC
4 1 (0.71%) CISA
4 1 (0.71%) MCTS
4 1 (0.71%) MCITP
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) SLA
1 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.43%) FATCA
2 2 (1.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.71%) GxP
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.71%) XenApp
3 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.71%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (7.86%) Oracle
2 8 (5.71%) Citrix
3 7 (5.00%) IBM
3 7 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.57%) HP
5 4 (2.86%) 3PAR
5 4 (2.86%) VMware
5 4 (2.86%) Symantec
5 4 (2.86%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.86%) Cisco
6 3 (2.14%) CA
6 3 (2.14%) Sybase
7 2 (1.43%) SAP
8 1 (0.71%) Cognos
8 1 (0.71%) Intel
8 1 (0.71%) Sun
8 1 (0.71%) Avaya
8 1 (0.71%) Lotus
8 1 (0.71%) Remedy
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