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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 18 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 116 58 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.45% 4.78% 5.21%
As % of the General category 17.93% 16.02% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 13
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£425 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £315 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
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 Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
647 362 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.53% 29.82% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 196 125
Average daily rate £400 £383 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £11.69 £8.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.53% +41.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £8.75 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £22.41 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -7.35%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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.

1 126 (65.97%) Finance
2 37 (19.37%) Project Management
3 33 (17.28%) Retail
4 32 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (11.52%) SQL
6 21 (10.99%) Mainframe
6 21 (10.99%) Retail Banking
7 19 (9.95%) Windows
8 17 (8.90%) Oracle
8 17 (8.90%) UNIX
9 16 (8.38%) PRINCE2
10 13 (6.81%) IBM
10 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (6.28%) Citrix
11 12 (6.28%) Migration
11 12 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (5.76%) Business Analysis
12 11 (5.76%) Telecoms
13 10 (5.24%) Microsoft
13 10 (5.24%) SQL Server
14 9 (4.71%) SAS
14 9 (4.71%) Programme Management
15 8 (4.19%) Linux
16 7 (3.66%) MS Excel
16 7 (3.66%) AIX
16 7 (3.66%) J2EE
16 7 (3.66%) LAN
16 7 (3.66%) Service Delivery
16 7 (3.66%) Risk Management
16 7 (3.66%) Middleware

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 9 (4.71%) SAS
2 7 (3.66%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.62%) CICS
4 2 (1.05%) CMS
4 2 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.52%) AquaLogic
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.62%) MS Office
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.52%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.52%) Summit
3 1 (0.52%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 1 (0.52%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.52%) Taleo
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.66%) LAN
2 5 (2.62%) SAN
2 5 (2.62%) NetScaler
3 4 (2.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.05%) Intranet
4 2 (1.05%) Internet
4 2 (1.05%) DNS
4 2 (1.05%) VoIP
4 2 (1.05%) WAN
5 1 (0.52%) LDAP
5 1 (0.52%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) FTP
5 1 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.14%) Base SAS
2 6 (3.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 6 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.09%) DB2
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.05%) DataStage
4 2 (1.05%) MS Access
4 2 (1.05%) OLAP
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.52%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) SoapUI
1 2 (1.05%) Lombardi
2 1 (0.52%) Selenium
2 1 (0.52%) Appium
2 1 (0.52%) Calabash
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.52%) JBehave
2 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 126 (65.97%) Finance
2 33 (17.28%) Retail
3 21 (10.99%) Retail Banking
4 11 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.62%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.57%) Marketing
6 3 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.05%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (24.08%) Project Manager
2 43 (22.51%) Analyst
3 25 (13.09%) Business Analyst
4 24 (12.57%) Architect
5 16 (8.38%) Developer
6 13 (6.81%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.76%) Senior Manager
8 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (4.71%) Senior Project Manager
9 8 (4.19%) Programme Manager
9 8 (4.19%) Administrator
10 7 (3.66%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.14%) SAS Developer
11 6 (3.14%) Consultant
12 5 (2.62%) Test Manager
12 5 (2.62%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.62%) Senior Business Analyst
12 5 (2.62%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.66%) J2EE
1 7 (3.66%) Middleware
2 4 (2.09%) Spring
2 4 (2.09%) XML Messaging
2 4 (2.09%) XML
3 3 (1.57%) SOAP
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.05%) Web Services
5 1 (0.52%) .NET
5 1 (0.52%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.99%) Mainframe
2 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (2.09%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.57%) VSAM
5 3 (1.57%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.52%) Clustering
6 1 (0.52%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.52%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.95%) Windows
2 17 (8.90%) UNIX
3 8 (4.19%) Linux
4 7 (3.66%) AIX
4 7 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.57%) Solaris
6 3 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.05%) zOS
8 1 (0.52%) Android
8 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.37%) Project Management
2 32 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (8.38%) PRINCE2
4 12 (6.28%) Migration
4 12 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.76%) Business Analysis
6 9 (4.71%) Programme Management
7 7 (3.66%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.66%) Risk Management
7 7 (3.66%) Data Analysis
7 7 (3.66%) Matrix Management
8 6 (3.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (3.14%) Release Management
9 5 (2.62%) ITIL
9 5 (2.62%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.62%) Data Migration
9 5 (2.62%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (2.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.09%) Line Management
10 4 (2.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.52%) SQL
2 6 (3.14%) Java
3 4 (2.09%) COBOL
4 3 (1.57%) VBA
5 2 (1.05%) SAS Macro
5 2 (1.05%) REXX
6 1 (0.52%) ABAP
6 1 (0.52%) C
6 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.52%) JCL
6 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (2.62%) ISEB
1 5 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (2.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.05%) VCP4
4 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.05%) Degree
5 1 (0.52%) MCSE
5 1 (0.52%) PMP
5 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.52%) MCTS
5 1 (0.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.57%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) FATCA
2 2 (1.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) GxP
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) RACF
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.52%) XenApp
3 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.14%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.52%) SCCM
4 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (8.90%) Oracle
2 13 (6.81%) IBM
3 12 (6.28%) Citrix
4 10 (5.24%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.14%) HP
6 5 (2.62%) Cisco
6 5 (2.62%) TIBCO
6 5 (2.62%) Symantec
6 5 (2.62%) 3PAR
7 4 (2.09%) VMware
7 4 (2.09%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.09%) Sybase
8 3 (1.57%) CA
8 3 (1.57%) Pega
9 2 (1.05%) Teradata
9 2 (1.05%) SAP
10 1 (0.52%) Cognos
10 1 (0.52%) Adobe
10 1 (0.52%) Sun
10 1 (0.52%) Intel
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