The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail 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 Retail Banking over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 78 63 89
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 5 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 1.24% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.13% 3.51% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Average daily rate
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£480 £399 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -5.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £299 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £603 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+11.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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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
443 427 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.56% 35.29% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 198 256
Average daily rate £378 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.02% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £271 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £9.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.81 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail Banking across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Retail 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 Retail Banking.

1 17 (100.00%) Banking
1 17 (100.00%) Retail
2 11 (64.71%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Front Office
6 2 (11.76%) Back Office
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
6 2 (11.76%) DOM
6 2 (11.76%) Billing
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
7 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (5.88%) BPMN
7 1 (5.88%) DataPower
7 1 (5.88%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) F5
7 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) NetScaler

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Retail 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 Retail Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DMZ
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
General
1 17 (100.00%) Banking
1 17 (100.00%) Retail
2 11 (64.71%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Billing
3 2 (11.76%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Business Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Programme Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planner
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) DOM
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (5.88%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
4 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
4 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) DSDM
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) BPMN
5 1 (5.88%) Business Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec
2 1 (5.88%) F5
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