The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Merseyside region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 23 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Banking 7 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.24% 7.30% 5.36%
As % of the General category 10.77% 26.15% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 7
Average daily rate
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£380 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £188 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-37.77% +2.27%
General Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
65 65 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.09% 27.90% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 33
Average daily rate £413 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £32.75 £10.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.50% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £11.95 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Banking
North West

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
Liverpool -5 7 £380 +16.92% 2
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Ajax
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) V-Model
6 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Retail
6 1 (7.69%) Spring
6 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Business Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) Struts
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XSLT
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
1 1 (7.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) V-Model
4 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle