The 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 34 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Banking 3 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.15% 3.95% 5.18%
As % of the General category 3.57% 14.06% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
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£275 £344 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £461 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.79% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £14.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -26.31%
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 Merseyside region.

General Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
84 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.06% 28.07% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 26
Average daily rate £340 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £221 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

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
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 20 October 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 -9 3 £275 -26.66% 2
St Helens - - - -
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) WFM
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (10.00%) Law
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) XSLT

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Printer Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (10.00%) WFM
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) V-Model
2 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix