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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 30 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Banking 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.87% 2.74% 1.03%
As % of the General category 7.58% 12.24% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
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£275 £294 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £10.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -31.66%
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
66 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.72% 22.37% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 27
Average daily rate £281 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £8.58 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.03% +6.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 5 £275 -
Banking
North West

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) WFM
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) JAX-WS
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 1 (14.29%) JiBX
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) POJO
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Printer Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 1 (14.29%) JAX-WS
2 1 (14.29%) JiBX
2 1 (14.29%) POJO
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) JDBC
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WSDL
2 1 (14.29%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
1 1 (14.29%) WFM
1 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
1 1 (14.29%) V-Model
1 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
1 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (14.29%) Scrum
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix