The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Banking
Rank 32 10 27
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing Banking 181 431 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.13% 9.63% 6.07%
As % of the General category 16.90% 26.14% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 302 126
Median daily rate £415 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £329 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £16.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+78.78% +50.00%
Banking
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1071 1649 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.36% 36.83% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 970 575
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 49
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +14.28%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Banking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Banking
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -27 87 £405 -6.89% 8
Cheshire -8 74 £425 - 4
Merseyside -4 13 £319 -27.14%
Lancashire +19 4 £256 -21.15%
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Banking.

1 248 (56.62%) Finance
2 85 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 82 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (15.75%) Oracle
5 68 (15.53%) Java
6 50 (11.42%) Retail
7 48 (10.96%) Project Management
8 44 (10.05%) SQL
9 38 (8.68%) Linux
9 38 (8.68%) Migration
10 37 (8.45%) XML
10 37 (8.45%) Unix
10 37 (8.45%) SOAP
11 35 (7.99%) Middleware
12 34 (7.76%) HTML
13 33 (7.53%) HTTP
14 32 (7.31%) Windows
14 32 (7.31%) JBoss
14 32 (7.31%) MS Excel
15 31 (7.08%) IBM
16 28 (6.39%) Change Management
16 28 (6.39%) J2EE
17 26 (5.94%) Web Services
17 26 (5.94%) Retail Banking
18 24 (5.48%) Business Analysis
18 24 (5.48%) JSON
18 24 (5.48%) CSS
18 24 (5.48%) JavaScript
18 24 (5.48%) ITIL
18 24 (5.48%) High Availability

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (7.31%) JBoss
2 23 (5.25%) WebSphere
3 19 (4.34%) Apache
3 19 (4.34%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.88%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (2.51%) SAS
6 9 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.60%) CICS
7 7 (1.60%) IIS
8 4 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.23%) CMS
11 1 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 32 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.42%) MS Office
2 15 (3.42%) MS Project
3 11 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.68%) SAP FI-GL
3 2 (0.46%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.23%) Office 365
3 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.53%) HTTP
2 13 (2.97%) Firewall
3 10 (2.28%) FTP
4 7 (1.60%) SSL
5 6 (1.37%) DNS
5 6 (1.37%) LAN
5 6 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.37%) WAN
6 4 (0.91%) SSH
7 3 (0.68%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.68%) Internet
7 3 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.68%) LDAP
8 2 (0.46%) AMQP
8 2 (0.46%) Intranet
8 2 (0.46%) VPN
8 2 (0.46%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.11%) MySQL
3 16 (3.65%) Oracle Database
4 14 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.97%) DB2
6 9 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.91%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.91%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.68%) GIS
9 3 (0.68%) MS Access
10 2 (0.46%) Big Data
10 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.51%) JIRA
4 5 (1.14%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.14%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.14%) Selenium
4 5 (1.14%) Subversion
4 5 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.91%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.91%) Gradle
5 4 (0.91%) Hudson
5 4 (0.91%) Maven
5 4 (0.91%) Xcode
6 3 (0.68%) JUnit
6 3 (0.68%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.68%) Toad
7 2 (0.46%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.46%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.46%) Mockito
7 2 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 248 (56.62%) Finance
2 50 (11.42%) Retail
3 26 (5.94%) Retail Banking
4 16 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.05%) Legal
6 7 (1.60%) Back Office
6 7 (1.60%) International Banking
6 7 (1.60%) Publishing
7 5 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (1.14%) Front Office
8 4 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.68%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.46%) Law
10 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (23.29%) Analyst
2 65 (14.84%) Developer
3 49 (11.19%) Business Analyst
4 46 (10.50%) Architect
5 45 (10.27%) Project Manager
6 31 (7.08%) Consultant
7 27 (6.16%) Java Developer
8 25 (5.71%) Banking Analyst
9 18 (4.11%) Administrator
10 15 (3.42%) Test Manager
11 14 (3.20%) Banking Business Analyst
11 14 (3.20%) Banking Project Manager
12 13 (2.97%) IT Manager
12 13 (2.97%) Programme Manager
12 13 (2.97%) Technical Architect
13 12 (2.74%) PMO Analyst
14 10 (2.28%) Technical Analyst
14 10 (2.28%) Test Leader
15 9 (2.05%) Designer
15 9 (2.05%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.45%) SOAP
1 37 (8.45%) XML
2 35 (7.99%) Middleware
3 34 (7.76%) HTML
4 28 (6.39%) J2EE
5 26 (5.94%) Web Services
6 24 (5.48%) CSS
6 24 (5.48%) JSON
7 23 (5.25%) JDBC
8 21 (4.79%) REST
8 21 (4.79%) Spring
9 19 (4.34%) HTML5
10 16 (3.65%) Apache Camel
10 16 (3.65%) CSS3
11 14 (3.20%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (2.28%) WebSphere MQ
13 9 (2.05%) XSLT
14 8 (1.83%) JAX-WS
14 8 (1.83%) jQuery
14 8 (1.83%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.48%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.88%) Mainframe
3 16 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.74%) SWIFT
5 10 (2.28%) Clustering
6 8 (1.83%) Online Banking
7 7 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.60%) User Experience
8 6 (1.37%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.14%) IVR
9 5 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.91%) Replication
10 4 (0.91%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.68%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.46%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.46%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.46%) iSeries
12 2 (0.46%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.68%) Linux
2 37 (8.45%) Unix
3 32 (7.31%) Windows
4 11 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.37%) AIX
5 6 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.37%) zOS
6 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.46%) Android
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.23%) MVS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 82 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (10.96%) Project Management
4 38 (8.68%) Migration
5 28 (6.39%) Change Management
6 24 (5.48%) Business Analysis
6 24 (5.48%) High Availability
6 24 (5.48%) ITIL
7 23 (5.25%) Scrum
8 21 (4.79%) SOA
8 21 (4.79%) Validation
9 20 (4.57%) TDD
10 19 (4.34%) Open Source
10 19 (4.34%) SDLC
11 17 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (3.42%) Data Modelling
12 15 (3.42%) Risk Management
12 15 (3.42%) Waterfall
13 14 (3.20%) E-business
13 14 (3.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.53%) Java
2 44 (10.05%) SQL
3 24 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.34%) C
5 17 (3.88%) C++
6 10 (2.28%) PL/SQL
6 10 (2.28%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.28%) VBA
7 7 (1.60%) Python
7 7 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.14%) JCL
8 5 (1.14%) Jython
8 5 (1.14%) Ruby
9 4 (0.91%) Apple Swift
9 4 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.91%) Objective-C
9 4 (0.91%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.68%) C#
11 2 (0.46%) COBOL
11 2 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (5.02%) Degree
2 9 (2.05%) ISEB
3 6 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.14%) CISSP
4 5 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.68%) MCSE
5 3 (0.68%) PMP
6 2 (0.46%) CISA
6 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.23%) APMP
7 1 (0.23%) CCA
7 1 (0.23%) CIPD
7 1 (0.23%) CISM
7 1 (0.23%) CRISC
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.20%) QA
2 5 (1.14%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.91%) SLA
4 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.91%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.46%) RACF
4 2 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.14%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.91%) SCCM
4 3 (0.68%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.68%) CA Wily
4 3 (0.68%) SCOM
4 3 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.46%) DameWare
5 2 (0.46%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.46%) WSUS
5 2 (0.46%) zSecure
6 1 (0.23%) Puppet
6 1 (0.23%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 69 (15.75%) Oracle
2 31 (7.08%) IBM
3 21 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.51%) HP
5 10 (2.28%) Cisco
6 8 (1.83%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.83%) Splunk
7 7 (1.60%) VMware
8 5 (1.14%) Avaya
8 5 (1.14%) Juniper
8 5 (1.14%) Sybase
9 4 (0.91%) CA
9 4 (0.91%) Citrix
9 4 (0.91%) F5
9 4 (0.91%) SAP
9 4 (0.91%) Symantec
9 4 (0.91%) Teradata
10 3 (0.68%) Intel Security
10 3 (0.68%) NetIQ
10 3 (0.68%) TIBCO
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