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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 28 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing Banking 193 280 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.04% 9.62% 9.91%
As % of the General category 18.87% 27.24% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 169 153
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£425 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £23.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.52% +70.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £17.86
% change year-on-year
-37.14% -2.01%
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
1023 1028 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.03% 35.31% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 505 624
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 62 50
Average hourly rate £18.03 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.02% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.65 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.23 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 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
Manchester -7 87 £450 +12.50% 34
Cheshire -10 76 £419 +8.70% 27
Lancashire -19 4 £450 -
Merseyside -11 3 £205 -41.42% 1
Cumbria - - - -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 262 (63.75%) Finance
2 91 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 65 (15.82%) Windows
4 60 (14.60%) Project Management
5 58 (14.11%) Retail
6 48 (11.68%) UNIX
7 47 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (10.95%) Retail Banking
9 39 (9.49%) Information Security
10 38 (9.25%) Migration
10 38 (9.25%) PRINCE2
11 36 (8.76%) Linux
12 30 (7.30%) Change Management
12 30 (7.30%) SQL
12 30 (7.30%) Microsoft
13 26 (6.33%) Telecoms
13 26 (6.33%) AIX
14 25 (6.08%) Oracle
14 25 (6.08%) SQL Server
14 25 (6.08%) Management Information System
14 25 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (5.84%) Mainframe
15 24 (5.84%) MS Excel
16 23 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (5.60%) Business Analysis
16 23 (5.60%) Cyber-Ark
17 22 (5.35%) ITIL
18 20 (4.87%) Supplier Management
19 19 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (3.16%) SAS
2 11 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.43%) CICS
3 10 (2.43%) IIS
4 7 (1.70%) Apache
4 7 (1.70%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.22%) CMS
5 5 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.73%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 24 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.41%) MS Project
3 8 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.22%) MS Office
6 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
1 1 (0.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.65%) Firewall
2 12 (2.92%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.46%) FTP
4 5 (1.22%) Internet
4 5 (1.22%) SAN
4 5 (1.22%) DNS
5 4 (0.97%) ATM
6 2 (0.49%) Wireless
6 2 (0.49%) LAN
6 2 (0.49%) VPN
6 2 (0.49%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.24%) LDAP
7 1 (0.24%) PSTN
7 1 (0.24%) VoIP
7 1 (0.24%) HTTP
7 1 (0.24%) H.323
7 1 (0.24%) Network Security
7 1 (0.24%) MGW
7 1 (0.24%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (2.92%) DB2
3 8 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.22%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.22%) QlikView
7 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.97%) Base SAS
7 4 (0.97%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.73%) OLAP
8 3 (0.73%) MS Access
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.49%) DataStage
10 1 (0.24%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Subversion
1 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.24%) JUnit
2 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 262 (63.75%) Finance
2 58 (14.11%) Retail
3 45 (10.95%) Retail Banking
4 26 (6.33%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.43%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.95%) Corporate Banking
6 8 (1.95%) Legal
6 8 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.73%) Billing
9 2 (0.49%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Front Office
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 105 (25.55%) Analyst
2 86 (20.92%) Project Manager
3 49 (11.92%) Business Analyst
4 36 (8.76%) Administrator
5 29 (7.06%) Architect
6 24 (5.84%) Developer
7 23 (5.60%) Consultant
8 21 (5.11%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (3.89%) Security Consultant
9 16 (3.89%) Senior Business Analyst
10 15 (3.65%) Senior Manager
11 13 (3.16%) Senior Project Manager
11 13 (3.16%) Banking Business Analyst
12 12 (2.92%) AIX Administrator
13 11 (2.68%) Systems Analyst
13 11 (2.68%) Test Manager
14 10 (2.43%) Linux Administrator
15 9 (2.19%) Programme Manager
15 9 (2.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.89%) Middleware
2 15 (3.65%) .NET
3 12 (2.92%) HTML
4 9 (2.19%) CSS
5 7 (1.70%) J2EE
6 6 (1.46%) JDBC
7 4 (0.97%) JNDI
7 4 (0.97%) YUI
7 4 (0.97%) JMS
7 4 (0.97%) JSP
8 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.73%) Web Services
8 3 (0.73%) jQuery
8 3 (0.73%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.73%) Spring
9 2 (0.49%) WCF
9 2 (0.49%) WPF
9 2 (0.49%) Spring MVC
9 2 (0.49%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.49%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 24 (5.84%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.68%) PMI
4 11 (2.68%) Economics
5 10 (2.43%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (1.46%) Online Banking
6 6 (1.46%) IVR
7 5 (1.22%) GIS
7 5 (1.22%) Clustering
8 4 (0.97%) VSAM
8 4 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.97%) CMDB
9 3 (0.73%) Statistics
10 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.49%) LPAR
10 2 (0.49%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.49%) HACMP
10 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.82%) Windows
2 48 (11.68%) UNIX
3 36 (8.76%) Linux
4 26 (6.33%) AIX
5 25 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.22%) Solaris
10 4 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 60 (14.60%) Project Management
3 39 (9.49%) Information Security
4 38 (9.25%) Migration
4 38 (9.25%) PRINCE2
5 30 (7.30%) Change Management
6 24 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (5.60%) Business Analysis
8 22 (5.35%) ITIL
9 20 (4.87%) Supplier Management
10 19 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (3.65%) Data Migration
12 14 (3.41%) Risk Management
12 14 (3.41%) Validation
13 13 (3.16%) Data Analysis
14 11 (2.68%) Project Planning
14 11 (2.68%) Risk Analysis
14 11 (2.68%) Release Management
15 10 (2.43%) Security Management
16 9 (2.19%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.30%) SQL
2 14 (3.41%) Java
3 12 (2.92%) Shell Script
4 9 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.70%) Perl
5 7 (1.70%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.46%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.22%) COBOL
8 4 (0.97%) C#
9 3 (0.73%) C
9 3 (0.73%) VB
9 3 (0.73%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.49%) JCL
10 2 (0.49%) VBA
10 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) PHP
11 1 (0.24%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 15 (3.65%) PMP
1 15 (3.65%) PMI Certification
2 13 (3.16%) CISSP
3 12 (2.92%) ISEB
4 10 (2.43%) CISM
5 8 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.70%) GIAC
6 7 (1.70%) CRISC
7 6 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.22%) MCSE
8 5 (1.22%) Degree
9 4 (0.97%) MCTS
9 4 (0.97%) MCITP
9 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.73%) IIBA
10 3 (0.73%) CBAP
11 2 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.43%) QA
1 10 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.19%) COBIT
3 8 (1.95%) SLA
4 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.73%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.49%) PowerHA
4 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.49%) GPFS
5 1 (0.24%) RHEV
5 1 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (1.70%) BladeLogic
2 5 (1.22%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.97%) SCCM
3 4 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (7.30%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.08%) Oracle
3 23 (5.60%) Cyber-Ark
4 19 (4.62%) Red Hat
4 19 (4.62%) IBM
5 17 (4.14%) Splunk
6 13 (3.16%) HP
7 9 (2.19%) TIBCO
7 9 (2.19%) Tumbleweed
8 7 (1.70%) Citrix
8 7 (1.70%) Avaya
9 6 (1.46%) VMware
9 6 (1.46%) Cisco
9 6 (1.46%) Symantec
10 5 (1.22%) Sybase
10 5 (1.22%) CA
10 5 (1.22%) Intel
10 5 (1.22%) Sun
11 4 (0.97%) Verint
11 4 (0.97%) VocaLink
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Rullion IT Plus
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Rate: £350 - £365 per day
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Chester
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Rate: £200 - £400 per day + competitive
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Manchester
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