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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Banking
England / North West
Rank 23 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Banking 166 292 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.30% 7.65% 6.52%
As % of the General category 20.85% 23.43% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 207 116
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.96 £11.75 £10.44
% change year-on-year
+10.31% +12.54%

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
796 1246 1224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.19% 32.63% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 781 666
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £254 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 62 59
Median hourly rate £38.46 £26.83 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.34% +49.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.47 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +37.85%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -5 80 £375 -6.25% 8
Cheshire +5 68 £425 - 14
Merseyside -18 4 £625 +66.66%
Lancashire +10 3 £280 -34.11%
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 176 (56.41%) Finance
2 57 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (11.54%) Java
4 36 (11.54%) Retail
5 33 (10.58%) ITIL
5 33 (10.58%) Project Management
6 32 (10.26%) Microsoft
7 30 (9.62%) Windows
8 28 (8.97%) Migration
9 27 (8.65%) SQL
10 26 (8.33%) Web Services
11 23 (7.37%) Risk Management
11 23 (7.37%) Oracle
12 22 (7.05%) MS Excel
12 22 (7.05%) Data Centre
13 21 (6.73%) Unix
13 21 (6.73%) SOAP
14 20 (6.41%) Linux
14 20 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (6.09%) AIX
15 19 (6.09%) OO
15 19 (6.09%) Spring
15 19 (6.09%) Business Analysis
16 18 (5.77%) Retail Banking
16 18 (5.77%) SQL Server
16 18 (5.77%) Information Security
17 17 (5.45%) HTML
17 17 (5.45%) JavaScript
17 17 (5.45%) SharePoint

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 17 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.88%) JBoss
4 8 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.60%) IIS
5 5 (1.60%) SAS
5 5 (1.60%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.64%) Apache
7 2 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.32%) CICS
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.81%) MS Office
3 9 (2.88%) MS Project
4 8 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.21%) Office 365
3 2 (0.64%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.92%) Firewall
1 6 (1.92%) Internet
2 5 (1.60%) SAN
3 4 (1.28%) ATM
3 4 (1.28%) HTTP
4 3 (0.96%) DNS
4 3 (0.96%) LAN
4 3 (0.96%) SSL
4 3 (0.96%) WAN
5 2 (0.64%) FTP
5 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.64%) VPN
6 1 (0.32%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.32%) DMZ
6 1 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.32%) IPsec
6 1 (0.32%) NAS
6 1 (0.32%) Network Security
6 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.85%) GIS
3 10 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.24%) DB2
4 7 (2.24%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.24%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.92%) Big Data
6 5 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.28%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.96%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.64%) MS Access
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (3.53%) JUnit
2 8 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.56%) JIRA
3 7 (2.24%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.92%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.96%) Grunt
6 3 (0.96%) gulp
6 3 (0.96%) Hudson
6 3 (0.96%) Maven
7 2 (0.64%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.64%) JBehave
7 2 (0.64%) JMeter
7 2 (0.64%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.32%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.32%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.32%) Subversion
8 1 (0.32%) Toad
General
1 176 (56.41%) Finance
2 36 (11.54%) Retail
3 18 (5.77%) Retail Banking
4 17 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 16 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.85%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.24%) Back Office
8 6 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.60%) Marketing
10 4 (1.28%) Legal
11 2 (0.64%) German Language
12 1 (0.32%) Billing
12 1 (0.32%) Front Office
12 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.32%) Hindi Language
12 1 (0.32%) International Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Law
12 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (26.28%) Analyst
2 44 (14.10%) Developer
3 41 (13.14%) Business Analyst
4 26 (8.33%) Consultant
5 24 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 23 (7.37%) Java Developer
7 21 (6.73%) Banking Analyst
8 18 (5.77%) Administrator
8 18 (5.77%) Architect
9 13 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
9 13 (4.17%) Security Consultant
9 13 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (3.21%) DBA
10 10 (3.21%) Technical Business Analyst
11 9 (2.88%) Banking Project Manager
11 9 (2.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (2.88%) Risk Analyst
12 7 (2.24%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (2.24%) Senior Security Consultant
12 7 (2.24%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.33%) Web Services
2 21 (6.73%) SOAP
3 19 (6.09%) Spring
4 17 (5.45%) HTML
4 17 (5.45%) Middleware
5 14 (4.49%) J2EE
6 13 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 13 (4.17%) CSS
7 12 (3.85%) JPA
8 11 (3.53%) Hibernate
8 11 (3.53%) XML
9 10 (3.21%) HTML5
9 10 (3.21%) JSON
9 10 (3.21%) REST
10 9 (2.88%) .NET
11 8 (2.56%) CSS3
11 8 (2.56%) Java EE
12 7 (2.24%) RESTful
12 7 (2.24%) Spring Boot
13 5 (1.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.05%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.60%) Clustering
4 5 (1.60%) Derivative
4 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.60%) Replication
5 4 (1.28%) Online Banking
5 4 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
5 4 (1.28%) PMI
5 4 (1.28%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.64%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.64%) Equities
6 2 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.64%) User Experience
7 1 (0.32%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.62%) Windows
2 21 (6.73%) Unix
3 20 (6.41%) Linux
4 19 (6.09%) AIX
5 10 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.88%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.96%) Solaris
8 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.96%) zOS
9 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.64%) HPUX
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 54 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (10.58%) ITIL
3 33 (10.58%) Project Management
4 28 (8.97%) Migration
5 23 (7.37%) Risk Management
6 19 (6.09%) Business Analysis
6 19 (6.09%) OO
7 18 (5.77%) Information Security
8 16 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (5.13%) Service Management
9 14 (4.49%) Programme Management
9 14 (4.49%) TDD
9 14 (4.49%) Unit Testing
10 13 (4.17%) Internal Audit
11 12 (3.85%) Security Management
12 11 (3.53%) Data Modelling
12 11 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.53%) Security Architecture
12 11 (3.53%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.54%) Java
2 27 (8.65%) SQL
3 17 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.88%) Python
5 7 (2.24%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.96%) C#
7 3 (0.96%) ES6
7 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.96%) VBScript
8 2 (0.64%) C
8 2 (0.64%) COBOL
8 2 (0.64%) JCL
8 2 (0.64%) Jython
8 2 (0.64%) Perl
8 2 (0.64%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.32%) Groovy
9 1 (0.32%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (2.88%) Degree
2 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.60%) CISSP
4 4 (1.28%) CISA
4 4 (1.28%) CRISC
4 4 (1.28%) ISEB
4 4 (1.28%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.28%) RHCSA
5 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CBAP
6 1 (0.32%) CISM
6 1 (0.32%) IIBA
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCSA
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
6 1 (0.32%) PgMP
6 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.56%) QA
2 6 (1.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.53%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.32%) RACF
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.53%) SCCM
2 9 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (2.88%) WSUS
3 4 (1.28%) SCOM
4 3 (0.96%) Netcool
4 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.64%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.64%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.37%) Oracle
3 12 (3.85%) Intel Security
4 11 (3.53%) Citrix
4 11 (3.53%) Red Hat
5 9 (2.88%) HP
6 7 (2.24%) IBM
6 7 (2.24%) Veritas
7 5 (1.60%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.60%) Splunk
8 4 (1.28%) Perforce
8 4 (1.28%) Sybase
9 3 (0.96%) Remedy
9 3 (0.96%) SAP
9 3 (0.96%) Tableau
10 2 (0.64%) CA
10 2 (0.64%) NetIQ
10 2 (0.64%) Symantec
10 2 (0.64%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.64%) VMware
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