The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 26 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Banking 189 177 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.86% 7.22% 8.20%
As % of the General category 18.92% 21.53% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 95 135
Average daily rate £425 £365 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.29% -9.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £380 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £14.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -34.00%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
999 822 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.96% 33.55% 35.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 363 549
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 45
Average hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.65% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £7.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £53.56 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Banking
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 83 £424 +16.02% 25
Cheshire -4 82 £420 +15.86% 50
Merseyside - 8 £525 - 1
Lancashire -17 6 £390 -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 240 (60.15%) Finance
2 73 (18.30%) Project Management
3 67 (16.79%) Retail
4 63 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 61 (15.29%) Windows
6 57 (14.29%) UNIX
7 55 (13.78%) Retail Banking
8 41 (10.28%) ITIL
9 38 (9.52%) Information Security
10 36 (9.02%) Change Management
11 35 (8.77%) Risk Management
12 34 (8.52%) Migration
13 31 (7.77%) Mainframe
14 30 (7.52%) Middleware
15 29 (7.27%) Oracle
16 28 (7.02%) AIX
16 28 (7.02%) Business Analysis
17 27 (6.77%) SQL
18 23 (5.76%) Linux
19 20 (5.01%) Microsoft
19 20 (5.01%) HP
20 19 (4.76%) IBM
20 19 (4.76%) MS Office
21 18 (4.51%) MS Excel
22 17 (4.26%) Telecoms
22 17 (4.26%) PRINCE2
22 17 (4.26%) Matrix Management
23 16 (4.01%) Data Analysis
23 16 (4.01%) Cisco
23 16 (4.01%) SAS

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 16 (4.01%) SAS
2 14 (3.51%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.50%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.25%) IIS
5 4 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.50%) Confluence
7 2 (0.50%) Mule
7 2 (0.50%) CICS
7 2 (0.50%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.50%) FileNet
8 1 (0.25%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (4.76%) MS Office
2 18 (4.51%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.01%) MS Project
6 2 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.50%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Exstream
2 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.50%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.51%) Firewall
1 14 (3.51%) Internet
2 11 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.26%) WAN
4 8 (2.01%) VPN
4 8 (2.01%) SSL
4 8 (2.01%) MPLS
5 6 (1.50%) NetScaler
5 6 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.25%) DMZ
6 5 (1.25%) OSPF
6 5 (1.25%) BGP
6 5 (1.25%) LAN
7 4 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (1.00%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.00%) DNS
7 4 (1.00%) LDAP
8 3 (0.75%) SMS
8 3 (0.75%) FTP
8 3 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.75%) DB2
5 6 (1.50%) QlikView
6 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.00%) Base SAS
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.50%) Informix
10 1 (0.25%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.25%) OLAP
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (1.50%) JIRA
2 3 (0.75%) Subversion
3 2 (0.50%) Gradle
3 2 (0.50%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.50%) Moq
3 2 (0.50%) FishEye
3 2 (0.50%) Maven
3 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.25%) JUnit
4 1 (0.25%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.25%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.25%) Toad
4 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
General
1 240 (60.15%) Finance
2 67 (16.79%) Retail
3 55 (13.78%) Retail Banking
4 17 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.01%) Legal
6 11 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.00%) Billing
8 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.50%) Front Office
9 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (27.57%) Analyst
2 81 (20.30%) Project Manager
3 53 (13.28%) Business Analyst
4 23 (5.76%) Architect
5 21 (5.26%) Developer
6 18 (4.51%) Programme Manager
7 17 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (4.26%) Designer
8 14 (3.51%) Senior Manager
9 13 (3.26%) Senior Project Manager
10 12 (3.01%) Consultant
10 12 (3.01%) Test Manager
11 11 (2.76%) Banking Business Analyst
12 10 (2.51%) Support Analyst
13 9 (2.26%) Administrator
14 8 (2.01%) PMO Analyst
14 8 (2.01%) Service Analyst
15 7 (1.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 7 (1.75%) Solutions Designer
15 7 (1.75%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.52%) Middleware
2 11 (2.76%) HTML
3 8 (2.01%) .NET
3 8 (2.01%) J2EE
3 8 (2.01%) CSS
4 7 (1.75%) Web Services
5 6 (1.50%) XML
5 6 (1.50%) Rendezvous
6 5 (1.25%) JDBC
6 5 (1.25%) jQuery
6 5 (1.25%) Spring
6 5 (1.25%) HTML5
7 4 (1.00%) ISPF
7 4 (1.00%) JAX-RPC
7 4 (1.00%) WSDL
7 4 (1.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.00%) SOAP
7 4 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.75%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.75%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.77%) Mainframe
2 13 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.26%) GIS
3 9 (2.26%) PMI
4 8 (2.01%) Online Banking
5 7 (1.75%) Reference Data
6 6 (1.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (1.50%) Clustering
7 5 (1.25%) Economics
8 4 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.00%) e-Health
8 4 (1.00%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.75%) AS400
9 3 (0.75%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.75%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.50%) Open Source
10 2 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.29%) Windows
2 57 (14.29%) UNIX
3 28 (7.02%) AIX
4 23 (5.76%) Linux
5 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.75%) Solaris
8 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.25%) Android
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.30%) Project Management
2 63 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (10.28%) ITIL
4 38 (9.52%) Information Security
5 36 (9.02%) Change Management
6 35 (8.77%) Risk Management
7 34 (8.52%) Migration
8 28 (7.02%) Business Analysis
9 17 (4.26%) PRINCE2
9 17 (4.26%) Matrix Management
10 16 (4.01%) Data Analysis
11 13 (3.26%) Problem Management
11 13 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (2.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (2.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (2.51%) Release Management
12 10 (2.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (2.51%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (2.51%) Configuration Management
12 10 (2.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.77%) SQL
2 14 (3.51%) Java
3 13 (3.26%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.75%) Perl
5 6 (1.50%) VB
6 5 (1.25%) C#
7 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.00%) JCL
8 3 (0.75%) VBScript
8 3 (0.75%) VBA
8 3 (0.75%) Python
9 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.50%) SAS Macro
9 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.50%) C++
9 2 (0.50%) C
10 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.25%) PHP
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (3.76%) PMP
1 15 (3.76%) PMI Certification
2 11 (2.76%) ISEB
3 10 (2.51%) CISSP
3 10 (2.51%) CISA
4 9 (2.26%) GIAC
4 9 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.01%) CCNP
5 8 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.50%) Degree
7 4 (1.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) CRISC
8 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) MCSE
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.25%) IIBA
9 1 (0.25%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.51%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.75%) COBIT
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.25%) XenApp
2 5 (1.25%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 10 (2.51%) Tivoli
2 8 (2.01%) BladeLogic
2 8 (2.01%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 7 (1.75%) SCCM
3 7 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (1.25%) Netcool
6 3 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.25%) WSUS
8 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 29 (7.27%) Oracle
2 20 (5.01%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.01%) HP
3 19 (4.76%) IBM
4 16 (4.01%) Cisco
4 16 (4.01%) Splunk
5 11 (2.76%) Juniper
5 11 (2.76%) Teradata
5 11 (2.76%) Cyber-Ark
6 9 (2.26%) Citrix
6 9 (2.26%) Dell
7 8 (2.01%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.75%) F5
9 6 (1.50%) Blue Coat
9 6 (1.50%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.25%) Ab Initio
10 5 (1.25%) NetScout
10 5 (1.25%) Tumbleweed
11 4 (1.00%) Avaya
12 3 (0.75%) Symantec
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