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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 21 25 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Banking 273 198 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.87% 6.37% 9.86%
As % of the General category 19.28% 20.65% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 130 161
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£425 £420 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £507 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.60 £17.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.79% -24.44%
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
1416 959 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.65% 30.87% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 543 462
Average daily rate £400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 53
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +39.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.14 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.04 £38.20 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.37 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -5.04%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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 +6 141 £425 +3.03% 58
Cheshire +2 99 £423 +0.71% 26
Merseyside +2 23 £425 +63.46% 1
Lancashire 0 2 - - 1
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 432 (76.19%) Finance
2 115 (20.28%) Retail
3 102 (17.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 101 (17.81%) Project Management
5 89 (15.70%) Retail Banking
6 69 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (9.70%) Java
8 43 (7.58%) SQL
8 43 (7.58%) Oracle
9 42 (7.41%) Windows
10 41 (7.23%) SDLC
11 39 (6.88%) Business Analysis
12 37 (6.53%) PRINCE2
12 37 (6.53%) UNIX
13 34 (6.00%) IBM
13 34 (6.00%) Mainframe
14 32 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (5.47%) Microsoft
16 29 (5.11%) ITIL
16 29 (5.11%) SQL Server
16 29 (5.11%) Waterfall
17 28 (4.94%) J2EE
17 28 (4.94%) Degree
18 27 (4.76%) Web Services
19 25 (4.41%) SAS
20 24 (4.23%) Linux
20 24 (4.23%) Migration
21 23 (4.06%) Risk Management
21 23 (4.06%) HTML
22 22 (3.88%) JavaScript

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 25 (4.41%) SAS
2 20 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.94%) CICS
5 5 (0.88%) MQSeries
6 4 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.71%) JBoss
6 4 (0.71%) Confluence
7 3 (0.53%) Apache
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.18%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.18%) CMS
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (3.88%) MS Office
2 21 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.76%) MS Project
5 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.18%) HFM
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.53%) PaaS
2 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.06%) Internet
2 6 (1.06%) Firewall
3 5 (0.88%) SAN
4 3 (0.53%) NAS
4 3 (0.53%) SNA
4 3 (0.53%) HTTP
4 3 (0.53%) ATM
4 3 (0.53%) SMS
5 2 (0.35%) LAN
5 2 (0.35%) SMTP
5 2 (0.35%) FTP
5 2 (0.35%) SSL
5 2 (0.35%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.35%) Intranet
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.18%) VLAN
6 1 (0.18%) Network Security
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.17%) Base SAS
3 14 (2.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 14 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.12%) DB2
5 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.23%) OLAP
7 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.06%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.71%) Informix
10 4 (0.71%) MS Access
11 3 (0.53%) DataStage
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.35%) DTS
12 2 (0.35%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 14 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.59%) Subversion
3 7 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.06%) Maven
5 5 (0.88%) Lombardi
5 5 (0.88%) JIRA
6 4 (0.71%) JUnit
7 3 (0.53%) Selenium
7 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.53%) FishEye
7 3 (0.53%) Gradle
7 3 (0.53%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.35%) Mockito
8 2 (0.35%) JMeter
9 1 (0.18%) LSMW
9 1 (0.18%) Calabash
9 1 (0.18%) Appium
9 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
General
1 432 (76.19%) Finance
2 115 (20.28%) Retail
3 89 (15.70%) Retail Banking
4 13 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.76%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.88%) Legal
8 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.53%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.53%) Front Office
9 3 (0.53%) Law
10 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 179 (31.57%) Analyst
2 113 (19.93%) Project Manager
3 104 (18.34%) Business Analyst
4 65 (11.46%) Developer
5 50 (8.82%) Architect
6 34 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
6 34 (6.00%) Banking Business Analyst
7 33 (5.82%) Consultant
8 30 (5.29%) Senior Business Analyst
9 28 (4.94%) Java Developer
10 26 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
12 17 (3.00%) PMO Analyst
13 16 (2.82%) Senior Manager
13 16 (2.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 16 (2.82%) Test Manager
14 14 (2.47%) Financial Business Analyst
15 13 (2.29%) Business Manager
15 13 (2.29%) Programme Manager
16 12 (2.12%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.94%) J2EE
2 27 (4.76%) Web Services
3 23 (4.06%) HTML
4 21 (3.70%) XML
5 18 (3.17%) Middleware
6 17 (3.00%) Spring
7 15 (2.65%) CSS
7 15 (2.65%) HTML5
8 14 (2.47%) WSDL
8 14 (2.47%) JSON
9 9 (1.59%) XML Messaging
10 7 (1.23%) Java EE
10 7 (1.23%) jQuery
10 7 (1.23%) Servlets
11 6 (1.06%) SOAP
11 6 (1.06%) JDBC
11 6 (1.06%) RESTful
11 6 (1.06%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.88%) ISPF
12 5 (0.88%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.00%) Mainframe
2 32 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (1.76%) Data Integration
5 9 (1.59%) Online Banking
6 8 (1.41%) User Experience
7 7 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
7 7 (1.23%) E-Learning
7 7 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.88%) Data Extraction
9 5 (0.88%) VSAM
10 4 (0.71%) CMDB
10 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.71%) PMI
11 3 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.53%) EFT
11 3 (0.53%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.53%) PKI
11 3 (0.53%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.41%) Windows
2 37 (6.53%) UNIX
3 24 (4.23%) Linux
4 21 (3.70%) AIX
5 12 (2.12%) zOS
6 7 (1.23%) Solaris
7 6 (1.06%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.06%) Windows Vista
7 6 (1.06%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.53%) Android
10 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.18%) MVS
12 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.99%) Stakeholder Management
2 101 (17.81%) Project Management
3 69 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (7.23%) SDLC
5 39 (6.88%) Business Analysis
6 37 (6.53%) PRINCE2
7 29 (5.11%) ITIL
7 29 (5.11%) Waterfall
8 24 (4.23%) Migration
9 23 (4.06%) Risk Management
10 22 (3.88%) Change Management
10 22 (3.88%) Data Analysis
11 17 (3.00%) Programme Management
11 17 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (2.82%) ETL
13 15 (2.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (2.47%) TDD
15 13 (2.29%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (2.29%) Change Control
16 12 (2.12%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 55 (9.70%) Java
2 43 (7.58%) SQL
3 22 (3.88%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.94%) C
5 10 (1.76%) C++
6 9 (1.59%) COBOL
6 9 (1.59%) REXX
7 8 (1.41%) JCL
7 8 (1.41%) Objective-C
8 7 (1.23%) Perl
9 6 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.88%) VB
10 5 (0.88%) VBA
10 5 (0.88%) Assembly Language
10 5 (0.88%) CLIST
11 3 (0.53%) C-shell
11 3 (0.53%) Korn
11 3 (0.53%) Python
11 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (4.94%) Degree
2 18 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 14 (2.47%) ISEB
4 12 (2.12%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.76%) PMP
6 7 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.53%) CCA
9 3 (0.53%) CISSP
9 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.35%) CCDP
10 2 (0.35%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.35%) IIBA
10 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) CBAP
11 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.18%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.70%) QA
2 6 (1.06%) FATCA
2 6 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) MiFID
3 1 (0.18%) EMIR
3 1 (0.18%) FINREP
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.71%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (0.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.53%) RACF
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.35%) Xen
4 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.53%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.35%) zSecure
4 1 (0.18%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (7.58%) Oracle
2 34 (6.00%) IBM
3 31 (5.47%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.47%) Sybase
5 12 (2.12%) Citrix
6 10 (1.76%) HP
7 9 (1.59%) TIBCO
7 9 (1.59%) Teradata
8 6 (1.06%) VMware
9 5 (0.88%) Symantec
9 5 (0.88%) Cognos
10 4 (0.71%) Cisco
10 4 (0.71%) SAP
10 4 (0.71%) CA
10 4 (0.71%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.71%) Remedy
10 4 (0.71%) Pega
11 3 (0.53%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.53%) Apple
11 3 (0.53%) BMC
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