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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 30 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 184 306 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.80% 10.28% 10.62%
As % of the General category 18.66% 29.34% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 186 178
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£420 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £272 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £10.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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
986 1043 1212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.06% 35.05% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 517 638
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 £254 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 67 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.78 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 September 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 September 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 -6 92 £450 +12.50% 29
Cheshire -11 69 £398 +0.50% 12
Lancashire -18 4 £450 - 2
Merseyside -10 2 £260 -20.00% 5
Cumbria - - - -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 264 (64.39%) Finance
2 85 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 68 (16.59%) Windows
4 64 (15.61%) Project Management
5 56 (13.66%) UNIX
6 52 (12.68%) Retail
7 47 (11.46%) Information Security
8 43 (10.49%) Retail Banking
9 41 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (9.27%) PRINCE2
11 37 (9.02%) Linux
12 32 (7.80%) Migration
13 28 (6.83%) Change Management
13 28 (6.83%) AIX
14 27 (6.59%) Microsoft
15 26 (6.34%) Management Information System
16 25 (6.10%) Telecoms
16 25 (6.10%) MS Excel
16 25 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (5.85%) SQL
17 24 (5.85%) Oracle
17 24 (5.85%) SQL Server
18 23 (5.61%) Mainframe
18 23 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
18 23 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (5.61%) Cyber-Ark
19 20 (4.88%) Business Analysis
19 20 (4.88%) Splunk
19 20 (4.88%) Red Hat
19 20 (4.88%) ITIL

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.68%) SAS
3 10 (2.44%) IIS
4 8 (1.95%) CICS
4 8 (1.95%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.71%) Apache
6 6 (1.46%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.22%) CMS
7 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.73%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 25 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.41%) MS Project
3 8 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.71%) MS Office
5 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Taleo
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.15%) Firewall
2 12 (2.93%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.46%) FTP
4 5 (1.22%) DNS
4 5 (1.22%) Internet
5 4 (0.98%) SAN
5 4 (0.98%) ATM
6 3 (0.73%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.49%) LDAP
7 2 (0.49%) LAN
7 2 (0.49%) VPN
7 2 (0.49%) Wireless
8 1 (0.24%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.24%) Network Security
8 1 (0.24%) MGW
8 1 (0.24%) DMZ
8 1 (0.24%) H.323
8 1 (0.24%) HTTP
8 1 (0.24%) PSTN
8 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (2.68%) DB2
4 8 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.46%) QlikView
5 6 (1.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 5 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.98%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.73%) Base SAS
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.73%) MS Access
9 2 (0.49%) OLAP
9 2 (0.49%) DataStage
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.24%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
1 2 (0.49%) Subversion
1 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.24%) Selenium
2 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.24%) JUnit
2 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 264 (64.39%) Finance
2 52 (12.68%) Retail
3 43 (10.49%) Retail Banking
4 25 (6.10%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.95%) Legal
6 7 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.22%) Billing
8 4 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.49%) Front Office
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 101 (24.63%) Analyst
2 88 (21.46%) Project Manager
3 43 (10.49%) Business Analyst
4 41 (10.00%) Administrator
5 24 (5.85%) Architect
6 23 (5.61%) Consultant
7 20 (4.88%) Developer
8 17 (4.15%) Security Consultant
9 16 (3.90%) Senior Manager
9 16 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (3.66%) AIX Administrator
11 13 (3.17%) Senior Project Manager
12 11 (2.68%) Senior Business Analyst
12 11 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.68%) Programme Manager
12 11 (2.68%) Linux Administrator
13 10 (2.44%) Test Manager
14 9 (2.20%) Systems Analyst
14 9 (2.20%) Banking Business Analyst
14 9 (2.20%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.15%) Middleware
2 15 (3.66%) .NET
3 10 (2.44%) HTML
4 9 (2.20%) CSS
5 5 (1.22%) J2EE
6 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.98%) Web Services
6 4 (0.98%) YUI
7 3 (0.73%) jQuery
7 3 (0.73%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.73%) JMS
7 3 (0.73%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.73%) Spring
7 3 (0.73%) JNDI
7 3 (0.73%) JDBC
7 3 (0.73%) JSP
8 2 (0.49%) Struts
8 2 (0.49%) DOM
8 2 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.49%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.61%) Mainframe
4 14 (3.41%) PMI
5 12 (2.93%) Economics
6 8 (1.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (1.46%) Online Banking
7 6 (1.46%) IVR
7 6 (1.46%) GIS
8 5 (1.22%) Clustering
9 4 (0.98%) VSAM
9 4 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.73%) CMDB
10 3 (0.73%) Statistics
11 2 (0.49%) PKI
11 2 (0.49%) HACMP
11 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.49%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 68 (16.59%) Windows
2 56 (13.66%) UNIX
3 37 (9.02%) Linux
4 28 (6.83%) AIX
5 25 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.22%) Solaris
10 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 64 (15.61%) Project Management
3 47 (11.46%) Information Security
4 38 (9.27%) PRINCE2
5 32 (7.80%) Migration
6 28 (6.83%) Change Management
7 23 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (4.88%) Business Analysis
8 20 (4.88%) ITIL
9 19 (4.63%) Supplier Management
10 18 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (3.90%) Risk Management
12 14 (3.41%) Validation
13 13 (3.17%) Data Migration
14 12 (2.93%) Data Analysis
15 11 (2.68%) Risk Analysis
15 11 (2.68%) Release Management
16 10 (2.44%) Project Planning
16 10 (2.44%) Security Management
16 10 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.85%) SQL
2 11 (2.68%) Shell Script
2 11 (2.68%) Java
3 9 (2.20%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.95%) Perl
5 7 (1.71%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.22%) C#
7 4 (0.98%) COBOL
7 4 (0.98%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.73%) C
8 3 (0.73%) VB
9 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.49%) JCL
9 2 (0.49%) PHP
10 1 (0.24%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.24%) Python
10 1 (0.24%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 19 (4.63%) PMI Certification
2 17 (4.15%) PMP
3 15 (3.66%) CISSP
4 13 (3.17%) ISEB
5 10 (2.44%) CISM
6 9 (2.20%) GIAC
6 9 (2.20%) CRISC
7 8 (1.95%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.22%) MCSE
10 5 (1.22%) Degree
11 4 (0.98%) MCTS
11 4 (0.98%) MCITP
11 4 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.73%) CISA
13 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.24%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.68%) QA
2 10 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.20%) COBIT
4 7 (1.71%) SLA
5 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.73%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.49%) PowerHA
4 2 (0.49%) GPFS
5 1 (0.24%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 7 (1.71%) BladeLogic
1 7 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.22%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.98%) SCCM
4 3 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.85%) Oracle
3 23 (5.61%) Cyber-Ark
4 20 (4.88%) Splunk
4 20 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 16 (3.90%) IBM
6 12 (2.93%) HP
7 9 (2.20%) TIBCO
7 9 (2.20%) Tumbleweed
8 7 (1.71%) Symantec
8 7 (1.71%) Avaya
9 6 (1.46%) Cisco
9 6 (1.46%) VMware
10 5 (1.22%) CA
10 5 (1.22%) Sun
10 5 (1.22%) Citrix
11 4 (0.98%) VocaLink
11 4 (0.98%) Verint
11 4 (0.98%) BMC
11 4 (0.98%) Intel
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