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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Banking
Rank 20 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Banking 284 278 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.18% 7.56% 6.91%
As % of the General category 22.02% 21.82% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 197 138
Median daily rate £400 £440 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.82 £10.44 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-5.98% -28.00%
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
1290 1274 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.63% 34.64% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 708 559
Median daily rate £400 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 40
Median hourly rate £26.06 £26.33 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -24.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £59.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.06 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.00%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 135 £400 -11.11% 13
Cheshire -1 118 £425 -5.55% 8
Merseyside +7 21 £450 +5.88% 1
Lancashire - 4 £425 -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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.

1 362 (63.62%) Finance
2 133 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (22.50%) Java
4 85 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (14.06%) Oracle
6 72 (12.65%) Retail
7 69 (12.13%) XML
8 64 (11.25%) Project Management
9 60 (10.54%) J2EE
10 59 (10.37%) Windows
11 56 (9.84%) SQL
12 53 (9.31%) Linux
12 53 (9.31%) Retail Banking
13 50 (8.79%) JavaScript
13 50 (8.79%) IBM
13 50 (8.79%) Migration
14 49 (8.61%) HTML
15 47 (8.26%) CSS
16 44 (7.73%) JBoss
17 43 (7.56%) Unix
18 40 (7.03%) Web Services
18 40 (7.03%) ITIL
18 40 (7.03%) JDBC
18 40 (7.03%) Middleware
18 40 (7.03%) Scrum
19 39 (6.85%) SOAP
20 37 (6.50%) HTTP
20 37 (6.50%) SOA
21 36 (6.33%) SQL Server
21 36 (6.33%) Spring

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 44 (7.73%) JBoss
2 28 (4.92%) Apache
2 28 (4.92%) WebSphere
3 21 (3.69%) Tomcat
4 20 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.46%) MS Exchange
5 14 (2.46%) SAS
6 13 (2.28%) CICS
6 13 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (1.76%) IIS
8 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.41%) IBM HTTP Server
9 8 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.70%) Confluence
11 4 (0.70%) iPlanet
12 3 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.57%) MS Office
3 15 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.28%) MS Project
5 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) BASE24
1 5 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.53%) SAP FI-GL
3 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.23%) PaaS
2 4 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.50%) HTTP
2 13 (2.28%) Internet
3 12 (2.11%) Firewall
4 10 (1.76%) DNS
5 8 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.23%) SAN
7 6 (1.05%) ATM
7 6 (1.05%) FTP
7 6 (1.05%) LDAP
7 6 (1.05%) VPN
8 5 (0.88%) DHCP
9 4 (0.70%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.70%) Intranet
10 3 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.53%) LAN
10 3 (0.53%) NAS
10 3 (0.53%) WAN
11 2 (0.35%) AMQP
11 2 (0.35%) Network Security
11 2 (0.35%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.87%) MySQL
3 20 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.99%) DB2
5 10 (1.76%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.70%) Base SAS
9 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.53%) GIS
11 2 (0.35%) MS Access
11 2 (0.35%) OLTP
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 24 (4.22%) Jenkins
2 18 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.81%) JIRA
4 12 (2.11%) Selenium
5 11 (1.93%) Maven
6 10 (1.76%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.58%) Gradle
8 7 (1.23%) Mockito
9 6 (1.05%) Subversion
10 5 (0.88%) Ant
10 5 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.88%) Hudson
10 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.70%) Checkstyle
11 4 (0.70%) FindBugs
11 4 (0.70%) Introscope
11 4 (0.70%) JUnit
11 4 (0.70%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.53%) HP UFT
13 2 (0.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 362 (63.62%) Finance
2 72 (12.65%) Retail
3 53 (9.31%) Retail Banking
4 24 (4.22%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.51%) Legal
6 12 (2.11%) Law
7 10 (1.76%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (0.88%) International Banking
9 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.70%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.70%) Marketing
9 4 (0.70%) Publishing
10 3 (0.53%) Front Office
10 3 (0.53%) German Language
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
11 2 (0.35%) Games
11 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 123 (21.62%) Analyst
2 105 (18.45%) Developer
3 63 (11.07%) Project Manager
4 62 (10.90%) Java Developer
5 58 (10.19%) Architect
6 46 (8.08%) Business Analyst
7 30 (5.27%) Banking Analyst
8 25 (4.39%) Consultant
9 19 (3.34%) Banking Project Manager
10 18 (3.16%) IT Manager
11 17 (2.99%) Programme Manager
11 17 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
13 15 (2.64%) Banking Business Analyst
13 15 (2.64%) Designer
13 15 (2.64%) Technical Architect
14 14 (2.46%) Service Analyst
14 14 (2.46%) Support Analyst
15 13 (2.28%) PMO Analyst
15 13 (2.28%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (12.13%) XML
2 60 (10.54%) J2EE
3 49 (8.61%) HTML
4 47 (8.26%) CSS
5 40 (7.03%) JDBC
5 40 (7.03%) Middleware
5 40 (7.03%) Web Services
6 39 (6.85%) SOAP
7 36 (6.33%) Spring
8 35 (6.15%) JSON
9 29 (5.10%) REST
10 28 (4.92%) HTML5
11 26 (4.57%) Apache Camel
12 23 (4.04%) jQuery
13 22 (3.87%) CSS3
13 22 (3.87%) XSLT
14 20 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
15 12 (2.11%) WSDL
16 11 (1.93%) AngularJS
17 10 (1.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.75%) Mainframe
2 26 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.87%) User Experience
5 21 (3.69%) Online Banking
6 15 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.46%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.11%) IBM Mainframe
8 12 (2.11%) SWIFT
9 9 (1.58%) Credit Risk
10 8 (1.41%) Tandem
11 7 (1.23%) Contactless
11 7 (1.23%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.05%) EMV
12 6 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.70%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.70%) PMI
14 4 (0.70%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.37%) Windows
2 53 (9.31%) Linux
3 43 (7.56%) Unix
4 19 (3.34%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.81%) Android
6 14 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.93%) AIX
8 10 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.76%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.88%) zOS
13 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.53%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.53%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.18%) OS/2
14 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 64 (11.25%) Project Management
4 50 (8.79%) Migration
5 40 (7.03%) ITIL
5 40 (7.03%) Scrum
6 37 (6.50%) SOA
7 36 (6.33%) High Availability
8 32 (5.62%) SDLC
8 32 (5.62%) TDD
9 31 (5.45%) Change Management
9 31 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (5.27%) Risk Management
11 22 (3.87%) Incident Management
11 22 (3.87%) Kanban
12 20 (3.51%) Business Analysis
12 20 (3.51%) E-business
12 20 (3.51%) TOGAF
12 20 (3.51%) Waterfall
13 19 (3.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 128 (22.50%) Java
2 56 (9.84%) SQL
3 50 (8.79%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.57%) C
5 24 (4.22%) C++
6 12 (2.11%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.93%) Objective-C
8 9 (1.58%) C#
8 9 (1.58%) Python
8 9 (1.58%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.58%) VBA
9 8 (1.41%) COBOL
10 7 (1.23%) Apple Swift
10 7 (1.23%) Ruby
11 6 (1.05%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.70%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.35%) Perl
14 2 (0.35%) VB
14 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (3.69%) Degree
2 16 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.58%) MCSE
4 8 (1.41%) ISEB
5 7 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (1.05%) MCDST
6 6 (1.05%) MOS
7 5 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.70%) CIPD
8 4 (0.70%) MBA
9 3 (0.53%) APMP
9 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.53%) MCSA
10 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.35%) MCP
10 2 (0.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.11%) QA
2 9 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.23%) COBIT
4 6 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.70%) SLA
7 2 (0.35%) COSO
7 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) IAS 39
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.88%) Docker
3 5 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.53%) XenApp
6 2 (0.35%) Postfix
6 2 (0.35%) RACF
6 2 (0.35%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) KVM
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (1.93%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.41%) Puppet
3 6 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.88%) Salt
4 5 (0.88%) SCOM
5 4 (0.70%) CA Wily
5 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.70%) SCCM
5 4 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.53%) EdgeSight
6 3 (0.53%) Nagios
6 3 (0.53%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.35%) DameWare
7 2 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.35%) vRealize
7 2 (0.35%) zSecure
8 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 80 (14.06%) Oracle
2 50 (8.79%) IBM
3 31 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 16 (2.81%) Citrix
5 12 (2.11%) Symantec
5 12 (2.11%) VMware
6 11 (1.93%) HP
7 10 (1.76%) CA
7 10 (1.76%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.58%) Cisco
8 9 (1.58%) MobileIron
9 7 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.05%) Dell
10 6 (1.05%) IronPort
10 6 (1.05%) SAP
10 6 (1.05%) Splunk
10 6 (1.05%) Sybase
10 6 (1.05%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.88%) RightFax
12 4 (0.70%) Perforce
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