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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 24 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Banking 185 200 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.88% 7.49% 6.65%
As % of the General category 16.76% 22.22% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 116 91
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£400 £406 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £214 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £9.96 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -37.25%
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
1104 900 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.10% 33.72% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 468 356
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 46 57
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £16.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +76.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £9.05 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £43.10 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Cheshire -3 95 £400 +1.91% 15
Manchester +3 66 £425 -15.00% 35
Merseyside -7 8 £338 +141.07% 5
Lancashire -18 3 £425 +112.50%
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 242 (65.23%) Finance
2 78 (21.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 76 (20.49%) Retail
4 66 (17.79%) Project Management
5 56 (15.09%) Retail Banking
6 48 (12.94%) Java
7 46 (12.40%) SQL
8 44 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
9 39 (10.51%) Windows
10 38 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (9.16%) Oracle
12 32 (8.63%) Migration
13 26 (7.01%) Microsoft
14 25 (6.74%) HTML
14 25 (6.74%) PRINCE2
14 25 (6.74%) XML
14 25 (6.74%) Mainframe
15 24 (6.47%) J2EE
15 24 (6.47%) IBM
16 23 (6.20%) Linux
17 22 (5.93%) UNIX
17 22 (5.93%) Business Analysis
18 21 (5.66%) SQL Server
19 19 (5.12%) SOAP
19 19 (5.12%) Change Management
20 17 (4.58%) JavaScript
20 17 (4.58%) Spring
21 16 (4.31%) HP
21 16 (4.31%) Telecoms
22 15 (4.04%) SAS

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (4.04%) SAS
2 14 (3.77%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.23%) CICS
4 6 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.08%) Apache
5 4 (1.08%) IIS
6 3 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.81%) JBoss
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.54%) CMS
7 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.27%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.16%) MS Office
4 7 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.62%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.54%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.27%) Finacle
2 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (0.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.16%) HTTP
2 7 (1.89%) Internet
3 6 (1.62%) SSH
3 6 (1.62%) SAN
3 6 (1.62%) LAN
3 6 (1.62%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.08%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.81%) FTP
5 3 (0.81%) DNS
5 3 (0.81%) WAN
5 3 (0.81%) ATM
6 2 (0.54%) Network Security
6 2 (0.54%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.27%) Intranet
7 1 (0.27%) Firewall
7 1 (0.27%) LDAP
7 1 (0.27%) DHCP
7 1 (0.27%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.96%) DB2
3 10 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.43%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.16%) Base SAS
6 7 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.08%) DataStage
10 3 (0.81%) OLAP
10 3 (0.81%) Informix
10 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.54%) MS Access
12 1 (0.27%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.27%) Big Data
12 1 (0.27%) Easytrieve
12 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (1.62%) JUnit
2 4 (1.08%) JIRA
3 3 (0.81%) Mockito
3 3 (0.81%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.81%) Selenium
3 3 (0.81%) Maven
4 2 (0.54%) Subversion
4 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.54%) Introscope
4 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.27%) Toad
5 1 (0.27%) NUnit
General
1 242 (65.23%) Finance
2 76 (20.49%) Retail
3 56 (15.09%) Retail Banking
4 16 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.50%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.62%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.54%) Marketing
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 96 (25.88%) Analyst
2 69 (18.60%) Project Manager
3 58 (15.63%) Business Analyst
4 49 (13.21%) Developer
5 34 (9.16%) Architect
6 24 (6.47%) Java Developer
7 22 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
8 19 (5.12%) Senior Business Analyst
9 17 (4.58%) Administrator
9 17 (4.58%) Senior Manager
10 15 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (4.04%) Test Manager
10 15 (4.04%) Senior Project Manager
11 14 (3.77%) Banking Business Analyst
12 13 (3.50%) Consultant
13 12 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (3.23%) Designer
14 11 (2.96%) Programme Manager
15 10 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 9 (2.43%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.74%) HTML
1 25 (6.74%) XML
2 24 (6.47%) J2EE
3 19 (5.12%) SOAP
4 17 (4.58%) Spring
5 15 (4.04%) JSP
6 14 (3.77%) JDBC
6 14 (3.77%) .NET
6 14 (3.77%) Middleware
7 13 (3.50%) CSS
8 11 (2.96%) Web Services
9 9 (2.43%) RESTful
10 8 (2.16%) jQuery
10 8 (2.16%) WSDL
11 7 (1.89%) Java EE
12 6 (1.62%) JNDI
12 6 (1.62%) JMS
12 6 (1.62%) JAX-RS
13 5 (1.35%) Apache Camel
13 5 (1.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.74%) Mainframe
3 10 (2.70%) Online Banking
4 9 (2.43%) User Experience
4 9 (2.43%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.35%) VSAM
6 4 (1.08%) PMI
6 4 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Chip Card
7 3 (0.81%) Clustering
7 3 (0.81%) EMV
7 3 (0.81%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.54%) CMDB
8 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.54%) Biometrics
8 2 (0.54%) Open Source
8 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.51%) Windows
2 23 (6.20%) Linux
3 22 (5.93%) UNIX
4 15 (4.04%) AIX
5 12 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.08%) Solaris
9 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (21.02%) Stakeholder Management
2 66 (17.79%) Project Management
3 38 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (8.63%) Migration
5 25 (6.74%) PRINCE2
6 22 (5.93%) Business Analysis
7 19 (5.12%) Change Management
8 12 (3.23%) Risk Management
9 11 (2.96%) Waterfall
9 11 (2.96%) MVC
9 11 (2.96%) Data Migration
9 11 (2.96%) Data Analysis
9 11 (2.96%) Supplier Management
10 10 (2.70%) Project Planning
10 10 (2.70%) ITIL
10 10 (2.70%) Programme Management
11 9 (2.43%) Information Security
11 9 (2.43%) Service Delivery
12 8 (2.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (2.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.94%) Java
2 46 (12.40%) SQL
3 17 (4.58%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.89%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.89%) C#
5 6 (1.62%) XPath
5 6 (1.62%) COBOL
5 6 (1.62%) Perl
6 5 (1.35%) VBA
6 5 (1.35%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.35%) C++
7 4 (1.08%) SAS Macro
8 3 (0.81%) JCL
8 3 (0.81%) C
9 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) ABAP
10 1 (0.27%) REXX
Qualifications
1 9 (2.43%) PMI Certification
1 9 (2.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.16%) PMP
3 7 (1.89%) ISEB
3 7 (1.89%) Degree
4 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.81%) CISSP
6 2 (0.54%) MCTS
6 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.54%) MCITP
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.54%) MCSE
6 2 (0.54%) CISM
6 2 (0.54%) IIBA
6 2 (0.54%) CBAP
7 1 (0.27%) CRISC
7 1 (0.27%) GIAC
7 1 (0.27%) CISA
7 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.62%) QA
1 6 (1.62%) SLA
2 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.54%) COBIT
3 2 (0.54%) FATCA
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) GxP
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) XenApp
4 1 (0.27%) GPFS
4 1 (0.27%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.54%) SCCM
3 2 (0.54%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.27%) MOM
4 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 34 (9.16%) Oracle
2 26 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.47%) IBM
4 16 (4.31%) HP
5 13 (3.50%) Citrix
6 8 (2.16%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.89%) VMware
8 6 (1.62%) Sun
8 6 (1.62%) Cisco
8 6 (1.62%) Sybase
8 6 (1.62%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.35%) Cyber-Ark
9 5 (1.35%) BMC
10 4 (1.08%) Perforce
10 4 (1.08%) Symantec
10 4 (1.08%) 3PAR
11 3 (0.81%) SAP
11 3 (0.81%) CA
11 3 (0.81%) Informatica
12 2 (0.54%) Teradata
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