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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Banking
Rank 21 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Banking 273 201 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.20% 6.14% 6.98%
As % of the General category 22.36% 17.12% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 111 112
Average daily rate £425 £425 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £10.44 £10.97
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -4.83%
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
1221 1174 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.22% 35.89% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 665 472
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 49
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -28.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.25 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.47 £42.10 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 129 £400 -8.57% 20
Cheshire +2 115 £425 +6.25% 11
Merseyside +6 15 £375 +11.11% 3
Lancashire +2 4 £425 -
Cumbria - 1 £450 -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 500 (70.42%) Finance
2 130 (18.31%) Retail
3 113 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (13.80%) Retail Banking
5 96 (13.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 90 (12.68%) Java
7 75 (10.56%) Migration
8 72 (10.14%) Project Management
9 66 (9.30%) Windows
10 60 (8.45%) SQL
11 57 (8.03%) Risk Management
12 47 (6.62%) Microsoft
13 45 (6.34%) Unix
14 43 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
15 40 (5.63%) MS Excel
16 38 (5.35%) Linux
16 38 (5.35%) ITIL
17 37 (5.21%) XML
17 37 (5.21%) HTML
17 37 (5.21%) JavaScript
17 37 (5.21%) Middleware
18 36 (5.07%) Mainframe
18 36 (5.07%) Git (software)
19 35 (4.93%) SAS
20 34 (4.79%) Investment Banking
21 33 (4.65%) Oracle
22 32 (4.51%) Incident Management
22 32 (4.51%) Scrum
22 32 (4.51%) Waterfall
23 31 (4.37%) Continuous Integration

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 35 (4.93%) SAS
2 24 (3.38%) JBoss
3 21 (2.96%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (1.41%) Apache
6 7 (0.99%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.85%) CICS
7 6 (0.85%) IIS
7 6 (0.85%) Node.js
8 5 (0.70%) Confluence
8 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.28%) CMS
11 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.28%) iPlanet
Applications
1 40 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.38%) MS Office
3 18 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.69%) MS Project
5 8 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) DOC1
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) BASE24
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.41%) PaaS
2 4 (0.56%) IaaS
3 2 (0.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.94%) Internet
2 16 (2.25%) HTTP
3 15 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (1.27%) Firewall
5 8 (1.13%) Intranet
6 6 (0.85%) ATM
6 6 (0.85%) DNS
6 6 (0.85%) Network Security
6 6 (0.85%) SAN
7 4 (0.56%) DHCP
8 3 (0.42%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (0.42%) LDAP
8 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.42%) Wireless
9 2 (0.28%) MPLS
9 2 (0.28%) NAS
9 2 (0.28%) NetScreen
9 2 (0.28%) VPN
9 2 (0.28%) WAN
9 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.68%) Base SAS
3 18 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (2.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 14 (1.97%) GIS
6 13 (1.83%) DB2
7 8 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.42%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.28%) MySQL
13 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (5.07%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.11%) Subversion
4 12 (1.69%) JIRA
5 11 (1.55%) Maven
6 9 (1.27%) Selenium
7 7 (0.99%) Gradle
7 7 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.70%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.70%) Grunt
10 4 (0.56%) gulp
10 4 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.42%) Ant
11 3 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.42%) JUnit
11 3 (0.42%) Mockito
11 3 (0.42%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.28%) TestDirector
General
1 500 (70.42%) Finance
2 130 (18.31%) Retail
3 98 (13.80%) Retail Banking
4 34 (4.79%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.69%) Legal
7 11 (1.55%) Games
8 9 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
9 8 (1.13%) Law
10 7 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.70%) Marketing
12 4 (0.56%) Back Office
13 3 (0.42%) Front Office
14 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
15 1 (0.14%) International Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 170 (23.94%) Analyst
2 93 (13.10%) Developer
2 93 (13.10%) Project Manager
3 72 (10.14%) Architect
4 70 (9.86%) Business Analyst
5 62 (8.73%) Banking Analyst
6 52 (7.32%) Java Developer
7 44 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
8 34 (4.79%) Banking Project Manager
9 30 (4.23%) Consultant
10 28 (3.94%) Banking Business Analyst
11 24 (3.38%) Programme Manager
12 21 (2.96%) Infrastructure Manager
13 20 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
14 19 (2.68%) Risk Manager
14 19 (2.68%) Senior Manager
15 17 (2.39%) IT Manager
16 16 (2.25%) Risk Analyst
16 16 (2.25%) Scrum Master
17 15 (2.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.21%) HTML
1 37 (5.21%) Middleware
1 37 (5.21%) XML
2 31 (4.37%) Web Services
3 28 (3.94%) J2EE
4 27 (3.80%) AngularJS
5 26 (3.66%) jQuery
6 25 (3.52%) Java EE
7 24 (3.38%) HTML5
8 21 (2.96%) JSON
9 19 (2.68%) Spring
10 18 (2.54%) CSS
11 16 (2.25%) WSDL
12 10 (1.41%) XSLT
13 9 (1.27%) .NET
13 9 (1.27%) REST
14 8 (1.13%) Apache Camel
14 8 (1.13%) JDBC
15 7 (0.99%) Java EE 5
15 7 (0.99%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.07%) Mainframe
3 26 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 14 (1.97%) Data Integration
4 14 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (1.69%) User Experience
6 11 (1.55%) iPad
7 9 (1.27%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.13%) Contactless
8 8 (1.13%) Online Banking
9 7 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.85%) EMV
10 6 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (0.85%) Tandem
11 5 (0.70%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.56%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 66 (9.30%) Windows
2 45 (6.34%) Unix
3 38 (5.35%) Linux
4 29 (4.08%) AIX
5 20 (2.82%) Windows XP
6 17 (2.39%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.11%) Mac OS
8 14 (1.97%) Windows Vista
9 12 (1.69%) Android
9 12 (1.69%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.70%) Solaris
13 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.14%) HPUX
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (13.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (10.56%) Migration
4 72 (10.14%) Project Management
5 57 (8.03%) Risk Management
6 38 (5.35%) ITIL
7 32 (4.51%) Incident Management
7 32 (4.51%) Scrum
7 32 (4.51%) Waterfall
8 31 (4.37%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (4.08%) SDLC
9 29 (4.08%) TDD
10 23 (3.24%) Change Management
11 22 (3.10%) BDD
11 22 (3.10%) Business Analysis
11 22 (3.10%) OO
11 22 (3.10%) Software Engineering
12 21 (2.96%) E-Commerce
13 19 (2.68%) Information Security
13 19 (2.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (12.68%) Java
2 60 (8.45%) SQL
3 37 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 19 (2.68%) C
5 18 (2.54%) Objective-C
6 17 (2.39%) C++
7 9 (1.27%) Perl
8 8 (1.13%) Python
9 7 (0.99%) C#
10 6 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.70%) COBOL
12 4 (0.56%) VBA
13 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.28%) JCL
14 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.28%) REXX
14 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (3.38%) Degree
2 11 (1.55%) ISEB
3 8 (1.13%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.56%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.42%) CCA
7 3 (0.42%) CCNP
7 3 (0.42%) CIPD
7 3 (0.42%) CISA
7 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.42%) MBA
7 3 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.28%) CISM
8 2 (0.28%) CISSP
8 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.28%) PhD
8 2 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.23%) QA
2 20 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.70%) SLA
4 4 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.28%) COBIT
5 2 (0.28%) COSO
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 10 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.42%) XenApp
5 2 (0.28%) Postfix
5 2 (0.28%) RACF
5 2 (0.28%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.28%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) Docker
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) KVM
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (2.54%) Tivoli
2 7 (0.99%) Ansible
2 7 (0.99%) Puppet
3 6 (0.85%) SCOM
4 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.42%) EdgeSight
5 3 (0.42%) Nagios
5 3 (0.42%) Netcool
5 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.42%) Proventia
5 3 (0.42%) QRadar
5 3 (0.42%) SCCM
5 3 (0.42%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.28%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.28%) vRealize
7 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 47 (6.62%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.65%) Oracle
3 25 (3.52%) IBM
4 14 (1.97%) Apple
5 12 (1.69%) Teradata
6 11 (1.55%) HP
7 10 (1.41%) CA
8 9 (1.27%) Citrix
8 9 (1.27%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.13%) VMware
10 7 (0.99%) Cisco
10 7 (0.99%) MobileIron
10 7 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.99%) Splunk
11 5 (0.70%) Intel Security
12 4 (0.56%) Symantec
13 3 (0.42%) Adobe
13 3 (0.42%) Forcepoint
13 3 (0.42%) Sun
14 2 (0.28%) Avaya
Cheshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 500 - 600
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Interquest Group PLC
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £425 - 525 per day
Posted: 25 days ago