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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Banking
Rank 20 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Banking 259 246 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.90% 6.61% 7.16%
As % of the General category 20.95% 18.55% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 173 143
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.86% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.82 £10.44 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.98% -62.03%
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
1236 1326 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.94% 35.65% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 743 601
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 42
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.98 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.32% -41.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.73 £47.58 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.16%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -3 125 £400 -5.88% 18
Cheshire -1 105 £441 -1.94% 3
Merseyside -4 18 £400 -5.88%
Lancashire +1 4 £425 -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 341 (61.89%) Finance
2 126 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (21.42%) Java
4 93 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (14.52%) Oracle
6 69 (12.52%) Project Management
7 68 (12.34%) XML
7 68 (12.34%) Retail
8 58 (10.53%) SQL
9 56 (10.16%) Windows
10 53 (9.62%) J2EE
11 52 (9.44%) Linux
12 51 (9.26%) HTML
13 50 (9.07%) Migration
14 49 (8.89%) Retail Banking
15 47 (8.53%) JavaScript
15 47 (8.53%) CSS
15 47 (8.53%) IBM
16 44 (7.99%) Unix
16 44 (7.99%) Scrum
17 43 (7.80%) JDBC
18 42 (7.62%) SOAP
19 41 (7.44%) Web Services
20 40 (7.26%) Middleware
21 39 (7.08%) HTTP
22 38 (6.90%) JBoss
23 37 (6.72%) Spring
24 36 (6.53%) SQL Server
24 36 (6.53%) SOA
24 36 (6.53%) High Availability

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 38 (6.90%) JBoss
2 28 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 24 (4.36%) Apache
4 21 (3.81%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.27%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.54%) MS Exchange
7 13 (2.36%) CICS
7 13 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (1.81%) IIS
8 10 (1.81%) SAS
9 9 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
10 8 (1.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.73%) iPlanet
13 3 (0.54%) Confluence
13 3 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.99%) MS Office
3 12 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (2.18%) MS Project
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.73%) BASE24
3 3 (0.54%) SAP FI-GL
4 2 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.36%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.54%) IaaS
1 3 (0.54%) PaaS
2 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.08%) HTTP
2 11 (2.00%) Firewall
3 10 (1.81%) DNS
4 8 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.27%) Internet
5 7 (1.27%) SAN
6 6 (1.09%) FTP
6 6 (1.09%) LDAP
6 6 (1.09%) VPN
7 5 (0.91%) ATM
8 4 (0.73%) DHCP
8 4 (0.73%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.73%) Intranet
8 4 (0.73%) LAN
8 4 (0.73%) WAN
9 3 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.54%) NAS
10 2 (0.36%) AMQP
10 2 (0.36%) Network Security
10 2 (0.36%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.99%) MySQL
3 20 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (3.45%) DB2
5 13 (2.36%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.54%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.54%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.54%) GIS
9 3 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.36%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.36%) OLTP
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 25 (4.54%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.54%) JIRA
4 9 (1.63%) Selenium
5 8 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 8 (1.45%) Gradle
6 7 (1.27%) Maven
6 7 (1.27%) Mockito
7 6 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.91%) Ant
8 5 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.91%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.91%) Hudson
8 5 (0.91%) Subversion
9 4 (0.73%) Checkstyle
9 4 (0.73%) FindBugs
9 4 (0.73%) Introscope
9 4 (0.73%) JUnit
9 4 (0.73%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.73%) Xcode
General
1 341 (61.89%) Finance
2 68 (12.34%) Retail
3 49 (8.89%) Retail Banking
4 23 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.63%) Legal
6 13 (2.36%) Law
7 10 (1.81%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (1.27%) International Banking
8 7 (1.27%) Publishing
9 5 (0.91%) Marketing
10 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.73%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.54%) Front Office
12 2 (0.36%) French Language
12 2 (0.36%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (22.14%) Analyst
2 102 (18.51%) Developer
3 61 (11.07%) Architect
4 60 (10.89%) Project Manager
5 56 (10.16%) Java Developer
6 47 (8.53%) Business Analyst
7 29 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
8 23 (4.17%) Consultant
9 19 (3.45%) Banking Project Manager
10 18 (3.27%) IT Manager
11 16 (2.90%) Programme Manager
11 16 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (2.72%) Banking Business Analyst
12 15 (2.72%) Technical Architect
13 14 (2.54%) Designer
13 14 (2.54%) Infrastructure Manager
14 13 (2.36%) PMO Analyst
14 13 (2.36%) Technical Analyst
15 12 (2.18%) Senior Developer
15 12 (2.18%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (12.34%) XML
2 53 (9.62%) J2EE
3 51 (9.26%) HTML
4 47 (8.53%) CSS
5 43 (7.80%) JDBC
6 42 (7.62%) SOAP
7 41 (7.44%) Web Services
8 40 (7.26%) Middleware
9 37 (6.72%) Spring
10 32 (5.81%) JSON
11 28 (5.08%) HTML5
12 27 (4.90%) REST
13 23 (4.17%) XSLT
14 22 (3.99%) Apache Camel
14 22 (3.99%) CSS3
15 20 (3.63%) ActiveMQ
15 20 (3.63%) jQuery
16 14 (2.54%) WSDL
17 12 (2.18%) JSP
18 11 (2.00%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.72%) Mainframe
3 22 (3.99%) User Experience
4 21 (3.81%) Online Banking
5 20 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.18%) SWIFT
8 10 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (1.27%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.27%) Tandem
11 5 (0.91%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.91%) EMV
11 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.91%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.91%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.73%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.16%) Windows
2 52 (9.44%) Linux
3 44 (7.99%) Unix
4 18 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.81%) Android
6 10 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.63%) AIX
7 9 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.09%) zOS
10 3 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.18%) MVS
11 1 (0.18%) OS/2
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 69 (12.52%) Project Management
4 50 (9.07%) Migration
5 44 (7.99%) Scrum
6 36 (6.53%) High Availability
6 36 (6.53%) SOA
7 34 (6.17%) TDD
8 33 (5.99%) SDLC
9 31 (5.63%) ITIL
10 30 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (4.72%) Change Management
12 23 (4.17%) Risk Management
13 21 (3.81%) Business Analysis
13 21 (3.81%) DevOps
13 21 (3.81%) Kanban
13 21 (3.81%) TOGAF
14 20 (3.63%) E-business
15 18 (3.27%) Integration Testing
15 18 (3.27%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 118 (21.42%) Java
2 58 (10.53%) SQL
3 47 (8.53%) JavaScript
4 27 (4.90%) C
5 23 (4.17%) C++
6 12 (2.18%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.00%) Objective-C
8 9 (1.63%) Apple Swift
8 9 (1.63%) C#
8 9 (1.63%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.63%) Python
8 9 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.63%) VBA
9 8 (1.45%) COBOL
10 7 (1.27%) Ruby
11 5 (0.91%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.73%) JCL
12 4 (0.73%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.36%) Perl
13 2 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (3.81%) Degree
2 15 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.63%) ISEB
3 9 (1.63%) MCSE
4 7 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (1.09%) MCDST
5 6 (1.09%) MOS
5 6 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.91%) CIPD
6 5 (0.91%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.73%) CISSP
7 4 (0.73%) MBA
8 3 (0.54%) APMP
8 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.54%) MCSA
9 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (1.63%) QA
2 7 (1.27%) COBIT
3 5 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.73%) SLA
5 2 (0.36%) COSO
6 1 (0.18%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (0.91%) Docker
4 5 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.54%) XenApp
7 2 (0.36%) Postfix
7 2 (0.36%) RACF
7 2 (0.36%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (2.18%) Tivoli
2 11 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.45%) Puppet
4 7 (1.27%) SCOM
5 5 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.91%) Salt
6 4 (0.73%) CA Wily
6 4 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.73%) SCCM
6 4 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.54%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.54%) Nagios
7 3 (0.54%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.36%) DameWare
8 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.36%) vRealize
8 2 (0.36%) zSecure
9 1 (0.18%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 80 (14.52%) Oracle
2 47 (8.53%) IBM
3 28 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 15 (2.72%) Citrix
5 12 (2.18%) Symantec
6 11 (2.00%) VMware
7 10 (1.81%) HP
8 9 (1.63%) CA
8 9 (1.63%) Cisco
8 9 (1.63%) MobileIron
8 9 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.45%) Splunk
10 6 (1.09%) Dell
10 6 (1.09%) IronPort
10 6 (1.09%) SAP
10 6 (1.09%) Sybase
10 6 (1.09%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.91%) RightFax
12 4 (0.73%) Apple
12 4 (0.73%) Perforce
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