The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail 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 Retail Banking over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 106 69 96
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +27
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 30 51 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 2.12% 1.31%
As % of the General category 3.04% 6.17% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 29
Average daily rate £404 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.18% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £329 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
987 826 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.11% 34.30% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 364 550
Average daily rate £390 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 53 46
Average hourly rate £31.53 £20.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.79% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £7.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail Banking
England

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail Banking across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Retail 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 Retail Banking across the North West region.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail Banking across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Retail 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 Retail Banking across the North West region.

Retail Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Retail 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 Retail Banking within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 16 £450 +23.97% 6
Cheshire -23 12 £375 +0.67% 2
Retail Banking
England

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Retail 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 Retail Banking.

1 56 (100.00%) Banking
1 56 (100.00%) Retail
2 38 (67.86%) Finance
3 14 (25.00%) Project Management
4 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.29%) Migration
6 6 (10.71%) Internet
6 6 (10.71%) Legal
6 6 (10.71%) Change Management
6 6 (10.71%) SAS
7 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
7 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
7 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.36%) Time Management
8 3 (5.36%) Data Extraction
8 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.36%) ISEB
8 3 (5.36%) IBM
8 3 (5.36%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (3.57%) Business Transformation
9 2 (3.57%) User Stories
9 2 (3.57%) Workflow
9 2 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.57%) HP
9 2 (3.57%) DMZ
9 2 (3.57%) Six Sigma
9 2 (3.57%) UNIX

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Retail 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 Retail Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.71%) SAS
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) CICS
2 1 (1.79%) Gentran
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
2 2 (3.57%) DMZ
3 1 (1.79%) FTP
3 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.79%) SSL
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.79%) DB2
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
General
1 56 (100.00%) Banking
1 56 (100.00%) Retail
2 38 (67.86%) Finance
3 6 (10.71%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) German Language
5 1 (1.79%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.79%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 14 (25.00%) Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Programme Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Change Manager
6 3 (5.36%) SAS Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.36%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Programme Manager
7 2 (3.57%) UAT Manager
7 2 (3.57%) UAT Test Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) ISPF
1 1 (1.79%) JNDI
1 1 (1.79%) JDBC
1 1 (1.79%) JSP
1 1 (1.79%) Web Services
1 1 (1.79%) JMS
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) J2EE
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.36%) Data Extraction
3 2 (3.57%) GIS
3 2 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.79%) DataPower
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) IVR
4 1 (1.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Project Management
2 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (14.29%) Migration
4 6 (10.71%) Change Management
5 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) Time Management
6 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.36%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (3.57%) Business Transformation
7 2 (3.57%) User Stories
7 2 (3.57%) Workflow
7 2 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (3.57%) Six Sigma
7 2 (3.57%) Workflow Management
7 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.57%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.57%) Supplier Management
7 2 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) SAS Macro
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.79%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) ISEB
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) PMP
2 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
1 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) IBM
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) HP
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) Teradata
3 1 (1.79%) Symantec
3 1 (1.79%) F5
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