The 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retail Banking
Rank 118 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 40 22 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.73% 1.47%
As % of the General category 2.94% 2.35% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 27
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £292 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £855 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.00
Retail 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
1359 936 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.50% 31.17% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 533 441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +48.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £39.00 £41.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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 +1 22 £450 +2.85% 10
Manchester +3 15 £450 -6.25% 10
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Retail Banking
England

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 88 (100.00%) Banking
1 88 (100.00%) Retail
2 77 (87.50%) Finance
3 29 (32.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (18.18%) Project Management
5 14 (15.91%) Business Analysis
5 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.95%) Online Banking
7 6 (6.82%) Java
8 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.68%) SAS
8 5 (5.68%) Risk Management
8 5 (5.68%) Base SAS
8 5 (5.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 5 (5.68%) SDLC
9 4 (4.55%) Coaching
9 4 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
9 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
9 4 (4.55%) TDD
9 4 (4.55%) Subversion
9 4 (4.55%) Validation
9 4 (4.55%) PMI Certification
9 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.55%) Linux
9 4 (4.55%) Windows
10 3 (3.41%) Perl
10 3 (3.41%) C
10 3 (3.41%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (5.68%) SAS
2 3 (3.41%) Confluence
3 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Project
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) Base SAS
1 5 (5.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.55%) Subversion
2 3 (3.41%) Maven
2 3 (3.41%) JIRA
2 3 (3.41%) FishEye
2 3 (3.41%) Gradle
2 3 (3.41%) Artifactory
2 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) TestDirector
General
1 88 (100.00%) Banking
1 88 (100.00%) Retail
2 77 (87.50%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 47 (53.41%) Analyst
2 45 (51.14%) Business Analyst
3 20 (22.73%) Project Manager
4 18 (20.45%) Senior Business Analyst
4 18 (20.45%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (13.64%) Banking Business Analyst
6 11 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
6 11 (12.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 10 (11.36%) Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.55%) SAS Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Senior Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (3.41%) IT Project Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Agile Project Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Payments Business Analyst
11 2 (2.27%) Tools Developer
11 2 (2.27%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
2 1 (1.14%) XML
2 1 (1.14%) Java EE
2 1 (1.14%) JSON
2 1 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Online Banking
2 4 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) PMI
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Linux
1 4 (4.55%) Windows
2 2 (2.27%) UNIX
3 1 (1.14%) AIX
3 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.14%) Android
3 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (18.18%) Project Management
3 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.91%) Business Analysis
4 5 (5.68%) Risk Management
4 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
4 5 (5.68%) SDLC
5 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (4.55%) Coaching
5 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.55%) TDD
5 4 (4.55%) Validation
5 4 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
6 3 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.41%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (3.41%) Requirements Management
6 3 (3.41%) Six Sigma
6 3 (3.41%) OOP
6 3 (3.41%) OO
6 3 (3.41%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) Java
2 3 (3.41%) C
2 3 (3.41%) C++
2 3 (3.41%) Perl
2 3 (3.41%) Python
2 3 (3.41%) Objective-C
3 2 (2.27%) VBA
4 1 (1.14%) SQL
4 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.41%) CCA
3 2 (2.27%) PMP
3 2 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
1 1 (1.14%) FINREP
Vendors
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.41%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
2 1 (1.14%) Cognos
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