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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retail Banking
Rank 124 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 36 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 0.96% 0.85%
As % of the General category 2.95% 2.71% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 13
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £350 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £523 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1220 1144 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.14% 35.58% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 655 463
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £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 55 55 47
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.25 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £42.40 £43.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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 -5 21 £450 +5.88% 1
Cheshire -7 13 £450 -
Cumbria - 1 £450 -
Retail Banking
England

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 99 (100.00%) Banking
1 99 (100.00%) Retail
2 73 (73.74%) Finance
3 29 (29.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (17.17%) Risk Management
6 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (14.14%) MS Excel
7 14 (14.14%) Microsoft
8 13 (13.13%) Migration
9 12 (12.12%) SAS
9 12 (12.12%) MS Office
10 9 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
11 8 (8.08%) Credit Risk
12 7 (7.07%) Risk Analysis
12 7 (7.07%) Service Delivery
12 7 (7.07%) Project Management
12 7 (7.07%) Business Analysis
13 5 (5.05%) SQL
13 5 (5.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 5 (5.05%) Anti-Money Laundering
13 5 (5.05%) Analytics
13 5 (5.05%) Degree
13 5 (5.05%) Base SAS
14 4 (4.04%) Time Management
14 4 (4.04%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (4.04%) Online Banking
14 4 (4.04%) Mobile Payment
14 4 (4.04%) Data Centre
14 4 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (12.12%) SAS
2 1 (1.01%) CMS
2 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (14.14%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.12%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) Base SAS
1 5 (5.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.02%) DataStage
3 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.01%) TestDirector
General
1 99 (100.00%) Banking
1 99 (100.00%) Retail
2 73 (73.74%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Back Office
5 2 (2.02%) Legal
6 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (42.42%) Analyst
2 28 (28.28%) Business Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) Banking Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.09%) Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Business Change Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Financial Services Project Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) SAS Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
8 4 (4.04%) SAS Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Business Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) .NET
1 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
1 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.02%) CSS
1 2 (2.02%) J2EE
1 2 (2.02%) JDBC
1 2 (2.02%) jQuery
1 2 (2.02%) Spring
1 2 (2.02%) XML
1 2 (2.02%) XSLT
2 1 (1.01%) SOAP
2 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.08%) Credit Risk
3 4 (4.04%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.04%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (4.04%) Online Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (2.02%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.02%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.01%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.01%) IVR
6 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.02%) Unix
2 1 (1.01%) Android
2 1 (1.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (17.17%) Risk Management
3 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.13%) Migration
5 9 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (7.07%) Business Analysis
6 7 (7.07%) Project Management
6 7 (7.07%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (7.07%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.05%) Analytics
7 5 (5.05%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.04%) Time Management
9 3 (3.03%) Change Management
9 3 (3.03%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (3.03%) Investment Management
9 3 (3.03%) Software Testing
9 3 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.05%) SQL
2 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.02%) C#
3 2 (2.02%) Java
4 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) CIPD
2 3 (3.03%) ISEB
2 3 (3.03%) MBA
3 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.02%) PhD
4 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.01%) QA
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.04%) Apple
2 4 (4.04%) Teradata
3 2 (2.02%) Avaya
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle
3 2 (2.02%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.01%) Adobe
4 1 (1.01%) CA
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco
4 1 (1.01%) IBM
4 1 (1.01%) IronPort