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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 102 114 100
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 29 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.71% 1.27%
As % of the General category 2.65% 1.98% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 26
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£450 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -1.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+13.46% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £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
1096 1011 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.71% 36.11% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 489 508
Average daily rate £375 £363 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 56 56
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.92 £17.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.78% +78.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.35 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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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 +19 17 £450 +8.43% 1
Manchester -7 11 £525 +16.60% 5
Lancashire - - - -
Retail Banking
England

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 48 (100.00%) Banking
1 48 (100.00%) Retail
2 37 (77.08%) Finance
3 15 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (20.83%) Project Management
5 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.42%) SAS
6 5 (10.42%) Mainframe
6 5 (10.42%) Migration
6 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.33%) IBM
7 4 (8.33%) CICS
7 4 (8.33%) .NET
7 4 (8.33%) DB2
8 3 (6.25%) Java
8 3 (6.25%) SQL
8 3 (6.25%) J2EE
8 3 (6.25%) JDBC
8 3 (6.25%) JSP
8 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (6.25%) JMS
8 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.25%) Change Management
8 3 (6.25%) JNDI
8 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
8 3 (6.25%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (10.42%) SAS
2 4 (8.33%) CICS
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) ATM
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) DB2
2 3 (6.25%) Base SAS
3 2 (4.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) OLAP
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.08%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 48 (100.00%) Banking
1 48 (100.00%) Retail
2 37 (77.08%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Billing
3 2 (4.17%) Front Office
3 2 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 9 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Architect
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Programme Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Developer
6 3 (6.25%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Designer
7 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.17%) SAS Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) J2EE
2 3 (6.25%) JDBC
2 3 (6.25%) JSP
2 3 (6.25%) JMS
2 3 (6.25%) JNDI
3 2 (4.17%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Mainframe
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) IVR
3 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (20.83%) Project Management
3 5 (10.42%) Migration
4 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (6.25%) Release Management
5 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.17%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Java
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) SAS Macro
3 1 (2.08%) COBOL
3 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.08%) MCTS
3 1 (2.08%) MCITP
3 1 (2.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Teradata
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