The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 819 436 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.60% 15.60% 17.09%
As % of the General category 44.17% 37.95% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 163 178
Average daily rate
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£398 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% -18.82%
Banking
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1854 1149 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 55.69% 41.11% 43.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 521 475
Average daily rate £388 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.62% +52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £88.13 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the Scotland region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Scotland region.

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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
Edinburgh +2 646 £400 -8.57% 64
Glasgow +3 142 £375 - 27
Stirling +1 15 £375 -4.45%
Fife 0 8 £328 -
West Lothian -5 5 - -
North Lanarkshire - 5 - -
Renfrewshire - 5 - -
Aberdeen +5 1 £425 +26.86%
Banking
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Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing 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 Banking.

1 827 (56.22%) Finance
2 335 (22.77%) Retail
3 297 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 251 (17.06%) Retail Banking
5 193 (13.12%) SQL
6 183 (12.44%) Migration
7 147 (9.99%) Investment Banking
8 130 (8.84%) Project Management
9 129 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 115 (7.82%) Java
11 111 (7.55%) Business Analysis
12 110 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
13 105 (7.14%) Oracle
13 105 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
14 99 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
15 92 (6.25%) Data Analysis
16 79 (5.37%) UNIX
17 77 (5.23%) Analytics
18 69 (4.69%) JavaScript
19 68 (4.62%) MS Excel
20 61 (4.15%) Data Modelling
21 58 (3.94%) SAS
22 57 (3.87%) Spring
23 56 (3.81%) Change Management
24 53 (3.60%) ETL
25 51 (3.47%) QA
25 51 (3.47%) Test Scripting
26 48 (3.26%) CSS
26 48 (3.26%) Risk Management
27 47 (3.20%) HTML

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing 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 Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 58 (3.94%) SAS
2 36 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.09%) FileNet
5 12 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.54%) CICS
6 8 (0.54%) Apache Pig
7 7 (0.48%) Apache
8 5 (0.34%) PowerExchange
9 4 (0.27%) Node.js
10 3 (0.20%) CMS
10 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.20%) IIS
11 2 (0.14%) JBoss
11 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.068%) Lync
Applications
1 68 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.86%) MS Office
3 40 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (2.04%) MS Project
5 25 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.75%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.34%) Summit
3 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.20%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.14%) Agresso
5 2 (0.14%) Eikon
5 2 (0.14%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.068%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.068%) ACBS
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.068%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.068%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.068%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
2 6 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (0.20%) IaaS
4 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.068%) Taleo
5 1 (0.068%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.95%) Network Security
2 13 (0.88%) Firewall
3 9 (0.61%) Intranet
3 9 (0.61%) ATM
4 8 (0.54%) Internet
5 7 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.41%) SAN
6 6 (0.41%) LAN
7 5 (0.34%) WAN
8 4 (0.27%) CTI
9 3 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.14%) MPLS
10 2 (0.14%) VPLS
10 2 (0.14%) DNS
11 1 (0.068%) SSL
11 1 (0.068%) GSM
11 1 (0.068%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.068%) NAS
11 1 (0.068%) IntruShield
11 1 (0.068%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (2.79%) Relational Database
3 31 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 24 (1.63%) RDBMS
5 20 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.29%) DB2
7 15 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (0.88%) Data Mining
8 13 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 10 (0.68%) PowerCenter
9 10 (0.68%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.61%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.54%) Apache Hive
11 8 (0.54%) MySQL
11 8 (0.54%) Big Data
12 7 (0.48%) Sybase IQ
12 7 (0.48%) QlikView
13 6 (0.41%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 19 (1.29%) Selenium
2 13 (0.88%) JUnit
3 9 (0.61%) CruiseControl
4 8 (0.54%) Maven
5 7 (0.48%) FitNesse
5 7 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.48%) Axure RP
5 7 (0.48%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.41%) WebDriver
6 6 (0.41%) Toad
6 6 (0.41%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.27%) ERwin
8 4 (0.27%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.27%) Grunt
9 3 (0.20%) gulp
9 3 (0.20%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.20%) MSI
9 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.14%) NUnit
General
1 827 (56.22%) Finance
2 335 (22.77%) Retail
3 251 (17.06%) Retail Banking
4 147 (9.99%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.50%) Marketing
7 21 (1.43%) Front Office
8 18 (1.22%) Back Office
9 12 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.61%) Legal
11 8 (0.54%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.48%) Law
13 6 (0.41%) Billing
14 3 (0.20%) Advertising
15 2 (0.14%) Publishing
15 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.14%) International Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 550 (37.39%) Analyst
2 288 (19.58%) Business Analyst
3 183 (12.44%) Project Manager
4 170 (11.56%) Developer
5 100 (6.80%) Test Manager
6 95 (6.46%) Banking Business Analyst
7 84 (5.71%) Test Analyst
8 77 (5.23%) Java Developer
9 71 (4.83%) Architect
10 48 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
10 48 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
11 44 (2.99%) Test Leader
12 42 (2.86%) Senior Manager
12 42 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 39 (2.65%) Designer
14 38 (2.58%) Data Analyst
15 36 (2.45%) Senior Developer
15 36 (2.45%) PMO Analyst
16 30 (2.04%) Senior Java Developer
17 26 (1.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.87%) Spring
2 48 (3.26%) CSS
3 47 (3.20%) HTML
4 45 (3.06%) Hibernate
5 33 (2.24%) XML
6 30 (2.04%) Web Services
7 28 (1.90%) J2EE
8 24 (1.63%) HTML5
9 22 (1.50%) Middleware
10 20 (1.36%) Ajax
11 19 (1.29%) JMS
11 19 (1.29%) .NET
11 19 (1.29%) jQuery
12 18 (1.22%) JSP
13 14 (0.95%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.95%) RESTful
14 12 (0.82%) REST
14 12 (0.82%) CSS3
15 11 (0.75%) Spring MVC
15 11 (0.75%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (2.65%) Data Centre
3 34 (2.31%) Mainframe
4 29 (1.97%) Derivative
5 28 (1.90%) Credit Risk
6 25 (1.70%) User Experience
7 20 (1.36%) Reference Data
7 20 (1.36%) Data Integration
8 14 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (0.88%) Fixed Income
10 11 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.75%) Online Banking
11 10 (0.68%) Equities
11 10 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.61%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.48%) IVR
13 7 (0.48%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.48%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.41%) Data Extraction
15 5 (0.34%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 79 (5.37%) UNIX
2 38 (2.58%) Linux
3 34 (2.31%) Windows
4 18 (1.22%) AIX
5 14 (0.95%) Solaris
6 11 (0.75%) HPUX
7 9 (0.61%) zOS
8 6 (0.41%) Android
8 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.14%) OS/2
12 1 (0.068%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.068%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
2 183 (12.44%) Migration
3 130 (8.84%) Project Management
4 129 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 111 (7.55%) Business Analysis
6 110 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 77 (5.23%) Analytics
9 61 (4.15%) Data Modelling
10 56 (3.81%) Change Management
11 53 (3.60%) ETL
12 51 (3.47%) Test Scripting
13 48 (3.26%) Risk Management
14 47 (3.20%) Data Migration
15 46 (3.13%) SDLC
16 42 (2.86%) Target Operating Model
16 42 (2.86%) Non-Functional Testing
17 39 (2.65%) Test Management
18 38 (2.58%) Validation
18 38 (2.58%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 193 (13.12%) SQL
2 115 (7.82%) Java
3 69 (4.69%) JavaScript
4 44 (2.99%) VBA
5 28 (1.90%) PL/SQL
6 23 (1.56%) Python
7 20 (1.36%) Perl
8 17 (1.16%) C#
8 17 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.54%) C
10 8 (0.54%) PHP
11 6 (0.41%) C++
11 6 (0.41%) COBOL
11 6 (0.41%) Scala
12 4 (0.27%) VBScript
13 3 (0.20%) VB
13 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.20%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.20%) JCL
Qualifications
1 44 (2.99%) ISEB
2 35 (2.38%) Degree
3 26 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 25 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (0.88%) CISSP
5 13 (0.88%) CISA
6 10 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.54%) CISM
8 7 (0.48%) CISMP
9 6 (0.41%) CIMA
9 6 (0.41%) MBA
9 6 (0.41%) ACCA
9 6 (0.41%) CRISC
9 6 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.27%) CEH
10 4 (0.27%) PMP
10 4 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.14%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.47%) QA
2 17 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.09%) FATCA
4 12 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.48%) EMIR
6 7 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.34%) SLA
8 3 (0.20%) MiFID
9 2 (0.14%) COBIT
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.068%) BS7799
10 1 (0.068%) GAAP
10 1 (0.068%) Basel III
10 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.068%) FINREP
System Software
1 12 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.20%) GPFS
4 2 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.14%) vSphere
4 2 (0.14%) RACF
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.068%) Xen
5 1 (0.068%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.068%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.068%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.068%) XenApp
5 1 (0.068%) vCloud
5 1 (0.068%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.068%) zsh
Systems Management
1 46 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.27%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.27%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (0.27%) Netcool
2 4 (0.27%) SCCM
3 3 (0.20%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.14%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (0.14%) SCOM
4 2 (0.14%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.068%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.068%) Puppet
5 1 (0.068%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.068%) MIIS
5 1 (0.068%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 105 (7.14%) Oracle
2 42 (2.86%) IBM
3 41 (2.79%) Sybase
4 37 (2.52%) Microsoft
5 26 (1.77%) Teradata
6 25 (1.70%) Informatica
7 17 (1.16%) HP
8 14 (0.95%) Citrix
9 12 (0.82%) CA
10 10 (0.68%) Planview
11 9 (0.61%) Pega
11 9 (0.61%) VMware
12 7 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
13 6 (0.41%) Cisco
14 5 (0.34%) SAP
14 5 (0.34%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.34%) ServiceNow
15 4 (0.27%) Avaloq
15 4 (0.27%) Veritas
15 4 (0.27%) Charles River
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