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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Banking
Rank 3 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Banking 476 552 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.92% 20.81% 14.09%
As % of the General category 42.05% 45.17% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 276 139
Average daily rate £413 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £10.44 £9.94
% change year-on-year
+31.70% +5.03%
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
1132 1222 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.99% 46.08% 40.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 646 459
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 16
Average hourly rate £33.71 £26.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +52.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 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
Edinburgh 0 387 £422 +5.37% 53
Glasgow +1 65 £325 -24.85% 7
Stirling -5 7 £450 +7.14%
Aberdeen - 2 £490 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
West Lothian +1 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £425 - 1
Fife - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £300 -
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 631 (56.69%) Finance
2 239 (21.47%) Retail
3 216 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 204 (18.33%) Retail Banking
5 158 (14.20%) Migration
6 131 (11.77%) Project Management
7 91 (8.18%) SQL
7 91 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
8 89 (8.00%) Unix
9 79 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (7.10%) Investment Banking
10 68 (6.11%) Change Management
11 62 (5.57%) Oracle
12 59 (5.30%) Data Centre
13 54 (4.85%) Linux
14 53 (4.76%) Windows
15 51 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
15 51 (4.58%) Business Analysis
16 50 (4.49%) Java
17 49 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
18 47 (4.22%) Data Modelling
18 47 (4.22%) Microsoft
19 44 (3.95%) Risk Management
20 43 (3.86%) Analytics
21 42 (3.77%) IBM
21 42 (3.77%) PRINCE2
22 41 (3.68%) Data Analysis
23 39 (3.50%) SharePoint
24 37 (3.32%) MS Excel
25 35 (3.14%) HTML

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 39 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 26 (2.34%) SAS
4 11 (0.99%) CMS
4 11 (0.99%) IIS
5 9 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.72%) CICS
7 7 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.54%) Apache
8 6 (0.54%) JBoss
9 5 (0.45%) Node.js
10 4 (0.36%) PowerExchange
11 3 (0.27%) FileNet
11 3 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 37 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.25%) MS Office
3 24 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.26%) MS Project
5 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.36%) Markit EDM
1 4 (0.36%) Summit
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.090%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.090%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.090%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.090%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.54%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (0.27%) PaaS
2 3 (0.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.090%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.090%) Office 365
4 1 (0.090%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.79%) Network Security
2 9 (0.81%) Firewall
3 8 (0.72%) SAN
4 7 (0.63%) LAN
4 7 (0.63%) WAN
5 5 (0.45%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.36%) HTTP
6 4 (0.36%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.27%) Internet
7 3 (0.27%) SSL
8 2 (0.18%) ATM
8 2 (0.18%) FTP
8 2 (0.18%) Intranet
8 2 (0.18%) IntruShield
8 2 (0.18%) MPLS
8 2 (0.18%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.18%) SSH
8 2 (0.18%) VPLS
8 2 (0.18%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.090%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 20 (1.80%) DB2
4 14 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.54%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.45%) PowerCenter
9 4 (0.36%) Big Data
9 4 (0.36%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.36%) QlikView
9 4 (0.36%) Star Schema
10 3 (0.27%) MySQL
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.26%) JUnit
2 13 (1.17%) Maven
3 12 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.08%) Subversion
4 10 (0.90%) Gradle
4 10 (0.90%) Mockito
5 7 (0.63%) Bitbucket
5 7 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.54%) Axure RP
6 6 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.45%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.45%) ERwin
7 5 (0.45%) FitNesse
8 4 (0.36%) JBehave
8 4 (0.36%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.27%) Grunt
9 3 (0.27%) gulp
9 3 (0.27%) jMock
9 3 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 631 (56.69%) Finance
2 239 (21.47%) Retail
3 204 (18.33%) Retail Banking
4 79 (7.10%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.80%) Law
5 20 (1.80%) Legal
6 11 (0.99%) Front Office
7 8 (0.72%) Private Banking
8 7 (0.63%) General Ledger
8 7 (0.63%) Marketing
9 6 (0.54%) Back Office
9 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.27%) Advertising
10 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.18%) Billing
11 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.090%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (30.10%) Analyst
2 207 (18.60%) Project Manager
3 156 (14.02%) Business Analyst
4 81 (7.28%) Developer
5 80 (7.19%) Architect
6 68 (6.11%) Infrastructure Manager
7 67 (6.02%) Banking Analyst
8 53 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 50 (4.49%) Programme Manager
10 42 (3.77%) Test Analyst
11 40 (3.59%) Consultant
11 40 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
12 39 (3.50%) Test Manager
13 37 (3.32%) IT Manager
14 35 (3.14%) Senior Manager
15 34 (3.05%) Banking Business Analyst
15 34 (3.05%) Banking Project Manager
16 29 (2.61%) Data Analyst
17 28 (2.52%) PMO Analyst
18 27 (2.43%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.14%) HTML
2 28 (2.52%) Web Services
3 26 (2.34%) CSS
4 21 (1.89%) .NET
4 21 (1.89%) HTML5
5 20 (1.80%) Middleware
5 20 (1.80%) SOAP
6 19 (1.71%) Spring
7 18 (1.62%) jQuery
8 17 (1.53%) XML
9 15 (1.35%) REST
10 14 (1.26%) CSS3
10 14 (1.26%) Hibernate
11 12 (1.08%) J2EE
12 11 (0.99%) AngularJS
13 10 (0.90%) JSON
14 8 (0.72%) JMS
14 8 (0.72%) YUI
15 7 (0.63%) ASP.NET
16 6 (0.54%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.30%) Data Centre
3 26 (2.34%) Mainframe
4 17 (1.53%) Credit Risk
5 15 (1.35%) Derivative
6 14 (1.26%) Data Integration
6 14 (1.26%) Taxonomies
7 12 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.08%) Reference Data
8 11 (0.99%) DataPower
8 11 (0.99%) Equities
8 11 (0.99%) User Experience
9 10 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.90%) SWIFT
9 10 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 9 (0.81%) Data Extraction
11 8 (0.72%) Clustering
11 8 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.72%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 89 (8.00%) Unix
2 54 (4.85%) Linux
3 53 (4.76%) Windows
4 26 (2.34%) AIX
5 18 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.26%) Solaris
8 8 (0.72%) HPUX
9 5 (0.45%) zOS
10 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.18%) Android
13 1 (0.090%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.090%) Tru64
13 1 (0.090%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.090%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.090%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 158 (14.20%) Migration
3 131 (11.77%) Project Management
4 79 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (6.11%) Change Management
6 51 (4.58%) Business Analysis
7 49 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 47 (4.22%) Data Modelling
9 44 (3.95%) Risk Management
10 43 (3.86%) Analytics
11 42 (3.77%) PRINCE2
12 41 (3.68%) Data Analysis
13 35 (3.14%) Data Migration
14 34 (3.05%) Test Strategy
15 33 (2.96%) ITIL
16 28 (2.52%) Change Control
16 28 (2.52%) SOA
17 27 (2.43%) Software Testing
18 26 (2.34%) SDLC
19 25 (2.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 91 (8.18%) SQL
2 50 (4.49%) Java
3 33 (2.96%) JavaScript
4 17 (1.53%) Python
5 13 (1.17%) Perl
6 12 (1.08%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.99%) C#
7 11 (0.99%) Ruby
8 10 (0.90%) PowerShell
9 9 (0.81%) COBOL
9 9 (0.81%) VBA
10 7 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.54%) JCL
11 6 (0.54%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.45%) C
12 5 (0.45%) C++
13 4 (0.36%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.36%) VB
14 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (2.07%) Degree
1 23 (2.07%) ISEB
2 22 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 20 (1.80%) CISSP
4 14 (1.26%) CISMP
5 12 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.36%) CISA
8 3 (0.27%) CEH
8 3 (0.27%) MCP
8 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.18%) IIBA
9 2 (0.18%) MCSE
10 1 (0.090%) APMP
10 1 (0.090%) CIMA
10 1 (0.090%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.090%) MBA
10 1 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.090%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.090%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.80%) Data Quality
2 19 (1.71%) QA
3 9 (0.81%) FATCA
3 9 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.54%) COBIT
5 5 (0.45%) SEPA
6 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.18%) MiFID
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) SDET
7 2 (0.18%) SLA
8 1 (0.090%) Basel III
8 1 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.090%) EMIR
8 1 (0.090%) HL7
8 1 (0.090%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.090%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.54%) GPFS
4 5 (0.45%) vCloud
5 4 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.18%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.18%) Docker
7 2 (0.18%) SRDF
7 2 (0.18%) XenApp
7 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.090%) Ceph
8 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.090%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.090%) vSphere
8 1 (0.090%) zsh
Systems Management
1 20 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.35%) QRadar
3 7 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.54%) Ansible
5 3 (0.27%) Control-M
5 3 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.27%) Netcool
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (0.18%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.18%) SCCM
6 2 (0.18%) SCOM
7 1 (0.090%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.090%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.090%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.090%) Puppet
7 1 (0.090%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (5.57%) Oracle
2 47 (4.22%) Microsoft
3 42 (3.77%) IBM
4 30 (2.70%) Citrix
5 15 (1.35%) VMware
6 14 (1.26%) Splunk
7 13 (1.17%) HP
8 12 (1.08%) Informatica
9 10 (0.90%) Sybase
10 9 (0.81%) CA
10 9 (0.81%) Pega
10 9 (0.81%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.81%) ServiceNow
10 9 (0.81%) Teradata
11 7 (0.63%) Cisco
12 6 (0.54%) EMC
12 6 (0.54%) Planview
13 5 (0.45%) Remedy
14 4 (0.36%) Intel Security
14 4 (0.36%) SAP
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