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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Banking 439 401 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.30% 15.93% 13.30%
As % of the General category 39.27% 38.08% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 162 155
Average daily rate
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£414 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% +0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £15.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -2.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £14.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -26.31%
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
1118 1053 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.50% 41.84% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 474 590
Average daily rate £413 £380 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 40
Average hourly rate £38.75 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £25.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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
Edinburgh -1 312 £413 +8.55% 53
Glasgow -2 88 £410 +9.33% 18
Stirling -2 26 £420 +8.38% 1
West Lothian +8 3 - -
Dundee - - - -
Banking
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Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 408 (47.44%) Finance
2 177 (20.58%) Retail
3 159 (18.49%) Retail Banking
4 135 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 132 (15.35%) SQL
6 115 (13.37%) Java
7 109 (12.67%) Migration
8 92 (10.70%) Oracle
9 88 (10.23%) UNIX
9 88 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (10.00%) Investment Banking
11 82 (9.53%) Project Management
12 75 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
13 69 (8.02%) JavaScript
14 56 (6.51%) Business Analysis
14 56 (6.51%) Relational Database
15 54 (6.28%) Windows
16 52 (6.05%) XML
16 52 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
17 50 (5.81%) CSS
18 49 (5.70%) Spring
19 47 (5.47%) WebSphere
19 47 (5.47%) Microsoft
20 45 (5.23%) HTML
21 42 (4.88%) PL/SQL
22 39 (4.53%) C#
23 38 (4.42%) Perl
23 38 (4.42%) SAS
24 37 (4.30%) Data Migration
25 36 (4.19%) SQL Server

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 47 (5.47%) WebSphere
2 38 (4.42%) SAS
3 19 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.63%) CMS
5 13 (1.51%) FileNet
6 8 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.47%) JBoss
8 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.35%) Apache
9 3 (0.35%) CICS
9 3 (0.35%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.35%) IIS
9 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.35%) Node.js
10 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.23%) Jetty
10 2 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 27 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.91%) MS Office
3 14 (1.63%) MS Project
3 14 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.23%) SPSS
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.81%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.81%) HTTP
2 5 (0.58%) Firewall
2 5 (0.58%) SAN
3 4 (0.47%) ATM
3 4 (0.47%) LAN
3 4 (0.47%) WAN
3 4 (0.47%) Intranet
4 3 (0.35%) SSL
5 2 (0.23%) Network Security
5 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.23%) VPN
5 2 (0.23%) LDAP
5 2 (0.23%) Wireless
5 2 (0.23%) Internet
6 1 (0.12%) Telnet
6 1 (0.12%) X.25
6 1 (0.12%) FTP
6 1 (0.12%) SNA
6 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.51%) Relational Database
2 52 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (4.19%) SQL Server
4 20 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 20 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (1.98%) DB2
5 17 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 6 (0.70%) QlikView
10 5 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.58%) KDB
11 4 (0.47%) Big Data
11 4 (0.47%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (0.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (0.47%) Cognos Transformer
11 4 (0.47%) PowerCenter
11 4 (0.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (2.44%) Selenium
2 19 (2.21%) CruiseControl
3 7 (0.81%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.47%) GoogleTest
4 4 (0.47%) CppUnit
4 4 (0.47%) Ant
4 4 (0.47%) JUnit
4 4 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.47%) JIRA
5 3 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.35%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (0.23%) Grunt
6 2 (0.23%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.23%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.23%) JMeter
6 2 (0.23%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.12%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.12%) ProC
General
1 408 (47.44%) Finance
2 177 (20.58%) Retail
3 159 (18.49%) Retail Banking
4 86 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 35 (4.07%) Front Office
6 21 (2.44%) Marketing
7 13 (1.51%) International Banking
8 6 (0.70%) Back Office
8 6 (0.70%) Private Banking
9 5 (0.58%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Publishing
11 3 (0.35%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.35%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) Legal
12 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 218 (25.35%) Analyst
2 214 (24.88%) Developer
3 131 (15.23%) Project Manager
4 115 (13.37%) Business Analyst
5 72 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 57 (6.63%) Architect
7 31 (3.60%) Banking Business Analyst
7 31 (3.60%) Senior Manager
8 30 (3.49%) Consultant
9 29 (3.37%) Programme Manager
9 29 (3.37%) Designer
10 26 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
11 25 (2.91%) C# Developer
12 24 (2.79%) Data Analyst
12 24 (2.79%) Senior Project Manager
13 20 (2.33%) SQL Developer
14 18 (2.09%) Administrator
14 18 (2.09%) Technical Analyst
15 17 (1.98%) C++ Developer
15 17 (1.98%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.05%) XML
2 50 (5.81%) CSS
3 49 (5.70%) Spring
4 45 (5.23%) HTML
5 36 (4.19%) J2EE
6 34 (3.95%) .NET
7 31 (3.60%) JSP
8 28 (3.26%) Hibernate
9 26 (3.02%) Web Services
10 25 (2.91%) HTML5
11 24 (2.79%) JMS
12 22 (2.56%) XSLT
12 22 (2.56%) Spring MVC
13 20 (2.33%) jQuery
13 20 (2.33%) Ajax
14 19 (2.21%) iBATIS
14 19 (2.21%) Struts
14 19 (2.21%) JDBC
14 19 (2.21%) GWT
14 19 (2.21%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.91%) Mainframe
3 20 (2.33%) Credit Risk
4 17 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (1.86%) Reference Data
5 16 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.40%) Equities
6 12 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.16%) Derivative
8 9 (1.05%) E-Learning
8 9 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
8 9 (1.05%) User Experience
9 8 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.93%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.81%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.70%) Online Banking
12 5 (0.58%) DataPower
13 4 (0.47%) Social Media
13 4 (0.47%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.47%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 88 (10.23%) UNIX
2 54 (6.28%) Windows
3 33 (3.84%) Linux
4 18 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.74%) Android
6 13 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.40%) Solaris
7 12 (1.40%) Windows 2000
8 11 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.16%) AIX
10 9 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.93%) zOS
12 4 (0.47%) HPUX
13 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.23%) SUSE
15 1 (0.12%) Tru64
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 109 (12.67%) Migration
3 88 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (9.53%) Project Management
5 56 (6.51%) Business Analysis
6 37 (4.30%) Data Migration
7 35 (4.07%) OO
7 35 (4.07%) Asset Management
7 35 (4.07%) Multithreading
8 32 (3.72%) Data Analysis
9 31 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (3.60%) Data Modelling
10 28 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 28 (3.26%) Data Management
11 27 (3.14%) MVC
12 25 (2.91%) Workflow
12 25 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (2.79%) ETL
14 23 (2.67%) PRINCE2
14 23 (2.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (15.35%) SQL
2 115 (13.37%) Java
3 69 (8.02%) JavaScript
4 42 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 39 (4.53%) C#
6 38 (4.42%) Perl
7 34 (3.95%) Shell Script
8 29 (3.37%) VBA
9 22 (2.56%) C++
10 6 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.70%) Python
11 5 (0.58%) Scala
12 3 (0.35%) JCL
12 3 (0.35%) VBScript
12 3 (0.35%) VB
12 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.35%) C
12 3 (0.35%) PHP
13 2 (0.23%) SOQL
13 2 (0.23%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 15 (1.74%) Degree
2 11 (1.28%) ISEB
3 8 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (0.70%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.58%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.47%) HNC
6 4 (0.47%) HND
7 3 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.35%) PMP
7 3 (0.35%) CISSP
7 3 (0.35%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.23%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.23%) CIMA
8 2 (0.23%) ACCA
9 1 (0.12%) CCAB
9 1 (0.12%) MBA
9 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.86%) QA
3 8 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.47%) SLA
5 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.35%) EMIR
5 3 (0.35%) FINREP
6 2 (0.23%) COREP
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
7 1 (0.12%) Basel II
7 1 (0.12%) Basel III
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 18 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.47%) RACF
2 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.35%) MetaFrame
3 3 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.35%) ACF2
4 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.12%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 14 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.47%) CA LISA
2 4 (0.47%) Control-M
3 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.35%) SCCM
3 3 (0.35%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.23%) nmon
4 2 (0.23%) SCOM
4 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.12%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.12%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.12%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 92 (10.70%) Oracle
2 47 (5.47%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.07%) IBM
4 26 (3.02%) Sybase
5 21 (2.44%) Informatica
6 19 (2.21%) Teradata
7 13 (1.51%) HP
8 12 (1.40%) Citrix
9 10 (1.16%) Altiris
10 9 (1.05%) CA
11 8 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.93%) Unica
12 7 (0.81%) VMware
13 6 (0.70%) Cognos
13 6 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.70%) Bloomberg
14 5 (0.58%) Business Objects
14 5 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
14 5 (0.58%) SAP
15 4 (0.47%) BI-SAM
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