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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 639 330 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.83% 13.49% 13.90%
As % of the General category 46.92% 35.45% 33.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 139 142
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £10.97 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -40.70%
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
1362 931 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.53% 38.05% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 442 445
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 9 10
Average hourly rate £20.69 £19.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £27.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(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 +2 439 £400 -3.32% 65
Glasgow +13 121 £425 +16.04% 30
Stirling +1 50 £400 -3.03% 10
West Lothian - 1 £300 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - -
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 593 (50.00%) Finance
2 255 (21.50%) Retail
3 184 (15.51%) Retail Banking
4 167 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 156 (13.15%) SQL
6 147 (12.39%) Java
7 135 (11.38%) Migration
8 130 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
9 129 (10.88%) Project Management
10 127 (10.71%) Oracle
11 117 (9.87%) Investment Banking
12 94 (7.93%) JavaScript
13 88 (7.42%) UNIX
14 81 (6.83%) Business Analysis
15 80 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
16 75 (6.32%) Spring
17 74 (6.24%) CSS
18 71 (5.99%) HTML
19 69 (5.82%) Data Analysis
20 67 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
21 58 (4.89%) Relational Database
22 56 (4.72%) Data Migration
23 54 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
24 49 (4.13%) WebSphere
25 48 (4.05%) SQL Server
25 48 (4.05%) MS Office
25 48 (4.05%) ETL
25 48 (4.05%) HTML5
26 46 (3.88%) SAS
27 45 (3.79%) Data Modelling

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 49 (4.13%) WebSphere
2 46 (3.88%) SAS
3 24 (2.02%) FileNet
4 20 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.26%) JBoss
6 14 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.01%) CMS
8 10 (0.84%) Apache
8 10 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.76%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.76%) IIS
10 7 (0.59%) CICS
11 6 (0.51%) Lync
12 5 (0.42%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.34%) Documentum
14 3 (0.25%) Jetty
15 2 (0.17%) Alfresco
15 2 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (0.17%) TeamSite
15 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 48 (4.05%) MS Office
2 36 (3.04%) MS Excel
3 28 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.19%) MS Project
5 15 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.51%) SPSS
6 6 (0.51%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.084%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.34%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.17%) FileNet Content Manager
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.084%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.084%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.084%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.084%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.084%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.084%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.084%) PORTIA
4 1 (0.084%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.084%) SunGard APT
4 1 (0.084%) Investran
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (0.25%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) IaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.084%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.35%) Firewall
2 11 (0.93%) Intranet
3 7 (0.59%) Internet
3 7 (0.59%) HTTP
3 7 (0.59%) Network Security
4 6 (0.51%) SAN
4 6 (0.51%) LAN
4 6 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.51%) DNS
5 5 (0.42%) SSL
6 4 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.34%) LDAP
7 2 (0.17%) ATM
7 2 (0.17%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.17%) WAN
7 2 (0.17%) DHCP
7 2 (0.17%) Multicast
7 2 (0.17%) DMZ
7 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.084%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
2 58 (4.89%) Relational Database
3 48 (4.05%) SQL Server
4 33 (2.78%) DB2
5 27 (2.28%) RDBMS
6 20 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.67%) PowerCenter
8 8 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.67%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.51%) Big Data
11 5 (0.42%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (1.94%) Selenium
2 18 (1.52%) CruiseControl
3 13 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.01%) JUnit
5 10 (0.84%) ERwin
6 9 (0.76%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.67%) Grunt
8 6 (0.51%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.42%) Subversion
9 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.42%) Robotium
9 5 (0.42%) Robolectric
10 4 (0.34%) JIRA
10 4 (0.34%) Toad
11 3 (0.25%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.25%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.17%) JSUnit
12 2 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 593 (50.00%) Finance
2 255 (21.50%) Retail
3 184 (15.51%) Retail Banking
4 117 (9.87%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.78%) Front Office
6 25 (2.11%) Back Office
7 14 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.76%) Legal
8 9 (0.76%) International Banking
9 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.59%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.51%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.34%) Marketing
13 3 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.25%) Law
14 2 (0.17%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Publishing
15 1 (0.084%) Billing
Job Titles
1 361 (30.44%) Analyst
2 222 (18.72%) Developer
3 188 (15.85%) Project Manager
4 162 (13.66%) Business Analyst
5 91 (7.67%) Java Developer
6 82 (6.91%) Architect
7 60 (5.06%) Test Manager
8 55 (4.64%) Data Analyst
9 49 (4.13%) Senior Developer
10 48 (4.05%) Test Analyst
11 43 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
12 39 (3.29%) Senior Java Developer
13 34 (2.87%) Designer
14 29 (2.45%) Banking Business Analyst
14 29 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
15 27 (2.28%) Infrastructure Manager
16 23 (1.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 23 (1.94%) Front-End Developer
17 22 (1.85%) Test Leader
18 21 (1.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.32%) Spring
2 74 (6.24%) CSS
3 71 (5.99%) HTML
4 48 (4.05%) HTML5
5 43 (3.63%) Hibernate
6 38 (3.20%) JMS
7 34 (2.87%) Web Services
7 34 (2.87%) XML
8 33 (2.78%) jQuery
9 31 (2.61%) J2EE
10 26 (2.19%) .NET
10 26 (2.19%) JSP
11 22 (1.85%) CSS3
12 21 (1.77%) Struts
13 20 (1.69%) Ajax
14 18 (1.52%) XSLT
14 18 (1.52%) Spring Web Flow
14 18 (1.52%) GWT
14 18 (1.52%) Spring MVC
15 17 (1.43%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (3.54%) Credit Risk
3 28 (2.36%) Reference Data
4 21 (1.77%) Mainframe
4 21 (1.77%) User Experience
5 17 (1.43%) Data Integration
6 16 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.18%) Derivative
7 14 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.10%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
11 10 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
12 8 (0.67%) E-Learning
13 7 (0.59%) Online Banking
13 7 (0.59%) Data Extraction
14 6 (0.51%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.42%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.42%) UNIX
2 37 (3.12%) Windows
3 35 (2.95%) Linux
4 20 (1.69%) Android
5 18 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.76%) AIX
7 9 (0.76%) Solaris
8 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.25%) zOS
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.17%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.084%) Tru64
11 1 (0.084%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 135 (11.38%) Migration
3 130 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (10.88%) Project Management
5 81 (6.83%) Business Analysis
6 69 (5.82%) Data Analysis
7 56 (4.72%) Data Migration
8 54 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 48 (4.05%) ETL
10 45 (3.79%) Data Modelling
11 43 (3.63%) OO
12 41 (3.46%) Analytics
13 36 (3.04%) Data Management
14 34 (2.87%) Change Management
15 29 (2.45%) MVC
15 29 (2.45%) PRINCE2
15 29 (2.45%) Unit Testing
16 28 (2.36%) Time Management
17 27 (2.28%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (2.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 156 (13.15%) SQL
2 147 (12.39%) Java
3 94 (7.93%) JavaScript
4 35 (2.95%) PL/SQL
5 32 (2.70%) Perl
6 25 (2.11%) C#
7 19 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 13 (1.10%) VBA
9 8 (0.67%) C
9 8 (0.67%) COBOL
9 8 (0.67%) Objective-C
10 7 (0.59%) Python
11 6 (0.51%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.42%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.34%) VB
13 4 (0.34%) C++
14 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.17%) PHP
15 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.084%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 28 (2.36%) Degree
2 26 (2.19%) ISEB
3 16 (1.35%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (0.76%) CISSP
6 7 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (0.59%) PMP
6 7 (0.59%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (0.51%) CISMP
8 5 (0.42%) CISM
9 4 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.25%) CCIE
10 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.25%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.17%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.084%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.084%) IIBA
12 1 (0.084%) APMP
12 1 (0.084%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.04%) Data Quality
2 18 (1.52%) QA
3 13 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.76%) FATCA
5 8 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.42%) EMIR
6 5 (0.42%) MiFID
7 4 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) SLA
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.084%) WCAG
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.084%) COREP
9 1 (0.084%) FINREP
9 1 (0.084%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.17%) RACF
4 1 (0.084%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.084%) Xen
4 1 (0.084%) Firmware
4 1 (0.084%) zsh
Systems Management
1 25 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.34%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.34%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.25%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.25%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.17%) Puppet
4 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.17%) SCOM
4 2 (0.17%) Control-M
5 1 (0.084%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.084%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.084%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.084%) OpenView
5 1 (0.084%) Legato
5 1 (0.084%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.084%) Ansible
Vendors
1 127 (10.71%) Oracle
2 39 (3.29%) Sybase
3 31 (2.61%) Microsoft
4 28 (2.36%) Informatica
5 25 (2.11%) IBM
6 18 (1.52%) Teradata
7 14 (1.18%) HP
8 12 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 10 (0.84%) CA
10 9 (0.76%) Business Objects
11 8 (0.67%) Adobe
12 7 (0.59%) Charles River
13 6 (0.51%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.51%) Cisco
14 5 (0.42%) Trillium
14 5 (0.42%) EMC
14 5 (0.42%) Citrix
15 4 (0.34%) Cognos
15 4 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.34%) ServiceNow
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