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 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Banking 414 419 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.16% 16.59% 14.26%
As % of the General category 37.60% 39.27% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 167 166
Average daily rate
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£413 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -7.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £17.86
% change year-on-year
-37.14% -2.01%
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
1101 1067 1306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.33% 42.24% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 475 641
Average daily rate £410 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 42
Average hourly rate £31.25 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.21% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £21.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 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 1 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 -2 276 £444 +16.77% 58
Glasgow -5 94 £380 +1.33% 20
Stirling -3 30 £420 +5.00% 6
West Lothian +1 1 - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Banking
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Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 401 (48.20%) Finance
2 170 (20.43%) Retail
3 153 (18.39%) Retail Banking
4 145 (17.43%) SQL
5 138 (16.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 122 (14.66%) Java
7 109 (13.10%) Migration
8 95 (11.42%) Oracle
8 95 (11.42%) Investment Banking
9 85 (10.22%) UNIX
10 78 (9.38%) Project Management
11 76 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
12 75 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
13 62 (7.45%) JavaScript
14 59 (7.09%) XML
14 59 (7.09%) Relational Database
15 58 (6.97%) Business Analysis
16 56 (6.73%) Windows
17 55 (6.61%) Microsoft
18 54 (6.49%) Spring
19 51 (6.13%) WebSphere
20 47 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
21 45 (5.41%) C#
22 44 (5.29%) CSS
23 43 (5.17%) PL/SQL
24 42 (5.05%) Multithreading
25 41 (4.93%) .NET
25 41 (4.93%) Perl
25 41 (4.93%) OO
26 40 (4.81%) IBM

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 51 (6.13%) WebSphere
2 29 (3.49%) SAS
3 19 (2.28%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.44%) CMS
5 10 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (1.20%) FileNet
6 9 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (0.60%) Apache
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.48%) CICS
10 3 (0.36%) TeamSite
10 3 (0.36%) IIS
10 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.24%) Node.js
11 2 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.12%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 31 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.13%) MS Office
3 13 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.44%) MS Project
5 10 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.20%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.12%) IaaS
2 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.08%) HTTP
2 7 (0.84%) Firewall
2 7 (0.84%) SAN
3 6 (0.72%) ATM
4 4 (0.48%) LAN
4 4 (0.48%) WAN
5 3 (0.36%) Intranet
5 3 (0.36%) Internet
5 3 (0.36%) NAS
6 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.24%) Wireless
7 1 (0.12%) Telnet
7 1 (0.12%) X.25
7 1 (0.12%) MPLS
7 1 (0.12%) FTP
7 1 (0.12%) VPN
7 1 (0.12%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.09%) Relational Database
2 47 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (4.45%) SQL Server
4 26 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 18 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (2.04%) DB2
7 16 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.96%) KDB
11 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (0.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 6 (0.72%) QlikView
12 6 (0.72%) MS Access
13 4 (0.48%) Cognos Report Studio
13 4 (0.48%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 4 (0.48%) Cognos Transformer
13 4 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.36%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 21 (2.52%) Selenium
2 20 (2.40%) CruiseControl
3 6 (0.72%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.72%) JUnit
3 6 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (0.60%) JIRA
5 4 (0.48%) CppUnit
5 4 (0.48%) GoogleTest
5 4 (0.48%) Ant
6 3 (0.36%) Subversion
6 3 (0.36%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (0.24%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.24%) PeopleTools
8 1 (0.12%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.12%) Maven
8 1 (0.12%) MSI
8 1 (0.12%) ProC
8 1 (0.12%) PowerDesigner
General
1 401 (48.20%) Finance
2 170 (20.43%) Retail
3 153 (18.39%) Retail Banking
4 95 (11.42%) Investment Banking
5 38 (4.57%) Front Office
6 19 (2.28%) Marketing
7 10 (1.20%) International Banking
8 7 (0.84%) Publishing
9 6 (0.72%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.48%) Advertising
10 4 (0.48%) Back Office
11 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.36%) Law
11 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 213 (25.60%) Developer
2 205 (24.64%) Analyst
3 129 (15.50%) Project Manager
4 105 (12.62%) Business Analyst
5 75 (9.01%) Java Developer
6 54 (6.49%) Architect
7 34 (4.09%) Senior Manager
8 29 (3.49%) Programme Manager
9 28 (3.37%) Consultant
9 28 (3.37%) C# Developer
10 27 (3.25%) Data Analyst
10 27 (3.25%) Banking Business Analyst
11 26 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
12 24 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (2.64%) Designer
14 21 (2.52%) C++ Developer
15 20 (2.40%) SQL Developer
16 16 (1.92%) WPF Developer
16 16 (1.92%) Administrator
16 16 (1.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.09%) XML
2 54 (6.49%) Spring
3 44 (5.29%) CSS
4 41 (4.93%) .NET
5 38 (4.57%) HTML
6 37 (4.45%) J2EE
7 33 (3.97%) JSP
8 30 (3.61%) Web Services
9 29 (3.49%) JMS
10 28 (3.37%) Hibernate
11 26 (3.13%) XSLT
12 23 (2.76%) Spring MVC
13 22 (2.64%) HTML5
14 21 (2.52%) Ajax
14 21 (2.52%) JDBC
15 20 (2.40%) Spring Web Flow
15 20 (2.40%) GWT
15 20 (2.40%) Struts
15 20 (2.40%) iBATIS
16 19 (2.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 76 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (3.49%) Mainframe
3 19 (2.28%) Equities
4 18 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.04%) Credit Risk
6 15 (1.80%) Derivative
7 12 (1.44%) Reference Data
8 10 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 10 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.96%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.84%) E-Learning
10 7 (0.84%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.72%) Replication
12 5 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.60%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.48%) User Experience
13 4 (0.48%) DataPower
13 4 (0.48%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.48%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 85 (10.22%) UNIX
2 56 (6.73%) Windows
3 38 (4.57%) Linux
4 20 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.56%) Windows 2000
6 12 (1.44%) Android
7 11 (1.32%) AIX
8 10 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.20%) Solaris
8 10 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.08%) zOS
9 9 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.60%) HPUX
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.24%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (16.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 109 (13.10%) Migration
3 78 (9.38%) Project Management
4 75 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (6.97%) Business Analysis
6 42 (5.05%) Multithreading
7 41 (4.93%) OO
8 37 (4.45%) Asset Management
9 32 (3.85%) Data Analysis
9 32 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (3.73%) Data Migration
11 30 (3.61%) Data Modelling
12 28 (3.37%) Unit Testing
13 27 (3.25%) MVC
14 26 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
16 24 (2.88%) ETL
16 24 (2.88%) Workflow
17 23 (2.76%) Change Management
18 22 (2.64%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 145 (17.43%) SQL
2 122 (14.66%) Java
3 62 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 45 (5.41%) C#
5 43 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 41 (4.93%) Perl
7 36 (4.33%) Shell Script
8 33 (3.97%) VBA
9 26 (3.13%) C++
10 8 (0.96%) Python
11 7 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.72%) VB
13 5 (0.60%) Scala
14 4 (0.48%) VBScript
15 3 (0.36%) JCL
15 3 (0.36%) C
15 3 (0.36%) Clojure
16 2 (0.24%) SOQL
16 2 (0.24%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.24%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 15 (1.80%) Degree
2 12 (1.44%) ISEB
3 7 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (0.72%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.48%) HNC
6 4 (0.48%) HND
6 4 (0.48%) CISSP
7 3 (0.36%) PMP
8 2 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.24%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.24%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.24%) CIMA
8 2 (0.24%) ACCA
8 2 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.12%) MBA
9 1 (0.12%) CCAB
9 1 (0.12%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.04%) QA
2 13 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.48%) FINREP
4 4 (0.48%) SLA
5 3 (0.36%) EMIR
5 3 (0.36%) COREP
5 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.24%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) Basel II
7 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.12%) Basel III
System Software
1 18 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.36%) MetaFrame
4 3 (0.36%) ACF2
4 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.36%) SRDF
5 2 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.24%) RACF
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.60%) Control-M
3 4 (0.48%) CA LISA
4 3 (0.36%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.36%) SCCM
4 3 (0.36%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.24%) SCOM
5 2 (0.24%) nmon
5 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.12%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.12%) Legato
6 1 (0.12%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 95 (11.42%) Oracle
2 55 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.81%) IBM
4 29 (3.49%) Sybase
5 16 (1.92%) Teradata
6 15 (1.80%) HP
7 11 (1.32%) Altiris
7 11 (1.32%) Citrix
7 11 (1.32%) Informatica
8 10 (1.20%) Bloomberg
9 9 (1.08%) CA
10 8 (0.96%) Reuters
10 8 (0.96%) Unica
11 7 (0.84%) VMware
12 6 (0.72%) Business Objects
12 6 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.60%) EMC
13 5 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
14 4 (0.48%) LANDesk
14 4 (0.48%) BI-SAM
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