The first 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Scotland region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 416 423 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.18% 17.30% 16.42%
As % of the General category 37.58% 39.24% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 203 191
Average daily rate
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£375 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +2.27%
General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1107 1078 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.39% 44.09% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 517 635
Average daily rate £400 £396 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 28
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £20.30 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Banking
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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 August 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 August 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 -2 247 £413 +3.12% 34
Glasgow +1 122 £350 -12.50% 28
Stirling 0 32 £375 -11.76% 3
Fife +3 1 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Dundee - - - - 2
Banking
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Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 396 (51.36%) Finance
2 139 (18.03%) Retail
3 132 (17.12%) SQL
4 126 (16.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 122 (15.82%) Retail Banking
6 114 (14.79%) Java
7 108 (14.01%) Investment Banking
8 96 (12.45%) Oracle
9 90 (11.67%) UNIX
10 83 (10.77%) Project Management
11 80 (10.38%) Migration
12 59 (7.65%) Windows
13 54 (7.00%) Business Analysis
14 53 (6.87%) C#
15 51 (6.61%) JavaScript
16 49 (6.36%) Microsoft
17 48 (6.23%) Relational Database
18 47 (6.10%) .NET
18 47 (6.10%) XML
19 45 (5.84%) Spring
20 43 (5.58%) WebSphere
21 42 (5.45%) Linux
22 41 (5.32%) Asset Management
22 41 (5.32%) Multithreading
23 37 (4.80%) Perl
24 35 (4.54%) Front Office
25 34 (4.41%) HTML
25 34 (4.41%) CSS
25 34 (4.41%) OO
26 33 (4.28%) J2EE

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 43 (5.58%) WebSphere
2 17 (2.20%) SAS
3 15 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.43%) CMS
5 10 (1.30%) CICS
6 8 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.04%) FileNet
7 6 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.52%) Apache
10 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.39%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.39%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.26%) Node.js
12 1 (0.13%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 27 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.33%) MS Office
3 11 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.95%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.52%) MultiFonds
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.13%) IaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.56%) SAN
2 8 (1.04%) ATM
3 7 (0.91%) HTTP
4 6 (0.78%) LAN
4 6 (0.78%) WAN
4 6 (0.78%) Firewall
4 6 (0.78%) NAS
5 5 (0.65%) Internet
6 3 (0.39%) Intranet
7 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.13%) Telnet
8 1 (0.13%) X.25
8 1 (0.13%) MPLS
8 1 (0.13%) SNA
8 1 (0.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.23%) Relational Database
2 31 (4.02%) SQL Server
3 29 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.59%) DB2
5 18 (2.33%) RDBMS
6 12 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.43%) Cognos Report Studio
7 11 (1.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 11 (1.43%) Cognos Transformer
7 11 (1.43%) KDB
7 11 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.04%) MS Access
9 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.26%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (2.08%) Selenium
2 15 (1.95%) CruiseControl
3 7 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (0.78%) JUnit
5 5 (0.65%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (0.65%) Ant
6 4 (0.52%) JIRA
7 3 (0.39%) Maven
7 3 (0.39%) Subversion
7 3 (0.39%) MSI
7 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.26%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.26%) PeopleTools
8 2 (0.26%) Build Forge
8 2 (0.26%) CppUnit
8 2 (0.26%) FlexUnit
8 2 (0.26%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.26%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 396 (51.36%) Finance
2 139 (18.03%) Retail
3 122 (15.82%) Retail Banking
4 108 (14.01%) Investment Banking
5 35 (4.54%) Front Office
6 10 (1.30%) International Banking
7 9 (1.17%) Marketing
7 9 (1.17%) Publishing
8 8 (1.04%) Private Banking
9 7 (0.91%) Legal
10 6 (0.78%) Advertising
11 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.39%) Law
11 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 206 (26.72%) Developer
2 189 (24.51%) Analyst
3 110 (14.27%) Project Manager
4 106 (13.75%) Business Analyst
5 72 (9.34%) Java Developer
6 44 (5.71%) Architect
7 32 (4.15%) Senior Manager
8 31 (4.02%) C# Developer
9 24 (3.11%) Consultant
9 24 (3.11%) Banking Business Analyst
10 23 (2.98%) Senior Project Manager
10 23 (2.98%) Administrator
10 23 (2.98%) Programme Manager
11 20 (2.59%) C++ Developer
12 18 (2.33%) Data Analyst
12 18 (2.33%) WPF Developer
13 16 (2.08%) Test Analyst
14 15 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (1.95%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (1.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.10%) .NET
1 47 (6.10%) XML
2 45 (5.84%) Spring
3 34 (4.41%) HTML
3 34 (4.41%) CSS
4 33 (4.28%) J2EE
5 25 (3.24%) JSP
6 24 (3.11%) JMS
6 24 (3.11%) WPF
7 23 (2.98%) Web Services
8 21 (2.72%) XSLT
8 21 (2.72%) Hibernate
9 20 (2.59%) Spring MVC
9 20 (2.59%) HTML5
10 16 (2.08%) JDBC
10 16 (2.08%) Struts
10 16 (2.08%) Ajax
11 15 (1.95%) iBATIS
11 15 (1.95%) Spring Web Flow
11 15 (1.95%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (4.02%) Mainframe
3 27 (3.50%) Equities
4 18 (2.33%) Derivative
5 17 (2.20%) Fixed Income
6 14 (1.82%) Credit Risk
7 12 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.17%) Reference Data
8 9 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.17%) Replication
9 8 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.91%) SWIFT
10 7 (0.91%) E-Learning
11 6 (0.78%) Online Banking
11 6 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (0.78%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.78%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.52%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.52%) PKI
12 4 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (11.67%) UNIX
2 59 (7.65%) Windows
3 42 (5.45%) Linux
4 15 (1.95%) AIX
4 15 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.17%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.17%) Solaris
6 8 (1.04%) Windows 2000
6 8 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.91%) Android
7 7 (0.91%) zOS
8 4 (0.52%) HPUX
8 4 (0.52%) SUSE
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (16.34%) Stakeholder Management
2 83 (10.77%) Project Management
3 80 (10.38%) Migration
4 54 (7.00%) Business Analysis
5 41 (5.32%) Asset Management
5 41 (5.32%) Multithreading
6 34 (4.41%) OO
7 32 (4.15%) Data Analysis
8 28 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (3.37%) PRINCE2
10 25 (3.24%) Data Modelling
10 25 (3.24%) Fund Accounting
11 24 (3.11%) MVC
12 23 (2.98%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (2.98%) Data Management
13 22 (2.85%) Unit Testing
14 21 (2.72%) Investment Management
14 21 (2.72%) ETL
14 21 (2.72%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (17.12%) SQL
2 114 (14.79%) Java
3 53 (6.87%) C#
4 51 (6.61%) JavaScript
5 37 (4.80%) Perl
6 31 (4.02%) Shell Script
6 31 (4.02%) VBA
7 27 (3.50%) PL/SQL
8 25 (3.24%) C++
9 10 (1.30%) Python
10 9 (1.17%) VB
11 8 (1.04%) JCL
12 6 (0.78%) COBOL
12 6 (0.78%) Scala
13 5 (0.65%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.39%) Clojure
14 3 (0.39%) C-shell
14 3 (0.39%) Korn
14 3 (0.39%) XAML
14 3 (0.39%) REXX
Qualifications
1 21 (2.72%) Degree
2 17 (2.20%) ISEB
3 10 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (0.91%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.52%) HNC
5 4 (0.52%) HND
5 4 (0.52%) PMP
5 4 (0.52%) CISSP
5 4 (0.52%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.39%) IIBA
7 2 (0.26%) ACCA
7 2 (0.26%) CIMA
7 2 (0.26%) CISM
7 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.13%) CRISC
8 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.56%) QA
2 6 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.65%) FINREP
4 4 (0.52%) SLA
4 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.52%) COREP
4 4 (0.52%) EMIR
4 4 (0.52%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.39%) FATCA
5 3 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.39%) COBIT
6 2 (0.26%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.13%) Basel II
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.52%) SRDF
6 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.13%) ACF2
8 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.13%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 11 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.30%) Control-M
3 8 (1.04%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.52%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.52%) SCCM
6 3 (0.39%) nmon
6 3 (0.39%) SCOM
7 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.13%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.13%) EMC Navisphere
8 1 (0.13%) Legato
Vendors
1 96 (12.45%) Oracle
2 49 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.02%) IBM
4 27 (3.50%) Sybase
5 18 (2.33%) HP
6 14 (1.82%) Bloomberg
7 12 (1.56%) Reuters
7 12 (1.56%) Informatica
7 12 (1.56%) VMware
8 11 (1.43%) Cognos
9 9 (1.17%) Citrix
10 8 (1.04%) EMC
10 8 (1.04%) Altiris
11 6 (0.78%) CA
11 6 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.78%) Charles River
12 5 (0.65%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.52%) SAP
13 4 (0.52%) Cisco
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