The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 15 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Banking 54 68 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.59% 14.91% 8.91%
As % of the General category 31.95% 38.20% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 51 35
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£375 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £273 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £21.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-18.82% +10.38%
Banking
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

General Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
169 178 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.02% 39.04% 35.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 130 103
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £23.75 £10.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -59.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £9.23 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.00 £10.89 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the South Wales region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the South Wales region.

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Banking
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
Cardiff -5 45 £400 +6.66% 6
Banking
Wales

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

1 104 (77.61%) Finance
2 53 (39.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (23.13%) Project Management
4 24 (17.91%) UML
5 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
6 21 (15.67%) ISEB
6 21 (15.67%) AS400
7 20 (14.93%) Business Analysis
8 19 (14.18%) MS Office
9 18 (13.43%) CCA
9 18 (13.43%) Change Management
10 17 (12.69%) SQL
11 16 (11.94%) Web Services
12 14 (10.45%) MS Project
13 13 (9.70%) SOAP
13 13 (9.70%) Maven
13 13 (9.70%) Retail
14 11 (8.21%) Scrum
14 11 (8.21%) Ant
14 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
14 11 (8.21%) Apache Ivy
15 9 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (6.72%) Waterfall
15 9 (6.72%) ISTQB
16 8 (5.97%) Retail Banking
16 8 (5.97%) PRINCE2
16 8 (5.97%) JUnit
16 8 (5.97%) J2EE
16 8 (5.97%) Java
17 7 (5.22%) VBA

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (2.24%) Apache
2 2 (1.49%) CICS
2 2 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (14.18%) MS Office
2 14 (10.45%) MS Project
3 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
4 7 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.24%) Internet
1 3 (2.24%) 3G
1 3 (2.24%) 2G
1 3 (2.24%) 4G
2 2 (1.49%) HTTP
2 2 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.49%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (9.70%) Maven
2 11 (8.21%) Ant
2 11 (8.21%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (5.97%) JUnit
4 7 (5.22%) JIRA
4 7 (5.22%) Selenium
5 5 (3.73%) eggPlant
5 5 (3.73%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.99%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.24%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.24%) Toad
8 2 (1.49%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.49%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.49%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.49%) JBehave
8 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.49%) Hudson
8 2 (1.49%) Calabash
8 2 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 104 (77.61%) Finance
2 13 (9.70%) Retail
3 8 (5.97%) Retail Banking
4 6 (4.48%) Legal
5 4 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (46.27%) Analyst
2 43 (32.09%) Business Analyst
3 31 (23.13%) Project Manager
4 10 (7.46%) Tester
5 9 (6.72%) Architect
5 9 (6.72%) Developer
6 7 (5.22%) MI Analyst
6 7 (5.22%) Banking Business Analyst
7 6 (4.48%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.73%) Development Team Leader
8 5 (3.73%) Java Team Leader
9 4 (2.99%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) Applications Support
9 4 (2.99%) Lead Architect
9 4 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (2.24%) QA Leader
10 3 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.24%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.94%) Web Services
2 13 (9.70%) SOAP
3 8 (5.97%) J2EE
4 7 (5.22%) XML
5 6 (4.48%) JMS
5 6 (4.48%) Struts
5 6 (4.48%) Spring Web Flow
5 6 (4.48%) JPA
5 6 (4.48%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.48%) Spring
5 6 (4.48%) Java EE
6 3 (2.24%) REST
6 3 (2.24%) WAP
6 3 (2.24%) J2ME
7 2 (1.49%) HTML
7 2 (1.49%) .NET
7 2 (1.49%) RESTful
7 2 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.67%) AS400
2 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.22%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.48%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (4.48%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.73%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.24%) Handset
6 2 (1.49%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.99%) Windows
2 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.55%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (23.13%) Project Management
3 24 (17.91%) UML
4 20 (14.93%) Business Analysis
5 18 (13.43%) Change Management
6 11 (8.21%) Scrum
7 9 (6.72%) Waterfall
8 8 (5.97%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.22%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (5.22%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (5.22%) Test Automation
9 7 (5.22%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.48%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.48%) Mobile Commerce
10 6 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.48%) MVC
11 5 (3.73%) Regression Testing
11 5 (3.73%) Automation Testing
12 4 (2.99%) BDD
12 4 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.69%) SQL
2 8 (5.97%) Java
3 7 (5.22%) VBA
4 2 (1.49%) XQuery
4 2 (1.49%) JCL
4 2 (1.49%) XPath
4 2 (1.49%) Groovy
4 2 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.49%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 21 (15.67%) ISEB
2 18 (13.43%) CCA
3 9 (6.72%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.48%) Degree
5 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.49%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.48%) Oracle
3 5 (3.73%) HP
4 4 (2.99%) Cognos
5 3 (2.24%) Sun
5 3 (2.24%) Apple
6 1 (0.75%) Teradata
6 1 (0.75%) CA
6 1 (0.75%) IBM
6 1 (0.75%) SAP
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