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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 18 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Banking 52 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.93% 11.43% 9.73%
As % of the General category 31.33% 33.55% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 38
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£400 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £265 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £440 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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
166 155 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.52% 34.07% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 120 107
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £413 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.98 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.50 £10.92 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Cardiff -4 44 £425 +13.33% 6
Banking
Wales

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 111 (79.29%) Finance
2 58 (41.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (23.57%) Project Management
4 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 24 (17.14%) UML
5 21 (15.00%) ISEB
5 21 (15.00%) AS400
5 21 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 21 (15.00%) Test Planning
6 20 (14.29%) SQL
6 20 (14.29%) MS Office
7 19 (13.57%) Change Management
8 18 (12.86%) Retail
9 16 (11.43%) CCA
10 15 (10.71%) Web Services
11 14 (10.00%) MS Project
12 12 (8.57%) SOAP
12 12 (8.57%) MS Excel
12 12 (8.57%) Maven
12 12 (8.57%) Retail Banking
13 10 (7.14%) Apache Ivy
13 10 (7.14%) Scrum
13 10 (7.14%) Ant
14 9 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (6.43%) Waterfall
14 9 (6.43%) ISTQB
14 9 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
15 8 (5.71%) JUnit

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (2.86%) SAS
2 2 (1.43%) CICS
2 2 (1.43%) IIS
2 2 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (14.29%) MS Office
2 14 (10.00%) MS Project
3 12 (8.57%) MS Excel
4 8 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) Internet
2 2 (1.43%) 3G
2 2 (1.43%) 2G
2 2 (1.43%) 4G
2 2 (1.43%) HTTP
2 2 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.43%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Maven
2 10 (7.14%) Ant
2 10 (7.14%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (5.71%) JUnit
4 6 (4.29%) JIRA
4 6 (4.29%) Selenium
5 4 (2.86%) eggPlant
5 4 (2.86%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.86%) SoapUI
5 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.43%) Calabash
6 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.43%) Hudson
6 2 (1.43%) Subversion
6 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.43%) JBehave
6 2 (1.43%) Toad
6 2 (1.43%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 111 (79.29%) Finance
2 18 (12.86%) Retail
3 12 (8.57%) Retail Banking
4 7 (5.00%) Legal
5 4 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (50.00%) Analyst
2 49 (35.00%) Business Analyst
3 30 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 10 (7.14%) Tester
5 9 (6.43%) Architect
5 9 (6.43%) Developer
6 7 (5.00%) MI Analyst
6 7 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) Lead Business Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Development Team Leader
8 5 (3.57%) Java Team Leader
8 5 (3.57%) Team Leader
9 4 (2.86%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Applications Support
9 4 (2.86%) Test Manager
9 4 (2.86%) Lead Architect
9 4 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (2.14%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.71%) Web Services
2 12 (8.57%) SOAP
3 8 (5.71%) J2EE
4 7 (5.00%) XML
5 6 (4.29%) JMS
5 6 (4.29%) Struts
5 6 (4.29%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.29%) Spring
5 6 (4.29%) Java EE
5 6 (4.29%) Spring Web Flow
5 6 (4.29%) JPA
6 2 (1.43%) RESTful
6 2 (1.43%) REST
6 2 (1.43%) JSON
6 2 (1.43%) HTML
6 2 (1.43%) .NET
6 2 (1.43%) WAP
6 2 (1.43%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.00%) AS400
2 9 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.29%) Mobile Payment
4 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.29%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.43%) iSeries
7 2 (1.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.86%) Windows
2 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (41.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 33 (23.57%) Project Management
3 24 (17.14%) UML
4 21 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 21 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 19 (13.57%) Change Management
6 10 (7.14%) Scrum
7 9 (6.43%) Waterfall
8 8 (5.71%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (5.00%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.29%) Test Automation
10 6 (4.29%) Mobile Commerce
10 6 (4.29%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.29%) MVC
11 4 (2.86%) Regression Testing
11 4 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.86%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.29%) SQL
2 8 (5.71%) VBA
2 8 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (1.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.43%) COBOL
3 2 (1.43%) XQuery
3 2 (1.43%) JCL
3 2 (1.43%) XPath
3 2 (1.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (15.00%) ISEB
2 16 (11.43%) CCA
3 9 (6.43%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.43%) SLA
1 2 (1.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.43%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 24 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.57%) Oracle
3 4 (2.86%) Cognos
3 4 (2.86%) HP
4 2 (1.43%) Sun
4 2 (1.43%) Apple
5 1 (0.71%) Teradata
5 1 (0.71%) CA
5 1 (0.71%) IBM
5 1 (0.71%) SAP
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