The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 33 24 15
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Banking 151 207 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.06% 6.91% 8.47%
As % of the General category 16.43% 21.30% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 166 151
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£421 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -19.44%
Banking
England

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

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
919 972 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.81% 32.44% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 652 479
Average daily rate £403 £398 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 59 34
Average hourly rate £31.04 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.31% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.17 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Banking
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
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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
Wiltshire -7 62 £454 +0.94% 16
Bristol -3 52 £415 +3.75% 25
Dorset +1 20 £375 -11.76% 12
Gloucestershire -9 6 £326 +1.71% 14
Devon - 4 £350 - 3
Somerset +15 2 £400 - 2
Avon - 1 £180 -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 249 (76.38%) Finance
2 101 (30.98%) Retail
3 89 (27.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (23.62%) Retail Banking
5 52 (15.95%) Telecoms
6 47 (14.42%) SQL
7 44 (13.50%) Project Management
8 32 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (9.82%) Data Modelling
9 31 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (8.59%) Business Analysis
10 28 (8.59%) Business Transformation
11 27 (8.28%) Change Management
12 26 (7.98%) MS Excel
12 26 (7.98%) SAP
13 25 (7.67%) Microsoft
14 24 (7.36%) ETL
14 24 (7.36%) SAS
15 23 (7.06%) Oracle
16 22 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (6.75%) SQL Server
17 21 (6.44%) Business Objects
17 21 (6.44%) PRINCE2
18 20 (6.13%) Investment Banking
19 19 (5.83%) Solvency II
19 19 (5.83%) Migration
19 19 (5.83%) GAP Analysis
19 19 (5.83%) MS Project
20 17 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
20 17 (5.21%) Requirements Analysis

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 24 (7.36%) SAS
2 11 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.31%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.83%) MS Project
3 14 (4.29%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.07%) MS Office
5 9 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.84%) Photoshop
7 5 (1.53%) SPSS
8 3 (0.92%) InDesign
8 3 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.61%) SAP FI-GL
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.31%) BASE24
3 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.84%) Adobe Analytics
1 6 (1.84%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.76%) SAN
1 9 (2.76%) NAS
2 8 (2.45%) Internet
3 3 (0.92%) Firewall
3 3 (0.92%) Network Security
4 1 (0.31%) DHCP
4 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) ATM
4 1 (0.31%) LAN
4 1 (0.31%) VLAN
4 1 (0.31%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (6.75%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.76%) MS Access
4 8 (2.45%) Base SAS
4 8 (2.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.92%) OLAP
7 3 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.61%) DataStage
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.31%) Adabas
9 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (1.84%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.23%) Maven
3 3 (0.92%) JUnit
3 3 (0.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.61%) JIRA
4 2 (0.61%) Selenium
4 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.31%) Toad
5 1 (0.31%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.31%) ERwin
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 249 (76.38%) Finance
2 101 (30.98%) Retail
3 77 (23.62%) Retail Banking
4 52 (15.95%) Telecoms
5 20 (6.13%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.68%) Marketing
7 5 (1.53%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.23%) Billing
8 4 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.23%) Back Office
9 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Front Office
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 112 (34.36%) Analyst
2 76 (23.31%) Business Analyst
3 51 (15.64%) Project Manager
4 31 (9.51%) Developer
5 29 (8.90%) Architect
6 25 (7.67%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (7.06%) Senior Business Analyst
8 20 (6.13%) Designer
9 17 (5.21%) Test Manager
10 15 (4.60%) Consultant
11 13 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.68%) PMO Analyst
13 10 (3.07%) Senior Manager
14 9 (2.76%) Test Analyst
14 9 (2.76%) Financial Business Analyst
14 9 (2.76%) Financial Services Business Analyst
14 9 (2.76%) Test Leader
15 8 (2.45%) Delivery Manager
16 7 (2.15%) Business Architect
16 7 (2.15%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.84%) HTML
1 6 (1.84%) .NET
1 6 (1.84%) XML
2 4 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.23%) Spring
2 4 (1.23%) Web Services
3 3 (0.92%) CSS
3 3 (0.92%) J2EE
3 3 (0.92%) Sencha Touch
3 3 (0.92%) CSS3
3 3 (0.92%) PhoneGap
3 3 (0.92%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (0.92%) RESTful
3 3 (0.92%) HTML5
3 3 (0.92%) REST
4 2 (0.61%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.61%) SAP XI
4 2 (0.61%) Middleware
5 1 (0.31%) ADO
5 1 (0.31%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.91%) Mobile Banking
3 13 (3.99%) User Experience
4 7 (2.15%) Credit Risk
4 7 (2.15%) Online Banking
4 7 (2.15%) Reference Data
5 6 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.92%) W3C
6 3 (0.92%) Statistics
6 3 (0.92%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.61%) iPad
7 2 (0.61%) iSeries
7 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.61%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.61%) PMI
7 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.31%) DTV
8 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.60%) Windows
2 8 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (1.84%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.23%) Android
5 3 (0.92%) Linux
6 2 (0.61%) UNIX
6 2 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.30%) Stakeholder Management
2 44 (13.50%) Project Management
3 32 (9.82%) Data Modelling
4 28 (8.59%) Business Analysis
4 28 (8.59%) Business Transformation
5 27 (8.28%) Change Management
6 24 (7.36%) ETL
7 22 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (6.44%) PRINCE2
9 19 (5.83%) Migration
9 19 (5.83%) GAP Analysis
10 17 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (5.21%) Requirements Analysis
11 16 (4.91%) BPR
12 15 (4.60%) BPMN
13 14 (4.29%) UML
13 14 (4.29%) SSADM
13 14 (4.29%) DSDM
14 13 (3.99%) Data Analysis
15 12 (3.68%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.42%) SQL
2 10 (3.07%) VBA
3 7 (2.15%) Java
4 3 (0.92%) VB
4 3 (0.92%) VB.NET
4 3 (0.92%) C#
5 2 (0.61%) SAS Macro
5 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.61%) RPG
6 1 (0.31%) C++
6 1 (0.31%) COBOL
6 1 (0.31%) C
6 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) NATURAL
6 1 (0.31%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (4.60%) ISEB
2 13 (3.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (2.45%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.15%) Degree
5 3 (0.92%) HND
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (0.92%) ACCA
5 3 (0.92%) CIMA
6 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.61%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.31%) MCSE
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.31%) MCITP
7 1 (0.31%) AAT
7 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.83%) Solvency II
2 16 (4.91%) Basel II
3 14 (4.29%) Basel III
4 10 (3.07%) QA
5 6 (1.84%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.23%) FINREP
6 4 (1.23%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.92%) FATCA
7 3 (0.92%) COREP
8 1 (0.31%) SLA
8 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.53%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.31%) Xen
3 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.61%) TrustSec
3 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.31%) WSUS
3 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (7.98%) SAP
2 25 (7.67%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.06%) Oracle
4 21 (6.44%) Business Objects
5 12 (3.68%) Adobe
6 11 (3.37%) VMware
7 8 (2.45%) Teradata
7 8 (2.45%) Cisco
7 8 (2.45%) EMC
8 7 (2.15%) Unisys
8 7 (2.15%) IBM
9 6 (1.84%) Omniture
9 6 (1.84%) Google
10 5 (1.53%) NetApp
10 5 (1.53%) Isilon
11 4 (1.23%) ICL
11 4 (1.23%) HP
12 3 (0.92%) Sencha
13 2 (0.61%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.61%) Citrix
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