The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail Banking in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail Banking over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retail Banking
England / South West
Rank 109 128 96
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -32
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 25 10 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.35% 1.66%
As % of the General category 3.02% 1.06% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 46
Median daily rate £408 £396 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% -18.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £289 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £476 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
828 944 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.97% 32.66% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 642 673
Median daily rate £375 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 49 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +27.27%

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Retail Banking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Retail 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 Retail Banking across the South West region.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail Banking across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Retail 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 Retail Banking across the South West region.

Retail Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Retail Banking
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail Banking within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +14 14 £425 -1.73%
Bristol +7 7 £300 -19.40% 1
Wiltshire +6 3 £538 +31.09%
Retail Banking
England

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Retail Banking.

1 51 (100.00%) Banking
1 51 (100.00%) Retail
2 39 (76.47%) Finance
3 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
5 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.69%) Scrum
6 8 (15.69%) SQL
6 8 (15.69%) Defect Management
7 7 (13.73%) Migration
8 6 (11.76%) Test Management
9 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
9 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
9 5 (9.80%) BDD
9 5 (9.80%) Selenium
9 5 (9.80%) Selenium IDE
9 5 (9.80%) JMeter
9 5 (9.80%) Internet
10 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
10 4 (7.84%) Financial Institution
10 4 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (5.88%) Marketing
11 3 (5.88%) Workflow
11 3 (5.88%) Java
11 3 (5.88%) SAP
11 3 (5.88%) ETL
11 3 (5.88%) ATM
12 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Project
3 1 (1.96%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
1 5 (9.80%) JMeter
1 5 (9.80%) Selenium
1 5 (9.80%) Selenium IDE
1 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.92%) JIRA
General
1 51 (100.00%) Banking
1 51 (100.00%) Retail
2 39 (76.47%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.88%) Marketing
5 2 (3.92%) Electronics
5 2 (3.92%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Test Manager
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Finance Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.88%) UAT Manager
6 3 (5.88%) UAT Test Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Database Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
1 1 (1.96%) SOAP
1 1 (1.96%) XML
1 1 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.96%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.96%) PMI
2 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.96%) RIA
2 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
4 8 (15.69%) Defect Management
4 8 (15.69%) Scrum
5 7 (13.73%) Migration
6 6 (11.76%) Test Management
7 5 (9.80%) BDD
8 4 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (5.88%) ETL
9 3 (5.88%) Workflow
10 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (3.92%) ETL Development
10 2 (3.92%) Process Improvement
10 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.92%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.92%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.96%) PMP
1 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) COREP
1 1 (1.96%) FINREP
1 1 (1.96%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco
2 1 (1.96%) IBM
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
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