The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 9 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Banking 5297 4887 6516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.49% 9.23% 13.23%
As % of the General category 23.88% 23.92% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3578 3465 4672
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 45
Average hourly rate £17.99 £17.58 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% -21.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.13 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.50 £30.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £20.75 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-49.68% -

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
22180 20430 21265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.72% 38.60% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14229 12729 12946
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 559 634
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Banking
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking within the UK.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking within the UK.

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Banking
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Banking Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Banking
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England -1 4427 £475 -1.04% 1122
London 0 3352 £500 -1.96% 762
City of London -1 1114 £513 +2.50% 312
Scotland +3 743 £375 - 110
Edinburgh +2 574 £375 -6.25% 83
South East +1 241 £450 +13.63% 74
North West -1 232 £425 +13.33% 74
Yorkshire -4 187 £400 +2.56% 48
South West -11 149 £400 -5.88% 86
West Yorkshire -10 128 £358 -7.01% 40
Glasgow -1 122 £375 +7.14% 22
Cheshire -1 101 £425 +16.43% 19
Manchester -2 101 £395 +21.53% 48
Buckinghamshire 0 97 £375 +14.50% 8
East Midlands -2 93 £450 +5.88% 20
West Midlands +9 91 £425 +11.84% 22
Milton Keynes -2 67 £375 +14.50% 5
Halifax 0 65 £356 -10.10% 15
Northamptonshire 0 60 £450 +4.34% 7
Northampton 0 55 £450 +5.88% 2
Leeds -14 55 £378 +0.66% 18
Bristol -3 52 £373 -4.78% 47
Wiltshire -12 51 £425 -5.55% 19
Birmingham -6 50 £375 -6.25% 9
South Yorkshire 0 48 £488 +21.87% 4
East of England +1 47 £450 +12.50% 23
Swindon -3 47 £425 -4.54% 14
Wales -17 45 £334 -10.93% 3
Sheffield +5 44 £500 +25.00% 3
Knutsford 0 39 £400 -5.88% 2

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5922 (56.20%) Finance
2 3063 (29.07%) Investment Banking
3 1990 (18.88%) SQL
4 1562 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
5 1491 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 1433 (13.60%) Retail
7 1300 (12.34%) Java
8 1271 (12.06%) Project Management
9 1090 (10.34%) Oracle
10 974 (9.24%) Retail Banking
11 892 (8.46%) Front Office
12 868 (8.24%) UNIX
13 838 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
14 827 (7.85%) C#
15 824 (7.82%) Business Analysis
16 751 (7.13%) SQL Server
17 717 (6.80%) .NET
18 704 (6.68%) Linux
19 693 (6.58%) Windows
20 686 (6.51%) Microsoft
21 660 (6.26%) MS Excel
22 621 (5.89%) Migration
23 615 (5.84%) JavaScript
24 566 (5.37%) HTML
25 547 (5.19%) Derivative
26 542 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
27 540 (5.12%) Degree
28 526 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
29 505 (4.79%) SDLC
30 502 (4.76%) Data Modelling

Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 251 (2.38%) SAS
2 240 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 171 (1.62%) WebSphere
4 70 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
4 70 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 68 (0.65%) Apache
6 66 (0.63%) IIS
7 57 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 53 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 48 (0.46%) MQSeries
10 47 (0.45%) Node.js
10 47 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 45 (0.43%) Lync
12 43 (0.41%) JBoss
13 38 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 38 (0.36%) Confluence
14 36 (0.34%) CICS
15 35 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
16 32 (0.30%) FileNet
17 28 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 660 (6.26%) MS Excel
2 411 (3.90%) MS Office
3 282 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 236 (2.24%) MS Project
5 205 (1.95%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
9 13 (0.12%) Open Workbench
10 12 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.057%) SPSS
13 5 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.028%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.019%) RoboHelp
15 2 (0.019%) Mathematica
15 2 (0.019%) Maple
15 2 (0.019%) LaTeX
16 1 (0.009%) PowerPivot
16 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 59 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 28 (0.27%) Summit
4 26 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 22 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 22 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 22 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 18 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.17%) ION MarketView
7 17 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 17 (0.16%) RMDS
8 16 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 14 (0.13%) Loan IQ
10 12 (0.11%) thinkFolio
10 12 (0.11%) Temenos T24
11 11 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
11 11 (0.10%) ACBS
12 10 (0.095%) Eikon
12 10 (0.095%) HFM
12 10 (0.095%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 54 (0.51%) SaaS
2 33 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.18%) PaaS
4 18 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
6 12 (0.11%) Office 365
7 11 (0.10%) IaaS
7 11 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
8 10 (0.095%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.066%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (0.066%) Amazon Kinesis
10 6 (0.057%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.047%) Taleo
12 3 (0.028%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.028%) GitHub
13 2 (0.019%) Force.com
13 2 (0.019%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.019%) Google Checkout
13 2 (0.019%) Silverpop
14 1 (0.009%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 185 (1.76%) Firewall
2 167 (1.58%) Internet
3 133 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 121 (1.15%) SAN
5 106 (1.01%) DNS
6 80 (0.76%) LAN
7 65 (0.62%) Network Security
8 61 (0.58%) Intranet
9 57 (0.54%) VPN
9 57 (0.54%) WAN
10 52 (0.49%) Multicast
11 51 (0.48%) NAS
11 51 (0.48%) DHCP
11 51 (0.48%) LDAP
12 49 (0.46%) ATM
13 48 (0.46%) BGP
14 47 (0.45%) HTTP
15 38 (0.36%) OSPF
16 37 (0.35%) MPLS
16 37 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 751 (7.13%) SQL Server
2 526 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
3 354 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 228 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 217 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 171 (1.62%) Big Data
7 149 (1.41%) DB2
8 145 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 144 (1.37%) RDBMS
10 143 (1.36%) Hadoop
11 138 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 123 (1.17%) QlikView
13 102 (0.97%) MS Access
14 96 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 88 (0.84%) Data Mining
16 73 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 72 (0.68%) NoSQL
18 71 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
19 64 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
20 54 (0.51%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 207 (1.96%) JIRA
2 155 (1.47%) Subversion
3 133 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 132 (1.25%) Maven
5 109 (1.03%) TeamCity
6 85 (0.81%) Selenium
7 82 (0.78%) Jenkins
8 75 (0.71%) JUnit
9 60 (0.57%) Visual Studio
10 48 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 47 (0.45%) HP UFT
12 46 (0.44%) Grunt
13 43 (0.41%) NUnit
13 43 (0.41%) ERwin
14 41 (0.39%) Ant
15 40 (0.38%) Cucumber
16 39 (0.37%) jMock
17 37 (0.35%) Eclipse
18 28 (0.27%) CruiseControl
18 28 (0.27%) Bower
General
1 5922 (56.20%) Finance
2 3063 (29.07%) Investment Banking
3 1433 (13.60%) Retail
4 974 (9.24%) Retail Banking
5 892 (8.46%) Front Office
6 337 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 273 (2.59%) Back Office
8 268 (2.54%) Legal
9 242 (2.30%) Financial Institution
10 114 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
11 110 (1.04%) Marketing
12 101 (0.96%) Law
13 73 (0.69%) General Ledger
14 53 (0.50%) Private Banking
15 51 (0.48%) Advertising
16 36 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
16 36 (0.34%) International Banking
17 33 (0.31%) Billing
18 27 (0.26%) Manufacturing
19 26 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3185 (30.22%) Analyst
2 2265 (21.49%) Developer
3 1798 (17.06%) Business Analyst
4 1396 (13.25%) Project Manager
5 622 (5.90%) Architect
6 581 (5.51%) Java Developer
7 516 (4.90%) Banking Business Analyst
8 320 (3.04%) C# Developer
9 314 (2.98%) Senior Developer
10 313 (2.97%) Consultant
11 310 (2.94%) Data Analyst
12 295 (2.80%) Test Analyst
13 292 (2.77%) Senior Analyst
14 285 (2.70%) Test Manager
15 234 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
16 229 (2.17%) Senior Manager
17 194 (1.84%) Programme Manager
18 189 (1.79%) SQL Developer
19 176 (1.67%) Senior Business Analyst
20 167 (1.58%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 717 (6.80%) .NET
2 566 (5.37%) HTML
3 375 (3.56%) XML
4 349 (3.31%) HTML5
5 281 (2.67%) Spring
6 276 (2.62%) CSS
7 268 (2.54%) Web Services
8 263 (2.50%) AngularJS
9 201 (1.91%) WPF
10 187 (1.77%) ASP.NET
11 175 (1.66%) Hibernate
12 173 (1.64%) Middleware
13 161 (1.53%) FIX Protocol
14 158 (1.50%) J2EE
15 151 (1.43%) WCF
16 133 (1.26%) jQuery
17 130 (1.23%) RESTful
18 128 (1.21%) JMS
19 114 (1.08%) SOAP
20 111 (1.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 838 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 547 (5.19%) Derivative
3 440 (4.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 401 (3.81%) Fixed Income
5 327 (3.10%) Credit Risk
6 306 (2.90%) Equities
7 219 (2.08%) Data Centre
8 215 (2.04%) Market Risk
9 201 (1.91%) User Experience
10 171 (1.62%) Computer Science
11 165 (1.57%) Management Information System
12 151 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
13 135 (1.28%) SWIFT
14 127 (1.21%) Mainframe
15 124 (1.18%) Reference Data
16 115 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
17 95 (0.90%) Online Banking
18 88 (0.84%) Visualisation
19 77 (0.73%) Data Structures
20 75 (0.71%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 868 (8.24%) UNIX
2 704 (6.68%) Linux
3 693 (6.58%) Windows
4 167 (1.58%) Solaris
5 117 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 104 (0.99%) Windows 7
7 84 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 80 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 76 (0.72%) AIX
10 70 (0.66%) Windows XP
11 67 (0.64%) Android
12 48 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (0.27%) zOS
14 14 (0.13%) Windows 2000
15 13 (0.12%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.11%) SUSE
16 12 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (0.085%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.066%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1562 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1491 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 1271 (12.06%) Project Management
4 824 (7.82%) Business Analysis
5 621 (5.89%) Migration
6 542 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 505 (4.79%) SDLC
8 502 (4.76%) Data Modelling
9 464 (4.40%) Risk Management
10 445 (4.22%) Data Analysis
11 408 (3.87%) TDD
11 408 (3.87%) ETL
12 400 (3.80%) Analytics
13 392 (3.72%) Change Management
14 381 (3.62%) PRINCE2
15 374 (3.55%) ITIL
16 369 (3.50%) Scrum
17 356 (3.38%) OO
18 353 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
19 333 (3.16%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1990 (18.88%) SQL
2 1300 (12.34%) Java
3 827 (7.85%) C#
4 615 (5.84%) JavaScript
5 387 (3.67%) C++
6 376 (3.57%) Python
7 292 (2.77%) Perl
8 288 (2.73%) VBA
9 214 (2.03%) PL/SQL
10 188 (1.78%) Shell Script
11 155 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 131 (1.24%) C
13 112 (1.06%) Scala
14 102 (0.97%) PowerShell
15 94 (0.89%) VB
16 57 (0.54%) VB.NET
17 51 (0.48%) Bash Shell
18 49 (0.46%) Korn
19 48 (0.46%) COBOL
20 43 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 540 (5.12%) Degree
2 212 (2.01%) ISEB
3 137 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 111 (1.05%) PMI Certification
5 94 (0.89%) PMP
6 92 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 81 (0.77%) CISSP
9 54 (0.51%) CCNP
10 49 (0.46%) CISA
11 45 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 44 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 39 (0.37%) CISM
15 34 (0.32%) Security Cleared
16 32 (0.30%) CCNA
17 28 (0.27%) CCIE
18 23 (0.22%) MCSE
19 21 (0.20%) SC Cleared
20 20 (0.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (3.40%) QA
2 122 (1.16%) EMIR
3 113 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 109 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
5 96 (0.91%) FATCA
6 74 (0.70%) MiFID
6 74 (0.70%) SLA
7 63 (0.60%) Basel III
8 42 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 36 (0.34%) Basel II
9 36 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 27 (0.26%) COBIT
11 26 (0.25%) Solvency II
12 22 (0.21%) COREP
13 18 (0.17%) PCI DSS
14 15 (0.14%) ISO 9001
15 13 (0.12%) CRD IV
16 12 (0.11%) FINREP
17 7 (0.066%) HIPAA
18 6 (0.057%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 232 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 117 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (0.47%) XenApp
4 33 (0.31%) vSphere
5 32 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
5 32 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 30 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 27 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (0.22%) NFS
8 23 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 21 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 15 (0.14%) Hyper-V
10 15 (0.14%) HDFS
11 13 (0.12%) Docker
12 11 (0.10%) KVM
12 11 (0.10%) Xen
13 10 (0.095%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.076%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.057%) Snort
Systems Management
1 198 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
2 64 (0.61%) Control-M
3 60 (0.57%) SCCM
4 50 (0.47%) Puppet
5 47 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (0.42%) Tivoli
7 41 (0.39%) NetBackup
8 29 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
9 27 (0.26%) BladeLogic
9 27 (0.26%) SCOM
9 27 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 15 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
12 14 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 13 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (0.095%) OpenView
15 9 (0.085%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (0.085%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 9 (0.085%) EMC VPLEX
16 8 (0.076%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1090 (10.34%) Oracle
2 686 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 319 (3.03%) IBM
4 276 (2.62%) Sybase
5 208 (1.97%) HP
6 185 (1.76%) VMware
7 176 (1.67%) Cisco
8 172 (1.63%) Informatica
9 167 (1.58%) SAP
10 164 (1.56%) Citrix
11 128 (1.21%) Business Objects
12 122 (1.16%) TIBCO
13 112 (1.06%) Red Hat
14 102 (0.97%) Teradata
15 83 (0.79%) Bloomberg
16 70 (0.66%) ServiceNow
17 67 (0.64%) EMC
18 66 (0.63%) Adobe
19 65 (0.62%) Reuters
20 63 (0.60%) Cognos
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