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 28 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 5255 5905 5768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.11% 11.41% 11.31%
As % of the General category 23.56% 27.45% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3856 4357 4183
Average daily rate
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£475 £495 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.70% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 24
Average hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.61% -21.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £9.94 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £117.00 £68.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £10.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -31.66%

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
22308 21509 21697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.67% 41.55% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14210 13675 12730
Average daily rate £431 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 553 788
Average hourly rate £22.69 £21.00 £23.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% -11.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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
England -4 4644 £488 -2.50% 1041
London -2 3623 £500 -4.76% 716
City of London -1 1103 £500 -0.99% 250
Scotland +1 521 £425 +13.33% 65
Edinburgh +1 390 £413 +8.55% 46
South East -22 221 £400 -5.82% 76
South West -2 204 £430 +8.72% 80
North West -8 186 £420 +11.86% 36
Yorkshire -2 144 £400 +5.26% 41
West Yorkshire -4 111 £413 +8.55% 30
Wiltshire +10 109 £475 +2.75% 37
Swindon +4 99 £475 +5.55% 27
Buckinghamshire +4 97 £350 +7.69% 15
West Midlands +2 91 £363 -7.93% 21
East Midlands +14 88 £425 +134.48% 10
Cheshire -4 84 £415 +10.66% 7
Glasgow -3 82 £425 +13.33% 11
Manchester +8 74 £450 -0.05% 20
Halifax 0 72 £413 +9.27% 12
Milton Keynes -2 68 £350 +7.69% 8
Northamptonshire +5 67 £425 +61.90% 6
Birmingham +4 57 £375 - 10
East of England +29 56 £406 -7.14% 49
Northampton +9 54 £425 +51.78% 3
Docklands, London +1 48 £538 -2.27% 8
Bristol -30 43 £400 +8.10% 20
Surrey -3 41 £450 -9.09% 13
Berkshire -26 34 £425 +6.25% 24
Stirling -1 33 £450 +20.00% 2
Northern Ireland +11 27 £300 -22.58% 6

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 5045 (50.27%) Finance
2 3208 (31.97%) Investment Banking
3 1912 (19.05%) SQL
4 1417 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
5 1388 (13.83%) Java
6 1291 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 1250 (12.46%) Retail
8 1216 (12.12%) Oracle
9 1099 (10.95%) Project Management
10 1013 (10.09%) Front Office
11 968 (9.65%) UNIX
12 955 (9.52%) Windows
13 899 (8.96%) Retail Banking
14 832 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
15 827 (8.24%) Linux
16 794 (7.91%) Microsoft
17 755 (7.52%) C#
18 749 (7.46%) Business Analysis
19 736 (7.33%) SQL Server
20 628 (6.26%) .NET
21 589 (5.87%) JavaScript
22 580 (5.78%) Degree
23 566 (5.64%) MS Excel
24 564 (5.62%) Migration
25 525 (5.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 523 (5.21%) HTML
27 501 (4.99%) Derivative
28 496 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
29 445 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
30 439 (4.37%) Change Management

Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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
1 253 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 246 (2.45%) WebSphere
3 215 (2.14%) SAS
4 134 (1.34%) WebLogic
5 110 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 105 (1.05%) CMS
7 85 (0.85%) IIS
8 79 (0.79%) Apache
8 79 (0.79%) JBoss
9 69 (0.69%) MS Exchange
10 59 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
11 58 (0.58%) Lync
12 51 (0.51%) IBM Notes
13 47 (0.47%) Node.js
14 42 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
14 42 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
15 38 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
15 38 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
16 35 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
17 31 (0.31%) FileNet
Applications
1 566 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 427 (4.26%) MS Office
3 278 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 230 (2.29%) MS Project
5 221 (2.20%) MS Visio
6 81 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 50 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
8 45 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 19 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 15 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
11 14 (0.14%) Fireworks
12 11 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
13 7 (0.070%) SPSS
14 6 (0.060%) Open Workbench
15 4 (0.040%) InDesign
16 3 (0.030%) DOC1
17 2 (0.020%) RoboHelp
18 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
18 1 (0.010%) Stata
Business Applications
1 53 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 36 (0.36%) Summit
4 35 (0.35%) ION MarketView
4 35 (0.35%) RMDS
5 34 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
5 34 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 22 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 22 (0.22%) SAP CO
7 17 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 17 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 16 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 14 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 14 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
10 13 (0.13%) Loan IQ
10 13 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
11 11 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
12 10 (0.100%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.100%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.100%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 32 (0.32%) SaaS
2 29 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.100%) IaaS
4 10 (0.100%) IBM Blueworks
5 9 (0.090%) Force.com
5 9 (0.090%) Office 365
6 6 (0.060%) GitHub
7 5 (0.050%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.040%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.030%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.020%) Taleo
10 2 (0.020%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.010%) PaaS
11 1 (0.010%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.010%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.010%) Heroku
11 1 (0.010%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.010%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.010%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 209 (2.08%) Firewall
2 163 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 138 (1.38%) Internet
4 127 (1.27%) DNS
4 127 (1.27%) SAN
5 124 (1.24%) LAN
6 121 (1.21%) WAN
7 73 (0.73%) Intranet
8 67 (0.67%) BGP
9 63 (0.63%) Network Security
10 61 (0.61%) VPN
10 61 (0.61%) OSPF
11 52 (0.52%) Multicast
12 42 (0.42%) NAS
13 41 (0.41%) LDAP
14 37 (0.37%) DHCP
14 37 (0.37%) HTTP
15 36 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (0.35%) VLAN
16 35 (0.35%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 736 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 445 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
3 344 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 244 (2.43%) Oracle Database
5 203 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 163 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 162 (1.61%) Big Data
8 158 (1.57%) QlikView
9 155 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 151 (1.50%) RDBMS
11 125 (1.25%) DB2
12 101 (1.01%) Hadoop
13 94 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
14 78 (0.78%) MongoDB
14 78 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 68 (0.68%) Data Mining
16 64 (0.64%) MS Access
17 59 (0.59%) NoSQL
18 57 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
19 55 (0.55%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 160 (1.59%) JIRA
2 145 (1.44%) Maven
3 137 (1.37%) Subversion
4 94 (0.94%) JUnit
5 92 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 90 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 71 (0.71%) Visual Studio
8 69 (0.69%) Selenium
9 63 (0.63%) CruiseControl
10 62 (0.62%) Ant
11 54 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
12 52 (0.52%) Eclipse
13 48 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 47 (0.47%) NUnit
15 42 (0.42%) Jenkins
16 39 (0.39%) Grunt
17 37 (0.37%) jMock
18 34 (0.34%) Cucumber
19 30 (0.30%) Hudson
20 28 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 5045 (50.27%) Finance
2 3208 (31.97%) Investment Banking
3 1250 (12.46%) Retail
4 1013 (10.09%) Front Office
5 899 (8.96%) Retail Banking
6 284 (2.83%) Financial Institution
7 262 (2.61%) Back Office
8 255 (2.54%) Telecoms
9 212 (2.11%) Legal
10 108 (1.08%) Marketing
11 85 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
12 73 (0.73%) International Banking
13 63 (0.63%) Law
14 56 (0.56%) Advertising
15 50 (0.50%) Private Banking
16 42 (0.42%) French Language
16 42 (0.42%) Manufacturing
17 33 (0.33%) Spanish Language
18 32 (0.32%) General Ledger
19 26 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2741 (27.31%) Analyst
2 2371 (23.63%) Developer
3 1502 (14.97%) Business Analyst
4 1195 (11.91%) Project Manager
5 641 (6.39%) Java Developer
6 588 (5.86%) Architect
7 416 (4.15%) Consultant
8 399 (3.98%) Banking Business Analyst
9 281 (2.80%) C# Developer
10 245 (2.44%) Senior Developer
11 239 (2.38%) Data Analyst
12 229 (2.28%) Programme Manager
13 227 (2.26%) Support Analyst
14 220 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
15 198 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
16 196 (1.95%) Administrator
16 196 (1.95%) Test Analyst
17 193 (1.92%) Test Manager
18 182 (1.81%) Senior Manager
18 182 (1.81%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (6.26%) .NET
2 523 (5.21%) HTML
3 382 (3.81%) XML
4 319 (3.18%) Spring
5 309 (3.08%) CSS
6 277 (2.76%) HTML5
7 237 (2.36%) Web Services
8 229 (2.28%) Middleware
9 211 (2.10%) jQuery
10 202 (2.01%) WPF
11 190 (1.89%) J2EE
12 184 (1.83%) Hibernate
13 162 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
14 160 (1.59%) WCF
15 152 (1.51%) ASP.NET
16 143 (1.43%) AngularJS
17 136 (1.36%) JMS
18 117 (1.17%) SOAP
19 113 (1.13%) REST
20 104 (1.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 832 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 525 (5.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 501 (4.99%) Derivative
4 395 (3.94%) Fixed Income
5 339 (3.38%) Credit Risk
6 274 (2.73%) Equities
7 235 (2.34%) Market Risk
8 233 (2.32%) User Experience
9 201 (2.00%) Computer Science
10 189 (1.88%) Management Information System
11 165 (1.64%) Mainframe
12 155 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
13 136 (1.36%) Data Structures
14 122 (1.22%) Mobile App
15 116 (1.16%) Reference Data
16 103 (1.03%) SWIFT
17 98 (0.98%) Online Banking
18 94 (0.94%) Mathematics
19 93 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
20 91 (0.91%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 968 (9.65%) UNIX
2 955 (9.52%) Windows
3 827 (8.24%) Linux
4 209 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 190 (1.89%) Solaris
6 182 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 157 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 111 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 101 (1.01%) Windows XP
10 99 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 90 (0.90%) Android
12 73 (0.73%) AIX
13 50 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 50 (0.50%) SUSE
14 44 (0.44%) zOS
15 23 (0.23%) HPUX
16 19 (0.19%) Windows 2000
17 11 (0.11%) Windows 8
18 10 (0.100%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 9 (0.090%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1417 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1291 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 1099 (10.95%) Project Management
4 749 (7.46%) Business Analysis
5 564 (5.62%) Migration
6 496 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 439 (4.37%) Change Management
8 434 (4.32%) Risk Management
8 434 (4.32%) Multithreading
9 425 (4.24%) TDD
10 414 (4.13%) OO
11 405 (4.04%) Data Modelling
12 401 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
13 387 (3.86%) ITIL
14 368 (3.67%) PRINCE2
15 351 (3.50%) Analytics
16 335 (3.34%) Data Analysis
17 329 (3.28%) Scrum
18 311 (3.10%) ETL
19 284 (2.83%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1912 (19.05%) SQL
2 1388 (13.83%) Java
3 755 (7.52%) C#
4 589 (5.87%) JavaScript
5 413 (4.12%) C++
6 308 (3.07%) Perl
7 303 (3.02%) VBA
8 300 (2.99%) Python
9 278 (2.77%) Shell Script
10 262 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 168 (1.67%) PowerShell
12 143 (1.43%) C
13 138 (1.38%) T-SQL
14 93 (0.93%) VB
15 64 (0.64%) Scala
16 60 (0.60%) VBScript
17 54 (0.54%) Korn
18 51 (0.51%) Ruby
19 50 (0.50%) Bash Shell
20 38 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 580 (5.78%) Degree
2 161 (1.60%) ISEB
3 150 (1.49%) PMI Certification
4 114 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (0.99%) PMP
6 80 (0.80%) CCNP
7 71 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 65 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (0.64%) CISSP
10 60 (0.60%) ISTQB
11 50 (0.50%) CCNA
12 41 (0.41%) CISM
13 35 (0.35%) Security Cleared
14 33 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (0.33%) CISA
15 30 (0.30%) MCSE
16 29 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 28 (0.28%) CIMA
18 27 (0.27%) CCA
19 25 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (3.21%) QA
2 93 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 92 (0.92%) EMIR
4 82 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
5 79 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 70 (0.70%) Basel III
7 54 (0.54%) ISO 9001
8 53 (0.53%) FATCA
9 50 (0.50%) SLA
10 36 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 36 (0.36%) MiFID
11 35 (0.35%) PCI DSS
12 33 (0.33%) Basel II
13 29 (0.29%) COBIT
14 27 (0.27%) Solvency II
15 21 (0.21%) COREP
16 19 (0.19%) FINREP
17 9 (0.090%) CRD IV
18 8 (0.080%) GAAP
19 4 (0.040%) P3O
System Software
1 247 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 105 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (0.50%) XenApp
4 48 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 48 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 40 (0.40%) ACF2
6 38 (0.38%) RACF
6 38 (0.38%) VMware ESX
7 34 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 31 (0.31%) NFS
9 30 (0.30%) vSphere
10 27 (0.27%) HDFS
11 26 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 23 (0.23%) XenServer
13 23 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.23%) Apache Flume
14 20 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 18 (0.18%) ProxySG
16 15 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 196 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 103 (1.03%) Control-M
3 75 (0.75%) Tivoli
3 75 (0.75%) SCCM
4 43 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
5 39 (0.39%) Puppet
6 30 (0.30%) Data Guard
6 30 (0.30%) BladeLogic
7 29 (0.29%) SCOM
8 26 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 25 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 23 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
11 21 (0.21%) Oozie
12 20 (0.20%) Ambari
13 19 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
14 15 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 12 (0.12%) WMI
16 11 (0.11%) HP SIM
17 10 (0.100%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1216 (12.12%) Oracle
2 794 (7.91%) Microsoft
3 304 (3.03%) Sybase
4 277 (2.76%) IBM
5 258 (2.57%) Cisco
6 216 (2.15%) Citrix
7 214 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 208 (2.07%) HP
9 201 (2.00%) VMware
10 169 (1.68%) SAP
11 153 (1.52%) Business Objects
12 145 (1.44%) Informatica
13 140 (1.40%) TIBCO
14 128 (1.28%) Cognos
15 121 (1.21%) Adobe
16 99 (0.99%) CheckPoint
17 92 (0.92%) Bloomberg
18 85 (0.85%) F5
19 83 (0.83%) Juniper
19 83 (0.83%) EMC
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