The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Banking
UK
Rank 17 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Banking 3439 4575 4748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.72% 8.82% 9.09%
As % of the General category 20.79% 22.87% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2365 3032 3294
Median daily rate £500 £477 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 12
Median hourly rate £20.15 £16.06 £10.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.50% +53.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £84.25 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.96 £12.50 £10.44
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +19.73%

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
16541 20005 20243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.12% 38.59% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10833 12881 12796
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 514 440
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +39.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-23.66% +45.55%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Banking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 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
England -3 3176 £525 +5.00% 898
London -1 2431 £550 +4.76% 709
City of London 0 478 £550 +4.76% 105
Scotland -7 179 £425 +3.03% 43
South East -24 178 £413 -13.15% 51
North West -2 160 £400 -5.88% 26
Edinburgh -4 147 £425 +1.19% 35
South West +1 121 £414 +2.22% 30
Yorkshire -2 117 £425 +2.90% 15
Buckinghamshire -5 88 £350 -17.64% 6
East Midlands +7 77 £425 +9.67% 16
West Yorkshire 0 74 £410 +7.47% 5
Manchester -7 72 £358 -10.62% 13
Cheshire +2 70 £425 - 12
Northamptonshire +8 68 £430 +7.50% 7
Northampton +5 58 £435 +8.75% 7
Milton Keynes -9 55 £350 -17.64% 4
Northern Ireland +6 49 £360 +30.90% 8
Bristol +9 48 £407 +13.54% 14
County Antrim +5 47 £325 +18.18% 5
Belfast +5 46 £319 +15.90% 5
Canary Wharf 0 45 £575 +15.00%
South Yorkshire -2 40 £475 -5.00% 9
Sheffield 0 39 £475 -5.00% 9
East of England +10 38 £400 -16.88% 31
Wiltshire +11 37 £425 -10.57% 5
Swindon +11 36 £425 -10.57% 4
Leeds -8 34 £435 +9.57% 3
Halifax 0 31 £388 +8.84% 2
Glasgow -17 30 £368 +8.88% 8

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Banking.

1 4057 (56.58%) Finance
2 1963 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
3 1738 (24.24%) Investment Banking
4 1369 (19.09%) Java
5 1303 (18.17%) SQL
6 937 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 778 (10.85%) Retail
8 661 (9.22%) Project Management
9 656 (9.15%) Linux
10 646 (9.01%) JavaScript
11 622 (8.67%) Scrum
12 619 (8.63%) Oracle
12 619 (8.63%) Unix
13 588 (8.20%) HTML
14 575 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
15 564 (7.87%) Windows
16 551 (7.68%) Microsoft
16 551 (7.68%) Front Office
17 543 (7.57%) SQL Server
18 528 (7.36%) C#
19 506 (7.06%) TDD
20 481 (6.71%) Retail Banking
21 476 (6.64%) .NET
22 446 (6.22%) Big Data
23 442 (6.16%) DevOps
24 441 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 434 (6.05%) Business Analysis
26 427 (5.95%) AngularJS
27 420 (5.86%) Python
28 412 (5.75%) HTML5

Banking
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 244 (3.40%) Apache Spark
2 173 (2.41%) WebSphere
3 155 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 130 (1.81%) Confluence
5 124 (1.73%) SAS
6 106 (1.48%) Apache
7 86 (1.20%) IIS
8 83 (1.16%) Tomcat
9 69 (0.96%) JBoss
10 52 (0.73%) Apache Pig
11 48 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 44 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
12 44 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
13 40 (0.56%) CMS
14 37 (0.52%) MS Exchange
14 37 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
15 31 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 30 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
16 30 (0.42%) Mule
17 26 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 392 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 229 (3.19%) MS Office
3 190 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 135 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 106 (1.48%) MS Project
6 47 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 40 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 25 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 14 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.11%) Flinto
12 6 (0.084%) SPSS
13 5 (0.070%) InVision
14 4 (0.056%) InDesign
15 3 (0.042%) HipChat
15 3 (0.042%) Lectora
16 2 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
16 2 (0.028%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 47 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 30 (0.42%) Temenos T24
4 27 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 27 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 17 (0.24%) Eikon
5 17 (0.24%) Loan IQ
6 13 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
7 10 (0.14%) ION MarketView
7 10 (0.14%) Summit
8 9 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 9 (0.13%) HFM
8 9 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
9 8 (0.11%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 8 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.098%) Endur
10 7 (0.098%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 6 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 169 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (0.88%) GitHub
4 61 (0.85%) PaaS
5 29 (0.40%) Office 365
6 26 (0.36%) IaaS
7 24 (0.33%) SaaS
8 16 (0.22%) OpenShift
9 11 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.13%) Bluemix
11 9 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
12 7 (0.098%) CloudBees
12 7 (0.098%) IBM Blueworks
13 6 (0.084%) Datadog
14 5 (0.070%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.056%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.056%) Heroku
15 4 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 153 (2.13%) Firewall
2 137 (1.91%) Internet
3 95 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 82 (1.14%) SAN
5 75 (1.05%) LAN
6 71 (0.99%) DNS
6 71 (0.99%) Network Security
7 70 (0.98%) WAN
8 44 (0.61%) SSL
9 42 (0.59%) HTTP
10 37 (0.52%) MPLS
11 34 (0.47%) ATM
11 34 (0.47%) DHCP
12 33 (0.46%) LDAP
13 32 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (0.45%) Intranet
14 30 (0.42%) VPN
15 27 (0.38%) Wireless
16 26 (0.36%) Multicast
17 25 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 446 (6.22%) Big Data
3 360 (5.02%) Hadoop
4 230 (3.21%) Relational Database
5 227 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 147 (2.05%) Oracle Database
7 138 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 135 (1.88%) DB2
9 132 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 126 (1.76%) MongoDB
11 122 (1.70%) Apache Hive
12 100 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 99 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 95 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
15 94 (1.31%) HBase
16 83 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
17 81 (1.13%) QlikView
18 79 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 74 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
20 57 (0.79%) KDB
Development Applications
1 354 (4.94%) JIRA
2 316 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 275 (3.83%) Git (software)
4 213 (2.97%) Maven
5 177 (2.47%) Selenium
6 149 (2.08%) JUnit
7 125 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 107 (1.49%) Cucumber
9 100 (1.39%) Subversion
10 88 (1.23%) Gradle
11 76 (1.06%) Ant
12 75 (1.05%) Hudson
13 64 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 58 (0.81%) Mockito
15 53 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
16 52 (0.73%) Eclipse
17 43 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 43 (0.60%) HP UFT
18 42 (0.59%) gulp
19 41 (0.57%) NUnit
General
1 4057 (56.58%) Finance
2 1738 (24.24%) Investment Banking
3 778 (10.85%) Retail
4 551 (7.68%) Front Office
5 481 (6.71%) Retail Banking
6 206 (2.87%) Financial Institution
7 186 (2.59%) Back Office
8 166 (2.31%) Legal
8 166 (2.31%) Telecoms
9 105 (1.46%) Marketing
10 98 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
11 61 (0.85%) Law
12 47 (0.66%) Private Banking
13 45 (0.63%) Games
14 44 (0.61%) Advertising
15 34 (0.47%) General Ledger
16 31 (0.43%) International Banking
17 28 (0.39%) Spanish Language
18 26 (0.36%) French Language
19 25 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2074 (28.92%) Developer
2 1604 (22.37%) Analyst
3 858 (11.96%) Business Analyst
4 641 (8.94%) Java Developer
5 570 (7.95%) Architect
6 529 (7.38%) Project Manager
7 421 (5.87%) Banking Analyst
8 334 (4.66%) Senior Developer
9 292 (4.07%) Consultant
10 245 (3.42%) C# Developer
11 193 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
12 185 (2.58%) .NET Developer
13 183 (2.55%) JavaScript Developer
14 179 (2.50%) Test Analyst
15 174 (2.43%) Senior Java Developer
16 172 (2.40%) SQL Developer
17 152 (2.12%) Designer
18 148 (2.06%) Banking Business Analyst
19 142 (1.98%) Data Analyst
20 136 (1.90%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (8.20%) HTML
2 476 (6.64%) .NET
3 427 (5.95%) AngularJS
4 412 (5.75%) HTML5
5 401 (5.59%) CSS
6 385 (5.37%) Spring
7 299 (4.17%) Web Services
8 277 (3.86%) XML
9 252 (3.51%) REST
10 238 (3.32%) CSS3
11 215 (3.00%) Node.js
12 207 (2.89%) React
13 198 (2.76%) SOAP
14 190 (2.65%) Middleware
15 183 (2.55%) Hibernate
16 175 (2.44%) JSON
17 165 (2.30%) jQuery
18 146 (2.04%) J2EE
19 121 (1.69%) ASP.NET
20 115 (1.60%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 575 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 441 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 319 (4.45%) User Experience
4 308 (4.30%) Derivative
5 273 (3.81%) Equities
6 251 (3.50%) Fixed Income
7 189 (2.64%) Data Centre
8 162 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 162 (2.26%) Fintech
9 152 (2.12%) Credit Risk
10 149 (2.08%) Management Information System
11 136 (1.90%) Mobile App
12 115 (1.60%) Market Risk
13 110 (1.53%) Virtual Team
14 108 (1.51%) SWIFT
15 105 (1.46%) Visualisation
16 104 (1.45%) Mainframe
17 102 (1.42%) Mathematics
18 91 (1.27%) Algorithms
19 88 (1.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 656 (9.15%) Linux
2 619 (8.63%) Unix
3 564 (7.87%) Windows
4 155 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 116 (1.62%) Android
6 107 (1.49%) Solaris
7 99 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 84 (1.17%) Apple iOS
9 78 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 60 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (0.63%) AIX
12 43 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 32 (0.45%) zOS
15 17 (0.24%) Windows 10
16 15 (0.21%) SUSE
17 10 (0.14%) OpenVMS
18 8 (0.11%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.098%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1963 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 937 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 661 (9.22%) Project Management
4 622 (8.67%) Scrum
5 506 (7.06%) TDD
6 442 (6.16%) DevOps
7 434 (6.05%) Business Analysis
8 399 (5.56%) Migration
9 367 (5.12%) Change Management
10 320 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
11 319 (4.45%) SDLC
12 318 (4.43%) OO
13 307 (4.28%) Analytics
14 292 (4.07%) Risk Management
15 286 (3.99%) ITIL
16 275 (3.83%) Data Modelling
17 266 (3.71%) Multithreading
18 251 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
19 236 (3.29%) Business Intelligence
20 231 (3.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1369 (19.09%) Java
2 1303 (18.17%) SQL
3 646 (9.01%) JavaScript
4 528 (7.36%) C#
5 420 (5.86%) Python
6 267 (3.72%) C++
7 226 (3.15%) Scala
8 217 (3.03%) Shell Script
9 164 (2.29%) Perl
10 133 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 131 (1.83%) PowerShell
12 120 (1.67%) VBA
13 115 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 99 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 92 (1.28%) C
16 63 (0.88%) Ruby
17 58 (0.81%) ES6
18 56 (0.78%) Korn
19 55 (0.77%) VB
20 49 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 407 (5.68%) Degree
2 89 (1.24%) ISEB
3 71 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (0.95%) PMP
5 65 (0.91%) PMI Certification
6 63 (0.88%) CISSP
7 55 (0.77%) CCNP
8 54 (0.75%) PhD
9 53 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 42 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 39 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 36 (0.50%) CISM
13 34 (0.47%) CCIE
14 30 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (0.40%) CISA
16 27 (0.38%) CCNA
17 18 (0.25%) ACCA
18 14 (0.20%) CIMA
18 14 (0.20%) MCSE
18 14 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (3.81%) QA
2 250 (3.49%) MiFID
3 95 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
3 95 (1.32%) EMIR
4 82 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 74 (1.03%) IFRS
6 66 (0.92%) FATCA
7 65 (0.91%) SLA
8 62 (0.86%) IFRS 9
9 43 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 39 (0.54%) SEPA
11 26 (0.36%) PCI DSS
12 23 (0.32%) Basel III
13 18 (0.25%) ISO20022
14 16 (0.22%) Basel II
14 16 (0.22%) COBIT
15 15 (0.21%) GDPR
16 11 (0.15%) Solvency II
17 10 (0.14%) FINREP
17 10 (0.14%) SDET
System Software
1 119 (1.66%) Docker
2 108 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 77 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (0.86%) HDFS
5 28 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 24 (0.33%) Apache Flume
6 24 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 23 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
8 22 (0.31%) XenApp
9 21 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 18 (0.25%) RACF
10 18 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (0.24%) NFS
12 16 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 15 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 15 (0.21%) VMware ESX
14 14 (0.20%) SRDF
14 14 (0.20%) vSphere
15 10 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 162 (2.26%) Puppet
2 159 (2.22%) Ansible
3 104 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (0.82%) Tivoli
5 52 (0.73%) SCCM
6 47 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
7 38 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
8 24 (0.33%) Control-M
8 24 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
8 24 (0.33%) Nagios
8 24 (0.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 19 (0.26%) NetBackup
10 18 (0.25%) MOM
10 18 (0.25%) Terraform
11 14 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (0.20%) Oozie
11 14 (0.20%) QRadar
11 14 (0.20%) Salt
11 14 (0.20%) SCOM
12 13 (0.18%) Grafana
Vendors
1 619 (8.63%) Oracle
2 551 (7.68%) Microsoft
3 223 (3.11%) IBM
4 185 (2.58%) Cisco
5 150 (2.09%) Sybase
6 135 (1.88%) VMware
7 125 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 116 (1.62%) SAP
9 114 (1.59%) Splunk
10 106 (1.48%) Bloomberg
11 97 (1.35%) Adobe
12 95 (1.32%) HP
13 94 (1.31%) MuleSoft
14 93 (1.30%) Citrix
15 87 (1.21%) Reuters
16 60 (0.84%) CheckPoint
17 57 (0.79%) TIBCO
18 56 (0.78%) Hortonworks
18 56 (0.78%) Informatica
19 55 (0.77%) Solace
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