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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 11 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Banking 4687 5162 4630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.24% 10.60% 10.37%
As % of the General category 23.76% 25.89% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3750 3330
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 33
Average hourly rate £10.44 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.80% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £125.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £10.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+4.40% -33.88%

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
19729 19939 17976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.90% 40.93% 40.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 12421 10672
Average daily rate £430 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £271
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 442 588 683
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -5 4094 £475 -5.00% 1237
London -2 3083 £500 -4.76% 810
City of London -3 868 £500 -4.76% 291
Scotland +2 522 £422 +5.50% 100
Edinburgh +1 395 £400 - 62
South East 0 217 £400 -4.76% 117
South West -4 189 £450 +12.50% 104
North West -8 177 £400 -3.03% 62
Yorkshire -1 165 £422 +12.87% 55
West Yorkshire -4 136 £425 +21.34% 45
East Midlands +13 119 £425 +13.33% 12
Wiltshire +22 110 £500 +11.11% 19
Buckinghamshire +2 103 £363 +11.53% 8
Swindon +8 101 £500 +11.11% 17
Northamptonshire 0 101 £425 -15.00% 12
Glasgow -1 86 £425 +6.25% 29
Cheshire -5 86 £400 +1.91% 16
Halifax 0 84 £425 +28.78% 21
Northampton +1 82 £425 -15.00% 10
Manchester +2 66 £425 -15.00% 40
Milton Keynes +1 66 £369 +13.46% 2
East of England +37 60 £450 +2.27% 36
West Midlands -16 58 £375 - 27
Surrey +27 47 £475 -9.52% 22
Bristol -21 39 £428 +7.95% 60
Docklands, London +1 36 £550 +3.77% 10
Birmingham -2 34 £330 +10.00% 13
Leeds -20 31 £400 +17.64% 19
Knutsford +1 27 £400 +13.47%
Berkshire -17 27 £425 +6.25% 46

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4930 (50.23%) Finance
2 3042 (31.00%) Investment Banking
3 1824 (18.59%) SQL
4 1434 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
5 1390 (14.16%) Java
6 1239 (12.62%) Retail
7 1234 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 1133 (11.54%) Oracle
9 1071 (10.91%) Project Management
10 974 (9.92%) UNIX
11 957 (9.75%) Front Office
12 881 (8.98%) Retail Banking
13 862 (8.78%) Windows
14 810 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
15 772 (7.87%) Linux
16 742 (7.56%) Microsoft
17 709 (7.22%) Business Analysis
18 684 (6.97%) C#
19 664 (6.77%) SQL Server
20 601 (6.12%) JavaScript
21 583 (5.94%) .NET
21 583 (5.94%) MS Excel
22 562 (5.73%) Degree
23 549 (5.59%) HTML
24 538 (5.48%) Migration
25 528 (5.38%) Derivative
26 491 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 444 (4.52%) OO
28 439 (4.47%) MS Office
29 434 (4.42%) Data Modelling

Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 242 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 231 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 205 (2.09%) SAS
4 111 (1.13%) WebLogic
5 93 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 81 (0.83%) CMS
7 68 (0.69%) JBoss
8 67 (0.68%) MS Exchange
9 65 (0.66%) IIS
10 63 (0.64%) Apache
11 59 (0.60%) IBM Notes
12 48 (0.49%) Node.js
13 47 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
14 44 (0.45%) Lync
15 43 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
15 43 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
16 39 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
17 33 (0.34%) Confluence
18 31 (0.32%) CICS
19 28 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 583 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 439 (4.47%) MS Office
3 270 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 221 (2.25%) MS Project
5 197 (2.01%) MS Visio
6 74 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 47 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 37 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 22 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 13 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 12 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 11 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 10 (0.10%) SPSS
14 6 (0.061%) Open Workbench
15 5 (0.051%) InDesign
16 3 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
16 3 (0.031%) DOC1
17 2 (0.020%) InfoPath
17 2 (0.020%) PowerPivot
18 1 (0.010%) Stata
Business Applications
1 48 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 35 (0.36%) ION MarketView
3 35 (0.36%) Summit
4 32 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
5 29 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 29 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 27 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 24 (0.24%) RMDS
8 19 (0.19%) Temenos T24
9 18 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
10 15 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
12 13 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
12 13 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 13 (0.13%) Loan IQ
12 13 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
13 12 (0.12%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
15 10 (0.10%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 42 (0.43%) SaaS
2 30 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
4 11 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.092%) IaaS
5 9 (0.092%) GitHub
6 8 (0.082%) Force.com
6 8 (0.082%) Office 365
7 6 (0.061%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.041%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.031%) IBM SmartCloud
9 3 (0.031%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.020%) Taleo
10 2 (0.020%) PaaS
11 1 (0.010%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.010%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.010%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.010%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.010%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.010%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 211 (2.15%) Firewall
2 160 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 130 (1.32%) LAN
3 130 (1.32%) Internet
4 118 (1.20%) SAN
5 116 (1.18%) DNS
5 116 (1.18%) WAN
6 81 (0.83%) BGP
7 74 (0.75%) Multicast
8 68 (0.69%) Network Security
9 60 (0.61%) OSPF
9 60 (0.61%) VPN
10 54 (0.55%) EIGRP
10 54 (0.55%) Intranet
11 53 (0.54%) MPLS
12 50 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 48 (0.49%) HTTP
14 47 (0.48%) NAS
15 43 (0.44%) Wireless
16 42 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 664 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 431 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
3 347 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 209 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 209 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 186 (1.90%) Big Data
6 165 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 148 (1.51%) RDBMS
8 134 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 133 (1.36%) DB2
10 128 (1.30%) QlikView
11 121 (1.23%) Hadoop
12 87 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 73 (0.74%) NoSQL
14 68 (0.69%) MS Access
15 66 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 66 (0.67%) MongoDB
16 59 (0.60%) Data Mining
16 59 (0.60%) OLAP
17 50 (0.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 183 (1.86%) JIRA
2 147 (1.50%) Maven
3 110 (1.12%) Subversion
4 104 (1.06%) TeamCity
5 97 (0.99%) JUnit
6 95 (0.97%) Git (software)
7 76 (0.77%) Selenium
8 74 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 67 (0.68%) Ant
10 59 (0.60%) Jenkins
11 57 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 57 (0.58%) CruiseControl
12 55 (0.56%) NUnit
13 48 (0.49%) Eclipse
13 48 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
14 45 (0.46%) Grunt
15 37 (0.38%) Toad
16 33 (0.34%) Hudson
16 33 (0.34%) Cucumber
17 32 (0.33%) jMock
General
1 4930 (50.23%) Finance
2 3042 (31.00%) Investment Banking
3 1239 (12.62%) Retail
4 957 (9.75%) Front Office
5 881 (8.98%) Retail Banking
6 266 (2.71%) Back Office
7 255 (2.60%) Financial Institution
8 236 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 219 (2.23%) Legal
10 97 (0.99%) Marketing
11 79 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
12 69 (0.70%) Law
13 55 (0.56%) International Banking
14 49 (0.50%) Private Banking
15 42 (0.43%) Advertising
16 40 (0.41%) Manufacturing
17 37 (0.38%) General Ledger
18 33 (0.34%) French Language
19 28 (0.29%) Publishing
20 27 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2726 (27.78%) Analyst
2 2286 (23.29%) Developer
3 1519 (15.48%) Business Analyst
4 1155 (11.77%) Project Manager
5 625 (6.37%) Architect
6 610 (6.22%) Java Developer
7 429 (4.37%) Banking Business Analyst
8 391 (3.98%) Consultant
9 262 (2.67%) C# Developer
10 258 (2.63%) Senior Developer
11 239 (2.44%) Data Analyst
12 220 (2.24%) Support Analyst
13 213 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
14 211 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
15 200 (2.04%) Test Manager
16 189 (1.93%) Programme Manager
17 185 (1.89%) Designer
17 185 (1.89%) Administrator
18 182 (1.85%) Test Analyst
19 180 (1.83%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (5.94%) .NET
2 549 (5.59%) HTML
3 374 (3.81%) XML
4 350 (3.57%) CSS
5 301 (3.07%) HTML5
6 290 (2.95%) Spring
7 238 (2.43%) Web Services
8 211 (2.15%) Middleware
9 208 (2.12%) jQuery
10 205 (2.09%) WPF
11 177 (1.80%) Hibernate
12 176 (1.79%) J2EE
13 167 (1.70%) AngularJS
14 161 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
15 142 (1.45%) WCF
16 137 (1.40%) JMS
17 129 (1.31%) ASP.NET
18 125 (1.27%) SOAP
19 110 (1.12%) REST
20 107 (1.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 810 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 528 (5.38%) Derivative
3 491 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 391 (3.98%) Fixed Income
5 327 (3.33%) Credit Risk
6 267 (2.72%) Equities
7 248 (2.53%) User Experience
8 213 (2.17%) Market Risk
9 200 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 156 (1.59%) Mainframe
11 152 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
12 146 (1.49%) Management Information System
13 124 (1.26%) Reference Data
14 119 (1.21%) Blackberry
15 118 (1.20%) Mobile App
16 116 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
17 108 (1.10%) Data Structures
18 107 (1.09%) Mathematics
19 103 (1.05%) SWIFT
20 96 (0.98%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 974 (9.92%) UNIX
2 862 (8.78%) Windows
3 772 (7.87%) Linux
4 197 (2.01%) Windows 7
5 196 (2.00%) Solaris
6 166 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 157 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 119 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 109 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 105 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 97 (0.99%) Android
12 74 (0.75%) AIX
13 56 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 52 (0.53%) SUSE
15 47 (0.48%) zOS
16 19 (0.19%) HPUX
17 18 (0.18%) Windows 2000
18 10 (0.10%) Windows NT
18 10 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
18 10 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1434 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1234 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1071 (10.91%) Project Management
4 709 (7.22%) Business Analysis
5 538 (5.48%) Migration
6 444 (4.52%) OO
7 434 (4.42%) Data Modelling
8 433 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 421 (4.29%) Risk Management
10 400 (4.08%) TDD
11 394 (4.01%) Change Management
11 394 (4.01%) Multithreading
12 391 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
13 370 (3.77%) ITIL
14 354 (3.61%) Data Analysis
15 352 (3.59%) PRINCE2
16 339 (3.45%) Analytics
17 321 (3.27%) Scrum
18 305 (3.11%) ETL
19 302 (3.08%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1824 (18.59%) SQL
2 1390 (14.16%) Java
3 684 (6.97%) C#
4 601 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 402 (4.10%) C++
6 329 (3.35%) Perl
7 306 (3.12%) Python
8 303 (3.09%) VBA
9 233 (2.37%) PL/SQL
10 230 (2.34%) Shell Script
11 131 (1.33%) T-SQL
12 121 (1.23%) C
13 111 (1.13%) PowerShell
14 81 (0.83%) Scala
15 71 (0.72%) VB
16 64 (0.65%) Bash Shell
17 61 (0.62%) Korn
18 57 (0.58%) VBScript
19 55 (0.56%) Ruby
20 41 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 562 (5.73%) Degree
2 141 (1.44%) ISEB
3 137 (1.40%) PMI Certification
4 136 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 100 (1.02%) CCNP
6 95 (0.97%) PMP
7 68 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 58 (0.59%) CCNA
9 56 (0.57%) CISSP
10 44 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 44 (0.45%) CCIE
11 41 (0.42%) CISM
12 40 (0.41%) ISTQB
13 34 (0.35%) Security Cleared
14 33 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (0.29%) CISA
16 27 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 27 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
17 26 (0.26%) MBA
18 24 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (3.11%) QA
2 96 (0.98%) EMIR
3 92 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 79 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
5 78 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 72 (0.73%) FATCA
7 65 (0.66%) Basel III
8 52 (0.53%) SLA
9 44 (0.45%) ISO 9001
10 39 (0.40%) MiFID
11 34 (0.35%) COBIT
12 33 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 29 (0.30%) Basel II
14 27 (0.28%) PCI DSS
15 23 (0.23%) COREP
16 22 (0.22%) FINREP
16 22 (0.22%) Solvency II
17 13 (0.13%) CRD IV
18 7 (0.071%) GAAP
19 4 (0.041%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 212 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 107 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
4 41 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 39 (0.40%) ACF2
5 39 (0.40%) XenApp
6 37 (0.38%) vSphere
7 36 (0.37%) RACF
7 36 (0.37%) HDFS
8 32 (0.33%) NFS
9 30 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
10 27 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 25 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 25 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 23 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 22 (0.22%) VMware ESX
14 19 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
15 17 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 17 (0.17%) ProxySG
16 15 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 186 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 102 (1.04%) Control-M
3 62 (0.63%) SCCM
4 49 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 41 (0.42%) Puppet
6 37 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
7 27 (0.28%) Data Guard
8 24 (0.24%) NetBackup
8 24 (0.24%) SCOM
9 22 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (0.21%) Oozie
11 19 (0.19%) Vagrant
11 19 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 19 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
12 17 (0.17%) Ambari
12 17 (0.17%) BladeLogic
13 14 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
14 13 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
14 13 (0.13%) CA SiteMinder
15 11 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1133 (11.54%) Oracle
2 742 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 288 (2.93%) Sybase
3 288 (2.93%) IBM
4 271 (2.76%) Cisco
5 208 (2.12%) VMware
6 204 (2.08%) HP
7 196 (2.00%) Citrix
8 190 (1.94%) Red Hat
9 180 (1.83%) SAP
10 141 (1.44%) Informatica
11 138 (1.41%) Business Objects
12 132 (1.35%) TIBCO
13 117 (1.19%) Adobe
14 111 (1.13%) Cognos
15 104 (1.06%) CheckPoint
16 103 (1.05%) F5
17 94 (0.96%) Bloomberg
18 92 (0.94%) Juniper
19 87 (0.89%) EMC
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