The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 12 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Banking 5235 5585 8262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.30% 11.70% 13.62%
As % of the General category 23.87% 27.34% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3788 4072 5973
Average daily rate £475 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £15.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £49.10 £40.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.72 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-36.64% -26.00%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21931 20429 27552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.95% 42.81% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13605 12277 16315
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 643 827
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.54 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -6 4740 £475 -5.00% 1089
London -1 3683 £500 -3.84% 779
City of London -2 1354 £500 - 395
Scotland -2 367 £409 +7.56% 92
Edinburgh -1 237 £425 +6.25% 51
South West -13 207 £420 +12.00% 76
Yorkshire +17 202 £364 -3.00% 43
North West -6 196 £424 +16.02% 66
South East -9 195 £400 -0.92% 55
West Yorkshire +9 169 £365 -2.66% 33
East Midlands +9 125 £425 - 10
Wiltshire +2 98 £438 +6.70% 13
Halifax 0 98 £380 +1.33% 7
Swindon 0 93 £424 +3.30% 12
Northamptonshire 0 89 £500 +17.64% 9
Manchester -5 87 £425 +16.29% 22
Cheshire -6 85 £400 +8.10% 40
Buckinghamshire +16 83 £320 +2.40% 12
Glasgow -6 78 £350 -4.10% 26
Milton Keynes +14 73 £320 +28.00% 6
Bristol -12 64 £396 +13.14% 37
Docklands, London -1 63 £505 +1.00% 4
West Midlands +23 62 £425 +23.18% 25
Wales -5 62 £396 +5.60% 4
South Wales -3 60 £396 +5.60% 4
Cardiff -2 56 £396 +5.60% 3
Northampton +1 55 £500 +17.64% 6
East of England -6 44 £400 +15.10% 19
Berkshire -10 42 £450 +12.50% 13
Leeds -3 38 £358 -10.62% 24

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5409 (52.39%) Finance
2 3508 (33.98%) Investment Banking
3 1921 (18.61%) SQL
4 1301 (12.60%) Project Management
5 1251 (12.12%) Retail
6 1246 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 1228 (11.89%) Oracle
8 1153 (11.17%) Java
9 1090 (10.56%) Front Office
10 1074 (10.40%) Windows
11 940 (9.10%) Retail Banking
12 867 (8.40%) UNIX
13 850 (8.23%) C#
14 825 (7.99%) Business Analysis
15 803 (7.78%) Microsoft
16 802 (7.77%) SQL Server
17 685 (6.64%) Derivative
18 684 (6.63%) Linux
19 678 (6.57%) .NET
20 638 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
21 628 (6.08%) MS Excel
22 536 (5.19%) Change Management
23 510 (4.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 506 (4.90%) Migration
25 496 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
26 492 (4.77%) Degree
27 488 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
28 467 (4.52%) PRINCE2
28 467 (4.52%) Risk Management
29 465 (4.50%) MS Office

Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 274 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 224 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 132 (1.28%) SAS
4 97 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 81 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 78 (0.76%) Apache
7 74 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
8 73 (0.71%) MS Exchange
9 68 (0.66%) IIS
10 65 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 64 (0.62%) IBM Notes
12 62 (0.60%) CMS
13 60 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 54 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
15 50 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
16 45 (0.44%) CICS
17 43 (0.42%) WebSphere Process Server
18 41 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
19 39 (0.38%) Lync
20 35 (0.34%) MQSeries
Applications
1 628 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 465 (4.50%) MS Office
3 317 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 248 (2.40%) MS Project
5 209 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 45 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 40 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 23 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.12%) RoboHelp
9 12 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 11 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.097%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.077%) SPSS
13 6 (0.058%) Open Workbench
14 5 (0.048%) Mingle
14 5 (0.048%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.029%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.029%) InDesign
15 3 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
16 1 (0.010%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 47 (0.46%) Markit EDM
2 44 (0.43%) RMDS
3 31 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 30 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
4 30 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 30 (0.29%) Temenos T24
5 25 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
6 23 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 23 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 23 (0.22%) Eikon
7 21 (0.20%) SAP FI
8 19 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 19 (0.18%) SAP CO
9 18 (0.17%) Summit
10 16 (0.15%) ION MarketView
11 14 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
12 13 (0.13%) Loan IQ
12 13 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
13 11 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
13 11 (0.11%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.14%) SaaS
2 8 (0.077%) Taleo
3 5 (0.048%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.039%) GitHub
5 3 (0.029%) IaaS
6 2 (0.019%) Office 365
7 1 (0.010%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.010%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.010%) Force.com
7 1 (0.010%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 208 (2.01%) Internet
2 177 (1.71%) Firewall
3 142 (1.38%) SAN
4 123 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 95 (0.92%) Network Security
6 86 (0.83%) WAN
7 76 (0.74%) DNS
8 75 (0.73%) LAN
9 65 (0.63%) HTTP
10 58 (0.56%) NAS
11 57 (0.55%) Intranet
12 55 (0.53%) LDAP
13 54 (0.52%) VPN
14 52 (0.50%) VoIP
15 42 (0.41%) Multicast
15 42 (0.41%) MPLS
15 42 (0.41%) BGP
16 39 (0.38%) ATM
16 39 (0.38%) FTP
17 33 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 802 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 488 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
3 297 (2.88%) Oracle Database
4 263 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 256 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 250 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 174 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 149 (1.44%) DB2
9 133 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 124 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 123 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 109 (1.06%) QlikView
13 101 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 92 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
15 90 (0.87%) MS Access
16 88 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
17 79 (0.77%) Data Mining
18 49 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
19 45 (0.44%) DTS
20 39 (0.38%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 170 (1.65%) JIRA
2 168 (1.63%) Maven
3 137 (1.33%) Subversion
4 111 (1.08%) JUnit
5 102 (0.99%) Ant
6 96 (0.93%) Selenium
7 76 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
8 68 (0.66%) Jenkins
9 62 (0.60%) TeamCity
10 61 (0.59%) Eclipse
11 53 (0.51%) Visual Studio
11 53 (0.51%) Git (software)
12 51 (0.49%) Hudson
13 49 (0.47%) LoadRunner
14 42 (0.41%) Cucumber
14 42 (0.41%) ClearCase
15 41 (0.40%) CruiseControl
16 38 (0.37%) Mockito
17 37 (0.36%) WebDriver
18 36 (0.35%) JBehave
General
1 5409 (52.39%) Finance
2 3508 (33.98%) Investment Banking
3 1251 (12.12%) Retail
4 1090 (10.56%) Front Office
5 940 (9.10%) Retail Banking
6 400 (3.87%) Back Office
7 364 (3.53%) Legal
8 305 (2.95%) Telecoms
9 304 (2.94%) Financial Institution
10 134 (1.30%) Marketing
11 121 (1.17%) Law
12 95 (0.92%) Private Banking
13 94 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
14 81 (0.78%) International Banking
15 67 (0.65%) Advertising
16 57 (0.55%) General Ledger
17 48 (0.46%) German Language
18 39 (0.38%) Publishing
19 36 (0.35%) French Language
20 33 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3089 (29.92%) Analyst
2 2115 (20.49%) Developer
3 1755 (17.00%) Business Analyst
4 1349 (13.07%) Project Manager
5 618 (5.99%) Architect
6 435 (4.21%) Banking Business Analyst
7 431 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 366 (3.55%) Consultant
9 359 (3.48%) C# Developer
10 243 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
10 243 (2.35%) Test Analyst
11 240 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
12 230 (2.23%) Senior Developer
13 228 (2.21%) Test Manager
14 225 (2.18%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 212 (2.05%) Programme Manager
16 209 (2.02%) Senior Manager
17 198 (1.92%) Administrator
18 197 (1.91%) .NET Developer
19 185 (1.79%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (6.57%) .NET
2 418 (4.05%) HTML
3 372 (3.60%) XML
4 284 (2.75%) Spring
5 264 (2.56%) Web Services
6 241 (2.33%) WPF
7 227 (2.20%) ASP.NET
8 206 (2.00%) Middleware
9 202 (1.96%) CSS
10 176 (1.70%) HTML5
11 173 (1.68%) WCF
12 168 (1.63%) JMS
12 168 (1.63%) J2EE
13 154 (1.49%) Hibernate
14 139 (1.35%) jQuery
15 138 (1.34%) SOAP
16 91 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
17 79 (0.77%) .NET Framework
18 78 (0.76%) REST
19 74 (0.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 685 (6.64%) Derivative
2 510 (4.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 411 (3.98%) Fixed Income
4 332 (3.22%) Credit Risk
5 324 (3.14%) Equities
6 199 (1.93%) Market Risk
7 187 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 164 (1.59%) Mainframe
9 161 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 156 (1.51%) Reference Data
11 146 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
12 138 (1.34%) Online Banking
13 128 (1.24%) Blackberry
14 127 (1.23%) Computer Science
15 113 (1.09%) Hedge funds
16 107 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
17 104 (1.01%) PMI
18 101 (0.98%) SWIFT
19 99 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
20 90 (0.87%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1074 (10.40%) Windows
2 867 (8.40%) UNIX
3 684 (6.63%) Linux
4 276 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 220 (2.13%) Solaris
6 159 (1.54%) Windows XP
7 116 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 114 (1.10%) AIX
9 96 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 80 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 69 (0.67%) Android
12 56 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 31 (0.30%) zOS
13 31 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (0.19%) SUSE
15 18 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.13%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.097%) VMS
18 8 (0.077%) Windows Phone
19 7 (0.068%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1301 (12.60%) Project Management
2 1246 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 825 (7.99%) Business Analysis
4 638 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
5 536 (5.19%) Change Management
6 506 (4.90%) Migration
7 496 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 467 (4.52%) PRINCE2
8 467 (4.52%) Risk Management
9 448 (4.34%) ITIL
10 423 (4.10%) Data Modelling
11 379 (3.67%) Data Analysis
12 351 (3.40%) TDD
13 345 (3.34%) Asset Management
14 344 (3.33%) Scrum
15 326 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
16 295 (2.86%) Multithreading
17 274 (2.65%) Analytics
18 268 (2.60%) ETL
19 258 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1921 (18.61%) SQL
2 1153 (11.17%) Java
3 850 (8.23%) C#
4 355 (3.44%) C++
5 346 (3.35%) JavaScript
6 271 (2.62%) Perl
7 244 (2.36%) VBA
8 217 (2.10%) PL/SQL
9 194 (1.88%) Python
10 176 (1.70%) Shell Script
11 154 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 153 (1.48%) C
13 122 (1.18%) VB
14 91 (0.88%) PowerShell
15 82 (0.79%) Scala
16 79 (0.77%) VBScript
17 38 (0.37%) Bash Shell
17 38 (0.37%) Ruby
18 33 (0.32%) Objective-C
19 30 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 492 (4.77%) Degree
2 232 (2.25%) ISEB
3 194 (1.88%) PMI Certification
4 129 (1.25%) PMP
5 111 (1.08%) CISSP
6 98 (0.95%) ISTQB
7 93 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 83 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 69 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 66 (0.64%) CCNP
11 61 (0.59%) CISM
12 58 (0.56%) CISA
12 58 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 38 (0.37%) ACCA
14 37 (0.36%) CIMA
15 34 (0.33%) CCNA
16 31 (0.30%) CCIE
17 28 (0.27%) GIAC
18 22 (0.21%) Security Cleared
19 20 (0.19%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (4.02%) QA
2 173 (1.68%) EMIR
3 142 (1.38%) Dodd-Frank
4 98 (0.95%) Basel III
5 81 (0.78%) SLA
6 79 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 67 (0.65%) Data Quality
8 62 (0.60%) FATCA
9 50 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 48 (0.46%) MiFID
11 44 (0.43%) CRD IV
12 41 (0.40%) COREP
13 37 (0.36%) FINREP
14 31 (0.30%) PCI DSS
15 28 (0.27%) COBIT
16 27 (0.26%) Basel II
17 19 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 16 (0.15%) Solvency II
19 12 (0.12%) WAI
20 9 (0.087%) GAAP
System Software
1 345 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 106 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.60%) XenApp
4 43 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 40 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 34 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 30 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 24 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 23 (0.22%) vSphere
10 22 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 21 (0.20%) RACF
11 21 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
12 20 (0.19%) Veritas File System
13 17 (0.16%) NFS
14 14 (0.14%) Hyper-V
15 13 (0.13%) SRDF
16 9 (0.087%) Platform Symphony
17 8 (0.077%) Cronacle
17 8 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
18 6 (0.058%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 224 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 118 (1.14%) Tivoli
3 96 (0.93%) SCCM
4 71 (0.69%) Control-M
5 46 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 33 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 33 (0.32%) Puppet
7 30 (0.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 25 (0.24%) Data Guard
9 24 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 23 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 20 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
12 19 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 16 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
14 14 (0.14%) BladeLogic
14 14 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
15 13 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
15 13 (0.13%) SCOM
15 13 (0.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 1228 (11.89%) Oracle
2 803 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 310 (3.00%) Sybase
4 264 (2.56%) IBM
5 263 (2.55%) HP
6 189 (1.83%) Cisco
7 182 (1.76%) Citrix
8 163 (1.58%) SAP
9 162 (1.57%) VMware
10 159 (1.54%) Business Objects
11 146 (1.41%) Cognos
12 139 (1.35%) Bloomberg
13 132 (1.28%) Reuters
14 130 (1.26%) TIBCO
15 117 (1.13%) Red Hat
16 114 (1.10%) Informatica
17 107 (1.04%) CheckPoint
18 104 (1.01%) Remedy
19 98 (0.95%) Murex
20 86 (0.83%) EMC
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