The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail Banking in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail Banking over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retail Banking
Rank 322 270 253
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 389 462 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.84% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.93% 2.14% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 347 327
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £413 £416
% change year-on-year
-1.93% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
20163 21552 20426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.98% 39.04% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13428 13543 12940
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 540 552
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.44 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Retail Banking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Retail Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Trend

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

Retail Banking Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Retail Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Retail Banking
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Retail Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Retail 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 Retail Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -69 248 £450 - 44
London -49 143 £498 +10.55% 36
Scotland +1 135 £450 +20.00% 4
Edinburgh -2 121 £450 +19.20% 3
Yorkshire +17 43 £419 +4.68% 4
West Yorkshire +6 35 £405 +3.18% 3
North West -34 21 £400 -11.11%
Leeds +12 20 £460 +10.31%
City of London -13 19 £468 +17.00% 14
South West -24 17 £330 -27.39%
Glasgow +9 14 £350 - 1
South East +6 14 £450 +12.50% 1
Halifax -3 14 £381 +6.88%
Manchester -18 14 £400 -11.11%
Bristol +1 11 £350 -3.44%
South Yorkshire -2 9 £475 -5.00% 1
Sheffield -15 8 £450 -10.00% 1
East of England +15 7 £331 -8.62% 1
Cheshire -32 6 £373 -17.22%
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £425 +30.76%
Gloucestershire +8 5 £330 -20.48%
Milton Keynes +7 5 £425 +30.76%
Cambridge - 5 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £300 -
Chester -3 4 £373 +6.42%
Gloucester - 3 £245 -
Belfast - 3 £315 -
Uxbridge - 3 £575 -
Kent - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 £315 -

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail 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 Retail Banking.

1 770 (100.00%) Banking
1 770 (100.00%) Retail
2 436 (56.62%) Finance
3 180 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 127 (16.49%) Migration
5 104 (13.51%) Project Management
6 98 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
8 69 (8.96%) SQL
9 66 (8.57%) Business Analysis
9 66 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 51 (6.62%) SAS
11 41 (5.32%) Java
12 37 (4.81%) Risk Management
13 36 (4.68%) Credit Risk
14 35 (4.55%) Analytics
14 35 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
15 34 (4.42%) Data Migration
16 33 (4.29%) Change Management
16 33 (4.29%) MS Excel
16 33 (4.29%) Data Centre
16 33 (4.29%) Test Strategy
17 31 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
18 28 (3.64%) Software Testing
19 27 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
19 27 (3.51%) Law
20 26 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
20 26 (3.38%) Microsoft
20 26 (3.38%) ISEB
20 26 (3.38%) Wealth Management

Retail 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 51 (6.62%) SAS
2 7 (0.91%) Mule
3 5 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (0.65%) CMS
3 5 (0.65%) IBM Notes
3 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.52%) Apache Pig
4 4 (0.52%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.39%) CICS
5 3 (0.39%) JBoss
5 3 (0.39%) Node.js
6 2 (0.26%) Jetty
6 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.26%) nginx
6 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (2.86%) MS Office
4 15 (1.95%) MS Project
5 13 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Temenos T24
2 5 (0.65%) Bankmaster
2 5 (0.65%) Eikon
2 5 (0.65%) Finacle
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) BASE24
4 2 (0.26%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.26%) Summit
4 2 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.91%) SaaS
2 2 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.91%) Internet
2 6 (0.78%) ATM
3 3 (0.39%) BGP
3 3 (0.39%) EIGRP
3 3 (0.39%) Firewall
3 3 (0.39%) OSPF
3 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.26%) RTP
5 1 (0.13%) DNS
5 1 (0.13%) FCoE
5 1 (0.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.13%) Intranet
5 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.13%) LAN
5 1 (0.13%) Multicast
5 1 (0.13%) NAS
5 1 (0.13%) Network Security
5 1 (0.13%) SAN
5 1 (0.13%) SMS
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.43%) Big Data
2 11 (1.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 7 (0.91%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.78%) Apache Hive
4 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.39%) DB2
6 3 (0.39%) MySQL
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.26%) Impala
7 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.26%) MS Access
7 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.26%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (1.56%) JIRA
1 12 (1.56%) Selenium
2 7 (0.91%) HP UFT
3 5 (0.65%) Cucumber
3 5 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.52%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.39%) JUnit
5 3 (0.39%) Mockito
5 3 (0.39%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (0.39%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.39%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.26%) Emacs
6 2 (0.26%) Gradle
7 1 (0.13%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.13%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 770 (100.00%) Banking
1 770 (100.00%) Retail
2 436 (56.62%) Finance
3 27 (3.51%) Law
4 18 (2.34%) Corporate Banking
4 18 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.04%) Legal
6 6 (0.78%) Back Office
7 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.52%) Front Office
8 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.52%) Marketing
9 3 (0.39%) Private Banking
9 3 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 285 (37.01%) Analyst
2 177 (22.99%) Business Analyst
3 138 (17.92%) Project Manager
4 110 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
5 72 (9.35%) Developer
6 49 (6.36%) Test Analyst
7 47 (6.10%) Test Manager
8 46 (5.97%) Architect
9 40 (5.19%) Programme Manager
10 38 (4.94%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
11 36 (4.68%) Senior Manager
12 32 (4.16%) Digital Analyst
13 29 (3.77%) IT Manager
13 29 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
14 27 (3.51%) Digital Business Analyst
15 25 (3.25%) Financial Analyst
15 25 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (3.12%) Banking Business Analyst
17 22 (2.86%) Credit Analyst
18 21 (2.73%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.73%) XML
2 18 (2.34%) Web Services
3 14 (1.82%) CSS
3 14 (1.82%) HTML
3 14 (1.82%) SOAP
4 13 (1.69%) Spring
5 11 (1.43%) AngularJS
5 11 (1.43%) JDBC
5 11 (1.43%) jQuery
5 11 (1.43%) XSLT
6 10 (1.30%) J2EE
7 9 (1.17%) .NET
7 9 (1.17%) Middleware
8 7 (0.91%) REST
9 5 (0.65%) JAXB
9 5 (0.65%) WCF
9 5 (0.65%) WSDL
10 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.52%) JAX-WS
11 3 (0.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.68%) Credit Risk
3 35 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
4 33 (4.29%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.86%) Online Banking
6 21 (2.73%) User Experience
7 14 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.43%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.04%) SWIFT
11 6 (0.78%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.65%) iPad
12 5 (0.65%) iPhone
12 5 (0.65%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.65%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.65%) Statistics
13 4 (0.52%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.52%) iSeries
13 4 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.08%) Android
2 14 (1.82%) Windows
3 13 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 12 (1.56%) Unix
5 9 (1.17%) Linux
6 6 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.39%) AIX
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 127 (16.49%) Migration
3 104 (13.51%) Project Management
4 98 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (8.57%) Business Analysis
5 66 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 37 (4.81%) Risk Management
7 35 (4.55%) Analytics
8 34 (4.42%) Data Migration
9 33 (4.29%) Change Management
9 33 (4.29%) Test Strategy
10 28 (3.64%) Software Testing
11 26 (3.38%) Wealth Management
12 25 (3.25%) Defect Management
13 22 (2.86%) Target Operating Model
14 21 (2.73%) Anti-Money Laundering
14 21 (2.73%) Waterfall
15 20 (2.60%) Data Management
15 20 (2.60%) SDLC
15 20 (2.60%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 69 (8.96%) SQL
2 41 (5.32%) Java
3 15 (1.95%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.43%) C#
5 5 (0.65%) C
6 4 (0.52%) MATLAB
6 4 (0.52%) Python
6 4 (0.52%) Scala
6 4 (0.52%) VBA
7 3 (0.39%) C++
7 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.39%) VB
8 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.13%) PL/1
8 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.13%) VB6
8 1 (0.13%) XAML
8 1 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (3.38%) ISEB
2 21 (2.73%) ISTQB
3 18 (2.34%) Degree
4 14 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.78%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.78%) SAS Certification
6 4 (0.52%) CIPD
6 4 (0.52%) MBA
6 4 (0.52%) PMP
7 3 (0.39%) CCNP
7 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.26%) PhD
8 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CISM
9 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.82%) QA
3 10 (1.30%) SEPA
4 5 (0.65%) MiFID
5 4 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.52%) FATCA
6 3 (0.39%) SLA
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.13%) KVM
2 1 (0.13%) NFS
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.13%) SRDF
2 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.39%) Puppet
3 2 (0.26%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.26%) Nagios
4 1 (0.13%) Ansible
4 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (3.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (1.56%) Teradata
3 10 (1.30%) Cisco
3 10 (1.30%) HP
3 10 (1.30%) Oracle
4 6 (0.78%) IBM
4 6 (0.78%) SAP
5 5 (0.65%) Bloomberg
5 5 (0.65%) Lotus
5 5 (0.65%) Reuters
6 4 (0.52%) TSYS
7 3 (0.39%) Avaya
8 2 (0.26%) F5
8 2 (0.26%) Informatica
8 2 (0.26%) Remedy
8 2 (0.26%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.26%) Verint
8 2 (0.26%) VocaLink
8 2 (0.26%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.13%) MuleSoft
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