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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail Banking over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 253 207 126
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -81
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 440 520 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 1.00% 1.62%
As % of the General category 1.97% 2.36% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 430 698
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £170.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -94.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 -

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
22326 22025 25607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.80% 42.36% 44.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13593 13654 15130
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 596 745
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -17.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

Retail Banking
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail Banking within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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 -83 336 £450 +4.65% 85
London -51 182 £450 -1.63% 37
Scotland +15 87 £483 +26.97% 15
Edinburgh +19 85 £490 +20.09% 15
City of London +4 59 £450 +5.88% 14
South West -31 57 £430 +8.58% 9
Wiltshire +8 38 £435 -1.36% 7
Swindon +11 37 £435 -1.36% 7
Yorkshire +3 35 £427 +13.93% 15
West Yorkshire -7 29 £446 +18.93% 11
North West -21 23 £450 -2.70% 8
South East -4 20 £396 - 4
Cheshire +2 11 £450 -10.00% 4
East Midlands -5 10 £476 +11.88% 6
Milton Keynes +4 9 £388 -6.06%
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £388 -2.14%
Northamptonshire -9 9 £476 +0.10% 6
Gloucestershire -10 9 £450 +19.36% 2
Bristol -22 9 £310 -21.71%
Leeds -7 8 £381 +1.60% 4
Manchester -16 8 £450 +3.44% 4
Cardiff -13 7 £480 +21.21%
South Wales -18 7 £480 +21.21%
Wales -25 7 £480 +21.21%
Northampton -4 6 £476 - 4
Chester - 5 £300 - 2
Sheffield +13 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire +10 4 - - 2
Birmingham -5 4 £450 +9.09% 2
East Sussex -11 4 £358 -9.59%

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Retail 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 Retail Banking.

1 839 (100.00%) Banking
1 839 (100.00%) Retail
2 485 (57.81%) Finance
3 232 (27.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 112 (13.35%) Project Management
5 72 (8.58%) Change Management
6 69 (8.22%) SQL
7 66 (7.87%) Business Analysis
7 66 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
8 63 (7.51%) Migration
9 58 (6.91%) Microsoft
10 54 (6.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 52 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (5.36%) MS Excel
12 45 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
13 41 (4.89%) MS Project
14 39 (4.65%) PRINCE2
15 36 (4.29%) QA
15 36 (4.29%) Credit Risk
16 33 (3.93%) E-Commerce
16 33 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
17 32 (3.81%) Oracle
18 31 (3.69%) SAS
19 30 (3.58%) Data Analysis
20 29 (3.46%) Test Scripting
20 29 (3.46%) MS Office
20 29 (3.46%) Programme Management
21 28 (3.34%) Degree
22 27 (3.22%) Business Intelligence
22 27 (3.22%) User Experience

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Retail 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 Retail Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (3.69%) SAS
2 10 (1.19%) CMS
3 9 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (0.48%) IIS
6 3 (0.36%) CICS
6 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 45 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 41 (4.89%) MS Project
3 33 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (3.46%) MS Office
5 26 (3.10%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.91%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (1.91%) Photoshop
7 9 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.36%) VisionPLUS
2 3 (0.36%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.72%) SaaS
2 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.10%) Internet
2 10 (1.19%) ATM
3 9 (1.07%) Firewall
4 4 (0.48%) LDAP
4 4 (0.48%) Intranet
4 4 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.36%) DNS
5 3 (0.36%) Network Security
6 2 (0.24%) LAN
6 2 (0.24%) WAN
6 2 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.12%) HTTP
7 1 (0.12%) SSL
7 1 (0.12%) DMZ
7 1 (0.12%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.12%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.12%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (1.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 10 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (0.83%) OLAP
8 6 (0.72%) MS Access
8 6 (0.72%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.48%) DB2
11 3 (0.36%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.36%) Base SAS
11 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.24%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Toad
2 4 (0.48%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.48%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.24%) Subversion
4 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.24%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 839 (100.00%) Banking
1 839 (100.00%) Retail
2 485 (57.81%) Finance
3 26 (3.10%) Investment Banking
4 24 (2.86%) Marketing
5 18 (2.15%) Back Office
6 9 (1.07%) Legal
7 8 (0.95%) Front Office
7 8 (0.95%) Private Banking
8 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (0.72%) International Banking
10 4 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.36%) Advertising
11 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.24%) German Language
12 2 (0.24%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 295 (35.16%) Analyst
2 183 (21.81%) Business Analyst
3 165 (19.67%) Project Manager
4 71 (8.46%) Architect
5 49 (5.84%) Banking Business Analyst
6 44 (5.24%) Programme Manager
7 42 (5.01%) Senior Manager
8 41 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
9 40 (4.77%) Developer
10 38 (4.53%) Senior Analyst
11 35 (4.17%) Test Analyst
12 33 (3.93%) Senior Business Analyst
13 31 (3.69%) Designer
14 29 (3.46%) PMO Analyst
15 28 (3.34%) Senior Project Manager
16 24 (2.86%) Consultant
17 22 (2.62%) PMO Manager
18 17 (2.03%) Test Manager
19 16 (1.91%) Data Analyst
19 16 (1.91%) Programme Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.19%) .NET
2 8 (0.95%) HTML
3 6 (0.72%) JSP
3 6 (0.72%) Middleware
3 6 (0.72%) JMS
4 5 (0.60%) SOAP
4 5 (0.60%) Web Services
4 5 (0.60%) XML
5 3 (0.36%) J2EE
5 3 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.36%) CSS
5 3 (0.36%) JDBC
5 3 (0.36%) JNDI
5 3 (0.36%) REST
6 2 (0.24%) JSON
6 2 (0.24%) HTML5
6 2 (0.24%) JMX
6 2 (0.24%) DOM
7 1 (0.12%) XSLT
7 1 (0.12%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.29%) Credit Risk
3 27 (3.22%) User Experience
4 24 (2.86%) Mainframe
5 22 (2.62%) Mobile Banking
6 17 (2.03%) Online Banking
7 16 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.43%) Copywriting
9 11 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.07%) Data Extraction
11 8 (0.95%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.72%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.72%) SWIFT
13 6 (0.72%) Reference Data
13 6 (0.72%) IVR
14 5 (0.60%) PMI
14 5 (0.60%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
15 4 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (1.67%) Windows
2 11 (1.31%) UNIX
3 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (0.60%) Android
4 5 (0.60%) Linux
5 4 (0.48%) Solaris
5 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) AIX
8 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.12%) zOS
8 1 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (27.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 112 (13.35%) Project Management
3 72 (8.58%) Change Management
4 66 (7.87%) Business Analysis
5 63 (7.51%) Migration
6 54 (6.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 52 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (4.65%) PRINCE2
9 33 (3.93%) E-Commerce
10 30 (3.58%) Data Analysis
11 29 (3.46%) Programme Management
11 29 (3.46%) Test Scripting
12 27 (3.22%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (3.10%) Project Planning
14 25 (2.98%) Change Control
15 24 (2.86%) Data Migration
16 21 (2.50%) Risk Management
17 18 (2.15%) Information Management
17 18 (2.15%) Resource Management
17 18 (2.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 69 (8.22%) SQL
2 20 (2.38%) VBA
3 13 (1.55%) T-SQL
4 8 (0.95%) Java
5 7 (0.83%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.60%) C
7 4 (0.48%) C#
7 4 (0.48%) SAS Macro
8 3 (0.36%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.36%) C++
9 2 (0.24%) VB
9 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.12%) REXX
10 1 (0.12%) JCL
10 1 (0.12%) XAML
10 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.12%) VBScript
10 1 (0.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (3.34%) Degree
2 17 (2.03%) ISEB
3 9 (1.07%) PMI Certification
4 8 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (0.95%) MBA
5 6 (0.72%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.48%) SAS Certification
6 4 (0.48%) PMP
6 4 (0.48%) CISSP
6 4 (0.48%) HNC
6 4 (0.48%) HND
7 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.36%) CISM
8 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.24%) CCNP
8 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.29%) QA
2 7 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.36%) FATCA
4 3 (0.36%) SLA
5 2 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.24%) XenApp
3 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.24%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.24%) Puppet
3 2 (0.24%) Nagios
4 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.12%) SCOM
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.12%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.12%) Control-M
4 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 58 (6.91%) Microsoft
2 32 (3.81%) Oracle
3 21 (2.50%) IBM
4 13 (1.55%) SAP
4 13 (1.55%) Teradata
5 12 (1.43%) Business Objects
6 11 (1.31%) CA
7 10 (1.19%) Unisys
8 9 (1.07%) Sybase
9 8 (0.95%) Unica
10 7 (0.83%) ICL
10 7 (0.83%) HP
10 7 (0.83%) VMware
11 6 (0.72%) Cisco
12 5 (0.60%) Informatica
13 4 (0.48%) Citrix
13 4 (0.48%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.48%) Adobe
13 4 (0.48%) Tableau
14 3 (0.36%) TSYS
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