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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 256 225 124
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -101
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 458 464 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.90% 1.62%
As % of the General category 2.04% 2.14% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 363 694
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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 £325 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £581 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 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
22506 21643 24134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.53% 41.93% 44.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14038 13675 14335
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £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 532 573 735
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.64 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.46%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -64 347 £450 +5.88% 64
London -46 169 £450 - 25
Scotland +32 94 £450 +7.14% 2
Edinburgh +29 86 £475 +16.42% 2
South West -26 58 £462 +14.01% 5
City of London -2 52 £430 -9.47% 12
Yorkshire -12 39 £413 +9.27% 11
Wiltshire -1 37 £463 -1.48% 1
Swindon +6 35 £463 -1.48% 1
West Yorkshire -11 32 £406 +8.33% 8
North West -4 28 £450 +18.42% 6
South East -25 22 £400 +2.10% 3
Cheshire +17 16 £450 +15.38% 3
East Midlands 0 15 £476 +18.87% 6
Gloucestershire -2 14 £440 +16.71% 4
Northamptonshire -4 14 £476 +18.87% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £375 -9.09% 2
Leeds -3 11 £320 -15.23% 1
West Midlands -17 11 £400 -10.61% 4
Milton Keynes -3 10 £375 -9.09% 2
Manchester -15 9 £450 - 2
Birmingham -4 8 £413 +4.43% 3
Cardiff -6 7 £480 +20.00%
Northampton -6 7 £476 +5.66% 5
South Wales -14 7 £480 +20.00%
Wales -26 7 £480 +20.00% 1
South Yorkshire +7 6 £538 +35.73% 2
Sheffield +4 6 £538 +35.73% 2
Glasgow -5 6 £438 +75.00%
Surrey -5 4 £438 +25.00%

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 866 (100.00%) Banking
1 866 (100.00%) Retail
2 505 (58.31%) Finance
3 243 (28.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 115 (13.28%) Project Management
5 72 (8.31%) Change Management
6 69 (7.97%) SQL
6 69 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
7 68 (7.85%) Business Analysis
8 63 (7.27%) Migration
9 60 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (6.70%) Microsoft
11 51 (5.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (5.43%) MS Excel
13 44 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
14 42 (4.85%) MS Project
15 40 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
16 38 (4.39%) PRINCE2
17 36 (4.16%) SAS
17 36 (4.16%) Credit Risk
18 35 (4.04%) E-Commerce
19 33 (3.81%) QA
20 32 (3.70%) MS Office
21 31 (3.58%) Oracle
21 31 (3.58%) Programme Management
22 30 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
22 30 (3.46%) Data Analysis
23 29 (3.35%) IBM
24 28 (3.23%) Data Migration
24 28 (3.23%) User Experience

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 36 (4.16%) SAS
2 11 (1.27%) CMS
3 10 (1.15%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (0.46%) CICS
7 3 (0.35%) IIS
8 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 47 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 42 (4.85%) MS Project
3 40 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (3.70%) MS Office
5 23 (2.66%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (1.50%) Photoshop
7 9 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.12%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (0.46%) Misys Midas
3 3 (0.35%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.92%) SaaS
2 4 (0.46%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.89%) Internet
2 12 (1.39%) ATM
3 6 (0.69%) Firewall
4 3 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.35%) DNS
4 3 (0.35%) Network Security
5 2 (0.23%) LAN
5 2 (0.23%) WAN
5 2 (0.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 14 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.04%) OLAP
6 8 (0.92%) MS Access
7 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.58%) DB2
9 5 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 5 (0.58%) Base SAS
9 5 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (0.69%) TestDirector
2 5 (0.58%) Toad
3 3 (0.35%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.23%) JIRA
4 2 (0.23%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.12%) JUnit
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 866 (100.00%) Banking
1 866 (100.00%) Retail
2 505 (58.31%) Finance
3 23 (2.66%) Marketing
4 22 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.96%) Back Office
6 11 (1.27%) Legal
7 10 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.92%) International Banking
8 8 (0.92%) Front Office
9 6 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (0.58%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.35%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.23%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 316 (36.49%) Analyst
2 196 (22.63%) Business Analyst
3 166 (19.17%) Project Manager
4 74 (8.55%) Architect
5 60 (6.93%) Banking Business Analyst
6 46 (5.31%) Programme Manager
6 46 (5.31%) Developer
7 43 (4.97%) Senior Analyst
8 40 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
9 36 (4.16%) Senior Manager
9 36 (4.16%) Senior Business Analyst
9 36 (4.16%) PMO Analyst
10 30 (3.46%) Test Analyst
10 30 (3.46%) Designer
11 25 (2.89%) PMO Manager
11 25 (2.89%) Senior Project Manager
11 25 (2.89%) Consultant
12 16 (1.85%) Test Manager
12 16 (1.85%) Programme Analyst
13 14 (1.62%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.39%) .NET
2 7 (0.81%) HTML
3 6 (0.69%) JMS
3 6 (0.69%) JSP
4 5 (0.58%) Middleware
4 5 (0.58%) SOAP
4 5 (0.58%) Web Services
4 5 (0.58%) XML
5 4 (0.46%) J2EE
6 3 (0.35%) REST
6 3 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.35%) CSS
6 3 (0.35%) JDBC
6 3 (0.35%) JNDI
7 2 (0.23%) DOM
7 2 (0.23%) JMX
7 2 (0.23%) HTML5
8 1 (0.12%) RESTful
8 1 (0.12%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.16%) Credit Risk
3 28 (3.23%) User Experience
4 26 (3.00%) Mobile Banking
5 25 (2.89%) Mainframe
6 20 (2.31%) Online Banking
7 13 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.27%) Copywriting
9 10 (1.15%) Visualisation
10 9 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.04%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.92%) Data Extraction
12 7 (0.81%) PMI
13 6 (0.69%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.69%) SWIFT
14 5 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
15 4 (0.46%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.46%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 15 (1.73%) Windows
2 10 (1.15%) UNIX
3 7 (0.81%) Linux
4 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.35%) Android
6 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.23%) Solaris
7 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.23%) 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
1 243 (28.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 115 (13.28%) Project Management
3 72 (8.31%) Change Management
4 68 (7.85%) Business Analysis
5 63 (7.27%) Migration
6 60 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (5.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 38 (4.39%) PRINCE2
9 35 (4.04%) E-Commerce
10 31 (3.58%) Programme Management
11 30 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (3.46%) Data Analysis
12 28 (3.23%) Data Migration
13 25 (2.89%) Change Control
13 25 (2.89%) Business Transformation
13 25 (2.89%) Data Modelling
14 24 (2.77%) Risk Management
14 24 (2.77%) Resource Management
14 24 (2.77%) Project Planning
15 23 (2.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 69 (7.97%) SQL
2 15 (1.73%) VBA
3 10 (1.15%) T-SQL
4 8 (0.92%) Java
5 6 (0.69%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.58%) SAS Macro
7 4 (0.46%) C#
8 3 (0.35%) C
8 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.23%) COBOL
9 2 (0.23%) VB
9 2 (0.23%) JCL
10 1 (0.12%) XAML
10 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.12%) VBScript
10 1 (0.12%) C++
10 1 (0.12%) RPG
10 1 (0.12%) Perl
10 1 (0.12%) REXX
10 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (2.77%) Degree
2 11 (1.27%) PMI Certification
3 8 (0.92%) MBA
4 7 (0.81%) ISEB
4 7 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (0.69%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.46%) PMP
6 4 (0.46%) SAS Certification
6 4 (0.46%) HNC
6 4 (0.46%) HND
7 3 (0.35%) CISM
7 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.35%) CISSP
7 3 (0.35%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.23%) CCSE
8 2 (0.23%) CCSA
8 2 (0.23%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.81%) QA
2 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.58%) FATCA
2 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.35%) COREP
3 3 (0.35%) FINREP
4 2 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) EMIR
5 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.12%) Basel II
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.23%) Nagios
3 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.23%) Puppet
3 2 (0.23%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.12%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.12%) Control-M
4 1 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (6.70%) Microsoft
2 31 (3.58%) Oracle
3 29 (3.35%) IBM
4 16 (1.85%) SAP
5 15 (1.73%) Teradata
6 14 (1.62%) Unisys
7 12 (1.39%) Business Objects
8 11 (1.27%) CA
9 10 (1.15%) VMware
10 8 (0.92%) ICL
10 8 (0.92%) Unica
11 7 (0.81%) Citrix
11 7 (0.81%) Cisco
11 7 (0.81%) HP
12 6 (0.69%) Informatica
13 5 (0.58%) EMC
13 5 (0.58%) Adobe
14 4 (0.46%) GoldenSource
14 4 (0.46%) Chordiant
14 4 (0.46%) Fiserv
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