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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retail Banking
Rank 280 264 231
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -33
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 399 425 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.84% 0.88%
As % of the General category 2.01% 2.16% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 312 332
Average daily rate £475 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
19880 19712 19675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.65% 38.91% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12778 12566 12172
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 436 604
Average hourly rate £33.00 £22.69 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.43% +0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 301 £475 +5.55% 55
London -10 174 £497 +14.13% 43
Scotland +1 96 £475 +18.75% 8
Edinburgh -2 88 £475 +18.75% 7
North West -12 36 £450 - 1
South East +19 27 £353 -19.31% 2
Yorkshire -23 22 £380 -6.28% 2
City of London -2 21 £475 +10.46% 18
Manchester -4 21 £450 +5.88%
West Yorkshire -16 21 £360 -9.09% 2
Buckinghamshire +28 18 £337 -25.11% 1
Cheshire -9 13 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes +15 11 £344 -23.55% 1
Knutsford +6 11 £475 +18.75% 1
Leeds -11 10 £410 -3.07%
South West -33 10 £395 -18.97% 3
Halifax -7 9 £342 -13.63% 2
Glasgow +11 8 £425 +41.66% 1
East of England +4 8 £475 -26.92%
North East -18 7 £513 -
Midlands - 7 £450 -
Berkshire +8 6 £388 - 1
West Midlands -22 6 £450 +5.88% 4
Bristol -1 5 £342 -17.59% 3
Essex -3 4 £488 -9.30%
East Midlands -13 4 £400 -11.11%
Gloucestershire +2 3 £400 -11.11%
Birmingham -5 3 £338 -6.89% 1
Slough - 3 £475 - 1
Gloucester +9 2 £395 +0.82%

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 876 (100.00%) Banking
1 876 (100.00%) Retail
2 553 (63.13%) Finance
3 228 (26.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 111 (12.67%) Project Management
5 107 (12.21%) Migration
6 105 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
8 76 (8.68%) Business Analysis
9 52 (5.94%) SQL
10 51 (5.82%) Risk Management
11 50 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 48 (5.48%) Change Management
13 44 (5.02%) MS Excel
13 44 (5.02%) SAS
14 42 (4.79%) Software Testing
15 40 (4.57%) Microsoft
16 35 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
16 35 (4.00%) Java
16 35 (4.00%) Analytics
17 32 (3.65%) Credit Risk
18 29 (3.31%) MS Office
18 29 (3.31%) Windows
19 27 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
19 27 (3.08%) Data Centre
20 26 (2.97%) Data Migration
21 24 (2.74%) Investment Banking
21 24 (2.74%) User Experience
22 23 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
22 23 (2.63%) Online Banking

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 44 (5.02%) SAS
2 18 (2.05%) IBM Notes
2 18 (2.05%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.46%) CMS
4 4 (0.46%) Node.js
5 3 (0.34%) CICS
6 2 (0.23%) JBoss
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 44 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.31%) MS Office
3 16 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.60%) MS Project
5 8 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.91%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (1.94%) Eikon
2 12 (1.37%) Bankmaster
2 12 (1.37%) Finacle
2 12 (1.37%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.23%) BASE24
5 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.23%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.03%) SaaS
3 3 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.23%) PaaS
4 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.48%) Internet
2 7 (0.80%) Firewall
3 6 (0.68%) Network Security
3 6 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.23%) Intranet
4 2 (0.23%) IntruShield
5 1 (0.11%) ATM
5 1 (0.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.11%) SMS
5 1 (0.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.26%) DB2
4 9 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (0.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 7 (0.80%) Big Data
7 6 (0.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 5 (0.57%) Base SAS
8 5 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.57%) QlikView
9 3 (0.34%) MS Access
9 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.23%) OLAP
10 2 (0.23%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.14%) Selenium
2 6 (0.68%) Cucumber
3 5 (0.57%) HP UFT
3 5 (0.57%) WebDriver
4 4 (0.46%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.34%) JBehave
5 3 (0.34%) Maven
5 3 (0.34%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.34%) VisualAge
5 3 (0.34%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (0.23%) Emacs
6 2 (0.23%) Gradle
6 2 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.23%) JIRA
6 2 (0.23%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.11%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.11%) Grunt
7 1 (0.11%) gulp
7 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.11%) WebStorm
General
1 876 (100.00%) Banking
1 876 (100.00%) Retail
2 553 (63.13%) Finance
3 24 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 18 (2.05%) Law
5 13 (1.48%) Corporate Banking
6 12 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.37%) Front Office
7 9 (1.03%) Back Office
7 9 (1.03%) Legal
8 8 (0.91%) Private Banking
9 7 (0.80%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.68%) Advertising
11 5 (0.57%) Marketing
11 5 (0.57%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.34%) International Banking
13 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 320 (36.53%) Analyst
2 191 (21.80%) Business Analyst
3 153 (17.47%) Project Manager
4 124 (14.16%) Banking Analyst
5 63 (7.19%) Architect
6 58 (6.62%) Developer
7 46 (5.25%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
8 45 (5.14%) Test Analyst
9 38 (4.34%) Consultant
10 37 (4.22%) Programme Manager
10 37 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
11 36 (4.11%) Test Manager
12 34 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
13 33 (3.77%) Banking Business Analyst
14 32 (3.65%) Senior Manager
15 30 (3.42%) IT Manager
16 28 (3.20%) Senior Business Analyst
17 26 (2.97%) Delivery Manager
18 24 (2.74%) Digital Analyst
19 23 (2.63%) Retail Banking Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.05%) Web Services
2 12 (1.37%) .NET
2 12 (1.37%) HTML
2 12 (1.37%) Middleware
3 10 (1.14%) AngularJS
3 10 (1.14%) jQuery
4 9 (1.03%) XML
5 8 (0.91%) CSS
6 7 (0.80%) SOAP
6 7 (0.80%) Spring
7 5 (0.57%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.57%) J2EE
7 5 (0.57%) REST
7 5 (0.57%) RESTful
8 4 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.46%) HTML5
8 4 (0.46%) Java EE
9 3 (0.34%) JSON
9 3 (0.34%) JSP
9 3 (0.34%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.65%) Credit Risk
3 27 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 24 (2.74%) User Experience
5 23 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
5 23 (2.63%) Online Banking
6 17 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 17 (1.94%) iPad
6 17 (1.94%) iPhone
7 14 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.80%) Data Extraction
10 7 (0.80%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.80%) Statistics
11 6 (0.68%) IVR
11 6 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (0.57%) iSeries
12 5 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (3.31%) Windows
2 23 (2.63%) Unix
3 20 (2.28%) Linux
4 18 (2.05%) Windows 7
4 18 (2.05%) Windows XP
5 17 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.68%) Android
6 6 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.23%) zOS
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (26.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 111 (12.67%) Project Management
3 107 (12.21%) Migration
4 105 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (8.68%) Business Analysis
6 51 (5.82%) Risk Management
7 50 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 48 (5.48%) Change Management
9 42 (4.79%) Software Testing
10 35 (4.00%) Analytics
11 26 (2.97%) Data Migration
12 23 (2.63%) Validation
13 22 (2.51%) Portfolio Management
13 22 (2.51%) PRINCE2
13 22 (2.51%) Target Operating Model
14 21 (2.40%) Test Scripting
14 21 (2.40%) Test Strategy
15 20 (2.28%) Data Analysis
15 20 (2.28%) Scrum
16 19 (2.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (5.94%) SQL
2 35 (4.00%) Java
3 18 (2.05%) JavaScript
4 12 (1.37%) C#
5 8 (0.91%) VBA
6 5 (0.57%) C
6 5 (0.57%) C++
7 4 (0.46%) VB
8 3 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.23%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.23%) Python
9 2 (0.23%) VB6
10 1 (0.11%) ABAP
10 1 (0.11%) Korn
10 1 (0.11%) Perl
10 1 (0.11%) Scala
10 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.11%) Tcl
10 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (1.94%) Degree
1 17 (1.94%) ISEB
2 13 (1.48%) ISTQB
3 9 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (0.68%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.57%) PMP
6 4 (0.46%) APMP
6 4 (0.46%) MBA
6 4 (0.46%) SAS Certification
7 3 (0.34%) CIPD
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.23%) PhD
8 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CIMA
9 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.51%) QA
2 16 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.14%) SEPA
5 5 (0.57%) FATCA
6 4 (0.46%) MiFID
7 3 (0.34%) SDET
7 3 (0.34%) SLA
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) COREP
8 2 (0.23%) FINREP
9 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
1 1 (0.11%) Docker
1 1 (0.11%) RACF
1 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.60%) Puppet
3 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.11%) Nagios
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.11%) zSecure
Vendors
1 40 (4.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (2.40%) Oracle
2 21 (2.40%) SAP
3 18 (2.05%) Lotus
4 17 (1.94%) Apple
4 17 (1.94%) Bloomberg
4 17 (1.94%) Reuters
5 14 (1.60%) IBM
6 10 (1.14%) F5
7 9 (1.03%) Splunk
8 7 (0.80%) HP
8 7 (0.80%) Teradata
9 5 (0.57%) Cisco
10 4 (0.46%) TSYS
11 3 (0.34%) CA
11 3 (0.34%) Citrix
11 3 (0.34%) Pega
12 2 (0.23%) Avaya
12 2 (0.23%) McAfee
12 2 (0.23%) MicroStrategy
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