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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retail Banking
Rank 252 235 183
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -52
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 439 488 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.88% 1.15%
As % of the General category 2.04% 2.27% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 373 431
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£415 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.87% +6.66%
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
21554 21459 20727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.68% 38.86% 42.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13291 13331 12429
Average daily rate £430 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 580 638
Average hourly rate £22.35 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.49 £45.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -56 332 £425 - 98
London -27 175 £425 -5.55% 39
Scotland +32 100 £383 -10.00% 13
Edinburgh +21 93 £375 -11.76% 13
City of London +22 70 £400 -8.57% 6
North West -2 45 £450 +11.38% 18
South West -23 38 £434 +3.27% 15
Yorkshire -37 36 £400 +21.21% 15
West Yorkshire -36 28 £375 +13.63% 12
Cheshire +5 23 £450 +20.00% 9
Swindon -6 19 £475 +13.09% 2
Wiltshire -10 19 £475 +13.09% 2
Manchester -11 17 £450 - 7
Halifax -3 16 £354 +7.12% 3
Bristol +14 14 £400 +1.01% 8
East Midlands -6 13 £350 -30.00% 2
West Midlands -6 12 £450 - 4
Northamptonshire -20 12 £350 -30.00% 2
Leeds -7 10 £400 -23.80% 6
Northampton -12 10 £363 -27.50% 1
South East -18 8 £413 +10.73% 5
Glasgow -4 7 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £488 - 3
Birmingham +5 6 £370 -26.00% 2
Coventry +4 6 £450 -2.70% 2
Sheffield - 6 £500 - 3
Knutsford +3 4 £450 +4.65% 2
East of England - 4 £650 -
Wales -7 3 £190 -52.02%
East Sussex - 3 £396 -

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 862 (100.00%) Banking
1 862 (100.00%) Retail
2 570 (66.13%) Finance
3 257 (29.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 134 (15.55%) Project Management
5 93 (10.79%) Business Analysis
6 92 (10.67%) Migration
7 90 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (6.84%) Change Management
9 59 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
10 58 (6.73%) SQL
11 52 (6.03%) PRINCE2
12 46 (5.34%) Microsoft
13 43 (4.99%) MS Project
14 40 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (4.64%) Data Migration
15 37 (4.29%) Credit Risk
16 36 (4.18%) Waterfall
17 35 (4.06%) E-Commerce
17 35 (4.06%) Online Banking
18 34 (3.94%) MS Office
18 34 (3.94%) Risk Management
19 33 (3.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 31 (3.60%) MS Excel
20 31 (3.60%) ISEB
21 30 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 30 (3.48%) Scrum
22 28 (3.25%) Windows
23 27 (3.13%) QA

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 22 (2.55%) SAS
2 15 (1.74%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (0.93%) CMS
5 4 (0.46%) JBoss
5 4 (0.46%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.35%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.23%) IIS
7 2 (0.23%) Apache
7 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.23%) Magnolia
7 2 (0.23%) Confluence
7 2 (0.23%) Liferay
8 1 (0.12%) Lync
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 43 (4.99%) MS Project
2 34 (3.94%) MS Office
3 31 (3.60%) MS Excel
4 19 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.86%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.23%) SPSS
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.46%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (0.46%) Eikon
3 3 (0.35%) Finacle
3 3 (0.35%) Summit
3 3 (0.35%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.81%) SaaS
2 2 (0.23%) Force.com
2 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.12%) GitHub
3 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.09%) Internet
2 12 (1.39%) ATM
3 4 (0.46%) Intranet
4 2 (0.23%) SSL
4 2 (0.23%) HTTP
4 2 (0.23%) Firewall
4 2 (0.23%) 3G
5 1 (0.12%) 4G
5 1 (0.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.12%) CTI
5 1 (0.12%) Extranet
5 1 (0.12%) SAN
5 1 (0.12%) PPP
5 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.12%) DNS
5 1 (0.12%) LDAP
5 1 (0.12%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (1.86%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (1.39%) MS Access
4 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.04%) Data Mining
5 9 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 7 (0.81%) OLAP
6 7 (0.81%) Base SAS
7 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.23%) Jackrabbit
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.23%) DB2
10 2 (0.23%) DataStage
10 2 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.58%) Maven
2 5 (0.58%) JIRA
3 4 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.35%) Gradle
4 3 (0.35%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.35%) TestDirector
4 3 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.23%) Subversion
5 2 (0.23%) Ant
5 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.12%) FishEye
6 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.12%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.12%) ERwin
6 1 (0.12%) Xcode
General
1 862 (100.00%) Banking
1 862 (100.00%) Retail
2 570 (66.13%) Finance
3 26 (3.02%) Legal
4 21 (2.44%) Marketing
5 19 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 19 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 8 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
7 7 (0.81%) Front Office
7 7 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.81%) International Banking
8 6 (0.70%) General Ledger
8 6 (0.70%) Back Office
9 4 (0.46%) Law
10 3 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.23%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 340 (39.44%) Analyst
2 227 (26.33%) Business Analyst
3 170 (19.72%) Project Manager
4 65 (7.54%) Architect
5 53 (6.15%) Developer
6 52 (6.03%) Senior Analyst
7 51 (5.92%) Banking Business Analyst
8 44 (5.10%) Test Analyst
9 37 (4.29%) Test Manager
10 36 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
10 36 (4.18%) Senior Business Analyst
11 30 (3.48%) Senior Manager
12 27 (3.13%) Financial Business Analyst
13 24 (2.78%) PMO Analyst
14 23 (2.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
15 21 (2.44%) Consultant
15 21 (2.44%) Programme Manager
16 20 (2.32%) Data Analyst
17 19 (2.20%) PMO Manager
18 18 (2.09%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.20%) .NET
2 13 (1.51%) HTML
3 11 (1.28%) CSS
4 10 (1.16%) Middleware
5 9 (1.04%) RESTful
6 6 (0.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 6 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (0.70%) Apache Cordova
6 6 (0.70%) Sencha Touch
7 5 (0.58%) REST
8 4 (0.46%) PhoneGap
9 3 (0.35%) JSP
9 3 (0.35%) Servlets
9 3 (0.35%) SOAP
9 3 (0.35%) XML
9 3 (0.35%) Spring
9 3 (0.35%) jQuery
10 2 (0.23%) JSR 170
10 2 (0.23%) J2EE
10 2 (0.23%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.29%) Credit Risk
3 35 (4.06%) Online Banking
4 25 (2.90%) User Experience
5 20 (2.32%) Mobile Banking
6 16 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.04%) SWIFT
8 9 (1.04%) Reference Data
9 8 (0.93%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.81%) PMI
10 7 (0.81%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.70%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.46%) Statistics
12 4 (0.46%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.46%) iPhone
12 4 (0.46%) iPad
13 3 (0.35%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 28 (3.25%) Windows
2 19 (2.20%) Linux
3 15 (1.74%) UNIX
3 15 (1.74%) Android
4 12 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (0.93%) Windows XP
5 8 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (29.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 134 (15.55%) Project Management
3 93 (10.79%) Business Analysis
4 92 (10.67%) Migration
5 90 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 59 (6.84%) Change Management
8 52 (6.03%) PRINCE2
9 40 (4.64%) Data Migration
10 36 (4.18%) Waterfall
11 35 (4.06%) E-Commerce
12 34 (3.94%) Risk Management
13 33 (3.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 30 (3.48%) Scrum
15 27 (3.13%) Data Analysis
16 24 (2.78%) Data Modelling
17 23 (2.67%) Test Scripting
18 22 (2.55%) Programme Management
18 22 (2.55%) Validation
19 21 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 58 (6.73%) SQL
2 25 (2.90%) Java
3 20 (2.32%) VBA
4 16 (1.86%) JavaScript
5 7 (0.81%) C#
6 5 (0.58%) C
7 4 (0.46%) C++
8 3 (0.35%) VB
8 3 (0.35%) Perl
8 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.23%) SAS Macro
9 2 (0.23%) COBOL
9 2 (0.23%) PL/1
10 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.12%) Jython
10 1 (0.12%) MUMPS
10 1 (0.12%) XQuery
10 1 (0.12%) Python
10 1 (0.12%) RPG
10 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (3.60%) ISEB
2 30 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 17 (1.97%) ISTQB
4 16 (1.86%) Degree
5 9 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 8 (0.93%) PMP
7 3 (0.35%) CCA
8 2 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.23%) CIMA
8 2 (0.23%) CISA
8 2 (0.23%) ACCA
8 2 (0.23%) CBAP
9 1 (0.12%) CRISC
9 1 (0.12%) APMP
9 1 (0.12%) QiCA
9 1 (0.12%) CISSP
9 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.13%) QA
2 9 (1.04%) FATCA
3 5 (0.58%) COREP
3 5 (0.58%) COBIT
4 3 (0.35%) FINREP
4 3 (0.35%) EMIR
4 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.35%) SLA
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) COSO
5 2 (0.23%) Basel II
5 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.12%) BS7799
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.23%) SRDF
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 46 (5.34%) Microsoft
2 24 (2.78%) Oracle
3 16 (1.86%) IBM
4 13 (1.51%) Teradata
4 13 (1.51%) SAP
5 8 (0.93%) Apple
5 8 (0.93%) HP
6 7 (0.81%) Unisys
7 6 (0.70%) Adobe
7 6 (0.70%) Sencha
8 5 (0.58%) Cognos
8 5 (0.58%) ICL
8 5 (0.58%) Avaloq
9 4 (0.46%) Business Objects
9 4 (0.46%) EMC
9 4 (0.46%) Lotus
9 4 (0.46%) FatWire
9 4 (0.46%) VMware
9 4 (0.46%) Reuters
9 4 (0.46%) Bloomberg
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