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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 254 209 128
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -81
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 448 538 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 1.02% 1.60%
As % of the General category 1.98% 2.40% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 437 687
Average daily rate
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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 £319 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £396 £385
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.85%
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
22594 22428 25814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.93% 42.48% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13706 14000 15251
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 591 752
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 30 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 30 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 -77 343 £450 +3.44% 72
London -43 181 £450 -1.36% 31
Scotland +24 89 £490 +20.09% 7
Edinburgh +26 87 £495 +25.00% 7
City of London +3 60 £450 - 11
South West -31 60 £445 +11.11% 3
Wiltshire +1 42 £463 -1.54% 2
Swindon +6 40 £463 -1.54% 2
Yorkshire -9 38 £413 +10.00% 17
West Yorkshire -7 30 £413 +10.00% 13
North West -19 24 £450 - 9
South East -15 20 £396 - 1
East Midlands -1 14 £488 +8.38% 4
Northamptonshire -2 13 £500 +5.26% 4
Cheshire -2 12 £450 -10.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 11 £375 -7.23%
Milton Keynes +5 11 £375 -9.09%
Gloucestershire -13 9 £450 +19.36% 1
Leeds +4 8 £381 +1.60% 5
Manchester -19 8 £450 +12.85% 4
Bristol -22 8 £320 -19.19%
Northampton -1 7 £476 - 2
Sheffield +13 6 £538 +36.76% 1
South Yorkshire +6 6 £538 +36.76% 1
Cardiff -14 5 £480 +21.21%
South Wales -16 5 £480 +21.21%
Wales -28 5 £480 +21.21%
Chester - 5 £300 - 2
Surrey -2 3 £425 +21.42%
East Sussex -13 3 £396 +2.72%

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 860 (100.00%) Banking
1 860 (100.00%) Retail
2 501 (58.26%) Finance
3 240 (27.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 114 (13.26%) Project Management
5 72 (8.37%) Change Management
6 71 (8.26%) SQL
7 70 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
8 67 (7.79%) Migration
8 67 (7.79%) Business Analysis
9 57 (6.63%) Microsoft
10 56 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 46 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
13 45 (5.23%) MS Excel
14 41 (4.77%) PRINCE2
15 40 (4.65%) MS Project
16 35 (4.07%) QA
17 34 (3.95%) Credit Risk
18 32 (3.72%) Oracle
18 32 (3.72%) SAS
18 32 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
19 31 (3.60%) Data Analysis
19 31 (3.60%) E-Commerce
20 29 (3.37%) Programme Management
20 29 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
20 29 (3.37%) MS Office
20 29 (3.37%) Degree
21 28 (3.26%) IBM
22 27 (3.14%) User Experience

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 32 (3.72%) SAS
2 10 (1.16%) CMS
2 10 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (0.47%) IIS
4 4 (0.47%) CICS
5 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 45 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.65%) MS Project
3 32 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (3.37%) MS Office
5 26 (3.02%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (1.63%) Photoshop
7 9 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.12%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) VisionPLUS
1 4 (0.47%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.35%) 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%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.93%) SaaS
2 4 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.02%) Internet
2 13 (1.51%) ATM
3 9 (1.05%) Firewall
4 4 (0.47%) LDAP
4 4 (0.47%) Intranet
4 4 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.35%) DNS
5 3 (0.35%) Network Security
6 2 (0.23%) LAN
6 2 (0.23%) WAN
6 2 (0.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.23%) 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 46 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (2.79%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (1.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (0.81%) OLAP
8 6 (0.70%) MS Access
8 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.58%) DB2
10 4 (0.47%) Base SAS
11 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Toad
2 4 (0.47%) TestDirector
2 4 (0.47%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.23%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.12%) JUnit
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
5 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 860 (100.00%) Banking
1 860 (100.00%) Retail
2 501 (58.26%) Finance
3 24 (2.79%) Investment Banking
3 24 (2.79%) Marketing
4 18 (2.09%) Back Office
5 10 (1.16%) Legal
6 9 (1.05%) Front Office
7 8 (0.93%) International Banking
7 8 (0.93%) Private Banking
8 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.47%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.35%) Advertising
11 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.23%) German Language
12 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 310 (36.05%) Analyst
2 193 (22.44%) Business Analyst
3 169 (19.65%) Project Manager
4 76 (8.84%) Architect
5 51 (5.93%) Banking Business Analyst
6 45 (5.23%) Solutions Architect
7 44 (5.12%) Programme Manager
8 42 (4.88%) Developer
9 41 (4.77%) Senior Manager
10 39 (4.53%) Senior Analyst
11 35 (4.07%) Test Analyst
12 34 (3.95%) Senior Business Analyst
13 31 (3.60%) PMO Analyst
14 30 (3.49%) Designer
14 30 (3.49%) Senior Project Manager
15 26 (3.02%) Consultant
16 21 (2.44%) PMO Manager
17 16 (1.86%) Programme Analyst
17 16 (1.86%) Data Analyst
18 15 (1.74%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.16%) .NET
2 7 (0.81%) Middleware
2 7 (0.81%) HTML
3 6 (0.70%) JSP
3 6 (0.70%) JMS
3 6 (0.70%) Web Services
4 5 (0.58%) XML
4 5 (0.58%) SOAP
5 3 (0.35%) J2EE
5 3 (0.35%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.35%) CSS
5 3 (0.35%) JDBC
5 3 (0.35%) JNDI
5 3 (0.35%) REST
6 2 (0.23%) HTML5
6 2 (0.23%) DOM
6 2 (0.23%) JMX
7 1 (0.12%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.12%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.12%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.95%) Credit Risk
3 27 (3.14%) User Experience
4 25 (2.91%) Mobile Banking
5 24 (2.79%) Mainframe
6 19 (2.21%) Online Banking
7 15 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.40%) Copywriting
9 11 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.05%) Reference Data
10 9 (1.05%) Data Extraction
11 8 (0.93%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.70%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (0.70%) PMI
13 6 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.70%) IVR
14 5 (0.58%) SWIFT
15 4 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (1.63%) Windows
2 11 (1.28%) UNIX
3 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (0.58%) Linux
5 4 (0.47%) Solaris
5 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.47%) Android
6 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
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
1 240 (27.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 114 (13.26%) Project Management
3 72 (8.37%) Change Management
4 67 (7.79%) Migration
4 67 (7.79%) Business Analysis
5 56 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 41 (4.77%) PRINCE2
8 31 (3.60%) E-Commerce
8 31 (3.60%) Data Analysis
9 29 (3.37%) Programme Management
9 29 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (3.02%) Data Migration
11 25 (2.91%) Change Control
11 25 (2.91%) Test Scripting
11 25 (2.91%) Project Planning
12 21 (2.44%) Data Modelling
12 21 (2.44%) Business Transformation
13 20 (2.33%) ITIL
13 20 (2.33%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.26%) SQL
2 20 (2.33%) VBA
3 12 (1.40%) T-SQL
4 8 (0.93%) Java
5 6 (0.70%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.58%) SAS Macro
7 4 (0.47%) C
7 4 (0.47%) C#
8 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.23%) C++
9 2 (0.23%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.23%) VB
10 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.12%) REXX
10 1 (0.12%) JCL
10 1 (0.12%) XAML
10 1 (0.12%) COBOL
10 1 (0.12%) Perl
10 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (3.37%) Degree
2 15 (1.74%) ISEB
3 10 (1.16%) PMI Certification
4 8 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (0.93%) MBA
5 6 (0.70%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.47%) SAS Certification
6 4 (0.47%) PMP
6 4 (0.47%) CISSP
6 4 (0.47%) HNC
6 4 (0.47%) HND
7 3 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.35%) CISM
7 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.23%) CCNP
8 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.07%) QA
2 7 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.47%) FATCA
5 3 (0.35%) COBIT
5 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.23%) COREP
6 2 (0.23%) FINREP
6 2 (0.23%) SLA
7 1 (0.12%) Basel III
7 1 (0.12%) EMIR
7 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) XenApp
3 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (3.02%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.23%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.23%) Puppet
3 2 (0.23%) 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 57 (6.63%) Microsoft
2 32 (3.72%) Oracle
3 28 (3.26%) IBM
4 17 (1.98%) SAP
5 14 (1.63%) Teradata
6 12 (1.40%) Business Objects
6 12 (1.40%) Unisys
7 11 (1.28%) CA
8 9 (1.05%) VMware
8 9 (1.05%) HP
8 9 (1.05%) Sybase
9 8 (0.93%) Cisco
9 8 (0.93%) Unica
10 7 (0.81%) ICL
11 6 (0.70%) Citrix
12 5 (0.58%) Informatica
13 4 (0.47%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.47%) EMC
13 4 (0.47%) Adobe
13 4 (0.47%) Fiserv
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