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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retail Banking
Rank 299 274 249
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -25
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 415 441 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.79% 0.87%
As % of the General category 1.98% 2.04% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 332 361
Average daily rate £450 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -
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
20917 21584 21185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.44% 38.72% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13791 13321 13152
Average daily rate £450 £432 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 535 569
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.61 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £43.50 £46.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -68 252 £450 +5.88% 45
Scotland +13 159 £450 +17.64% 7
Edinburgh +2 146 £455 +21.20% 4
London -43 146 £498 +17.05% 28
Yorkshire 0 33 £409 +2.18% 6
North West -20 33 £400 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire -5 27 £405 +8.72% 5
Leeds +10 23 £413 +3.12% 1
South East -5 17 £450 +9.09% 1
Manchester -7 17 £400 -11.11% 1
Cheshire -13 15 £361 -19.72% 1
City of London -13 14 £463 +15.62% 10
Glasgow +11 13 £388 -8.82% 2
South West -27 12 £315 -26.74% 6
Knutsford -11 9 £450 -
Bristol -7 8 £297 -25.75% 4
South Yorkshire -8 8 £450 -7.69% 1
Sheffield -18 8 £450 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 7 £400 +23.07%
Milton Keynes +10 6 £400 +23.07%
Chester +4 5 £357 +2.07% 1
East of England +10 4 £525 -12.50% 1
Birmingham +2 4 £475 +28.37%
Halifax -7 4 £405 +18.42% 3
West Midlands -22 4 £475 +5.55%
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £525 -30.00%
Gloucestershire +9 3 £340 -18.07% 2
Kent - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £525 -
Uxbridge - 3 £575 -

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 803 (100.00%) Banking
1 803 (100.00%) Retail
2 460 (57.29%) Finance
3 191 (23.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 131 (16.31%) Migration
5 102 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (12.58%) Project Management
7 72 (8.97%) Business Analysis
8 67 (8.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 67 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
9 63 (7.85%) SQL
10 58 (7.22%) SAS
11 44 (5.48%) Java
11 44 (5.48%) Analytics
12 40 (4.98%) MS Excel
13 39 (4.86%) Risk Management
13 39 (4.86%) Credit Risk
14 36 (4.48%) Change Management
15 35 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (4.36%) Data Migration
16 33 (4.11%) Mobile Banking
16 33 (4.11%) Test Strategy
17 32 (3.99%) Microsoft
18 31 (3.86%) Software Testing
19 29 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
20 27 (3.36%) Data Centre
20 27 (3.36%) Defect Management
20 27 (3.36%) Wealth Management
21 25 (3.11%) Online Banking
22 24 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 58 (7.22%) SAS
2 12 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.25%) IBM Notes
4 7 (0.87%) Mule
5 5 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (0.62%) CMS
6 4 (0.50%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.50%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.50%) Node.js
7 3 (0.37%) CICS
7 3 (0.37%) JBoss
7 3 (0.37%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.25%) Jetty
8 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.25%) nginx
8 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (2.74%) MS Office
4 12 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.37%) MS Project
6 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.12%) Eikon
2 6 (0.75%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.62%) Bankmaster
3 5 (0.62%) Finacle
4 2 (0.25%) BASE24
4 2 (0.25%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.25%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.00%) SaaS
2 2 (0.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.00%) Internet
2 3 (0.37%) ATM
2 3 (0.37%) Firewall
2 3 (0.37%) Network Security
2 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.25%) Intranet
3 2 (0.25%) RTP
4 1 (0.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (1.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 9 (1.12%) Big Data
4 8 (1.00%) DB2
5 7 (0.87%) SQL Server
6 6 (0.75%) Apache Hive
6 6 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.37%) Base SAS
7 3 (0.37%) MS Access
7 3 (0.37%) MySQL
7 3 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.25%) Impala
8 2 (0.25%) QlikView
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (1.62%) Selenium
2 10 (1.25%) JIRA
3 7 (0.87%) HP UFT
4 6 (0.75%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.50%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.37%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.37%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.25%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.25%) Emacs
8 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.25%) Gradle
8 2 (0.25%) JBehave
8 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.25%) JUnit
8 2 (0.25%) Mockito
8 2 (0.25%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.12%) ERwin
9 1 (0.12%) VisualAge
9 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 803 (100.00%) Banking
1 803 (100.00%) Retail
2 460 (57.29%) Finance
3 24 (2.99%) Law
4 22 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.99%) Corporate Banking
6 10 (1.25%) Legal
7 7 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.87%) Front Office
8 6 (0.75%) Back Office
8 6 (0.75%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.62%) Marketing
9 5 (0.62%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.37%) International Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 303 (37.73%) Analyst
2 189 (23.54%) Business Analyst
3 138 (17.19%) Project Manager
4 116 (14.45%) Banking Analyst
5 71 (8.84%) Developer
6 49 (6.10%) Test Analyst
7 47 (5.85%) Architect
8 46 (5.73%) Test Manager
9 44 (5.48%) Programme Manager
10 42 (5.23%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
11 38 (4.73%) Senior Manager
12 32 (3.99%) Senior Analyst
13 31 (3.86%) IT Manager
14 29 (3.61%) Financial Analyst
15 27 (3.36%) Digital Analyst
16 26 (3.24%) Consultant
17 25 (3.11%) Senior Business Analyst
17 25 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
18 24 (2.99%) Banking Business Analyst
18 24 (2.99%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.12%) Web Services
2 16 (1.99%) XML
3 13 (1.62%) AngularJS
3 13 (1.62%) CSS
4 12 (1.49%) HTML
5 11 (1.37%) JDBC
5 11 (1.37%) SOAP
5 11 (1.37%) Spring
6 10 (1.25%) J2EE
7 9 (1.12%) jQuery
7 9 (1.12%) Middleware
7 9 (1.12%) XSLT
8 7 (0.87%) .NET
8 7 (0.87%) REST
9 6 (0.75%) HTML5
10 5 (0.62%) WCF
10 5 (0.62%) WSDL
11 4 (0.50%) JAXB
11 4 (0.50%) JAX-WS
12 3 (0.37%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.86%) Credit Risk
3 33 (4.11%) Mobile Banking
4 27 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 25 (3.11%) Online Banking
6 23 (2.86%) User Experience
7 12 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 12 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.12%) iPad
8 9 (1.12%) iPhone
9 8 (1.00%) Statistics
10 7 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.87%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.75%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.62%) Fintech
13 4 (0.50%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.50%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.62%) Unix
1 21 (2.62%) Windows
2 15 (1.87%) Android
2 15 (1.87%) Linux
3 12 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.25%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.12%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.37%) AIX
7 1 (0.12%) VMS
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (23.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 131 (16.31%) Migration
3 102 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (12.58%) Project Management
5 72 (8.97%) Business Analysis
6 67 (8.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 44 (5.48%) Analytics
8 39 (4.86%) Risk Management
9 36 (4.48%) Change Management
10 35 (4.36%) Data Migration
11 33 (4.11%) Test Strategy
12 31 (3.86%) Software Testing
13 27 (3.36%) Defect Management
13 27 (3.36%) Wealth Management
14 24 (2.99%) Data Modelling
15 23 (2.86%) Test Scripting
16 21 (2.62%) Anti-Money Laundering
16 21 (2.62%) Data Management
16 21 (2.62%) Waterfall
17 20 (2.49%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (7.85%) SQL
2 44 (5.48%) Java
3 15 (1.87%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.25%) C#
5 6 (0.75%) VBA
6 5 (0.62%) C
7 4 (0.50%) MATLAB
7 4 (0.50%) Python
7 4 (0.50%) Scala
7 4 (0.50%) VB
8 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.25%) C++
10 1 (0.12%) AWK
10 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.12%) PL/1
10 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.12%) VB6
10 1 (0.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 22 (2.74%) ISTQB
2 21 (2.62%) ISEB
3 20 (2.49%) Degree
4 13 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.87%) SAS Certification
6 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.50%) CIPD
7 4 (0.50%) MBA
7 4 (0.50%) PMP
8 2 (0.25%) PhD
8 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.12%) CISM
9 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.24%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.74%) QA
3 9 (1.12%) SEPA
4 7 (0.87%) MiFID
5 5 (0.62%) FATCA
6 4 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.37%) SLA
8 2 (0.25%) SDET
9 1 (0.12%) COREP
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) FINREP
System Software
1 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.12%) Docker
2 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 29 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.50%) Puppet
3 2 (0.25%) Ansible
3 2 (0.25%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.25%) Nagios
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (3.99%) Microsoft
2 12 (1.49%) Teradata
3 10 (1.25%) HP
3 10 (1.25%) Lotus
4 9 (1.12%) Bloomberg
4 9 (1.12%) IBM
4 9 (1.12%) Reuters
5 8 (1.00%) Oracle
5 8 (1.00%) SAP
6 6 (0.75%) Cisco
7 5 (0.62%) Apple
8 4 (0.50%) TSYS
9 3 (0.37%) Avaya
9 3 (0.37%) Informatica
9 3 (0.37%) Pega
10 2 (0.25%) Citrix
10 2 (0.25%) F5
10 2 (0.25%) Remedy
10 2 (0.25%) Temenos
10 2 (0.25%) VocaLink
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