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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retail Banking
Rank 226 262 173
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -89
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 552 414 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.76% 1.19%
As % of the General category 2.41% 1.95% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 329 502
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £598 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £70.00 £175.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +976.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
22901 21187 21967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.12% 38.75% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14685 13107 13431
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 553 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £41.98 £43.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 July 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 29 July 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 +1 388 £450 +3.44% 86
London +17 201 £450 - 46
Scotland +38 147 £380 -15.55% 9
Edinburgh +19 135 £380 -15.55% 9
Yorkshire +2 51 £356 -6.31% 12
City of London -16 47 £450 +2.56% 16
North West +8 45 £450 - 16
West Yorkshire -4 43 £356 -5.69% 9
South West -23 32 £418 -1.76% 4
Cheshire +10 24 £450 +2.85% 5
Halifax +5 23 £353 -10.85% 3
Swindon -19 20 £494 +13.50%
Wiltshire -25 20 £494 +13.50%
West Midlands +16 19 £425 +41.66% 2
Manchester -3 18 £450 -6.25% 10
Wales +5 14 £185 -63.00% 1
Cardiff +4 14 £185 -63.00% 1
South Wales +2 14 £185 -63.00% 1
South East -27 14 £400 +3.76% 1
North East -14 13 £463 - 1
Leeds -17 13 £350 - 5
Glasgow +14 12 £380 -5.00%
Coventry +17 11 £450 +50.00% 1
Bristol -7 9 £355 +21.36% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £475 -
Knutsford +3 8 £450 -4.25% 1
Sheffield - 7 £625 - 2
South Yorkshire - 7 £625 - 2
Birmingham +8 6 £395 +5.33% 1

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 993 (100.00%) Banking
1 993 (100.00%) Retail
2 620 (62.44%) Finance
3 274 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 162 (16.31%) Project Management
5 131 (13.19%) Migration
6 110 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
7 96 (9.67%) Business Analysis
8 90 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 73 (7.35%) SQL
10 71 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
11 62 (6.24%) Change Management
12 52 (5.24%) Online Banking
13 51 (5.14%) ISEB
13 51 (5.14%) Data Migration
14 50 (5.04%) Target Operating Model
15 44 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
16 43 (4.33%) Analytics
17 42 (4.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 42 (4.23%) Microsoft
18 41 (4.13%) MS Excel
19 38 (3.83%) E-Commerce
20 37 (3.73%) SAS
21 36 (3.63%) Risk Management
21 36 (3.63%) Data Analysis
22 33 (3.32%) ISTQB
22 33 (3.32%) PRINCE2
23 32 (3.22%) MS Project
23 32 (3.22%) Test Scripting
24 30 (3.02%) Oracle

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 37 (3.73%) SAS
2 23 (2.32%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (0.70%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.40%) CMS
6 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (0.30%) Confluence
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.30%) JBoss
6 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.20%) Magnolia
7 2 (0.20%) Lync
7 2 (0.20%) Liferay
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.10%) Node.js
8 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.10%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.10%) FileNet
Applications
1 41 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.22%) MS Project
3 19 (1.91%) MS Office
4 17 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.20%) SPSS
9 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.10%) Eikon
2 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.10%) Summit
2 1 (0.10%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.10%) PaaS
2 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.10%) Office 365
2 1 (0.10%) IaaS
2 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.92%) Internet
2 9 (0.91%) ATM
3 6 (0.60%) Intranet
4 4 (0.40%) Firewall
5 3 (0.30%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.30%) Network Security
5 3 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (0.30%) LDAP
5 3 (0.30%) Extranet
5 3 (0.30%) HTTP
5 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.30%) DNS
5 3 (0.30%) SSL
6 2 (0.20%) CTI
7 1 (0.10%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.10%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.11%) Data Mining
4 8 (0.81%) Base SAS
5 7 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 7 (0.70%) MS Access
5 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.60%) Big Data
7 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.40%) OLAP
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.40%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.30%) DB2
9 3 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.30%) DataStage
10 2 (0.20%) QlikView
10 2 (0.20%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.20%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 9 (0.91%) JIRA
1 9 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.70%) Maven
2 7 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.50%) Artifactory
4 4 (0.40%) Subversion
4 4 (0.40%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.30%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.30%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.30%) FishEye
5 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.30%) Gradle
6 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (0.20%) VisualAge
6 2 (0.20%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.20%) Selenium
6 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.10%) JBehave
7 1 (0.10%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.10%) Axure RP
General
1 993 (100.00%) Banking
1 993 (100.00%) Retail
2 620 (62.44%) Finance
3 27 (2.72%) Marketing
4 19 (1.91%) Legal
5 18 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.31%) Corporate Banking
8 11 (1.11%) Back Office
9 8 (0.81%) Law
10 7 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.70%) Front Office
10 7 (0.70%) Automotive
11 6 (0.60%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.30%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.20%) International Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Publishing
14 1 (0.10%) Games
Job Titles
1 398 (40.08%) Analyst
2 263 (26.49%) Business Analyst
3 182 (18.33%) Project Manager
4 86 (8.66%) Banking Business Analyst
5 69 (6.95%) Senior Analyst
6 58 (5.84%) Test Analyst
7 56 (5.64%) Developer
8 52 (5.24%) Test Manager
9 50 (5.04%) Architect
10 41 (4.13%) Senior Manager
11 40 (4.03%) Senior Business Analyst
12 32 (3.22%) Data Analyst
13 30 (3.02%) Test Leader
14 29 (2.92%) Consultant
15 28 (2.82%) PMO Analyst
16 26 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
17 25 (2.52%) Programme Manager
18 24 (2.42%) Financial Business Analyst
19 22 (2.22%) Financial Services Business Analyst
20 21 (2.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.71%) HTML
2 13 (1.31%) CSS
3 10 (1.01%) Web Services
3 10 (1.01%) Spring
4 9 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (0.91%) SOAP
5 8 (0.81%) .NET
5 8 (0.81%) Middleware
5 8 (0.81%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 7 (0.70%) XML
7 6 (0.60%) REST
8 5 (0.50%) jQuery
8 5 (0.50%) RESTful
8 5 (0.50%) JSP
8 5 (0.50%) JSON
9 4 (0.40%) Servlets
9 4 (0.40%) J2EE
9 4 (0.40%) Swing
9 4 (0.40%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.30%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.24%) Online Banking
3 28 (2.82%) User Experience
4 25 (2.52%) Mobile Banking
5 23 (2.32%) Credit Risk
6 15 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.31%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.21%) AS400
10 9 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.70%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.60%) PMI
13 5 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.40%) IVR
14 4 (0.40%) Derivative
14 4 (0.40%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.40%) iPad
14 4 (0.40%) Mobile Payment
15 3 (0.30%) Statistics
15 3 (0.30%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (1.91%) UNIX
2 18 (1.81%) Windows
3 14 (1.41%) Linux
4 7 (0.70%) AIX
5 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.40%) Android
6 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.10%) zOS
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 162 (16.31%) Project Management
3 131 (13.19%) Migration
4 110 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (9.67%) Business Analysis
6 90 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 62 (6.24%) Change Management
8 51 (5.14%) Data Migration
9 50 (5.04%) Target Operating Model
10 43 (4.33%) Analytics
11 42 (4.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 38 (3.83%) E-Commerce
13 36 (3.63%) Data Analysis
13 36 (3.63%) Risk Management
14 33 (3.32%) PRINCE2
15 32 (3.22%) Test Scripting
16 29 (2.92%) Scrum
17 28 (2.82%) Test Management
17 28 (2.82%) Waterfall
18 25 (2.52%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (7.35%) SQL
2 29 (2.92%) Java
3 23 (2.32%) VBA
4 18 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 8 (0.81%) C
6 7 (0.70%) C++
7 6 (0.60%) C#
7 6 (0.60%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.50%) Perl
8 5 (0.50%) Python
9 4 (0.40%) R
10 3 (0.30%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.30%) VBScript
11 2 (0.20%) VB
11 2 (0.20%) PL/1
11 2 (0.20%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.10%) Jython
12 1 (0.10%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 51 (5.14%) ISEB
2 33 (3.32%) ISTQB
3 17 (1.71%) Degree
4 11 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (0.91%) Postgraduate
5 9 (0.91%) MBA
5 9 (0.91%) PMP
6 8 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 8 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.50%) APMP
8 4 (0.40%) CBAP
8 4 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.30%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.30%) CCA
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.10%) CITP
11 1 (0.10%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.82%) QA
2 7 (0.70%) FATCA
3 4 (0.40%) EMIR
3 4 (0.40%) FINREP
4 3 (0.30%) COREP
4 3 (0.30%) SLA
5 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) Basel II
6 1 (0.10%) GAAP
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.10%) COBIT
6 1 (0.10%) MiFID
6 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.10%) SRDF
1 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.10%) SCCM
3 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (4.23%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.02%) Oracle
3 21 (2.11%) IBM
4 13 (1.31%) Teradata
5 8 (0.81%) HP
6 7 (0.70%) SAP
7 6 (0.60%) TIBCO
8 5 (0.50%) Adobe
9 4 (0.40%) Unisys
9 4 (0.40%) Cognos
9 4 (0.40%) ICL
10 3 (0.30%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.30%) F5
10 3 (0.30%) FatWire
10 3 (0.30%) Citrix
10 3 (0.30%) Talarian
11 2 (0.20%) Verint
11 2 (0.20%) Genesys
11 2 (0.20%) Informatica
11 2 (0.20%) Dell
Halifax, Yorkshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £320.00 - £355 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £297.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £423.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Knutsford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago