The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retail Banking
Rank 263 170 137
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -33
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 404 604 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 1.18% 1.42%
As % of the General category 1.91% 2.75% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 498 607
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1650.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21142 22003 25803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.67% 43.05% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13052 13464 15354
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 £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 631 726
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £44.90 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -86 329 £435 +2.35% 67
London -45 177 £455 +1.00% 31
City of London -6 68 £440 +3.52% 14
Scotland -18 67 £450 +4.65% 9
Edinburgh -10 62 £450 +2.27% 8
South West -47 55 £425 +9.67% 5
Wiltshire +11 45 £435 +3.57% 1
Swindon +14 44 £435 +3.57% 1
Yorkshire -18 28 £385 - 12
West Yorkshire -10 27 £380 +0.66% 9
Northamptonshire -4 20 £475 -0.10% 3
East Midlands -5 20 £475 -0.10% 4
South East -32 20 £386 -5.10% 3
Halifax -2 19 £393 - 4
North West -27 18 £450 +5.88% 7
Northampton +2 13 £425 -11.73% 2
Cheshire -8 11 £438 -2.77% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 11 £388 +30.11% 1
Milton Keynes -8 9 £375 +25.00% 1
Cardiff -14 7 £500 +29.87% 1
South Wales -28 7 £500 +29.87% 1
Wales -31 7 £500 +31.57% 1
Leeds -1 6 £350 -2.77% 4
West Midlands -11 6 £300 -30.23%
Bristol -33 6 £293 -26.13% 1
Birmingham -7 5 £375 -12.79%
Manchester -15 4 £480 +32.41% 5
Glasgow -17 4 £400 +24.03% 1
Gloucestershire -16 3 £475 +9.19% 2
East of England -31 3 £425 +68.31% 3

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 890 (100.00%) Banking
1 890 (100.00%) Retail
2 539 (60.56%) Finance
3 248 (27.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 121 (13.60%) Project Management
5 96 (10.79%) Change Management
6 74 (8.31%) Business Analysis
7 60 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 59 (6.63%) Migration
9 58 (6.52%) SQL
10 57 (6.40%) Microsoft
11 52 (5.84%) MS Project
12 50 (5.62%) MS Excel
13 48 (5.39%) PRINCE2
14 44 (4.94%) Data Analysis
15 35 (3.93%) Oracle
15 35 (3.93%) SQL Server
16 34 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
16 34 (3.82%) Test Scripting
16 34 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (3.71%) QA
17 33 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
18 32 (3.60%) Programme Management
18 32 (3.60%) E-Commerce
19 31 (3.48%) Investment Banking
20 30 (3.37%) Change Control
21 29 (3.26%) Internet
21 29 (3.26%) Project Planning
22 28 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
23 26 (2.92%) MS Visio

Retail Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (1.69%) SAS
2 12 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.24%) CMS
4 6 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.56%) CICS
6 3 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.11%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.11%) FileNet
8 1 (0.11%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (5.84%) MS Project
2 50 (5.62%) MS Excel
3 33 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 22 (2.47%) MS Office
6 12 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (1.35%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
1 1 (0.11%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (0.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.45%) Taleo
2 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.26%) Internet
2 9 (1.01%) Firewall
2 9 (1.01%) ATM
3 4 (0.45%) LDAP
3 4 (0.45%) Intranet
4 3 (0.34%) Network Security
5 2 (0.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.22%) HTTP
6 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.11%) DNS
6 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.11%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) SAN
6 1 (0.11%) DMZ
6 1 (0.11%) LAN
6 1 (0.11%) WAN
6 1 (0.11%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.11%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.79%) MS Access
8 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.56%) DB2
9 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.45%) OLAP
10 4 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.45%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (0.22%) Cognos Transformer
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.22%) Base SAS
12 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Rational Rose
2 4 (0.45%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.34%) Subversion
4 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.11%) Hudson
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) Maven
5 1 (0.11%) Selenium
5 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.11%) LSMW
General
1 890 (100.00%) Banking
1 890 (100.00%) Retail
2 539 (60.56%) Finance
3 31 (3.48%) Investment Banking
4 18 (2.02%) Back Office
5 17 (1.91%) Marketing
6 12 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.24%) Legal
7 11 (1.24%) German Language
8 10 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.90%) Private Banking
10 7 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.56%) Front Office
12 4 (0.45%) Advertising
12 4 (0.45%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.34%) Publishing
13 3 (0.34%) International Banking
13 3 (0.34%) Automotive
14 2 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 295 (33.15%) Analyst
2 188 (21.12%) Project Manager
3 177 (19.89%) Business Analyst
4 76 (8.54%) Architect
5 49 (5.51%) Senior Manager
6 44 (4.94%) Developer
7 42 (4.72%) Programme Manager
8 40 (4.49%) Test Analyst
9 38 (4.27%) PMO Analyst
10 35 (3.93%) Banking Business Analyst
11 34 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
11 34 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
12 30 (3.37%) Consultant
12 30 (3.37%) Designer
13 29 (3.26%) Senior Project Manager
14 28 (3.15%) Senior Business Analyst
15 25 (2.81%) Test Manager
16 21 (2.36%) Change Manager
17 20 (2.25%) Test Leader
18 19 (2.13%) Programme Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.02%) HTML
2 10 (1.12%) .NET
3 9 (1.01%) JSP
4 8 (0.90%) SOAP
4 8 (0.90%) Web Services
5 7 (0.79%) JMS
5 7 (0.79%) REST
6 6 (0.67%) XML
6 6 (0.67%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.67%) J2EE
7 5 (0.56%) CSS
7 5 (0.56%) Middleware
8 4 (0.45%) HTML5
8 4 (0.45%) JSON
9 3 (0.34%) Dojo
9 3 (0.34%) XSLT
9 3 (0.34%) Spring
9 3 (0.34%) jQuery
10 2 (0.22%) JNDI
10 2 (0.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (2.70%) Credit Risk
2 23 (2.58%) Mobile Banking
3 21 (2.36%) Online Banking
4 19 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 16 (1.80%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.35%) Copywriting
6 12 (1.35%) SWIFT
7 10 (1.12%) Data Extraction
8 9 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
9 8 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.79%) APACS
10 7 (0.79%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.67%) IVR
11 6 (0.67%) PMI
11 6 (0.67%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.45%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (1.57%) Windows
2 13 (1.46%) UNIX
3 5 (0.56%) Linux
4 4 (0.45%) Solaris
4 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.34%) Android
6 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.11%) MVS
7 1 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (27.87%) Stakeholder Management
2 121 (13.60%) Project Management
3 96 (10.79%) Change Management
4 74 (8.31%) Business Analysis
5 60 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 59 (6.63%) Migration
7 48 (5.39%) PRINCE2
8 44 (4.94%) Data Analysis
9 34 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (3.82%) Test Scripting
10 32 (3.60%) Programme Management
10 32 (3.60%) E-Commerce
11 30 (3.37%) Change Control
12 29 (3.26%) Project Planning
13 25 (2.81%) Risk Management
14 23 (2.58%) Data Modelling
14 23 (2.58%) Data Migration
14 23 (2.58%) Business Transformation
14 23 (2.58%) Analytics
15 21 (2.36%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (6.52%) SQL
2 21 (2.36%) VBA
3 16 (1.80%) Java
3 16 (1.80%) JavaScript
4 12 (1.35%) T-SQL
5 7 (0.79%) C#
6 4 (0.45%) VB
7 3 (0.34%) C
8 2 (0.22%) REXX
8 2 (0.22%) SAS Macro
8 2 (0.22%) C++
8 2 (0.22%) COBOL
9 1 (0.11%) VBScript
9 1 (0.11%) Perl
9 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.11%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.11%) JCL
Qualifications
1 26 (2.92%) ISEB
2 25 (2.81%) Degree
3 10 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (1.12%) PMI Certification
4 6 (0.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.45%) PMP
5 4 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (0.45%) HNC
5 4 (0.45%) HND
6 3 (0.34%) CISSP
6 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.34%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.34%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.22%) APMP
7 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.22%) CCNP
7 2 (0.22%) MBA
7 2 (0.22%) CCSA
7 2 (0.22%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.71%) QA
2 9 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.34%) FATCA
4 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.34%) Basel III
4 3 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) COREP
5 1 (0.11%) GAAP
5 1 (0.11%) WAI
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.22%) XenApp
3 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.22%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) Nagios
4 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.11%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 57 (6.40%) Microsoft
2 35 (3.93%) Oracle
3 15 (1.69%) SAP
4 11 (1.24%) Sybase
5 10 (1.12%) Unisys
6 9 (1.01%) ICL
7 8 (0.90%) Business Objects
8 7 (0.79%) HP
8 7 (0.79%) IBM
8 7 (0.79%) VMware
8 7 (0.79%) Teradata
9 6 (0.67%) CA
10 5 (0.56%) Informatica
10 5 (0.56%) Niku
10 5 (0.56%) Cisco
11 4 (0.45%) Adobe
11 4 (0.45%) Siebel
11 4 (0.45%) Tableau
12 3 (0.34%) Actimize
12 3 (0.34%) Norkom
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £640.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £505 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £565 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago