The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 21 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Banking 56 70 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.08% 12.03% 8.14%
As % of the General category 28.28% 32.86% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 44
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£375 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £273 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £21.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-18.82% +10.38%
Banking
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

General Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
198 213 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.57% 36.60% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 152 129
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £23.75 £10.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £9.23 £10.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.00 £10.89 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the Wales region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Wales region.

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
South Wales -8 54 £375 - 4
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing 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 Banking.

1 110 (78.01%) Finance
2 53 (37.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (22.70%) Project Management
4 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
4 24 (17.02%) UML
5 23 (16.31%) ISEB
5 23 (16.31%) AS400
6 20 (14.18%) Business Analysis
6 20 (14.18%) MS Office
7 19 (13.48%) SQL
7 19 (13.48%) CCA
8 18 (12.77%) Web Services
8 18 (12.77%) Change Management
9 15 (10.64%) Maven
9 15 (10.64%) SOAP
10 14 (9.93%) MS Project
11 13 (9.22%) Ant
11 13 (9.22%) Retail
11 13 (9.22%) Scrum
11 13 (9.22%) Apache Ivy
12 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
13 11 (7.80%) ISTQB
14 10 (7.09%) Java
15 9 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (6.38%) Waterfall
16 8 (5.67%) Retail Banking
16 8 (5.67%) MS PowerPoint
16 8 (5.67%) Java EE
16 8 (5.67%) PRINCE2
16 8 (5.67%) J2EE

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing 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 Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.13%) Apache
2 2 (1.42%) CICS
2 2 (1.42%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (14.18%) MS Office
2 14 (9.93%) MS Project
3 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
4 8 (5.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.13%) SSL
1 3 (2.13%) Internet
1 3 (2.13%) 3G
1 3 (2.13%) 2G
1 3 (2.13%) 4G
2 2 (1.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (10.64%) Maven
2 13 (9.22%) Ant
2 13 (9.22%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (5.67%) JUnit
4 7 (4.96%) JIRA
4 7 (4.96%) Selenium
5 5 (3.55%) eggPlant
5 5 (3.55%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.84%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.13%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.13%) Toad
8 2 (1.42%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.42%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.42%) JBehave
8 2 (1.42%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.42%) Hudson
8 2 (1.42%) Calabash
8 2 (1.42%) Subversion
General
1 110 (78.01%) Finance
2 13 (9.22%) Retail
3 8 (5.67%) Retail Banking
4 6 (4.26%) Legal
5 4 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (44.68%) Analyst
2 44 (31.21%) Business Analyst
3 32 (22.70%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.51%) Tester
5 11 (7.80%) Developer
6 9 (6.38%) Architect
7 8 (5.67%) Banking Business Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) MI Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.55%) Development Team Leader
10 5 (3.55%) Java Team Leader
11 4 (2.84%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (2.84%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.84%) Applications Support
11 4 (2.84%) Lead Architect
11 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 3 (2.13%) QA Leader
12 3 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.77%) Web Services
2 15 (10.64%) SOAP
3 8 (5.67%) Struts
3 8 (5.67%) J2EE
3 8 (5.67%) Spring
3 8 (5.67%) Java EE
4 7 (4.96%) XML
5 6 (4.26%) JMS
5 6 (4.26%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.26%) Spring Web Flow
5 6 (4.26%) JPA
6 3 (2.13%) REST
6 3 (2.13%) WAP
6 3 (2.13%) J2ME
7 2 (1.42%) HTML
7 2 (1.42%) .NET
7 2 (1.42%) RESTful
7 2 (1.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.31%) AS400
2 7 (4.96%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.26%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.26%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.55%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.13%) Handset
6 2 (1.42%) iSeries
7 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.84%) Windows
2 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (1.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 32 (22.70%) Project Management
3 24 (17.02%) UML
4 20 (14.18%) Business Analysis
5 18 (12.77%) Change Management
6 13 (9.22%) Scrum
7 9 (6.38%) Waterfall
8 8 (5.67%) MVC
8 8 (5.67%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.96%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (4.96%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (4.96%) Test Automation
9 7 (4.96%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.26%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.26%) Mobile Commerce
11 5 (3.55%) Regression Testing
11 5 (3.55%) Automation Testing
12 4 (2.84%) BDD
12 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.48%) SQL
2 10 (7.09%) Java
3 7 (4.96%) VBA
4 2 (1.42%) XQuery
4 2 (1.42%) JCL
4 2 (1.42%) XPath
4 2 (1.42%) Groovy
4 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.42%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (16.31%) ISEB
2 19 (13.48%) CCA
3 11 (7.80%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.26%) Degree
5 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.42%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.26%) Oracle
3 5 (3.55%) HP
4 4 (2.84%) Cognos
5 3 (2.13%) Sun
5 3 (2.13%) Apple
6 1 (0.71%) Teradata
6 1 (0.71%) Imperva
6 1 (0.71%) F5
6 1 (0.71%) CA
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
6 1 (0.71%) SAP
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