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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 31 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing Banking 47 83 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.33% 11.13% 10.73%
As % of the General category 20.70% 36.24% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 68 45
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£333 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.60 £17.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.79% -24.44%
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
227 229 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 25.77% 30.70% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 168 129
Average daily rate £350 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.42 £22.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.78% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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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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
South Wales -15 40 £342 -8.80% 3
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 56 (83.58%) Finance
2 28 (41.79%) ISEB
3 25 (37.31%) AS400
4 24 (35.82%) ISTQB
5 23 (34.33%) Retail
6 18 (26.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (23.88%) Retail Banking
8 13 (19.40%) Project Management
9 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
10 5 (7.46%) Change Management
11 4 (5.97%) Windows
11 4 (5.97%) Migration
12 3 (4.48%) SDLC
12 3 (4.48%) Target Operating Model
12 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
13 2 (2.99%) Validation
13 2 (2.99%) MVC
13 2 (2.99%) IIS
13 2 (2.99%) MS Project
13 2 (2.99%) C#
13 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
13 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
13 2 (2.99%) .NET
13 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
13 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
13 2 (2.99%) Data Analysis
13 2 (2.99%) Project Planning
13 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
13 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (2.99%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Project
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) SAN
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
General
1 56 (83.58%) Finance
2 23 (34.33%) Retail
3 16 (23.88%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Analyst
2 23 (34.33%) Tester
3 14 (20.90%) Business Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Project Manager
5 8 (11.94%) Manual Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Banking Business Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Developer
8 4 (5.97%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.48%) Applications Support Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Business Architect
10 2 (2.99%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Windows Support Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Financial Business Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Architect
10 2 (2.99%) Applications Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
1 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
1 2 (2.99%) WCF
1 2 (2.99%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.49%) Spring
2 1 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (37.31%) AS400
2 2 (2.99%) iSeries
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.49%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (19.40%) Project Management
3 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
4 5 (7.46%) Change Management
5 4 (5.97%) Migration
6 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.48%) SDLC
6 3 (4.48%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (2.99%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (2.99%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.99%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Validation
7 2 (2.99%) MVC
7 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.49%) UML
8 1 (1.49%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.49%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) C#
1 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.49%) RPG/400
2 1 (1.49%) RPG IV
2 1 (1.49%) Java
2 1 (1.49%) RPG
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) ISEB
2 24 (35.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.49%) PMP
3 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
1 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.49%) HP
2 1 (1.49%) VMware
2 1 (1.49%) Cognos