The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail Banking over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Retail Banking
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 68 58
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10  
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.74% 0.25% 0.67%
As % of the General category 4.87% 0.71% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Median daily rate £300 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £475 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.18% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Retail Banking is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 226 280 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 35.65% 35.00% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 292 274
Median daily rate £389 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £28.75 £37.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +138.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £35.75 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.58 £38.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Retail Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Retail Banking in Birmingham

Retail Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail Banking in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail Banking in Birmingham

Retail Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail Banking in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail Banking in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Retail Banking.

1 15 (100.00%) Banking
1 15 (100.00%) Retail
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
6 2 (13.33%) QA
6 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (13.33%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) ISEB
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.67%) C#
7 1 (6.67%) HTML
7 1 (6.67%) Java
7 1 (6.67%) Perl
7 1 (6.67%) MySQL
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server

Retail Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
1 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Actimize
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (100.00%) Banking
1 15 (100.00%) Retail
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum Master
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Coordinator
3 2 (13.33%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Payments Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Payments Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
6 1 (6.67%) E-Discovery
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Product Management
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FTK
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Nuix