Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Banking
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing Banking 241 141 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.94% 9.49% 15.07%
As % of the General category 42.06% 27.33% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 110 272
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £280 £325 £313
90th Percentile £510 £541 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% - -
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year -13.33% - -

Banking is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 573 516 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.67% 34.75% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 363 611
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £305
90th Percentile £525 £550 £572
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.61% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 28
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.78% +18.42%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.25 £13.24
90th Percentile £33.00 £23.70 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £22.35 £23.92 £30.52
% change year-on-year -6.59% -21.62% +34.63%

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Banking in Cheshire

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in Cheshire

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in Cheshire

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in Cheshire

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +1 76 £425 - 10
Chester +7 53 £420 -11.58% 1
Widnes - 9 £450 -
Warrington +15 3 £115 -
Crewe - 3 £115 -
Macclesfield - 1 £115 -
Banking
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Banking.

1 141 (58.51%) Finance
2 63 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (18.67%) Retail Banking
4 42 (17.43%) Java
5 41 (17.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (13.69%) Oracle
6 33 (13.69%) Linux
7 27 (11.20%) Unix
8 26 (10.79%) Web Services
8 26 (10.79%) Scrum
8 26 (10.79%) Migration
9 24 (9.96%) Waterfall
9 24 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (9.54%) Spring
10 23 (9.54%) SQL
10 23 (9.54%) ITIL
11 22 (9.13%) Data Protection
11 22 (9.13%) Git (software)
12 21 (8.71%) HP
13 18 (7.47%) Project Management
13 18 (7.47%) TDD
13 18 (7.47%) Test Automation
14 17 (7.05%) SDLC
15 16 (6.64%) Change Management
15 16 (6.64%) SOAP
16 15 (6.22%) JavaScript
16 15 (6.22%) Risk Management
16 15 (6.22%) REST
17 14 (5.81%) Windows
17 14 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 10 (4.15%) SAS
2 6 (2.49%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.24%) JBoss
4 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.41%) CMS
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (0.41%) Mule
5 1 (0.41%) PegaRULES
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.73%) PaaS
3 5 (2.07%) Office 365
4 3 (1.24%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.41%) IaaS
5 1 (0.41%) npm
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.07%) Internet
2 4 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (1.66%) SMS
3 3 (1.24%) ATM
4 2 (0.83%) HTTP
4 2 (0.83%) NAS
4 2 (0.83%) SAN
5 1 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.41%) LAN
5 1 (0.41%) POP3
5 1 (0.41%) SMTP
5 1 (0.41%) SSH
5 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.39%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.73%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.32%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.90%) DataStage
5 7 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.07%) Big Data
6 5 (2.07%) GIS
6 5 (2.07%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.66%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.24%) DB2
8 3 (1.24%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.41%) Essbase
10 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (9.13%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.56%) JIRA
3 10 (4.15%) Gradle
3 10 (4.15%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.15%) JUnit
4 7 (2.90%) IntelliJ
5 6 (2.49%) HP UFT
5 6 (2.49%) Maven
6 5 (2.07%) JMeter
6 5 (2.07%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.66%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.66%) JProfiler
8 3 (1.24%) gulp
9 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.83%) FxCop
9 2 (0.83%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.83%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.83%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 141 (58.51%) Finance
2 45 (18.67%) Retail Banking
3 12 (4.98%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.07%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.07%) Retail
5 4 (1.66%) Law
6 2 (0.83%) Billing
6 2 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (19.09%) Analyst
2 41 (17.01%) Developer
3 32 (13.28%) Architect
4 23 (9.54%) Business Analyst
4 23 (9.54%) Java Developer
4 23 (9.54%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (8.71%) Consultant
6 17 (7.05%) Banking Analyst
7 13 (5.39%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.98%) Test Manager
9 9 (3.73%) Administrator
9 9 (3.73%) Banking Business Analyst
9 9 (3.73%) Programme Manager
9 9 (3.73%) Security Consultant
9 9 (3.73%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.49%) Designer
10 6 (2.49%) Geneos Consultant
10 6 (2.49%) Risk Analyst
10 6 (2.49%) Security Architect
10 6 (2.49%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.79%) Web Services
2 23 (9.54%) Spring
3 16 (6.64%) SOAP
4 15 (6.22%) REST
5 13 (5.39%) Hibernate
5 13 (5.39%) J2EE
6 11 (4.56%) JPA
6 11 (4.56%) jQuery
7 10 (4.15%) Ajax
7 10 (4.15%) Servlets
8 9 (3.73%) EJB
8 9 (3.73%) Java EE
8 9 (3.73%) JSP
8 9 (3.73%) Spring Boot
9 8 (3.32%) HTML
9 8 (3.32%) Struts
10 7 (2.90%) JSON
11 6 (2.49%) .NET
12 5 (2.07%) CSS
12 5 (2.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.07%) Clustering
3 5 (2.07%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (1.66%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.66%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.24%) EPoS
5 3 (1.24%) User Experience
6 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.83%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.83%) RIA
6 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.41%) Animation
7 1 (0.41%) CMDB
7 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.41%) DataPower
7 1 (0.41%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.69%) Linux
2 27 (11.20%) Unix
3 14 (5.81%) Windows
4 9 (3.73%) AIX
5 7 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.66%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.41%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.41%) Solaris
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (17.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (10.79%) Migration
3 26 (10.79%) Scrum
4 24 (9.96%) Waterfall
5 23 (9.54%) ITIL
6 22 (9.13%) Data Protection
7 18 (7.47%) Project Management
7 18 (7.47%) TDD
7 18 (7.47%) Test Automation
8 17 (7.05%) SDLC
9 16 (6.64%) Change Management
10 15 (6.22%) Risk Management
11 13 (5.39%) Business Analysis
11 13 (5.39%) Information Security
12 12 (4.98%) Data Modelling
13 11 (4.56%) Internal Audit
13 11 (4.56%) Unit Testing
14 10 (4.15%) Security Architecture
14 10 (4.15%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.43%) Java
2 23 (9.54%) SQL
3 15 (6.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.32%) C#
5 6 (2.49%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.49%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.66%) VB
6 4 (1.66%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.66%) VBScript
7 3 (1.24%) Python
8 2 (0.83%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.83%) AWK
8 2 (0.83%) Jython
8 2 (0.83%) Korn
8 2 (0.83%) Perl
8 2 (0.83%) PHP
8 2 (0.83%) Ruby
8 2 (0.83%) sed
9 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (2.90%) MCSA
1 7 (2.90%) MCSE
1 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.49%) Degree
3 5 (2.07%) ISEB
3 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.24%) CISSP
5 2 (0.83%) CISM
6 1 (0.41%) CISA
6 1 (0.41%) CRISC
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.41%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.56%) SLA
2 10 (4.15%) PMO
3 5 (2.07%) GDPR
4 4 (1.66%) COSHH
5 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.83%) COBIT
6 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.83%) QA
7 1 (0.41%) IFRS
7 1 (0.41%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.66%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.66%) Firmware
2 3 (1.24%) Docker
2 3 (1.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.15%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.32%) Tivoli
3 6 (2.49%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.83%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.83%) PowerBroker
6 1 (0.41%) Ansible
6 1 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.41%) Puppet
6 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (13.69%) Oracle
2 21 (8.71%) HP
3 12 (4.98%) IBM
3 12 (4.98%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.98%) Perforce
4 8 (3.32%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.90%) Fortinet
6 6 (2.49%) Veritas
7 4 (1.66%) Dell
8 3 (1.24%) Splunk
9 2 (0.83%) Citrix
9 2 (0.83%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.83%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (0.83%) SAP
9 2 (0.83%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.41%) Apple
10 1 (0.41%) BMC
10 1 (0.41%) CA
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco
10 1 (0.41%) Hyperion