Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 10 17
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing Banking 6,826 9,045 7,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.30% 9.90% 7.58%
As % of the General category 19.77% 24.82% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,916 6,500 5,401
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £360 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £513 £488
% change year-on-year +4.88% +5.13% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 37 18
England median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -28.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.52 £12.85
90th Percentile £23.25 £27.35 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +24.67% -31.82% +22.22%

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34,522 36,447 35,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.91% 39.89% 36.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,976 24,458 24,074
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 793 912
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.44 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.12% +11.49% +3.11%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.20 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £26.42 £23.75
% change year-on-year -12.02% +11.24% -4.43%

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Banking in England

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in England

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in England

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in England

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Banking in England

Banking
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the England region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
London -2 5,507 £563 +2.27% 653
North of England -28 492 £425 - 137
South East -90 322 £450 +9.09% 51
South West -11 296 £450 +18.11% 22
North West -35 257 £450 +5.88% 92
Yorkshire -26 214 £405 -4.71% 42
Midlands -55 162 £413 +3.13% 35
East Midlands +11 109 £425 +3.03% 11
West Midlands -89 44 £410 +17.14% 24
East of England -23 28 £425 +13.33% 15
North East +16 22 £450 +291.30% 3
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Banking.

1 3,557 (52.11%) Finance
2 2,219 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1,556 (22.80%) Java
4 1,474 (21.59%) Investment Banking
5 1,195 (17.51%) SQL
6 798 (11.69%) Front Office
7 759 (11.12%) JavaScript
8 744 (10.90%) C#
9 669 (9.80%) DevOps
10 661 (9.68%) Python
11 644 (9.43%) .NET
12 634 (9.29%) SQL Server
13 626 (9.17%) Microsoft
14 617 (9.04%) Linux
15 612 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 592 (8.67%) Windows
17 590 (8.64%) TDD
18 586 (8.58%) Scrum
19 557 (8.16%) Microservices
20 498 (7.30%) Oracle
20 498 (7.30%) Jenkins
21 496 (7.27%) Spring
22 490 (7.18%) Test Automation
23 476 (6.97%) AngularJS
24 469 (6.87%) Unix
25 467 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
26 466 (6.83%) HTML
27 461 (6.75%) Node.js
28 439 (6.43%) JIRA
29 418 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 218 (3.19%) Confluence
2 141 (2.07%) Apache
3 123 (1.80%) Apache Spark
4 98 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 89 (1.30%) WebSphere
6 85 (1.25%) IIS
7 78 (1.14%) JBoss
8 77 (1.13%) Mule
9 74 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
10 67 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
10 67 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 64 (0.94%) SAS
12 39 (0.57%) CMS
13 36 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 34 (0.50%) MS Exchange
15 33 (0.48%) NServiceBus
16 32 (0.47%) WebLogic
17 22 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
18 21 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 17 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 242 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 176 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 64 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (0.56%) InVision
7 26 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 19 (0.28%) UserZoom
10 18 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (0.18%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.10%) SPSS
13 5 (0.073%) InDesign
14 3 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 2 (0.029%) Acrobat
15 2 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.029%) Pixate
16 1 (0.015%) Adobe After Effects
16 1 (0.015%) InfoPath
16 1 (0.015%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 39 (0.57%) ION MarketView
2 37 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.29%) Temenos T24
4 19 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 17 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 10 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 10 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 9 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 8 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.10%) Actimize
10 6 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.088%) Eikon
10 6 (0.088%) Global One
10 6 (0.088%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.088%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.073%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 467 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 301 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (1.57%) Office 365
4 92 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 90 (1.32%) GitHub
6 82 (1.20%) npm
7 80 (1.17%) PaaS
8 69 (1.01%) SaaS
9 68 (1.00%) OpenShift
10 63 (0.92%) IaaS
11 62 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
12 53 (0.78%) Apigee
13 47 (0.69%) Serverless
14 36 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 36 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
15 26 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
17 20 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
18 17 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
19 16 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 143 (2.09%) Firewall
2 70 (1.03%) HTTP
3 68 (1.00%) Internet
4 60 (0.88%) Network Security
5 55 (0.81%) SAN
5 55 (0.81%) WAN
6 51 (0.75%) LAN
7 46 (0.67%) SSL
8 39 (0.57%) DNS
9 34 (0.50%) TCP/IP
10 29 (0.42%) Kerberos
10 29 (0.42%) VPN
11 25 (0.37%) BGP
11 25 (0.37%) OSPF
12 24 (0.35%) Skype
13 23 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (0.34%) DHCP
13 23 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 21 (0.31%) VLAN
15 20 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 634 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 226 (3.31%) Relational Database
2 226 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 220 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 220 (3.22%) MongoDB
4 205 (3.00%) NoSQL
5 192 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 190 (2.78%) Hadoop
7 185 (2.71%) Big Data
8 111 (1.63%) Blockchain
9 96 (1.41%) Oracle Database
10 71 (1.04%) RDBMS
11 64 (0.94%) Apache Hive
12 60 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 58 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
14 55 (0.81%) HBase
15 54 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
16 53 (0.78%) DB2
17 47 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
17 47 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 498 (7.30%) Jenkins
2 439 (6.43%) JIRA
3 387 (5.67%) Git (software)
4 286 (4.19%) Maven
5 193 (2.83%) Selenium
6 149 (2.18%) Cucumber
7 141 (2.07%) TeamCity
8 128 (1.88%) JUnit
9 127 (1.86%) Subversion
10 124 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 87 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 83 (1.22%) Bitbucket
13 72 (1.05%) Gradle
14 71 (1.04%) Artifactory
15 70 (1.03%) Ant
16 61 (0.89%) Hudson
17 58 (0.85%) WebDriver
18 51 (0.75%) webpack
19 49 (0.72%) SonarQube
20 47 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3,557 (52.11%) Finance
2 1,474 (21.59%) Investment Banking
3 798 (11.69%) Front Office
4 406 (5.95%) Retail Banking
5 229 (3.35%) Financial Institution
6 166 (2.43%) Retail
7 102 (1.49%) Back Office
7 102 (1.49%) Legal
8 95 (1.39%) Marketing
9 85 (1.25%) Private Banking
10 74 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 69 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
12 64 (0.94%) Law
13 51 (0.75%) Games
14 44 (0.64%) Advertising
15 26 (0.38%) International Banking
16 24 (0.35%) Publishing
17 23 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
18 19 (0.28%) General Ledger
19 18 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2,494 (36.54%) Developer
2 1,012 (14.83%) Analyst
3 814 (11.92%) Java Developer
4 540 (7.91%) Architect
5 491 (7.19%) Business Analyst
6 455 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 402 (5.89%) Senior Developer
8 369 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 316 (4.63%) Banking Analyst
10 259 (3.79%) .NET Developer
11 213 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
12 212 (3.11%) Consultant
13 185 (2.71%) C# .NET Developer
13 185 (2.71%) Full Stack Developer
14 162 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
15 157 (2.30%) Python Developer
16 155 (2.27%) React Developer
17 152 (2.23%) SQL Developer
18 149 (2.18%) Senior Java Developer
19 132 (1.93%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 644 (9.43%) .NET
2 496 (7.27%) Spring
3 476 (6.97%) AngularJS
4 466 (6.83%) HTML
5 461 (6.75%) Node.js
6 384 (5.63%) React
7 382 (5.60%) REST
8 361 (5.29%) Web Services
9 348 (5.10%) CSS
10 269 (3.94%) HTML5
11 260 (3.81%) Middleware
12 237 (3.47%) RESTful
13 225 (3.30%) XML
14 219 (3.21%) ASP.NET
15 197 (2.89%) Spring Boot
16 184 (2.70%) WCF
17 174 (2.55%) JSON
18 145 (2.12%) SOAP
19 140 (2.05%) Hibernate
20 133 (1.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 418 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 412 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 349 (5.11%) Fixed Income
4 298 (4.37%) User Experience
5 276 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
6 260 (3.81%) Fintech
7 255 (3.74%) Derivative
8 202 (2.96%) Equities
9 129 (1.89%) Computer Science
10 126 (1.85%) Data Centre
11 125 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
12 113 (1.66%) Mobile App
13 109 (1.60%) Credit Risk
14 101 (1.48%) Market Risk
15 89 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
16 76 (1.11%) Algorithms
16 76 (1.11%) Hedge funds
17 67 (0.98%) iPad
17 67 (0.98%) Mainframe
18 65 (0.95%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 617 (9.04%) Linux
2 592 (8.67%) Windows
3 469 (6.87%) Unix
4 167 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 134 (1.96%) Android
6 132 (1.93%) Windows Server
7 102 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 80 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 68 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 56 (0.82%) Solaris
11 55 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 46 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.26%) zOS
14 17 (0.25%) AIX
15 13 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 12 (0.18%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.13%) CentOS
17 9 (0.13%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,219 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
2 669 (9.80%) DevOps
3 612 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 590 (8.64%) TDD
5 586 (8.58%) Scrum
6 557 (8.16%) Microservices
7 490 (7.18%) Test Automation
8 413 (6.05%) Project Management
9 408 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
10 400 (5.86%) Migration
11 390 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
12 379 (5.55%) BDD
13 332 (4.86%) SDLC
14 314 (4.60%) Analytics
15 307 (4.50%) Change Management
16 304 (4.45%) Multithreading
17 297 (4.35%) Business Analysis
18 254 (3.72%) Software Engineering
19 252 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
20 239 (3.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,556 (22.80%) Java
2 1,195 (17.51%) SQL
3 759 (11.12%) JavaScript
4 744 (10.90%) C#
5 661 (9.68%) Python
6 246 (3.60%) Java 8
7 234 (3.43%) C++
8 162 (2.37%) PowerShell
9 151 (2.21%) T-SQL
10 129 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 127 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 126 (1.85%) Scala
13 120 (1.76%) PL/SQL
14 113 (1.66%) TypeScript
15 112 (1.64%) Perl
16 106 (1.55%) VBA
17 103 (1.51%) C
18 100 (1.46%) Ruby
19 80 (1.17%) ES6
20 66 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 292 (4.28%) Degree
2 70 (1.03%) CISSP
3 64 (0.94%) ISEB
4 58 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 56 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 52 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 50 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (0.62%) AWS Certification
9 40 (0.59%) Security Cleared
10 36 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (0.47%) CCNP
12 29 (0.42%) PMP
13 26 (0.38%) CCNA
13 26 (0.38%) PMI Certification
14 25 (0.37%) Master's Degree
15 23 (0.34%) CISM
15 23 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 23 (0.34%) MCSE
16 21 (0.31%) PhD
16 21 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (3.97%) QA
2 104 (1.52%) PSD2
3 94 (1.38%) PMO
4 77 (1.13%) MiFID
5 71 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 50 (0.73%) SLA
7 46 (0.67%) GDPR
8 28 (0.41%) EMIR
9 22 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 20 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
11 19 (0.28%) PCI DSS
12 17 (0.25%) IFRS
13 16 (0.23%) SEPA
14 14 (0.21%) Basel III
15 11 (0.16%) IFRS 9
15 11 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 10 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
16 10 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 10 (0.15%) JSP 440
17 9 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 345 (5.05%) Docker
2 173 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 98 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.51%) vSphere
5 28 (0.41%) HDFS
5 28 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (0.40%) OpenAM
7 21 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 20 (0.29%) XenApp
9 16 (0.23%) ProxySG
10 15 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 12 (0.18%) Hyper-V
12 12 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.13%) Apache Flume
15 8 (0.12%) XenServer
16 6 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.088%) Time Sharing Option
17 5 (0.073%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 249 (3.65%) Ansible
2 228 (3.34%) Kubernetes
3 140 (2.05%) Puppet
4 119 (1.74%) Terraform
5 105 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (0.85%) SCCM
7 43 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
8 28 (0.41%) Oozie
9 24 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
10 23 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 22 (0.32%) Control-M
11 22 (0.32%) Kibana
12 19 (0.28%) Consul
12 19 (0.28%) logstash
12 19 (0.28%) Rancher
12 19 (0.28%) Tivoli
13 18 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
14 13 (0.19%) linkerd
14 13 (0.19%) Mesos
14 13 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 626 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 498 (7.30%) Oracle
3 231 (3.38%) IBM
4 153 (2.24%) VMware
5 127 (1.86%) Google
6 119 (1.74%) Citrix
7 118 (1.73%) Cisco
8 116 (1.70%) Tableau
9 105 (1.54%) Splunk
10 100 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 100 (1.46%) SAP
11 77 (1.13%) Sybase
12 69 (1.01%) TIBCO
13 67 (0.98%) Apple
14 59 (0.86%) MuleSoft
14 59 (0.86%) Teradata
15 57 (0.84%) Bloomberg
16 53 (0.78%) Reuters
17 52 (0.76%) HP
18 51 (0.75%) Salesforce.com