Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 10 18
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing Banking 6,725 8,994 7,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.01% 9.52% 7.64%
As % of the General category 19.33% 24.14% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,897 6,362 5,217
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 28 14
England median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -50.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £13.30
90th Percentile £27.19 £27.50 £61.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.67% -50.00% +44.58%

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 34,793 37,264 34,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.25% 39.46% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,261 24,919 23,229
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 759 821 859
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.60 £23.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.76% +12.31% -5.28%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £24.41
% change year-on-year -9.43% +8.56% -2.85%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -3 5,434 £575 +4.55% 512
North of England -26 508 £425 - 117
South West -19 301 £501 +23.58% 18
South East -103 282 £466 +13.03% 63
North West -27 269 £450 +5.88% 57
Yorkshire -28 218 £400 -5.88% 47
Midlands -62 158 £450 +15.38% 44
East Midlands -5 102 £413 - 23
West Midlands -87 47 £450 +28.57% 21
East of England -52 27 £450 +20.00% 13
North East -4 22 £438 +280.43% 13
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 3,397 (50.51%) Finance
2 2,233 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
3 1,658 (24.65%) Java
4 1,369 (20.36%) Investment Banking
5 1,137 (16.91%) SQL
6 785 (11.67%) Front Office
7 727 (10.81%) JavaScript
8 721 (10.72%) DevOps
9 666 (9.90%) Python
10 647 (9.62%) C#
11 590 (8.77%) SQL Server
12 588 (8.74%) TDD
13 580 (8.62%) Microservices
14 576 (8.57%) Linux
14 576 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 568 (8.45%) .NET
16 557 (8.28%) Microsoft
17 554 (8.24%) Windows
18 537 (7.99%) Jenkins
19 529 (7.87%) Oracle
20 519 (7.72%) Scrum
21 508 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
22 500 (7.43%) Test Automation
23 494 (7.35%) Spring
24 472 (7.02%) Unix
25 458 (6.81%) JIRA
26 439 (6.53%) HTML
27 423 (6.29%) AngularJS
28 420 (6.25%) Node.js
28 420 (6.25%) REST

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
1 235 (3.49%) Confluence
2 140 (2.08%) Apache
3 114 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 91 (1.35%) WebSphere
5 78 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 75 (1.12%) IIS
6 75 (1.12%) JBoss
7 71 (1.06%) SAS
8 68 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 66 (0.98%) Mule
10 55 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
11 54 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
12 46 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 44 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 39 (0.58%) CMS
15 25 (0.37%) MS Exchange
16 22 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
17 18 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.25%) NServiceBus
19 16 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 227 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 174 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 53 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.62%) InVision
6 38 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 32 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 19 (0.28%) UserZoom
9 13 (0.19%) Chatbot
10 12 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.18%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.074%) SPSS
12 4 (0.059%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.030%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.030%) Pixate
14 1 (0.015%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.015%) LaTeX
14 1 (0.015%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 47 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.30%) ION MarketView
3 15 (0.22%) Temenos T24
4 14 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 11 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.15%) Actimize
6 10 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 9 (0.13%) Eikon
7 9 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 8 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.089%) Endur
9 6 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.089%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.074%) Distributed Ledger
10 5 (0.074%) Global One
10 5 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.074%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.074%) Summit
11 4 (0.059%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 508 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 339 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 105 (1.56%) Office 365
5 90 (1.34%) GitHub
6 89 (1.32%) SaaS
7 85 (1.26%) PaaS
8 67 (1.00%) IaaS
9 64 (0.95%) npm
9 64 (0.95%) Serverless
10 60 (0.89%) Apigee
10 60 (0.89%) OpenShift
11 57 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
12 40 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 31 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
14 28 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
15 24 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 19 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
17 18 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 129 (1.92%) Firewall
2 72 (1.07%) Internet
3 50 (0.74%) HTTP
3 50 (0.74%) WAN
4 47 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 45 (0.67%) LAN
6 43 (0.64%) SSL
7 40 (0.59%) Network Security
8 39 (0.58%) SAN
9 33 (0.49%) DNS
10 31 (0.46%) VPN
11 24 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (0.33%) Skype
13 21 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (0.31%) Kerberos
14 20 (0.30%) BGP
14 20 (0.30%) VLAN
15 19 (0.28%) OSPF
15 19 (0.28%) Wireless
16 18 (0.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 231 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 216 (3.21%) NoSQL
4 208 (3.09%) MongoDB
5 204 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 183 (2.72%) Hadoop
7 177 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 172 (2.56%) Big Data
9 149 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 94 (1.40%) Oracle Database
11 92 (1.37%) RDBMS
12 75 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
13 55 (0.82%) Apache Hive
14 49 (0.73%) HBase
15 48 (0.71%) DB2
16 45 (0.67%) Data Lake
17 43 (0.64%) MySQL
17 43 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
18 42 (0.62%) Power BI
19 41 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 537 (7.99%) Jenkins
2 458 (6.81%) JIRA
3 343 (5.10%) Git (software)
4 298 (4.43%) Maven
5 194 (2.88%) Selenium
6 171 (2.54%) Cucumber
7 139 (2.07%) TeamCity
8 133 (1.98%) JUnit
9 131 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 127 (1.89%) Subversion
11 108 (1.61%) Bitbucket
12 83 (1.23%) Gradle
13 76 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
14 63 (0.94%) Hudson
15 58 (0.86%) Artifactory
16 52 (0.77%) WebDriver
17 51 (0.76%) Ant
18 50 (0.74%) SoapUI
19 47 (0.70%) JMeter
20 46 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 3,397 (50.51%) Finance
2 1,369 (20.36%) Investment Banking
3 785 (11.67%) Front Office
4 385 (5.72%) Retail Banking
5 223 (3.32%) Financial Institution
6 181 (2.69%) Retail
7 106 (1.58%) Back Office
8 101 (1.50%) Private Banking
9 92 (1.37%) Legal
10 91 (1.35%) Marketing
11 78 (1.16%) Law
12 62 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
13 60 (0.89%) Telecoms
14 42 (0.62%) Games
15 28 (0.42%) Advertising
16 22 (0.33%) Publishing
17 19 (0.28%) International Banking
17 19 (0.28%) Spanish Language
18 17 (0.25%) General Ledger
19 16 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 2,415 (35.91%) Developer
2 969 (14.41%) Analyst
3 848 (12.61%) Java Developer
4 547 (8.13%) Architect
5 446 (6.63%) Business Analyst
6 381 (5.67%) C# Developer
7 370 (5.50%) Senior Developer
8 358 (5.32%) Project Manager
9 309 (4.59%) Banking Analyst
10 252 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 212 (3.15%) Consultant
11 212 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
12 202 (3.00%) .NET Developer
13 186 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
14 166 (2.47%) Python Developer
15 157 (2.33%) SQL Developer
16 151 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
17 142 (2.11%) React Developer
18 136 (2.02%) Front Office Developer
19 133 (1.98%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 568 (8.45%) .NET
2 494 (7.35%) Spring
3 439 (6.53%) HTML
4 423 (6.29%) AngularJS
5 420 (6.25%) Node.js
5 420 (6.25%) REST
6 390 (5.80%) React
7 382 (5.68%) Web Services
8 299 (4.45%) CSS
9 258 (3.84%) HTML5
10 238 (3.54%) Middleware
11 224 (3.33%) RESTful
11 224 (3.33%) XML
12 214 (3.18%) Spring Boot
13 188 (2.80%) ASP.NET
14 173 (2.57%) JSON
15 144 (2.14%) SOAP
16 133 (1.98%) Redux
17 132 (1.96%) Hibernate
18 129 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 384 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 380 (5.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 360 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
4 308 (4.58%) Fixed Income
5 276 (4.10%) User Experience
6 254 (3.78%) Derivative
7 240 (3.57%) Fintech
8 224 (3.33%) Equities
9 122 (1.81%) Credit Risk
10 120 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
11 119 (1.77%) Data Centre
12 111 (1.65%) Mobile App
13 95 (1.41%) Market Risk
14 92 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 90 (1.34%) Hedge funds
16 79 (1.17%) Online Banking
17 70 (1.04%) Data Structures
18 69 (1.03%) Algorithms
19 67 (1.00%) Virtual Team
20 65 (0.97%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 576 (8.57%) Linux
2 554 (8.24%) Windows
3 472 (7.02%) Unix
4 159 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 138 (2.05%) Android
6 126 (1.87%) Windows Server
7 99 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 75 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 67 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 55 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (0.76%) Solaris
12 27 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (0.31%) zOS
14 20 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 16 (0.24%) AIX
16 8 (0.12%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.10%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.089%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.074%) Check Point GAiA
19 5 (0.074%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,233 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (10.72%) DevOps
3 588 (8.74%) TDD
4 580 (8.62%) Microservices
5 576 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 519 (7.72%) Scrum
7 500 (7.43%) Test Automation
8 394 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
9 384 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
10 370 (5.50%) Project Management
11 367 (5.46%) BDD
12 359 (5.34%) Migration
13 345 (5.13%) SDLC
14 344 (5.12%) Analytics
15 324 (4.82%) Multithreading
16 298 (4.43%) Business Analysis
17 265 (3.94%) Software Engineering
18 244 (3.63%) OO
19 237 (3.52%) Risk Management
20 232 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,658 (24.65%) Java
2 1,137 (16.91%) SQL
3 727 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 666 (9.90%) Python
5 647 (9.62%) C#
6 256 (3.81%) Java 8
7 232 (3.45%) C++
8 183 (2.72%) PowerShell
9 144 (2.14%) Scala
10 140 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 130 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 125 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 110 (1.64%) Perl
14 106 (1.58%) C
15 105 (1.56%) Bash Shell
16 104 (1.55%) VBA
17 99 (1.47%) TypeScript
18 80 (1.19%) Ruby
19 68 (1.01%) ES6
20 66 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 292 (4.34%) Degree
2 65 (0.97%) ISEB
3 63 (0.94%) CISSP
4 56 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 50 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 49 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (0.64%) AWS Certification
8 42 (0.62%) Security Cleared
9 38 (0.57%) CCNP
9 38 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
10 35 (0.52%) PhD
11 28 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 28 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 27 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (0.39%) CISM
14 23 (0.34%) CCIE
14 23 (0.34%) CCNA
14 23 (0.34%) SC Cleared
15 22 (0.33%) CISA
15 22 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (4.24%) QA
2 128 (1.90%) PSD2
3 97 (1.44%) PMO
4 70 (1.04%) MiFID
5 66 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 45 (0.67%) GDPR
7 43 (0.64%) SLA
8 38 (0.57%) IFRS
9 31 (0.46%) EMIR
10 30 (0.45%) IFRS 9
11 25 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 24 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
12 24 (0.36%) SEPA
13 18 (0.27%) Basel III
13 18 (0.27%) PCI DSS
14 16 (0.24%) HMG Infosec
14 16 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 16 (0.24%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.13%) COBIT
16 7 (0.10%) COREP
System Software
1 380 (5.65%) Docker
2 167 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 86 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.42%) vSphere
5 25 (0.37%) HDFS
6 24 (0.36%) XenApp
7 22 (0.33%) OpenAM
8 21 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.13%) Hyper-V
12 9 (0.13%) ProxySG
12 9 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (0.12%) OpenDJ
13 8 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
14 7 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.089%) RACF
Systems Management
1 273 (4.06%) Kubernetes
2 245 (3.64%) Ansible
3 136 (2.02%) Terraform
4 129 (1.92%) Puppet
5 112 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (0.77%) SCCM
7 36 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 30 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
9 26 (0.39%) Control-M
10 22 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 20 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
11 20 (0.30%) Rancher
12 19 (0.28%) Kibana
13 17 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
13 17 (0.25%) Oozie
14 16 (0.24%) logstash
15 13 (0.19%) Nagios
16 12 (0.18%) HP ALM
17 11 (0.16%) linkerd
18 10 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 557 (8.28%) Microsoft
2 529 (7.87%) Oracle
3 214 (3.18%) IBM
4 159 (2.36%) Google
5 140 (2.08%) VMware
6 119 (1.77%) Cisco
7 108 (1.61%) Splunk
8 99 (1.47%) Sybase
9 98 (1.46%) Citrix
9 98 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 93 (1.38%) SAP
11 81 (1.20%) Tableau
12 72 (1.07%) HP
13 64 (0.95%) TIBCO
14 62 (0.92%) MuleSoft
15 60 (0.89%) Apple
16 57 (0.85%) Atlassian
17 50 (0.74%) Bloomberg
18 49 (0.73%) Teradata
19 47 (0.70%) Reuters