Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 42 23
Rank change year-on-year +24 -19 -13
Contract jobs citing Banking 2,515 3,305 6,422
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 7.36% 5.06% 7.10%
As % of the General category 18.00% 13.68% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,151 2,394 4,740
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £353 £325 £363
90th Percentile £725 £725 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -0.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 74
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +12.30% +24.67%
10th Percentile £15.04 £16.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £46.00 £27.07
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £19.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +15.19% +5.61% +24.67%

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 13,969 24,157 36,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.85% 37.01% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,538 16,210 24,396
Median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 733 916
Median hourly rate £25.02 £20.11 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.43% -1.90% -3.45%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.43 £50.00 £47.88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.06 £20.08
% change year-on-year +24.66% -0.10% -4.40%

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Banking in England

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Banking in England.

Daily rate trend for Banking in England

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Banking in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Banking in England

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Banking in England.

Hourly rate trend for Banking in England

Banking
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Banking in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +4 2,171 £560 -2.61% 333
North of England +23 159 £436 -3.11% 67
Yorkshire +59 83 £450 -2.70% 35
Midlands +51 76 £379 -5.96% 19
North West +10 73 £418 -7.22% 22
East Midlands +49 47 £360 +125.00% 10
South East -5 32 £405 -14.74% 28
West Midlands +35 26 £475 -5.00% 9
South West +11 24 £413 -12.23% 2
East of England +42 9 £441 +10.16% 6
North East +7 3 £283 -37.22% 10
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 1,263 (50.22%) Finance
2 785 (31.21%) Java
3 767 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
4 725 (28.83%) Investment Banking
5 518 (20.60%) Front Office
6 474 (18.85%) SQL
7 405 (16.10%) Python
8 322 (12.80%) DevOps
9 312 (12.41%) Microservices
10 274 (10.89%) AWS
11 272 (10.82%) C#
12 253 (10.06%) Kubernetes
13 250 (9.94%) Azure
14 246 (9.78%) JavaScript
15 243 (9.66%) Spring
16 238 (9.46%) Jenkins
17 236 (9.38%) Git (software)
18 235 (9.34%) Linux
19 232 (9.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 232 (9.22%) Docker
20 228 (9.07%) SQL Server
21 224 (8.91%) Fixed Income
22 222 (8.83%) TDD
23 218 (8.67%) GCP
24 211 (8.39%) Scrum
25 207 (8.23%) JIRA
26 200 (7.95%) Change Management
27 196 (7.79%) .NET
27 196 (7.79%) Web Services
27 196 (7.79%) Test Automation

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
1 103 (4.10%) Confluence
2 97 (3.86%) Mule
3 82 (3.26%) Apache Spark
4 67 (2.66%) Apache
5 63 (2.50%) Red Hat Fuse
6 34 (1.35%) SharePoint
7 31 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (1.19%) JBoss
9 21 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 15 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 14 (0.56%) IIS
11 14 (0.56%) SAS
12 11 (0.44%) MTS
13 8 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.28%) CMS
14 7 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.24%) MQSeries
15 6 (0.24%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.24%) NServiceBus
16 5 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.28%) Sketch
8 5 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.20%) InVision
9 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.080%) Figma
11 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.040%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.040%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.040%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 23 (0.91%) ION MarketView
2 18 (0.72%) Temenos T24
3 13 (0.52%) SunGard Martini
4 11 (0.44%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 7 (0.28%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
7 5 (0.20%) Summit
8 4 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.12%) Endur
9 3 (0.12%) Misys Midas
9 3 (0.12%) RMDS
9 3 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.080%) Advent Geneva
10 2 (0.080%) Bloomberg AIM
10 2 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.080%) Temenos Globus
11 1 (0.040%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 274 (10.89%) AWS
2 250 (9.94%) Azure
3 218 (8.67%) GCP
4 105 (4.17%) Serverless
5 85 (3.38%) GitHub
6 77 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
7 59 (2.35%) PaaS
8 55 (2.19%) Apigee
9 52 (2.07%) Amazon ECS
10 49 (1.95%) Office 365
11 48 (1.91%) IaaS
12 42 (1.67%) SaaS
13 37 (1.47%) OpenShift
14 31 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
15 30 (1.19%) Slack
16 28 (1.11%) Amazon S3
17 24 (0.95%) Power Platform
18 23 (0.91%) Azure Functions
19 20 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
20 16 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.62%) Firewall
2 26 (1.03%) Multicast
3 24 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.76%) Internet
5 16 (0.64%) DNS
6 15 (0.60%) FIX Connectivity
6 15 (0.60%) Network Security
6 15 (0.60%) Skype
6 15 (0.60%) VPN
7 14 (0.56%) Wireshark
8 13 (0.52%) WAN
9 12 (0.48%) LAN
10 10 (0.40%) HTTP
10 10 (0.40%) Kerberos
10 10 (0.40%) SSL
11 9 (0.36%) DMZ
12 8 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (0.32%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.32%) SNMP
12 8 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 129 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 89 (3.54%) NoSQL
4 83 (3.30%) Big Data
5 81 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
6 80 (3.18%) MySQL
7 69 (2.74%) MongoDB
8 65 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
9 59 (2.35%) Hadoop
10 56 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (2.15%) Oracle Database
12 39 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
13 37 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 31 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
15 29 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 29 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 25 (0.99%) Tableau
18 23 (0.91%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 238 (9.46%) Jenkins
2 236 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 207 (8.23%) JIRA
4 102 (4.06%) Maven
5 70 (2.78%) Subversion
6 67 (2.66%) TeamCity
7 61 (2.43%) Cucumber
8 54 (2.15%) Artifactory
9 53 (2.11%) GitLab
10 52 (2.07%) JUnit
11 45 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
12 36 (1.43%) Selenium
13 30 (1.19%) Visual Studio
14 23 (0.91%) Bitbucket
14 23 (0.91%) Mockito
15 22 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (0.83%) Hudson
16 21 (0.83%) SonarQube
17 20 (0.80%) jMock
18 17 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 1,263 (50.22%) Finance
2 725 (28.83%) Investment Banking
3 518 (20.60%) Front Office
4 98 (3.90%) Retail Banking
5 59 (2.35%) Retail
6 56 (2.23%) Financial Institution
7 54 (2.15%) Back Office
8 39 (1.55%) International Banking
9 29 (1.15%) Marketing
10 26 (1.03%) Legal
11 23 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
12 16 (0.64%) French Language
12 16 (0.64%) Telecoms
13 15 (0.60%) Private Banking
14 9 (0.36%) Law
15 8 (0.32%) Advertising
15 8 (0.32%) Billing
16 5 (0.20%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.20%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 1,018 (40.48%) Developer
2 406 (16.14%) Java Developer
3 345 (13.72%) Analyst
4 213 (8.47%) Architect
5 190 (7.55%) Senior Developer
6 185 (7.36%) Business Analyst
7 109 (4.33%) Project Manager
8 105 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
9 101 (4.02%) C# Developer
10 85 (3.38%) Consultant
11 84 (3.34%) SQL Developer
12 82 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
13 78 (3.10%) Front Office Developer
14 69 (2.74%) Software Engineer
15 68 (2.70%) AWS Developer
16 66 (2.62%) Integration Developer
16 66 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
17 64 (2.54%) .NET Developer
18 62 (2.47%) Banking Analyst
18 62 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (9.66%) Spring
2 196 (7.79%) .NET
2 196 (7.79%) Web Services
3 188 (7.48%) REST
4 154 (6.12%) React
5 143 (5.69%) AngularJS
6 134 (5.33%) Middleware
7 127 (5.05%) Spring Boot
8 125 (4.97%) Kafka
9 109 (4.33%) HTML
10 104 (4.14%) Node.js
11 101 (4.02%) Apache Camel
12 82 (3.26%) Spring Integration
13 75 (2.98%) CSS
14 70 (2.78%) XML
15 69 (2.74%) HTML5
16 59 (2.35%) JSON
17 51 (2.03%) Swagger
18 50 (1.99%) WPF
19 47 (1.87%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 232 (9.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 224 (8.91%) Fixed Income
3 158 (6.28%) Derivative
4 146 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 127 (5.05%) Equities
6 100 (3.98%) Hedge funds
7 75 (2.98%) User Experience
8 68 (2.70%) Mobile App
9 63 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
10 57 (2.27%) Credit Risk
11 46 (1.83%) Management Information System
12 44 (1.75%) Data Structures
13 43 (1.71%) Virtual Team
14 37 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
15 35 (1.39%) Data Centre
16 34 (1.35%) Market Risk
17 31 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
18 30 (1.19%) Algorithms
18 30 (1.19%) Public Cloud
19 26 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 235 (9.34%) Linux
2 185 (7.36%) Windows
3 130 (5.17%) Unix
4 57 (2.27%) Android
5 42 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.59%) Windows Server
7 31 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 26 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.32%) AIX
13 8 (0.32%) zOS
14 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
15 6 (0.24%) Solaris
16 4 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.12%) VMS
17 3 (0.12%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.080%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (12.80%) DevOps
3 312 (12.41%) Microservices
4 222 (8.83%) TDD
5 211 (8.39%) Scrum
6 200 (7.95%) Change Management
7 196 (7.79%) Test Automation
8 192 (7.63%) Software Engineering
9 183 (7.28%) Multithreading
10 166 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
11 155 (6.16%) Electronic Trading
12 154 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 149 (5.92%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 140 (5.57%) Asset Management
14 140 (5.57%) BDD
15 139 (5.53%) Migration
15 139 (5.53%) Risk Management
16 138 (5.49%) Low Latency
17 128 (5.09%) Investment Management
18 123 (4.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 785 (31.21%) Java
2 474 (18.85%) SQL
3 405 (16.10%) Python
4 272 (10.82%) C#
5 246 (9.78%) JavaScript
6 134 (5.33%) C++
7 104 (4.14%) Kotlin
8 91 (3.62%) Scala
9 72 (2.86%) Java 8
10 70 (2.78%) PowerShell
11 53 (2.11%) TypeScript
12 44 (1.75%) VBA
13 35 (1.39%) PL/SQL
14 32 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 31 (1.23%) Perl
16 29 (1.15%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.91%) Bash Shell
18 22 (0.87%) C
19 21 (0.83%) Go
20 19 (0.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 132 (5.25%) Degree
2 37 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 29 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 28 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
6 19 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
7 16 (0.64%) CISSP
8 13 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.52%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.48%) CISM
9 12 (0.48%) PhD
9 12 (0.48%) Sun Certification
10 11 (0.44%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.40%) CCNP
11 10 (0.40%) ISEB
12 9 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.32%) FFIEC
13 8 (0.32%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.32%) PMP
14 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.23%) QA
2 41 (1.63%) PMO
3 36 (1.43%) NIST
4 28 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.68%) COREP
5 17 (0.68%) MiFID
6 14 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.56%) PSD2
6 14 (0.56%) SLA
7 12 (0.48%) GDPR
8 11 (0.44%) COBIT
9 10 (0.40%) Basel III
10 9 (0.36%) IFRS
11 8 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.32%) SEPA
12 7 (0.28%) ISO 20022
12 7 (0.28%) TARGET2
13 6 (0.24%) FINREP
13 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 232 (9.22%) Docker
2 66 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 36 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.44%) XenApp
6 9 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.32%) HDFS
7 8 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.32%) vSphere
8 7 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.12%) GridGain
10 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.12%) NFS
10 3 (0.12%) Xen
11 2 (0.080%) RACF
Systems Management
1 253 (10.06%) Kubernetes
2 96 (3.82%) Ansible
3 91 (3.62%) Terraform
4 38 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (1.19%) Puppet
6 19 (0.76%) Prometheus
7 17 (0.68%) SCCM
8 13 (0.52%) Grafana
8 13 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
9 12 (0.48%) Control-M
10 11 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.40%) Salt
12 9 (0.36%) Foglight
13 8 (0.32%) Netcool
13 8 (0.32%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.28%) BladeLogic
15 6 (0.24%) HP ALM
15 6 (0.24%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 6 (0.24%) Netcool/Webtop
16 5 (0.20%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 193 (7.67%) Oracle
2 134 (5.33%) Google
3 131 (5.21%) Microsoft
4 67 (2.66%) Splunk
5 49 (1.95%) VMware
6 46 (1.83%) Cisco
6 46 (1.83%) ION Trading
7 45 (1.79%) IBM
8 40 (1.59%) Murex
9 36 (1.43%) Sybase
10 34 (1.35%) Atlassian
11 30 (1.19%) Red Hat
12 29 (1.15%) AppDynamics
13 28 (1.11%) Citrix
14 26 (1.03%) Bloomberg
15 23 (0.91%) MuleSoft
16 22 (0.87%) HP
17 17 (0.68%) F5
18 16 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
18 16 (0.64%) TIBCO