Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Banking 7,015 7,073 7,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.62% 8.48% 8.10%
As % of the General category 20.23% 22.02% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,804 5,043 5,574
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £342 £344 £313
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £480
% change year-on-year +2.44% +6.77% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 30 27
England median hourly rate £17.15 £16.75 £16.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.39% +4.33% +53.78%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.95 £9.23
90th Percentile £73.75 £66.75 £70.75
UK median hourly rate £16.98 £17.00 £15.53
% change year-on-year -0.15% +9.48% +15.36%

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 34,681 32,126 36,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.65% 38.52% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,875 21,194 24,447
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £297 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 831 904
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -6.99% +19.46%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.27 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.11 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.43% -9.09% +22.22%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -1 5,428 £550 - 1,000
North of England -9 569 £400 -4.76% 94
South East -9 488 £438 +4.79% 75
South West +14 296 £425 +2.41% 19
Yorkshire +1 278 £420 -1.18% 22
North West -22 255 £400 -1.84% 61
Midlands -18 200 £413 -5.71% 24
East Midlands -11 107 £400 -8.57% 8
West Midlands -2 77 £400 -5.88% 15
North East +30 37 £300 -38.46% 11
East of England -44 27 £400 - 45
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 3,874 (55.22%) Finance
2 2,142 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1,621 (23.11%) Investment Banking
4 1,590 (22.67%) Java
5 1,258 (17.93%) SQL
6 818 (11.66%) JavaScript
7 793 (11.30%) C#
8 753 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 680 (9.69%) Front Office
9 680 (9.69%) .NET
10 654 (9.32%) Scrum
11 627 (8.94%) DevOps
12 613 (8.74%) TDD
13 605 (8.62%) Linux
14 596 (8.50%) Python
15 569 (8.11%) Retail Banking
16 556 (7.93%) HTML
17 543 (7.74%) AngularJS
18 537 (7.66%) SQL Server
19 534 (7.61%) Microsoft
20 530 (7.56%) Unix
21 527 (7.51%) Windows
21 527 (7.51%) Change Management
22 523 (7.46%) Oracle
23 494 (7.04%) Test Automation
23 494 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
24 485 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
25 465 (6.63%) Migration
26 463 (6.60%) Spring
27 459 (6.54%) Project Management

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
1 174 (2.48%) Confluence
2 160 (2.28%) Apache Spark
3 150 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 104 (1.48%) Apache
5 93 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 88 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 87 (1.24%) SAS
8 81 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 65 (0.93%) JBoss
10 63 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
11 49 (0.70%) Mule
12 43 (0.61%) IIS
13 34 (0.48%) CMS
14 32 (0.46%) MS Exchange
15 31 (0.44%) NServiceBus
16 28 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
17 24 (0.34%) Apache Pig
18 22 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 21 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 21 (0.30%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 313 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 162 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 125 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 101 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 65 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 28 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.17%) InDesign
10 12 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.100%) InVision
12 3 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.043%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.043%) HipChat
12 3 (0.043%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.029%) GIMP
13 2 (0.029%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.029%) UserZoom
13 2 (0.029%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 51 (0.73%) ION MarketView
2 40 (0.57%) Temenos T24
3 34 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 23 (0.33%) Actimize
5 21 (0.30%) Temenos Globus
6 16 (0.23%) Summit
7 15 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 9 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 9 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 9 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
9 8 (0.11%) RMDS
9 8 (0.11%) Workday HCM
10 7 (0.100%) Eikon
10 7 (0.100%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.086%) BASE24
11 6 (0.086%) Loan IQ
11 6 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
12 5 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 420 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (1.20%) npm
4 76 (1.08%) GitHub
5 70 (1.00%) Serverless
6 68 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 65 (0.93%) Office 365
8 63 (0.90%) PaaS
9 58 (0.83%) IaaS
9 58 (0.83%) OpenShift
10 45 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
10 45 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 40 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 40 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 39 (0.56%) SaaS
13 31 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
14 28 (0.40%) Bluemix
15 21 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
16 16 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 135 (1.92%) Firewall
2 100 (1.43%) Internet
3 63 (0.90%) SAN
4 62 (0.88%) SMS
5 59 (0.84%) Network Security
6 53 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 52 (0.74%) LAN
8 49 (0.70%) DNS
9 46 (0.66%) HTTP
9 46 (0.66%) WAN
10 41 (0.58%) SSL
11 31 (0.44%) VPN
12 29 (0.41%) Kerberos
13 28 (0.40%) BGP
13 28 (0.40%) OSPF
14 27 (0.38%) DHCP
15 26 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
16 25 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 25 (0.36%) Multicast
16 25 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 537 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 298 (4.25%) Blockchain
3 288 (4.11%) Big Data
4 253 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 235 (3.35%) Hadoop
6 197 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 168 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 167 (2.38%) NoSQL
9 156 (2.22%) MongoDB
10 141 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 120 (1.71%) DB2
12 93 (1.33%) RDBMS
13 89 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
14 88 (1.25%) Apache Hive
15 84 (1.20%) Oracle Database
16 71 (1.01%) MySQL
17 47 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
17 47 (0.67%) Data Mining
17 47 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
18 45 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 422 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 398 (5.67%) Git (software)
3 353 (5.03%) JIRA
4 263 (3.75%) Maven
5 226 (3.22%) Selenium
6 171 (2.44%) TeamCity
7 131 (1.87%) Cucumber
8 97 (1.38%) JUnit
9 82 (1.17%) Gradle
10 79 (1.13%) Visual Studio
11 72 (1.03%) Subversion
12 63 (0.90%) Ant
13 58 (0.83%) webpack
14 54 (0.77%) Eclipse
14 54 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
15 51 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
16 48 (0.68%) SonarQube
17 45 (0.64%) gulp
17 45 (0.64%) WebDriver
18 39 (0.56%) Jasmine
General
1 3,874 (55.22%) Finance
2 1,621 (23.11%) Investment Banking
3 680 (9.69%) Front Office
4 569 (8.11%) Retail Banking
5 247 (3.52%) Retail
6 243 (3.46%) Financial Institution
7 129 (1.84%) Legal
8 119 (1.70%) Back Office
9 99 (1.41%) Marketing
10 96 (1.37%) Telecoms
11 81 (1.15%) Private Banking
12 74 (1.05%) Law
13 61 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
14 58 (0.83%) Games
15 52 (0.74%) Advertising
16 37 (0.53%) International Banking
17 25 (0.36%) General Ledger
18 22 (0.31%) French Language
19 20 (0.29%) Billing
20 18 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,425 (34.57%) Developer
2 1,295 (18.46%) Analyst
3 766 (10.92%) Java Developer
4 631 (9.00%) Business Analyst
5 488 (6.96%) Architect
6 459 (6.54%) C# Developer
7 449 (6.40%) Project Manager
8 423 (6.03%) Senior Developer
9 391 (5.57%) Banking Analyst
10 277 (3.95%) .NET Developer
11 217 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
12 201 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
13 197 (2.81%) Consultant
14 187 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
15 185 (2.64%) Angular Developer
16 180 (2.57%) Full Stack Developer
17 175 (2.49%) React Developer
17 175 (2.49%) Test Analyst
18 169 (2.41%) C# .NET Developer
19 165 (2.35%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 680 (9.69%) .NET
2 556 (7.93%) HTML
3 543 (7.74%) AngularJS
4 463 (6.60%) Spring
5 395 (5.63%) CSS
6 392 (5.59%) Node.js
7 356 (5.07%) Web Services
8 345 (4.92%) React
9 334 (4.76%) HTML5
10 333 (4.75%) REST
11 268 (3.82%) RESTful
12 260 (3.71%) XML
13 246 (3.51%) ASP.NET
14 167 (2.38%) Spring Boot
15 166 (2.37%) SOAP
16 155 (2.21%) J2EE
17 149 (2.12%) .NET Framework
18 148 (2.11%) JSON
19 144 (2.05%) Hibernate
20 142 (2.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 494 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 455 (6.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 277 (3.95%) Fixed Income
4 270 (3.85%) User Experience
5 249 (3.55%) Derivative
6 241 (3.44%) Fintech
7 215 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
8 173 (2.47%) Computer Science
9 161 (2.30%) Equities
10 151 (2.15%) Credit Risk
11 122 (1.74%) Online Banking
12 111 (1.58%) Management Information System
13 104 (1.48%) Data Centre
13 104 (1.48%) Mobile App
14 94 (1.34%) Algorithms
15 91 (1.30%) Mainframe
15 91 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
16 86 (1.23%) SWIFT
17 83 (1.18%) Hedge funds
17 83 (1.18%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 605 (8.62%) Linux
2 530 (7.56%) Unix
3 527 (7.51%) Windows
4 120 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 106 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 102 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 95 (1.35%) Android
8 78 (1.11%) Windows 7
9 62 (0.88%) Solaris
10 56 (0.80%) Windows 10
11 49 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (0.66%) AIX
13 32 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.20%) zOS
16 13 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.16%) CentOS
18 11 (0.16%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,142 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 753 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 654 (9.32%) Scrum
4 627 (8.94%) DevOps
5 613 (8.74%) TDD
6 527 (7.51%) Change Management
7 494 (7.04%) Test Automation
8 485 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
9 465 (6.63%) Migration
10 459 (6.54%) Project Management
11 415 (5.92%) Microservices
12 400 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
13 382 (5.45%) SDLC
14 355 (5.06%) Business Analysis
15 338 (4.82%) Multithreading
16 317 (4.52%) BDD
17 314 (4.48%) Electronic Trading
18 292 (4.16%) Risk Management
19 277 (3.95%) Analytics
20 252 (3.59%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,590 (22.67%) Java
2 1,258 (17.93%) SQL
3 818 (11.66%) JavaScript
4 793 (11.30%) C#
5 596 (8.50%) Python
6 248 (3.54%) Java 8
7 187 (2.67%) C++
8 175 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 147 (2.10%) VBA
10 143 (2.04%) Scala
11 136 (1.94%) Perl
12 129 (1.84%) PowerShell
13 120 (1.71%) Ruby
14 119 (1.70%) PL/SQL
14 119 (1.70%) TypeScript
15 118 (1.68%) T-SQL
16 97 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 92 (1.31%) ES6
18 90 (1.28%) C
19 65 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 315 (4.49%) Degree
2 71 (1.01%) CISSP
3 68 (0.97%) PMP
4 63 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 61 (0.87%) ISEB
5 61 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 54 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 49 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 38 (0.54%) CISM
10 35 (0.50%) CCNP
11 34 (0.48%) CISA
12 33 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
13 32 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 28 (0.40%) Security Cleared
15 23 (0.33%) Master's Degree
16 21 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (0.29%) CCNA
18 19 (0.27%) CCIE
19 17 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (3.81%) QA
2 170 (2.42%) MiFID
3 152 (2.17%) PMO
4 100 (1.43%) GDPR
5 87 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 72 (1.03%) PSD2
7 69 (0.98%) SLA
8 61 (0.87%) EMIR
9 47 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
10 40 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 38 (0.54%) SEPA
12 29 (0.41%) GCP
12 29 (0.41%) PCI DSS
13 25 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 24 (0.34%) IFRS
15 23 (0.33%) COBIT
16 21 (0.30%) IFRS 9
16 21 (0.30%) TARGET2
17 13 (0.19%) ISO 20022
18 9 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 284 (4.05%) Docker
2 136 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 85 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (0.37%) HDFS
6 24 (0.34%) Apache Flume
6 24 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.29%) OpenAM
8 15 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 14 (0.20%) XenApp
10 13 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.19%) vSphere
10 13 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.16%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.13%) Firmware
14 8 (0.11%) GPFS
14 8 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.100%) NFS
15 7 (0.100%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 222 (3.16%) Ansible
2 131 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 124 (1.77%) Puppet
4 106 (1.51%) Kubernetes
5 63 (0.90%) Terraform
6 47 (0.67%) SCCM
7 37 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
8 36 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
8 36 (0.51%) Oozie
9 21 (0.30%) Kibana
10 20 (0.29%) Control-M
11 19 (0.27%) Tivoli
12 18 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
13 17 (0.24%) Consul
13 17 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
14 15 (0.21%) logstash
15 14 (0.20%) Mesos
15 14 (0.20%) Packer
15 14 (0.20%) vCenter Server
16 13 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 534 (7.61%) Microsoft
2 523 (7.46%) Oracle
3 233 (3.32%) IBM
4 130 (1.85%) VMware
5 126 (1.80%) Cisco
6 106 (1.51%) Splunk
7 101 (1.44%) Citrix
8 100 (1.43%) Tableau
9 99 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 97 (1.38%) Sybase
11 86 (1.23%) Bloomberg
12 82 (1.17%) Adobe
13 81 (1.15%) Google
14 72 (1.03%) MuleSoft
15 65 (0.93%) HP
16 63 (0.90%) ION Trading
16 63 (0.90%) SAP
17 60 (0.86%) Teradata
18 58 (0.83%) Reuters
18 58 (0.83%) Salesforce.com