Period
to 17 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 23 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 -12 +6
Contract jobs citing Banking 5,350 6,819 8,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.43% 7.25% 9.70%
As % of the General category 18.10% 19.45% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,697 4,793 6,109
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £360 £357 £342
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £509
% change year-on-year - +3.24% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 72 43
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.25 £12.62
90th Percentile £52.88 £29.88 £27.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +24.67% -22.48%

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 29,556 35,053 35,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.54% 37.25% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,311 23,178 23,244
England median daily rate £500 £475 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.71% +3.78%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £287
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 790 766
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -1.96% +7.69%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.61 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.47 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year +20.00% -2.91% +8.58%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 4,127 £550 -2.22% 422
North of England +12 513 £450 +5.88% 70
South East +4 341 £475 +5.56% 41
North West +1 240 £450 +5.88% 49
Yorkshire +15 237 £450 +5.88% 17
South West -43 177 £473 +5.00% 27
Midlands -11 126 £425 - 30
West Midlands +14 59 £425 +0.29% 18
East Midlands -13 59 £410 +1.61% 12
East of England +43 49 £425 +21.43% 20
North East +29 36 £335 +9.84% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 2,867 (53.59%) Finance
2 1,665 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
3 1,151 (21.51%) Java
4 1,082 (20.22%) Investment Banking
5 875 (16.36%) SQL
6 611 (11.42%) DevOps
7 561 (10.49%) JavaScript
8 560 (10.47%) Python
9 522 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 500 (9.35%) Windows
11 497 (9.29%) TDD
12 484 (9.05%) Microservices
13 457 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
14 442 (8.26%) Front Office
15 422 (7.89%) Scrum
16 396 (7.40%) C#
17 394 (7.36%) Microsoft
18 376 (7.03%) .NET
19 374 (6.99%) Oracle
20 365 (6.82%) Linux
21 355 (6.64%) JIRA
22 350 (6.54%) Analytics
23 337 (6.30%) Project Management
24 335 (6.26%) Test Automation
24 335 (6.26%) Docker
25 334 (6.24%) SQL Server
26 332 (6.21%) Retail Banking
27 329 (6.15%) Migration
28 324 (6.06%) Spring
29 321 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 194 (3.63%) Confluence
2 124 (2.32%) Apache Spark
3 73 (1.36%) SAS
4 71 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 70 (1.31%) Apache
6 58 (1.08%) IIS
7 54 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 45 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 42 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (0.73%) MS Exchange
11 37 (0.69%) Skype for Business
12 29 (0.54%) JBoss
13 28 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
14 24 (0.45%) CMS
15 23 (0.43%) Mule
15 23 (0.43%) WebLogic
16 17 (0.32%) Appian
16 17 (0.32%) nginx
17 16 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
17 16 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 185 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 142 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 39 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.67%) Sketch
6 19 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.32%) InVision
8 13 (0.24%) Zeplin
9 11 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.21%) SPSS
10 10 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.19%) Marvel
11 7 (0.13%) Flinto
12 4 (0.075%) Stata
13 3 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.037%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.037%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.037%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 37 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.45%) Endur
3 21 (0.39%) Actimize
4 20 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (0.34%) Temenos T24
6 16 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 15 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 14 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
9 13 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
9 13 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
10 12 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
10 12 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 12 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
11 11 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
11 11 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
11 11 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 9 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (0.15%) SAP FI
14 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 457 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 321 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (3.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 133 (2.49%) Office 365
5 100 (1.87%) PaaS
6 94 (1.76%) SaaS
7 80 (1.50%) OpenShift
8 78 (1.46%) GitHub
9 74 (1.38%) Power Platform
10 70 (1.31%) IaaS
11 65 (1.21%) Serverless
12 59 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
13 39 (0.73%) npm
14 30 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
15 27 (0.50%) Apigee
16 23 (0.43%) Slack
17 22 (0.41%) Amazon S3
18 21 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
19 19 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
20 18 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (1.87%) Firewall
2 73 (1.36%) DNS
3 63 (1.18%) WAN
4 59 (1.10%) LAN
5 48 (0.90%) HTTP
6 45 (0.84%) Internet
7 44 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 36 (0.67%) Network Security
8 36 (0.67%) SAN
9 35 (0.65%) DHCP
10 34 (0.64%) Skype
11 32 (0.60%) BGP
11 32 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (0.60%) VPN
12 31 (0.58%) FTP
13 27 (0.50%) OSPF
14 25 (0.47%) Multicast
15 20 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (0.34%) MPLS
16 18 (0.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 206 (3.85%) Big Data
3 169 (3.16%) NoSQL
4 154 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
5 127 (2.37%) Relational Database
6 117 (2.19%) Hadoop
7 111 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 104 (1.94%) MongoDB
9 94 (1.76%) Oracle Database
10 88 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 74 (1.38%) Power BI
12 69 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 58 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
14 56 (1.05%) Apache Hive
15 52 (0.97%) DB2
16 48 (0.90%) MySQL
17 47 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 44 (0.82%) QlikView
18 44 (0.82%) RDBMS
19 38 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 355 (6.64%) JIRA
2 314 (5.87%) Jenkins
3 300 (5.61%) Git (software)
4 118 (2.21%) Maven
5 100 (1.87%) Selenium
6 98 (1.83%) TeamCity
7 83 (1.55%) Cucumber
8 82 (1.53%) Bitbucket
9 73 (1.36%) JUnit
10 71 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 46 (0.86%) Subversion
12 43 (0.80%) Eclipse
13 37 (0.69%) Ant
14 35 (0.65%) Artifactory
15 31 (0.58%) Axure RP
16 30 (0.56%) gulp
17 28 (0.52%) CircleCI
17 28 (0.52%) Gradle
18 27 (0.50%) webpack
19 25 (0.47%) Mockito
General
1 2,867 (53.59%) Finance
2 1,082 (20.22%) Investment Banking
3 442 (8.26%) Front Office
4 332 (6.21%) Retail Banking
5 229 (4.28%) Financial Institution
6 201 (3.76%) Retail
7 119 (2.22%) Back Office
8 98 (1.83%) Legal
9 97 (1.81%) Marketing
10 92 (1.72%) Telecoms
11 62 (1.16%) Private Banking
12 44 (0.82%) Law
13 39 (0.73%) International Banking
14 37 (0.69%) Games
15 30 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
16 27 (0.50%) Publishing
17 21 (0.39%) General Ledger
18 20 (0.37%) Advertising
19 18 (0.34%) French Language
20 17 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,660 (31.03%) Developer
2 867 (16.21%) Analyst
3 523 (9.78%) Java Developer
4 504 (9.42%) Architect
5 447 (8.36%) Business Analyst
6 279 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 247 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 225 (4.21%) Banking Analyst
9 190 (3.55%) C# Developer
10 188 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
11 179 (3.35%) Consultant
12 156 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
13 151 (2.82%) .NET Developer
14 145 (2.71%) Python Developer
15 123 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
16 120 (2.24%) React Developer
17 115 (2.15%) SQL Developer
18 99 (1.85%) Full Stack Developer
19 98 (1.83%) Designer
20 94 (1.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (7.03%) .NET
2 324 (6.06%) Spring
3 305 (5.70%) HTML
4 287 (5.36%) React
5 263 (4.92%) Web Services
6 259 (4.84%) REST
7 251 (4.69%) AngularJS
8 234 (4.37%) CSS
9 221 (4.13%) Node.js
10 209 (3.91%) Spring Boot
11 204 (3.81%) RESTful
12 194 (3.63%) Kafka
13 163 (3.05%) XML
14 144 (2.69%) HTML5
15 130 (2.43%) JSON
16 119 (2.22%) SOAP
17 101 (1.89%) Redux
18 96 (1.79%) Hibernate
19 72 (1.35%) Middleware
20 67 (1.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 317 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 267 (4.99%) User Experience
3 238 (4.45%) Derivative
4 231 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 230 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
6 143 (2.67%) Equities
7 124 (2.32%) Fixed Income
8 122 (2.28%) Mobile App
9 105 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
10 101 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
11 92 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
12 89 (1.66%) Data Centre
13 88 (1.64%) Management Information System
14 85 (1.59%) Credit Risk
15 80 (1.50%) SWIFT
16 73 (1.36%) Data Structures
17 70 (1.31%) Algorithms
18 65 (1.21%) Virtual Team
19 62 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
20 52 (0.97%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 500 (9.35%) Windows
2 365 (6.82%) Linux
3 256 (4.79%) Unix
4 164 (3.07%) Windows 10
5 131 (2.45%) Windows Server
6 122 (2.28%) Windows 7
7 92 (1.72%) Android
8 89 (1.66%) Apple iOS
9 51 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (0.64%) Solaris
11 34 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.28%) AIX
12 15 (0.28%) CentOS
13 14 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 9 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.15%) HPUX
15 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.11%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.093%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,665 (31.12%) Agile Software Development
2 611 (11.42%) DevOps
3 522 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 497 (9.29%) TDD
5 484 (9.05%) Microservices
6 422 (7.89%) Scrum
7 350 (6.54%) Analytics
8 337 (6.30%) Project Management
9 335 (6.26%) Test Automation
10 329 (6.15%) Migration
11 308 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
12 307 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
13 298 (5.57%) Fintech
14 257 (4.80%) SDLC
15 238 (4.45%) Change Management
16 228 (4.26%) Software Engineering
17 227 (4.24%) BDD
18 226 (4.22%) Business Analysis
19 202 (3.78%) Risk Management
20 193 (3.61%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,151 (21.51%) Java
2 875 (16.36%) SQL
3 561 (10.49%) JavaScript
4 560 (10.47%) Python
5 396 (7.40%) C#
6 241 (4.50%) Java 8
7 147 (2.75%) PowerShell
8 133 (2.49%) Scala
9 110 (2.06%) C++
10 98 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 95 (1.78%) VB.NET
12 89 (1.66%) VBA
13 84 (1.57%) Perl
14 75 (1.40%) T-SQL
15 72 (1.35%) C
16 70 (1.31%) Shell Script
17 68 (1.27%) TypeScript
18 65 (1.21%) Bash Shell
19 62 (1.16%) ES6
19 62 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 270 (5.05%) Degree
2 42 (0.79%) Security Cleared
3 40 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (0.73%) PMP
5 37 (0.69%) PMI Certification
6 35 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 34 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 31 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 30 (0.56%) CISSP
10 28 (0.52%) CCNP
10 28 (0.52%) PhD
11 22 (0.41%) CISM
12 19 (0.36%) ISEB
13 18 (0.34%) ISTQB
14 17 (0.32%) CCIE
14 17 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 16 (0.30%) Master's Degree
16 14 (0.26%) OCP
16 14 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (3.46%) QA
2 119 (2.22%) PMO
3 110 (2.06%) PSD2
4 51 (0.95%) GDPR
4 51 (0.95%) MiFID
5 40 (0.75%) SEPA
6 39 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 36 (0.67%) SLA
8 25 (0.47%) EMIR
9 17 (0.32%) Basel III
9 17 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (0.30%) IFRS
11 15 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
12 14 (0.26%) IFRS 9
13 10 (0.19%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.17%) ITGC
15 8 (0.15%) COBIT
15 8 (0.15%) COREP
15 8 (0.15%) NIST
16 7 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 335 (6.26%) Docker
2 209 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 76 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (1.10%) XenApp
5 49 (0.92%) XenDesktop
6 29 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 29 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 28 (0.52%) HDFS
8 25 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (0.36%) OpenAM
10 18 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.26%) OpenDJ
13 12 (0.22%) ProxySG
14 11 (0.21%) vSphere
15 10 (0.19%) KVM
16 9 (0.17%) OpenIDM
17 7 (0.13%) RACF
18 6 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 4 (0.075%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 265 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 184 (3.44%) Ansible
3 122 (2.28%) Terraform
4 91 (1.70%) SCCM
5 65 (1.21%) Puppet
6 39 (0.73%) Control-M
7 37 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (0.45%) Data Guard
9 23 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 20 (0.37%) Kibana
11 18 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (0.32%) Grafana
13 15 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
13 15 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
14 14 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.24%) linkerd
16 11 (0.21%) AirWatch
16 11 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
16 11 (0.21%) logstash
16 11 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 394 (7.36%) Microsoft
2 374 (6.99%) Oracle
3 152 (2.84%) Google
4 138 (2.58%) VMware
5 126 (2.36%) Citrix
6 121 (2.26%) IBM
7 108 (2.02%) Cisco
8 88 (1.64%) Splunk
9 76 (1.42%) MuleSoft
10 75 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 73 (1.36%) SAP
12 71 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
13 70 (1.31%) Tableau
14 56 (1.05%) Bloomberg
15 55 (1.03%) TIBCO
16 54 (1.01%) HP
17 45 (0.84%) Reuters
18 43 (0.80%) CheckPoint
19 40 (0.75%) F5
20 39 (0.73%) Sybase