Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 23 10
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 +8
Contract jobs citing Banking 4,283 6,776 9,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.57% 7.10% 9.85%
As % of the General category 14.72% 17.86% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,033 4,904 6,649
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £315
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £513
% change year-on-year - +7.32% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 69 36
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +24.67% -49.58%
10th Percentile £16.00 £11.32 £12.52
90th Percentile £46.00 £23.79 £27.38
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +24.67% -50.00%

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 29,105 37,949 41,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.86% 39.78% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,969 25,201 27,482
England median daily rate £493 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 1,002 997
England median hourly rate £21.98 £22.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.09% -1.12% +8.54%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.32 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.76 £22.00
% change year-on-year +1.10% -1.09% +7.32%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -6 3,354 £575 - 367
North of England -3 367 £450 +6.19% 63
South East +39 281 £463 +2.78% 54
North West -8 193 £450 - 31
Yorkshire -3 149 £463 +15.63% 19
South West -64 122 £470 -1.05% 13
Midlands -18 87 £438 - 18
West Midlands +38 53 £450 +5.88% 17
East of England +46 50 £410 -4.37% 10
East Midlands -41 29 £400 -3.03% 1
North East +17 25 £450 - 13
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 2,229 (52.04%) Finance
2 1,337 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1,020 (23.82%) Java
4 967 (22.58%) Investment Banking
5 806 (18.82%) SQL
6 528 (12.33%) Python
7 498 (11.63%) DevOps
8 454 (10.60%) Front Office
9 453 (10.58%) TDD
10 447 (10.44%) Microservices
11 432 (10.09%) JavaScript
12 398 (9.29%) AWS
13 391 (9.13%) Windows
14 368 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 365 (8.52%) Microsoft
16 356 (8.31%) Azure
17 324 (7.56%) C#
18 321 (7.49%) Oracle
19 320 (7.47%) Scrum
20 303 (7.07%) Analytics
21 296 (6.91%) Migration
22 293 (6.84%) .NET
23 289 (6.75%) Linux
24 288 (6.72%) Docker
25 277 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
26 275 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
27 268 (6.26%) JIRA
28 266 (6.21%) Derivative
29 261 (6.09%) Kubernetes
30 259 (6.05%) SQL Server

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
1 123 (2.87%) Confluence
2 100 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 55 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 54 (1.26%) Apache
4 54 (1.26%) SAS
5 43 (1.00%) IIS
6 38 (0.89%) MS Exchange
7 36 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 31 (0.72%) Skype for Business
9 29 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (0.49%) CMS
11 20 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 20 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 19 (0.44%) nginx
13 16 (0.37%) Mule
14 15 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.28%) Anypoint
15 12 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
15 12 (0.28%) JBoss
16 11 (0.26%) Appian
Applications
1 160 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 115 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.47%) Sketch
6 10 (0.23%) InVision
7 9 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.21%) SPSS
7 9 (0.21%) Zeplin
8 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.093%) Flinto
11 3 (0.070%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.070%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.047%) Figma
12 2 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.047%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.047%) Stata
12 2 (0.047%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 34 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.70%) FINCAD Analytics
3 20 (0.47%) Temenos T24
4 19 (0.44%) Endur
4 19 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 16 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 14 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 13 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
7 13 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (0.28%) Oracle FAH
9 11 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 11 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
10 10 (0.23%) Actimize
10 10 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
10 10 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 6 (0.14%) Eikon
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 6 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 398 (9.29%) AWS
2 356 (8.31%) Azure
3 221 (5.16%) GCP
4 112 (2.61%) Office 365
5 87 (2.03%) GitHub
6 69 (1.61%) PaaS
7 66 (1.54%) Power Platform
8 65 (1.52%) OpenShift
9 56 (1.31%) Serverless
10 49 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
11 48 (1.12%) SaaS
12 44 (1.03%) npm
13 41 (0.96%) IaaS
14 30 (0.70%) AWS Step Functions
15 25 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (0.51%) Amazon S3
17 19 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (0.44%) Slack
18 18 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
19 17 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.10%) Firewall
2 66 (1.54%) LAN
3 61 (1.42%) WAN
4 47 (1.10%) DNS
5 44 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 43 (1.00%) Internet
7 37 (0.86%) HTTP
7 37 (0.86%) Network Security
8 35 (0.82%) VPN
9 33 (0.77%) Multicast
10 28 (0.65%) DHCP
10 28 (0.65%) Skype
11 27 (0.63%) SAN
12 25 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (0.54%) Wireless
14 20 (0.47%) BGP
15 19 (0.44%) FTP
15 19 (0.44%) MPLS
16 18 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (0.42%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 168 (3.92%) Big Data
3 155 (3.62%) NoSQL
4 140 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
5 121 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 105 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 102 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 98 (2.29%) Hadoop
9 96 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 87 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
11 82 (1.91%) Oracle Database
12 64 (1.49%) Power BI
13 62 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 62 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
14 52 (1.21%) RDBMS
15 51 (1.19%) MySQL
16 45 (1.05%) Redis
17 40 (0.93%) Apache Hive
18 37 (0.86%) QlikView
19 36 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 268 (6.26%) JIRA
2 249 (5.81%) Git (software)
3 230 (5.37%) Jenkins
4 108 (2.52%) Selenium
5 95 (2.22%) Maven
6 94 (2.19%) TeamCity
7 77 (1.80%) Cucumber
8 72 (1.68%) JUnit
9 63 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 46 (1.07%) Subversion
11 37 (0.86%) Bitbucket
12 35 (0.82%) Artifactory
13 32 (0.75%) webpack
14 31 (0.72%) Gradle
15 30 (0.70%) GitLab
16 29 (0.68%) Ant
17 25 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (0.58%) Xcode
18 23 (0.54%) gulp
19 19 (0.44%) CircleCI
General
1 2,229 (52.04%) Finance
2 967 (22.58%) Investment Banking
3 454 (10.60%) Front Office
4 233 (5.44%) Retail Banking
5 176 (4.11%) Retail
6 145 (3.39%) Financial Institution
7 101 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 82 (1.91%) Marketing
9 81 (1.89%) Back Office
10 77 (1.80%) Legal
11 44 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
12 41 (0.96%) International Banking
13 39 (0.91%) Law
14 32 (0.75%) Games
14 32 (0.75%) Private Banking
15 22 (0.51%) Publishing
16 21 (0.49%) Public Sector
17 18 (0.42%) German Language
18 16 (0.37%) Advertising
18 16 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,476 (34.46%) Developer
2 670 (15.64%) Analyst
3 441 (10.30%) Java Developer
4 336 (7.84%) Architect
5 311 (7.26%) Business Analyst
6 279 (6.51%) Senior Developer
7 188 (4.39%) Project Manager
8 184 (4.30%) Banking Analyst
9 151 (3.53%) C# Developer
9 151 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
9 151 (3.53%) Python Developer
10 136 (3.18%) Consultant
11 133 (3.11%) Senior Java Developer
12 125 (2.92%) SQL Developer
13 119 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
14 104 (2.43%) .NET Developer
15 96 (2.24%) Full Stack Developer
16 94 (2.19%) React Developer
17 77 (1.80%) Java Engineer
17 77 (1.80%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (6.84%) .NET
2 232 (5.42%) AngularJS
3 219 (5.11%) React
4 218 (5.09%) HTML
5 211 (4.93%) Spring
6 187 (4.37%) Web Services
7 185 (4.32%) Kafka
8 178 (4.16%) REST
9 172 (4.02%) Node.js
10 163 (3.81%) CSS
11 157 (3.67%) Spring Boot
12 144 (3.36%) RESTful
13 108 (2.52%) HTML5
14 93 (2.17%) XML
15 85 (1.98%) JSON
15 85 (1.98%) SOAP
16 75 (1.75%) Redux
17 69 (1.61%) J2EE
18 67 (1.56%) Hibernate
19 53 (1.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 275 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 266 (6.21%) Derivative
3 212 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 191 (4.46%) User Experience
5 174 (4.06%) Equities
6 163 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
7 153 (3.57%) Fixed Income
8 113 (2.64%) Data Centre
9 103 (2.40%) Mobile App
10 89 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
11 86 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
12 75 (1.75%) Credit Risk
13 72 (1.68%) Virtual Team
14 71 (1.66%) Data Structures
14 71 (1.66%) Management Information System
15 67 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
16 63 (1.47%) Public Cloud
17 60 (1.40%) Market Risk
18 54 (1.26%) Hedge funds
19 51 (1.19%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 391 (9.13%) Windows
2 289 (6.75%) Linux
3 207 (4.83%) Unix
4 154 (3.60%) Windows 10
5 102 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 99 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 88 (2.05%) Android
8 79 (1.84%) Apple iOS
9 32 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (0.58%) Solaris
13 17 (0.40%) CentOS
14 11 (0.26%) AIX
14 11 (0.26%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.21%) HPUX
16 7 (0.16%) Check Point GAiA
17 6 (0.14%) VMS
18 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,337 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (11.63%) DevOps
3 453 (10.58%) TDD
4 447 (10.44%) Microservices
5 368 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 320 (7.47%) Scrum
7 303 (7.07%) Analytics
8 296 (6.91%) Migration
9 277 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
10 255 (5.95%) Test Automation
11 254 (5.93%) Project Management
12 241 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
13 226 (5.28%) Software Engineering
14 223 (5.21%) SDLC
15 215 (5.02%) Fintech
16 194 (4.53%) Change Management
17 192 (4.48%) BDD
18 161 (3.76%) Business Analysis
19 152 (3.55%) ITIL
19 152 (3.55%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,020 (23.82%) Java
2 806 (18.82%) SQL
3 528 (12.33%) Python
4 432 (10.09%) JavaScript
5 324 (7.56%) C#
6 168 (3.92%) Scala
7 142 (3.32%) Java 8
8 124 (2.90%) PowerShell
9 120 (2.80%) C++
10 91 (2.12%) TypeScript
11 84 (1.96%) PL/SQL
12 81 (1.89%) VBA
13 78 (1.82%) Kotlin
14 64 (1.49%) C
15 60 (1.40%) R
16 58 (1.35%) T-SQL
17 57 (1.33%) VB.NET
18 49 (1.14%) Perl
19 46 (1.07%) ES6
20 42 (0.98%) Go
Qualifications
1 202 (4.72%) Degree
2 43 (1.00%) Security Cleared
3 39 (0.91%) SC Cleared
4 34 (0.79%) CISSP
5 30 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (0.70%) PMI Certification
6 27 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 25 (0.58%) PMP
9 24 (0.56%) ISTQB
10 21 (0.49%) CISM
11 20 (0.47%) PhD
12 18 (0.42%) CCNP
12 18 (0.42%) CISA
13 17 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.33%) ISEB
15 12 (0.28%) CCNA
15 12 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (0.26%) MCSA
17 10 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (3.22%) QA
2 93 (2.17%) PMO
3 68 (1.59%) MiFID
4 62 (1.45%) PSD2
5 49 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 37 (0.86%) GDPR
7 35 (0.82%) SLA
8 28 (0.65%) EMIR
9 26 (0.61%) SEPA
10 24 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 17 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
12 15 (0.35%) IFRS
13 14 (0.33%) IFRS 9
14 12 (0.28%) COBIT
15 10 (0.23%) NIST
16 7 (0.16%) ITGC
17 6 (0.14%) COREP
17 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 5 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
18 5 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 288 (6.72%) Docker
2 178 (4.16%) Active Directory
3 54 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (1.05%) XenDesktop
5 41 (0.96%) XenApp
6 18 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.30%) OpenAM
10 12 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.26%) OpenDJ
12 9 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (0.21%) ProxySG
13 8 (0.19%) vSphere
14 7 (0.16%) HDFS
14 7 (0.16%) OpenIDM
15 6 (0.14%) Firmware
15 6 (0.14%) NFS
16 4 (0.093%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 261 (6.09%) Kubernetes
2 172 (4.02%) Ansible
3 120 (2.80%) Terraform
4 61 (1.42%) SCCM
5 54 (1.26%) Puppet
6 33 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (0.56%) Grafana
8 18 (0.42%) Data Guard
9 15 (0.35%) Control-M
10 14 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.28%) Kibana
12 11 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
12 11 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
12 11 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.23%) linkerd
13 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
13 10 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 365 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 321 (7.49%) Oracle
3 167 (3.90%) Google
4 99 (2.31%) Cisco
5 91 (2.12%) VMware
6 83 (1.94%) Citrix
7 77 (1.80%) IBM
8 72 (1.68%) HP
9 68 (1.59%) Splunk
10 66 (1.54%) MuleSoft
11 57 (1.33%) SAP
12 56 (1.31%) Tableau
13 52 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
14 48 (1.12%) Dell
15 46 (1.07%) Red Hat
15 46 (1.07%) Sybase
16 40 (0.93%) Bloomberg
17 35 (0.82%) Adobe
18 33 (0.77%) CheckPoint
19 30 (0.70%) Informatica