Period
to 21 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail Banking over the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Retail Banking
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 389 525
Rank change year-on-year -106 +136 -54
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 253 109 278
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the General category 0.70% 0.75% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 69 153
10th Percentile £400 £349 £357
25th Percentile £513 £400 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £568 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.50% -9.09% +15.79%
75th Percentile £700 £575 £613
90th Percentile £775 £602 £748
UK median daily rate £563 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +10.53%

Retail 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 36,181 14,539 39,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.50% 53.40% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,763 9,968 26,078
10th Percentile £307 £278 £263
25th Percentile £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,238 485 1,346
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.14
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +17.65% +3.89%
75th Percentile £41.96 £42.75 £39.69
90th Percentile £59.83 £51.66 £50.13
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year -13.64% +16.56% +7.86%

Retail Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Retail Banking in England

Retail Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Retail Banking in England

Retail Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Retail Banking in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Retail Banking in England

Retail Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Retail Banking in England

Retail 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 Retail Banking within the England region over the 6 months to 21 October 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 -90 222 £578 +15.50% 29
North of England -72 7 £525 - 5
Midlands -69 5 £400 +45.45% 1
North West - 5 £525 - 4
South East - 4 £625 - 2
West Midlands -69 3 £223 - 1
Yorkshire -52 2 £475 -9.52%
South West -58 2 £625 +138.10% 1
East Midlands - 2 £438 -
Retail Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Retail 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 Retail Banking.

1 234 (92.49%) Banking
2 102 (40.32%) Finance
3 95 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (24.90%) Retail
5 59 (23.32%) Investment Banking
6 49 (19.37%) Wealth Management
7 48 (18.97%) Java
8 46 (18.18%) DevOps
9 42 (16.60%) SQL
10 38 (15.02%) AWS
11 37 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (14.23%) Corporate Banking
13 35 (13.83%) GCP
14 33 (13.04%) Microservices
15 31 (12.25%) Test Automation
16 29 (11.46%) Spring
16 29 (11.46%) Social Skills
17 26 (10.28%) Scrum
18 24 (9.49%) Azure
18 24 (9.49%) REST
19 23 (9.09%) Data Architecture
19 23 (9.09%) JavaScript
19 23 (9.09%) Google
20 22 (8.70%) Project Management
21 21 (8.30%) User Experience
21 21 (8.30%) Spring Boot
22 19 (7.51%) Kubernetes
22 19 (7.51%) Mobile App
22 19 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
23 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills

Retail 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 14 (5.53%) Confluence
2 8 (3.16%) SAS
3 5 (1.98%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (1.19%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.79%) Appian
5 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.58%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) Sketch
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) BASE24
2 1 (0.40%) Eikon
2 1 (0.40%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 38 (15.02%) AWS
2 35 (13.83%) GCP
3 24 (9.49%) Azure
4 12 (4.74%) Apigee
5 5 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.98%) Kong
5 5 (1.98%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.58%) GitHub
7 2 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (0.79%) npm
7 2 (0.79%) Serverless
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.40%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.40%) Google Play
8 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.95%) HTTP
2 3 (1.19%) Internet
2 3 (1.19%) Multicast
3 2 (0.79%) 2G
3 2 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.79%) FCoE
3 2 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.79%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.79%) LAN
3 2 (0.79%) NAS
3 2 (0.79%) SAN
3 2 (0.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.40%) ATM
4 1 (0.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.40%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.40%) SSL
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (5.14%) Relational Database
2 13 (5.14%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.95%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.16%) Data Lake
5 6 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.98%) Big Data
6 5 (1.98%) Cloud Spanner
6 5 (1.98%) Tableau
7 4 (1.58%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.58%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.19%) Metadata
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon QuickSight
9 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.79%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (7.11%) JIRA
2 12 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.74%) Maven
3 10 (3.95%) Cucumber
3 10 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.16%) Selenium
5 5 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.58%) Grunt
6 4 (1.58%) gulp
6 4 (1.58%) Mockito
7 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.79%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.79%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.79%) git-flow
8 2 (0.79%) Protractor
9 1 (0.40%) Appium
9 1 (0.40%) fastlane
9 1 (0.40%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.40%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.40%) TestNG
General
1 234 (92.49%) Banking
2 102 (40.32%) Finance
3 63 (24.90%) Retail
4 59 (23.32%) Investment Banking
5 36 (14.23%) Corporate Banking
6 29 (11.46%) Social Skills
7 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (4.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 10 (3.95%) Private Banking
10 8 (3.16%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (1.98%) Back Office
11 5 (1.98%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (1.58%) Legal
13 3 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.19%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.79%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.79%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.40%) Automotive
15 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 71 (28.06%) Architect
2 45 (17.79%) Developer
3 36 (14.23%) Analyst
4 31 (12.25%) Solutions Architect
5 28 (11.07%) Business Analyst
6 24 (9.49%) Data Architect
7 23 (9.09%) Project Manager
8 21 (8.30%) Enterprise Architect
9 18 (7.11%) Enterprise Data Architect
10 15 (5.93%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.74%) Banking Analyst
12 8 (3.16%) Data Modeller
12 8 (3.16%) Designer
13 7 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.77%) IT Manager
13 7 (2.77%) Python Developer
13 7 (2.77%) Security Architect
13 7 (2.77%) Technical Manager
14 6 (2.37%) Banking Business Analyst
14 6 (2.37%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.46%) Spring
2 24 (9.49%) REST
3 21 (8.30%) Spring Boot
4 12 (4.74%) Kafka
5 11 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 10 (3.95%) .NET
6 10 (3.95%) HTML
6 10 (3.95%) OAuth
7 9 (3.56%) CSS
7 9 (3.56%) JSON
7 9 (3.56%) React
8 8 (3.16%) HTML5
9 7 (2.77%) RAML
9 7 (2.77%) RESTful
10 5 (1.98%) GraphQL
10 5 (1.98%) OAuth2
10 5 (1.98%) OpenID
10 5 (1.98%) Web Services
10 5 (1.98%) XML
11 4 (1.58%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.30%) User Experience
2 19 (7.51%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.14%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (4.74%) Mobile Banking
5 11 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.35%) Reference Data
6 10 (3.95%) Credit Risk
6 10 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.16%) Online Banking
8 6 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.37%) Legacy Systems
9 5 (1.98%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.98%) Derivative
10 4 (1.58%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.58%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.58%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.19%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.79%) Robotics
12 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.35%) Linux
2 10 (3.95%) Windows
3 8 (3.16%) Unix
4 4 (1.58%) Android
5 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.79%) AIX
6 2 (0.79%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (19.37%) Wealth Management
3 46 (18.18%) DevOps
4 37 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (13.04%) Microservices
6 31 (12.25%) Test Automation
7 26 (10.28%) Scrum
8 23 (9.09%) Data Architecture
9 22 (8.70%) Project Management
10 19 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (7.11%) Data Modelling
12 17 (6.72%) Analytics
12 17 (6.72%) Software Engineering
13 16 (6.32%) TDD
14 14 (5.53%) Acceptance Criteria
14 14 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (5.14%) Business Transformation
15 13 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (5.14%) Data Protection
15 13 (5.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.97%) Java
2 42 (16.60%) SQL
3 23 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.32%) Python
5 10 (3.95%) Kotlin
6 4 (1.58%) Java 11
6 4 (1.58%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.19%) C#
7 3 (1.19%) Java 8
7 3 (1.19%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.79%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.79%) Ruby
8 2 (0.79%) Scala
8 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.79%) VBA
9 1 (0.40%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (2.37%) Degree
2 3 (1.19%) CISSP
3 2 (0.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.79%) GIAC
4 1 (0.40%) CISM
4 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.40%) CRISC
4 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.40%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.58%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.19%) PMO
3 3 (1.19%) QA
4 2 (0.79%) COBIT
4 2 (0.79%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.79%) NIST
4 2 (0.79%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.79%) PSD2
4 2 (0.79%) SEPA
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.32%) Docker
2 5 (1.98%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.79%) KVM
3 2 (0.79%) NFS
3 2 (0.79%) SRDF
3 2 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.79%) Xen
4 1 (0.40%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 19 (7.51%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.53%) Terraform
3 10 (3.95%) Ansible
4 2 (0.79%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 23 (9.09%) Google
2 18 (7.11%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.35%) Oracle
4 7 (2.77%) Splunk
5 6 (2.37%) MuleSoft
6 5 (1.98%) Apple
7 4 (1.58%) IBM
8 3 (1.19%) SAP
9 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.79%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.79%) Cisco
9 2 (0.79%) Citrix
9 2 (0.79%) Confluent
9 2 (0.79%) EMC
9 2 (0.79%) NetApp
9 2 (0.79%) Remedy
9 2 (0.79%) UiPath
9 2 (0.79%) Unisys
9 2 (0.79%) VMware
10 1 (0.40%) Veracode