Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 482 423 487
Rank change year-on-year -59 +64 -41
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 222 106 375
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the General category 0.72% 0.63% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 60 240
10th Percentile £375 £423 £342
25th Percentile £439 £500 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +16.67%
75th Percentile £648 £605 £600
90th Percentile £740 £750 £676
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.60
UK median hourly rate - - £12.60

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 30,687 16,941 43,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.31% 52.47% 52.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,690 11,421 28,546
10th Percentile £310 £275 £280
25th Percentile £408 £399 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,140 625 1,315
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.42 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.10 £20.70 £19.81
Median % change year-on-year -7.71% +4.49% +5.97%
75th Percentile £40.04 £40.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.28 £53.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.56 £19.33
% change year-on-year -5.17% +6.40% +7.36%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -60 185 £608 +10.45% 29
Midlands -46 8 £425 -25.27% 2
North of England -41 7 £413 -19.41% 15
West Midlands -35 6 £425 - 2
North West -34 5 £476 - 9
South East -46 5 £538 -6.52%
East Midlands -15 2 £438 -36.36%
Yorkshire -26 2 £388 -24.39% 5
South West - 2 £625 - 1
Retail Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 205 (92.34%) Banking
2 88 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (37.84%) Finance
4 48 (21.62%) Retail
5 42 (18.92%) Investment Banking
6 37 (16.67%) Wealth Management
7 35 (15.77%) Java
8 34 (15.32%) AWS
9 32 (14.41%) SQL
9 32 (14.41%) Azure
9 32 (14.41%) DevOps
10 29 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (13.06%) Corporate Banking
11 28 (12.61%) Social Skills
12 26 (11.71%) GCP
13 24 (10.81%) Scrum
14 23 (10.36%) User Experience
14 23 (10.36%) Mobile App
15 22 (9.91%) Project Management
16 20 (9.01%) Test Automation
17 19 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (8.56%) Google
17 19 (8.56%) TDD
18 18 (8.11%) Data Modelling
18 18 (8.11%) Microsoft
18 18 (8.11%) Waterfall
18 18 (8.11%) Analytics
19 17 (7.66%) REST
19 17 (7.66%) Microservices
20 16 (7.21%) Kubernetes

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 11 (4.95%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.60%) SAS
3 7 (3.15%) Confluence
4 3 (1.35%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.35%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Sketch
2 2 (0.90%) UserZoom
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) BASE24
2 1 (0.45%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.45%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.45%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.32%) AWS
2 32 (14.41%) Azure
3 26 (11.71%) GCP
4 7 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.25%) Apigee
6 4 (1.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.35%) GitHub
7 3 (1.35%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) npm
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.45%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.45%) Firebase
9 1 (0.45%) Google Play
9 1 (0.45%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.45%) SaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.15%) SSL
2 5 (2.25%) HTTP
3 4 (1.80%) Internet
4 3 (1.35%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.90%) 2G
5 2 (0.90%) ATM
5 2 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.90%) FCoE
5 2 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.90%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.90%) LAN
5 2 (0.90%) Multicast
5 2 (0.90%) NAS
5 2 (0.90%) S/MIME
5 2 (0.90%) SAN
5 2 (0.90%) WAN
6 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.45%) Network Security
6 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.95%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.70%) Big Data
5 6 (2.70%) Data Lake
5 6 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.25%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.80%) HDInsight
7 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.35%) BigQuery
8 3 (1.35%) Cloudera CDH
8 3 (1.35%) HBase
8 3 (1.35%) Parquet
8 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.90%) Metadata
9 2 (0.90%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 14 (6.31%) Git (software)
1 14 (6.31%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.95%) JIRA
3 10 (4.50%) Maven
4 8 (3.60%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.15%) Selenium
6 4 (1.80%) Mockito
6 4 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.35%) Appium
7 3 (1.35%) Grunt
7 3 (1.35%) gulp
8 2 (0.90%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.90%) Protractor
8 2 (0.90%) REST Assured
8 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.45%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.45%) Build Forge
9 1 (0.45%) Crashlytics
9 1 (0.45%) Postman
General
1 205 (92.34%) Banking
2 84 (37.84%) Finance
3 48 (21.62%) Retail
4 42 (18.92%) Investment Banking
5 29 (13.06%) Corporate Banking
6 28 (12.61%) Social Skills
7 12 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (4.05%) Back Office
8 9 (4.05%) Private Banking
9 7 (3.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 7 (3.15%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (1.35%) Legal
12 2 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.90%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.90%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.90%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.45%) Marketing
13 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (27.03%) Architect
2 33 (14.86%) Developer
3 30 (13.51%) Analyst
4 28 (12.61%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (10.81%) Project Manager
6 20 (9.01%) Business Analyst
7 15 (6.76%) Data Architect
8 11 (4.95%) Banking Analyst
9 10 (4.50%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (3.60%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (3.60%) Data Engineer
10 8 (3.60%) Data Modeller
10 8 (3.60%) Enterprise Data Architect
10 8 (3.60%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.15%) Designer
11 7 (3.15%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.15%) Technical Manager
12 6 (2.70%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.70%) Python Developer
12 6 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.66%) REST
2 16 (7.21%) Kafka
3 14 (6.31%) Spring
4 10 (4.50%) .NET
5 9 (4.05%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.05%) HTML
6 8 (3.60%) CSS
6 8 (3.60%) React
7 7 (3.15%) HTML5
7 7 (3.15%) Spark Streaming
8 6 (2.70%) Spring Boot
9 5 (2.25%) J2EE
9 5 (2.25%) JSON
9 5 (2.25%) RESTful
9 5 (2.25%) Web Services
10 3 (1.35%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.35%) JMS
10 3 (1.35%) JPA
10 3 (1.35%) Middleware
10 3 (1.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.36%) Mobile App
1 23 (10.36%) User Experience
2 14 (6.31%) Mobile Banking
3 12 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.60%) Credit Risk
5 8 (3.60%) Online Banking
6 5 (2.25%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.80%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.80%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.80%) PKI
7 4 (1.80%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
8 3 (1.35%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.35%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.90%) Derivative
9 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.15%) Linux
2 5 (2.25%) Android
3 4 (1.80%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.80%) Windows
4 3 (1.35%) Solaris
4 3 (1.35%) Unix
5 2 (0.90%) AIX
5 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 32 (14.41%) DevOps
4 29 (13.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (10.81%) Scrum
6 22 (9.91%) Project Management
7 20 (9.01%) Test Automation
8 19 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (8.56%) TDD
9 18 (8.11%) Analytics
9 18 (8.11%) Data Modelling
9 18 (8.11%) Waterfall
10 17 (7.66%) Microservices
11 16 (7.21%) User Stories
12 13 (5.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (5.86%) Software Engineering
13 12 (5.41%) Acceptance Criteria
13 12 (5.41%) BDD
13 12 (5.41%) Data Protection
13 12 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.77%) Java
2 32 (14.41%) SQL
3 16 (7.21%) Python
4 15 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.60%) Scala
6 6 (2.70%) Kotlin
7 4 (1.80%) Apple Swift
7 4 (1.80%) Java 8
8 3 (1.35%) Java 11
8 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.35%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.90%) PHP
9 2 (0.90%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.45%) Jython
10 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.45%) R
10 1 (0.45%) RPG
10 1 (0.45%) VB
10 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (4.50%) Degree
2 2 (0.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (0.90%) CISSP
2 2 (0.90%) GIAC
3 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.45%) PMP
3 1 (0.45%) SAFe Agilist
3 1 (0.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.25%) Accessibility
2 4 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.35%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.90%) COBIT
4 2 (0.90%) GDPR
4 2 (0.90%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.90%) NIST
4 2 (0.90%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.90%) PMO
4 2 (0.90%) QA
4 2 (0.90%) SEPA
5 1 (0.45%) IFRS
5 1 (0.45%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.45%) PSD2
5 1 (0.45%) SLA
5 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (4.95%) Docker
2 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.90%) KVM
2 2 (0.90%) NFS
2 2 (0.90%) SRDF
2 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.90%) Xen
3 1 (0.45%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 16 (7.21%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.50%) Ansible
3 9 (4.05%) Terraform
4 3 (1.35%) Oozie
5 2 (0.90%) Puppet
6 1 (0.45%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 19 (8.56%) Google
2 18 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.05%) Oracle
4 6 (2.70%) IBM
5 4 (1.80%) Confluent
6 3 (1.35%) Apple
6 3 (1.35%) Databricks
6 3 (1.35%) SAP
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco
7 2 (0.90%) EMC
7 2 (0.90%) NCR
7 2 (0.90%) NetApp
7 2 (0.90%) Splunk
7 2 (0.90%) Unisys
7 2 (0.90%) Veracode
7 2 (0.90%) VMware
7 2 (0.90%) Zend
8 1 (0.45%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.45%) Infoblox
8 1 (0.45%) MuleSoft