The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Banking 32 41 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 38.55% 43.16% 31.17%
As % of the General category 47.76% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 41
Median daily rate £396 £405 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +13.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £338 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £461 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £423
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £9.82 £10.44
% change year-on-year +80.84% -5.98%  

Banking is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 67 82 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 80.72% 86.32% 62.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 73 75
Median daily rate £396 £405 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.34% +13.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £321 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £473 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +12.00%  

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Banking in Halifax

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Banking in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in Halifax

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in Halifax over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in Halifax

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking in Halifax.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Banking.

1 43 (71.67%) Finance
2 25 (41.67%) Retail
3 20 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (26.67%) Retail Banking
5 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (11.67%) Service Management
6 7 (11.67%) Project Management
6 7 (11.67%) Business Analysis
7 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.00%) PMO
8 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (8.33%) IBM
8 5 (8.33%) Windows
8 5 (8.33%) Legal
8 5 (8.33%) Change Management
9 4 (6.67%) Migration
9 4 (6.67%) XML
9 4 (6.67%) ITIL
9 4 (6.67%) Mainframe
9 4 (6.67%) JCL
9 4 (6.67%) Tivoli
9 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
9 4 (6.67%) Credit Risk
9 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.67%) ISPF
9 4 (6.67%) Defect Management
10 3 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (5.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.00%) QA

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 3 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (1.67%) StreamWeaver
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) FTP
2 2 (3.33%) ATM
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) Network Security
2 2 (3.33%) SMS
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Big Data
1 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.67%) Easytrieve
General
1 43 (71.67%) Finance
2 25 (41.67%) Retail
3 16 (26.67%) Retail Banking
4 5 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.00%) Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Defect Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Regulatory Business Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) z/OS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) ISPF
1 4 (6.67%) XML
2 3 (5.00%) Middleware
3 2 (3.33%) J2EE
3 2 (3.33%) Spring
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) HTML5
4 1 (1.67%) JDBC
4 1 (1.67%) JPA
4 1 (1.67%) jQuery
4 1 (1.67%) JSF
4 1 (1.67%) Node.js
4 1 (1.67%) REST
4 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Credit Risk
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.00%) iSeries
3 3 (5.00%) Tandem
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Unix
2 3 (5.00%) zOS
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (11.67%) Business Analysis
2 7 (11.67%) Project Management
2 7 (11.67%) Service Management
3 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.33%) Change Management
5 4 (6.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (6.67%) ITIL
5 4 (6.67%) Migration
5 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.00%) B2B
6 3 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.00%) Data Management
6 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.00%) Project Governance
6 3 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.00%) SDLC
6 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) JCL
2 2 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
3 1 (1.67%) C
3 1 (1.67%) COBOL
3 1 (1.67%) Fortran
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.67%) Python
3 1 (1.67%) REXX
3 1 (1.67%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) CCNA
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) CCSA
3 1 (1.67%) ISEB
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) PMO
2 3 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.67%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) IBM
3 3 (5.00%) Axway
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco
3 3 (5.00%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) Splunk