Period
to 26 September 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 6 months to 26 September 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
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 27 16
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 +8
Contract jobs citing Banking 495 438 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.49% 6.00% 8.09%
As % of the General category 24.90% 19.10% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 333 465
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £300 £307 £313
90th Percentile £525 £588 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -31.82% +22.22% -

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1988 2293 2937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.08% 31.43% 36.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1227 1455 1687
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £569 £566
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 86 101
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £33.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% -19.74% +22.33%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £51.71 £52.38 £56.97
England median hourly rate £25.50 £23.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year +7.37% +3.26% +2.22%

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Banking in the North West

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in the North West

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in the North West over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in the North West

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in the North West

Banking
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 September 2017. 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
Cheshire +8 276 £436 +2.53% 9
Manchester 0 168 £400 - 12
Merseyside -8 28 £325 -7.14% 1
Lancashire +10 6 £115 -16.36%
Cumbria - 1 £425 -
Banking
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Banking.

1 291 (58.79%) Finance
2 99 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (16.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (15.96%) Java
5 75 (15.15%) Retail
6 59 (11.92%) Unix
7 55 (11.11%) Migration
8 53 (10.71%) Linux
8 53 (10.71%) Oracle
9 52 (10.51%) Retail Banking
10 49 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
11 48 (9.70%) SQL
12 46 (9.29%) Spring
13 43 (8.69%) Web Services
14 42 (8.48%) Scrum
15 37 (7.47%) Windows
16 36 (7.27%) JavaScript
16 36 (7.27%) Git (software)
17 35 (7.07%) Data Protection
18 33 (6.67%) TDD
18 33 (6.67%) ITIL
18 33 (6.67%) Test Automation
19 32 (6.46%) SOAP
19 32 (6.46%) Project Management
20 31 (6.26%) Waterfall
21 30 (6.06%) Change Management
21 30 (6.06%) J2EE
22 29 (5.86%) Business Analysis
23 28 (5.66%) Information Security
24 27 (5.45%) IBM

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 19 (3.84%) WebSphere
2 13 (2.63%) JBoss
2 13 (2.63%) SAS
3 11 (2.22%) Confluence
4 7 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (1.21%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.01%) CMS
6 5 (1.01%) NetWeaver
6 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.81%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.81%) WordPress
8 3 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.20%) Apache
10 1 (0.20%) CICS
10 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) InDesign
5 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.42%) SAP CO
1 12 (2.42%) SAP FI
1 12 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (1.21%) SAP FI-AP
3 5 (1.01%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.01%) SAP SRM
4 4 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.61%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CAR
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.63%) PaaS
3 6 (1.21%) Office 365
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.20%) IaaS
5 1 (0.20%) npm
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.42%) Firewall
2 10 (2.02%) Internet
3 8 (1.62%) SSH
4 7 (1.41%) SAN
5 6 (1.21%) NAS
5 6 (1.21%) SNMP
6 5 (1.01%) SMS
6 5 (1.01%) X.509
7 3 (0.61%) ATM
7 3 (0.61%) Intranet
8 2 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.40%) DNS
8 2 (0.40%) LAN
8 2 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.40%) WAN
9 1 (0.20%) DHCP
9 1 (0.20%) HTTP
9 1 (0.20%) POP3
9 1 (0.20%) SMTP
9 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.63%) SQL Server
5 12 (2.42%) Big Data
6 10 (2.02%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.82%) DataStage
7 9 (1.82%) GIS
8 8 (1.62%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.01%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.81%) DB2
11 4 (0.81%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.61%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.61%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.61%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.24%) JIRA
4 20 (4.04%) JUnit
5 16 (3.23%) Gradle
6 8 (1.62%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.62%) IntelliJ
7 7 (1.41%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.21%) HP UFT
8 6 (1.21%) Subversion
9 5 (1.01%) JMeter
9 5 (1.01%) Maven
9 5 (1.01%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.81%) gulp
11 3 (0.61%) Hudson
11 3 (0.61%) JProfiler
11 3 (0.61%) Mockito
11 3 (0.61%) Toad
12 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.40%) Xcode
General
1 291 (58.79%) Finance
2 75 (15.15%) Retail
3 52 (10.51%) Retail Banking
4 21 (4.24%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.83%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.62%) Law
7 6 (1.21%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.81%) Billing
9 4 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.40%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Marketing
10 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 115 (23.23%) Analyst
2 79 (15.96%) Developer
3 63 (12.73%) Business Analyst
4 54 (10.91%) Architect
5 48 (9.70%) Consultant
6 40 (8.08%) Java Developer
7 39 (7.88%) Banking Analyst
8 35 (7.07%) Project Manager
9 30 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (4.65%) Banking Business Analyst
11 19 (3.84%) Administrator
11 19 (3.84%) Security Consultant
12 16 (3.23%) Banking Project Manager
12 16 (3.23%) Security Architect
13 15 (3.03%) Risk Analyst
14 14 (2.83%) Cloud Architect
15 13 (2.63%) Designer
15 13 (2.63%) IT Manager
15 13 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
16 12 (2.42%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.29%) Spring
2 43 (8.69%) Web Services
3 32 (6.46%) SOAP
4 30 (6.06%) J2EE
5 25 (5.05%) Hibernate
6 23 (4.65%) Middleware
7 22 (4.44%) HTML
8 21 (4.24%) jQuery
9 20 (4.04%) REST
10 17 (3.43%) CSS
11 16 (3.23%) CSS3
11 16 (3.23%) XML
12 15 (3.03%) .NET
12 15 (3.03%) RESTful
13 14 (2.83%) HTML5
13 14 (2.83%) JPA
14 12 (2.42%) Ajax
14 12 (2.42%) JSON
15 11 (2.22%) Java EE
15 11 (2.22%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.83%) Mainframe
2 14 (2.83%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.02%) Clustering
5 9 (1.82%) Credit Risk
6 7 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.01%) User Experience
8 4 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.61%) EPoS
9 3 (0.61%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.61%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.40%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.40%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.40%) iSeries
10 2 (0.40%) RIA
10 2 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.92%) Unix
2 53 (10.71%) Linux
3 37 (7.47%) Windows
4 19 (3.84%) AIX
5 12 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.82%) Android
7 7 (1.41%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.21%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.21%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.81%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.81%) Solaris
11 3 (0.61%) HPUX
11 3 (0.61%) zOS
12 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.20%) CentOS
13 1 (0.20%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (16.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (11.11%) Migration
4 42 (8.48%) Scrum
5 35 (7.07%) Data Protection
6 33 (6.67%) ITIL
6 33 (6.67%) TDD
6 33 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 32 (6.46%) Project Management
8 31 (6.26%) Waterfall
9 30 (6.06%) Change Management
10 29 (5.86%) Business Analysis
11 28 (5.66%) Information Security
12 26 (5.25%) Risk Management
13 23 (4.65%) Security Architecture
14 22 (4.44%) Security Management
14 22 (4.44%) Unit Testing
15 21 (4.24%) Internal Audit
16 19 (3.84%) Analytics
17 18 (3.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 79 (15.96%) Java
2 48 (9.70%) SQL
3 36 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.23%) C#
5 12 (2.42%) C
6 10 (2.02%) Python
6 10 (2.02%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.62%) C++
8 7 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.21%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.01%) PHP
10 5 (1.01%) VBScript
11 4 (0.81%) ABAP
11 4 (0.81%) VB
11 4 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.61%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.61%) Perl
12 3 (0.61%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.40%) Korn
13 2 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (3.64%) Degree
2 9 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (1.62%) MCSA
3 8 (1.62%) MCSE
3 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.41%) ISEB
5 6 (1.21%) CISSP
6 3 (0.61%) CISA
6 3 (0.61%) CISM
7 2 (0.40%) CRISC
8 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.20%) MCITP
8 1 (0.20%) MOS
8 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.20%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.05%) PMO
2 13 (2.63%) SLA
3 11 (2.22%) GDPR
3 11 (2.22%) IFRS
3 11 (2.22%) IFRS 9
4 5 (1.01%) QA
5 4 (0.81%) COSHH
5 4 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.61%) COBIT
7 2 (0.40%) COSO
7 2 (0.40%) IAS 39
7 2 (0.40%) MiFID
7 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) SEPA
8 1 (0.20%) Basel II
8 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.21%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.61%) PowerHA
4 3 (0.61%) vSphere
5 2 (0.40%) Firmware
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.62%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.81%) Puppet
5 3 (0.61%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.61%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.40%) Ansible
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.40%) PowerBroker
6 2 (0.40%) Terraform
6 2 (0.40%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.20%) FlexNet
7 1 (0.20%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.20%) SCCM
7 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 53 (10.71%) Oracle
2 27 (5.45%) IBM
3 26 (5.25%) HP
4 15 (3.03%) Perforce
5 14 (2.83%) Microsoft
5 14 (2.83%) SAP
6 12 (2.42%) Veritas
7 10 (2.02%) Splunk
8 9 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.41%) Fortinet
9 7 (1.41%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.01%) Cognos
11 4 (0.81%) 3PAR
11 4 (0.81%) Cisco
11 4 (0.81%) Tableau
12 3 (0.61%) Citrix
12 3 (0.61%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.61%) Dell
12 3 (0.61%) Sybase
12 3 (0.61%) VMware