Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 33 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16 +9
Contract jobs citing Banking 276 307 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.13% 5.18% 8.44%
As % of the General category 17.21% 17.20% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 210 523
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £206 £212 £300
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
England median daily rate £525 £518 £500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +3.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +30.43% +30.63%

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 1,604 1,785 2,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.81% 30.13% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 1,105 1,784
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -3.03% +9.27%
10th Percentile £257 £244 £256
90th Percentile £610 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 93 128
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £22.90 £26.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.24% -13.31% +27.30%
10th Percentile £12.34 £11.33 £12.35
90th Percentile £55.33 £50.00 £49.65
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +15.69%

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 21 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in the North West over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 February 2018. 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 0 138 £370 -12.94% 37
Manchester -13 89 £400 +6.67% 26
Merseyside +32 35 £438 +42.86% 2
Lancashire +4 3 £115 +9.52% 1
Banking
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Banking.

1 139 (50.36%) Finance
2 70 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (18.48%) Retail Banking
4 46 (16.67%) Java
5 37 (13.41%) SQL
6 36 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (12.68%) Windows
8 31 (11.23%) ITIL
9 28 (10.14%) Migration
9 28 (10.14%) Scrum
10 26 (9.42%) Linux
10 26 (9.42%) Project Management
11 25 (9.06%) Jenkins
12 23 (8.33%) TDD
12 23 (8.33%) Investment Banking
13 21 (7.61%) Oracle
14 20 (7.25%) Test Automation
15 19 (6.88%) Spring
15 19 (6.88%) Unix
15 19 (6.88%) Web Services
16 18 (6.52%) Git (software)
17 17 (6.16%) SQL Server
18 16 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
19 15 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (5.43%) Law
19 15 (5.43%) JIRA
20 14 (5.07%) Maven
20 14 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
20 14 (5.07%) Waterfall
20 14 (5.07%) Change Management

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 14 (5.07%) SAS
2 10 (3.62%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.54%) JBoss
4 5 (1.81%) Apache
5 4 (1.45%) Confluence
5 4 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.72%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.72%) CICS
6 2 (0.72%) CMS
6 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.36%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.36%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.36%) HipChat
5 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.72%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.72%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.36%) INSURE/90
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.81%) OpenShift
2 5 (1.81%) PaaS
3 4 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.72%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.72%) Office 365
5 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) npm
5 1 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.54%) Internet
2 5 (1.81%) SAN
3 4 (1.45%) ATM
4 3 (1.09%) HTTP
5 2 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.72%) SMS
6 1 (0.36%) DKIM
6 1 (0.36%) DMARC
6 1 (0.36%) Extranet
6 1 (0.36%) Firewall
6 1 (0.36%) FTP
6 1 (0.36%) NFC
6 1 (0.36%) SNMP
6 1 (0.36%) SSH
6 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (5.07%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.99%) Big Data
4 9 (3.26%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.17%) GIS
6 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.72%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.72%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (9.06%) Jenkins
2 18 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.43%) JIRA
4 14 (5.07%) Maven
5 12 (4.35%) Gradle
6 11 (3.99%) JUnit
7 7 (2.54%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.17%) JProfiler
8 6 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.17%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.81%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.81%) JMeter
9 5 (1.81%) Subversion
10 4 (1.45%) gulp
10 4 (1.45%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.45%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.09%) Ant
11 3 (1.09%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.09%) Xcode
General
1 139 (50.36%) Finance
2 51 (18.48%) Retail Banking
3 23 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 15 (5.43%) Law
5 10 (3.62%) Retail
6 7 (2.54%) Legal
7 6 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.81%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.72%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.36%) Front Office
11 1 (0.36%) International Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (24.64%) Analyst
2 56 (20.29%) Developer
3 30 (10.87%) Business Analyst
4 22 (7.97%) Architect
4 22 (7.97%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.52%) Banking Analyst
6 17 (6.16%) Consultant
6 17 (6.16%) Java Developer
7 15 (5.43%) IT Manager
8 14 (5.07%) Test Analyst
9 13 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.99%) Test Manager
11 9 (3.26%) Banking Project Manager
11 9 (3.26%) Security Consultant
12 8 (2.90%) Administrator
12 8 (2.90%) Applications Support
12 8 (2.90%) Programme Manager
12 8 (2.90%) SQL Developer
13 7 (2.54%) Service Analyst
13 7 (2.54%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.88%) Spring
1 19 (6.88%) Web Services
2 14 (5.07%) HTML
3 13 (4.71%) REST
4 11 (3.99%) .NET
4 11 (3.99%) Hibernate
4 11 (3.99%) Middleware
4 11 (3.99%) SOAP
5 8 (2.90%) CSS
5 8 (2.90%) J2EE
5 8 (2.90%) JSON
6 7 (2.54%) JPA
6 7 (2.54%) Node.js
7 6 (2.17%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.17%) jQuery
8 5 (1.81%) Ajax
8 5 (1.81%) HTML5
9 4 (1.45%) CSS3
9 4 (1.45%) RESTful
9 4 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.90%) Mobile Banking
4 7 (2.54%) Online Banking
5 6 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.17%) User Experience
6 4 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.45%) EPoS
6 4 (1.45%) iPhone
6 4 (1.45%) PMI
6 4 (1.45%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.72%) RIA
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.36%) Animation
9 1 (0.36%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.68%) Windows
2 26 (9.42%) Linux
3 19 (6.88%) Unix
4 12 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.26%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.81%) Android
7 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.81%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.45%) AIX
9 3 (1.09%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.72%) HPUX
11 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (11.23%) ITIL
4 28 (10.14%) Migration
4 28 (10.14%) Scrum
5 26 (9.42%) Project Management
6 23 (8.33%) TDD
7 20 (7.25%) Test Automation
8 14 (5.07%) Change Management
8 14 (5.07%) DevOps
8 14 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (5.07%) Waterfall
9 13 (4.71%) BDD
10 12 (4.35%) Kanban
10 12 (4.35%) Risk Management
10 12 (4.35%) SDLC
10 12 (4.35%) Service Management
10 12 (4.35%) Time Management
10 12 (4.35%) Wealth Management
11 11 (3.99%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.67%) Java
2 37 (13.41%) SQL
3 14 (5.07%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.62%) C#
4 10 (3.62%) Python
5 8 (2.90%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.81%) Apple Swift
7 5 (1.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.45%) Groovy
8 4 (1.45%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.45%) VB
8 4 (1.45%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.45%) VBScript
9 3 (1.09%) COBOL
9 3 (1.09%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.09%) Ruby
10 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.72%) Jython
10 2 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (3.62%) Degree
2 8 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.17%) MCSA
4 6 (2.17%) MCSE
5 5 (1.81%) ISEB
6 4 (1.45%) CISM
6 4 (1.45%) CISSP
6 4 (1.45%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.72%) ACCA
7 2 (0.72%) CIMA
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.72%) MOS
7 2 (0.72%) PgMP
7 2 (0.72%) PMP
8 1 (0.36%) CCA
8 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.54%) PMO
2 6 (2.17%) COBIT
3 5 (1.81%) SLA
4 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.09%) IFRS
5 3 (1.09%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.72%) COSHH
6 2 (0.72%) GDPR
6 2 (0.72%) MiFID
7 1 (0.36%) PSD2
7 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.90%) Docker
2 4 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.72%) Firmware
3 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.72%) XenApp
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.36%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.62%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.17%) Ansible
3 6 (2.17%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.81%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.81%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.36%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.36%) logstash
5 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) PowerBroker
5 1 (0.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (7.61%) Oracle
2 13 (4.71%) IBM
2 13 (4.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.35%) HP
4 8 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.54%) Perforce
5 7 (2.54%) Splunk
6 6 (2.17%) Citrix
6 6 (2.17%) Fortinet
7 5 (1.81%) Tableau
8 4 (1.45%) Cognos
8 4 (1.45%) Google
9 3 (1.09%) Apple
9 3 (1.09%) EMC
9 3 (1.09%) Remedy
9 3 (1.09%) SAP
10 2 (0.72%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.72%) Dell
10 2 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.72%) Symantec