Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 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.

Banking
England > North West
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 88 57 58
Rank change year-on-year -31 +1 -7
Contract jobs citing Banking 99 77 181
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.42% 3.47% 3.40%
As % of the General category 4.90% 8.18% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 56 110
10th Percentile £317 £312 £149
25th Percentile £422 £342 £198
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £403 £439
Median % change year-on-year +24.22% -8.26% -2.50%
75th Percentile £591 £450 £525
90th Percentile £644 £563 £576
England median daily rate £618 £559 £550
% change year-on-year +10.70% +1.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
10th Percentile £10.97 " "
25th Percentile £12.01 " £22.25
Median hourly rate £13.91 - £23.50
75th Percentile £16.89 " £24.75
90th Percentile £19.15 " "
England median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.75% -4.76% +12.30%

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 2,021 941 2,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 49.45% 42.43% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,425 606 1,394
10th Percentile £213 £164 £200
25th Percentile £360 £313 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £451 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% - +4.94%
75th Percentile £550 £500 £500
90th Percentile £638 £575 £588
England median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 63 156
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.80 £12.26
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.65 £14.76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.90 £19.86
Median % change year-on-year +6.15% -9.85% -0.73%
75th Percentile £42.20 £41.13 £37.81
90th Percentile £52.65 £59.25 £53.00
England median hourly rate £19.20 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -14.67% +20.32% +1.08%

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Banking as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Banking in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Banking in the North West

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Banking in the North West over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Banking in the North West

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Banking in the North West.

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 2 December 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
Manchester -10 63 £525 +60.06% 35
Merseyside -3 16 £477 - 1
Cheshire -38 12 £413 +1.85% 3
Lancashire - 5 £363 - 5
Banking
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 47 (47.47%) Finance
2 32 (32.32%) Social Skills
3 29 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.18%) Windows
5 16 (16.16%) DevOps
6 15 (15.15%) Project Delivery
6 15 (15.15%) Python
7 14 (14.14%) Software Engineering
8 13 (13.13%) Java
8 13 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
10 11 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 11 (11.11%) SQL
10 11 (11.11%) ITIL
11 10 (10.10%) Project Management
11 10 (10.10%) Migration
11 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
11 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (9.09%) Microsoft 365
12 9 (9.09%) Data Protection
12 9 (9.09%) Test Automation
12 9 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (9.09%) Change Management
12 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
13 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (8.08%) Investment Banking
13 8 (8.08%) VMware
13 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
13 8 (8.08%) Docker

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 5 (5.05%) Confluence
2 2 (2.02%) CICS
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.01%) JBoss
3 1 (1.01%) SAS
3 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.01%) InVision
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.01%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.01%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (6.06%) Azure
3 5 (5.05%) AWS
3 5 (5.05%) SaaS
4 4 (4.04%) OneDrive
5 3 (3.03%) GCP
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.01%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (1.01%) Serverless
6 1 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) Kerberos
1 4 (4.04%) Network Security
2 3 (3.03%) Firewall
2 3 (3.03%) WAN
2 3 (3.03%) Wireless
3 2 (2.02%) LAN
3 2 (2.02%) Skype
3 2 (2.02%) SSL
3 2 (2.02%) VPN
3 2 (2.02%) X.509
4 1 (1.01%) ATM
4 1 (1.01%) Internet
4 1 (1.01%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.02%) Big Data
2 2 (2.02%) Metadata
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.01%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.01%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 1 (1.01%) Cognos Query Studio
3 1 (1.01%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.01%) MS Access
3 1 (1.01%) MySQL
3 1 (1.01%) OLTP
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.01%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.01%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.07%) JIRA
3 4 (4.04%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.03%) Mocha
5 2 (2.02%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.02%) GitLab
5 2 (2.02%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.02%) webpack
6 1 (1.01%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.01%) Cypress.io
6 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.01%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.01%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (1.01%) PyCharm
6 1 (1.01%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.01%) Spinnaker
6 1 (1.01%) Storybook
6 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 47 (47.47%) Finance
2 32 (32.32%) Social Skills
3 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.08%) Investment Banking
5 7 (7.07%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (6.06%) Law
7 4 (4.04%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (4.04%) Legal
7 4 (4.04%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (4.04%) Retail
8 2 (2.02%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.01%) French Language
9 1 (1.01%) Games
9 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.01%) Social Housing
9 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (11.11%) Architect
2 10 (10.10%) Developer
2 10 (10.10%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Analyst
5 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.04%) Administrator
6 4 (4.04%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.04%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.03%) Change Manager
7 3 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.03%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.03%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.03%) UAT Manager
7 3 (3.03%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) .NET
2 4 (4.04%) Node.js
3 3 (3.03%) Middleware
3 3 (3.03%) RESTful
3 3 (3.03%) XML
4 2 (2.02%) Chai
4 2 (2.02%) CSS
4 2 (2.02%) HTML
4 2 (2.02%) Jest
4 2 (2.02%) React
4 2 (2.02%) SAML
4 2 (2.02%) Spring
4 2 (2.02%) WinForms
4 2 (2.02%) WPF
4 2 (2.02%) XMPP
4 2 (2.02%) YAML
5 1 (1.01%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.01%) JPA
5 1 (1.01%) JSON
5 1 (1.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (4.04%) iPad
3 3 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.02%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.01%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.01%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.01%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.01%) iPhone
5 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.18%) Windows
2 6 (6.06%) Linux
2 6 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 5 (5.05%) Unix
3 5 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.04%) Android
4 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.03%) zOS
6 2 (2.02%) AIX
6 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.01%) CentOS
7 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.16%) DevOps
3 15 (15.15%) Project Delivery
4 14 (14.14%) Software Engineering
5 13 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.11%) ITIL
7 10 (10.10%) Migration
7 10 (10.10%) Project Management
8 9 (9.09%) Change Management
8 9 (9.09%) Data Protection
8 9 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.08%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (7.07%) Microservices
10 7 (7.07%) SDLC
11 6 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (6.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) Python
2 13 (13.13%) Java
3 11 (11.11%) SQL
4 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
5 7 (7.07%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.05%) C#
7 4 (4.04%) C++
8 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.03%) Ruby
9 2 (2.02%) COBOL
9 2 (2.02%) Java 8
9 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.01%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.01%) Perl
10 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.03%) Degree
1 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.01%) CCFP
3 1 (1.01%) CCIE
3 1 (1.01%) CISA
3 1 (1.01%) CISM
3 1 (1.01%) CISSP
3 1 (1.01%) CRISC
3 1 (1.01%) ISACA
3 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.01%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.01%) MCP
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.01%) PMP
3 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.02%) PMO
2 2 (2.02%) SLA
3 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) GRC
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.08%) Docker
3 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.04%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.02%) vSphere
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.06%) Ansible
3 4 (4.04%) SCCM
3 4 (4.04%) Terraform
4 3 (3.03%) Puppet
5 2 (2.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (2.02%) Control-M
5 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.02%) SCOM
5 2 (2.02%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.01%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.08%) VMware
3 4 (4.04%) Cisco
3 4 (4.04%) IBM
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle
3 4 (4.04%) Splunk
4 3 (3.03%) Dynatrace
4 3 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.02%) Bomgar
5 2 (2.02%) Citrix
5 2 (2.02%) Google
5 2 (2.02%) HP
6 1 (1.01%) Avaya
6 1 (1.01%) Cadence
6 1 (1.01%) Cognos
6 1 (1.01%) F5
6 1 (1.01%) McAfee
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.01%) SAP