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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Banking 243 262 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.25% 6.90% 6.49%
As % of the General category 25.45% 20.99% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 194 165
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £327 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.60% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £9.82 £10.44
% change year-on-year +32.45% -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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 955 1248 1284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.43% 32.88% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 800 721
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 38
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +28.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.73 £47.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +6 141 £448 +2.28% 25
Manchester -5 78 £400 - 14
Merseyside -11 11 £419 +4.68% 3
Lancashire +5 4 £438 +2.94%
Banking
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 247 (58.95%) Finance
2 99 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (17.90%) Java
4 63 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (12.17%) Retail
6 45 (10.74%) Spring
7 44 (10.50%) SQL
8 43 (10.26%) Unix
9 42 (10.02%) Oracle
10 41 (9.79%) JavaScript
10 41 (9.79%) Web Services
11 40 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (9.31%) Retail Banking
13 37 (8.83%) Migration
13 37 (8.83%) Linux
14 36 (8.59%) Scrum
15 34 (8.11%) SOAP
15 34 (8.11%) Git (software)
16 33 (7.88%) J2EE
17 30 (7.16%) TDD
18 29 (6.92%) Data Protection
19 28 (6.68%) Windows
19 28 (6.68%) Waterfall
20 27 (6.44%) ITIL
20 27 (6.44%) HTML
20 27 (6.44%) Risk Management
20 27 (6.44%) Information Security
20 27 (6.44%) Project Management
20 27 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
21 25 (5.97%) Business Analysis

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 (4.53%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.34%) JBoss
3 10 (2.39%) Confluence
3 10 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.67%) SAS
5 6 (1.43%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.72%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.72%) CMS
6 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.48%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.48%) WordPress
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.24%) Mule
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.24%) InDesign
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Actimize
2 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.10%) Office 365
3 11 (2.63%) PaaS
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.24%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.86%) Firewall
2 9 (2.15%) SAN
3 8 (1.91%) Internet
4 5 (1.19%) X.509
5 4 (0.95%) Intranet
5 4 (0.95%) NAS
5 4 (0.95%) SSH
6 3 (0.72%) LAN
6 3 (0.72%) SNMP
6 3 (0.72%) WAN
7 2 (0.48%) ATM
7 2 (0.48%) DMZ
7 2 (0.48%) DNS
7 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.48%) SSL
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.24%) Skype
8 1 (0.24%) SMS
8 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.86%) GIS
3 11 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.39%) Big Data
4 10 (2.39%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.19%) DB2
10 4 (0.95%) DataStage
10 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.72%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.25%) JIRA
3 21 (5.01%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.53%) Gradle
5 16 (3.82%) JUnit
6 10 (2.39%) IntelliJ
7 7 (1.67%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.43%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.43%) gulp
9 5 (1.19%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.19%) Subversion
10 4 (0.95%) Grunt
10 4 (0.95%) Maven
11 3 (0.72%) Hudson
11 3 (0.72%) JProfiler
11 3 (0.72%) Toad
11 3 (0.72%) Xcode
12 2 (0.48%) Selenium
12 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.48%) webpack
General
1 247 (58.95%) Finance
2 51 (12.17%) Retail
3 39 (9.31%) Retail Banking
4 18 (4.30%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.06%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.67%) Corporate Banking
6 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.43%) Back Office
8 5 (1.19%) Law
8 5 (1.19%) Marketing
9 3 (0.72%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 113 (26.97%) Analyst
2 74 (17.66%) Developer
3 61 (14.56%) Business Analyst
4 43 (10.26%) Consultant
4 43 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 40 (9.55%) Architect
5 40 (9.55%) Java Developer
6 39 (9.31%) Banking Analyst
7 24 (5.73%) Banking Business Analyst
8 21 (5.01%) Security Consultant
9 18 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (3.82%) Security Architect
11 14 (3.34%) Risk Analyst
12 13 (3.10%) Administrator
12 13 (3.10%) Banking Project Manager
12 13 (3.10%) Cloud Architect
13 12 (2.86%) Designer
14 11 (2.63%) AWS Architect
14 11 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
15 10 (2.39%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.74%) Spring
2 41 (9.79%) Web Services
3 34 (8.11%) SOAP
4 33 (7.88%) J2EE
5 27 (6.44%) HTML
6 25 (5.97%) Middleware
7 22 (5.25%) Hibernate
8 21 (5.01%) CSS
8 21 (5.01%) jQuery
8 21 (5.01%) XML
9 18 (4.30%) CSS3
9 18 (4.30%) JSON
9 18 (4.30%) RESTful
10 17 (4.06%) HTML5
11 16 (3.82%) REST
12 14 (3.34%) AngularJS
13 13 (3.10%) Ajax
13 13 (3.10%) JPA
14 12 (2.86%) JSP
14 12 (2.86%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.58%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.34%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.15%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.67%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.43%) Clustering
7 6 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (1.19%) Derivative
8 5 (1.19%) OTC Derivatives
8 5 (1.19%) User Experience
9 4 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.48%) Blog
11 2 (0.48%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.48%) iSeries
11 2 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.48%) PMI
11 2 (0.48%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.26%) Unix
2 37 (8.83%) Linux
3 28 (6.68%) Windows
4 20 (4.77%) AIX
5 13 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.91%) Android
7 5 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.72%) HPUX
9 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.72%) Solaris
9 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.72%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.72%) zOS
10 1 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) NetWare
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (8.83%) Migration
4 36 (8.59%) Scrum
5 30 (7.16%) TDD
6 29 (6.92%) Data Protection
7 28 (6.68%) Waterfall
8 27 (6.44%) Information Security
8 27 (6.44%) ITIL
8 27 (6.44%) Project Management
8 27 (6.44%) Risk Management
9 25 (5.97%) Business Analysis
9 25 (5.97%) Security Management
10 24 (5.73%) Security Architecture
10 24 (5.73%) Unit Testing
11 20 (4.77%) Change Management
11 20 (4.77%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (4.77%) Internal Audit
11 20 (4.77%) Test Automation
12 18 (4.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (17.90%) Java
2 44 (10.50%) SQL
3 41 (9.79%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.10%) C
5 11 (2.63%) Python
6 10 (2.39%) C#
7 7 (1.67%) C++
8 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.95%) Perl
9 4 (0.95%) PHP
9 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.72%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.72%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.48%) AWK
11 2 (0.48%) ES6
11 2 (0.48%) R
11 2 (0.48%) sed
11 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (3.82%) Degree
2 5 (1.19%) ISEB
3 4 (0.95%) CISSP
3 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.48%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.24%) CISA
5 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.24%) CRISC
5 1 (0.24%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.24%) MOS
5 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.58%) PMO
2 12 (2.86%) SLA
3 8 (1.91%) IFRS
3 8 (1.91%) IFRS 9
4 7 (1.67%) QA
5 4 (0.95%) GDPR
6 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.48%) COSHH
7 2 (0.48%) IAS 39
7 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) Basel II
8 1 (0.24%) MiFID
8 1 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.72%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.72%) vSphere
3 2 (0.48%) Docker
3 2 (0.48%) Firmware
3 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.95%) Puppet
4 3 (0.72%) SCOM
4 3 (0.72%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.48%) Ansible
5 2 (0.48%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (0.48%) Netcool
5 2 (0.48%) SCCM
5 2 (0.48%) Terraform
5 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.24%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (10.02%) Oracle
2 19 (4.53%) IBM
2 19 (4.53%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.30%) HP
4 12 (2.86%) Veritas
5 9 (2.15%) Perforce
5 9 (2.15%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.91%) Sybase
7 7 (1.67%) Splunk
8 6 (1.43%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.95%) 3PAR
9 4 (0.95%) Cisco
9 4 (0.95%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.72%) Apple
10 3 (0.72%) Citrix
10 3 (0.72%) EMC
10 3 (0.72%) VMware
11 2 (0.48%) CA
11 2 (0.48%) Dell
11 2 (0.48%) Remedy
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