Period
to 24 July 2019

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 24 July 2019 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
24 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 44 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -31 +9
Contract jobs citing Banking 238 253 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.50% 4.11% 8.49%
As % of the General category 17.92% 14.65% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 146 327
North West median daily rate £429 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.21% -4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £295 £313
90th Percentile £575 £557 £513
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
North West median hourly rate - £15.48 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.04% -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +24.67% -19.79%

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 1,328 1,727 1,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.13% 28.08% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 1,028 1,173
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £256 £263 £245
90th Percentile £589 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 78 104
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £20.22 £25.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.28% -21.98% -4.02%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.41 £11.75
90th Percentile £43.05 £43.00 £50.82
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.21% +6.00% -

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 24 July 2019.

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 24 July 2019. 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 +24 134 £450 +1.41% 29
Cheshire 0 73 £424 +5.94% 7
Merseyside -19 14 £500 +25.00% 4
Cumbria +12 8 £145 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Banking
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2019, 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.

1 125 (52.52%) Finance
2 75 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (16.81%) JavaScript
4 39 (16.39%) Java
5 38 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (12.61%) AngularJS
6 30 (12.61%) React
7 28 (11.76%) User Experience
7 28 (11.76%) Scrum
8 27 (11.34%) SQL
8 27 (11.34%) HTML
8 27 (11.34%) CSS
9 26 (10.92%) Retail
9 26 (10.92%) Test Automation
10 24 (10.08%) Windows
11 23 (9.66%) Investment Banking
11 23 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (9.66%) REST
12 22 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (9.24%) Oracle
13 21 (8.82%) ITIL
13 21 (8.82%) TDD
13 21 (8.82%) Retail Banking
13 21 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (7.98%) SDLC
14 19 (7.98%) Spring
15 17 (7.14%) .NET
15 17 (7.14%) HTML5
15 17 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (7.14%) DevOps

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 10 (4.20%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.36%) JBoss
2 8 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.36%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.52%) CMS
3 6 (2.52%) Confluence
3 6 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.68%) SAS
5 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.42%) Apache
6 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.10%) Sketch
4 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.26%) Marvel
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.36%) Power Platform
3 5 (2.10%) GitHub
3 5 (2.10%) Office 365
4 4 (1.68%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.84%) npm
5 2 (0.84%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.68%) Network Security
2 3 (1.26%) DHCP
2 3 (1.26%) DNS
3 2 (0.84%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (0.84%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (0.84%) Firewall
3 2 (0.84%) Internet
3 2 (0.84%) LAN
3 2 (0.84%) Multicast
3 2 (0.84%) PBX
3 2 (0.84%) SAN
3 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.84%) VPN
3 2 (0.84%) WAN
4 1 (0.42%) HTTP
4 1 (0.42%) Skype
4 1 (0.42%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.20%) DB2
2 10 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.78%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.36%) Power BI
5 7 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.52%) PerformancePoint
6 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.52%) Star Schema
7 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.68%) QlikView
9 3 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.26%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.84%) Big Data
10 2 (0.84%) DataStage
10 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (5.46%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.78%) Gradle
3 9 (3.78%) JIRA
4 8 (3.36%) gulp
5 7 (2.94%) Mockito
6 6 (2.52%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.10%) Ant
7 5 (2.10%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.10%) Maven
7 5 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.68%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.68%) JUnit
8 4 (1.68%) Subversion
9 3 (1.26%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.26%) Selenium
10 2 (0.84%) Grunt
10 2 (0.84%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 125 (52.52%) Finance
2 26 (10.92%) Retail
3 23 (9.66%) Investment Banking
4 21 (8.82%) Retail Banking
5 16 (6.72%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.20%) Legal
7 9 (3.78%) Law
8 7 (2.94%) Back Office
8 7 (2.94%) Private Banking
9 5 (2.10%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.68%) Marketing
11 2 (0.84%) Billing
11 2 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.84%) Games
11 2 (0.84%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.42%) French Language
12 1 (0.42%) Front Office
12 1 (0.42%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (25.63%) Developer
2 39 (16.39%) Analyst
3 34 (14.29%) Architect
4 21 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.98%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (5.46%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.20%) Digital Architect
7 10 (4.20%) Java Developer
8 9 (3.78%) Administrator
8 9 (3.78%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 9 (3.78%) Programme Manager
9 8 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (2.94%) Build Engineer
10 7 (2.94%) Security Engineer
11 6 (2.52%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.10%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.10%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.10%) Help Desk Analyst
12 5 (2.10%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.61%) AngularJS
1 30 (12.61%) React
2 27 (11.34%) CSS
2 27 (11.34%) HTML
3 23 (9.66%) REST
4 19 (7.98%) Spring
5 17 (7.14%) .NET
5 17 (7.14%) HTML5
6 16 (6.72%) Sass
7 15 (6.30%) CSS3
8 13 (5.46%) Node.js
9 12 (5.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (5.04%) Web Services
10 9 (3.78%) ASP.NET
10 9 (3.78%) Hibernate
10 9 (3.78%) JSON
11 8 (3.36%) JDBC
11 8 (3.36%) Servlets
12 7 (2.94%) jQuery
12 7 (2.94%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.76%) User Experience
2 23 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.78%) Driving Licence
6 8 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.68%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.68%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.68%) Robotics
8 4 (1.68%) Tandem
9 3 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.26%) iPad
9 3 (1.26%) iPhone
10 2 (0.84%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.84%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.08%) Windows
2 13 (5.46%) Windows 10
3 12 (5.04%) Windows 7
4 9 (3.78%) Unix
5 7 (2.94%) Linux
6 4 (1.68%) Android
7 3 (1.26%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.84%) AIX
9 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.42%) HPUX
9 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.42%) Solaris
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (11.76%) Scrum
4 26 (10.92%) Test Automation
5 21 (8.82%) ITIL
5 21 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (8.82%) TDD
6 19 (7.98%) SDLC
7 17 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (7.14%) DevOps
8 16 (6.72%) Analytics
8 16 (6.72%) Project Management
8 16 (6.72%) Waterfall
9 15 (6.30%) Microservices
10 14 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (5.88%) Migration
10 14 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 13 (5.46%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (5.46%) SOA
11 13 (5.46%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.81%) JavaScript
2 39 (16.39%) Java
3 27 (11.34%) SQL
4 14 (5.88%) C#
5 9 (3.78%) VBA
6 7 (2.94%) Python
7 6 (2.52%) Groovy
8 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.84%) ES6
9 2 (0.84%) Java 8
10 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.42%) ES7
10 1 (0.42%) ES8
10 1 (0.42%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.42%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.42%) Scala
10 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (3.78%) Degree
2 7 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.84%) CCIE
4 2 (0.84%) CCNP
4 2 (0.84%) CISA
4 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.84%) CISM
4 2 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.84%) MOS
4 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.84%) PMP
5 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.42%) MCSA
5 1 (0.42%) MCSE
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.36%) QA
2 7 (2.94%) PMO
2 7 (2.94%) PSD2
3 4 (1.68%) GDPR
4 3 (1.26%) EMIR
4 3 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.26%) SLA
5 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.84%) MiFID
5 2 (0.84%) WCAG
6 1 (0.42%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.42%) Basel III
6 1 (0.42%) COBIT
6 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.42%) FATCA
6 1 (0.42%) IFRS
System Software
1 9 (3.78%) Docker
2 4 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) RACF
4 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.52%) Kubernetes
1 6 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.84%) Ansible
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (0.84%) PowerBroker
2 2 (0.84%) Puppet
2 2 (0.84%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.42%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 22 (9.24%) Oracle
2 14 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.04%) IBM
4 9 (3.78%) Dell
4 9 (3.78%) HP
5 4 (1.68%) Pega
5 4 (1.68%) webMethods
6 3 (1.26%) Cisco
6 3 (1.26%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.26%) VMware
7 2 (0.84%) Adobe
7 2 (0.84%) Citrix
7 2 (0.84%) F5
7 2 (0.84%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (0.84%) Informatica
7 2 (0.84%) MobileIron
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.84%) SAP
7 2 (0.84%) Teradata
8 1 (0.42%) Splunk