Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 20 36
Rank change year-on-year -28 +16 -19
Contract jobs citing Banking 268 415 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.47% 7.32% 4.88%
As % of the General category 17.05% 22.26% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 308 244
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.34% -3.24%
10th Percentile £302 £250 £218
90th Percentile £610 £527 £567
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
North West median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £13.23 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £17.83 £54.65 £17.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.67% -50.00% +39.53%

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 1,572 1,864 1,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.20% 32.90% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 1,190 1,268
North West median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% -4.76%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £613 £552
England median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 87 76
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £23.00 £28.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.83% -18.12% -7.96%
10th Percentile £12.67 £12.21 £12.77
90th Percentile £43.35 £56.00 £57.52
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.61 £23.51
% change year-on-year -9.79% +13.16% -5.96%

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 14 December 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
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 14 December 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
Manchester -10 150 £450 +12.50% 33
Cheshire -22 77 £400 -4.76% 18
Merseyside -2 33 £475 +22.58% 6
Lancashire -19 4 £525 +356.52% 1
Banking
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 131 (48.88%) Finance
2 45 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (16.42%) Investment Banking
4 43 (16.04%) Windows
5 36 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (12.69%) Java
7 33 (12.31%) Risk Management
8 31 (11.57%) Law
8 31 (11.57%) Wealth Management
9 30 (11.19%) Microsoft
10 29 (10.82%) Unix
11 25 (9.33%) SQL
12 22 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
13 20 (7.46%) ITIL
13 20 (7.46%) Jenkins
13 20 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (6.72%) Remedy
14 18 (6.72%) Degree
15 17 (6.34%) Project Management
15 17 (6.34%) Legal
15 17 (6.34%) Migration
15 17 (6.34%) Linux
15 17 (6.34%) .NET
15 17 (6.34%) JavaScript
16 16 (5.97%) SQL Server
16 16 (5.97%) Retail Banking
17 15 (5.60%) Android
17 15 (5.60%) Scrum
18 14 (5.22%) C#
18 14 (5.22%) SOAP

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 9 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.24%) Confluence
2 6 (2.24%) SAS
3 5 (1.87%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.12%) CMS
4 3 (1.12%) JBoss
4 3 (1.12%) Jetty
5 2 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.12%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) Eikon
3 1 (0.37%) Finacle
3 1 (0.37%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.24%) Office 365
4 5 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.87%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.49%) Amazon Glacier
6 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.75%) IaaS
7 2 (0.75%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.37%) Route 53
8 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.10%) Firewall
2 10 (3.73%) HTTP
3 4 (1.49%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.49%) Network Security
3 4 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.12%) ATM
4 3 (1.12%) Internet
4 3 (1.12%) PuTTY
4 3 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.12%) SSL
4 3 (1.12%) VPN
4 3 (1.12%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.75%) DHCP
5 2 (0.75%) DNS
5 2 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.75%) LAN
5 2 (0.75%) WAN
6 1 (0.37%) FTP
6 1 (0.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.24%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.87%) DB2
4 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 4 (1.49%) Amazon Athena
5 4 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (1.49%) GIS
6 3 (1.12%) Big Data
6 3 (1.12%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.75%) Power BI
7 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.10%) JIRA
4 8 (2.99%) Gradle
5 5 (1.87%) Selenium
6 4 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.49%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.12%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.12%) Maven
7 3 (1.12%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.12%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.75%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.75%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.75%) Hudson
8 2 (0.75%) Subversion
8 2 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 131 (48.88%) Finance
2 44 (16.42%) Investment Banking
3 31 (11.57%) Law
4 17 (6.34%) Legal
5 16 (5.97%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.99%) Retail
7 7 (2.61%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.24%) Front Office
9 4 (1.49%) Billing
9 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (19.03%) Developer
2 48 (17.91%) Analyst
3 25 (9.33%) Architect
4 17 (6.34%) Project Manager
5 15 (5.60%) Consultant
5 15 (5.60%) Java Developer
6 14 (5.22%) Business Analyst
7 13 (4.85%) Banking Analyst
8 12 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.10%) Security Consultant
10 10 (3.73%) IT Manager
11 9 (3.36%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.36%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (2.99%) IT Project Manager
12 8 (2.99%) SQL Developer
13 7 (2.61%) Applications Support
13 7 (2.61%) Applications Support Analyst
13 7 (2.61%) Desktop Support
13 7 (2.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.34%) .NET
2 14 (5.22%) SOAP
3 13 (4.85%) AngularJS
3 13 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (4.85%) JSON
4 12 (4.48%) React
5 11 (4.10%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.10%) Ionic Framework
6 9 (3.36%) Web Services
7 8 (2.99%) HTML
7 8 (2.99%) XML
8 7 (2.61%) CSS
8 7 (2.61%) ISPF
8 7 (2.61%) JSP
8 7 (2.61%) Node.js
8 7 (2.61%) Spring
9 6 (2.24%) Android SDK
9 6 (2.24%) Apache Cordova
9 6 (2.24%) Java EE
9 6 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.85%) User Experience
3 10 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.36%) Hedge funds
4 9 (3.36%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.24%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.87%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.87%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.49%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.12%) Equities
9 3 (1.12%) Fintech
9 3 (1.12%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.75%) EFT
10 2 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.04%) Windows
2 29 (10.82%) Unix
3 17 (6.34%) Linux
4 15 (5.60%) Android
5 11 (4.10%) zOS
6 10 (3.73%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (12.31%) Risk Management
4 31 (11.57%) Wealth Management
5 20 (7.46%) ITIL
5 20 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (6.34%) Migration
6 17 (6.34%) Project Management
7 15 (5.60%) Scrum
8 14 (5.22%) Service Design
9 12 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.48%) Information Security
9 12 (4.48%) SDLC
10 11 (4.10%) Analytics
10 11 (4.10%) CRM
10 11 (4.10%) Decision-Making
10 11 (4.10%) DevOps
10 11 (4.10%) Microservices
10 11 (4.10%) Supplier Management
11 10 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.69%) Java
2 25 (9.33%) SQL
3 17 (6.34%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.22%) C#
5 13 (4.85%) Python
6 11 (4.10%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.73%) JCL
8 7 (2.61%) C
9 5 (1.87%) C++
10 4 (1.49%) ActionScript
10 4 (1.49%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (1.49%) VBA
10 4 (1.49%) X++
11 3 (1.12%) Java 8
11 3 (1.12%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.75%) R
12 2 (0.75%) Scala
13 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.37%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 18 (6.72%) Degree
2 10 (3.73%) CISSP
3 8 (2.99%) CISM
4 6 (2.24%) ISEB
5 5 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.12%) CCENT
7 3 (1.12%) CCNA
7 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.75%) CCSA
8 2 (0.75%) CCSE
8 2 (0.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CCIE
9 1 (0.37%) CCNP
9 1 (0.37%) CISA
9 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.61%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) PMO
3 3 (1.12%) PSD2
3 3 (1.12%) SLA
4 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.75%) GDPR
4 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.37%) COBIT
5 1 (0.37%) COSO
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) SEPA
5 1 (0.37%) TARGET2
System Software
1 7 (2.61%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.49%) Docker
4 3 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.61%) Ansible
2 6 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.87%) Puppet
4 4 (1.49%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.12%) QRadar
5 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.12%) Terraform
6 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.37%) Kibana
7 1 (0.37%) logstash
7 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 30 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.72%) Remedy
3 11 (4.10%) Oracle
4 10 (3.73%) CA
5 8 (2.99%) IBM
6 7 (2.61%) Citrix
6 7 (2.61%) Splunk
7 6 (2.24%) Kony
7 6 (2.24%) Moogsoft
8 5 (1.87%) Cisco
8 5 (1.87%) F5
8 5 (1.87%) HP
9 4 (1.49%) BMC
9 4 (1.49%) Dell
9 4 (1.49%) IBM Sterling
9 4 (1.49%) OpenText
9 4 (1.49%) Speakerbus
10 3 (1.12%) Juniper
10 3 (1.12%) Reuters
10 3 (1.12%) VMware