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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Banking
England / North West
Rank 20 19 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Banking 174 293 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.80% 7.68% 7.35%
As % of the General category 20.84% 23.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 196 149
Median daily rate £415 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.10% -5.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £294 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £424 £425
% change year-on-year -0.94% -0.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.96 £10.44 £10.44
% change year-on-year +24.16% -  

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 835 1256 1285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.62% 32.91% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 775 674
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 64
Median hourly rate £36.24 £23.77 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.45% +31.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.37 £53.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +4 86 £425 - 13
Manchester -4 74 £375 -6.25% 16
Merseyside -14 5 £575 +53.33%
Lancashire +20 1 £415 -5.14%
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 177 (58.80%) Finance
2 61 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (16.94%) Java
4 44 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (12.62%) Web Services
6 33 (10.96%) Project Management
6 33 (10.96%) Retail
7 32 (10.63%) Spring
7 32 (10.63%) ITIL
8 30 (9.97%) SQL
8 30 (9.97%) SOAP
9 28 (9.30%) Windows
10 27 (8.97%) Microsoft
11 25 (8.31%) Risk Management
11 25 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (7.97%) J2EE
13 23 (7.64%) Oracle
13 23 (7.64%) JavaScript
14 21 (6.98%) HTML
14 21 (6.98%) Linux
14 21 (6.98%) Migration
14 21 (6.98%) Retail Banking
15 20 (6.64%) Information Security
15 20 (6.64%) OO
16 19 (6.31%) MS Excel
16 19 (6.31%) TDD
17 18 (5.98%) AIX
18 17 (5.65%) Security Management
18 17 (5.65%) Service Management
18 17 (5.65%) Unix

Banking
Top Related 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 13 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.65%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.66%) JBoss
4 4 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.33%) IIS
4 4 (1.33%) SAS
5 3 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.66%) Confluence
6 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.33%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.33%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.33%) Mule
7 1 (0.33%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.65%) MS Office
3 10 (3.32%) MS Project
4 6 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.32%) Office 365
3 4 (1.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.33%) Internet
2 6 (1.99%) Firewall
3 5 (1.66%) SAN
4 4 (1.33%) ATM
5 3 (1.00%) DNS
5 3 (1.00%) HTTP
5 3 (1.00%) SSL
6 2 (0.66%) LAN
6 2 (0.66%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.33%) DHCP
7 1 (0.33%) DMZ
7 1 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.33%) FTP
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) IPsec
7 1 (0.33%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) NAS
7 1 (0.33%) Network Security
7 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.65%) GIS
3 12 (3.99%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.99%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.33%) Big Data
5 7 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.00%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.00%) DB2
9 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (4.98%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.32%) JUnit
3 11 (3.65%) JIRA
4 7 (2.33%) Gradle
4 7 (2.33%) IntelliJ
4 7 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.66%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.66%) Maven
5 5 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.33%) gulp
7 3 (1.00%) Grunt
7 3 (1.00%) JProfiler
8 2 (0.66%) JBehave
8 2 (0.66%) JMeter
8 2 (0.66%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.66%) Subversion
8 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.33%) webpack
General
1 177 (58.80%) Finance
2 33 (10.96%) Retail
3 21 (6.98%) Retail Banking
4 17 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.98%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.65%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.99%) Back Office
7 6 (1.99%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (1.66%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.33%) Hindi Language
10 1 (0.33%) International Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (24.58%) Analyst
2 55 (18.27%) Developer
3 37 (12.29%) Java Developer
4 36 (11.96%) Business Analyst
5 33 (10.96%) Project Manager
6 27 (8.97%) Consultant
7 20 (6.64%) Banking Analyst
8 18 (5.98%) Architect
9 16 (5.32%) Security Consultant
10 12 (3.99%) Administrator
10 12 (3.99%) Banking Business Analyst
11 11 (3.65%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (3.32%) Banking Project Manager
13 9 (2.99%) Technical Business Analyst
14 8 (2.66%) DBA
14 8 (2.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 8 (2.66%) Operations Analyst
14 8 (2.66%) Security Architect
14 8 (2.66%) Senior Consultant
14 8 (2.66%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.62%) Web Services
2 32 (10.63%) Spring
3 30 (9.97%) SOAP
4 24 (7.97%) J2EE
5 21 (6.98%) HTML
6 16 (5.32%) CSS
6 16 (5.32%) JPA
7 15 (4.98%) AngularJS
7 15 (4.98%) Hibernate
7 15 (4.98%) JSON
7 15 (4.98%) REST
7 15 (4.98%) RESTful
7 15 (4.98%) XML
8 14 (4.65%) Middleware
9 13 (4.32%) HTML5
10 11 (3.65%) CSS3
11 10 (3.32%) .NET
11 10 (3.32%) Java EE
11 10 (3.32%) Spring Boot
12 9 (2.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.66%) Derivative
5 5 (1.66%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.33%) Online Banking
6 4 (1.33%) PMI
6 4 (1.33%) Replication
6 4 (1.33%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.66%) Equities
7 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.66%) User Experience
7 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.30%) Windows
2 21 (6.98%) Linux
3 18 (5.98%) AIX
4 17 (5.65%) Unix
5 9 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.66%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.00%) Solaris
8 3 (1.00%) zOS
9 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.66%) HPUX
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.33%) Android
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (10.96%) Project Management
4 32 (10.63%) ITIL
5 25 (8.31%) Risk Management
6 21 (6.98%) Migration
7 20 (6.64%) Information Security
7 20 (6.64%) OO
8 19 (6.31%) TDD
9 17 (5.65%) Security Management
9 17 (5.65%) Service Management
9 17 (5.65%) Unit Testing
10 16 (5.32%) Internal Audit
11 15 (4.98%) Business Analysis
11 15 (4.98%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (4.98%) Security Architecture
12 13 (4.32%) Data Modelling
12 13 (4.32%) Software Engineering
13 12 (3.99%) Scrum
14 11 (3.65%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.94%) Java
2 30 (9.97%) SQL
3 23 (7.64%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.32%) Python
5 5 (1.66%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.33%) C#
7 3 (1.00%) C
7 3 (1.00%) ES6
7 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.66%) Perl
8 2 (0.66%) VB
9 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.33%) C++
9 1 (0.33%) COBOL
9 1 (0.33%) JCL
9 1 (0.33%) Jython
9 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (3.32%) Degree
2 5 (1.66%) ISEB
3 4 (1.33%) CISSP
3 4 (1.33%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.33%) RHCSA
4 3 (1.00%) CISA
4 3 (1.00%) CRISC
4 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.33%) CBAP
5 1 (0.33%) CISM
5 1 (0.33%) IIBA
5 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.33%) PgMP
5 1 (0.33%) PMP
5 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.65%) PMO
2 6 (1.99%) QA
2 6 (1.99%) SLA
3 3 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) MiFID
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.66%) Docker
3 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.33%) RACF
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.99%) SCCM
2 7 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (2.33%) WSUS
3 5 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.00%) Netcool
4 3 (1.00%) SCOM
4 3 (1.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.66%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.64%) Oracle
3 9 (2.99%) Intel Security
4 7 (2.33%) Citrix
4 7 (2.33%) HP
4 7 (2.33%) Red Hat
4 7 (2.33%) Veritas
5 6 (1.99%) Perforce
6 5 (1.66%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.66%) Splunk
6 5 (1.66%) Sybase
6 5 (1.66%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.33%) IBM
8 3 (1.00%) Remedy
8 3 (1.00%) SAP
9 2 (0.66%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.66%) CA
9 2 (0.66%) NetIQ
9 2 (0.66%) Tableau
9 2 (0.66%) VMware
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