Period
to 22 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 6 months to 22 August 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Banking 738 674 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.41% 15.54% 18.66%
As % of the General category 34.55% 35.68% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 313 469
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £257 £300
90th Percentile £544 £500 £550
UK median daily rate £525 £511 £475
% change year-on-year +2.69% +7.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Scotland median hourly rate £12.13 £13.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.82% -37.50% -53.44%
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £19.35
% change year-on-year +24.67% -22.48% +7.62%

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,136 1,889 2,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.82% 43.57% 45.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 1,002 1,313
Scotland median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £260 £260
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 26
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £28.80 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.71% +22.55% -21.67%
10th Percentile £10.21 £11.25 £9.56
90th Percentile £49.00 £45.40 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +4.03%

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Banking in Scotland

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Banking in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in Scotland

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in Scotland

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in Scotland

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 August 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
Edinburgh -1 606 £425 +6.25% 32
Glasgow -10 117 £413 +10.00% 21
Aberdeen +6 5 £120 -54.29% 1
West Lothian - 4 £288 -
West Dunbartonshire 0 2 £381 +5.17%
North Lanarkshire -3 1 £685 +398.18%
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Banking.

1 334 (45.26%) Finance
2 262 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (19.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (13.41%) Java
5 84 (11.38%) SQL
6 75 (10.16%) JavaScript
7 73 (9.89%) Retail Banking
8 72 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
9 67 (9.08%) Scrum
10 61 (8.27%) HTML
11 60 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (7.99%) JIRA
13 56 (7.59%) Microsoft
14 55 (7.45%) CSS
14 55 (7.45%) Project Management
15 51 (6.91%) DevOps
16 50 (6.78%) Oracle
16 50 (6.78%) Investment Banking
17 48 (6.50%) Migration
18 45 (6.10%) Business Analysis
18 45 (6.10%) HTML5
19 43 (5.83%) Windows
20 40 (5.42%) Unix
20 40 (5.42%) Spring
21 38 (5.15%) TDD
21 38 (5.15%) Microservices
22 37 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
22 37 (5.01%) SQL Server
23 36 (4.88%) Waterfall
23 36 (4.88%) CSS3

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 35 (4.74%) Confluence
2 21 (2.85%) SAS
3 15 (2.03%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (0.81%) Apache
6 6 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.81%) IIS
7 5 (0.68%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.54%) PowerExchange
8 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.41%) CICS
9 3 (0.41%) nginx
9 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.68%) InVision
7 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) MultiFonds
2 2 (0.27%) Actimize
2 2 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.85%) PaaS
4 20 (2.71%) IaaS
5 16 (2.17%) Office 365
6 15 (2.03%) SaaS
7 8 (1.08%) npm
8 5 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (0.54%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.41%) Datadog
10 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.41%) Serverless
11 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.49%) Firewall
2 9 (1.22%) Network Security
3 7 (0.95%) HTTP
3 7 (0.95%) Unified Communications
4 5 (0.68%) DNS
5 4 (0.54%) DHCP
5 4 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.54%) SAN
5 4 (0.54%) Skype
6 3 (0.41%) Internet
6 3 (0.41%) LAN
6 3 (0.41%) SMTP
6 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.27%) SNA
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.14%) MPLS
8 1 (0.14%) NAS
8 1 (0.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.98%) Oracle Database
3 20 (2.71%) Hadoop
4 18 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.17%) DB2
7 13 (1.76%) Big Data
8 12 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.63%) MySQL
8 12 (1.63%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (0.95%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.95%) Power BI
13 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.81%) MS Access
13 6 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.81%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 59 (7.99%) JIRA
2 34 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.52%) Jenkins
4 23 (3.12%) TeamCity
5 19 (2.57%) Bitbucket
6 18 (2.44%) Artifactory
7 17 (2.30%) Maven
8 14 (1.90%) JUnit
9 12 (1.63%) Ant
9 12 (1.63%) Eclipse
10 11 (1.49%) Subversion
11 10 (1.36%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.22%) Hudson
12 9 (1.22%) IBM UrbanCode
13 8 (1.08%) Selenium
13 8 (1.08%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.95%) JMeter
14 7 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.81%) Gradle
General
1 334 (45.26%) Finance
2 73 (9.89%) Retail Banking
3 50 (6.78%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.36%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.22%) Marketing
6 7 (0.95%) Retail
7 5 (0.68%) Legal
7 5 (0.68%) Private Banking
8 4 (0.54%) Advertising
9 3 (0.41%) Front Office
10 2 (0.27%) Billing
10 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 167 (22.63%) Analyst
2 154 (20.87%) Developer
3 90 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 89 (12.06%) Business Analyst
5 54 (7.32%) Architect
6 43 (5.83%) Java Developer
7 26 (3.52%) Designer
8 25 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
9 22 (2.98%) Scrum Master
9 22 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (2.85%) React Developer
10 21 (2.85%) Security Engineer
11 20 (2.71%) Consultant
12 19 (2.57%) Banking Analyst
13 18 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 17 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
15 15 (2.03%) Solutions Designer
15 15 (2.03%) UI Developer
16 13 (1.76%) Agile Business Analyst
16 13 (1.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.27%) HTML
2 55 (7.45%) CSS
3 45 (6.10%) HTML5
4 40 (5.42%) Spring
5 36 (4.88%) CSS3
6 35 (4.74%) React
7 31 (4.20%) Node.js
7 31 (4.20%) Web Services
8 30 (4.07%) REST
9 29 (3.93%) .NET
10 28 (3.79%) jQuery
11 27 (3.66%) XML
12 26 (3.52%) AngularJS
13 25 (3.39%) J2EE
13 25 (3.39%) SOAP
14 22 (2.98%) Hibernate
15 20 (2.71%) JSON
16 19 (2.57%) RESTful
17 16 (2.17%) ASP.NET
18 13 (1.76%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.25%) User Experience
3 16 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 13 (1.76%) Virtual Team
5 12 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.49%) PKI
7 10 (1.36%) Fintech
7 10 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.22%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.81%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.68%) Cyberattack
10 5 (0.68%) DataPower
10 5 (0.68%) iPad
10 5 (0.68%) Replication
11 4 (0.54%) EMV
11 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.54%) Equities
12 3 (0.41%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.83%) Windows
2 40 (5.42%) Unix
3 33 (4.47%) Linux
4 12 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.22%) zOS
6 8 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.95%) Android
8 6 (0.81%) Solaris
8 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.68%) AIX
10 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (19.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 67 (9.08%) Scrum
4 60 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (7.45%) Project Management
6 51 (6.91%) DevOps
7 48 (6.50%) Migration
8 45 (6.10%) Business Analysis
9 38 (5.15%) Microservices
9 38 (5.15%) TDD
10 36 (4.88%) Waterfall
11 31 (4.20%) Data Analysis
12 30 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (4.07%) Test Automation
13 29 (3.93%) Change Management
14 26 (3.52%) Coaching
14 26 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (3.25%) Kanban
16 23 (3.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 99 (13.41%) Java
2 84 (11.38%) SQL
3 75 (10.16%) JavaScript
4 20 (2.71%) Python
5 19 (2.57%) C#
6 14 (1.90%) PowerShell
7 13 (1.76%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.36%) Java 8
9 7 (0.95%) Groovy
9 7 (0.95%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.95%) VBA
10 6 (0.81%) ES6
10 6 (0.81%) VB
11 5 (0.68%) Perl
11 5 (0.68%) PHP
11 5 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.54%) REXX
13 3 (0.41%) Ruby
13 3 (0.41%) Scala
13 3 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (2.71%) Degree
2 18 (2.44%) CISSP
3 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.54%) CEH
4 4 (0.54%) CISM
4 4 (0.54%) PMP
5 3 (0.41%) CCNP
5 3 (0.41%) CISA
5 3 (0.41%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (0.27%) APMP
6 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.27%) PhD
6 2 (0.27%) SAS Certification
6 2 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.71%) QA
2 13 (1.76%) PMO
3 11 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.95%) GDPR
5 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.54%) EMIR
5 4 (0.54%) MiFID
5 4 (0.54%) PSD2
6 2 (0.27%) GCP
7 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.14%) COREP
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) SEPA
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (2.17%) Docker
2 15 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.68%) RACF
5 5 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.41%) XenApp
8 2 (0.27%) NFS
9 1 (0.14%) ACF2
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.14%) iptables
9 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 23 (3.12%) Puppet
2 22 (2.98%) Ansible
3 11 (1.49%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.08%) SCCM
6 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.54%) Packer
6 4 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.54%) Terraform
7 3 (0.41%) CASB
7 3 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.41%) Nagios
7 3 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.41%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 56 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.78%) Oracle
3 29 (3.93%) IBM
4 13 (1.76%) Red Hat
4 13 (1.76%) ServiceNow
4 13 (1.76%) Splunk
5 12 (1.63%) CA
5 12 (1.63%) Citrix
5 12 (1.63%) Informatica
5 12 (1.63%) Teradata
5 12 (1.63%) VMware
6 11 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.22%) Symantec
8 8 (1.08%) Cisco
8 8 (1.08%) Planview
9 7 (0.95%) Tableau
10 6 (0.81%) Adobe
11 5 (0.68%) Talend
11 5 (0.68%) Veritas
12 4 (0.54%) F5