Period
to 10 December 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 10 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing Banking 724 801 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.85% 16.19% 11.85%
As % of the General category 34.62% 37.26% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 335 216
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £256 £313
90th Percentile £561 £513 £538
UK median daily rate £550 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.67% -50.00% +48.15%

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 2,091 2,150 1,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.01% 43.45% 35.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,025 1,106 802
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £263
90th Percentile £557 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 23
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £29.40 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -8.13% +4.92%
10th Percentile £11.37 £12.25 £11.84
90th Percentile £45.85 £45.50 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -9.62% +6.12% -2.00%

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 10 December 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 10 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
Edinburgh 0 585 £425 +6.25% 40
Glasgow +6 130 £450 +9.09% 21
Fife - 2 £425 -
Aberdeen +6 1 - -
West Lothian +5 1 £350 +16.47%
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 £400 +18.52%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £700 -
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 10 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Banking.

1 300 (41.44%) Finance
2 252 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (17.27%) Java
4 111 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 99 (13.67%) Investment Banking
6 85 (11.74%) SQL
7 66 (9.12%) JavaScript
8 60 (8.29%) Migration
9 59 (8.15%) DevOps
10 57 (7.87%) Scrum
10 57 (7.87%) Oracle
11 56 (7.73%) Unix
11 56 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
12 55 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
13 53 (7.32%) Retail Banking
14 51 (7.04%) JIRA
14 51 (7.04%) HTML
14 51 (7.04%) Microsoft
15 49 (6.77%) Project Management
16 46 (6.35%) Web Services
16 46 (6.35%) TDD
17 45 (6.22%) Spring
18 44 (6.08%) Linux
18 44 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
19 40 (5.52%) React
20 39 (5.39%) REST
20 39 (5.39%) Windows
21 38 (5.25%) CSS
21 38 (5.25%) ETL
22 37 (5.11%) SQL Server

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 32 (4.42%) Confluence
2 18 (2.49%) SAS
3 11 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.24%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.97%) JBoss
7 6 (0.83%) Apache
7 6 (0.83%) IIS
8 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.55%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.41%) CICS
10 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.28%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.14%) Jetty
Applications
1 31 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.69%) InVision
7 3 (0.41%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.14%) EViews
9 1 (0.14%) InDesign
9 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.28%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.14%) Actimize
3 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.28%) PaaS
4 29 (4.01%) SaaS
5 26 (3.59%) IaaS
6 21 (2.90%) Office 365
7 9 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.69%) npm
8 5 (0.69%) Serverless
9 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.55%) Yarn
10 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.41%) Datadog
10 3 (0.41%) GitHub
10 3 (0.41%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.24%) Firewall
2 8 (1.10%) Network Security
3 4 (0.55%) HTTP
3 4 (0.55%) SMTP
3 4 (0.55%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.41%) DMZ
4 3 (0.41%) DNS
4 3 (0.41%) Internet
4 3 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (0.41%) SNA
4 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.28%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.28%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (0.28%) Intranet
5 2 (0.28%) NFC
5 2 (0.28%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.28%) SAN
5 2 (0.28%) Skype
5 2 (0.28%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.18%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (2.35%) Big Data
4 17 (2.35%) MySQL
5 15 (2.07%) Hadoop
5 15 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.07%) NoSQL
5 15 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.38%) DB2
6 10 (1.38%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (1.10%) Data Mining
8 8 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 51 (7.04%) JIRA
2 34 (4.70%) Jenkins
3 31 (4.28%) Git (software)
4 24 (3.31%) Maven
5 23 (3.18%) TeamCity
6 21 (2.90%) JUnit
7 16 (2.21%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.80%) Hudson
9 12 (1.66%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.66%) Selenium
10 10 (1.38%) Ant
10 10 (1.38%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.38%) Subversion
11 9 (1.24%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.10%) Artifactory
12 8 (1.10%) FishEye
12 8 (1.10%) JMeter
13 7 (0.97%) Android Studio
13 7 (0.97%) Xcode
14 6 (0.83%) Gradle
General
1 300 (41.44%) Finance
2 99 (13.67%) Investment Banking
3 53 (7.32%) Retail Banking
4 9 (1.24%) Front Office
5 6 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 6 (0.83%) Marketing
6 4 (0.55%) Billing
6 4 (0.55%) Legal
6 4 (0.55%) Retail
7 3 (0.41%) Advertising
7 3 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.28%) Law
8 2 (0.28%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.14%) Back Office
9 1 (0.14%) International Banking
9 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 175 (24.17%) Developer
2 132 (18.23%) Analyst
3 72 (9.94%) Project Manager
4 55 (7.60%) Business Analyst
5 54 (7.46%) Java Developer
6 49 (6.77%) Architect
7 26 (3.59%) Consultant
7 26 (3.59%) Full Stack Developer
8 23 (3.18%) Designer
9 22 (3.04%) Security Engineer
10 20 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
11 19 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (2.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 15 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (1.93%) Banking Analyst
13 14 (1.93%) Data Analyst
13 14 (1.93%) Infrastructure Manager
13 14 (1.93%) Senior Developer
14 13 (1.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 13 (1.80%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.04%) HTML
2 46 (6.35%) Web Services
3 45 (6.22%) Spring
4 40 (5.52%) React
5 39 (5.39%) REST
6 38 (5.25%) CSS
7 33 (4.56%) HTML5
8 30 (4.14%) XML
9 28 (3.87%) J2EE
9 28 (3.87%) JSON
10 24 (3.31%) .NET
11 23 (3.18%) AngularJS
11 23 (3.18%) Hibernate
12 21 (2.90%) SOAP
13 20 (2.76%) Node.js
14 19 (2.62%) CSS3
15 15 (2.07%) RESTful
16 13 (1.80%) jQuery
17 12 (1.66%) ASP.NET
17 12 (1.66%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.04%) Virtual Team
4 20 (2.76%) User Experience
5 18 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (1.93%) Mobile Banking
8 11 (1.52%) PKI
9 9 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.24%) Fintech
9 9 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.10%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.97%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (0.83%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.69%) Cyberattack
13 5 (0.69%) Equities
13 5 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (7.73%) Unix
2 44 (6.08%) Linux
3 39 (5.39%) Windows
4 23 (3.18%) Solaris
5 11 (1.52%) Android
5 11 (1.52%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.83%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.69%) AIX
9 5 (0.69%) zOS
10 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 60 (8.29%) Migration
4 59 (8.15%) DevOps
5 57 (7.87%) Scrum
6 49 (6.77%) Project Management
7 46 (6.35%) TDD
8 44 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (5.25%) ETL
10 32 (4.42%) Business Analysis
10 32 (4.42%) Test Automation
11 30 (4.14%) Microservices
12 29 (4.01%) Unit Testing
13 28 (3.87%) MVC
14 27 (3.73%) Coaching
14 27 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (3.73%) Waterfall
15 25 (3.45%) Data Analysis
16 24 (3.31%) Change Management
17 23 (3.18%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 125 (17.27%) Java
2 85 (11.74%) SQL
3 66 (9.12%) JavaScript
4 34 (4.70%) Python
5 30 (4.14%) C#
6 18 (2.49%) PowerShell
7 17 (2.35%) Java 8
7 17 (2.35%) VBA
8 11 (1.52%) Groovy
9 8 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.97%) Apple Swift
10 7 (0.97%) Objective-C
10 7 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.83%) C
11 6 (0.83%) Ruby
11 6 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.83%) VB
12 5 (0.69%) PHP
12 5 (0.69%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.55%) ES6
Qualifications
1 22 (3.04%) Degree
2 13 (1.80%) CISSP
3 12 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.55%) CCNP
6 4 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.41%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.41%) CCNA
7 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.41%) PMP
8 2 (0.28%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.28%) CISM
8 2 (0.28%) PhD
8 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.28%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.14%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.14%) ISEB
9 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.07%) QA
2 11 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 11 (1.52%) GDPR
2 11 (1.52%) PMO
3 9 (1.24%) IFRS
4 7 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.83%) IFRS 9
5 6 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.55%) PSD2
7 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.28%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.14%) Basel II
9 1 (0.14%) Basel III
9 1 (0.14%) COREP
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) FINREP
9 1 (0.14%) FRS 29
9 1 (0.14%) MiFID
9 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.66%) Docker
3 5 (0.69%) XenApp
4 4 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.55%) VMware NSX
4 4 (0.55%) XenServer
5 3 (0.41%) RACF
5 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.28%) NFS
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (4.28%) Ansible
2 22 (3.04%) Puppet
3 13 (1.80%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.10%) SCCM
5 7 (0.97%) Kibana
5 7 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (0.83%) Terraform
7 4 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.41%) Nagios
8 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.41%) Packer
9 2 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.28%) CASB
9 2 (0.28%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.28%) logstash
9 2 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.28%) zSecure
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 57 (7.87%) Oracle
2 51 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.18%) Informatica
4 16 (2.21%) IBM
5 14 (1.93%) Planview
6 13 (1.80%) Tableau
7 12 (1.66%) Citrix
7 12 (1.66%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.66%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.38%) Cisco
9 9 (1.24%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.24%) CA
9 9 (1.24%) Splunk
9 9 (1.24%) Sun
9 9 (1.24%) VMware
10 7 (0.97%) Adobe
10 7 (0.97%) Symantec
11 6 (0.83%) Google
11 6 (0.83%) Talend
12 5 (0.69%) Vermilion