Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 5 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Banking 689 673 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.71% 13.74% 10.10%
As % of the General category 36.11% 33.63% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 276 174
Scotland median daily rate £450 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.43% -4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £307 £302
90th Percentile £575 £512 £550
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - -
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +24.67% -28.57% +18.31%

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 1,908 2,001 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.73% 40.86% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 1,056 718
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £300 £285 £254
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 20
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £28.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.36% -17.65% -12.26%
10th Percentile £12.02 £10.45 £11.22
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.58 £53.13
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00% -9.09%

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 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
Edinburgh +1 512 £450 +9.09% 49
Glasgow +22 153 £425 +3.03% 9
Fife - 3 £425 -
West Dunbartonshire -2 2 £375 -
Aberdeen - 2 £538 -
Stirling +6 1 - -
North Lanarkshire +1 1 £700 +2.19%
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £475 -
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Banking.

1 278 (40.35%) Finance
2 200 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (18.29%) Investment Banking
4 107 (15.53%) Java
5 96 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 91 (13.21%) Retail Banking
7 85 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
8 78 (11.32%) SQL
9 76 (11.03%) DevOps
10 63 (9.14%) Migration
11 60 (8.71%) TDD
12 56 (8.13%) JavaScript
13 55 (7.98%) Python
14 53 (7.69%) Scrum
15 52 (7.55%) Web Services
15 52 (7.55%) Oracle
15 52 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
16 51 (7.40%) Microsoft
17 50 (7.26%) HTML
17 50 (7.26%) Unix
17 50 (7.26%) Linux
18 49 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
19 48 (6.97%) Ansible
20 47 (6.82%) Jenkins
20 47 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
21 46 (6.68%) Windows
22 45 (6.53%) Project Management
23 39 (5.66%) Unit Testing
24 38 (5.52%) XML
25 37 (5.37%) ETL

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 14 (2.03%) SAS
2 13 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.31%) JBoss
4 8 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.02%) Confluence
5 7 (1.02%) FileNet
5 7 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.58%) Apache
6 4 (0.58%) IIS
6 4 (0.58%) Jetty
6 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.44%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.44%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 27 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.44%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) InDesign
7 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Actimize
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.15%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 85 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.79%) Office 365
4 16 (2.32%) PaaS
5 13 (1.89%) SaaS
6 12 (1.74%) IaaS
7 8 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.73%) GitHub
8 5 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.73%) Serverless
9 4 (0.58%) Google Pay
9 4 (0.58%) Samsung Pay
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.29%) npm
11 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.61%) Firewall
2 7 (1.02%) SAN
3 6 (0.87%) Network Security
4 5 (0.73%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.73%) Intranet
4 5 (0.73%) NFC
4 5 (0.73%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.58%) DMZ
6 3 (0.44%) LAN
6 3 (0.44%) WAN
7 2 (0.29%) DNS
7 2 (0.29%) Skype
7 2 (0.29%) SSL
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.15%) DHCP
8 1 (0.15%) HTTP
8 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.15%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 22 (3.19%) RDBMS
4 18 (2.61%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.47%) Big Data
5 17 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.31%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.31%) MySQL
8 8 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.73%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.73%) Power BI
10 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.58%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 47 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 30 (4.35%) JIRA
3 28 (4.06%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.76%) Selenium
5 18 (2.61%) Cucumber
6 17 (2.47%) JUnit
7 16 (2.32%) Eclipse
8 14 (2.03%) Android Studio
8 14 (2.03%) Maven
9 12 (1.74%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.60%) Xcode
11 10 (1.45%) Hudson
11 10 (1.45%) Subversion
12 7 (1.02%) Gradle
12 7 (1.02%) gulp
13 6 (0.87%) Grunt
13 6 (0.87%) Mocha
13 6 (0.87%) webpack
14 5 (0.73%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.73%) JMeter
General
1 278 (40.35%) Finance
2 126 (18.29%) Investment Banking
3 91 (13.21%) Retail Banking
4 12 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.16%) Marketing
6 7 (1.02%) Front Office
6 7 (1.02%) Legal
7 5 (0.73%) Publishing
7 5 (0.73%) Retail
8 4 (0.58%) Law
9 3 (0.44%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (21.92%) Developer
2 120 (17.42%) Analyst
3 61 (8.85%) Project Manager
4 59 (8.56%) Architect
5 53 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 29 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
6 29 (4.21%) Java Developer
7 23 (3.34%) Designer
7 23 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (3.05%) Consultant
9 20 (2.90%) Senior Developer
10 19 (2.76%) AWS Engineer
10 19 (2.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 18 (2.61%) Banking Analyst
11 18 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (2.32%) Administrator
14 15 (2.18%) Android Developer
15 14 (2.03%) Data Analyst
16 13 (1.89%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.55%) Web Services
2 50 (7.26%) HTML
3 38 (5.52%) XML
4 37 (5.37%) JSON
4 37 (5.37%) REST
5 36 (5.22%) CSS
6 33 (4.79%) Spring
7 31 (4.50%) React
8 24 (3.48%) AngularJS
9 19 (2.76%) .NET
10 18 (2.61%) Node.js
10 18 (2.61%) SOAP
11 17 (2.47%) HTML5
12 14 (2.03%) Android SDK
12 14 (2.03%) Hibernate
13 13 (1.89%) RESTful
14 11 (1.60%) Cocoa
14 11 (1.60%) iOS SDK
14 11 (1.60%) J2EE
15 10 (1.45%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.35%) User Experience
3 26 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.77%) Mobile Banking
4 24 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.03%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (0.87%) Clustering
9 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.87%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.73%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.73%) Digital Wallet
10 5 (0.73%) Equities
10 5 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.73%) Smartphone
10 5 (0.73%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.26%) Linux
1 50 (7.26%) Unix
2 46 (6.68%) Windows
3 21 (3.05%) Android
4 18 (2.61%) Solaris
5 17 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.47%) Windows Server
6 16 (2.32%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.29%) AIX
10 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 76 (11.03%) DevOps
4 63 (9.14%) Migration
5 60 (8.71%) TDD
6 53 (7.69%) Scrum
7 49 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (6.53%) Project Management
9 39 (5.66%) Unit Testing
10 37 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (5.37%) ETL
10 37 (5.37%) Waterfall
11 36 (5.22%) Business Analysis
11 36 (5.22%) Microservices
12 34 (4.93%) Test Automation
13 31 (4.50%) MVC
14 28 (4.06%) ITIL
15 25 (3.63%) MVVM
16 24 (3.48%) Data Analysis
17 23 (3.34%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 107 (15.53%) Java
2 78 (11.32%) SQL
3 56 (8.13%) JavaScript
4 55 (7.98%) Python
5 28 (4.06%) C#
6 21 (3.05%) PowerShell
7 12 (1.74%) Apple Swift
7 12 (1.74%) Objective-C
8 11 (1.60%) VBA
9 10 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.45%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.45%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.31%) Java 8
10 9 (1.31%) Ruby
11 8 (1.16%) Perl
12 7 (1.02%) Groovy
13 4 (0.58%) C++
13 4 (0.58%) R
13 4 (0.58%) X++
14 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (2.47%) Degree
2 11 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.87%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.73%) CISSP
6 4 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.44%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.44%) CCNP
7 3 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.29%) CCNA
8 2 (0.29%) CEH
8 2 (0.29%) CISA
8 2 (0.29%) CISM
8 2 (0.29%) PhD
8 2 (0.29%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.15%) CCIE
9 1 (0.15%) GIAC
9 1 (0.15%) MBA
9 1 (0.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.89%) PMO
1 13 (1.89%) QA
2 12 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.45%) PSD2
4 9 (1.31%) GDPR
5 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.73%) SLA
6 4 (0.58%) IFRS
7 3 (0.44%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.29%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.15%) Basel II
9 1 (0.15%) Basel III
9 1 (0.15%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.32%) Docker
3 11 (1.60%) XenApp
4 9 (1.31%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.87%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.58%) XenServer
7 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.29%) NFS
8 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.15%) HDFS
9 1 (0.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (6.97%) Ansible
2 33 (4.79%) Puppet
3 11 (1.60%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.60%) SCCM
3 11 (1.60%) Terraform
4 8 (1.16%) Kibana
4 8 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.16%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (0.58%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.29%) logstash
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.29%) Nagios
6 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.15%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.15%) Rancher
7 1 (0.15%) SCOM
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (7.55%) Oracle
2 51 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.34%) Informatica
4 19 (2.76%) IBM
5 16 (2.32%) Citrix
6 13 (1.89%) Cisco
7 12 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.60%) Tableau
8 11 (1.60%) VMware
9 10 (1.45%) Google
10 9 (1.31%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.31%) Sybase
11 8 (1.16%) Splunk
11 8 (1.16%) Sun
12 7 (1.02%) Planview
13 6 (0.87%) NetScout
13 6 (0.87%) SevOne
13 6 (0.87%) SolarWinds
14 5 (0.73%) AppDynamics
14 5 (0.73%) Nintex