The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail Banking over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Retail Banking
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 121 116
Rank change year-on-year +33 -5  
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 49 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.79% 0.67% 0.88%
As % of the General category 5.53% 2.32% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 26
Median daily rate £325 £300 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -30.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £411 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Retail 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 South West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 886 862 934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 32.44% 28.92% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 617 652
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £270 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 69
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £12.35 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £47.80 £53.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Retail Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Retail Banking in the South West

Retail Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail Banking in the South West

Retail Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail Banking in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail Banking in the South West

Retail Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail Banking in the South West

Retail Banking
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail Banking within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Gloucestershire +30 22 £325 +19.26% 1
Bristol -2 14 £300 +3.44% 3
Wiltshire +8 9 - - 1
Retail Banking
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail 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 South West region with a requirement for Retail Banking.

1 80 (100.00%) Banking
1 80 (100.00%) Retail
2 41 (51.25%) Finance
3 37 (46.25%) Test Scripting
4 36 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (28.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (22.50%) Migration
8 16 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (13.75%) Scrum
9 11 (13.75%) ISEB
9 11 (13.75%) Test Planning
10 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (12.50%) ISTQB
11 9 (11.25%) Defect Management
12 8 (10.00%) Workflow
12 8 (10.00%) SQL
13 7 (8.75%) UML
13 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (8.75%) JIRA
13 7 (8.75%) Use Case
13 7 (8.75%) BPMN
13 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
13 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
14 6 (7.50%) Spanish Language
14 6 (7.50%) Business Analysis
14 6 (7.50%) BPEL
14 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
14 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
14 6 (7.50%) SAP

Retail Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.25%) DataStage
1 1 (1.25%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) JIRA
2 5 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 5 (6.25%) JMeter
2 5 (6.25%) Selenium
2 5 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
2 5 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.25%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.25%) VersionOne
General
1 80 (100.00%) Banking
1 80 (100.00%) Retail
2 41 (51.25%) Finance
3 6 (7.50%) Spanish Language
4 4 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.75%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (47.50%) Analyst
2 24 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 16 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Test Manager
5 9 (11.25%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Scrum Master
7 5 (6.25%) Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Programme Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.00%) Finance Business Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Test Programme Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
1 1 (1.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.25%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.25%) Test Scripting
2 36 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (28.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (22.50%) Migration
6 16 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (13.75%) Scrum
7 11 (13.75%) Test Planning
8 9 (11.25%) Defect Management
9 8 (10.00%) Workflow
10 7 (8.75%) BPMN
10 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.75%) UML
10 7 (8.75%) Use Case
10 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.50%) BPEL
11 6 (7.50%) Business Analysis
12 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) Java
3 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) ISEB
2 10 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (3.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.25%) PMP
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) COBIT
3 1 (1.25%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (7.50%) SAP
2 5 (6.25%) Unisys
3 1 (1.25%) Citrix
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle
3 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
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