Period
to 20 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 6 months to 20 July 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 46 33
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 0
Contract jobs citing Banking 2,067 2,407 2,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.14% 4.34% 5.53%
As % of the General category 13.95% 13.92% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,125 1,293 1,771
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -
10th Percentile £306 £297 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.86 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.30% +22.00% +31.21%
10th Percentile £12.60 £10.81 £9.61
90th Percentile £32.50 £17.50 £18.83
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% +24.67% -19.79%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 14,813 17,286 17,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.70% 31.14% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,872 10,051 10,564
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 649 675
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -8.65%
10th Percentile £13.47 £12.24 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Banking in the UK excluding London

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in the UK excluding London

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in the UK excluding London

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in the UK excluding London

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Banking in the UK excluding London

Banking
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Scotland +4 682 £450 +5.88% 31
North of England +17 551 £450 +9.42% 78
South East -18 318 £475 +9.51% 50
Yorkshire +21 267 £450 +5.88% 28
North West +1 253 £438 +8.15% 40
South West -32 205 £475 +5.56% 16
Midlands -16 135 £415 -0.90% 28
Northern Ireland +1 80 £430 -0.23% 9
East Midlands -9 68 £390 -2.50% 9
West Midlands -3 59 £425 +3.03% 19
East of England +23 44 £500 +43.88% 13
Channel Islands 0 42 - - 1
North East +14 31 £374 +17.72% 10
Wales -19 19 £430 -16.10% 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Banking.

1 943 (45.62%) Finance
2 595 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 342 (16.55%) Java
4 281 (13.59%) SQL
5 267 (12.92%) Investment Banking
6 259 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 237 (11.47%) Scrum
8 208 (10.06%) DevOps
9 197 (9.53%) Retail Banking
10 171 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
11 170 (8.22%) Oracle
12 168 (8.13%) JavaScript
13 166 (8.03%) JIRA
14 150 (7.26%) Windows
15 149 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
16 143 (6.92%) Python
16 143 (6.92%) Microsoft
16 143 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
17 142 (6.87%) Microservices
17 142 (6.87%) Project Management
18 140 (6.77%) Web Services
18 140 (6.77%) Test Automation
19 139 (6.72%) Jenkins
20 134 (6.48%) REST
20 134 (6.48%) Linux
21 132 (6.39%) TDD
22 128 (6.19%) SQL Server
22 128 (6.19%) .NET
23 125 (6.05%) Migration
23 125 (6.05%) Spring

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 83 (4.02%) Confluence
2 46 (2.23%) WebSphere
3 43 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 41 (1.98%) SAS
5 29 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (0.73%) JBoss
9 13 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (0.58%) Apache
11 11 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.44%) CMS
12 9 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.44%) Mule
13 8 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.34%) Drupal
14 7 (0.34%) nginx
15 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 82 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.58%) Sketch
6 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.24%) SPSS
8 4 (0.19%) InVision
8 4 (0.19%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.15%) Marvel
9 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.097%) Stata
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.24%) Actimize
4 5 (0.24%) BASE24
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.24%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle AML
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.19%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.19%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 171 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (2.90%) Office 365
4 41 (1.98%) GitHub
5 34 (1.64%) PaaS
6 29 (1.40%) OpenShift
7 27 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (1.16%) Power Platform
9 22 (1.06%) SaaS
10 20 (0.97%) IaaS
11 18 (0.87%) npm
12 17 (0.82%) Slack
13 16 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (0.68%) Apigee
15 13 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.48%) Google Pay
16 10 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
16 10 (0.48%) Samsung Pay
17 9 (0.44%) Serverless
18 8 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.56%) Firewall
2 24 (1.16%) Network Security
3 20 (0.97%) Internet
3 20 (0.97%) SAN
4 19 (0.92%) DNS
5 17 (0.82%) WAN
6 16 (0.77%) HTTP
7 15 (0.73%) SSL
8 14 (0.68%) LAN
9 13 (0.63%) VPN
10 12 (0.58%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.53%) Bluetooth
11 11 (0.53%) NFC
12 9 (0.44%) ATM
12 9 (0.44%) NAS
12 9 (0.44%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (0.39%) Skype
14 7 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.77%) Big Data
3 65 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 52 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 47 (2.27%) DB2
6 46 (2.23%) NoSQL
7 45 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (1.94%) RDBMS
9 36 (1.74%) Oracle Database
10 31 (1.50%) Apache Hive
11 27 (1.31%) MongoDB
12 26 (1.26%) Impala
13 25 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
14 24 (1.16%) Power BI
15 23 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (0.87%) MySQL
18 16 (0.77%) HBase
19 15 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 13 (0.63%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 166 (8.03%) JIRA
2 139 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 123 (5.95%) Git (software)
4 60 (2.90%) Eclipse
5 57 (2.76%) Maven
6 54 (2.61%) Selenium
7 40 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 38 (1.84%) JUnit
9 35 (1.69%) Cucumber
10 32 (1.55%) Bitbucket
11 22 (1.06%) TeamCity
12 20 (0.97%) Artifactory
13 19 (0.92%) Mockito
14 17 (0.82%) Ant
15 16 (0.77%) Android Studio
16 14 (0.68%) Gradle
17 13 (0.63%) Hudson
17 13 (0.63%) IntelliJ
18 11 (0.53%) HP UFT
18 11 (0.53%) ProC
General
1 943 (45.62%) Finance
2 267 (12.92%) Investment Banking
3 197 (9.53%) Retail Banking
4 86 (4.16%) Retail
5 58 (2.81%) Financial Institution
6 47 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 37 (1.79%) Legal
8 30 (1.45%) Marketing
9 20 (0.97%) Back Office
10 19 (0.92%) Law
11 15 (0.73%) Front Office
11 15 (0.73%) Private Banking
12 10 (0.48%) Games
12 10 (0.48%) Publishing
13 6 (0.29%) French Language
13 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.24%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.19%) Electronics
15 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 443 (21.43%) Developer
2 381 (18.43%) Analyst
3 219 (10.60%) Architect
4 170 (8.22%) Business Analyst
5 148 (7.16%) Project Manager
6 107 (5.18%) Java Developer
7 101 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
8 73 (3.53%) Consultant
9 71 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 70 (3.39%) Banking Analyst
11 52 (2.52%) Designer
12 46 (2.23%) Senior Developer
13 45 (2.18%) .NET Developer
14 43 (2.08%) Data Analyst
15 38 (1.84%) Scrum Master
16 37 (1.79%) Test Analyst
17 34 (1.64%) Cloud Engineer
18 33 (1.60%) Programme Manager
19 29 (1.40%) Administrator
19 29 (1.40%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (6.77%) Web Services
2 134 (6.48%) REST
3 128 (6.19%) .NET
4 125 (6.05%) Spring
5 114 (5.52%) HTML
6 107 (5.18%) CSS
7 99 (4.79%) XML
8 94 (4.55%) JSON
9 92 (4.45%) React
10 87 (4.21%) Node.js
11 79 (3.82%) AngularJS
12 71 (3.43%) SOAP
13 53 (2.56%) Spring Boot
14 52 (2.52%) RESTful
15 46 (2.23%) ASP.NET
15 46 (2.23%) Kafka
16 41 (1.98%) HTML5
17 39 (1.89%) CSS3
18 38 (1.84%) Hibernate
19 37 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 143 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (4.89%) User Experience
3 60 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 59 (2.85%) Data Centre
5 40 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
5 40 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 31 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.50%) Mobile Banking
8 24 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 20 (0.97%) Clustering
10 19 (0.92%) Robotics
11 18 (0.87%) Credit Risk
12 17 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.82%) iSeries
12 17 (0.82%) Online Banking
12 17 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.77%) Derivative
14 15 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (0.73%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 150 (7.26%) Windows
2 134 (6.48%) Linux
3 117 (5.66%) Unix
4 46 (2.23%) Android
5 41 (1.98%) Windows 10
5 41 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 29 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 28 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 23 (1.11%) Solaris
10 22 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.97%) AIX
12 15 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.34%) zOS
14 5 (0.24%) CentOS
14 5 (0.24%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.097%) Check Point GAiA
16 2 (0.097%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 237 (11.47%) Scrum
4 208 (10.06%) DevOps
5 149 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
6 142 (6.87%) Microservices
6 142 (6.87%) Project Management
7 140 (6.77%) Test Automation
8 132 (6.39%) TDD
9 125 (6.05%) Migration
10 121 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
11 116 (5.61%) Change Management
12 94 (4.55%) Analytics
12 94 (4.55%) Business Analysis
13 84 (4.06%) Waterfall
14 80 (3.87%) ITIL
15 76 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 76 (3.68%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 75 (3.63%) Kanban
17 69 (3.34%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 342 (16.55%) Java
2 281 (13.59%) SQL
3 168 (8.13%) JavaScript
4 143 (6.92%) Python
5 101 (4.89%) C#
6 67 (3.24%) PowerShell
7 53 (2.56%) Java 8
8 38 (1.84%) C
9 32 (1.55%) Shell Script
10 30 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 30 (1.45%) Scala
11 26 (1.26%) Perl
12 19 (0.92%) TypeScript
13 18 (0.87%) VBA
14 16 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.73%) Korn
15 15 (0.73%) Ruby
15 15 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 14 (0.68%) Apple Swift
16 14 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 70 (3.39%) Degree
2 19 (0.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 13 (0.63%) CISM
5 13 (0.63%) CISSP
5 13 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
7 11 (0.53%) CCNP
7 11 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.44%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.39%) CCIE
9 8 (0.39%) PMP
10 7 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (0.34%) ISEB
10 7 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.29%) CASP
11 6 (0.29%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.81%) QA
2 48 (2.32%) PMO
3 31 (1.50%) PSD2
4 18 (0.87%) SLA
5 14 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.44%) GDPR
8 6 (0.29%) NCSC
8 6 (0.29%) NIST
9 5 (0.24%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.24%) SEPA
10 4 (0.19%) EMIR
10 4 (0.19%) IFRS
10 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.15%) WCAG
12 2 (0.097%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.097%) MiFID
System Software
1 98 (4.74%) Docker
2 55 (2.66%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.21%) HDFS
4 24 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.44%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.39%) RACF
8 8 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.29%) vSphere
10 4 (0.19%) Firmware
10 4 (0.19%) NFS
10 4 (0.19%) XenApp
11 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.097%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.097%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 82 (3.97%) Ansible
2 70 (3.39%) Kubernetes
3 48 (2.32%) Puppet
4 25 (1.21%) Terraform
5 19 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.77%) SCCM
7 9 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.39%) Control-M
9 6 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.24%) Oozie
11 4 (0.19%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.19%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.15%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.15%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 170 (8.22%) Oracle
2 143 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 97 (4.69%) IBM
4 48 (2.32%) Cisco
5 45 (2.18%) Splunk
6 43 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 41 (1.98%) VMware
8 40 (1.94%) SAP
9 30 (1.45%) Google
10 22 (1.06%) Informatica
11 21 (1.02%) ServiceNow
11 21 (1.02%) Teradata
12 20 (0.97%) Adobe
12 20 (0.97%) Citrix
12 20 (0.97%) HP
12 20 (0.97%) Tableau
12 20 (0.97%) Workday
13 18 (0.87%) F5
14 17 (0.82%) AppDynamics
14 17 (0.82%) Pega