The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Banking
UK
Rank 14 14 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4  
Contract jobs citing Banking 3742 4693 4898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.26% 8.82% 9.26%
As % of the General category 21.72% 23.07% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2613 3158 3334
Median daily rate £508 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +2.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -0.77% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £11.47 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.08% -20.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.41 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £40.00 £60.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.96 £10.44 £10.44
% change year-on-year +24.16% -  

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 with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17229 20341 20727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.04% 38.23% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11252 13173 12701
Median daily rate £450 £450 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 508 485
Median hourly rate £26.13 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Banking in the UK

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in the UK

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in the UK

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in the UK

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Banking in the UK

Banking
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 25 March 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
England +1 3441 £525 +5.00% 771
London 0 2634 £550 +4.76% 631
City of London +1 509 £550 +4.76% 132
South East -20 217 £413 -5.17% 24
Scotland -6 197 £400 -0.62% 30
North West -2 178 £415 +3.75% 36
Edinburgh -4 165 £408 -4.11% 16
South West +9 119 £407 +8.40% 19
Yorkshire -11 117 £425 - 11
Buckinghamshire -7 105 £375 -11.76% 1
Cheshire +5 87 £425 - 17
East Midlands +8 80 £438 +22.80% 10
Manchester -6 77 £375 -6.25% 19
West Yorkshire -18 69 £410 -0.72% 6
Northamptonshire +12 64 £450 +12.50% 3
Milton Keynes -15 62 £370 -12.94% 1
Northern Ireland +4 60 £413 +50.00% 5
Northampton +12 56 £450 +5.88%
County Antrim +5 52 £413 +50.00% 3
Belfast +5 50 £413 +50.00% 3
South Yorkshire -7 45 £475 +5.55% 4
Sheffield -8 44 £475 - 4
Bristol -4 43 £425 +19.38% 9
Canary Wharf 0 42 £600 +17.07%
Surrey +7 41 £475 +11.76% 15
Gloucestershire +26 39 £400 -
West Midlands +3 39 £438 +2.94% 12
Leeds -34 36 £473 +8.00% 5
East of England -16 35 £400 -17.94% 24
Gloucester +13 34 £400 -

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Banking.

1 4137 (56.15%) Finance
2 2020 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
3 1814 (24.62%) Investment Banking
4 1508 (20.47%) Java
5 1403 (19.04%) SQL
6 905 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 774 (10.50%) Retail
8 712 (9.66%) Linux
9 700 (9.50%) JavaScript
10 687 (9.32%) Front Office
11 673 (9.13%) Oracle
12 670 (9.09%) Scrum
13 655 (8.89%) Unix
14 632 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
15 627 (8.51%) Project Management
16 618 (8.39%) HTML
17 601 (8.16%) SQL Server
18 575 (7.80%) Windows
19 571 (7.75%) C#
20 558 (7.57%) Microsoft
21 526 (7.14%) TDD
22 514 (6.98%) Retail Banking
23 489 (6.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 480 (6.51%) .NET
25 475 (6.45%) Python
26 471 (6.39%) DevOps
27 451 (6.12%) Degree
27 451 (6.12%) HTML5
28 449 (6.09%) AngularJS
29 448 (6.08%) Big Data

Banking
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 226 (3.07%) Apache Spark
2 167 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 166 (2.25%) Confluence
4 143 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 137 (1.86%) SAS
6 104 (1.41%) Apache
7 78 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 74 (1.00%) JBoss
9 63 (0.86%) IIS
10 55 (0.75%) Apache Pig
11 53 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
11 53 (0.72%) WebLogic
12 48 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 38 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
13 38 (0.52%) CMS
14 35 (0.48%) MS Exchange
15 34 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
16 28 (0.38%) Mule
17 25 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
18 24 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 382 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 229 (3.11%) MS Office
3 187 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 127 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 103 (1.40%) MS Project
6 48 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 24 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 21 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.11%) Flinto
12 6 (0.081%) InVision
12 6 (0.081%) SPSS
13 4 (0.054%) FrameMaker
14 3 (0.041%) HipChat
14 3 (0.041%) InDesign
15 2 (0.027%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
15 2 (0.027%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 48 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.48%) SAP FI
3 34 (0.46%) Temenos T24
4 30 (0.41%) SAP CO
4 30 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
5 19 (0.26%) Eikon
5 19 (0.26%) ION MarketView
6 17 (0.23%) Loan IQ
7 13 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
8 12 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 11 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 11 (0.15%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 11 (0.15%) Summit
10 9 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
11 8 (0.11%) Endur
11 8 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
11 8 (0.11%) HFM
11 8 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
13 5 (0.068%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 182 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (0.87%) GitHub
4 59 (0.80%) PaaS
5 34 (0.46%) Office 365
6 26 (0.35%) IaaS
6 26 (0.35%) SaaS
7 15 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 14 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
10 11 (0.15%) Bluemix
10 11 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.081%) Datadog
14 6 (0.081%) Force.com
14 6 (0.081%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.068%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 151 (2.05%) Internet
2 137 (1.86%) Firewall
3 92 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 83 (1.13%) SAN
5 72 (0.98%) LAN
6 69 (0.94%) Network Security
7 67 (0.91%) WAN
8 65 (0.88%) DNS
9 44 (0.60%) SSL
10 42 (0.57%) HTTP
11 35 (0.48%) LDAP
11 35 (0.48%) MPLS
12 33 (0.45%) Intranet
13 32 (0.43%) ATM
13 32 (0.43%) DHCP
14 30 (0.41%) NAS
15 29 (0.39%) BGP
16 28 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (0.35%) OSPF
17 26 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 601 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 448 (6.08%) Big Data
3 363 (4.93%) Hadoop
4 254 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 253 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
6 147 (2.00%) NoSQL
7 146 (1.98%) Oracle Database
8 143 (1.94%) DB2
9 135 (1.83%) Apache Hive
9 135 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 131 (1.78%) MongoDB
11 106 (1.44%) HBase
11 106 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 101 (1.37%) QlikView
13 98 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 94 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
15 87 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 74 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 69 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
17 69 (0.94%) KDB
Development Applications
1 405 (5.50%) JIRA
2 350 (4.75%) Jenkins
3 310 (4.21%) Git (software)
4 225 (3.05%) Maven
5 180 (2.44%) Selenium
6 161 (2.19%) JUnit
7 130 (1.76%) TeamCity
8 116 (1.57%) Cucumber
9 114 (1.55%) Subversion
10 100 (1.36%) Gradle
11 76 (1.03%) Ant
12 69 (0.94%) Hudson
13 65 (0.88%) Mockito
14 58 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 55 (0.75%) Eclipse
16 53 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
17 45 (0.61%) HP UFT
18 44 (0.60%) gulp
18 44 (0.60%) Visual Studio
19 43 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 4137 (56.15%) Finance
2 1814 (24.62%) Investment Banking
3 774 (10.50%) Retail
4 687 (9.32%) Front Office
5 514 (6.98%) Retail Banking
6 202 (2.74%) Financial Institution
7 187 (2.54%) Back Office
8 186 (2.52%) Legal
9 162 (2.20%) Telecoms
10 101 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
11 96 (1.30%) Marketing
12 68 (0.92%) Law
13 53 (0.72%) Games
14 52 (0.71%) Private Banking
15 43 (0.58%) Advertising
16 36 (0.49%) General Ledger
17 32 (0.43%) International Banking
18 29 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
19 27 (0.37%) Spanish Language
20 20 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2282 (30.97%) Developer
2 1590 (21.58%) Analyst
3 857 (11.63%) Business Analyst
4 740 (10.04%) Java Developer
5 581 (7.89%) Architect
6 530 (7.19%) Project Manager
7 412 (5.59%) Banking Analyst
8 358 (4.86%) Senior Developer
9 312 (4.23%) Consultant
10 262 (3.56%) C# Developer
11 195 (2.65%) Test Analyst
12 193 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
13 190 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
13 190 (2.58%) SQL Developer
14 189 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
15 182 (2.47%) .NET Developer
16 152 (2.06%) C++ Developer
17 137 (1.86%) Banking Business Analyst
17 137 (1.86%) DevOps Engineer
17 137 (1.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 618 (8.39%) HTML
2 480 (6.51%) .NET
3 451 (6.12%) HTML5
4 449 (6.09%) AngularJS
5 422 (5.73%) Spring
6 408 (5.54%) CSS
7 326 (4.42%) XML
8 323 (4.38%) Web Services
9 269 (3.65%) REST
10 244 (3.31%) SOAP
11 242 (3.28%) CSS3
12 227 (3.08%) Node.js
13 218 (2.96%) React
14 205 (2.78%) Hibernate
15 194 (2.63%) JSON
16 193 (2.62%) Middleware
17 177 (2.40%) J2EE
18 170 (2.31%) jQuery
19 127 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
20 119 (1.62%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 632 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 489 (6.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 337 (4.57%) Derivative
4 325 (4.41%) Equities
5 312 (4.23%) User Experience
6 277 (3.76%) Fixed Income
7 184 (2.50%) Data Centre
8 172 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 162 (2.20%) Management Information System
10 161 (2.19%) Fintech
11 148 (2.01%) Credit Risk
12 143 (1.94%) Mobile App
13 129 (1.75%) Market Risk
14 124 (1.68%) SWIFT
15 105 (1.43%) Virtual Team
16 102 (1.38%) Algorithms
17 98 (1.33%) Mainframe
18 93 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
19 92 (1.25%) Online Banking
20 86 (1.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 712 (9.66%) Linux
2 655 (8.89%) Unix
3 575 (7.80%) Windows
4 148 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 122 (1.66%) Android
6 114 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 103 (1.40%) Solaris
8 88 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 70 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 48 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (0.53%) AIX
13 37 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (0.38%) zOS
15 27 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 21 (0.29%) Windows 10
17 15 (0.20%) SUSE
18 10 (0.14%) OpenVMS
18 10 (0.14%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2020 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 905 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 670 (9.09%) Scrum
4 627 (8.51%) Project Management
5 526 (7.14%) TDD
6 471 (6.39%) DevOps
7 440 (5.97%) Business Analysis
8 407 (5.52%) Migration
9 388 (5.27%) Change Management
10 356 (4.83%) Analytics
11 348 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
12 338 (4.59%) Multithreading
13 337 (4.57%) OO
14 333 (4.52%) SDLC
15 319 (4.33%) Risk Management
16 298 (4.04%) Data Modelling
17 274 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
18 273 (3.71%) ITIL
19 243 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
20 237 (3.22%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 1508 (20.47%) Java
2 1403 (19.04%) SQL
3 700 (9.50%) JavaScript
4 571 (7.75%) C#
5 475 (6.45%) Python
6 338 (4.59%) C++
7 226 (3.07%) Shell Script
8 221 (3.00%) Scala
9 166 (2.25%) Perl
10 138 (1.87%) T-SQL
10 138 (1.87%) VBA
11 133 (1.81%) PL/SQL
12 125 (1.70%) PowerShell
13 106 (1.44%) C
14 103 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 72 (0.98%) Ruby
16 58 (0.79%) VB
17 57 (0.77%) Korn
18 56 (0.76%) ES6
19 52 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 451 (6.12%) Degree
2 88 (1.19%) ISEB
3 74 (1.00%) PMI Certification
4 64 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (0.87%) PMP
5 59 (0.80%) PhD
6 58 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 53 (0.72%) CISSP
8 48 (0.65%) CCNP
9 36 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (0.42%) CCIE
11 28 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 24 (0.33%) CISM
14 21 (0.29%) CCNA
14 21 (0.29%) CISA
15 17 (0.23%) ACCA
16 16 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.22%) MCSE
17 15 (0.20%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (3.91%) MiFID
2 260 (3.53%) QA
3 212 (2.88%) PMO
4 107 (1.45%) EMIR
5 103 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
6 93 (1.26%) Data Quality
7 71 (0.96%) SLA
8 64 (0.87%) FATCA
9 62 (0.84%) IFRS
10 57 (0.77%) SEPA
11 55 (0.75%) IFRS 9
12 43 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 29 (0.39%) Basel III
14 23 (0.31%) ISO20022
15 22 (0.30%) PCI DSS
16 20 (0.27%) GDPR
17 18 (0.24%) COBIT
18 15 (0.20%) Solvency II
19 13 (0.18%) Basel II
20 9 (0.12%) CRD IV
System Software
1 129 (1.75%) Docker
2 107 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 72 (0.98%) HDFS
4 70 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 25 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 24 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 23 (0.31%) NFS
8 22 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 22 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (0.24%) RACF
10 18 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.23%) XenApp
12 14 (0.19%) SRDF
12 14 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 12 (0.16%) VMware ESX
13 12 (0.16%) vSphere
14 9 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 170 (2.31%) Ansible
2 150 (2.04%) Puppet
3 100 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 47 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 45 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
6 45 (0.61%) SCCM
7 33 (0.45%) Control-M
8 30 (0.41%) Nagios
9 24 (0.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 22 (0.30%) MOM
10 22 (0.30%) Terraform
11 19 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
12 18 (0.24%) Oozie
13 16 (0.22%) Kubernetes
13 16 (0.22%) NetBackup
14 14 (0.19%) Salt
15 11 (0.15%) Grafana
15 11 (0.15%) SCOM
16 10 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 673 (9.13%) Oracle
2 558 (7.57%) Microsoft
3 228 (3.09%) IBM
4 173 (2.35%) Sybase
5 165 (2.24%) Cisco
6 143 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 124 (1.68%) VMware
8 120 (1.63%) Bloomberg
9 110 (1.49%) SAP
10 103 (1.40%) Splunk
11 100 (1.36%) Reuters
12 99 (1.34%) Adobe
13 89 (1.21%) HP
14 86 (1.17%) Citrix
15 79 (1.07%) MuleSoft
16 73 (0.99%) TIBCO
17 70 (0.95%) Cloudera
18 67 (0.91%) Informatica
19 60 (0.81%) Perforce
20 58 (0.79%) Atlassian
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