Period
to 23 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail Banking in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail Banking over the 6 months to 23 October 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
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 294 202
Rank change year-on-year +43 -92 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 1025 920 1383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.87% 1.21%
As % of the General category 2.56% 2.40% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 706 1008
UK median daily rate £445 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £311
90th Percentile £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Retail 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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 39992 38331 45768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.92% 36.37% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26524 25483 29177
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 873 965 1209
UK median hourly rate £26.40 £23.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.34% -2.08% +11.63%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £25.66
% change year-on-year +11.00% -2.57% +13.19%

Retail Banking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Retail Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Retail Banking in the UK

Retail Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail Banking in the UK

Retail Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail Banking over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail Banking in the UK

Retail Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail Banking in the UK

Retail Banking
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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
England +47 822 £450 - 44
UK excluding London +79 547 £400 - 32
London -13 472 £500 +5.26% 21
Scotland +14 185 £400 - 9
South West +56 132 £344 -8.40% 2
North of England +73 119 £425 +6.25% 9
North West +62 64 £450 +20.00% 2
South East +45 62 £425 +2.91% 6
Yorkshire -2 55 £405 +1.25% 6
Midlands +31 35 £275 -42.11% 2
West Midlands +48 33 £275 -38.92% 2
Wales +21 12 £351 +22.09%
East of England -49 3 £538 +79.17% 4

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 with a requirement for Retail Banking.

1 870 (84.88%) Banking
2 529 (51.61%) Finance
3 309 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 161 (15.71%) Migration
6 126 (12.29%) Java
7 119 (11.61%) SQL
8 115 (11.22%) Scrum
9 102 (9.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 102 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
10 99 (9.66%) Test Scripting
11 82 (8.00%) Business Analysis
12 77 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
13 74 (7.22%) TDD
13 74 (7.22%) Project Management
14 71 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
14 71 (6.93%) Ansible
15 65 (6.34%) Wealth Management
16 61 (5.95%) Oracle
16 61 (5.95%) Windows
16 61 (5.95%) DevOps
17 60 (5.85%) Jenkins
18 58 (5.66%) Retail
19 57 (5.56%) JIRA
20 54 (5.27%) Scenario Testing
21 53 (5.17%) Linux
21 53 (5.17%) Microsoft
22 52 (5.07%) Investment Banking
23 51 (4.98%) Puppet
24 50 (4.88%) User Experience

Retail Banking
Co-occurring 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 49 (4.78%) SAS
2 38 (3.71%) Tomcat
3 36 (3.51%) WebSphere
4 35 (3.41%) WebLogic
5 33 (3.22%) OpenStack
6 28 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
7 22 (2.15%) Confluence
7 22 (2.15%) SharePoint
8 15 (1.46%) JBoss
9 11 (1.07%) CMS
9 11 (1.07%) IBM Notes
9 11 (1.07%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.98%) nginx
11 9 (0.88%) Apache
11 9 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.59%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.49%) IIS
13 5 (0.49%) Mule
14 4 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.93%) MS Visio
3 26 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (0.78%) InVision
6 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.29%) EngageOne
8 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.20%) InDesign
10 1 (0.098%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.098%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.098%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.05%) Temenos T24
2 10 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.88%) Eikon
4 4 (0.39%) RMDS
5 3 (0.29%) Actimize
5 3 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.20%) Temenos Globus
7 1 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.098%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.098%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.098%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.098%) Relativity
7 1 (0.098%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.098%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.098%) Summit
7 1 (0.098%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 77 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.34%) PaaS
4 15 (1.46%) npm
4 15 (1.46%) OpenShift
5 13 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (1.17%) Office 365
7 9 (0.88%) SaaS
7 9 (0.88%) Yammer
8 8 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.68%) GitHub
10 5 (0.49%) CloudBees
11 4 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.29%) Serverless
13 2 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.46%) Internet
2 14 (1.37%) SMS
3 11 (1.07%) VPN
4 10 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (0.49%) BIG-IP
5 5 (0.49%) LDAP
6 4 (0.39%) Firewall
6 4 (0.39%) HTTP
7 3 (0.29%) DNS
7 3 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.29%) LAN
7 3 (0.29%) SSH
7 3 (0.29%) SSL
8 2 (0.20%) ATM
8 2 (0.20%) DMZ
8 2 (0.20%) Intranet
8 2 (0.20%) MPLS
8 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.20%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.20%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (3.71%) SQL Server
3 37 (3.61%) MySQL
4 36 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 36 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (3.12%) Big Data
6 29 (2.83%) Hadoop
7 19 (1.85%) IBM InfoSphere
8 15 (1.46%) DataStage
9 10 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.68%) DB2
11 7 (0.68%) MS Access
11 7 (0.68%) QlikView
11 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.59%) OLAP
12 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 60 (5.85%) Jenkins
2 57 (5.56%) JIRA
3 38 (3.71%) Git (software)
4 36 (3.51%) NUnit
5 33 (3.22%) MSTest
6 27 (2.63%) Selenium
7 17 (1.66%) Axure RP
8 16 (1.56%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.37%) Maven
10 12 (1.17%) Appium
11 11 (1.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 11 (1.07%) Jasmine
12 10 (0.98%) Calabash
12 10 (0.98%) CircleCI
12 10 (0.98%) Gradle
12 10 (0.98%) gulp
12 10 (0.98%) IBM UrbanCode
12 10 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.98%) Travis CI
13 9 (0.88%) webpack
General
1 870 (84.88%) Banking
2 529 (51.61%) Finance
3 58 (5.66%) Retail
4 52 (5.07%) Investment Banking
5 45 (4.39%) Private Banking
6 14 (1.37%) Marketing
7 13 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
8 12 (1.17%) Law
9 11 (1.07%) Spanish Language
10 10 (0.98%) Automotive
10 10 (0.98%) Front Office
11 9 (0.88%) Legal
11 9 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.68%) Back Office
14 5 (0.49%) Publishing
15 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.20%) Billing
16 2 (0.20%) International Banking
16 2 (0.20%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 393 (38.34%) Analyst
2 153 (14.93%) Business Analyst
3 152 (14.83%) Banking Analyst
4 148 (14.44%) Developer
5 132 (12.88%) Test Analyst
6 73 (7.12%) Project Manager
7 66 (6.44%) Java Developer
8 64 (6.24%) Banking Business Analyst
8 64 (6.24%) Test Manager
9 55 (5.37%) Architect
10 37 (3.61%) IT Manager
11 35 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
12 28 (2.73%) Consultant
12 28 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
13 26 (2.54%) Data Analyst
14 23 (2.24%) DevOps Engineer
15 22 (2.15%) IT Project Manager
15 22 (2.15%) Risk Analyst
15 22 (2.15%) Test Leader
16 20 (1.95%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.73%) AngularJS
2 27 (2.63%) HTML
3 25 (2.44%) CSS
3 25 (2.44%) Web Services
4 23 (2.24%) Spring
5 19 (1.85%) HTML5
6 18 (1.76%) Spring Boot
7 17 (1.66%) CSS3
7 17 (1.66%) Node.js
8 15 (1.46%) RESTful
9 12 (1.17%) React
9 12 (1.17%) REST
10 11 (1.07%) J2EE
10 11 (1.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (0.98%) SOAP
12 8 (0.78%) JSON
12 8 (0.78%) XML
13 7 (0.68%) Redux
14 6 (0.59%) .NET
15 5 (0.49%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.88%) User Experience
3 40 (3.90%) Credit Risk
4 32 (3.12%) Mobile Banking
5 28 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.76%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.07%) Blackberry
7 11 (1.07%) BYOD
7 11 (1.07%) Mainframe
8 10 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 10 (0.98%) Online Banking
9 7 (0.68%) SWIFT
10 6 (0.59%) Fintech
10 6 (0.59%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.49%) DataPower
12 4 (0.39%) Social Media
13 3 (0.29%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.29%) Derivative
13 3 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 61 (5.95%) Windows
2 53 (5.17%) Linux
3 42 (4.10%) Unix
4 23 (2.24%) Android
5 15 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.07%) Mac OS
6 11 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.098%) OS/400
12 1 (0.098%) Solaris
12 1 (0.098%) SUSE
12 1 (0.098%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (17.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 161 (15.71%) Migration
4 115 (11.22%) Scrum
5 102 (9.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 99 (9.66%) Test Scripting
7 82 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 74 (7.22%) Project Management
8 74 (7.22%) TDD
9 65 (6.34%) Wealth Management
10 61 (5.95%) DevOps
11 54 (5.27%) Scenario Testing
12 48 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (4.68%) Test Automation
13 45 (4.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 44 (4.29%) Defect Management
15 43 (4.20%) Waterfall
16 42 (4.10%) Analytics
17 41 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (3.61%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (12.29%) Java
2 119 (11.61%) SQL
3 40 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 33 (3.22%) Python
5 27 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 17 (1.66%) Ruby
7 15 (1.46%) C#
8 10 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 10 (0.98%) Go
8 10 (0.98%) Groovy
8 10 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 10 (0.98%) VBA
9 8 (0.78%) Apple Swift
9 8 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.68%) VB
11 6 (0.59%) ES6
11 6 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.49%) C
12 5 (0.49%) Perl
12 5 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (4.78%) ISEB
2 45 (4.39%) Degree
3 34 (3.32%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (0.98%) CISM
5 10 (0.98%) CISSP
6 8 (0.78%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (0.29%) CCA
8 3 (0.29%) CISA
8 3 (0.29%) PMP
9 2 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.098%) CRISC
10 1 (0.098%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.098%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.10%) QA
2 34 (3.32%) GDPR
2 34 (3.32%) PMO
3 16 (1.56%) IFRS
4 14 (1.37%) IFRS 9
5 13 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.07%) Basel II
6 11 (1.07%) PSD2
7 8 (0.78%) MiFID
8 7 (0.68%) COBIT
8 7 (0.68%) FATCA
9 6 (0.59%) SLA
10 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.49%) SEPA
11 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.20%) Basel III
12 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.098%) COSO
13 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.098%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (2.63%) Docker
2 13 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.39%) HDFS
5 4 (0.39%) OpenAM
5 4 (0.39%) OpenDJ
5 4 (0.39%) OpenIDM
6 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.20%) KVM
8 1 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.098%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 71 (6.93%) Ansible
2 51 (4.98%) Puppet
3 45 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.17%) Terraform
5 8 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.20%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.20%) SCCM
8 1 (0.098%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.098%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.098%) FTK
8 1 (0.098%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.098%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.098%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.098%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 61 (5.95%) Oracle
2 53 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.12%) Teradata
4 25 (2.44%) Adobe
5 23 (2.24%) IBM
6 21 (2.05%) HP
7 18 (1.76%) Temenos
8 16 (1.56%) SAP
9 15 (1.46%) Google
10 13 (1.27%) Bloomberg
10 13 (1.27%) Cisco
10 13 (1.27%) Reuters
11 11 (1.07%) Citrix
11 11 (1.07%) Lotus
11 11 (1.07%) Splunk
12 7 (0.68%) Tableau
12 7 (0.68%) VMware
13 6 (0.59%) F5
13 6 (0.59%) ForgeRock
13 6 (0.59%) McAfee