Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 266 277
Rank change year-on-year -158 +11 -73
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 570 945 1,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.99% 0.95%
As % of the General category 1.51% 2.48% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 664 816
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £303 £278 £306
90th Percentile £664 £604 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £12.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 - -

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 37,873 38,174 40,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.09% 39.83% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,632 25,084 26,715
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 849 844 963
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +4.03%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.12
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.76 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.26% +9.00% -8.00%

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 21 August 2018.

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 15 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 21 August 2018. 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 -137 479 £463 -2.63% 47
London -99 305 £525 +5.00% 30
UK excluding London -153 262 £425 +6.25% 25
Scotland -81 86 £425 +6.25% 8
North of England -63 64 £400 -5.88% 5
South West -43 60 £438 +25.00% 3
South East -36 31 £488 +14.71% 2
Yorkshire -35 30 £350 -12.50% 1
North West -39 28 £425 - 4
Midlands -18 19 £438 +15.89% 5
East Midlands +3 12 £400 -5.88% 1
North East +1 6 £299 -45.68%
Wales -26 4 £351 -
West Midlands -45 3 - - 4
Northern Ireland +28 1 £400 +28.00%

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Retail 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 with a requirement for Retail Banking.

1 502 (88.07%) Banking
2 329 (57.72%) Finance
3 218 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (25.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (13.51%) Scrum
6 63 (11.05%) Java
7 56 (9.82%) Project Management
8 55 (9.65%) SQL
9 50 (8.77%) Migration
10 47 (8.25%) JIRA
11 44 (7.72%) Retail
12 41 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (6.84%) TDD
14 37 (6.49%) Microsoft
15 36 (6.32%) PMO
16 33 (5.79%) Business Analysis
17 30 (5.26%) DevOps
18 29 (5.09%) Wealth Management
19 28 (4.91%) Windows
19 28 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (4.74%) PSD2
21 26 (4.56%) Confluence
21 26 (4.56%) Change Management
22 25 (4.39%) QA
22 25 (4.39%) Private Banking
22 25 (4.39%) User Experience
23 24 (4.21%) Teradata
24 23 (4.04%) JavaScript
24 23 (4.04%) Test Automation
24 23 (4.04%) Problem-Solving

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 26 (4.56%) Confluence
2 18 (3.16%) SAS
3 15 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.93%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.75%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.23%) Apache
6 7 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.05%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.88%) JBoss
8 5 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 21 (3.68%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.70%) InVision
7 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.18%) SPSS
9 1 (0.18%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.88%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.70%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.35%) Actimize
3 2 (0.35%) BASE24
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.18%) Eikon
4 1 (0.18%) Finacle
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.58%) OpenShift
4 7 (1.23%) PaaS
5 6 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.70%) GitHub
7 4 (0.70%) Office 365
8 3 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.35%) npm
10 1 (0.18%) Akamai
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.18%) NuGet
10 1 (0.18%) SaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.05%) SMS
2 4 (0.70%) Firewall
2 4 (0.70%) SSL
3 3 (0.53%) BIG-IP
3 3 (0.53%) Network Security
3 3 (0.53%) WebEx
4 2 (0.35%) Internet
4 2 (0.35%) Skype
4 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) ATM
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.18%) DHCP
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) LAN
5 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.18%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.04%) Big Data
2 18 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.98%) Hadoop
4 15 (2.63%) DataStage
5 14 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 14 (2.46%) SQL Server
6 13 (2.28%) IBM InfoSphere
7 10 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.23%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.88%) HBase
10 5 (0.88%) MySQL
10 5 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.88%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.70%) DataStax
12 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (8.25%) JIRA
2 20 (3.51%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.93%) Cucumber
3 11 (1.93%) Selenium
4 10 (1.75%) Bitbucket
5 9 (1.58%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.40%) Maven
7 6 (1.05%) Appium
8 5 (0.88%) MSTest
8 5 (0.88%) NUnit
9 4 (0.70%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.70%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.70%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.70%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.70%) webpack
10 3 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.53%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.53%) JUnit
General
1 502 (88.07%) Banking
2 329 (57.72%) Finance
3 44 (7.72%) Retail
4 25 (4.39%) Private Banking
5 15 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.93%) Marketing
7 9 (1.58%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.58%) Legal
8 7 (1.23%) Back Office
9 6 (1.05%) Automotive
10 5 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
11 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 145 (25.44%) Analyst
2 81 (14.21%) Developer
3 79 (13.86%) Business Analyst
4 71 (12.46%) Project Manager
5 61 (10.70%) Architect
6 54 (9.47%) Banking Analyst
7 34 (5.96%) Solutions Architect
8 28 (4.91%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
9 25 (4.39%) Java Developer
10 24 (4.21%) Banking Project Manager
11 22 (3.86%) Test Analyst
12 20 (3.51%) Test Manager
13 19 (3.33%) Scrum Master
14 18 (3.16%) Banking Business Analyst
15 16 (2.81%) Programme Manager
16 15 (2.63%) IT Manager
17 14 (2.46%) Designer
17 14 (2.46%) PMO Analyst
17 14 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
18 13 (2.28%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.81%) RESTful
1 16 (2.81%) Spring
2 13 (2.28%) .NET
2 13 (2.28%) Node.js
3 10 (1.75%) Spring Boot
4 9 (1.58%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.58%) HTML
5 8 (1.40%) REST
6 7 (1.23%) CSS
6 7 (1.23%) IBM Integration Bus
6 7 (1.23%) Middleware
6 7 (1.23%) Web Services
7 6 (1.05%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.05%) HTML5
7 6 (1.05%) Kafka
7 6 (1.05%) OAuth
7 6 (1.05%) React
7 6 (1.05%) SOAP
8 5 (0.88%) CSS3
8 5 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.39%) User Experience
3 16 (2.81%) Fintech
4 15 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.58%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.58%) Mobile Banking
7 8 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.40%) SWIFT
8 7 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.88%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.70%) EMV
11 3 (0.53%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.53%) DataPower
11 3 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.53%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.91%) Windows
2 21 (3.68%) Android
2 21 (3.68%) Apple iOS
3 16 (2.81%) Linux
4 11 (1.93%) Unix
4 11 (1.93%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (25.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 77 (13.51%) Scrum
4 56 (9.82%) Project Management
5 50 (8.77%) Migration
6 39 (6.84%) TDD
7 33 (5.79%) Business Analysis
8 30 (5.26%) DevOps
9 29 (5.09%) Wealth Management
10 26 (4.56%) Change Management
11 23 (4.04%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (4.04%) Test Automation
12 22 (3.86%) BDD
12 22 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (3.86%) User Stories
13 21 (3.68%) Test Scripting
14 20 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (3.51%) Data Modelling
14 20 (3.51%) PRINCE2
15 19 (3.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 63 (11.05%) Java
2 55 (9.65%) SQL
3 23 (4.04%) JavaScript
4 16 (2.81%) Python
5 13 (2.28%) C#
6 11 (1.93%) Java 8
7 8 (1.40%) Scala
8 7 (1.23%) Go
8 7 (1.23%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.05%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.05%) Ruby
10 5 (0.88%) C
10 5 (0.88%) Kotlin
10 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.70%) C++
12 3 (0.53%) ES6
12 3 (0.53%) R
13 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (3.86%) Degree
2 14 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (2.28%) ISEB
4 11 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.05%) CISSP
5 6 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.70%) CEH
6 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.70%) PMP
7 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.53%) SAS Certification
8 2 (0.35%) APMP
8 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CISM
9 1 (0.18%) ISACA
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.18%) PhD
9 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.32%) PMO
2 27 (4.74%) PSD2
3 25 (4.39%) QA
4 15 (2.63%) GDPR
5 9 (1.58%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.58%) IFRS
5 9 (1.58%) IFRS 9
6 7 (1.23%) SLA
7 5 (0.88%) ISO 20022
7 5 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) Basel III
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.18%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) Docker
2 4 (0.70%) OpenAM
3 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.18%) HDFS
5 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.63%) Puppet
2 11 (1.93%) Ansible
2 11 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.05%) SCCM
4 5 (0.88%) Terraform
5 4 (0.70%) Packer
6 2 (0.35%) Ambari
6 2 (0.35%) CASB
6 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.18%) Grafana
7 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) Oozie
7 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.21%) Teradata
3 21 (3.68%) Oracle
4 16 (2.81%) Google
4 16 (2.81%) IBM
5 8 (1.40%) Citrix
6 6 (1.05%) Splunk
7 5 (0.88%) Adobe
7 5 (0.88%) Cisco
7 5 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.88%) SAP
7 5 (0.88%) VMware
8 4 (0.70%) Apigee
8 4 (0.70%) ForgeRock
8 4 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.70%) Tableau
8 4 (0.70%) Temenos
9 3 (0.53%) F5
9 3 (0.53%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.53%) TSYS