Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 462 262 312
Rank change year-on-year -200 +50 -87
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 516 1,042 849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 1.01% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.36% 2.55% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 784 630
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £300
90th Percentile £718 £601 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.94% +0.24%
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 38,030 40,807 37,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.09% 39.52% 36.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,974 26,969 24,782
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 886 919
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.62% +6.12% -2.49%
10th Percentile £12.26 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.13 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.65 £26.87 £25.50
% change year-on-year -11.97% +5.35% -1.92%

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 13 December 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 16 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 13 December 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 -181 446 £500 +11.11% 52
London -98 307 £550 +10.00% 26
UK excluding London -225 204 £450 +11.11% 31
Scotland -84 67 £450 +9.09% 5
South West -79 58 £475 +35.71% 8
North of England -100 47 £400 -10.11% 11
Yorkshire -44 28 £366 -13.80% 5
Midlands -27 18 £525 +75.00% 7
North West -76 18 £450 - 6
South East -64 13 £500 +16.96%
East Midlands +12 7 £488 +47.73% 5
West Midlands -45 6 £513 +86.36% 2
East of England +1 1 £450 -15.29%
North East -5 1 £325 -59.38%
Wales -26 1 £405 +15.38%
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 443 (85.85%) Banking
2 276 (53.49%) Finance
3 156 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (20.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (9.88%) SQL
6 43 (8.33%) Scrum
6 43 (8.33%) DevOps
7 42 (8.14%) Java
7 42 (8.14%) Retail
8 38 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
9 36 (6.98%) JIRA
9 36 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (6.59%) Linux
11 33 (6.40%) Project Management
12 31 (6.01%) QA
13 30 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 30 (5.81%) Microsoft
14 29 (5.62%) Migration
14 29 (5.62%) Business Analysis
15 27 (5.23%) Python
15 27 (5.23%) Windows
16 26 (5.04%) Unix
17 25 (4.84%) Anti-Money Laundering
18 24 (4.65%) Jenkins
18 24 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
19 23 (4.46%) Wealth Management
19 23 (4.46%) Confluence
20 22 (4.26%) Waterfall
20 22 (4.26%) Data Analysis
20 22 (4.26%) ETL

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 23 (4.46%) Confluence
2 20 (3.88%) JBoss
2 20 (3.88%) SAS
3 18 (3.49%) Apache
4 15 (2.91%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.55%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.97%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.78%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.58%) CMS
9 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.39%) Mule
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 13 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.78%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.58%) InVision
6 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.19%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.36%) OpenShift
5 6 (1.16%) GitHub
6 5 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (0.97%) PaaS
6 5 (0.97%) SaaS
7 3 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.58%) Akamai
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.39%) Apigee
8 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.39%) IaaS
8 2 (0.39%) npm
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.19%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.19%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.94%) Firewall
2 6 (1.16%) BIG-IP
3 5 (0.97%) SMS
4 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.39%) ATM
5 2 (0.39%) Internet
5 2 (0.39%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.49%) Big Data
2 14 (2.71%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.52%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.94%) DataStage
5 10 (1.94%) IBM InfoSphere
6 9 (1.74%) SQL Server
7 8 (1.55%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.16%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.16%) HBase
10 5 (0.97%) DataStax
11 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.39%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.39%) DB2
12 2 (0.39%) MS Access
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 36 (6.98%) JIRA
2 24 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.94%) Bitbucket
4 8 (1.55%) Selenium
5 7 (1.36%) Appium
5 7 (1.36%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.16%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.97%) Hudson
7 5 (0.97%) JMeter
7 5 (0.97%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.78%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.78%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.58%) Buildbot
9 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.58%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.58%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.39%) JUnit
10 2 (0.39%) webpack
General
1 443 (85.85%) Banking
2 276 (53.49%) Finance
3 42 (8.14%) Retail
4 20 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 20 (3.88%) Private Banking
5 12 (2.33%) Legal
6 11 (2.13%) Marketing
7 6 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.97%) Advertising
8 5 (0.97%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.78%) Back Office
9 4 (0.78%) French Language
9 4 (0.78%) Retail Finance
10 3 (0.58%) Automotive
11 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (23.84%) Analyst
2 73 (14.15%) Architect
3 57 (11.05%) Project Manager
4 49 (9.50%) Business Analyst
5 48 (9.30%) Developer
6 42 (8.14%) Banking Analyst
7 38 (7.36%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (4.26%) Test Analyst
9 19 (3.68%) Banking Project Manager
10 17 (3.29%) Retail Banking Project Manager
11 16 (3.10%) Programme Manager
12 15 (2.91%) Data Architect
13 13 (2.52%) Data Analyst
13 13 (2.52%) Designer
13 13 (2.52%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (2.33%) Banking Business Analyst
14 12 (2.33%) Consultant
14 12 (2.33%) Tester
15 11 (2.13%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (2.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.13%) REST
2 10 (1.94%) Spring
2 10 (1.94%) Web Services
3 8 (1.55%) .NET
4 7 (1.36%) Middleware
4 7 (1.36%) Node.js
4 7 (1.36%) RESTful
4 7 (1.36%) SOAP
4 7 (1.36%) XML
5 6 (1.16%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.16%) HTML
5 6 (1.16%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (0.97%) Kafka
6 5 (0.97%) Spark Streaming
6 5 (0.97%) Spring Boot
7 4 (0.78%) CSS
7 4 (0.78%) HTML5
7 4 (0.78%) OAuth
7 4 (0.78%) React
8 3 (0.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.49%) Fintech
3 16 (3.10%) Credit Risk
3 16 (3.10%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.91%) User Experience
5 14 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.74%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.55%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.78%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.58%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.39%) Clustering
14 2 (0.39%) Cyberthreat
14 2 (0.39%) Online Banking
14 2 (0.39%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.59%) Linux
2 27 (5.23%) Windows
3 26 (5.04%) Unix
4 16 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.97%) Android
8 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.39%) MVS
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (20.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (8.33%) DevOps
3 43 (8.33%) Scrum
4 33 (6.40%) Project Management
5 29 (5.62%) Business Analysis
5 29 (5.62%) Migration
6 25 (4.84%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 24 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (4.46%) Wealth Management
9 22 (4.26%) Data Analysis
9 22 (4.26%) ETL
9 22 (4.26%) Waterfall
10 21 (4.07%) Release Management
11 20 (3.88%) Microservices
11 20 (3.88%) Test Automation
12 19 (3.68%) Change Management
12 19 (3.68%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (3.49%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.88%) SQL
2 42 (8.14%) Java
3 27 (5.23%) Python
4 14 (2.71%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.94%) C#
6 8 (1.55%) C
6 8 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.97%) Scala
9 4 (0.78%) Perl
9 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.78%) VB
10 3 (0.58%) Go
10 3 (0.58%) Java 8
10 3 (0.58%) Ruby
10 3 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.58%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.58%) VBA
10 3 (0.58%) XPath
11 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (2.91%) Degree
2 10 (1.94%) ISEB
2 10 (1.94%) ISTQB
3 8 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.58%) SAS Certification
6 2 (0.39%) APMP
6 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.39%) PMP
6 2 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.19%) CCA
7 1 (0.19%) CISM
7 1 (0.19%) CISSP
7 1 (0.19%) ISACA
7 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.01%) QA
2 16 (3.10%) PMO
3 14 (2.71%) PSD2
4 10 (1.94%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.78%) GDPR
5 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.39%) COBIT
7 2 (0.39%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.19%) Basel III
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (1.36%) OpenAM
2 4 (0.78%) Docker
2 4 (0.78%) OpenDJ
3 3 (0.58%) Xen
4 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (3.49%) Ansible
2 17 (3.29%) Puppet
3 9 (1.74%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.74%) Terraform
4 6 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.78%) Packer
6 3 (0.58%) SCCM
7 1 (0.19%) Grafana
7 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.19%) Kibana
7 1 (0.19%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) Oozie
7 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (5.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.10%) IBM
3 15 (2.91%) Oracle
3 15 (2.91%) Teradata
4 14 (2.71%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.74%) Google
6 7 (1.36%) Cisco
6 7 (1.36%) ForgeRock
7 6 (1.16%) Adobe
7 6 (1.16%) F5
7 6 (1.16%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.97%) Citrix
8 5 (0.97%) Perfecto Mobile
8 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.78%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.78%) SaltStack
9 4 (0.78%) Splunk
9 4 (0.78%) Tableau
9 4 (0.78%) Temenos