Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 301 205
Rank change year-on-year +59 -96 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 1056 871 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.84% 1.20%
As % of the General category 2.60% 2.29% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 662 988
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £311
90th Percentile £600 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -5.88%
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 40654 37955 45700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.75% 36.49% 39.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26897 25191 29054
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 895 933 1234
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £48.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% +1.92% +13.04%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 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 +43 856 £450 - 45
UK excluding London +105 568 £400 -1.23% 28
London -18 482 £500 +5.26% 26
Scotland +15 185 £400 - 9
South West +67 138 £348 -18.24% 4
North of England +77 129 £425 +2.41% 8
North West +64 67 £444 +18.33% 3
South East +49 64 £405 -0.37% 3
Yorkshire -3 61 £423 +2.17% 4
Midlands +26 40 £300 -36.84% 1
West Midlands +41 36 £275 -38.96% 1
Wales +19 9 £351 +5.96%
East of England -39 4 £531 +77.08% 3
North East +62 1 £800 +68.42% 1
East Midlands -3 1 £330 -12.00%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 898 (85.04%) Banking
2 542 (51.33%) Finance
3 331 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 172 (16.29%) Migration
6 133 (12.59%) Java
7 126 (11.93%) Scrum
8 121 (11.46%) SQL
9 114 (10.80%) Test Scripting
10 103 (9.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 90 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
12 88 (8.33%) Business Analysis
13 79 (7.48%) Project Management
13 79 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
14 77 (7.29%) TDD
15 70 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
16 69 (6.53%) Ansible
17 66 (6.25%) DevOps
18 64 (6.06%) ISEB
18 64 (6.06%) JIRA
19 62 (5.87%) Oracle
19 62 (5.87%) Jenkins
19 62 (5.87%) Scenario Testing
20 61 (5.78%) Retail
21 56 (5.30%) Windows
22 55 (5.21%) Wealth Management
23 54 (5.11%) Linux
24 52 (4.92%) Test Automation
24 52 (4.92%) User Experience
25 50 (4.73%) SAS

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 50 (4.73%) SAS
2 37 (3.50%) Tomcat
3 34 (3.22%) WebLogic
3 34 (3.22%) WebSphere
4 33 (3.13%) OpenStack
5 27 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 26 (2.46%) Confluence
7 18 (1.70%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.14%) JBoss
8 12 (1.14%) nginx
9 10 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.85%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.66%) Apache
11 7 (0.66%) CMS
12 6 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.47%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.28%) CICS
14 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 25 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 14 (1.33%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.85%) InVision
7 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.19%) InDesign
11 1 (0.095%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.095%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.70%) Temenos T24
2 10 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.66%) Eikon
4 4 (0.38%) RMDS
4 4 (0.38%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.28%) Actimize
6 2 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.19%) Temenos Globus
7 1 (0.095%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.095%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.095%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.095%) PeopleSoft CRM
7 1 (0.095%) Relativity
7 1 (0.095%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.095%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.095%) Summit
7 1 (0.095%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 79 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.37%) PaaS
4 15 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (1.42%) OpenShift
5 14 (1.33%) npm
6 12 (1.14%) Office 365
7 9 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (0.85%) SaaS
7 9 (0.85%) Yammer
8 7 (0.66%) GitHub
9 5 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.38%) CloudBees
10 4 (0.38%) Serverless
11 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.28%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.28%) IaaS
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.42%) SMS
2 13 (1.23%) Internet
3 8 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (0.76%) VPN
4 4 (0.38%) BIG-IP
4 4 (0.38%) Firewall
4 4 (0.38%) HTTP
4 4 (0.38%) LDAP
5 3 (0.28%) ATM
5 3 (0.28%) DNS
5 3 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.28%) LAN
5 3 (0.28%) MPLS
5 3 (0.28%) SAN
5 3 (0.28%) SSH
5 3 (0.28%) VPLS
6 2 (0.19%) NAS
6 2 (0.19%) Network Security
6 2 (0.19%) SSL
6 2 (0.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
2 39 (3.69%) NoSQL
3 35 (3.31%) MySQL
3 35 (3.31%) SQL Server
4 34 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (2.94%) Big Data
6 27 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 18 (1.70%) IBM InfoSphere
8 15 (1.42%) DataStage
9 11 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.95%) QlikView
10 10 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.76%) DB2
12 8 (0.76%) PowerPivot
12 8 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.66%) MS Access
13 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (6.06%) JIRA
2 62 (5.87%) Jenkins
3 36 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 35 (3.31%) NUnit
5 32 (3.03%) MSTest
6 28 (2.65%) Selenium
7 19 (1.80%) Axure RP
8 18 (1.70%) Maven
9 14 (1.33%) Gradle
10 12 (1.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 12 (1.14%) CircleCI
10 12 (1.14%) gulp
10 12 (1.14%) IBM UrbanCode
10 12 (1.14%) Jasmine
10 12 (1.14%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.14%) Travis CI
11 9 (0.85%) Appium
11 9 (0.85%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.76%) IntelliJ
General
1 898 (85.04%) Banking
2 542 (51.33%) Finance
3 61 (5.78%) Retail
4 46 (4.36%) Private Banking
5 42 (3.98%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.33%) Marketing
7 12 (1.14%) Legal
8 11 (1.04%) Spanish Language
9 10 (0.95%) Automotive
9 10 (0.95%) Law
9 10 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
10 9 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.85%) Front Office
11 6 (0.57%) Publishing
12 5 (0.47%) Back Office
13 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.28%) International Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Retail Finance
14 2 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 396 (37.50%) Analyst
2 160 (15.15%) Banking Analyst
3 159 (15.06%) Business Analyst
4 145 (13.73%) Developer
5 143 (13.54%) Test Analyst
6 72 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 68 (6.44%) Test Manager
8 64 (6.06%) Java Developer
9 63 (5.97%) Architect
9 63 (5.97%) Banking Business Analyst
10 38 (3.60%) IT Manager
11 35 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
12 29 (2.75%) Consultant
13 27 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
14 26 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
15 24 (2.27%) Test Leader
16 23 (2.18%) Data Analyst
17 22 (2.08%) IT Project Manager
17 22 (2.08%) Scrum Master
18 21 (1.99%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.03%) HTML
2 30 (2.84%) AngularJS
3 29 (2.75%) Web Services
4 27 (2.56%) CSS
5 22 (2.08%) Spring
6 21 (1.99%) HTML5
6 21 (1.99%) Node.js
7 17 (1.61%) REST
7 17 (1.61%) Spring Boot
8 16 (1.52%) CSS3
8 16 (1.52%) RESTful
9 13 (1.23%) React
10 12 (1.14%) J2EE
10 12 (1.14%) SOAP
10 12 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (0.95%) JSON
11 10 (0.95%) XML
12 5 (0.47%) Ajax
12 5 (0.47%) MDX
12 5 (0.47%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.92%) User Experience
3 35 (3.31%) Credit Risk
4 22 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
5 19 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.42%) Mainframe
8 9 (0.85%) BYOD
9 8 (0.76%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.66%) Fintech
10 7 (0.66%) Online Banking
10 7 (0.66%) SWIFT
10 7 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.47%) DataPower
12 4 (0.38%) Derivative
12 4 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.28%) iPhone
13 3 (0.28%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (5.30%) Windows
2 54 (5.11%) Linux
3 41 (3.88%) Unix
4 21 (1.99%) Android
5 14 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.76%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.095%) AIX
12 1 (0.095%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.095%) OS/400
12 1 (0.095%) Solaris
12 1 (0.095%) SUSE
12 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 172 (16.29%) Migration
4 126 (11.93%) Scrum
5 114 (10.80%) Test Scripting
6 103 (9.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 88 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 79 (7.48%) Project Management
9 77 (7.29%) TDD
10 66 (6.25%) DevOps
11 62 (5.87%) Scenario Testing
12 55 (5.21%) Wealth Management
13 52 (4.92%) Test Automation
14 47 (4.45%) Defect Management
15 46 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (4.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 43 (4.07%) Analytics
17 41 (3.88%) Waterfall
18 38 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
19 37 (3.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 133 (12.59%) Java
2 121 (11.46%) SQL
3 44 (4.17%) Python
4 40 (3.79%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.18%) Shell Script
6 16 (1.52%) Ruby
7 13 (1.23%) C#
8 12 (1.14%) Groovy
9 11 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.95%) ES6
10 10 (0.95%) Go
11 9 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.85%) VBA
12 8 (0.76%) Apple Swift
12 8 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.66%) C
13 7 (0.66%) VB
14 6 (0.57%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.47%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (6.06%) ISEB
2 42 (3.98%) ISTQB
3 35 (3.31%) Degree
4 11 (1.04%) CISM
5 10 (0.95%) CISSP
5 10 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (0.85%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (0.38%) CCA
9 3 (0.28%) CISA
10 2 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.19%) PMP
11 1 (0.095%) CRISC
11 1 (0.095%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.26%) QA
2 41 (3.88%) GDPR
3 32 (3.03%) PMO
4 16 (1.52%) PSD2
5 13 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.23%) IFRS
6 11 (1.04%) IFRS 9
7 9 (0.85%) MiFID
8 8 (0.76%) Basel II
9 7 (0.66%) COBIT
10 5 (0.47%) FATCA
10 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.47%) SEPA
11 4 (0.38%) SLA
12 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.19%) Basel III
14 1 (0.095%) COREP
14 1 (0.095%) COSO
14 1 (0.095%) CRD IV
14 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (2.08%) Docker
2 15 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.57%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.47%) HDFS
4 5 (0.47%) OpenAM
4 5 (0.47%) OpenDJ
4 5 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.38%) OpenIDM
6 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.095%) KVM
8 1 (0.095%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.095%) vCloud
8 1 (0.095%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (6.53%) Ansible
2 48 (4.55%) Puppet
3 44 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.04%) Terraform
5 10 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.19%) SCCM
8 1 (0.095%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.095%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.095%) FTK
8 1 (0.095%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.095%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.095%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (5.87%) Oracle
2 47 (4.45%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.13%) Teradata
4 25 (2.37%) Adobe
5 23 (2.18%) IBM
6 19 (1.80%) HP
6 19 (1.80%) SAP
7 17 (1.61%) Google
8 15 (1.42%) Temenos
9 14 (1.33%) Splunk
10 11 (1.04%) Bloomberg
10 11 (1.04%) Cisco
10 11 (1.04%) Reuters
11 9 (0.85%) Citrix
11 9 (0.85%) Lotus
12 7 (0.66%) McAfee
12 7 (0.66%) Tableau
12 7 (0.66%) VMware
13 6 (0.57%) ForgeRock
13 6 (0.57%) Red Hat