Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 346 336 261
Rank change year-on-year -10 -75 +19
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 675 779 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.72% 0.91%
As % of the General category 1.78% 1.96% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 588 774
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £256 £310 £313
90th Percentile £600 £622 £557
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 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 37822 39741 44965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.45% 36.70% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24832 26405 28391
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £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 852 957 1168
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.12% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.16 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.15 £47.95 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £25.00 £26.85
% change year-on-year +9.00% -6.87% +7.38%

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 22 August 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 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 22 August 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 +26 519 £460 +2.22% 80
UK excluding London +24 373 £400 -1.23% 37
London -21 296 £500 +5.26% 45
Scotland -13 143 £400 -11.11% 1
South West +37 81 £350 - 6
North of England +24 77 £425 +4.94% 17
North West +45 44 £425 +6.25% 5
South East +38 37 £425 -5.56% 2
Yorkshire -11 25 £400 -1.23% 10
Midlands +29 21 £330 -30.53% 2
West Midlands +48 19 £315 -37.00%
East of England -17 6 £544 +64.15% 8
North East +59 5 £550 +22.22% 2
Wales +3 5 £351 +22.09% 1
Northern Ireland -51 3 £313 -0.79%
East Midlands -15 2 £425 +13.33% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 675 (100.00%) Banking
1 675 (100.00%) Retail
2 352 (52.15%) Finance
3 195 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 112 (16.59%) Migration
6 93 (13.78%) SQL
7 88 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 86 (12.74%) Scrum
9 79 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
10 75 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 67 (9.93%) Wealth Management
12 59 (8.74%) Project Management
13 54 (8.00%) Investment Banking
14 53 (7.85%) Java
15 47 (6.96%) Degree
16 43 (6.37%) Scenario Testing
17 41 (6.07%) SAS
18 39 (5.78%) Data Warehouse
18 39 (5.78%) Microsoft
19 37 (5.48%) ISEB
19 37 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
20 36 (5.33%) Mobile Banking
21 35 (5.19%) Waterfall
21 35 (5.19%) Defect Management
21 35 (5.19%) Management Information System
21 35 (5.19%) Private Banking
21 35 (5.19%) Credit Risk
22 34 (5.04%) Business Analysis
23 33 (4.89%) JIRA

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 41 (6.07%) SAS
2 18 (2.67%) JBoss
3 13 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.78%) CMS
5 10 (1.48%) Confluence
6 9 (1.33%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.19%) Apache
8 5 (0.74%) Mule
9 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.30%) CICS
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.15%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 37 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.59%) InVision
7 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.30%) EngageOne
7 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) InDesign
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (3.11%) Temenos T24
2 9 (1.33%) Eikon
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.30%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.15%) Actimize
4 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.15%) Relativity
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.63%) OpenShift
4 10 (1.48%) PaaS
5 6 (0.89%) GitHub
5 6 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.59%) CloudBees
6 4 (0.59%) Office 365
7 3 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.15%) Taleo
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.63%) VPN
2 9 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
2 9 (1.33%) Internet
3 6 (0.89%) SMS
3 6 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.74%) DNS
5 4 (0.59%) Firewall
5 4 (0.59%) HTTP
6 3 (0.44%) BGP
6 3 (0.44%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.44%) EIGRP
6 3 (0.44%) Intranet
6 3 (0.44%) LAN
6 3 (0.44%) LDAP
6 3 (0.44%) OSPF
6 3 (0.44%) Skype
7 2 (0.30%) ATM
7 2 (0.30%) DMZ
7 2 (0.30%) SAN
7 2 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.78%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.67%) Hadoop
4 17 (2.52%) Big Data
5 13 (1.93%) IBM InfoSphere
6 10 (1.48%) DataStage
6 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.19%) OLAP
7 8 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (0.89%) Power BI
9 6 (0.89%) QlikView
10 5 (0.74%) MySQL
10 5 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.59%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 33 (4.89%) JIRA
2 32 (4.74%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.81%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.52%) Selenium
5 10 (1.48%) Appium
5 10 (1.48%) Calabash
6 9 (1.33%) Axure RP
7 7 (1.04%) Mocha
7 7 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.04%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (0.89%) Jasmine
8 6 (0.89%) Maven
9 5 (0.74%) Protractor
9 5 (0.74%) webpack
10 4 (0.59%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.59%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.59%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.59%) Subversion
11 3 (0.44%) JMeter
General
1 675 (100.00%) Banking
1 675 (100.00%) Retail
2 352 (52.15%) Finance
3 54 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 35 (5.19%) Private Banking
5 13 (1.93%) Legal
6 12 (1.78%) Spanish Language
7 11 (1.63%) Law
8 9 (1.33%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
9 8 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.04%) Back Office
10 7 (1.04%) Front Office
10 7 (1.04%) Marketing
11 6 (0.89%) Automotive
12 4 (0.59%) Publishing
13 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.30%) Advertising
14 2 (0.30%) Billing
15 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 254 (37.63%) Analyst
2 89 (13.19%) Business Analyst
3 88 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 70 (10.37%) Banking Analyst
4 70 (10.37%) Developer
5 59 (8.74%) Project Manager
6 45 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 42 (6.22%) Architect
8 23 (3.41%) IT Manager
9 22 (3.26%) Financial Analyst
9 22 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
10 21 (3.11%) Consultant
10 21 (3.11%) Programme Manager
11 20 (2.96%) Java Developer
12 19 (2.81%) Credit Analyst
13 18 (2.67%) Risk Analyst
14 17 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (2.37%) Banking Business Analyst
15 16 (2.37%) Scrum Master
16 15 (2.22%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.11%) AngularJS
2 20 (2.96%) HTML
3 18 (2.67%) CSS
4 16 (2.37%) Spring
5 15 (2.22%) Node.js
6 13 (1.93%) CSS3
7 11 (1.63%) HTML5
7 11 (1.63%) Web Services
8 10 (1.48%) Spring Boot
9 9 (1.33%) REST
9 9 (1.33%) RESTful
9 9 (1.33%) SOAP
9 9 (1.33%) XML
10 8 (1.19%) .NET
11 7 (1.04%) Java EE
11 7 (1.04%) React
11 7 (1.04%) Redux
12 6 (0.89%) HTML5 Canvas
12 6 (0.89%) React Native
12 6 (0.89%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.33%) Mobile Banking
3 35 (5.19%) Credit Risk
3 35 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.96%) User Experience
5 12 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.63%) Blackberry
6 11 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.33%) BYOD
8 8 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.19%) Online Banking
9 6 (0.89%) Social Media
10 4 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.59%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.44%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.44%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.30%) Fintech
12 2 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.89%) Unix
2 29 (4.30%) Windows
3 27 (4.00%) Linux
4 14 (2.07%) Android
5 11 (1.63%) Mac OS
6 10 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.44%) Solaris
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.30%) SUSE
10 2 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 112 (16.59%) Migration
4 88 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 86 (12.74%) Scrum
6 75 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 67 (9.93%) Wealth Management
8 59 (8.74%) Project Management
9 43 (6.37%) Scenario Testing
10 35 (5.19%) Defect Management
10 35 (5.19%) Waterfall
11 34 (5.04%) Business Analysis
12 33 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (4.74%) Analytics
14 31 (4.59%) DevOps
15 28 (4.15%) Risk Management
16 26 (3.85%) ETL
17 24 (3.56%) SDLC
17 24 (3.56%) Test Automation
18 23 (3.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 93 (13.78%) SQL
2 53 (7.85%) Java
3 30 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 17 (2.52%) Shell Script
5 14 (2.07%) C#
5 14 (2.07%) Ruby
6 13 (1.93%) Perl
7 9 (1.33%) VBA
8 8 (1.19%) Python
9 7 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.89%) ES6
10 6 (0.89%) Go
10 6 (0.89%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.74%) PHP
12 4 (0.59%) Delphi
12 4 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.44%) C
13 3 (0.44%) R
14 2 (0.30%) sed
Qualifications
1 47 (6.96%) Degree
2 37 (5.48%) ISEB
3 26 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.89%) CISM
5 6 (0.89%) CISSP
5 6 (0.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (0.44%) CISA
6 3 (0.44%) PMP
6 3 (0.44%) SAS Certification
7 2 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) CCA
8 1 (0.15%) CRISC
8 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.44%) PMO
2 20 (2.96%) QA
3 14 (2.07%) GDPR
3 14 (2.07%) IFRS
3 14 (2.07%) IFRS 9
4 8 (1.19%) Basel II
5 7 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.89%) FATCA
6 6 (0.89%) MiFID
6 6 (0.89%) SLA
7 4 (0.59%) COBIT
8 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.30%) Basel III
10 1 (0.15%) COSO
10 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.15%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (1.93%) Docker
2 7 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.30%) KVM
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.15%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (1.19%) Ansible
1 8 (1.19%) Puppet
2 5 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.30%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.30%) CFEngine
3 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.15%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.15%) FTK
4 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.15%) Oozie
4 1 (0.15%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.15%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (5.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.70%) Oracle
2 25 (3.70%) Teradata
3 17 (2.52%) Temenos
4 14 (2.07%) Cisco
5 13 (1.93%) Adobe
5 13 (1.93%) HP
6 12 (1.78%) IBM
7 10 (1.48%) Citrix
8 9 (1.33%) Bloomberg
8 9 (1.33%) Google
8 9 (1.33%) Lotus
8 9 (1.33%) Reuters
8 9 (1.33%) Splunk
9 8 (1.19%) Cloudera
10 7 (1.04%) SAP
11 6 (0.89%) Tableau
12 5 (0.74%) F5
12 5 (0.74%) Remedy
12 5 (0.74%) TSYS