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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 307 263
Rank change year-on-year +6 -44  
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 341 386 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.72% 0.87%
As % of the General category 1.88% 1.95% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 301 359
Median daily rate £438 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +6.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.18% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 18136 19769 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.21% 36.77% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11912 13193 14206
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £633 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 464 540
Median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £11.00 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.54 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Retail Banking
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Retail Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 272 £466 +3.55% 115
London -4 147 £500 +5.26% 91
Scotland +10 64 £375 -16.66% 6
Edinburgh -7 58 £375 -16.66% 5
South West +36 50 £325 +8.33% 5
City of London +8 33 £503 +3.07% 5
Gloucestershire +27 23 £325 +19.26% 1
North West +22 20 £450 +20.80% 1
South East +36 19 £396 -11.94% 3
Bristol -2 14 £300 - 3
Gloucester +7 13 £263 -3.66% 1
West Yorkshire +5 13 £433 +6.79% 1
Yorkshire -2 13 £433 +6.79% 7
West Midlands +35 12 £363 -27.50%
Birmingham +23 11 £300 -40.00%
Wiltshire +12 9 - - 1
Swindon +8 9 - - 1
Berkshire +30 8 £363 -14.70%
Cheshire +27 8 £463 +24.16% 1
Reading +21 7 £363 -14.70%
Leeds +16 6 £550 +36.64%
Halifax -2 5 £375 -1.44% 1
Manchester +5 4 £350 -1.06%
East of England -10 4 £625 +85.18% 7
Milton Keynes -15 4 £395 +1.93% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 4 £395 +1.93% 1
East Sussex - 4 £438 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £475 -
North East - 4 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £475 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 602 (100.00%) Banking
1 602 (100.00%) Retail
2 303 (50.33%) Finance
3 168 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 82 (13.62%) Migration
6 80 (13.29%) SQL
7 75 (12.46%) Test Scripting
7 75 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
8 70 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 62 (10.30%) Wealth Management
10 61 (10.13%) Scrum
11 60 (9.97%) Project Management
12 53 (8.80%) Java
13 50 (8.31%) Investment Banking
14 42 (6.98%) Degree
15 39 (6.48%) Microsoft
16 37 (6.15%) Mobile Banking
17 34 (5.65%) SAS
17 34 (5.65%) JIRA
18 33 (5.48%) Scenario Testing
19 32 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
20 31 (5.15%) Management Information System
20 31 (5.15%) JavaScript
20 31 (5.15%) ISEB
20 31 (5.15%) Defect Management
21 29 (4.82%) Waterfall
21 29 (4.82%) Unix
21 29 (4.82%) Credit Risk
22 28 (4.65%) Analytics

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 34 (5.65%) SAS
2 13 (2.16%) Confluence
2 13 (2.16%) JBoss
3 10 (1.66%) CMS
4 9 (1.50%) Apache
5 8 (1.33%) IBM Notes
5 8 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.83%) Mule
6 5 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.50%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.50%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.33%) CICS
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 32 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.82%) MS Visio
3 19 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.33%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.49%) Temenos T24
2 8 (1.33%) Eikon
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Actimize
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.17%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.00%) GitHub
4 5 (0.83%) Office 365
4 5 (0.83%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.66%) PaaS
6 3 (0.50%) CloudBees
7 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.17%) IaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.49%) Internet
2 10 (1.66%) VPN
3 8 (1.33%) BGP
3 8 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (1.33%) EIGRP
3 8 (1.33%) OSPF
4 7 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.00%) Firewall
6 5 (0.83%) DNS
7 4 (0.66%) HTTP
8 3 (0.50%) Intranet
8 3 (0.50%) Skype
8 3 (0.50%) SSL
9 2 (0.33%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.33%) LDAP
9 2 (0.33%) MPLS
9 2 (0.33%) VPLS
10 1 (0.17%) ATM
10 1 (0.17%) LAN
10 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (3.49%) Big Data
2 21 (3.49%) Hadoop
2 21 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.00%) Apache Hive
5 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.83%) MySQL
5 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.66%) DB2
6 4 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
6 4 (0.66%) OLAP
7 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.50%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.50%) HBase
7 3 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.50%) QlikView
7 3 (0.50%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (5.65%) JIRA
2 27 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.82%) Selenium
4 16 (2.66%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.50%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.33%) JMeter
7 8 (1.33%) Mocha
7 8 (1.33%) WebDriver
8 7 (1.16%) Appium
8 7 (1.16%) Calabash
9 6 (1.00%) JUnit
9 6 (1.00%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (0.83%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 5 (0.83%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.83%) Maven
10 5 (0.83%) Subversion
11 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.66%) webpack
General
1 602 (100.00%) Banking
1 602 (100.00%) Retail
2 303 (50.33%) Finance
3 50 (8.31%) Investment Banking
4 20 (3.32%) Private Banking
5 12 (1.99%) Law
6 11 (1.83%) Legal
6 11 (1.83%) Spanish Language
7 10 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
8 9 (1.50%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.33%) Advertising
10 7 (1.16%) Back Office
11 6 (1.00%) Front Office
11 6 (1.00%) Marketing
12 3 (0.50%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) International Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 223 (37.04%) Analyst
2 86 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 75 (12.46%) Test Analyst
4 64 (10.63%) Project Manager
5 61 (10.13%) Banking Analyst
6 53 (8.80%) Developer
7 36 (5.98%) Test Manager
8 32 (5.32%) Architect
9 27 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (3.16%) Consultant
10 19 (3.16%) Credit Analyst
10 19 (3.16%) Programme Manager
11 18 (2.99%) IT Manager
11 18 (2.99%) Senior Manager
12 16 (2.66%) Risk Analyst
12 16 (2.66%) Scrum Master
13 15 (2.49%) Financial Analyst
13 15 (2.49%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
14 14 (2.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.16%) HTML
2 18 (2.99%) Spring
3 17 (2.82%) AngularJS
3 17 (2.82%) CSS
4 16 (2.66%) Node.js
5 13 (2.16%) CSS3
6 12 (1.99%) Web Services
7 11 (1.83%) Spring Boot
8 10 (1.66%) HTML5
8 10 (1.66%) XML
9 9 (1.50%) RESTful
10 8 (1.33%) REST
10 8 (1.33%) SOAP
11 7 (1.16%) .NET
12 6 (1.00%) Java EE
13 5 (0.83%) D3.js
13 5 (0.83%) HTML5 Canvas
13 5 (0.83%) Semantic HTML
13 5 (0.83%) SVG
13 5 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 75 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.15%) Mobile Banking
3 31 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.82%) Credit Risk
5 12 (1.99%) User Experience
6 11 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.66%) Blackberry
7 10 (1.66%) Online Banking
8 8 (1.33%) BYOD
8 8 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.33%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.00%) Social Media
10 5 (0.83%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.66%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.66%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.50%) Derivative
12 3 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.50%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.82%) Unix
2 23 (3.82%) Linux
3 22 (3.65%) Windows
4 11 (1.83%) Android
5 10 (1.66%) Mac OS
6 8 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.50%) Solaris
9 2 (0.33%) SUSE
9 2 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.17%) Debian
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 82 (13.62%) Migration
4 75 (12.46%) Test Scripting
5 70 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 62 (10.30%) Wealth Management
7 61 (10.13%) Scrum
8 60 (9.97%) Project Management
9 33 (5.48%) Scenario Testing
10 31 (5.15%) Defect Management
11 29 (4.82%) Waterfall
12 28 (4.65%) Analytics
13 27 (4.49%) Business Analysis
14 26 (4.32%) Test Automation
15 25 (4.15%) DevOps
16 24 (3.99%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (3.82%) Risk Management
17 23 (3.82%) Workflow
18 22 (3.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 20 (3.32%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 80 (13.29%) SQL
2 53 (8.80%) Java
3 31 (5.15%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 13 (2.16%) C#
6 12 (1.99%) Perl
7 9 (1.50%) Python
7 9 (1.50%) Ruby
7 9 (1.50%) VBA
8 7 (1.16%) ES6
9 5 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.66%) C
10 4 (0.66%) Delphi
10 4 (0.66%) Scala
11 3 (0.50%) PHP
11 3 (0.50%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.33%) AWK
12 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (6.98%) Degree
2 31 (5.15%) ISEB
3 24 (3.99%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.83%) PMP
5 5 (0.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 4 (0.66%) CISM
6 4 (0.66%) CISSP
6 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.66%) SAS Certification
7 3 (0.50%) CCNP
7 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.17%) CRISC
9 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.32%) PMO
2 16 (2.66%) QA
3 14 (2.33%) IFRS
3 14 (2.33%) IFRS 9
4 8 (1.33%) Basel II
5 7 (1.16%) MiFID
6 6 (1.00%) FATCA
7 5 (0.83%) GDPR
7 5 (0.83%) SLA
8 4 (0.66%) COBIT
8 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.33%) Basel III
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.17%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.17%) SEPA
10 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (2.33%) Docker
2 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) KVM
3 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) HDFS
4 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (1.83%) Puppet
2 7 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.00%) Ansible
4 5 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.50%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.33%) Nagios
6 2 (0.33%) Terraform
7 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.17%) FTK
7 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.17%) Oozie
7 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.17%) Salt
7 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 39 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.82%) Oracle
3 19 (3.16%) Cisco
4 15 (2.49%) Splunk
5 13 (2.16%) Teradata
6 12 (1.99%) Adobe
7 11 (1.83%) HP
7 11 (1.83%) Temenos
8 10 (1.66%) Cloudera
8 10 (1.66%) Juniper
9 9 (1.50%) Citrix
10 8 (1.33%) Arista
10 8 (1.33%) Bloomberg
10 8 (1.33%) Lotus
10 8 (1.33%) Reuters
11 7 (1.16%) IBM
11 7 (1.16%) SAP
12 5 (0.83%) TSYS
12 5 (0.83%) Unisys
13 4 (0.66%) F5
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
AMS contingency
Posted: 16 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago