Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 428 304 288
Rank change year-on-year -124 -16 -18
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 510 821 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.81% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.51% 2.16% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 591 556
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £332 £299 £306
90th Percentile £675 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.01% -2.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £12.60 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.60 - -

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 33,845 38,050 35,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.54% 37.64% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,213 24,763 22,983
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 859 872
UK median hourly rate £28.70 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +4.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.62 £12.43 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.56 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +26.22% - -10.71%

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 23 April 2019.

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 14 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 23 April 2019. 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 -139 410 £525 +13.33% 28
London -53 277 £550 +10.00% 21
UK excluding London -125 229 £475 +15.01% 16
Scotland -3 98 £450 +5.88% 9
North of England -55 51 £475 +18.01% 5
South West -67 37 £550 +33.17%
Midlands -2 28 £500 +17.65%
North West -4 24 £500 +23.46% 1
Yorkshire -34 22 £440 +2.92% 4
East Midlands +19 11 £475 +37.68%
West Midlands -19 9 £500 +42.86%
South East -49 9 £463 +8.82% 1
East of England +21 6 £425 -19.05% 1
North East -9 5 £350 +16.67%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 453 (88.82%) Banking
2 308 (60.39%) Finance
3 142 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (20.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 63 (12.35%) DevOps
6 53 (10.39%) Project Management
7 49 (9.61%) Java
8 47 (9.22%) SQL
9 46 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
10 45 (8.82%) Scrum
11 44 (8.63%) JIRA
12 43 (8.43%) Retail
12 43 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (7.65%) Python
14 36 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (6.67%) Migration
16 33 (6.47%) Business Analysis
16 33 (6.47%) Jenkins
16 33 (6.47%) PSD2
17 31 (6.08%) Wealth Management
18 30 (5.88%) Investment Banking
18 30 (5.88%) Anti-Money Laundering
19 28 (5.49%) Analytics
20 27 (5.29%) Windows
20 27 (5.29%) Microsoft
21 26 (5.10%) Linux
21 26 (5.10%) Credit Risk
22 25 (4.90%) Confluence
23 24 (4.71%) Private Banking
23 24 (4.71%) JavaScript

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 25 (4.90%) Confluence
2 17 (3.33%) SAS
3 8 (1.57%) JBoss
4 7 (1.37%) Apache
5 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.20%) Jetty
8 1 (0.20%) Mule
8 1 (0.20%) nginx
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.16%) Actimize
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.33%) Office 365
4 12 (2.35%) GitHub
5 11 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.59%) Apigee
7 3 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.59%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.39%) Serverless
8 2 (0.39%) Slack
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.20%) Boomi
9 1 (0.20%) npm
9 1 (0.20%) PaaS
9 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.96%) Firewall
2 8 (1.57%) DNS
3 5 (0.98%) ATM
3 5 (0.98%) Internet
4 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.39%) LAN
5 2 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.39%) VoIP
5 2 (0.39%) WAN
6 1 (0.20%) DHCP
6 1 (0.20%) HTTP
6 1 (0.20%) SAN
6 1 (0.20%) Skype
6 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.92%) Big Data
2 16 (3.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.76%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.57%) DB2
5 7 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.98%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.78%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.78%) Base SAS
8 3 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.39%) DataStage
9 2 (0.39%) HBase
9 2 (0.39%) KDB
9 2 (0.39%) MS Access
9 2 (0.39%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (8.63%) JIRA
2 33 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.73%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.35%) Bitbucket
4 12 (2.35%) Hudson
5 10 (1.96%) Selenium
5 10 (1.96%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.18%) HP UFT
8 5 (0.98%) JMeter
9 4 (0.78%) Gatling
9 4 (0.78%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.78%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.59%) Appium
10 3 (0.59%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.59%) GitLab
10 3 (0.59%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.39%) Maven
11 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 453 (88.82%) Banking
2 308 (60.39%) Finance
3 43 (8.43%) Retail
4 30 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 24 (4.71%) Private Banking
6 12 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.96%) Marketing
8 9 (1.76%) Back Office
9 8 (1.57%) Advertising
10 7 (1.37%) Legal
11 6 (1.18%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.98%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.39%) Retail Finance
15 1 (0.20%) Electronics
15 1 (0.20%) Front Office
15 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 131 (25.69%) Analyst
2 74 (14.51%) Business Analyst
3 70 (13.73%) Project Manager
4 52 (10.20%) Architect
4 52 (10.20%) Developer
5 51 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
6 27 (5.29%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (4.51%) Banking Project Manager
8 20 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
8 20 (3.92%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
8 20 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 18 (3.53%) Programme Manager
9 18 (3.53%) Risk Analyst
10 17 (3.33%) Banking Business Analyst
11 16 (3.14%) Consultant
11 16 (3.14%) Retail Banking Project Manager
12 15 (2.94%) Credit Analyst
12 15 (2.94%) Designer
13 14 (2.75%) Credit Risk Analyst
14 13 (2.55%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.14%) REST
2 14 (2.75%) SOAP
3 12 (2.35%) JSON
3 12 (2.35%) Spring
4 11 (2.16%) .NET
5 10 (1.96%) XML
6 8 (1.57%) CSS
6 8 (1.57%) Spring Boot
6 8 (1.57%) Web Services
7 7 (1.37%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.37%) HTML
7 7 (1.37%) Natural Language Processing
7 7 (1.37%) RESTful
8 6 (1.18%) Middleware
9 5 (0.98%) Gherkin
9 5 (0.98%) Kafka
9 5 (0.98%) OAuth
10 4 (0.78%) Apache Camel
10 4 (0.78%) OAuth2
10 4 (0.78%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.10%) Credit Risk
3 19 (3.73%) User Experience
4 16 (3.14%) Fintech
5 14 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
6 10 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.18%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.98%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.78%) AS400
11 4 (0.78%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.78%) iSeries
11 4 (0.78%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.59%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.29%) Windows
2 26 (5.10%) Linux
3 23 (4.51%) Unix
4 11 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.18%) Android
6 6 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.78%) zOS
8 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (20.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 63 (12.35%) DevOps
4 53 (10.39%) Project Management
5 45 (8.82%) Scrum
6 43 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (6.67%) Migration
8 33 (6.47%) Business Analysis
9 31 (6.08%) Wealth Management
10 30 (5.88%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 28 (5.49%) Analytics
12 22 (4.31%) Test Automation
12 22 (4.31%) Test Scripting
13 20 (3.92%) Risk Management
13 20 (3.92%) Waterfall
14 17 (3.33%) ETL
14 17 (3.33%) ITIL
14 17 (3.33%) Microservices
15 16 (3.14%) KYC
15 16 (3.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (9.61%) Java
2 47 (9.22%) SQL
3 39 (7.65%) Python
4 24 (4.71%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.35%) R
6 9 (1.76%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.57%) Java 8
7 8 (1.57%) Scala
8 7 (1.37%) Groovy
9 6 (1.18%) C#
10 5 (0.98%) VBA
11 4 (0.78%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.78%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.78%) COBOL
11 4 (0.78%) SOQL
11 4 (0.78%) SOSL
12 3 (0.59%) Perl
12 3 (0.59%) VB
13 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (2.94%) Degree
2 6 (1.18%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.98%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.98%) PMP
4 4 (0.78%) ISEB
5 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (0.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.20%) CCA
7 1 (0.20%) CISA
7 1 (0.20%) CISSP
7 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.47%) PSD2
2 22 (4.31%) QA
3 13 (2.55%) IFRS
3 13 (2.55%) IFRS 9
4 11 (2.16%) PMO
5 6 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.18%) SEPA
6 5 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.78%) COBIT
7 4 (0.78%) GDPR
8 3 (0.59%) SLA
9 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.20%) Basel III
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 15 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.96%) Docker
3 8 (1.57%) OpenAM
3 8 (1.57%) OpenDJ
4 7 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.39%) HDFS
6 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.39%) XenApp
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.20%) Xen
7 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (4.51%) Ansible
2 17 (3.33%) Puppet
3 13 (2.55%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.37%) Terraform
5 4 (0.78%) SCCM
6 3 (0.59%) Rancher
7 2 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.20%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.20%) Packer
8 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (5.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.73%) Oracle
3 11 (2.16%) IBM
4 9 (1.76%) ForgeRock
4 9 (1.76%) Informatica
4 9 (1.76%) VMware
5 8 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.37%) MuleSoft
6 7 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.18%) Tableau
7 6 (1.18%) Workday
8 5 (0.98%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.59%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.59%) Cisco
10 3 (0.59%) Citrix
10 3 (0.59%) Fiserv
10 3 (0.59%) Google
10 3 (0.59%) SAP
10 3 (0.59%) Teradata