Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 426 261 299
Rank change year-on-year -165 +38 -92
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 546 1,008 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 1.02% 0.88%
As % of the General category 1.44% 2.56% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 725 716
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £315 £263 £300
90th Percentile £688 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +9.62% -2.50% -
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 38,004 39,330 38,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.87% 39.96% 36.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,811 26,002 25,663
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.34% +5.76%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 881 881 966
UK median hourly rate £23.34 £26.50 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.92% +11.74% -0.15%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% +14.00% -3.85%

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 15 October 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 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 15 October 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 -181 460 £475 +5.56% 94
London -88 312 £525 +5.00% 54
UK excluding London -204 228 £428 +9.62% 47
Scotland -80 80 £450 +12.50% 7
North of England -70 61 £400 -5.88% 18
South West -76 55 £433 +26.46% 10
North West -46 30 £425 -5.56% 11
Yorkshire -45 29 £356 -11.00% 7
South East -41 16 £500 +19.40% 3
Midlands -38 14 £475 +74.31% 7
East Midlands - 12 £425 - 3
Wales -22 3 £365 +3.99%
North East - 2 £435 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 477 (87.36%) Banking
2 288 (52.75%) Finance
3 175 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (23.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (10.99%) Scrum
6 51 (9.34%) SQL
7 49 (8.97%) Java
8 42 (7.69%) Migration
9 41 (7.51%) Project Management
10 38 (6.96%) Business Analysis
11 37 (6.78%) JIRA
12 36 (6.59%) Retail
12 36 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
14 33 (6.04%) Microsoft
15 31 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
15 31 (5.68%) QA
16 28 (5.13%) Windows
16 28 (5.13%) DevOps
16 28 (5.13%) PMO
17 25 (4.58%) Python
17 25 (4.58%) Change Management
18 24 (4.40%) Jenkins
19 23 (4.21%) TDD
20 22 (4.03%) Data Analysis
20 22 (4.03%) Waterfall
20 22 (4.03%) User Experience
20 22 (4.03%) PSD2
20 22 (4.03%) Problem-Solving
21 21 (3.85%) Fintech

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 18 (3.30%) SAS
2 17 (3.11%) Confluence
3 13 (2.38%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.20%) JBoss
4 12 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.83%) Apache
6 7 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.10%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.10%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.92%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.55%) Mule
10 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.73%) InVision
4 4 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.55%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.18%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.10%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.55%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.18%) BASE24
3 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.10%) PaaS
5 5 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (0.92%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.73%) SaaS
7 3 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.55%) Akamai
7 3 (0.55%) Office 365
8 2 (0.37%) GitHub
8 2 (0.37%) IaaS
8 2 (0.37%) npm
8 2 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.18%) NuGet
9 1 (0.18%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.28%) Firewall
2 6 (1.10%) BIG-IP
2 6 (1.10%) SMS
3 4 (0.73%) Network Security
4 3 (0.55%) Internet
4 3 (0.55%) SSL
4 3 (0.55%) WebEx
5 2 (0.37%) Skype
6 1 (0.18%) ATM
6 1 (0.18%) DHCP
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) LAN
6 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.75%) Big Data
2 14 (2.56%) DataStage
2 14 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 14 (2.56%) IBM InfoSphere
3 13 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.01%) SQL Server
6 10 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.28%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.28%) HBase
8 6 (1.10%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.10%) DataStax
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.37%) MySQL
10 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (6.78%) JIRA
2 24 (4.40%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.20%) Cucumber
4 11 (2.01%) Selenium
5 9 (1.65%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.47%) Appium
7 7 (1.28%) Maven
8 6 (1.10%) Axure RP
8 6 (1.10%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.73%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (0.55%) Buildbot
10 3 (0.55%) JMeter
10 3 (0.55%) JUnit
10 3 (0.55%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.55%) webpack
11 2 (0.37%) MSTest
11 2 (0.37%) NUnit
11 2 (0.37%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 477 (87.36%) Banking
2 288 (52.75%) Finance
3 36 (6.59%) Retail
4 18 (3.30%) Private Banking
5 12 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.01%) Legal
6 11 (2.01%) Marketing
7 9 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.92%) Back Office
8 5 (0.92%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.73%) French Language
10 3 (0.55%) Advertising
10 3 (0.55%) Automotive
11 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.37%) Retail Finance
11 2 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (26.19%) Analyst
2 67 (12.27%) Business Analyst
3 66 (12.09%) Architect
4 60 (10.99%) Developer
5 59 (10.81%) Project Manager
6 50 (9.16%) Banking Analyst
7 37 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (4.21%) Test Analyst
9 20 (3.66%) Banking Project Manager
10 18 (3.30%) Banking Business Analyst
10 18 (3.30%) Programme Manager
11 16 (2.93%) Designer
11 16 (2.93%) Java Developer
12 15 (2.75%) Retail Banking Project Manager
13 14 (2.56%) Scrum Master
13 14 (2.56%) Test Manager
14 13 (2.38%) DataStage Developer
14 13 (2.38%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
15 12 (2.20%) Data Architect
15 12 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.38%) Spring
2 10 (1.83%) RESTful
3 9 (1.65%) REST
3 9 (1.65%) Web Services
4 8 (1.47%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (1.47%) Node.js
4 8 (1.47%) Spring Boot
5 7 (1.28%) HTML
6 6 (1.10%) .NET
6 6 (1.10%) Middleware
6 6 (1.10%) Spark Streaming
7 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.92%) CSS
7 5 (0.92%) HTML5
7 5 (0.92%) React
7 5 (0.92%) SOAP
8 4 (0.73%) CSS3
8 4 (0.73%) OAuth
9 3 (0.55%) Material Design
9 3 (0.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.03%) User Experience
3 21 (3.85%) Fintech
4 16 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.83%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.47%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.28%) SWIFT
9 6 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.92%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.73%) Clustering
11 4 (0.73%) EMV
11 4 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.55%) DataPower
12 3 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.13%) Windows
2 20 (3.66%) Apple iOS
3 19 (3.48%) Linux
4 18 (3.30%) Android
5 14 (2.56%) Unix
6 12 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.20%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.37%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (23.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 60 (10.99%) Scrum
4 42 (7.69%) Migration
5 41 (7.51%) Project Management
6 38 (6.96%) Business Analysis
7 28 (5.13%) DevOps
8 25 (4.58%) Change Management
9 23 (4.21%) TDD
10 22 (4.03%) Data Analysis
10 22 (4.03%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (4.03%) Waterfall
11 20 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (3.48%) SDLC
12 19 (3.48%) Test Automation
12 19 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (3.30%) Decision-Making
13 18 (3.30%) ITIL
13 18 (3.30%) Microservices
14 17 (3.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.34%) SQL
2 49 (8.97%) Java
3 25 (4.58%) Python
4 17 (3.11%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.83%) C#
6 9 (1.65%) C
6 9 (1.65%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.10%) Java 8
7 6 (1.10%) Scala
7 6 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.55%) Go
9 3 (0.55%) Ruby
9 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.37%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.37%) ES6
10 2 (0.37%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.37%) XPath
11 1 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (3.11%) Degree
2 14 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (2.01%) ISEB
4 10 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.92%) CISSP
7 4 (0.73%) CEH
8 3 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.55%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.37%) PMP
10 1 (0.18%) APMP
10 1 (0.18%) CISM
10 1 (0.18%) ISACA
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.68%) QA
2 28 (5.13%) PMO
3 22 (4.03%) PSD2
4 7 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.92%) SLA
6 4 (0.73%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.55%) GDPR
8 2 (0.37%) IFRS
8 2 (0.37%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.18%) Basel III
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.18%) MiFID
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.73%) OpenAM
1 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.55%) Docker
2 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.37%) Xen
3 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.18%) HDFS
4 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (3.48%) Puppet
2 15 (2.75%) Ansible
3 9 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.10%) Terraform
5 5 (0.92%) SCCM
6 4 (0.73%) Packer
7 3 (0.55%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.37%) CASB
8 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.18%) Grafana
9 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.18%) Kibana
9 1 (0.18%) logstash
9 1 (0.18%) Oozie
9 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (6.04%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.66%) Teradata
3 19 (3.48%) IBM
4 16 (2.93%) Oracle
5 14 (2.56%) Google
6 10 (1.83%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.47%) Citrix
7 8 (1.47%) Splunk
8 7 (1.28%) Cisco
9 6 (1.10%) F5
9 6 (1.10%) VMware
10 5 (0.92%) SaltStack
10 5 (0.92%) SAP
10 5 (0.92%) Temenos
11 4 (0.73%) Adobe
11 4 (0.73%) Apigee
11 4 (0.73%) ForgeRock
11 4 (0.73%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.73%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.73%) Sitecore