Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 328 241
Rank change year-on-year +64 -87 -29
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 955 745 1,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.77% 1.08%
As % of the General category 2.45% 2.12% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 545 835
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £297 £306 £302
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 39,025 35,220 42,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.93% 36.47% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,882 23,377 26,893
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £279 £263 £263
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 888 1,154
UK median hourly rate £26.11 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -5.66% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.87 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.46% -9.09% +5.77%

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 16 January 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 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 16 January 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 +32 802 £450 -1.96% 64
UK excluding London +111 493 £425 +1.19% 46
London -22 460 £500 - 33
Scotland +22 144 £425 - 13
North of England +67 134 £450 +12.50% 15
South West +46 101 £363 -16.67% 7
South East +35 72 £450 +10.70% 4
Yorkshire +21 70 £450 +8.96% 5
North West +54 62 £450 +20.00% 7
Midlands +8 33 £300 -33.33% 2
West Midlands +16 27 £275 -38.89%
Wales +6 7 £351 -6.40%
East of England -24 4 £531 +51.79% 3
North East +56 2 £800 +68.42% 3
East Midlands -2 1 £330 -26.67% 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 824 (86.28%) Banking
2 504 (52.77%) Finance
3 310 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (19.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 170 (17.80%) Migration
6 134 (14.03%) Java
7 102 (10.68%) Scrum
8 91 (9.53%) SQL
9 87 (9.11%) Business Analysis
10 81 (8.48%) TDD
11 80 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
12 78 (8.17%) Project Management
13 71 (7.43%) Ansible
14 70 (7.33%) Oracle
15 68 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
15 68 (7.12%) Test Scripting
16 64 (6.70%) Jenkins
16 64 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
17 63 (6.60%) DevOps
17 63 (6.60%) Retail
18 60 (6.28%) JIRA
19 58 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
20 57 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
20 57 (5.97%) ISEB
21 55 (5.76%) Puppet
22 52 (5.45%) Private Banking
22 52 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
22 52 (5.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
23 47 (4.92%) NoSQL
23 47 (4.92%) WebSphere

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 47 (4.92%) WebSphere
2 44 (4.61%) Tomcat
3 42 (4.40%) OpenStack
3 42 (4.40%) SAS
4 40 (4.19%) WebLogic
5 30 (3.14%) Confluence
6 25 (2.62%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.26%) nginx
8 11 (1.15%) JBoss
8 11 (1.15%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.84%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.73%) Apache
11 6 (0.63%) CMS
12 5 (0.52%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.31%) CICS
14 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (1.36%) OmniGraffle
5 11 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.73%) InVision
6 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.21%) InDesign
10 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.47%) Temenos T24
2 6 (0.63%) Eikon
3 4 (0.42%) Actimize
3 4 (0.42%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.21%) RMDS
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.10%) Misys Equation
6 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.10%) Summit
6 1 (0.10%) Temenos Globus
6 1 (0.10%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 80 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.51%) PaaS
4 16 (1.68%) OpenShift
5 15 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (1.47%) npm
7 7 (0.73%) IaaS
8 6 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.63%) GitHub
8 6 (0.63%) SaaS
9 5 (0.52%) Office 365
10 4 (0.42%) CloudBees
11 3 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.31%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
11 3 (0.31%) Yammer
12 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.78%) Internet
1 17 (1.78%) SMS
2 7 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (0.73%) VPN
3 4 (0.42%) BIG-IP
3 4 (0.42%) HTTP
4 3 (0.31%) DNS
4 3 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (0.31%) Firewall
4 3 (0.31%) LDAP
4 3 (0.31%) MPLS
4 3 (0.31%) SAN
4 3 (0.31%) SSH
4 3 (0.31%) VPLS
5 2 (0.21%) ATM
5 2 (0.21%) NAS
5 2 (0.21%) SSL
5 2 (0.21%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.10%) LAN
6 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (4.92%) NoSQL
2 42 (4.40%) MySQL
3 41 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (4.19%) Hadoop
5 39 (4.08%) Big Data
6 29 (3.04%) SQL Server
7 21 (2.20%) DataStage
7 21 (2.20%) IBM InfoSphere
8 12 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.05%) Apache Hive
10 10 (1.05%) QlikView
11 9 (0.94%) HBase
11 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.84%) PowerPivot
13 7 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.73%) DB2
13 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 64 (6.70%) Jenkins
2 60 (6.28%) JIRA
3 44 (4.61%) NUnit
4 40 (4.19%) MSTest
5 29 (3.04%) Git (software)
6 22 (2.30%) Maven
7 20 (2.09%) Selenium
8 16 (1.68%) Axure RP
9 15 (1.57%) Gradle
10 12 (1.26%) CircleCI
10 12 (1.26%) gulp
10 12 (1.26%) IBM UrbanCode
10 12 (1.26%) Travis CI
11 11 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 11 (1.15%) Jasmine
12 9 (0.94%) Appium
13 8 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.73%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.73%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 824 (86.28%) Banking
2 504 (52.77%) Finance
3 63 (6.60%) Retail
4 52 (5.45%) Private Banking
5 36 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.78%) Marketing
7 12 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
8 11 (1.15%) Legal
9 9 (0.94%) Automotive
10 8 (0.84%) Publishing
11 7 (0.73%) Retail Finance
12 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.52%) Law
14 4 (0.42%) Front Office
14 4 (0.42%) International Banking
15 3 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 323 (33.82%) Analyst
2 159 (16.65%) Developer
3 158 (16.54%) Business Analyst
4 144 (15.08%) Banking Analyst
5 102 (10.68%) Test Analyst
6 76 (7.96%) Project Manager
7 69 (7.23%) Architect
8 67 (7.02%) Java Developer
9 60 (6.28%) Banking Business Analyst
10 54 (5.65%) Test Manager
11 44 (4.61%) IT Manager
12 32 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (3.04%) Banking Project Manager
14 28 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
15 25 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
16 24 (2.51%) Programme Manager
17 23 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
17 23 (2.41%) IT Project Manager
18 21 (2.20%) Senior Developer
19 20 (2.09%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.35%) Web Services
2 25 (2.62%) AngularJS
2 25 (2.62%) HTML
3 24 (2.51%) Spring
4 23 (2.41%) CSS
5 21 (2.20%) REST
6 18 (1.88%) Node.js
7 17 (1.78%) Spring Boot
8 15 (1.57%) JSON
8 15 (1.57%) SOAP
9 14 (1.47%) HTML5
10 13 (1.36%) J2EE
10 13 (1.36%) React
10 13 (1.36%) XML
11 12 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (1.15%) CSS3
13 9 (0.94%) RESTful
14 8 (0.84%) .NET
14 8 (0.84%) Kafka
15 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.71%) User Experience
3 22 (2.30%) Credit Risk
4 20 (2.09%) Mobile App
5 19 (1.99%) Mainframe
6 15 (1.57%) Mobile Banking
7 10 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 8 (0.84%) BYOD
8 8 (0.84%) SWIFT
9 7 (0.73%) Blackberry
9 7 (0.73%) Fintech
10 6 (0.63%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.52%) DataPower
11 5 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.52%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.31%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.31%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.21%) Derivative
13 2 (0.21%) Robotics
13 2 (0.21%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 46 (4.82%) Windows
2 45 (4.71%) Linux
3 36 (3.77%) Unix
4 22 (2.30%) Android
5 13 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.73%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.63%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.21%) AIX
11 2 (0.21%) Solaris
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.10%) OS/400
12 1 (0.10%) SUSE
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (19.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 170 (17.80%) Migration
4 102 (10.68%) Scrum
5 87 (9.11%) Business Analysis
6 81 (8.48%) TDD
7 78 (8.17%) Project Management
8 68 (7.12%) Test Scripting
9 63 (6.60%) DevOps
10 58 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 57 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (5.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 46 (4.82%) User Stories
14 45 (4.71%) OO
15 42 (4.40%) Wealth Management
16 39 (4.08%) Defect Management
17 38 (3.98%) Scenario Testing
17 38 (3.98%) Test Automation
18 37 (3.87%) Analytics
19 31 (3.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 134 (14.03%) Java
2 91 (9.53%) SQL
3 45 (4.71%) Python
4 37 (3.87%) JavaScript
5 19 (1.99%) Shell Script
6 16 (1.68%) Ruby
7 13 (1.36%) Groovy
8 11 (1.15%) C#
9 10 (1.05%) VBA
10 9 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.94%) C
10 9 (0.94%) Go
11 8 (0.84%) ES6
11 8 (0.84%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.73%) Apple Swift
12 7 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.73%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.63%) Scala
14 5 (0.52%) R
14 5 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (5.97%) ISEB
2 43 (4.50%) ISTQB
3 25 (2.62%) Degree
4 11 (1.15%) CISM
4 11 (1.15%) CISSP
5 8 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (0.63%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.52%) CCA
8 3 (0.31%) CISA
9 2 (0.21%) CRISC
9 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.21%) PMP
9 2 (0.21%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.21%) SAS Certification
10 1 (0.10%) MCSE
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.10%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.08%) QA
2 35 (3.66%) GDPR
3 28 (2.93%) PMO
4 16 (1.68%) PSD2
5 13 (1.36%) IFRS
6 12 (1.26%) MiFID
7 11 (1.15%) IFRS 9
8 8 (0.84%) COBIT
8 8 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.73%) FATCA
10 6 (0.63%) SEPA
11 4 (0.42%) SLA
12 3 (0.31%) Basel II
12 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.31%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.10%) Basel III
13 1 (0.10%) COSO
13 1 (0.10%) EMIR
13 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (1.57%) Docker
1 15 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (0.84%) HDFS
3 6 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.21%) vCloud
6 2 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.10%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 71 (7.43%) Ansible
2 55 (5.76%) Puppet
3 52 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.84%) Terraform
5 6 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.31%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.21%) Oozie
7 2 (0.21%) SCCM
8 1 (0.10%) Ambari
8 1 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.10%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.10%) Kibana
8 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.10%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 70 (7.33%) Oracle
2 39 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 36 (3.77%) Teradata
4 25 (2.62%) IBM
5 24 (2.51%) Adobe
6 17 (1.78%) Google
7 12 (1.26%) Splunk
7 12 (1.26%) Temenos
8 10 (1.05%) HP
8 10 (1.05%) SAP
9 9 (0.94%) Cisco
10 8 (0.84%) Bloomberg
10 8 (0.84%) Citrix
10 8 (0.84%) Lotus
10 8 (0.84%) Reuters
10 8 (0.84%) Tableau
10 8 (0.84%) VMware
11 7 (0.73%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.63%) McAfee
13 5 (0.52%) Informatica