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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retail Banking
UK
Rank 351 298 264
Rank change year-on-year -53 -34  
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 261 405 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.76% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.51% 1.99% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 287 326
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £603 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -7.50% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 17229 20341 20727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.04% 38.23% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11252 13173 12701
Median daily rate £450 £450 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 508 485
Median hourly rate £26.13 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 -11 209 £456 +1.38% 56
London +3 115 £525 +10.52% 37
Scotland -37 44 £425 -10.52% 2
Edinburgh -18 42 £425 -10.52% 2
City of London +21 31 £569 +30.00% 6
South West +19 31 £320 -10.11% 1
Gloucestershire +24 23 £425 +14.86%
Gloucester +16 20 £399 -16.10%
North West +14 19 £375 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire +1 16 £403 -1.52% 4
West Yorkshire -5 13 £396 -3.11% 1
Manchester +3 8 £331 -17.18% 3
East Midlands +2 8 £450 +20.00% 2
Northamptonshire - 8 £450 -
County Antrim - 8 £313 -
Belfast - 8 £313 -
Northern Ireland - 8 £313 -
Cheshire +23 7 £350 +4.94% 1
Halifax +5 7 £347 -8.93%
Bristol 0 7 £300 +1.01% 1
West Midlands +15 6 £438 +29.62%
Leeds -7 6 £495 +18.91% 1
Northampton - 6 £425 -
South East +2 5 £425 - 1
Birmingham 0 4 £438 +29.62%
North East -10 4 £531 +6.25%
Sheffield +1 3 £475 +15.85% 3
South Yorkshire 0 3 £475 +15.85% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 3 £575 +27.77%
Tyne and Wear -10 3 £575 +27.77%

Retail Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 514 (100.00%) Banking
1 514 (100.00%) Retail
2 266 (51.75%) Finance
3 150 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (12.06%) Project Management
6 59 (11.48%) SQL
7 55 (10.70%) Migration
8 53 (10.31%) Java
9 51 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (9.34%) Scrum
11 43 (8.37%) Test Scripting
12 41 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 40 (7.78%) Windows
14 35 (6.81%) Microsoft
15 34 (6.61%) Wealth Management
16 33 (6.42%) MS Excel
17 32 (6.23%) Hadoop
18 30 (5.84%) Big Data
19 28 (5.45%) Risk Management
19 28 (5.45%) Selenium
19 28 (5.45%) Business Analysis
20 27 (5.25%) Investment Banking
20 27 (5.25%) Investment Management
20 27 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
20 27 (5.25%) C#
20 27 (5.25%) Analytics
21 26 (5.06%) MS Office
22 25 (4.86%) SQL Server
22 25 (4.86%) Degree

Retail Banking
Top Related 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 20 (3.89%) SAS
2 15 (2.92%) Apache Pig
2 15 (2.92%) IBM Notes
3 7 (1.36%) Confluence
3 7 (1.36%) JBoss
4 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (0.97%) Apache
5 5 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.78%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.58%) CMS
7 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.39%) IIS
8 2 (0.39%) Mule
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.06%) MS Office
3 14 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.14%) MS Project
5 9 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) HipChat
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.72%) Eikon
2 5 (0.97%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.39%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (0.97%) Office 365
5 2 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.47%) Internet
2 8 (1.56%) BGP
2 8 (1.56%) EIGRP
2 8 (1.56%) OSPF
3 7 (1.36%) ATM
4 5 (0.97%) Firewall
5 4 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.78%) VPN
6 3 (0.58%) Network Security
7 2 (0.39%) LAN
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.19%) DNS
8 1 (0.19%) FCoE
8 1 (0.19%) HTTP
8 1 (0.19%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.19%) NAS
8 1 (0.19%) SAN
8 1 (0.19%) SSL
8 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.23%) Hadoop
2 30 (5.84%) Big Data
3 27 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (4.86%) SQL Server
5 19 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (3.11%) Apache Hive
7 16 (3.11%) QlikView
8 15 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 15 (2.92%) Snowflake Schema
8 15 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.39%) HBase
12 2 (0.39%) OLAP
12 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (5.45%) Selenium
2 24 (4.67%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.89%) JIRA
4 17 (3.31%) Cucumber
5 14 (2.72%) WebDriver
6 12 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
7 9 (1.75%) JMeter
7 9 (1.75%) JUnit
8 7 (1.36%) HP UFT
8 7 (1.36%) Maven
9 5 (0.97%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.97%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.78%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (0.78%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.78%) Mocha
10 4 (0.78%) Subversion
11 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.39%) TestNG
11 2 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 514 (100.00%) Banking
1 514 (100.00%) Retail
2 266 (51.75%) Finance
3 27 (5.25%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.28%) Corporate Banking
5 21 (4.09%) Advertising
6 15 (2.92%) Private Banking
7 14 (2.72%) Law
8 11 (2.14%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.36%) Legal
9 7 (1.36%) Marketing
10 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.78%) Front Office
12 3 (0.58%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Electronics
13 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.19%) Games
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 142 (27.63%) Analyst
2 79 (15.37%) Business Analyst
3 68 (13.23%) Project Manager
4 60 (11.67%) Developer
5 44 (8.56%) Test Manager
6 43 (8.37%) Banking Analyst
7 32 (6.23%) Test Analyst
8 28 (5.45%) Architect
9 27 (5.25%) IT Manager
10 26 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (4.67%) Senior Manager
12 22 (4.28%) Java Developer
12 22 (4.28%) Programme Manager
13 17 (3.31%) IT Project Manager
14 15 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
15 14 (2.72%) Test Engineer
16 13 (2.53%) Payments Analyst
16 13 (2.53%) Senior Business Analyst
17 12 (2.33%) Banking Project Manager
17 12 (2.33%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.31%) Spring
2 15 (2.92%) HTML
3 14 (2.72%) CSS
4 12 (2.33%) Spring Boot
5 10 (1.95%) CSS3
5 10 (1.95%) Web Services
6 9 (1.75%) HTML5
6 9 (1.75%) SOAP
7 8 (1.56%) J2EE
7 8 (1.56%) REST
7 8 (1.56%) XML
8 6 (1.17%) .NET
8 6 (1.17%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.17%) Node.js
9 4 (0.78%) Apache Sling
9 4 (0.78%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (0.78%) Middleware
9 4 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.39%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.50%) User Experience
4 14 (2.72%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
6 11 (2.14%) iPad
7 10 (1.95%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.95%) iPhone
8 9 (1.75%) Online Banking
9 8 (1.56%) Fintech
10 6 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.97%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.97%) Social Media
12 4 (0.78%) BYOD
12 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.78%) Equities
12 4 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.78%) Windows
2 18 (3.50%) Windows 7
2 18 (3.50%) Windows Server
3 11 (2.14%) Unix
4 10 (1.95%) Linux
4 10 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.95%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.17%) Android
6 4 (0.78%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (12.06%) Project Management
4 55 (10.70%) Migration
5 48 (9.34%) Scrum
6 43 (8.37%) Test Scripting
7 41 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 34 (6.61%) Wealth Management
9 28 (5.45%) Business Analysis
9 28 (5.45%) Risk Management
10 27 (5.25%) Analytics
10 27 (5.25%) Investment Management
11 24 (4.67%) Data Analysis
12 21 (4.09%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (3.89%) Defect Management
13 20 (3.89%) Visualisation
14 18 (3.50%) BDD
15 17 (3.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 17 (3.31%) TDD
16 16 (3.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.48%) SQL
2 53 (10.31%) Java
3 27 (5.25%) C#
4 20 (3.89%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.50%) T-SQL
6 17 (3.31%) Scala
7 16 (3.11%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.56%) Perl
9 7 (1.36%) Python
10 6 (1.17%) C
11 5 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.78%) ES6
12 4 (0.78%) Ruby
13 3 (0.58%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.58%) VBA
14 2 (0.39%) C++
14 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.19%) Delphi
15 1 (0.19%) RPG
15 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (4.86%) Degree
2 13 (2.53%) ISEB
3 9 (1.75%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.36%) SAS Certification
5 5 (0.97%) CISSP
5 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.78%) CISM
6 4 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.58%) CCNP
7 3 (0.58%) PMP
8 2 (0.39%) ACCA
8 2 (0.39%) CIMA
8 2 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.19%) CRISC
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.47%) PMO
2 9 (1.75%) QA
3 5 (0.97%) IFRS
3 5 (0.97%) IFRS 9
3 5 (0.97%) MiFID
4 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.58%) FATCA
5 3 (0.58%) GDPR
5 3 (0.58%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.39%) Basel III
6 2 (0.39%) COBIT
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.19%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.19%) SDET
7 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (2.14%) Docker
2 4 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) HDFS
3 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.19%) KVM
3 1 (0.19%) NFS
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.19%) SRDF
3 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (1.36%) Puppet
2 6 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.17%) Terraform
3 4 (0.78%) Ansible
4 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.58%) Nagios
5 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.19%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.19%) Oozie
5 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.19%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.19%) Salt
5 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.28%) Cloudera
3 16 (3.11%) Cisco
4 15 (2.92%) Hortonworks
4 15 (2.92%) Lotus
4 15 (2.92%) Oracle
4 15 (2.92%) Splunk
5 14 (2.72%) Adobe
5 14 (2.72%) Bloomberg
5 14 (2.72%) Reuters
6 12 (2.33%) Teradata
7 8 (1.56%) Arista
7 8 (1.56%) Juniper
8 7 (1.36%) IBM
9 6 (1.17%) TSYS
10 4 (0.78%) Citrix
10 4 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.78%) SAP
11 2 (0.39%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.39%) VMware
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