Period
to 24 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 6 months to 24 February 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.

Banking
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 99 82
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 -27
Contract jobs citing Banking 96 97 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.03% 1.84% 2.21%
As % of the General category 7.57% 6.08% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 68 89
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +16.13%
10th Percentile £115 £220 £273
90th Percentile £486 £504 £700
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -50.00% +51.90% +11.17%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,269 1,596 1,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.82% 30.28% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 946 875
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 70 76
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £23.98 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -4.10% -15.61%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.75 £12.55
90th Percentile £44.05 £36.73 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.83 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.32% -3.85% +14.64%

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Banking in the West Midlands

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Banking in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in the West Midlands

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in the West Midlands

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in the West Midlands

Banking
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Birmingham -1 58 £350 -17.65% 14
Coventry +9 11 £400 +280.95% 5
Warwickshire -13 7 £525 +16.67%
Wolverhampton - 6 £343 - 2
Staffordshire - 4 £115 -
Shropshire - 1 £115 - 1
Walsall - 1 £115 -
Banking
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Banking.

1 58 (60.42%) Finance
2 21 (21.88%) Retail Banking
2 21 (21.88%) Test Scripting
3 19 (19.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (18.75%) Scrum
5 15 (15.63%) ISEB
5 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (14.58%) Retail
6 14 (14.58%) ISTQB
7 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 10 (10.42%) Migration
9 8 (8.33%) ITIL
10 7 (7.29%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.29%) Project Management
11 6 (6.25%) SMS
11 6 (6.25%) JIRA
11 6 (6.25%) GDPR
12 5 (5.21%) QA
12 5 (5.21%) Business Analysis
12 5 (5.21%) Change Management
13 4 (4.17%) Legal
13 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
13 4 (4.17%) SAP
13 4 (4.17%) SQL
13 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
13 4 (4.17%) COBIT
13 4 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (4.17%) Data Protection

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (3.13%) SAS
1 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.04%) Apache
2 1 (1.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.04%) JBoss
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) SAP CO
1 3 (3.13%) SAP FI
1 3 (3.13%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.04%) Actimize
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.04%) Misys Equation
2 1 (1.04%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.04%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Office 365
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) SMS
2 3 (3.13%) Skype
3 2 (2.08%) ATM
3 2 (2.08%) Firewall
3 2 (2.08%) Network Security
3 2 (2.08%) PBX
4 1 (1.04%) CTI
4 1 (1.04%) H.323
4 1 (1.04%) HTTP
4 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) Blockchain
1 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) MySQL
2 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) JIRA
2 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.04%) Gradle
3 1 (1.04%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.04%) JProfiler
3 1 (1.04%) JUnit
3 1 (1.04%) SonarQube
General
1 58 (60.42%) Finance
2 21 (21.88%) Retail Banking
3 14 (14.58%) Retail
4 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Legal
5 3 (3.13%) Marketing
6 2 (2.08%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.04%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Analyst
2 12 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 9 (9.38%) Business Analyst
3 9 (9.38%) Developer
3 9 (9.38%) Test Manager
4 8 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
4 8 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.29%) Test Leader
6 5 (5.21%) Payments Test Manager
7 4 (4.17%) KYC Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Payments Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Scrum Master
8 3 (3.13%) Architect
8 3 (3.13%) Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) GDPR Business Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) IT Architect
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Manager
9 2 (2.08%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) .NET
1 3 (3.13%) XML
1 3 (3.13%) XML Messaging
2 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.08%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.08%) React
2 2 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.04%) CSS3
3 1 (1.04%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.04%) HTML5
3 1 (1.04%) IDoc
3 1 (1.04%) Java EE
3 1 (1.04%) JPA
3 1 (1.04%) jQuery
3 1 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.04%) REST
3 1 (1.04%) RESTful
3 1 (1.04%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.13%) User Experience
2 2 (2.08%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.08%) EPoS
2 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.04%) AS400
3 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.04%) Derivative
3 1 (1.04%) Fintech
3 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.04%) iSeries
3 1 (1.04%) IVR
3 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Social Media
3 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.13%) Unix
2 2 (2.08%) Linux
2 2 (2.08%) Windows
2 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.88%) Test Scripting
2 19 (19.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (18.75%) Scrum
4 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 10 (10.42%) Migration
7 8 (8.33%) ITIL
8 7 (7.29%) Data Analysis
8 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.29%) Project Management
9 5 (5.21%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.21%) Change Management
10 4 (4.17%) Analytics
10 4 (4.17%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 4 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (4.17%) Data Protection
10 4 (4.17%) Defect Management
10 4 (4.17%) KYC
10 4 (4.17%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.17%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) Java
2 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) C
4 1 (1.04%) Perl
4 1 (1.04%) RPG
4 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (15.63%) ISEB
2 14 (14.58%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.13%) CISSP
3 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.08%) CCSA
4 2 (2.08%) CCSE
4 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.08%) PMP
5 1 (1.04%) CCA
5 1 (1.04%) CISA
5 1 (1.04%) CRISC
5 1 (1.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) GDPR
2 5 (5.21%) QA
3 4 (4.17%) COBIT
4 3 (3.13%) PMO
5 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.04%) FATCA
5 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.04%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.17%) SAP
2 3 (3.13%) Cisco
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle
2 3 (3.13%) Tableau
3 2 (2.08%) Avaya
3 2 (2.08%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.08%) F5
3 2 (2.08%) IBM
3 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.04%) Adobe
4 1 (1.04%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.04%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.04%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.04%) Misys
4 1 (1.04%) Perforce
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.04%) Temenos
4 1 (1.04%) VMware