Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Banking
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 73 56
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17 -5
Contract jobs citing Banking 144 157 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.97% 2.54% 2.89%
As % of the General category 10.49% 8.60% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 117 133
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -10.00% +28.57%
10th Percentile £113 £263 £313
90th Percentile £488 £553 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -50.00% +34.83% +17.11%

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 1373 1825 1638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.36% 29.51% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 1131 959
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £219 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 65 111
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £16.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.63% -43.86% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.61 £10.69 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.25 £42.40 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
% change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +11 101 £325 -16.13% 4
Warwickshire -16 13 £115 -72.86%
Coventry +13 11 £115 -74.47% 1
Staffordshire - 9 £375 - 1
Walsall - 5 £115 -
Wolverhampton - 5 £115 -
Dudley - 4 £115 -
Shropshire - 2 £115 -
Banking
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Banking.

1 91 (63.19%) Finance
2 33 (22.92%) Retail Banking
3 23 (15.97%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (15.28%) Test Scripting
5 21 (14.58%) Scrum
6 19 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (13.19%) Retail
7 17 (11.81%) ISEB
8 15 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.42%) Investment Banking
8 15 (10.42%) ISTQB
8 15 (10.42%) Test Planning
9 14 (9.72%) SMS
10 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
11 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (7.64%) Migration
12 11 (7.64%) JIRA
13 10 (6.94%) SAP
13 10 (6.94%) Defect Management
14 9 (6.25%) Analytics
14 9 (6.25%) QA
15 8 (5.56%) SAP CO
15 8 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
15 8 (5.56%) PRINCE2
15 8 (5.56%) Project Management
15 8 (5.56%) SAP FI
15 8 (5.56%) Anti-Money Laundering
16 7 (4.86%) KYC
16 7 (4.86%) Skype
16 7 (4.86%) Data Centre

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 7 (4.86%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.47%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.78%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.08%) SAS
4 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.39%) JBoss
5 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.69%) CMS
6 1 (0.69%) Drupal
6 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) SAP CO
1 8 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 8 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.69%) Actimize
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Misys Equation
2 1 (0.69%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.69%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) IaaS
3 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.72%) SMS
2 7 (4.86%) Skype
3 6 (4.17%) ATM
4 4 (2.78%) LDAP
5 3 (2.08%) CTI
5 3 (2.08%) H.323
5 3 (2.08%) PBX
5 3 (2.08%) Unified Communications
5 3 (2.08%) VoIP
6 2 (1.39%) SAN
7 1 (0.69%) DHCP
7 1 (0.69%) DNS
7 1 (0.69%) DWDM
7 1 (0.69%) Firewall
7 1 (0.69%) LAN
7 1 (0.69%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) MySQL
3 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.39%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.69%) MS Access
5 1 (0.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (7.64%) JIRA
2 2 (1.39%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.39%) Selenium
2 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.69%) Maven
3 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 91 (63.19%) Finance
2 33 (22.92%) Retail Banking
3 19 (13.19%) Retail
4 15 (10.42%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.86%) General Ledger
6 6 (4.17%) Legal
6 6 (4.17%) Marketing
7 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.39%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.69%) Law
11 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (38.89%) Analyst
2 19 (13.19%) Business Analyst
3 17 (11.81%) Test Analyst
4 14 (9.72%) Banking Analyst
5 12 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 10 (6.94%) Developer
7 8 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.17%) ATM Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) IT Manager
8 6 (4.17%) KYC Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) SAP Business Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) SAP CO Business Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) SAP FI Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) SAP FI Business Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) SAP FI/CO Business Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Architect
9 5 (3.47%) Programme Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) HTML
2 4 (2.78%) CSS
3 3 (2.08%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.08%) Kafka
3 3 (2.08%) XML
3 3 (2.08%) XML Messaging
3 3 (2.08%) XMPP
4 2 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.39%) Web Services
5 1 (0.69%) .NET
5 1 (0.69%) Ajax
5 1 (0.69%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.69%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.69%) HTML5
5 1 (0.69%) JMS
5 1 (0.69%) jQuery
5 1 (0.69%) Lucene
5 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.86%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.78%) EPoS
3 4 (2.78%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.08%) IVR
4 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.39%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.69%) AS400
6 1 (0.69%) Derivative
6 1 (0.69%) Fintech
6 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.69%) iSeries
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.47%) Linux
2 4 (2.78%) Windows
3 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.39%) Unix
4 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.97%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (15.28%) Test Scripting
3 21 (14.58%) Scrum
4 19 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (10.42%) Test Planning
6 11 (7.64%) Migration
7 10 (6.94%) Defect Management
8 9 (6.25%) Analytics
9 8 (5.56%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 8 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.56%) Project Management
10 7 (4.86%) ITIL
10 7 (4.86%) KYC
11 6 (4.17%) Data Analytics
11 6 (4.17%) Information Security
11 6 (4.17%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.17%) SDLC
12 5 (3.47%) Business Analysis
12 5 (3.47%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.17%) SQL
2 4 (2.78%) C#
2 4 (2.78%) Java
3 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.39%) PHP
4 2 (1.39%) VBA
5 1 (0.69%) Perl
5 1 (0.69%) Python
5 1 (0.69%) RPG
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (11.81%) ISEB
2 15 (10.42%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.47%) Degree
4 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.39%) CISSP
5 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.39%) PMP
6 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) CCA
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.69%) MCSD
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) QA
2 4 (2.78%) PMO
3 3 (2.08%) FATCA
3 3 (2.08%) GDPR
3 3 (2.08%) MiFID
4 2 (1.39%) COBIT
4 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.69%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.39%) Docker
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.69%) Ansible
3 1 (0.69%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (0.69%) FTK
3 1 (0.69%) Kibana
3 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.94%) SAP
3 6 (4.17%) VMware
4 5 (3.47%) HP
4 5 (3.47%) Oracle
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco
6 3 (2.08%) Avaya
7 2 (1.39%) CollabNet
7 2 (1.39%) IBM
7 2 (1.39%) Misys
7 2 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix
8 1 (0.69%) EMC
8 1 (0.69%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.69%) NetApp
8 1 (0.69%) NICE Systems
8 1 (0.69%) Nuix
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.69%) Temenos