The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail 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 Retail Banking over the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Retail Banking
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 138 108
Rank change year-on-year +35 -30  
Contract jobs citing Retail Banking 12 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.100% 0.62%
As % of the General category 2.07% 0.38% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 15
Median daily rate £363 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £460 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.18% -  
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 579 784 812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.55% 26.06% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 482 484
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 43
Median hourly rate £28.25 £31.75 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.02% +10.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £13.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Retail 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 Retail Banking in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail Banking in the West Midlands

Retail Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail Banking in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail Banking in the West Midlands

Retail 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 Retail Banking within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Birmingham +22 11 £300 -40.00%
Retail Banking
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Retail Banking.

1 18 (100.00%) Banking
1 18 (100.00%) Retail
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.11%) ISEB
7 2 (11.11%) Legal
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) JIRA
7 2 (11.11%) Spanish Language
7 2 (11.11%) QA
7 2 (11.11%) Workflow
7 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
8 1 (5.56%) Degree
8 1 (5.56%) Information Security
8 1 (5.56%) Lucene
8 1 (5.56%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
8 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Actimize
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint

Retail 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 1 (5.56%) Apache Solr
1 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Actimize
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) EDRMS
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (100.00%) Banking
1 18 (100.00%) Retail
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (11.11%) Spanish Language
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum Master
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 2 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (5.56%) Business Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Architect
5 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Statistics
6 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) FTK
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Nuix