The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 16 23 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Banking 54 37 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.91% 6.46% 9.52%
As % of the General category 24.43% 18.69% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 57
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£350 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.00% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +1.12%
General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
221 198 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.36% 34.55% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 110 149
Average daily rate £350 £400 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Average hourly rate £34.50 £23.10 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% +15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Banking
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Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the Birmingham region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Banking also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Banking.

1 55 (62.50%) Finance
2 32 (36.36%) Investment Banking
3 20 (22.73%) Project Management
4 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (18.18%) Linux
4 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 16 (18.18%) Wealth Management
5 15 (17.05%) UNIX
6 12 (13.64%) ITIL
7 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 11 (12.50%) Retail
8 10 (11.36%) Shell Script
9 9 (10.23%) Change Management
9 9 (10.23%) PRINCE2
9 9 (10.23%) Oracle
9 9 (10.23%) Corporate Banking
10 8 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 8 (9.09%) Fund Management
10 8 (9.09%) Business Transformation
10 8 (9.09%) HTML
10 8 (9.09%) MS Office
11 7 (7.95%) Windows
11 7 (7.95%) Sybase
11 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
11 7 (7.95%) Migration
11 7 (7.95%) Risk Management
11 7 (7.95%) BCP
11 7 (7.95%) Retail Banking
11 7 (7.95%) Private Banking
12 6 (6.82%) Degree

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Banking also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.55%) Apache
2 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (1.14%) CMS
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.14%) TPMS
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.09%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.41%) Photoshop
4 3 (3.41%) MS Project
5 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) LDAP
1 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.55%) SSL
1 4 (4.55%) Firewall
2 3 (3.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.27%) OSPF
3 2 (2.27%) BGP
3 2 (2.27%) Network Security
4 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.14%) Wireless
4 1 (1.14%) IMAP
4 1 (1.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (62.50%) Finance
2 32 (36.36%) Investment Banking
3 11 (12.50%) Retail
4 9 (10.23%) Corporate Banking
5 7 (7.95%) Private Banking
5 7 (7.95%) Retail Banking
6 5 (5.68%) Front Office
7 4 (4.55%) Games
8 2 (2.27%) Legal
8 2 (2.27%) Publishing
8 2 (2.27%) Back Office
9 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (26.14%) Project Manager
2 22 (25.00%) Analyst
3 9 (10.23%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.82%) Consultant
5 5 (5.68%) Administrator
5 5 (5.68%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Technical Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Web Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.41%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (2.27%) Developer
8 2 (2.27%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.27%) Implementation Analyst
8 2 (2.27%) Technical Services Manager
8 2 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) HTML
2 6 (6.82%) XML
3 4 (4.55%) JSP
3 4 (4.55%) CGI
3 4 (4.55%) Ajax
4 3 (3.41%) Middleware
5 2 (2.27%) .NET
6 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.14%) CSS
6 1 (1.14%) Web Services
6 1 (1.14%) XSL
6 1 (1.14%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.14%) WCF
6 1 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) PMI
1 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.55%) Web 2.0
2 3 (3.41%) Clustering
2 3 (3.41%) Equities
2 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.14%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.14%) Social Media
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.14%) EPoS
4 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.14%) PDA
4 1 (1.14%) Derivative
4 1 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Linux
2 15 (17.05%) UNIX
3 7 (7.95%) Windows
4 5 (5.68%) Solaris
5 4 (4.55%) SUSE
6 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.27%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Project Management
2 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (18.18%) Wealth Management
3 12 (13.64%) ITIL
4 9 (10.23%) PRINCE2
4 9 (10.23%) Change Management
5 8 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.09%) Business Transformation
5 8 (9.09%) Fund Management
6 7 (7.95%) Risk Management
6 7 (7.95%) Migration
6 7 (7.95%) BCP
7 6 (6.82%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.68%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.68%) Resource Management
8 5 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.68%) Time Management
9 4 (4.55%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (4.55%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) Shell Script
2 6 (6.82%) Java
2 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.68%) SQL
4 4 (4.55%) PHP
5 3 (3.41%) C
5 3 (3.41%) C#
6 2 (2.27%) C++
6 2 (2.27%) Perl
7 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.14%) VBA
7 1 (1.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (6.82%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) PMP
2 4 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.27%) CCNP
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.14%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.14%) CCDP
5 1 (1.14%) CCSE
5 1 (1.14%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
2 4 (4.55%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Control-M
2 4 (4.55%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (2.27%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) Oracle
3 7 (7.95%) Sybase
4 6 (6.82%) BMC
5 5 (5.68%) Cisco
5 5 (5.68%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) Sun
6 4 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.55%) CA
7 3 (3.41%) VMware
7 3 (3.41%) Blue Coat
7 3 (3.41%) Juniper
7 3 (3.41%) Citrix
7 3 (3.41%) Adobe
7 3 (3.41%) Cognos
8 2 (2.27%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.27%) Compaq
8 2 (2.27%) NetApp
9 1 (1.14%) RightScale
9 1 (1.14%) F5
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