The 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 21 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Banking 53 52 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.93% 7.94% 8.23%
As % of the General category 21.12% 25.49% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 43 44
Average daily rate
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£325 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.89%
Banking
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
251 204 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.81% 31.15% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 144 133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £158 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.10 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +26.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £12.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £53.50 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 60 (58.82%) Finance
2 38 (37.25%) Investment Banking
3 22 (21.57%) Project Management
4 18 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 17 (16.67%) ITIL
6 16 (15.69%) Wealth Management
7 14 (13.73%) Linux
8 13 (12.75%) UNIX
9 12 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
10 11 (10.78%) MS Office
11 10 (9.80%) Oracle
11 10 (9.80%) Retail
11 10 (9.80%) Incident Management
12 9 (8.82%) Corporate Banking
12 9 (8.82%) QA
12 9 (8.82%) Windows
13 8 (7.84%) Java
13 8 (7.84%) Risk Management
13 8 (7.84%) Change Management
13 8 (7.84%) Fund Management
13 8 (7.84%) Business Transformation
14 7 (6.86%) Retail Banking
14 7 (6.86%) Private Banking
14 7 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (6.86%) Migration
14 7 (6.86%) BCP
14 7 (6.86%) Sybase
14 7 (6.86%) Photoshop

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.92%) Apache
2 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.94%) Lync
3 3 (2.94%) CMS
4 2 (1.96%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.96%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.96%) Node.js
5 1 (0.98%) TPMS
5 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.78%) MS Office
3 7 (6.86%) Photoshop
4 4 (3.92%) MS Project
4 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) CA Clarity
2 3 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.98%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.90%) Firewall
2 5 (4.90%) DNS
3 4 (3.92%) LDAP
3 4 (3.92%) SSL
4 3 (2.94%) IMAP
4 3 (2.94%) SMTP
5 2 (1.96%) BGP
5 2 (1.96%) OSPF
5 2 (1.96%) Network Security
6 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.98%) QlikView
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
General
1 60 (58.82%) Finance
2 38 (37.25%) Investment Banking
3 10 (9.80%) Retail
4 9 (8.82%) Corporate Banking
5 7 (6.86%) Retail Banking
5 7 (6.86%) Private Banking
6 5 (4.90%) Front Office
7 3 (2.94%) Back Office
8 2 (1.96%) Publishing
9 1 (0.98%) Automotive
9 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) Analyst
2 19 (18.63%) Project Manager
3 10 (9.80%) Business Analyst
4 8 (7.84%) Web Manager
5 7 (6.86%) Data Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) Administrator
6 6 (5.88%) Web Content Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Content Manager
7 5 (4.90%) PMO Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Technical Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Consultant
9 3 (2.94%) Banking Business Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Technical Leader
9 3 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (2.94%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (2.94%) Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Technical Project Manager
10 2 (1.96%) Senior Manager
10 2 (1.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) HTML
2 3 (2.94%) Middleware
2 3 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.98%) XMPP
3 1 (0.98%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.98%) XML
3 1 (0.98%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
1 5 (4.90%) Client/Server
1 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) PMI
2 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (2.94%) Clustering
3 3 (2.94%) Equities
4 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.98%) User Experience
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) Social Media
5 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.98%) Derivative
5 1 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Linux
2 13 (12.75%) UNIX
3 9 (8.82%) Windows
4 5 (4.90%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.90%) Solaris
5 4 (3.92%) SUSE
5 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.96%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Project Management
2 18 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (16.67%) ITIL
4 16 (15.69%) Wealth Management
5 12 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 10 (9.80%) Incident Management
7 8 (7.84%) Risk Management
7 8 (7.84%) Change Management
7 8 (7.84%) Fund Management
7 8 (7.84%) Business Transformation
8 7 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.86%) Migration
8 7 (6.86%) BCP
9 6 (5.88%) Data Analysis
9 6 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (4.90%) Time Management
10 5 (4.90%) Resource Management
10 5 (4.90%) Business Analysis
10 5 (4.90%) Workflow
10 5 (4.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.84%) Java
2 6 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.90%) SQL
4 4 (3.92%) Perl
5 2 (1.96%) C
5 2 (1.96%) C#
5 2 (1.96%) C++
6 1 (0.98%) Tcl
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.90%) Degree
3 4 (3.92%) PMP
3 4 (3.92%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.98%) JNCIS
5 1 (0.98%) CCSE
5 1 (0.98%) CCDP
5 1 (0.98%) CCIE
5 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) QA
2 4 (3.92%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Sendmail
2 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Tivoli
1 4 (3.92%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.98%) Puppet
3 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.80%) Oracle
3 7 (6.86%) Sybase
3 7 (6.86%) Adobe
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco
5 5 (4.90%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.90%) Sun
6 4 (3.92%) Citrix
6 4 (3.92%) CA
7 3 (2.94%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.94%) VMware
7 3 (2.94%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.94%) Remedy
7 3 (2.94%) Juniper
7 3 (2.94%) Avaya
7 3 (2.94%) HP
7 3 (2.94%) Cognos
7 3 (2.94%) IBM
8 2 (1.96%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.96%) Compaq
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