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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 22 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Banking 35 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.91% 6.34% 6.90%
As % of the General category 14.83% 16.82% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 12
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £9.96 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -37.25%
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
236 220 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 39.86% 37.67% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 139 66
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.84 £9.12 £7.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.50 £35.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, 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 53 (55.79%) Finance
2 15 (15.79%) Windows
3 14 (14.74%) Retail
4 12 (12.63%) UNIX
4 12 (12.63%) MS Office
5 11 (11.58%) Java
5 11 (11.58%) Investment Banking
6 10 (10.53%) Retail Banking
6 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.53%) Linux
6 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (9.47%) ITIL
7 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
7 9 (9.47%) Citrix
8 8 (8.42%) Oracle
8 8 (8.42%) Back Office
9 7 (7.37%) VMware
9 7 (7.37%) Symantec
9 7 (7.37%) Blackberry
9 7 (7.37%) Lotus
9 7 (7.37%) IBM Notes
9 7 (7.37%) Windows XP
10 6 (6.32%) E-Discovery
10 6 (6.32%) Cisco
10 6 (6.32%) IBM
10 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
10 6 (6.32%) Migration
11 5 (5.26%) Project Management
11 5 (5.26%) Sun
11 5 (5.26%) Solaris

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (7.37%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.21%) Lync
4 2 (2.11%) Joomla!
4 2 (2.11%) Node.js
4 2 (2.11%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) MS Office
2 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.16%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.11%) MS Project
4 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Eikon
2 2 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.21%) LAN
2 4 (4.21%) WAN
3 3 (3.16%) Firewall
3 3 (3.16%) SAN
4 2 (2.11%) IMAP
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.11%) SMTP
4 2 (2.11%) FTP
4 2 (2.11%) DNS
4 2 (2.11%) ATM
5 1 (1.05%) SSL
5 1 (1.05%) HTTP
5 1 (1.05%) VPN
5 1 (1.05%) NAS
5 1 (1.05%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.05%) SSH
5 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.05%) DTS
3 1 (1.05%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.05%) QlikView
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 53 (55.79%) Finance
2 14 (14.74%) Retail
3 11 (11.58%) Investment Banking
4 10 (10.53%) Retail Banking
5 8 (8.42%) Back Office
6 2 (2.11%) Marketing
6 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.05%) Front Office
7 1 (1.05%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Publishing
7 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.05%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.05%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Business Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Programme Manager
5 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.37%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) UNIX Administrator
6 6 (6.32%) Administrator
7 5 (5.26%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Web Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) UI Programmer
8 4 (4.21%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.21%) UI Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.16%) Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Spring
1 4 (4.21%) J2EE
2 3 (3.16%) XMPP
3 2 (2.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.05%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.16%) Wiki
3 3 (3.16%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.16%) Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.11%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) DTV
5 1 (1.05%) PMI
5 1 (1.05%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.79%) Windows
2 12 (12.63%) UNIX
3 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.53%) Linux
4 7 (7.37%) Windows XP
5 5 (5.26%) Solaris
6 4 (4.21%) HPUX
7 3 (3.16%) SUSE
7 3 (3.16%) AIX
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.05%) zOS
8 1 (1.05%) MVS
8 1 (1.05%) Tru64
8 1 (1.05%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.05%) CentOS
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (9.47%) ITIL
3 6 (6.32%) E-Discovery
3 6 (6.32%) Migration
4 5 (5.26%) Project Management
4 5 (5.26%) Business Transformation
4 5 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.21%) Web Application Development
5 4 (4.21%) Time Management
5 4 (4.21%) Workflow
5 4 (4.21%) Service Management
6 3 (3.16%) ITSM
6 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.16%) Release Management
6 3 (3.16%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.11%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.11%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.11%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) Java
2 4 (4.21%) SQL
3 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.16%) Perl
3 3 (3.16%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.16%) Korn
4 1 (1.05%) C#
4 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Degree
2 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.11%) CCNA
3 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) PMP
4 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) FATCA
1 4 (4.21%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) P3O
3 1 (1.05%) EMIR
3 1 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.05%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (3.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (2.11%) XenApp
2 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.11%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.05%) KVM
3 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) Nessus
1 2 (2.11%) Puppet
1 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.05%) Control-M
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (9.47%) Citrix
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
3 7 (7.37%) VMware
3 7 (7.37%) Symantec
3 7 (7.37%) Lotus
4 6 (6.32%) Cisco
4 6 (6.32%) IBM
4 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.26%) Sun
6 4 (4.21%) EMC
6 4 (4.21%) Veritas
7 3 (3.16%) Reuters
7 3 (3.16%) Adobe
7 3 (3.16%) SAP
7 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.11%) Verint
8 2 (2.11%) F5
8 2 (2.11%) Qualys
8 2 (2.11%) Avaya
8 2 (2.11%) Remedy
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