The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment 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 Investment Banking over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 52 49 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 7 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.08% 0.97% 2.98%
As % of the General category 2.99% 2.71% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate
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£405 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £425 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
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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
234 221 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.17% 35.82% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 139 67
Average daily rate £350 £340 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £23.50 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.63% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £14.85 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Investment 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 Investment Banking.

1 18 (100.00%) Banking
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 3 (16.67%) Workflow
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Wealth Management
5 3 (16.67%) E-Discovery
5 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (11.11%) Wiki
6 2 (11.11%) Reference Data
6 2 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (11.11%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (11.11%) Use Case
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (11.11%) Korn
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) SUSE
6 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (11.11%) Clustering
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Management

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Investment 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 Investment Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (100.00%) Banking
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Back Office
4 1 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (11.11%) Wiki
2 2 (11.11%) Reference Data
2 2 (11.11%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Market Risk
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) SUSE
2 2 (11.11%) HPUX
2 2 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Workflow
2 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Wealth Management
2 3 (16.67%) E-Discovery
3 2 (11.11%) Use Case
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Korn
1 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCNP
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) MiFID
1 1 (5.56%) FATCA
1 1 (5.56%) EMIR
1 1 (5.56%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) EMC
2 2 (11.11%) Sun
2 2 (11.11%) Veritas
2 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) Cognos
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat