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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Investment Banking
Rank 46 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 12 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.79% 0.98% 0.18%
As % of the General category 5.58% 2.39% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
- +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Investment 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
215 251 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.09% 41.01% 36.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 139 126
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £6.84 £9.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) Front Office
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) Fintech
5 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (23.53%) Unix
5 4 (23.53%) Data Management
5 4 (23.53%) Derivative
5 4 (23.53%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (23.53%) Reference Data
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Equities
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
6 3 (17.65%) Informatica
7 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
7 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
7 2 (11.76%) Lotus
7 2 (11.76%) Internet
7 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (11.76%) Windows XP

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (11.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 17 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Front Office
4 2 (11.76%) Billing
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Support Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Unix Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Unix Support
4 3 (17.65%) Unix Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Deskside Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Deskside Support
5 2 (11.76%) Deskside Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Informatica Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) IT Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Data Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Security Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Subject Matter Expert
6 1 (5.88%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Derivative
2 4 (23.53%) Fintech
2 4 (23.53%) Reference Data
3 3 (17.65%) Equities
3 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
4 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.76%) IVR
5 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Management
2 4 (23.53%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Informatica
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Lotus
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Cyber-Ark