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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 54 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 4 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.17% 2.87%
As % of the General category 1.76% 0.47% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£360 £400 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +122.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00
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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
227 212 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.79% 37.06% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 126 76
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £177 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Average hourly rate £13.84 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.40% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.84 £9.15 £7.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.43 £24.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-3.40% -10.18%

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
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 26 February 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) SUSE
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Clustering
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (20.00%) Korn
4 2 (20.00%) Wiki
4 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) HPUX
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) Sun
4 2 (20.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (20.00%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (10.00%) Front Office
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) Wiki
1 2 (20.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) SUSE
3 2 (20.00%) HPUX
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Transition Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (10.00%) MiFID
1 1 (10.00%) FATCA
1 1 (10.00%) EMIR
1 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
1 2 (20.00%) Sun
1 2 (20.00%) EMC
1 2 (20.00%) Veritas
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Cognos
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects