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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 58 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 11 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.44% 2.12% 0.29%
As % of the General category 4.40% 6.97% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £463 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +26.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £296 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £555 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +17.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+872.22% +20.00%
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
250 201 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.68% 30.50% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 141 137
Average daily rate £350 £370 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.10 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £12.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £53.50 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 38 (100.00%) Banking
2 23 (60.53%) Finance
3 16 (42.11%) Wealth Management
4 12 (31.58%) Project Management
5 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.68%) ITIL
6 9 (23.68%) Corporate Banking
7 8 (21.05%) Fund Management
7 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 8 (21.05%) Business Transformation
8 7 (18.42%) Linux
8 7 (18.42%) Private Banking
8 7 (18.42%) Incident Management
8 7 (18.42%) BCP
9 6 (15.79%) Change Management
9 6 (15.79%) UNIX
9 6 (15.79%) Oracle
9 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Time Management
10 5 (13.16%) Sybase
10 5 (13.16%) Front Office
10 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (10.53%) Workflow
11 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
11 4 (10.53%) Web Development
11 4 (10.53%) SUSE
11 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
11 4 (10.53%) CA SiteMinder
11 4 (10.53%) Sun

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 4 (10.53%) Apache
1 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) TPMS
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) LDAP
1 4 (10.53%) SSL
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 38 (100.00%) Banking
2 23 (60.53%) Finance
3 9 (23.68%) Corporate Banking
4 7 (18.42%) Private Banking
5 5 (13.16%) Front Office
6 2 (5.26%) Retail
7 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.63%) Back Office
7 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Data Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Transition Manager
6 1 (2.63%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Release Manager
6 1 (2.63%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.26%) PMI
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Equities
4 1 (2.63%) Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
3 4 (10.53%) SUSE
3 4 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.26%) Windows NT
4 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Wealth Management
2 12 (31.58%) Project Management
3 9 (23.68%) ITIL
4 8 (21.05%) Fund Management
4 8 (21.05%) Business Transformation
5 7 (18.42%) Incident Management
5 7 (18.42%) BCP
6 6 (15.79%) Change Management
6 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Time Management
8 4 (10.53%) Workflow
8 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Web Development
9 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
9 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
9 3 (7.89%) Validation
9 3 (7.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Java
1 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.26%) C
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.26%) PMP
2 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
1 2 (5.26%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (7.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.63%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) Sybase
4 4 (10.53%) Sun
4 4 (10.53%) CA
5 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) Cognos
6 2 (5.26%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Compaq
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) Juniper
7 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.63%) RightScale
7 1 (2.63%) Adobe
7 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.63%) SAP