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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 60 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.87% 1.66% 1.20%
As % of the General category 2.88% 4.76% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
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£500 £650 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +40.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.75
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
243 210 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.07% 34.94% 31.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 110 87
Average daily rate £378 £365 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £6.84 £31.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.93% -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.66%

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 27 April 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 13 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) OSPF
3 4 (30.77%) BGP
3 4 (30.77%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) Clustering
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) Veritas
5 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (15.38%) MPLS
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) HPUX
5 2 (15.38%) Solaris
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (15.38%) EMC
5 2 (15.38%) Sun
5 2 (15.38%) CCIE
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (15.38%) CCSA
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) OSPF
2 4 (30.77%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Private Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) PMO Manager
3 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Wiki
2 2 (15.38%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) HPUX
2 2 (15.38%) Solaris
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Wealth Management
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
3 1 (7.69%) Transition Management
3 1 (7.69%) Fund Management
3 1 (7.69%) BCP
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
1 2 (15.38%) Korn
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCSA
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.69%) MiFID
1 1 (7.69%) FATCA
1 1 (7.69%) EMIR
1 1 (7.69%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) Veritas
4 2 (15.38%) Sun
4 2 (15.38%) EMC
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
4 2 (15.38%) Riverbed
5 1 (7.69%) SAP