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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 49 51 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 7 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.18% 0.17% 3.14%
As % of the General category 2.97% 0.45% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 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 £424 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.35% +17.24%
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
236 220 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 39.86% 37.67% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 139 66
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.84 £9.12 £7.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.50 £35.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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 11 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) SUSE
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) Clustering
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (18.18%) Korn
5 2 (18.18%) Sun
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) SAN
5 2 (18.18%) Veritas
5 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
5 2 (18.18%) HPUX
5 2 (18.18%) Solaris
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (18.18%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (18.18%) Wiki
5 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
5 2 (18.18%) Release Management

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Private Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Front Office
3 1 (9.09%) Back Office
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) Symmetrix DMX
1 2 (18.18%) Wiki
2 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) SUSE
3 2 (18.18%) HPUX
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Use Case
3 1 (9.09%) E-Discovery
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
3 1 (9.09%) Transition Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) BCP
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Korn
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) FATCA
1 1 (9.09%) EMIR
1 1 (9.09%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (9.09%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
1 2 (18.18%) Sun
1 2 (18.18%) EMC
1 2 (18.18%) Veritas
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos