The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 63 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 3 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.37% 1.20% 0.91%
As % of the General category 0.94% 2.68% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
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£435 £600 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +84.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year
- +7.18%
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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 Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
319 411 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.19% 44.67% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 209 207
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £237 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £571 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 7
Average hourly rate £18.03 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.86% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Investment Banking across the Cheshire region.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking across the Cheshire region.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) PMP
4 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (28.57%) CA
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
4 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) Sybase
4 2 (28.57%) EJB
4 2 (28.57%) JDBC
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) HTML

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
General
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Auditor
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) IT Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) EJB
1 2 (28.57%) JDBC
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) Release Management
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Product Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
2 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PMP
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (28.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Sybase
2 2 (28.57%) CA
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) EMC