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 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 78 70 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 0.50% 0.41%
As % of the General category 1.00% 1.30% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£463 £245 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.77% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Investment Banking
North West

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
402 307 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.48% 38.33% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 159 144
Average daily rate £439 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £40.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -13.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Banking within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +4 3 £500 - 5
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
Investment Banking
North West

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JSP
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) Struts
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (25.00%) SSH
3 2 (25.00%) Java EE
3 2 (25.00%) XPath
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (12.50%) Fireworks
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Change Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JSP
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
1 2 (25.00%) Struts
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) PMI
2 1 (12.50%) CMDB
2 1 (12.50%) Copywriting
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Kanban
2 1 (12.50%) Web Accessibility
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
2 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Web Design
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) XPath
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy