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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 63 75 54
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 6 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% 0.11% 1.02%
As % of the General category 1.87% 0.25% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Average daily rate
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£350 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.75
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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
321 402 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.91% 43.09% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 204 175
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 33
Average hourly rate £16.84 £34.53 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.24% +101.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £44.76 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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 23 January 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 9 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) HTTPS
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) JSP
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) Struts
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) SSH
4 3 (33.33%) Java EE
4 3 (33.33%) XPath
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Sybase
5 2 (22.22%) EJB
5 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) J2EE
5 2 (22.22%) JDBC
5 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) IBM

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 3 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) JSP
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
1 3 (33.33%) Struts
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) Java EE
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) EJB
2 2 (22.22%) JDBC
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) LINQ
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) XPath
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Sybase
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) VMware