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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 62 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.70% 1.00%
As % of the General category 0.34% 1.54% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
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£535 £600 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.83% +84.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £407 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+821.05% +26.66%
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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
294 390 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.70% 45.61% 39.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 204 247
Average daily rate £400 £395 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 15
Average hourly rate £18.75 £31.56 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.57% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £15.44 £19.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £48.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -25.00%

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 2 September 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 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (40.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) PMP
3 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Auditor
2 1 (20.00%) IT Auditor
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Product Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) VB
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) PMP
1 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (40.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) CA
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle