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 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 68 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.75% 0.97%
As % of the General category 0.35% 1.67% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate
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- £600 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +84.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.52% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+872.22% +20.00%
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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
288 419 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.88% 45.15% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 222 233
Average daily rate £400 £390 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 14
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £39.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -19.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.28 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%

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 15 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) Release Management
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (33.33%) Product Management
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) PMP
4 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) VB

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Support
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Auditor
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) IT Auditor
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (66.67%) Release Management
2 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Product Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VB
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) PMP
1 2 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC