The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 148 124 128
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.083% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the General category 0.23% 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
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£400 £245 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.50
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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 North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1291 1007 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.55% 33.34% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 574 446
Average daily rate £400 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 49
Average hourly rate £15.98 £26.25 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.14% +47.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Investment Banking
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
Cheshire -7 1 £425 +73.46% 2
Merseyside -12 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £375 - 6
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) HIPAA
5 1 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (11.11%) NAS
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (11.11%) JBehave
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Calabash
5 1 (11.11%) User Experience
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (11.11%) Appium
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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%) Photoshop
1 1 (11.11%) Fireworks
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) VLAN
1 1 (11.11%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) JBehave
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Calabash
1 1 (11.11%) Appium
General
1 9 (100.00%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PMI
1 1 (11.11%) CMDB
1 1 (11.11%) Copywriting
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
3 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) HIPAA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy