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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 138 125 128
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the General category 0.10% 1.05% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 12
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- £600 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +84.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +17.16%
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%
Investment Banking
England

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
986 1043 1212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.06% 35.05% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 517 638
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 £254 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 67 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.78 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 2014. 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
Manchester - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) Release Management
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Product Management
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (28.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Auditor
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) IT Auditor
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (57.14%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Product Management
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PMP
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (28.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) CA
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix