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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 133 131 122
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 11 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.18% 0.36%
As % of the General category 1.01% 0.50% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 10
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £365 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £365 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £365 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
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
1085 992 921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.58% 35.03% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 489 465
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 72
Average hourly rate £17.75 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.74% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.71 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £43.25 £55.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Merseyside - 4 £253 -
Manchester - - - -
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) SOAP
3 5 (41.67%) XML
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Change Management
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) Struts
5 3 (25.00%) JSP
5 3 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) HTTPS
5 3 (25.00%) Java EE
5 3 (25.00%) XPath
5 3 (25.00%) SSH
6 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) UML
6 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Perforce
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Perl Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) SOAP
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) Struts
2 3 (25.00%) JSP
2 3 (25.00%) Java EE
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) JDBC
3 2 (16.67%) EJB
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (8.33%) LINQ
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) XPath
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Perforce
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Sybase
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) IBM