The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 132 121 133
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 3 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.32% 0.73% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate
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£333 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £425 £391
% change year-on-year
-1.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+821.05% -13.63%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
935 954 1137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.88% 34.87% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 449 638
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 53 50
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.84 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.54% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £41.13 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Investment Banking
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 +1 2 £535 +205.71% 1
Merseyside - 1 £130 -
Manchester - - - -
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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%) Finance
1 12 (100.00%) Banking
2 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) Change Management
4 6 (50.00%) TIBCO
4 6 (50.00%) Rendezvous
4 6 (50.00%) Middleware
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (50.00%) BladeLogic
4 6 (50.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (50.00%) Splunk
4 6 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) Release Management
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) PMP
7 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
7 2 (16.67%) CA
7 2 (16.67%) VB
7 2 (16.67%) PRINCE

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
1 12 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Middleware Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Communications Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Auditor
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) IT Auditor
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Rendezvous
1 6 (50.00%) Middleware
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) GIS
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) Product Management
5 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (16.67%) PMP
2 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) BladeLogic
2 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) TIBCO
1 6 (50.00%) Splunk
1 6 (50.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) CA
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix