The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 62 49 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Contract jobs citing Banking 62 69 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.49% 3.22% 3.98%
As % of the General category 8.39% 11.08% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 54 75
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£300 £435 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £593 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +15.38%
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 West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
739 623 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.64% 29.04% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 290 353
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 38
Average hourly rate £33.03 £24.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.60% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Banking Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Banking
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 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
Birmingham -1 48 £300 -29.41% 25
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 Banking.

1 84 (60.43%) Finance
2 41 (29.50%) Investment Banking
3 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
4 26 (18.71%) Project Management
5 20 (14.39%) ITIL
5 20 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (11.51%) Retail
6 16 (11.51%) Wealth Management
6 16 (11.51%) UNIX
6 16 (11.51%) MS Excel
7 15 (10.79%) Linux
8 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2
9 11 (7.91%) Change Management
9 11 (7.91%) MS Office
9 11 (7.91%) HTML
9 11 (7.91%) Oracle
9 11 (7.91%) Retail Banking
10 10 (7.19%) Incident Management
10 10 (7.19%) Shell Script
11 9 (6.47%) SQL
11 9 (6.47%) SharePoint
11 9 (6.47%) Corporate Banking
11 9 (6.47%) Business Analysis
11 9 (6.47%) QA
11 9 (6.47%) Data Analysis
11 9 (6.47%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.47%) Business Transformation
12 8 (5.76%) Migration
12 8 (5.76%) Fund Management
12 8 (5.76%) JavaScript

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.88%) SAS
2 4 (2.88%) OpenEdge
2 4 (2.88%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.88%) Apache
2 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.44%) Lync
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) TPMS
Applications
1 16 (11.51%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.91%) MS Office
3 7 (5.04%) MS Project
4 5 (3.60%) Photoshop
4 5 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) Agresso
2 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.32%) Firewall
2 5 (3.60%) DNS
3 4 (2.88%) SSL
3 4 (2.88%) LDAP
3 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.16%) SMTP
4 3 (2.16%) IMAP
5 2 (1.44%) Network Security
5 2 (1.44%) OSPF
5 2 (1.44%) BGP
6 1 (0.72%) LAN
6 1 (0.72%) WAN
6 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) OLAP
3 1 (0.72%) QlikView
3 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) WebSpeed
1 2 (1.44%) Subversion
2 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 84 (60.43%) Finance
2 41 (29.50%) Investment Banking
3 16 (11.51%) Retail
4 11 (7.91%) Retail Banking
5 9 (6.47%) Corporate Banking
6 7 (5.04%) Private Banking
7 5 (3.60%) Front Office
8 4 (2.88%) Games
9 2 (1.44%) Publishing
9 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.44%) Automotive
9 2 (1.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.72%) Back Office
10 1 (0.72%) Local Government
10 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (25.90%) Analyst
2 28 (20.14%) Project Manager
3 12 (8.63%) Business Analyst
4 10 (7.19%) Developer
5 8 (5.76%) Architect
5 8 (5.76%) Administrator
6 7 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.04%) IT Project Manager
6 7 (5.04%) Consultant
6 7 (5.04%) PMO Analyst
7 6 (4.32%) MI Analyst
7 6 (4.32%) Programme Manager
7 6 (4.32%) Progress Developer
7 6 (4.32%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.60%) Web Manager
8 5 (3.60%) Technical Manager
9 4 (2.88%) Web Content Manager
9 4 (2.88%) Content Manager
10 3 (2.16%) Banking Business Analyst
10 3 (2.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.91%) HTML
2 5 (3.60%) JSP
2 5 (3.60%) XML
3 4 (2.88%) CGI
3 4 (2.88%) Ajax
4 3 (2.16%) Middleware
5 2 (1.44%) .NET
6 1 (0.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.72%) XSL
6 1 (0.72%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.72%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.60%) Client/Server
2 5 (3.60%) PMI
3 4 (2.88%) Web 2.0
3 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.16%) Clustering
4 3 (2.16%) Equities
4 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.44%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.72%) Social Media
6 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.72%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.72%) Derivative
6 1 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.72%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.72%) EPoS
6 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.51%) UNIX
2 15 (10.79%) Linux
3 5 (3.60%) Windows
3 5 (3.60%) Solaris
4 4 (2.88%) SUSE
5 3 (2.16%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.44%) AIX
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.44%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.71%) Project Management
2 20 (14.39%) ITIL
2 20 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (11.51%) Wealth Management
4 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2
5 11 (7.91%) Change Management
6 10 (7.19%) Incident Management
7 9 (6.47%) Risk Management
7 9 (6.47%) Data Analysis
7 9 (6.47%) Business Analysis
7 9 (6.47%) Business Transformation
8 8 (5.76%) Fund Management
8 8 (5.76%) Migration
9 7 (5.04%) Workflow
9 7 (5.04%) BCP
9 7 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.60%) Resource Management
10 5 (3.60%) Time Management
10 5 (3.60%) Performance Management
10 5 (3.60%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.19%) Shell Script
2 9 (6.47%) SQL
3 8 (5.76%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.04%) Java
5 6 (4.32%) VBA
6 4 (2.88%) Perl
6 4 (2.88%) PHP
6 4 (2.88%) C
7 3 (2.16%) C#
7 3 (2.16%) C++
8 1 (0.72%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (0.72%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.72%) Tcl
8 1 (0.72%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (4.32%) Degree
3 5 (3.60%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.88%) PMP
4 4 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.88%) CCNP
5 2 (1.44%) CCIE
6 1 (0.72%) CCNA
6 1 (0.72%) CCDP
6 1 (0.72%) CCA
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.72%) CCSE
6 1 (0.72%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.47%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) Sendmail
2 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.88%) Control-M
2 4 (2.88%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.91%) Oracle
3 7 (5.04%) Sybase
3 7 (5.04%) Cisco
4 6 (4.32%) Progress
4 6 (4.32%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.60%) Adobe
5 5 (3.60%) Sun
5 5 (3.60%) BMC
5 5 (3.60%) CA
5 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.88%) HP
6 4 (2.88%) SAP
7 3 (2.16%) Cognos
7 3 (2.16%) IBM
7 3 (2.16%) VMware
7 3 (2.16%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.16%) Juniper
8 2 (1.44%) BT
8 2 (1.44%) Compaq
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