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 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
Banking
Rank 44 37 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Banking 80 74 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.44% 3.47% 2.87%
As % of the General category 11.02% 10.83% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 58 31
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£360 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £491 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.22 £11.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.13% -23.33%
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
726 683 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.20% 32.02% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 377 245
Average daily rate £360 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £217 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 65
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £45.00 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 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
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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 +3 50 £360 +2.85% 16
Coventry -19 7 £350 -17.64% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £313 -
Shropshire -5 1 - - 5
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 91 (60.26%) Finance
2 24 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (15.23%) Retail
3 23 (15.23%) Investment Banking
3 23 (15.23%) Retail Banking
4 19 (12.58%) ITIL
5 18 (11.92%) UNIX
6 17 (11.26%) MS Office
6 17 (11.26%) Microsoft
6 17 (11.26%) Project Management
7 16 (10.60%) Windows
7 16 (10.60%) PRINCE2
8 15 (9.93%) Java
9 13 (8.61%) Linux
9 13 (8.61%) Cisco
10 11 (7.28%) Firewall
10 11 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (6.62%) Windows 7
11 10 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (6.62%) QA
12 9 (5.96%) Degree
12 9 (5.96%) Business Analysis
12 9 (5.96%) Back Office
12 9 (5.96%) Risk Management
12 9 (5.96%) TCP/IP
12 9 (5.96%) SQL
13 8 (5.30%) Oracle
13 8 (5.30%) CCNP
13 8 (5.30%) CCNA
13 8 (5.30%) Change Management

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (5.30%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.64%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.97%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.31%) Lync
5 2 (1.32%) SAS
5 2 (1.32%) JBoss
5 2 (1.32%) CMS
5 2 (1.32%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.32%) Node.js
6 1 (0.66%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 17 (11.26%) MS Office
2 7 (4.64%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.97%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.31%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Eikon
2 2 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.66%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.66%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.66%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.28%) Firewall
2 9 (5.96%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.64%) SAN
4 4 (2.65%) LAN
4 4 (2.65%) WAN
4 4 (2.65%) NAS
5 3 (1.99%) IMAP
5 3 (1.99%) SMTP
5 3 (1.99%) DNS
6 2 (1.32%) ATM
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.66%) Network Security
7 1 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.66%) BGP
7 1 (0.66%) OSPF
7 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.66%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (0.66%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (0.66%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.66%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.66%) QlikView
3 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.66%) DTS
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.66%) ProC
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
General
1 91 (60.26%) Finance
2 23 (15.23%) Retail
2 23 (15.23%) Investment Banking
2 23 (15.23%) Retail Banking
3 9 (5.96%) Back Office
4 3 (1.99%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.32%) Automotive
5 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Publishing
6 1 (0.66%) Front Office
6 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (36.42%) Analyst
2 26 (17.22%) Business Analyst
3 17 (11.26%) Project Manager
4 16 (10.60%) Developer
5 10 (6.62%) Consultant
5 10 (6.62%) Data Analyst
6 7 (4.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (4.64%) UNIX Administrator
6 7 (4.64%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (4.64%) Support Analyst
6 7 (4.64%) Administrator
6 7 (4.64%) Programme Manager
6 7 (4.64%) Desktop Support
7 6 (3.97%) Banking Business Analyst
7 6 (3.97%) Web Manager
8 5 (3.31%) Content Manager
8 5 (3.31%) MI Analyst
8 5 (3.31%) Web Content Manager
8 5 (3.31%) Architect
9 4 (2.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) J2EE
2 4 (2.65%) Spring
3 3 (1.99%) XMPP
3 3 (1.99%) JSP
3 3 (1.99%) .NET
4 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.32%) Web Services
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.66%) Java EE
5 1 (0.66%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.66%) JMS
5 1 (0.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.64%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.64%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.65%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.65%) Clustering
3 4 (2.65%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (2.65%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (1.99%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (1.99%) Wiki
4 3 (1.99%) PMI
4 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.32%) Replication
5 2 (1.32%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.66%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.66%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.92%) UNIX
2 16 (10.60%) Windows
3 13 (8.61%) Linux
4 10 (6.62%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.64%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.99%) SUSE
7 3 (1.99%) HPUX
7 3 (1.99%) Solaris
8 1 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (12.58%) ITIL
3 17 (11.26%) Project Management
4 16 (10.60%) PRINCE2
5 9 (5.96%) Business Analysis
5 9 (5.96%) Risk Management
6 8 (5.30%) Change Management
6 8 (5.30%) Incident Management
6 8 (5.30%) E-Discovery
7 7 (4.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (4.64%) Migration
8 6 (3.97%) Data Modelling
8 6 (3.97%) Data Analysis
8 6 (3.97%) Workflow
8 6 (3.97%) Use Case
8 6 (3.97%) Business Transformation
9 5 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.65%) Service Management
10 4 (2.65%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.93%) Java
2 9 (5.96%) SQL
3 6 (3.97%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.31%) Perl
5 4 (2.65%) C
6 3 (1.99%) Korn
6 3 (1.99%) VBA
6 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.32%) C#
7 2 (1.32%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) Tcl
8 1 (0.66%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.66%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (0.66%) Python
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) VB
8 1 (0.66%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (5.96%) Degree
3 8 (5.30%) CCNP
3 8 (5.30%) CCNA
4 5 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.65%) MCSE
5 4 (2.65%) CCDP
5 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.65%) MCITP
6 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) CCA
8 1 (0.66%) RHCE
8 1 (0.66%) PMP
8 1 (0.66%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.62%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.32%) UCITS
3 1 (0.66%) P3O
3 1 (0.66%) EMIR
3 1 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.66%) FATCA
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) MiFID
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.65%) Sendmail
2 3 (1.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (1.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.66%) KVM
3 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.65%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.99%) Puppet
3 2 (1.32%) Nessus
4 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.61%) Cisco
3 8 (5.30%) Oracle
4 7 (4.64%) Citrix
4 7 (4.64%) Symantec
4 7 (4.64%) Lotus
5 6 (3.97%) IBM
6 5 (3.31%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.31%) Adobe
6 5 (3.31%) Sun
6 5 (3.31%) Cognos
7 4 (2.65%) VMware
8 3 (1.99%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.99%) Reuters
8 3 (1.99%) Veritas
8 3 (1.99%) EMC
8 3 (1.99%) SAP
9 2 (1.32%) Juniper
9 2 (1.32%) Avaya
9 2 (1.32%) Remedy