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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Banking
Rank 52 35 57
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs citing Banking 59 84 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.73% 4.03% 2.59%
As % of the General category 8.19% 12.05% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 61 20
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£375 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.44 £9.96 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -37.25%
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
720 697 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.29% 33.45% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 367 213
Average daily rate £375 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 69
Average hourly rate £27.79 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.35% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £56.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 35 £330 +10.00% 13
Coventry -18 5 £350 -17.64% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Solihull - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 26 (18.71%) Retail
3 22 (15.83%) Retail Banking
4 21 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (15.11%) UNIX
5 19 (13.67%) Windows
6 15 (10.79%) Linux
7 14 (10.07%) Java
7 14 (10.07%) MS Office
7 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
7 14 (10.07%) Investment Banking
8 12 (8.63%) ITIL
8 12 (8.63%) PRINCE2
9 11 (7.91%) Oracle
9 11 (7.91%) Cisco
9 11 (7.91%) Project Management
9 11 (7.91%) Business Analysis
10 10 (7.19%) TCP/IP
10 10 (7.19%) Windows 7
11 9 (6.47%) Citrix
11 9 (6.47%) Firewall
12 8 (5.76%) Back Office
12 8 (5.76%) VMware
12 8 (5.76%) WebSphere
12 8 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (5.76%) CCNA
13 7 (5.04%) IBM
13 7 (5.04%) Windows XP
13 7 (5.04%) J2EE
13 7 (5.04%) SQL

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (5.76%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.04%) IBM Notes
3 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.88%) Lync
5 2 (1.44%) CMS
5 2 (1.44%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.44%) JBoss
5 2 (1.44%) Node.js
6 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) MS Office
2 6 (4.32%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.16%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Eikon
2 2 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.72%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.72%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.47%) Firewall
3 7 (5.04%) SAN
4 6 (4.32%) LAN
4 6 (4.32%) WAN
5 5 (3.60%) NAS
6 3 (2.16%) ATM
7 2 (1.44%) IMAP
7 2 (1.44%) DNS
7 2 (1.44%) SMTP
7 2 (1.44%) FTP
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.72%) HTTP
8 1 (0.72%) VPN
8 1 (0.72%) SSL
8 1 (0.72%) RFID
8 1 (0.72%) VLAN
8 1 (0.72%) NFC
8 1 (0.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.44%) DTS
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.72%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (0.72%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (0.72%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.72%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.72%) QlikView
3 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.72%) ProC
General
1 84 (60.43%) Finance
2 26 (18.71%) Retail
3 22 (15.83%) Retail Banking
4 14 (10.07%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.76%) Back Office
6 2 (1.44%) Publishing
6 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
6 2 (1.44%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.72%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Front Office
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 50 (35.97%) Analyst
2 25 (17.99%) Business Analyst
3 14 (10.07%) Developer
4 13 (9.35%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.47%) Consultant
5 9 (6.47%) Data Analyst
6 7 (5.04%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.04%) Administrator
6 7 (5.04%) Programme Manager
6 7 (5.04%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (5.04%) UNIX Administrator
6 7 (5.04%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (3.60%) Architect
8 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (2.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 4 (2.88%) Web Manager
8 4 (2.88%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Network Consultant
8 4 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) J2EE
2 4 (2.88%) Spring
3 3 (2.16%) JSP
3 3 (2.16%) XMPP
4 2 (1.44%) SOAP
4 2 (1.44%) Web Services
4 2 (1.44%) .NET
4 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.72%) REST
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.72%) JMS
5 1 (0.72%) Java EE
5 1 (0.72%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.04%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.60%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.88%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.16%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (2.16%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.16%) PMI
5 3 (2.16%) Wiki
5 3 (2.16%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.16%) Clustering
6 2 (1.44%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) Open Source
7 1 (0.72%) DTV
7 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.11%) UNIX
2 19 (13.67%) Windows
3 15 (10.79%) Linux
4 10 (7.19%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.04%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.60%) Solaris
7 4 (2.88%) AIX
7 4 (2.88%) HPUX
8 3 (2.16%) SUSE
9 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.72%) Android
9 1 (0.72%) CentOS
9 1 (0.72%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.72%) zOS
9 1 (0.72%) MVS
9 1 (0.72%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (8.63%) ITIL
2 12 (8.63%) PRINCE2
3 11 (7.91%) Project Management
3 11 (7.91%) Business Analysis
4 7 (5.04%) Change Management
4 7 (5.04%) Risk Management
5 6 (4.32%) Migration
5 6 (4.32%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.32%) E-Discovery
5 6 (4.32%) Business Transformation
6 5 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (3.60%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.88%) Workflow
7 4 (2.88%) Data Analysis
7 4 (2.88%) Use Case
7 4 (2.88%) Release Management
7 4 (2.88%) Service Management
7 4 (2.88%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.07%) Java
2 7 (5.04%) SQL
3 6 (4.32%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.88%) Perl
5 3 (2.16%) C
5 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.16%) Korn
6 2 (1.44%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) C#
7 1 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) VB
7 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (5.76%) CCNA
2 6 (4.32%) Degree
2 6 (4.32%) CCNP
3 4 (2.88%) MCITP
3 4 (2.88%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.88%) MCSE
3 4 (2.88%) CCDP
3 4 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.16%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.72%) CCIE
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.72%) RHCE
6 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) QA
1 4 (2.88%) FATCA
2 2 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.44%) UCITS
3 1 (0.72%) EMIR
3 1 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.72%) P3O
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (2.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.44%) XenApp
3 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.44%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.44%) KVM
4 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Puppet
2 2 (1.44%) Nessus
2 2 (1.44%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.91%) Oracle
2 11 (7.91%) Cisco
3 9 (6.47%) Citrix
4 8 (5.76%) VMware
5 7 (5.04%) IBM
5 7 (5.04%) Lotus
5 7 (5.04%) Symantec
6 5 (3.60%) Cognos
6 5 (3.60%) Sun
7 4 (2.88%) Veritas
7 4 (2.88%) EMC
7 4 (2.88%) SAP
8 3 (2.16%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.16%) Adobe
8 3 (2.16%) Reuters
9 2 (1.44%) Qualys
9 2 (1.44%) Remedy
9 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.44%) CA
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