The first 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 24 April 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 West Midlands 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 53 76 27
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -49
Contract jobs citing Banking 67 20 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.85% 1.12% 3.99%
As % of the General category 8.79% 3.80% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 11 61
Average daily rate £450 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £90 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.94% -24.00%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
762 526 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.36% 29.42% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 232 333
Average daily rate £375 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £189 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 65 48
Average hourly rate £31.00 £37.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Banking
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +15 35 £450 +12.50% 4
Coventry -7 4 £450 +200.00% 1
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Staffordshire -3 2 - -
Solihull - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 77 (51.68%) Finance
2 37 (24.83%) Retail
3 32 (21.48%) Retail Banking
4 25 (16.78%) SQL
4 25 (16.78%) UNIX
4 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
5 23 (15.44%) Project Management
6 19 (12.75%) Cognos
6 19 (12.75%) .NET
7 18 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (11.41%) ASP.NET
9 16 (10.74%) Data Modelling
10 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
10 14 (9.40%) Data Transformation
11 13 (8.72%) MS Office
11 13 (8.72%) SQL Server
11 13 (8.72%) Investment Banking
11 13 (8.72%) Teradata
12 12 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (8.05%) VB
12 12 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (7.38%) DTS
13 11 (7.38%) Cognos Powerplay
13 11 (7.38%) Windows
13 11 (7.38%) ReportNet
14 10 (6.71%) ITIL
14 10 (6.71%) Oracle
14 10 (6.71%) Business Analysis
15 9 (6.04%) Migration
15 9 (6.04%) Linux

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.36%) IIS
3 4 (2.68%) SAS
4 2 (1.34%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.67%) Apache
5 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.72%) MS Office
3 8 (5.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.01%) MS Project
5 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.67%) Network Security
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.67%) SSL
3 1 (0.67%) SAN
3 1 (0.67%) OSPF
3 1 (0.67%) BGP
3 1 (0.67%) LAN
3 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (7.38%) ReportNet
3 11 (7.38%) DTS
3 11 (7.38%) Cognos Powerplay
4 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.67%) OLAP
6 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.34%) Subversion
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.67%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.67%) WebSpeed
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
General
1 77 (51.68%) Finance
2 37 (24.83%) Retail
3 32 (21.48%) Retail Banking
4 13 (8.72%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.37%) Legal
6 4 (2.68%) Games
6 4 (2.68%) Front Office
7 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.34%) Marketing
8 2 (1.34%) Back Office
8 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.67%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (34.23%) Analyst
2 29 (19.46%) Developer
3 25 (16.78%) Business Analyst
4 17 (11.41%) Project Manager
5 15 (10.07%) Architect
6 10 (6.71%) Consultant
7 7 (4.70%) Progress Developer
8 6 (4.03%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (4.03%) MI Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) Training Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Teradata Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Banking Business Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (3.36%) Technical Manager
9 5 (3.36%) Data Architect
9 5 (3.36%) Programme Manager
9 5 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.36%) Applications Developer
9 5 (3.36%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.36%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.75%) .NET
2 17 (11.41%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.03%) XML
3 6 (4.03%) HTML
4 4 (2.68%) CGI
4 4 (2.68%) JSP
4 4 (2.68%) Web Services
4 4 (2.68%) Ajax
5 3 (2.01%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.01%) WCF
5 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (2.01%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.67%) jQuery
6 1 (0.67%) CSS
6 1 (0.67%) Middleware
6 1 (0.67%) XSL
6 1 (0.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.03%) E-Learning
2 4 (2.68%) PMI
2 4 (2.68%) Web 2.0
3 3 (2.01%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.34%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.34%) PDA
4 2 (1.34%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.67%) Derivative
5 1 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.67%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.67%) EPoS
5 1 (0.67%) Clustering
5 1 (0.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.78%) UNIX
2 11 (7.38%) Windows
3 9 (6.04%) Linux
4 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.44%) Project Management
2 18 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (10.74%) Data Modelling
4 14 (9.40%) Data Transformation
5 10 (6.71%) ITIL
5 10 (6.71%) Business Analysis
6 9 (6.04%) Migration
6 9 (6.04%) Analytics
7 7 (4.70%) Validation
8 6 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.36%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.36%) Change Management
9 5 (3.36%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.36%) Workflow
9 5 (3.36%) Release Management
9 5 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.36%) Requirements Management
9 5 (3.36%) Data Analysis
10 4 (2.68%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.78%) SQL
2 12 (8.05%) VB
3 8 (5.37%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.36%) C#
5 4 (2.68%) PHP
5 4 (2.68%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.01%) VBA
6 3 (2.01%) VBScript
7 1 (0.67%) C
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (2.68%) PMP
1 4 (2.68%) PMI Certification
1 4 (2.68%) Degree
2 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.34%) CISA
3 2 (1.34%) CISM
4 1 (0.67%) CCSE
4 1 (0.67%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.67%) CCIE
4 1 (0.67%) CCNP
4 1 (0.67%) CCDP
4 1 (0.67%) ISEB
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.67%) OCP
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) P3O
2 2 (1.34%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) Control-M
2 4 (2.68%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.67%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.67%) MOM
4 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.75%) Cognos
3 13 (8.72%) Teradata
4 10 (6.71%) Oracle
5 8 (5.37%) HP
6 7 (4.70%) Progress
7 6 (4.03%) Business Objects
7 6 (4.03%) BMC
8 5 (3.36%) Sybase
9 4 (2.68%) VMware
10 2 (1.34%) SAP
10 2 (1.34%) Cisco
10 2 (1.34%) Citrix
11 1 (0.67%) Juniper
11 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.67%) Symantec
11 1 (0.67%) Remedy
11 1 (0.67%) McAfee
11 1 (0.67%) BT
11 1 (0.67%) IBM
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