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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 54 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing Banking 72 66 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.81% 3.12% 3.59%
As % of the General category 9.33% 10.86% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 52 63
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£344 £428 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.59% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £524 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £399 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.56 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-39.64% -7.89%
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
772 608 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.09% 28.75% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 300 328
Average daily rate £375 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 49
Average hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £12.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 0 54 £319 -22.72% 22
Coventry -7 4 £325 - 3
Warwickshire -6 1 £350 -30.00% 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Banking
England

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 81 (55.10%) Finance
2 42 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 26 (17.69%) Project Management
4 22 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (14.29%) ITIL
6 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
7 18 (12.24%) UNIX
8 17 (11.56%) Oracle
9 16 (10.88%) Linux
9 16 (10.88%) Retail
9 16 (10.88%) Wealth Management
10 14 (9.52%) PRINCE2
10 14 (9.52%) MS Excel
11 12 (8.16%) Java
11 12 (8.16%) SQL
11 12 (8.16%) Retail Banking
11 12 (8.16%) Incident Management
11 12 (8.16%) Change Management
12 11 (7.48%) Windows
12 11 (7.48%) MS Office
12 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (6.80%) Shell Script
14 9 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
14 9 (6.12%) Risk Management
14 9 (6.12%) Corporate Banking
14 9 (6.12%) QA
14 9 (6.12%) Business Transformation
15 8 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (5.44%) Fund Management

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.72%) Lync
2 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.72%) Apache
2 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.72%) OpenEdge
3 3 (2.04%) CMS
3 3 (2.04%) SAS
4 2 (1.36%) Node.js
4 2 (1.36%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.36%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.68%) TPMS
Applications
1 14 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.48%) MS Office
3 7 (4.76%) Photoshop
4 5 (3.40%) MS Project
4 5 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) CA Clarity
2 3 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.36%) Eikon
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.68%) Agresso
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) TCP/IP
1 6 (4.08%) Firewall
2 5 (3.40%) DNS
3 4 (2.72%) SSL
3 4 (2.72%) LDAP
4 3 (2.04%) SMTP
4 3 (2.04%) IMAP
5 2 (1.36%) Network Security
5 2 (1.36%) OSPF
5 2 (1.36%) BGP
6 1 (0.68%) LAN
6 1 (0.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.68%) SAN
6 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.36%) WebSpeed
2 1 (0.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.68%) ProC
General
1 81 (55.10%) Finance
2 42 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 16 (10.88%) Retail
4 12 (8.16%) Retail Banking
5 9 (6.12%) Corporate Banking
6 7 (4.76%) Private Banking
7 5 (3.40%) Front Office
8 3 (2.04%) Back Office
8 3 (2.04%) Publishing
9 2 (1.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.68%) Legal
10 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (27.89%) Analyst
2 23 (15.65%) Project Manager
3 16 (10.88%) Business Analyst
4 14 (9.52%) Developer
5 9 (6.12%) Administrator
6 8 (5.44%) Web Manager
7 7 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Architect
7 7 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
8 6 (4.08%) Web Content Manager
8 6 (4.08%) Content Manager
8 6 (4.08%) MI Analyst
8 6 (4.08%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.08%) Consultant
8 6 (4.08%) Progress Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Technical Manager
9 5 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.72%) UNIX Administrator
11 3 (2.04%) IT Project Manager
11 3 (2.04%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.76%) HTML
2 3 (2.04%) JSP
2 3 (2.04%) Web Services
2 3 (2.04%) Middleware
3 2 (1.36%) XMPP
3 2 (1.36%) J2EE
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.68%) Java EE
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) XSL
4 1 (0.68%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.40%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.40%) PMI
4 4 (2.72%) Clustering
4 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.04%) Equities
5 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.36%) Replication
6 2 (1.36%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) Wiki
7 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.24%) UNIX
2 16 (10.88%) Linux
3 11 (7.48%) Windows
4 6 (4.08%) Solaris
5 5 (3.40%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.40%) SUSE
5 5 (3.40%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.36%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.36%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.36%) AIX
6 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.69%) Project Management
2 22 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (14.29%) ITIL
4 16 (10.88%) Wealth Management
5 14 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 12 (8.16%) Change Management
6 12 (8.16%) Incident Management
7 9 (6.12%) Risk Management
7 9 (6.12%) Business Transformation
8 8 (5.44%) Migration
8 8 (5.44%) Business Analysis
8 8 (5.44%) Fund Management
8 8 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.76%) Data Analysis
9 7 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.76%) BCP
10 6 (4.08%) Workflow
10 6 (4.08%) Service Management
11 5 (3.40%) Quality Management
11 5 (3.40%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.16%) Java
1 12 (8.16%) SQL
2 10 (6.80%) Shell Script
3 6 (4.08%) VBA
3 6 (4.08%) C
4 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.72%) Perl
4 4 (2.72%) C++
5 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (0.68%) ABAP
6 1 (0.68%) Korn
6 1 (0.68%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.68%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (3.40%) PMI Certification
2 5 (3.40%) Degree
2 5 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (2.72%) PMP
3 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.72%) CCNP
4 2 (1.36%) CCIE
5 1 (0.68%) CCNA
5 1 (0.68%) CCDP
5 1 (0.68%) CCA
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CCSE
5 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) Sendmail
2 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Tivoli
1 4 (2.72%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.56%) Oracle
3 8 (5.44%) Cisco
4 7 (4.76%) Sybase
4 7 (4.76%) Adobe
5 6 (4.08%) Sun
5 6 (4.08%) Business Objects
5 6 (4.08%) Progress
6 5 (3.40%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.40%) SAP
6 5 (3.40%) CA
7 4 (2.72%) Citrix
7 4 (2.72%) VMware
8 3 (2.04%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.04%) Remedy
8 3 (2.04%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.04%) Avaya
8 3 (2.04%) Juniper
8 3 (2.04%) IBM
8 3 (2.04%) JBoss
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