The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment 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 Investment Banking over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 109 88 112
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +24
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 13 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.71% 0.086%
As % of the General category 1.70% 2.46% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
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£325 £463 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% +26.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £296 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £555 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +17.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+872.22% +20.00%
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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
766 610 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.81% 28.80% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 294 332
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 40 48
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Investment 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 Investment Banking across the West Midlands region.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Investment 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 Investment Banking across the West Midlands region.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Investment 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 Investment Banking within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 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 -10 11 £300 -35.13% 1
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Investment 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 Investment Banking.

1 42 (100.00%) Banking
2 24 (57.14%) Finance
3 16 (38.10%) Wealth Management
4 12 (28.57%) Project Management
5 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.43%) ITIL
6 9 (21.43%) Corporate Banking
7 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 8 (19.05%) Fund Management
7 8 (19.05%) Business Transformation
8 7 (16.67%) Private Banking
8 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Linux
8 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 7 (16.67%) BCP
9 6 (14.29%) Change Management
9 6 (14.29%) UNIX
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle
10 5 (11.90%) Java
10 5 (11.90%) Sybase
10 5 (11.90%) Front Office
10 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (11.90%) Time Management
11 4 (9.52%) Web Development
11 4 (9.52%) Workflow
11 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
11 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (9.52%) SUSE
11 4 (9.52%) CA
11 4 (9.52%) Shell Script

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Investment 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 Investment Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
1 4 (9.52%) Apache
1 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) TPMS
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) CA Clarity
2 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) LDAP
1 4 (9.52%) SSL
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 42 (100.00%) Banking
2 24 (57.14%) Finance
3 9 (21.43%) Corporate Banking
4 7 (16.67%) Private Banking
5 5 (11.90%) Front Office
6 2 (4.76%) Retail
7 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.38%) Back Office
7 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Data Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Release Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) PMO Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.76%) PMI
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Equities
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) SUSE
3 4 (9.52%) Solaris
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Windows
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
4 2 (4.76%) Windows NT
4 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Wealth Management
2 12 (28.57%) Project Management
3 9 (21.43%) ITIL
4 8 (19.05%) Fund Management
4 8 (19.05%) Business Transformation
5 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (16.67%) BCP
5 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 6 (14.29%) Change Management
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) Time Management
8 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.52%) Workflow
8 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.52%) Web Development
8 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.14%) Validation
9 3 (7.14%) Migration
9 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.14%) C
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.76%) PMP
2 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
1 2 (4.76%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.38%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Sybase
4 4 (9.52%) Sun
4 4 (9.52%) CA
5 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Compaq
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
6 2 (4.76%) Cognos
7 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.38%) Avaya
7 1 (2.38%) Juniper
7 1 (2.38%) Adobe
7 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.38%) RightScale