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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 116 88 89
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 7 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 1.14% 0.65%
As % of the General category 0.88% 3.50% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 8
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£500 £550 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Investment 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
797 771 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.35% 32.66% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 324 240
Average daily rate £385 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £227 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 71 59
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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
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 28 May 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 -24 7 £500 -20.00% 2
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Banking
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (33.33%) BGP
4 4 (33.33%) CCNP
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Clustering
5 3 (25.00%) F5
6 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
6 2 (16.67%) MPLS
6 2 (16.67%) Junos
6 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 2 (16.67%) CCIE
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) CCSA
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) OSPF
2 4 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (16.67%) MPLS
3 2 (16.67%) Junos
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 12 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Private Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) PMO Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Change Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Wiki
3 1 (8.33%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) SUSE
2 1 (8.33%) HPUX
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
2 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Fund Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) BCP
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (8.33%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Korn
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCIE
2 2 (16.67%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Sun
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas