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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 99 106 83
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 8 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.048% 1.11%
As % of the General category 1.14% 0.14% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.75
Investment Banking
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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
700 699 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.42% 33.54% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 373 204
Average daily rate £375 £370 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 71
Average hourly rate £27.79 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 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 +6 6 £360 -10.00% 3
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (100.00%) Banking
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
5 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
5 2 (14.29%) UCITS
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Wiki
5 2 (14.29%) Wealth Management
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (14.29%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) SUSE
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Clustering
5 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 2 (14.29%) Korn
5 2 (14.29%) HPUX
5 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (100.00%) Banking
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Private Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Data Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Compliance Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Management Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Wiki
1 2 (14.29%) Symmetrix DMX
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) SUSE
3 2 (14.29%) HPUX
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
1 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Wealth Management
2 2 (14.29%) Use Case
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
2 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Fund Management
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Korn
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) UCITS
2 1 (7.14%) MiFID
2 1 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.14%) FATCA
2 1 (7.14%) EMIR
2 1 (7.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Sun
1 2 (14.29%) EMC
1 2 (14.29%) Veritas
2 1 (7.14%) Sybase
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos