The first 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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 88 94 107
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 28 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 0.49% 0.22%
As % of the General category 3.92% 1.59% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
Average daily rate
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£525 £481 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £378 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £588 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
715 567 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.28% 30.58% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 254 340
Average daily rate £350 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 53 33
Average hourly rate £34.32 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Investment Banking
England

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 11 July 2014.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 28 £525 +5.00% 1
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 34 (100.00%) Banking
2 20 (58.82%) Finance
3 16 (47.06%) Wealth Management
4 11 (32.35%) Project Management
5 9 (26.47%) Corporate Banking
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 8 (23.53%) Fund Management
6 8 (23.53%) Business Transformation
7 7 (20.59%) Linux
7 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
7 7 (20.59%) Private Banking
7 7 (20.59%) BCP
8 6 (17.65%) ITIL
8 6 (17.65%) UNIX
8 6 (17.65%) Change Management
9 5 (14.71%) Oracle
9 5 (14.71%) Sybase
9 5 (14.71%) Front Office
9 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Time Management
10 4 (11.76%) Web Development
10 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
10 4 (11.76%) SUSE
10 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
10 4 (11.76%) MS Office
10 4 (11.76%) HTML
10 4 (11.76%) Java
10 4 (11.76%) Solaris
10 4 (11.76%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (11.76%) WebLogic
1 4 (11.76%) Apache
1 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) SAS
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) TPMS
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
3 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) LDAP
1 4 (11.76%) SSL
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (100.00%) Banking
2 20 (58.82%) Finance
3 9 (26.47%) Corporate Banking
4 7 (20.59%) Private Banking
5 5 (14.71%) Front Office
6 2 (5.88%) Retail
7 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.94%) Back Office
7 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Technical Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Administrator
3 3 (8.82%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Release Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Services Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Clustering
1 2 (5.88%) PMI
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Equities
2 1 (2.94%) Derivative
2 1 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (2.94%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) UNIX
3 4 (11.76%) SUSE
3 4 (11.76%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.88%) Windows NT
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Wealth Management
2 11 (32.35%) Project Management
3 8 (23.53%) Fund Management
3 8 (23.53%) Business Transformation
4 7 (20.59%) BCP
4 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
5 6 (17.65%) Change Management
5 6 (17.65%) ITIL
6 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Time Management
7 4 (11.76%) Web Development
7 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.82%) Validation
8 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
8 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
8 3 (8.82%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Java
1 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.88%) C
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.88%) PMP
2 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) P3O
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (2.94%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) Sybase
3 4 (11.76%) Sun
3 4 (11.76%) CA
4 2 (5.88%) NetApp
4 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Compaq
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Avaya
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) Cognos
5 1 (2.94%) Adobe
5 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.94%) RightScale