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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 91 93 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 27 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 0.61% 0.22%
As % of the General category 3.72% 1.97% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £550 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £392
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+821.05% -13.63%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
726 610 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.99% 31.07% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 276 335
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 52 35
Average hourly rate £33.94 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.05% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £11.74 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 25 July 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 25 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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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 +12 25 £250 -43.97% 2
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 39 (100.00%) Banking
2 22 (56.41%) Finance
3 16 (41.03%) Wealth Management
4 11 (28.21%) Project Management
5 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.08%) Corporate Banking
7 8 (20.51%) ITIL
7 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
7 8 (20.51%) Fund Management
7 8 (20.51%) Business Transformation
8 7 (17.95%) Linux
8 7 (17.95%) Private Banking
8 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
8 7 (17.95%) BCP
9 6 (15.38%) Change Management
9 6 (15.38%) UNIX
9 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Time Management
10 5 (12.82%) Sybase
10 5 (12.82%) Java
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle
10 5 (12.82%) Front Office
11 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (10.26%) SUSE
11 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
11 4 (10.26%) Web Development
11 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
11 4 (10.26%) MS Office
11 4 (10.26%) HTML
11 4 (10.26%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 (10.26%) WebLogic
1 4 (10.26%) Apache
1 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) SAS
3 1 (2.56%) CMS
3 1 (2.56%) TPMS
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) CA Clarity
2 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) LDAP
1 4 (10.26%) SSL
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (100.00%) Banking
2 22 (56.41%) Finance
3 9 (23.08%) Corporate Banking
4 7 (17.95%) Private Banking
5 5 (12.82%) Front Office
6 2 (5.13%) Retail
7 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.56%) Back Office
7 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Release Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Web Content Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.13%) PMI
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (5.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Equities
3 1 (2.56%) Derivative
3 1 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.56%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) UNIX
3 4 (10.26%) SUSE
3 4 (10.26%) Solaris
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.13%) Windows NT
4 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Wealth Management
2 11 (28.21%) Project Management
3 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 8 (20.51%) Fund Management
3 8 (20.51%) Business Transformation
4 7 (17.95%) BCP
4 7 (17.95%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Change Management
6 5 (12.82%) Time Management
7 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (10.26%) Web Development
7 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.69%) Workflow
8 3 (7.69%) Validation
8 3 (7.69%) Business Continuity
8 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Java
2 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.69%) C
4 2 (5.13%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.13%) PMP
2 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) P3O
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) Sybase
3 4 (10.26%) Sun
3 4 (10.26%) CA
4 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 2 (5.13%) NetApp
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Compaq
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya
6 1 (2.56%) Juniper
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Cognos
6 1 (2.56%) Adobe
6 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.56%) RightScale
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