The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Investment Banking
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 154 148
Rank change year-on-year +31 -6  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 12 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the General category 1.27% 0.65% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £247 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £510 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - -

Investment Banking is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 944 1236 1326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.55% 32.94% 35.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 791 743
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 38
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +28.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.73 £47.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Investment Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in the North West

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Investment Banking in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Banking in the North West

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in the North West

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Banking in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Investment Banking in the North West

Investment Banking
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Banking within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +31 8 £450 +5.88% 2
Manchester +14 4 £135 -68.23% 1
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 18 (100.00%) Banking
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) IBM
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) NAS
6 3 (16.67%) vSphere
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
6 3 (16.67%) Retail
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 3 (16.67%) ETL
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) C
6 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (11.11%) Citrix
7 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management

Investment Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) NAS
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Toad
2 1 (5.56%) Babel
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) gulp
2 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Mocha
2 1 (5.56%) ProC
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) webpack
General
1 18 (100.00%) Banking
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Database Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum Master
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Database Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) Django
2 1 (5.56%) Flash
2 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) JAXB
2 1 (5.56%) JAX-WS
2 1 (5.56%) JDBC
2 1 (5.56%) JDOM
2 1 (5.56%) JiBX
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) Sass
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) WSDL
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.56%) Fintech
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) NetWare
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) BDD
3 3 (16.67%) ETL
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Analytics
4 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Kanban
4 2 (11.11%) Practice Management
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Wealth Management
4 2 (11.11%) Workload Management
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
4 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.56%) MOS
1 1 (5.56%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) IBM
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.56%) BMC
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) VMware