The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 5 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 25 6 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 15.72% 5.41% 25.62%
As % of the General category 21.74% 7.79% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 76
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£523 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £603 £700
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
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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 Canary Wharf region.

General Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
115 77 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 72.33% 69.37% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 50 258
Average daily rate £520 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £288 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £29.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% -31.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Investment Banking across the Canary Wharf region.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking across the Canary Wharf region.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 29 (100.00%) Banking
2 16 (55.17%) Finance
3 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (34.48%) Degree
4 10 (34.48%) Front Office
4 10 (34.48%) SQL
5 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (24.14%) Java
6 7 (24.14%) UNIX
7 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
7 6 (20.69%) Migration
7 6 (20.69%) QA
8 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
8 5 (17.24%) Derivative
8 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (17.24%) C#
8 5 (17.24%) .NET
8 5 (17.24%) Analytics
9 4 (13.79%) C++
9 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
9 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.34%) Test Management
10 3 (10.34%) Apache Flex
10 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
10 3 (10.34%) TDD
10 3 (10.34%) Equities
10 3 (10.34%) Linux
10 3 (10.34%) OOP
10 3 (10.34%) OO
10 3 (10.34%) N-Tier

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 (3.45%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (3.45%) CICS
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) FTP
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
1 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
2 1 (3.45%) Rational Rose
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (100.00%) Banking
2 16 (55.17%) Finance
3 10 (34.48%) Front Office
4 2 (6.90%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) RAD Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Flex Developer
5 1 (3.45%) GUI Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.45%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Planner
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Flex
3 2 (6.90%) JSF
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) Spring
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) J2SE
4 1 (3.45%) Kafka
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
2 5 (17.24%) Derivative
3 3 (10.34%) Equities
3 3 (10.34%) N-Tier
3 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
3 3 (10.34%) Open Source
4 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (6.90%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.24%) Analytics
4 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.34%) Test Management
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) TDD
5 3 (10.34%) OOP
5 3 (10.34%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Change Control
6 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
6 2 (6.90%) UML
6 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) C#
4 4 (13.79%) C++
5 3 (10.34%) C
5 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.90%) Python
6 2 (6.90%) Perl
7 1 (3.45%) Scala
7 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) COBOL
7 1 (3.45%) JCL
7 1 (3.45%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Pega
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Actimize
3 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Informatica
3 1 (3.45%) Reuters
3 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.45%) Solace