The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 30 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 City of London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Banking 1161 1931 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.01% 27.25% 26.25%
As % of the General category 39.38% 46.82% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 1486 1643
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £355 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 8
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £13.50 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.40 £48.00 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +2.27%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2948 4124 4681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.80% 58.20% 59.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 3099 3543
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 76 62
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% -0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
Banking
London

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the City of London region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the City of London region.

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Banking
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Banking Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing 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 Banking.

1 1178 (47.33%) Finance
2 1034 (41.54%) Investment Banking
3 545 (21.90%) SQL
4 359 (14.42%) Oracle
5 340 (13.66%) Java
6 313 (12.58%) Front Office
7 292 (11.73%) Windows
8 286 (11.49%) C#
9 248 (9.96%) Project Management
10 242 (9.72%) SQL Server
11 230 (9.24%) Linux
12 222 (8.92%) Microsoft
13 218 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 205 (8.24%) UNIX
15 198 (7.96%) .NET
16 196 (7.87%) Retail
17 180 (7.23%) Derivative
18 176 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
19 175 (7.03%) Degree
20 166 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 163 (6.55%) Business Analysis
22 153 (6.15%) ITIL
23 142 (5.71%) Fixed Income
24 133 (5.34%) Retail Banking
25 131 (5.26%) MS Excel
26 127 (5.10%) TDD
27 123 (4.94%) HTML
28 122 (4.90%) C++
29 120 (4.82%) Credit Risk
30 117 (4.70%) Multithreading

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing 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 Banking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 66 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 63 (2.53%) WebSphere
3 47 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 36 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
5 35 (1.41%) CMS
6 30 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.08%) IBM Notes
8 26 (1.04%) SAS
9 24 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (0.84%) Apache
11 17 (0.68%) MS Exchange
12 15 (0.60%) IIS
13 13 (0.52%) GlassFish
14 12 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
14 12 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (0.32%) FileNet
17 8 (0.32%) MQSeries
17 8 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 131 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 94 (3.78%) MS Office
3 83 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.21%) MS Project
6 20 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.16%) RoboHelp
11 3 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.080%) InDesign
13 1 (0.040%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.040%) SPSS
13 1 (0.040%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (0.56%) RMDS
2 12 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.36%) Temenos T24
4 9 (0.36%) Summit
5 8 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.28%) ION MarketView
6 7 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
8 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.20%) LatentZero
9 4 (0.16%) Loan IQ
9 4 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.16%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.36%) SaaS
2 5 (0.20%) GitHub
3 2 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.040%) Responsys
4 1 (0.040%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.040%) Office 365
4 1 (0.040%) PaaS
4 1 (0.040%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.040%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.65%) Firewall
2 38 (1.53%) SAN
3 35 (1.41%) Internet
4 23 (0.92%) DNS
5 22 (0.88%) Network Security
6 21 (0.84%) Multicast
6 21 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 21 (0.84%) EIGRP
7 18 (0.72%) WAN
8 17 (0.68%) VoIP
9 16 (0.64%) LAN
10 15 (0.60%) Intranet
11 14 (0.56%) VLAN
12 13 (0.52%) NetScaler
12 13 (0.52%) NAS
13 12 (0.48%) BGP
13 12 (0.48%) HTTP
14 10 (0.40%) LDAP
15 9 (0.36%) DHCP
16 7 (0.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.66%) Oracle Database
3 87 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 78 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 60 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 34 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 32 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (0.88%) QlikView
13 20 (0.80%) MS Access
13 20 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (0.76%) MongoDB
15 16 (0.64%) Data Mining
15 16 (0.64%) Big Data
16 14 (0.56%) DB2
16 14 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
17 13 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (2.05%) JIRA
2 50 (2.01%) Maven
3 48 (1.93%) JUnit
4 39 (1.57%) Subversion
5 29 (1.17%) TeamCity
6 28 (1.12%) Ant
7 27 (1.08%) Selenium
8 20 (0.80%) Visual Studio
9 19 (0.76%) Jenkins
10 18 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
10 18 (0.72%) CruiseControl
10 18 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (0.68%) NUnit
12 16 (0.64%) Git (software)
13 14 (0.56%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.52%) Mockito
14 13 (0.52%) WebDriver
15 12 (0.48%) LoadRunner
15 12 (0.48%) Apache Ivy
15 12 (0.48%) Cucumber
General
1 1178 (47.33%) Finance
2 1034 (41.54%) Investment Banking
3 313 (12.58%) Front Office
4 196 (7.87%) Retail
5 133 (5.34%) Retail Banking
6 88 (3.54%) Back Office
7 63 (2.53%) Legal
8 56 (2.25%) Financial Institution
9 48 (1.93%) Telecoms
10 36 (1.45%) Advertising
11 31 (1.25%) Marketing
11 31 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
12 28 (1.12%) Private Banking
13 22 (0.88%) International Banking
14 12 (0.48%) Games
15 11 (0.44%) French Language
16 10 (0.40%) Billing
17 9 (0.36%) German Language
18 7 (0.28%) General Ledger
19 5 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 654 (26.28%) Analyst
2 627 (25.19%) Developer
3 398 (15.99%) Business Analyst
4 256 (10.29%) Project Manager
5 156 (6.27%) Java Developer
6 97 (3.90%) Architect
7 91 (3.66%) C# Developer
8 89 (3.58%) Senior Developer
9 82 (3.29%) Consultant
10 77 (3.09%) Banking Business Analyst
11 58 (2.33%) Administrator
12 49 (1.97%) DBA
13 48 (1.93%) Programme Manager
13 48 (1.93%) SQL Developer
14 47 (1.89%) C++ Developer
14 47 (1.89%) Test Manager
14 47 (1.89%) Support Analyst
15 46 (1.85%) .NET Developer
15 46 (1.85%) Data Analyst
15 46 (1.85%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (7.96%) .NET
2 123 (4.94%) HTML
3 113 (4.54%) Spring
4 78 (3.13%) CSS
5 76 (3.05%) XML
6 67 (2.69%) Web Services
7 61 (2.45%) ASP.NET
8 60 (2.41%) Middleware
9 59 (2.37%) WPF
10 57 (2.29%) WCF
10 57 (2.29%) HTML5
11 52 (2.09%) Hibernate
11 52 (2.09%) JMS
12 50 (2.01%) J2EE
12 50 (2.01%) jQuery
13 47 (1.89%) .NET Framework
14 35 (1.41%) Java EE
15 30 (1.21%) CSS3
16 27 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 180 (7.23%) Derivative
2 166 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 142 (5.71%) Fixed Income
4 120 (4.82%) Credit Risk
5 79 (3.17%) Market Risk
6 74 (2.97%) Equities
7 52 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 41 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 38 (1.53%) Mobile Banking
9 38 (1.53%) Mathematics
10 29 (1.17%) SWIFT
10 29 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.04%) Reference Data
12 25 (1.00%) Hedge funds
13 24 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
14 23 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (0.84%) Grid Computing
16 20 (0.80%) Replication
17 19 (0.76%) Statistics
17 19 (0.76%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 292 (11.73%) Windows
2 230 (9.24%) Linux
3 205 (8.24%) UNIX
4 61 (2.45%) Windows 7
5 56 (2.25%) Solaris
6 39 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 21 (0.84%) Windows XP
11 18 (0.72%) Android
12 12 (0.48%) AIX
13 6 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.20%) zOS
15 4 (0.16%) HPUX
15 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.16%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.080%) SUSE
16 2 (0.080%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (9.96%) Project Management
2 218 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 176 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (6.55%) Business Analysis
5 153 (6.15%) ITIL
6 127 (5.10%) TDD
7 117 (4.70%) Multithreading
8 110 (4.42%) Analytics
9 99 (3.98%) Scrum
9 99 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 98 (3.94%) OO
11 96 (3.86%) Risk Management
12 94 (3.78%) Data Modelling
13 91 (3.66%) Migration
14 88 (3.54%) Data Analysis
15 86 (3.46%) Change Management
16 85 (3.42%) Asset Management
17 79 (3.17%) PRINCE2
18 74 (2.97%) Business Intelligence
19 73 (2.93%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 545 (21.90%) SQL
2 340 (13.66%) Java
3 286 (11.49%) C#
4 122 (4.90%) C++
5 106 (4.26%) Python
6 104 (4.18%) JavaScript
7 81 (3.25%) Perl
8 76 (3.05%) PL/SQL
9 59 (2.37%) Shell Script
10 56 (2.25%) PowerShell
11 55 (2.21%) VBA
12 51 (2.05%) C
13 46 (1.85%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.00%) VBScript
14 25 (1.00%) VB
15 12 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.40%) XAML
17 9 (0.36%) Groovy
17 9 (0.36%) Ruby
17 9 (0.36%) Korn
Qualifications
1 175 (7.03%) Degree
2 37 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (1.45%) ISEB
4 32 (1.29%) CCNP
5 24 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 19 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 19 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 15 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (0.52%) CISSP
9 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.48%) PMP
11 10 (0.40%) CCVP
12 9 (0.36%) CCEA
13 8 (0.32%) CCEE
14 7 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.28%) MCSE
14 7 (0.28%) MCP
14 7 (0.28%) CCA
15 6 (0.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.33%) QA
2 62 (2.49%) ISO 9001
3 40 (1.61%) EMIR
4 29 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 28 (1.12%) Basel III
6 19 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.64%) SLA
7 16 (0.64%) FATCA
8 15 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.40%) WAI
10 9 (0.36%) MiFID
11 8 (0.32%) COBIT
11 8 (0.32%) COREP
12 6 (0.24%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.12%) Basel II
14 2 (0.080%) FINREP
15 1 (0.040%) AIFMD
15 1 (0.040%) P3O
15 1 (0.040%) PCI DSS
15 1 (0.040%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 85 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.49%) XenApp
4 24 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
5 20 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (0.60%) XenServer
8 9 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.20%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.16%) RACF
11 4 (0.16%) NFS
11 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.16%) SRDF
11 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.12%) ACF2
12 3 (0.12%) vSphere
12 3 (0.12%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 41 (1.65%) SCCM
2 40 (1.61%) Tivoli
3 32 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (0.76%) Control-M
5 16 (0.64%) Data Guard
6 14 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 14 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
7 13 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
8 11 (0.44%) Puppet
8 11 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
8 11 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.16%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.12%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.12%) SCOM
11 3 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 359 (14.42%) Oracle
2 222 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 110 (4.42%) Sybase
4 89 (3.58%) Citrix
5 57 (2.29%) HP
6 56 (2.25%) VMware
7 52 (2.09%) Cisco
8 51 (2.05%) IBM
9 46 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 44 (1.77%) Bloomberg
11 43 (1.73%) Business Objects
12 32 (1.29%) TIBCO
13 31 (1.25%) Cognos
14 30 (1.21%) CheckPoint
15 28 (1.12%) EMC
15 28 (1.12%) Lotus
15 28 (1.12%) Informatica
15 28 (1.12%) Reuters
16 26 (1.04%) JBoss
16 26 (1.04%) Murex
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: dependent on experience and skill set
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £440 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday