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 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Banking
Rank 4 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Banking 1199 1946 2040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.33% 27.39% 26.11%
As % of the General category 39.91% 47.02% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 1502 1652
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 £325 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 7
Average hourly rate £98.50 £21.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+363.52% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £14.85 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.70 £49.20 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-37.77% +2.27%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3004 4139 4685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.93% 58.25% 59.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2259 3113 3556
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 £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 78 61
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +2.38%
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 £48.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 25 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 25 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 25 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 1180 (47.26%) Finance
2 1032 (41.33%) Investment Banking
3 547 (21.91%) SQL
4 356 (14.26%) Oracle
5 344 (13.78%) Java
6 316 (12.66%) Front Office
7 294 (11.77%) Windows
8 285 (11.41%) C#
9 245 (9.81%) Project Management
10 240 (9.61%) SQL Server
11 230 (9.21%) Linux
12 217 (8.69%) Microsoft
13 216 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 207 (8.29%) UNIX
15 200 (8.01%) .NET
16 197 (7.89%) Retail
17 181 (7.25%) Derivative
18 179 (7.17%) Degree
19 173 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
20 170 (6.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 162 (6.49%) Business Analysis
22 152 (6.09%) ITIL
23 142 (5.69%) Fixed Income
24 134 (5.37%) Retail Banking
25 128 (5.13%) MS Excel
26 127 (5.09%) TDD
27 126 (5.05%) C++
27 126 (5.05%) HTML
27 126 (5.05%) Credit Risk
28 121 (4.85%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 68 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.48%) WebSphere
3 46 (1.84%) WebLogic
4 35 (1.40%) CMS
4 35 (1.40%) Oracle Coherence
5 29 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.04%) IBM Notes
6 26 (1.04%) SAS
7 24 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (0.84%) Apache
9 17 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 16 (0.64%) IIS
11 14 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
12 13 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.48%) GlassFish
14 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.32%) Lync
15 8 (0.32%) FileNet
15 8 (0.32%) MQSeries
Applications
1 128 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 91 (3.64%) MS Office
3 81 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 29 (1.16%) MS Project
6 20 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.40%) 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%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.040%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.040%) Stata
13 1 (0.040%) SPSS
13 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
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%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.16%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.16%) Loan IQ
10 3 (0.12%) Kondor+
10 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.36%) SaaS
2 5 (0.20%) GitHub
3 2 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.040%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.040%) PaaS
4 1 (0.040%) Office 365
4 1 (0.040%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.040%) Responsys
4 1 (0.040%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.60%) Firewall
2 38 (1.52%) SAN
3 35 (1.40%) Internet
4 23 (0.92%) DNS
5 21 (0.84%) EIGRP
5 21 (0.84%) Network Security
6 20 (0.80%) Multicast
7 19 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 18 (0.72%) VoIP
8 18 (0.72%) WAN
9 16 (0.64%) LAN
10 15 (0.60%) Intranet
11 14 (0.56%) VLAN
12 13 (0.52%) NAS
13 12 (0.48%) NetScaler
13 12 (0.48%) BGP
13 12 (0.48%) HTTP
14 10 (0.40%) LDAP
15 8 (0.32%) DHCP
15 8 (0.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 92 (3.68%) Oracle Database
3 87 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (3.04%) Relational Database
5 60 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (1.76%) RDBMS
8 35 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 34 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 32 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
12 23 (0.92%) QlikView
13 21 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (0.80%) MS Access
15 19 (0.76%) MongoDB
16 16 (0.64%) Data Mining
17 15 (0.60%) DB2
17 15 (0.60%) Big Data
18 14 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
18 14 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 52 (2.08%) Maven
2 50 (2.00%) JIRA
3 46 (1.84%) JUnit
4 37 (1.48%) Subversion
5 30 (1.20%) Ant
6 28 (1.12%) Selenium
6 28 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 20 (0.80%) Visual Studio
8 18 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.72%) Jenkins
9 17 (0.68%) NUnit
9 17 (0.68%) CruiseControl
10 15 (0.60%) Git (software)
11 13 (0.52%) WebDriver
11 13 (0.52%) Mockito
11 13 (0.52%) Apache Ivy
11 13 (0.52%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.48%) LoadRunner
12 12 (0.48%) Cucumber
General
1 1180 (47.26%) Finance
2 1032 (41.33%) Investment Banking
3 316 (12.66%) Front Office
4 197 (7.89%) Retail
5 134 (5.37%) Retail Banking
6 86 (3.44%) Back Office
7 64 (2.56%) Legal
8 55 (2.20%) Financial Institution
9 48 (1.92%) Telecoms
10 36 (1.44%) Advertising
11 30 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
12 29 (1.16%) Marketing
13 28 (1.12%) Private Banking
14 21 (0.84%) International Banking
15 12 (0.48%) Games
16 11 (0.44%) French Language
17 10 (0.40%) Billing
18 9 (0.36%) German Language
19 7 (0.28%) General Ledger
20 5 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 655 (26.23%) Analyst
2 637 (25.51%) Developer
3 401 (16.06%) Business Analyst
4 254 (10.17%) Project Manager
5 159 (6.37%) Java Developer
6 93 (3.72%) Architect
7 91 (3.64%) C# Developer
8 89 (3.56%) Senior Developer
9 83 (3.32%) Consultant
10 78 (3.12%) Banking Business Analyst
11 58 (2.32%) Administrator
12 50 (2.00%) C++ Developer
12 50 (2.00%) DBA
13 48 (1.92%) Programme Manager
13 48 (1.92%) SQL Developer
14 47 (1.88%) Test Manager
14 47 (1.88%) Support Analyst
14 47 (1.88%) .NET Developer
14 47 (1.88%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 46 (1.84%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (8.01%) .NET
2 126 (5.05%) HTML
3 115 (4.61%) Spring
4 81 (3.24%) CSS
5 77 (3.08%) XML
6 70 (2.80%) Web Services
7 61 (2.44%) ASP.NET
8 60 (2.40%) Middleware
8 60 (2.40%) HTML5
9 59 (2.36%) WPF
10 57 (2.28%) WCF
11 56 (2.24%) JMS
12 53 (2.12%) Hibernate
13 52 (2.08%) jQuery
14 49 (1.96%) J2EE
15 48 (1.92%) .NET Framework
16 37 (1.48%) Java EE
17 33 (1.32%) CSS3
18 28 (1.12%) REST
18 28 (1.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 181 (7.25%) Derivative
2 170 (6.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 142 (5.69%) Fixed Income
4 126 (5.05%) Credit Risk
5 78 (3.12%) Market Risk
6 75 (3.00%) Equities
7 54 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 42 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 39 (1.56%) Mathematics
9 39 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
10 29 (1.16%) Mobile App
11 28 (1.12%) SWIFT
12 26 (1.04%) Reference Data
13 25 (1.00%) Hedge funds
14 24 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
15 23 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.80%) Replication
16 20 (0.80%) Clustering
17 19 (0.76%) Grid Computing
17 19 (0.76%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 294 (11.77%) Windows
2 230 (9.21%) Linux
3 207 (8.29%) UNIX
4 62 (2.48%) Windows 7
5 57 (2.28%) Solaris
6 38 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.80%) 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 8
16 3 (0.12%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.080%) VMS
17 2 (0.080%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (9.81%) Project Management
2 216 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 173 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (6.49%) Business Analysis
5 152 (6.09%) ITIL
6 127 (5.09%) TDD
7 121 (4.85%) Multithreading
8 109 (4.37%) Analytics
9 100 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 99 (3.96%) Scrum
11 98 (3.92%) Risk Management
12 95 (3.80%) OO
13 93 (3.72%) Data Modelling
14 92 (3.68%) Migration
15 87 (3.48%) Data Analysis
16 86 (3.44%) Change Management
17 84 (3.36%) Asset Management
18 79 (3.16%) PRINCE2
19 74 (2.96%) Release Management
20 73 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 547 (21.91%) SQL
2 344 (13.78%) Java
3 285 (11.41%) C#
4 126 (5.05%) C++
5 107 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 107 (4.29%) Python
6 81 (3.24%) Perl
7 76 (3.04%) PL/SQL
8 57 (2.28%) Shell Script
9 56 (2.24%) PowerShell
10 55 (2.20%) VBA
11 52 (2.08%) C
12 47 (1.88%) T-SQL
13 26 (1.04%) VB
14 25 (1.00%) VBScript
15 12 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.40%) XAML
17 9 (0.36%) Ruby
17 9 (0.36%) Korn
17 9 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 179 (7.17%) Degree
2 38 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (1.36%) ISEB
4 33 (1.32%) CCNP
5 24 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 19 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 18 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.48%) CISSP
10 12 (0.48%) PMP
11 10 (0.40%) CCVP
12 9 (0.36%) CCEA
13 8 (0.32%) CCEE
13 8 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.28%) CCNA
14 7 (0.28%) CCA
14 7 (0.28%) MCP
14 7 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.28%) QA
2 63 (2.52%) ISO 9001
3 40 (1.60%) EMIR
4 29 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 25 (1.00%) Basel III
6 19 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.60%) FATCA
7 15 (0.60%) SLA
7 15 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.40%) WAI
9 9 (0.36%) MiFID
10 8 (0.32%) COBIT
10 8 (0.32%) COREP
11 6 (0.24%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.12%) Basel II
13 2 (0.080%) FINREP
14 1 (0.040%) AIFMD
14 1 (0.040%) ISO 9000
14 1 (0.040%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.040%) P3O
System Software
1 83 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.52%) XenApp
4 23 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
5 22 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (0.52%) XenServer
8 10 (0.40%) 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%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.16%) NFS
11 4 (0.16%) RACF
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%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 41 (1.64%) Tivoli
1 41 (1.64%) SCCM
2 31 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (0.76%) Control-M
4 16 (0.64%) Data Guard
5 14 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 13 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 13 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
6 13 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
7 11 (0.44%) Puppet
7 11 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.16%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 3 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.12%) SCOM
10 3 (0.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 356 (14.26%) Oracle
2 217 (8.69%) Microsoft
3 111 (4.45%) Sybase
4 88 (3.52%) Citrix
5 56 (2.24%) HP
5 56 (2.24%) VMware
6 53 (2.12%) Cisco
7 51 (2.04%) IBM
8 45 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 43 (1.72%) Business Objects
10 42 (1.68%) Bloomberg
11 34 (1.36%) TIBCO
12 32 (1.28%) Cognos
13 29 (1.16%) CheckPoint
14 28 (1.12%) Informatica
14 28 (1.12%) EMC
15 27 (1.08%) Lotus
16 26 (1.04%) Reuters
16 26 (1.04%) Murex
17 25 (1.00%) JBoss
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago