The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment 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 Investment Banking over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 21 20 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 390 429 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.41% 7.29% 13.05%
As % of the General category 14.01% 14.35% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 326 717
Average daily rate
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£550 £531 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £175.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +821.05%
Investment Banking
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2784 2990 4289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.90% 50.83% 58.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2175 2215 3189
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 64
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.02 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Investment 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 Investment Banking across the City of London region.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Investment 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 Investment Banking across the City of London region.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 773 (100.00%) Banking
2 403 (52.13%) Finance
3 200 (25.87%) SQL
4 170 (21.99%) Front Office
5 144 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
6 143 (18.50%) Java
7 109 (14.10%) Business Analysis
8 107 (13.84%) C#
9 98 (12.68%) Oracle
10 97 (12.55%) Derivative
11 89 (11.51%) Fixed Income
12 77 (9.96%) SQL Server
13 76 (9.83%) .NET
14 72 (9.31%) Project Management
14 72 (9.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 70 (9.06%) SDLC
16 67 (8.67%) UNIX
17 61 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 60 (7.76%) Risk Management
18 60 (7.76%) Windows
18 60 (7.76%) Multithreading
19 58 (7.50%) HTML
19 58 (7.50%) Equities
20 57 (7.37%) JavaScript
20 57 (7.37%) MS Excel
21 55 (7.12%) Microsoft
22 51 (6.60%) Scala
23 50 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
24 48 (6.21%) Market Risk
24 48 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 26 (3.36%) Oracle Coherence
2 10 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.03%) Apache Spark
4 7 (0.91%) Apache
5 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (0.52%) Node.js
8 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.39%) Liferay
9 2 (0.26%) JBoss
9 2 (0.26%) Confluence
10 1 (0.13%) Lync
10 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.13%) IIS
10 1 (0.13%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 57 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.27%) MS Office
3 26 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.85%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.68%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.65%) RMDS
3 4 (0.52%) assyst
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.52%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.26%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.26%) Eikon
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Algo Collateral
6 1 (0.13%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.59%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.20%) Firewall
3 13 (1.68%) Internet
4 11 (1.42%) Multicast
5 10 (1.29%) SAN
6 9 (1.16%) DNS
7 6 (0.78%) HTTP
7 6 (0.78%) Network Security
8 5 (0.65%) OSPF
8 5 (0.65%) BGP
8 5 (0.65%) LDAP
8 5 (0.65%) VPN
9 4 (0.52%) DMZ
9 4 (0.52%) SSL
9 4 (0.52%) LAN
9 4 (0.52%) VoIP
9 4 (0.52%) WAN
9 4 (0.52%) RIP
9 4 (0.52%) MPLS
9 4 (0.52%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.79%) Oracle Database
3 29 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (3.36%) Big Data
5 23 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (2.33%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.81%) MS Access
10 12 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.16%) QlikView
12 9 (1.16%) DB2
13 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.91%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
14 6 (0.78%) Impala
14 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 36 (4.66%) Subversion
2 30 (3.88%) Maven
3 28 (3.62%) TeamCity
3 28 (3.62%) Git (software)
4 22 (2.85%) JIRA
5 10 (1.29%) Grunt
5 10 (1.29%) Bower
6 9 (1.16%) WebDriver
7 8 (1.03%) JUnit
8 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.78%) Ant
10 5 (0.65%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.39%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.26%) Rhino Mocks
13 2 (0.26%) Moq
13 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.26%) Jasmine
General
1 773 (100.00%) Banking
2 403 (52.13%) Finance
3 170 (21.99%) Front Office
4 35 (4.53%) Back Office
5 15 (1.94%) Legal
5 15 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.55%) Advertising
7 11 (1.42%) Retail
8 6 (0.78%) General Ledger
8 6 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.78%) Private Banking
9 5 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
10 3 (0.39%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Marketing
11 2 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.13%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 260 (33.64%) Developer
2 257 (33.25%) Analyst
3 167 (21.60%) Business Analyst
4 70 (9.06%) Java Developer
5 67 (8.67%) Project Manager
6 47 (6.08%) Senior Developer
7 43 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 27 (3.49%) Data Analyst
9 25 (3.23%) SQL Developer
9 25 (3.23%) Banking Business Analyst
10 24 (3.10%) Architect
11 23 (2.98%) Risk Analyst
11 23 (2.98%) Scala Developer
12 22 (2.85%) Support Analyst
12 22 (2.85%) IT Business Analyst
13 21 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (2.59%) Senior Java Developer
15 19 (2.46%) C++ Developer
15 19 (2.46%) Administrator
15 19 (2.46%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (9.83%) .NET
2 58 (7.50%) HTML
3 47 (6.08%) HTML5
4 36 (4.66%) WPF
4 36 (4.66%) XML
5 32 (4.14%) AngularJS
6 31 (4.01%) RESTful
7 30 (3.88%) JMS
8 28 (3.62%) FIX Protocol
9 25 (3.23%) ASP.NET
10 17 (2.20%) CSS
10 17 (2.20%) WCF
11 16 (2.07%) jQuery
12 13 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (1.68%) REST
12 13 (1.68%) Spring
13 12 (1.55%) FpML
14 11 (1.42%) Ajax
15 10 (1.29%) Middleware
15 10 (1.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 97 (12.55%) Derivative
2 89 (11.51%) Fixed Income
3 72 (9.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 58 (7.50%) Equities
5 50 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (6.21%) Market Risk
7 46 (5.95%) Credit Risk
8 30 (3.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 22 (2.85%) Equity Derivative
10 17 (2.20%) Data Centre
11 14 (1.81%) SWIFT
12 12 (1.55%) Credit Derivative
13 10 (1.29%) Contract for Difference
14 9 (1.16%) Computer Science
14 9 (1.16%) Reference Data
15 8 (1.03%) iPad
15 8 (1.03%) User Experience
15 8 (1.03%) Management Information System
16 7 (0.91%) Blackberry
16 7 (0.91%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 67 (8.67%) UNIX
2 60 (7.76%) Windows
3 46 (5.95%) Linux
4 16 (2.07%) Solaris
5 9 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.52%) SUSE
7 3 (0.39%) Android
7 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.39%) AIX
8 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (14.10%) Business Analysis
3 72 (9.31%) Project Management
4 70 (9.06%) SDLC
5 61 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (7.76%) Risk Management
6 60 (7.76%) Multithreading
7 48 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 45 (5.82%) Data Modelling
9 43 (5.56%) TDD
10 40 (5.17%) Scrum
11 35 (4.53%) Data Analysis
12 31 (4.01%) ETL
13 28 (3.62%) Analytics
14 26 (3.36%) PRINCE2
14 26 (3.36%) GAP Analysis
15 24 (3.10%) OO
15 24 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (2.98%) ITIL
17 22 (2.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (25.87%) SQL
2 143 (18.50%) Java
3 107 (13.84%) C#
4 57 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 51 (6.60%) Scala
6 34 (4.40%) VBA
7 31 (4.01%) C++
8 24 (3.10%) T-SQL
8 24 (3.10%) PL/SQL
9 23 (2.98%) Python
10 18 (2.33%) Perl
11 15 (1.94%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.68%) C
13 11 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.65%) VBScript
14 5 (0.65%) VB
14 5 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.52%) RPG
15 4 (0.52%) RPG IV
16 3 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (4.92%) Degree
2 11 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (1.29%) PMI Certification
4 7 (0.91%) CISA
4 7 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (0.91%) CISSP
5 6 (0.78%) CCIE
6 4 (0.52%) CCNA
6 4 (0.52%) CISM
6 4 (0.52%) PMP
7 3 (0.39%) Avaya Certification
7 3 (0.39%) ISEB
7 3 (0.39%) CCNP
8 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.26%) CFA
8 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) IIBA
9 1 (0.13%) CBAP
9 1 (0.13%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.75%) QA
2 17 (2.20%) EMIR
3 16 (2.07%) Dodd-Frank
4 14 (1.81%) MiFID
5 11 (1.42%) Basel III
6 9 (1.16%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.91%) SLA
8 5 (0.65%) COREP
9 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.39%) COBIT
10 3 (0.39%) Basel II
10 3 (0.39%) FATCA
11 2 (0.26%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.65%) XenApp
3 5 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (0.39%) NFS
5 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.39%) Docker
5 3 (0.39%) HDFS
5 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.26%) XenServer
6 2 (0.26%) Samba
6 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.26%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.16%) Control-M
3 5 (0.65%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.65%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.39%) SCCM
5 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.26%) Nagios
6 2 (0.26%) SCOM
6 2 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.26%) Oozie
7 1 (0.13%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.13%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 98 (12.68%) Oracle
2 55 (7.12%) Microsoft
3 24 (3.10%) HP
4 20 (2.59%) IBM
4 20 (2.59%) Sybase
5 15 (1.94%) Cisco
6 13 (1.68%) TIBCO
6 13 (1.68%) Reuters
6 13 (1.68%) Bloomberg
7 12 (1.55%) Murex
8 10 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.16%) EMC
9 9 (1.16%) Alteryx
10 8 (1.03%) Symantec
10 8 (1.03%) Remedy
10 8 (1.03%) VMware
10 8 (1.03%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.03%) SAP
11 7 (0.91%) Citrix
11 7 (0.91%) Tableau
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