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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 21 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 361 568 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.03% 9.36% 12.19%
As % of the General category 13.41% 17.30% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 475 582
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.25
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
2693 3283 3378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.45% 54.11% 57.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2089 2394 2628
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 53 33
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.80 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £48.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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.

1 728 (100.00%) Banking
2 319 (43.82%) Finance
3 226 (31.04%) SQL
4 149 (20.47%) Front Office
5 136 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
6 127 (17.45%) Java
7 101 (13.87%) Derivative
8 89 (12.23%) Business Analysis
9 83 (11.40%) Oracle
10 80 (10.99%) C#
11 76 (10.44%) SQL Server
12 73 (10.03%) UNIX
13 69 (9.48%) .NET
14 67 (9.20%) JavaScript
15 65 (8.93%) Fixed Income
16 63 (8.65%) MS Excel
17 62 (8.52%) Windows
18 61 (8.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 61 (8.38%) Project Management
19 60 (8.24%) HTML
20 55 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
21 52 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
22 47 (6.46%) Risk Management
23 46 (6.32%) HTML5
24 45 (6.18%) TDD
24 45 (6.18%) MS Office
25 44 (6.04%) Microsoft
26 42 (5.77%) Equities
27 41 (5.63%) Back Office
28 39 (5.36%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.10%) Tomcat
3 7 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (0.69%) Apache
5 4 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (0.41%) IIS
6 3 (0.41%) Node.js
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.27%) Lync
8 1 (0.14%) Confluence
8 1 (0.14%) FileNet
8 1 (0.14%) CMS
8 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.14%) JBoss
8 1 (0.14%) SAS
8 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 63 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 45 (6.18%) MS Office
3 20 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.82%) MS Project
6 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (1.37%) RMDS
2 9 (1.24%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.96%) assyst
4 5 (0.69%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.69%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.41%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.41%) Global One
7 2 (0.27%) Summit
7 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.27%) Algo Collateral
7 2 (0.27%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 2 (0.27%) Eikon
8 1 (0.14%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 1 (0.14%) Temenos Globus
8 1 (0.14%) HFM
8 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.55%) SaaS
2 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.53%) Internet
2 16 (2.20%) Firewall
3 11 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.51%) VPN
4 8 (1.10%) Wireless
4 8 (1.10%) Network Security
5 7 (0.96%) LAN
5 7 (0.96%) WAN
6 6 (0.82%) DNS
6 6 (0.82%) Multicast
7 5 (0.69%) SAN
7 5 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.69%) MPLS
8 4 (0.55%) HTTP
9 3 (0.41%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.27%) SSL
10 2 (0.27%) SNMP
10 2 (0.27%) TACACS
11 1 (0.14%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.14%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 27 (3.71%) Big Data
6 24 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.20%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.06%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.51%) MS Access
12 10 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.10%) QlikView
13 8 (1.10%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.96%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.69%) DTS
15 5 (0.69%) DB2
16 3 (0.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 18 (2.47%) JIRA
1 18 (2.47%) WebDriver
2 14 (1.92%) Selenium
2 14 (1.92%) Grunt
2 14 (1.92%) Bower
3 12 (1.65%) Maven
4 11 (1.51%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.24%) Subversion
7 8 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (1.10%) Ant
8 5 (0.69%) JUnit
8 5 (0.69%) NUnit
8 5 (0.69%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.41%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.41%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.27%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.27%) RequisitePro
General
1 728 (100.00%) Banking
2 319 (43.82%) Finance
3 149 (20.47%) Front Office
4 41 (5.63%) Back Office
5 20 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.65%) Retail
6 12 (1.65%) Legal
7 10 (1.37%) Advertising
8 8 (1.10%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.55%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Marketing
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 2 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (33.65%) Analyst
2 221 (30.36%) Developer
3 142 (19.51%) Business Analyst
4 61 (8.38%) Project Manager
5 47 (6.46%) Java Developer
6 43 (5.91%) Architect
7 41 (5.63%) C# Developer
8 37 (5.08%) Senior Developer
9 32 (4.40%) Banking Business Analyst
10 28 (3.85%) Support Analyst
11 27 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
12 26 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (3.43%) Test Analyst
14 24 (3.30%) IT Business Analyst
15 23 (3.16%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 23 (3.16%) SQL Developer
16 22 (3.02%) Applications Support
17 18 (2.47%) Test Manager
18 17 (2.34%) Python Developer
19 15 (2.06%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.48%) .NET
2 60 (8.24%) HTML
3 46 (6.32%) HTML5
4 37 (5.08%) AngularJS
5 30 (4.12%) RESTful
6 28 (3.85%) XML
7 27 (3.71%) jQuery
8 25 (3.43%) WPF
9 24 (3.30%) CSS
10 19 (2.61%) Spring
10 19 (2.61%) FIX Protocol
11 18 (2.47%) D3.js
12 15 (2.06%) Hibernate
13 13 (1.79%) Web Services
13 13 (1.79%) FpML
13 13 (1.79%) ASP.NET
14 12 (1.65%) MDX
14 12 (1.65%) Backbone.js
15 10 (1.37%) CSS3
16 9 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.87%) Derivative
2 65 (8.93%) Fixed Income
3 61 (8.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 52 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (5.77%) Equities
6 32 (4.40%) Credit Risk
7 31 (4.26%) Market Risk
8 17 (2.34%) Equity Derivative
9 16 (2.20%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 14 (1.92%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.65%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.51%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.37%) User Experience
13 10 (1.37%) PMI
14 9 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
15 8 (1.10%) Mobile App
15 8 (1.10%) iPad
16 7 (0.96%) SWIFT
16 7 (0.96%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 73 (10.03%) UNIX
2 62 (8.52%) Windows
3 37 (5.08%) Linux
4 19 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.92%) Solaris
6 11 (1.51%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.55%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.27%) SUSE
9 2 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (12.23%) Business Analysis
3 61 (8.38%) Project Management
4 55 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (6.46%) Risk Management
6 45 (6.18%) TDD
7 39 (5.36%) Analytics
8 38 (5.22%) OO
9 36 (4.95%) PRINCE2
10 34 (4.67%) Data Analysis
11 33 (4.53%) Migration
11 33 (4.53%) Multithreading
12 32 (4.40%) Data Modelling
13 31 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (4.26%) Low Latency
14 28 (3.85%) ITIL
14 28 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (3.71%) Test Automation
16 26 (3.57%) Scrum
17 25 (3.43%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 226 (31.04%) SQL
2 127 (17.45%) Java
3 80 (10.99%) C#
4 67 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.12%) VBA
6 27 (3.71%) Python
7 26 (3.57%) C++
8 24 (3.30%) Perl
9 19 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.06%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.06%) C
11 14 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.96%) Scala
13 5 (0.69%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.55%) XAML
14 4 (0.55%) VB
14 4 (0.55%) Korn
15 2 (0.27%) Groovy
15 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.27%) AWK
Qualifications
1 32 (4.40%) Degree
2 17 (2.34%) ISEB
2 17 (2.34%) PMI Certification
3 11 (1.51%) CISSP
4 10 (1.37%) PMP
4 10 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.10%) CISA
6 6 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.69%) CCIE
7 5 (0.69%) CCNP
7 5 (0.69%) CISM
7 5 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.41%) GIAC
9 3 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.27%) CCA
11 1 (0.14%) CCNA
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.14%) OCP
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.16%) QA
2 11 (1.51%) ISO 9001
2 11 (1.51%) SLA
3 8 (1.10%) FATCA
3 8 (1.10%) EMIR
3 8 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.69%) COREP
5 5 (0.69%) FINREP
6 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.55%) COBIT
7 3 (0.41%) MiFID
7 3 (0.41%) Basel III
7 3 (0.41%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.14%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.27%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.14%) HDFS
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.14%) RACF
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.82%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.69%) Control-M
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.41%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.27%) Netcool
6 2 (0.27%) SCCM
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.14%) Oozie
7 1 (0.14%) OpenView
7 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 83 (11.40%) Oracle
2 44 (6.04%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.67%) Sybase
4 18 (2.47%) Cisco
5 14 (1.92%) HP
5 14 (1.92%) Murex
6 13 (1.79%) Reuters
6 13 (1.79%) Bloomberg
7 12 (1.65%) TIBCO
7 12 (1.65%) ION Trading
8 10 (1.37%) Business Objects
8 10 (1.37%) SAP
9 9 (1.24%) IBM
10 8 (1.10%) Adobe
10 8 (1.10%) Calypso
10 8 (1.10%) VMware
11 7 (0.96%) Altiris
11 7 (0.96%) SunGard
12 6 (0.82%) Apple
12 6 (0.82%) CheckPoint
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