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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 25 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 300 525 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.84% 9.05% 11.59%
As % of the General category 11.42% 16.62% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 459 553
Average daily rate
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£538 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £9.50
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
2627 3159 3295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.15% 54.46% 57.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 2305 2576
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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 50 38
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.38 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% -5.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.61 £42.50 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 February 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 February 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.

1 740 (100.00%) Banking
2 298 (40.27%) Finance
3 227 (30.68%) SQL
4 155 (20.95%) Front Office
5 138 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
6 132 (17.84%) Java
7 96 (12.97%) Oracle
8 92 (12.43%) Derivative
9 83 (11.22%) Business Analysis
10 78 (10.54%) SQL Server
10 78 (10.54%) C#
11 77 (10.41%) UNIX
12 76 (10.27%) Windows
13 74 (10.00%) Fixed Income
14 71 (9.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 70 (9.46%) .NET
16 68 (9.19%) JavaScript
17 67 (9.05%) Project Management
18 62 (8.38%) HTML
18 62 (8.38%) MS Excel
19 57 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
20 55 (7.43%) Microsoft
21 50 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
22 48 (6.49%) Risk Management
23 44 (5.95%) MS Office
24 43 (5.81%) OO
24 43 (5.81%) Back Office
24 43 (5.81%) TDD
25 42 (5.68%) Linux
26 41 (5.54%) Sybase

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.81%) IIS
5 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.68%) Lync
6 4 (0.54%) Node.js
6 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.41%) Apache
7 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 62 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 44 (5.95%) MS Office
3 23 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.54%) MS Project
7 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (1.22%) assyst
1 9 (1.22%) ION MarketView
2 8 (1.08%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.08%) RMDS
3 7 (0.95%) IntelliMatch
4 5 (0.68%) Global One
5 4 (0.54%) HiPortfolio
5 4 (0.54%) SunGard Martini
6 3 (0.41%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.41%) Algo Collateral
7 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.27%) SunGard GMI
7 2 (0.27%) Summit
7 2 (0.27%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 1 (0.14%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.14%) Temenos Globus
8 1 (0.14%) HFM
8 1 (0.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.54%) SaaS
3 3 (0.41%) Office 365
4 1 (0.14%) GitHub
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.92%) Internet
2 15 (2.03%) Firewall
3 12 (1.62%) VPN
4 11 (1.49%) LAN
5 10 (1.35%) WAN
6 9 (1.22%) Wireless
7 8 (1.08%) Network Security
7 8 (1.08%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.95%) DNS
9 6 (0.81%) SAN
9 6 (0.81%) MPLS
9 6 (0.81%) Multicast
10 4 (0.54%) OSPF
10 4 (0.54%) BGP
10 4 (0.54%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.41%) DMZ
11 3 (0.41%) DHCP
11 3 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.41%) WAAS
11 3 (0.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (3.65%) Relational Database
5 26 (3.51%) Big Data
6 21 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (2.57%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.08%) MS Access
11 8 (1.08%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.68%) DB2
14 4 (0.54%) QlikView
15 3 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
15 3 (0.41%) KDB
Development Applications
1 20 (2.70%) JIRA
2 16 (2.16%) WebDriver
3 14 (1.89%) Maven
3 14 (1.89%) Selenium
4 13 (1.76%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.62%) Grunt
5 12 (1.62%) Bower
6 11 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.35%) Subversion
7 10 (1.35%) JUnit
8 9 (1.22%) Ant
9 8 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (0.81%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.81%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.68%) NUnit
12 4 (0.54%) TestDirector
13 3 (0.41%) Mockito
13 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 740 (100.00%) Banking
2 298 (40.27%) Finance
3 155 (20.95%) Front Office
4 43 (5.81%) Back Office
5 20 (2.70%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.76%) Retail
7 9 (1.22%) Legal
8 8 (1.08%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.81%) Advertising
9 6 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.54%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.41%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 2 (0.27%) Games
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Marketing
13 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 240 (32.43%) Analyst
2 225 (30.41%) Developer
3 125 (16.89%) Business Analyst
4 65 (8.78%) Project Manager
5 52 (7.03%) Java Developer
6 43 (5.81%) Architect
7 38 (5.14%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.00%) Support Analyst
9 36 (4.86%) C# Developer
10 29 (3.92%) Banking Business Analyst
11 28 (3.78%) SQL Developer
12 26 (3.51%) Applications Support
13 25 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (3.24%) Test Analyst
15 22 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
16 21 (2.84%) IT Business Analyst
16 21 (2.84%) Consultant
17 20 (2.70%) Test Manager
17 20 (2.70%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
18 17 (2.30%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (9.46%) .NET
2 62 (8.38%) HTML
3 40 (5.41%) HTML5
4 30 (4.05%) AngularJS
5 27 (3.65%) WPF
5 27 (3.65%) RESTful
6 26 (3.51%) jQuery
6 26 (3.51%) CSS
7 24 (3.24%) Spring
8 22 (2.97%) XML
9 18 (2.43%) Web Services
10 16 (2.16%) Hibernate
10 16 (2.16%) FIX Protocol
11 15 (2.03%) ASP.NET
12 14 (1.89%) D3.js
13 12 (1.62%) J2EE
13 12 (1.62%) JMS
14 11 (1.49%) Middleware
15 10 (1.35%) .NET Framework
15 10 (1.35%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.43%) Derivative
2 74 (10.00%) Fixed Income
3 71 (9.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 50 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (5.41%) Equities
6 35 (4.73%) Market Risk
7 33 (4.46%) Credit Risk
8 19 (2.57%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.30%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.62%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.49%) SWIFT
13 10 (1.35%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.35%) iPad
13 10 (1.35%) User Experience
13 10 (1.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 9 (1.22%) Handset
14 9 (1.22%) Reference Data
15 8 (1.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 77 (10.41%) UNIX
2 76 (10.27%) Windows
3 42 (5.68%) Linux
4 23 (3.11%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.89%) Windows XP
5 14 (1.89%) Solaris
6 5 (0.68%) Android
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.41%) SUSE
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (11.22%) Business Analysis
3 67 (9.05%) Project Management
4 57 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (6.49%) Risk Management
6 43 (5.81%) TDD
6 43 (5.81%) OO
7 41 (5.54%) Migration
8 39 (5.27%) Multithreading
9 37 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (4.59%) Analytics
11 33 (4.46%) Low Latency
11 33 (4.46%) PRINCE2
12 32 (4.32%) ITIL
12 32 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (4.32%) Data Analysis
13 29 (3.92%) Data Modelling
14 28 (3.78%) E-Commerce
15 25 (3.38%) Test Automation
16 24 (3.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (30.68%) SQL
2 132 (17.84%) Java
3 78 (10.54%) C#
4 68 (9.19%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.05%) C++
6 29 (3.92%) VBA
7 23 (3.11%) Python
8 22 (2.97%) Perl
9 19 (2.57%) T-SQL
10 18 (2.43%) PL/SQL
11 17 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.03%) C
13 12 (1.62%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.08%) Scala
15 7 (0.95%) XAML
16 4 (0.54%) VB
16 4 (0.54%) Korn
17 2 (0.27%) Groovy
17 2 (0.27%) C-shell
17 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (4.59%) Degree
2 16 (2.16%) ISEB
2 16 (2.16%) PMI Certification
3 10 (1.35%) PMP
4 9 (1.22%) CCNP
4 9 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.08%) CISSP
6 6 (0.81%) CCIE
7 5 (0.68%) CISA
7 5 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.54%) CISM
8 4 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.41%) CCSA
9 3 (0.41%) CCSE
9 3 (0.41%) VCP4
9 3 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.27%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.11%) QA
2 16 (2.16%) ISO 9001
3 14 (1.89%) SLA
4 11 (1.49%) EMIR
5 9 (1.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (1.08%) COBIT
7 6 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.68%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.68%) FATCA
8 5 (0.68%) FINREP
9 4 (0.54%) COREP
9 4 (0.54%) MiFID
10 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.41%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.41%) Basel III
11 1 (0.14%) WAI
11 1 (0.14%) Basel II
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.54%) vSphere
4 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.27%) RACF
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 7 (0.95%) Control-M
4 6 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.27%) SCCM
8 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.14%) logstash
8 1 (0.14%) Kibana
8 1 (0.14%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.14%) OPNET
8 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 96 (12.97%) Oracle
2 55 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.54%) Sybase
4 19 (2.57%) Cisco
5 18 (2.43%) HP
6 16 (2.16%) Murex
7 12 (1.62%) Bloomberg
7 12 (1.62%) ION Trading
8 11 (1.49%) VMware
9 10 (1.35%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.35%) Reuters
9 10 (1.35%) SunGard
9 10 (1.35%) Calypso
10 9 (1.22%) Citrix
10 9 (1.22%) Apple
10 9 (1.22%) Altiris
11 8 (1.08%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.08%) Adobe
11 8 (1.08%) SAP
12 7 (0.95%) Business Objects
City, London
Solid Consulting Limited
Rate: £400 per day Negotiable, but DOE
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Data Inc UK Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £590 - £640 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Aston Carter
Rate: £175 - £230 per day
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Tria Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
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