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 29 September 2014 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 19 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 439 889 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.43% 12.31% 11.67%
As % of the General category 14.46% 21.19% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 666 689
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£525 £525 £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £659 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £58.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -70.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £18.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year
+872.22% +13.49%
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
3037 4196 4712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.37% 58.10% 60.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2260 3095 3479
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 71 69
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £56.50 £51.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -31.03%

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 29 September 2014.

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 29 September 2014, 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.

1 976 (100.00%) Banking
2 383 (39.24%) Finance
3 241 (24.69%) SQL
4 191 (19.57%) Front Office
5 181 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
6 170 (17.42%) Java
7 164 (16.80%) Oracle
8 125 (12.81%) C#
9 115 (11.78%) UNIX
10 109 (11.17%) Windows
11 106 (10.86%) Project Management
12 98 (10.04%) Derivative
13 96 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 96 (9.84%) SQL Server
14 92 (9.43%) Linux
15 85 (8.71%) Degree
16 81 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
17 79 (8.09%) .NET
18 77 (7.89%) Business Analysis
19 76 (7.79%) Fixed Income
20 75 (7.68%) Microsoft
21 69 (7.07%) Credit Risk
21 69 (7.07%) Market Risk
22 67 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
23 64 (6.56%) Multithreading
24 62 (6.35%) C++
25 61 (6.25%) TDD
26 60 (6.15%) Risk Management
27 59 (6.05%) OO
27 59 (6.05%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, 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 23 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
3 13 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.13%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.92%) IIS
5 9 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (0.82%) IBM Notes
6 8 (0.82%) Apache
6 8 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.61%) Lync
8 6 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 3 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.31%) FileNet
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 59 (6.05%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.00%) MS Office
3 32 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.43%) MS Project
5 13 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.10%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (0.82%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.72%) RMDS
3 6 (0.61%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.61%) Summit
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.41%) Algo Collateral
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.41%) HiPortfolio
6 3 (0.31%) Adaptiv
6 3 (0.31%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.20%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.20%) Kondor+
7 2 (0.20%) assyst
7 2 (0.20%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.51%) Office 365
1 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.10%) SaaS
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.56%) Firewall
2 16 (1.64%) Internet
3 12 (1.23%) Multicast
3 12 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.23%) BGP
4 11 (1.13%) SAN
5 10 (1.02%) WAN
5 10 (1.02%) DNS
5 10 (1.02%) OSPF
6 9 (0.92%) EIGRP
6 9 (0.92%) LAN
6 9 (0.92%) Network Security
7 7 (0.72%) LDAP
7 7 (0.72%) VPN
8 6 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (0.51%) MPLS
9 5 (0.51%) DHCP
9 5 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.51%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.02%) Oracle Database
3 45 (4.61%) Relational Database
4 30 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.43%) Big Data
9 14 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.33%) QlikView
11 11 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.92%) Sybase ASE
13 9 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
14 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.72%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.61%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (3.38%) JUnit
2 26 (2.66%) JIRA
3 24 (2.46%) Maven
4 22 (2.25%) TeamCity
5 18 (1.84%) CruiseControl
6 15 (1.54%) Subversion
7 13 (1.33%) Mockito
8 11 (1.13%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.92%) Ant
9 9 (0.92%) Selenium
10 8 (0.82%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.72%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.72%) Git (software)
12 6 (0.61%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.61%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.51%) NUnit
13 5 (0.51%) jMock
13 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Blend
14 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.41%) MSTest
General
1 976 (100.00%) Banking
2 383 (39.24%) Finance
3 191 (19.57%) Front Office
4 49 (5.02%) Back Office
5 33 (3.38%) Legal
6 27 (2.77%) Financial Institution
7 23 (2.36%) Advertising
8 12 (1.23%) Private Banking
8 12 (1.23%) Retail
9 8 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.72%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.61%) French Language
11 6 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.51%) Games
13 4 (0.41%) International Banking
14 2 (0.20%) German Language
14 2 (0.20%) Marketing
14 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 298 (30.53%) Developer
2 275 (28.18%) Analyst
3 165 (16.91%) Business Analyst
4 102 (10.45%) Project Manager
5 82 (8.40%) Java Developer
6 44 (4.51%) Senior Developer
7 39 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 38 (3.89%) Architect
9 33 (3.38%) Consultant
10 30 (3.07%) Support Analyst
11 28 (2.87%) Programme Manager
12 27 (2.77%) Risk Analyst
13 26 (2.66%) Python Developer
14 24 (2.46%) IT Business Analyst
15 23 (2.36%) DBA
16 22 (2.25%) Test Manager
16 22 (2.25%) C++ Developer
16 22 (2.25%) SQL Developer
17 21 (2.15%) Credit Risk Analyst
17 21 (2.15%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.09%) .NET
2 55 (5.64%) HTML
2 55 (5.64%) Spring
3 45 (4.61%) XML
4 32 (3.28%) J2EE
4 32 (3.28%) Web Services
5 30 (3.07%) Hibernate
6 29 (2.97%) CSS
6 29 (2.97%) JDBC
6 29 (2.97%) WPF
6 29 (2.97%) HTML5
7 28 (2.87%) Middleware
8 24 (2.46%) ASP.NET
9 22 (2.25%) JMS
10 19 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
10 19 (1.95%) .NET Framework
10 19 (1.95%) jQuery
11 17 (1.74%) AngularJS
12 15 (1.54%) RESTful
12 15 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 98 (10.04%) Derivative
2 96 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 76 (7.79%) Fixed Income
4 69 (7.07%) Credit Risk
4 69 (7.07%) Market Risk
5 67 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (4.20%) Equities
7 38 (3.89%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.74%) User Experience
9 15 (1.54%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.43%) Reference Data
11 13 (1.33%) Mathematics
11 13 (1.33%) Hedge funds
11 13 (1.33%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.13%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
13 10 (1.02%) Replication
14 6 (0.61%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.61%) Swaptions
14 6 (0.61%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 115 (11.78%) UNIX
2 109 (11.17%) Windows
3 92 (9.43%) Linux
4 23 (2.36%) Windows 7
4 23 (2.36%) Solaris
5 19 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.33%) Windows XP
7 12 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.51%) Android
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.41%) SUSE
11 3 (0.31%) AIX
11 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.20%) HPUX
12 2 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (10.86%) Project Management
3 81 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (7.89%) Business Analysis
5 64 (6.56%) Multithreading
6 61 (6.25%) TDD
7 60 (6.15%) Risk Management
8 59 (6.05%) OO
9 53 (5.43%) Analytics
10 50 (5.12%) Data Modelling
11 47 (4.82%) Low Latency
12 46 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 43 (4.41%) Data Analysis
14 40 (4.10%) Software Engineering
14 40 (4.10%) ITIL
15 38 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (3.79%) Migration
16 37 (3.79%) Asset Management
17 36 (3.69%) ETL
18 35 (3.59%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 241 (24.69%) SQL
2 170 (17.42%) Java
3 125 (12.81%) C#
4 62 (6.35%) C++
5 55 (5.64%) Python
6 53 (5.43%) JavaScript
7 36 (3.69%) Perl
7 36 (3.69%) PL/SQL
8 31 (3.18%) Shell Script
9 28 (2.87%) VBA
10 19 (1.95%) T-SQL
11 18 (1.84%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.54%) VB
13 11 (1.13%) C
13 11 (1.13%) XAML
14 7 (0.72%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.51%) Scala
16 4 (0.41%) C-shell
16 4 (0.41%) AWK
17 3 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 85 (8.71%) Degree
2 11 (1.13%) ISEB
2 11 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (0.92%) PMI Certification
4 9 (0.92%) CCNP
5 6 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.51%) PMP
7 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.41%) CCSA
7 4 (0.41%) CCSE
8 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.31%) CCIE
8 3 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.20%) CIMA
9 2 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.20%) MCSE
9 2 (0.20%) MCP
9 2 (0.20%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.23%) QA
2 29 (2.97%) EMIR
3 19 (1.95%) Dodd-Frank
4 13 (1.33%) SLA
5 9 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.92%) Basel III
6 8 (0.82%) MiFID
7 6 (0.61%) COREP
7 6 (0.61%) COBIT
8 4 (0.41%) FATCA
9 3 (0.31%) Basel II
9 3 (0.31%) WAI
10 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.10%) FINREP
System Software
1 28 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.61%) XenApp
4 6 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.51%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (0.41%) vSphere
6 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.20%) ACF2
7 2 (0.20%) RACF
7 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 23 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.64%) Control-M
3 10 (1.02%) Data Guard
4 6 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.61%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.51%) SCCM
5 5 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.31%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.20%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.20%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (0.20%) SCOM
8 2 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.10%) Nagios
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.10%) Foglight
Vendors
1 164 (16.80%) Oracle
2 75 (7.68%) Microsoft
3 54 (5.53%) Sybase
4 25 (2.56%) Citrix
5 24 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 20 (2.05%) HP
7 19 (1.95%) Bloomberg
7 19 (1.95%) IBM
8 18 (1.84%) Murex
9 17 (1.74%) TIBCO
10 16 (1.64%) Cisco
11 15 (1.54%) VMware
12 13 (1.33%) Business Objects
13 12 (1.23%) ION Trading
13 12 (1.23%) EMC
14 11 (1.13%) Symantec
14 11 (1.13%) Reuters
14 11 (1.13%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.02%) F5
15 10 (1.02%) Fidessa
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Woodrow Mercer Associates LLP
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
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City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
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