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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 26 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 300 622 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.91% 10.52% 11.18%
As % of the General category 11.33% 18.79% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 536 511
Average daily rate
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£525 £550 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.29% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.75
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
2648 3311 3189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.16% 55.99% 56.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2063 2492 2475
Average daily rate £475 £500 £471
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £315
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 49 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.30 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £42.50 £52.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

1 763 (100.00%) Banking
2 297 (38.93%) Finance
3 209 (27.39%) SQL
4 153 (20.05%) Front Office
5 144 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
6 143 (18.74%) Java
7 109 (14.29%) Oracle
8 86 (11.27%) Derivative
9 82 (10.75%) UNIX
10 78 (10.22%) Business Analysis
11 77 (10.09%) C#
12 76 (9.96%) SQL Server
12 76 (9.96%) Windows
13 74 (9.70%) Project Management
14 68 (8.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 68 (8.91%) MS Excel
15 67 (8.78%) Microsoft
16 65 (8.52%) JavaScript
17 63 (8.26%) .NET
18 62 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
19 60 (7.86%) Fixed Income
19 60 (7.86%) Risk Management
20 58 (7.60%) HTML
21 51 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
22 50 (6.55%) Linux
22 50 (6.55%) OO
23 47 (6.16%) MS Office
24 46 (6.03%) Multithreading
25 43 (5.64%) Market Risk
26 42 (5.50%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.70%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.66%) Lync
6 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.66%) IIS
7 4 (0.52%) Apache
7 4 (0.52%) Node.js
7 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 3 (0.39%) JBoss
8 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 68 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 47 (6.16%) MS Office
3 32 (4.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.05%) MS Project
6 7 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.18%) RMDS
2 8 (1.05%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.05%) assyst
2 8 (1.05%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.66%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.66%) Global One
4 4 (0.52%) HiPortfolio
4 4 (0.52%) SunGard Martini
5 3 (0.39%) Algo Collateral
5 3 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.26%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Summit
7 1 (0.13%) Temenos Globus
7 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.13%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.66%) Office 365
3 4 (0.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.15%) Internet
2 20 (2.62%) Firewall
3 12 (1.57%) VPN
4 11 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.44%) LAN
5 10 (1.31%) WAN
5 10 (1.31%) Multicast
6 9 (1.18%) Network Security
6 9 (1.18%) DNS
7 8 (1.05%) Wireless
8 7 (0.92%) SAN
9 6 (0.79%) MPLS
9 6 (0.79%) OSPF
9 6 (0.79%) BGP
10 5 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (0.66%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.52%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.39%) WAAS
12 3 (0.39%) HSRP
12 3 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 26 (3.41%) Big Data
6 23 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.75%) Oracle Database
8 20 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (1.97%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.44%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.79%) DB2
13 6 (0.79%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.66%) QlikView
14 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.66%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.66%) MS Access
15 4 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (2.88%) JIRA
2 20 (2.62%) Maven
3 19 (2.49%) JUnit
4 18 (2.36%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.83%) WebDriver
6 13 (1.70%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.57%) Ant
7 12 (1.57%) CruiseControl
8 11 (1.44%) Selenium
9 10 (1.31%) Subversion
10 9 (1.18%) Grunt
10 9 (1.18%) Bower
11 7 (0.92%) Mockito
12 6 (0.79%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.79%) Git (software)
13 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.52%) TestDirector
13 4 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (0.52%) NUnit
14 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 763 (100.00%) Banking
2 297 (38.93%) Finance
3 153 (20.05%) Front Office
4 42 (5.50%) Back Office
5 20 (2.62%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.70%) Retail
7 12 (1.57%) Legal
8 11 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.79%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.79%) Advertising
10 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.52%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Games
11 2 (0.26%) French Language
11 2 (0.26%) German Language
11 2 (0.26%) Marketing
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 241 (31.59%) Analyst
2 229 (30.01%) Developer
3 123 (16.12%) Business Analyst
4 73 (9.57%) Project Manager
5 63 (8.26%) Java Developer
6 43 (5.64%) Architect
7 39 (5.11%) Support Analyst
8 35 (4.59%) Senior Developer
9 32 (4.19%) C# Developer
10 26 (3.41%) SQL Developer
11 25 (3.28%) Consultant
12 23 (3.01%) Banking Business Analyst
12 23 (3.01%) Applications Support
12 23 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
13 21 (2.75%) Test Analyst
14 20 (2.62%) Test Manager
14 20 (2.62%) IT Business Analyst
15 19 (2.49%) Risk Analyst
16 18 (2.36%) Senior Java Developer
16 18 (2.36%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.26%) .NET
2 58 (7.60%) HTML
3 35 (4.59%) Spring
4 34 (4.46%) HTML5
5 27 (3.54%) Web Services
5 27 (3.54%) CSS
6 26 (3.41%) jQuery
7 25 (3.28%) RESTful
8 24 (3.15%) XML
9 23 (3.01%) WPF
9 23 (3.01%) Hibernate
10 22 (2.88%) AngularJS
11 21 (2.75%) J2EE
12 16 (2.10%) Middleware
12 16 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
13 15 (1.97%) ASP.NET
14 14 (1.83%) JDBC
14 14 (1.83%) JMS
15 13 (1.70%) .NET Framework
16 12 (1.57%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.27%) Derivative
2 68 (8.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 60 (7.86%) Fixed Income
4 51 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (5.64%) Market Risk
6 38 (4.98%) Equities
7 34 (4.46%) Credit Risk
8 22 (2.88%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.36%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.57%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.31%) iPad
13 10 (1.31%) SWIFT
14 9 (1.18%) Reference Data
14 9 (1.18%) User Experience
15 8 (1.05%) Handset
16 7 (0.92%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 82 (10.75%) UNIX
2 76 (9.96%) Windows
3 50 (6.55%) Linux
4 24 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 19 (2.49%) Solaris
6 13 (1.70%) Windows XP
7 7 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.92%) Android
8 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.66%) SUSE
10 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (10.22%) Business Analysis
3 74 (9.70%) Project Management
4 62 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (7.86%) Risk Management
6 50 (6.55%) OO
7 46 (6.03%) Multithreading
8 42 (5.50%) Low Latency
9 41 (5.37%) TDD
10 38 (4.98%) Migration
10 38 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (4.72%) Data Analysis
12 34 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (3.93%) Data Modelling
14 29 (3.80%) Unit Testing
14 29 (3.80%) Analytics
15 27 (3.54%) E-Commerce
15 27 (3.54%) ETL
16 26 (3.41%) ITIL
16 26 (3.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 209 (27.39%) SQL
2 143 (18.74%) Java
3 77 (10.09%) C#
4 65 (8.52%) JavaScript
5 32 (4.19%) C++
6 30 (3.93%) VBA
7 24 (3.15%) Perl
8 23 (3.01%) Python
9 17 (2.23%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.83%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.83%) C
12 9 (1.18%) Scala
13 6 (0.79%) VB
14 5 (0.66%) XAML
15 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.26%) Ruby
15 2 (0.26%) Korn
15 2 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 34 (4.46%) Degree
2 14 (1.83%) PMI Certification
3 12 (1.57%) ISEB
4 10 (1.31%) PMP
5 9 (1.18%) CCNP
5 9 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.79%) CCIE
7 5 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.66%) CISSP
8 4 (0.52%) CISM
8 4 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.39%) CISA
9 3 (0.39%) CCSA
9 3 (0.39%) CCSE
9 3 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.26%) CCA
10 2 (0.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.80%) QA
2 16 (2.10%) ISO 9001
3 14 (1.83%) SLA
3 14 (1.83%) EMIR
4 11 (1.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.92%) MiFID
5 7 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.79%) COBIT
7 5 (0.66%) FINREP
8 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.52%) COREP
9 3 (0.39%) Basel III
9 3 (0.39%) FATCA
9 3 (0.39%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.13%) WAI
11 1 (0.13%) Basel II
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 25 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (0.79%) vSphere
4 3 (0.39%) XenApp
4 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.39%) RACF
5 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.26%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 29 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.57%) Control-M
3 10 (1.31%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.52%) SCCM
6 3 (0.39%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.26%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.26%) SCOM
8 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 109 (14.29%) Oracle
2 67 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.72%) Sybase
4 21 (2.75%) HP
5 19 (2.49%) Cisco
6 16 (2.10%) Murex
7 13 (1.70%) VMware
8 12 (1.57%) TIBCO
8 12 (1.57%) Bloomberg
9 11 (1.44%) Symantec
9 11 (1.44%) Citrix
9 11 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.44%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.31%) Reuters
10 10 (1.31%) ION Trading
11 9 (1.18%) Apple
11 9 (1.18%) SunGard
11 9 (1.18%) Calypso
12 8 (1.05%) SAP
12 8 (1.05%) EMC
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