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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 23 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 372 677 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.65% 10.18% 11.37%
As % of the General category 13.03% 18.22% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 572 548
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 £375 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
2855 3716 3357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.07% 55.88% 55.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2252 2819 2577
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 £293 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 53 52
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £38.40 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 799 (100.00%) Banking
2 307 (38.42%) Finance
3 204 (25.53%) SQL
4 166 (20.78%) Java
5 165 (20.65%) Front Office
6 152 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
7 122 (15.27%) Oracle
8 91 (11.39%) Derivative
9 90 (11.26%) Windows
10 88 (11.01%) UNIX
11 86 (10.76%) SQL Server
12 83 (10.39%) Project Management
13 79 (9.89%) Business Analysis
14 77 (9.64%) C#
15 75 (9.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 69 (8.64%) Microsoft
17 67 (8.39%) Fixed Income
18 65 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
18 65 (8.14%) MS Excel
19 61 (7.63%) Risk Management
20 59 (7.38%) HTML
21 58 (7.26%) .NET
22 57 (7.13%) JavaScript
23 55 (6.88%) Linux
23 55 (6.88%) Multithreading
24 52 (6.51%) OO
25 51 (6.38%) MS Office
26 49 (6.13%) Market Risk
26 49 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
27 45 (5.63%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
4 9 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (1.00%) IIS
5 8 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.75%) Lync
7 6 (0.75%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.75%) Apache
8 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.50%) Node.js
9 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (0.25%) JBoss
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 65 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 51 (6.38%) MS Office
3 35 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.38%) MS Project
6 8 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.13%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.00%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.88%) RMDS
4 6 (0.75%) assyst
5 5 (0.63%) Global One
6 4 (0.50%) SunGard Martini
6 4 (0.50%) HiPortfolio
6 4 (0.50%) Algo Collateral
7 3 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.38%) SunGard GMI
8 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.25%) Summit
9 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.13%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.13%) Kondor+
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.75%) Firewall
2 19 (2.38%) Internet
3 15 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.50%) LAN
4 12 (1.50%) WAN
5 11 (1.38%) DNS
6 10 (1.25%) SAN
6 10 (1.25%) VPN
6 10 (1.25%) Multicast
7 9 (1.13%) OSPF
7 9 (1.13%) BGP
8 7 (0.88%) EIGRP
8 7 (0.88%) Network Security
9 6 (0.75%) Wireless
10 5 (0.63%) MPLS
10 5 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (0.63%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.63%) DHCP
11 4 (0.50%) IPsec
11 4 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 25 (3.13%) Big Data
5 19 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.25%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.00%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.88%) QlikView
10 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.75%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.75%) DB2
11 6 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.63%) KDB
Development Applications
1 25 (3.13%) JUnit
2 23 (2.88%) JIRA
3 22 (2.75%) Maven
4 20 (2.50%) TeamCity
5 16 (2.00%) CruiseControl
6 14 (1.75%) Ant
7 11 (1.38%) Subversion
8 10 (1.25%) WebDriver
9 9 (1.13%) Mockito
9 9 (1.13%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.00%) Grunt
10 8 (1.00%) Bower
11 7 (0.88%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.88%) Selenium
12 4 (0.50%) FitNesse
12 4 (0.50%) jMock
12 4 (0.50%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.50%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.50%) TestDirector
12 4 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 799 (100.00%) Banking
2 307 (38.42%) Finance
3 165 (20.65%) Front Office
4 43 (5.38%) Back Office
5 22 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.00%) Legal
7 12 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.50%) Retail
8 9 (1.13%) Advertising
9 6 (0.75%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.63%) French Language
11 4 (0.50%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.50%) Games
12 3 (0.38%) Marketing
13 2 (0.25%) Billing
13 2 (0.25%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 243 (30.41%) Developer
2 239 (29.91%) Analyst
3 124 (15.52%) Business Analyst
4 84 (10.51%) Project Manager
5 78 (9.76%) Java Developer
6 42 (5.26%) Architect
7 39 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 35 (4.38%) Support Analyst
9 29 (3.63%) C# Developer
10 27 (3.38%) SQL Developer
10 27 (3.38%) Consultant
11 23 (2.88%) Test Manager
12 22 (2.75%) Senior Java Developer
13 20 (2.50%) Banking Business Analyst
14 19 (2.38%) Applications Support
15 18 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
15 18 (2.25%) Risk Analyst
15 18 (2.25%) IT Business Analyst
16 17 (2.13%) Python Developer
16 17 (2.13%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.38%) HTML
2 58 (7.26%) .NET
3 45 (5.63%) Spring
4 34 (4.26%) HTML5
5 33 (4.13%) XML
6 30 (3.75%) Web Services
7 28 (3.50%) Hibernate
8 27 (3.38%) CSS
9 24 (3.00%) J2EE
9 24 (3.00%) WPF
10 23 (2.88%) jQuery
11 22 (2.75%) Middleware
12 21 (2.63%) JDBC
12 21 (2.63%) RESTful
13 19 (2.38%) AngularJS
14 15 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
15 14 (1.75%) JMS
16 12 (1.50%) FpML
16 12 (1.50%) ASP.NET
17 10 (1.25%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.39%) Derivative
2 75 (9.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 67 (8.39%) Fixed Income
4 49 (6.13%) Market Risk
4 49 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (4.76%) Credit Risk
5 38 (4.76%) Equities
6 19 (2.38%) Blackberry
7 17 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.63%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (1.38%) User Experience
10 11 (1.38%) Reference Data
11 9 (1.13%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 9 (1.13%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.00%) iPad
13 7 (0.88%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (11.26%) Windows
2 88 (11.01%) UNIX
3 55 (6.88%) Linux
4 26 (3.25%) Windows 7
5 20 (2.50%) Solaris
6 16 (2.00%) Windows XP
7 10 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.75%) Android
10 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.63%) SUSE
11 4 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.13%) AIX
14 1 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (10.39%) Project Management
3 79 (9.89%) Business Analysis
4 65 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 61 (7.63%) Risk Management
6 55 (6.88%) Multithreading
7 52 (6.51%) OO
8 44 (5.51%) TDD
9 43 (5.38%) Low Latency
10 40 (5.01%) Migration
11 39 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 36 (4.51%) Data Analysis
13 34 (4.26%) ETL
14 32 (4.01%) Data Modelling
14 32 (4.01%) ITIL
15 31 (3.88%) Unit Testing
16 30 (3.75%) E-Commerce
16 30 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (3.63%) PRINCE2
17 29 (3.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 204 (25.53%) SQL
2 166 (20.78%) Java
3 77 (9.64%) C#
4 57 (7.13%) JavaScript
5 34 (4.26%) C++
6 27 (3.38%) Python
7 24 (3.00%) VBA
8 23 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 23 (2.88%) Perl
9 21 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 16 (2.00%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.75%) C
12 12 (1.50%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.38%) VB
14 8 (1.00%) Scala
15 6 (0.75%) XAML
16 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.25%) Groovy
16 2 (0.25%) Korn
17 1 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (4.26%) Degree
2 13 (1.63%) PMI Certification
3 12 (1.50%) ISEB
4 9 (1.13%) PMP
5 7 (0.88%) CCNP
5 7 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.50%) CISSP
7 4 (0.50%) CISM
8 3 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.38%) CCIE
8 3 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.38%) CCSA
8 3 (0.38%) CCSE
9 2 (0.25%) CISA
9 2 (0.25%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.13%) QA
2 15 (1.88%) EMIR
3 13 (1.63%) SLA
4 11 (1.38%) ISO 9001
5 10 (1.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (1.00%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.88%) MiFID
8 6 (0.75%) COBIT
9 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.63%) Basel III
9 5 (0.63%) FINREP
10 4 (0.50%) COREP
11 3 (0.38%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.38%) FATCA
12 2 (0.25%) Basel II
12 2 (0.25%) WAI
13 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.75%) XenApp
4 5 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (0.63%) vSphere
4 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (0.38%) RACF
7 2 (0.25%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 30 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.75%) Control-M
3 9 (1.13%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.50%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.50%) SCCM
6 3 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.25%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.25%) SCOM
7 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.25%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 122 (15.27%) Oracle
2 69 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 37 (4.63%) Sybase
4 22 (2.75%) HP
5 20 (2.50%) Citrix
6 18 (2.25%) Cisco
7 15 (1.88%) VMware
8 14 (1.75%) Murex
9 13 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.63%) TIBCO
9 13 (1.63%) Reuters
9 13 (1.63%) Bloomberg
9 13 (1.63%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.50%) SunGard
11 11 (1.38%) EMC
11 11 (1.38%) IBM
12 10 (1.25%) Symantec
13 9 (1.13%) SAP
13 9 (1.13%) Calypso
14 8 (1.00%) Adobe
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 - £900 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 days ago