The first 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the City of London region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 13 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 517 942 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.07% 13.37% 11.88%
As % of the General category 17.78% 22.93% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 703 767
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2908 4108 4650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.99% 58.29% 59.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2200 3108 3535
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 74 60
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.74% -0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £52.50 £49.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.15
% change year-on-year
- -13.95%
Investment Banking
London

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 1077 (100.00%) Banking
2 438 (40.67%) Finance
3 280 (26.00%) SQL
4 207 (19.22%) Front Office
5 189 (17.55%) Oracle
6 185 (17.18%) Java
7 144 (13.37%) C#
8 141 (13.09%) Derivative
9 125 (11.61%) UNIX
10 121 (11.23%) Project Management
11 115 (10.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 114 (10.58%) Windows
13 106 (9.84%) Degree
14 102 (9.47%) Fixed Income
14 102 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
15 95 (8.82%) Linux
16 93 (8.64%) SQL Server
17 91 (8.45%) Business Analysis
18 88 (8.17%) Credit Risk
19 85 (7.89%) C++
20 82 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
21 81 (7.52%) Analytics
22 77 (7.15%) .NET
23 69 (6.41%) TDD
24 68 (6.31%) Sybase
25 67 (6.22%) Python
26 65 (6.04%) Data Modelling
27 64 (5.94%) Spring
28 61 (5.66%) Market Risk
29 60 (5.57%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 21 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.76%) WebSphere
2 19 (1.76%) Oracle Coherence
3 17 (1.58%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.11%) Apache
4 12 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
5 9 (0.84%) IBM Notes
6 7 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (0.65%) FileNet
6 7 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.56%) IIS
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.46%) AquaLogic
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.37%) GemFire
9 4 (0.37%) CMS
9 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.28%) Confluence
10 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.79%) MS Office
3 26 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.84%) MS Project
6 6 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.28%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.093%) InDesign
9 1 (0.093%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.093%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Summit
1 6 (0.56%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
2 5 (0.46%) RMDS
2 5 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.37%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.28%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.28%) Front Arena
4 3 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Kondor+
5 2 (0.19%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.19%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.093%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.39%) SAN
2 14 (1.30%) Firewall
3 9 (0.84%) Internet
3 9 (0.84%) BGP
3 9 (0.84%) DNS
4 8 (0.74%) Multicast
5 7 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.65%) LDAP
5 7 (0.65%) Intranet
5 7 (0.65%) Network Security
6 6 (0.56%) EIGRP
6 6 (0.56%) WAN
7 5 (0.46%) DHCP
7 5 (0.46%) LAN
7 5 (0.46%) MPLS
7 5 (0.46%) NetScaler
7 5 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.37%) OSPF
8 4 (0.37%) NAS
8 4 (0.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 42 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 38 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (1.86%) RDBMS
6 20 (1.86%) QlikView
7 19 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.02%) OLAP
11 11 (1.02%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.84%) Sybase ASE
12 9 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.65%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.65%) KDB
13 7 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (3.16%) JIRA
2 29 (2.69%) JUnit
3 27 (2.51%) Maven
4 15 (1.39%) Subversion
5 12 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.93%) Selenium
6 10 (0.93%) Ant
7 8 (0.74%) FitNesse
7 8 (0.74%) Mockito
8 7 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.65%) CruiseControl
9 6 (0.56%) Toad
9 6 (0.56%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Blend
10 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.37%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.37%) NUnit
11 4 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (0.37%) MSTest
General
1 1077 (100.00%) Banking
2 438 (40.67%) Finance
3 207 (19.22%) Front Office
4 58 (5.39%) Back Office
5 46 (4.27%) Legal
6 22 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.95%) Advertising
8 14 (1.30%) Retail
9 13 (1.21%) Private Banking
10 9 (0.84%) General Ledger
10 9 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.74%) French Language
12 7 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.56%) German Language
14 4 (0.37%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.37%) International Banking
15 3 (0.28%) Games
16 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
17 1 (0.093%) Billing
Job Titles
1 332 (30.83%) Developer
2 314 (29.16%) Analyst
3 216 (20.06%) Business Analyst
4 112 (10.40%) Project Manager
5 94 (8.73%) Java Developer
6 46 (4.27%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 44 (4.09%) C# Developer
8 39 (3.62%) Senior Developer
8 39 (3.62%) Banking Business Analyst
9 38 (3.53%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 36 (3.34%) C++ Developer
11 35 (3.25%) Test Manager
12 33 (3.06%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
12 33 (3.06%) Risk Analyst
13 32 (2.97%) IT Business Analyst
13 32 (2.97%) Architect
14 28 (2.60%) Consultant
15 27 (2.51%) Programme Manager
16 26 (2.41%) Credit Analyst
17 22 (2.04%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (7.15%) .NET
2 64 (5.94%) Spring
3 55 (5.11%) HTML
4 47 (4.36%) XML
5 39 (3.62%) CSS
6 33 (3.06%) JMS
7 32 (2.97%) Hibernate
8 29 (2.69%) J2EE
9 26 (2.41%) WPF
10 24 (2.23%) Web Services
11 23 (2.14%) HTML5
12 22 (2.04%) jQuery
12 22 (2.04%) Middleware
13 21 (1.95%) Java EE
14 20 (1.86%) ASP.NET
14 20 (1.86%) JDBC
15 15 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
16 14 (1.30%) Rendezvous
17 13 (1.21%) .NET Framework
18 12 (1.11%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 141 (13.09%) Derivative
2 115 (10.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 102 (9.47%) Fixed Income
4 88 (8.17%) Credit Risk
5 61 (5.66%) Market Risk
6 60 (5.57%) Equities
7 37 (3.44%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.67%) Mathematics
8 18 (1.67%) Reference Data
9 17 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
10 16 (1.49%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.39%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.93%) iPad
12 10 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
13 9 (0.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 9 (0.84%) Clustering
13 9 (0.84%) EMC Centera
13 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.74%) Replication
15 7 (0.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 125 (11.61%) UNIX
2 114 (10.58%) Windows
3 95 (8.82%) Linux
4 23 (2.14%) Solaris
5 22 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.11%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.46%) AIX
10 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.19%) HPUX
12 2 (0.19%) VMS
12 2 (0.19%) zOS
13 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.093%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (11.23%) Project Management
2 102 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (8.45%) Business Analysis
4 82 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (7.52%) Analytics
6 69 (6.41%) TDD
7 65 (6.04%) Data Modelling
8 60 (5.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 58 (5.39%) ITIL
9 58 (5.39%) Asset Management
10 56 (5.20%) OO
11 53 (4.92%) Risk Management
12 51 (4.74%) Multithreading
13 46 (4.27%) Change Management
13 46 (4.27%) Software Engineering
14 44 (4.09%) UML
15 43 (3.99%) Data Analysis
16 37 (3.44%) Scrum
16 37 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (3.34%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 280 (26.00%) SQL
2 185 (17.18%) Java
3 144 (13.37%) C#
4 85 (7.89%) C++
5 67 (6.22%) Python
6 52 (4.83%) PL/SQL
7 48 (4.46%) Perl
8 43 (3.99%) JavaScript
9 33 (3.06%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.04%) VBA
11 17 (1.58%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.49%) C
13 12 (1.11%) VB
14 9 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.74%) XAML
16 7 (0.65%) Korn
16 7 (0.65%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.46%) Bourne shell
18 4 (0.37%) C-shell
18 4 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 106 (9.84%) Degree
2 17 (1.58%) ISEB
3 10 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (0.93%) PMI Certification
4 8 (0.74%) CCNP
5 7 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.56%) PMP
7 5 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.28%) CISSP
10 2 (0.19%) CCNA
10 2 (0.19%) MCP
10 2 (0.19%) MCSE
10 2 (0.19%) CCIE
10 2 (0.19%) CIMA
10 2 (0.19%) ACCA
11 1 (0.093%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.46%) QA
2 28 (2.60%) EMIR
3 19 (1.76%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (1.49%) ISO 9001
5 13 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.11%) SLA
7 11 (1.02%) Basel III
8 6 (0.56%) WAI
8 6 (0.56%) COBIT
9 5 (0.46%) FATCA
10 4 (0.37%) COREP
10 4 (0.37%) MiFID
10 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.28%) Basel II
11 3 (0.28%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.093%) FINREP
12 1 (0.093%) GAAP
System Software
1 27 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.37%) XenApp
5 3 (0.28%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.19%) ACF2
6 2 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.093%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.49%) Control-M
3 10 (0.93%) NetBackup
4 8 (0.74%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.56%) SCCM
5 6 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.28%) OpenView
7 3 (0.28%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.19%) SCOM
9 1 (0.093%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.093%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.093%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.093%) Nagios
9 1 (0.093%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.093%) Foglight
Vendors
1 189 (17.55%) Oracle
2 68 (6.31%) Sybase
3 58 (5.39%) Microsoft
4 25 (2.32%) HP
5 23 (2.14%) IBM
6 22 (2.04%) TIBCO
7 21 (1.95%) Murex
8 20 (1.86%) Bloomberg
9 19 (1.76%) Business Objects
9 19 (1.76%) Citrix
10 17 (1.58%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.49%) EMC
12 14 (1.30%) Fidessa
12 14 (1.30%) Informatica
12 14 (1.30%) Cisco
13 13 (1.21%) VMware
13 13 (1.21%) ION Trading
14 11 (1.02%) Symantec
15 10 (0.93%) Lotus
15 10 (0.93%) Cognos
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