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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 20 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 442 964 946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.64% 13.09% 11.89%
As % of the General category 15.09% 22.41% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 716 755
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £661 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+821.05% +26.66%
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
2930 4301 4815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.67% 58.39% 60.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2179 3216 3651
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 63 67
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £54.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 1020 (100.00%) Banking
2 421 (41.27%) Finance
3 263 (25.78%) SQL
4 193 (18.92%) Front Office
5 179 (17.55%) Java
6 174 (17.06%) Oracle
7 142 (13.92%) C#
8 126 (12.35%) UNIX
9 120 (11.76%) Project Management
10 111 (10.88%) Derivative
11 110 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
12 108 (10.59%) Windows
13 98 (9.61%) Linux
13 98 (9.61%) SQL Server
14 97 (9.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 93 (9.12%) Degree
16 91 (8.92%) Fixed Income
17 83 (8.14%) .NET
18 81 (7.94%) Credit Risk
19 79 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
20 77 (7.55%) Business Analysis
21 71 (6.96%) Analytics
22 70 (6.86%) C++
22 70 (6.86%) Python
23 68 (6.67%) Microsoft
23 68 (6.67%) TDD
24 65 (6.37%) Market Risk
25 64 (6.27%) Risk Management
26 62 (6.08%) Spring
27 61 (5.98%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 20 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.86%) WebSphere
3 18 (1.76%) Oracle Coherence
4 15 (1.47%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.27%) Apache
6 11 (1.08%) IBM Notes
7 9 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (0.69%) FileNet
10 6 (0.59%) IIS
10 6 (0.59%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (0.49%) AquaLogic
11 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.49%) Lync
11 5 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.39%) CMS
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.82%) MS Office
3 34 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.47%) MS Project
5 14 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.29%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.098%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (0.78%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.69%) Summit
2 7 (0.69%) RMDS
3 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.39%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.39%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.29%) Adaptiv
5 3 (0.29%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.29%) Algo Collateral
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.20%) Kondor+
7 1 (0.098%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.29%) Office 365
2 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.96%) Firewall
2 17 (1.67%) SAN
3 11 (1.08%) Multicast
4 10 (0.98%) Internet
5 9 (0.88%) DNS
5 9 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.78%) LDAP
6 8 (0.78%) BGP
7 7 (0.69%) Network Security
8 6 (0.59%) WAN
8 6 (0.59%) Intranet
9 5 (0.49%) OSPF
9 5 (0.49%) DHCP
9 5 (0.49%) NAS
9 5 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (0.49%) EIGRP
10 4 (0.39%) LAN
10 4 (0.39%) MPLS
10 4 (0.39%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.61%) Oracle Database
3 45 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 33 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 17 (1.67%) QlikView
9 15 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (1.27%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.08%) Sybase ASE
13 10 (0.98%) Big Data
14 8 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.78%) KDB
14 8 (0.78%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (3.73%) JUnit
2 32 (3.14%) JIRA
3 29 (2.84%) Maven
4 19 (1.86%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.47%) Subversion
6 13 (1.27%) CruiseControl
7 11 (1.08%) Mockito
7 11 (1.08%) Selenium
8 10 (0.98%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.78%) Ant
9 8 (0.78%) FitNesse
9 8 (0.78%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.69%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.49%) jMock
11 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Blend
12 4 (0.39%) NUnit
12 4 (0.39%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 1020 (100.00%) Banking
2 421 (41.27%) Finance
3 193 (18.92%) Front Office
4 61 (5.98%) Back Office
5 43 (4.22%) Legal
6 25 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 24 (2.35%) Advertising
8 14 (1.37%) Private Banking
9 12 (1.18%) Retail
10 9 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.78%) French Language
12 7 (0.69%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.59%) German Language
14 4 (0.39%) International Banking
14 4 (0.39%) Games
15 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.20%) Marketing
16 1 (0.098%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 314 (30.78%) Developer
2 289 (28.33%) Analyst
3 184 (18.04%) Business Analyst
4 114 (11.18%) Project Manager
5 89 (8.73%) Java Developer
6 46 (4.51%) C# Developer
7 39 (3.82%) Senior Developer
8 31 (3.04%) Architect
8 31 (3.04%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 30 (2.94%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 29 (2.84%) Test Manager
11 28 (2.75%) Programme Manager
11 28 (2.75%) Consultant
12 27 (2.65%) C++ Developer
12 27 (2.65%) Risk Analyst
13 26 (2.55%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
14 25 (2.45%) IT Business Analyst
14 25 (2.45%) Python Developer
15 24 (2.35%) Banking Business Analyst
16 21 (2.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.14%) .NET
2 62 (6.08%) Spring
3 52 (5.10%) HTML
4 46 (4.51%) XML
5 37 (3.63%) CSS
5 37 (3.63%) Hibernate
6 36 (3.53%) J2EE
7 27 (2.65%) Web Services
7 27 (2.65%) WPF
8 26 (2.55%) Middleware
9 24 (2.35%) jQuery
10 23 (2.25%) JMS
10 23 (2.25%) JDBC
11 22 (2.16%) ASP.NET
11 22 (2.16%) HTML5
12 17 (1.67%) Java EE
12 17 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
13 16 (1.57%) .NET Framework
14 14 (1.37%) Rendezvous
14 14 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.88%) Derivative
2 97 (9.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 91 (8.92%) Fixed Income
4 81 (7.94%) Credit Risk
5 65 (6.37%) Market Risk
6 51 (5.00%) Equities
7 38 (3.73%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.67%) Reference Data
9 16 (1.57%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.27%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (0.98%) Replication
12 10 (0.98%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.98%) iPad
13 9 (0.88%) EMC Centera
14 8 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
14 8 (0.78%) Grid Computing
14 8 (0.78%) Clustering
15 6 (0.59%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 126 (12.35%) UNIX
2 108 (10.59%) Windows
3 98 (9.61%) Linux
4 25 (2.45%) Solaris
5 22 (2.16%) Windows 7
6 17 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.39%) AIX
9 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.29%) SUSE
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.20%) Android
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.20%) zOS
11 2 (0.20%) HPUX
12 1 (0.098%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (11.76%) Project Management
2 110 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (7.55%) Business Analysis
5 71 (6.96%) Analytics
6 68 (6.67%) TDD
7 64 (6.27%) Risk Management
8 56 (5.49%) OO
9 55 (5.39%) Data Modelling
10 53 (5.20%) Multithreading
11 51 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 50 (4.90%) ITIL
13 48 (4.71%) Software Engineering
14 47 (4.61%) Asset Management
15 43 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (4.12%) Data Analysis
17 41 (4.02%) Change Management
18 40 (3.92%) Scrum
19 38 (3.73%) Low Latency
20 37 (3.63%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 263 (25.78%) SQL
2 179 (17.55%) Java
3 142 (13.92%) C#
4 70 (6.86%) C++
4 70 (6.86%) Python
5 51 (5.00%) Perl
6 47 (4.61%) PL/SQL
6 47 (4.61%) JavaScript
7 32 (3.14%) Shell Script
8 27 (2.65%) VBA
9 16 (1.57%) VB
10 15 (1.47%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.27%) C
12 11 (1.08%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.88%) XAML
14 8 (0.78%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.69%) Korn
16 5 (0.49%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.39%) C-shell
17 4 (0.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 93 (9.12%) Degree
2 12 (1.18%) ISEB
3 9 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (0.78%) PMI Certification
4 8 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.59%) CCNP
7 5 (0.49%) PMP
8 4 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.29%) ACCA
9 3 (0.29%) CIMA
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.20%) CCIE
10 2 (0.20%) MCP
10 2 (0.20%) MCSE
11 1 (0.098%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.098%) CISSP
11 1 (0.098%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.49%) QA
2 27 (2.65%) EMIR
3 19 (1.86%) Dodd-Frank
4 14 (1.37%) SLA
5 13 (1.27%) Basel III
5 13 (1.27%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.98%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.49%) WAI
7 5 (0.49%) MiFID
7 5 (0.49%) COREP
8 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.39%) FATCA
9 3 (0.29%) Basel II
9 3 (0.29%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.098%) FINREP
System Software
1 29 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.49%) XenApp
4 5 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) ACF2
7 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.098%) RACF
8 1 (0.098%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.098%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (1.47%) Control-M
1 15 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.08%) NetBackup
3 8 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 6 (0.59%) SCCM
5 5 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.29%) XenMobile
6 3 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.29%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.20%) SCOM
7 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.098%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.098%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.098%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.098%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.098%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.098%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 174 (17.06%) Oracle
2 68 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 58 (5.69%) Sybase
4 26 (2.55%) IBM
5 24 (2.35%) Bloomberg
6 23 (2.25%) HP
7 22 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 21 (2.06%) Citrix
9 19 (1.86%) EMC
9 19 (1.86%) Murex
10 16 (1.57%) Business Objects
10 16 (1.57%) Symantec
10 16 (1.57%) TIBCO
11 15 (1.47%) ION Trading
12 13 (1.27%) VMware
12 13 (1.27%) Cisco
13 12 (1.18%) Cognos
13 12 (1.18%) Lotus
14 11 (1.08%) Reuters
14 11 (1.08%) Informatica
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