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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 20 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 431 900 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.36% 12.54% 11.76%
As % of the General category 14.30% 21.41% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 676 712
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£525 £525 £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 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 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+872.22% +20.00%
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
3014 4203 4780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.45% 58.55% 60.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2238 3106 3537
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 £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 68 76
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £58.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 23 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 23 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
2 387 (39.65%) Finance
3 245 (25.10%) SQL
4 194 (19.88%) Front Office
5 182 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (17.73%) Java
7 171 (17.52%) Oracle
8 126 (12.91%) C#
9 121 (12.40%) UNIX
10 108 (11.07%) Windows
11 103 (10.55%) Project Management
12 99 (10.14%) SQL Server
13 97 (9.94%) Linux
13 97 (9.94%) Derivative
14 96 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 86 (8.81%) 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 74 (7.58%) Microsoft
21 72 (7.38%) Credit Risk
22 68 (6.97%) Market Risk
23 67 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
24 64 (6.56%) C++
24 64 (6.56%) TDD
25 63 (6.45%) OO
26 62 (6.35%) Multithreading
27 60 (6.15%) Spring
28 58 (5.94%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 16 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
3 12 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.13%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (0.82%) IBM Notes
6 8 (0.82%) Apache
7 7 (0.72%) IIS
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%) TIBCO EMS
10 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 4 (0.41%) FileNet
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 58 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.89%) MS Office
3 32 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.43%) MS Project
5 13 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.20%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (0.82%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.72%) RMDS
3 6 (0.61%) Summit
3 6 (0.61%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.41%) Algo Collateral
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.31%) HiPortfolio
6 3 (0.31%) Adaptiv
6 3 (0.31%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.20%) Kondor+
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.10%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.10%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (0.51%) Office 365
2 2 (0.20%) SaaS
2 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.56%) Firewall
2 15 (1.54%) Internet
3 13 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.23%) BGP
4 12 (1.23%) Multicast
5 10 (1.02%) OSPF
5 10 (1.02%) DNS
5 10 (1.02%) SAN
5 10 (1.02%) WAN
6 9 (0.92%) LAN
6 9 (0.92%) EIGRP
7 8 (0.82%) Network Security
7 8 (0.82%) LDAP
8 6 (0.61%) VPN
8 6 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (0.51%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.51%) MPLS
9 5 (0.51%) DHCP
9 5 (0.51%) NAS
9 5 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.23%) Oracle Database
3 46 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 30 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 16 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.43%) Big Data
10 13 (1.33%) QlikView
10 13 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.92%) Sybase ASE
12 9 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.72%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.72%) MS Access
14 7 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (3.48%) JUnit
2 27 (2.77%) JIRA
3 26 (2.66%) Maven
4 23 (2.36%) TeamCity
5 18 (1.84%) CruiseControl
6 16 (1.64%) Subversion
7 13 (1.33%) Mockito
8 10 (1.02%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.92%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.92%) Ant
9 9 (0.92%) Selenium
10 8 (0.82%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.82%) Git (software)
11 7 (0.72%) FitNesse
12 6 (0.61%) jMock
12 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Blend
12 6 (0.61%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.51%) NUnit
14 4 (0.41%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 976 (100.00%) Banking
2 387 (39.65%) Finance
3 194 (19.88%) Front Office
4 48 (4.92%) Back Office
5 34 (3.48%) Legal
6 26 (2.66%) Financial Institution
7 25 (2.56%) Advertising
8 12 (1.23%) Retail
8 12 (1.23%) Private Banking
9 8 (0.82%) General Ledger
9 8 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.61%) French Language
11 4 (0.41%) International Banking
11 4 (0.41%) Games
12 3 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.20%) German Language
13 2 (0.20%) Marketing
14 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 301 (30.84%) Developer
2 275 (28.18%) Analyst
3 168 (17.21%) Business Analyst
4 103 (10.55%) Project Manager
5 83 (8.50%) Java Developer
6 43 (4.41%) Senior Developer
7 39 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 37 (3.79%) Architect
9 31 (3.18%) Consultant
10 29 (2.97%) Support Analyst
11 28 (2.87%) Programme Manager
12 26 (2.66%) Risk Analyst
12 26 (2.66%) Python Developer
13 24 (2.46%) IT Business Analyst
14 23 (2.36%) Credit Risk Analyst
14 23 (2.36%) C++ Developer
15 22 (2.25%) Test Manager
15 22 (2.25%) DBA
16 21 (2.15%) Data Analyst
16 21 (2.15%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.09%) .NET
2 60 (6.15%) Spring
3 55 (5.64%) HTML
4 45 (4.61%) XML
5 33 (3.38%) Web Services
6 32 (3.28%) Hibernate
7 31 (3.18%) Middleware
7 31 (3.18%) CSS
8 29 (2.97%) HTML5
9 28 (2.87%) JDBC
9 28 (2.87%) J2EE
9 28 (2.87%) WPF
10 25 (2.56%) ASP.NET
11 23 (2.36%) JMS
12 19 (1.95%) jQuery
12 19 (1.95%) .NET Framework
12 19 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
13 16 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (1.64%) AngularJS
14 15 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 97 (9.94%) Derivative
2 96 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 76 (7.79%) Fixed Income
4 72 (7.38%) Credit Risk
5 68 (6.97%) Market Risk
6 67 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (4.20%) Equities
8 38 (3.89%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.84%) User Experience
10 14 (1.43%) Reference Data
10 14 (1.43%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.33%) Mathematics
12 12 (1.23%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.13%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (0.92%) Replication
16 7 (0.72%) Clustering
17 6 (0.61%) Grid Computing
17 6 (0.61%) DTCC
17 6 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 121 (12.40%) UNIX
2 108 (11.07%) Windows
3 97 (9.94%) Linux
4 26 (2.66%) Solaris
5 23 (2.36%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.23%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.51%) Android
10 4 (0.41%) SUSE
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.31%) AIX
12 2 (0.20%) HPUX
12 2 (0.20%) zOS
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (10.55%) Project Management
3 81 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (7.89%) Business Analysis
5 64 (6.56%) TDD
6 63 (6.45%) OO
7 62 (6.35%) Multithreading
8 58 (5.94%) Risk Management
9 54 (5.53%) Analytics
10 53 (5.43%) Data Modelling
11 47 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (4.51%) Low Latency
13 42 (4.30%) Data Analysis
14 41 (4.20%) Software Engineering
15 39 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (3.89%) Asset Management
16 38 (3.89%) ETL
16 38 (3.89%) ITIL
17 36 (3.69%) MVC
18 35 (3.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 245 (25.10%) SQL
2 173 (17.73%) Java
3 126 (12.91%) C#
4 64 (6.56%) C++
5 55 (5.64%) Python
6 52 (5.33%) JavaScript
7 39 (4.00%) Perl
8 37 (3.79%) PL/SQL
9 31 (3.18%) Shell Script
10 26 (2.66%) VBA
11 20 (2.05%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.64%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.54%) VB
14 12 (1.23%) C
14 12 (1.23%) XAML
15 7 (0.72%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.51%) Scala
17 4 (0.41%) AWK
17 4 (0.41%) C-shell
18 3 (0.31%) Korn
Qualifications
1 86 (8.81%) Degree
2 11 (1.13%) ISEB
2 11 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (0.92%) CCNP
5 8 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.41%) PMP
7 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.41%) CCSA
7 4 (0.41%) CCSE
8 3 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.31%) ACCA
8 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.31%) CIMA
8 3 (0.31%) CCIE
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.20%) MCP
9 2 (0.20%) MCSE
10 1 (0.10%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.12%) QA
2 29 (2.97%) EMIR
3 19 (1.95%) Dodd-Frank
4 12 (1.23%) SLA
5 9 (0.92%) Basel III
5 9 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.82%) MiFID
7 6 (0.61%) COREP
8 5 (0.51%) COBIT
9 4 (0.41%) WAI
9 4 (0.41%) FATCA
10 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.31%) Basel II
11 1 (0.10%) FINREP
System Software
1 25 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (0.61%) XenApp
5 5 (0.51%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.20%) RACF
7 2 (0.20%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) ACF2
8 1 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.74%) Control-M
3 9 (0.92%) Data Guard
4 7 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (0.51%) SCCM
5 5 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.41%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.31%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.20%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.20%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.20%) SCOM
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 171 (17.52%) Oracle
2 74 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 55 (5.64%) Sybase
4 25 (2.56%) Citrix
4 25 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 21 (2.15%) Bloomberg
5 21 (2.15%) IBM
6 20 (2.05%) Murex
7 18 (1.84%) HP
8 17 (1.74%) TIBCO
9 16 (1.64%) Cisco
10 14 (1.43%) VMware
11 13 (1.33%) Business Objects
12 12 (1.23%) Fidessa
12 12 (1.23%) ION Trading
13 11 (1.13%) Reuters
13 11 (1.13%) Symantec
13 11 (1.13%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.13%) EMC
14 10 (1.02%) Informatica
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