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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 22 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 383 559 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.01% 8.69% 12.36%
As % of the General category 13.39% 16.26% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 462 616
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£550 £544 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £658 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
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
2861 3437 3516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.34% 53.41% 56.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2220 2537 2719
Average daily rate £475 £485 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £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 28 49 43
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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.

1 694 (100.00%) Banking
2 317 (45.68%) Finance
3 228 (32.85%) SQL
4 143 (20.61%) Front Office
5 120 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
6 108 (15.56%) Java
7 93 (13.40%) Derivative
8 88 (12.68%) Business Analysis
9 84 (12.10%) C#
10 78 (11.24%) SQL Server
11 76 (10.95%) Oracle
12 69 (9.94%) .NET
13 67 (9.65%) UNIX
13 67 (9.65%) Fixed Income
14 65 (9.37%) MS Excel
15 62 (8.93%) Windows
16 57 (8.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 57 (8.21%) JavaScript
17 56 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
18 54 (7.78%) Project Management
19 51 (7.35%) HTML
20 49 (7.06%) MS Office
21 48 (6.92%) Microsoft
21 48 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
22 41 (5.91%) Equities
22 41 (5.91%) TDD
22 41 (5.91%) HTML5
23 40 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
23 40 (5.76%) Linux
24 39 (5.62%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 16 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (1.01%) Tomcat
3 5 (0.72%) Apache
4 4 (0.58%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (0.58%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.29%) Confluence
6 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.29%) Lync
6 2 (0.29%) Node.js
6 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.14%) FileNet
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 65 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 49 (7.06%) MS Office
3 23 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.30%) MS Project
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.15%) RMDS
2 7 (1.01%) assyst
3 6 (0.86%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.72%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.72%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.43%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.43%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.29%) Eikon
6 2 (0.29%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.14%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.14%) Algo Collateral
7 1 (0.14%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.14%) Endur
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) GitHub
2 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.32%) Internet
2 16 (2.31%) Firewall
3 13 (1.87%) VPN
4 12 (1.73%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.15%) Wireless
6 7 (1.01%) Network Security
6 7 (1.01%) Multicast
7 6 (0.86%) DNS
7 6 (0.86%) LAN
7 6 (0.86%) WAN
8 5 (0.72%) SAN
8 5 (0.72%) MPLS
8 5 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.58%) HTTP
10 3 (0.43%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.43%) SSL
11 2 (0.29%) SNMP
11 2 (0.29%) TACACS
12 1 (0.14%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (3.75%) Big Data
5 25 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.16%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (2.02%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.59%) MS Access
10 11 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.30%) QlikView
11 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.01%) Data Mining
12 7 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.86%) DB2
14 5 (0.72%) DTS
15 3 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (2.59%) JIRA
1 18 (2.59%) WebDriver
2 14 (2.02%) Grunt
2 14 (2.02%) Bower
3 12 (1.73%) Subversion
4 11 (1.59%) Selenium
5 10 (1.44%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.30%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.15%) Maven
7 8 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (1.01%) Ant
8 7 (1.01%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.72%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.72%) NUnit
10 3 (0.43%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.29%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.29%) Moq
11 2 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 694 (100.00%) Banking
2 317 (45.68%) Finance
3 143 (20.61%) Front Office
4 36 (5.19%) Back Office
5 20 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.87%) Retail
6 13 (1.87%) Legal
7 8 (1.15%) Advertising
7 8 (1.15%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.01%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.86%) Private Banking
10 5 (0.72%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Marketing
12 2 (0.29%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 240 (34.58%) Analyst
2 206 (29.68%) Developer
3 139 (20.03%) Business Analyst
4 60 (8.65%) Project Manager
5 45 (6.48%) C# Developer
6 44 (6.34%) Java Developer
7 37 (5.33%) Senior Developer
8 34 (4.90%) Architect
9 32 (4.61%) Banking Business Analyst
10 29 (4.18%) Support Analyst
11 27 (3.89%) SQL Developer
11 27 (3.89%) IT Business Analyst
12 26 (3.75%) Test Analyst
13 25 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
14 24 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (3.17%) Applications Support
16 21 (3.03%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 19 (2.74%) Data Analyst
18 16 (2.31%) Test Manager
18 16 (2.31%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.94%) .NET
2 51 (7.35%) HTML
3 41 (5.91%) HTML5
4 34 (4.90%) AngularJS
5 31 (4.47%) WPF
6 25 (3.60%) FIX Protocol
7 24 (3.46%) RESTful
8 22 (3.17%) XML
9 20 (2.88%) jQuery
10 18 (2.59%) CSS
11 16 (2.31%) D3.js
12 12 (1.73%) ASP.NET
13 11 (1.59%) MDX
13 11 (1.59%) Spring
13 11 (1.59%) FpML
14 10 (1.44%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.44%) WCF
15 9 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (1.30%) MSMQ
16 8 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 93 (13.40%) Derivative
2 67 (9.65%) Fixed Income
3 57 (8.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 48 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (5.91%) Equities
6 36 (5.19%) Credit Risk
7 28 (4.03%) Market Risk
8 17 (2.45%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (2.02%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 14 (2.02%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.87%) Blackberry
11 11 (1.59%) PMI
12 9 (1.30%) Reference Data
12 9 (1.30%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.30%) User Experience
13 8 (1.15%) iPad
13 8 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
14 7 (1.01%) Handset
14 7 (1.01%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.65%) UNIX
2 62 (8.93%) Windows
3 40 (5.76%) Linux
4 20 (2.88%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.16%) Solaris
6 12 (1.73%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.72%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.43%) SUSE
10 2 (0.29%) Android
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (12.68%) Business Analysis
3 56 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (7.78%) Project Management
5 41 (5.91%) TDD
6 39 (5.62%) Risk Management
7 36 (5.19%) Analytics
8 35 (5.04%) OO
9 33 (4.76%) Data Modelling
10 31 (4.47%) Data Analysis
11 30 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (4.32%) PRINCE2
12 29 (4.18%) GAP Analysis
13 28 (4.03%) Multithreading
14 27 (3.89%) Test Automation
15 25 (3.60%) Migration
15 25 (3.60%) Low Latency
16 24 (3.46%) ITIL
17 23 (3.31%) Scrum
17 23 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 228 (32.85%) SQL
2 108 (15.56%) Java
3 84 (12.10%) C#
4 57 (8.21%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.03%) VBA
6 27 (3.89%) Python
7 22 (3.17%) C++
8 20 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 19 (2.74%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.31%) Perl
11 15 (2.16%) C
12 9 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.72%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.58%) XAML
14 4 (0.58%) VB
15 3 (0.43%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.43%) RPG
15 3 (0.43%) Scala
15 3 (0.43%) RPG IV
16 2 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (4.76%) Degree
2 16 (2.31%) ISEB
3 13 (1.87%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.44%) ISTQB
4 10 (1.44%) CISSP
5 8 (1.15%) CISA
6 6 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.72%) CCIE
7 5 (0.72%) CCNP
7 5 (0.72%) PMP
7 5 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.58%) CISM
8 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.43%) GIAC
10 2 (0.29%) CCA
10 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.14%) CCNA
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.60%) QA
2 10 (1.44%) SLA
2 10 (1.44%) EMIR
3 8 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (1.01%) FATCA
4 7 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.86%) Basel III
5 6 (0.86%) MiFID
6 5 (0.72%) COREP
7 3 (0.43%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.43%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.14%) FINREP
System Software
1 24 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.14%) vSphere
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.14%) RACF
4 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.58%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (0.58%) Control-M
5 3 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.29%) SCCM
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.29%) Netcool
6 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.14%) OpenView
7 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.14%) SCOM
7 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 76 (10.95%) Oracle
2 48 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 33 (4.76%) Sybase
4 16 (2.31%) Cisco
4 16 (2.31%) Bloomberg
5 15 (2.16%) TIBCO
5 15 (2.16%) Reuters
6 14 (2.02%) HP
7 13 (1.87%) Murex
8 12 (1.73%) IBM
9 9 (1.30%) Business Objects
9 9 (1.30%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.15%) SAP
11 7 (1.01%) Calypso
11 7 (1.01%) VMware
11 7 (1.01%) Altiris
12 6 (0.86%) Fidessa
12 6 (0.86%) Apple
13 5 (0.72%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.72%) CA
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