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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 18 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 482 943 931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.28% 13.27% 11.89%
As % of the General category 16.24% 22.78% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 693 754
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 £375 £420 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £391
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+821.05% -13.63%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2968 4139 4697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.97% 58.24% 59.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2229 3108 3567
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 £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 75 59
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% +2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
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 29 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 29 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 1026 (100.00%) Banking
2 428 (41.72%) Finance
3 269 (26.22%) SQL
4 190 (18.52%) Front Office
5 178 (17.35%) Oracle
6 177 (17.25%) Java
7 139 (13.55%) C#
8 124 (12.09%) Derivative
9 120 (11.70%) Project Management
10 118 (11.50%) UNIX
11 110 (10.72%) Windows
12 107 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
13 101 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 101 (9.84%) Degree
14 93 (9.06%) Linux
15 91 (8.87%) SQL Server
16 90 (8.77%) Fixed Income
17 86 (8.38%) Business Analysis
18 84 (8.19%) Credit Risk
19 81 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
20 79 (7.70%) .NET
20 79 (7.70%) Analytics
21 77 (7.50%) C++
22 71 (6.92%) Python
23 69 (6.73%) TDD
24 61 (5.95%) Spring
25 60 (5.85%) Data Modelling
26 59 (5.75%) Sybase
26 59 (5.75%) Market Risk
27 58 (5.65%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 20 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 17 (1.66%) WebLogic
4 16 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
5 12 (1.17%) Apache
6 10 (0.97%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
8 7 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.68%) FileNet
9 6 (0.58%) IIS
10 5 (0.49%) AquaLogic
10 5 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.39%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.39%) CMS
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.29%) Confluence
12 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 46 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.31%) MS Office
3 29 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.27%) MS Project
5 6 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.29%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.097%) InDesign
8 1 (0.097%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.097%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (0.68%) Summit
2 6 (0.58%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.49%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.49%) RMDS
3 5 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.39%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.29%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.29%) Adaptiv
5 3 (0.29%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.29%) Algo Collateral
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.19%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.097%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.56%) SAN
2 13 (1.27%) Firewall
3 9 (0.88%) Internet
4 8 (0.78%) DNS
4 8 (0.78%) BGP
4 8 (0.78%) Multicast
5 7 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.68%) LDAP
6 6 (0.58%) EIGRP
6 6 (0.58%) Intranet
6 6 (0.58%) Network Security
7 5 (0.49%) WAN
7 5 (0.49%) DHCP
8 4 (0.39%) MPLS
8 4 (0.39%) OSPF
8 4 (0.39%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.39%) NAS
9 3 (0.29%) IPsec
9 3 (0.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.58%) Oracle Database
3 41 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 34 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 18 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (1.75%) QlikView
8 15 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.17%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.97%) Sybase ASE
12 9 (0.88%) OLAP
13 8 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.78%) KDB
13 8 (0.78%) Big Data
14 7 (0.68%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 33 (3.22%) JIRA
2 31 (3.02%) JUnit
3 25 (2.44%) Maven
4 17 (1.66%) Subversion
5 13 (1.27%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.97%) Selenium
7 9 (0.88%) Mockito
8 8 (0.78%) CruiseControl
9 7 (0.68%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.58%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.58%) FitNesse
10 6 (0.58%) Ant
10 6 (0.58%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Blend
11 5 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.39%) Toad
12 4 (0.39%) NUnit
12 4 (0.39%) MSTest
13 3 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1026 (100.00%) Banking
2 428 (41.72%) Finance
3 190 (18.52%) Front Office
4 56 (5.46%) Back Office
5 46 (4.48%) Legal
6 23 (2.24%) Advertising
6 23 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.36%) Private Banking
8 10 (0.97%) Retail
9 8 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.78%) French Language
10 7 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.68%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.58%) German Language
12 5 (0.49%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.39%) Games
13 4 (0.39%) International Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.097%) Law
15 1 (0.097%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 315 (30.70%) Developer
2 299 (29.14%) Analyst
3 200 (19.49%) Business Analyst
4 107 (10.43%) Project Manager
5 85 (8.28%) Java Developer
6 43 (4.19%) C# Developer
7 42 (4.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 40 (3.90%) Senior Developer
9 35 (3.41%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 33 (3.22%) Banking Business Analyst
11 32 (3.12%) Architect
12 31 (3.02%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
13 30 (2.92%) Risk Analyst
13 30 (2.92%) C++ Developer
14 29 (2.83%) Consultant
14 29 (2.83%) IT Business Analyst
15 28 (2.73%) Test Manager
16 25 (2.44%) Python Developer
17 24 (2.34%) Programme Manager
18 23 (2.24%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (7.70%) .NET
2 61 (5.95%) Spring
3 54 (5.26%) HTML
4 47 (4.58%) XML
5 38 (3.70%) CSS
6 32 (3.12%) Hibernate
7 31 (3.02%) J2EE
8 27 (2.63%) JMS
9 25 (2.44%) WPF
10 24 (2.34%) Web Services
11 23 (2.24%) HTML5
12 22 (2.14%) jQuery
12 22 (2.14%) Middleware
13 21 (2.05%) ASP.NET
13 21 (2.05%) Java EE
14 19 (1.85%) JDBC
15 15 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
16 14 (1.36%) .NET Framework
17 12 (1.17%) Rendezvous
17 12 (1.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 124 (12.09%) Derivative
2 101 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 90 (8.77%) Fixed Income
4 84 (8.19%) Credit Risk
5 59 (5.75%) Market Risk
6 52 (5.07%) Equities
7 37 (3.61%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.85%) Reference Data
9 17 (1.66%) Mathematics
10 15 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (0.97%) iPad
13 9 (0.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 9 (0.88%) Replication
13 9 (0.88%) EMC Centera
14 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.68%) Blackberry
15 7 (0.68%) Grid Computing
15 7 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 118 (11.50%) UNIX
2 110 (10.72%) Windows
3 93 (9.06%) Linux
4 22 (2.14%) Solaris
5 21 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 15 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.27%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.97%) 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
11 2 (0.19%) HPUX
11 2 (0.19%) zOS
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.097%) SUSE
12 1 (0.097%) VMS
12 1 (0.097%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (11.70%) Project Management
2 107 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (8.38%) Business Analysis
4 81 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 79 (7.70%) Analytics
6 69 (6.73%) TDD
7 60 (5.85%) Data Modelling
8 58 (5.65%) ITIL
8 58 (5.65%) Risk Management
9 54 (5.26%) OO
10 53 (5.17%) Asset Management
11 52 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 48 (4.68%) Multithreading
13 47 (4.58%) Software Engineering
14 42 (4.09%) Change Management
15 41 (4.00%) UML
15 41 (4.00%) Data Analysis
16 40 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (3.80%) Scrum
18 35 (3.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 269 (26.22%) SQL
2 177 (17.25%) Java
3 139 (13.55%) C#
4 77 (7.50%) C++
5 71 (6.92%) Python
6 50 (4.87%) PL/SQL
7 48 (4.68%) Perl
8 43 (4.19%) JavaScript
9 32 (3.12%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.14%) VBA
11 16 (1.56%) VB
11 16 (1.56%) C
12 15 (1.46%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.78%) XAML
13 8 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.68%) Korn
14 7 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.49%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.39%) C-shell
16 4 (0.39%) AWK
Qualifications
1 101 (9.84%) Degree
2 12 (1.17%) ISEB
3 10 (0.97%) PMI Certification
4 9 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.68%) CCNP
7 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.58%) PMP
8 4 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.29%) CISSP
10 2 (0.19%) MCP
10 2 (0.19%) MCSE
10 2 (0.19%) ACCA
10 2 (0.19%) CIMA
10 2 (0.19%) CCIE
11 1 (0.097%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.097%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.68%) QA
2 28 (2.73%) EMIR
3 19 (1.85%) Dodd-Frank
4 13 (1.27%) ISO 9001
5 12 (1.17%) SLA
5 12 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.07%) Basel III
7 6 (0.58%) WAI
8 5 (0.49%) FATCA
9 4 (0.39%) COREP
9 4 (0.39%) COBIT
9 4 (0.39%) MiFID
9 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.29%) Basel II
10 3 (0.29%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.097%) FINREP
System Software
1 28 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.39%) XenApp
5 3 (0.29%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
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
Systems Management
1 16 (1.56%) Control-M
2 13 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.97%) NetBackup
4 8 (0.78%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.49%) SCCM
5 5 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.29%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.097%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.097%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.097%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.097%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.097%) SCOM
8 1 (0.097%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.097%) Nagios
8 1 (0.097%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.097%) Foglight
8 1 (0.097%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.097%) OpenView
Vendors
1 178 (17.35%) Oracle
2 59 (5.75%) Sybase
3 57 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 25 (2.44%) IBM
5 24 (2.34%) HP
6 22 (2.14%) Bloomberg
7 21 (2.05%) Citrix
8 20 (1.95%) Murex
9 18 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.66%) EMC
11 16 (1.56%) Business Objects
12 15 (1.46%) TIBCO
13 13 (1.27%) VMware
13 13 (1.27%) ION Trading
13 13 (1.27%) Cisco
13 13 (1.27%) Informatica
14 12 (1.17%) Fidessa
15 11 (1.07%) Lotus
15 11 (1.07%) Symantec
16 10 (0.97%) Cognos
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago