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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 21 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 377 566 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.98% 9.51% 13.01%
As % of the General category 13.13% 18.09% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 449 654
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £382 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £663 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +216.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
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
2871 3129 3701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.16% 52.55% 56.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2394 2829
Average daily rate £488 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 67
Average hourly rate £19.72 £18.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -12.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £49.75 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 May 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 29 May 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.

1 684 (100.00%) Banking
2 324 (47.37%) Finance
3 225 (32.89%) SQL
4 150 (21.93%) Front Office
5 129 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
6 112 (16.37%) Java
7 94 (13.74%) C#
7 94 (13.74%) Business Analysis
8 88 (12.87%) Derivative
9 78 (11.40%) Oracle
10 76 (11.11%) .NET
11 75 (10.96%) SQL Server
12 68 (9.94%) Fixed Income
13 64 (9.36%) UNIX
14 61 (8.92%) JavaScript
15 60 (8.77%) MS Excel
16 59 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 55 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
18 52 (7.60%) Project Management
19 51 (7.46%) HTML
20 50 (7.31%) Windows
21 46 (6.73%) Microsoft
21 46 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
22 45 (6.58%) Equities
23 44 (6.43%) Risk Management
23 44 (6.43%) SDLC
24 41 (5.99%) Back Office
24 41 (5.99%) Credit Risk
24 41 (5.99%) HTML5
25 39 (5.70%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.17%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.73%) Apache
4 5 (0.73%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.58%) Node.js
6 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (0.44%) Confluence
6 3 (0.44%) Liferay
7 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.29%) Lync
7 2 (0.29%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) CICS
8 1 (0.15%) JBoss
8 1 (0.15%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.15%) FileNet
Applications
1 60 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.12%) MS Office
3 17 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.61%) MS Project
6 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) RMDS
2 5 (0.73%) assyst
2 5 (0.73%) IntelliMatch
2 5 (0.73%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.58%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.44%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.29%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 2 (0.29%) Eikon
5 2 (0.29%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) Global One
6 1 (0.15%) Temenos Globus
6 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.15%) Summit
6 1 (0.15%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.15%) GitHub
2 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.36%) Internet
2 12 (1.75%) Firewall
3 11 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.46%) VPN
5 8 (1.17%) Network Security
5 8 (1.17%) Multicast
6 7 (1.02%) Wireless
7 6 (0.88%) SAN
8 5 (0.73%) HTTP
8 5 (0.73%) DNS
8 5 (0.73%) MPLS
9 4 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.44%) SSL
10 3 (0.44%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.44%) LAN
10 3 (0.44%) WAN
11 2 (0.29%) TACACS
11 2 (0.29%) LDAP
11 2 (0.29%) SNMP
12 1 (0.15%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (3.51%) Big Data
4 24 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (1.90%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (1.75%) MS Access
10 10 (1.46%) DB2
11 9 (1.32%) QlikView
12 8 (1.17%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
14 6 (0.88%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.73%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 14 (2.05%) WebDriver
1 14 (2.05%) Subversion
2 12 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.75%) TeamCity
2 12 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.75%) JIRA
3 11 (1.61%) Maven
3 11 (1.61%) Grunt
3 11 (1.61%) Bower
3 11 (1.61%) Selenium
4 9 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.73%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.58%) JUnit
6 4 (0.58%) NUnit
7 3 (0.44%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.44%) Ant
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.29%) Moq
8 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 684 (100.00%) Banking
2 324 (47.37%) Finance
3 150 (21.93%) Front Office
4 41 (5.99%) Back Office
5 18 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 18 (2.63%) Legal
6 12 (1.75%) Retail
7 8 (1.17%) Advertising
8 7 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.73%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.58%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Wholesale Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.29%) Marketing
13 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 240 (35.09%) Analyst
2 212 (30.99%) Developer
3 147 (21.49%) Business Analyst
4 58 (8.48%) Project Manager
5 45 (6.58%) Senior Developer
5 45 (6.58%) C# Developer
6 43 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 28 (4.09%) Architect
7 28 (4.09%) Test Analyst
8 27 (3.95%) IT Business Analyst
9 24 (3.51%) Banking Business Analyst
9 24 (3.51%) SQL Developer
10 22 (3.22%) Support Analyst
10 22 (3.22%) JavaScript Developer
10 22 (3.22%) Data Analyst
11 21 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (2.92%) Senior C# Developer
13 18 (2.63%) Applications Support
13 18 (2.63%) Risk Analyst
14 16 (2.34%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.11%) .NET
2 51 (7.46%) HTML
3 41 (5.99%) HTML5
4 35 (5.12%) AngularJS
5 34 (4.97%) WPF
6 27 (3.95%) FIX Protocol
7 25 (3.65%) RESTful
8 24 (3.51%) XML
9 22 (3.22%) jQuery
10 18 (2.63%) ASP.NET
11 16 (2.34%) CSS
12 14 (2.05%) D3.js
13 12 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (1.75%) JMS
13 12 (1.75%) Ajax
14 11 (1.61%) MDX
14 11 (1.61%) WCF
15 10 (1.46%) .NET Framework
16 9 (1.32%) Spring
16 9 (1.32%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.87%) Derivative
2 68 (9.94%) Fixed Income
3 59 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 46 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (6.58%) Equities
6 41 (5.99%) Credit Risk
7 37 (5.41%) Market Risk
8 15 (2.19%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (2.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 13 (1.90%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.75%) SWIFT
11 12 (1.75%) PMI
12 11 (1.61%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.32%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.32%) User Experience
13 9 (1.32%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.32%) Data Centre
13 9 (1.32%) Reference Data
14 8 (1.17%) iPad
14 8 (1.17%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 64 (9.36%) UNIX
2 50 (7.31%) Windows
3 37 (5.41%) Linux
4 16 (2.34%) Solaris
5 12 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.02%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.44%) SUSE
9 2 (0.29%) Android
9 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.29%) AIX
10 1 (0.15%) zOS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (13.74%) Business Analysis
3 55 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (7.60%) Project Management
5 44 (6.43%) Risk Management
5 44 (6.43%) SDLC
6 39 (5.70%) TDD
7 35 (5.12%) Multithreading
7 35 (5.12%) Data Modelling
8 30 (4.39%) Data Analysis
9 29 (4.24%) OO
9 29 (4.24%) Test Automation
9 29 (4.24%) Analytics
10 28 (4.09%) PRINCE2
10 28 (4.09%) GAP Analysis
11 26 (3.80%) Scrum
11 26 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (3.51%) Low Latency
13 23 (3.36%) ETL
14 22 (3.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 225 (32.89%) SQL
2 112 (16.37%) Java
3 94 (13.74%) C#
4 61 (8.92%) JavaScript
5 29 (4.24%) VBA
6 25 (3.65%) C++
6 25 (3.65%) Python
7 21 (3.07%) T-SQL
8 19 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 16 (2.34%) C
10 12 (1.75%) Perl
11 11 (1.61%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.46%) Scala
13 4 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.58%) RPG IV
13 4 (0.58%) RPG
14 3 (0.44%) VB
14 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.44%) XAML
15 2 (0.29%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 35 (5.12%) Degree
2 13 (1.90%) PMI Certification
3 10 (1.46%) ISEB
3 10 (1.46%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.32%) CISSP
5 7 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.02%) CISA
6 6 (0.88%) CCIE
7 5 (0.73%) CCNP
8 4 (0.58%) PMP
9 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.44%) CISM
9 3 (0.44%) GIAC
10 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.15%) CFA
11 1 (0.15%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.39%) QA
2 12 (1.75%) EMIR
3 10 (1.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (1.17%) SLA
4 8 (1.17%) MiFID
5 7 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.02%) Basel III
6 6 (0.88%) FATCA
7 5 (0.73%) COREP
8 4 (0.58%) COBIT
9 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.29%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 18 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) XenApp
4 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 10 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.44%) Control-M
4 3 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.29%) Netcool
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.15%) OpenView
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Oozie
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 78 (11.40%) Oracle
2 46 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.09%) Sybase
4 15 (2.19%) IBM
4 15 (2.19%) Reuters
5 14 (2.05%) Bloomberg
5 14 (2.05%) Cisco
6 11 (1.61%) TIBCO
7 10 (1.46%) Business Objects
8 9 (1.32%) HP
9 8 (1.17%) ION Trading
10 7 (1.02%) Telerik
10 7 (1.02%) SAP
11 6 (0.88%) Apple
11 6 (0.88%) EMC
11 6 (0.88%) Fidessa
12 5 (0.73%) Altiris
12 5 (0.73%) SunGard
12 5 (0.73%) Murex
12 5 (0.73%) Informatica
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £580 - £625 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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