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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 24 18 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 403 483 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.94% 8.37% 13.06%
As % of the General category 13.07% 16.54% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 375 689
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 £375 £375 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.31% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £175.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +821.05%
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
3083 2920 4119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.05% 50.62% 58.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2396 2191 3095
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 76
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £20.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £11.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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.

1 788 (100.00%) Banking
2 398 (50.51%) Finance
3 217 (27.54%) SQL
4 189 (23.98%) Front Office
5 144 (18.27%) Java
6 141 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
7 114 (14.47%) Business Analysis
8 112 (14.21%) C#
9 100 (12.69%) Oracle
10 98 (12.44%) Derivative
11 90 (11.42%) Fixed Income
12 81 (10.28%) .NET
13 80 (10.15%) SQL Server
14 77 (9.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 73 (9.26%) Project Management
16 65 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
17 64 (8.12%) UNIX
17 64 (8.12%) MS Excel
17 64 (8.12%) Multithreading
18 58 (7.36%) SDLC
18 58 (7.36%) Risk Management
19 57 (7.23%) Windows
20 54 (6.85%) HTML
21 53 (6.73%) JavaScript
22 52 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
23 50 (6.35%) Microsoft
24 48 (6.09%) Equities
25 46 (5.84%) Market Risk
25 46 (5.84%) HTML5
26 45 (5.71%) Credit Risk

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 26 (3.30%) Oracle Coherence
2 11 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.89%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.76%) Apache
5 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.51%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (0.38%) Liferay
7 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.38%) Confluence
7 3 (0.38%) Lync
7 3 (0.38%) Node.js
8 2 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.13%) FileNet
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.13%) Documentum
9 1 (0.13%) CICS
9 1 (0.13%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 64 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.19%) MS Office
3 23 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.52%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.76%) RMDS
3 5 (0.63%) assyst
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.51%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.25%) Endur
6 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.25%) Eikon
6 2 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 1 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.28%) Firewall
2 17 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.03%) Internet
4 11 (1.40%) Multicast
5 9 (1.14%) SAN
6 8 (1.02%) DNS
7 7 (0.89%) VPN
7 7 (0.89%) Network Security
8 6 (0.76%) LAN
8 6 (0.76%) WAN
8 6 (0.76%) HTTP
9 5 (0.63%) OSPF
9 5 (0.63%) BGP
10 4 (0.51%) MPLS
10 4 (0.51%) EIGRP
10 4 (0.51%) Wireless
10 4 (0.51%) IPsec
10 4 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.51%) HSRP
10 4 (0.51%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 34 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 26 (3.30%) Big Data
7 25 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (2.28%) MS Access
10 16 (2.03%) Hadoop
11 15 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.27%) DB2
14 10 (1.27%) QlikView
15 8 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.89%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (4.31%) Subversion
2 29 (3.68%) Maven
3 28 (3.55%) TeamCity
3 28 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.28%) JIRA
5 9 (1.14%) Grunt
5 9 (1.14%) Bower
6 8 (1.02%) JUnit
6 8 (1.02%) WebDriver
7 7 (0.89%) HP UFT
8 6 (0.76%) Ant
9 5 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.63%) Selenium
9 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.38%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.38%) NUnit
11 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.25%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.25%) Moq
General
1 788 (100.00%) Banking
2 398 (50.51%) Finance
3 189 (23.98%) Front Office
4 42 (5.33%) Back Office
5 17 (2.16%) Legal
5 17 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.52%) Retail
7 11 (1.40%) Advertising
8 9 (1.14%) General Ledger
9 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.51%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
11 3 (0.38%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.25%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 268 (34.01%) Analyst
2 254 (32.23%) Developer
3 173 (21.95%) Business Analyst
4 76 (9.64%) Project Manager
5 71 (9.01%) Java Developer
6 50 (6.35%) Senior Developer
7 46 (5.84%) C# Developer
8 31 (3.93%) Data Analyst
9 27 (3.43%) SQL Developer
10 26 (3.30%) Banking Business Analyst
11 24 (3.05%) IT Business Analyst
11 24 (3.05%) Risk Analyst
11 24 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (3.05%) Architect
12 23 (2.92%) Support Analyst
13 21 (2.66%) Senior Java Developer
14 20 (2.54%) Test Analyst
15 17 (2.16%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 16 (2.03%) C++ Developer
16 16 (2.03%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (10.28%) .NET
2 54 (6.85%) HTML
3 46 (5.84%) HTML5
4 40 (5.08%) WPF
5 33 (4.19%) RESTful
6 32 (4.06%) AngularJS
7 30 (3.81%) FIX Protocol
7 30 (3.81%) JMS
8 29 (3.68%) XML
9 24 (3.05%) ASP.NET
10 17 (2.16%) jQuery
11 14 (1.78%) WCF
11 14 (1.78%) CSS
12 13 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (1.40%) REST
14 10 (1.27%) MDX
14 10 (1.27%) Middleware
14 10 (1.27%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.27%) Spring
14 10 (1.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.44%) Derivative
2 90 (11.42%) Fixed Income
3 77 (9.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 52 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (6.09%) Equities
6 46 (5.84%) Market Risk
7 45 (5.71%) Credit Risk
8 33 (4.19%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 19 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
10 15 (1.90%) SWIFT
10 15 (1.90%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.40%) Reference Data
11 11 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
11 11 (1.40%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.40%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.27%) PMI
12 10 (1.27%) Contract for Difference
12 10 (1.27%) User Experience
13 9 (1.14%) Algorithms
14 8 (1.02%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 64 (8.12%) UNIX
2 57 (7.23%) Windows
3 39 (4.95%) Linux
4 13 (1.65%) Solaris
5 10 (1.27%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.51%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.51%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.38%) AIX
7 3 (0.38%) Android
7 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.25%) SUSE
9 1 (0.13%) zOS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (14.47%) Business Analysis
3 73 (9.26%) Project Management
4 65 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (8.12%) Multithreading
6 58 (7.36%) Risk Management
6 58 (7.36%) SDLC
7 45 (5.71%) TDD
8 44 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 43 (5.46%) Data Modelling
10 37 (4.70%) Data Analysis
11 33 (4.19%) Scrum
11 33 (4.19%) PRINCE2
11 33 (4.19%) Analytics
12 31 (3.93%) GAP Analysis
13 27 (3.43%) ETL
14 26 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (3.17%) Change Management
15 25 (3.17%) ITIL
16 22 (2.79%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 217 (27.54%) SQL
2 144 (18.27%) Java
3 112 (14.21%) C#
4 53 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 37 (4.70%) Scala
6 35 (4.44%) VBA
7 26 (3.30%) C++
8 25 (3.17%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.17%) PL/SQL
9 20 (2.54%) Python
10 16 (2.03%) Perl
11 14 (1.78%) C
12 11 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.27%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.63%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.63%) VBScript
15 4 (0.51%) VB
15 4 (0.51%) RPG
15 4 (0.51%) RPG IV
15 4 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 39 (4.95%) Degree
2 13 (1.65%) PMI Certification
3 11 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.27%) CISSP
5 9 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (1.14%) CISA
6 8 (1.02%) ISEB
7 6 (0.76%) CCIE
7 6 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.63%) PMP
9 4 (0.51%) CCNA
9 4 (0.51%) CISM
10 3 (0.38%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (0.38%) CCNP
11 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.25%) GIAC
11 2 (0.25%) CFA
11 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.13%) IIBA
12 1 (0.13%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.68%) QA
2 16 (2.03%) EMIR
3 15 (1.90%) Dodd-Frank
4 14 (1.78%) MiFID
5 9 (1.14%) Basel III
5 9 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.14%) SLA
6 8 (1.02%) COREP
7 7 (0.89%) FATCA
8 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.63%) COBIT
9 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.38%) Basel II
11 2 (0.25%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.63%) XenApp
3 3 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.25%) vSphere
4 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.25%) Docker
4 2 (0.25%) HDFS
4 2 (0.25%) XenServer
4 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (1.14%) Control-M
2 7 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.76%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.38%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.38%) SCCM
4 3 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.38%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.25%) Oozie
5 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.25%) SCOM
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Netcool
6 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 100 (12.69%) Oracle
2 50 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.30%) Sybase
4 19 (2.41%) IBM
5 18 (2.28%) Cisco
6 15 (1.90%) TIBCO
7 13 (1.65%) Reuters
7 13 (1.65%) Bloomberg
7 13 (1.65%) HP
8 10 (1.27%) ION Trading
9 8 (1.02%) Remedy
9 8 (1.02%) SAP
9 8 (1.02%) EMC
10 7 (0.89%) Citrix
10 7 (0.89%) VMware
10 7 (0.89%) Alteryx
11 6 (0.76%) Tableau
11 6 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.76%) Avaya
11 6 (0.76%) Juniper
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £540.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £540.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: competitive daily rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per month
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago