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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 20 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 436 962 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.40% 13.07% 11.55%
As % of the General category 14.56% 22.35% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 724 708
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£525 £525 £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £407 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 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 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+821.05% +26.66%
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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
2995 4304 4724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.82% 58.48% 60.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 3201 3547
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 £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 63 70
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.19% -0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.02 £59.00 £52.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -25.00%

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 2 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 2 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.

1 998 (100.00%) Banking
2 402 (40.28%) Finance
3 253 (25.35%) SQL
4 192 (19.24%) Front Office
5 179 (17.94%) Java
6 172 (17.23%) Oracle
7 137 (13.73%) C#
8 130 (13.03%) UNIX
9 114 (11.42%) Project Management
10 105 (10.52%) Agile Software Development
10 105 (10.52%) Derivative
11 104 (10.42%) Windows
12 102 (10.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 101 (10.12%) Linux
14 96 (9.62%) SQL Server
15 91 (9.12%) Degree
16 83 (8.32%) Fixed Income
17 80 (8.02%) .NET
17 80 (8.02%) Credit Risk
18 79 (7.92%) Business Analysis
19 78 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
20 68 (6.81%) Market Risk
21 66 (6.61%) Risk Management
22 65 (6.51%) TDD
22 65 (6.51%) C++
22 65 (6.51%) Python
22 65 (6.51%) Spring
23 63 (6.31%) Analytics
23 63 (6.31%) Microsoft
24 58 (5.81%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 21 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.50%) WebLogic
2 15 (1.50%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.40%) Oracle Coherence
4 13 (1.30%) Apache
5 10 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.00%) IBM Notes
6 8 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (0.60%) IIS
7 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.50%) AquaLogic
8 5 (0.50%) FileNet
9 4 (0.40%) Lync
9 4 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.30%) Confluence
10 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 53 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.81%) MS Office
3 32 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.40%) MS Project
5 13 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.20%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (0.80%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.70%) Summit
2 7 (0.70%) RMDS
3 5 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.40%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.30%) Adaptiv
5 3 (0.30%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.30%) Algo Collateral
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.20%) Kondor+
6 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.40%) Office 365
2 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.40%) Firewall
2 14 (1.40%) SAN
3 13 (1.30%) Multicast
4 12 (1.20%) BGP
5 11 (1.10%) DNS
5 11 (1.10%) Internet
5 11 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.90%) WAN
6 9 (0.90%) OSPF
6 9 (0.90%) Network Security
7 8 (0.80%) EIGRP
7 8 (0.80%) LDAP
8 7 (0.70%) LAN
8 7 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (0.60%) DHCP
9 6 (0.60%) Intranet
10 5 (0.50%) MPLS
10 5 (0.50%) VPN
10 5 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.91%) Oracle Database
3 47 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 29 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (1.60%) RDBMS
7 16 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (1.50%) QlikView
8 15 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.30%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.10%) Sybase ASE
11 11 (1.10%) Big Data
12 9 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.70%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.60%) MS Access
15 6 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (3.61%) JUnit
2 32 (3.21%) JIRA
3 28 (2.81%) Maven
4 23 (2.30%) TeamCity
5 17 (1.70%) CruiseControl
6 15 (1.50%) Subversion
7 12 (1.20%) Mockito
8 11 (1.10%) Selenium
9 10 (1.00%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.90%) Ant
11 8 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.80%) FitNesse
11 8 (0.80%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.70%) Git (software)
13 5 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.50%) jMock
13 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
13 5 (0.50%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.40%) MSTest
14 4 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 998 (100.00%) Banking
2 402 (40.28%) Finance
3 192 (19.24%) Front Office
4 58 (5.81%) Back Office
5 37 (3.71%) Legal
6 26 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 24 (2.40%) Advertising
8 14 (1.40%) Private Banking
9 12 (1.20%) Retail
10 8 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.70%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.70%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.70%) French Language
12 6 (0.60%) German Language
12 6 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.40%) International Banking
13 4 (0.40%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.20%) Marketing
15 1 (0.10%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 308 (30.86%) Developer
2 279 (27.96%) Analyst
3 179 (17.94%) Business Analyst
4 109 (10.92%) Project Manager
5 86 (8.62%) Java Developer
6 42 (4.21%) C# Developer
7 39 (3.91%) Senior Developer
8 32 (3.21%) Architect
9 29 (2.91%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 28 (2.81%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 28 (2.81%) Programme Manager
10 28 (2.81%) Test Manager
10 28 (2.81%) Consultant
11 27 (2.71%) Risk Analyst
12 26 (2.61%) Python Developer
13 25 (2.51%) IT Business Analyst
13 25 (2.51%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
13 25 (2.51%) C++ Developer
14 23 (2.30%) Banking Business Analyst
15 22 (2.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.02%) .NET
2 65 (6.51%) Spring
3 52 (5.21%) HTML
4 45 (4.51%) XML
5 39 (3.91%) Hibernate
6 37 (3.71%) J2EE
7 36 (3.61%) CSS
8 30 (3.01%) Web Services
9 27 (2.71%) Middleware
9 27 (2.71%) JDBC
9 27 (2.71%) WPF
10 25 (2.51%) jQuery
11 23 (2.30%) ASP.NET
11 23 (2.30%) JMS
12 22 (2.20%) HTML5
13 18 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
14 17 (1.70%) Java EE
15 16 (1.60%) .NET Framework
15 16 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (1.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 105 (10.52%) Derivative
2 102 (10.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 83 (8.32%) Fixed Income
4 80 (8.02%) Credit Risk
5 68 (6.81%) Market Risk
6 48 (4.81%) Equities
7 39 (3.91%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.60%) Mathematics
9 14 (1.40%) Reference Data
9 14 (1.40%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.00%) Replication
11 10 (1.00%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (0.80%) Clustering
13 7 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
13 7 (0.70%) Grid Computing
13 7 (0.70%) EMC Centera
14 6 (0.60%) Economics
14 6 (0.60%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 130 (13.03%) UNIX
2 104 (10.42%) Windows
3 101 (10.12%) Linux
4 27 (2.71%) Solaris
5 20 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.30%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.40%) AIX
9 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.30%) SUSE
10 3 (0.30%) Android
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.20%) zOS
11 2 (0.20%) HPUX
12 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (11.42%) Project Management
2 105 (10.52%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (7.92%) Business Analysis
4 78 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 66 (6.61%) Risk Management
6 65 (6.51%) TDD
7 63 (6.31%) Analytics
8 57 (5.71%) OO
9 54 (5.41%) Data Modelling
9 54 (5.41%) Multithreading
10 47 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (4.61%) ITIL
11 46 (4.61%) Software Engineering
12 45 (4.51%) Asset Management
13 43 (4.31%) Data Analysis
14 42 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (4.21%) Low Latency
15 39 (3.91%) Change Management
16 38 (3.81%) ETL
17 35 (3.51%) UML
Programming Languages
1 253 (25.35%) SQL
2 179 (17.94%) Java
3 137 (13.73%) C#
4 65 (6.51%) C++
4 65 (6.51%) Python
5 50 (5.01%) JavaScript
6 49 (4.91%) Perl
7 43 (4.31%) PL/SQL
8 32 (3.21%) Shell Script
9 27 (2.71%) VBA
10 15 (1.50%) VB
10 15 (1.50%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.20%) C
11 12 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 9 (0.90%) XAML
13 7 (0.70%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.60%) Korn
15 5 (0.50%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.40%) C-shell
16 4 (0.40%) AWK
Qualifications
1 91 (9.12%) Degree
2 11 (1.10%) ISEB
2 11 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (0.90%) CCNP
5 8 (0.80%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.50%) PMP
8 4 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.30%) ACCA
9 3 (0.30%) CCSA
9 3 (0.30%) CCSE
9 3 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.30%) CCIE
9 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.30%) CIMA
10 2 (0.20%) MCP
10 2 (0.20%) MCSE
11 1 (0.10%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.61%) QA
2 27 (2.71%) EMIR
3 18 (1.80%) Dodd-Frank
4 13 (1.30%) Basel III
5 12 (1.20%) SLA
6 9 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.80%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.70%) MiFID
9 6 (0.60%) COREP
10 5 (0.50%) WAI
11 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.40%) FATCA
12 3 (0.30%) Basel II
12 3 (0.30%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.10%) FINREP
System Software
1 26 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.60%) XenApp
4 6 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) ACF2
7 2 (0.20%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.10%) RACF
Systems Management
1 16 (1.60%) Control-M
1 16 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.00%) NetBackup
3 9 (0.90%) Data Guard
4 6 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (0.60%) SCCM
4 6 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.30%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.30%) SCOM
5 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.20%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.20%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.10%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 172 (17.23%) Oracle
2 63 (6.31%) Microsoft
3 56 (5.61%) Sybase
4 24 (2.40%) Red Hat
5 22 (2.20%) IBM
6 21 (2.10%) Citrix
6 21 (2.10%) Bloomberg
7 20 (2.00%) Murex
8 19 (1.90%) HP
9 17 (1.70%) Cisco
10 16 (1.60%) Business Objects
10 16 (1.60%) EMC
11 15 (1.50%) TIBCO
12 14 (1.40%) VMware
12 14 (1.40%) Symantec
13 13 (1.30%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.20%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.20%) Juniper
15 11 (1.10%) Cognos
15 11 (1.10%) Fidessa
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