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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 22 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 385 509 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.75% 8.88% 13.07%
As % of the General category 12.77% 17.43% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 404 683
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 £350 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.50
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
3014 2920 4008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.84% 50.92% 57.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2349 2215 3062
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 74
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.68 £39.54 £45.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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.

1 772 (100.00%) Banking
2 378 (48.96%) Finance
3 234 (30.31%) SQL
4 172 (22.28%) Front Office
5 132 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (15.93%) Java
7 109 (14.12%) Business Analysis
8 108 (13.99%) C#
9 95 (12.31%) Oracle
10 94 (12.18%) Derivative
11 85 (11.01%) .NET
12 84 (10.88%) Fixed Income
13 75 (9.72%) SQL Server
14 70 (9.07%) UNIX
15 68 (8.81%) Project Management
16 67 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
17 65 (8.42%) MS Excel
18 64 (8.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 57 (7.38%) Windows
20 56 (7.25%) JavaScript
20 56 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
21 55 (7.12%) Risk Management
22 51 (6.61%) Equities
22 51 (6.61%) HTML
23 50 (6.48%) Multithreading
24 49 (6.35%) SDLC
24 49 (6.35%) Microsoft
25 46 (5.96%) Linux
26 45 (5.83%) Credit Risk
26 45 (5.83%) Market Risk

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 18 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.78%) Apache
5 4 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.39%) Liferay
6 3 (0.39%) Confluence
6 3 (0.39%) Lync
6 3 (0.39%) Node.js
6 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.26%) FileNet
7 2 (0.26%) IIS
7 2 (0.26%) JBoss
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.13%) Documentum
8 1 (0.13%) CICS
Applications
1 65 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.18%) MS Office
3 25 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.68%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) RMDS
2 6 (0.78%) assyst
2 6 (0.78%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.52%) IntelliMatch
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.52%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.39%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.26%) Eikon
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.26%) Endur
5 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.13%) Global One
6 1 (0.13%) Summit
6 1 (0.13%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) GitHub
2 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.59%) Internet
2 17 (2.20%) Firewall
3 16 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.30%) Multicast
5 8 (1.04%) SAN
5 8 (1.04%) VPN
5 8 (1.04%) DNS
6 7 (0.91%) HTTP
6 7 (0.91%) Network Security
7 5 (0.65%) Wireless
8 4 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.52%) SSL
8 4 (0.52%) MPLS
9 3 (0.39%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.39%) LDAP
9 3 (0.39%) LAN
9 3 (0.39%) WAN
10 2 (0.26%) VoIP
10 2 (0.26%) OSPF
10 2 (0.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (3.63%) Oracle Database
5 25 (3.24%) Relational Database
6 24 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (2.85%) Big Data
8 21 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.81%) MS Access
10 13 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (1.55%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.30%) DB2
13 9 (1.17%) QlikView
14 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.91%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 25 (3.24%) Subversion
2 23 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.85%) Maven
3 22 (2.85%) TeamCity
4 19 (2.46%) JIRA
5 12 (1.55%) WebDriver
6 11 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.30%) Selenium
7 10 (1.30%) Grunt
7 10 (1.30%) Bower
8 9 (1.17%) HP UFT
9 7 (0.91%) JUnit
10 5 (0.65%) Ant
10 5 (0.65%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.52%) NUnit
11 4 (0.52%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.39%) Gradle
13 2 (0.26%) Calabash
13 2 (0.26%) Appium
General
1 772 (100.00%) Banking
2 378 (48.96%) Finance
3 172 (22.28%) Front Office
4 44 (5.70%) Back Office
5 19 (2.46%) Legal
6 18 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.55%) Retail
8 11 (1.42%) Advertising
9 8 (1.04%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.65%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
12 3 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.13%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 267 (34.59%) Analyst
2 229 (29.66%) Developer
3 170 (22.02%) Business Analyst
4 72 (9.33%) Project Manager
5 52 (6.74%) Java Developer
6 48 (6.22%) C# Developer
7 47 (6.09%) Senior Developer
8 31 (4.02%) Architect
9 30 (3.89%) Test Analyst
10 25 (3.24%) SQL Developer
10 25 (3.24%) IT Business Analyst
11 24 (3.11%) Banking Business Analyst
11 24 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
12 23 (2.98%) Support Analyst
12 23 (2.98%) Data Analyst
13 20 (2.59%) Risk Analyst
14 19 (2.46%) Senior C# Developer
15 18 (2.33%) Applications Support
16 17 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
17 16 (2.07%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.01%) .NET
2 51 (6.61%) HTML
3 41 (5.31%) HTML5
4 37 (4.79%) WPF
5 35 (4.53%) AngularJS
6 31 (4.02%) RESTful
7 29 (3.76%) FIX Protocol
8 28 (3.63%) XML
9 21 (2.72%) ASP.NET
9 21 (2.72%) jQuery
10 20 (2.59%) JMS
11 15 (1.94%) CSS
12 13 (1.68%) Ajax
12 13 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (1.68%) D3.js
13 12 (1.55%) REST
14 11 (1.42%) WCF
14 11 (1.42%) MDX
14 11 (1.42%) Hibernate
15 10 (1.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 94 (12.18%) Derivative
2 84 (10.88%) Fixed Income
3 64 (8.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 56 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (6.61%) Equities
6 45 (5.83%) Credit Risk
6 45 (5.83%) Market Risk
7 21 (2.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 15 (1.94%) SWIFT
9 14 (1.81%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.68%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.55%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.55%) PMI
12 10 (1.30%) User Experience
13 9 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.17%) Blackberry
14 8 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
14 8 (1.04%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.07%) UNIX
2 57 (7.38%) Windows
3 46 (5.96%) Linux
4 16 (2.07%) Solaris
5 10 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.65%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.39%) AIX
9 2 (0.26%) SUSE
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.13%) zOS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (14.12%) Business Analysis
3 68 (8.81%) Project Management
4 67 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (7.12%) Risk Management
6 50 (6.48%) Multithreading
7 49 (6.35%) SDLC
8 43 (5.57%) TDD
9 39 (5.05%) Data Modelling
10 36 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 32 (4.15%) Data Analysis
12 31 (4.02%) PRINCE2
12 31 (4.02%) GAP Analysis
13 29 (3.76%) Analytics
14 28 (3.63%) Scrum
15 27 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (3.37%) Test Automation
17 25 (3.24%) ITIL
17 25 (3.24%) ETL
18 23 (2.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 234 (30.31%) SQL
2 123 (15.93%) Java
3 108 (13.99%) C#
4 56 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 35 (4.53%) VBA
6 28 (3.63%) C++
7 25 (3.24%) Python
8 22 (2.85%) T-SQL
8 22 (2.85%) PL/SQL
9 20 (2.59%) C
10 19 (2.46%) Scala
10 19 (2.46%) Perl
11 12 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.91%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.65%) VB
14 4 (0.52%) RPG
14 4 (0.52%) RPG IV
15 3 (0.39%) XAML
15 3 (0.39%) Korn
15 3 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (5.05%) Degree
2 13 (1.68%) PMI Certification
3 11 (1.42%) ISEB
3 11 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.30%) CISSP
5 9 (1.17%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.04%) CISA
7 6 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.78%) CCIE
8 5 (0.65%) CCNP
9 4 (0.52%) CCNA
9 4 (0.52%) PMP
10 3 (0.39%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (0.39%) CISM
10 3 (0.39%) GIAC
11 1 (0.13%) MOS
11 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.13%) CFA
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.53%) QA
2 15 (1.94%) EMIR
2 15 (1.94%) Dodd-Frank
3 13 (1.68%) MiFID
4 8 (1.04%) SLA
5 7 (0.91%) Basel III
5 7 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.91%) COREP
5 7 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.65%) COBIT
6 5 (0.65%) FATCA
6 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.39%) Basel II
9 2 (0.26%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 20 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (0.39%) vSphere
3 3 (0.39%) XenApp
3 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) XenServer
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.13%) HDFS
5 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.91%) Control-M
2 7 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.26%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.26%) SCCM
5 2 (0.26%) SCOM
6 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.13%) WMI
6 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.13%) OpenView
6 1 (0.13%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 95 (12.31%) Oracle
2 49 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.24%) Sybase
4 20 (2.59%) IBM
5 18 (2.33%) Cisco
6 17 (2.20%) Bloomberg
7 15 (1.94%) Reuters
8 14 (1.81%) TIBCO
8 14 (1.81%) HP
9 13 (1.68%) Business Objects
10 9 (1.17%) ION Trading
11 8 (1.04%) SAP
12 7 (0.91%) Fidessa
12 7 (0.91%) EMC
12 7 (0.91%) Remedy
13 6 (0.78%) Telerik
13 6 (0.78%) Citrix
13 6 (0.78%) Avaya
14 5 (0.65%) SunGard
14 5 (0.65%) Sun
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