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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 16 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 498 946 930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.70% 13.31% 11.91%
As % of the General category 17.07% 22.82% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 698 758
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 £393 £419 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £652 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+872.22% -18.18%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2918 4146 4678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.95% 58.31% 59.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2193 3121 3540
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 £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 75 63
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% +0.84%
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 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
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 22 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 22 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 1048 (100.00%) Banking
2 431 (41.13%) Finance
3 275 (26.24%) SQL
4 199 (18.99%) Front Office
5 184 (17.56%) Oracle
6 181 (17.27%) Java
7 144 (13.74%) C#
8 132 (12.60%) Derivative
9 123 (11.74%) Project Management
10 121 (11.55%) UNIX
11 113 (10.78%) Windows
12 109 (10.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 106 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
14 105 (10.02%) Degree
15 96 (9.16%) Fixed Income
16 95 (9.06%) Linux
17 93 (8.87%) SQL Server
18 89 (8.49%) Business Analysis
18 89 (8.49%) Credit Risk
19 84 (8.02%) C++
20 81 (7.73%) Analytics
21 80 (7.63%) .NET
21 80 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
22 71 (6.77%) TDD
22 71 (6.77%) Python
23 64 (6.11%) Spring
24 62 (5.92%) Sybase
25 61 (5.82%) Data Modelling
25 61 (5.82%) Market Risk
26 59 (5.63%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.81%) Oracle Coherence
3 18 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 17 (1.62%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.15%) Apache
6 11 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
7 9 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.67%) FileNet
9 6 (0.57%) IIS
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.48%) AquaLogic
11 4 (0.38%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.38%) CMS
11 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.29%) GemFire
12 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 47 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.96%) MS Office
3 27 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.95%) MS Project
6 6 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.29%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.095%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.095%) InDesign
10 1 (0.095%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) ION MarketView
1 6 (0.57%) Summit
2 5 (0.48%) RMDS
2 5 (0.48%) IntelliMatch
2 5 (0.48%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.38%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.29%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.29%) Adaptiv
4 3 (0.29%) Front Arena
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Kondor+
5 2 (0.19%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.19%) SaaS
1 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.095%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.53%) SAN
2 14 (1.34%) Firewall
3 9 (0.86%) DNS
3 9 (0.86%) Internet
4 8 (0.76%) Multicast
4 8 (0.76%) BGP
4 8 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.67%) LDAP
5 7 (0.67%) Intranet
6 6 (0.57%) Network Security
6 6 (0.57%) EIGRP
6 6 (0.57%) WAN
7 5 (0.48%) DHCP
7 5 (0.48%) MPLS
8 4 (0.38%) NAS
8 4 (0.38%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.38%) OSPF
8 4 (0.38%) LAN
9 3 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.68%) Oracle Database
3 41 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 36 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (1.91%) QlikView
7 19 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 19 (1.81%) RDBMS
8 17 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 10 (0.95%) Sybase ASE
11 10 (0.95%) OLAP
12 9 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.76%) KDB
13 8 (0.76%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (3.05%) JIRA
2 30 (2.86%) JUnit
3 25 (2.39%) Maven
4 16 (1.53%) Subversion
5 13 (1.24%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.95%) Selenium
7 9 (0.86%) Mockito
8 8 (0.76%) CruiseControl
8 8 (0.76%) Ant
9 7 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.57%) FitNesse
10 6 (0.57%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.48%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.48%) Toad
11 5 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Blend
11 5 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.38%) MSTest
12 4 (0.38%) NUnit
13 3 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1048 (100.00%) Banking
2 431 (41.13%) Finance
3 199 (18.99%) Front Office
4 54 (5.15%) Back Office
5 47 (4.48%) Legal
6 24 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 23 (2.19%) Advertising
8 14 (1.34%) Private Banking
9 12 (1.15%) Retail
10 9 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.76%) French Language
12 7 (0.67%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.57%) German Language
14 4 (0.38%) International Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Games
14 4 (0.38%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.095%) Law
Job Titles
1 327 (31.20%) Developer
2 307 (29.29%) Analyst
3 210 (20.04%) Business Analyst
4 110 (10.50%) Project Manager
5 90 (8.59%) Java Developer
6 44 (4.20%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 44 (4.20%) C# Developer
7 41 (3.91%) Senior Developer
8 37 (3.53%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 35 (3.34%) C++ Developer
9 35 (3.34%) Banking Business Analyst
10 33 (3.15%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
11 32 (3.05%) Risk Analyst
11 32 (3.05%) IT Business Analyst
12 29 (2.77%) Consultant
12 29 (2.77%) Architect
13 28 (2.67%) Test Manager
14 25 (2.39%) Credit Analyst
15 24 (2.29%) Python Developer
16 23 (2.19%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (7.63%) .NET
2 64 (6.11%) Spring
3 55 (5.25%) HTML
4 49 (4.68%) XML
5 38 (3.63%) CSS
6 33 (3.15%) Hibernate
7 30 (2.86%) J2EE
7 30 (2.86%) JMS
8 25 (2.39%) Web Services
8 25 (2.39%) WPF
9 23 (2.19%) HTML5
10 22 (2.10%) jQuery
10 22 (2.10%) Middleware
11 21 (2.00%) JDBC
11 21 (2.00%) ASP.NET
11 21 (2.00%) Java EE
12 15 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
13 14 (1.34%) .NET Framework
13 14 (1.34%) Rendezvous
14 13 (1.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 132 (12.60%) Derivative
2 109 (10.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 96 (9.16%) Fixed Income
4 89 (8.49%) Credit Risk
5 61 (5.82%) Market Risk
6 56 (5.34%) Equities
7 37 (3.53%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.81%) Reference Data
9 17 (1.62%) Mathematics
10 16 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
11 14 (1.34%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.05%) Credit Derivative
13 10 (0.95%) iPad
14 9 (0.86%) Replication
14 9 (0.86%) EMC Centera
15 8 (0.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 8 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.76%) Grid Computing
15 8 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 121 (11.55%) UNIX
2 113 (10.78%) Windows
3 95 (9.06%) Linux
4 22 (2.10%) Solaris
5 20 (1.91%) Windows 7
6 15 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.15%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.48%) AIX
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.19%) zOS
12 2 (0.19%) HPUX
12 2 (0.19%) VMS
13 1 (0.095%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.095%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (11.74%) Project Management
2 106 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (8.49%) Business Analysis
4 81 (7.73%) Analytics
5 80 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (6.77%) TDD
7 61 (5.82%) Data Modelling
8 59 (5.63%) ITIL
9 56 (5.34%) OO
9 56 (5.34%) Asset Management
9 56 (5.34%) Risk Management
10 54 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 53 (5.06%) Multithreading
12 48 (4.58%) Software Engineering
13 44 (4.20%) Change Management
14 43 (4.10%) UML
15 41 (3.91%) Data Analysis
16 39 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (3.63%) Scrum
18 34 (3.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 275 (26.24%) SQL
2 181 (17.27%) Java
3 144 (13.74%) C#
4 84 (8.02%) C++
5 71 (6.77%) Python
6 50 (4.77%) PL/SQL
7 48 (4.58%) Perl
8 43 (4.10%) JavaScript
9 32 (3.05%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.10%) VBA
11 17 (1.62%) C
12 16 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.43%) VB
14 8 (0.76%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.76%) XAML
15 7 (0.67%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.67%) Korn
16 5 (0.48%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.38%) Groovy
17 4 (0.38%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 105 (10.02%) Degree
2 10 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (0.95%) PMI Certification
2 10 (0.95%) ISEB
3 8 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (0.76%) CCNP
4 6 (0.57%) ISTQB
4 6 (0.57%) PMP
4 6 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.29%) CCIE
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.29%) CISSP
6 3 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.19%) CIMA
7 2 (0.19%) ACCA
7 2 (0.19%) CCNA
7 2 (0.19%) MCP
7 2 (0.19%) MCSE
8 1 (0.095%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.39%) QA
2 28 (2.67%) EMIR
3 19 (1.81%) Dodd-Frank
4 13 (1.24%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.15%) SLA
6 11 (1.05%) Basel III
7 6 (0.57%) WAI
8 5 (0.48%) FATCA
8 5 (0.48%) COBIT
9 4 (0.38%) MiFID
9 4 (0.38%) COREP
9 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.29%) Basel II
10 3 (0.29%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.095%) GAAP
11 1 (0.095%) FINREP
System Software
1 28 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.38%) XenApp
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.29%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.19%) ACF2
6 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.095%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 16 (1.53%) Control-M
2 12 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.95%) NetBackup
4 8 (0.76%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.48%) SCCM
6 4 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.29%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.095%) OpenView
8 1 (0.095%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.095%) Nagios
8 1 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.095%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.095%) Foglight
8 1 (0.095%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.095%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.095%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 184 (17.56%) Oracle
2 62 (5.92%) Sybase
3 59 (5.63%) Microsoft
4 25 (2.39%) IBM
5 23 (2.19%) HP
6 22 (2.10%) Bloomberg
7 21 (2.00%) TIBCO
7 21 (2.00%) Citrix
8 19 (1.81%) Murex
9 18 (1.72%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.62%) EMC
11 16 (1.53%) Business Objects
12 14 (1.34%) Cisco
13 13 (1.24%) Informatica
13 13 (1.24%) VMware
13 13 (1.24%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.15%) Fidessa
15 11 (1.05%) Symantec
16 10 (0.95%) NetApp
16 10 (0.95%) Lotus
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 10 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £800 - £950 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £525 - £565 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago