The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 England 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 57 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1553 2612 2672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.24% 5.64% 5.05%
As % of the General category 8.34% 13.06% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1156 1874 1970
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Average hourly rate £96.25 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+466.17% -22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+872.22% -18.18%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
18626 20003 23444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.87% 43.16% 44.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11826 12591 14249
Average daily rate £438 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 589 679
Average hourly rate £20.59 £22.77 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Investment Banking
UK

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in England

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Investment Banking across the England region.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in England

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in England

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking across the England region.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in England

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Investment Banking
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Banking within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 1492 £550 +1.38% 278
West Midlands +6 27 £300 -32.77% 2
South East -32 12 £500 +17.64% 2
South West -33 6 £363 -12.12% 4
North West -9 5 £245 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire -10 3 £438 +75.00% 1
East of England -23 3 £395 -8.67%
Midlands - - - -
Investment Banking
UK

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 3142 (100.00%) Banking
2 1378 (43.86%) Finance
3 787 (25.05%) SQL
4 653 (20.78%) Front Office
5 534 (17.00%) Java
6 496 (15.79%) Oracle
7 380 (12.09%) C#
8 362 (11.52%) Project Management
9 351 (11.17%) Derivative
10 347 (11.04%) UNIX
11 322 (10.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 319 (10.15%) Windows
13 290 (9.23%) Business Analysis
14 283 (9.01%) Fixed Income
15 280 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
16 272 (8.66%) Linux
17 270 (8.59%) SQL Server
18 248 (7.89%) Degree
19 247 (7.86%) .NET
20 245 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
21 220 (7.00%) Credit Risk
22 214 (6.81%) Risk Management
23 212 (6.75%) C++
24 211 (6.72%) TDD
25 202 (6.43%) Equities
26 198 (6.30%) Analytics
27 193 (6.14%) Data Modelling
28 187 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
29 174 (5.54%) Sybase
30 172 (5.47%) Market Risk

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 54 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.69%) WebSphere
3 47 (1.50%) WebLogic
4 37 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
5 34 (1.08%) Apache
6 32 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
7 29 (0.92%) IIS
8 28 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 19 (0.60%) SAS
9 19 (0.60%) FileNet
9 19 (0.60%) Lync
10 16 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.48%) Confluence
12 14 (0.45%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.38%) Node.js
13 12 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.35%) MQSeries
15 10 (0.32%) CMS
15 10 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 151 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 93 (2.96%) MS Office
3 78 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.27%) MS Project
5 34 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.22%) RoboHelp
10 6 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.064%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.032%) InDesign
12 1 (0.032%) Casewise Modeler
12 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 19 (0.60%) RMDS
2 13 (0.41%) Markit EDM
2 13 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
3 12 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 12 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
4 9 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 8 (0.25%) Summit
5 8 (0.25%) SunGard GMI
6 7 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.19%) CA Clarity
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.16%) Adaptiv
8 5 (0.16%) Temenos T24
8 5 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.095%) SaaS
2 2 (0.064%) Force.com
2 2 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.032%) Office 365
3 1 (0.032%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.91%) Firewall
2 50 (1.59%) SAN
3 39 (1.24%) WAN
4 37 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.08%) DNS
6 29 (0.92%) LAN
7 27 (0.86%) Network Security
8 24 (0.76%) LDAP
8 24 (0.76%) Intranet
9 23 (0.73%) Internet
9 23 (0.73%) Multicast
10 21 (0.67%) NAS
10 21 (0.67%) BGP
10 21 (0.67%) VPN
11 16 (0.51%) EIGRP
12 15 (0.48%) DHCP
13 13 (0.41%) MPLS
13 13 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (0.35%) OSPF
14 11 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 159 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
3 139 (4.42%) Oracle Database
4 101 (3.21%) Relational Database
5 79 (2.51%) QlikView
6 60 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (1.50%) RDBMS
9 44 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 43 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
11 38 (1.21%) Data Mining
12 36 (1.15%) KDB
13 34 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 31 (0.99%) MongoDB
14 31 (0.99%) Big Data
15 26 (0.83%) NoSQL
16 23 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 23 (0.73%) Sybase ASE
16 23 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 94 (2.99%) JIRA
2 71 (2.26%) Subversion
3 53 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 49 (1.56%) JUnit
5 47 (1.50%) Maven
6 26 (0.83%) Visual Studio
7 23 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 22 (0.70%) Ant
9 18 (0.57%) Eclipse
10 17 (0.54%) CruiseControl
10 17 (0.54%) Selenium
11 15 (0.48%) FitNesse
11 15 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
12 14 (0.45%) NUnit
13 12 (0.38%) jMock
13 12 (0.38%) Mockito
14 11 (0.35%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.29%) ERwin
15 9 (0.29%) Toad
16 8 (0.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 3142 (100.00%) Banking
2 1378 (43.86%) Finance
3 653 (20.78%) Front Office
4 158 (5.03%) Back Office
5 107 (3.41%) Financial Institution
6 83 (2.64%) Legal
7 68 (2.16%) Retail
8 41 (1.30%) Private Banking
9 37 (1.18%) Retail Banking
10 32 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
11 24 (0.76%) Advertising
12 21 (0.67%) Telecoms
12 21 (0.67%) French Language
13 15 (0.48%) International Banking
13 15 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.45%) German Language
15 11 (0.35%) Games
16 10 (0.32%) Publishing
17 5 (0.16%) Billing
18 4 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 936 (29.79%) Developer
2 909 (28.93%) Analyst
3 561 (17.85%) Business Analyst
4 327 (10.41%) Project Manager
5 245 (7.80%) Java Developer
6 153 (4.87%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 146 (4.65%) C# Developer
8 143 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
9 123 (3.91%) Architect
10 119 (3.79%) Senior Developer
11 105 (3.34%) Consultant
12 82 (2.61%) C++ Developer
13 77 (2.45%) Data Analyst
13 77 (2.45%) Programme Manager
14 69 (2.20%) Test Analyst
15 65 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
16 64 (2.04%) Test Manager
16 64 (2.04%) Risk Analyst
17 63 (2.01%) .NET Developer
18 62 (1.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (7.86%) .NET
2 165 (5.25%) HTML
3 142 (4.52%) XML
4 124 (3.95%) Spring
5 97 (3.09%) HTML5
6 88 (2.80%) WPF
7 80 (2.55%) Middleware
7 80 (2.55%) CSS
8 78 (2.48%) Hibernate
9 71 (2.26%) J2EE
10 70 (2.23%) JMS
11 69 (2.20%) WCF
12 67 (2.13%) Web Services
13 60 (1.91%) jQuery
14 59 (1.88%) AngularJS
14 59 (1.88%) ASP.NET
15 46 (1.46%) Java EE
16 43 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
17 37 (1.18%) Rendezvous
17 37 (1.18%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 351 (11.17%) Derivative
2 322 (10.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 283 (9.01%) Fixed Income
4 220 (7.00%) Credit Risk
5 202 (6.43%) Equities
6 172 (5.47%) Market Risk
7 107 (3.41%) Computer Science
8 69 (2.20%) Credit Derivative
9 67 (2.13%) Reference Data
10 62 (1.97%) Management Information System
11 55 (1.75%) Hedge funds
12 48 (1.53%) Mathematics
13 45 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
14 35 (1.11%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.64%) Clustering
16 20 (0.64%) Replication
16 20 (0.64%) PMI
17 19 (0.60%) Client/Server
18 17 (0.54%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 347 (11.04%) UNIX
2 319 (10.15%) Windows
3 272 (8.66%) Linux
4 78 (2.48%) Windows 7
5 72 (2.29%) Solaris
6 46 (1.46%) Windows XP
7 43 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.29%) SUSE
11 9 (0.29%) AIX
12 4 (0.13%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.095%) zOS
13 3 (0.095%) VMS
13 3 (0.095%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.064%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.064%) HPUX
14 2 (0.064%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (11.52%) Project Management
2 290 (9.23%) Business Analysis
3 280 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
4 245 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 214 (6.81%) Risk Management
6 211 (6.72%) TDD
7 198 (6.30%) Analytics
8 193 (6.14%) Data Modelling
9 187 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 171 (5.44%) Multithreading
11 160 (5.09%) Data Analysis
12 155 (4.93%) OO
13 141 (4.49%) ITIL
13 141 (4.49%) Asset Management
14 140 (4.46%) Low Latency
15 131 (4.17%) Migration
16 130 (4.14%) Change Management
17 110 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
18 102 (3.25%) ETL
19 101 (3.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 787 (25.05%) SQL
2 534 (17.00%) Java
3 380 (12.09%) C#
4 212 (6.75%) C++
5 168 (5.35%) JavaScript
6 164 (5.22%) Python
7 126 (4.01%) Perl
8 102 (3.25%) PL/SQL
9 95 (3.02%) Shell Script
10 89 (2.83%) VBA
11 48 (1.53%) C
12 46 (1.46%) VB
13 44 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 39 (1.24%) PowerShell
15 30 (0.95%) XAML
16 26 (0.83%) Scala
17 23 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 17 (0.54%) Korn
19 13 (0.41%) R
20 11 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 248 (7.89%) Degree
2 39 (1.24%) PMI Certification
3 33 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (1.02%) ISEB
5 27 (0.86%) CCNP
6 26 (0.83%) PMP
7 24 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 24 (0.76%) CISSP
8 22 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (0.64%) ISTQB
10 18 (0.57%) CISA
11 17 (0.54%) CCIE
12 13 (0.41%) CISM
13 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.25%) MBA
15 7 (0.22%) CIMA
16 6 (0.19%) ACCA
17 5 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
17 5 (0.16%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (0.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (4.74%) QA
2 80 (2.55%) EMIR
3 68 (2.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 40 (1.27%) Basel III
5 24 (0.76%) SLA
6 22 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.67%) FATCA
8 18 (0.57%) MiFID
9 13 (0.41%) ISO 9001
10 12 (0.38%) Basel II
11 10 (0.32%) COREP
12 8 (0.25%) CRD IV
13 7 (0.22%) COBIT
14 6 (0.19%) WAI
15 5 (0.16%) FINREP
16 2 (0.064%) P3O
17 1 (0.032%) GCP
17 1 (0.032%) GAAP
17 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (0.29%) XenApp
5 9 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.13%) Veritas File System
9 3 (0.095%) NFS
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.064%) Snort
10 2 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.064%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.064%) ACF2
11 1 (0.032%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.032%) RHEV
11 1 (0.032%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 49 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (1.24%) Control-M
3 23 (0.73%) SCCM
4 19 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
5 13 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 13 (0.41%) BladeLogic
6 10 (0.32%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
8 5 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.16%) SCOM
8 5 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
8 5 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.16%) XenMobile
9 4 (0.13%) OpenIDM
9 4 (0.13%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.13%) OpenView
9 4 (0.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 496 (15.79%) Oracle
2 174 (5.54%) Sybase
3 170 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 72 (2.29%) IBM
5 71 (2.26%) HP
6 67 (2.13%) TIBCO
7 59 (1.88%) Bloomberg
8 56 (1.78%) Cisco
9 54 (1.72%) Cognos
10 53 (1.69%) Business Objects
10 53 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 45 (1.43%) Reuters
12 41 (1.30%) Citrix
12 41 (1.30%) Informatica
13 39 (1.24%) EMC
14 38 (1.21%) Murex
15 34 (1.08%) Fidessa
15 34 (1.08%) ION Trading
16 33 (1.05%) VMware
17 32 (1.02%) Juniper
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Rate £200 dependant on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Yoh
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £585 - £620 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, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £525 - £565 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago