The 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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 62 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +3
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1519 2587 2703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.96% 5.37% 5.03%
As % of the General category 7.60% 12.62% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 1838 2022
Average daily rate
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£538 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £666 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.52% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.60 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.75 £19.30 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+872.22% +20.00%
Investment Banking
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19981 20502 23851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.87% 42.53% 44.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12446 13033 14412
Average daily rate £438 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 550 702
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.13 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% -14.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -24.56%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 -15 1480 £550 - 274
West Midlands -19 13 £325 -29.72% 1
South East -29 10 £506 +3.84% 5
South West -26 6 £400 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire -3 4 £438 +2.94% 1
East Midlands +8 2 £425 -
North West -13 1 - - 3
East of England -36 1 - - 2
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Investment Banking
UK

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3122 (100.00%) Banking
2 1291 (41.35%) Finance
3 762 (24.41%) SQL
4 647 (20.72%) Front Office
5 589 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
6 561 (17.97%) Java
7 536 (17.17%) Oracle
8 378 (12.11%) C#
9 349 (11.18%) UNIX
10 335 (10.73%) Project Management
11 332 (10.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 330 (10.57%) Windows
13 323 (10.35%) Derivative
14 318 (10.19%) Linux
15 285 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
16 273 (8.74%) Fixed Income
17 272 (8.71%) SQL Server
18 266 (8.52%) Business Analysis
19 259 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
20 257 (8.23%) .NET
21 252 (8.07%) Degree
22 222 (7.11%) Risk Management
23 220 (7.05%) TDD
24 214 (6.85%) Microsoft
25 198 (6.34%) C++
26 195 (6.25%) Credit Risk
26 195 (6.25%) Multithreading
27 192 (6.15%) Market Risk
28 188 (6.02%) OO
29 187 (5.99%) JavaScript

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 68 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
3 40 (1.28%) WebLogic
3 40 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 39 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 38 (1.22%) Apache
6 36 (1.15%) IIS
7 23 (0.74%) SAS
8 20 (0.64%) MS Exchange
9 18 (0.58%) Node.js
9 18 (0.58%) Lync
9 18 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 16 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
11 14 (0.45%) Confluence
12 13 (0.42%) TIBCO EMS
13 12 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
14 10 (0.32%) FileNet
Applications
1 166 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 102 (3.27%) MS Office
3 88 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (1.67%) MS Project
5 36 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.45%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.16%) RoboHelp
9 5 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.096%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 20 (0.64%) ION MarketView
2 17 (0.54%) RMDS
3 14 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
4 12 (0.38%) Summit
5 11 (0.35%) SunGard GMI
5 11 (0.35%) Markit EDM
6 10 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
7 9 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 9 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 8 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.16%) Adaptiv
11 5 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
12 4 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
12 4 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
12 4 (0.13%) Kondor+
12 4 (0.13%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.16%) Force.com
1 5 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (0.16%) Office 365
2 3 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.096%) SaaS
3 2 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.08%) Firewall
2 51 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 45 (1.44%) WAN
4 37 (1.19%) LAN
5 34 (1.09%) DNS
5 34 (1.09%) SAN
6 32 (1.02%) LDAP
7 31 (0.99%) Internet
8 27 (0.86%) Intranet
9 24 (0.77%) Network Security
9 24 (0.77%) BGP
10 22 (0.70%) Multicast
11 19 (0.61%) EIGRP
12 17 (0.54%) OSPF
13 16 (0.51%) NAS
13 16 (0.51%) VPN
13 16 (0.51%) SSL
14 14 (0.45%) DHCP
15 13 (0.42%) MPLS
16 11 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 133 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 115 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 104 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 73 (2.34%) QlikView
6 55 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 54 (1.73%) Big Data
8 51 (1.63%) RDBMS
9 44 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 42 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
11 39 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 38 (1.22%) MongoDB
13 33 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 29 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
14 29 (0.93%) Hadoop
15 28 (0.90%) NoSQL
15 28 (0.90%) Data Mining
16 27 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (0.67%) DB2
17 21 (0.67%) KDB
Development Applications
1 82 (2.63%) Subversion
2 76 (2.43%) JIRA
3 58 (1.86%) TeamCity
4 55 (1.76%) JUnit
5 47 (1.51%) Maven
6 37 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 28 (0.90%) Eclipse
8 25 (0.80%) jMock
8 25 (0.80%) CruiseControl
9 24 (0.77%) Visual Studio
10 18 (0.58%) Ant
11 15 (0.48%) Selenium
11 15 (0.48%) Mockito
12 14 (0.45%) NUnit
13 13 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
14 12 (0.38%) FitNesse
15 10 (0.32%) WebDriver
16 9 (0.29%) IntelliJ
16 9 (0.29%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.26%) Grunt
General
1 3122 (100.00%) Banking
2 1291 (41.35%) Finance
3 647 (20.72%) Front Office
4 141 (4.52%) Back Office
5 105 (3.36%) Financial Institution
6 85 (2.72%) Legal
7 56 (1.79%) Retail
8 41 (1.31%) Private Banking
9 31 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
10 26 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 25 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 25 (0.80%) Advertising
12 24 (0.77%) French Language
13 18 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.45%) Games
14 14 (0.45%) Publishing
15 12 (0.38%) German Language
16 11 (0.35%) International Banking
17 6 (0.19%) Marketing
18 5 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 947 (30.33%) Developer
2 892 (28.57%) Analyst
3 526 (16.85%) Business Analyst
4 320 (10.25%) Project Manager
5 266 (8.52%) Java Developer
6 148 (4.74%) C# Developer
7 133 (4.26%) Banking Business Analyst
8 125 (4.00%) Architect
9 113 (3.62%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 112 (3.59%) Senior Developer
11 107 (3.43%) Consultant
12 90 (2.88%) Data Analyst
13 81 (2.59%) Programme Manager
14 76 (2.43%) Support Analyst
15 70 (2.24%) Risk Analyst
16 67 (2.15%) C++ Developer
17 62 (1.99%) Senior Analyst
17 62 (1.99%) Python Developer
18 61 (1.95%) IT Business Analyst
18 61 (1.95%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (8.23%) .NET
2 167 (5.35%) HTML
3 157 (5.03%) XML
4 116 (3.72%) Spring
5 99 (3.17%) HTML5
6 91 (2.91%) WPF
7 86 (2.75%) Hibernate
8 82 (2.63%) Middleware
9 78 (2.50%) Web Services
10 75 (2.40%) CSS
11 71 (2.27%) AngularJS
12 69 (2.21%) WCF
13 68 (2.18%) JMS
14 61 (1.95%) ASP.NET
15 60 (1.92%) J2EE
16 59 (1.89%) jQuery
17 50 (1.60%) FIX Protocol
18 42 (1.35%) FpML
19 41 (1.31%) .NET Framework
20 40 (1.28%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 332 (10.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 323 (10.35%) Derivative
3 285 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
4 273 (8.74%) Fixed Income
5 195 (6.25%) Credit Risk
6 192 (6.15%) Market Risk
7 183 (5.86%) Equities
8 123 (3.94%) Computer Science
9 75 (2.40%) Credit Derivative
10 55 (1.76%) User Experience
11 54 (1.73%) Reference Data
12 53 (1.70%) Management Information System
13 51 (1.63%) Mathematics
14 49 (1.57%) Hedge funds
15 41 (1.31%) Visualisation
16 38 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
17 21 (0.67%) Replication
18 20 (0.64%) N-Tier
18 20 (0.64%) PMI
19 19 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 349 (11.18%) UNIX
2 330 (10.57%) Windows
3 318 (10.19%) Linux
4 78 (2.50%) Solaris
5 70 (2.24%) Windows 7
6 69 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (1.31%) Windows XP
10 15 (0.48%) SUSE
11 11 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.26%) AIX
13 5 (0.16%) Android
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.13%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.096%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.064%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.064%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.064%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.064%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (10.73%) Project Management
3 266 (8.52%) Business Analysis
4 259 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 222 (7.11%) Risk Management
6 220 (7.05%) TDD
7 195 (6.25%) Multithreading
8 188 (6.02%) OO
9 187 (5.99%) Analytics
10 175 (5.61%) Data Modelling
11 163 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 155 (4.96%) Low Latency
13 145 (4.64%) Data Analysis
14 122 (3.91%) Migration
15 117 (3.75%) Change Management
16 109 (3.49%) Asset Management
17 105 (3.36%) ITIL
17 105 (3.36%) ETL
18 101 (3.24%) Scrum
19 97 (3.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 762 (24.41%) SQL
2 561 (17.97%) Java
3 378 (12.11%) C#
4 198 (6.34%) C++
5 187 (5.99%) JavaScript
6 185 (5.93%) Python
7 120 (3.84%) Perl
8 100 (3.20%) Shell Script
9 97 (3.11%) PL/SQL
10 87 (2.79%) VBA
11 54 (1.73%) C
12 53 (1.70%) PowerShell
13 39 (1.25%) VB
14 34 (1.09%) XAML
15 33 (1.06%) T-SQL
16 25 (0.80%) Scala
17 22 (0.70%) Bash Shell
18 17 (0.54%) R
19 16 (0.51%) Korn
20 10 (0.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 252 (8.07%) Degree
2 36 (1.15%) PMI Certification
3 27 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (0.83%) ISEB
5 25 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 24 (0.77%) CCNP
7 22 (0.70%) PMP
8 16 (0.51%) CISSP
9 15 (0.48%) CISA
10 14 (0.45%) CISM
11 12 (0.38%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.32%) CCIE
13 10 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.26%) CIMA
15 7 (0.22%) CCSE
16 6 (0.19%) ACCA
16 6 (0.19%) MBA
17 5 (0.16%) CCSA
17 5 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (4.71%) QA
2 71 (2.27%) EMIR
3 59 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 43 (1.38%) Basel III
5 27 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (0.67%) SLA
6 21 (0.67%) MiFID
6 21 (0.67%) FATCA
7 15 (0.48%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.32%) Basel II
9 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.29%) COREP
10 8 (0.26%) COBIT
11 4 (0.13%) WAI
12 3 (0.096%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.064%) P3O
13 2 (0.064%) FINREP
14 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
3 17 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 9 (0.29%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.26%) XenApp
8 7 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.16%) NFS
10 5 (0.16%) HDFS
10 5 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
12 3 (0.096%) vSphere
13 2 (0.064%) ACF2
13 2 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.064%) Veritas File System
13 2 (0.064%) Snort
13 2 (0.064%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 59 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (1.22%) Control-M
3 23 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
3 23 (0.74%) SCCM
4 14 (0.45%) Data Guard
5 10 (0.32%) BladeLogic
6 9 (0.29%) Puppet
7 8 (0.26%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (0.19%) SCOM
8 6 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
8 6 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.16%) XenMobile
9 5 (0.16%) Ambari
9 5 (0.16%) Oozie
10 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.096%) Nagios
Vendors
1 536 (17.17%) Oracle
2 214 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 169 (5.41%) Sybase
4 82 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 72 (2.31%) IBM
6 62 (1.99%) HP
7 53 (1.70%) Cisco
8 49 (1.57%) Bloomberg
9 47 (1.51%) Cognos
9 47 (1.51%) Business Objects
10 46 (1.47%) Murex
11 43 (1.38%) TIBCO
12 39 (1.25%) Citrix
13 38 (1.22%) Reuters
14 37 (1.19%) Informatica
15 34 (1.09%) Sun
16 33 (1.06%) EMC
17 31 (0.99%) JBoss
17 31 (0.99%) ION Trading
18 30 (0.96%) VMware
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