The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in IT contracts advertised for the 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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 26 22 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1359 1525 2322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.07% 6.54% 10.55%
As % of the General category 13.30% 14.26% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 1206 1755
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.45 £47.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.26% +216.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.75
Investment Banking
England

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

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10221 10692 11277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.68% 45.84% 51.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7224 7534 7954
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 170 132
Average hourly rate £18.85 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.30 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in London

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in London

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in London

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in London

Investment Banking
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
City of London -4 393 £550 - 59
Canary Wharf +10 25 £525 -4.54%
Docklands, London -4 22 £553 +6.25% 6
Croydon - 4 £475 -
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2613 (100.00%) Banking
2 1162 (44.47%) Finance
3 737 (28.21%) SQL
4 558 (21.35%) Front Office
5 543 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
6 539 (20.63%) Java
7 369 (14.12%) C#
8 355 (13.59%) Oracle
9 333 (12.74%) Derivative
10 327 (12.51%) UNIX
11 289 (11.06%) .NET
12 270 (10.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 258 (9.87%) Linux
14 256 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
15 246 (9.41%) SQL Server
16 240 (9.18%) Business Analysis
17 239 (9.15%) Project Management
18 228 (8.73%) JavaScript
19 225 (8.61%) OO
19 225 (8.61%) Degree
20 221 (8.46%) C++
20 221 (8.46%) Python
20 221 (8.46%) Fixed Income
21 205 (7.85%) TDD
22 200 (7.65%) Risk Management
23 193 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
24 191 (7.31%) Microsoft
25 185 (7.08%) Equities
26 184 (7.04%) Windows
27 177 (6.77%) MS Excel

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 55 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.03%) WebSphere
3 24 (0.92%) Tomcat
4 22 (0.84%) SAS
4 22 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 20 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
5 20 (0.77%) Apache
6 18 (0.69%) Confluence
7 17 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.50%) JBoss
10 11 (0.42%) IIS
11 10 (0.38%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (0.34%) Node.js
13 6 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.23%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.19%) FileNet
14 5 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.15%) Lync
Applications
1 177 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 113 (4.32%) MS Office
3 69 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 39 (1.49%) MS Project
6 12 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (0.65%) ION MarketView
2 14 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.34%) Summit
3 9 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.31%) RMDS
5 7 (0.27%) assyst
5 7 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
6 6 (0.23%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.19%) Algo Collateral
8 4 (0.15%) Eikon
8 4 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.11%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.11%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
9 3 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 2 (0.077%) Misys Midas
10 2 (0.077%) Endur
11 1 (0.038%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.19%) PaaS
3 4 (0.15%) SaaS
4 2 (0.077%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.077%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.038%) GitHub
5 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (2.99%) Firewall
2 43 (1.65%) Internet
3 42 (1.61%) Multicast
4 37 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.07%) MPLS
5 28 (1.07%) BGP
6 25 (0.96%) EIGRP
7 24 (0.92%) VPN
7 24 (0.92%) LAN
8 23 (0.88%) SAN
9 21 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (0.77%) Wireless
11 17 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (0.57%) WAN
12 15 (0.57%) OSPF
13 14 (0.54%) Network Security
14 13 (0.50%) DNS
14 13 (0.50%) VPLS
15 9 (0.34%) SSL
15 9 (0.34%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 163 (6.24%) Relational Database
3 120 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
4 79 (3.02%) Big Data
5 72 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 64 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 55 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 51 (1.95%) Hadoop
10 44 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 40 (1.53%) QlikView
12 39 (1.49%) Data Mining
13 38 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 36 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 28 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
16 25 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 24 (0.92%) MS Access
18 20 (0.77%) DB2
19 18 (0.69%) NoSQL
20 13 (0.50%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 91 (3.48%) JIRA
2 68 (2.60%) Subversion
3 60 (2.30%) TeamCity
4 50 (1.91%) Maven
5 39 (1.49%) jMock
6 35 (1.34%) NUnit
7 29 (1.11%) Visual Studio
8 27 (1.03%) Selenium
9 25 (0.96%) Grunt
10 23 (0.88%) Git (software)
11 22 (0.84%) WebDriver
12 18 (0.69%) JUnit
13 17 (0.65%) Bower
14 16 (0.61%) CruiseControl
14 16 (0.61%) Ant
15 14 (0.54%) MSI
15 14 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
16 13 (0.50%) ERwin
17 12 (0.46%) Eclipse
18 11 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 2613 (100.00%) Banking
2 1162 (44.47%) Finance
3 558 (21.35%) Front Office
4 112 (4.29%) Back Office
5 80 (3.06%) Financial Institution
6 77 (2.95%) Legal
7 63 (2.41%) Retail
8 24 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
8 24 (0.92%) General Ledger
9 17 (0.65%) Marketing
9 17 (0.65%) Billing
10 16 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 16 (0.61%) Law
11 14 (0.54%) Advertising
12 12 (0.46%) Private Banking
13 10 (0.38%) Telecoms
14 7 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
15 6 (0.23%) French Language
16 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 925 (35.40%) Developer
2 732 (28.01%) Analyst
3 455 (17.41%) Business Analyst
4 272 (10.41%) Java Developer
5 236 (9.03%) Project Manager
6 156 (5.97%) C# Developer
7 147 (5.63%) Banking Business Analyst
8 135 (5.17%) Architect
9 114 (4.36%) Senior Developer
10 108 (4.13%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 97 (3.71%) C++ Developer
12 72 (2.76%) .NET Developer
13 68 (2.60%) Python Developer
14 66 (2.53%) Risk Analyst
14 66 (2.53%) Support Analyst
15 62 (2.37%) SQL Developer
16 58 (2.22%) IT Business Analyst
17 56 (2.14%) Data Analyst
17 56 (2.14%) Applications Support
17 56 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (11.06%) .NET
2 176 (6.74%) HTML
3 150 (5.74%) XML
4 133 (5.09%) HTML5
5 105 (4.02%) WPF
6 103 (3.94%) AngularJS
7 94 (3.60%) CSS
8 76 (2.91%) Spring
9 72 (2.76%) WCF
10 69 (2.64%) FIX Protocol
10 69 (2.64%) Hibernate
11 67 (2.56%) .NET Framework
12 59 (2.26%) Middleware
13 58 (2.22%) jQuery
13 58 (2.22%) RESTful
14 54 (2.07%) Web Services
15 50 (1.91%) ASP.NET
16 46 (1.76%) STL
17 45 (1.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 40 (1.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 333 (12.74%) Derivative
2 270 (10.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 256 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 221 (8.46%) Fixed Income
5 185 (7.08%) Equities
6 134 (5.13%) Market Risk
7 117 (4.48%) Credit Risk
8 98 (3.75%) Equity Derivative
9 72 (2.76%) Computer Science
10 55 (2.10%) Management Information System
11 43 (1.65%) Reference Data
12 40 (1.53%) Mathematics
13 39 (1.49%) User Experience
14 37 (1.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 36 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
16 31 (1.19%) Hedge funds
17 29 (1.11%) Algorithms
18 28 (1.07%) Data Structures
19 24 (0.92%) PMI
20 23 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 327 (12.51%) UNIX
2 258 (9.87%) Linux
3 184 (7.04%) Windows
4 57 (2.18%) Solaris
5 32 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 26 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (0.57%) Windows XP
9 15 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.34%) SUSE
11 8 (0.31%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.15%) Android
14 2 (0.077%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.077%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.077%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.077%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.077%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.077%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (9.18%) Business Analysis
3 239 (9.15%) Project Management
4 225 (8.61%) OO
5 205 (7.85%) TDD
6 200 (7.65%) Risk Management
7 193 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 166 (6.35%) Data Modelling
8 166 (6.35%) Multithreading
9 150 (5.74%) Analytics
10 132 (5.05%) Low Latency
11 124 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 115 (4.40%) Scrum
13 110 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
14 102 (3.90%) Data Analysis
14 102 (3.90%) Migration
15 93 (3.56%) Continuous Integration
16 88 (3.37%) ETL
17 78 (2.99%) Workflow
18 76 (2.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 737 (28.21%) SQL
2 539 (20.63%) Java
3 369 (14.12%) C#
4 228 (8.73%) JavaScript
5 221 (8.46%) C++
5 221 (8.46%) Python
6 106 (4.06%) Perl
7 83 (3.18%) VBA
8 65 (2.49%) T-SQL
9 55 (2.10%) PL/SQL
10 54 (2.07%) Shell Script
11 42 (1.61%) C
12 26 (1.00%) Korn
12 26 (1.00%) Scala
13 21 (0.80%) Bash Shell
14 20 (0.77%) R
14 20 (0.77%) VB
15 19 (0.73%) PowerShell
16 17 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 225 (8.61%) Degree
2 42 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (1.53%) PMI Certification
4 35 (1.34%) ISEB
5 30 (1.15%) PMP
5 30 (1.15%) CCNP
6 27 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.73%) CISSP
8 17 (0.65%) CCIE
9 16 (0.61%) CCNA
10 12 (0.46%) CISA
10 12 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.31%) PhD
14 7 (0.27%) CISM
14 7 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.15%) GIAC
15 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.11%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (4.52%) QA
2 76 (2.91%) EMIR
3 55 (2.10%) Dodd-Frank
4 45 (1.72%) FATCA
5 25 (0.96%) MiFID
6 20 (0.77%) Basel III
7 14 (0.54%) SLA
8 12 (0.46%) COREP
9 10 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.23%) CRD IV
10 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.19%) FINREP
11 5 (0.19%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.15%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.11%) Basel II
13 3 (0.11%) COBIT
13 3 (0.11%) AIFMD
14 1 (0.038%) GAAP
System Software
1 46 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.57%) vSphere
4 12 (0.46%) XenApp
5 11 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.23%) HDFS
7 6 (0.23%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.19%) NFS
8 5 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.077%) KVM
12 1 (0.038%) RACF
12 1 (0.038%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.038%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.50%) Control-M
3 10 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (0.31%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.27%) Puppet
7 6 (0.23%) SCCM
8 5 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 5 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.11%) Nagios
10 3 (0.11%) Oozie
10 3 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (0.077%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.077%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.077%) EdgeSight
11 2 (0.077%) Graphite
Vendors
1 355 (13.59%) Oracle
2 191 (7.31%) Microsoft
3 127 (4.86%) Sybase
4 80 (3.06%) IBM
5 59 (2.26%) Cisco
6 44 (1.68%) VMware
7 43 (1.65%) TIBCO
8 36 (1.38%) Business Objects
8 36 (1.38%) HP
9 33 (1.26%) Bloomberg
10 30 (1.15%) F5
11 29 (1.11%) Juniper
11 29 (1.11%) Informatica
12 27 (1.03%) Reuters
13 25 (0.96%) Murex
14 24 (0.92%) Red Hat
15 23 (0.88%) Citrix
15 23 (0.88%) ION Trading
16 22 (0.84%) Cognos
17 21 (0.80%) CheckPoint
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £290.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Resource Solutions - Barclays
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £140 - £146 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £780 per day
Posted: 4 days ago