The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 64 57 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1502 1676 2175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.78% 3.20% 4.75%
As % of the General category 7.08% 8.11% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 1296 1664
Average daily rate
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£538 £525 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.45 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.94% +112.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.25

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21211 20661 19456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.20% 39.41% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13014 12733 11773
Average daily rate £438 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £610 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 601 624
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend

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

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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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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
England -11 1384 £550 +3.77% 238
London -5 1334 £550 +2.32% 220
City of London -8 361 £550 - 86
Scotland +22 78 £425 +6.25% 13
Glasgow +10 26 £440 +32.83% 2
Stirling 0 25 £420 +12.00% 2
Docklands, London -1 25 £540 +4.60% 6
South East -10 17 £525 +2.43% 3
Northern Ireland +7 16 £176 -37.05% 2
Belfast +6 14 £164 -41.51% 2
County Antrim +5 14 £164 -41.51% 2
Edinburgh +1 14 £450 +5.88% 5
Surrey +4 13 £525 - 2
Canary Wharf +3 13 £525 -12.50%
South West - 9 £413 - 6
Bristol - 8 £435 - 2
North West -24 5 £456 +250.96% 7
West Midlands -5 4 £525 +5.00%
Cheshire -2 3 £438 - 3
Birmingham -7 3 - -
Manchester - 2 £475 - 1
Chester - 2 - - 1
Kent -5 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £413 - 3
Cardiff - 1 £400 -
Cheltenham - 1 £413 -
Wales - 1 £400 -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
East of England - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2944 (100.00%) Banking
2 1255 (42.63%) Finance
3 833 (28.29%) SQL
4 630 (21.40%) Java
5 617 (20.96%) Front Office
6 564 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
7 420 (14.27%) Oracle
8 373 (12.67%) Derivative
9 371 (12.60%) C#
10 365 (12.40%) UNIX
11 314 (10.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 312 (10.60%) .NET
13 296 (10.05%) Business Analysis
14 290 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
15 275 (9.34%) Linux
16 269 (9.14%) SQL Server
17 259 (8.80%) Fixed Income
18 254 (8.63%) Project Management
19 248 (8.42%) OO
20 246 (8.36%) JavaScript
21 240 (8.15%) Degree
22 225 (7.64%) C++
23 220 (7.47%) Multithreading
24 219 (7.44%) Risk Management
25 217 (7.37%) TDD
26 215 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
27 214 (7.27%) Windows
28 208 (7.07%) MS Excel
29 205 (6.96%) Python
29 205 (6.96%) Microsoft

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 61 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 29 (0.99%) WebSphere
3 26 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
3 26 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 19 (0.65%) SAS
5 18 (0.61%) Apache
5 18 (0.61%) Node.js
6 17 (0.58%) Confluence
6 17 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
6 17 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 17 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 12 (0.41%) JBoss
7 12 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (0.34%) FileNet
8 10 (0.34%) IIS
8 10 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 9 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 208 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 135 (4.59%) MS Office
3 80 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 63 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 37 (1.26%) MS Project
6 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.24%) Open Workbench
8 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.034%) SPSS
12 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.034%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (0.78%) ION MarketView
2 19 (0.65%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.41%) Summit
3 12 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.37%) RMDS
5 9 (0.31%) thinkFolio
6 8 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
7 7 (0.24%) Algo Collateral
7 7 (0.24%) assyst
8 6 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
9 5 (0.17%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.14%) Eikon
11 3 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 3 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.10%) Global One
11 3 (0.10%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.10%) SAP CO
12 2 (0.068%) Endur
12 2 (0.068%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.14%) SaaS
3 2 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.034%) PaaS
4 1 (0.034%) GitHub
4 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.034%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.55%) Firewall
2 47 (1.60%) Internet
3 37 (1.26%) Multicast
4 32 (1.09%) BGP
4 32 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 30 (1.02%) MPLS
6 28 (0.95%) SAN
7 26 (0.88%) LAN
8 25 (0.85%) EIGRP
9 23 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (0.75%) Wireless
11 18 (0.61%) OSPF
11 18 (0.61%) WAN
11 18 (0.61%) VPN
12 16 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (0.44%) Network Security
13 13 (0.44%) VPLS
14 12 (0.41%) DNS
15 10 (0.34%) NetScaler
16 9 (0.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 203 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 129 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 73 (2.48%) Big Data
5 73 (2.48%) RDBMS
6 66 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 58 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 54 (1.83%) Hadoop
9 45 (1.53%) QlikView
10 43 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 37 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 37 (1.26%) Data Mining
12 36 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (1.15%) DB2
14 27 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (0.88%) MS Access
16 22 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (0.54%) DataStage
18 15 (0.51%) KDB
Development Applications
1 86 (2.92%) JIRA
2 65 (2.21%) TeamCity
3 62 (2.11%) Subversion
4 53 (1.80%) Maven
5 42 (1.43%) NUnit
6 36 (1.22%) Selenium
7 35 (1.19%) jMock
8 31 (1.05%) JUnit
9 29 (0.99%) Git (software)
10 28 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 27 (0.92%) WebDriver
12 26 (0.88%) Grunt
13 25 (0.85%) Ant
14 24 (0.82%) CruiseControl
15 19 (0.65%) Bower
16 17 (0.58%) Jenkins
17 15 (0.51%) Cucumber
17 15 (0.51%) MSI
18 14 (0.48%) ERwin
18 14 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2944 (100.00%) Banking
2 1255 (42.63%) Finance
3 617 (20.96%) Front Office
4 136 (4.62%) Back Office
5 83 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 79 (2.68%) Legal
7 61 (2.07%) Retail
8 20 (0.68%) General Ledger
9 19 (0.65%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
11 16 (0.54%) Advertising
11 16 (0.54%) Billing
12 15 (0.51%) Telecoms
13 14 (0.48%) Law
13 14 (0.48%) Private Banking
14 13 (0.44%) Marketing
15 7 (0.24%) French Language
16 5 (0.17%) International Banking
17 3 (0.10%) Wholesale Banking
17 3 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1032 (35.05%) Developer
2 846 (28.74%) Analyst
3 554 (18.82%) Business Analyst
4 320 (10.87%) Java Developer
5 260 (8.83%) Project Manager
6 163 (5.54%) Banking Business Analyst
7 162 (5.50%) C# Developer
8 153 (5.20%) Architect
9 133 (4.52%) Senior Developer
10 131 (4.45%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 103 (3.50%) C++ Developer
12 75 (2.55%) .NET Developer
13 74 (2.51%) Support Analyst
14 72 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
15 71 (2.41%) Senior Java Developer
16 65 (2.21%) Applications Support
17 63 (2.14%) Test Manager
18 62 (2.11%) IT Business Analyst
19 60 (2.04%) Python Developer
19 60 (2.04%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (10.60%) .NET
2 194 (6.59%) HTML
3 168 (5.71%) XML
4 149 (5.06%) HTML5
5 115 (3.91%) CSS
6 114 (3.87%) Spring
7 113 (3.84%) WPF
8 107 (3.63%) AngularJS
9 101 (3.43%) Hibernate
10 75 (2.55%) jQuery
11 74 (2.51%) WCF
12 72 (2.45%) Web Services
13 64 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
14 62 (2.11%) .NET Framework
14 62 (2.11%) RESTful
15 57 (1.94%) Middleware
15 57 (1.94%) ASP.NET
16 56 (1.90%) STL
17 53 (1.80%) JMS
18 52 (1.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 373 (12.67%) Derivative
2 314 (10.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 290 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
4 259 (8.80%) Fixed Income
5 188 (6.39%) Equities
6 139 (4.72%) Market Risk
7 115 (3.91%) Credit Risk
8 107 (3.63%) Equity Derivative
9 79 (2.68%) Computer Science
10 58 (1.97%) Reference Data
11 56 (1.90%) Management Information System
12 53 (1.80%) Mathematics
13 47 (1.60%) User Experience
13 47 (1.60%) Credit Derivative
14 36 (1.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 36 (1.22%) Hedge funds
15 28 (0.95%) PMI
16 25 (0.85%) Data Structures
17 22 (0.75%) SWIFT
18 21 (0.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 365 (12.40%) UNIX
2 275 (9.34%) Linux
3 214 (7.27%) Windows
4 64 (2.17%) Solaris
5 36 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 31 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.34%) SUSE
11 8 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.14%) AIX
13 4 (0.14%) HPUX
14 3 (0.10%) Android
15 2 (0.068%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (10.05%) Business Analysis
3 254 (8.63%) Project Management
4 248 (8.42%) OO
5 220 (7.47%) Multithreading
6 219 (7.44%) Risk Management
7 217 (7.37%) TDD
8 215 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 198 (6.73%) Data Modelling
10 171 (5.81%) Analytics
11 153 (5.20%) Low Latency
12 147 (4.99%) Data Analysis
13 139 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
14 128 (4.35%) Migration
15 121 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
16 106 (3.60%) Scrum
17 103 (3.50%) ETL
18 95 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
19 94 (3.19%) ITIL
20 90 (3.06%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 833 (28.29%) SQL
2 630 (21.40%) Java
3 371 (12.60%) C#
4 246 (8.36%) JavaScript
5 225 (7.64%) C++
6 205 (6.96%) Python
7 125 (4.25%) Perl
8 101 (3.43%) VBA
9 71 (2.41%) Shell Script
10 69 (2.34%) PL/SQL
11 53 (1.80%) T-SQL
12 46 (1.56%) C
13 34 (1.15%) Korn
14 30 (1.02%) Scala
15 29 (0.99%) VB
16 28 (0.95%) Bash Shell
17 24 (0.82%) PowerShell
18 19 (0.65%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.48%) XAML
19 14 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 240 (8.15%) Degree
2 49 (1.66%) PMI Certification
3 47 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (1.39%) PMP
5 36 (1.22%) ISEB
6 34 (1.15%) CCNP
7 23 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 20 (0.68%) CCIE
9 19 (0.65%) CISSP
10 16 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.51%) CCNA
12 14 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.37%) CISA
14 8 (0.27%) CISM
15 7 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.20%) PhD
17 4 (0.14%) MBA
17 4 (0.14%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.35%) QA
2 79 (2.68%) EMIR
3 57 (1.94%) Dodd-Frank
4 50 (1.70%) FATCA
5 24 (0.82%) MiFID
6 18 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.61%) Basel III
7 16 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.54%) SLA
8 14 (0.48%) COREP
9 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.31%) FINREP
11 8 (0.27%) CRD IV
12 5 (0.17%) Basel II
12 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.14%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.10%) COBIT
14 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.10%) AIFMD
15 2 (0.068%) UCITS
System Software
1 45 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.65%) vSphere
4 11 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (0.34%) XenApp
6 8 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.20%) HDFS
9 5 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.14%) NFS
10 4 (0.14%) KVM
11 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.034%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.034%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.034%) RACF
Systems Management
1 62 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.75%) Control-M
3 13 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.31%) SCCM
5 8 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.17%) logstash
7 5 (0.17%) Kibana
7 5 (0.17%) Puppet
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.10%) Nagios
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.10%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 420 (14.27%) Oracle
2 205 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 157 (5.33%) Sybase
4 87 (2.96%) IBM
5 74 (2.51%) Cisco
6 49 (1.66%) TIBCO
7 47 (1.60%) VMware
8 46 (1.56%) Business Objects
9 42 (1.43%) HP
10 37 (1.26%) Murex
10 37 (1.26%) Bloomberg
11 33 (1.12%) F5
12 31 (1.05%) Juniper
12 31 (1.05%) Informatica
13 29 (0.99%) Reuters
13 29 (0.99%) ION Trading
14 25 (0.85%) Red Hat
14 25 (0.85%) CheckPoint
14 25 (0.85%) SAP
14 25 (0.85%) Cognos
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: (competitive)
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £207.10 - £236.68 per day
Posted: 5 days ago