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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 64 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1606 2705 2708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.79% 5.13% 4.70%
As % of the General category 7.19% 12.09% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 1911 2025
Average daily rate
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£525 £538 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.10 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.75 £21.80 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+872.22% +20.00%

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
22349 22373 25622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.80% 42.40% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13595 13890 15139
Average daily rate £430 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
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 536 600 745
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -18.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 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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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
England -33 1532 £538 -2.27% 280
London -14 1494 £550 - 266
City of London -11 439 £525 - 134
Scotland -50 39 £410 +9.33% 11
Northern Ireland +14 26 £300 - 2
County Antrim +14 26 £300 - 2
Belfast +13 26 £300 - 2
Docklands, London -1 24 £525 -0.94% 6
Glasgow -21 17 £380 +1.33% 6
West Midlands -18 13 £325 -27.17% 1
Edinburgh -21 13 £450 +38.46% 3
Birmingham -5 11 £300 -32.77% 1
South East -23 10 £506 +1.25% 6
Surrey -20 9 £488 -2.50% 6
Canary Wharf -11 6 £575 -10.15%
Stirling -16 6 £375 -16.66% 2
South West -48 6 £400 -11.11% 1
Bristol - 4 £400 -
West Yorkshire +4 3 £450 +2.85%
Yorkshire -6 3 £450 +5.88% 1
East Midlands +4 2 £425 -
Northamptonshire +3 2 £425 -
Leeds 0 2 - -
Bournemouth +4 1 £355 -5.33% 1
Kent -3 1 £600 -
Dorset -5 1 £355 -21.11% 1
North West -15 1 - - 3
East of England -36 1 - - 1
Thurrock - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3278 (100.00%) Banking
2 1356 (41.37%) Finance
3 797 (24.31%) SQL
4 665 (20.29%) Front Office
5 611 (18.64%) Java
6 606 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
7 553 (16.87%) Oracle
8 382 (11.65%) C#
9 373 (11.38%) UNIX
10 352 (10.74%) Project Management
11 343 (10.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 338 (10.31%) Windows
13 334 (10.19%) Linux
14 332 (10.13%) Derivative
15 289 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
16 285 (8.69%) Business Analysis
17 282 (8.60%) Fixed Income
18 279 (8.51%) SQL Server
19 270 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
20 266 (8.11%) .NET
20 266 (8.11%) Degree
21 230 (7.02%) Microsoft
22 229 (6.99%) Risk Management
23 219 (6.68%) TDD
24 207 (6.31%) Multithreading
25 204 (6.22%) Credit Risk
26 202 (6.16%) C++
27 195 (5.95%) OO
28 191 (5.83%) JavaScript
29 190 (5.80%) Equities

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 78 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 46 (1.40%) WebSphere
3 45 (1.37%) WebLogic
3 45 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
4 43 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 42 (1.28%) Apache
6 36 (1.10%) IIS
7 23 (0.70%) SAS
8 20 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.58%) Node.js
10 18 (0.55%) IBM Notes
10 18 (0.55%) Lync
11 17 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
12 16 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
13 14 (0.43%) Confluence
14 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (0.37%) FileNet
15 12 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 175 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 110 (3.36%) MS Office
3 96 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 54 (1.65%) MS Project
5 37 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (0.15%) RoboHelp
11 3 (0.092%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (0.67%) ION MarketView
2 17 (0.52%) Markit EDM
2 17 (0.52%) RMDS
3 14 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
4 12 (0.37%) Summit
5 11 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
5 11 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
6 9 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 9 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 5 (0.15%) Adaptiv
10 4 (0.12%) CA Clarity
10 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
10 4 (0.12%) Front Arena
10 4 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.15%) Office 365
1 5 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (0.15%) Force.com
2 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.092%) SaaS
3 2 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 65 (1.98%) Firewall
2 52 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 48 (1.46%) WAN
4 40 (1.22%) LAN
5 35 (1.07%) DNS
6 34 (1.04%) SAN
7 32 (0.98%) Internet
7 32 (0.98%) LDAP
8 28 (0.85%) Intranet
9 25 (0.76%) BGP
10 24 (0.73%) Network Security
11 23 (0.70%) Multicast
12 19 (0.58%) EIGRP
13 17 (0.52%) OSPF
14 16 (0.49%) SSL
14 16 (0.49%) VPN
14 16 (0.49%) DHCP
14 16 (0.49%) NAS
15 14 (0.43%) MPLS
16 11 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 137 (4.18%) Oracle Database
3 125 (3.81%) Relational Database
4 105 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
5 74 (2.26%) QlikView
6 59 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 58 (1.77%) Big Data
8 55 (1.68%) RDBMS
9 47 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 41 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 40 (1.22%) MongoDB
13 38 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 30 (0.92%) NoSQL
15 29 (0.88%) Data Mining
15 29 (0.88%) Sybase ASE
16 26 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 25 (0.76%) DB2
18 21 (0.64%) KDB
Development Applications
1 85 (2.59%) Subversion
2 80 (2.44%) JIRA
3 57 (1.74%) TeamCity
3 57 (1.74%) JUnit
4 54 (1.65%) Maven
5 40 (1.22%) Git (software)
6 30 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 25 (0.76%) Visual Studio
7 25 (0.76%) jMock
8 24 (0.73%) CruiseControl
9 19 (0.58%) Ant
10 15 (0.46%) Mockito
10 15 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
10 15 (0.46%) Selenium
11 14 (0.43%) NUnit
12 12 (0.37%) FitNesse
13 10 (0.31%) WebDriver
13 10 (0.31%) Hudson
14 9 (0.27%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.27%) Jasmine
General
1 3278 (100.00%) Banking
2 1356 (41.37%) Finance
3 665 (20.29%) Front Office
4 147 (4.48%) Back Office
5 114 (3.48%) Financial Institution
6 87 (2.65%) Legal
7 64 (1.95%) Retail
8 43 (1.31%) Private Banking
9 31 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
10 27 (0.82%) Advertising
11 26 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 26 (0.79%) Telecoms
12 25 (0.76%) French Language
13 18 (0.55%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.43%) Games
14 14 (0.43%) Publishing
15 13 (0.40%) German Language
16 11 (0.34%) International Banking
17 6 (0.18%) Marketing
18 5 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 996 (30.38%) Developer
2 938 (28.62%) Analyst
3 557 (16.99%) Business Analyst
4 338 (10.31%) Project Manager
5 297 (9.06%) Java Developer
6 150 (4.58%) C# Developer
7 144 (4.39%) Banking Business Analyst
8 130 (3.97%) Architect
9 122 (3.72%) Senior Developer
10 121 (3.69%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 109 (3.33%) Consultant
12 96 (2.93%) Data Analyst
13 81 (2.47%) Support Analyst
13 81 (2.47%) Programme Manager
14 71 (2.17%) Risk Analyst
15 67 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
15 67 (2.04%) C++ Developer
16 64 (1.95%) Test Analyst
17 63 (1.92%) IT Business Analyst
18 62 (1.89%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (8.11%) .NET
2 171 (5.22%) HTML
3 163 (4.97%) XML
4 141 (4.30%) Spring
5 105 (3.20%) Hibernate
6 103 (3.14%) HTML5
7 94 (2.87%) WPF
8 87 (2.65%) Middleware
9 84 (2.56%) Web Services
10 76 (2.32%) CSS
11 74 (2.26%) JMS
11 74 (2.26%) AngularJS
12 69 (2.10%) WCF
13 65 (1.98%) ASP.NET
13 65 (1.98%) J2EE
14 61 (1.86%) jQuery
15 51 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
16 44 (1.34%) .NET Framework
17 41 (1.25%) FpML
18 40 (1.22%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 343 (10.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 332 (10.13%) Derivative
3 289 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 282 (8.60%) Fixed Income
5 204 (6.22%) Credit Risk
6 190 (5.80%) Equities
6 190 (5.80%) Market Risk
7 126 (3.84%) Computer Science
8 75 (2.29%) Credit Derivative
9 55 (1.68%) Reference Data
10 54 (1.65%) User Experience
10 54 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 51 (1.56%) Mathematics
12 49 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 40 (1.22%) Visualisation
14 39 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
15 22 (0.67%) Replication
16 20 (0.61%) Economics
16 20 (0.61%) PMI
16 20 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 373 (11.38%) UNIX
2 338 (10.31%) Windows
3 334 (10.19%) Linux
4 82 (2.50%) Solaris
5 73 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 71 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 52 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (1.28%) Windows XP
10 15 (0.46%) SUSE
11 11 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.24%) AIX
13 5 (0.15%) Android
14 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.12%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.092%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.092%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.061%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.061%) zOS
16 2 (0.061%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (10.74%) Project Management
3 285 (8.69%) Business Analysis
4 270 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 229 (6.99%) Risk Management
6 219 (6.68%) TDD
7 207 (6.31%) Multithreading
8 195 (5.95%) OO
9 186 (5.67%) Analytics
10 179 (5.46%) Data Modelling
11 171 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 161 (4.91%) Low Latency
13 156 (4.76%) Data Analysis
14 140 (4.27%) Migration
15 136 (4.15%) Asset Management
16 121 (3.69%) Change Management
17 112 (3.42%) ETL
18 107 (3.26%) ITIL
19 105 (3.20%) Scrum
20 101 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 797 (24.31%) SQL
2 611 (18.64%) Java
3 382 (11.65%) C#
4 202 (6.16%) C++
5 191 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 184 (5.61%) Python
7 131 (4.00%) Perl
8 108 (3.29%) Shell Script
9 98 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 98 (2.99%) VBA
10 56 (1.71%) C
11 53 (1.62%) PowerShell
12 43 (1.31%) VB
13 42 (1.28%) T-SQL
14 36 (1.10%) XAML
15 26 (0.79%) Scala
16 23 (0.70%) Korn
17 22 (0.67%) Bash Shell
18 17 (0.52%) R
19 14 (0.43%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 266 (8.11%) Degree
2 37 (1.13%) PMI Certification
3 29 (0.88%) ISEB
4 28 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 25 (0.76%) CCNP
7 23 (0.70%) PMP
8 16 (0.49%) CISSP
9 15 (0.46%) CISA
9 15 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 14 (0.43%) CISM
11 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.31%) CCIE
12 10 (0.31%) CIMA
13 8 (0.24%) ACCA
14 7 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.21%) CCSE
15 6 (0.18%) MBA
16 5 (0.15%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (4.51%) QA
2 74 (2.26%) EMIR
3 61 (1.86%) Dodd-Frank
4 45 (1.37%) Basel III
5 28 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (0.67%) SLA
7 21 (0.64%) FATCA
7 21 (0.64%) MiFID
8 16 (0.49%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.31%) Basel II
10 9 (0.27%) COREP
10 9 (0.27%) COBIT
11 4 (0.12%) WAI
12 3 (0.092%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.061%) P3O
13 2 (0.061%) FINREP
14 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
3 17 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 9 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.24%) XenApp
8 7 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.15%) HDFS
10 5 (0.15%) NFS
11 4 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
12 3 (0.092%) vSphere
13 2 (0.061%) Snort
13 2 (0.061%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.061%) ACF2
13 2 (0.061%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 62 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (1.25%) Control-M
3 23 (0.70%) SCCM
3 23 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
4 15 (0.46%) Data Guard
5 10 (0.31%) BladeLogic
6 9 (0.27%) Puppet
7 8 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
8 6 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.18%) SCOM
8 6 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.15%) Oozie
9 5 (0.15%) Ambari
9 5 (0.15%) XenMobile
9 5 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.092%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 553 (16.87%) Oracle
2 230 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 181 (5.52%) Sybase
4 85 (2.59%) Red Hat
5 81 (2.47%) IBM
6 61 (1.86%) HP
7 55 (1.68%) Cisco
8 53 (1.62%) Bloomberg
9 52 (1.59%) Business Objects
10 47 (1.43%) TIBCO
11 46 (1.40%) Murex
11 46 (1.40%) Cognos
12 42 (1.28%) Reuters
13 39 (1.19%) Citrix
14 38 (1.16%) Informatica
15 35 (1.07%) Sun
16 34 (1.04%) ION Trading
17 33 (1.01%) EMC
18 31 (0.95%) JBoss
19 30 (0.92%) VMware
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Mortimer Spinks
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Rate: £440 - £470 per day
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London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Canary Wharf and City
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