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 17 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 64 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1526 2056 2061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.75% 3.98% 4.12%
As % of the General category 7.18% 9.68% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1163 1603 1580
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% +25.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00

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
21260 21247 20649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.34% 41.09% 41.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13799 13435 12169
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 569 788
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.88 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.08 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.39% +2.22%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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
England -20 1463 £550 - 212
London -7 1423 £550 - 204
City of London -8 396 £538 -2.27% 85
Scotland -23 40 £450 +20.00% 6
Docklands, London +1 26 £531 -1.84% 8
Glasgow -2 15 £440 +10.00% 2
Edinburgh -23 13 £450 +20.00% 2
North West -3 11 £350 -4.10% 2
West Midlands -2 10 £450 -
South East -32 10 £425 -22.72% 3
County Antrim -2 8 £143 -62.00% 1
Belfast -2 8 £143 -62.00% 1
Northern Ireland -2 8 £143 -62.00% 1
Birmingham +2 7 £405 -10.00%
Canary Wharf -8 6 £550 +4.76%
Stirling -13 5 £463 +32.14% 1
Surrey -10 4 £400 -28.08% 2
Liverpool - 4 £253 -
Merseyside - 4 £253 -
South West -30 3 £400 -5.88% 1
Berkshire - 3 £425 -
Reading - 3 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
Dorset +2 1 - -
Bournemouth 0 1 - -
Bromley -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -15 1 £320 -36.00%
Kent - 1 £175 - 1
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 3118 (100.00%) Banking
2 1247 (39.99%) Finance
3 787 (25.24%) SQL
4 661 (21.20%) Java
5 654 (20.97%) Front Office
6 595 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
7 495 (15.88%) Oracle
8 363 (11.64%) C#
8 363 (11.64%) UNIX
9 341 (10.94%) Linux
9 341 (10.94%) Derivative
10 337 (10.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 331 (10.62%) Windows
12 297 (9.53%) Project Management
13 293 (9.40%) Business Analysis
14 280 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
15 278 (8.92%) SQL Server
16 264 (8.47%) .NET
17 253 (8.11%) Degree
18 248 (7.95%) Microsoft
19 243 (7.79%) OO
20 241 (7.73%) Fixed Income
21 237 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
21 237 (7.60%) C++
21 237 (7.60%) Multithreading
22 225 (7.22%) TDD
23 222 (7.12%) Risk Management
24 210 (6.74%) JavaScript
25 197 (6.32%) MS Excel
26 192 (6.16%) Python

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 87 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.38%) Tomcat
3 40 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 36 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
5 33 (1.06%) Apache
6 32 (1.03%) IIS
7 27 (0.87%) Node.js
8 24 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 22 (0.71%) JBoss
10 21 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
11 19 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
12 17 (0.55%) MS Exchange
13 16 (0.51%) SAS
14 14 (0.45%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.35%) Lync
15 11 (0.35%) Confluence
16 10 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
17 9 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 197 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 137 (4.39%) MS Office
3 102 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 54 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 46 (1.48%) MS Project
6 17 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.13%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.096%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.064%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.032%) SPSS
12 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 27 (0.87%) ION MarketView
2 19 (0.61%) Summit
3 16 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.42%) RMDS
5 11 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
7 7 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
8 6 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.16%) assyst
9 5 (0.16%) Global One
10 4 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
10 4 (0.13%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
10 4 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.13%) Algo Collateral
11 3 (0.096%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 3 (0.096%) Kondor+
11 3 (0.096%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.19%) Force.com
3 5 (0.16%) Office 365
4 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.032%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.15%) Firewall
2 50 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 36 (1.15%) WAN
4 33 (1.06%) LAN
5 32 (1.03%) SAN
5 32 (1.03%) Internet
6 28 (0.90%) DNS
7 26 (0.83%) Multicast
8 25 (0.80%) BGP
9 22 (0.71%) OSPF
10 21 (0.67%) LDAP
11 20 (0.64%) Intranet
12 18 (0.58%) MPLS
13 17 (0.55%) EIGRP
14 16 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (0.48%) VPN
16 13 (0.42%) DHCP
17 11 (0.35%) Network Security
17 11 (0.35%) NAS
18 10 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 152 (4.87%) Relational Database
3 103 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
4 100 (3.21%) Oracle Database
5 80 (2.57%) Big Data
6 66 (2.12%) QlikView
7 56 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 53 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 47 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 45 (1.44%) DB2
10 45 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 37 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 30 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
12 30 (0.96%) MongoDB
13 28 (0.90%) Sybase ASE
13 28 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 27 (0.87%) Data Mining
15 23 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
16 22 (0.71%) NoSQL
17 20 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 79 (2.53%) JIRA
2 73 (2.34%) Subversion
3 63 (2.02%) TeamCity
4 61 (1.96%) Maven
5 55 (1.76%) JUnit
6 44 (1.41%) Git (software)
7 40 (1.28%) Ant
8 31 (0.99%) CruiseControl
9 27 (0.87%) jMock
10 26 (0.83%) Eclipse
11 22 (0.71%) Selenium
12 21 (0.67%) NUnit
12 21 (0.67%) Visual Studio
13 18 (0.58%) Grunt
14 17 (0.55%) WebDriver
14 17 (0.55%) Mockito
15 16 (0.51%) Jasmine
16 14 (0.45%) Jenkins
16 14 (0.45%) Hudson
17 13 (0.42%) Bower
General
1 3118 (100.00%) Banking
2 1247 (39.99%) Finance
3 654 (20.97%) Front Office
4 127 (4.07%) Back Office
5 109 (3.50%) Financial Institution
6 83 (2.66%) Legal
7 61 (1.96%) Retail
8 23 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 21 (0.67%) Retail Banking
9 21 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
10 20 (0.64%) Private Banking
11 15 (0.48%) Marketing
11 15 (0.48%) Law
12 12 (0.38%) Advertising
13 11 (0.35%) French Language
13 11 (0.35%) Billing
14 9 (0.29%) International Banking
14 9 (0.29%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.26%) Games
16 7 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1020 (32.71%) Developer
2 864 (27.71%) Analyst
3 515 (16.52%) Business Analyst
4 322 (10.33%) Java Developer
5 314 (10.07%) Project Manager
6 150 (4.81%) Banking Business Analyst
7 145 (4.65%) C# Developer
8 128 (4.11%) Architect
9 121 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 112 (3.59%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 105 (3.37%) C++ Developer
12 95 (3.05%) Support Analyst
13 89 (2.85%) Consultant
14 79 (2.53%) Data Analyst
15 69 (2.21%) Python Developer
16 63 (2.02%) Senior Java Developer
16 63 (2.02%) Senior Analyst
17 58 (1.86%) Test Manager
18 57 (1.83%) IT Business Analyst
19 56 (1.80%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (8.47%) .NET
2 179 (5.74%) HTML
3 165 (5.29%) XML
4 140 (4.49%) Spring
5 120 (3.85%) HTML5
6 114 (3.66%) Hibernate
7 103 (3.30%) WPF
8 89 (2.85%) CSS
9 87 (2.79%) Middleware
10 79 (2.53%) AngularJS
11 78 (2.50%) WCF
11 78 (2.50%) Web Services
12 71 (2.28%) jQuery
12 71 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
13 59 (1.89%) JMS
14 56 (1.80%) J2EE
15 45 (1.44%) ASP.NET
16 43 (1.38%) STL
16 43 (1.38%) .NET Framework
17 42 (1.35%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 341 (10.94%) Derivative
2 337 (10.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 280 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 241 (7.73%) Fixed Income
5 166 (5.32%) Equities
6 164 (5.26%) Market Risk
7 153 (4.91%) Credit Risk
8 104 (3.34%) Computer Science
9 82 (2.63%) Credit Derivative
10 59 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
11 58 (1.86%) Reference Data
11 58 (1.86%) Data Structures
12 55 (1.76%) Mathematics
13 50 (1.60%) User Experience
14 47 (1.51%) Hedge funds
15 45 (1.44%) Management Information System
16 32 (1.03%) Visualisation
16 32 (1.03%) Algorithms
17 31 (0.99%) N-Tier
17 31 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 363 (11.64%) UNIX
2 341 (10.94%) Linux
3 331 (10.62%) Windows
4 84 (2.69%) Solaris
5 63 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 46 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 24 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (0.58%) SUSE
11 10 (0.32%) AIX
11 10 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.19%) HPUX
14 6 (0.19%) Android
15 5 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.13%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.064%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.032%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (9.53%) Project Management
3 293 (9.40%) Business Analysis
4 243 (7.79%) OO
5 237 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 237 (7.60%) Multithreading
6 225 (7.22%) TDD
7 222 (7.12%) Risk Management
8 178 (5.71%) Analytics
9 174 (5.58%) Data Modelling
10 168 (5.39%) Data Analysis
11 156 (5.00%) Low Latency
12 153 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 147 (4.71%) Migration
14 115 (3.69%) Business Intelligence
15 105 (3.37%) Scrum
16 100 (3.21%) ETL
16 100 (3.21%) Change Management
17 99 (3.18%) ITIL
18 95 (3.05%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 787 (25.24%) SQL
2 661 (21.20%) Java
3 363 (11.64%) C#
4 237 (7.60%) C++
5 210 (6.74%) JavaScript
6 192 (6.16%) Python
7 122 (3.91%) Perl
8 93 (2.98%) VBA
8 93 (2.98%) Shell Script
9 87 (2.79%) PL/SQL
10 62 (1.99%) PowerShell
11 50 (1.60%) C
12 39 (1.25%) VB
13 35 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 34 (1.09%) Scala
15 30 (0.96%) Korn
16 28 (0.90%) Bash Shell
17 19 (0.61%) XAML
18 18 (0.58%) R
19 16 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 253 (8.11%) Degree
2 39 (1.25%) PMI Certification
3 30 (0.96%) PMP
4 28 (0.90%) ISEB
5 27 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (0.77%) CCNP
7 19 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (0.45%) CISM
9 13 (0.42%) CISSP
10 10 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.26%) CCIE
11 8 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.26%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.22%) CISA
12 7 (0.22%) CCA
12 7 (0.22%) PhD
13 6 (0.19%) CCSE
14 5 (0.16%) CIMA
15 4 (0.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.04%) QA
2 63 (2.02%) EMIR
3 49 (1.57%) Dodd-Frank
4 42 (1.35%) Basel III
5 32 (1.03%) FATCA
6 28 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.80%) MiFID
8 18 (0.58%) Data Quality
9 15 (0.48%) SLA
10 13 (0.42%) COREP
11 11 (0.35%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.32%) COBIT
12 10 (0.32%) FINREP
13 7 (0.22%) Basel II
14 5 (0.16%) CRD IV
14 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 2 (0.064%) WAI
15 2 (0.064%) UCITS
16 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
16 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 74 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 13 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 13 (0.42%) vSphere
5 12 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.29%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.26%) XenApp
8 6 (0.19%) HDFS
9 5 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.16%) NFS
10 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.13%) KVM
10 4 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
11 3 (0.096%) RACF
12 2 (0.064%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.064%) Snort
Systems Management
1 68 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (1.35%) Control-M
3 23 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
4 13 (0.42%) SCCM
4 13 (0.42%) Tivoli
5 11 (0.35%) Puppet
5 11 (0.35%) BladeLogic
6 8 (0.26%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.22%) Kibana
7 7 (0.22%) logstash
8 6 (0.19%) SCOM
9 5 (0.16%) Oozie
9 5 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.16%) Ambari
9 5 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.16%) XenMobile
9 5 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.096%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 495 (15.88%) Oracle
2 248 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 168 (5.39%) Sybase
4 92 (2.95%) IBM
5 76 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 62 (1.99%) Cisco
7 60 (1.92%) HP
8 58 (1.86%) TIBCO
9 51 (1.64%) Murex
10 46 (1.48%) Business Objects
11 45 (1.44%) Bloomberg
12 43 (1.38%) VMware
13 37 (1.19%) Citrix
14 36 (1.15%) EMC
15 35 (1.12%) Reuters
15 35 (1.12%) ION Trading
16 34 (1.09%) CheckPoint
16 34 (1.09%) Adobe
17 30 (0.96%) Cognos
17 30 (0.96%) SAP
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