The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 62 31 35
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +4
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1611 2734 2737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.95% 5.35% 4.72%
As % of the General category 7.62% 12.41% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1932 2018
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £391
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -20.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+821.05% -13.63%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21136 22038 25856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.70% 43.10% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13049 13493 15396
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 632 727
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -29 1546 £550 +4.76% 283
London -14 1485 £550 +0.91% 269
City of London -12 482 £550 +4.76% 128
Scotland -42 52 £375 -11.76% 16
West Midlands +4 27 £300 -30.23% 2
Birmingham +9 25 £275 -38.37% 2
Edinburgh -31 22 £400 -5.88% 5
Docklands, London 0 20 £525 +6.06%
Glasgow -13 17 £369 -7.81% 7
South East -35 13 £500 +17.64% 6
Northern Ireland +14 10 £308 +2.50% 2
County Antrim +14 10 £308 +2.50% 2
Belfast +14 10 £308 +2.50% 2
Stirling -8 10 £375 -14.28% 2
Surrey -7 6 £485 +9.29% 3
South West -37 6 £363 -12.12% 4
North West -3 5 £245 +40.00%
Cheshire +2 4 £245 +40.00%
Canary Wharf -8 4 £563 -6.25%
East of England -31 3 £395 -8.67%
Berkshire +6 2 £550 +69.23%
Dorset +3 2 £93 -78.97%
Kent -1 2 £563 +32.35%
West Yorkshire -2 2 £438 +66.66% 1
Yorkshire -5 2 £438 +66.66% 1
East Midlands -9 2 £425 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £425 - 1
Camberley +7 1 - -
Chester +4 1 - -
Hampshire -9 1 £475 -

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3245 (100.00%) Banking
2 1431 (44.10%) Finance
3 809 (24.93%) SQL
4 647 (19.94%) Front Office
5 565 (17.41%) Java
6 510 (15.72%) Oracle
7 384 (11.83%) C#
8 378 (11.65%) Project Management
9 367 (11.31%) UNIX
10 360 (11.09%) Derivative
11 322 (9.92%) Windows
12 320 (9.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 297 (9.15%) Business Analysis
14 291 (8.97%) Fixed Income
15 287 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
16 276 (8.51%) Linux
16 276 (8.51%) SQL Server
17 260 (8.01%) .NET
18 250 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
19 248 (7.64%) Degree
20 223 (6.87%) Risk Management
21 216 (6.66%) Credit Risk
22 215 (6.63%) Equities
23 213 (6.56%) TDD
24 202 (6.22%) C++
25 194 (5.98%) Data Modelling
25 194 (5.98%) Analytics
26 193 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
27 179 (5.52%) Sybase
28 176 (5.42%) Microsoft

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 61 (1.88%) WebSphere
2 59 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 44 (1.36%) WebLogic
4 36 (1.11%) Apache
4 36 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
5 30 (0.92%) IIS
5 30 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 29 (0.89%) TIBCO EMS
7 21 (0.65%) FileNet
8 19 (0.59%) SAS
8 19 (0.59%) Lync
9 16 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 15 (0.46%) Confluence
11 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.40%) Node.js
12 11 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.31%) MQSeries
13 10 (0.31%) CMS
14 9 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 149 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 101 (3.11%) MS Office
3 80 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (1.39%) MS Project
5 36 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.22%) RoboHelp
9 7 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.062%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.031%) InDesign
11 1 (0.031%) Casewise Modeler
11 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 25 (0.77%) Markit EDM
2 19 (0.59%) RMDS
3 15 (0.46%) ION MarketView
4 13 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
5 12 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
6 10 (0.31%) Summit
6 10 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
7 9 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 8 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.18%) CA Clarity
10 6 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 5 (0.15%) Adaptiv
11 5 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.092%) SaaS
2 2 (0.062%) Force.com
2 2 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.031%) Office 365
3 1 (0.031%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (1.79%) Firewall
2 48 (1.48%) SAN
3 40 (1.23%) WAN
4 37 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.05%) DNS
6 30 (0.92%) LAN
7 27 (0.83%) Network Security
8 26 (0.80%) Intranet
9 25 (0.77%) LDAP
10 24 (0.74%) Multicast
11 23 (0.71%) Internet
12 21 (0.65%) BGP
12 21 (0.65%) NAS
13 19 (0.59%) VPN
14 16 (0.49%) DHCP
14 16 (0.49%) EIGRP
15 13 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (0.37%) MPLS
17 11 (0.34%) OSPF
17 11 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 150 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 136 (4.19%) Oracle Database
4 104 (3.20%) Relational Database
5 74 (2.28%) QlikView
6 60 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 45 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 44 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 44 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 37 (1.14%) Data Mining
10 37 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 35 (1.08%) Big Data
12 32 (0.99%) MongoDB
13 30 (0.92%) KDB
14 26 (0.80%) NoSQL
15 23 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (0.71%) Sybase ASE
16 21 (0.65%) Hadoop
17 19 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 96 (2.96%) JIRA
2 80 (2.47%) Subversion
3 54 (1.66%) TeamCity
3 54 (1.66%) JUnit
4 49 (1.51%) Maven
5 29 (0.89%) Git (software)
6 27 (0.83%) Visual Studio
7 24 (0.74%) Eclipse
8 22 (0.68%) Ant
9 18 (0.55%) Selenium
9 18 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
10 17 (0.52%) CruiseControl
11 15 (0.46%) FitNesse
12 14 (0.43%) NUnit
13 13 (0.40%) jMock
14 12 (0.37%) Mockito
15 11 (0.34%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.28%) ERwin
16 9 (0.28%) Toad
17 8 (0.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 3245 (100.00%) Banking
2 1431 (44.10%) Finance
3 647 (19.94%) Front Office
4 171 (5.27%) Back Office
5 114 (3.51%) Financial Institution
6 80 (2.47%) Legal
7 65 (2.00%) Retail
8 42 (1.29%) Private Banking
9 33 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
10 31 (0.96%) Retail Banking
11 27 (0.83%) Advertising
12 24 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 21 (0.65%) French Language
14 16 (0.49%) General Ledger
15 14 (0.43%) German Language
16 13 (0.40%) International Banking
17 11 (0.34%) Games
18 10 (0.31%) Publishing
19 5 (0.15%) Billing
20 4 (0.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 959 (29.55%) Developer
2 947 (29.18%) Analyst
3 579 (17.84%) Business Analyst
4 339 (10.45%) Project Manager
5 268 (8.26%) Java Developer
6 154 (4.75%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 150 (4.62%) C# Developer
8 148 (4.56%) Banking Business Analyst
9 125 (3.85%) Architect
10 121 (3.73%) Senior Developer
11 109 (3.36%) Consultant
12 80 (2.47%) Programme Manager
13 78 (2.40%) Data Analyst
14 76 (2.34%) Test Analyst
15 72 (2.22%) C++ Developer
16 69 (2.13%) Test Manager
17 66 (2.03%) Support Analyst
18 65 (2.00%) Risk Analyst
19 64 (1.97%) .NET Developer
20 62 (1.91%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (8.01%) .NET
2 168 (5.18%) HTML
3 153 (4.71%) XML
4 142 (4.38%) Spring
5 103 (3.17%) HTML5
6 96 (2.96%) WPF
7 89 (2.74%) Hibernate
8 84 (2.59%) Middleware
9 82 (2.53%) CSS
10 74 (2.28%) J2EE
10 74 (2.28%) JMS
11 71 (2.19%) WCF
12 69 (2.13%) Web Services
13 63 (1.94%) jQuery
13 63 (1.94%) AngularJS
14 60 (1.85%) ASP.NET
15 47 (1.45%) Java EE
16 43 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
17 37 (1.14%) .NET Framework
17 37 (1.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 360 (11.09%) Derivative
2 320 (9.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 291 (8.97%) Fixed Income
4 216 (6.66%) Credit Risk
5 215 (6.63%) Equities
6 173 (5.33%) Market Risk
7 100 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 72 (2.22%) Reference Data
9 69 (2.13%) Credit Derivative
10 62 (1.91%) Management Information System
11 57 (1.76%) Hedge funds
12 49 (1.51%) Mathematics
13 42 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
14 32 (0.99%) Visualisation
15 23 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.68%) PMI
17 19 (0.59%) Replication
17 19 (0.59%) Clustering
18 16 (0.49%) Economics
18 16 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 367 (11.31%) UNIX
2 322 (9.92%) Windows
3 276 (8.51%) Linux
4 78 (2.40%) Windows 7
5 73 (2.25%) Solaris
6 48 (1.48%) Windows XP
7 47 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 40 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.34%) SUSE
12 8 (0.25%) AIX
13 4 (0.12%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.092%) zOS
14 3 (0.092%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.062%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.062%) VMS
15 2 (0.062%) HPUX
15 2 (0.062%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (11.65%) Project Management
2 297 (9.15%) Business Analysis
3 287 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
4 250 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 223 (6.87%) Risk Management
6 213 (6.56%) TDD
7 194 (5.98%) Data Modelling
7 194 (5.98%) Analytics
8 193 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 172 (5.30%) Multithreading
10 165 (5.08%) Asset Management
11 164 (5.05%) Data Analysis
12 160 (4.93%) OO
13 154 (4.75%) Migration
14 145 (4.47%) ITIL
15 141 (4.35%) Low Latency
16 137 (4.22%) Change Management
17 108 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
17 108 (3.33%) Workflow
18 106 (3.27%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 809 (24.93%) SQL
2 565 (17.41%) Java
3 384 (11.83%) C#
4 202 (6.22%) C++
5 173 (5.33%) JavaScript
6 168 (5.18%) Python
7 128 (3.94%) Perl
8 108 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 107 (3.30%) PL/SQL
10 98 (3.02%) VBA
11 51 (1.57%) C
12 50 (1.54%) VB
13 49 (1.51%) T-SQL
14 41 (1.26%) PowerShell
15 33 (1.02%) XAML
16 26 (0.80%) Bash Shell
17 24 (0.74%) Scala
18 20 (0.62%) Korn
19 14 (0.43%) R
20 13 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 248 (7.64%) Degree
2 41 (1.26%) PMI Certification
3 40 (1.23%) ISEB
4 31 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 26 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 26 (0.80%) PMP
7 25 (0.77%) CCNP
8 23 (0.71%) CISSP
9 21 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (0.59%) CISA
11 15 (0.46%) CCIE
12 14 (0.43%) CISM
13 12 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.28%) CIMA
15 8 (0.25%) MBA
15 8 (0.25%) ACCA
15 8 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (4.68%) QA
2 81 (2.50%) EMIR
3 68 (2.10%) Dodd-Frank
4 37 (1.14%) Basel III
5 25 (0.77%) SLA
6 23 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (0.65%) Data Quality
8 20 (0.62%) FATCA
9 16 (0.49%) MiFID
10 14 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.34%) Basel II
12 8 (0.25%) COREP
13 7 (0.22%) COBIT
14 6 (0.18%) WAI
14 6 (0.18%) CRD IV
15 3 (0.092%) FINREP
16 2 (0.062%) P3O
17 1 (0.031%) GCP
17 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 98 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (0.28%) XenApp
4 9 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (0.25%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.15%) NFS
8 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.092%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.062%) Snort
10 2 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.062%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.062%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.062%) ACF2
11 1 (0.031%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.031%) RHEV
11 1 (0.031%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 53 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (1.39%) Control-M
3 23 (0.71%) SCCM
4 20 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
5 14 (0.43%) BladeLogic
6 13 (0.40%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.34%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
9 5 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.15%) SCOM
9 5 (0.15%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.12%) OpenIDM
10 4 (0.12%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.12%) OpenView
11 3 (0.092%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 510 (15.72%) Oracle
2 179 (5.52%) Sybase
3 176 (5.42%) Microsoft
4 82 (2.53%) IBM
5 71 (2.19%) HP
6 68 (2.10%) Bloomberg
7 59 (1.82%) TIBCO
8 56 (1.73%) Red Hat
8 56 (1.73%) Business Objects
9 54 (1.66%) Cognos
9 54 (1.66%) Cisco
10 53 (1.63%) Reuters
11 42 (1.29%) Citrix
12 41 (1.26%) Murex
13 39 (1.20%) Informatica
13 39 (1.20%) EMC
14 38 (1.17%) ION Trading
15 34 (1.05%) Fidessa
16 33 (1.02%) VMware
17 31 (0.96%) Juniper
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