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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 64 57 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1539 1665 2506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.83% 3.16% 5.41%
As % of the General category 7.25% 8.17% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 1280 1818
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
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 £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +116.66%
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
21233 20384 19881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.04% 38.70% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13326 12901 11954
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 549 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%

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 26 May 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 26 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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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 -6 1439 £550 +2.32% 230
London -4 1387 £550 +1.38% 202
City of London -9 380 £550 +0.68% 65
Scotland +4 70 £400 +10.34% 12
Glasgow +8 34 £375 +7.14% 3
Canary Wharf +9 25 £523 -5.00%
Docklands, London +1 22 £575 +10.57% 6
South East +6 20 £538 +2.38% 5
Stirling +2 18 £375 - 3
Surrey +14 12 £600 +20.00% 4
South West +16 11 £325 +251.35% 4
County Antrim +9 10 £200 -13.97% 1
Belfast +9 10 £200 -13.97% 1
Northern Ireland +6 10 £200 -13.97% 1
Edinburgh -15 9 £425 +17.24% 1
Birmingham -25 7 £500 -20.00% 2
West Midlands -28 7 £500 -9.09% 2
Dorset +4 5 £188 +102.70% 2
Bournemouth +3 5 £188 +102.70% 2
North West -21 5 £463 +88.77% 15
Bristol - 5 £423 - 1
Cheshire -12 4 £463 +88.77% 9
East Sussex - 4 £488 -
Chester +3 3 £500 - 4
Camberley - 3 £400 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 3 £550 -
Yorkshire -25 2 £388 -8.82% 1
Kent -2 1 - -
East of England -2 1 £325 -31.57%
Halifax -5 1 £275 -35.29% 1

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2923 (100.00%) Banking
2 1355 (46.36%) Finance
3 854 (29.22%) SQL
4 607 (20.77%) Front Office
5 606 (20.73%) Java
6 570 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
7 414 (14.16%) Oracle
8 407 (13.92%) C#
9 372 (12.73%) UNIX
10 351 (12.01%) Derivative
11 331 (11.32%) .NET
12 310 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
13 308 (10.54%) Linux
14 288 (9.85%) SQL Server
14 288 (9.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 286 (9.78%) Business Analysis
16 278 (9.51%) Project Management
17 265 (9.07%) JavaScript
18 264 (9.03%) Fixed Income
19 241 (8.24%) C++
19 241 (8.24%) OO
19 241 (8.24%) Python
20 237 (8.11%) Degree
21 228 (7.80%) Risk Management
21 228 (7.80%) SDLC
22 223 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
23 206 (7.05%) TDD
24 204 (6.98%) Equities
24 204 (6.98%) Data Modelling
24 204 (6.98%) Relational Database

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 47 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.30%) WebSphere
3 31 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
4 28 (0.96%) SAS
5 27 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 26 (0.89%) Apache
7 23 (0.79%) WebLogic
8 19 (0.65%) Apache Spark
9 18 (0.62%) Node.js
10 16 (0.55%) IIS
10 16 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
11 14 (0.48%) Confluence
12 12 (0.41%) JBoss
12 12 (0.41%) MQSeries
13 10 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.31%) FileNet
15 7 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.24%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.21%) Lync
Applications
1 201 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 119 (4.07%) MS Office
3 76 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 60 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 45 (1.54%) MS Project
6 15 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.10%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (0.75%) Markit EDM
2 17 (0.58%) ION MarketView
3 14 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 8 (0.27%) RMDS
5 8 (0.27%) Summit
6 6 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
6 6 (0.21%) Algo Collateral
6 6 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.17%) Eikon
7 5 (0.17%) assyst
7 5 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
9 3 (0.10%) Loan IQ
9 3 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 2 (0.068%) Misys Midas
10 2 (0.068%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.21%) PaaS
2 4 (0.14%) SaaS
3 3 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.068%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.034%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.77%) Firewall
2 41 (1.40%) Internet
2 41 (1.40%) Multicast
3 39 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.09%) BGP
5 29 (0.99%) MPLS
6 25 (0.86%) SAN
7 24 (0.82%) EIGRP
8 23 (0.79%) VPN
9 22 (0.75%) LAN
9 22 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (0.65%) Wireless
10 19 (0.65%) OSPF
11 17 (0.58%) DNS
11 17 (0.58%) Network Security
12 16 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (0.44%) VPLS
13 13 (0.44%) WAN
14 10 (0.34%) LDAP
15 9 (0.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 204 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 130 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
4 92 (3.15%) Oracle Database
5 83 (2.84%) Big Data
6 80 (2.74%) RDBMS
7 72 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 67 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 52 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 52 (1.78%) QlikView
10 46 (1.57%) Hadoop
11 44 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 43 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 39 (1.33%) Data Mining
14 33 (1.13%) DB2
15 32 (1.09%) MS Access
16 29 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
17 24 (0.82%) NoSQL
18 20 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (0.51%) KDB
Development Applications
1 90 (3.08%) JIRA
2 86 (2.94%) Subversion
3 59 (2.02%) TeamCity
4 57 (1.95%) Maven
5 36 (1.23%) jMock
6 35 (1.20%) NUnit
7 33 (1.13%) Git (software)
8 32 (1.09%) Visual Studio
9 28 (0.96%) JUnit
9 28 (0.96%) Selenium
9 28 (0.96%) Grunt
10 20 (0.68%) WebDriver
11 18 (0.62%) Jenkins
12 17 (0.58%) CruiseControl
12 17 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.55%) ERwin
13 16 (0.55%) Bower
14 15 (0.51%) Ant
15 14 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
15 14 (0.48%) Jasmine
General
1 2923 (100.00%) Banking
2 1355 (46.36%) Finance
3 607 (20.77%) Front Office
4 132 (4.52%) Back Office
5 82 (2.81%) Legal
6 73 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 65 (2.22%) Retail
8 26 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
9 23 (0.79%) General Ledger
10 19 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 18 (0.62%) Advertising
11 18 (0.62%) Marketing
12 15 (0.51%) Billing
13 13 (0.44%) Law
14 12 (0.41%) Private Banking
15 9 (0.31%) French Language
15 9 (0.31%) Telecoms
16 7 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
17 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.10%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1035 (35.41%) Developer
2 824 (28.19%) Analyst
3 531 (18.17%) Business Analyst
4 304 (10.40%) Java Developer
5 269 (9.20%) Project Manager
6 167 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 155 (5.30%) Architect
8 151 (5.17%) Senior Developer
9 149 (5.10%) Banking Business Analyst
10 115 (3.93%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 99 (3.39%) C++ Developer
12 86 (2.94%) .NET Developer
13 78 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
14 75 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
15 73 (2.50%) SQL Developer
16 70 (2.39%) Risk Analyst
17 69 (2.36%) Applications Support
18 68 (2.33%) Data Analyst
19 66 (2.26%) Support Analyst
20 64 (2.19%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (11.32%) .NET
2 202 (6.91%) HTML
3 176 (6.02%) XML
4 154 (5.27%) HTML5
5 120 (4.11%) AngularJS
6 119 (4.07%) CSS
7 112 (3.83%) WPF
8 107 (3.66%) Spring
9 94 (3.22%) Hibernate
10 86 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
11 76 (2.60%) Web Services
12 73 (2.50%) ASP.NET
12 73 (2.50%) WCF
13 70 (2.39%) RESTful
14 68 (2.33%) jQuery
15 65 (2.22%) .NET Framework
16 63 (2.16%) Middleware
17 55 (1.88%) JMS
18 43 (1.47%) STL
19 42 (1.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 351 (12.01%) Derivative
2 310 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 288 (9.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 264 (9.03%) Fixed Income
5 204 (6.98%) Equities
6 157 (5.37%) Market Risk
7 134 (4.58%) Credit Risk
8 106 (3.63%) Equity Derivative
9 81 (2.77%) Computer Science
10 60 (2.05%) Management Information System
11 59 (2.02%) Reference Data
12 44 (1.51%) User Experience
13 38 (1.30%) Mathematics
14 36 (1.23%) Algorithms
15 35 (1.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 34 (1.16%) Data Centre
17 33 (1.13%) Data Structures
18 31 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
19 28 (0.96%) Hedge funds
20 27 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 372 (12.73%) UNIX
2 308 (10.54%) Linux
3 190 (6.50%) Windows
4 71 (2.43%) Solaris
5 24 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 19 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.41%) Windows XP
9 11 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.21%) SUSE
12 6 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.17%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.17%) AIX
14 4 (0.14%) Android
14 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.068%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.034%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (9.78%) Business Analysis
3 278 (9.51%) Project Management
4 241 (8.24%) OO
5 228 (7.80%) Risk Management
5 228 (7.80%) SDLC
6 223 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 206 (7.05%) TDD
8 204 (6.98%) Data Modelling
9 198 (6.77%) Multithreading
10 155 (5.30%) Analytics
11 139 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 132 (4.52%) Low Latency
13 126 (4.31%) Data Analysis
14 124 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
15 121 (4.14%) Scrum
16 112 (3.83%) Migration
17 107 (3.66%) ETL
18 101 (3.46%) Asset Management
18 101 (3.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 854 (29.22%) SQL
2 606 (20.73%) Java
3 407 (13.92%) C#
4 265 (9.07%) JavaScript
5 241 (8.24%) C++
5 241 (8.24%) Python
6 128 (4.38%) Perl
7 100 (3.42%) VBA
8 75 (2.57%) T-SQL
9 67 (2.29%) PL/SQL
10 65 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 48 (1.64%) C
12 39 (1.33%) Scala
13 30 (1.03%) Korn
14 25 (0.86%) VB.NET
15 23 (0.79%) VB
16 21 (0.72%) R
17 20 (0.68%) Bash Shell
18 19 (0.65%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 237 (8.11%) Degree
2 46 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (1.40%) PMI Certification
4 36 (1.23%) CCNP
5 32 (1.09%) ISEB
5 32 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 30 (1.03%) PMP
7 26 (0.89%) CISSP
8 19 (0.65%) CCIE
8 19 (0.65%) CISA
9 15 (0.51%) CCNA
9 15 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.41%) CISM
11 10 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.27%) PhD
14 5 (0.17%) CRISC
15 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.14%) GIAC
16 3 (0.10%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.31%) QA
2 86 (2.94%) EMIR
3 65 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 47 (1.61%) FATCA
5 39 (1.33%) MiFID
6 20 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.62%) Basel III
8 13 (0.44%) SLA
9 12 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.34%) COBIT
10 10 (0.34%) COREP
11 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.17%) ISO 9000
12 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.17%) CRD IV
13 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.10%) FINREP
14 3 (0.10%) AIFMD
15 2 (0.068%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.068%) Basel II
System Software
1 45 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.44%) XenApp
4 10 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 10 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 10 (0.34%) vSphere
5 8 (0.27%) HDFS
6 6 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.17%) NFS
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.034%) Snort
10 1 (0.034%) Xen
10 1 (0.034%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.034%) KVM
Systems Management
1 47 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
3 17 (0.58%) Control-M
4 12 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
5 10 (0.34%) BladeLogic
5 10 (0.34%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.27%) Puppet
7 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.10%) Oozie
9 3 (0.10%) OpenView
9 3 (0.10%) Nagios
10 2 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.068%) Netcool
10 2 (0.068%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.068%) SCCM
Vendors
1 414 (14.16%) Oracle
2 196 (6.71%) Microsoft
3 156 (5.34%) Sybase
4 77 (2.63%) IBM
5 59 (2.02%) Cisco
6 48 (1.64%) Business Objects
7 43 (1.47%) TIBCO
8 41 (1.40%) Bloomberg
9 40 (1.37%) Informatica
10 37 (1.27%) F5
11 35 (1.20%) HP
12 33 (1.13%) VMware
13 32 (1.09%) Juniper
14 30 (1.03%) Reuters
15 25 (0.86%) Citrix
16 24 (0.82%) Red Hat
16 24 (0.82%) CheckPoint
17 23 (0.79%) SAP
18 22 (0.75%) ION Trading
19 19 (0.65%) Murex
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £640 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £308 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago