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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 62 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +6
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1587 2782 2767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.86% 5.23% 4.70%
As % of the General category 7.41% 12.20% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1954 2063
Average daily rate
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£550 £538 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 6
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £11.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.95 £22.30 £58.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+821.05% +26.66%

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
21410 22807 26188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 42.88% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 14097 15580
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 £269 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 606 744
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.62 £48.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -31 1516 £550 - 282
London -17 1470 £550 - 270
City of London -13 442 £550 +4.76% 119
Scotland -34 47 £384 -4.06% 14
Docklands, London 0 21 £525 -
Glasgow -15 19 £388 +3.33% 7
Northern Ireland +16 16 £315 +5.00% 1
Belfast +15 16 £315 +5.00% 1
County Antrim +14 16 £315 +5.00% 1
West Midlands -10 16 £250 -45.94% 1
Birmingham +2 14 £250 -45.94% 1
Edinburgh -28 14 £425 - 3
South East -28 10 £500 +17.64% 6
Stirling -12 9 £375 -14.28% 2
South West -33 8 £400 -10.11% 2
Surrey -11 6 £485 -3.00% 4
Bristol - 5 £400 - 2
West Yorkshire -3 4 £438 -2.77%
Yorkshire -6 4 £438 -2.77%
Canary Wharf -12 4 £438 -32.69%
East Midlands +9 2 £425 -
Leeds +5 2 - -
Northamptonshire +2 2 £425 -
Dorset -3 2 £355 -20.22%
East of England -31 2 £315 -25.88%
Camberley +3 1 - -
Kent -6 1 £600 +41.17%
North West -14 1 £535 -0.46% 3
Hampshire -16 1 £475 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £600 - 1

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3291 (100.00%) Banking
2 1405 (42.69%) Finance
3 820 (24.92%) SQL
4 657 (19.96%) Front Office
5 596 (18.11%) Java
6 525 (15.95%) Oracle
7 395 (12.00%) C#
8 377 (11.46%) UNIX
9 370 (11.24%) Project Management
10 351 (10.67%) Derivative
11 326 (9.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 322 (9.78%) Windows
13 305 (9.27%) Linux
13 305 (9.27%) Fixed Income
14 296 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
15 286 (8.69%) Business Analysis
16 284 (8.63%) SQL Server
17 264 (8.02%) .NET
18 255 (7.75%) Degree
19 247 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
20 240 (7.29%) Risk Management
21 223 (6.78%) TDD
22 217 (6.59%) Credit Risk
23 208 (6.32%) Equities
24 202 (6.14%) C++
25 196 (5.96%) Analytics
26 193 (5.86%) Microsoft
27 192 (5.83%) Multithreading
28 190 (5.77%) Market Risk
29 189 (5.74%) Data Modelling

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 56 (1.70%) WebSphere
3 41 (1.25%) Apache
3 41 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 40 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
5 35 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 32 (0.97%) IIS
7 21 (0.64%) Lync
7 21 (0.64%) SAS
7 21 (0.64%) FileNet
8 20 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
9 17 (0.52%) IBM Notes
9 17 (0.52%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.46%) Confluence
11 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.40%) Node.js
12 12 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
13 11 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 11 (0.33%) CMS
14 10 (0.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 160 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 107 (3.25%) MS Office
3 90 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (1.49%) MS Project
5 37 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 7 (0.21%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.030%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (0.67%) Markit EDM
2 19 (0.58%) ION MarketView
2 19 (0.58%) RMDS
3 15 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
4 11 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
4 11 (0.33%) SunGard GMI
5 10 (0.30%) Summit
6 9 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 9 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
9 5 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.15%) Adaptiv
10 4 (0.12%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 4 (0.12%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.091%) Office 365
1 3 (0.091%) SaaS
1 3 (0.091%) Force.com
2 2 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.94%) Firewall
2 45 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 40 (1.22%) WAN
3 40 (1.22%) SAN
4 35 (1.06%) DNS
5 31 (0.94%) LDAP
6 30 (0.91%) LAN
7 29 (0.88%) Intranet
8 28 (0.85%) Network Security
9 25 (0.76%) Multicast
9 25 (0.76%) Internet
10 21 (0.64%) BGP
11 19 (0.58%) NAS
12 16 (0.49%) DHCP
13 15 (0.46%) VPN
13 15 (0.46%) EIGRP
14 13 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (0.40%) SSL
14 13 (0.40%) MPLS
15 12 (0.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 137 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
3 133 (4.04%) Oracle Database
4 116 (3.52%) Relational Database
5 76 (2.31%) QlikView
6 63 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 52 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 45 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
11 43 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 42 (1.28%) Big Data
13 37 (1.12%) MongoDB
13 37 (1.12%) Data Mining
14 29 (0.88%) NoSQL
15 27 (0.82%) Sybase ASE
16 26 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 24 (0.73%) KDB
18 23 (0.70%) Hadoop
19 20 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (2.86%) JIRA
2 78 (2.37%) Subversion
3 64 (1.94%) JUnit
4 60 (1.82%) TeamCity
5 55 (1.67%) Maven
6 35 (1.06%) Git (software)
7 28 (0.85%) Eclipse
8 27 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 24 (0.73%) CruiseControl
10 20 (0.61%) Ant
10 20 (0.61%) Selenium
11 18 (0.55%) jMock
11 18 (0.55%) FitNesse
12 16 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (0.43%) NUnit
13 14 (0.43%) Mockito
14 12 (0.36%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.27%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.24%) LoadRunner
16 8 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3291 (100.00%) Banking
2 1405 (42.69%) Finance
3 657 (19.96%) Front Office
4 173 (5.26%) Back Office
5 116 (3.52%) Financial Institution
6 84 (2.55%) Legal
7 73 (2.22%) Retail
8 40 (1.22%) Private Banking
9 32 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 30 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
11 29 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 25 (0.76%) Advertising
13 23 (0.70%) French Language
14 17 (0.52%) General Ledger
15 14 (0.43%) Publishing
15 14 (0.43%) German Language
16 12 (0.36%) Games
17 11 (0.33%) International Banking
18 8 (0.24%) Marketing
19 5 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 994 (30.20%) Developer
2 950 (28.87%) Analyst
3 575 (17.47%) Business Analyst
4 346 (10.51%) Project Manager
5 290 (8.81%) Java Developer
6 157 (4.77%) C# Developer
7 144 (4.38%) Banking Business Analyst
8 138 (4.19%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 117 (3.56%) Senior Developer
10 113 (3.43%) Architect
11 108 (3.28%) Consultant
12 88 (2.67%) Data Analyst
13 80 (2.43%) Programme Manager
14 75 (2.28%) C++ Developer
14 75 (2.28%) Test Analyst
15 68 (2.07%) .NET Developer
16 67 (2.04%) Test Manager
16 67 (2.04%) Risk Analyst
17 64 (1.94%) Senior Analyst
18 63 (1.91%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (8.02%) .NET
2 170 (5.17%) HTML
3 153 (4.65%) XML
4 147 (4.47%) Spring
5 102 (3.10%) HTML5
6 101 (3.07%) Hibernate
7 99 (3.01%) WPF
8 81 (2.46%) J2EE
9 80 (2.43%) CSS
10 79 (2.40%) Middleware
11 76 (2.31%) JMS
12 75 (2.28%) Web Services
13 72 (2.19%) WCF
14 67 (2.04%) AngularJS
15 62 (1.88%) jQuery
16 61 (1.85%) ASP.NET
17 44 (1.34%) FIX Protocol
18 41 (1.25%) .NET Framework
18 41 (1.25%) Java EE
19 36 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 351 (10.67%) Derivative
2 326 (9.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 305 (9.27%) Fixed Income
4 217 (6.59%) Credit Risk
5 208 (6.32%) Equities
6 190 (5.77%) Market Risk
7 110 (3.34%) Computer Science
8 80 (2.43%) Credit Derivative
9 69 (2.10%) Reference Data
10 57 (1.73%) Management Information System
11 54 (1.64%) Hedge funds
12 51 (1.55%) Mathematics
13 42 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
14 35 (1.06%) Visualisation
15 20 (0.61%) Replication
16 19 (0.58%) PMI
17 17 (0.52%) Economics
17 17 (0.52%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.52%) Clustering
18 15 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 377 (11.46%) UNIX
2 322 (9.78%) Windows
3 305 (9.27%) Linux
4 73 (2.22%) Solaris
5 72 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 57 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (1.43%) Windows XP
8 45 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (0.43%) SUSE
11 11 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.27%) AIX
13 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.12%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.091%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.091%) VMS
15 2 (0.061%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.061%) HPUX
15 2 (0.061%) zOS
15 2 (0.061%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (11.24%) Project Management
2 296 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (8.69%) Business Analysis
4 247 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 240 (7.29%) Risk Management
6 223 (6.78%) TDD
7 196 (5.96%) Analytics
8 192 (5.83%) Multithreading
9 189 (5.74%) Data Modelling
10 184 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 172 (5.23%) OO
12 156 (4.74%) Data Analysis
12 156 (4.74%) Low Latency
13 150 (4.56%) Asset Management
14 147 (4.47%) Migration
15 128 (3.89%) Change Management
16 123 (3.74%) ITIL
17 118 (3.59%) ETL
18 113 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
19 112 (3.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 820 (24.92%) SQL
2 596 (18.11%) Java
3 395 (12.00%) C#
4 202 (6.14%) C++
5 183 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 179 (5.44%) Python
7 140 (4.25%) Perl
8 109 (3.31%) VBA
9 105 (3.19%) PL/SQL
10 101 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 50 (1.52%) C
11 50 (1.52%) VB
12 48 (1.46%) PowerShell
13 46 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 34 (1.03%) XAML
15 25 (0.76%) Bash Shell
16 22 (0.67%) Korn
17 21 (0.64%) Scala
18 17 (0.52%) R
19 12 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 255 (7.75%) Degree
2 39 (1.19%) ISEB
3 37 (1.12%) PMI Certification
4 28 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 25 (0.76%) PMP
7 23 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 23 (0.70%) CCNP
8 20 (0.61%) CISSP
9 17 (0.52%) CISA
10 16 (0.49%) CISM
11 13 (0.40%) CCIE
11 13 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.30%) CIMA
12 10 (0.30%) MBA
13 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.27%) ACCA
14 7 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.18%) CCA
16 5 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (4.86%) QA
2 78 (2.37%) EMIR
3 64 (1.94%) Dodd-Frank
4 44 (1.34%) Basel III
5 25 (0.76%) SLA
6 24 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (0.70%) FATCA
8 19 (0.58%) MiFID
9 17 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 14 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.33%) Basel II
12 8 (0.24%) COREP
13 5 (0.15%) CRD IV
13 5 (0.15%) WAI
14 2 (0.061%) P3O
14 2 (0.061%) FINREP
15 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 1 (0.030%) COBIT
15 1 (0.030%) GCP
System Software
1 100 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 8 (0.24%) XenApp
7 7 (0.21%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.15%) NFS
10 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.091%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.061%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.061%) Snort
12 2 (0.061%) ACF2
12 2 (0.061%) HDFS
12 2 (0.061%) vSphere
12 2 (0.061%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.061%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 57 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (1.22%) Control-M
3 25 (0.76%) SCCM
4 22 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
5 13 (0.40%) NetBackup
6 12 (0.36%) BladeLogic
7 11 (0.33%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.27%) Puppet
9 6 (0.18%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
9 6 (0.18%) SCOM
10 5 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (0.15%) XenMobile
10 5 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.12%) OpenView
11 4 (0.12%) OpenIDM
11 4 (0.12%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.091%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.091%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 525 (15.95%) Oracle
2 193 (5.86%) Microsoft
3 180 (5.47%) Sybase
4 79 (2.40%) IBM
5 68 (2.07%) Bloomberg
5 68 (2.07%) Red Hat
5 68 (2.07%) HP
6 59 (1.79%) Business Objects
7 56 (1.70%) Cognos
8 53 (1.61%) Reuters
9 52 (1.58%) Cisco
10 47 (1.43%) TIBCO
11 42 (1.28%) Murex
11 42 (1.28%) EMC
12 39 (1.19%) ION Trading
13 38 (1.15%) Citrix
14 35 (1.06%) Informatica
15 33 (1.00%) Juniper
16 31 (0.94%) Fidessa
16 31 (0.94%) Sun
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