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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 66 60 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1548 1681 2371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.77% 2.98% 4.88%
As % of the General category 7.15% 7.66% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1303 1789
Average daily rate
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£525 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
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 £438 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Average hourly rate £17.45 £38.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.96% +142.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.75

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
21659 21953 20759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.75% 38.94% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13328 13587 12480
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 599 664
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 April 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 17 April 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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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 -10 1418 £550 +4.76% 217
London -5 1368 £550 +4.76% 194
City of London -5 381 £550 - 73
Scotland +37 89 £420 +5.00% 6
Glasgow +16 34 £433 +23.57% 4
Docklands, London -1 29 £540 +3.84% 4
Stirling -1 26 £415 +10.66% 1
Canary Wharf +10 23 £525 -17.64%
Northern Ireland +10 16 £178 -21.54% 1
Edinburgh 0 16 £450 +5.88%
South East -11 16 £525 +6.32% 5
Belfast +7 14 £178 -21.54% 1
County Antrim +6 14 £178 -21.54% 1
Surrey +11 10 £575 - 2
West Midlands -12 9 £513 +2.50% 2
South West - 9 £423 - 8
Birmingham -5 8 £500 +25.00% 2
Bristol - 8 £436 - 2
North West -17 6 £475 - 6
Cheshire -9 4 £469 - 4
Chester +10 3 £500 - 2
Kent -5 2 £400 - 1
Manchester - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire -26 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £413 - 2
Cardiff - 1 £400 -
Cheltenham - 1 £413 -
Wales - 1 £400 -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Midlands - - - -

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2910 (100.00%) Banking
2 1283 (44.09%) Finance
3 833 (28.63%) SQL
4 614 (21.10%) Front Office
5 602 (20.69%) Java
6 563 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 415 (14.26%) Oracle
8 382 (13.13%) C#
9 365 (12.54%) Derivative
10 356 (12.23%) UNIX
11 317 (10.89%) .NET
12 295 (10.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 292 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
14 286 (9.83%) Business Analysis
15 279 (9.59%) SQL Server
16 276 (9.48%) Linux
17 265 (9.11%) Project Management
18 258 (8.87%) Fixed Income
19 242 (8.32%) OO
20 241 (8.28%) JavaScript
21 240 (8.25%) Degree
22 221 (7.59%) Python
23 220 (7.56%) C++
23 220 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
24 217 (7.46%) TDD
25 212 (7.29%) Microsoft
26 210 (7.22%) MS Excel
26 210 (7.22%) Risk Management
27 207 (7.11%) Windows
28 205 (7.04%) Data Modelling

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 67 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 27 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 24 (0.82%) TIBCO EMS
3 24 (0.82%) SAS
4 22 (0.76%) Tomcat
5 19 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 18 (0.62%) Apache
7 17 (0.58%) Confluence
8 16 (0.55%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 15 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
10 13 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.45%) JBoss
11 12 (0.41%) Node.js
12 10 (0.34%) FileNet
12 10 (0.34%) IIS
12 10 (0.34%) MQSeries
13 8 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 210 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 138 (4.74%) MS Office
3 77 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 63 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 39 (1.34%) MS Project
6 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.24%) Open Workbench
8 6 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (0.72%) Markit EDM
2 18 (0.62%) ION MarketView
3 16 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 10 (0.34%) Summit
6 9 (0.31%) RMDS
7 7 (0.24%) assyst
7 7 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
8 6 (0.21%) Algo Collateral
8 6 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
9 5 (0.17%) Eikon
10 4 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.14%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.10%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.10%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
12 2 (0.069%) Loan IQ
12 2 (0.069%) Misys Midas
12 2 (0.069%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.14%) SaaS
2 3 (0.10%) PaaS
3 2 (0.069%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.069%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.034%) GitHub
4 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.92%) Firewall
2 43 (1.48%) Internet
3 42 (1.44%) Multicast
4 39 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 32 (1.10%) BGP
6 30 (1.03%) MPLS
6 30 (1.03%) SAN
7 25 (0.86%) EIGRP
7 25 (0.86%) LAN
8 23 (0.79%) VPN
9 21 (0.72%) Wireless
9 21 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (0.65%) OSPF
11 16 (0.55%) WAN
11 16 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (0.52%) Network Security
12 15 (0.52%) DNS
13 13 (0.45%) VPLS
14 10 (0.34%) NAS
14 10 (0.34%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 193 (6.63%) Relational Database
3 137 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 85 (2.92%) Oracle Database
5 79 (2.71%) RDBMS
6 74 (2.54%) Big Data
7 70 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 62 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 51 (1.75%) Hadoop
10 47 (1.62%) QlikView
11 44 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 43 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 42 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 42 (1.44%) Data Mining
14 28 (0.96%) DB2
14 28 (0.96%) MS Access
14 28 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.55%) DataStage
17 15 (0.52%) KDB
Development Applications
1 89 (3.06%) JIRA
2 67 (2.30%) Subversion
3 59 (2.03%) TeamCity
4 47 (1.62%) Maven
5 39 (1.34%) NUnit
5 39 (1.34%) jMock
6 31 (1.07%) Visual Studio
7 30 (1.03%) Selenium
8 27 (0.93%) WebDriver
9 26 (0.89%) Git (software)
9 26 (0.89%) Grunt
10 23 (0.79%) JUnit
11 21 (0.72%) Ant
12 19 (0.65%) CruiseControl
12 19 (0.65%) Bower
13 15 (0.52%) ERwin
14 14 (0.48%) MSI
15 13 (0.45%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.45%) Jenkins
15 13 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 2910 (100.00%) Banking
2 1283 (44.09%) Finance
3 614 (21.10%) Front Office
4 131 (4.50%) Back Office
5 86 (2.96%) Financial Institution
6 78 (2.68%) Legal
7 65 (2.23%) Retail
8 24 (0.82%) General Ledger
9 21 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
10 19 (0.65%) Advertising
11 18 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 16 (0.55%) Marketing
13 15 (0.52%) Billing
13 15 (0.52%) Law
14 14 (0.48%) Telecoms
14 14 (0.48%) Private Banking
15 7 (0.24%) French Language
16 5 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
17 4 (0.14%) International Banking
18 3 (0.10%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1017 (34.95%) Developer
2 833 (28.63%) Analyst
3 535 (18.38%) Business Analyst
4 314 (10.79%) Java Developer
5 262 (9.00%) Project Manager
6 169 (5.81%) C# Developer
7 159 (5.46%) Banking Business Analyst
8 150 (5.15%) Architect
9 133 (4.57%) Senior Developer
10 125 (4.30%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 94 (3.23%) C++ Developer
12 80 (2.75%) .NET Developer
13 72 (2.47%) Support Analyst
13 72 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
13 72 (2.47%) Senior Java Developer
14 64 (2.20%) Python Developer
15 63 (2.16%) Applications Support
16 62 (2.13%) Data Analyst
16 62 (2.13%) SQL Developer
16 62 (2.13%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (10.89%) .NET
2 185 (6.36%) HTML
3 171 (5.88%) XML
4 137 (4.71%) HTML5
5 117 (4.02%) WPF
6 111 (3.81%) CSS
7 105 (3.61%) Spring
8 102 (3.51%) AngularJS
9 100 (3.44%) Hibernate
10 76 (2.61%) WCF
11 74 (2.54%) FIX Protocol
11 74 (2.54%) Web Services
12 65 (2.23%) .NET Framework
13 62 (2.13%) ASP.NET
13 62 (2.13%) jQuery
14 61 (2.10%) RESTful
15 55 (1.89%) Middleware
16 50 (1.72%) JMS
17 47 (1.62%) STL
18 44 (1.51%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 365 (12.54%) Derivative
2 295 (10.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 292 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
4 258 (8.87%) Fixed Income
5 201 (6.91%) Equities
6 137 (4.71%) Market Risk
7 114 (3.92%) Credit Risk
8 110 (3.78%) Equity Derivative
9 80 (2.75%) Computer Science
10 61 (2.10%) Reference Data
11 57 (1.96%) Management Information System
12 47 (1.62%) Mathematics
12 47 (1.62%) User Experience
13 42 (1.44%) Credit Derivative
14 37 (1.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 32 (1.10%) Hedge funds
16 28 (0.96%) Algorithms
17 27 (0.93%) Data Structures
17 27 (0.93%) PMI
18 24 (0.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 356 (12.23%) UNIX
2 276 (9.48%) Linux
3 207 (7.11%) Windows
4 53 (1.82%) Solaris
5 36 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 30 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (0.55%) Windows XP
9 15 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.38%) SUSE
11 7 (0.24%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.14%) Android
13 4 (0.14%) HPUX
14 3 (0.10%) AIX
14 3 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.069%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (9.83%) Business Analysis
3 265 (9.11%) Project Management
4 242 (8.32%) OO
5 220 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 217 (7.46%) TDD
7 210 (7.22%) Risk Management
8 205 (7.04%) Data Modelling
9 195 (6.70%) Multithreading
10 169 (5.81%) Analytics
11 139 (4.78%) Low Latency
12 134 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 133 (4.57%) Data Analysis
14 125 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
15 123 (4.23%) Migration
16 109 (3.75%) Scrum
17 100 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
18 98 (3.37%) ETL
19 91 (3.13%) Asset Management
20 88 (3.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 833 (28.63%) SQL
2 602 (20.69%) Java
3 382 (13.13%) C#
4 241 (8.28%) JavaScript
5 221 (7.59%) Python
6 220 (7.56%) C++
7 121 (4.16%) Perl
8 97 (3.33%) VBA
9 70 (2.41%) PL/SQL
10 69 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 63 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 46 (1.58%) C
13 29 (1.00%) Korn
13 29 (1.00%) Scala
14 26 (0.89%) VB
15 25 (0.86%) VB.NET
15 25 (0.86%) Bash Shell
16 22 (0.76%) PowerShell
17 17 (0.58%) R
18 14 (0.48%) XAML
Qualifications
1 240 (8.25%) Degree
2 47 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (1.55%) PMI Certification
4 37 (1.27%) ISEB
5 35 (1.20%) PMP
6 34 (1.17%) CCNP
7 25 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 19 (0.65%) CCIE
9 17 (0.58%) CISSP
9 17 (0.58%) CCNA
10 16 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.41%) CISA
13 9 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.24%) CISM
14 7 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.24%) PhD
15 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (0.14%) CCA
16 4 (0.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.33%) QA
2 83 (2.85%) EMIR
3 58 (1.99%) Dodd-Frank
4 51 (1.75%) FATCA
5 25 (0.86%) MiFID
6 20 (0.69%) Basel III
7 16 (0.55%) SLA
8 14 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.41%) COREP
11 9 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.24%) CRD IV
13 6 (0.21%) FINREP
14 5 (0.17%) ISO 9000
15 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 4 (0.14%) COBIT
15 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
16 3 (0.10%) Basel II
16 3 (0.10%) AIFMD
17 2 (0.069%) UCITS
System Software
1 50 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.62%) vSphere
4 13 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 12 (0.41%) XenApp
6 9 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.21%) HDFS
10 5 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.17%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.14%) NFS
11 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.14%) KVM
12 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.034%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.034%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.034%) RACF
Systems Management
1 54 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.58%) Control-M
3 11 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (0.24%) Puppet
6 6 (0.21%) SCCM
6 6 (0.21%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.14%) logstash
8 4 (0.14%) Kibana
8 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.10%) Nagios
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.10%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 415 (14.26%) Oracle
2 212 (7.29%) Microsoft
3 157 (5.40%) Sybase
4 85 (2.92%) IBM
5 67 (2.30%) Cisco
6 48 (1.65%) VMware
7 46 (1.58%) TIBCO
8 42 (1.44%) Business Objects
9 40 (1.37%) HP
10 37 (1.27%) Bloomberg
11 34 (1.17%) Juniper
11 34 (1.17%) Informatica
12 33 (1.13%) Murex
12 33 (1.13%) F5
13 30 (1.03%) Reuters
14 27 (0.93%) CheckPoint
15 26 (0.89%) Citrix
16 25 (0.86%) Red Hat
17 24 (0.82%) ION Trading
17 24 (0.82%) Cognos
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £480 per day + 6 mo
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £900.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £525.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago