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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 60 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1675 2371 3062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.98% 4.97% 5.05%
As % of the General category 7.64% 11.61% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1775 2370
Average daily rate £525 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £38.75 £16.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.18% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £13.00 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.50 £34.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -41.00%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21931 20429 27552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.95% 42.81% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13605 12277 16315
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 £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 643 827
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.54 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -27 1616 £525 -4.54% 298
London -11 1577 £525 -4.54% 262
City of London -10 562 £550 +4.76% 126
Scotland -26 47 £400 +5.12% 20
Docklands, London -1 42 £520 +4.00% 4
Stirling 0 15 £375 +3.44% 3
Glasgow +2 14 £350 -3.44% 8
Edinburgh -32 12 £413 -13.15% 7
Yorkshire -14 10 £425 +11.84% 3
Canary Wharf -12 8 £638 +10.86%
West Midlands -16 8 £500 +8.10% 5
Cheshire -11 7 - - 24
West Yorkshire -16 7 £425 +11.84% 2
North West -22 7 - - 24
Birmingham -9 6 £400 -13.51% 5
South East -48 6 £613 +44.11% 1
Belfast +16 4 £226 -17.72%
County Antrim +15 4 £226 -17.72%
Northern Ireland +15 4 £226 -35.35%
Leeds -16 3 £320 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £375 - 1
Berkshire -9 2 £613 -
Surrey -27 2 - -
Chester -20 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £525 -
Reading - 1 £475 -
Reigate - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Poole - - - - 1

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3508 (100.00%) Banking
2 1539 (43.87%) Finance
3 890 (25.37%) SQL
4 748 (21.32%) Front Office
5 574 (16.36%) Java
6 520 (14.82%) Oracle
7 501 (14.28%) Derivative
8 409 (11.66%) Project Management
9 395 (11.26%) UNIX
10 393 (11.20%) C#
11 355 (10.12%) Business Analysis
12 342 (9.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 328 (9.35%) Windows
14 319 (9.09%) Fixed Income
15 300 (8.55%) SQL Server
16 287 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
17 283 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
18 282 (8.04%) Linux
19 240 (6.84%) Degree
20 239 (6.81%) Equities
21 236 (6.73%) C++
22 231 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
23 224 (6.39%) .NET
24 218 (6.21%) Data Modelling
25 213 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
26 212 (6.04%) Credit Risk
27 208 (5.93%) Back Office
28 205 (5.84%) Risk Management
29 203 (5.79%) Microsoft
30 200 (5.70%) Multithreading

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 57 (1.62%) SharePoint
2 49 (1.40%) WebSphere
3 43 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 41 (1.17%) TIBCO EMS
5 34 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
6 33 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 26 (0.74%) Apache
8 20 (0.57%) FileNet
9 14 (0.40%) Confluence
10 13 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (0.37%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.29%) Lync
11 10 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.26%) GemFire
12 9 (0.26%) MQSeries
13 8 (0.23%) CMS
14 7 (0.20%) SAS
15 6 (0.17%) MTS
Applications
1 183 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 126 (3.59%) MS Office
3 103 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 66 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 60 (1.71%) MS Project
6 16 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.20%) RoboHelp
9 6 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.11%) Mingle
12 3 (0.086%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.057%) SPSS
14 1 (0.029%) Casewise Modeler
14 1 (0.029%) InDesign
14 1 (0.029%) Quicktime
14 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 28 (0.80%) Markit EDM
2 13 (0.37%) ION MarketView
3 12 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 11 (0.31%) Loan IQ
4 11 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.29%) RMDS
5 10 (0.29%) Summit
5 10 (0.29%) Temenos T24
6 9 (0.26%) FLEXCUBE
7 8 (0.23%) LatentZero
7 8 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
8 7 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.20%) HiPortfolio
9 6 (0.17%) Global One
9 6 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
9 6 (0.17%) Minerva
10 5 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.14%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.057%) IaaS
1 2 (0.057%) SaaS
2 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.029%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.80%) SAN
2 40 (1.14%) Firewall
3 36 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.86%) NAS
4 30 (0.86%) DNS
5 28 (0.80%) Network Security
6 24 (0.68%) WAN
7 23 (0.66%) LDAP
8 22 (0.63%) FTP
9 21 (0.60%) VPN
9 21 (0.60%) LAN
10 18 (0.51%) Internet
11 17 (0.48%) Multicast
11 17 (0.48%) HTTP
12 15 (0.43%) BGP
13 13 (0.37%) DHCP
14 12 (0.34%) Intranet
15 10 (0.29%) IP Telephony
16 9 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (0.26%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 213 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
3 142 (4.05%) Oracle Database
3 142 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 75 (2.14%) RDBMS
5 73 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 72 (2.05%) QlikView
7 64 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 59 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 54 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 48 (1.37%) Data Mining
11 43 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 31 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (0.86%) KDB
14 29 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
15 28 (0.80%) DB2
16 26 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
17 23 (0.66%) Data Mart
18 21 (0.60%) NoSQL
18 21 (0.60%) DTS
Development Applications
1 105 (2.99%) JIRA
2 67 (1.91%) Maven
3 52 (1.48%) JUnit
4 46 (1.31%) Subversion
5 32 (0.91%) TeamCity
6 29 (0.83%) Ant
7 27 (0.77%) Hudson
8 22 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 21 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 20 (0.57%) Eclipse
11 18 (0.51%) FitNesse
12 17 (0.48%) LoadRunner
13 16 (0.46%) ClearCase
14 15 (0.43%) Toad
15 14 (0.40%) ERwin
15 14 (0.40%) Selenium
15 14 (0.40%) jMock
15 14 (0.40%) Jenkins
16 13 (0.37%) Git (software)
16 13 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 3508 (100.00%) Banking
2 1539 (43.87%) Finance
3 748 (21.32%) Front Office
4 208 (5.93%) Back Office
5 114 (3.25%) Legal
6 101 (2.88%) Financial Institution
7 98 (2.79%) Retail
8 44 (1.25%) Retail Banking
9 40 (1.14%) General Ledger
10 27 (0.77%) Private Banking
11 26 (0.74%) Advertising
12 22 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
13 20 (0.57%) Telecoms
14 15 (0.43%) Marketing
15 12 (0.34%) German Language
16 9 (0.26%) Publishing
17 8 (0.23%) French Language
17 8 (0.23%) International Banking
18 5 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
18 5 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 1087 (30.99%) Analyst
2 970 (27.65%) Developer
3 698 (19.90%) Business Analyst
4 416 (11.86%) Project Manager
5 250 (7.13%) Java Developer
6 220 (6.27%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 187 (5.33%) Banking Business Analyst
8 160 (4.56%) C# Developer
9 149 (4.25%) Architect
10 138 (3.93%) C++ Developer
11 114 (3.25%) Senior Developer
12 94 (2.68%) Test Manager
13 84 (2.39%) Test Analyst
14 83 (2.37%) Consultant
15 80 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
16 72 (2.05%) Senior Manager
17 69 (1.97%) Data Analyst
18 64 (1.82%) Programme Manager
19 58 (1.65%) Credit Risk Analyst
19 58 (1.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (6.39%) .NET
2 160 (4.56%) Spring
3 145 (4.13%) XML
4 131 (3.73%) HTML
5 113 (3.22%) WPF
6 97 (2.77%) Middleware
7 93 (2.65%) JMS
8 92 (2.62%) Hibernate
9 88 (2.51%) WCF
10 75 (2.14%) J2EE
11 68 (1.94%) HTML5
12 64 (1.82%) CSS
13 54 (1.54%) STL
14 52 (1.48%) Web Services
15 48 (1.37%) ASP.NET
16 43 (1.23%) jQuery
17 36 (1.03%) FpML
18 30 (0.86%) Java EE
19 28 (0.80%) Rendezvous
20 27 (0.77%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 501 (14.28%) Derivative
2 342 (9.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 319 (9.09%) Fixed Income
4 239 (6.81%) Equities
5 212 (6.04%) Credit Risk
6 149 (4.25%) Market Risk
7 111 (3.16%) Reference Data
8 84 (2.39%) Credit Derivative
9 77 (2.19%) Equity Derivative
10 74 (2.11%) Hedge funds
11 70 (2.00%) Computer Science
12 55 (1.57%) Management Information System
13 48 (1.37%) Mathematics
14 37 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (0.86%) SWIFT
16 26 (0.74%) PMI
17 24 (0.68%) Mainframe
17 24 (0.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 21 (0.60%) Visualisation
18 21 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 395 (11.26%) UNIX
2 328 (9.35%) Windows
3 282 (8.04%) Linux
4 76 (2.17%) Solaris
5 66 (1.88%) Windows 7
6 38 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 30 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.34%) AIX
10 8 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.14%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.11%) VMS
14 3 (0.086%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.086%) SUSE
15 1 (0.029%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.029%) zOS
15 1 (0.029%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (11.66%) Project Management
2 355 (10.12%) Business Analysis
3 287 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
4 283 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 231 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 218 (6.21%) Data Modelling
7 205 (5.84%) Risk Management
8 200 (5.70%) Multithreading
9 193 (5.50%) Asset Management
10 179 (5.10%) TDD
11 166 (4.73%) Analytics
12 163 (4.65%) Data Analysis
13 134 (3.82%) ITIL
14 132 (3.76%) OO
15 129 (3.68%) Change Management
16 125 (3.56%) Migration
17 116 (3.31%) ETL
18 115 (3.28%) Scrum
19 114 (3.25%) Wealth Management
20 111 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 890 (25.37%) SQL
2 574 (16.36%) Java
3 393 (11.20%) C#
4 236 (6.73%) C++
5 139 (3.96%) Perl
6 116 (3.31%) JavaScript
7 114 (3.25%) PL/SQL
8 106 (3.02%) Python
9 101 (2.88%) VBA
10 75 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 63 (1.80%) T-SQL
12 62 (1.77%) Scala
13 41 (1.17%) VB
14 36 (1.03%) C
15 25 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 19 (0.54%) Korn
17 18 (0.51%) VBScript
17 18 (0.51%) PowerShell
18 14 (0.40%) XAML
19 9 (0.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 240 (6.84%) Degree
2 64 (1.82%) ISEB
3 52 (1.48%) PMI Certification
4 34 (0.97%) PMP
5 28 (0.80%) ISTQB
6 26 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 25 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (0.57%) CISSP
8 20 (0.57%) ACCA
9 19 (0.54%) CIMA
10 18 (0.51%) CCNP
11 13 (0.37%) CISA
12 12 (0.34%) CCIE
13 11 (0.31%) CISM
14 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.20%) IIBA
15 7 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.20%) CFA
16 6 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (4.68%) QA
2 130 (3.71%) EMIR
3 106 (3.02%) Dodd-Frank
4 53 (1.51%) Basel III
5 36 (1.03%) MiFID
6 26 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 26 (0.74%) FATCA
7 24 (0.68%) SLA
7 24 (0.68%) CRD IV
8 19 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 18 (0.51%) COREP
10 16 (0.46%) FINREP
11 11 (0.31%) COBIT
12 8 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.17%) Basel II
14 5 (0.14%) WAI
15 2 (0.057%) ISO 9002
15 2 (0.057%) P3O
16 1 (0.029%) PCI DSS
16 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 19 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.51%) Veritas File System
5 15 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (0.29%) XenApp
8 9 (0.26%) Platform Symphony
9 8 (0.23%) NFS
9 8 (0.23%) Cronacle
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.20%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.17%) vSphere
12 5 (0.14%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.11%) XenServer
14 3 (0.086%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.057%) Oracle RMAN
15 2 (0.057%) LiteSpeed
16 1 (0.029%) SRDF
16 1 (0.029%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 81 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (1.17%) Control-M
3 23 (0.66%) SCCM
4 15 (0.43%) NetBackup
5 11 (0.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 10 (0.29%) BladeLogic
7 7 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.11%) OpenView
10 4 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.086%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.086%) Puppet
11 3 (0.086%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.057%) SCOM
Vendors
1 520 (14.82%) Oracle
2 203 (5.79%) Microsoft
3 193 (5.50%) Sybase
4 81 (2.31%) HP
5 78 (2.22%) TIBCO
6 69 (1.97%) IBM
6 69 (1.97%) Murex
7 64 (1.82%) Bloomberg
8 61 (1.74%) Business Objects
9 57 (1.62%) Cognos
10 48 (1.37%) EMC
11 46 (1.31%) Cisco
12 44 (1.25%) Informatica
13 42 (1.20%) Reuters
14 40 (1.14%) ION Trading
15 36 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 36 (1.03%) Veritas
16 32 (0.91%) Juniper
16 32 (0.91%) CheckPoint
16 32 (0.91%) DataSynapse
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 600 to 700 per day GBP
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £750 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £725 - £825 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
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City, London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
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