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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Investment Banking
Rank 59 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1631 2727 2752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.03% 5.35% 4.75%
As % of the General category 7.81% 12.43% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1935 2025
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.94%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 4
Average hourly rate £96.25 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+450.00% -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
20885 21936 25773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.79% 43.03% 44.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12906 13420 15327
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 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 639 731
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 £42.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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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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 -29 1567 £550 +4.76% 292
London -14 1506 £550 +2.32% 282
City of London -12 499 £550 +4.76% 128
Scotland -35 52 £370 -12.94% 21
West Midlands -1 27 £300 -30.23% 2
Birmingham +14 25 £250 -43.97% 1
Docklands, London 0 22 £525 +8.24%
Edinburgh -35 20 £388 -8.82% 7
Glasgow -4 19 £350 -12.50% 11
South East -30 12 £500 +17.64% 2
Northern Ireland +12 9 £300 -
County Antrim +12 9 £300 -
Belfast +12 9 £300 -
Stirling -9 9 £358 -18.28% 2
South West -31 6 £363 -12.12% 4
North West -5 5 £245 +40.00% 1
Surrey -7 5 £485 +12.46%
Canary Wharf -8 5 £550 -8.33%
Cheshire +7 4 £245 +40.00%
Yorkshire -3 3 £438 +75.00% 1
West Yorkshire -8 3 £438 +75.00% 1
East of England -23 3 £395 -8.67%
Dorset +5 2 £93 -78.97%
Bournemouth +5 2 £93 -77.57%
Berkshire +3 2 £550 +69.23%
Kent +1 2 £563 +32.35%
Chester +4 1 - -
Leeds -3 1 - -
Hampshire -17 1 £475 -
Liverpool - 1 £130 -

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 3290 (100.00%) Banking
2 1445 (43.92%) Finance
3 830 (25.23%) SQL
4 668 (20.30%) Front Office
5 572 (17.39%) Java
6 516 (15.68%) Oracle
7 392 (11.91%) C#
8 377 (11.46%) Project Management
9 368 (11.19%) UNIX
10 365 (11.09%) Derivative
11 336 (10.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 325 (9.88%) Windows
13 304 (9.24%) Business Analysis
14 299 (9.09%) Fixed Income
15 283 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
16 280 (8.51%) SQL Server
17 276 (8.39%) Linux
18 260 (7.90%) .NET
19 258 (7.84%) Degree
20 254 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
21 227 (6.90%) Credit Risk
22 224 (6.81%) Risk Management
23 215 (6.53%) Equities
24 213 (6.47%) C++
25 212 (6.44%) TDD
26 201 (6.11%) Analytics
27 199 (6.05%) Data Modelling
28 194 (5.90%) User Acceptance Testing
29 185 (5.62%) Sybase
30 180 (5.47%) Multithreading

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 60 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 58 (1.76%) WebSphere
3 49 (1.49%) WebLogic
4 38 (1.16%) Apache
4 38 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
5 32 (0.97%) TIBCO EMS
5 32 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 29 (0.88%) IIS
7 21 (0.64%) FileNet
8 19 (0.58%) SAS
8 19 (0.58%) Lync
9 16 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.46%) Confluence
11 14 (0.43%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.36%) Node.js
13 12 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.33%) MQSeries
15 10 (0.30%) CMS
16 9 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 156 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 100 (3.04%) MS Office
3 80 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (1.31%) MS Project
5 36 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.21%) RoboHelp
9 7 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.061%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.030%) InDesign
11 1 (0.030%) Casewise Modeler
11 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 24 (0.73%) Markit EDM
2 19 (0.58%) RMDS
3 14 (0.43%) ION MarketView
4 13 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
5 12 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
6 10 (0.30%) Summit
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 8 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
9 7 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.18%) CA Clarity
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.15%) Adaptiv
11 5 (0.15%) Temenos T24
11 5 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
12 4 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.091%) SaaS
2 2 (0.061%) Force.com
2 2 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.030%) Office 365
3 1 (0.030%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.82%) Firewall
2 50 (1.52%) SAN
3 40 (1.22%) WAN
4 37 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.03%) DNS
6 30 (0.91%) LAN
7 27 (0.82%) Network Security
8 25 (0.76%) Intranet
9 24 (0.73%) LDAP
10 23 (0.70%) Internet
10 23 (0.70%) Multicast
11 21 (0.64%) NAS
11 21 (0.64%) BGP
11 21 (0.64%) VPN
12 16 (0.49%) EIGRP
13 15 (0.46%) DHCP
14 13 (0.40%) MPLS
14 13 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (0.33%) OSPF
15 11 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 160 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
3 145 (4.41%) Oracle Database
4 105 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 80 (2.43%) QlikView
6 63 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 49 (1.49%) RDBMS
7 49 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 45 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 39 (1.19%) Data Mining
11 38 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 36 (1.09%) KDB
13 32 (0.97%) MongoDB
14 31 (0.94%) Big Data
15 27 (0.82%) NoSQL
16 23 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 23 (0.70%) Sybase ASE
16 23 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 96 (2.92%) JIRA
2 72 (2.19%) Subversion
3 54 (1.64%) TeamCity
4 52 (1.58%) Maven
4 52 (1.58%) JUnit
5 27 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 24 (0.73%) Ant
7 23 (0.70%) Git (software)
8 20 (0.61%) Eclipse
9 18 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (0.55%) Selenium
10 17 (0.52%) CruiseControl
11 15 (0.46%) FitNesse
12 14 (0.43%) NUnit
13 12 (0.36%) jMock
13 12 (0.36%) Mockito
14 11 (0.33%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.30%) Toad
16 9 (0.27%) ERwin
17 8 (0.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 3290 (100.00%) Banking
2 1445 (43.92%) Finance
3 668 (20.30%) Front Office
4 161 (4.89%) Back Office
5 112 (3.40%) Financial Institution
6 84 (2.55%) Legal
7 71 (2.16%) Retail
8 43 (1.31%) Private Banking
9 37 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 32 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
11 27 (0.82%) Advertising
12 22 (0.67%) French Language
13 21 (0.64%) Telecoms
14 15 (0.46%) International Banking
14 15 (0.46%) General Ledger
15 14 (0.43%) German Language
16 11 (0.33%) Games
17 10 (0.30%) Publishing
18 5 (0.15%) Billing
19 4 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 986 (29.97%) Developer
2 960 (29.18%) Analyst
3 593 (18.02%) Business Analyst
4 341 (10.36%) Project Manager
5 270 (8.21%) Java Developer
6 160 (4.86%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 153 (4.65%) Banking Business Analyst
8 150 (4.56%) C# Developer
9 127 (3.86%) Senior Developer
10 124 (3.77%) Architect
11 107 (3.25%) Consultant
12 82 (2.49%) C++ Developer
13 81 (2.46%) Data Analyst
14 79 (2.40%) Programme Manager
15 75 (2.28%) Test Analyst
16 70 (2.13%) Test Manager
17 68 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
18 66 (2.01%) Support Analyst
19 65 (1.98%) Risk Analyst
20 64 (1.95%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (7.90%) .NET
2 170 (5.17%) HTML
3 149 (4.53%) XML
4 144 (4.38%) Spring
5 102 (3.10%) HTML5
6 95 (2.89%) WPF
7 90 (2.74%) Hibernate
8 83 (2.52%) Middleware
9 81 (2.46%) CSS
10 77 (2.34%) JMS
11 76 (2.31%) J2EE
12 73 (2.22%) Web Services
13 69 (2.10%) WCF
14 62 (1.88%) AngularJS
15 61 (1.85%) jQuery
15 61 (1.85%) ASP.NET
16 46 (1.40%) Java EE
17 43 (1.31%) FIX Protocol
18 37 (1.12%) .NET Framework
18 37 (1.12%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 365 (11.09%) Derivative
2 336 (10.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 299 (9.09%) Fixed Income
4 227 (6.90%) Credit Risk
5 215 (6.53%) Equities
6 173 (5.26%) Market Risk
7 107 (3.25%) Computer Science
8 72 (2.19%) Credit Derivative
9 70 (2.13%) Reference Data
10 63 (1.91%) Management Information System
11 56 (1.70%) Hedge funds
12 49 (1.49%) Mathematics
13 46 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
14 35 (1.06%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.67%) Clustering
17 21 (0.64%) Replication
18 20 (0.61%) PMI
19 19 (0.58%) Client/Server
20 17 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 368 (11.19%) UNIX
2 325 (9.88%) Windows
3 276 (8.39%) Linux
4 78 (2.37%) Windows 7
5 74 (2.25%) Solaris
6 46 (1.40%) Windows XP
7 44 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.27%) SUSE
11 9 (0.27%) AIX
12 4 (0.12%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.091%) zOS
13 3 (0.091%) VMS
13 3 (0.091%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.061%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.061%) HPUX
14 2 (0.061%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (11.46%) Project Management
2 304 (9.24%) Business Analysis
3 283 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
4 254 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 224 (6.81%) Risk Management
6 212 (6.44%) TDD
7 201 (6.11%) Analytics
8 199 (6.05%) Data Modelling
9 194 (5.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 180 (5.47%) Multithreading
11 171 (5.20%) Data Analysis
12 169 (5.14%) Asset Management
13 158 (4.80%) OO
14 149 (4.53%) Migration
15 145 (4.41%) ITIL
16 141 (4.29%) Low Latency
17 137 (4.16%) Change Management
18 112 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
19 111 (3.37%) Workflow
20 108 (3.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 830 (25.23%) SQL
2 572 (17.39%) Java
3 392 (11.91%) C#
4 213 (6.47%) C++
5 171 (5.20%) JavaScript
6 165 (5.02%) Python
7 129 (3.92%) Perl
8 105 (3.19%) PL/SQL
9 104 (3.16%) Shell Script
10 102 (3.10%) VBA
11 50 (1.52%) VB
11 50 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 49 (1.49%) C
13 40 (1.22%) PowerShell
14 33 (1.00%) XAML
15 28 (0.85%) Scala
16 23 (0.70%) Bash Shell
17 20 (0.61%) Korn
18 13 (0.40%) R
19 12 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 258 (7.84%) Degree
2 40 (1.22%) ISEB
2 40 (1.22%) PMI Certification
3 33 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (0.82%) CCNP
4 27 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 27 (0.82%) PMP
5 26 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 24 (0.73%) CISSP
7 22 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (0.58%) CISA
9 17 (0.52%) CCIE
10 14 (0.43%) CISM
11 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.27%) CIMA
13 8 (0.24%) MBA
13 8 (0.24%) ACCA
13 8 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (4.65%) QA
2 84 (2.55%) EMIR
3 71 (2.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 41 (1.25%) Basel III
5 25 (0.76%) SLA
6 23 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.64%) FATCA
9 18 (0.55%) MiFID
10 14 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.36%) Basel II
12 10 (0.30%) COREP
13 8 (0.24%) CRD IV
13 8 (0.24%) COBIT
14 6 (0.18%) WAI
15 5 (0.15%) FINREP
16 2 (0.061%) P3O
17 1 (0.030%) GCP
17 1 (0.030%) GAAP
17 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 98 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (0.27%) XenApp
5 9 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.12%) Veritas File System
9 3 (0.091%) NFS
9 3 (0.091%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.061%) Snort
10 2 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.061%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.061%) ACF2
11 1 (0.030%) Platform Symphony
11 1 (0.030%) RHEV
11 1 (0.030%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 54 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (1.37%) Control-M
3 23 (0.70%) SCCM
4 19 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
5 13 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 13 (0.40%) BladeLogic
6 11 (0.33%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
8 5 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.15%) SCOM
8 5 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
8 5 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.15%) XenMobile
9 4 (0.12%) OpenIDM
9 4 (0.12%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.12%) OpenView
9 4 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 516 (15.68%) Oracle
2 185 (5.62%) Sybase
3 178 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 82 (2.49%) IBM
5 75 (2.28%) HP
6 67 (2.04%) TIBCO
7 66 (2.01%) Bloomberg
8 57 (1.73%) Business Objects
9 56 (1.70%) Cisco
10 54 (1.64%) Cognos
11 53 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 52 (1.58%) Reuters
13 42 (1.28%) Citrix
14 41 (1.25%) Informatica
15 40 (1.22%) Murex
16 39 (1.19%) EMC
17 38 (1.16%) ION Trading
18 34 (1.03%) Fidessa
19 33 (1.00%) VMware
20 32 (0.97%) Juniper
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Rate £200 dependant on experience
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £585 - £620 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £525 - £565 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago