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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 64 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1327 1790 1888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.65% 3.66% 4.16%
As % of the General category 6.81% 8.98% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 1390 1434
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.35% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £70.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.71% +250.00%
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
19491 19939 18376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.90% 40.82% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12492 12401 10949
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 589 690
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -16 1263 £550 - 262
London -10 1219 £550 - 236
City of London -16 292 £525 -4.54% 97
Scotland +1 34 £440 +10.00% 6
Docklands, London +1 23 £520 +0.97% 4
Northern Ireland +7 18 £148 -47.32% 3
Belfast +6 16 £145 -48.21% 2
County Antrim +5 16 £145 -48.21% 2
Glasgow +3 16 £440 +18.91% 3
South East -12 14 £425 -19.04% 5
West Midlands +9 9 £405 +1.25% 3
Surrey +2 9 £506 -3.57% 5
North West +4 8 £350 +169.23% 8
Birmingham +2 7 £360 -10.00% 3
South West -13 6 £420 -6.66% 8
Stirling -6 5 £463 - 1
Edinburgh -11 5 £425 - 1
Canary Wharf -12 4 £525 -
Reading +11 3 £425 -10.52%
Berkshire +3 3 £425 -10.52%
Kent - 2 £288 -
Bournemouth -1 1 - - 1
Bromley -3 1 - -
Dorset -3 1 - - 2
Cardiff - 1 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £475 - 2
South Wales - 1 £400 - 2
Wales - 1 £400 - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3012 (100.00%) Banking
2 1223 (40.60%) Finance
3 773 (25.66%) SQL
4 638 (21.18%) Front Office
5 612 (20.32%) Java
6 565 (18.76%) Agile Software Development
7 442 (14.67%) Oracle
8 359 (11.92%) UNIX
9 342 (11.35%) Derivative
10 334 (11.09%) C#
11 329 (10.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 327 (10.86%) Linux
13 292 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
14 282 (9.36%) Windows
15 273 (9.06%) Project Management
15 273 (9.06%) Business Analysis
16 254 (8.43%) Degree
17 251 (8.33%) SQL Server
17 251 (8.33%) .NET
18 248 (8.23%) OO
19 244 (8.10%) C++
20 236 (7.84%) Microsoft
21 234 (7.77%) Multithreading
22 230 (7.64%) Fixed Income
23 220 (7.30%) Risk Management
24 218 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
25 207 (6.87%) TDD
26 204 (6.77%) JavaScript
27 203 (6.74%) MS Excel
28 198 (6.57%) Python

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 83 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.13%) Tomcat
2 34 (1.13%) WebSphere
3 26 (0.86%) WebLogic
3 26 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
4 25 (0.83%) Node.js
5 21 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
6 19 (0.63%) JBoss
6 19 (0.63%) Apache
7 15 (0.50%) IIS
8 14 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (0.43%) SAS
10 12 (0.40%) Confluence
11 11 (0.37%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 10 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
13 9 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 203 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 139 (4.61%) MS Office
3 98 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 42 (1.39%) MS Project
6 15 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.17%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.100%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.066%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.033%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.033%) SPSS
11 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 28 (0.93%) ION MarketView
2 16 (0.53%) Summit
3 11 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.37%) RMDS
3 11 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
3 11 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.27%) assyst
5 5 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.17%) Global One
6 4 (0.13%) Algo Collateral
6 4 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
6 4 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
6 4 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
7 3 (0.100%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.066%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 2 (0.066%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.066%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.066%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.066%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.17%) Office 365
3 4 (0.13%) SaaS
3 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.13%) Force.com
4 1 (0.033%) GitHub
4 1 (0.033%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (2.56%) Firewall
2 42 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 39 (1.29%) LAN
3 39 (1.29%) Multicast
4 34 (1.13%) BGP
5 33 (1.10%) Internet
6 30 (1.00%) MPLS
6 30 (1.00%) WAN
7 28 (0.93%) SAN
7 28 (0.93%) EIGRP
8 24 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (0.66%) OSPF
10 19 (0.63%) Wireless
10 19 (0.63%) DNS
11 17 (0.56%) VPN
12 16 (0.53%) Network Security
13 15 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (0.43%) LDAP
15 11 (0.37%) VPLS
15 11 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 177 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 96 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
4 89 (2.95%) Oracle Database
5 82 (2.72%) Big Data
6 59 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 56 (1.86%) RDBMS
8 52 (1.73%) Hadoop
9 49 (1.63%) QlikView
10 46 (1.53%) DB2
11 44 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 39 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (0.96%) Data Mining
15 25 (0.83%) Sybase ASE
16 24 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 22 (0.73%) MongoDB
17 22 (0.73%) NoSQL
18 19 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
19 18 (0.60%) KDB
Development Applications
1 74 (2.46%) JIRA
2 62 (2.06%) TeamCity
3 57 (1.89%) Maven
4 50 (1.66%) JUnit
5 49 (1.63%) Subversion
6 35 (1.16%) Ant
6 35 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 32 (1.06%) CruiseControl
8 28 (0.93%) jMock
8 28 (0.93%) NUnit
9 27 (0.90%) Selenium
10 22 (0.73%) Visual Studio
11 20 (0.66%) WebDriver
11 20 (0.66%) Grunt
12 18 (0.60%) Hudson
13 17 (0.56%) Eclipse
13 17 (0.56%) Jenkins
14 16 (0.53%) Jasmine
15 14 (0.46%) Mockito
15 14 (0.46%) Bower
General
1 3012 (100.00%) Banking
2 1223 (40.60%) Finance
3 638 (21.18%) Front Office
4 118 (3.92%) Back Office
5 90 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 81 (2.69%) Legal
7 53 (1.76%) Retail
8 22 (0.73%) Telecoms
9 18 (0.60%) Private Banking
10 17 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
11 16 (0.53%) Billing
12 15 (0.50%) Law
13 14 (0.46%) Marketing
14 10 (0.33%) French Language
15 9 (0.30%) Advertising
16 8 (0.27%) Publishing
16 8 (0.27%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.23%) International Banking
17 7 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 971 (32.24%) Developer
2 852 (28.29%) Analyst
3 529 (17.56%) Business Analyst
4 301 (9.99%) Java Developer
5 289 (9.59%) Project Manager
6 158 (5.25%) Banking Business Analyst
7 139 (4.61%) C# Developer
8 136 (4.52%) Architect
9 115 (3.82%) C++ Developer
10 114 (3.78%) Senior Developer
11 110 (3.65%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 88 (2.92%) Support Analyst
13 86 (2.86%) Data Analyst
14 68 (2.26%) Applications Support
15 67 (2.22%) Consultant
16 66 (2.19%) Python Developer
17 64 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
18 61 (2.03%) IT Business Analyst
19 59 (1.96%) Risk Analyst
20 58 (1.93%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (8.33%) .NET
2 167 (5.54%) HTML
3 139 (4.61%) XML
4 113 (3.75%) Spring
5 110 (3.65%) HTML5
6 102 (3.39%) WPF
7 101 (3.35%) Hibernate
8 93 (3.09%) CSS
9 81 (2.69%) AngularJS
10 76 (2.52%) Web Services
11 75 (2.49%) Middleware
12 69 (2.29%) WCF
13 67 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
13 67 (2.22%) jQuery
14 57 (1.89%) JMS
15 55 (1.83%) STL
16 50 (1.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 50 (1.66%) J2EE
17 47 (1.56%) .NET Framework
18 46 (1.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 342 (11.35%) Derivative
2 329 (10.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 292 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
4 230 (7.64%) Fixed Income
5 157 (5.21%) Equities
6 153 (5.08%) Market Risk
7 132 (4.38%) Credit Risk
8 104 (3.45%) Computer Science
9 77 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
10 73 (2.42%) Credit Derivative
11 58 (1.93%) Mathematics
11 58 (1.93%) Reference Data
12 48 (1.59%) Management Information System
13 45 (1.49%) User Experience
14 44 (1.46%) Data Structures
15 39 (1.29%) Hedge funds
16 30 (1.00%) Replication
17 29 (0.96%) Blackberry
18 26 (0.86%) Visualisation
19 25 (0.83%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 359 (11.92%) UNIX
2 327 (10.86%) Linux
3 282 (9.36%) Windows
4 84 (2.79%) Solaris
5 51 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 47 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (0.86%) Windows XP
9 19 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.50%) SUSE
11 8 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.23%) AIX
12 7 (0.23%) Android
13 6 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.13%) HPUX
15 4 (0.13%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.066%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (18.76%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (9.06%) Project Management
2 273 (9.06%) Business Analysis
3 248 (8.23%) OO
4 234 (7.77%) Multithreading
5 220 (7.30%) Risk Management
6 218 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 207 (6.87%) TDD
8 184 (6.11%) Data Modelling
9 173 (5.74%) Analytics
10 170 (5.64%) Low Latency
11 161 (5.35%) Data Analysis
12 145 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 124 (4.12%) Migration
14 115 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
15 101 (3.35%) Scrum
16 96 (3.19%) ITIL
17 87 (2.89%) ETL
17 87 (2.89%) Continuous Integration
18 85 (2.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 773 (25.66%) SQL
2 612 (20.32%) Java
3 334 (11.09%) C#
4 244 (8.10%) C++
5 204 (6.77%) JavaScript
6 198 (6.57%) Python
7 147 (4.88%) Perl
8 93 (3.09%) VBA
9 82 (2.72%) Shell Script
10 76 (2.52%) PL/SQL
11 47 (1.56%) C
12 42 (1.39%) PowerShell
13 37 (1.23%) Korn
14 36 (1.20%) T-SQL
15 35 (1.16%) Scala
16 33 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 28 (0.93%) VB
18 16 (0.53%) Ruby
19 13 (0.43%) VBScript
20 11 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 254 (8.43%) Degree
2 45 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (1.49%) PMI Certification
3 38 (1.26%) PMP
4 37 (1.23%) CCNP
5 26 (0.86%) ISEB
6 19 (0.63%) CCIE
7 14 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (0.43%) CISSP
8 13 (0.43%) CCNA
9 12 (0.40%) CISM
10 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.27%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.23%) CCA
13 6 (0.20%) CISA
14 5 (0.17%) MBA
14 5 (0.17%) ACCA
14 5 (0.17%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (4.12%) QA
2 68 (2.26%) EMIR
3 51 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 37 (1.23%) Basel III
5 36 (1.20%) FATCA
6 28 (0.93%) MiFID
7 22 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.63%) Data Quality
9 18 (0.60%) SLA
10 16 (0.53%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.40%) COREP
12 10 (0.33%) FINREP
12 10 (0.33%) COBIT
13 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (0.17%) Basel II
13 5 (0.17%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.066%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.066%) UCITS
15 1 (0.033%) WAI
15 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 63 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 25 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.63%) vSphere
4 17 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 13 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 11 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.30%) HDFS
7 9 (0.30%) Apache Flume
7 9 (0.30%) XenApp
8 7 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (0.23%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.13%) KVM
10 4 (0.13%) NFS
11 3 (0.100%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.100%) RACF
11 3 (0.100%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 65 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (1.06%) Control-M
3 13 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
4 12 (0.40%) Tivoli
5 10 (0.33%) SCCM
6 9 (0.30%) Puppet
7 7 (0.23%) logstash
7 7 (0.23%) Kibana
7 7 (0.23%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.20%) Oozie
9 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.13%) Ambari
10 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.13%) CA SiteMinder
11 3 (0.100%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.100%) Nagios
11 3 (0.100%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 442 (14.67%) Oracle
2 236 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 160 (5.31%) Sybase
4 89 (2.95%) IBM
5 76 (2.52%) Cisco
6 62 (2.06%) Red Hat
7 59 (1.96%) HP
8 52 (1.73%) TIBCO
9 47 (1.56%) VMware
10 46 (1.53%) Business Objects
11 43 (1.43%) Murex
12 38 (1.26%) Bloomberg
13 37 (1.23%) ION Trading
14 34 (1.13%) CheckPoint
15 33 (1.10%) F5
16 32 (1.06%) Juniper
16 32 (1.06%) EMC
16 32 (1.06%) SAP
17 31 (1.03%) Informatica
18 28 (0.93%) Tableau
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Rate: £515 Per Day Plus excellent benefits
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
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City, London
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day + depending on experience
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East London
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Rate: £0.00 per day
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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City, London
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