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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 64 57 39
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1355 1660 2017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.63% 3.26% 4.42%
As % of the General category 6.73% 8.21% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 1276 1553
Average daily rate
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£525 £546 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Average hourly rate £17.45 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.94% +112.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.00

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
20138 20226 18952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.05% 39.73% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12618 12287 11421
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 624 625
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.50 £23.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.08% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £9.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.43 £24.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-3.40% -10.18%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -13 1256 £550 - 273
London -10 1212 £550 - 251
City of London -9 296 £538 -2.27% 102
Scotland +24 62 £440 +10.00% 16
Docklands, London -2 26 £488 -3.46% 5
Glasgow +15 22 £440 +18.91% 6
Stirling +2 19 £410 +9.33% 1
Northern Ireland +4 17 £148 -47.32% 3
County Antrim +3 15 £145 -48.21% 3
Belfast 0 15 £145 -48.21% 3
Edinburgh -4 13 £450 +9.09% 8
South East -21 12 £488 -4.87% 6
Surrey +13 9 £506 -3.57% 5
South West +1 9 £416 -7.50% 7
North West -16 8 £350 +169.23% 7
Bristol - 7 £420 - 3
West Midlands 0 5 £443 +10.62% 1
Cheshire +3 4 £350 - 4
Birmingham -3 4 £360 -10.00% 1
Canary Wharf -6 4 £525 -4.54%
Manchester - 2 £475 - 3
Reading +9 1 £425 -10.52%
Bournemouth +3 1 - - 2
Dorset +1 1 - - 3
Berkshire -6 1 £425 -10.52%
Kent -10 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £413 - 1
Wales - 1 £400 - 2
South Wales - 1 £400 - 2
Cardiff - 1 £400 - 2

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 2955 (100.00%) Banking
2 1228 (41.56%) Finance
3 803 (27.17%) SQL
4 637 (21.56%) Front Office
5 613 (20.74%) Java
6 559 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 433 (14.65%) Oracle
8 354 (11.98%) UNIX
9 350 (11.84%) C#
9 350 (11.84%) Derivative
10 332 (11.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 293 (9.92%) Linux
12 282 (9.54%) .NET
12 282 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
13 279 (9.44%) Business Analysis
14 270 (9.14%) SQL Server
15 269 (9.10%) Windows
16 257 (8.70%) Project Management
17 248 (8.39%) Fixed Income
18 247 (8.36%) OO
19 242 (8.19%) Degree
20 235 (7.95%) C++
21 234 (7.92%) JavaScript
22 228 (7.72%) Multithreading
23 226 (7.65%) Microsoft
24 215 (7.28%) TDD
25 214 (7.24%) Risk Management
26 208 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
27 197 (6.67%) Relational Database
28 195 (6.60%) Python

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 79 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.08%) WebSphere
3 31 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 25 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 24 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
6 22 (0.74%) Node.js
7 20 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
8 19 (0.64%) Apache
9 17 (0.58%) JBoss
10 16 (0.54%) SAS
10 16 (0.54%) Confluence
11 15 (0.51%) IIS
12 14 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (0.44%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.34%) FileNet
15 9 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (0.27%) MS Exchange
16 8 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
17 7 (0.24%) Lync
18 6 (0.20%) Documentum
Applications
1 193 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 132 (4.47%) MS Office
3 90 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.95%) MS Project
6 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.24%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.068%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.034%) SPSS
11 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.034%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 28 (0.95%) ION MarketView
2 19 (0.64%) Summit
3 15 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
4 13 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.34%) RMDS
6 9 (0.30%) assyst
6 9 (0.30%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.17%) Global One
7 5 (0.17%) Algo Collateral
8 4 (0.14%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
8 4 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.14%) SunGard Martini
9 3 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
9 3 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 2 (0.068%) Eikon
10 2 (0.068%) Oracle Utilities
10 2 (0.068%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.068%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.14%) SaaS
3 3 (0.10%) Office 365
3 3 (0.10%) Force.com
4 1 (0.034%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.034%) GitHub
4 1 (0.034%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.34%) Firewall
2 41 (1.39%) Internet
3 35 (1.18%) LAN
4 33 (1.12%) BGP
4 33 (1.12%) Multicast
5 31 (1.05%) SAN
5 31 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 29 (0.98%) MPLS
6 29 (0.98%) EIGRP
7 26 (0.88%) WAN
8 22 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (0.68%) Wireless
10 18 (0.61%) OSPF
11 17 (0.58%) VPN
12 16 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (0.51%) DNS
14 13 (0.44%) Network Security
15 11 (0.37%) VPLS
15 11 (0.37%) FTP
16 10 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 197 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 101 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
4 84 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 73 (2.47%) Big Data
6 70 (2.37%) RDBMS
7 63 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 52 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 51 (1.73%) Hadoop
10 45 (1.52%) QlikView
11 39 (1.32%) DB2
12 36 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 35 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (1.02%) Data Mining
15 23 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
18 19 (0.64%) Sybase ASE
19 18 (0.61%) KDB
20 17 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 77 (2.61%) JIRA
2 62 (2.10%) TeamCity
3 57 (1.93%) Subversion
4 54 (1.83%) Maven
5 38 (1.29%) JUnit
6 37 (1.25%) NUnit
7 34 (1.15%) jMock
8 32 (1.08%) Selenium
9 29 (0.98%) Ant
10 28 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 27 (0.91%) CruiseControl
11 27 (0.91%) Git (software)
12 23 (0.78%) WebDriver
13 20 (0.68%) Hudson
13 20 (0.68%) Jenkins
13 20 (0.68%) Grunt
14 16 (0.54%) Bower
15 15 (0.51%) Cucumber
15 15 (0.51%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 2955 (100.00%) Banking
2 1228 (41.56%) Finance
3 637 (21.56%) Front Office
4 125 (4.23%) Back Office
5 87 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 71 (2.40%) Legal
7 48 (1.62%) Retail
8 19 (0.64%) Private Banking
9 17 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 16 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
10 16 (0.54%) Billing
11 15 (0.51%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.47%) Law
13 10 (0.34%) Advertising
13 10 (0.34%) Marketing
13 10 (0.34%) French Language
14 9 (0.30%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.24%) International Banking
16 5 (0.17%) Games
17 4 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 978 (33.10%) Developer
2 852 (28.83%) Analyst
3 531 (17.97%) Business Analyst
4 306 (10.36%) Java Developer
5 263 (8.90%) Project Manager
6 160 (5.41%) Banking Business Analyst
7 153 (5.18%) C# Developer
8 147 (4.97%) Architect
9 122 (4.13%) Senior Developer
9 122 (4.13%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 107 (3.62%) C++ Developer
11 91 (3.08%) Support Analyst
12 76 (2.57%) Data Analyst
13 74 (2.50%) Applications Support
14 65 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
15 63 (2.13%) .NET Developer
16 62 (2.10%) Senior Java Developer
16 62 (2.10%) Python Developer
17 61 (2.06%) IT Business Analyst
18 60 (2.03%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (9.54%) .NET
2 184 (6.23%) HTML
3 143 (4.84%) XML
4 132 (4.47%) HTML5
5 117 (3.96%) WPF
6 109 (3.69%) CSS
6 109 (3.69%) Spring
7 101 (3.42%) Hibernate
8 98 (3.32%) AngularJS
9 79 (2.67%) jQuery
10 77 (2.61%) WCF
11 73 (2.47%) Web Services
12 67 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
12 67 (2.27%) Middleware
13 57 (1.93%) STL
14 55 (1.86%) JMS
15 54 (1.83%) RESTful
16 53 (1.79%) ASP.NET
16 53 (1.79%) .NET Framework
17 52 (1.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 350 (11.84%) Derivative
2 332 (11.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 282 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
4 248 (8.39%) Fixed Income
5 157 (5.31%) Equities
6 141 (4.77%) Market Risk
7 122 (4.13%) Credit Risk
8 89 (3.01%) Computer Science
9 87 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
10 56 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 56 (1.90%) Reference Data
11 54 (1.83%) Credit Derivative
12 48 (1.62%) Management Information System
12 48 (1.62%) User Experience
13 34 (1.15%) Hedge funds
14 31 (1.05%) Data Structures
15 29 (0.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 27 (0.91%) PMI
16 27 (0.91%) Blackberry
17 25 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 354 (11.98%) UNIX
2 293 (9.92%) Linux
3 269 (9.10%) Windows
4 76 (2.57%) Solaris
5 48 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 39 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.78%) Windows XP
9 19 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.41%) SUSE
11 9 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.20%) Android
12 6 (0.20%) AIX
13 4 (0.14%) HPUX
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.068%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (9.44%) Business Analysis
3 257 (8.70%) Project Management
4 247 (8.36%) OO
5 228 (7.72%) Multithreading
6 215 (7.28%) TDD
7 214 (7.24%) Risk Management
8 208 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 187 (6.33%) Data Modelling
10 172 (5.82%) Analytics
11 161 (5.45%) Low Latency
11 161 (5.45%) Data Analysis
12 150 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 126 (4.26%) Migration
14 120 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
15 105 (3.55%) ITIL
16 97 (3.28%) Scrum
17 89 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
18 86 (2.91%) ETL
19 85 (2.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 803 (27.17%) SQL
2 613 (20.74%) Java
3 350 (11.84%) C#
4 235 (7.95%) C++
5 234 (7.92%) JavaScript
6 195 (6.60%) Python
7 135 (4.57%) Perl
8 91 (3.08%) VBA
9 83 (2.81%) Shell Script
10 74 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 52 (1.76%) C
12 46 (1.56%) T-SQL
13 41 (1.39%) Korn
14 38 (1.29%) Scala
15 35 (1.18%) PowerShell
16 33 (1.12%) Bash Shell
17 29 (0.98%) VB
18 16 (0.54%) Ruby
19 15 (0.51%) XAML
20 13 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 242 (8.19%) Degree
2 46 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (1.56%) PMI Certification
3 38 (1.29%) PMP
3 38 (1.29%) CCNP
4 30 (1.02%) ISEB
5 20 (0.68%) CCIE
6 17 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (0.51%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.47%) VCP4
10 13 (0.44%) CISSP
10 13 (0.44%) CCNA
11 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.30%) CISM
13 8 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.24%) CISA
15 5 (0.17%) PhD
16 4 (0.14%) MBA
16 4 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.86%) QA
2 74 (2.50%) EMIR
3 57 (1.93%) Dodd-Frank
4 39 (1.32%) FATCA
5 27 (0.91%) MiFID
6 26 (0.88%) Basel III
7 23 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (0.61%) Data Quality
9 17 (0.58%) SLA
10 16 (0.54%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.41%) COBIT
12 10 (0.34%) COREP
13 9 (0.30%) FINREP
14 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 5 (0.17%) CRD IV
16 4 (0.14%) Basel II
17 2 (0.068%) ISO 9000
17 2 (0.068%) Solvency II
17 2 (0.068%) UCITS
18 1 (0.034%) AIFMD
System Software
1 54 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.64%) vSphere
4 14 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 12 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 10 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.27%) XenApp
8 7 (0.24%) HDFS
8 7 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.17%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.14%) KVM
12 3 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
12 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.10%) NFS
12 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.068%) RACF
Systems Management
1 66 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (0.95%) Control-M
3 13 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.24%) SCCM
5 7 (0.24%) logstash
5 7 (0.24%) Kibana
6 6 (0.20%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (0.14%) Oozie
7 4 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.10%) Nagios
8 3 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 433 (14.65%) Oracle
2 226 (7.65%) Microsoft
3 166 (5.62%) Sybase
4 89 (3.01%) IBM
5 75 (2.54%) Cisco
6 58 (1.96%) HP
7 54 (1.83%) TIBCO
8 50 (1.69%) VMware
9 47 (1.59%) Murex
9 47 (1.59%) Business Objects
10 42 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 38 (1.29%) Bloomberg
12 35 (1.18%) ION Trading
13 32 (1.08%) F5
14 31 (1.05%) Informatica
15 29 (0.98%) Juniper
16 28 (0.95%) SAP
17 27 (0.91%) CheckPoint
18 26 (0.88%) Cognos
18 26 (0.88%) Calypso
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday