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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Investment Banking
Rank 72 63 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -31
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1517 1607 2712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.67% 2.94% 5.31%
As % of the General category 6.62% 7.61% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 1179 1919
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 £375 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.31% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 15
Average hourly rate £66.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.36% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £17.80 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.20 £143.80 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £175.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +821.05%

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
22901 21104 21985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.27% 38.62% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14647 13020 13447
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 549 632
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.47 £41.03 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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 -13 1405 £550 - 226
London -7 1346 £550 - 212
City of London -5 398 £550 - 70
Scotland +10 72 £375 -1.63% 9
Edinburgh +1 30 £425 +3.03% 7
Docklands, London 0 30 £585 +11.42% 3
Glasgow +16 28 £363 -6.45%
South East +5 27 £475 -5.00% 3
South West -2 12 £325 -10.34% 3
Stirling +1 11 £375 - 2
East Sussex - 10 £475 - 1
Surrey +1 9 - -
Canary Wharf -5 9 £400 -28.88%
Dorset +5 7 £188 +102.70% 3
Bournemouth +3 7 £188 +102.70% 3
Yorkshire -19 7 £500 +14.28%
Northern Ireland -6 6 £173 -43.90%
Birmingham -15 6 £217 -21.09% 1
West Midlands -17 6 £217 -27.67% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £513 - 1
Belfast -8 5 £145 -52.84%
County Antrim -8 5 £145 -52.84%
South Yorkshire - 5 £500 -
Camberley -1 4 - -
North West -27 4 £425 +73.46% 5
Sheffield - 4 £544 -
Bristol -4 3 £400 -
Bromley - 3 £600 -
East of England -1 2 £325 -17.72%
Cheshire -11 2 £450 +83.67% 1

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3072 (100.00%) Banking
2 1460 (47.53%) Finance
3 861 (28.03%) SQL
4 653 (21.26%) Front Office
5 643 (20.93%) Java
6 598 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
7 483 (15.72%) C#
8 426 (13.87%) Oracle
9 404 (13.15%) Derivative
10 371 (12.08%) .NET
11 339 (11.04%) UNIX
11 339 (11.04%) Business Analysis
12 327 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
13 322 (10.48%) SQL Server
14 315 (10.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 308 (10.03%) Fixed Income
16 305 (9.93%) Linux
17 302 (9.83%) Project Management
18 263 (8.56%) JavaScript
19 249 (8.11%) Risk Management
19 249 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
20 244 (7.94%) SDLC
21 242 (7.88%) C++
22 225 (7.32%) MS Excel
23 223 (7.26%) Degree
24 222 (7.23%) HTML
25 221 (7.19%) Equities
26 218 (7.10%) Python
27 216 (7.03%) Microsoft
28 214 (6.97%) Windows

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 68 (2.21%) Oracle Coherence
2 47 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.14%) Apache
4 29 (0.94%) SAS
4 29 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 29 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 27 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 19 (0.62%) IIS
7 18 (0.59%) Node.js
8 17 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 15 (0.49%) MQSeries
11 13 (0.42%) JBoss
12 10 (0.33%) Confluence
13 9 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.29%) FileNet
14 8 (0.26%) Lync
14 8 (0.26%) GemFire
15 7 (0.23%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 225 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 124 (4.04%) MS Office
3 95 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 87 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 46 (1.50%) MS Project
6 15 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.098%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.065%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.065%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (0.78%) Markit EDM
2 15 (0.49%) Summit
3 12 (0.39%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.29%) thinkFolio
6 8 (0.26%) ACBS
7 7 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
8 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.20%) Loan IQ
8 6 (0.20%) Algo Collateral
8 6 (0.20%) RMDS
9 5 (0.16%) assyst
10 4 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.13%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.13%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.13%) Eikon
11 3 (0.098%) Finacle
12 2 (0.065%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (0.20%) PaaS
2 4 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.065%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.033%) SaaS
4 1 (0.033%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.28%) Firewall
2 56 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.14%) Internet
4 28 (0.91%) SAN
5 24 (0.78%) Multicast
6 23 (0.75%) VPN
7 21 (0.68%) WAN
8 20 (0.65%) LAN
9 19 (0.62%) BGP
9 19 (0.62%) Network Security
10 18 (0.59%) OSPF
11 17 (0.55%) DNS
12 13 (0.42%) HTTP
12 13 (0.42%) MPLS
13 12 (0.39%) LDAP
14 11 (0.36%) DHCP
14 11 (0.36%) Spanning Tree
15 10 (0.33%) HSRP
15 10 (0.33%) Wireless
16 9 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 190 (6.18%) Relational Database
3 144 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 117 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 92 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 81 (2.64%) Big Data
6 81 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 78 (2.54%) RDBMS
8 60 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
9 58 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 55 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 54 (1.76%) Hadoop
12 49 (1.60%) QlikView
13 48 (1.56%) MS Access
14 43 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 39 (1.27%) NoSQL
16 38 (1.24%) Data Mining
17 37 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
18 36 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 29 (0.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 119 (3.87%) Subversion
2 94 (3.06%) JIRA
3 73 (2.38%) Maven
4 69 (2.25%) TeamCity
5 61 (1.99%) Git (software)
6 36 (1.17%) jMock
7 32 (1.04%) JUnit
8 30 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 28 (0.91%) Jenkins
9 28 (0.91%) Grunt
10 27 (0.88%) NUnit
11 26 (0.85%) Selenium
12 22 (0.72%) WebDriver
13 17 (0.55%) Jasmine
13 17 (0.55%) ERwin
14 16 (0.52%) Ant
15 14 (0.46%) Bower
16 13 (0.42%) CruiseControl
16 13 (0.42%) ClearCase
17 12 (0.39%) MSBuild
General
1 3072 (100.00%) Banking
2 1460 (47.53%) Finance
3 653 (21.26%) Front Office
4 161 (5.24%) Back Office
5 103 (3.35%) Legal
6 76 (2.47%) Retail
7 65 (2.12%) Financial Institution
8 32 (1.04%) General Ledger
9 31 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
10 30 (0.98%) Advertising
11 18 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.42%) Private Banking
12 13 (0.42%) Marketing
13 10 (0.33%) Law
14 9 (0.29%) French Language
15 8 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
16 7 (0.23%) Publishing
17 6 (0.20%) Telecoms
18 5 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1103 (35.90%) Developer
2 875 (28.48%) Analyst
3 571 (18.59%) Business Analyst
4 316 (10.29%) Java Developer
5 260 (8.46%) Project Manager
6 197 (6.41%) C# Developer
7 160 (5.21%) Senior Developer
8 155 (5.05%) Architect
9 154 (5.01%) Banking Business Analyst
10 130 (4.23%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 98 (3.19%) C++ Developer
12 95 (3.09%) .NET Developer
13 89 (2.90%) SQL Developer
14 87 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
15 81 (2.64%) Senior Java Developer
16 72 (2.34%) Data Analyst
17 69 (2.25%) Support Analyst
18 66 (2.15%) Risk Analyst
19 65 (2.12%) Applications Support
20 60 (1.95%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (12.08%) .NET
2 222 (7.23%) HTML
3 175 (5.70%) XML
4 169 (5.50%) HTML5
5 127 (4.13%) WPF
6 116 (3.78%) AngularJS
7 107 (3.48%) CSS
7 107 (3.48%) Spring
8 96 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
9 91 (2.96%) Web Services
10 90 (2.93%) Hibernate
11 87 (2.83%) ASP.NET
12 83 (2.70%) WCF
13 80 (2.60%) RESTful
14 71 (2.31%) JMS
15 68 (2.21%) Middleware
16 61 (1.99%) .NET Framework
17 56 (1.82%) jQuery
18 43 (1.40%) SOAP
19 41 (1.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 404 (13.15%) Derivative
2 327 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 315 (10.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 308 (10.03%) Fixed Income
5 221 (7.19%) Equities
6 159 (5.18%) Credit Risk
6 159 (5.18%) Market Risk
7 109 (3.55%) Equity Derivative
8 77 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 76 (2.47%) Reference Data
10 60 (1.95%) Management Information System
11 58 (1.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 42 (1.37%) Algorithms
13 39 (1.27%) Data Centre
14 37 (1.20%) Mathematics
14 37 (1.20%) User Experience
15 36 (1.17%) Data Structures
16 35 (1.14%) SWIFT
17 33 (1.07%) Visualisation
17 33 (1.07%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 339 (11.04%) UNIX
2 305 (9.93%) Linux
3 214 (6.97%) Windows
4 65 (2.12%) Solaris
5 24 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 19 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.36%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.33%) Android
10 8 (0.26%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.20%) AIX
13 4 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.098%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.098%) SUSE
14 3 (0.098%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.065%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.033%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.033%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (11.04%) Business Analysis
3 302 (9.83%) Project Management
4 249 (8.11%) Risk Management
4 249 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 244 (7.94%) SDLC
6 205 (6.67%) TDD
7 203 (6.61%) Multithreading
8 200 (6.51%) Data Modelling
9 192 (6.25%) OO
10 164 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 154 (5.01%) Analytics
12 145 (4.72%) Scrum
13 130 (4.23%) Migration
14 129 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
14 129 (4.20%) Data Analysis
15 128 (4.17%) Asset Management
16 126 (4.10%) ETL
17 99 (3.22%) Unit Testing
17 99 (3.22%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 861 (28.03%) SQL
2 643 (20.93%) Java
3 483 (15.72%) C#
4 263 (8.56%) JavaScript
5 242 (7.88%) C++
6 218 (7.10%) Python
7 126 (4.10%) Perl
8 115 (3.74%) VBA
9 98 (3.19%) T-SQL
10 87 (2.83%) Scala
11 80 (2.60%) PL/SQL
12 71 (2.31%) Shell Script
13 45 (1.46%) C
14 33 (1.07%) PowerShell
15 28 (0.91%) VB
15 28 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 27 (0.88%) Korn
17 19 (0.62%) F#
18 18 (0.59%) R
19 15 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 223 (7.26%) Degree
2 40 (1.30%) CISSP
3 38 (1.24%) PMI Certification
4 35 (1.14%) ISEB
5 32 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (1.04%) CISA
6 31 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 29 (0.94%) PMP
8 23 (0.75%) CISM
9 17 (0.55%) CCNP
10 14 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 13 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.36%) CCIE
12 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.33%) CRISC
14 8 (0.26%) CCNA
14 8 (0.26%) PhD
15 7 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.13%) IIBA
16 4 (0.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (4.30%) QA
2 93 (3.03%) EMIR
3 81 (2.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 58 (1.89%) MiFID
5 47 (1.53%) FATCA
6 31 (1.01%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.72%) Basel III
8 21 (0.68%) COREP
9 15 (0.49%) COBIT
10 14 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.46%) CRD IV
11 13 (0.42%) SLA
12 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (0.23%) Basel II
14 6 (0.20%) ISO 9000
15 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
16 3 (0.098%) FINREP
16 3 (0.098%) AIFMD
17 2 (0.065%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.065%) HIPAA
System Software
1 43 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.59%) XenApp
4 11 (0.36%) XenDesktop
5 10 (0.33%) HDFS
6 9 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (0.23%) vSphere
7 7 (0.23%) NFS
7 7 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (0.20%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.098%) Snort
11 3 (0.098%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.098%) KVM
12 2 (0.065%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.065%) XenServer
12 2 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.033%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 49 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (0.94%) Control-M
3 17 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
4 16 (0.52%) Tivoli
5 14 (0.46%) BladeLogic
6 11 (0.36%) Puppet
7 9 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.16%) SCCM
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.13%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (0.13%) CiscoWorks
9 4 (0.13%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.098%) EMC VPLEX
10 3 (0.098%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (0.098%) OpenView
10 3 (0.098%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (0.098%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 426 (13.87%) Oracle
2 216 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 155 (5.05%) Sybase
4 73 (2.38%) IBM
5 49 (1.60%) HP
6 47 (1.53%) TIBCO
7 46 (1.50%) Cisco
8 42 (1.37%) Bloomberg
9 40 (1.30%) Citrix
9 40 (1.30%) Informatica
10 31 (1.01%) Reuters
11 30 (0.98%) VMware
11 30 (0.98%) Murex
12 24 (0.78%) Perforce
12 24 (0.78%) Tableau
13 22 (0.72%) Red Hat
14 21 (0.68%) CheckPoint
14 21 (0.68%) F5
15 20 (0.65%) Juniper
15 20 (0.65%) Fidessa
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Rate: + per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per month + all inclusive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per month
Posted: 3 days ago