The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Banking
London / City of London
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Banking 529 619 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.96% 20.15% 17.12%
As % of the General category 34.51% 35.80% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 494 707
Median daily rate £554 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £332 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £647
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.15 £15.78 £10.44
% change year-on-year
+122.78% +51.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1533 1729 2663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.05% 56.28% 51.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1348 2098
Median daily rate £525 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 19
Median hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +67.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.16 £20.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £55.00 £28.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Banking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Banking
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Banking across the City of London region.

Banking Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Banking across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Banking
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking across the City of London region.

Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Banking.

1 688 (60.14%) Finance
2 360 (31.47%) Investment Banking
3 347 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
4 258 (22.55%) Java
5 232 (20.28%) SQL
6 141 (12.33%) Front Office
7 132 (11.54%) SQL Server
7 132 (11.54%) Linux
8 126 (11.01%) Windows
9 120 (10.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 119 (10.40%) Unix
10 119 (10.40%) JavaScript
11 118 (10.31%) Oracle
12 115 (10.05%) Microsoft
13 114 (9.97%) TDD
14 111 (9.70%) .NET
15 108 (9.44%) Python
16 105 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
17 101 (8.83%) C#
18 98 (8.57%) HTML
18 98 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
19 92 (8.04%) Project Management
20 88 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
21 86 (7.52%) AngularJS
22 85 (7.43%) Scrum
22 85 (7.43%) Hadoop
23 83 (7.26%) DevOps
24 76 (6.64%) Scala
25 74 (6.47%) Derivative
25 74 (6.47%) CSS

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 68 (5.94%) Apache Spark
2 34 (2.97%) Apache
3 30 (2.62%) WebSphere
4 28 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 25 (2.19%) IIS
5 25 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.05%) Apache Pig
6 12 (1.05%) Confluence
7 11 (0.96%) SAS
7 11 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
9 9 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.79%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.70%) JBoss
11 7 (0.61%) Mule
12 6 (0.52%) CMS
12 6 (0.52%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.44%) FileNet
13 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 69 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.58%) MS Office
3 18 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.61%) MS Project
8 5 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.17%) HipChat
10 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.17%) SPSS
11 1 (0.087%) EViews
11 1 (0.087%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 9 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.52%) Loan IQ
3 5 (0.44%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.35%) Endur
4 4 (0.35%) FLEXCUBE
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 4 (0.35%) Summit
5 3 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.17%) Sophis RISQUE
7 1 (0.087%) Findur
7 1 (0.087%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.087%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.087%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.087%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.087%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.087%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.87%) GitHub
4 6 (0.52%) IaaS
5 4 (0.35%) Office 365
5 4 (0.35%) PaaS
6 3 (0.26%) SaaS
7 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.087%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.087%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.41%) Firewall
2 19 (1.66%) Network Security
2 19 (1.66%) SAN
3 18 (1.57%) DNS
3 18 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.49%) Internet
4 17 (1.49%) LAN
4 17 (1.49%) WAN
5 12 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (0.96%) DHCP
7 8 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (0.70%) Wireless
8 6 (0.52%) Multicast
8 6 (0.52%) SSL
9 5 (0.44%) Skype
10 4 (0.35%) BGP
10 4 (0.35%) DMZ
10 4 (0.35%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.35%) NX-OS
10 4 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.43%) Hadoop
3 71 (6.21%) Big Data
4 41 (3.58%) Oracle Database
5 37 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 31 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (1.49%) HBase
10 17 (1.49%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.05%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.87%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.87%) Data Mart
14 9 (0.79%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 54 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 38 (3.32%) Git (software)
3 36 (3.15%) JIRA
4 32 (2.80%) Maven
5 23 (2.01%) Subversion
6 18 (1.57%) Selenium
7 16 (1.40%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.31%) Ant
9 14 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.96%) NUnit
11 10 (0.87%) Grunt
11 10 (0.87%) JUnit
12 9 (0.79%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 8 (0.70%) Hudson
14 7 (0.61%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.52%) gulp
15 6 (0.52%) Mockito
16 5 (0.44%) NeoLoad
16 5 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 688 (60.14%) Finance
2 360 (31.47%) Investment Banking
3 141 (12.33%) Front Office
4 70 (6.12%) Retail
5 50 (4.37%) Back Office
6 42 (3.67%) Retail Banking
7 36 (3.15%) Financial Institution
8 27 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.66%) Advertising
10 18 (1.57%) Legal
11 16 (1.40%) Games
12 11 (0.96%) Marketing
13 10 (0.87%) International Banking
14 6 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
15 5 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
15 5 (0.44%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.35%) French Language
16 4 (0.35%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 409 (35.75%) Developer
2 211 (18.44%) Analyst
3 117 (10.23%) Senior Developer
4 107 (9.35%) Java Developer
5 106 (9.27%) Business Analyst
6 83 (7.26%) Architect
7 69 (6.03%) Project Manager
8 61 (5.33%) Banking Analyst
9 55 (4.81%) C# Developer
10 53 (4.63%) Senior Java Developer
11 49 (4.28%) Scala Developer
12 46 (4.02%) .NET Developer
13 41 (3.58%) JavaScript Developer
14 36 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
15 35 (3.06%) Consultant
16 33 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
16 33 (2.88%) HTML Developer
17 32 (2.80%) Administrator
17 32 (2.80%) SQL Developer
18 29 (2.53%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (9.70%) .NET
2 98 (8.57%) HTML
3 86 (7.52%) AngularJS
4 74 (6.47%) CSS
5 71 (6.21%) HTML5
6 53 (4.63%) CSS3
6 53 (4.63%) REST
7 51 (4.46%) Web Services
8 46 (4.02%) Akka
9 42 (3.67%) Spring
10 40 (3.50%) ASP.NET
11 38 (3.32%) XML
12 37 (3.23%) React
13 36 (3.15%) WPF
14 34 (2.97%) jQuery
15 24 (2.10%) Hibernate
15 24 (2.10%) Middleware
16 23 (2.01%) .NET Framework
16 23 (2.01%) J2EE
17 22 (1.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 120 (10.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (6.47%) Derivative
4 71 (6.21%) Equities
5 58 (5.07%) Fixed Income
6 46 (4.02%) Market Risk
7 39 (3.41%) User Experience
8 38 (3.32%) Fintech
9 28 (2.45%) Computer Science
9 28 (2.45%) Credit Risk
10 27 (2.36%) Mathematics
11 23 (2.01%) Algorithms
11 23 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
12 21 (1.84%) Data Centre
13 20 (1.75%) Hedge funds
14 19 (1.66%) Virtual Team
15 16 (1.40%) SWIFT
16 14 (1.22%) Data Integration
17 12 (1.05%) Clustering
17 12 (1.05%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 132 (11.54%) Linux
2 126 (11.01%) Windows
3 119 (10.40%) Unix
4 35 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (1.75%) Solaris
8 19 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.14%) Android
11 12 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.05%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.35%) SUSE
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.087%) AIX
16 1 (0.087%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.087%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (9.97%) TDD
3 105 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
4 98 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 92 (8.04%) Project Management
6 85 (7.43%) Scrum
7 83 (7.26%) DevOps
8 72 (6.29%) Multithreading
9 71 (6.21%) Business Analysis
10 68 (5.94%) OO
11 63 (5.51%) Risk Management
12 56 (4.90%) Electronic Trading
13 52 (4.55%) Analytics
14 51 (4.46%) Migration
15 50 (4.37%) ITIL
16 48 (4.20%) Low Latency
17 45 (3.93%) Data Modelling
18 44 (3.85%) MVC
18 44 (3.85%) SDLC
19 43 (3.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 258 (22.55%) Java
2 232 (20.28%) SQL
3 119 (10.40%) JavaScript
4 108 (9.44%) Python
5 101 (8.83%) C#
6 76 (6.64%) Scala
7 41 (3.58%) C++
8 33 (2.88%) Perl
9 27 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 22 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.84%) VBA
12 19 (1.66%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.49%) C
14 13 (1.14%) Haskell
15 12 (1.05%) Ruby
15 12 (1.05%) TypeScript
16 11 (0.96%) VB
17 9 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (4.81%) Degree
2 16 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (1.22%) CCNP
4 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (0.96%) ISEB
6 9 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.61%) PMP
9 6 (0.52%) CCSE
9 6 (0.52%) CCSP
9 6 (0.52%) MCSE
10 5 (0.44%) CCA
10 5 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.44%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.44%) RHCE
11 4 (0.35%) CISSP
11 4 (0.35%) IBM Certification
11 4 (0.35%) OCP
11 4 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.85%) QA
2 32 (2.80%) MiFID
3 15 (1.31%) SEPA
4 11 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.61%) EMIR
7 6 (0.52%) COBIT
8 5 (0.44%) Basel III
8 5 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.35%) SDET
10 3 (0.26%) FATCA
11 2 (0.17%) Basel II
11 2 (0.17%) GDPR
11 2 (0.17%) TARGET2
12 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.087%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.087%) SLA
12 1 (0.087%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (1.84%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.57%) Docker
3 17 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.61%) HDFS
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.26%) KVM
8 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.26%) Xen
8 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.17%) Firmware
9 2 (0.17%) NFS
9 2 (0.17%) SRDF
9 2 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.17%) XenApp
9 2 (0.17%) XenServer
10 1 (0.087%) RACF
Systems Management
1 49 (4.28%) Puppet
2 31 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.40%) SCCM
4 13 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
5 12 (1.05%) MOM
6 10 (0.87%) Tivoli
7 9 (0.79%) Ansible
8 8 (0.70%) Control-M
8 8 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 7 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.52%) Grafana
11 5 (0.44%) Graphite
11 5 (0.44%) logstash
11 5 (0.44%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.35%) Nagios
12 4 (0.35%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.26%) Salt
13 3 (0.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 118 (10.31%) Oracle
2 115 (10.05%) Microsoft
3 47 (4.11%) Cisco
4 44 (3.85%) IBM
5 26 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 26 (2.27%) VMware
6 24 (2.10%) Sybase
7 23 (2.01%) Adobe
7 23 (2.01%) Splunk
8 21 (1.84%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.75%) HP
10 17 (1.49%) Juniper
11 16 (1.40%) CheckPoint
11 16 (1.40%) Murex
12 13 (1.14%) Bloomberg
12 13 (1.14%) MuleSoft
12 13 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 13 (1.14%) TIBCO
13 12 (1.05%) Cognos
13 12 (1.05%) SAP
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