The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment 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 Investment Banking over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Investment Banking
London / City of London
Rank 33 17 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 164 265 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.67% 8.61% 5.99%
As % of the General category 10.90% 15.24% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 229 264
Median daily rate £600 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1505 1739 2634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.00% 56.48% 51.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1356 2076
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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 £18.73 £20.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.73 £55.00 £28.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £33.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-18.79% +27.88%

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Investment 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 Investment Banking across the City of London region.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Investment 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 Investment Banking across the City of London region.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Investment 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 Investment Banking.

1 353 (100.00%) Banking
2 194 (54.96%) Finance
3 133 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
4 118 (33.43%) Java
5 91 (25.78%) Front Office
6 71 (20.11%) SQL
7 69 (19.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 59 (16.71%) TDD
9 53 (15.01%) Derivative
10 52 (14.73%) Scala
11 50 (14.16%) Hadoop
12 48 (13.60%) Apache Spark
13 47 (13.31%) Equities
14 45 (12.75%) JavaScript
15 44 (12.46%) Python
16 41 (11.61%) Business Analysis
17 39 (11.05%) Multithreading
18 37 (10.48%) Unix
19 36 (10.20%) Risk Management
19 36 (10.20%) Scrum
20 34 (9.63%) Fixed Income
20 34 (9.63%) MS Excel
20 34 (9.63%) C#
20 34 (9.63%) HTML
20 34 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
21 33 (9.35%) Big Data
21 33 (9.35%) Oracle
21 33 (9.35%) Project Management
22 32 (9.07%) OO
23 31 (8.78%) SQL Server

Investment 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 48 (13.60%) Apache Spark
2 20 (5.67%) Apache
3 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.70%) Apache Pig
5 5 (1.42%) FileNet
5 5 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.13%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.13%) IIS
6 4 (1.13%) Mule
6 4 (1.13%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.85%) Confluence
7 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 34 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (2.83%) MS Office
4 6 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.13%) MS Project
6 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.57%) Summit
3 1 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.28%) Minerva
3 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.28%) RMDS
3 1 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.28%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.98%) GitHub
2 3 (0.85%) IaaS
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.57%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.42%) Firewall
2 4 (1.13%) SAN
2 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.85%) Internet
3 3 (0.85%) Multicast
4 2 (0.57%) AMQP
4 2 (0.57%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.57%) LAN
4 2 (0.57%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) BGP
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
5 1 (0.28%) DMZ
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.28%) IPsec
5 1 (0.28%) Network Security
5 1 (0.28%) OSPF
5 1 (0.28%) VRRP
5 1 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.16%) Hadoop
2 33 (9.35%) Big Data
3 31 (8.78%) SQL Server
4 17 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (4.25%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (3.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.98%) HBase
11 5 (1.42%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.85%) Data Mart
13 3 (0.85%) KDB
14 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.57%) Impala
14 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.97%) JIRA
1 14 (3.97%) Subversion
2 13 (3.68%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.40%) Maven
4 8 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.98%) JUnit
6 5 (1.42%) Mockito
6 5 (1.42%) NUnit
6 5 (1.42%) Selenium
6 5 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.13%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.13%) EasyMock
7 4 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.85%) Ant
8 3 (0.85%) Grunt
8 3 (0.85%) NeoLoad
9 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.57%) Bower
9 2 (0.57%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 353 (100.00%) Banking
2 194 (54.96%) Finance
3 91 (25.78%) Front Office
4 27 (7.65%) Back Office
5 18 (5.10%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.98%) Legal
7 5 (1.42%) Prime Brokerage
7 5 (1.42%) Retail
8 4 (1.13%) Games
8 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 2 (0.57%) Marketing
9 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (50.71%) Developer
2 68 (19.26%) Analyst
3 55 (15.58%) Java Developer
4 49 (13.88%) Business Analyst
5 39 (11.05%) Senior Developer
6 38 (10.76%) Scala Developer
7 27 (7.65%) Senior Java Developer
8 22 (6.23%) C# Developer
8 22 (6.23%) Project Manager
9 20 (5.67%) Python Developer
10 18 (5.10%) Front Office Developer
11 17 (4.82%) .NET Developer
12 16 (4.53%) Architect
12 16 (4.53%) Banking Analyst
12 16 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (3.68%) SQL Developer
15 12 (3.40%) HTML Developer
15 12 (3.40%) Java Scala Developer
16 11 (3.12%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.63%) HTML
2 31 (8.78%) Akka
2 31 (8.78%) AngularJS
3 30 (8.50%) .NET
4 23 (6.52%) CSS
4 23 (6.52%) HTML5
5 17 (4.82%) CSS3
6 16 (4.53%) REST
7 14 (3.97%) WinForms
7 14 (3.97%) WPF
7 14 (3.97%) XML
8 13 (3.68%) Spring
9 12 (3.40%) React
10 11 (3.12%) .NET Framework
11 10 (2.83%) ASP.NET
11 10 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (2.83%) Middleware
12 9 (2.55%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (2.55%) Hibernate
13 8 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 69 (19.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 53 (15.01%) Derivative
3 47 (13.31%) Equities
4 34 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (9.63%) Fixed Income
5 21 (5.95%) Fintech
6 20 (5.67%) Equity Derivative
7 18 (5.10%) Market Risk
8 17 (4.82%) Mathematics
9 15 (4.25%) Hedge funds
10 11 (3.12%) Computer Science
10 11 (3.12%) Data Structures
11 8 (2.27%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.42%) Credit Risk
13 4 (1.13%) Reference Data
13 4 (1.13%) Spread Betting
14 3 (0.85%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.85%) SWIFT
14 3 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.48%) Unix
2 24 (6.80%) Linux
2 24 (6.80%) Windows
3 7 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.42%) Solaris
5 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (16.71%) TDD
3 41 (11.61%) Business Analysis
4 39 (11.05%) Multithreading
5 36 (10.20%) Risk Management
5 36 (10.20%) Scrum
6 33 (9.35%) Project Management
7 32 (9.07%) OO
8 30 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (7.37%) Analytics
9 26 (7.37%) Electronic Trading
10 23 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (6.23%) Low Latency
12 21 (5.95%) Mentoring
13 20 (5.67%) Data Management
14 19 (5.38%) Pair Programming
15 18 (5.10%) SDLC
16 17 (4.82%) Concurrent Programming
17 15 (4.25%) Waterfall
18 14 (3.97%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 118 (33.43%) Java
2 71 (20.11%) SQL
3 52 (14.73%) Scala
4 45 (12.75%) JavaScript
5 44 (12.46%) Python
6 34 (9.63%) C#
7 18 (5.10%) C++
8 13 (3.68%) Haskell
9 11 (3.12%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.83%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.83%) VBA
11 9 (2.55%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.55%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.55%) VB
11 9 (2.55%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.98%) ECMAScript
13 6 (1.70%) ES6
14 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (4.82%) Degree
2 3 (0.85%) ISEB
2 3 (0.85%) ISTQB
2 3 (0.85%) MBA
2 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.57%) PMP
4 1 (0.28%) CCIE
4 1 (0.28%) CCNP
4 1 (0.28%) CCVP
4 1 (0.28%) CFA
4 1 (0.28%) CISA
4 1 (0.28%) CISM
4 1 (0.28%) CISSP
4 1 (0.28%) CRISC
4 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.28%) MOS
4 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.95%) MiFID
2 10 (2.83%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.85%) EMIR
4 2 (0.57%) COBIT
4 2 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.28%) FATCA
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.42%) Docker
2 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) HDFS
3 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.57%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.28%) NFS
5 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (1.42%) Puppet
2 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.85%) Salt
3 2 (0.57%) Ansible
3 2 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.57%) SCCM
3 2 (0.57%) SCOM
3 2 (0.57%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.57%) SCSM
3 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.28%) Control-M
4 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (9.35%) Oracle
2 26 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.55%) Sybase
4 8 (2.27%) Murex
5 6 (1.70%) Bloomberg
5 6 (1.70%) Cisco
5 6 (1.70%) Cognos
5 6 (1.70%) Fidessa
5 6 (1.70%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.42%) IBM
6 5 (1.42%) SmartStream
7 4 (1.13%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.13%) Informatica
7 4 (1.13%) ION Trading
7 4 (1.13%) Lotus
7 4 (1.13%) Splunk
7 4 (1.13%) VMware
8 3 (0.85%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.85%) Juniper
8 3 (0.85%) Red Hat
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