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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Investment Banking
Rank 29 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 202 328 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.36% 9.46% 7.60%
As % of the General category 12.49% 17.40% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 273 386
Median daily rate £588 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.25 -
Investment Banking
London

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
1617 1885 3047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.88% 54.35% 51.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1470 2383
Median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 22
Median hourly rate £20.34 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £14.10 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.35 £50.00 £27.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +14.00%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016, 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.

1 381 (100.00%) Banking
2 219 (57.48%) Finance
3 148 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (31.76%) Java
5 83 (21.78%) Front Office
6 72 (18.90%) SQL
7 65 (17.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 55 (14.44%) TDD
9 53 (13.91%) Scala
10 50 (13.12%) Hadoop
10 50 (13.12%) Derivative
10 50 (13.12%) Equities
11 48 (12.60%) Apache Spark
12 45 (11.81%) Business Analysis
13 42 (11.02%) Python
14 40 (10.50%) HTML
14 40 (10.50%) Project Management
14 40 (10.50%) Scrum
15 38 (9.97%) AngularJS
15 38 (9.97%) JavaScript
16 37 (9.71%) Unix
16 37 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (8.92%) Big Data
18 33 (8.66%) C#
19 32 (8.40%) Back Office
19 32 (8.40%) Risk Management
19 32 (8.40%) HTML5
20 31 (8.14%) Fixed Income
20 31 (8.14%) OO
20 31 (8.14%) MS Excel

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 (12.60%) Apache Spark
2 18 (4.72%) Apache
3 8 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.31%) FileNet
4 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.05%) Confluence
5 4 (1.05%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.79%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.79%) IIS
6 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.52%) SAS
7 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.10%) MS Office
5 6 (1.57%) MS Project
6 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics GP
1 3 (0.79%) Summit
2 1 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.26%) Minerva
2 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.26%) RMDS
2 1 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.26%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.62%) GitHub
2 5 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (1.31%) Google Compute Engine
3 3 (0.79%) PaaS
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.26%) IaaS
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.31%) Firewall
1 5 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.79%) SAN
2 3 (0.79%) Skype
3 2 (0.52%) DHCP
3 2 (0.52%) DNS
3 2 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.26%) DMZ
4 1 (0.26%) HSRP
4 1 (0.26%) IPsec
4 1 (0.26%) Network Security
4 1 (0.26%) WAAS
4 1 (0.26%) Wireless
4 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.12%) Hadoop
2 34 (8.92%) Big Data
3 28 (7.35%) SQL Server
4 16 (4.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.89%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.10%) KDB
8 8 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.84%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.57%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.31%) HBase
12 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.79%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.79%) Data Mart
14 2 (0.52%) Kdb+
14 2 (0.52%) QlikView
14 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.67%) Subversion
3 11 (2.89%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.89%) Maven
4 9 (2.36%) JIRA
4 9 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (1.84%) JUnit
6 5 (1.31%) NUnit
6 5 (1.31%) Selenium
7 4 (1.05%) Grunt
8 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.79%) NeoLoad
8 3 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.52%) Ant
9 2 (0.52%) Bower
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.26%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 381 (100.00%) Banking
2 219 (57.48%) Finance
3 83 (21.78%) Front Office
4 32 (8.40%) Back Office
5 22 (5.77%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.36%) Legal
7 8 (2.10%) Marketing
8 7 (1.84%) Retail
9 5 (1.31%) Prime Brokerage
10 4 (1.05%) Games
10 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.79%) Advertising
11 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (48.03%) Developer
2 72 (18.90%) Analyst
3 58 (15.22%) Java Developer
4 48 (12.60%) Business Analyst
5 40 (10.50%) Scala Developer
6 36 (9.45%) Senior Developer
7 31 (8.14%) Project Manager
8 21 (5.51%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (5.25%) C# Developer
10 19 (4.99%) Banking Analyst
10 19 (4.99%) Python Developer
11 18 (4.72%) Front Office Developer
12 17 (4.46%) Architect
12 17 (4.46%) Java Scala Developer
13 14 (3.67%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (3.41%) .NET Developer
15 12 (3.15%) Big Data Developer
15 12 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
15 12 (3.15%) HTML Developer
15 12 (3.15%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.50%) HTML
2 38 (9.97%) AngularJS
3 32 (8.40%) HTML5
4 30 (7.87%) .NET
4 30 (7.87%) Akka
5 28 (7.35%) CSS
6 27 (7.09%) CSS3
7 14 (3.67%) React
7 14 (3.67%) WPF
8 12 (3.15%) XML
9 11 (2.89%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (2.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (2.62%) REST
10 10 (2.62%) WinForms
11 9 (2.36%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (2.36%) Middleware
11 9 (2.36%) Web Services
12 8 (2.10%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.10%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 65 (17.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 50 (13.12%) Derivative
2 50 (13.12%) Equities
3 37 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (8.14%) Fixed Income
5 22 (5.77%) Market Risk
6 21 (5.51%) Fintech
7 20 (5.25%) Hedge funds
8 18 (4.72%) Equity Derivative
9 15 (3.94%) Computer Science
10 12 (3.15%) Mathematics
11 9 (2.36%) Algorithms
11 9 (2.36%) Virtual Team
12 8 (2.10%) Credit Risk
12 8 (2.10%) Reference Data
12 8 (2.10%) User Experience
13 7 (1.84%) Data Structures
14 4 (1.05%) Spread Betting
15 3 (0.79%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.79%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.71%) Unix
2 27 (7.09%) Linux
3 23 (6.04%) Windows
4 4 (1.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.79%) Solaris
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (38.85%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (14.44%) TDD
3 45 (11.81%) Business Analysis
4 40 (10.50%) Project Management
4 40 (10.50%) Scrum
5 32 (8.40%) Risk Management
6 31 (8.14%) Multithreading
6 31 (8.14%) OO
7 30 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (6.82%) Analytics
10 25 (6.56%) Data Management
11 22 (5.77%) DevOps
11 22 (5.77%) SDLC
12 21 (5.51%) Low Latency
13 20 (5.25%) Mentoring
14 19 (4.99%) Electronic Trading
15 16 (4.20%) Open Source
15 16 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (4.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 121 (31.76%) Java
2 72 (18.90%) SQL
3 53 (13.91%) Scala
4 42 (11.02%) Python
5 38 (9.97%) JavaScript
6 33 (8.66%) C#
7 17 (4.46%) C++
8 14 (3.67%) Haskell
9 9 (2.36%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.10%) VBA
11 7 (1.84%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.57%) ECMAScript
13 5 (1.31%) CoffeeScript
13 5 (1.31%) ES6
13 5 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.31%) VB
13 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.52%) Perl
14 2 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (4.72%) Degree
2 3 (0.79%) ISEB
2 3 (0.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (0.79%) MBA
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.52%) PMP
4 1 (0.26%) CCIE
4 1 (0.26%) CCNP
4 1 (0.26%) CCVP
4 1 (0.26%) CFA
4 1 (0.26%) CISA
4 1 (0.26%) CISM
4 1 (0.26%) CISSP
4 1 (0.26%) CRISC
4 1 (0.26%) MOS
4 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.25%) MiFID
2 13 (3.41%) QA
3 4 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.79%) EMIR
5 2 (0.52%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.36%) Docker
2 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.52%) HDFS
4 1 (0.26%) NFS
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.36%) Ansible
2 8 (2.10%) Puppet
3 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.31%) Salt
4 2 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.52%) Nagios
5 1 (0.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (6.30%) Oracle
2 22 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.15%) Murex
4 10 (2.62%) Sybase
5 8 (2.10%) AppDynamics
5 8 (2.10%) Bloomberg
6 7 (1.84%) Google
7 6 (1.57%) Cisco
7 6 (1.57%) Cognos
7 6 (1.57%) Fidessa
7 6 (1.57%) ION Trading
7 6 (1.57%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.31%) IBM
8 5 (1.31%) SmartStream
8 5 (1.31%) Splunk
9 4 (1.05%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.05%) Juniper
9 4 (1.05%) Lotus
9 4 (1.05%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.05%) VMware
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