Period
to 24 June 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Banking over the 6 months to 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Investment Banking
London > Central London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 70 28
Rank change year-on-year -40 -42 +13
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 188 350 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.23% 3.84% 6.20%
As % of the General category 4.92% 7.61% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 302 399
Central London median daily rate £550 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £402 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £738 £715
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.00
10th Percentile £31.25 - £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 - £45.59
London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

Investment Banking is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,823 4,601 3,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.40% 50.42% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,796 3,558 2,899
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £686 £700 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 39
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +32.98% -20.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.49
90th Percentile £38.85 £43.30 £30.07
London median hourly rate £21.18 £24.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -11.75% +10.34% -1.14%

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Investment Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in Central London

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Investment Banking in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Banking in Central London

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in Central London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in Central London

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Banking in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Investment Banking in Central London

Investment Banking
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Banking within the Central London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -36 177 £550 -4.35% 17
Investment Banking
London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 188 (100.00%) Banking
2 104 (55.32%) Finance
3 66 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (30.32%) Java
5 48 (25.53%) SQL
6 24 (12.77%) SQL Server
7 23 (12.23%) Windows
8 22 (11.70%) Python
8 22 (11.70%) Spring
8 22 (11.70%) Front Office
9 19 (10.11%) JavaScript
9 19 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (10.11%) Docker
10 18 (9.57%) Linux
11 17 (9.04%) XML
11 17 (9.04%) Microsoft
12 16 (8.51%) Project Management
12 16 (8.51%) ITIL
12 16 (8.51%) Analytics
12 16 (8.51%) Java 8
13 15 (7.98%) SDLC
13 15 (7.98%) Fintech
13 15 (7.98%) Relational Database
13 15 (7.98%) C#
13 15 (7.98%) Active Directory
14 14 (7.45%) .NET
14 14 (7.45%) Unix
14 14 (7.45%) Data Modelling
14 14 (7.45%) Problem-Solving

Investment Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 10 (5.32%) Apache Spark
2 8 (4.26%) Apache
2 8 (4.26%) Confluence
2 8 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.19%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.19%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.66%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (2.13%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.60%) IIS
6 3 (1.60%) JBoss
7 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.53%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.53%) nginx
8 1 (0.53%) SAS
8 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.06%) Global One
3 1 (0.53%) Actimize
3 1 (0.53%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.53%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.91%) Power Platform
3 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.72%) Office 365
6 4 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.13%) Serverless
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.53%) GitHub
8 1 (0.53%) IaaS
8 1 (0.53%) npm
8 1 (0.53%) PaaS
8 1 (0.53%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.53%) SaaS
8 1 (0.53%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.38%) DNS
2 6 (3.19%) DHCP
3 5 (2.66%) FTP
3 5 (2.66%) LAN
3 5 (2.66%) Skype
3 5 (2.66%) WAN
4 4 (2.13%) SAN
5 3 (1.60%) Firewall
6 2 (1.06%) AMQP
6 2 (1.06%) HTTP
6 2 (1.06%) NAS
6 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.06%) Wireless
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.53%) Junos
7 1 (0.53%) Multicast
7 1 (0.53%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.53%) SSL
7 1 (0.53%) VoIP
7 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.98%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.91%) Power BI
4 12 (6.38%) Big Data
5 10 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.26%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.72%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.19%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.19%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.66%) BigQuery
9 5 (2.66%) MySQL
9 5 (2.66%) QlikView
10 3 (1.60%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.06%) Mixpanel
11 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (6.91%) JIRA
2 11 (5.85%) Maven
3 8 (4.26%) Subversion
4 6 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.19%) JUnit
5 5 (2.66%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.13%) Ant
6 4 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.60%) Mockito
7 3 (1.60%) PowerDesigner
7 3 (1.60%) Selenium
7 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.06%) FishEye
8 2 (1.06%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.06%) Hudson
8 2 (1.06%) jMock
8 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.06%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.06%) webpack
General
1 188 (100.00%) Banking
2 104 (55.32%) Finance
3 22 (11.70%) Front Office
4 8 (4.26%) Retail
5 4 (2.13%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Back Office
7 2 (1.06%) Advertising
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) Publishing
8 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) International Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.53%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (46.81%) Developer
2 43 (22.87%) Java Developer
3 18 (9.57%) Analyst
4 9 (4.79%) Business Analyst
4 9 (4.79%) Project Manager
4 9 (4.79%) Senior Developer
5 8 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (4.26%) Junior
5 8 (4.26%) Junior Developer
5 8 (4.26%) Junior Java Developer
6 7 (3.72%) Architect
6 7 (3.72%) C# Developer
6 7 (3.72%) Power BI Developer
7 6 (3.19%) .NET Developer
7 6 (3.19%) AWS Developer
7 6 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (3.19%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 6 (3.19%) Tableau Developer
8 5 (2.66%) Data Engineer
8 5 (2.66%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.70%) Spring
2 17 (9.04%) XML
3 14 (7.45%) .NET
4 13 (6.91%) RESTful
5 12 (6.38%) AngularJS
5 12 (6.38%) React
6 8 (4.26%) Java EE
6 8 (4.26%) Node.js
7 7 (3.72%) HTML
7 7 (3.72%) J2SE
7 7 (3.72%) JSON
7 7 (3.72%) Redux
8 6 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (3.19%) Hibernate
8 6 (3.19%) JDBC
8 6 (3.19%) JMS
8 6 (3.19%) Kafka
8 6 (3.19%) LDAP
9 5 (2.66%) Express
9 5 (2.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (5.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (4.26%) Derivative
3 8 (4.26%) Fixed Income
4 7 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.66%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.66%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.13%) Clustering
6 4 (2.13%) Equities
7 3 (1.60%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.60%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.06%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.06%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.23%) Windows
2 18 (9.57%) Linux
3 14 (7.45%) Unix
4 10 (5.32%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.26%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.06%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Android
8 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (8.51%) Analytics
3 16 (8.51%) ITIL
3 16 (8.51%) Project Management
4 15 (7.98%) Fintech
4 15 (7.98%) SDLC
5 14 (7.45%) Data Modelling
5 14 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (6.91%) TDD
7 12 (6.38%) Asset Management
7 12 (6.38%) Multithreading
7 12 (6.38%) Visualisation
8 11 (5.85%) ETL
8 11 (5.85%) Low Latency
8 11 (5.85%) Microservices
8 11 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.85%) Test Automation
9 10 (5.32%) OO
9 10 (5.32%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.32%) Java
2 48 (25.53%) SQL
3 22 (11.70%) Python
4 19 (10.11%) JavaScript
5 16 (8.51%) Java 8
6 15 (7.98%) C#
7 8 (4.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 7 (3.72%) C++
8 7 (3.72%) Scala
8 7 (3.72%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.66%) VBA
10 4 (2.13%) Go
10 4 (2.13%) Perl
10 4 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.13%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.13%) XPath
11 3 (1.60%) R
12 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.53%) ES6
13 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.19%) Degree
2 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.06%) PMP
3 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) CISA
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.53%) CISM
4 1 (0.53%) CISSP
4 1 (0.53%) CRISC
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.53%) OCA
4 1 (0.53%) OCP
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.19%) COREP
1 6 (3.19%) FINREP
1 6 (3.19%) QA
2 4 (2.13%) MiFID
3 2 (1.06%) EMIR
3 2 (1.06%) PMO
4 1 (0.53%) Basel III
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (10.11%) Docker
2 15 (7.98%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.26%) XenApp
4 5 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.66%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.06%) Cronacle
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.06%) Veritas File System
6 2 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.06%) vSphere
7 1 (0.53%) KVM
7 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 11 (5.85%) SCCM
3 5 (2.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.06%) Ansible
4 2 (1.06%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.53%) Control-M
5 1 (0.53%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (9.04%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.38%) Oracle
2 12 (6.38%) VMware
3 10 (5.32%) Tableau
4 8 (4.26%) Bloomberg
4 8 (4.26%) Citrix
4 8 (4.26%) Reuters
4 8 (4.26%) Symantec
5 6 (3.19%) Alteryx
5 6 (3.19%) Google
5 6 (3.19%) Splunk
6 5 (2.66%) HP
6 5 (2.66%) Sybase
6 5 (2.66%) Veritas
7 4 (2.13%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.13%) Cisco
8 3 (1.60%) Dell
8 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.60%) SAP
9 2 (1.06%) Murex