Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 110 34
Rank change year-on-year +2 -76 +8
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 117 216 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.88% 2.42% 5.54%
As % of the General category 4.32% 4.82% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 182 396
Central London median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -2.13%
10th Percentile £355 £458 £363
90th Percentile £750 £775 £738
London median daily rate £600 £600 £588
% change year-on-year - +2.13% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Central London median hourly rate - £32.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +116.67% -81.25%
London median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -81.25%

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 2,711 4,480 4,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 43.62% 50.26% 54.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,968 3,265 3,698
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £305 £293 £313
90th Percentile £694 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 57
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -11.90% -0.12%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.03 £12.22
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £42.50
London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.08 £22.00
% change year-on-year +3.82% +9.45% -

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 -7 114 £613 +2.08% 20
Investment Banking
London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Banking
2 38 (32.48%) Finance
3 29 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (23.93%) Front Office
5 26 (22.22%) Java
6 21 (17.95%) Python
7 20 (17.09%) SQL
8 19 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (15.38%) HTML
9 18 (15.38%) Degree
10 15 (12.82%) JIRA
11 14 (11.97%) JavaScript
11 14 (11.97%) CSS
11 14 (11.97%) AngularJS
11 14 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (10.26%) Derivative
12 12 (10.26%) Oracle
12 12 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (9.40%) Fixed Income
13 11 (9.40%) Azure
14 10 (8.55%) HTML5
14 10 (8.55%) Confluence
14 10 (8.55%) TDD
14 10 (8.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (8.55%) C#
14 10 (8.55%) Jenkins
14 10 (8.55%) SDLC
15 9 (7.69%) Windows
15 9 (7.69%) Legal
16 8 (6.84%) Scrum

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 (8.55%) Confluence
2 4 (3.42%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.56%) InVision
2 3 (2.56%) Sketch
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.40%) Azure
2 5 (4.27%) AWS
3 4 (3.42%) GitHub
4 3 (2.56%) GCP
5 2 (1.71%) npm
6 1 (0.85%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (3.42%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (3.42%) NAS
1 4 (3.42%) VoIP
2 3 (2.56%) Junos
2 3 (2.56%) NX-OS
3 2 (1.71%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) BGP
4 1 (0.85%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) IPsec
4 1 (0.85%) LAN
4 1 (0.85%) OSPF
4 1 (0.85%) TACACS
4 1 (0.85%) VLAN
4 1 (0.85%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) VRRP
4 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.56%) Big Data
4 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.85%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) KDB
5 1 (0.85%) Kdb+
5 1 (0.85%) MemSQL
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) MS Access
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (12.82%) JIRA
2 10 (8.55%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.42%) GitLab
4 3 (2.56%) Axure RP
4 3 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.71%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.71%) Maven
6 1 (0.85%) Ant
6 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.85%) Mocha
6 1 (0.85%) Protractor
6 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 117 (100.00%) Banking
2 38 (32.48%) Finance
3 28 (23.93%) Front Office
4 9 (7.69%) Legal
5 6 (5.13%) Games
5 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.42%) Retail
7 3 (2.56%) Back Office
7 3 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.71%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.85%) Advertising
9 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (45.30%) Developer
2 16 (13.68%) Analyst
3 15 (12.82%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.11%) Python Developer
5 12 (10.26%) Business Analyst
6 11 (9.40%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.84%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Murex Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Murex Business Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Risk Manager
8 5 (4.27%) Tester
9 4 (3.42%) Deskside Support
9 4 (3.42%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.42%) Senior Python Developer
9 4 (3.42%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.38%) HTML
2 14 (11.97%) AngularJS
2 14 (11.97%) CSS
3 10 (8.55%) HTML5
4 8 (6.84%) .NET
5 7 (5.98%) React
5 7 (5.98%) Spring
6 5 (4.27%) CSS3
7 4 (3.42%) Django
7 4 (3.42%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (3.42%) Flask
7 4 (3.42%) Spring Boot
8 3 (2.56%) JPA
8 3 (2.56%) Node.js
8 3 (2.56%) Spring Batch
8 3 (2.56%) Spring Integration
9 2 (1.71%) JNI
9 2 (1.71%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (1.71%) RESTful
9 2 (1.71%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Derivative
1 12 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (9.40%) Fixed Income
3 10 (8.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (6.84%) Equities
5 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.27%) User Experience
6 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.42%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.56%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.56%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.71%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.71%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.71%) iPad
8 2 (1.71%) Robotics
9 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.69%) Windows
2 7 (5.98%) Linux
3 6 (5.13%) Unix
3 6 (5.13%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.27%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.42%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.85%) Solaris
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (8.55%) SDLC
4 10 (8.55%) TDD
5 8 (6.84%) Electronic Trading
5 8 (6.84%) Investment Management
5 8 (6.84%) Scrum
5 8 (6.84%) Test Automation
6 7 (5.98%) Information Security
6 7 (5.98%) Multithreading
7 6 (5.13%) Risk Management
8 5 (4.27%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.27%) BDD
8 5 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.27%) DevOps
8 5 (4.27%) Microservices
8 5 (4.27%) Workflow
9 4 (3.42%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (3.42%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.22%) Java
2 21 (17.95%) Python
3 20 (17.09%) SQL
4 14 (11.97%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.55%) C#
6 6 (5.13%) C++
6 6 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.27%) Perl
8 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.71%) ES7
9 2 (1.71%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.85%) C
10 1 (0.85%) Java 8
10 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.85%) Scala
10 1 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (2.56%) CISA
2 3 (2.56%) CISM
2 3 (2.56%) CISSP
2 3 (2.56%) CRISC
3 2 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.85%) CCA
4 1 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Docker
2 5 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.71%) XenApp
3 2 (1.71%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) Ansible
2 7 (5.98%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.27%) Puppet
3 5 (4.27%) Terraform
4 3 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.85%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.85%) Mesos
5 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (10.26%) Oracle
2 8 (6.84%) Cisco
3 6 (5.13%) Bloomberg
3 6 (5.13%) Murex
4 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.42%) Fidessa
5 4 (3.42%) HP
5 4 (3.42%) Lotus
6 3 (2.56%) Informatica
6 3 (2.56%) ION Trading
6 3 (2.56%) Juniper
6 3 (2.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.71%) Automation Anywhere
7 2 (1.71%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.71%) Citrix
7 2 (1.71%) Cognos
7 2 (1.71%) Sybase
7 2 (1.71%) Tableau
7 2 (1.71%) UiPath
7 2 (1.71%) Vermilion