Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 29 45
Rank change year-on-year -70 +16 -24
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 238 541 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.63% 6.41% 5.07%
As % of the General category 5.46% 12.03% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 452 370
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £445 £400 £425
90th Percentile £775 £738 £738
London median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Central London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year +13.33% -5.36% -77.36%

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 4,356 4,498 4,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 48.16% 53.26% 49.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,269 3,547 3,194
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 23
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £43.00 £54.94
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -7.79%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 -49 225 £600 +4.35% 48
Investment Banking
London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Banking
2 104 (43.70%) Java
3 97 (40.76%) Finance
4 93 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (34.03%) Front Office
6 51 (21.43%) Multithreading
7 50 (21.01%) JavaScript
8 44 (18.49%) Spring
9 43 (18.07%) SQL
10 42 (17.65%) AngularJS
11 41 (17.23%) Fixed Income
12 40 (16.81%) Unix
13 39 (16.39%) Low Latency
13 39 (16.39%) REST
14 37 (15.55%) React
14 37 (15.55%) Electronic Trading
15 36 (15.13%) C#
16 35 (14.71%) Hibernate
16 35 (14.71%) Relational Database
16 35 (14.71%) Node.js
17 34 (14.29%) SQL Server
18 32 (13.45%) TDD
19 29 (12.18%) .NET
20 26 (10.92%) RDBMS
21 25 (10.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 25 (10.50%) Scrum
21 25 (10.50%) Greenfield Project
22 23 (9.66%) Redux
22 23 (9.66%) Angular 2
22 23 (9.66%) BDD

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 6 (2.52%) Confluence
2 4 (1.68%) JBoss
2 4 (1.68%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.26%) Apache
3 3 (1.26%) Mule
3 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.84%) IIS
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.42%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.42%) InVision
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.84%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.42%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.42%) Eikon
3 1 (0.42%) Kondor
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.42%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) Office 365
3 2 (0.84%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.68%) Skype
2 3 (1.26%) VLAN
2 3 (1.26%) VSAN
2 3 (1.26%) WAN
3 2 (0.84%) DNS
3 2 (0.84%) Firewall
3 2 (0.84%) HTTP
3 2 (0.84%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.84%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.84%) LAN
3 2 (0.84%) Network Security
3 2 (0.84%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.42%) Anycast
4 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.42%) DHCP
4 1 (0.42%) Extranet
4 1 (0.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.71%) Relational Database
2 34 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 26 (10.92%) RDBMS
4 13 (5.46%) NoSQL
5 10 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.78%) Data Mining
6 9 (3.78%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.26%) MySQL
9 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.84%) Big Data
10 2 (0.84%) DTS
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.42%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 10 (4.20%) JIRA
1 10 (4.20%) JUnit
2 9 (3.78%) Mockito
3 8 (3.36%) Maven
3 8 (3.36%) Subversion
4 7 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.52%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.26%) Moq
6 3 (1.26%) NUnit
6 3 (1.26%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (1.26%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.84%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.84%) ERwin
7 2 (0.84%) Selenium
7 2 (0.84%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.42%) jMock
General
1 238 (100.00%) Banking
2 97 (40.76%) Finance
3 81 (34.03%) Front Office
4 10 (4.20%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.36%) Advertising
5 8 (3.36%) Back Office
6 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.26%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.84%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (60.50%) Developer
2 85 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 35 (14.71%) Full Stack Developer
4 27 (11.34%) Front Office Developer
5 26 (10.92%) Analyst
6 19 (7.98%) Business Analyst
7 18 (7.56%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.72%) C# Developer
9 14 (5.88%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.62%) Python Developer
11 10 (4.20%) .NET Developer
11 10 (4.20%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 9 (3.78%) Architect
13 8 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (3.36%) SQL Developer
14 7 (2.94%) Banking Analyst
14 7 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (2.94%) IT Manager
15 6 (2.52%) AWS Developer
15 6 (2.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.49%) Spring
2 42 (17.65%) AngularJS
3 39 (16.39%) REST
4 37 (15.55%) React
5 35 (14.71%) Hibernate
5 35 (14.71%) Node.js
6 29 (12.18%) .NET
7 23 (9.66%) Angular 2
7 23 (9.66%) Redux
7 23 (9.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 18 (7.56%) HTML
9 15 (6.30%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (5.04%) CSS
10 12 (5.04%) RESTful
11 9 (3.78%) WCF
12 8 (3.36%) Ajax
12 8 (3.36%) Middleware
12 8 (3.36%) XML
13 7 (2.94%) HTML5
13 7 (2.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.23%) Fixed Income
2 25 (10.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (10.50%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (8.40%) Derivative
3 20 (8.40%) Equities
4 18 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (7.56%) Fintech
5 15 (6.30%) User Experience
6 13 (5.46%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.36%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.36%) iPad
7 8 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.94%) Grid Computing
8 7 (2.94%) Robotics
9 6 (2.52%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.52%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (2.52%) Market Risk
10 5 (2.10%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.81%) Unix
2 21 (8.82%) Linux
3 20 (8.40%) Windows
4 8 (3.36%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.26%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.84%) Solaris
7 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (21.43%) Multithreading
3 39 (16.39%) Low Latency
4 37 (15.55%) Electronic Trading
5 32 (13.45%) TDD
6 25 (10.50%) Scrum
7 23 (9.66%) BDD
8 22 (9.24%) Open Source
9 18 (7.56%) Client Onboarding
9 18 (7.56%) Migration
9 18 (7.56%) Risk Management
10 17 (7.14%) MVC
11 16 (6.72%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (5.46%) Kanban
13 13 (5.46%) Project Management
13 13 (5.46%) SDLC
14 12 (5.04%) Creative Thinking
14 12 (5.04%) Microservices
14 12 (5.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 104 (43.70%) Java
2 50 (21.01%) JavaScript
3 43 (18.07%) SQL
4 36 (15.13%) C#
5 20 (8.40%) Python
6 17 (7.14%) Java 8
7 8 (3.36%) C++
8 6 (2.52%) Perl
8 6 (2.52%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.68%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.68%) Scala
9 4 (1.68%) VBA
10 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.42%) AWK
11 1 (0.42%) Clojure
11 1 (0.42%) Groovy
11 1 (0.42%) Haskell
11 1 (0.42%) R
11 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (7.14%) Degree
2 10 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.26%) Master's Degree
3 3 (1.26%) VCAP
3 3 (1.26%) VCDX
3 3 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.84%) MCP
4 2 (0.84%) MCSA
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.84%) PhD
5 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.42%) CCIE
5 1 (0.42%) CCNP
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.42%) MCSE
5 1 (0.42%) MOS
5 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.94%) MiFID
2 5 (2.10%) QA
3 4 (1.68%) EMIR
4 3 (1.26%) PMO
4 3 (1.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) COREP
5 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.42%) FINREP
5 1 (0.42%) GDPR
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.42%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.42%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.26%) vSphere
3 3 (1.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.42%) Docker
4 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.42%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.42%) CASB
2 1 (0.42%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (0.42%) Kibana
2 1 (0.42%) SCCM
2 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.42%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 15 (6.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.78%) Apple
2 9 (3.78%) Oracle
3 6 (2.52%) Bloomberg
4 5 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.10%) Sybase
4 5 (2.10%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.68%) Citrix
5 4 (1.68%) Murex
5 4 (1.68%) Reuters
5 4 (1.68%) VMware
6 3 (1.26%) Cisco
6 3 (1.26%) Dell
6 3 (1.26%) HP
6 3 (1.26%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.26%) Tableau
7 2 (0.84%) F5
7 2 (0.84%) FXall
7 2 (0.84%) Pega
7 2 (0.84%) UiPath