Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 95 27
Rank change year-on-year -16 -68 +22
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 165 244 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.17% 2.68% 6.79%
As % of the General category 4.77% 5.22% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 202 460
Central London median daily rate £525 £578 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -1.70% +2.17%
10th Percentile £364 £413 £400
90th Percentile £750 £749 £738
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Central London median hourly rate - - £15.00
London median hourly rate £44.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +198.33% - -5.36%

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 3,458 4,673 4,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.48% 51.33% 55.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,606 3,503 3,525
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +2.94% +7.37%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 76 47
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.16 £12.73
90th Percentile £31.50 £37.09 £33.69
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% +2.27% +10.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -9 159 £525 -8.70% 30
Camden - 1 £500 -
Investment Banking
London

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 165 (100.00%) Banking
2 79 (47.88%) Finance
3 56 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (25.45%) Java
5 38 (23.03%) SQL
6 27 (16.36%) SQL Server
7 23 (13.94%) Front Office
8 22 (13.33%) Python
9 21 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (10.30%) JavaScript
11 17 (10.30%) Microsoft
11 17 (10.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (10.30%) AngularJS
12 16 (9.70%) HTML
13 15 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (9.09%) Fixed Income
13 15 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (9.09%) Power BI
13 15 (9.09%) Power Platform
14 14 (8.48%) Windows
15 13 (7.88%) Data Modelling
15 13 (7.88%) ETL
15 13 (7.88%) Retail
15 13 (7.88%) Degree
16 12 (7.27%) JIRA
16 12 (7.27%) Derivative
16 12 (7.27%) Analytics
16 12 (7.27%) Big Data
16 12 (7.27%) Linux

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 8 (4.85%) Confluence
2 7 (4.24%) Apache
3 6 (3.64%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.03%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.82%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.21%) CMS
6 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.21%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.61%) JBoss
7 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.61%) SAS
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.21%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.61%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.61%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.61%) Global One
3 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.09%) Power Platform
2 11 (6.67%) AWS
2 11 (6.67%) Azure
3 8 (4.85%) GCP
4 4 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.42%) GitHub
5 3 (1.82%) npm
6 2 (1.21%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.21%) Office 365
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.61%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.61%) Serverless
7 1 (0.61%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.64%) DNS
2 5 (3.03%) LAN
3 4 (2.42%) Firewall
3 4 (2.42%) WAN
3 4 (2.42%) Wireless
4 3 (1.82%) BGP
4 3 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.82%) DHCP
4 3 (1.82%) NAS
4 3 (1.82%) Network Security
4 3 (1.82%) OSPF
4 3 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.82%) VoIP
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.21%) H.323
5 2 (1.21%) Junos
5 2 (1.21%) MGCP
5 2 (1.21%) Multicast
5 2 (1.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (9.09%) Power BI
2 15 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (7.27%) Big Data
4 11 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (6.06%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.03%) BigQuery
8 5 (3.03%) QlikView
8 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.82%) MySQL
9 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.21%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.21%) Data Mart
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.21%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 12 (7.27%) JIRA
2 4 (2.42%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.82%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.82%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.61%) Ant
5 1 (0.61%) Clang
5 1 (0.61%) EasyMock
5 1 (0.61%) GitLab
5 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.61%) jMock
5 1 (0.61%) JUnit
5 1 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.61%) Mocha
5 1 (0.61%) Selenium
5 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.61%) TestNG
5 1 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 165 (100.00%) Banking
2 79 (47.88%) Finance
3 23 (13.94%) Front Office
4 13 (7.88%) Retail
5 6 (3.64%) Legal
6 5 (3.03%) Back Office
6 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.42%) Advertising
8 2 (1.21%) International Banking
8 2 (1.21%) Marketing
8 2 (1.21%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.21%) Publishing
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.61%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (49.09%) Developer
2 28 (16.97%) Java Developer
3 16 (9.70%) Analyst
4 12 (7.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.06%) Power BI Developer
7 8 (4.85%) Architect
8 7 (4.24%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (4.24%) Python Developer
8 7 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.64%) Angular Developer
9 6 (3.64%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.64%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Risk Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Tableau Developer
10 5 (3.03%) Data Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) IT Manager
10 5 (3.03%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.30%) AngularJS
2 16 (9.70%) HTML
3 12 (7.27%) CSS
4 11 (6.67%) React
5 10 (6.06%) Spring
6 9 (5.45%) .NET
6 9 (5.45%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (4.24%) HTML5
7 7 (4.24%) Node.js
7 7 (4.24%) XML
8 5 (3.03%) Apache NiFi
8 5 (3.03%) Kafka
9 4 (2.42%) CSS3
9 4 (2.42%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.42%) J2SE
9 4 (2.42%) RESTful
9 4 (2.42%) Spring Boot
10 3 (1.82%) Apache Avro
10 3 (1.82%) FpML
10 3 (1.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 12 (7.27%) Derivative
4 11 (6.67%) Equities
5 10 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.03%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.03%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.42%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.42%) User Experience
10 3 (1.82%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.82%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.82%) Taxonomies
11 2 (1.21%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.21%) iPad
11 2 (1.21%) Market Risk
11 2 (1.21%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.48%) Windows
2 12 (7.27%) Linux
3 11 (6.67%) Unix
4 7 (4.24%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.42%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) Solaris
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (7.88%) Data Modelling
4 13 (7.88%) ETL
5 12 (7.27%) Analytics
6 11 (6.67%) TDD
6 11 (6.67%) Visualisation
7 10 (6.06%) E-Commerce
7 10 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (6.06%) SDLC
8 9 (5.45%) Dashboard Development
8 9 (5.45%) Information Security
8 9 (5.45%) Low Latency
8 9 (5.45%) Test Automation
9 8 (4.85%) ITIL
9 8 (4.85%) Multithreading
9 8 (4.85%) Scrum
10 7 (4.24%) Electronic Trading
10 7 (4.24%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.45%) Java
2 38 (23.03%) SQL
3 22 (13.33%) Python
4 17 (10.30%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.27%) C#
6 11 (6.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 8 (4.85%) Scala
8 7 (4.24%) C++
9 5 (3.03%) Java 8
9 5 (3.03%) Perl
10 3 (1.82%) Go
10 3 (1.82%) VBA
11 2 (1.21%) ES7
11 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.21%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.61%) C
12 1 (0.61%) ES6
12 1 (0.61%) R
12 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (7.88%) Degree
2 4 (2.42%) CISA
2 4 (2.42%) CISM
2 4 (2.42%) CISSP
2 4 (2.42%) CRISC
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.21%) ISEB
3 2 (1.21%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.21%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.21%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) APMP
4 1 (0.61%) CCA
4 1 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) MiFID
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) EMIR
System Software
1 9 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.85%) Docker
3 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.82%) XenApp
3 3 (1.82%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.21%) Cronacle
4 2 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.21%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.21%) Veritas File System
4 2 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (2.42%) Ansible
1 4 (2.42%) Terraform
2 3 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.82%) SCCM
2 3 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.21%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.61%) Control-M
4 1 (0.61%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.06%) Tableau
3 9 (5.45%) Bloomberg
4 8 (4.85%) Cisco
4 8 (4.85%) Oracle
5 6 (3.64%) Reuters
6 5 (3.03%) Google
6 5 (3.03%) HP
6 5 (3.03%) VMware
7 4 (2.42%) Citrix
8 3 (1.82%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.82%) ION Trading
8 3 (1.82%) Lotus
8 3 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.82%) SAP
8 3 (1.82%) Sun
8 3 (1.82%) Symantec
9 2 (1.21%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.21%) Dell
9 2 (1.21%) Veritas