Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 27 47
Rank change year-on-year -69 +20 -24
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 245 556 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.68% 6.94% 4.66%
As % of the General category 5.44% 13.27% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 468 350
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £420 £404 £413
90th Percentile £730 £738 £738
London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Central London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - -19.79% -53.25%

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 4,504 4,190 4,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.25% 52.28% 50.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,389 3,283 3,350
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £306
90th Percentile £689 £688 £675
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 46 27
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.80% +6.01% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £38.68 £55.75
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -8.05%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -49 235 £575 -0.43% 39
Investment Banking
London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 245 (100.00%) Banking
2 115 (46.94%) Finance
3 90 (36.73%) Java
4 74 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (29.39%) Front Office
6 59 (24.08%) JavaScript
7 55 (22.45%) SQL
8 44 (17.96%) AngularJS
9 43 (17.55%) Unix
10 42 (17.14%) Spring
11 41 (16.73%) C#
12 39 (15.92%) Node.js
13 37 (15.10%) React
14 36 (14.69%) Multithreading
14 36 (14.69%) .NET
15 34 (13.88%) SQL Server
16 33 (13.47%) Relational Database
17 31 (12.65%) TDD
17 31 (12.65%) HTML
18 30 (12.24%) Hibernate
18 30 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
18 30 (12.24%) REST
19 26 (10.61%) Degree
19 26 (10.61%) Scrum
19 26 (10.61%) Fixed Income
19 26 (10.61%) CSS
19 26 (10.61%) Linux
19 26 (10.61%) Python
20 25 (10.20%) Java 8
21 24 (9.80%) Redux

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 (2.45%) Confluence
2 3 (1.22%) Apache
2 3 (1.22%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.82%) JBoss
3 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.82%) Mule
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.41%) InVision
5 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.41%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) ION MarketView
1 4 (1.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Actimize
2 2 (0.82%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 2 (0.82%) RMDS
2 2 (0.82%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.41%) Eikon
3 1 (0.41%) Kondor
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.41%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.41%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.63%) Office 365
4 2 (0.82%) GitHub
5 1 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.45%) LAN
2 4 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (1.63%) DNS
2 4 (1.63%) Firewall
2 4 (1.63%) Multicast
2 4 (1.63%) Network Security
2 4 (1.63%) OSPF
2 4 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.63%) WAN
3 3 (1.22%) DHCP
3 3 (1.22%) Internet
4 2 (0.82%) BGP
4 2 (0.82%) Extranet
4 2 (0.82%) H.323
4 2 (0.82%) ISDN
4 2 (0.82%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.82%) MGCP
4 2 (0.82%) MPLS
4 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 33 (13.47%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.53%) RDBMS
4 10 (4.08%) Data Mining
5 7 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.45%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.22%) DB2
8 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.22%) MySQL
9 2 (0.82%) Big Data
9 2 (0.82%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.82%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 11 (4.49%) JUnit
2 10 (4.08%) Mockito
3 9 (3.67%) JIRA
4 7 (2.86%) webpack
5 6 (2.45%) Maven
5 6 (2.45%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.22%) Moq
7 3 (1.22%) NUnit
7 3 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (1.22%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.22%) Subversion
8 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.82%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.41%) FishEye
9 1 (0.41%) jMock
9 1 (0.41%) Selenium
9 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 245 (100.00%) Banking
2 115 (46.94%) Finance
3 72 (29.39%) Front Office
4 13 (5.31%) Advertising
5 9 (3.67%) Back Office
5 9 (3.67%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.63%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (55.51%) Developer
2 65 (26.53%) Java Developer
3 33 (13.47%) Analyst
4 31 (12.65%) Full Stack Developer
5 24 (9.80%) Senior Developer
6 21 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 21 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 17 (6.94%) Project Manager
8 15 (6.12%) Front Office Developer
9 14 (5.71%) .NET Developer
9 14 (5.71%) Python Developer
10 13 (5.31%) Banking Analyst
10 13 (5.31%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (4.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (4.08%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 10 (4.08%) SQL Developer
12 9 (3.67%) Architect
12 9 (3.67%) React Developer
12 9 (3.67%) Senior C# Developer
13 8 (3.27%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.96%) AngularJS
2 42 (17.14%) Spring
3 39 (15.92%) Node.js
4 37 (15.10%) React
5 36 (14.69%) .NET
6 31 (12.65%) HTML
7 30 (12.24%) Hibernate
7 30 (12.24%) REST
8 26 (10.61%) CSS
9 24 (9.80%) Redux
10 23 (9.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (6.94%) Angular 2
12 15 (6.12%) HTML5
13 11 (4.49%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (4.08%) CSS3
14 10 (4.08%) jQuery
15 9 (3.67%) RESTful
15 9 (3.67%) WCF
16 8 (3.27%) Ajax
16 8 (3.27%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.61%) Fixed Income
2 21 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.57%) Derivative
2 21 (8.57%) User Experience
3 20 (8.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (7.76%) Computer Science
4 19 (7.76%) Equities
5 18 (7.35%) Fintech
6 12 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (4.49%) Market Risk
8 10 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (3.67%) Data Centre
9 9 (3.67%) iPad
9 9 (3.67%) Robotics
10 8 (3.27%) Algorithms
11 7 (2.86%) Credit Risk
11 7 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
11 7 (2.86%) Grid Computing
12 5 (2.04%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.55%) Unix
2 26 (10.61%) Linux
3 23 (9.39%) Windows
4 11 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.63%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.41%) Android
9 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (14.69%) Multithreading
3 31 (12.65%) TDD
4 30 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
5 26 (10.61%) Scrum
6 22 (8.98%) Software Engineering
7 21 (8.57%) Web Development
8 20 (8.16%) Low Latency
9 19 (7.76%) BDD
9 19 (7.76%) Project Management
10 18 (7.35%) Creative Thinking
11 17 (6.94%) Migration
11 17 (6.94%) MVC
12 16 (6.53%) Kanban
13 15 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (6.12%) SDLC
14 13 (5.31%) Risk Management
15 12 (4.90%) Change Management
15 12 (4.90%) Front End Development
15 12 (4.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 90 (36.73%) Java
2 59 (24.08%) JavaScript
3 55 (22.45%) SQL
4 41 (16.73%) C#
5 26 (10.61%) Python
6 25 (10.20%) Java 8
7 14 (5.71%) TypeScript
8 7 (2.86%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.86%) C++
8 7 (2.86%) ES6
8 7 (2.86%) Perl
9 5 (2.04%) Scala
9 5 (2.04%) VBA
10 3 (1.22%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.82%) VB
11 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.41%) Clojure
12 1 (0.41%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 26 (10.61%) Degree
2 10 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.22%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.82%) CCIE
5 2 (0.82%) CCNA
5 2 (0.82%) CCNP
5 2 (0.82%) MCP
5 2 (0.82%) MCSA
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.82%) PhD
5 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ACCA
6 1 (0.41%) CISSP
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.41%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.27%) MiFID
2 5 (2.04%) PMO
3 4 (1.63%) EMIR
3 4 (1.63%) QA
4 3 (1.22%) SEPA
4 3 (1.22%) SLA
5 2 (0.82%) GDPR
5 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.82%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.41%) COREP
6 1 (0.41%) FINREP
System Software
1 6 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.82%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.82%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.41%) Docker
4 1 (0.41%) HDFS
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.41%) vSphere
4 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) CASB
1 2 (0.82%) Puppet
1 2 (0.82%) SCCM
1 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.41%) Kibana
2 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.41%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 16 (6.53%) Microsoft
1 16 (6.53%) Oracle
2 11 (4.49%) Apple
3 9 (3.67%) Cisco
4 8 (3.27%) Reuters
4 8 (3.27%) Sybase
5 6 (2.45%) Bloomberg
6 5 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.04%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.63%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.63%) Charles River
7 4 (1.63%) ION Trading
8 3 (1.22%) Arista
8 3 (1.22%) CA
8 3 (1.22%) Citrix
8 3 (1.22%) VMware
9 2 (0.82%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.82%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.82%) SevOne
9 2 (0.82%) UiPath