Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 26 44
Rank change year-on-year -47 +18 -20
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 327 505 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.51% 6.62% 5.00%
As % of the General category 7.02% 13.07% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 443 385
Central London median daily rate £575 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
90th Percentile £738 £735 £725
London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Central London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
London median hourly rate £14.75 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -18.06% -3.74% -41.56%

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 4,660 3,863 4,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.99% 50.65% 50.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,582 3,007 3,444
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £315 £305
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 33
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.39 £32.64 £47.45
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.94% +1.19% -

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 July 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 17 July 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 -29 306 £600 - 49
City of Westminster - 1 £500 -
Investment Banking
London

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 327 (100.00%) Banking
2 161 (49.24%) Finance
3 132 (40.37%) Java
4 116 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (30.28%) Front Office
6 95 (29.05%) SQL
7 74 (22.63%) JavaScript
8 60 (18.35%) C#
8 60 (18.35%) Multithreading
9 58 (17.74%) .NET
10 56 (17.13%) Unix
11 49 (14.98%) AngularJS
11 49 (14.98%) Java 8
12 48 (14.68%) Electronic Trading
12 48 (14.68%) Node.js
13 47 (14.37%) Spring
14 44 (13.46%) Derivative
15 42 (12.84%) SQL Server
15 42 (12.84%) TDD
15 42 (12.84%) Relational Database
16 39 (11.93%) HTML
17 37 (11.31%) React
18 36 (11.01%) Python
19 35 (10.70%) Fixed Income
20 34 (10.40%) Low Latency
21 30 (9.17%) Equities
21 30 (9.17%) Oracle
22 29 (8.87%) Linux
22 29 (8.87%) Web Development
22 29 (8.87%) Analytical Skills

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 (1.83%) Apache
1 6 (1.83%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.53%) Apache Pig
2 5 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (1.53%) Confluence
3 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.61%) Mule
5 2 (0.61%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.31%) InVision
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.31%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.83%) ION MarketView
2 5 (1.53%) RMDS
3 4 (1.22%) Orchestrade
4 2 (0.61%) Actimize
4 2 (0.61%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.61%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.75%) Office 365
2 6 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.83%) npm
3 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.61%) GitHub
6 1 (0.31%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.31%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.98%) Firewall
2 7 (2.14%) LAN
3 5 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (1.53%) Multicast
3 5 (1.53%) OSPF
3 5 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.53%) WAN
4 4 (1.22%) DNS
4 4 (1.22%) Internet
5 3 (0.92%) BGP
5 3 (0.92%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (0.92%) DHCP
5 3 (0.92%) H.323
5 3 (0.92%) ISDN
5 3 (0.92%) MGCP
5 3 (0.92%) MPLS
5 3 (0.92%) Network Security
5 3 (0.92%) VPLS
5 3 (0.92%) Wireless
5 3 (0.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.84%) Relational Database
1 42 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.89%) RDBMS
3 14 (4.28%) Data Mining
4 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.14%) Big Data
5 7 (2.14%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.53%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.22%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.92%) DB2
9 3 (0.92%) MS Access
9 3 (0.92%) MySQL
9 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.61%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (3.98%) JIRA
1 13 (3.98%) Maven
2 12 (3.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.67%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.36%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.75%) Cucumber
4 9 (2.75%) Selenium
4 9 (2.75%) webpack
5 8 (2.45%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.83%) JUnit
6 6 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.53%) Liquibase
8 4 (1.22%) Mockito
9 3 (0.92%) Gradle
9 3 (0.92%) Subversion
9 3 (0.92%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.61%) JMeter
10 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 327 (100.00%) Banking
2 161 (49.24%) Finance
3 99 (30.28%) Front Office
4 11 (3.36%) Advertising
5 10 (3.06%) Back Office
6 8 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.53%) Legal
7 5 (1.53%) Marketing
8 4 (1.22%) Retail
8 4 (1.22%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.92%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.61%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.31%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 186 (56.88%) Developer
2 88 (26.91%) Java Developer
3 40 (12.23%) Analyst
4 35 (10.70%) C# Developer
4 35 (10.70%) Senior Developer
5 25 (7.65%) Front Office Developer
6 20 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 20 (6.12%) Full Stack Developer
7 17 (5.20%) React Developer
8 16 (4.89%) .NET Developer
8 16 (4.89%) Project Manager
9 15 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (4.59%) Python Developer
10 14 (4.28%) Banking Analyst
10 14 (4.28%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 14 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 12 (3.67%) Angular Developer
12 12 (3.67%) Architect
12 12 (3.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (17.74%) .NET
2 49 (14.98%) AngularJS
3 48 (14.68%) Node.js
4 47 (14.37%) Spring
5 39 (11.93%) HTML
6 37 (11.31%) React
7 28 (8.56%) CSS
8 27 (8.26%) HTML5
9 26 (7.95%) Hibernate
9 26 (7.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 25 (7.65%) Redux
11 21 (6.42%) REST
12 20 (6.12%) jQuery
13 15 (4.59%) FIX Protocol
14 14 (4.28%) CSS3
15 13 (3.98%) Angular 2
16 12 (3.67%) ASP.NET
17 11 (3.36%) .NET Framework
18 10 (3.06%) XML
19 9 (2.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.46%) Derivative
2 35 (10.70%) Fixed Income
3 30 (9.17%) Equities
4 29 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (8.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (7.03%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (7.03%) User Experience
7 20 (6.12%) Algorithms
7 20 (6.12%) Equity Derivative
8 13 (3.98%) Robotics
9 11 (3.36%) Computer Science
9 11 (3.36%) Credit Risk
9 11 (3.36%) Market Risk
9 11 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (2.45%) Fintech
11 6 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.83%) Grid Computing
11 6 (1.83%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.83%) Minimum Viable Product
12 5 (1.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.13%) Unix
2 29 (8.87%) Linux
3 28 (8.56%) Windows
4 9 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.53%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Android
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (18.35%) Multithreading
3 48 (14.68%) Electronic Trading
4 42 (12.84%) TDD
5 34 (10.40%) Low Latency
6 29 (8.87%) Web Development
7 28 (8.56%) Migration
8 27 (8.26%) Scrum
9 26 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (7.03%) SDLC
11 21 (6.42%) Project Management
12 19 (5.81%) Risk Management
13 18 (5.50%) Creative Thinking
13 18 (5.50%) MVC
14 17 (5.20%) Machine Learning
14 17 (5.20%) Multithreaded Programming
14 17 (5.20%) Open Source
14 17 (5.20%) Test Automation
15 16 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (4.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 132 (40.37%) Java
2 95 (29.05%) SQL
3 74 (22.63%) JavaScript
4 60 (18.35%) C#
5 49 (14.98%) Java 8
6 36 (11.01%) Python
7 16 (4.89%) TypeScript
8 14 (4.28%) C++
9 13 (3.98%) VBA
10 11 (3.36%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.36%) Scala
11 9 (2.75%) ES6
12 8 (2.45%) R
13 7 (2.14%) Kotlin
13 7 (2.14%) Perl
14 5 (1.53%) Ruby
15 4 (1.22%) VB
16 3 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.92%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (6.73%) Degree
2 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.61%) CCA
4 2 (0.61%) CCIE
4 2 (0.61%) CCNA
4 2 (0.61%) CCNP
4 2 (0.61%) CISSP
4 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.61%) MCP
4 2 (0.61%) MCSA
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.61%) PhD
5 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.31%) MCSE
5 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PMP
5 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.98%) QA
2 11 (3.36%) MiFID
3 4 (1.22%) EMIR
3 4 (1.22%) GDPR
3 4 (1.22%) PMO
4 3 (0.92%) COREP
4 3 (0.92%) FINREP
4 3 (0.92%) SEPA
5 2 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.61%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.14%) Docker
2 5 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.92%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.61%) HDFS
4 2 (0.61%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.14%) Puppet
2 5 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
2 5 (1.53%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.61%) CASB
3 2 (0.61%) SCCM
3 2 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.31%) Ansible
4 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.31%) Kibana
4 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.31%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (9.17%) Oracle
2 26 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.36%) Bloomberg
4 10 (3.06%) Cisco
5 9 (2.75%) Reuters
5 9 (2.75%) Sybase
6 7 (2.14%) AppDynamics
6 7 (2.14%) Charles River
6 7 (2.14%) Fidessa
7 6 (1.83%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.83%) ION Trading
7 6 (1.83%) Splunk
8 5 (1.53%) Apple
9 4 (1.22%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.92%) CA
10 3 (0.92%) Juniper
10 3 (0.92%) NetScout
10 3 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.92%) Sun
10 3 (0.92%) VMware