Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 40 39
Rank change year-on-year -65 -1 -19
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 216 476 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.43% 5.32% 5.28%
As % of the General category 5.08% 10.09% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 392 346
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.86% +5.45%
10th Percentile £450 £363 £413
90th Percentile £775 £738 £713
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -81.25% -
10th Percentile £31.25 £15.00 £77.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £15.00 £82.50
London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year - -78.57% -30.00%

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 4,251 4,717 3,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 47.81% 52.69% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,102 3,696 2,796
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £320 £315
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
London median daily rate £525 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.50% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 19
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.88% -4.60% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.08 £12.15
90th Percentile £34.05 £47.50 £61.99
London median hourly rate £22.72 £22.01 £24.44
% change year-on-year +3.21% -9.95% +8.62%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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 -55 210 £588 +2.17% 52
Investment Banking
London

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 216 (100.00%) Banking
2 97 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (37.50%) Finance
4 80 (37.04%) Java
5 69 (31.94%) Front Office
6 43 (19.91%) Fixed Income
7 36 (16.67%) SQL
8 35 (16.20%) JavaScript
8 35 (16.20%) Multithreading
8 35 (16.20%) Low Latency
9 34 (15.74%) Relational Database
9 34 (15.74%) Electronic Trading
10 32 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
11 31 (14.35%) Spring
12 27 (12.50%) Unix
12 27 (12.50%) REST
13 26 (12.04%) SDLC
13 26 (12.04%) TDD
14 25 (11.57%) C#
15 24 (11.11%) Hibernate
15 24 (11.11%) React
15 24 (11.11%) Node.js
15 24 (11.11%) Open Source
16 23 (10.65%) .NET
16 23 (10.65%) Python
16 23 (10.65%) RDBMS
17 22 (10.19%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (9.72%) BDD
18 21 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (9.72%) Client Onboarding

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 14 (6.48%) Confluence
2 8 (3.70%) JBoss
3 6 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.31%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.31%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.39%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.39%) Mule
5 3 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.93%) Apache
6 2 (0.93%) IIS
6 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.46%) InVision
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Actimize
1 1 (0.46%) Eikon
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (0.93%) Data Lake Analytics
3 2 (0.93%) Office 365
3 2 (0.93%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.46%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.31%) LAN
1 5 (2.31%) WAN
2 4 (1.85%) AMQP
2 4 (1.85%) Firewall
2 4 (1.85%) HTTP
3 3 (1.39%) FTP
3 3 (1.39%) VLAN
3 3 (1.39%) VSAN
4 2 (0.93%) Extranet
4 2 (0.93%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.93%) NAS
4 2 (0.93%) Network Security
4 2 (0.93%) SAN
4 2 (0.93%) Skype
4 2 (0.93%) Wireless
5 1 (0.46%) DHCP
5 1 (0.46%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.46%) VPN
5 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.74%) Relational Database
2 23 (10.65%) RDBMS
3 20 (9.26%) SQL Server
4 16 (7.41%) MongoDB
4 16 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.70%) Data Mining
6 7 (3.24%) MySQL
7 5 (2.31%) Big Data
7 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.39%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.93%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.93%) DTS
9 2 (0.93%) Impala
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (9.26%) JIRA
2 18 (8.33%) Subversion
3 15 (6.94%) Maven
4 13 (6.02%) JUnit
5 9 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.24%) jMock
7 6 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.31%) Mockito
9 4 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.85%) FishEye
9 4 (1.85%) Hudson
9 4 (1.85%) Selenium
9 4 (1.85%) TestComplete
9 4 (1.85%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.39%) Ant
10 3 (1.39%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.93%) ERwin
11 2 (0.93%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.93%) NUnit
General
1 216 (100.00%) Banking
2 81 (37.50%) Finance
3 69 (31.94%) Front Office
4 6 (2.78%) Back Office
5 5 (2.31%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.93%) Advertising
8 2 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.93%) Law
8 2 (0.93%) Marketing
9 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 121 (56.02%) Developer
2 68 (31.48%) Java Developer
3 26 (12.04%) Front Office Developer
4 23 (10.65%) Analyst
5 19 (8.80%) Full Stack Developer
6 14 (6.48%) Python Developer
7 12 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.09%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.63%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.63%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.24%) AWS Developer
10 7 (3.24%) Consultant
11 6 (2.78%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.78%) Banking Analyst
11 6 (2.78%) Integration Developer
11 6 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (2.31%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 5 (2.31%) IT Analyst
12 5 (2.31%) Machine Learning Developer
12 5 (2.31%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.35%) Spring
2 27 (12.50%) REST
3 24 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 24 (11.11%) Node.js
3 24 (11.11%) React
4 23 (10.65%) .NET
5 20 (9.26%) AngularJS
6 19 (8.80%) Redux
6 19 (8.80%) XML
7 16 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (6.48%) Angular 2
9 12 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
9 12 (5.56%) Java EE
10 10 (4.63%) JMS
10 10 (4.63%) RESTful
11 9 (4.17%) HTML
11 9 (4.17%) JSON
12 8 (3.70%) Express
12 8 (3.70%) Middleware
12 8 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.91%) Fixed Income
2 32 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.41%) Derivative
4 16 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (6.94%) Fintech
6 12 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (5.09%) Equities
8 9 (4.17%) User Experience
9 8 (3.70%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.78%) Robotics
11 5 (2.31%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.85%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.85%) CMDB
12 4 (1.85%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
13 3 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (1.39%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.50%) Unix
2 16 (7.41%) Linux
3 15 (6.94%) Windows
4 4 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Solaris
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.20%) Low Latency
2 35 (16.20%) Multithreading
3 34 (15.74%) Electronic Trading
4 26 (12.04%) SDLC
4 26 (12.04%) TDD
5 24 (11.11%) Open Source
6 22 (10.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (9.72%) BDD
7 21 (9.72%) Client Onboarding
8 17 (7.87%) Migration
8 17 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (7.87%) Scrum
9 16 (7.41%) ITIL
9 16 (7.41%) Project Management
9 16 (7.41%) Test Automation
10 15 (6.94%) OO
11 14 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (6.48%) Data Modelling
12 13 (6.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 80 (37.04%) Java
2 36 (16.67%) SQL
3 35 (16.20%) JavaScript
4 25 (11.57%) C#
5 23 (10.65%) Python
6 9 (4.17%) Java 8
7 6 (2.78%) C++
8 5 (2.31%) Perl
8 5 (2.31%) Scala
8 5 (2.31%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.31%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.85%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.39%) XPath
11 2 (0.93%) VBA
12 1 (0.46%) Go
12 1 (0.46%) Groovy
12 1 (0.46%) Haskell
12 1 (0.46%) R
12 1 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (4.63%) Degree
2 3 (1.39%) CCNP
2 3 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.39%) VCAP
2 3 (1.39%) VCDX
2 3 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (0.93%) CCIE
3 2 (0.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.93%) PhD
3 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.93%) PMP
3 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.31%) QA
2 3 (1.39%) MiFID
3 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.93%) PMO
4 1 (0.46%) EMIR
4 1 (0.46%) PSD2
4 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.31%) Docker
2 4 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.39%) vSphere
3 3 (1.39%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.31%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.39%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.93%) SCCM
4 1 (0.46%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.46%) Puppet
4 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (5.56%) Sybase
2 8 (3.70%) Atlassian
3 7 (3.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.24%) Murex
4 5 (2.31%) Bloomberg
4 5 (2.31%) Oracle
4 5 (2.31%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.31%) VMware
5 4 (1.85%) Citrix
5 4 (1.85%) HP
5 4 (1.85%) Splunk
6 3 (1.39%) Dell
6 3 (1.39%) Reuters
6 3 (1.39%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.93%) Apple
7 2 (0.93%) Charles River
7 2 (0.93%) F5
7 2 (0.93%) FXall
7 2 (0.93%) Progress
8 1 (0.46%) Snow