The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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.

Banking
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Banking 529 637 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.05% 18.71% 19.58%
As % of the General category 33.65% 34.56% 37.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 555 785
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 4
Median hourly rate £21.25 £47.50 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.26% +137.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £47.50 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £71.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.96 £10.44 £10.44
% change year-on-year +24.16% -  

Banking is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1572 1843 2693
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.68% 54.14% 52.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1505 2089
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.54 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.71% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.61 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.86 £55.00 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Banking in the City of London

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Banking in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in the City of London

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in the City of London

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in the City of London

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Banking in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Banking.

1 662 (60.96%) Finance
2 366 (33.70%) Investment Banking
3 303 (27.90%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (25.14%) Java
5 201 (18.51%) SQL
6 160 (14.73%) Front Office
7 132 (12.15%) SQL Server
8 125 (11.51%) Oracle
9 122 (11.23%) Windows
10 116 (10.68%) TDD
10 116 (10.68%) JavaScript
11 114 (10.50%) Unix
12 106 (9.76%) Python
13 105 (9.67%) Linux
14 104 (9.58%) .NET
15 103 (9.48%) Microsoft
16 100 (9.21%) C#
17 99 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
18 97 (8.93%) HTML
19 93 (8.56%) Scrum
20 90 (8.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 88 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
22 80 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
23 79 (7.27%) AngularJS
24 76 (7.00%) Multithreading
24 76 (7.00%) Project Management
24 76 (7.00%) Retail
25 73 (6.72%) HTML5
26 72 (6.63%) Hadoop
26 72 (6.63%) Derivative

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 60 (5.52%) Apache Spark
2 31 (2.85%) Apache
3 28 (2.58%) WebSphere
4 24 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.03%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.84%) Confluence
7 19 (1.75%) Oracle Coherence
8 15 (1.38%) IIS
8 15 (1.38%) JBoss
8 15 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (1.20%) Apache Pig
10 10 (0.92%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.83%) Mule
11 9 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.74%) Anypoint
13 7 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.46%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 70 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.22%) MS Office
3 13 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.74%) MS Project
6 5 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.18%) HipChat
9 1 (0.092%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (1.10%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.83%) Loan IQ
3 8 (0.74%) FLEXCUBE
4 5 (0.46%) Endur
4 5 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.46%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 3 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 3 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (0.28%) Summit
7 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
8 1 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.092%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.10%) GitHub
4 6 (0.55%) Office 365
5 5 (0.46%) IaaS
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.18%) Google Play
6 2 (0.18%) SaaS
6 2 (0.18%) Slack
6 2 (0.18%) Trello
7 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.092%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.092%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.092%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 1 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.092%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.092%) Firebase
7 1 (0.092%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.092%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.41%) Firewall
2 22 (2.03%) SAN
3 20 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.66%) Network Security
5 15 (1.38%) Internet
6 14 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (1.01%) DNS
8 9 (0.83%) NAS
9 8 (0.74%) DHCP
9 8 (0.74%) SSL
10 6 (0.55%) LAN
11 5 (0.46%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.46%) WAN
12 4 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (0.37%) Multicast
12 4 (0.37%) NX-OS
12 4 (0.37%) snoop
12 4 (0.37%) Wireless
13 3 (0.28%) AMQP
13 3 (0.28%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 72 (6.63%) Hadoop
3 70 (6.45%) Big Data
4 36 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 29 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (2.58%) Oracle Database
8 23 (2.12%) NoSQL
8 23 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (1.84%) HBase
9 20 (1.84%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (1.47%) KDB
12 15 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.10%) Data Mart
15 11 (1.01%) Data Lake
15 11 (1.01%) DB2
15 11 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.92%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 59 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 52 (4.79%) JIRA
3 34 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 34 (3.13%) Maven
4 24 (2.21%) Subversion
5 22 (2.03%) Selenium
6 15 (1.38%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.29%) Bitbucket
8 12 (1.10%) Ant
8 12 (1.10%) JUnit
9 11 (1.01%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 8 (0.74%) Hudson
12 8 (0.74%) Mockito
12 8 (0.74%) webpack
13 6 (0.55%) EasyMock
13 6 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.55%) SoapUI
General
1 662 (60.96%) Finance
2 366 (33.70%) Investment Banking
3 160 (14.73%) Front Office
4 76 (7.00%) Retail
5 53 (4.88%) Retail Banking
6 41 (3.78%) Back Office
7 21 (1.93%) Games
7 21 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.57%) Advertising
8 17 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.20%) Legal
10 12 (1.10%) International Banking
11 11 (1.01%) Marketing
11 11 (1.01%) Wholesale Banking
12 9 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.46%) Law
13 5 (0.46%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.37%) Electronics
14 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 427 (39.32%) Developer
2 181 (16.67%) Analyst
3 139 (12.80%) Java Developer
4 119 (10.96%) Senior Developer
5 106 (9.76%) Business Analyst
6 96 (8.84%) Architect
7 67 (6.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 58 (5.34%) Banking Analyst
9 53 (4.88%) Project Manager
10 41 (3.78%) C# Developer
11 39 (3.59%) .NET Developer
12 38 (3.50%) Scala Developer
13 34 (3.13%) Consultant
14 32 (2.95%) Front Office Developer
15 31 (2.85%) SQL Developer
16 29 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
17 28 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
17 28 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
18 26 (2.39%) C# .NET Developer
18 26 (2.39%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (9.58%) .NET
2 97 (8.93%) HTML
3 79 (7.27%) AngularJS
4 73 (6.72%) HTML5
5 71 (6.54%) CSS
6 57 (5.25%) Spring
6 57 (5.25%) Web Services
7 56 (5.16%) REST
8 46 (4.24%) XML
9 39 (3.59%) React
10 37 (3.41%) Akka
11 35 (3.22%) CSS3
11 35 (3.22%) jQuery
12 34 (3.13%) Middleware
13 33 (3.04%) Hibernate
14 32 (2.95%) J2EE
14 32 (2.95%) SOAP
15 31 (2.85%) ASP.NET
16 25 (2.30%) JSON
17 24 (2.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 80 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (6.63%) Derivative
4 69 (6.35%) Equities
5 62 (5.71%) Fixed Income
6 45 (4.14%) User Experience
7 40 (3.68%) Fintech
8 36 (3.31%) Market Risk
9 26 (2.39%) Computer Science
10 23 (2.12%) Credit Risk
11 21 (1.93%) Equity Derivative
12 19 (1.75%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.75%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.66%) SWIFT
14 17 (1.57%) Data Centre
15 15 (1.38%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.92%) Clustering
16 10 (0.92%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.92%) iPad
17 8 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 122 (11.23%) Windows
2 114 (10.50%) Unix
3 105 (9.67%) Linux
4 33 (3.04%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.93%) Android
6 18 (1.66%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.38%) Solaris
8 13 (1.20%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.83%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.28%) SUSE
12 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.092%) CentOS
13 1 (0.092%) Fedora
13 1 (0.092%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.092%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (27.90%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (10.68%) TDD
3 99 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 93 (8.56%) Scrum
5 88 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (7.00%) Multithreading
6 76 (7.00%) Project Management
7 71 (6.54%) Electronic Trading
8 67 (6.17%) DevOps
9 62 (5.71%) Business Analysis
10 54 (4.97%) Risk Management
11 51 (4.70%) OO
12 49 (4.51%) Analytics
12 49 (4.51%) Low Latency
13 48 (4.42%) SDLC
14 41 (3.78%) SOA
15 40 (3.68%) Data Management
15 40 (3.68%) Mathematics
15 40 (3.68%) Migration
16 39 (3.59%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 273 (25.14%) Java
2 201 (18.51%) SQL
3 116 (10.68%) JavaScript
4 106 (9.76%) Python
5 100 (9.21%) C#
6 62 (5.71%) Scala
7 45 (4.14%) C++
8 35 (3.22%) Perl
9 32 (2.95%) PowerShell
10 26 (2.39%) Shell Script
11 25 (2.30%) Bash Shell
11 25 (2.30%) T-SQL
12 23 (2.12%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.66%) C
14 17 (1.57%) VBA
15 13 (1.20%) Ruby
16 12 (1.10%) TypeScript
17 11 (1.01%) Haskell
17 11 (1.01%) VB
18 9 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (4.88%) Degree
2 12 (1.10%) CCNP
2 12 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (1.01%) ISEB
4 10 (0.92%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.64%) PMP
6 6 (0.55%) CCMSE
6 6 (0.55%) CCSE
6 6 (0.55%) CCSP
7 5 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.37%) PhD
9 3 (0.28%) CIMA
9 3 (0.28%) CISA
9 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.28%) MCSE
10 2 (0.18%) ACCA
10 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.18%) MBA
10 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.70%) MiFID
2 43 (3.96%) QA
3 30 (2.76%) SEPA
4 21 (1.93%) PMO
5 17 (1.57%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (1.01%) EMIR
6 11 (1.01%) IFRS
7 10 (0.92%) IFRS 9
8 7 (0.64%) GDPR
9 6 (0.55%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.55%) SLA
10 4 (0.37%) FATCA
11 3 (0.28%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.18%) Basel III
12 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.18%) FINREP
12 2 (0.18%) SDET
12 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.092%) Basel II
System Software
1 26 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.75%) Docker
3 13 (1.20%) HDFS
4 10 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.55%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.28%) NFS
8 3 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.28%) XenApp
9 2 (0.18%) Firmware
9 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.18%) XenServer
10 1 (0.092%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.092%) vCloud
10 1 (0.092%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (2.67%) Puppet
2 14 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
2 14 (1.29%) MOM
2 14 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.29%) SCCM
3 12 (1.10%) Ansible
4 9 (0.83%) Control-M
4 9 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.64%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.55%) Grafana
6 6 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 5 (0.46%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.46%) Nagios
8 4 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.37%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.28%) Graphite
9 3 (0.28%) logstash
9 3 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 125 (11.51%) Oracle
2 103 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 43 (3.96%) IBM
4 28 (2.58%) Cisco
5 22 (2.03%) Atlassian
6 21 (1.93%) Sybase
7 20 (1.84%) VMware
8 19 (1.75%) Adobe
9 17 (1.57%) TIBCO
10 15 (1.38%) ION Trading
10 15 (1.38%) Splunk
11 14 (1.29%) SAP
12 13 (1.20%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.10%) Bloomberg
13 12 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.01%) Citrix
14 11 (1.01%) Juniper
15 10 (0.92%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.92%) Tableau
16 9 (0.83%) MuleSoft
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