Period
to 19 June 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment 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 Investment Banking over the 6 months to 19 June 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 51 27
Rank change year-on-year -35 -24 +1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 176 324 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.73% 4.70% 7.01%
As % of the General category 5.58% 8.84% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 279 382
City of London median daily rate £550 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £400 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £738 £713
Central London median daily rate £550 £575 £596
% change year-on-year -4.35% -3.56% +8.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.00
10th Percentile £31.25 - £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 - £45.59
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 - £15.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,153 3,664 3,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.94% 53.12% 53.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,348 2,882 2,606
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £338 £325 £319
90th Percentile £688 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 34
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £15.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.35% -20.66%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.52
90th Percentile £83.50 £38.47 £29.98
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £15.98
% change year-on-year -1.18% +32.98% -23.90%

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Investment Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in the City of London

Investment 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 Investment Banking in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Banking in the City of London

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in the City of London

Investment 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 Investment Banking in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Investment Banking in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 176 (100.00%) Banking
2 92 (52.27%) Finance
3 64 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (31.82%) Java
5 38 (21.59%) SQL
6 25 (14.20%) Windows
7 24 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 24 (13.64%) Front Office
8 23 (13.07%) Spring
9 21 (11.93%) Linux
10 20 (11.36%) Python
11 18 (10.23%) JavaScript
11 18 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (10.23%) Microsoft
11 18 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (10.23%) Docker
12 17 (9.66%) ITIL
12 17 (9.66%) SDLC
12 17 (9.66%) Java 8
13 16 (9.09%) XML
13 16 (9.09%) Unix
13 16 (9.09%) Active Directory
13 16 (9.09%) Project Management
13 16 (9.09%) Relational Database
14 15 (8.52%) JIRA
14 15 (8.52%) TDD
14 15 (8.52%) Fintech
15 14 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (7.95%) C#
15 14 (7.95%) Analytics

Investment 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 9 (5.11%) Apache Spark
1 9 (5.11%) Confluence
2 8 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.98%) Apache
4 6 (3.41%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.84%) JBoss
6 4 (2.27%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (2.27%) GlassFish
6 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.70%) IIS
8 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.57%) Mule
9 1 (0.57%) nginx
9 1 (0.57%) SAS
9 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Global One
1 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Actimize
2 1 (0.57%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.39%) Power Platform
3 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (3.98%) Office 365
5 4 (2.27%) Serverless
6 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.57%) GitHub
8 1 (0.57%) IaaS
8 1 (0.57%) npm
8 1 (0.57%) PaaS
8 1 (0.57%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.57%) SaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.82%) DNS
2 6 (3.41%) DHCP
2 6 (3.41%) LAN
2 6 (3.41%) WAN
3 5 (2.84%) FTP
3 5 (2.84%) SAN
3 5 (2.84%) Skype
4 3 (1.70%) AMQP
4 3 (1.70%) Firewall
4 3 (1.70%) NAS
5 2 (1.14%) HTTP
5 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.14%) Wireless
6 1 (0.57%) BGP
6 1 (0.57%) H.323
6 1 (0.57%) MGCP
6 1 (0.57%) OSPF
6 1 (0.57%) SSL
6 1 (0.57%) VoIP
6 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.39%) Power BI
4 10 (5.68%) Big Data
4 10 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.98%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.41%) Hadoop
7 6 (3.41%) MySQL
8 5 (2.84%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.27%) BigQuery
9 4 (2.27%) QlikView
10 3 (1.70%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.14%) Apache Zeppelin
11 2 (1.14%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (8.52%) JIRA
2 12 (6.82%) Maven
3 10 (5.68%) Subversion
4 8 (4.55%) JUnit
5 6 (3.41%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.84%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.27%) Ant
7 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.27%) jMock
8 3 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.70%) FishEye
8 3 (1.70%) Hudson
8 3 (1.70%) Mockito
8 3 (1.70%) Selenium
8 3 (1.70%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.14%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.14%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.14%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.14%) webpack
General
1 176 (100.00%) Banking
2 92 (52.27%) Finance
3 24 (13.64%) Front Office
4 8 (4.55%) Retail
5 4 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.70%) Back Office
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (1.14%) Publishing
8 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.57%) International Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.57%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (45.45%) Developer
2 44 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 18 (10.23%) Analyst
4 9 (5.11%) Business Analyst
5 8 (4.55%) Junior
5 8 (4.55%) Junior Developer
5 8 (4.55%) Junior Java Developer
5 8 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 8 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 7 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (3.98%) Power BI Developer
7 6 (3.41%) Architect
7 6 (3.41%) AWS Developer
7 6 (3.41%) C# Developer
7 6 (3.41%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 5 (2.84%) .NET Developer
8 5 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (2.84%) Integration Developer
8 5 (2.84%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.27%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.07%) Spring
2 16 (9.09%) XML
3 13 (7.39%) .NET
3 13 (7.39%) RESTful
4 11 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 10 (5.68%) Java EE
5 10 (5.68%) React
6 8 (4.55%) HTML
6 8 (4.55%) JMS
7 7 (3.98%) Hibernate
7 7 (3.98%) J2SE
7 7 (3.98%) LDAP
8 6 (3.41%) JDBC
8 6 (3.41%) Kafka
8 6 (3.41%) Middleware
8 6 (3.41%) Node.js
8 6 (3.41%) Redux
9 5 (2.84%) Express
9 5 (2.84%) JSON
9 5 (2.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.68%) Fixed Income
3 9 (5.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (4.55%) Derivative
5 7 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.41%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.84%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.27%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.27%) Clustering
8 4 (2.27%) Equities
9 3 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.70%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.14%) CMDB
10 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.14%) Taxonomies
10 2 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.20%) Windows
2 21 (11.93%) Linux
3 16 (9.09%) Unix
4 10 (5.68%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (9.66%) ITIL
3 17 (9.66%) SDLC
4 16 (9.09%) Project Management
5 15 (8.52%) Fintech
5 15 (8.52%) TDD
6 14 (7.95%) Analytics
6 14 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (7.39%) Asset Management
7 13 (7.39%) Data Modelling
7 13 (7.39%) Multithreading
8 12 (6.82%) BDD
8 12 (6.82%) Low Latency
8 12 (6.82%) OO
8 12 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 12 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (6.25%) Microservices
10 10 (5.68%) ETL
10 10 (5.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 56 (31.82%) Java
2 38 (21.59%) SQL
3 20 (11.36%) Python
4 18 (10.23%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.66%) Java 8
6 14 (7.95%) C#
7 8 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 7 (3.98%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.41%) C++
10 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.84%) Scala
11 4 (2.27%) Perl
11 4 (2.27%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.27%) VBA
11 4 (2.27%) XPath
12 3 (1.70%) Go
13 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.14%) R
14 1 (0.57%) ES6
Qualifications
1 6 (3.41%) Degree
2 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.14%) PMP
3 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) CISA
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.57%) CISM
4 1 (0.57%) CISSP
4 1 (0.57%) CRISC
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.57%) OCA
4 1 (0.57%) OCP
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) QA
2 4 (2.27%) MiFID
3 2 (1.14%) EMIR
3 2 (1.14%) PMO
4 1 (0.57%) Basel III
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (10.23%) Docker
2 16 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.55%) XenApp
4 5 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.84%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.70%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.14%) Cronacle
7 2 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.14%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.57%) KVM
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.57%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (6.82%) Kubernetes
1 12 (6.82%) SCCM
2 5 (2.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.14%) Ansible
4 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.57%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.39%) VMware
3 9 (5.11%) Bloomberg
3 9 (5.11%) Reuters
4 8 (4.55%) Citrix
4 8 (4.55%) Symantec
5 7 (3.98%) Sybase
6 6 (3.41%) Splunk
7 5 (2.84%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.84%) Google
7 5 (2.84%) HP
7 5 (2.84%) Oracle
7 5 (2.84%) Veritas
8 4 (2.27%) Cisco
8 4 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.27%) Tableau
9 3 (1.70%) Dell
9 3 (1.70%) Murex
9 3 (1.70%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.14%) Charles River