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 3 months to 22 June 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.

Investment Banking
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 42 23
Rank change year-on-year +23 -19  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 268 170 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.13% 4.99% 6.61%
As % of the General category 15.11% 9.36% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 159 332
Median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £705 £649
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £407
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - -

Investment 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 1774 1816 3059
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 53.82% 53.35% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1521 2406
Median daily rate £535 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +2.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 40
Median hourly rate £15.32 £20.00 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% -5.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £12.50 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.03 £38.90 £39.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Investment 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 Investment Banking.

1 434 (100.00%) Banking
2 229 (52.76%) Finance
3 142 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (29.72%) Java
5 120 (27.65%) Front Office
6 81 (18.66%) SQL
7 67 (15.44%) Oracle
8 60 (13.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 59 (13.59%) Unix
10 58 (13.36%) JavaScript
10 58 (13.36%) Equities
11 54 (12.44%) Python
11 54 (12.44%) Multithreading
12 53 (12.21%) MiFID
12 53 (12.21%) Fixed Income
13 52 (11.98%) HTML
13 52 (11.98%) Derivative
14 51 (11.75%) C#
14 51 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
15 49 (11.29%) Electronic Trading
16 46 (10.60%) Linux
17 44 (10.14%) Fintech
18 43 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (9.91%) Business Analysis
18 43 (9.91%) TDD
18 43 (9.91%) Data Management
19 42 (9.68%) Project Management
20 39 (8.99%) Low Latency
20 39 (8.99%) HTML5
21 36 (8.29%) AngularJS

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 28 (6.45%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.46%) Oracle Coherence
3 12 (2.76%) Apache
4 10 (2.30%) Confluence
5 7 (1.61%) Mule
6 6 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.69%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.69%) GemFire
9 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.46%) JBoss
9 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.23%) FileNet
10 1 (0.23%) IIS
10 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.23%) InVision
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.61%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.92%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 3 (0.69%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.46%) RMDS
4 2 (0.46%) Summit
4 2 (0.46%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.23%) HFM
5 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.23%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.92%) Office 365
2 3 (0.69%) Slack
2 3 (0.69%) Trello
3 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.46%) GitHub
3 2 (0.46%) IaaS
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.38%) Internet
2 5 (1.15%) Firewall
2 5 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.69%) Multicast
3 3 (0.69%) SSL
4 2 (0.46%) AMQP
4 2 (0.46%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.46%) LAN
4 2 (0.46%) Network Security
4 2 (0.46%) SAN
5 1 (0.23%) BGP
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.23%) LDAP
5 1 (0.23%) MPLS
5 1 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.91%) Hadoop
2 27 (6.22%) Big Data
3 21 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 16 (3.69%) Oracle Database
5 15 (3.46%) KDB
6 14 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.30%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.84%) Kdb+
10 5 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.69%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.69%) HBase
12 3 (0.69%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.69%) QlikView
12 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (8.29%) JIRA
2 12 (2.76%) Maven
3 10 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.30%) Selenium
4 8 (1.84%) Cucumber
4 8 (1.84%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.61%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.38%) EasyMock
6 6 (1.38%) JUnit
6 6 (1.38%) Mockito
6 6 (1.38%) Subversion
6 6 (1.38%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.38%) Toad
7 5 (1.15%) webpack
8 3 (0.69%) Ant
8 3 (0.69%) Grunt
8 3 (0.69%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 434 (100.00%) Banking
2 229 (52.76%) Finance
3 120 (27.65%) Front Office
4 15 (3.46%) Back Office
5 13 (3.00%) Legal
6 10 (2.30%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.07%) Retail
8 5 (1.15%) Advertising
9 4 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.69%) French Language
10 3 (0.69%) Games
10 3 (0.69%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) International Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 192 (44.24%) Developer
2 88 (20.28%) Analyst
3 87 (20.05%) Java Developer
4 61 (14.06%) Business Analyst
5 52 (11.98%) Senior Developer
6 35 (8.06%) Project Manager
7 31 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
8 28 (6.45%) Python Developer
9 27 (6.22%) Scala Developer
10 25 (5.76%) Banking Analyst
11 22 (5.07%) Front Office Developer
12 19 (4.38%) C# Developer
13 18 (4.15%) Architect
14 16 (3.69%) Big Data Developer
14 16 (3.69%) Business IT Analyst
14 16 (3.69%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 16 (3.69%) IT Analyst
14 16 (3.69%) IT Business Analyst
14 16 (3.69%) Java Scala Developer
15 15 (3.46%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.98%) HTML
2 39 (8.99%) HTML5
3 36 (8.29%) AngularJS
4 34 (7.83%) CSS
5 31 (7.14%) .NET
6 26 (5.99%) Spring
7 23 (5.30%) XML
8 22 (5.07%) Hibernate
9 18 (4.15%) Akka
10 17 (3.92%) React
11 16 (3.69%) FIX Protocol
12 15 (3.46%) Node.js
13 12 (2.76%) D3.js
14 11 (2.53%) jQuery
15 10 (2.30%) JMS
15 10 (2.30%) Middleware
15 10 (2.30%) Redux
15 10 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
16 9 (2.07%) JSP
16 9 (2.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 58 (13.36%) Equities
3 53 (12.21%) Fixed Income
4 52 (11.98%) Derivative
5 51 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (10.14%) Fintech
7 19 (4.38%) User Experience
8 17 (3.92%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (2.30%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (2.07%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.07%) Credit Risk
11 8 (1.84%) Market Risk
11 8 (1.84%) TWAP
11 8 (1.84%) VWAP
12 5 (1.15%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.92%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 59 (13.59%) Unix
2 46 (10.60%) Linux
3 35 (8.06%) Windows
4 8 (1.84%) Solaris
5 6 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Android
9 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) CentOS
9 1 (0.23%) Fedora
9 1 (0.23%) SUSE
9 1 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (12.44%) Multithreading
3 49 (11.29%) Electronic Trading
4 43 (9.91%) Business Analysis
4 43 (9.91%) Data Management
4 43 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (9.91%) TDD
5 42 (9.68%) Project Management
6 39 (8.99%) Low Latency
7 36 (8.29%) Scrum
8 28 (6.45%) Data Analysis
9 27 (6.22%) OO
9 27 (6.22%) Risk Management
10 26 (5.99%) Migration
11 23 (5.30%) Test Automation
12 22 (5.07%) SDLC
13 21 (4.84%) Analytics
14 18 (4.15%) DevOps
15 16 (3.69%) BDD
16 15 (3.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (29.72%) Java
2 81 (18.66%) SQL
3 58 (13.36%) JavaScript
4 54 (12.44%) Python
5 51 (11.75%) C#
6 31 (7.14%) Scala
7 22 (5.07%) PL/SQL
8 18 (4.15%) C++
9 16 (3.69%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.00%) Perl
11 12 (2.76%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.53%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.84%) VBA
14 7 (1.61%) ES6
15 6 (1.38%) C
16 5 (1.15%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.15%) VB
17 4 (0.92%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.92%) Ruby
18 3 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (3.46%) Degree
2 6 (1.38%) PMI Certification
3 4 (0.92%) CCNP
3 4 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (0.92%) PMP
3 4 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.69%) CCNA
4 3 (0.69%) CISA
4 3 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.69%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.46%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.23%) CCIE
6 1 (0.23%) CISSP
6 1 (0.23%) ISEB
6 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.23%) MCSE
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.23%) OCA
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (12.21%) MiFID
2 18 (4.15%) QA
3 17 (3.92%) EMIR
4 7 (1.61%) SLA
5 5 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (1.15%) PMO
6 3 (0.69%) FINREP
7 2 (0.46%) COREP
7 2 (0.46%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.46%) IFRS
8 1 (0.23%) Basel III
8 1 (0.23%) COBIT
8 1 (0.23%) FATCA
8 1 (0.23%) GDPR
8 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.69%) Docker
4 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.46%) vSphere
4 2 (0.46%) XenApp
5 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.23%) HDFS
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.23%) NFS
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.69%) Ansible
2 3 (0.69%) SCCM
2 3 (0.69%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 2 (0.46%) AppManager
3 2 (0.46%) Control-M
3 2 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.46%) SCOM
3 2 (0.46%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.46%) SCSM
3 2 (0.46%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.23%) Kibana
4 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.23%) Mesos
Vendors
1 67 (15.44%) Oracle
2 16 (3.69%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.53%) ION Trading
4 8 (1.84%) IBM
4 8 (1.84%) Sybase
5 7 (1.61%) Murex
5 7 (1.61%) SAP
6 6 (1.38%) Bloomberg
6 6 (1.38%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.38%) VMware
7 5 (1.15%) Cisco
7 5 (1.15%) Fidessa
7 5 (1.15%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.92%) HP
8 4 (0.92%) Informatica
9 3 (0.69%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.69%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.69%) SunGard
10 2 (0.46%) Cloudera
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