Period
to 17 June 2018

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 17 June 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 26 28
Rank change year-on-year -22 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 327 436 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.75% 7.02% 5.98%
As % of the General category 8.94% 13.18% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 383 356
City of London median daily rate £575 £598 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.77% +8.64% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
90th Percentile £738 £713 £725
Central London median daily rate £575 £588 £550
% change year-on-year -2.13% +6.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
City of London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £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 3,658 3,307 3,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.08% 53.25% 54.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,876 2,608 2,961
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £321 £300
90th Percentile £708 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 26
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £15.87 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.92% -20.66% +1.45%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.47 £29.98 £53.13
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 £15.98 £21.00
% change year-on-year +32.98% -23.90% +3.16%

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 17 June 2018.

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 17 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 327 (100.00%) Banking
2 159 (48.62%) Finance
3 126 (38.53%) Java
4 110 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (29.05%) Front Office
6 86 (26.30%) SQL
7 76 (23.24%) JavaScript
8 57 (17.43%) C#
8 57 (17.43%) .NET
8 57 (17.43%) Unix
9 51 (15.60%) Multithreading
10 49 (14.98%) Java 8
11 48 (14.68%) Node.js
11 48 (14.68%) Spring
12 46 (14.07%) AngularJS
13 44 (13.46%) Electronic Trading
14 42 (12.84%) Derivative
15 41 (12.54%) Relational Database
16 40 (12.23%) HTML
16 40 (12.23%) SQL Server
17 38 (11.62%) TDD
17 38 (11.62%) Python
18 35 (10.70%) React
19 34 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (10.40%) Oracle
20 31 (9.48%) Fixed Income
21 29 (8.87%) CSS
21 29 (8.87%) Windows
21 29 (8.87%) Web Development
22 27 (8.26%) HTML5

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 11 (3.36%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.45%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (1.83%) Apache
3 6 (1.83%) Apache Pig
4 5 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.22%) Confluence
5 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.61%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.61%) Mule
8 1 (0.31%) JBoss
8 1 (0.31%) nginx
8 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.31%) InVision
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.83%) ION MarketView
2 5 (1.53%) RMDS
3 4 (1.22%) Orchestrade
4 3 (0.92%) Actimize
5 2 (0.61%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.31%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.75%) npm
2 8 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.83%) Office 365
4 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.61%) GitHub
5 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.31%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.31%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.59%) Firewall
2 6 (1.83%) LAN
3 5 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (1.53%) Multicast
3 5 (1.53%) OSPF
4 4 (1.22%) WAN
5 3 (0.92%) BGP
5 3 (0.92%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (0.92%) FIX Connectivity
5 3 (0.92%) H.323
5 3 (0.92%) ISDN
5 3 (0.92%) Junos
5 3 (0.92%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.92%) MGCP
5 3 (0.92%) MPLS
5 3 (0.92%) Network Security
5 3 (0.92%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.54%) Relational Database
2 40 (12.23%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.59%) RDBMS
4 14 (4.28%) Data Mining
5 13 (3.98%) Big Data
5 13 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.36%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.75%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.45%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.14%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.53%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.22%) MySQL
12 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.92%) DB2
12 3 (0.92%) HBase
13 2 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.61%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (5.50%) JIRA
2 16 (4.89%) Maven
3 15 (4.59%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.28%) TeamCity
5 12 (3.67%) Cucumber
5 12 (3.67%) Jenkins
5 12 (3.67%) Selenium
6 11 (3.36%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (2.75%) webpack
8 8 (2.45%) Liquibase
9 6 (1.83%) JUnit
10 5 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.22%) Mockito
12 3 (0.92%) CMake
12 3 (0.92%) Gradle
12 3 (0.92%) Subversion
12 3 (0.92%) TestComplete
13 2 (0.61%) JMeter
13 2 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 327 (100.00%) Banking
2 159 (48.62%) Finance
3 95 (29.05%) Front Office
4 11 (3.36%) Advertising
5 9 (2.75%) Back Office
6 8 (2.45%) Legal
7 6 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.22%) Marketing
9 3 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.92%) Private Banking
9 3 (0.92%) Retail
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
1 174 (53.21%) Developer
2 78 (23.85%) Java Developer
3 40 (12.23%) Analyst
4 36 (11.01%) C# Developer
5 30 (9.17%) Senior Developer
6 25 (7.65%) Front Office Developer
7 20 (6.12%) .NET Developer
8 19 (5.81%) Business Analyst
8 19 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (5.20%) Banking Analyst
9 17 (5.20%) Full Stack Developer
9 17 (5.20%) React Developer
10 16 (4.89%) Project Manager
11 14 (4.28%) Python Developer
11 14 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (3.98%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 13 (3.98%) Java Engineer
13 11 (3.36%) Angular Developer
13 11 (3.36%) Machine Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.43%) .NET
2 48 (14.68%) Node.js
2 48 (14.68%) Spring
3 46 (14.07%) AngularJS
4 40 (12.23%) HTML
5 35 (10.70%) React
6 29 (8.87%) CSS
7 27 (8.26%) HTML5
8 24 (7.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 23 (7.03%) Hibernate
9 23 (7.03%) Redux
10 21 (6.42%) jQuery
11 19 (5.81%) REST
12 15 (4.59%) .NET Framework
13 14 (4.28%) CSS3
14 12 (3.67%) ASP.NET
14 12 (3.67%) FIX Protocol
15 11 (3.36%) Angular 2
16 10 (3.06%) Spring MVC
16 10 (3.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.84%) Derivative
2 34 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (9.48%) Fixed Income
4 24 (7.34%) Equities
5 22 (6.73%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (6.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (6.42%) User Experience
7 18 (5.50%) Algorithms
7 18 (5.50%) Equity Derivative
8 13 (3.98%) Computer Science
9 12 (3.67%) Market Risk
9 12 (3.67%) Robotics
10 11 (3.36%) Credit Risk
11 10 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (2.14%) Grid Computing
14 6 (1.83%) Minimum Viable Product
15 5 (1.53%) Data Centre
15 5 (1.53%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.43%) Unix
2 29 (8.87%) Windows
3 26 (7.95%) Linux
4 10 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.61%) AIX
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.61%) Solaris
7 1 (0.31%) Android
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (15.60%) Multithreading
3 44 (13.46%) Electronic Trading
4 38 (11.62%) TDD
5 29 (8.87%) Web Development
6 26 (7.95%) Low Latency
6 26 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (7.95%) Scrum
7 25 (7.65%) Migration
7 25 (7.65%) Project Management
8 23 (7.03%) SDLC
9 21 (6.42%) Creative Thinking
10 20 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (6.12%) MVC
11 19 (5.81%) Risk Management
12 17 (5.20%) Open Source
13 16 (4.89%) BDD
13 16 (4.89%) Machine Learning
13 16 (4.89%) Mathematics
14 15 (4.59%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 126 (38.53%) Java
2 86 (26.30%) SQL
3 76 (23.24%) JavaScript
4 57 (17.43%) C#
5 49 (14.98%) Java 8
6 38 (11.62%) Python
7 15 (4.59%) TypeScript
8 13 (3.98%) VBA
9 11 (3.36%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.36%) Scala
10 9 (2.75%) ES6
11 8 (2.45%) C++
11 8 (2.45%) R
11 8 (2.45%) Ruby
11 8 (2.45%) VB
12 7 (2.14%) Perl
12 7 (2.14%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.83%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (7.03%) Degree
2 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (1.53%) 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%) PhD
5 1 (0.31%) CRISC
5 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PMP
5 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.31%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.59%) QA
2 10 (3.06%) MiFID
3 6 (1.83%) SEPA
4 5 (1.53%) PMO
5 4 (1.22%) GDPR
6 3 (0.92%) EMIR
7 2 (0.61%) COREP
7 2 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.61%) FINREP
7 2 (0.61%) GCP
7 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.61%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.31%) IFRS
8 1 (0.31%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.06%) Docker
2 3 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.92%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.61%) HDFS
3 2 (0.61%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 10 (3.06%) Puppet
2 8 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
2 8 (2.45%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.92%) Kibana
4 2 (0.61%) Ansible
4 2 (0.61%) CASB
4 2 (0.61%) logstash
4 2 (0.61%) Oozie
4 2 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.61%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.31%) Rsyslog
5 1 (0.31%) Salt
5 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.31%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 34 (10.40%) Oracle
2 22 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.67%) Bloomberg
4 10 (3.06%) AppDynamics
4 10 (3.06%) Reuters
4 10 (3.06%) Splunk
5 8 (2.45%) Cisco
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%) Sybase
8 5 (1.53%) Apple
8 5 (1.53%) Tableau
9 3 (0.92%) Blue Coat
9 3 (0.92%) CA
9 3 (0.92%) F5
9 3 (0.92%) Juniper
9 3 (0.92%) NetScout
9 3 (0.92%) Sun