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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Investment Banking
London / City of London
Rank 31 25 23
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 169 222 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.58% 6.67% 6.69%
As % of the General category 10.92% 12.27% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 196 280
Median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.92 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1547 1809 2650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.06% 54.39% 52.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1213 1466 2047
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 £326 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 17
Median hourly rate £18.27 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.80% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.26 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.07 £55.00 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking in the City of London.

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

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 355 (100.00%) Banking
2 195 (54.93%) Finance
3 118 (33.24%) Java
4 113 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (28.73%) Front Office
6 71 (20.00%) SQL
7 54 (15.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 53 (14.93%) Derivative
9 52 (14.65%) Oracle
10 51 (14.37%) Multithreading
11 50 (14.08%) Equities
12 49 (13.80%) JavaScript
13 45 (12.68%) Python
14 43 (12.11%) TDD
15 42 (11.83%) Unix
16 41 (11.55%) Scala
17 40 (11.27%) Business Analysis
18 38 (10.70%) HTML
18 38 (10.70%) Project Management
18 38 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (10.70%) Apache Spark
19 37 (10.42%) Hadoop
20 36 (10.14%) Electronic Trading
20 36 (10.14%) Fixed Income
20 36 (10.14%) C#
21 34 (9.58%) AngularJS
22 33 (9.30%) MS Excel
23 32 (9.01%) Linux
23 32 (9.01%) Scrum
24 31 (8.73%) Low Latency

Investment Banking
Top Related 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 38 (10.70%) Apache Spark
2 16 (4.51%) Apache
3 15 (4.23%) Oracle Coherence
4 9 (2.54%) Confluence
5 6 (1.69%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.69%) Mule
5 6 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.41%) FileNet
6 5 (1.41%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.13%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.85%) GemFire
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.28%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.25%) MS Office
3 7 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.41%) MS Project
4 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.28%) InVision
6 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.85%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.56%) Summit
4 1 (0.28%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.28%) Minerva
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.69%) GitHub
2 3 (0.85%) IaaS
3 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.56%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Slack
4 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.41%) Firewall
2 4 (1.13%) Internet
3 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.56%) AMQP
4 2 (0.56%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.56%) Multicast
4 2 (0.56%) SAN
4 2 (0.56%) SSL
5 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.28%) LAN
5 1 (0.28%) LDAP
5 1 (0.28%) Skype
5 1 (0.28%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.42%) Hadoop
2 29 (8.17%) Big Data
3 26 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (3.94%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.25%) HBase
8 8 (2.25%) KDB
9 5 (1.41%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.41%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.13%) Kdb+
11 3 (0.85%) Impala
11 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.56%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.48%) JIRA
2 11 (3.10%) Maven
3 10 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.25%) Subversion
5 7 (1.97%) Mockito
5 7 (1.97%) Selenium
6 6 (1.69%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.69%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.69%) EasyMock
6 6 (1.69%) JUnit
7 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.85%) Ant
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.56%) Mocha
9 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.28%) Gradle
10 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 355 (100.00%) Banking
2 195 (54.93%) Finance
3 102 (28.73%) Front Office
4 20 (5.63%) Back Office
5 9 (2.54%) Legal
6 8 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.41%) Retail
7 5 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.13%) Advertising
8 4 (1.13%) Games
9 3 (0.85%) Marketing
9 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) International Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 176 (49.58%) Developer
2 73 (20.56%) Java Developer
3 64 (18.03%) Analyst
4 49 (13.80%) Business Analyst
5 47 (13.24%) Senior Developer
6 40 (11.27%) Senior Java Developer
7 30 (8.45%) Scala Developer
8 24 (6.76%) Front Office Developer
9 22 (6.20%) Project Manager
10 21 (5.92%) Python Developer
11 18 (5.07%) Architect
11 18 (5.07%) Banking Analyst
12 14 (3.94%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.94%) C# Developer
13 12 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.38%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 12 (3.38%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (3.10%) Java Scala Developer
15 10 (2.82%) Big Data Developer
16 9 (2.54%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.70%) HTML
2 34 (9.58%) AngularJS
3 29 (8.17%) .NET
3 29 (8.17%) CSS
4 26 (7.32%) HTML5
5 24 (6.76%) Spring
6 23 (6.48%) Akka
7 21 (5.92%) Hibernate
8 16 (4.51%) XML
9 15 (4.23%) jQuery
10 14 (3.94%) CSS3
10 14 (3.94%) FIX Protocol
10 14 (3.94%) REST
10 14 (3.94%) WinForms
11 12 (3.38%) React
12 11 (3.10%) .NET Framework
13 9 (2.54%) SOAP
13 9 (2.54%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (2.25%) JMS
14 8 (2.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 53 (14.93%) Derivative
3 50 (14.08%) Equities
4 38 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (10.14%) Fixed Income
6 29 (8.17%) Fintech
7 18 (5.07%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (3.94%) Market Risk
9 10 (2.82%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.25%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.69%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.69%) User Experience
12 5 (1.41%) Credit Risk
13 4 (1.13%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.13%) Spread Betting
13 4 (1.13%) TWAP
13 4 (1.13%) VWAP
14 3 (0.85%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.85%) Reference Data
15 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.83%) Unix
2 32 (9.01%) Linux
3 29 (8.17%) Windows
4 7 (1.97%) Solaris
5 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) CentOS
8 1 (0.28%) Fedora
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (14.37%) Multithreading
3 43 (12.11%) TDD
4 40 (11.27%) Business Analysis
5 38 (10.70%) Project Management
6 36 (10.14%) Electronic Trading
7 32 (9.01%) Scrum
8 31 (8.73%) Low Latency
9 29 (8.17%) Data Management
10 28 (7.89%) Risk Management
11 25 (7.04%) Analytics
12 24 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (5.92%) OO
15 20 (5.63%) Mathematics
16 17 (4.79%) Concurrent Programming
16 17 (4.79%) SDLC
17 16 (4.51%) Migration
18 15 (4.23%) Pair Programming
19 14 (3.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 118 (33.24%) Java
2 71 (20.00%) SQL
3 49 (13.80%) JavaScript
4 45 (12.68%) Python
5 41 (11.55%) Scala
6 36 (10.14%) C#
7 18 (5.07%) C++
8 16 (4.51%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.66%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.10%) Haskell
10 11 (3.10%) TypeScript
11 9 (2.54%) VB
11 9 (2.54%) VB.NET
11 9 (2.54%) VBA
12 8 (2.25%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.97%) ECMAScript
13 7 (1.97%) ES6
14 5 (1.41%) Perl
15 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (4.51%) Degree
2 5 (1.41%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.85%) PMP
4 2 (0.56%) CISA
4 2 (0.56%) ISEB
4 2 (0.56%) MBA
5 1 (0.28%) CISSP
5 1 (0.28%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.28%) IIBA
5 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.28%) MCSE
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) OCA
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.17%) MiFID
2 8 (2.25%) QA
3 5 (1.41%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (1.41%) EMIR
4 4 (1.13%) PMO
4 4 (1.13%) SLA
5 2 (0.56%) COBIT
5 2 (0.56%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.56%) IFRS
6 1 (0.28%) Basel III
6 1 (0.28%) FATCA
6 1 (0.28%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.28%) SDET
6 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.13%) Docker
1 4 (1.13%) HDFS
2 2 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.56%) NFS
2 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.56%) XenApp
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
1 3 (0.85%) Puppet
1 3 (0.85%) SCCM
2 2 (0.56%) Control-M
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.56%) Salt
2 2 (0.56%) SCOM
2 2 (0.56%) SCOrch
2 2 (0.56%) SCSM
2 2 (0.56%) SCVMM
2 2 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.28%) AppManager
3 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.28%) Kibana
3 1 (0.28%) Mesos
3 1 (0.28%) Nagios
3 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (14.65%) Oracle
2 25 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.25%) Bloomberg
3 8 (2.25%) Fidessa
4 6 (1.69%) IBM
4 6 (1.69%) ION Trading
4 6 (1.69%) Murex
5 5 (1.41%) Cognos
5 5 (1.41%) SmartStream
5 5 (1.41%) Sybase
5 5 (1.41%) VMware
6 4 (1.13%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.13%) Cisco
6 4 (1.13%) Informatica
6 4 (1.13%) Lotus
6 4 (1.13%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.13%) Splunk
6 4 (1.13%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.85%) HP
7 3 (0.85%) Juniper
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Rate: £500.00 - £560.00 per day
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Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
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Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per week
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City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago