Period
to 26 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 6 months to 26 September 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.

Banking
England > London
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Banking 5,492 6,844 5,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.97% 15.37% 12.46%
As % of the General category 26.66% 33.14% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,088 5,081 4,121
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £385 £375 £358
90th Percentile £725 £688 £700
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 26 14
London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £26.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -42.58% +16.11%
10th Percentile £14.85 £12.88 £15.41
90th Percentile £22.93 £23.00 £89.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +24.67% -31.82% +22.22%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 20,602 20,653 19,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.91% 46.39% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,770 14,907 14,113
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 173 207
London median hourly rate £22.38 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.73% +10.00% -8.05%
10th Percentile £13.29 £13.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £55.84 £47.50 £56.87
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.87% -

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Banking in London

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in London

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in London over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in London

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in London

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in London over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Banking in London

Banking
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the London region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -4 1,120 £568 +3.18% 205
East London -28 56 £575 - 29
South London -32 47 £575 - 13
West London -19 24 £450 +309.09% 54
North London -4 4 £550 +378.26% 2
Banking
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 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 London region with a requirement for Banking.

1 2,860 (52.08%) Finance
2 1,753 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
3 1,404 (25.56%) Investment Banking
4 1,308 (23.82%) Java
5 1,045 (19.03%) SQL
6 721 (13.13%) Front Office
7 701 (12.76%) C#
8 663 (12.07%) JavaScript
9 594 (10.82%) .NET
10 582 (10.60%) Python
11 569 (10.36%) DevOps
12 546 (9.94%) SQL Server
13 531 (9.67%) TDD
14 507 (9.23%) Linux
15 504 (9.18%) Microsoft
16 480 (8.74%) Scrum
17 461 (8.39%) Windows
18 445 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
19 428 (7.79%) Microservices
20 427 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
21 420 (7.65%) Spring
22 418 (7.61%) HTML
23 414 (7.54%) AngularJS
24 408 (7.43%) Jenkins
25 402 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 398 (7.25%) Node.js
27 396 (7.21%) Test Automation
28 395 (7.19%) Oracle
29 391 (7.12%) Unix
30 364 (6.63%) JIRA

Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 180 (3.28%) Confluence
2 140 (2.55%) Apache
3 105 (1.91%) Apache Spark
4 73 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 68 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
5 68 (1.24%) Mule
6 65 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 64 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
8 62 (1.13%) IIS
9 55 (1.00%) JBoss
10 47 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 39 (0.71%) NServiceBus
12 30 (0.55%) MS Exchange
13 29 (0.53%) CMS
14 27 (0.49%) SAS
15 23 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 18 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 17 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
19 14 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 182 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 107 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.42%) InVision
8 17 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.18%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.073%) InDesign
13 3 (0.055%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.036%) SPSS
14 2 (0.036%) UXPin
15 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.018%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.018%) Flinto
15 1 (0.018%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.018%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 50 (0.91%) ION MarketView
2 31 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.44%) Temenos T24
4 18 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 15 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 11 (0.20%) Temenos Globus
7 10 (0.18%) Actimize
8 9 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 9 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 7 (0.13%) Global One
10 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
10 6 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.11%) Summit
11 5 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.091%) thinkFolio
12 4 (0.073%) CA PPM
12 4 (0.073%) Loan IQ
12 4 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 427 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 263 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (1.82%) GitHub
4 84 (1.53%) Office 365
5 75 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 66 (1.20%) npm
7 63 (1.15%) PaaS
8 61 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 58 (1.06%) SaaS
10 50 (0.91%) IaaS
11 46 (0.84%) Serverless
12 41 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
13 39 (0.71%) OpenShift
14 29 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
15 24 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
16 19 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
17 18 (0.33%) Heroku
18 17 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
19 14 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
20 13 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (1.82%) Firewall
2 56 (1.02%) HTTP
2 56 (1.02%) Internet
3 45 (0.82%) Network Security
4 39 (0.71%) SAN
4 39 (0.71%) WAN
5 37 (0.67%) LAN
6 33 (0.60%) DNS
7 31 (0.56%) SSL
8 29 (0.53%) TCP/IP
9 28 (0.51%) Kerberos
10 26 (0.47%) OSPF
11 24 (0.44%) BGP
12 22 (0.40%) Skype
12 22 (0.40%) SMS
13 21 (0.38%) DHCP
14 20 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (0.33%) Multicast
16 17 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (0.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 546 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 211 (3.84%) Relational Database
3 200 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 196 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 170 (3.10%) NoSQL
6 165 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 162 (2.95%) Big Data
8 153 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
9 152 (2.77%) Blockchain
10 144 (2.62%) Hadoop
11 75 (1.37%) Oracle Database
12 62 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
13 60 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 52 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 50 (0.91%) MySQL
16 47 (0.86%) Apache Hive
16 47 (0.86%) DB2
17 46 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
18 40 (0.73%) HBase
19 38 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 408 (7.43%) Jenkins
2 364 (6.63%) JIRA
3 308 (5.61%) Git (software)
4 236 (4.30%) Maven
5 158 (2.88%) Selenium
6 126 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 113 (2.06%) TeamCity
8 110 (2.00%) JUnit
9 97 (1.77%) Subversion
10 96 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 88 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
12 62 (1.13%) Bitbucket
13 58 (1.06%) Gradle
14 54 (0.98%) Ant
15 49 (0.89%) Visual Studio
16 47 (0.86%) Hudson
17 44 (0.80%) Artifactory
17 44 (0.80%) webpack
18 41 (0.75%) SonarQube
19 38 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2,860 (52.08%) Finance
2 1,404 (25.56%) Investment Banking
3 721 (13.13%) Front Office
4 272 (4.95%) Retail Banking
5 206 (3.75%) Financial Institution
6 127 (2.31%) Retail
7 94 (1.71%) Legal
8 90 (1.64%) Private Banking
9 88 (1.60%) Back Office
10 70 (1.27%) Marketing
11 69 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 54 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
13 48 (0.87%) Law
14 46 (0.84%) Games
15 40 (0.73%) Advertising
16 24 (0.44%) International Banking
17 22 (0.40%) Publishing
18 20 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
19 15 (0.27%) General Ledger
19 15 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2,159 (39.31%) Developer
2 789 (14.37%) Analyst
3 711 (12.95%) Java Developer
4 453 (8.25%) C# Developer
5 410 (7.47%) Business Analyst
6 399 (7.27%) Architect
7 374 (6.81%) Senior Developer
8 286 (5.21%) Banking Analyst
9 284 (5.17%) Project Manager
10 261 (4.75%) .NET Developer
11 194 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 189 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
13 166 (3.02%) Consultant
14 165 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
15 153 (2.79%) React Developer
16 141 (2.57%) Python Developer
17 140 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
18 133 (2.42%) Angular Developer
19 132 (2.40%) SQL Developer
20 124 (2.26%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (10.82%) .NET
2 420 (7.65%) Spring
3 418 (7.61%) HTML
4 414 (7.54%) AngularJS
5 398 (7.25%) Node.js
6 337 (6.14%) React
7 329 (5.99%) CSS
8 294 (5.35%) REST
9 286 (5.21%) Web Services
10 238 (4.33%) HTML5
11 216 (3.93%) RESTful
12 205 (3.73%) Middleware
13 200 (3.64%) ASP.NET
14 189 (3.44%) WCF
15 171 (3.11%) XML
16 133 (2.42%) Spring Boot
17 123 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
18 117 (2.13%) Kafka
19 116 (2.11%) Hibernate
20 113 (2.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 402 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 342 (6.23%) Fixed Income
3 291 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 260 (4.73%) Fintech
5 234 (4.26%) Derivative
6 231 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
7 207 (3.77%) User Experience
8 174 (3.17%) Equities
9 119 (2.17%) Computer Science
10 102 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
11 97 (1.77%) Data Centre
12 95 (1.73%) Market Risk
13 94 (1.71%) Credit Risk
14 80 (1.46%) Mobile App
15 75 (1.37%) Hedge funds
16 73 (1.33%) Algorithms
17 65 (1.18%) Online Banking
18 63 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
19 58 (1.06%) iPad
20 50 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 507 (9.23%) Linux
2 461 (8.39%) Windows
3 391 (7.12%) Unix
4 124 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 106 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 97 (1.77%) Windows Server
7 84 (1.53%) Android
8 68 (1.24%) Windows 7
9 58 (1.06%) Windows 10
10 36 (0.66%) Solaris
11 33 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.35%) AIX
14 18 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.22%) CentOS
17 10 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.16%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,753 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (10.36%) DevOps
3 531 (9.67%) TDD
4 480 (8.74%) Scrum
5 445 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 428 (7.79%) Microservices
7 396 (7.21%) Test Automation
8 355 (6.46%) BDD
9 351 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
10 337 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
11 316 (5.75%) Migration
12 305 (5.55%) Project Management
13 304 (5.54%) Change Management
14 288 (5.24%) Multithreading
15 264 (4.81%) SDLC
16 249 (4.53%) Analytics
17 241 (4.39%) Business Analysis
18 211 (3.84%) Electronic Trading
19 207 (3.77%) MVC
19 207 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,308 (23.82%) Java
2 1,045 (19.03%) SQL
3 701 (12.76%) C#
4 663 (12.07%) JavaScript
5 582 (10.60%) Python
6 204 (3.71%) Java 8
7 203 (3.70%) C++
8 131 (2.39%) T-SQL
9 125 (2.28%) PowerShell
10 123 (2.24%) Bash Shell
11 118 (2.15%) TypeScript
12 106 (1.93%) Perl
13 103 (1.88%) Scala
14 98 (1.78%) Ruby
15 89 (1.62%) ES6
16 85 (1.55%) VBA
17 84 (1.53%) PL/SQL
18 78 (1.42%) Shell Script
19 75 (1.37%) C
20 57 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 247 (4.50%) Degree
2 54 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
3 53 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 52 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (0.89%) CISSP
6 35 (0.64%) ISEB
7 33 (0.60%) AWS Certification
7 33 (0.60%) CCNP
8 31 (0.56%) PMP
9 27 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 27 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (0.44%) PMI Certification
11 23 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 22 (0.40%) CCNA
12 22 (0.40%) CISA
13 21 (0.38%) Security Cleared
14 20 (0.36%) CISM
15 17 (0.31%) MCSE
16 16 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 16 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (3.68%) QA
2 93 (1.69%) PSD2
3 83 (1.51%) MiFID
4 60 (1.09%) PMO
5 42 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 39 (0.71%) GDPR
6 39 (0.71%) SLA
7 28 (0.51%) EMIR
8 18 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
8 18 (0.33%) SEPA
9 16 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (0.22%) Basel III
11 10 (0.18%) ISO 20022
12 9 (0.16%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
13 8 (0.15%) IFRS
14 6 (0.11%) COBIT
15 5 (0.091%) COREP
15 5 (0.091%) FINREP
15 5 (0.091%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 307 (5.59%) Docker
2 124 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 79 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.53%) vSphere
5 26 (0.47%) HDFS
6 25 (0.46%) OpenAM
7 20 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 19 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.35%) XenApp
9 11 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (0.18%) Hyper-V
11 9 (0.16%) XenServer
12 8 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.13%) ProxySG
13 7 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.091%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 212 (3.86%) Ansible
2 182 (3.31%) Kubernetes
3 115 (2.09%) Puppet
4 90 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (1.58%) Terraform
6 46 (0.84%) SCCM
7 39 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
8 30 (0.55%) Oozie
9 26 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
10 24 (0.44%) Consul
11 21 (0.38%) Kibana
12 19 (0.35%) Control-M
12 19 (0.35%) logstash
13 16 (0.29%) Mesos
14 15 (0.27%) Rancher
15 13 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
16 12 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
16 12 (0.22%) linkerd
16 12 (0.22%) Packer
17 11 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 504 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 395 (7.19%) Oracle
3 182 (3.31%) IBM
4 124 (2.26%) VMware
5 103 (1.88%) Google
6 98 (1.78%) Cisco
7 96 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 94 (1.71%) Citrix
9 92 (1.68%) Tableau
10 83 (1.51%) Splunk
11 72 (1.31%) SAP
12 63 (1.15%) Sybase
12 63 (1.15%) TIBCO
13 57 (1.04%) Apple
14 53 (0.97%) Bloomberg
15 52 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
16 51 (0.93%) MuleSoft
17 50 (0.91%) Atlassian
18 48 (0.87%) ION Trading
19 47 (0.86%) Reuters