Period
to 20 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Banking over the 6 months to 20 May 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
England > London
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 44 47
Rank change year-on-year -32 +3 -20
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,528 1,888 1,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.35% 4.76% 4.44%
As % of the General category 7.48% 10.52% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,160 1,489 1,517
London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £412 £425 £389
90th Percentile £738 £700 £713
England median daily rate £580 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
London median hourly rate £15.00 £28.35 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.08% -71.66% +473.07%
England median hourly rate £15.00 £23.92 £100.00
% change year-on-year -37.30% -76.08% +473.07%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 20,425 17,941 19,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.72% 45.23% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,657 12,755 14,141
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 178 201
London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.54% -3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.38 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £59.19 £59.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.93
% change year-on-year +7.10% -7.15% +19.67%

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in London

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Banking in London

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in London over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in London

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Investment Banking in London

Investment 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 Investment Banking within the London region over the 6 months to 20 May 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 -32 371 £575 -4.17% 59
East London -56 19 £605 +0.75% 6
South London -53 3 £543 -5.65%
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 London region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 1,528 (100.00%) Banking
2 776 (50.79%) Finance
3 498 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
4 482 (31.54%) Java
5 380 (24.87%) SQL
6 364 (23.82%) Front Office
7 272 (17.80%) C#
8 213 (13.94%) .NET
9 208 (13.61%) Unix
10 206 (13.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 205 (13.42%) JavaScript
12 190 (12.43%) Python
13 175 (11.45%) SQL Server
14 170 (11.13%) Linux
15 165 (10.80%) Fixed Income
16 164 (10.73%) Multithreading
17 163 (10.67%) Derivative
18 158 (10.34%) Spring
19 156 (10.21%) Electronic Trading
20 149 (9.75%) Oracle
21 144 (9.42%) SDLC
22 139 (9.10%) AngularJS
23 135 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
24 134 (8.77%) TDD
25 132 (8.64%) Low Latency
25 132 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
26 129 (8.44%) Relational Database
27 122 (7.98%) HTML
28 121 (7.92%) Windows
29 120 (7.85%) Degree

Investment 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 51 (3.34%) Apache Spark
2 30 (1.96%) Apache
3 29 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.70%) Mule
5 19 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 19 (1.24%) Confluence
6 18 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.65%) Apache Pig
10 9 (0.59%) MQSeries
11 8 (0.52%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.52%) Mule ESB
12 7 (0.46%) CMS
13 6 (0.39%) SAS
14 5 (0.33%) nginx
14 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.26%) DataSynapse
15 4 (0.26%) Skype for Business
16 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 76 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.20%) InDesign
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.065%) InVision
10 1 (0.065%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 15 (0.98%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.72%) Summit
3 7 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.33%) RMDS
5 4 (0.26%) Orchestrade
6 3 (0.20%) Actimize
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.20%) Global One
6 3 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.13%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.13%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.13%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.065%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.065%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.83%) npm
3 20 (1.31%) Office 365
4 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.79%) IaaS
6 9 (0.59%) GitHub
7 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.20%) G Suite
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.13%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.065%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.065%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.065%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.065%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.03%) Firewall
2 25 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.98%) LAN
4 12 (0.79%) HTTP
5 11 (0.72%) SAN
6 10 (0.65%) WAN
7 9 (0.59%) SSL
8 8 (0.52%) DNS
8 8 (0.52%) FTP
8 8 (0.52%) SMTP
9 7 (0.46%) DHCP
9 7 (0.46%) Internet
9 7 (0.46%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.39%) MPLS
10 6 (0.39%) Multicast
10 6 (0.39%) OSPF
10 6 (0.39%) RTMP
10 6 (0.39%) Skype
11 5 (0.33%) Network Security
11 5 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 129 (8.44%) Relational Database
3 77 (5.04%) Big Data
4 63 (4.12%) Blockchain
5 58 (3.80%) Hadoop
6 41 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 39 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (2.49%) RDBMS
9 33 (2.16%) MongoDB
10 30 (1.96%) DB2
11 28 (1.83%) Data Mining
12 27 (1.77%) Apache Hive
13 24 (1.57%) Oracle Database
14 22 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (1.18%) Sybase IQ
17 17 (1.11%) HBase
18 16 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 15 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 13 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 96 (6.28%) Git (software)
2 84 (5.50%) JIRA
3 77 (5.04%) Maven
4 67 (4.38%) Jenkins
5 52 (3.40%) TeamCity
6 39 (2.55%) Gradle
7 32 (2.09%) Cucumber
8 30 (1.96%) Selenium
9 27 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 27 (1.77%) Subversion
10 25 (1.64%) JUnit
11 17 (1.11%) Visual Studio
12 16 (1.05%) Ant
13 15 (0.98%) webpack
14 13 (0.85%) gulp
15 12 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.79%) Hudson
16 11 (0.72%) Liquibase
17 10 (0.65%) SonarQube
18 8 (0.52%) Grunt
General
1 1,528 (100.00%) Banking
2 776 (50.79%) Finance
3 364 (23.82%) Front Office
4 56 (3.66%) Back Office
5 43 (2.81%) Financial Institution
6 28 (1.83%) Retail Banking
7 26 (1.70%) Legal
8 17 (1.11%) Private Banking
9 16 (1.05%) Retail
10 14 (0.92%) Law
11 12 (0.79%) General Ledger
12 11 (0.72%) Marketing
13 10 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
14 9 (0.59%) Advertising
15 6 (0.39%) French Language
16 5 (0.33%) Games
17 4 (0.26%) Telecoms
18 3 (0.20%) Publishing
19 2 (0.13%) Retail Finance
20 1 (0.065%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 715 (46.79%) Developer
2 274 (17.93%) Analyst
3 261 (17.08%) Java Developer
4 192 (12.57%) C# Developer
5 155 (10.14%) Business Analyst
6 133 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 98 (6.41%) Banking Analyst
8 92 (6.02%) Project Manager
9 82 (5.37%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 75 (4.91%) Senior Java Developer
11 72 (4.71%) .NET Developer
12 65 (4.25%) Front Office Developer
13 59 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
14 52 (3.40%) Angular Developer
15 47 (3.08%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 45 (2.95%) C++ Developer
16 45 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
17 44 (2.88%) Architect
18 42 (2.75%) Senior C# Developer
19 41 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (13.94%) .NET
2 158 (10.34%) Spring
3 139 (9.10%) AngularJS
4 122 (7.98%) HTML
5 94 (6.15%) HTML5
6 81 (5.30%) XML
7 71 (4.65%) CSS
7 71 (4.65%) Node.js
7 71 (4.65%) React
8 69 (4.52%) WPF
9 58 (3.80%) REST
10 56 (3.66%) Web Services
11 54 (3.53%) Hibernate
12 50 (3.27%) .NET Framework
12 50 (3.27%) ASP.NET
13 49 (3.21%) RESTful
14 48 (3.14%) JMS
15 39 (2.55%) jQuery
16 37 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (2.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 206 (13.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 165 (10.80%) Fixed Income
3 163 (10.67%) Derivative
4 135 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
5 92 (6.02%) Equities
6 83 (5.43%) Computer Science
7 68 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (3.40%) Market Risk
9 48 (3.14%) Credit Risk
9 48 (3.14%) Hedge funds
10 45 (2.95%) User Experience
11 43 (2.81%) Equity Derivative
12 33 (2.16%) Algorithms
13 29 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (1.51%) OTC Derivatives
15 22 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
16 21 (1.37%) Virtual Team
17 20 (1.31%) Fintech
18 19 (1.24%) Data Centre
19 18 (1.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 208 (13.61%) Unix
2 170 (11.13%) Linux
3 121 (7.92%) Windows
4 24 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.18%) Solaris
6 17 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.39%) AIX
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.26%) Android
13 3 (0.20%) CentOS
13 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.13%) Debian
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.065%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (10.73%) Multithreading
3 156 (10.21%) Electronic Trading
4 144 (9.42%) SDLC
5 134 (8.77%) TDD
6 132 (8.64%) Low Latency
6 132 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
7 113 (7.40%) Scrum
8 112 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 111 (7.26%) Project Management
10 109 (7.13%) Risk Management
11 100 (6.54%) Change Management
12 97 (6.35%) Business Analysis
13 92 (6.02%) Migration
14 91 (5.96%) DevOps
14 91 (5.96%) Investment Management
15 85 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
16 83 (5.43%) OO
17 79 (5.17%) MVC
18 71 (4.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 482 (31.54%) Java
2 380 (24.87%) SQL
3 272 (17.80%) C#
4 205 (13.42%) JavaScript
5 190 (12.43%) Python
6 106 (6.94%) Java 8
7 101 (6.61%) C++
8 65 (4.25%) Scala
9 43 (2.81%) Perl
10 38 (2.49%) VBA
11 32 (2.09%) Bash Shell
12 31 (2.03%) Shell Script
13 29 (1.90%) TypeScript
14 23 (1.51%) PowerShell
15 22 (1.44%) C
15 22 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.37%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.31%) PHP
18 19 (1.24%) VB
19 18 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 120 (7.85%) Degree
2 28 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.11%) PMP
4 15 (0.98%) Master's Degree
5 12 (0.79%) PhD
6 11 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 11 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.46%) CCNA
9 7 (0.46%) CCNP
9 7 (0.46%) ISEB
9 7 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.33%) CISSP
11 4 (0.26%) CCA
11 4 (0.26%) CISA
11 4 (0.26%) CISM
11 4 (0.26%) IIBA
12 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.89%) QA
2 89 (5.82%) MiFID
3 33 (2.16%) EMIR
4 29 (1.90%) PMO
5 25 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
6 12 (0.79%) GDPR
7 10 (0.65%) SEPA
8 9 (0.59%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.59%) SLA
9 3 (0.20%) Basel III
10 2 (0.13%) COREP
10 2 (0.13%) FATCA
10 2 (0.13%) FINREP
10 2 (0.13%) GCP
10 2 (0.13%) IFRS
10 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.065%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.065%) PSD2
System Software
1 49 (3.21%) Docker
2 20 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.79%) HDFS
5 5 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.20%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.20%) vSphere
7 3 (0.20%) XenApp
8 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.065%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.065%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.065%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.065%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.065%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (1.96%) Ansible
2 25 (1.64%) Puppet
3 18 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
7 10 (0.65%) Oozie
7 10 (0.65%) SCCM
8 6 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.26%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.20%) CASB
10 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.20%) Kibana
10 3 (0.20%) Salt
10 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.13%) Control-M
11 2 (0.13%) logstash
11 2 (0.13%) Nagios
11 2 (0.13%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 149 (9.75%) Oracle
2 107 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 39 (2.55%) Sybase
4 30 (1.96%) Bloomberg
5 28 (1.83%) Murex
6 22 (1.44%) Tableau
7 21 (1.37%) Cisco
7 21 (1.37%) ION Trading
7 21 (1.37%) MapR
8 20 (1.31%) TIBCO
9 18 (1.18%) Splunk
10 17 (1.11%) Citrix
10 17 (1.11%) IBM
10 17 (1.11%) MuleSoft
10 17 (1.11%) VMware
11 16 (1.05%) Charles River
12 14 (0.92%) AppDynamics
12 14 (0.92%) Atlassian
13 13 (0.85%) Sun
14 12 (0.79%) Reuters