Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
England > London
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 59 27
Rank change year-on-year +13 -32 +1
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 2375 1714 2802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.99% 3.83% 6.09%
As % of the General category 10.84% 8.92% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1810 1350 2115
London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £400
90th Percentile £725 £713 £694
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
London median hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -81.43% +218.18%
10th Percentile £15.55 £13.00 £34.40
90th Percentile £20.85 £13.00 £100.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year +38.46% -81.43% +211.11%

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 21909 19213 21458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.07% 42.98% 46.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15779 13764 15127
London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 199 230
London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.28 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.44% -7.84% +9.28%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 £12.03
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.87 £55.00
England median hourly rate £26.47 £23.72 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.62% -5.14% +11.11%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +9 534 £575 - 31
East London +1 63 £618 +12.27%
South London -2 27 £556 -0.89%
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 London region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 2375 (100.00%) Banking
2 1122 (47.24%) Finance
3 785 (33.05%) Java
4 746 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
5 616 (25.94%) Front Office
6 585 (24.63%) SQL
7 380 (16.00%) C#
8 347 (14.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 334 (14.06%) Fixed Income
10 327 (13.77%) Python
11 283 (11.92%) Linux
12 278 (11.71%) Derivative
12 278 (11.71%) Multithreading
13 270 (11.37%) JavaScript
14 251 (10.57%) .NET
15 250 (10.53%) Unix
16 240 (10.11%) SQL Server
17 236 (9.94%) C++
18 227 (9.56%) TDD
19 225 (9.47%) SDLC
20 222 (9.35%) Electronic Trading
20 222 (9.35%) Test Automation
21 212 (8.93%) Low Latency
22 206 (8.67%) Equities
23 202 (8.51%) AngularJS
24 201 (8.46%) HTML
25 196 (8.25%) Project Management
26 184 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
27 177 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
28 175 (7.37%) HTML5

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 80 (3.37%) Apache Spark
2 31 (1.31%) Confluence
3 29 (1.22%) Apache
4 25 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 21 (0.88%) MQSeries
7 13 (0.55%) Mule
8 12 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (0.46%) JBoss
9 11 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.25%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.25%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.21%) nginx
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.21%) SAS
14 4 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 123 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.042%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.05%) ION MarketView
2 19 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 18 (0.76%) Summit
4 9 (0.38%) RMDS
5 7 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.25%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.17%) CA PPM
7 4 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.17%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.13%) Kondor
9 2 (0.084%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.084%) Orchestrade
9 2 (0.084%) Salerio
10 1 (0.042%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.51%) GitHub
3 12 (0.51%) npm
4 8 (0.34%) Office 365
5 6 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.25%) IaaS
6 4 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.17%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.17%) Serverless
7 3 (0.13%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 3 (0.13%) SaaS
7 3 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.042%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.042%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.042%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.042%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.97%) Firewall
1 23 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 18 (0.76%) FIX Connectivity
3 17 (0.72%) LAN
4 15 (0.63%) WAN
5 14 (0.59%) Internet
6 12 (0.51%) SSL
7 11 (0.46%) DNS
7 11 (0.46%) SAN
8 10 (0.42%) NAS
9 8 (0.34%) Kerberos
9 8 (0.34%) Network Security
10 7 (0.29%) DHCP
10 7 (0.29%) LDAP
11 6 (0.25%) PPP
12 5 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (0.21%) SMTP
12 5 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.17%) Skype
13 4 (0.17%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.42%) Relational Database
3 104 (4.38%) Big Data
4 98 (4.13%) NoSQL
5 96 (4.04%) Hadoop
6 87 (3.66%) MongoDB
7 46 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (1.60%) RDBMS
9 38 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (1.31%) Oracle Database
11 29 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
12 26 (1.09%) DB2
13 23 (0.97%) KDB
14 20 (0.84%) Blockchain
14 20 (0.84%) OLAP
15 17 (0.72%) QlikView
15 17 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 163 (6.86%) JIRA
2 144 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 96 (4.04%) TeamCity
4 87 (3.66%) Maven
5 86 (3.62%) Jenkins
6 58 (2.44%) Selenium
6 58 (2.44%) Subversion
7 51 (2.15%) Cucumber
8 43 (1.81%) JUnit
9 38 (1.60%) Gradle
10 27 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 23 (0.97%) Visual Studio
11 23 (0.97%) WebDriver
12 21 (0.88%) NUnit
13 15 (0.63%) Mockito
14 14 (0.59%) Ant
14 14 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (0.55%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.55%) ERwin
16 12 (0.51%) JBehave
General
1 2375 (100.00%) Banking
2 1122 (47.24%) Finance
3 616 (25.94%) Front Office
4 81 (3.41%) Back Office
5 70 (2.95%) Financial Institution
6 35 (1.47%) Legal
7 32 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 25 (1.05%) Private Banking
9 13 (0.55%) Retail
10 12 (0.51%) Billing
11 11 (0.46%) Marketing
11 11 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
12 9 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (0.34%) French Language
14 7 (0.29%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.17%) Advertising
15 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
16 3 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1112 (46.82%) Developer
2 523 (22.02%) Analyst
3 459 (19.33%) Java Developer
4 316 (13.31%) Business Analyst
5 228 (9.60%) C# Developer
6 184 (7.75%) Senior Developer
7 163 (6.86%) Project Manager
8 158 (6.65%) Banking Analyst
9 116 (4.88%) C++ Developer
10 99 (4.17%) Front Office Developer
11 97 (4.08%) .NET Developer
11 97 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
12 93 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
13 86 (3.62%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 86 (3.62%) Risk Analyst
14 81 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
15 75 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
16 72 (3.03%) Python Developer
17 71 (2.99%) Architect
18 70 (2.95%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (10.57%) .NET
2 202 (8.51%) AngularJS
3 201 (8.46%) HTML
4 175 (7.37%) HTML5
5 160 (6.74%) Spring
6 104 (4.38%) WPF
7 103 (4.34%) XML
8 97 (4.08%) React
9 87 (3.66%) FIX Protocol
10 82 (3.45%) Node.js
11 79 (3.33%) CSS
12 77 (3.24%) Hibernate
12 77 (3.24%) REST
13 72 (3.03%) Middleware
14 60 (2.53%) RESTful
15 58 (2.44%) .NET Framework
15 58 (2.44%) WCF
16 55 (2.32%) Web Services
17 47 (1.98%) ASP.NET
18 44 (1.85%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 347 (14.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 334 (14.06%) Fixed Income
3 278 (11.71%) Derivative
4 206 (8.67%) Equities
5 177 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
6 147 (6.19%) Market Risk
7 126 (5.31%) Credit Risk
8 125 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
9 92 (3.87%) Virtual Team
10 74 (3.12%) Computer Science
11 72 (3.03%) Hedge funds
12 70 (2.95%) Equity Derivative
13 52 (2.19%) OTC Derivatives
14 47 (1.98%) User Experience
15 38 (1.60%) Management Information System
16 36 (1.52%) Algorithms
16 36 (1.52%) Reference Data
17 31 (1.31%) N-Tier
18 29 (1.22%) Data Structures
19 25 (1.05%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 283 (11.92%) Linux
2 250 (10.53%) Unix
3 144 (6.06%) Windows
4 43 (1.81%) Solaris
5 27 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (0.80%) AIX
6 19 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.59%) Android
9 11 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.38%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.34%) SUSE
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.13%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.13%) Debian
14 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.084%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.042%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.042%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (11.71%) Multithreading
3 227 (9.56%) TDD
4 225 (9.47%) SDLC
5 222 (9.35%) Electronic Trading
5 222 (9.35%) Test Automation
6 212 (8.93%) Low Latency
7 196 (8.25%) Project Management
8 184 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 169 (7.12%) Risk Management
10 161 (6.78%) DevOps
11 152 (6.40%) Scrum
12 151 (6.36%) Business Analysis
13 127 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
14 123 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 122 (5.14%) OO
16 114 (4.80%) Migration
17 113 (4.76%) BDD
18 110 (4.63%) Data Modelling
19 109 (4.59%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 785 (33.05%) Java
2 585 (24.63%) SQL
3 380 (16.00%) C#
4 327 (13.77%) Python
5 270 (11.37%) JavaScript
6 236 (9.94%) C++
7 93 (3.92%) Scala
8 83 (3.49%) VBA
9 82 (3.45%) Perl
10 43 (1.81%) Shell Script
11 40 (1.68%) C
12 37 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 37 (1.56%) TypeScript
13 36 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 36 (1.52%) T-SQL
14 28 (1.18%) R
14 28 (1.18%) Ruby
15 27 (1.14%) PL/SQL
16 26 (1.09%) Haskell
17 23 (0.97%) Korn
Qualifications
1 119 (5.01%) Degree
2 32 (1.35%) PhD
3 25 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (0.72%) Master's Degree
6 16 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 16 (0.67%) Security Cleared
7 15 (0.63%) MCSE
7 15 (0.63%) SC Cleared
8 12 (0.51%) PMP
9 10 (0.42%) MCITP
9 10 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.34%) CCNP
12 7 (0.29%) ISEB
13 6 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.21%) CCA
14 5 (0.21%) CCNA
14 5 (0.21%) CFA
14 5 (0.21%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (6.95%) MiFID
2 125 (5.26%) QA
3 52 (2.19%) EMIR
4 46 (1.94%) PMO
5 37 (1.56%) GDPR
6 32 (1.35%) Dodd-Frank
7 16 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.63%) SLA
9 10 (0.42%) Basel III
9 10 (0.42%) SEPA
10 9 (0.38%) FATCA
10 9 (0.38%) IFRS
11 7 (0.29%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.25%) COREP
13 5 (0.21%) CRD IV
13 5 (0.21%) FINREP
13 5 (0.21%) PSD2
14 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 3 (0.13%) ISO 20022
15 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (3.24%) Docker
2 25 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.34%) Samba
5 7 (0.29%) NFS
5 7 (0.29%) XenApp
6 6 (0.25%) HDFS
6 6 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.21%) KVM
7 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.21%) SRDF
7 5 (0.21%) Veritas File System
8 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.17%) vCloud
9 3 (0.13%) GPFS
9 3 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 44 (1.85%) Ansible
2 39 (1.64%) Puppet
3 25 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
6 15 (0.63%) Kubernetes
7 14 (0.59%) TIBCO Hawk
8 10 (0.42%) SCCM
9 9 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.38%) Nagios
10 8 (0.34%) Control-M
10 8 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
11 7 (0.29%) Terraform
12 6 (0.25%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
12 6 (0.25%) Oozie
12 6 (0.25%) Rancher
13 5 (0.21%) logstash
13 5 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 161 (6.78%) Oracle
2 126 (5.31%) Microsoft
3 98 (4.13%) Sybase
4 64 (2.69%) TIBCO
5 50 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
6 49 (2.06%) Murex
7 47 (1.98%) IBM
8 41 (1.73%) ION Trading
9 32 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 32 (1.35%) Bloomberg
10 30 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 29 (1.22%) Cisco
12 27 (1.14%) Splunk
12 27 (1.14%) VMware
13 20 (0.84%) Reuters
14 19 (0.80%) Citrix
14 19 (0.80%) Tableau
15 18 (0.76%) Google
15 18 (0.76%) ServiceNow
16 17 (0.72%) EMC