Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 66 27
Rank change year-on-year +30 -39 -2
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 2537 1588 2812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.63% 3.58% 6.00%
As % of the General category 12.12% 8.30% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1976 1257 2134
London median daily rate £575 £550 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -1.79% +1.82%
10th Percentile £413 £403 £400
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.36% -60.38% +110.53%
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.36% -60.38% +97.53%

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 20926 19134 22012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.44% 43.19% 46.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15164 13788 15735
London median daily rate £501 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 208 250
London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.39% +13.66%
10th Percentile £13.28 £10.68 £11.93
90th Percentile £47.35 £59.31 £52.17
England median hourly rate £26.44 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +14.96% - +6.06%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +19 556 £588 +2.17% 31
East London +13 69 £620 +18.10% 1
South London +17 37 £575 +2.22%
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2537 (100.00%) Banking
2 1194 (47.06%) Finance
3 808 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
4 789 (31.10%) Java
5 696 (27.43%) Front Office
6 618 (24.36%) SQL
7 385 (15.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 380 (14.98%) C#
9 353 (13.91%) Fixed Income
10 329 (12.97%) Python
11 317 (12.50%) Derivative
12 316 (12.46%) JavaScript
13 308 (12.14%) Multithreading
14 298 (11.75%) Linux
15 275 (10.84%) TDD
16 248 (9.78%) Unix
17 246 (9.70%) .NET
17 246 (9.70%) AngularJS
18 245 (9.66%) C++
19 243 (9.58%) HTML
20 241 (9.50%) Electronic Trading
21 234 (9.22%) SDLC
22 232 (9.14%) Test Automation
22 232 (9.14%) SQL Server
23 227 (8.95%) Equities
24 220 (8.67%) Project Management
25 217 (8.55%) Low Latency
26 213 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
26 213 (8.40%) HTML5
27 198 (7.80%) MiFID

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
1 106 (4.18%) Apache Spark
2 37 (1.46%) Apache
3 33 (1.30%) Confluence
4 31 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 18 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.67%) MQSeries
8 16 (0.63%) Mule
9 14 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
10 11 (0.43%) Apache Solr
10 11 (0.43%) JBoss
11 10 (0.39%) Apache Pig
12 9 (0.35%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.32%) IIS
14 7 (0.28%) nginx
14 7 (0.28%) SAS
15 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.20%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 114 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (0.99%) ION MarketView
2 24 (0.95%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 11 (0.43%) RMDS
4 10 (0.39%) Summit
5 7 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.20%) Actimize
6 5 (0.20%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
6 5 (0.20%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.16%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.12%) Kondor
8 3 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.079%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.079%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.079%) Salerio
9 2 (0.079%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.079%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.39%) GitHub
4 8 (0.32%) Office 365
5 6 (0.24%) npm
6 5 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.20%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.20%) Serverless
7 4 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
7 4 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.12%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 3 (0.12%) PaaS
9 2 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.079%) IaaS
9 2 (0.079%) SaaS
10 1 (0.039%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.039%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.039%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.039%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 16 (0.63%) Firewall
3 14 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
3 14 (0.55%) Internet
3 14 (0.55%) LAN
3 14 (0.55%) WAN
4 13 (0.51%) SAN
5 12 (0.47%) DNS
5 12 (0.47%) NAS
6 10 (0.39%) Network Security
6 10 (0.39%) SSL
7 8 (0.32%) HTTP
8 7 (0.28%) DHCP
8 7 (0.28%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.28%) LDAP
9 5 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.16%) BGP
10 4 (0.16%) Skype
10 4 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 138 (5.44%) Big Data
3 122 (4.81%) Hadoop
4 113 (4.45%) Relational Database
5 102 (4.02%) NoSQL
6 87 (3.43%) MongoDB
7 47 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 40 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 38 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (1.10%) KDB
11 28 (1.10%) Oracle Database
11 28 (1.10%) RDBMS
12 25 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
13 20 (0.79%) QlikView
14 19 (0.75%) DB2
14 19 (0.75%) HBase
15 17 (0.67%) Data Mining
15 17 (0.67%) OLAP
15 17 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 146 (5.75%) JIRA
2 123 (4.85%) Git (software)
3 79 (3.11%) TeamCity
4 73 (2.88%) Maven
5 60 (2.36%) Jenkins
6 56 (2.21%) Subversion
7 50 (1.97%) Selenium
8 41 (1.62%) JUnit
9 35 (1.38%) Cucumber
10 28 (1.10%) NUnit
11 26 (1.02%) Gradle
12 25 (0.99%) Visual Studio
13 24 (0.95%) WebDriver
14 22 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (0.87%) Mockito
15 13 (0.51%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.51%) JBehave
16 12 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (0.43%) Bitbucket
General
1 2537 (100.00%) Banking
2 1194 (47.06%) Finance
3 696 (27.43%) Front Office
4 87 (3.43%) Back Office
5 83 (3.27%) Financial Institution
6 45 (1.77%) Legal
7 44 (1.73%) Retail Banking
8 28 (1.10%) Private Banking
9 19 (0.75%) Retail
10 16 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
11 15 (0.59%) Prime Brokerage
12 12 (0.47%) Billing
12 12 (0.47%) French Language
13 10 (0.39%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.35%) Marketing
15 7 (0.28%) Advertising
16 6 (0.24%) Telecoms
17 5 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
19 3 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 1225 (48.29%) Developer
2 560 (22.07%) Analyst
3 491 (19.35%) Java Developer
4 338 (13.32%) Business Analyst
5 218 (8.59%) C# Developer
6 196 (7.73%) Project Manager
7 185 (7.29%) Senior Developer
8 165 (6.50%) Banking Analyst
9 132 (5.20%) JavaScript Developer
10 130 (5.12%) C++ Developer
11 100 (3.94%) .NET Developer
11 100 (3.94%) Front Office Developer
12 96 (3.78%) Python Developer
13 93 (3.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 90 (3.55%) Architect
15 86 (3.39%) Angular Developer
16 85 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
17 83 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
18 82 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
19 75 (2.96%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (9.70%) .NET
1 246 (9.70%) AngularJS
2 243 (9.58%) HTML
3 213 (8.40%) HTML5
4 146 (5.75%) Spring
5 112 (4.41%) CSS
6 111 (4.38%) React
7 94 (3.71%) XML
8 93 (3.67%) WPF
9 91 (3.59%) Node.js
10 86 (3.39%) FIX Protocol
11 79 (3.11%) Middleware
12 75 (2.96%) REST
13 74 (2.92%) Hibernate
14 63 (2.48%) RESTful
15 54 (2.13%) WCF
16 50 (1.97%) J2SE
16 50 (1.97%) Web Services
17 49 (1.93%) .NET Framework
18 48 (1.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 385 (15.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 353 (13.91%) Fixed Income
3 317 (12.50%) Derivative
4 227 (8.95%) Equities
5 213 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
6 148 (5.83%) Market Risk
7 137 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
8 117 (4.61%) Credit Risk
9 106 (4.18%) Virtual Team
10 87 (3.43%) Equity Derivative
11 79 (3.11%) Hedge funds
12 70 (2.76%) Computer Science
13 57 (2.25%) Management Information System
14 52 (2.05%) OTC Derivatives
15 46 (1.81%) User Experience
16 45 (1.77%) Fintech
17 44 (1.73%) Algorithms
18 38 (1.50%) Reference Data
19 34 (1.34%) N-Tier
20 33 (1.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 298 (11.75%) Linux
2 248 (9.78%) Unix
3 164 (6.46%) Windows
4 47 (1.85%) Solaris
5 35 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.63%) Android
9 15 (0.59%) AIX
9 15 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.35%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.32%) SUSE
13 3 (0.12%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.12%) Debian
13 3 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.079%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.079%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 808 (31.85%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (12.14%) Multithreading
3 275 (10.84%) TDD
4 241 (9.50%) Electronic Trading
5 234 (9.22%) SDLC
6 232 (9.14%) Test Automation
7 220 (8.67%) Project Management
8 217 (8.55%) Low Latency
9 193 (7.61%) Risk Management
9 193 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 178 (7.02%) Business Analysis
11 161 (6.35%) Scrum
12 150 (5.91%) DevOps
13 139 (5.48%) OO
14 132 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 129 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
16 128 (5.05%) Migration
17 127 (5.01%) Investment Management
18 121 (4.77%) Analytics
19 116 (4.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 789 (31.10%) Java
2 618 (24.36%) SQL
3 380 (14.98%) C#
4 329 (12.97%) Python
5 316 (12.46%) JavaScript
6 245 (9.66%) C++
7 115 (4.53%) Scala
8 83 (3.27%) Perl
9 77 (3.04%) VBA
10 62 (2.44%) TypeScript
11 47 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 41 (1.62%) C
13 39 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 38 (1.50%) T-SQL
15 35 (1.38%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.22%) R
17 28 (1.10%) Korn
18 25 (0.99%) ES6
18 25 (0.99%) Ruby
19 20 (0.79%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 126 (4.97%) Degree
2 33 (1.30%) PhD
3 27 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 17 (0.67%) Security Cleared
6 16 (0.63%) SC Cleared
7 15 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.59%) PMP
8 14 (0.55%) CCNP
8 14 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
9 13 (0.51%) MCSE
10 12 (0.47%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.39%) MCITP
12 9 (0.35%) CCNA
12 9 (0.35%) ISEB
13 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.24%) CIMA
14 6 (0.24%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (7.80%) MiFID
2 113 (4.45%) QA
3 56 (2.21%) EMIR
4 38 (1.50%) PMO
5 29 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 28 (1.10%) GDPR
7 19 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.75%) SLA
8 10 (0.39%) IFRS
9 9 (0.35%) IFRS 9
10 8 (0.32%) Basel III
10 8 (0.32%) FATCA
10 8 (0.32%) FINREP
11 7 (0.28%) COREP
12 6 (0.24%) SEPA
13 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.16%) COBIT
14 4 (0.16%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 69 (2.72%) Docker
2 25 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.43%) XenApp
5 10 (0.39%) HDFS
6 9 (0.35%) NFS
7 8 (0.32%) Samba
7 8 (0.32%) SRDF
8 7 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.24%) KVM
9 6 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
9 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.20%) vCloud
10 5 (0.20%) Veritas File System
11 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (1.42%) Ansible
2 32 (1.26%) Puppet
3 22 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
4 19 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (0.71%) TIBCO Hawk
6 17 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (0.39%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.35%) Rancher
10 8 (0.32%) PowerCLI
10 8 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (0.32%) SCCM
10 8 (0.32%) vRealize
11 7 (0.28%) Control-M
11 7 (0.28%) Nagios
11 7 (0.28%) Terraform
12 6 (0.24%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
13 5 (0.20%) logstash
13 5 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 171 (6.74%) Oracle
2 134 (5.28%) Microsoft
3 103 (4.06%) Sybase
4 74 (2.92%) TIBCO
5 59 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 52 (2.05%) ION Trading
7 40 (1.58%) Bloomberg
8 37 (1.46%) IBM
8 37 (1.46%) VMware
9 36 (1.42%) Murex
9 36 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 35 (1.38%) Cisco
11 27 (1.06%) Atlassian
12 23 (0.91%) Citrix
12 23 (0.91%) Google
12 23 (0.91%) Splunk
13 22 (0.87%) Tableau
14 21 (0.83%) EMC
14 21 (0.83%) Reuters
15 20 (0.79%) ServiceNow