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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Investment Banking
England / London
Rank 48 42 27
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 821 1015 1268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.31% 4.62% 6.09%
As % of the General category 9.66% 10.35% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 807 944
Median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.23% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.35 - £17.45
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 London with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8503 9804 9608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 44.64% 44.62% 46.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5974 7091 6787
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 106 115
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.12 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.65% +23.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.57% +22.00%  

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Investment Banking in London

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 166 £600 +9.09% 47
Docklands, London +7 19 £598 -2.04%
Canary Wharf +5 18 £600 +20.00%
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Investment Banking
England

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 1703 (100.00%) Banking
2 833 (48.91%) Finance
3 507 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
4 495 (29.07%) Java
5 436 (25.60%) SQL
6 415 (24.37%) Front Office
7 254 (14.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 217 (12.74%) Linux
9 213 (12.51%) JavaScript
10 206 (12.10%) Equities
11 200 (11.74%) Derivative
12 199 (11.69%) Oracle
13 198 (11.63%) Multithreading
14 197 (11.57%) HTML
15 191 (11.22%) Python
16 185 (10.86%) C#
16 185 (10.86%) Unix
17 177 (10.39%) C++
18 171 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
19 167 (9.81%) TDD
20 154 (9.04%) AngularJS
21 152 (8.93%) Fixed Income
21 152 (8.93%) HTML5
22 147 (8.63%) Project Management
23 143 (8.40%) Electronic Trading
24 138 (8.10%) Big Data
25 132 (7.75%) Windows
26 131 (7.69%) .NET
26 131 (7.69%) Low Latency
27 129 (7.57%) Scrum

Investment Banking
Top Related 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 95 (5.58%) Apache Spark
2 33 (1.94%) Apache
2 33 (1.94%) Oracle Coherence
3 32 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.35%) Confluence
5 11 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.59%) Apache Pig
6 10 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.47%) DataSynapse
7 8 (0.47%) IIS
7 8 (0.47%) SAS
8 7 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.41%) Mule
8 7 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.29%) FileNet
10 5 (0.29%) JBoss
10 5 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 91 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 39 (2.29%) MS Office
4 24 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (1.29%) MS Project
7 11 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.059%) InVision
9 1 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Summit
3 4 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.12%) Endur
5 2 (0.12%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
5 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.059%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.059%) Minerva
6 1 (0.059%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.059%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.059%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.059%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.12%) GitHub
3 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.47%) IaaS
5 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.35%) SaaS
7 4 (0.23%) PaaS
8 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.12%) Office 365
10 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.059%) Force.com
10 1 (0.059%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.059%) Slack
10 1 (0.059%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.12%) Firewall
2 14 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.76%) SAN
4 10 (0.59%) Internet
5 9 (0.53%) DNS
6 8 (0.47%) Multicast
7 7 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.41%) LAN
7 7 (0.41%) LDAP
8 6 (0.35%) SSL
8 6 (0.35%) WAN
9 5 (0.29%) BGP
10 4 (0.23%) AMQP
10 4 (0.23%) DHCP
10 4 (0.23%) HTTP
10 4 (0.23%) MPLS
10 4 (0.23%) Network Security
11 3 (0.18%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (8.10%) Big Data
2 119 (6.99%) Hadoop
3 115 (6.75%) SQL Server
4 72 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 57 (3.35%) NoSQL
6 49 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (2.58%) Oracle Database
8 38 (2.23%) KDB
9 36 (2.11%) HBase
10 32 (1.88%) MongoDB
10 32 (1.88%) Tick Data
11 25 (1.47%) Apache Hive
12 24 (1.41%) DB2
13 22 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 22 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (0.88%) DataStage
17 15 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 95 (5.58%) JIRA
2 49 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 48 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 46 (2.70%) Maven
5 32 (1.88%) Subversion
6 25 (1.47%) JUnit
6 25 (1.47%) Mockito
7 23 (1.35%) Selenium
8 22 (1.29%) TeamCity
9 21 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 21 (1.23%) Gradle
10 18 (1.06%) NUnit
11 14 (0.82%) ERwin
12 13 (0.76%) Ant
13 12 (0.70%) Mocha
14 11 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
14 11 (0.65%) Visual Studio
14 11 (0.65%) webpack
15 10 (0.59%) Hudson
16 9 (0.53%) Jasmine
General
1 1703 (100.00%) Banking
2 833 (48.91%) Finance
3 415 (24.37%) Front Office
4 82 (4.82%) Back Office
5 48 (2.82%) Legal
6 42 (2.47%) Retail
7 37 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 28 (1.64%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.59%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.00%) Games
11 15 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
12 14 (0.82%) Marketing
13 13 (0.76%) Private Banking
14 10 (0.59%) Prime Brokerage
14 10 (0.59%) Publishing
15 7 (0.41%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.29%) Advertising
16 5 (0.29%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.23%) French Language
18 3 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 784 (46.04%) Developer
2 355 (20.85%) Analyst
3 304 (17.85%) Java Developer
4 236 (13.86%) Business Analyst
5 127 (7.46%) Senior Developer
6 120 (7.05%) Project Manager
7 96 (5.64%) Architect
7 96 (5.64%) Banking Analyst
8 94 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
9 89 (5.23%) C# Developer
10 83 (4.87%) C++ Developer
11 75 (4.40%) Python Developer
12 72 (4.23%) JavaScript Developer
13 67 (3.93%) Agile Developer
14 66 (3.88%) Front Office Developer
15 65 (3.82%) Scala Developer
16 64 (3.76%) .NET Developer
17 62 (3.64%) Investment Banking Java Developer
18 60 (3.52%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
19 48 (2.82%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (11.57%) HTML
2 154 (9.04%) AngularJS
3 152 (8.93%) HTML5
4 131 (7.69%) .NET
5 121 (7.11%) Spring
6 116 (6.81%) CSS
7 81 (4.76%) XML
8 72 (4.23%) React
9 65 (3.82%) FIX Protocol
9 65 (3.82%) Hibernate
10 60 (3.52%) Node.js
11 54 (3.17%) WPF
12 50 (2.94%) REST
13 48 (2.82%) CSS3
14 44 (2.58%) Akka
15 42 (2.47%) jQuery
16 36 (2.11%) Middleware
17 35 (2.06%) Web Services
18 34 (2.00%) SOAP
19 33 (1.94%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 254 (14.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 206 (12.10%) Equities
3 200 (11.74%) Derivative
4 171 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
5 152 (8.93%) Fixed Income
6 61 (3.58%) Fintech
7 60 (3.52%) Equity Derivative
8 58 (3.41%) Algorithms
8 58 (3.41%) User Experience
9 56 (3.29%) Market Risk
10 51 (2.99%) Computer Science
11 42 (2.47%) Data Structures
12 40 (2.35%) Credit Risk
13 35 (2.06%) Reference Data
14 29 (1.70%) Virtual Team
15 26 (1.53%) Management Information System
16 24 (1.41%) Hedge funds
17 23 (1.35%) Data Centre
17 23 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
17 23 (1.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 217 (12.74%) Linux
2 185 (10.86%) Unix
3 132 (7.75%) Windows
4 37 (2.17%) Solaris
5 27 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.41%) Android
10 6 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.23%) AIX
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.059%) CentOS
13 1 (0.059%) Fedora
13 1 (0.059%) SUSE
13 1 (0.059%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (11.63%) Multithreading
3 167 (9.81%) TDD
4 147 (8.63%) Project Management
5 143 (8.40%) Electronic Trading
6 131 (7.69%) Low Latency
7 129 (7.57%) Scrum
8 126 (7.40%) SDLC
9 124 (7.28%) Business Analysis
10 123 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 122 (7.16%) OO
12 113 (6.64%) Migration
13 109 (6.40%) Risk Management
14 100 (5.87%) Analytics
15 90 (5.28%) Investment Management
16 87 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
16 87 (5.11%) DevOps
17 80 (4.70%) Data Modelling
18 70 (4.11%) Front End Development
19 67 (3.93%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 495 (29.07%) Java
2 436 (25.60%) SQL
3 213 (12.51%) JavaScript
4 191 (11.22%) Python
5 185 (10.86%) C#
6 177 (10.39%) C++
7 101 (5.93%) Scala
8 55 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 42 (2.47%) Perl
9 42 (2.47%) VBA
10 36 (2.11%) PL/SQL
11 25 (1.47%) PowerShell
12 23 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 23 (1.35%) C
13 21 (1.23%) ES6
13 21 (1.23%) TypeScript
14 20 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.12%) Korn
16 17 (1.00%) VB
17 11 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (7.16%) Degree
2 48 (2.82%) PhD
3 20 (1.17%) PMI Certification
4 17 (1.00%) PMP
5 9 (0.53%) ISEB
6 8 (0.47%) CISSP
7 7 (0.41%) MBA
8 6 (0.35%) CCNP
8 6 (0.35%) CISA
8 6 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.23%) CCIE
10 4 (0.23%) CFA
10 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.18%) ACCA
11 3 (0.18%) CIMA
11 3 (0.18%) CSSLP
11 3 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (7.46%) MiFID
2 76 (4.46%) QA
3 40 (2.35%) EMIR
4 36 (2.11%) PMO
5 32 (1.88%) Dodd-Frank
6 23 (1.35%) FATCA
7 11 (0.65%) ISO20022
8 10 (0.59%) Basel III
8 10 (0.59%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.53%) SLA
10 7 (0.41%) COBIT
11 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.29%) IFRS
12 5 (0.29%) SEPA
13 4 (0.23%) AIFMD
14 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
14 3 (0.18%) IFRS 9
15 2 (0.12%) GDPR
15 2 (0.12%) SDET
15 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (1.70%) Docker
2 16 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.76%) HDFS
4 12 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.41%) NFS
6 5 (0.29%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.18%) SRDF
8 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.18%) XenApp
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.059%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.059%) Samba
9 1 (0.059%) vSphere
9 1 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (1.59%) Ansible
2 21 (1.23%) Puppet
3 13 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.53%) Control-M
4 9 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.41%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.41%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 6 (0.35%) Mesos
6 6 (0.35%) SCCM
7 5 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.29%) TeamSite
7 5 (0.29%) Terraform
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.18%) Nagios
8 3 (0.18%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.12%) SCOM
9 2 (0.12%) SCSM
9 2 (0.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 199 (11.69%) Oracle
2 88 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 62 (3.64%) Sybase
4 61 (3.58%) Bloomberg
5 49 (2.88%) Reuters
6 30 (1.76%) Murex
7 28 (1.64%) Cisco
8 27 (1.59%) IBM
8 27 (1.59%) Informatica
9 26 (1.53%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.41%) Google
10 24 (1.41%) TIBCO
11 22 (1.29%) Citrix
12 21 (1.23%) HP
13 19 (1.12%) Fidessa
13 19 (1.12%) ION Trading
14 17 (1.00%) VMware
15 16 (0.94%) Splunk
16 14 (0.82%) Cognos
17 13 (0.76%) Solace
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