Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 53 27
Rank change year-on-year -6 -26 0
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,915 1,672 2,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.08% 4.05% 5.74%
As % of the General category 9.01% 9.23% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,461 1,307 1,946
London median daily rate £600 £575 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £400
90th Percentile £738 £700 £688
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
London median hourly rate £15.00 £70.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.57% -30.00% +300.00%
England median hourly rate £15.00 £70.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -78.57% -30.00% +300.00%

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 21,260 18,114 20,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.29% 43.84% 46.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,374 12,915 14,496
London median daily rate £501 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £293
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 191 226
London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +8.49% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.65 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £65.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76% +15.79%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -4 472 £575 -1.92% 54
East London -23 37 £625 +8.70% 5
South London -21 23 £550 -10.02% 1
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,915 (100.00%) Banking
2 923 (48.20%) Finance
3 652 (34.05%) Java
4 565 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
5 501 (26.16%) Front Office
6 464 (24.23%) SQL
7 341 (17.81%) C#
8 282 (14.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 264 (13.79%) Python
10 259 (13.52%) Fixed Income
11 242 (12.64%) Derivative
12 233 (12.17%) Multithreading
13 230 (12.01%) .NET
14 227 (11.85%) Unix
15 221 (11.54%) Linux
16 220 (11.49%) JavaScript
17 202 (10.55%) SQL Server
18 193 (10.08%) Electronic Trading
19 187 (9.77%) Low Latency
20 174 (9.09%) C++
21 173 (9.03%) Spring
22 172 (8.98%) SDLC
23 162 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
24 160 (8.36%) Oracle
25 151 (7.89%) Windows
26 150 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
27 149 (7.78%) Project Management
28 148 (7.73%) HTML
29 147 (7.68%) AngularJS
30 141 (7.36%) TDD

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 68 (3.55%) Apache Spark
2 25 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
4 20 (1.04%) Apache
5 16 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (0.84%) MQSeries
6 14 (0.73%) Confluence
6 14 (0.73%) Mule
6 14 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.52%) Apache Pig
9 8 (0.42%) CMS
9 8 (0.42%) JBoss
9 8 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.42%) Mule ESB
10 6 (0.31%) SAS
11 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.21%) IIS
12 4 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 103 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.052%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.78%) Summit
2 12 (0.63%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.37%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.37%) RMDS
3 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.31%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.21%) Orchestrade
6 3 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.16%) Kondor
7 2 (0.10%) Bloomberg AIM
7 2 (0.10%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.10%) Global One
7 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.052%) Algo Collateral
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.36%) npm
3 16 (0.84%) Office 365
4 12 (0.63%) GitHub
4 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.47%) IaaS
6 7 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.16%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.16%) G Suite
8 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.16%) SaaS
8 3 (0.16%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.052%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.052%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.052%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.052%) Serverless
9 1 (0.052%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.31%) Firewall
2 20 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.84%) FIX Connectivity
4 15 (0.78%) LAN
5 14 (0.73%) Internet
6 13 (0.68%) SSL
7 11 (0.57%) DNS
8 10 (0.52%) NAS
8 10 (0.52%) SAN
8 10 (0.52%) WAN
9 9 (0.47%) DHCP
10 8 (0.42%) FTP
10 8 (0.42%) SMTP
11 5 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.26%) PPP
11 5 (0.26%) Skype
11 5 (0.26%) VoIP
11 5 (0.26%) VPN
12 4 (0.21%) HTTP
12 4 (0.21%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.16%) Relational Database
3 90 (4.70%) Big Data
4 63 (3.29%) Hadoop
5 55 (2.87%) NoSQL
6 46 (2.40%) Blockchain
7 43 (2.25%) RDBMS
8 42 (2.19%) MongoDB
9 30 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (1.36%) DB2
11 22 (1.15%) Sybase IQ
12 19 (0.99%) Apache Hive
12 19 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (0.73%) Data Mining
16 13 (0.68%) KDB
16 13 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 125 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 121 (6.32%) JIRA
3 103 (5.38%) Maven
4 82 (4.28%) Jenkins
5 81 (4.23%) TeamCity
6 51 (2.66%) Cucumber
7 50 (2.61%) Gradle
8 47 (2.45%) Selenium
9 40 (2.09%) Subversion
10 34 (1.78%) JUnit
11 21 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (0.99%) Ant
14 17 (0.89%) NUnit
15 13 (0.68%) Liquibase
15 13 (0.68%) Visual Studio
16 12 (0.63%) Mockito
16 12 (0.63%) WebDriver
17 10 (0.52%) Grunt
17 10 (0.52%) SonarQube
General
1 1,915 (100.00%) Banking
2 923 (48.20%) Finance
3 501 (26.16%) Front Office
4 56 (2.92%) Financial Institution
5 55 (2.87%) Back Office
6 35 (1.83%) Retail Banking
7 23 (1.20%) Legal
8 21 (1.10%) Private Banking
9 13 (0.68%) French Language
9 13 (0.68%) Marketing
10 12 (0.63%) General Ledger
11 11 (0.57%) Retail
12 8 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
14 5 (0.26%) Publishing
14 5 (0.26%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.21%) Law
16 3 (0.16%) Billing
16 3 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
17 2 (0.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 894 (46.68%) Developer
2 370 (19.32%) Java Developer
3 368 (19.22%) Analyst
4 216 (11.28%) Business Analyst
5 215 (11.23%) C# Developer
6 153 (7.99%) Senior Developer
7 122 (6.37%) Banking Analyst
8 120 (6.27%) Project Manager
9 96 (5.01%) Front Office Developer
10 95 (4.96%) Senior Java Developer
11 82 (4.28%) C++ Developer
12 76 (3.97%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 72 (3.76%) .NET Developer
14 63 (3.29%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 59 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
16 58 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
17 57 (2.98%) Risk Analyst
18 54 (2.82%) Test Analyst
19 53 (2.77%) Architect
19 53 (2.77%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (12.01%) .NET
2 173 (9.03%) Spring
3 148 (7.73%) HTML
4 147 (7.68%) AngularJS
5 128 (6.68%) HTML5
6 103 (5.38%) WPF
7 78 (4.07%) React
8 77 (4.02%) XML
9 76 (3.97%) Hibernate
10 64 (3.34%) REST
11 60 (3.13%) .NET Framework
12 59 (3.08%) RESTful
13 57 (2.98%) FIX Protocol
14 54 (2.82%) Web Services
15 53 (2.77%) Node.js
16 49 (2.56%) JMS
17 47 (2.45%) WCF
18 44 (2.30%) Reactive Extensions
19 43 (2.25%) ASP.NET
20 42 (2.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 282 (14.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 259 (13.52%) Fixed Income
3 242 (12.64%) Derivative
4 150 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
5 137 (7.15%) Equities
6 99 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
7 97 (5.07%) Market Risk
8 93 (4.86%) Credit Risk
9 86 (4.49%) Computer Science
10 55 (2.87%) Equity Derivative
11 51 (2.66%) Hedge funds
12 50 (2.61%) Virtual Team
13 42 (2.19%) OTC Derivatives
14 34 (1.78%) User Experience
15 33 (1.72%) Algorithms
16 27 (1.41%) Data Structures
17 25 (1.31%) Management Information System
18 24 (1.25%) Data Centre
18 24 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
19 23 (1.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 227 (11.85%) Unix
2 221 (11.54%) Linux
3 151 (7.89%) Windows
4 36 (1.88%) Solaris
5 28 (1.46%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.04%) AIX
7 19 (0.99%) Windows 10
8 16 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.42%) Android
11 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.31%) SUSE
13 3 (0.16%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.16%) Debian
13 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.052%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (12.17%) Multithreading
3 193 (10.08%) Electronic Trading
4 187 (9.77%) Low Latency
5 172 (8.98%) SDLC
6 162 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 149 (7.78%) Project Management
8 141 (7.36%) TDD
9 136 (7.10%) Risk Management
10 129 (6.74%) Test Automation
11 127 (6.63%) Business Analysis
12 125 (6.53%) Scrum
13 114 (5.95%) DevOps
14 109 (5.69%) Change Management
15 96 (5.01%) Investment Management
16 92 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
16 92 (4.80%) OO
17 90 (4.70%) Migration
17 90 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
18 79 (4.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 652 (34.05%) Java
2 464 (24.23%) SQL
3 341 (17.81%) C#
4 264 (13.79%) Python
5 220 (11.49%) JavaScript
6 174 (9.09%) C++
7 85 (4.44%) Scala
8 71 (3.71%) Perl
9 69 (3.60%) VBA
10 44 (2.30%) Bash Shell
11 39 (2.04%) Shell Script
12 37 (1.93%) C
13 27 (1.41%) Ruby
14 25 (1.31%) R
15 24 (1.25%) Haskell
15 24 (1.25%) T-SQL
16 23 (1.20%) PowerShell
16 23 (1.20%) VB
17 22 (1.15%) Korn
18 21 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (5.69%) Degree
2 29 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.04%) PhD
4 18 (0.94%) Master's Degree
5 12 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (0.63%) PMI Certification
6 8 (0.42%) ISEB
6 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.37%) PMP
8 6 (0.31%) CCA
8 6 (0.31%) MCSE
9 5 (0.26%) CCNA
9 5 (0.26%) CCNP
9 5 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.26%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.21%) CFA
10 4 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.74%) QA
2 126 (6.58%) MiFID
3 42 (2.19%) PMO
4 40 (2.09%) EMIR
5 32 (1.67%) Dodd-Frank
6 31 (1.62%) GDPR
7 14 (0.73%) SEPA
8 10 (0.52%) SLA
9 7 (0.37%) Basel III
9 7 (0.37%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.31%) IFRS
11 5 (0.26%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.26%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.21%) PSD2
13 3 (0.16%) COREP
13 3 (0.16%) FATCA
14 2 (0.10%) FINREP
14 2 (0.10%) GCP
14 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.052%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 61 (3.19%) Docker
2 28 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.42%) Samba
5 7 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.31%) HDFS
7 5 (0.26%) NFS
7 5 (0.26%) SRDF
7 5 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.26%) Veritas File System
7 5 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (0.21%) KVM
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (2.45%) Ansible
2 43 (2.25%) Puppet
3 30 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (0.84%) Kubernetes
5 16 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (0.57%) SCCM
8 9 (0.47%) Nagios
9 8 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (0.31%) BladeLogic
10 6 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.31%) logstash
10 6 (0.31%) Oozie
10 6 (0.31%) Salt
10 6 (0.31%) Terraform
11 5 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.26%) Kibana
11 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 160 (8.36%) Oracle
2 104 (5.43%) Microsoft
3 64 (3.34%) Sybase
4 40 (2.09%) Murex
4 40 (2.09%) TIBCO
5 33 (1.72%) Bloomberg
6 31 (1.62%) IBM
7 26 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 26 (1.36%) Splunk
8 24 (1.25%) Citrix
9 23 (1.20%) Charles River
9 23 (1.20%) ION Trading
10 21 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (0.99%) Perforce
12 17 (0.89%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.84%) Calypso
13 16 (0.84%) Cisco
13 16 (0.84%) Tableau
13 16 (0.84%) VMware
14 15 (0.78%) EMC