Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 47 58
Rank change year-on-year -48 +11 -31
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,274 2,342 1,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.73% 4.93% 3.85%
As % of the General category 6.21% 10.70% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,042 1,802 1,342
London median daily rate £600 £585 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
90th Percentile £763 £736 £713
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -

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 20,523 21,884 19,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.94% 46.07% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,640 15,775 13,694
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 193 194
London median hourly rate £22.72 £24.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.35% +16.59% -7.48%
10th Percentile £13.10 £13.85 £11.27
90th Percentile £63.13 £47.50 £54.81
England median hourly rate £24.11 £26.78 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.95% +12.74% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -75 227 £600 +4.35% 45
East London -65 17 £650 +4.00% 6
South London -29 8 £600 +9.09% 10
North London - 1 £550 -
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1,274 (100.00%) Banking
2 585 (45.92%) Finance
3 482 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
4 406 (31.87%) Java
5 363 (28.49%) SQL
6 348 (27.32%) Front Office
7 244 (19.15%) C#
8 201 (15.78%) Fixed Income
9 199 (15.62%) SQL Server
10 194 (15.23%) Unix
11 183 (14.36%) .NET
12 160 (12.56%) Multithreading
13 159 (12.48%) Oracle
13 159 (12.48%) Linux
14 158 (12.40%) TDD
15 153 (12.01%) Relational Database
16 149 (11.70%) Spring
17 141 (11.07%) Python
18 139 (10.91%) JavaScript
19 124 (9.73%) JIRA
20 119 (9.34%) Derivative
21 111 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
22 110 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 103 (8.08%) Low Latency
24 101 (7.93%) SDLC
25 98 (7.69%) Subversion
25 98 (7.69%) NoSQL
26 97 (7.61%) Equities
27 95 (7.46%) Windows
28 90 (7.06%) Electronic Trading

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 63 (4.95%) Apache
2 39 (3.06%) Confluence
3 31 (2.43%) Mule
4 28 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.65%) IIS
6 20 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.18%) JBoss
8 13 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.86%) CMS
9 11 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
11 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.55%) WordPress
12 5 (0.39%) Jetty
13 4 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.31%) DataSynapse
13 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.24%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 56 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.24%) InVision
7 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.10%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.31%) Global One
4 3 (0.24%) Actimize
4 3 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 3 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.16%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.16%) Eikon
5 2 (0.16%) Kondor
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.16%) Sonata
5 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.078%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.078%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle AML
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.94%) GitHub
4 7 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (0.55%) Office 365
5 6 (0.47%) IaaS
5 6 (0.47%) npm
6 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.31%) AWS Fargate
7 4 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.31%) Stackdriver
8 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.24%) NuGet
8 3 (0.24%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.24%) PaaS
9 2 (0.16%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.078%) Slack
10 1 (0.078%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.49%) Firewall
2 13 (1.02%) HTTP
3 12 (0.94%) DMZ
4 9 (0.71%) SSL
5 8 (0.63%) AMQP
5 8 (0.63%) DNS
5 8 (0.63%) Internet
5 8 (0.63%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.55%) SAN
6 7 (0.55%) VLAN
7 6 (0.47%) DHCP
7 6 (0.47%) LAN
7 6 (0.47%) Network Security
7 6 (0.47%) VSAN
8 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.39%) WAN
9 4 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
9 4 (0.31%) SMTP
9 4 (0.31%) VoIP
10 3 (0.24%) Anycast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (15.62%) SQL Server
2 153 (12.01%) Relational Database
3 98 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 80 (6.28%) MongoDB
5 62 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (4.71%) RDBMS
7 47 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 44 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 42 (3.30%) Oracle Database
10 32 (2.51%) Big Data
10 32 (2.51%) Hadoop
11 23 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (1.41%) Data Mining
13 15 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.10%) MySQL
15 13 (1.02%) HBase
15 13 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.86%) Apache Hive
16 11 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
16 11 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 124 (9.73%) JIRA
2 98 (7.69%) Subversion
3 80 (6.28%) Git (software)
4 58 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 57 (4.47%) Maven
6 52 (4.08%) JUnit
6 52 (4.08%) TeamCity
7 45 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 27 (2.12%) Cucumber
9 26 (2.04%) Bitbucket
9 26 (2.04%) Mockito
10 18 (1.41%) Eclipse
11 17 (1.33%) Ant
12 14 (1.10%) Selenium
13 13 (1.02%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.94%) Hudson
14 12 (0.94%) jMock
15 11 (0.86%) FishEye
15 11 (0.86%) gulp
16 10 (0.78%) Gradle
General
1 1,274 (100.00%) Banking
2 585 (45.92%) Finance
3 348 (27.32%) Front Office
4 55 (4.32%) Financial Institution
5 41 (3.22%) Back Office
6 19 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 19 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 11 (0.86%) Legal
8 10 (0.78%) Publishing
9 9 (0.71%) Retail
10 7 (0.55%) Law
11 6 (0.47%) Advertising
11 6 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
11 6 (0.47%) Marketing
12 5 (0.39%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.16%) International Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.078%) Billing
Job Titles
1 700 (54.95%) Developer
2 280 (21.98%) Java Developer
3 161 (12.64%) C# Developer
4 158 (12.40%) Analyst
5 126 (9.89%) Senior Developer
6 92 (7.22%) Business Analyst
7 68 (5.34%) Front Office Developer
8 65 (5.10%) Banking Analyst
8 65 (5.10%) Project Manager
9 59 (4.63%) Python Developer
10 57 (4.47%) Architect
11 49 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
12 48 (3.77%) SQL Developer
13 47 (3.69%) .NET Developer
13 47 (3.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 44 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
15 39 (3.06%) WPF Developer
16 38 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
17 36 (2.83%) Senior C# Developer
18 31 (2.43%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (14.36%) .NET
2 149 (11.70%) Spring
3 86 (6.75%) HTML
4 84 (6.59%) REST
5 82 (6.44%) WPF
6 81 (6.36%) Middleware
7 80 (6.28%) AngularJS
8 75 (5.89%) XML
9 70 (5.49%) Node.js
10 65 (5.10%) Hibernate
10 65 (5.10%) React
11 63 (4.95%) Web Services
12 60 (4.71%) .NET Framework
13 57 (4.47%) CSS
14 48 (3.77%) HTML5
15 47 (3.69%) Reactive Extensions
16 46 (3.61%) FIX Protocol
16 46 (3.61%) WCF
17 45 (3.53%) ASP.NET
18 41 (3.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 201 (15.78%) Fixed Income
2 119 (9.34%) Derivative
3 110 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 97 (7.61%) Equities
5 82 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
6 69 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
7 64 (5.02%) Market Risk
8 58 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (3.85%) Credit Risk
10 48 (3.77%) Fintech
11 32 (2.51%) User Experience
12 31 (2.43%) Hedge funds
13 27 (2.12%) Data Centre
14 21 (1.65%) OTC Derivatives
15 19 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
16 18 (1.41%) Algorithms
16 18 (1.41%) Virtual Team
17 17 (1.33%) Grid Computing
18 16 (1.26%) Credit Derivative
18 16 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 194 (15.23%) Unix
2 159 (12.48%) Linux
3 95 (7.46%) Windows
4 37 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.10%) Solaris
9 10 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.16%) AIX
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.078%) Android
13 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (12.56%) Multithreading
3 158 (12.40%) TDD
4 111 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (8.08%) Low Latency
6 101 (7.93%) SDLC
7 90 (7.06%) Electronic Trading
8 89 (6.99%) Scrum
9 83 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 82 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 80 (6.28%) OO
12 74 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (5.73%) Data Modelling
13 73 (5.73%) DevOps
14 72 (5.65%) Integration Testing
15 66 (5.18%) Risk Management
16 64 (5.02%) Migration
16 64 (5.02%) Technical Analysis
17 61 (4.79%) Project Management
18 60 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 406 (31.87%) Java
2 363 (28.49%) SQL
3 244 (19.15%) C#
4 141 (11.07%) Python
5 139 (10.91%) JavaScript
6 71 (5.57%) Java 8
7 65 (5.10%) C++
8 52 (4.08%) T-SQL
9 51 (4.00%) PL/SQL
10 35 (2.75%) Scala
10 35 (2.75%) Shell Script
11 34 (2.67%) Perl
11 34 (2.67%) VBA
12 25 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.18%) PHP
14 14 (1.10%) R
15 13 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.94%) Haskell
17 11 (0.86%) C
17 11 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (6.91%) Degree
2 24 (1.88%) PhD
3 23 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.26%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (0.63%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.55%) CISA
7 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.47%) CISSP
8 6 (0.47%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.47%) VCAP
8 6 (0.47%) VCDX
8 6 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.39%) CCNP
9 5 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.31%) PMP
11 3 (0.24%) ISEB
11 3 (0.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.47%) QA
2 28 (2.20%) MiFID
3 19 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.26%) PMO
5 14 (1.10%) EMIR
6 11 (0.86%) Basel III
7 9 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.47%) SLA
9 4 (0.31%) IFRS
9 4 (0.31%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.24%) PSD2
11 2 (0.16%) GDPR
12 1 (0.078%) COREP
12 1 (0.078%) FINREP
12 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.078%) SEPA
12 1 (0.078%) Solvency II
System Software
1 51 (4.00%) Docker
2 30 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.71%) XenDesktop
5 7 (0.55%) vSphere
5 7 (0.55%) XenApp
6 6 (0.47%) HDFS
6 6 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.24%) XenServer
9 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.16%) LXC
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.078%) Firmware
10 1 (0.078%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.078%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 26 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.57%) Ansible
3 11 (0.86%) Rancher
4 8 (0.63%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.47%) Puppet
6 6 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.39%) Control-M
8 4 (0.31%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.31%) Oozie
9 3 (0.24%) SCCM
10 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.078%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.078%) Netcool
11 1 (0.078%) SCOM
Vendors
1 159 (12.48%) Oracle
2 71 (5.57%) Microsoft
3 46 (3.61%) Sybase
4 38 (2.98%) Murex
5 27 (2.12%) Tableau
6 22 (1.73%) TIBCO
7 21 (1.65%) Bloomberg
8 20 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.57%) VMware
9 19 (1.49%) Citrix
9 19 (1.49%) IBM
10 18 (1.41%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.26%) Google
12 15 (1.18%) UiPath
13 14 (1.10%) HP
13 14 (1.10%) Reuters
13 14 (1.10%) SAP
14 13 (1.02%) Cloudera
15 12 (0.94%) Cisco
16 9 (0.71%) Fidessa