Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 36 60
Rank change year-on-year -43 +24 -33
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,451 2,404 1,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.18% 5.65% 3.65%
As % of the General category 7.15% 12.24% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,137 1,880 1,311
London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £419 £413 £400
90th Percentile £738 £713 £725
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.79% -53.25%
10th Percentile £14.60 £13.50 £14.14
90th Percentile £16.60 £44.79 £83.74
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - -19.79% -53.25%

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 20,304 19,638 19,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.54% 46.13% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,600 14,039 14,557
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £477 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 185 198
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.16% +9.50% -6.54%
10th Percentile £15.05 £12.87 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.83 £55.38
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +6.11%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -54 284 £600 +4.35% 34
East London -61 11 £438 -27.08% 11
South London -56 6 £588 +2.17% 1
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,451 (100.00%) Banking
2 729 (50.24%) Finance
3 526 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
4 457 (31.50%) Java
5 367 (25.29%) SQL
6 366 (25.22%) Front Office
7 270 (18.61%) C#
8 230 (15.85%) JavaScript
9 225 (15.51%) .NET
10 206 (14.20%) Unix
11 195 (13.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 194 (13.37%) Fixed Income
13 185 (12.75%) SQL Server
14 175 (12.06%) Linux
14 175 (12.06%) Multithreading
15 171 (11.78%) Spring
16 167 (11.51%) TDD
17 159 (10.96%) Python
18 142 (9.79%) Relational Database
19 141 (9.72%) Oracle
20 139 (9.58%) Derivative
21 137 (9.44%) SDLC
22 135 (9.30%) Electronic Trading
23 127 (8.75%) HTML
24 125 (8.61%) AngularJS
25 110 (7.58%) Low Latency
26 108 (7.44%) Microsoft
26 108 (7.44%) Degree
27 107 (7.37%) JIRA
28 106 (7.31%) Scrum

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 58 (4.00%) Apache
2 39 (2.69%) Apache Spark
3 36 (2.48%) Confluence
4 34 (2.34%) Mule
5 30 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (0.96%) JBoss
8 13 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.76%) CMS
10 10 (0.69%) IIS
10 10 (0.69%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.69%) WordPress
11 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.41%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.28%) DataSynapse
14 4 (0.28%) MTS
Applications
1 50 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.21%) InDesign
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.069%) InVision
10 1 (0.069%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 29 (2.00%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.48%) Global One
4 6 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 4 (0.28%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.28%) RMDS
6 4 (0.28%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.21%) Actimize
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.21%) Kondor
7 3 (0.21%) Loan IQ
7 3 (0.21%) Orchestrade
7 3 (0.21%) Summit
8 2 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.14%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.14%) Sonata
8 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.90%) GitHub
3 13 (0.90%) Office 365
4 10 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.69%) npm
5 5 (0.34%) IaaS
6 4 (0.28%) AWS Fargate
6 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.21%) NuGet
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.069%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.069%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.069%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.069%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.38%) Firewall
2 19 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.96%) HTTP
4 13 (0.90%) SAN
5 12 (0.83%) LAN
5 12 (0.83%) RTMP
6 9 (0.62%) AMQP
6 9 (0.62%) Kerberos
6 9 (0.62%) Network Security
6 9 (0.62%) WAN
7 8 (0.55%) OSPF
8 7 (0.48%) Multicast
9 6 (0.41%) BGP
9 6 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (0.41%) Internet
10 5 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.34%) DNS
10 5 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
11 4 (0.28%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 142 (9.79%) Relational Database
3 75 (5.17%) NoSQL
4 74 (5.10%) MongoDB
5 55 (3.79%) Big Data
5 55 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (3.10%) Hadoop
7 44 (3.03%) Blockchain
8 32 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (1.93%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.72%) HBase
12 24 (1.65%) Data Mining
12 24 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (1.59%) Apache Hive
13 23 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (1.31%) DB2
14 19 (1.31%) Oracle Database
15 18 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 107 (7.37%) JIRA
2 88 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 61 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 61 (4.20%) Maven
4 54 (3.72%) Subversion
5 39 (2.69%) JUnit
6 33 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 30 (2.07%) TeamCity
8 26 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
9 25 (1.72%) Cucumber
10 24 (1.65%) Visual Studio
11 22 (1.52%) Mockito
11 22 (1.52%) Selenium
12 20 (1.38%) Gradle
13 16 (1.10%) webpack
14 15 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (0.96%) Hudson
16 13 (0.90%) FishEye
16 13 (0.90%) gulp
17 12 (0.83%) PhpStorm
General
1 1,451 (100.00%) Banking
2 729 (50.24%) Finance
3 366 (25.22%) Front Office
4 57 (3.93%) Back Office
5 52 (3.58%) Financial Institution
6 26 (1.79%) Legal
7 20 (1.38%) Advertising
8 18 (1.24%) Retail
8 18 (1.24%) Retail Banking
9 14 (0.96%) Law
10 13 (0.90%) General Ledger
11 12 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
11 12 (0.83%) Private Banking
12 7 (0.48%) Games
12 7 (0.48%) Marketing
13 6 (0.41%) Publishing
14 3 (0.21%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.14%) Retail Finance
15 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.069%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 770 (53.07%) Developer
2 282 (19.43%) Java Developer
3 224 (15.44%) Analyst
4 188 (12.96%) C# Developer
5 130 (8.96%) Senior Developer
6 127 (8.75%) Business Analyst
7 96 (6.62%) Banking Analyst
8 92 (6.34%) Project Manager
9 88 (6.06%) .NET Developer
10 73 (5.03%) Front Office Developer
11 71 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
11 71 (4.89%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 60 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
13 50 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
13 50 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
14 49 (3.38%) Architect
14 49 (3.38%) SQL Developer
15 42 (2.89%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 40 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 40 (2.76%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (15.51%) .NET
2 171 (11.78%) Spring
3 127 (8.75%) HTML
4 125 (8.61%) AngularJS
5 97 (6.69%) CSS
6 89 (6.13%) Node.js
7 88 (6.06%) React
8 85 (5.86%) XML
9 78 (5.38%) HTML5
10 72 (4.96%) REST
11 71 (4.89%) Middleware
12 68 (4.69%) WPF
13 61 (4.20%) Hibernate
14 60 (4.14%) Web Services
15 58 (4.00%) RESTful
16 55 (3.79%) ASP.NET
17 51 (3.51%) WCF
18 46 (3.17%) .NET Framework
19 43 (2.96%) FIX Protocol
19 43 (2.96%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 195 (13.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 194 (13.37%) Fixed Income
3 139 (9.58%) Derivative
4 94 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 92 (6.34%) Equities
6 73 (5.03%) Computer Science
7 61 (4.20%) User Experience
8 60 (4.14%) Market Risk
9 53 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
10 44 (3.03%) Credit Risk
11 40 (2.76%) Fintech
12 37 (2.55%) Hedge funds
13 35 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
14 31 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (2.00%) Algorithms
16 27 (1.86%) Grid Computing
17 25 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
18 20 (1.38%) Data Centre
19 17 (1.17%) Data Structures
19 17 (1.17%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 206 (14.20%) Unix
2 175 (12.06%) Linux
3 91 (6.27%) Windows
4 24 (1.65%) Apple iOS
4 24 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.24%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.17%) Solaris
7 8 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.48%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.34%) Android
11 4 (0.28%) CentOS
11 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.14%) Debian
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.14%) VMS
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (12.06%) Multithreading
3 167 (11.51%) TDD
4 137 (9.44%) SDLC
5 135 (9.30%) Electronic Trading
6 110 (7.58%) Low Latency
7 106 (7.31%) Scrum
8 103 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
9 101 (6.96%) Risk Management
10 100 (6.89%) Project Management
11 95 (6.55%) OO
12 92 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
13 90 (6.20%) Change Management
14 85 (5.86%) Migration
14 85 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 82 (5.65%) Test Automation
16 80 (5.51%) Web Development
17 75 (5.17%) BDD
18 74 (5.10%) DevOps
19 71 (4.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 457 (31.50%) Java
2 367 (25.29%) SQL
3 270 (18.61%) C#
4 230 (15.85%) JavaScript
5 159 (10.96%) Python
6 92 (6.34%) Java 8
7 91 (6.27%) C++
8 44 (3.03%) Scala
9 26 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 26 (1.79%) PHP
9 26 (1.79%) Shell Script
9 26 (1.79%) TypeScript
10 25 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 25 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.52%) Perl
12 21 (1.45%) ES6
13 19 (1.31%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.24%) VBA
15 16 (1.10%) C
16 14 (0.96%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 108 (7.44%) Degree
2 26 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.17%) PMP
4 14 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 13 (0.90%) PhD
5 13 (0.90%) PMI Certification
6 11 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.62%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.48%) CISSP
8 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.41%) ISEB
10 5 (0.34%) CCIE
10 5 (0.34%) CCNP
11 4 (0.28%) CCNA
11 4 (0.28%) IIBA
11 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.55%) QA
2 59 (4.07%) MiFID
3 18 (1.24%) EMIR
4 16 (1.10%) PMO
5 12 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.62%) SLA
7 8 (0.55%) GDPR
8 5 (0.34%) SEPA
9 3 (0.21%) COREP
9 3 (0.21%) FINREP
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.069%) Basel III
11 1 (0.069%) FATCA
11 1 (0.069%) GCP
11 1 (0.069%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.069%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (3.24%) Docker
2 19 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.17%) HDFS
4 16 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (0.41%) XenApp
7 5 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.28%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.28%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.28%) vSphere
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.14%) XenServer
11 1 (0.069%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (1.45%) Ansible
2 15 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
3 12 (0.83%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.76%) Oozie
5 9 (0.62%) Puppet
5 9 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.48%) SCCM
7 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.21%) CASB
8 3 (0.21%) Control-M
9 2 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.14%) Kibana
9 2 (0.14%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.069%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.069%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.069%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 141 (9.72%) Oracle
2 108 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 28 (1.93%) TIBCO
4 27 (1.86%) Sybase
5 25 (1.72%) ION Trading
5 25 (1.72%) MapR
6 24 (1.65%) Bloomberg
6 24 (1.65%) Murex
6 24 (1.65%) Red Hat
7 23 (1.59%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.38%) Tableau
9 17 (1.17%) Cisco
9 17 (1.17%) VMware
10 16 (1.10%) IBM
11 13 (0.90%) Reuters
12 10 (0.69%) Charles River
12 10 (0.69%) Citrix
12 10 (0.69%) Cloudera
12 10 (0.69%) MuleSoft
12 10 (0.69%) SAP