Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 36 64
Rank change year-on-year -48 +28 -37
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,416 2,530 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.07% 5.62% 3.57%
As % of the General category 6.88% 12.09% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,149 1,973 1,262
London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £424 £413 £400
90th Percentile £739 £713 £725
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.36% -60.38%
10th Percentile £14.60 £15.00 £13.57
90th Percentile £16.60 £18.90 £18.13
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year - -5.36% -60.38%

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 20,582 20,925 19,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.64% 46.46% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,709 15,143 13,907
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £322 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 176 208
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.62% +11.25% -8.05%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £10.68
90th Percentile £56.06 £47.25 £59.31
England median hourly rate £23.58 £26.22 £23.72
% change year-on-year -10.09% +10.56% +3.49%

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 October 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 October 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 -72 247 £600 +2.13% 50
East London -66 12 £438 -29.44% 4
South London -47 8 £600 +4.35%
North London - 1 £550 -
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,416 (100.00%) Banking
2 689 (48.66%) Finance
3 535 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
4 439 (31.00%) Java
5 392 (27.68%) Front Office
6 391 (27.61%) SQL
7 289 (20.41%) C#
8 239 (16.88%) .NET
9 224 (15.82%) Fixed Income
10 222 (15.68%) SQL Server
11 209 (14.76%) Unix
12 196 (13.84%) JavaScript
13 182 (12.85%) Linux
14 168 (11.86%) Spring
15 166 (11.72%) TDD
16 163 (11.51%) Oracle
17 159 (11.23%) Multithreading
18 152 (10.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 150 (10.59%) Relational Database
20 144 (10.17%) Python
21 136 (9.60%) Derivative
22 129 (9.11%) JIRA
23 124 (8.76%) SDLC
24 120 (8.47%) HTML
25 118 (8.33%) AngularJS
26 112 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
27 105 (7.42%) NoSQL
28 104 (7.34%) Scrum
29 103 (7.27%) Windows
29 103 (7.27%) 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 69 (4.87%) Apache
2 39 (2.75%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.61%) Confluence
3 37 (2.61%) Mule
4 35 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.84%) IIS
6 19 (1.34%) JBoss
7 14 (0.99%) CMS
7 14 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.56%) WordPress
11 7 (0.49%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.35%) Jetty
14 4 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.28%) MTS
14 4 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 60 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.21%) InDesign
9 1 (0.071%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.071%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.071%) InVision
Business Applications
1 23 (1.62%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.42%) Global One
5 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.21%) Kondor
7 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.14%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
8 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.14%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.14%) Eikon
8 2 (0.14%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 2 (0.14%) Sonata
8 2 (0.14%) Summit
8 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.71%) GitHub
5 9 (0.64%) Office 365
6 8 (0.56%) npm
7 5 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.28%) AWS Fargate
8 4 (0.28%) IaaS
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.21%) NuGet
9 3 (0.21%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.071%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.071%) PaaS
11 1 (0.071%) Slack
11 1 (0.071%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.41%) Firewall
2 15 (1.06%) HTTP
3 14 (0.99%) Kerberos
4 12 (0.85%) DMZ
5 11 (0.78%) AMQP
5 11 (0.78%) SAN
6 9 (0.64%) Network Security
6 9 (0.64%) RTMP
7 8 (0.56%) SSL
8 7 (0.49%) DNS
8 7 (0.49%) Internet
8 7 (0.49%) VLAN
9 6 (0.42%) LAN
9 6 (0.42%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.42%) VSAN
10 5 (0.35%) DHCP
10 5 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
10 5 (0.35%) WAN
11 4 (0.28%) Intranet
11 4 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 150 (10.59%) Relational Database
3 105 (7.42%) NoSQL
4 94 (6.64%) MongoDB
5 72 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 50 (3.53%) Big Data
9 48 (3.39%) RDBMS
10 46 (3.25%) Hadoop
11 33 (2.33%) Oracle Database
12 29 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 24 (1.69%) Data Mining
15 23 (1.62%) HBase
16 18 (1.27%) Apache Hive
17 17 (1.20%) Blockchain
17 17 (1.20%) MySQL
18 16 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
19 13 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 129 (9.11%) JIRA
2 95 (6.71%) Subversion
3 85 (6.00%) Git (software)
4 53 (3.74%) Jenkins
5 52 (3.67%) Maven
6 48 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 46 (3.25%) JUnit
8 45 (3.18%) TeamCity
9 25 (1.77%) Mockito
10 18 (1.27%) Cucumber
10 18 (1.27%) Gradle
11 17 (1.20%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (1.06%) Ant
13 15 (1.06%) jMock
13 15 (1.06%) Selenium
13 15 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (1.06%) Visual Studio
14 14 (0.99%) FishEye
15 12 (0.85%) gulp
General
1 1,416 (100.00%) Banking
2 689 (48.66%) Finance
3 392 (27.68%) Front Office
4 57 (4.03%) Financial Institution
5 49 (3.46%) Back Office
6 19 (1.34%) Advertising
7 17 (1.20%) Legal
8 12 (0.85%) Retail
8 12 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 10 (0.71%) Publishing
10 9 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
10 9 (0.64%) Law
10 9 (0.64%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.42%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.35%) Games
13 4 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.21%) Marketing
14 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.14%) International Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 778 (54.94%) Developer
2 289 (20.41%) Java Developer
3 202 (14.27%) Analyst
4 197 (13.91%) C# Developer
5 143 (10.10%) Senior Developer
6 126 (8.90%) Business Analyst
7 94 (6.64%) Banking Analyst
8 85 (6.00%) Project Manager
9 80 (5.65%) Front Office Developer
10 71 (5.01%) .NET Developer
11 64 (4.52%) Architect
12 60 (4.24%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 59 (4.17%) SQL Developer
14 58 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
15 55 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
16 50 (3.53%) Python Developer
17 47 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
18 44 (3.11%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
19 41 (2.90%) Senior C# Developer
20 39 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (16.88%) .NET
2 168 (11.86%) Spring
3 120 (8.47%) HTML
4 118 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 99 (6.99%) Middleware
5 99 (6.99%) REST
6 97 (6.85%) XML
7 87 (6.14%) Node.js
8 82 (5.79%) CSS
9 81 (5.72%) WPF
10 76 (5.37%) Web Services
11 71 (5.01%) Hibernate
12 68 (4.80%) HTML5
12 68 (4.80%) React
13 61 (4.31%) WCF
14 58 (4.10%) .NET Framework
15 53 (3.74%) ASP.NET
16 47 (3.32%) FIX Protocol
16 47 (3.32%) J2EE
17 46 (3.25%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 224 (15.82%) Fixed Income
2 152 (10.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 136 (9.60%) Derivative
4 99 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
5 95 (6.71%) Equities
6 73 (5.16%) Market Risk
7 57 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
8 54 (3.81%) Credit Risk
9 49 (3.46%) User Experience
10 48 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
11 42 (2.97%) Fintech
12 40 (2.82%) Hedge funds
13 36 (2.54%) Computer Science
14 30 (2.12%) Data Centre
14 30 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
15 29 (2.05%) Grid Computing
16 25 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
17 20 (1.41%) OTC Derivatives
18 16 (1.13%) Virtual Team
19 14 (0.99%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 209 (14.76%) Unix
2 182 (12.85%) Linux
3 103 (7.27%) Windows
4 32 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 25 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.20%) Solaris
9 9 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.42%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.14%) Android
15 1 (0.071%) AIX
15 1 (0.071%) CentOS
15 1 (0.071%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (11.72%) TDD
3 159 (11.23%) Multithreading
4 124 (8.76%) SDLC
5 112 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (7.34%) Scrum
7 103 (7.27%) Electronic Trading
8 100 (7.06%) Low Latency
9 99 (6.99%) Migration
10 91 (6.43%) Risk Management
10 91 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 87 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
12 85 (6.00%) OO
13 83 (5.86%) Project Management
14 78 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 78 (5.51%) Test Automation
15 77 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
16 76 (5.37%) Data Modelling
16 76 (5.37%) DevOps
17 72 (5.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 439 (31.00%) Java
2 391 (27.61%) SQL
3 289 (20.41%) C#
4 196 (13.84%) JavaScript
5 144 (10.17%) Python
6 87 (6.14%) Java 8
7 69 (4.87%) C++
8 47 (3.32%) T-SQL
9 39 (2.75%) Scala
10 35 (2.47%) Shell Script
11 33 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 31 (2.19%) VBA
13 29 (2.05%) PowerShell
14 28 (1.98%) Perl
15 22 (1.55%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.55%) TypeScript
16 19 (1.34%) PHP
17 12 (0.85%) C
17 12 (0.85%) Haskell
17 12 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (6.00%) Degree
2 20 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 14 (0.99%) PhD
5 13 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.71%) PMI Certification
6 10 (0.71%) PMP
7 9 (0.64%) Security Cleared
8 8 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.49%) CISSP
9 7 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.49%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.42%) VCAP
10 6 (0.42%) VCDX
10 6 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.35%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.28%) IIBA
12 4 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.03%) QA
2 34 (2.40%) MiFID
3 17 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.99%) PMO
5 10 (0.71%) Basel III
5 10 (0.71%) EMIR
6 8 (0.56%) SLA
7 5 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.28%) GDPR
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.14%) PSD2
9 2 (0.14%) SEPA
10 1 (0.071%) COREP
10 1 (0.071%) FATCA
10 1 (0.071%) FINREP
10 1 (0.071%) IFRS
10 1 (0.071%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 51 (3.60%) Docker
2 27 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.99%) HDFS
5 11 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 10 (0.71%) vSphere
7 8 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.42%) XenApp
9 4 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.28%) Platform Symphony
9 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.21%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.14%) LXC
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.14%) XenServer
12 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.071%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.27%) Ansible
3 14 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
4 11 (0.78%) Oozie
4 11 (0.78%) Rancher
4 11 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.35%) Puppet
7 4 (0.28%) Control-M
7 4 (0.28%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.28%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.14%) CASB
9 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.14%) SCCM
9 2 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 1 (0.071%) SCOM
10 1 (0.071%) WMI
Vendors
1 163 (11.51%) Oracle
2 97 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.68%) Murex
4 36 (2.54%) Sybase
5 31 (2.19%) Tableau
6 27 (1.91%) TIBCO
7 23 (1.62%) Bloomberg
7 23 (1.62%) VMware
8 21 (1.48%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.41%) MapR
9 20 (1.41%) SAP
10 19 (1.34%) IBM
10 19 (1.34%) ION Trading
11 18 (1.27%) Atlassian
11 18 (1.27%) Reuters
12 17 (1.20%) Citrix
13 16 (1.13%) UiPath
14 15 (1.06%) Cloudera
15 13 (0.92%) Google
16 11 (0.78%) Cisco