Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 75 40
Rank change year-on-year -29 -35 +10
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,007 1,471 2,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.51% 3.27% 5.04%
As % of the General category 5.86% 7.32% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 1,118 1,573
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £425
90th Percentile £750 £738 £700
England median daily rate £575 £600 £575
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year - -13.04% -7.75%

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 17,180 20,089 18,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.84% 44.71% 45.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,902 14,443 12,943
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £346 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 228 186
London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +14.62% -2.84%
10th Percentile £12.62 £14.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.38 £57.86 £56.88
England median hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% +4.00% -4.76%

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 20 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in London over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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 6 months to 20 June 2019. 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 -51 186 £550 -4.35% 19
East London -6 11 £575 -2.38% 3
South London +22 8 £575 +5.99%
West London - 2 £494 -
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 1,007 (100.00%) Banking
2 459 (45.58%) Finance
3 353 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
4 316 (31.38%) Java
5 266 (26.42%) SQL
6 192 (19.07%) Front Office
7 158 (15.69%) Python
8 128 (12.71%) JavaScript
8 128 (12.71%) TDD
9 120 (11.92%) C#
10 101 (10.03%) Derivative
11 90 (8.94%) .NET
11 90 (8.94%) Unix
12 87 (8.64%) Windows
12 87 (8.64%) Linux
13 86 (8.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 86 (8.54%) Multithreading
14 85 (8.44%) Fixed Income
15 83 (8.24%) Relational Database
15 83 (8.24%) React
16 81 (8.04%) Oracle
16 81 (8.04%) Spring
17 79 (7.85%) Microsoft
18 76 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
19 75 (7.45%) SQL Server
19 75 (7.45%) Analytics
20 74 (7.35%) DevOps
21 73 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
22 72 (7.15%) JIRA
23 71 (7.05%) Project Management

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 41 (4.07%) Apache Spark
2 39 (3.87%) Confluence
3 32 (3.18%) Apache
4 16 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.39%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.29%) Mule
8 12 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.99%) SAS
10 9 (0.89%) GlassFish
10 9 (0.89%) JBoss
10 9 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.50%) JCAPS
12 5 (0.50%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.50%) WordPress
13 4 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 43 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.30%) Blender
7 3 (0.30%) InDesign
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.20%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.20%) InVision
8 2 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.20%) Sketch
8 2 (0.20%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.099%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.099%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.20%) Global One
3 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.099%) Actimize
4 1 (0.099%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.099%) Eikon
4 1 (0.099%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.099%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (2.88%) Power Platform
5 26 (2.58%) Office 365
6 11 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.09%) SaaS
7 10 (0.99%) GitHub
7 10 (0.99%) IaaS
8 9 (0.89%) npm
9 8 (0.79%) Stackdriver
10 6 (0.60%) Apigee
10 6 (0.60%) PaaS
11 4 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.40%) Datadog
11 4 (0.40%) Serverless
12 3 (0.30%) Yarn
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.20%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.28%) DNS
2 18 (1.79%) Firewall
3 17 (1.69%) BGP
4 16 (1.59%) OSPF
5 15 (1.49%) Multicast
6 13 (1.29%) DHCP
6 13 (1.29%) Skype
7 12 (1.19%) HTTP
7 12 (1.19%) LAN
7 12 (1.19%) WAN
8 11 (1.09%) FTP
8 11 (1.09%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (0.79%) EIGRP
10 8 (0.79%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (0.70%) IGMP
11 7 (0.70%) SAN
11 7 (0.70%) SSL
12 6 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (8.24%) Relational Database
2 75 (7.45%) SQL Server
3 59 (5.86%) Big Data
4 37 (3.67%) Hadoop
5 36 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 29 (2.88%) Power BI
8 28 (2.78%) MongoDB
9 25 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (2.28%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.59%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.49%) Apache Hive
13 15 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.29%) MySQL
14 13 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (1.19%) QlikView
16 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 72 (7.15%) JIRA
2 63 (6.26%) Git (software)
3 50 (4.97%) Jenkins
4 28 (2.78%) Maven
4 28 (2.78%) TeamCity
5 26 (2.58%) JUnit
6 25 (2.48%) Bitbucket
7 23 (2.28%) Subversion
8 21 (2.09%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.59%) Ant
10 13 (1.29%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.09%) Selenium
12 9 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.89%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.79%) Mockito
13 8 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.60%) gulp
14 6 (0.60%) Hudson
14 6 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
14 6 (0.60%) webpack
General
1 1,007 (100.00%) Banking
2 459 (45.58%) Finance
3 192 (19.07%) Front Office
4 39 (3.87%) Retail Banking
5 27 (2.68%) Financial Institution
6 23 (2.28%) Back Office
7 22 (2.18%) Retail
8 21 (2.09%) Legal
9 10 (0.99%) Marketing
10 9 (0.89%) Private Banking
10 9 (0.89%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.70%) Publishing
12 6 (0.60%) Games
13 3 (0.30%) International Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Advertising
14 2 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.099%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.099%) Law
15 1 (0.099%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.099%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 465 (46.18%) Developer
2 191 (18.97%) Java Developer
3 148 (14.70%) Analyst
4 82 (8.14%) Business Analyst
5 66 (6.55%) Senior Developer
6 51 (5.06%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 50 (4.97%) C# Developer
8 46 (4.57%) Project Manager
9 45 (4.47%) Python Developer
10 42 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
11 39 (3.87%) .NET Developer
12 38 (3.77%) SQL Developer
13 31 (3.08%) Architect
13 31 (3.08%) React Developer
13 31 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
14 24 (2.38%) Consultant
14 24 (2.38%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 24 (2.38%) Support Analyst
15 22 (2.18%) Full Stack Developer
16 21 (2.09%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.94%) .NET
2 83 (8.24%) React
3 81 (8.04%) Spring
4 69 (6.85%) HTML
5 64 (6.36%) RESTful
6 63 (6.26%) AngularJS
7 52 (5.16%) CSS
8 45 (4.47%) XML
9 39 (3.87%) Middleware
10 33 (3.28%) REST
11 31 (3.08%) Hibernate
12 30 (2.98%) Kafka
13 29 (2.88%) JSON
13 29 (2.88%) Redux
14 28 (2.78%) J2EE
14 28 (2.78%) Node.js
15 25 (2.48%) Web Services
16 22 (2.18%) HTML5
17 21 (2.09%) Apache Camel
17 21 (2.09%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.03%) Derivative
2 86 (8.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 85 (8.44%) Fixed Income
4 76 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
5 67 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (5.36%) Equities
7 33 (3.28%) Algorithms
8 30 (2.98%) Credit Risk
8 30 (2.98%) Equity Derivative
8 30 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (2.88%) User Experience
10 25 (2.48%) Data Structures
11 24 (2.38%) Market Risk
12 22 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (2.09%) Virtual Team
14 17 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
15 16 (1.59%) Hedge funds
16 15 (1.49%) Management Information System
17 11 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
18 10 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 90 (8.94%) Unix
2 87 (8.64%) Linux
2 87 (8.64%) Windows
3 25 (2.48%) Windows 7
4 23 (2.28%) Windows 10
5 22 (2.18%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.20%) Android
10 2 (0.20%) Solaris
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.099%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (12.71%) TDD
3 86 (8.54%) Multithreading
4 75 (7.45%) Analytics
5 74 (7.35%) DevOps
6 73 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (7.05%) Project Management
8 69 (6.85%) Microservices
9 68 (6.75%) Test Automation
10 66 (6.55%) Scrum
11 63 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 56 (5.56%) Risk Management
14 55 (5.46%) SDLC
15 54 (5.36%) Low Latency
15 54 (5.36%) Software Engineering
16 49 (4.87%) Migration
16 49 (4.87%) OO
17 46 (4.57%) Business Analysis
18 45 (4.47%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 316 (31.38%) Java
2 266 (26.42%) SQL
3 158 (15.69%) Python
4 128 (12.71%) JavaScript
5 120 (11.92%) C#
6 66 (6.55%) Java 8
7 53 (5.26%) C++
8 51 (5.06%) Scala
9 22 (2.18%) ES6
9 22 (2.18%) R
10 21 (2.09%) VBA
11 19 (1.89%) Perl
11 19 (1.89%) PL/SQL
12 18 (1.79%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.49%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.39%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.19%) Haskell
16 11 (1.09%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.09%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 53 (5.26%) Degree
2 16 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (1.39%) CCNP
5 9 (0.89%) PhD
6 6 (0.60%) CCIE
6 6 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.50%) CCIE Collaboration
7 5 (0.50%) CCNP Voice
7 5 (0.50%) CCVP
7 5 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.40%) PMP
9 3 (0.30%) CISA
9 3 (0.30%) CISSP
9 3 (0.30%) ISEB
9 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.30%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.67%) QA
2 20 (1.99%) MiFID
3 10 (0.99%) SLA
4 7 (0.70%) EMIR
5 6 (0.60%) COREP
5 6 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.60%) FINREP
5 6 (0.60%) GDPR
5 6 (0.60%) PMO
6 4 (0.40%) Basel III
6 4 (0.40%) PSD2
7 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.20%) ITGC
8 1 (0.099%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.099%) NIST
8 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (4.77%) Docker
2 31 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (1.39%) XenApp
5 13 (1.29%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.40%) vSphere
8 3 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.30%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.30%) Varnish
8 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.20%) HDFS
9 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.20%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 41 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.38%) Ansible
2 24 (2.38%) SCCM
3 9 (0.89%) Control-M
3 9 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (0.70%) Puppet
5 7 (0.70%) Terraform
6 6 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.60%) Istio
7 5 (0.50%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.50%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.50%) logstash
8 4 (0.40%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.40%) Nagios
8 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 81 (8.04%) Oracle
2 79 (7.85%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.18%) Cisco
3 32 (3.18%) Google
4 29 (2.88%) VMware
5 23 (2.28%) Bloomberg
5 23 (2.28%) Citrix
6 20 (1.99%) Reuters
6 20 (1.99%) Tableau
7 18 (1.79%) Sybase
8 17 (1.69%) Splunk
9 15 (1.49%) HP
9 15 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 14 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.19%) Murex
12 12 (1.19%) Symantec
13 10 (0.99%) TIBCO
14 9 (0.89%) IBM
14 9 (0.89%) Teradata