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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 57 28
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1186 778 1351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.72% 3.58% 5.76%
As % of the General category 12.50% 8.11% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 627 1037
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £407
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.78% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - -

Investment Banking is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9491 9598 10879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 45.78% 44.21% 46.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6810 7090 7846
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 106 118
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.27 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.05% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.03 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.25 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Investment Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 268 £600 - 44
Canary Wharf +12 18 £625 +6.38%
Docklands, London +6 17 £600 -4.00%
Bromley +13 16 £575 -1.70%
Investment Banking
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 2007 (100.00%) Banking
2 983 (48.98%) Finance
3 595 (29.65%) Front Office
4 586 (29.20%) Java
5 571 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
6 494 (24.61%) SQL
7 325 (16.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 279 (13.90%) C#
9 258 (12.86%) Multithreading
10 239 (11.91%) JavaScript
11 237 (11.81%) Oracle
11 237 (11.81%) Fixed Income
11 237 (11.81%) Derivative
12 230 (11.46%) Linux
13 226 (11.26%) Python
14 220 (10.96%) HTML
15 216 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
16 215 (10.71%) Unix
17 213 (10.61%) Equities
18 194 (9.67%) Electronic Trading
19 193 (9.62%) .NET
20 192 (9.57%) C++
21 191 (9.52%) Project Management
21 191 (9.52%) MiFID
22 186 (9.27%) HTML5
23 184 (9.17%) TDD
24 171 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
24 171 (8.52%) Low Latency
25 166 (8.27%) SDLC
25 166 (8.27%) AngularJS

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 93 (4.63%) Apache Spark
2 44 (2.19%) Oracle Coherence
3 33 (1.64%) Apache
4 26 (1.30%) Confluence
5 23 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.80%) Mule
6 16 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 13 (0.65%) SAS
8 11 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.45%) DataSynapse
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.40%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.35%) IIS
12 7 (0.35%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.30%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.25%) JBoss
14 5 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 78 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.100%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.050%) InVision
7 1 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (0.95%) ION MarketView
2 14 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 12 (0.60%) Actimize
4 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.25%) Loan IQ
4 5 (0.25%) RMDS
4 5 (0.25%) Summit
5 4 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 4 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.20%) SunGard Martini
6 3 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.15%) Global One
6 3 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.15%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.15%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.100%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.100%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.100%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.100%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.050%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.45%) GitHub
4 8 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (0.40%) IaaS
5 7 (0.35%) Office 365
5 7 (0.35%) PaaS
6 6 (0.30%) SaaS
7 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.15%) Slack
8 3 (0.15%) Trello
9 2 (0.100%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.100%) Force.com
9 2 (0.100%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.050%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.050%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.050%) Heroku
10 1 (0.050%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.050%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.95%) Firewall
2 15 (0.75%) SSL
2 15 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.70%) Internet
4 9 (0.45%) LAN
5 8 (0.40%) DNS
5 8 (0.40%) HTTP
5 8 (0.40%) SAN
6 7 (0.35%) Network Security
7 6 (0.30%) Multicast
7 6 (0.30%) WAN
8 5 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.25%) Intranet
9 4 (0.20%) BGP
9 4 (0.20%) DHCP
9 4 (0.20%) FTP
9 4 (0.20%) LDAP
9 4 (0.20%) SSH
9 4 (0.20%) VPN
10 3 (0.15%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 138 (6.88%) Big Data
3 113 (5.63%) Hadoop
4 93 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 47 (2.34%) NoSQL
6 38 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (1.74%) MongoDB
7 35 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 33 (1.64%) KDB
9 29 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (1.35%) HBase
11 26 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (1.25%) RDBMS
13 24 (1.20%) DB2
14 23 (1.15%) Tick Data
15 21 (1.05%) QlikView
16 20 (1.00%) Apache Hive
17 16 (0.80%) Redis
17 16 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 105 (5.23%) JIRA
2 55 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 54 (2.69%) Maven
4 46 (2.29%) Jenkins
5 40 (1.99%) TeamCity
6 37 (1.84%) Subversion
7 32 (1.59%) Selenium
8 28 (1.40%) NUnit
9 27 (1.35%) JUnit
10 26 (1.30%) Mockito
11 22 (1.10%) Gradle
12 19 (0.95%) Cucumber
13 17 (0.85%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.80%) ERwin
15 14 (0.70%) Bitbucket
15 14 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
16 13 (0.65%) PowerDesigner
17 12 (0.60%) Mocha
18 11 (0.55%) HP UFT
19 10 (0.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 2007 (100.00%) Banking
2 983 (48.98%) Finance
3 595 (29.65%) Front Office
4 85 (4.24%) Back Office
5 67 (3.34%) Retail
6 54 (2.69%) Financial Institution
6 54 (2.69%) Legal
7 48 (2.39%) Retail Banking
8 30 (1.49%) Private Banking
9 17 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
10 11 (0.55%) Prime Brokerage
11 7 (0.35%) Advertising
11 7 (0.35%) French Language
11 7 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.20%) Games
13 4 (0.20%) Marketing
14 3 (0.15%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.100%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.100%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 944 (47.04%) Developer
2 408 (20.33%) Analyst
3 369 (18.39%) Java Developer
4 270 (13.45%) Business Analyst
5 182 (9.07%) Project Manager
6 151 (7.52%) C# Developer
7 139 (6.93%) Senior Developer
8 118 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
9 93 (4.63%) Architect
10 91 (4.53%) Front Office Developer
11 87 (4.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 84 (4.19%) .NET Developer
13 83 (4.14%) Python Developer
14 79 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
15 78 (3.89%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 77 (3.84%) JavaScript Developer
17 74 (3.69%) C++ Developer
18 65 (3.24%) Scala Developer
19 62 (3.09%) SQL Developer
20 59 (2.94%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (10.96%) HTML
2 193 (9.62%) .NET
3 186 (9.27%) HTML5
4 166 (8.27%) AngularJS
5 132 (6.58%) Spring
6 112 (5.58%) CSS
7 95 (4.73%) XML
8 76 (3.79%) WPF
9 74 (3.69%) React
10 70 (3.49%) Node.js
11 62 (3.09%) Hibernate
12 58 (2.89%) FIX Protocol
13 53 (2.64%) Middleware
14 51 (2.54%) REST
15 46 (2.29%) RESTful
16 41 (2.04%) WCF
17 36 (1.79%) CSS3
18 34 (1.69%) Akka
19 33 (1.64%) SOAP
19 33 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 325 (16.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 237 (11.81%) Derivative
2 237 (11.81%) Fixed Income
3 216 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
4 213 (10.61%) Equities
5 104 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
6 83 (4.14%) Market Risk
7 80 (3.99%) Fintech
8 67 (3.34%) Equity Derivative
9 64 (3.19%) Computer Science
10 60 (2.99%) Credit Risk
11 59 (2.94%) Virtual Team
12 57 (2.84%) Management Information System
13 48 (2.39%) Algorithms
14 39 (1.94%) User Experience
15 35 (1.74%) Hedge funds
16 34 (1.69%) Data Structures
17 32 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
18 31 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
19 28 (1.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 230 (11.46%) Linux
2 215 (10.71%) Unix
3 162 (8.07%) Windows
4 28 (1.40%) Solaris
5 27 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.20%) Android
11 4 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.15%) SUSE
13 2 (0.100%) AIX
13 2 (0.100%) VMS
13 2 (0.100%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.100%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.100%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.050%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (12.86%) Multithreading
3 194 (9.67%) Electronic Trading
4 191 (9.52%) Project Management
5 184 (9.17%) TDD
6 171 (8.52%) Low Latency
6 171 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 166 (8.27%) SDLC
8 158 (7.87%) Business Analysis
9 150 (7.47%) Risk Management
10 139 (6.93%) Scrum
11 129 (6.43%) OO
12 116 (5.78%) Investment Management
13 115 (5.73%) Migration
14 112 (5.58%) Test Automation
15 99 (4.93%) Analytics
16 94 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
17 91 (4.53%) DevOps
18 83 (4.14%) Data Management
19 79 (3.94%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 586 (29.20%) Java
2 494 (24.61%) SQL
3 279 (13.90%) C#
4 239 (11.91%) JavaScript
5 226 (11.26%) Python
6 192 (9.57%) C++
7 102 (5.08%) Scala
8 56 (2.79%) Perl
9 49 (2.44%) Shell Script
10 45 (2.24%) VBA
11 41 (2.04%) PowerShell
12 40 (1.99%) C
13 38 (1.89%) TypeScript
14 35 (1.74%) PL/SQL
15 28 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.40%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.05%) ES6
17 16 (0.80%) R
17 16 (0.80%) Ruby
18 15 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 131 (6.53%) Degree
2 44 (2.19%) PhD
3 32 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (1.40%) PMI Certification
5 22 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
6 20 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (0.95%) PMP
8 17 (0.85%) CCNP
9 12 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.55%) ISEB
11 10 (0.50%) CCNA
12 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.35%) CISA
13 7 (0.35%) CISSP
13 7 (0.35%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.35%) MCSE
13 7 (0.35%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.35%) Security Cleared
14 6 (0.30%) CCIE
14 6 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (9.52%) MiFID
2 73 (3.64%) QA
3 50 (2.49%) EMIR
4 29 (1.44%) PMO
5 23 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 16 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.75%) ISO 20022
8 13 (0.65%) Basel III
8 13 (0.65%) SLA
9 9 (0.45%) IFRS
10 7 (0.35%) FATCA
11 6 (0.30%) COBIT
11 6 (0.30%) CRD IV
11 6 (0.30%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.25%) SEPA
13 4 (0.20%) COREP
13 4 (0.20%) FINREP
13 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (1.44%) Docker
2 22 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.50%) HDFS
4 10 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.45%) XenApp
6 7 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.30%) NFS
8 4 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.20%) SRDF
8 4 (0.20%) vCloud
9 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.15%) vSphere
10 2 (0.100%) GPFS
10 2 (0.100%) KVM
10 2 (0.100%) LXC
10 2 (0.100%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.050%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (1.49%) Ansible
2 21 (1.05%) Puppet
3 11 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.45%) Control-M
6 8 (0.40%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.40%) PowerCLI
7 6 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (0.30%) Mesos
7 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.30%) Terraform
7 6 (0.30%) vRealize
8 5 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.25%) SCCM
8 5 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
9 4 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.20%) Rancher
9 4 (0.20%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 237 (11.81%) Oracle
2 101 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 67 (3.34%) Sybase
4 51 (2.54%) Bloomberg
5 45 (2.24%) ION Trading
6 43 (2.14%) TIBCO
7 38 (1.89%) Murex
8 36 (1.79%) Reuters
9 34 (1.69%) Informatica
10 32 (1.59%) Cisco
11 29 (1.44%) VMware
12 28 (1.40%) IBM
13 27 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.20%) HP
14 24 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 23 (1.15%) Citrix
16 21 (1.05%) Google
17 16 (0.80%) SAP
17 16 (0.80%) ServiceNow
17 16 (0.80%) Tableau
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