The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Investment Banking
Rank 166 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -11
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 848 1509 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 2.65% 3.02%
As % of the General category 4.29% 6.61% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 1156 1195
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.85 £66.00 £96.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.98% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £38.80 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.13 £93.20 £159.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £175.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19778 22824 20878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.61% 40.07% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13122 14622 12903
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 566 537
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £49.19 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Investment Banking
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Investment Banking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Investment Banking Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Investment Banking within the UK.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Investment Banking Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking within the UK.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -83 807 £550 - 120
London -36 764 £550 - 109
City of London -19 159 £563 +2.27% 43
Scotland -39 29 £363 -3.33% 9
South East -1 22 £475 - 2
Surrey +5 16 £434 -
Camberley -4 11 £430 -
Edinburgh -19 11 £375 -11.76% 4
North West +13 9 £425 - 2
Belfast -4 9 £228 +56.89%
County Antrim -4 9 £228 +56.89%
Northern Ireland -6 9 £228 +56.89%
Docklands, London -3 8 £600 +1.26% 1
Glasgow -18 8 £350 -6.66% 4
Canary Wharf +3 7 £400 -11.11%
Manchester -4 7 £450 +20.00% 2
Stirling -3 5 £350 -6.66%
South West -11 4 £488 +160.00% 4
East Midlands - 4 - -
Bromley -4 3 £475 -20.83%
South Yorkshire -5 3 £350 -30.00%
Sheffield -13 3 £350 -35.63%
Yorkshire -13 3 £350 -30.00%
Oxfordshire - 3 £575 -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Henley-on-Thames - 3 £575 -
Northampton - 3 - -
Reading +7 2 £525 +40.00%
Cheshire +2 2 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire 0 2 £525 +40.00%

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 1959 (100.00%) Banking
2 970 (49.52%) Finance
3 492 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
4 464 (23.69%) Java
5 453 (23.12%) SQL
6 426 (21.75%) Front Office
7 260 (13.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 226 (11.54%) C#
9 223 (11.38%) Unix
10 222 (11.33%) Oracle
11 221 (11.28%) Derivative
12 216 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 213 (10.87%) Project Management
14 207 (10.57%) Equities
15 195 (9.95%) Fixed Income
16 192 (9.80%) Business Analysis
17 189 (9.65%) Linux
18 185 (9.44%) JavaScript
19 176 (8.98%) HTML
20 173 (8.83%) TDD
21 172 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
22 169 (8.63%) .NET
23 152 (7.76%) SDLC
24 143 (7.30%) SQL Server
25 139 (7.10%) Windows
26 132 (6.74%) Multithreading
27 130 (6.64%) Spring
27 130 (6.64%) AngularJS
28 124 (6.33%) HTML5
29 118 (6.02%) Risk Management

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills 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 39 (1.99%) Apache Spark
2 30 (1.53%) Oracle Coherence
3 29 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 26 (1.33%) SAS
6 21 (1.07%) Jetty
7 17 (0.87%) Confluence
8 16 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.71%) Apache
9 14 (0.71%) MS Exchange
10 12 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 9 (0.46%) IIS
12 8 (0.41%) JBoss
13 7 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.36%) Mule
13 7 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 116 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 51 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (2.04%) MS Office
4 30 (1.53%) MS Project
5 25 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (0.66%) Summit
2 10 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.46%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Eikon
5 4 (0.20%) Global One
5 4 (0.20%) Hi Portfolio
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.20%) SunGard Martini
6 3 (0.15%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.10%) Endur
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 2 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 1 (0.051%) Adaptiv
8 1 (0.051%) Exstream
8 1 (0.051%) HFM
8 1 (0.051%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.87%) PaaS
2 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.41%) SaaS
4 6 (0.31%) GitHub
4 6 (0.31%) IaaS
5 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.051%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.051%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.051%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.051%) Office 365
7 1 (0.051%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.35%) SAN
2 25 (1.28%) Firewall
3 24 (1.23%) NAS
4 16 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.71%) LAN
6 10 (0.51%) WAN
7 9 (0.46%) Multicast
8 8 (0.41%) DHCP
8 8 (0.41%) DNS
8 8 (0.41%) PBX
9 7 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (0.36%) MPLS
9 7 (0.36%) VPN
9 7 (0.36%) Wireless
9 7 (0.36%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.26%) HTTP
10 5 (0.26%) Internet
11 4 (0.20%) BGP
11 4 (0.20%) DSL
11 4 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 67 (3.42%) Oracle Database
4 64 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
5 62 (3.16%) Big Data
6 55 (2.81%) Hadoop
7 39 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (1.84%) RDBMS
9 30 (1.53%) KDB
10 28 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (1.38%) MongoDB
11 27 (1.38%) NoSQL
12 23 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 22 (1.12%) QlikView
13 22 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (1.07%) Data Mart
14 21 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 72 (3.68%) JIRA
2 58 (2.96%) Maven
3 51 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 46 (2.35%) Subversion
5 43 (2.19%) Selenium
6 40 (2.04%) JUnit
6 40 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 34 (1.74%) Jenkins
8 23 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 17 (0.87%) Grunt
10 15 (0.77%) HP UFT
11 13 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (0.66%) gulp
11 13 (0.66%) SpecFlow
11 13 (0.66%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.61%) FitNesse
12 12 (0.61%) NUnit
13 11 (0.56%) IntelliJ
13 11 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.51%) Eclipse
General
1 1959 (100.00%) Banking
2 970 (49.52%) Finance
3 426 (21.75%) Front Office
4 116 (5.92%) Back Office
5 58 (2.96%) Retail
6 57 (2.91%) Financial Institution
7 45 (2.30%) Legal
8 29 (1.48%) Retail Banking
9 16 (0.82%) Marketing
10 10 (0.51%) Billing
11 9 (0.46%) Private Banking
12 8 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (0.41%) International Banking
13 6 (0.31%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.26%) French Language
14 5 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
15 4 (0.20%) Advertising
15 4 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.20%) Publishing
16 2 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 626 (31.96%) Developer
2 543 (27.72%) Analyst
3 353 (18.02%) Business Analyst
4 222 (11.33%) Java Developer
5 193 (9.85%) Project Manager
6 189 (9.65%) Banking Analyst
7 131 (6.69%) Senior Developer
8 118 (6.02%) C# Developer
9 95 (4.85%) Architect
10 88 (4.49%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 66 (3.37%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 65 (3.32%) SQL Developer
13 62 (3.16%) Consultant
14 57 (2.91%) Banking Business Analyst
15 55 (2.81%) Risk Analyst
16 52 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
16 52 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
17 48 (2.45%) Support Analyst
18 47 (2.40%) .NET Developer
19 44 (2.25%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (8.98%) HTML
2 169 (8.63%) .NET
3 130 (6.64%) AngularJS
3 130 (6.64%) Spring
4 124 (6.33%) HTML5
5 112 (5.72%) CSS
6 94 (4.80%) XML
7 70 (3.57%) CSS3
8 61 (3.11%) REST
9 55 (2.81%) WPF
10 52 (2.65%) Hibernate
10 52 (2.65%) Web Services
11 50 (2.55%) JMS
12 49 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
13 40 (2.04%) XSLT
14 37 (1.89%) WCF
15 35 (1.79%) Middleware
16 34 (1.74%) .NET Framework
17 31 (1.58%) React
18 30 (1.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 260 (13.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 221 (11.28%) Derivative
3 207 (10.57%) Equities
4 195 (9.95%) Fixed Income
5 172 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
6 100 (5.10%) Market Risk
7 80 (4.08%) Credit Risk
8 76 (3.88%) User Experience
9 54 (2.76%) Equity Derivative
10 52 (2.65%) Reference Data
11 47 (2.40%) Computer Science
12 40 (2.04%) Virtual Team
13 36 (1.84%) Hedge funds
14 31 (1.58%) Data Centre
15 30 (1.53%) Mathematics
16 27 (1.38%) Management Information System
17 22 (1.12%) Data Structures
18 21 (1.07%) Visualisation
19 20 (1.02%) Fintech
19 20 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 223 (11.38%) Unix
2 189 (9.65%) Linux
3 139 (7.10%) Windows
4 41 (2.09%) Solaris
5 27 (1.38%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.56%) AIX
10 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.20%) SUSE
13 3 (0.15%) Android
13 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.10%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.10%) zOS
15 1 (0.051%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.051%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 213 (10.87%) Project Management
4 192 (9.80%) Business Analysis
5 173 (8.83%) TDD
6 152 (7.76%) SDLC
7 132 (6.74%) Multithreading
8 118 (6.02%) Risk Management
9 115 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 111 (5.67%) Migration
11 108 (5.51%) Data Modelling
12 91 (4.65%) Scrum
13 89 (4.54%) OO
14 88 (4.49%) Electronic Trading
15 84 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
16 82 (4.19%) Data Analysis
17 80 (4.08%) Low Latency
18 79 (4.03%) Analytics
18 79 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
18 79 (4.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 464 (23.69%) Java
2 453 (23.12%) SQL
3 226 (11.54%) C#
4 185 (9.44%) JavaScript
5 97 (4.95%) Python
6 91 (4.65%) C++
7 62 (3.16%) Perl
8 53 (2.71%) Shell Script
9 52 (2.65%) VBA
10 49 (2.50%) Scala
11 44 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.48%) PowerShell
12 29 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.17%) VB
14 20 (1.02%) Bash Shell
15 14 (0.71%) Ruby
15 14 (0.71%) TypeScript
16 13 (0.66%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.61%) C
18 10 (0.51%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 114 (5.82%) Degree
2 19 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (0.82%) PMI Certification
4 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (0.71%) PMP
5 12 (0.61%) PhD
6 11 (0.56%) MCSE
7 10 (0.51%) ISEB
7 10 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.36%) CISSP
10 6 (0.31%) CCNP
11 5 (0.26%) ACCA
11 5 (0.26%) MCP
11 5 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.20%) CFA
12 4 (0.20%) CISA
13 3 (0.15%) CISM
13 3 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.24%) MiFID
2 82 (4.19%) QA
3 47 (2.40%) EMIR
4 37 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
5 34 (1.74%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.87%) FATCA
7 10 (0.51%) Basel III
8 9 (0.46%) SLA
9 8 (0.41%) CRD IV
9 8 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.36%) AIFMD
10 7 (0.36%) COREP
11 6 (0.31%) Basel II
11 6 (0.31%) SEPA
12 5 (0.26%) SAS 70
13 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.10%) SDET
13 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.051%) UCITS
System Software
1 28 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 9 (0.46%) Docker
4 9 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (0.36%) HDFS
5 7 (0.36%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
6 6 (0.31%) vSphere
7 5 (0.26%) Veritas File System
8 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.15%) KVM
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.15%) RHEV
9 3 (0.15%) Xen
9 3 (0.15%) XenApp
10 2 (0.10%) NFS
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (1.94%) Puppet
2 28 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (1.28%) Ansible
4 20 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
5 19 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.66%) Control-M
7 6 (0.31%) Legato
7 6 (0.31%) Nagios
7 6 (0.31%) SCCM
7 6 (0.31%) vRealize
8 5 (0.26%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.20%) Salt
9 4 (0.20%) yum
10 3 (0.15%) AppDNA
10 3 (0.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.15%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 2 (0.10%) Foglight
11 2 (0.10%) Ganglia
11 2 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 222 (11.33%) Oracle
2 112 (5.72%) Microsoft
3 82 (4.19%) Murex
4 69 (3.52%) Sybase
5 44 (2.25%) IBM
6 43 (2.19%) Bloomberg
7 39 (1.99%) HP
8 32 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 31 (1.58%) Fidessa
9 31 (1.58%) VMware
10 29 (1.48%) Adobe
10 29 (1.48%) Reuters
11 28 (1.43%) Calypso
12 22 (1.12%) ION Trading
12 22 (1.12%) Sun
12 22 (1.12%) TIBCO
13 21 (1.07%) Informatica
14 20 (1.02%) Cisco
15 19 (0.97%) SunGard
16 17 (0.87%) Citrix
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Docklands
iKas International
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Market £400 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 daily
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago