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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Investment Banking
Rank 137 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -4
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 941 1518 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.90% 2.75% 2.79%
As % of the General category 5.28% 7.09% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 1130 1202
Median daily rate £575 £550 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £664 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £469 £430
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.25 -

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
17807 21414 21732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.92% 38.85% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11794 13560 13936
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 578 511
Median hourly rate £22.84 £26.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +19.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.67 £47.69 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +14.58%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -55 929 £575 +4.54% 98
London -26 903 £575 +2.22% 91
City of London -15 198 £594 +3.26% 30
Canary Wharf 0 20 £600 +9.09%
Docklands, London -3 14 £525 -1.63%
North West -4 10 £550 +15.78% 1
South East +10 8 £413 -25.00% 3
Cheshire +9 6 £438 -7.89% 1
Chester -4 6 £438 -7.89%
Scotland -33 6 £425 +13.33% 2
Glasgow -6 5 £450 +62.13%
County Antrim -10 5 £269 -10.33%
Belfast -11 5 £269 -10.33%
Northern Ireland -13 5 £269 -10.33%
Yorkshire +21 4 £425 +11.84%
South Yorkshire -7 4 £425 +11.84%
Manchester +1 3 £550 +3.77%
Milton Keynes - 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 -
Birmingham -5 2 £425 -13.35%
West Midlands -11 2 £425 -13.35%
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
Brighton - 2 £400 -
Sheffield - 2 £525 -
Somerset +24 1 £550 -
Hampshire +21 1 £400 -
Street +11 1 £550 -
Liverpool +6 1 £550 +15.78%
South West +3 1 £550 +29.41% 3
Surrey +2 1 £450 -18.18% 1

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1801 (100.00%) Banking
2 933 (51.80%) Finance
3 563 (31.26%) Agile Software Development
4 449 (24.93%) Java
5 430 (23.88%) SQL
6 311 (17.27%) Front Office
7 201 (11.16%) JavaScript
7 201 (11.16%) Linux
8 196 (10.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 191 (10.61%) C#
9 191 (10.61%) HTML
10 187 (10.38%) Unix
10 187 (10.38%) TDD
11 182 (10.11%) Equities
12 180 (9.99%) Derivative
13 176 (9.77%) Oracle
14 164 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
15 161 (8.94%) Project Management
16 155 (8.61%) AngularJS
17 151 (8.38%) Business Analysis
18 150 (8.33%) Python
19 148 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
20 145 (8.05%) SDLC
21 143 (7.94%) HTML5
22 140 (7.77%) .NET
23 139 (7.72%) Fixed Income
24 131 (7.27%) C++
24 131 (7.27%) Windows
25 130 (7.22%) Scrum
25 130 (7.22%) Big Data

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
1 104 (5.77%) Apache Spark
2 43 (2.39%) Apache
3 37 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.33%) Confluence
5 17 (0.94%) SAS
5 17 (0.94%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.89%) IIS
7 12 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
8 10 (0.56%) Apache Pig
8 10 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.33%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.28%) FileNet
13 5 (0.28%) JBoss
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 122 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 64 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 51 (2.83%) MS Office
4 37 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.83%) MS Project
6 15 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.44%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.33%) Summit
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.17%) Endur
5 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.056%) Algo Collateral
7 1 (0.056%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.056%) HFM
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.056%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.056%) RMDS
7 1 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.056%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.056%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.00%) GitHub
3 15 (0.83%) PaaS
4 9 (0.50%) SaaS
5 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.33%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.17%) IaaS
9 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.056%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.55%) SAN
2 25 (1.39%) Firewall
3 22 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.72%) DNS
5 10 (0.56%) NAS
6 9 (0.50%) LDAP
7 8 (0.44%) HTTP
7 8 (0.44%) Internet
8 7 (0.39%) BGP
8 7 (0.39%) Multicast
9 6 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (0.33%) DHCP
9 6 (0.33%) VPN
10 5 (0.28%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.28%) LAN
10 5 (0.28%) MPLS
10 5 (0.28%) Network Security
10 5 (0.28%) WAN
10 5 (0.28%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.22%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (7.22%) Big Data
2 121 (6.72%) SQL Server
3 119 (6.61%) Hadoop
4 72 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 63 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
6 58 (3.22%) Oracle Database
7 54 (3.00%) NoSQL
8 33 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (1.78%) KDB
10 29 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 27 (1.50%) Apache Hive
11 27 (1.50%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.39%) HBase
13 24 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (1.11%) QlikView
15 20 (1.11%) RDBMS
15 20 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 75 (4.16%) JIRA
2 46 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 45 (2.50%) Maven
4 42 (2.33%) Subversion
5 39 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 30 (1.67%) Selenium
7 25 (1.39%) JUnit
8 20 (1.11%) TeamCity
9 19 (1.05%) NUnit
10 17 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.78%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.72%) Ant
12 13 (0.72%) Gradle
13 12 (0.67%) Grunt
13 12 (0.67%) HP UFT
13 12 (0.67%) webpack
14 10 (0.56%) Mockito
15 9 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (0.44%) Toad
General
1 1801 (100.00%) Banking
2 933 (51.80%) Finance
3 311 (17.27%) Front Office
4 92 (5.11%) Back Office
5 72 (4.00%) Retail
6 60 (3.33%) Financial Institution
7 39 (2.17%) Retail Banking
8 34 (1.89%) Legal
9 28 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.22%) Marketing
11 15 (0.83%) Games
12 14 (0.78%) Publishing
13 12 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (0.56%) Private Banking
15 8 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
16 6 (0.33%) Law
17 5 (0.28%) Advertising
17 5 (0.28%) French Language
18 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 732 (40.64%) Developer
2 418 (23.21%) Analyst
3 269 (14.94%) Business Analyst
4 232 (12.88%) Java Developer
5 141 (7.83%) Project Manager
6 130 (7.22%) Senior Developer
7 128 (7.11%) Banking Analyst
8 95 (5.27%) C# Developer
9 91 (5.05%) Architect
10 82 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
11 75 (4.16%) Scala Developer
12 73 (4.05%) Senior Java Developer
13 60 (3.33%) .NET Developer
14 58 (3.22%) Python Developer
15 57 (3.16%) Agile Developer
15 57 (3.16%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 56 (3.11%) C++ Developer
17 51 (2.83%) SQL Developer
18 49 (2.72%) HTML Developer
19 45 (2.50%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (10.61%) HTML
2 155 (8.61%) AngularJS
3 143 (7.94%) HTML5
4 140 (7.77%) .NET
5 125 (6.94%) CSS
6 99 (5.50%) Spring
7 70 (3.89%) CSS3
8 64 (3.55%) React
9 63 (3.50%) XML
10 54 (3.00%) WPF
11 53 (2.94%) Node.js
12 48 (2.67%) FIX Protocol
13 46 (2.55%) Hibernate
14 45 (2.50%) Akka
15 44 (2.44%) REST
16 42 (2.33%) Web Services
17 31 (1.72%) J2SE
17 31 (1.72%) JMS
17 31 (1.72%) Kafka
17 31 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 196 (10.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 182 (10.11%) Equities
3 180 (9.99%) Derivative
4 164 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
5 139 (7.72%) Fixed Income
6 75 (4.16%) User Experience
7 67 (3.72%) Market Risk
8 61 (3.39%) Equity Derivative
9 56 (3.11%) Fintech
10 54 (3.00%) Computer Science
11 53 (2.94%) Credit Risk
12 50 (2.78%) Reference Data
13 44 (2.44%) Mathematics
14 42 (2.33%) Virtual Team
15 39 (2.17%) Algorithms
16 38 (2.11%) Hedge funds
17 36 (2.00%) Economics
18 35 (1.94%) Data Structures
19 34 (1.89%) Data Centre
20 26 (1.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 201 (11.16%) Linux
2 187 (10.38%) Unix
3 131 (7.27%) Windows
4 41 (2.28%) Solaris
5 37 (2.05%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.72%) Android
9 8 (0.44%) AIX
10 6 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.11%) SUSE
13 2 (0.11%) zOS
14 1 (0.056%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.056%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.056%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.056%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (31.26%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (10.38%) TDD
3 161 (8.94%) Project Management
4 151 (8.38%) Business Analysis
5 148 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 145 (8.05%) SDLC
7 130 (7.22%) Scrum
8 126 (7.00%) Multithreading
9 114 (6.33%) Migration
10 111 (6.16%) OO
11 108 (6.00%) Risk Management
12 99 (5.50%) Analytics
13 92 (5.11%) Data Modelling
14 91 (5.05%) DevOps
15 90 (5.00%) Data Analysis
16 85 (4.72%) Investment Management
17 80 (4.44%) Electronic Trading
18 79 (4.39%) Data Management
18 79 (4.39%) Low Latency
19 74 (4.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 449 (24.93%) Java
2 430 (23.88%) SQL
3 201 (11.16%) JavaScript
4 191 (10.61%) C#
5 150 (8.33%) Python
6 131 (7.27%) C++
7 117 (6.50%) Scala
8 47 (2.61%) Shell Script
9 45 (2.50%) Perl
9 45 (2.50%) VBA
10 40 (2.22%) PL/SQL
11 35 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 26 (1.44%) ES6
13 25 (1.39%) C
14 21 (1.17%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.00%) TypeScript
15 18 (1.00%) VB
16 17 (0.94%) MATLAB
17 16 (0.89%) Haskell
17 16 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (6.33%) Degree
2 24 (1.33%) PhD
3 17 (0.94%) PMP
4 14 (0.78%) ISEB
5 12 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.39%) CISSP
9 6 (0.33%) CISA
9 6 (0.33%) CISM
10 5 (0.28%) ACCA
10 5 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.28%) MBA
11 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.22%) CRISC
11 4 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.22%) MCSE
12 3 (0.17%) CFA
12 3 (0.17%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.11%) MiFID
2 84 (4.66%) QA
3 25 (1.39%) EMIR
4 23 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 19 (1.05%) FATCA
6 12 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.39%) Basel III
8 6 (0.33%) SLA
9 5 (0.28%) AIFMD
9 5 (0.28%) COBIT
10 4 (0.22%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.17%) Basel II
11 3 (0.17%) SDET
11 3 (0.17%) SEPA
12 2 (0.11%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.056%) ISO20022
13 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (2.17%) Docker
2 17 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.89%) HDFS
4 14 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (0.39%) NFS
7 6 (0.33%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.28%) Platform Symphony
8 5 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (0.22%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.17%) SRDF
10 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.11%) vSphere
11 2 (0.11%) XenApp
12 1 (0.056%) GPFS
12 1 (0.056%) KVM
12 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (2.39%) Puppet
2 37 (2.05%) Ansible
3 31 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
6 8 (0.44%) Nagios
6 8 (0.44%) Salt
6 8 (0.44%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 6 (0.33%) Control-M
8 5 (0.28%) SCCM
9 4 (0.22%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.17%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.17%) Mesos
10 3 (0.17%) TeamSite
10 3 (0.17%) Terraform
10 3 (0.17%) vRealize
10 3 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 176 (9.77%) Oracle
2 123 (6.83%) Microsoft
3 72 (4.00%) Sybase
4 47 (2.61%) Bloomberg
5 35 (1.94%) Murex
5 35 (1.94%) Reuters
6 31 (1.72%) IBM
7 29 (1.61%) VMware
8 28 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 26 (1.44%) Cisco
10 22 (1.22%) Fidessa
10 22 (1.22%) Google
11 21 (1.17%) Citrix
11 21 (1.17%) HP
11 21 (1.17%) Splunk
12 19 (1.05%) Adobe
13 18 (1.00%) Sun
14 16 (0.89%) Cognos
14 16 (0.89%) GoldenSource
14 16 (0.89%) Tableau
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £475 to £600 per day TBC
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Wenham Carter Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sidtech Info
Rate: Open Rate
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: £250 per day 12 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley
Posted: 7 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKas International
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £675.00 - £775.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sidtech Info
Rate: Open Rate
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago