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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Investment Banking
UK
Rank 135 94 72
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -22
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 811 1181 1383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 2.27% 2.63%
As % of the General category 4.81% 5.89% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 914 1018
Median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £444 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £70.00 - £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
16849 20043 20404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.13% 38.51% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11040 12925 12873
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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 £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 511 439
Median hourly rate £27.25 £29.00 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% +34.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +43.23%

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 23 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Banking within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Investment Banking Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 February 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
England -42 779 £575 +4.54% 182
London -19 754 £575 +4.54% 178
City of London -15 146 £600 +9.09% 43
Northern Ireland +3 20 £325 +81.81%
County Antrim 0 19 £297 +66.15%
Belfast 0 19 £297 +66.15%
Docklands, London +5 18 £563 +7.14%
Canary Wharf +1 16 £575 +4.54%
South East +3 8 £570 +8.57% 1
Scotland +9 7 £400 +8.10% 2
North West +20 5 £405 +1.25% 2
Yorkshire +12 5 £651 +48.68%
Surrey +1 5 £550 +4.76% 1
West Midlands -1 5 £500 +25.00%
Camberley -5 5 £550 - 1
Birmingham -8 5 £500 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +20 4 £700 +55.61%
Leeds +9 4 £700 +55.61%
Glasgow -5 4 £400 +14.28% 2
Edinburgh +15 3 £400 +8.10%
Manchester +11 3 £405 +1.25% 1
Cheshire +31 2 £340 - 1
Berkshire +16 1 £575 +9.52%
Chester +5 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 £538 +19.44%
South Yorkshire +1 1 £525 +23.52%
Sheffield -1 1 £525 +16.66%
Wales - 1 £425 - 1
Northampton - 1 £538 -
Bromley - 1 £550 -

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 1763 (100.00%) Banking
2 884 (50.14%) Finance
3 551 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 485 (27.51%) Java
5 438 (24.84%) SQL
6 362 (20.53%) Front Office
7 231 (13.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 223 (12.65%) Linux
9 212 (12.02%) JavaScript
10 197 (11.17%) Unix
11 192 (10.89%) HTML
12 186 (10.55%) Equities
13 184 (10.44%) Derivative
14 183 (10.38%) TDD
15 182 (10.32%) Oracle
15 182 (10.32%) Python
16 179 (10.15%) Multithreading
17 176 (9.98%) C#
18 163 (9.25%) C++
19 154 (8.74%) Big Data
20 153 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
21 151 (8.56%) Project Management
22 148 (8.39%) AngularJS
23 144 (8.17%) HTML5
24 139 (7.88%) Windows
24 139 (7.88%) Fixed Income
24 139 (7.88%) Business Analysis
25 137 (7.77%) Hadoop
26 134 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
27 133 (7.54%) .NET

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
1 112 (6.35%) Apache Spark
2 40 (2.27%) Apache
3 35 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
5 17 (0.96%) Confluence
6 15 (0.85%) IIS
6 15 (0.85%) SAS
7 13 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.68%) Apache Pig
9 9 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.45%) DataSynapse
10 8 (0.45%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.40%) Mule
12 6 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.34%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.28%) JBoss
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 105 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 51 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 50 (2.84%) MS Office
4 25 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.25%) MS Project
6 21 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.11%) InDesign
12 1 (0.057%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.28%) Summit
3 4 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Endur
5 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
5 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.057%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.057%) Minerva
6 1 (0.057%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.057%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.057%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.057%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.19%) GitHub
3 13 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.40%) PaaS
5 6 (0.34%) IaaS
6 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.28%) SaaS
7 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.11%) Office 365
9 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.96%) Firewall
2 16 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.79%) SAN
4 10 (0.57%) DNS
4 10 (0.57%) Multicast
5 9 (0.51%) LDAP
6 8 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (0.40%) BGP
7 7 (0.40%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.34%) HTTP
8 6 (0.34%) Internet
9 5 (0.28%) DHCP
9 5 (0.28%) LAN
9 5 (0.28%) MPLS
10 4 (0.23%) AMQP
10 4 (0.23%) DMZ
10 4 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
10 4 (0.23%) Network Security
10 4 (0.23%) OSPF
10 4 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (8.74%) Big Data
2 137 (7.77%) Hadoop
3 123 (6.98%) SQL Server
4 71 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.18%) NoSQL
6 54 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (2.72%) Oracle Database
8 38 (2.16%) KDB
9 36 (2.04%) HBase
10 35 (1.99%) MongoDB
11 31 (1.76%) Apache Hive
12 28 (1.59%) Tick Data
13 25 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
15 22 (1.25%) RDBMS
16 21 (1.19%) DB2
16 21 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (1.08%) QlikView
18 18 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
19 14 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 88 (4.99%) JIRA
2 48 (2.72%) Maven
3 45 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 42 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 36 (2.04%) Subversion
6 30 (1.70%) JUnit
6 30 (1.70%) Selenium
7 26 (1.47%) Mockito
8 23 (1.30%) NUnit
9 21 (1.19%) Cucumber
10 20 (1.13%) Gradle
11 19 (1.08%) TeamCity
12 14 (0.79%) webpack
13 12 (0.68%) Ant
13 12 (0.68%) HP UFT
14 11 (0.62%) Visual Studio
15 9 (0.51%) ERwin
15 9 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
16 8 (0.45%) Jasmine
General
1 1763 (100.00%) Banking
2 884 (50.14%) Finance
3 362 (20.53%) Front Office
4 84 (4.76%) Back Office
5 51 (2.89%) Retail
6 43 (2.44%) Financial Institution
7 38 (2.16%) Legal
8 29 (1.64%) Retail Banking
9 28 (1.59%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.02%) Games
11 15 (0.85%) Marketing
11 15 (0.85%) Prime Brokerage
12 13 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
12 13 (0.74%) Private Banking
13 11 (0.62%) Publishing
14 7 (0.40%) French Language
15 6 (0.34%) Law
16 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.23%) Advertising
17 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 771 (43.73%) Developer
2 393 (22.29%) Analyst
3 280 (15.88%) Java Developer
4 250 (14.18%) Business Analyst
5 124 (7.03%) Senior Developer
6 120 (6.81%) Project Manager
7 104 (5.90%) Banking Analyst
8 98 (5.56%) Architect
9 86 (4.88%) C# Developer
9 86 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 83 (4.71%) C++ Developer
11 75 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
11 75 (4.25%) Python Developer
12 70 (3.97%) Agile Developer
13 68 (3.86%) Scala Developer
14 63 (3.57%) .NET Developer
15 57 (3.23%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 53 (3.01%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 52 (2.95%) Data Analyst
18 50 (2.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (10.89%) HTML
2 148 (8.39%) AngularJS
3 144 (8.17%) HTML5
4 133 (7.54%) .NET
5 125 (7.09%) Spring
6 119 (6.75%) CSS
7 78 (4.42%) React
8 72 (4.08%) XML
9 66 (3.74%) Hibernate
10 64 (3.63%) Node.js
11 56 (3.18%) FIX Protocol
12 52 (2.95%) Akka
13 51 (2.89%) REST
14 50 (2.84%) CSS3
15 48 (2.72%) WPF
16 42 (2.38%) Middleware
17 40 (2.27%) Web Services
18 39 (2.21%) Kafka
19 33 (1.87%) jQuery
20 32 (1.82%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 231 (13.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 186 (10.55%) Equities
3 184 (10.44%) Derivative
4 153 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
5 139 (7.88%) Fixed Income
6 69 (3.91%) User Experience
7 66 (3.74%) Fintech
8 55 (3.12%) Algorithms
9 53 (3.01%) Equity Derivative
10 49 (2.78%) Market Risk
11 46 (2.61%) Computer Science
12 44 (2.50%) Data Structures
13 41 (2.33%) Credit Risk
14 36 (2.04%) Reference Data
15 29 (1.64%) Data Centre
15 29 (1.64%) Virtual Team
16 27 (1.53%) Hedge funds
17 21 (1.19%) SWIFT
18 20 (1.13%) Management Information System
19 17 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 223 (12.65%) Linux
2 197 (11.17%) Unix
3 139 (7.88%) Windows
4 37 (2.10%) Solaris
5 36 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.85%) Android
8 13 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.23%) AIX
11 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.057%) CentOS
13 1 (0.057%) Fedora
13 1 (0.057%) SUSE
13 1 (0.057%) VMS
13 1 (0.057%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (10.38%) TDD
3 179 (10.15%) Multithreading
4 151 (8.56%) Project Management
5 139 (7.88%) Business Analysis
6 134 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 132 (7.49%) SDLC
8 131 (7.43%) Scrum
9 124 (7.03%) OO
10 123 (6.98%) Migration
11 113 (6.41%) Electronic Trading
12 112 (6.35%) Low Latency
13 109 (6.18%) Risk Management
14 103 (5.84%) Analytics
15 99 (5.62%) Investment Management
16 88 (4.99%) DevOps
17 86 (4.88%) Data Modelling
18 81 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
19 79 (4.48%) Data Management
20 71 (4.03%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 485 (27.51%) Java
2 438 (24.84%) SQL
3 212 (12.02%) JavaScript
4 182 (10.32%) Python
5 176 (9.98%) C#
6 163 (9.25%) C++
7 112 (6.35%) Scala
8 52 (2.95%) Shell Script
9 46 (2.61%) Perl
10 41 (2.33%) VBA
11 32 (1.82%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.64%) PowerShell
13 27 (1.53%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.36%) ES6
15 22 (1.25%) C
16 21 (1.19%) Bash Shell
16 21 (1.19%) TypeScript
17 20 (1.13%) Korn
18 19 (1.08%) VB
19 17 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 106 (6.01%) Degree
2 46 (2.61%) PhD
3 18 (1.02%) PMP
4 16 (0.91%) PMI Certification
5 13 (0.74%) ISEB
6 10 (0.57%) CISSP
7 8 (0.45%) CISA
7 8 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.34%) CCIE
9 6 (0.34%) MBA
9 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.28%) CCNP
10 5 (0.28%) CISM
10 5 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.23%) ACCA
11 4 (0.23%) CRISC
11 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.17%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (7.20%) MiFID
2 89 (5.05%) QA
3 36 (2.04%) EMIR
4 30 (1.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 24 (1.36%) FATCA
6 9 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.45%) ISO20022
8 5 (0.28%) AIFMD
8 5 (0.28%) COBIT
8 5 (0.28%) SLA
9 4 (0.23%) Basel III
9 4 (0.23%) IFRS
9 4 (0.23%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.23%) SDET
10 3 (0.17%) SEPA
10 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.11%) GDPR
12 1 (0.057%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.057%) TARGET2
System Software
1 36 (2.04%) Docker
2 18 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.96%) HDFS
4 14 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.34%) NFS
6 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.28%) XenApp
7 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.17%) SRDF
9 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.057%) GPFS
10 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.057%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (1.76%) Ansible
1 31 (1.76%) Puppet
2 22 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (0.51%) SCCM
6 7 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.40%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 6 (0.34%) Mesos
7 6 (0.34%) TeamSite
8 5 (0.28%) Control-M
8 5 (0.28%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.28%) Terraform
9 4 (0.23%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.23%) Nagios
10 3 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.17%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.17%) WSUS
11 2 (0.11%) SCSM
Vendors
1 182 (10.32%) Oracle
2 105 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 70 (3.97%) Sybase
4 56 (3.18%) Bloomberg
5 39 (2.21%) Reuters
6 30 (1.70%) Cisco
7 25 (1.42%) Citrix
7 25 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.36%) Google
9 23 (1.30%) Fidessa
9 23 (1.30%) HP
9 23 (1.30%) IBM
9 23 (1.30%) Informatica
9 23 (1.30%) TIBCO
10 22 (1.25%) Murex
11 21 (1.19%) VMware
12 19 (1.08%) Splunk
13 18 (1.02%) Adobe
14 14 (0.79%) Cognos
14 14 (0.79%) ServiceNow
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £135.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £650 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £200 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago