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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Investment Banking
Rank 144 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -7
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 924 1523 1673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 2.81% 3.13%
As % of the General category 4.66% 7.20% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 1143 1279
Median daily rate £550 £550 £529
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £100.00 - £32.50
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
19835 21165 20614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.98% 39.05% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13263 13372 13027
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 523 564
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.44 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -65 878 £550 - 115
London -23 810 £563 +2.27% 109
City of London -14 171 £588 +6.81% 46
Scotland -40 40 £380 -5.00% 3
South East -11 29 £438 -18.60% 3
Surrey -8 19 £428 -28.75% 1
Glasgow -12 19 £375 -
Yorkshire +10 13 £425 +9.67%
North West -9 12 £425 - 3
Camberley -1 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Edinburgh -10 10 £413 -2.94%
Docklands, London -3 9 £610 +6.08% 1
South Yorkshire +3 7 £375 -25.00%
Birmingham 0 7 £475 -5.00%
Cheshire -3 7 £425 -8.10% 3
Stirling -7 7 £350 -6.66% 3
Sheffield -15 7 £375 -25.00%
West Midlands -18 7 £475 -5.00%
West Yorkshire +8 6 £438 +59.09%
Canary Wharf -12 5 £400 -23.44%
Knutsford -6 4 - -
Kent -11 4 £450 - 1
Manchester -13 4 £350 -6.66%
Leeds - 4 £413 -
East Midlands +10 3 - -
Northamptonshire +4 3 - -
Northampton +4 3 - -
Northern Ireland -1 3 £303 +27.47%
County Antrim -5 3 £303 +27.47%
Belfast -5 3 £303 +27.47%

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 2079 (100.00%) Banking
2 1021 (49.11%) Finance
3 484 (23.28%) Front Office
4 483 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
5 470 (22.61%) Java
6 468 (22.51%) SQL
7 296 (14.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 251 (12.07%) C#
9 242 (11.64%) Derivative
10 239 (11.50%) Oracle
11 232 (11.16%) Unix
12 225 (10.82%) Equities
13 215 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 211 (10.15%) Project Management
15 205 (9.86%) Fixed Income
16 202 (9.72%) Business Analysis
17 197 (9.48%) JavaScript
18 191 (9.19%) HTML
19 175 (8.42%) SQL Server
20 168 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
21 167 (8.03%) .NET
21 167 (8.03%) TDD
22 164 (7.89%) Linux
23 154 (7.41%) Migration
24 152 (7.31%) Multithreading
25 151 (7.26%) Windows
26 140 (6.73%) AngularJS
27 138 (6.64%) SDLC
28 131 (6.30%) Back Office
29 128 (6.16%) Degree

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 40 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
2 29 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.25%) Apache Spark
3 26 (1.25%) SAS
4 22 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 21 (1.01%) Jetty
6 17 (0.82%) Skype for Business
7 16 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 15 (0.72%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.67%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.63%) IIS
10 13 (0.63%) Node.js
11 12 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.53%) Confluence
13 7 (0.34%) Apache
13 7 (0.34%) JBoss
13 7 (0.34%) Mule
14 6 (0.29%) CMS
15 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 105 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 37 (1.78%) MS Office
4 25 (1.20%) Photoshop
5 22 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
6 20 (0.96%) MS Visio
7 19 (0.91%) MS Project
8 14 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (0.77%) Markit EDM
2 14 (0.67%) ION MarketView
3 13 (0.63%) Summit
4 8 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
5 5 (0.24%) BASE24
6 4 (0.19%) Global One
6 4 (0.19%) Loan IQ
6 4 (0.19%) RMDS
6 4 (0.19%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
7 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.14%) Eikon
7 3 (0.14%) Hi Portfolio
8 2 (0.096%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 2 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.096%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 2 (0.096%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 2 (0.096%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.048%) Advent Geneva
9 1 (0.048%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.43%) PaaS
3 7 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.29%) IaaS
5 3 (0.14%) SaaS
6 2 (0.096%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.048%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.048%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.048%) GitHub
7 1 (0.048%) Office 365
7 1 (0.048%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.97%) SAN
2 31 (1.49%) Firewall
3 25 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.77%) NAS
5 14 (0.67%) DNS
5 14 (0.67%) LAN
6 13 (0.63%) DHCP
7 10 (0.48%) Multicast
7 10 (0.48%) WAN
8 9 (0.43%) Internet
9 8 (0.38%) PBX
10 7 (0.34%) BGP
10 7 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (0.34%) Network Security
10 7 (0.34%) Wireless
11 6 (0.29%) OSPF
11 6 (0.29%) VPN
12 5 (0.24%) ATM
12 5 (0.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 73 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 68 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (2.02%) Big Data
7 39 (1.88%) Hadoop
8 35 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 34 (1.64%) RDBMS
10 33 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (0.91%) DB2
16 19 (0.91%) KDB
17 18 (0.87%) NoSQL
18 17 (0.82%) Data Mart
18 17 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 68 (3.27%) JIRA
2 61 (2.93%) Maven
3 56 (2.69%) Git (software)
4 51 (2.45%) Subversion
5 44 (2.12%) Selenium
6 40 (1.92%) TeamCity
7 32 (1.54%) JUnit
8 23 (1.11%) HP UFT
8 23 (1.11%) IntelliJ
8 23 (1.11%) Jenkins
9 19 (0.91%) Cucumber
9 19 (0.91%) Grunt
10 16 (0.77%) NUnit
11 13 (0.63%) gulp
12 12 (0.58%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.58%) FitNesse
12 12 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
14 10 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 2079 (100.00%) Banking
2 1021 (49.11%) Finance
3 484 (23.28%) Front Office
4 131 (6.30%) Back Office
5 45 (2.16%) Legal
5 45 (2.16%) Retail
6 37 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 19 (0.91%) Retail Banking
8 16 (0.77%) Billing
9 11 (0.53%) Private Banking
10 10 (0.48%) International Banking
11 9 (0.43%) Marketing
12 8 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.34%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
15 4 (0.19%) French Language
16 3 (0.14%) Advertising
17 2 (0.096%) Electronics
17 2 (0.096%) Law
Job Titles
1 670 (32.23%) Developer
2 594 (28.57%) Analyst
3 385 (18.52%) Business Analyst
4 235 (11.30%) Java Developer
5 190 (9.14%) Banking Analyst
6 186 (8.95%) Project Manager
7 131 (6.30%) Senior Developer
8 113 (5.44%) C# Developer
9 97 (4.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 84 (4.04%) Architect
11 82 (3.94%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 70 (3.37%) Consultant
12 70 (3.37%) SQL Developer
13 63 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
13 63 (3.03%) Support Analyst
14 60 (2.89%) Front Office Developer
15 56 (2.69%) Banking Business Analyst
16 53 (2.55%) Risk Analyst
17 52 (2.50%) IT Analyst
17 52 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (9.19%) HTML
2 167 (8.03%) .NET
3 140 (6.73%) AngularJS
4 124 (5.96%) Spring
5 123 (5.92%) CSS
6 112 (5.39%) HTML5
7 87 (4.18%) XML
8 72 (3.46%) CSS3
9 62 (2.98%) FIX Protocol
10 59 (2.84%) WPF
11 51 (2.45%) REST
12 46 (2.21%) Hibernate
13 44 (2.12%) React
14 43 (2.07%) Web Services
15 41 (1.97%) WCF
16 38 (1.83%) JMS
16 38 (1.83%) XSLT
17 36 (1.73%) .NET Framework
18 34 (1.64%) Middleware
19 31 (1.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 296 (14.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 242 (11.64%) Derivative
3 225 (10.82%) Equities
4 205 (9.86%) Fixed Income
5 168 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
6 108 (5.19%) Market Risk
7 82 (3.94%) Credit Risk
7 82 (3.94%) User Experience
8 48 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 46 (2.21%) Equity Derivative
10 40 (1.92%) Mathematics
11 37 (1.78%) Hedge funds
11 37 (1.78%) Reference Data
12 33 (1.59%) Data Centre
13 32 (1.54%) Visualisation
14 28 (1.35%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 27 (1.30%) Management Information System
16 25 (1.20%) Fintech
16 25 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 232 (11.16%) Unix
2 164 (7.89%) Linux
3 151 (7.26%) Windows
4 33 (1.59%) Solaris
5 27 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.25%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.63%) AIX
9 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.14%) Android
12 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.096%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.096%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 211 (10.15%) Project Management
4 202 (9.72%) Business Analysis
5 167 (8.03%) TDD
6 154 (7.41%) Migration
7 152 (7.31%) Multithreading
8 138 (6.64%) SDLC
9 124 (5.96%) Risk Management
10 120 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 111 (5.34%) Electronic Trading
12 106 (5.10%) Data Modelling
13 100 (4.81%) Analytics
14 96 (4.62%) ITIL
15 91 (4.38%) Asset Management
16 85 (4.09%) Change Management
17 83 (3.99%) Low Latency
18 81 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
19 80 (3.85%) OO
20 78 (3.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 470 (22.61%) Java
2 468 (22.51%) SQL
3 251 (12.07%) C#
4 197 (9.48%) JavaScript
5 94 (4.52%) Python
6 87 (4.18%) C++
7 65 (3.13%) Perl
8 63 (3.03%) Shell Script
9 53 (2.55%) VBA
10 42 (2.02%) Scala
11 41 (1.97%) PowerShell
11 41 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 39 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 24 (1.15%) VB
14 23 (1.11%) TypeScript
15 21 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.72%) Tcl
17 12 (0.58%) Ruby
17 12 (0.58%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 128 (6.16%) Degree
2 26 (1.25%) PMI Certification
3 22 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (0.91%) ISEB
4 19 (0.91%) ISTQB
5 18 (0.87%) PhD
6 17 (0.82%) PMP
7 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.67%) CISA
9 12 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.58%) CISSP
10 11 (0.53%) MCSE
11 10 (0.48%) CISM
11 10 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.29%) MCP
13 5 (0.24%) CCIE
13 5 (0.24%) CCNP
13 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.24%) SAS Certification
14 4 (0.19%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.43%) QA
2 84 (4.04%) MiFID
3 52 (2.50%) EMIR
4 41 (1.97%) Dodd-Frank
5 26 (1.25%) FATCA
6 25 (1.20%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.72%) Basel III
8 13 (0.63%) AIFMD
8 13 (0.63%) SLA
9 8 (0.38%) COREP
10 6 (0.29%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.24%) Basel II
11 5 (0.24%) CRD IV
12 4 (0.19%) UCITS
13 3 (0.14%) COBIT
13 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.14%) SEPA
13 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 45 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (0.34%) vSphere
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.24%) Veritas File System
7 4 (0.19%) Docker
7 4 (0.19%) HDFS
7 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.19%) KVM
7 4 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.19%) Xen
8 3 (0.14%) RHEV
8 3 (0.14%) XenApp
9 2 (0.096%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.048%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.048%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 30 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
1 30 (1.44%) Puppet
2 22 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
3 14 (0.67%) Ansible
4 12 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.53%) Control-M
6 9 (0.43%) SCCM
7 7 (0.34%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.34%) Ganglia
7 7 (0.34%) Kibana
7 7 (0.34%) logstash
8 6 (0.29%) Foglight
8 6 (0.29%) Legato
8 6 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.24%) Nagios
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.19%) vRealize
11 3 (0.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 239 (11.50%) Oracle
2 98 (4.71%) Microsoft
2 98 (4.71%) Sybase
3 80 (3.85%) Murex
4 42 (2.02%) Adobe
5 39 (1.88%) HP
6 38 (1.83%) Bloomberg
6 38 (1.83%) IBM
7 36 (1.73%) Fidessa
8 35 (1.68%) Calypso
9 34 (1.64%) VMware
10 29 (1.39%) Reuters
11 28 (1.35%) TIBCO
12 27 (1.30%) Cisco
13 26 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 23 (1.11%) ION Trading
15 22 (1.06%) ServiceNow
16 21 (1.01%) Citrix
17 19 (0.91%) Informatica
17 19 (0.91%) SunGard
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stirlingshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £500 - 650 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £700.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Posted: 20 days ago