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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Investment Banking
Rank 163 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
-92 -4
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 884 1602 1634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 2.77% 2.80%
As % of the General category 4.66% 6.96% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 1197 1202
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +48.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.25 £175.00
% change year-on-year
- -89.57%

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
18979 23033 22653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.61% 39.80% 38.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12685 14573 13681
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 651 529
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.66 £22.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +14.28%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -82 860 £550 - 96
London -37 838 £550 - 87
City of London -17 188 £588 +6.81% 27
Scotland -46 18 £425 +13.33% 4
South East -3 11 £425 -10.52% 2
Edinburgh -15 11 £400 -9.85% 1
North West +4 7 £375 -21.05% 1
Manchester -5 7 £375 -11.76%
Canary Wharf -11 7 £575 +9.52%
Docklands, London -6 6 £525 -7.48% 1
Belfast -6 6 £259 -13.75%
County Antrim -6 6 £259 -13.75%
Northern Ireland -8 6 £259 -15.85%
Glasgow -16 6 £450 +20.00% 3
Surrey +1 5 £425 -5.55%
Camberley -5 4 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +19 3 £425 -5.55% 2
South West +7 3 £400 - 4
Milton Keynes +13 2 £425 -5.55% 1
Brighton +3 2 £400 -30.43%
Dorset +2 2 £400 - 4
East Sussex -1 2 £400 -17.94%
Bournemouth -3 2 £400 - 4
Stirling -3 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £525 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £525 -
Clapham - 1 £388 -
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1735 (100.00%) Banking
2 869 (50.09%) Finance
3 505 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
4 422 (24.32%) Java
5 410 (23.63%) SQL
6 346 (19.94%) Front Office
7 202 (11.64%) Unix
8 199 (11.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 195 (11.24%) C#
10 192 (11.07%) Oracle
11 185 (10.66%) Linux
12 181 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 168 (9.68%) Project Management
14 161 (9.28%) JavaScript
14 161 (9.28%) Derivative
15 160 (9.22%) Equities
16 158 (9.11%) Business Analysis
17 157 (9.05%) TDD
17 157 (9.05%) .NET
17 157 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
18 156 (8.99%) HTML
19 154 (8.88%) Fixed Income
20 143 (8.24%) SDLC
21 128 (7.38%) SQL Server
22 122 (7.03%) Windows
22 122 (7.03%) HTML5
23 120 (6.92%) MS Excel
24 113 (6.51%) Python
24 113 (6.51%) Microsoft
25 110 (6.34%) Spring

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 65 (3.75%) Apache Spark
2 33 (1.90%) WebSphere
3 28 (1.61%) Apache
3 28 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.33%) Confluence
5 21 (1.21%) SAS
6 17 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
7 13 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.63%) IIS
9 9 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.46%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.40%) JBoss
12 6 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.29%) Jetty
14 4 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 120 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.00%) MS Office
3 51 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.33%) MS Project
6 9 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Markit EDM
2 7 (0.40%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.23%) Summit
5 3 (0.17%) Eikon
6 2 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.12%) Global One
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 1 (0.058%) Beauchamp
7 1 (0.058%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.058%) Exstream
7 1 (0.058%) HFM
7 1 (0.058%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.058%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.04%) PaaS
2 16 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.52%) SaaS
5 8 (0.46%) GitHub
6 7 (0.40%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
8 4 (0.23%) IaaS
9 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.12%) Apcera
11 1 (0.058%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.058%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.79%) SAN
2 25 (1.44%) Firewall
3 20 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.81%) NAS
5 11 (0.63%) DNS
5 11 (0.63%) LAN
6 9 (0.52%) Multicast
6 9 (0.52%) WAN
7 8 (0.46%) Internet
7 8 (0.46%) VPN
8 7 (0.40%) DHCP
8 7 (0.40%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.35%) LDAP
9 6 (0.35%) Wireless
10 5 (0.29%) BGP
10 5 (0.29%) MPLS
10 5 (0.29%) Network Security
10 5 (0.29%) OSPF
10 5 (0.29%) PBX
11 4 (0.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.78%) Big Data
3 78 (4.50%) Hadoop
4 67 (3.86%) Relational Database
5 61 (3.52%) Oracle Database
6 54 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (1.84%) NoSQL
8 32 (1.84%) RDBMS
9 30 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (1.61%) KDB
11 26 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 22 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (1.21%) Data Mining
14 21 (1.21%) MongoDB
15 20 (1.15%) QlikView
15 20 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (1.10%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 76 (4.38%) JIRA
2 52 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 48 (2.77%) Subversion
4 43 (2.48%) Maven
5 41 (2.36%) JUnit
6 39 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 38 (2.19%) Selenium
8 37 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 17 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (0.86%) Cucumber
10 15 (0.86%) NUnit
10 15 (0.86%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.75%) HP UFT
12 12 (0.69%) Grunt
13 11 (0.63%) Ant
14 10 (0.58%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.58%) FitNesse
15 9 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (0.46%) SonarQube
16 8 (0.46%) Toad
General
1 1735 (100.00%) Banking
2 869 (50.09%) Finance
3 346 (19.94%) Front Office
4 95 (5.48%) Back Office
5 74 (4.27%) Retail
6 57 (3.29%) Financial Institution
7 38 (2.19%) Retail Banking
8 34 (1.96%) Legal
9 16 (0.92%) Marketing
10 12 (0.69%) Private Banking
11 10 (0.58%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.35%) French Language
13 6 (0.35%) Publishing
14 5 (0.29%) Billing
14 5 (0.29%) Law
15 4 (0.23%) Advertising
15 4 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.23%) International Banking
15 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 621 (35.79%) Developer
2 436 (25.13%) Analyst
3 278 (16.02%) Business Analyst
4 205 (11.82%) Java Developer
5 157 (9.05%) Project Manager
6 151 (8.70%) Banking Analyst
7 119 (6.86%) C# Developer
8 108 (6.22%) Senior Developer
9 86 (4.96%) Architect
10 61 (3.52%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 57 (3.29%) .NET Developer
12 56 (3.23%) SQL Developer
13 54 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
14 49 (2.82%) Scala Developer
14 49 (2.82%) Senior Java Developer
15 46 (2.65%) C# .NET Developer
16 44 (2.54%) Investment Banking Java Developer
17 42 (2.42%) Banking Business Analyst
17 42 (2.42%) Data Analyst
18 41 (2.36%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (9.05%) .NET
2 156 (8.99%) HTML
3 122 (7.03%) HTML5
4 110 (6.34%) Spring
5 106 (6.11%) AngularJS
6 92 (5.30%) CSS
7 81 (4.67%) XML
8 58 (3.34%) CSS3
9 53 (3.05%) WPF
10 48 (2.77%) Web Services
11 43 (2.48%) Hibernate
12 40 (2.31%) JMS
13 39 (2.25%) Middleware
14 37 (2.13%) REST
14 37 (2.13%) WCF
15 33 (1.90%) ASP.NET
16 32 (1.84%) React
17 31 (1.79%) XSLT
18 30 (1.73%) FIX Protocol
19 27 (1.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 199 (11.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 161 (9.28%) Derivative
3 160 (9.22%) Equities
4 157 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (8.88%) Fixed Income
6 76 (4.38%) User Experience
7 67 (3.86%) Market Risk
8 61 (3.52%) Credit Risk
8 61 (3.52%) Equity Derivative
9 52 (3.00%) Computer Science
10 44 (2.54%) Reference Data
11 42 (2.42%) Fintech
12 41 (2.36%) Virtual Team
13 32 (1.84%) Hedge funds
13 32 (1.84%) Management Information System
14 30 (1.73%) Data Centre
15 28 (1.61%) Mathematics
16 26 (1.50%) Data Structures
17 21 (1.21%) Algorithms
18 20 (1.15%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 202 (11.64%) Unix
2 185 (10.66%) Linux
3 122 (7.03%) Windows
4 31 (1.79%) Solaris
4 31 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 17 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 17 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (0.81%) Android
6 14 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.52%) AIX
8 7 (0.40%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.29%) SUSE
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.12%) Mesosphere
12 2 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.12%) zOS
13 1 (0.058%) VMS
13 1 (0.058%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 168 (9.68%) Project Management
4 158 (9.11%) Business Analysis
5 157 (9.05%) TDD
6 143 (8.24%) SDLC
7 105 (6.05%) Scrum
8 96 (5.53%) Data Analysis
9 94 (5.42%) OO
10 92 (5.30%) Multithreading
11 91 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 89 (5.13%) Data Modelling
13 87 (5.01%) Risk Management
14 83 (4.78%) Migration
15 78 (4.50%) Investment Management
16 75 (4.32%) Change Management
17 74 (4.27%) Analytics
18 73 (4.21%) Data Management
19 71 (4.09%) Low Latency
20 70 (4.03%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 422 (24.32%) Java
2 410 (23.63%) SQL
3 195 (11.24%) C#
4 161 (9.28%) JavaScript
5 113 (6.51%) Python
6 88 (5.07%) C++
7 75 (4.32%) Scala
8 51 (2.94%) Perl
9 48 (2.77%) VBA
10 45 (2.59%) Shell Script
11 42 (2.42%) PL/SQL
12 40 (2.31%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.38%) PowerShell
14 17 (0.98%) R
14 17 (0.98%) VB
15 16 (0.92%) C
16 14 (0.81%) Clojure
17 13 (0.75%) ES6
18 12 (0.69%) Ruby
19 10 (0.58%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 103 (5.94%) Degree
2 15 (0.86%) ISEB
3 14 (0.81%) PMP
4 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (0.69%) PMI Certification
5 11 (0.63%) PhD
6 10 (0.58%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.40%) MCSE
7 7 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.35%) ACCA
8 6 (0.35%) CISA
8 6 (0.35%) CISSP
8 6 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.29%) CCNP
9 5 (0.29%) MBA
9 5 (0.29%) SAS Certification
10 4 (0.23%) CFA
10 4 (0.23%) CISM
10 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.90%) MiFID
2 84 (4.84%) QA
3 34 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.50%) EMIR
5 23 (1.33%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.58%) FATCA
8 9 (0.52%) Basel III
9 6 (0.35%) CRD IV
9 6 (0.35%) SEPA
10 5 (0.29%) Basel II
10 5 (0.29%) COREP
10 5 (0.29%) SAS 70
10 5 (0.29%) SLA
11 4 (0.23%) SDET
12 2 (0.12%) COBIT
12 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.058%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (1.56%) Docker
2 16 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (0.52%) HDFS
6 7 (0.40%) Platform Symphony
7 6 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.12%) KVM
10 2 (0.12%) NFS
10 2 (0.12%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.12%) Xen
11 1 (0.058%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.058%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.058%) RACF
11 1 (0.058%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 48 (2.77%) Puppet
2 39 (2.25%) Ansible
3 33 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
6 10 (0.58%) Control-M
7 6 (0.35%) Nagios
7 6 (0.35%) Salt
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.23%) OPNET
10 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.17%) Mesos
10 3 (0.17%) SCCM
10 3 (0.17%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 3 (0.17%) vRealize
10 3 (0.17%) yum
11 2 (0.12%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 192 (11.07%) Oracle
2 113 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 64 (3.69%) Sybase
4 46 (2.65%) Murex
5 37 (2.13%) Bloomberg
5 37 (2.13%) IBM
6 28 (1.61%) HP
7 26 (1.50%) Reuters
8 24 (1.38%) VMware
9 21 (1.21%) Fidessa
10 20 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.10%) Cisco
12 18 (1.04%) Tableau
13 16 (0.92%) Charles River
13 16 (0.92%) GoldenSource
14 15 (0.86%) Splunk
14 15 (0.86%) Sun
15 13 (0.75%) SunGard
16 12 (0.69%) Adobe
16 12 (0.69%) TIBCO
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £565.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £595 - £645 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Wenham Carter Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £695.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £675 - £725 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Caspian One Ltd
Rate: £561.00 - £641.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day TBC
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450 a day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec Associates Limited
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Reuben Chase
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Morgan Stanley
Rate: Competitive Salary
Posted: 25 days ago