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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Investment Banking
Rank 170 74 66
Rank change year-on-year
-96 -8
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 852 1524 1579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 2.65% 2.84%
As % of the General category 4.31% 6.59% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 1139 1147
Median daily rate £550 £550 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £402
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £15.85 £40.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.37% +97.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £33.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.13 £88.00 £98.75
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
19753 23113 21469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.54% 40.18% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13098 14698 13171
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 636 524
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.83 £21.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% +6.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.21 £48.45 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

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 August 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 August 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 -87 819 £550 - 105
London -43 791 £550 - 101
City of London -17 183 £600 +9.09% 35
Scotland -38 22 £350 -6.66% 5
South East -1 16 £550 +15.78%
Edinburgh -19 13 £375 -10.44%
Surrey +3 11 £450 -
County Antrim -6 11 £160 -23.80%
Belfast -6 11 £160 -23.80%
Northern Ireland -7 11 £160 -41.81%
Camberley -3 10 £438 -
North West +17 8 £450 -5.26%
Manchester - 8 £450 -
Canary Wharf -3 7 £425 -19.04%
Glasgow -13 7 £350 -6.66% 5
Docklands, London -6 4 £475 -17.39%
South West +2 3 £475 +18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 2 - -
Henley-on-Thames +2 2 £575 -
Bromley -2 2 £463 -22.91%
Oxfordshire -4 2 £575 -
Dorset -7 2 £456 +14.06% 2
Bournemouth -10 2 £456 +14.06% 2
Reading +12 1 - -
Milton Keynes +11 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Stirling -4 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 1765 (100.00%) Banking
2 890 (50.42%) Finance
3 476 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
4 420 (23.80%) SQL
5 410 (23.23%) Java
6 361 (20.45%) Front Office
7 217 (12.29%) Unix
8 214 (12.12%) Oracle
9 205 (11.61%) C#
9 205 (11.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 183 (10.37%) Linux
11 182 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 181 (10.25%) Project Management
13 176 (9.97%) Business Analysis
14 174 (9.86%) Derivative
15 164 (9.29%) JavaScript
16 163 (9.24%) Equities
17 158 (8.95%) .NET
17 158 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
18 157 (8.90%) TDD
19 155 (8.78%) Fixed Income
20 152 (8.61%) HTML
21 142 (8.05%) SDLC
22 140 (7.93%) SQL Server
23 122 (6.91%) Windows
23 122 (6.91%) HTML5
24 118 (6.69%) Spring
25 116 (6.57%) AngularJS
26 113 (6.40%) MS Excel
27 110 (6.23%) 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 48 (2.72%) Apache Spark
2 35 (1.98%) WebSphere
3 28 (1.59%) SAS
3 28 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
5 21 (1.19%) Apache
5 21 (1.19%) Confluence
6 14 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.74%) IIS
7 13 (0.74%) Jetty
7 13 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.57%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.45%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.34%) JBoss
11 6 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.23%) CMS
13 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 113 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 50 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 47 (2.66%) MS Office
4 24 (1.36%) MS Project
5 23 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.57%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.45%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.28%) Summit
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.17%) Eikon
5 3 (0.17%) Hi Portfolio
6 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.11%) Global One
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.11%) RMDS
6 2 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 1 (0.057%) Beauchamp
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle AML
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.057%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.057%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.08%) PaaS
2 11 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.45%) SaaS
4 6 (0.34%) GitHub
4 6 (0.34%) IaaS
4 6 (0.34%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.11%) Apcera
7 1 (0.057%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.057%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.057%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.27%) SAN
2 21 (1.19%) Firewall
3 18 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.96%) NAS
5 14 (0.79%) LAN
6 10 (0.57%) WAN
7 9 (0.51%) DNS
7 9 (0.51%) Multicast
8 8 (0.45%) DHCP
8 8 (0.45%) PBX
8 8 (0.45%) VPN
9 7 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (0.40%) Wireless
9 7 (0.40%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.34%) Internet
10 6 (0.34%) MPLS
11 5 (0.28%) HTTP
11 5 (0.28%) LDAP
11 5 (0.28%) Network Security
12 4 (0.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 71 (4.02%) Oracle Database
4 68 (3.85%) Big Data
5 63 (3.57%) Hadoop
6 53 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 36 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (1.81%) RDBMS
10 29 (1.64%) KDB
11 27 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 24 (1.36%) QlikView
13 22 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.25%) NoSQL
14 21 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (1.02%) DB2
17 17 (0.96%) Data Mining
18 16 (0.91%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 70 (3.97%) JIRA
2 55 (3.12%) Maven
2 55 (3.12%) Subversion
3 53 (3.00%) Git (software)
4 42 (2.38%) TeamCity
5 38 (2.15%) JUnit
6 37 (2.10%) Jenkins
7 32 (1.81%) Selenium
8 17 (0.96%) Cucumber
9 16 (0.91%) Grunt
9 16 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (0.85%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.74%) Ant
11 13 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.68%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.68%) NUnit
13 11 (0.62%) FitNesse
14 9 (0.51%) SonarQube
15 8 (0.45%) gulp
15 8 (0.45%) HP UFT
General
1 1765 (100.00%) Banking
2 890 (50.42%) Finance
3 361 (20.45%) Front Office
4 97 (5.50%) Back Office
5 72 (4.08%) Retail
6 62 (3.51%) Financial Institution
7 39 (2.21%) Legal
8 36 (2.04%) Retail Banking
9 14 (0.79%) Marketing
10 8 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
10 8 (0.45%) Private Banking
11 6 (0.34%) Billing
11 6 (0.34%) French Language
12 5 (0.28%) International Banking
12 5 (0.28%) Law
12 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.28%) Publishing
12 5 (0.28%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.23%) Advertising
13 4 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 607 (34.39%) Developer
2 465 (26.35%) Analyst
3 302 (17.11%) Business Analyst
4 199 (11.27%) Java Developer
5 172 (9.75%) Project Manager
6 169 (9.58%) Banking Analyst
7 124 (7.03%) C# Developer
8 118 (6.69%) Senior Developer
9 87 (4.93%) Architect
10 71 (4.02%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 62 (3.51%) SQL Developer
12 56 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
13 51 (2.89%) .NET Developer
14 49 (2.78%) Banking Business Analyst
14 49 (2.78%) Consultant
15 47 (2.66%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 47 (2.66%) Senior Java Developer
16 46 (2.61%) Risk Analyst
17 44 (2.49%) C# .NET Developer
18 40 (2.27%) Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (8.95%) .NET
2 152 (8.61%) HTML
3 122 (6.91%) HTML5
4 118 (6.69%) Spring
5 116 (6.57%) AngularJS
6 93 (5.27%) CSS
7 86 (4.87%) XML
8 64 (3.63%) CSS3
9 58 (3.29%) WPF
10 46 (2.61%) Web Services
11 45 (2.55%) Hibernate
12 40 (2.27%) JMS
12 40 (2.27%) WCF
13 39 (2.21%) REST
14 38 (2.15%) ASP.NET
15 37 (2.10%) Middleware
16 35 (1.98%) XSLT
17 28 (1.59%) React
18 27 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (1.53%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 205 (11.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 174 (9.86%) Derivative
3 163 (9.24%) Equities
4 158 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
5 155 (8.78%) Fixed Income
6 83 (4.70%) Market Risk
7 69 (3.91%) User Experience
8 65 (3.68%) Credit Risk
9 62 (3.51%) Equity Derivative
10 50 (2.83%) Computer Science
11 47 (2.66%) Reference Data
12 42 (2.38%) Virtual Team
13 36 (2.04%) Data Centre
14 34 (1.93%) Hedge funds
15 31 (1.76%) Management Information System
16 28 (1.59%) Fintech
17 26 (1.47%) Data Structures
18 25 (1.42%) Mathematics
19 18 (1.02%) Algorithms
20 17 (0.96%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 217 (12.29%) Unix
2 183 (10.37%) Linux
3 122 (6.91%) Windows
4 39 (2.21%) Solaris
5 28 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.68%) AIX
9 5 (0.28%) Android
9 5 (0.28%) SUSE
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.11%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.11%) zOS
12 1 (0.057%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 181 (10.25%) Project Management
4 176 (9.97%) Business Analysis
5 157 (8.90%) TDD
6 142 (8.05%) SDLC
7 109 (6.18%) Risk Management
8 107 (6.06%) Multithreading
9 103 (5.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 97 (5.50%) Scrum
11 91 (5.16%) Migration
12 89 (5.04%) Data Analysis
13 84 (4.76%) OO
14 83 (4.70%) Data Modelling
15 76 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
16 75 (4.25%) Asset Management
17 73 (4.14%) Change Management
17 73 (4.14%) Low Latency
18 68 (3.85%) Investment Management
19 67 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 420 (23.80%) SQL
2 410 (23.23%) Java
3 205 (11.61%) C#
4 164 (9.29%) JavaScript
5 108 (6.12%) Python
6 83 (4.70%) C++
7 61 (3.46%) Scala
8 57 (3.23%) Perl
9 50 (2.83%) VBA
10 44 (2.49%) Shell Script
11 43 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 38 (2.15%) T-SQL
13 29 (1.64%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.02%) VB
15 16 (0.91%) C
16 15 (0.85%) Ruby
17 14 (0.79%) R
18 13 (0.74%) Bash Shell
19 11 (0.62%) Haskell
20 10 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 110 (6.23%) Degree
2 14 (0.79%) PMP
3 12 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (0.68%) PMI Certification
4 9 (0.51%) ISEB
5 8 (0.45%) CISA
5 8 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (0.40%) CCNP
6 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.40%) CISSP
6 7 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.40%) MCSE
6 7 (0.40%) PhD
7 6 (0.34%) ACCA
7 6 (0.34%) CISM
7 6 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.28%) SAS Certification
9 4 (0.23%) CFA
9 4 (0.23%) MBA
10 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.25%) MiFID
2 62 (3.51%) QA
3 34 (1.93%) Data Quality
4 30 (1.70%) EMIR
5 25 (1.42%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.57%) SLA
8 9 (0.51%) Basel III
8 9 (0.51%) FATCA
9 6 (0.34%) CRD IV
9 6 (0.34%) SEPA
10 5 (0.28%) Basel II
10 5 (0.28%) COREP
10 5 (0.28%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.17%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.057%) COBIT
13 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.057%) WAI
System Software
1 20 (1.13%) Docker
2 18 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 8 (0.45%) HDFS
7 6 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
8 5 (0.28%) Veritas File System
9 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.17%) KVM
9 3 (0.17%) NFS
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.17%) Xen
10 2 (0.11%) vSphere
11 1 (0.057%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.057%) SRDF
11 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (2.27%) Puppet
2 34 (1.93%) Ansible
3 25 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
6 13 (0.74%) Control-M
7 6 (0.34%) Legato
7 6 (0.34%) Nagios
7 6 (0.34%) Salt
8 5 (0.28%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.23%) OPNET
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.23%) SCCM
9 4 (0.23%) yum
10 3 (0.17%) Mesos
10 3 (0.17%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 3 (0.17%) vRealize
11 2 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 214 (12.12%) Oracle
2 107 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.40%) Sybase
4 52 (2.95%) Murex
5 41 (2.32%) IBM
6 36 (2.04%) Bloomberg
7 32 (1.81%) HP
8 26 (1.47%) Reuters
8 26 (1.47%) VMware
9 25 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.25%) Cisco
11 20 (1.13%) Tableau
12 19 (1.08%) Sun
13 18 (1.02%) TIBCO
14 17 (0.96%) Charles River
14 17 (0.96%) Fidessa
15 16 (0.91%) Adobe
15 16 (0.91%) GoldenSource
16 15 (0.85%) Cognos
17 14 (0.79%) Informatica
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