The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Investment Banking
UK / England
Rank 115 99 70
Rank change year-on-year -16 -29  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 873 1092 1319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.09% 2.24% 2.76%
As % of the General category 5.49% 5.91% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 859 972
Median daily rate £595 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.35 - £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Investment Banking is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15907 18489 18673
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 38.06% 37.84% 39.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10436 12210 11741
Median daily rate £465 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 466 447
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.38 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +24.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Investment Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Investment Banking in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
London -5 844 £600 +9.09% 162
South East +9 10 £550 +22.22% 2
North West +21 6 £403 +0.62% 1
Yorkshire +5 5 £651 +53.05%
West Midlands -3 4 £500 +5.26% 1
East Midlands - 4 £425 -
Investment Banking
UK

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the England region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 1773 (100.00%) Banking
2 876 (49.41%) Finance
3 524 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 511 (28.82%) Java
5 449 (25.32%) SQL
6 420 (23.69%) Front Office
7 255 (14.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 226 (12.75%) Linux
9 216 (12.18%) JavaScript
10 208 (11.73%) Oracle
11 207 (11.68%) Equities
12 201 (11.34%) Derivative
13 200 (11.28%) Multithreading
14 199 (11.22%) Python
15 198 (11.17%) HTML
16 192 (10.83%) C#
17 190 (10.72%) Unix
18 180 (10.15%) C++
19 175 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
20 168 (9.48%) TDD
21 155 (8.74%) HTML5
21 155 (8.74%) AngularJS
22 154 (8.69%) Fixed Income
23 153 (8.63%) Project Management
24 146 (8.23%) Electronic Trading
25 142 (8.01%) Big Data
26 138 (7.78%) Windows
27 136 (7.67%) .NET
27 136 (7.67%) Low Latency
28 134 (7.56%) SDLC

Investment Banking
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 99 (5.58%) Apache Spark
2 37 (2.09%) Apache
3 34 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
4 32 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.24%) Confluence
6 14 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.62%) Apache Pig
9 11 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.56%) SAS
11 9 (0.51%) IIS
12 8 (0.45%) DataSynapse
12 8 (0.45%) JBoss
12 8 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.39%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.39%) Mule
14 6 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 93 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (2.26%) MS Office
4 23 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (1.24%) MS Project
6 10 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.056%) InVision
8 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Summit
3 4 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (0.23%) SunGard Martini
4 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.11%) Endur
5 2 (0.11%) Global One
5 2 (0.11%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.056%) BondVision
6 1 (0.056%) Eikon
6 1 (0.056%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.056%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.07%) GitHub
3 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.45%) IaaS
5 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.34%) SaaS
7 4 (0.23%) PaaS
8 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.11%) Office 365
10 1 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.056%) Force.com
10 1 (0.056%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.056%) Slack
10 1 (0.056%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.07%) Firewall
2 15 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.73%) SAN
4 10 (0.56%) Internet
5 9 (0.51%) DNS
6 8 (0.45%) Multicast
6 8 (0.45%) SSL
7 7 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (0.39%) HTTP
7 7 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.39%) LAN
7 7 (0.39%) LDAP
8 6 (0.34%) WAN
9 5 (0.28%) BGP
10 4 (0.23%) AMQP
10 4 (0.23%) DHCP
10 4 (0.23%) MPLS
10 4 (0.23%) Network Security
11 3 (0.17%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (8.01%) Big Data
2 123 (6.94%) Hadoop
3 118 (6.66%) SQL Server
4 75 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 52 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (2.59%) Oracle Database
8 40 (2.26%) KDB
9 38 (2.14%) HBase
10 32 (1.80%) Tick Data
11 30 (1.69%) MongoDB
12 28 (1.58%) Apache Hive
13 24 (1.35%) DB2
13 24 (1.35%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
17 17 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (0.85%) DataStage
18 15 (0.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 95 (5.36%) JIRA
2 51 (2.88%) Maven
3 49 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 48 (2.71%) Git (software)
5 35 (1.97%) Subversion
6 27 (1.52%) JUnit
7 26 (1.47%) Mockito
8 23 (1.30%) Selenium
9 22 (1.24%) Cucumber
9 22 (1.24%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.18%) Gradle
11 19 (1.07%) NUnit
12 14 (0.79%) ERwin
13 13 (0.73%) Ant
13 13 (0.73%) Mocha
14 12 (0.68%) webpack
15 11 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
15 11 (0.62%) Visual Studio
16 10 (0.56%) Hudson
16 10 (0.56%) Jasmine
General
1 1773 (100.00%) Banking
2 876 (49.41%) Finance
3 420 (23.69%) Front Office
4 87 (4.91%) Back Office
5 49 (2.76%) Legal
6 46 (2.59%) Retail
7 41 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.52%) Retail Banking
9 25 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.07%) Games
11 15 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
12 13 (0.73%) Marketing
12 13 (0.73%) Private Banking
13 10 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
13 10 (0.56%) Publishing
14 7 (0.39%) Advertising
15 6 (0.34%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.23%) French Language
18 3 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 810 (45.69%) Developer
2 375 (21.15%) Analyst
3 315 (17.77%) Java Developer
4 246 (13.87%) Business Analyst
5 127 (7.16%) Senior Developer
6 126 (7.11%) Project Manager
7 100 (5.64%) Banking Analyst
8 98 (5.53%) Architect
9 94 (5.30%) Senior Java Developer
10 92 (5.19%) C# Developer
11 84 (4.74%) C++ Developer
12 77 (4.34%) Python Developer
13 72 (4.06%) JavaScript Developer
14 68 (3.84%) Agile Developer
14 68 (3.84%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 67 (3.78%) Front Office Developer
16 66 (3.72%) .NET Developer
17 65 (3.67%) Scala Developer
18 64 (3.61%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
19 52 (2.93%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (11.17%) HTML
2 155 (8.74%) AngularJS
2 155 (8.74%) HTML5
3 136 (7.67%) .NET
4 130 (7.33%) Spring
5 114 (6.43%) CSS
6 82 (4.62%) XML
7 74 (4.17%) React
8 68 (3.84%) Hibernate
9 66 (3.72%) FIX Protocol
10 61 (3.44%) Node.js
11 57 (3.21%) WPF
12 56 (3.16%) REST
13 48 (2.71%) CSS3
14 44 (2.48%) Akka
15 42 (2.37%) jQuery
16 38 (2.14%) Web Services
17 36 (2.03%) Middleware
18 34 (1.92%) JMS
18 34 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 255 (14.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 207 (11.68%) Equities
3 201 (11.34%) Derivative
4 175 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (8.69%) Fixed Income
6 62 (3.50%) Fintech
7 61 (3.44%) Equity Derivative
8 58 (3.27%) Algorithms
9 57 (3.21%) Market Risk
10 56 (3.16%) User Experience
11 52 (2.93%) Computer Science
12 43 (2.43%) Credit Risk
13 42 (2.37%) Data Structures
14 35 (1.97%) Reference Data
15 30 (1.69%) Virtual Team
16 27 (1.52%) Data Centre
16 27 (1.52%) Management Information System
17 26 (1.47%) Hedge funds
18 25 (1.41%) SWIFT
19 24 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 226 (12.75%) Linux
2 190 (10.72%) Unix
3 138 (7.78%) Windows
4 37 (2.09%) Solaris
5 28 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.34%) Android
9 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.23%) AIX
12 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.056%) CentOS
13 1 (0.056%) Fedora
13 1 (0.056%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (11.28%) Multithreading
3 168 (9.48%) TDD
4 153 (8.63%) Project Management
5 146 (8.23%) Electronic Trading
6 136 (7.67%) Low Latency
7 134 (7.56%) Scrum
7 134 (7.56%) SDLC
8 132 (7.45%) Business Analysis
9 130 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 127 (7.16%) OO
11 124 (6.99%) Migration
12 110 (6.20%) Risk Management
13 103 (5.81%) Analytics
14 95 (5.36%) Investment Management
15 87 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
16 85 (4.79%) DevOps
17 83 (4.68%) Data Modelling
18 71 (4.00%) Front End Development
19 68 (3.84%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 511 (28.82%) Java
2 449 (25.32%) SQL
3 216 (12.18%) JavaScript
4 199 (11.22%) Python
5 192 (10.83%) C#
6 180 (10.15%) C++
7 103 (5.81%) Scala
8 57 (3.21%) Shell Script
9 46 (2.59%) Perl
10 42 (2.37%) VBA
11 38 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 26 (1.47%) PowerShell
13 25 (1.41%) C
14 23 (1.30%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.18%) ES6
15 21 (1.18%) TypeScript
16 20 (1.13%) T-SQL
17 19 (1.07%) Korn
18 17 (0.96%) VB
19 11 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 130 (7.33%) Degree
2 48 (2.71%) PhD
3 21 (1.18%) PMI Certification
4 18 (1.02%) PMP
5 10 (0.56%) ISEB
6 9 (0.51%) CISSP
7 7 (0.39%) CISA
7 7 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.39%) MBA
8 6 (0.34%) CCNP
9 5 (0.28%) CCIE
9 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.23%) ACCA
10 4 (0.23%) CFA
10 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.17%) CISM
11 3 (0.17%) MCSE
11 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (7.39%) MiFID
2 76 (4.29%) QA
3 42 (2.37%) EMIR
4 37 (2.09%) PMO
5 32 (1.80%) Dodd-Frank
6 23 (1.30%) FATCA
7 11 (0.62%) Basel III
7 11 (0.62%) ISO20022
8 10 (0.56%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.51%) SLA
10 7 (0.39%) COBIT
11 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.28%) IFRS
12 5 (0.28%) SEPA
13 4 (0.23%) AIFMD
13 4 (0.23%) CRD IV
13 4 (0.23%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.17%) IFRS 9
15 2 (0.11%) GDPR
15 2 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 30 (1.69%) Docker
2 16 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.73%) HDFS
4 12 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.39%) NFS
6 5 (0.28%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.17%) SRDF
8 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.17%) XenApp
8 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.056%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.056%) Samba
9 1 (0.056%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (1.52%) Ansible
2 21 (1.18%) Puppet
3 13 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.51%) Control-M
4 9 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (0.51%) SCCM
5 7 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.39%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.39%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 6 (0.34%) Mesos
7 5 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.28%) TeamSite
7 5 (0.28%) Terraform
8 3 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.17%) Nagios
8 3 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.17%) WSUS
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 208 (11.73%) Oracle
2 99 (5.58%) Microsoft
3 62 (3.50%) Sybase
4 61 (3.44%) Bloomberg
5 49 (2.76%) Reuters
6 31 (1.75%) Murex
7 29 (1.64%) Cisco
7 29 (1.64%) Informatica
7 29 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 28 (1.58%) IBM
9 25 (1.41%) Citrix
9 25 (1.41%) TIBCO
10 24 (1.35%) Google
11 21 (1.18%) Fidessa
11 21 (1.18%) HP
12 19 (1.07%) ION Trading
13 17 (0.96%) VMware
14 16 (0.90%) Splunk
15 14 (0.79%) Cognos
15 14 (0.79%) Solace
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