Period
to 16 August 2018

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 6 months to 16 August 2018 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.

Investment Banking
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 84 155
Rank change year-on-year -86 +71 -81
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,533 2,515 1,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.64% 2.85% 1.72%
As % of the General category 4.41% 7.18% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,185 1,957 1,378
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £411 £413 £400
90th Percentile £738 £711 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.79% -53.25%
10th Percentile £14.60 £13.50 £14.14
90th Percentile £16.60 £29.77 £83.74
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - -19.79% -53.25%

Investment Banking is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34,773 35,033 37,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.23% 39.72% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,003 23,256 24,991
England median daily rate £475 £467 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +3.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 777 763 874
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.72% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.65
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.83% +3.58%

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Investment Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Banking in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -41 1,448 £600 +4.35% 169
North of England -11 43 £425 +3.03% 12
North West -5 28 £363 -12.12% 12
Yorkshire -24 15 £475 +5.56%
Midlands -18 13 £281 -33.82% 1
South West -14 12 £210 -50.59% 1
South East -33 12 £425 -12.37% 4
West Midlands -30 8 £275 -45.00%
East Midlands -5 5 £500 +19.40% 1
East of England - 3 £320 -
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 1,533 (100.00%) Banking
2 773 (50.42%) Finance
3 540 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
4 468 (30.53%) Java
5 385 (25.11%) SQL
6 368 (24.01%) Front Office
7 275 (17.94%) C#
8 237 (15.46%) JavaScript
9 230 (15.00%) .NET
10 211 (13.76%) Unix
11 196 (12.79%) Fixed Income
12 192 (12.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 191 (12.46%) SQL Server
14 181 (11.81%) Linux
15 177 (11.55%) Multithreading
16 175 (11.42%) Spring
17 169 (11.02%) Python
17 169 (11.02%) TDD
18 150 (9.78%) Oracle
19 147 (9.59%) Relational Database
20 145 (9.46%) SDLC
21 139 (9.07%) Derivative
22 133 (8.68%) Electronic Trading
23 131 (8.55%) HTML
24 126 (8.22%) AngularJS
25 119 (7.76%) Risk Management
26 112 (7.31%) Microsoft
26 112 (7.31%) Degree
26 112 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
27 111 (7.24%) Scrum

Investment Banking
Co-occurring 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 57 (3.72%) Apache
2 39 (2.54%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.41%) Confluence
4 32 (2.09%) Mule
5 30 (1.96%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.91%) JBoss
9 13 (0.85%) CMS
10 11 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.65%) IIS
11 10 (0.65%) WordPress
12 9 (0.59%) SAS
13 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.39%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 57 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.20%) InDesign
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.13%) InVision
10 1 (0.065%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.065%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 29 (1.89%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.46%) Global One
4 6 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.33%) Actimize
5 5 (0.33%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 4 (0.26%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.26%) RMDS
6 4 (0.26%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.20%) Kondor
7 3 (0.20%) Loan IQ
7 3 (0.20%) Orchestrade
7 3 (0.20%) Summit
8 2 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
8 2 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.13%) Sonata
8 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.91%) Office 365
4 13 (0.85%) GitHub
5 10 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.65%) npm
6 7 (0.46%) IaaS
7 5 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.26%) AWS Fargate
8 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.26%) OpenDNS
9 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.20%) NuGet
9 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.30%) Firewall
2 19 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.91%) HTTP
3 14 (0.91%) SAN
4 12 (0.78%) LAN
4 12 (0.78%) RTMP
5 9 (0.59%) AMQP
5 9 (0.59%) DNS
5 9 (0.59%) Kerberos
5 9 (0.59%) Network Security
5 9 (0.59%) WAN
6 8 (0.52%) OSPF
7 7 (0.46%) Internet
7 7 (0.46%) Multicast
8 6 (0.39%) BGP
8 6 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (0.39%) Wireless
9 5 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (0.33%) FIX Connectivity
9 5 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 147 (9.59%) Relational Database
3 78 (5.09%) NoSQL
4 75 (4.89%) MongoDB
5 63 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (3.52%) Big Data
7 45 (2.94%) Hadoop
8 40 (2.61%) Blockchain
9 31 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (1.96%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (1.63%) HBase
12 24 (1.57%) Data Mining
12 24 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (1.50%) Apache Hive
13 23 (1.50%) Oracle Database
13 23 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (1.17%) DB2
16 14 (0.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 108 (7.05%) JIRA
2 90 (5.87%) Git (software)
3 64 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 62 (4.04%) Maven
5 53 (3.46%) Subversion
6 39 (2.54%) JUnit
7 34 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 32 (2.09%) TeamCity
9 26 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (1.63%) Cucumber
10 25 (1.63%) Visual Studio
11 23 (1.50%) Selenium
12 22 (1.44%) Mockito
13 20 (1.30%) Gradle
14 16 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (1.04%) webpack
15 14 (0.91%) Hudson
16 13 (0.85%) FishEye
16 13 (0.85%) gulp
17 12 (0.78%) PhpStorm
General
1 1,533 (100.00%) Banking
2 773 (50.42%) Finance
3 368 (24.01%) Front Office
4 58 (3.78%) Back Office
5 55 (3.59%) Financial Institution
6 38 (2.48%) Law
7 36 (2.35%) Legal
8 20 (1.30%) Advertising
9 19 (1.24%) Retail
10 18 (1.17%) Retail Banking
11 14 (0.91%) General Ledger
12 12 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
12 12 (0.78%) Private Banking
13 9 (0.59%) Marketing
14 7 (0.46%) Games
15 6 (0.39%) Publishing
16 3 (0.20%) Telecoms
17 2 (0.13%) Billing
17 2 (0.13%) Electronics
17 2 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 785 (51.21%) Developer
2 290 (18.92%) Java Developer
3 241 (15.72%) Analyst
4 186 (12.13%) C# Developer
5 131 (8.55%) Senior Developer
6 130 (8.48%) Business Analyst
7 101 (6.59%) Project Manager
8 95 (6.20%) Banking Analyst
9 88 (5.74%) .NET Developer
10 73 (4.76%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 71 (4.63%) Front Office Developer
12 69 (4.50%) C# .NET Developer
13 59 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
14 56 (3.65%) Architect
15 53 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
16 52 (3.39%) SQL Developer
17 51 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
18 41 (2.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
19 40 (2.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 39 (2.54%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (15.00%) .NET
2 175 (11.42%) Spring
3 131 (8.55%) HTML
4 126 (8.22%) AngularJS
5 100 (6.52%) CSS
6 90 (5.87%) Node.js
6 90 (5.87%) React
7 85 (5.54%) XML
8 80 (5.22%) HTML5
9 74 (4.83%) REST
10 72 (4.70%) Middleware
11 67 (4.37%) WPF
12 64 (4.17%) Web Services
13 63 (4.11%) Hibernate
14 57 (3.72%) RESTful
15 56 (3.65%) ASP.NET
16 50 (3.26%) .NET Framework
16 50 (3.26%) WCF
17 44 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
17 44 (2.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 196 (12.79%) Fixed Income
2 192 (12.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 139 (9.07%) Derivative
4 103 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
5 94 (6.13%) Equities
6 71 (4.63%) Computer Science
7 62 (4.04%) User Experience
8 58 (3.78%) Market Risk
9 53 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
10 44 (2.87%) Credit Risk
11 42 (2.74%) Fintech
12 37 (2.41%) Hedge funds
13 34 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
14 31 (2.02%) Algorithms
14 31 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
16 27 (1.76%) Grid Computing
17 21 (1.37%) Data Centre
17 21 (1.37%) Virtual Team
18 19 (1.24%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 211 (13.76%) Unix
2 181 (11.81%) Linux
3 99 (6.46%) Windows
4 26 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 25 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 17 (1.11%) Solaris
8 10 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.59%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.39%) Android
11 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.26%) CentOS
12 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.13%) AIX
14 2 (0.13%) Debian
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.13%) VMS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (11.55%) Multithreading
3 169 (11.02%) TDD
4 145 (9.46%) SDLC
5 133 (8.68%) Electronic Trading
6 119 (7.76%) Risk Management
7 112 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
8 111 (7.24%) Scrum
9 108 (7.05%) Low Latency
10 107 (6.98%) Project Management
11 97 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 96 (6.26%) OO
13 94 (6.13%) Migration
14 93 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
15 89 (5.81%) Test Automation
16 84 (5.48%) Change Management
17 79 (5.15%) DevOps
17 79 (5.15%) Web Development
18 78 (5.09%) BDD
19 74 (4.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 468 (30.53%) Java
2 385 (25.11%) SQL
3 275 (17.94%) C#
4 237 (15.46%) JavaScript
5 169 (11.02%) Python
6 96 (6.26%) Java 8
7 92 (6.00%) C++
8 43 (2.80%) Scala
9 31 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 29 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 29 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 29 (1.89%) TypeScript
11 28 (1.83%) PHP
12 27 (1.76%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.57%) Perl
14 21 (1.37%) ES6
15 20 (1.30%) C
15 20 (1.30%) PowerShell
15 20 (1.30%) VBA
16 16 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 112 (7.31%) Degree
2 25 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.11%) PMP
4 14 (0.91%) ISTQB
5 13 (0.85%) PhD
5 13 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 11 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.59%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.52%) CISSP
8 8 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.46%) ISEB
9 7 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.33%) CCIE
10 5 (0.33%) CCNP
10 5 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.26%) CCNA
11 4 (0.26%) CRISC
11 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.57%) QA
2 60 (3.91%) MiFID
3 18 (1.17%) EMIR
4 17 (1.11%) PMO
5 13 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.65%) SLA
8 8 (0.52%) GDPR
9 5 (0.33%) SEPA
10 3 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.20%) COREP
10 3 (0.20%) COSO
10 3 (0.20%) FINREP
10 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.065%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.065%) PSD2
System Software
1 48 (3.13%) Docker
2 20 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.11%) HDFS
4 7 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (0.39%) XenApp
6 5 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.33%) vSphere
7 4 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.26%) Platform Symphony
7 4 (0.26%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.20%) QEMU
8 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.13%) Firmware
9 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.13%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (1.50%) Ansible
2 15 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
3 14 (0.91%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.72%) Oozie
4 11 (0.72%) Puppet
5 9 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.46%) SCCM
7 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.26%) CASB
9 3 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.13%) Control-M
10 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.13%) Kibana
10 2 (0.13%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.065%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.065%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 150 (9.78%) Oracle
2 112 (7.31%) Microsoft
3 28 (1.83%) TIBCO
4 27 (1.76%) Sybase
5 25 (1.63%) Bloomberg
5 25 (1.63%) ION Trading
5 25 (1.63%) MapR
6 24 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 23 (1.50%) Atlassian
7 23 (1.50%) Murex
8 21 (1.37%) Tableau
8 21 (1.37%) VMware
9 17 (1.11%) Cisco
9 17 (1.11%) IBM
10 13 (0.85%) Citrix
10 13 (0.85%) Reuters
11 11 (0.72%) Informatica
11 11 (0.72%) SAP
12 10 (0.65%) Charles River
12 10 (0.65%) Dell