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 27 June 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.

Investment Banking
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 156 78
Rank change year-on-year +78 -78  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1291 820 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.99% 1.65% 2.73%
As % of the General category 7.61% 4.54% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 664 1044
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.70 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.78% -41.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - -

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 16970 18055 19635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 39.24% 36.41% 39.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11222 12293 12923
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 440 488
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +23 1231 £575 +4.54% 210
South West +17 16 £425 -10.52% 3
South East +4 14 £475 -5.00% 2
North West +23 11 £400 -5.88% 2
West Midlands +23 7 £500 +8.10%
East Midlands -1 7 £413 -
Yorkshire +29 4 £350 -20.00% 1
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 2159 (100.00%) Banking
2 1075 (49.79%) Finance
3 627 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
4 611 (28.30%) Front Office
5 602 (27.88%) Java
6 538 (24.92%) SQL
7 338 (15.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 294 (13.62%) C#
9 266 (12.32%) Multithreading
10 250 (11.58%) JavaScript
10 250 (11.58%) Linux
11 246 (11.39%) Oracle
12 245 (11.35%) Fixed Income
12 245 (11.35%) Derivative
13 240 (11.12%) Python
14 238 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
15 232 (10.75%) HTML
16 229 (10.61%) Unix
17 225 (10.42%) Equities
18 203 (9.40%) .NET
18 203 (9.40%) Electronic Trading
19 202 (9.36%) C++
20 199 (9.22%) MiFID
21 198 (9.17%) Project Management
22 196 (9.08%) TDD
23 194 (8.99%) HTML5
24 182 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
25 180 (8.34%) SDLC
26 176 (8.15%) AngularJS
27 175 (8.11%) Business Analysis

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 96 (4.45%) Apache Spark
2 44 (2.04%) Oracle Coherence
3 33 (1.53%) Apache
4 26 (1.20%) Confluence
5 24 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 16 (0.74%) Mule
8 13 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.56%) SAS
10 11 (0.51%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.46%) Apache Pig
11 10 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (0.46%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.37%) DataSynapse
13 7 (0.32%) IIS
13 7 (0.32%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.28%) MQSeries
14 6 (0.28%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 82 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.046%) InVision
8 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (0.88%) ION MarketView
2 15 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 12 (0.56%) Actimize
4 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.28%) Summit
5 5 (0.23%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.23%) RMDS
6 4 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 4 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.19%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
7 3 (0.14%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.14%) Global One
7 3 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.093%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.093%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.37%) GitHub
2 8 (0.37%) IaaS
2 8 (0.37%) Office 365
3 7 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (0.32%) PaaS
4 6 (0.28%) OpenShift
4 6 (0.28%) SaaS
5 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.14%) Slack
6 3 (0.14%) Trello
7 2 (0.093%) Force.com
7 2 (0.093%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.046%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.046%) Heroku
8 1 (0.046%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.046%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.02%) Firewall
2 18 (0.83%) SAN
3 16 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.69%) Internet
4 15 (0.69%) SSL
5 10 (0.46%) LAN
6 9 (0.42%) DNS
6 9 (0.42%) NAS
7 8 (0.37%) HTTP
8 7 (0.32%) Network Security
8 7 (0.32%) WAN
9 6 (0.28%) Multicast
10 5 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.23%) DHCP
10 5 (0.23%) Intranet
10 5 (0.23%) LDAP
11 4 (0.19%) BGP
11 4 (0.19%) FTP
11 4 (0.19%) SSH
11 4 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 140 (6.48%) Big Data
3 114 (5.28%) Hadoop
4 97 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 49 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (2.04%) NoSQL
7 42 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 36 (1.67%) MongoDB
9 32 (1.48%) KDB
10 31 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (1.30%) HBase
13 25 (1.16%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.07%) QlikView
15 22 (1.02%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.02%) DB2
16 21 (0.97%) Tick Data
17 19 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 18 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 16 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 114 (5.28%) JIRA
2 60 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 56 (2.59%) Maven
4 48 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 40 (1.85%) Subversion
6 39 (1.81%) TeamCity
7 37 (1.71%) Selenium
8 30 (1.39%) JUnit
9 28 (1.30%) NUnit
10 26 (1.20%) Mockito
11 22 (1.02%) Cucumber
11 22 (1.02%) Gradle
12 18 (0.83%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.69%) ERwin
14 14 (0.65%) Bitbucket
14 14 (0.65%) Mocha
15 13 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
16 12 (0.56%) PowerDesigner
16 12 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (0.51%) HP UFT
General
1 2159 (100.00%) Banking
2 1075 (49.79%) Finance
3 611 (28.30%) Front Office
4 93 (4.31%) Back Office
5 78 (3.61%) Retail
6 63 (2.92%) Financial Institution
6 63 (2.92%) Legal
7 49 (2.27%) Retail Banking
8 30 (1.39%) Private Banking
9 18 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
10 12 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
11 10 (0.46%) Advertising
12 7 (0.32%) French Language
12 7 (0.32%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.28%) Games
13 6 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.19%) Marketing
16 3 (0.14%) Telecoms
17 2 (0.093%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 998 (46.23%) Developer
2 450 (20.84%) Analyst
3 381 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 291 (13.48%) Business Analyst
5 192 (8.89%) Project Manager
6 157 (7.27%) C# Developer
7 143 (6.62%) Senior Developer
8 122 (5.65%) Banking Analyst
9 94 (4.35%) Architect
10 93 (4.31%) Front Office Developer
11 90 (4.17%) Python Developer
12 88 (4.08%) .NET Developer
13 87 (4.03%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 81 (3.75%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 80 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
16 78 (3.61%) C++ Developer
16 78 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
17 68 (3.15%) Scala Developer
17 68 (3.15%) SQL Developer
18 60 (2.78%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (10.75%) HTML
2 203 (9.40%) .NET
3 194 (8.99%) HTML5
4 176 (8.15%) AngularJS
5 137 (6.35%) Spring
6 122 (5.65%) CSS
7 95 (4.40%) XML
8 82 (3.80%) React
9 77 (3.57%) WPF
10 75 (3.47%) Node.js
11 64 (2.96%) Hibernate
12 62 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
13 58 (2.69%) REST
14 53 (2.45%) Middleware
15 47 (2.18%) RESTful
16 40 (1.85%) CSS3
16 40 (1.85%) WCF
17 39 (1.81%) Web Services
18 37 (1.71%) JMS
19 35 (1.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 338 (15.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 245 (11.35%) Derivative
2 245 (11.35%) Fixed Income
3 238 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
4 225 (10.42%) Equities
5 110 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
6 93 (4.31%) Market Risk
7 82 (3.80%) Fintech
8 70 (3.24%) Equity Derivative
9 68 (3.15%) Computer Science
10 66 (3.06%) Virtual Team
11 63 (2.92%) Management Information System
12 60 (2.78%) Credit Risk
13 51 (2.36%) Algorithms
14 43 (1.99%) User Experience
15 35 (1.62%) Hedge funds
16 31 (1.44%) Mobile Banking
16 31 (1.44%) OTC Derivatives
16 31 (1.44%) SWIFT
17 30 (1.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 250 (11.58%) Linux
2 229 (10.61%) Unix
3 167 (7.74%) Windows
4 36 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (1.39%) Solaris
6 19 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.23%) AIX
11 4 (0.19%) Android
11 4 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.14%) SUSE
13 2 (0.093%) VMS
13 2 (0.093%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.093%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.046%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (12.32%) Multithreading
3 203 (9.40%) Electronic Trading
4 198 (9.17%) Project Management
5 196 (9.08%) TDD
6 182 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 180 (8.34%) SDLC
8 175 (8.11%) Business Analysis
9 173 (8.01%) Low Latency
10 171 (7.92%) Risk Management
11 151 (6.99%) Scrum
12 140 (6.48%) OO
13 131 (6.07%) Migration
14 126 (5.84%) Investment Management
15 120 (5.56%) Test Automation
16 102 (4.72%) Analytics
17 98 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
18 96 (4.45%) DevOps
19 87 (4.03%) Wealth Management
20 86 (3.98%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 602 (27.88%) Java
2 538 (24.92%) SQL
3 294 (13.62%) C#
4 250 (11.58%) JavaScript
5 240 (11.12%) Python
6 202 (9.36%) C++
7 106 (4.91%) Scala
8 58 (2.69%) Perl
9 54 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 47 (2.18%) PowerShell
10 47 (2.18%) VBA
11 45 (2.08%) C
12 40 (1.85%) PL/SQL
12 40 (1.85%) TypeScript
13 28 (1.30%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 21 (0.97%) ES6
15 17 (0.79%) R
16 16 (0.74%) Ruby
17 15 (0.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 142 (6.58%) Degree
2 42 (1.95%) PhD
3 35 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (1.30%) PMI Certification
5 23 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
6 20 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (0.93%) PMP
7 17 (0.79%) CCNP
8 13 (0.60%) ISEB
9 12 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.51%) CISA
10 11 (0.51%) CISSP
11 10 (0.46%) CCNA
11 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.42%) MCSE
13 8 (0.37%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.32%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.32%) SC Cleared
14 7 (0.32%) Security Cleared
15 6 (0.28%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (9.22%) MiFID
2 79 (3.66%) QA
3 52 (2.41%) EMIR
4 31 (1.44%) PMO
5 23 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
6 17 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.69%) ISO 20022
8 13 (0.60%) Basel III
8 13 (0.60%) SLA
9 9 (0.42%) IFRS
10 7 (0.32%) FATCA
11 6 (0.28%) COBIT
11 6 (0.28%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.23%) CRD IV
12 5 (0.23%) SEPA
13 4 (0.19%) COREP
13 4 (0.19%) FINREP
13 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (1.44%) Docker
2 27 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.46%) HDFS
4 10 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.42%) XenApp
6 8 (0.37%) vSphere
7 7 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.28%) NFS
8 6 (0.28%) vCloud
9 4 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
9 4 (0.19%) SRDF
9 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.093%) GPFS
11 2 (0.093%) KVM
11 2 (0.093%) LXC
11 2 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.093%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 33 (1.53%) Ansible
2 26 (1.20%) Puppet
3 12 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (0.51%) vRealize
5 10 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.46%) PowerCLI
6 9 (0.42%) Control-M
7 8 (0.37%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.28%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.28%) Mesos
8 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.28%) SCCM
8 6 (0.28%) Terraform
9 5 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.23%) TIBCO Hawk
10 4 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.19%) Rancher
10 4 (0.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 246 (11.39%) Oracle
2 113 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 72 (3.33%) Sybase
4 50 (2.32%) Bloomberg
5 46 (2.13%) ION Trading
6 40 (1.85%) TIBCO
7 38 (1.76%) Murex
8 36 (1.67%) IBM
8 36 (1.67%) Reuters
9 35 (1.62%) VMware
10 34 (1.57%) Cisco
11 33 (1.53%) HP
12 32 (1.48%) Informatica
13 30 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
14 29 (1.34%) Red Hat
15 25 (1.16%) Citrix
16 21 (0.97%) Google
17 17 (0.79%) Tableau
18 16 (0.74%) SAP
18 16 (0.74%) ServiceNow
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City, London
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Spargonet Consulting Plc
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East London
Oliver Bernard
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City, London
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TEKsystems
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City, London
McGregor Boyall
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Harvey Nash plc
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Harvey Nash plc
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