Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 209 230 145
Rank change year-on-year +21 -85 -28
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 656 1,115 1,763
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.26% 1.90%
As % of the General category 3.27% 3.19% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 826 1,301
Median daily rate £625 £575 £589
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -2.38% +2.43%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £406
90th Percentile £738 £769 £750
UK median daily rate £619 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Median hourly rate £23.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.67% - -47.08%
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +56.67% - -47.08%

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 20,073 35,007 38,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.86% 39.54% 41.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,830 23,280 25,254
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £306 £285
90th Percentile £690 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £476 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -1.96% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 920 981
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.47% +2.40%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.70 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.65 £21.90
% change year-on-year +10.38% +3.42% +2.36%

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Investment Banking in England.

Daily rate trend for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Investment Banking in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Investment Banking in England.

Hourly rate trend for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Investment Banking in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 6 months to 9 April 2020. 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 +16 634 £625 +4.17% 57
East of England - 6 £425 -
West Midlands +71 5 - -
Midlands +61 5 - -
South West +37 4 £365 -
North of England +2 4 £175 -56.25%
North West -10 4 £175 -30.00%
South East +90 2 £538 +3.61%
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 656 (100.00%) Banking
2 306 (46.65%) Finance
3 302 (46.04%) Java
4 253 (38.57%) Front Office
5 245 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
6 172 (26.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 144 (21.95%) JavaScript
8 140 (21.34%) Python
9 131 (19.97%) SQL
10 126 (19.21%) Fixed Income
11 112 (17.07%) AngularJS
12 107 (16.31%) Derivative
13 105 (16.01%) Equities
14 100 (15.24%) C#
15 96 (14.63%) DevOps
16 92 (14.02%) Multithreading
17 89 (13.57%) Software Engineering
18 87 (13.26%) React
19 84 (12.80%) AWS
19 84 (12.80%) Asset Management
20 83 (12.65%) Azure
21 82 (12.50%) TDD
21 82 (12.50%) Spring
22 81 (12.35%) Web Services
23 76 (11.59%) SDLC
24 71 (10.82%) Investment Management
25 69 (10.52%) Hedge funds
26 68 (10.37%) GCP
27 67 (10.21%) Oracle
28 64 (9.76%) 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 24 (3.66%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.13%) Confluence
4 11 (1.68%) Apache
4 11 (1.68%) Oracle Coherence
4 11 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.61%) GlassFish
6 4 (0.61%) JCAPS
6 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.30%) IIS
7 2 (0.30%) SAS
8 1 (0.15%) CMS
8 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.15%) Mule
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.15%) Tornado
Applications
1 30 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.37%) Sketch
4 4 (0.61%) InVision
4 4 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.30%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.30%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.15%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (1.22%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.46%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.46%) PolarLake
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.15%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.15%) Misys Opics
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 84 (12.80%) AWS
2 83 (12.65%) Azure
3 68 (10.37%) GCP
4 16 (2.44%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (2.29%) Amazon ECS
6 11 (1.68%) OpenShift
7 10 (1.52%) PaaS
8 9 (1.37%) GitHub
9 7 (1.07%) IaaS
9 7 (1.07%) Stackdriver
10 5 (0.76%) npm
10 5 (0.76%) SaaS
11 4 (0.61%) Serverless
12 3 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.46%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.30%) Office 365
13 2 (0.30%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.30%) SurveyMonkey
13 2 (0.30%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.20%) Cisco Nexus
2 19 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
2 19 (2.90%) NX-OS
3 18 (2.74%) Junos
3 18 (2.74%) LAN
3 18 (2.74%) Multicast
4 16 (2.44%) BGP
4 16 (2.44%) OSPF
4 16 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.44%) Wireless
4 16 (2.44%) Wireshark
5 15 (2.29%) EIGRP
5 15 (2.29%) Ethernet
5 15 (2.29%) MPLS
5 15 (2.29%) VPN
5 15 (2.29%) WLAN
6 14 (2.13%) Cisco ISE
6 14 (2.13%) Cisco Wireless
6 14 (2.13%) DWDM
6 14 (2.13%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.10%) Relational Database
3 31 (4.73%) Big Data
4 20 (3.05%) MongoDB
5 19 (2.90%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
6 16 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.98%) Redis
8 11 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.37%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.07%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.07%) MS Access
12 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.61%) HBase
13 4 (0.61%) KDB
13 4 (0.61%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 51 (7.77%) JIRA
2 41 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 29 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 29 (4.42%) Maven
4 28 (4.27%) JUnit
5 21 (3.20%) Subversion
6 19 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (2.44%) RStudio
8 15 (2.29%) NUnit
9 14 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 14 (2.13%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.52%) Artifactory
10 10 (1.52%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.37%) Axure RP
11 9 (1.37%) Gradle
11 9 (1.37%) Mockito
12 8 (1.22%) Ant
13 7 (1.07%) GitLab
14 5 (0.76%) Bitbucket Server
14 5 (0.76%) SonarQube
General
1 656 (100.00%) Banking
2 306 (46.65%) Finance
3 253 (38.57%) Front Office
4 45 (6.86%) Retail Banking
5 40 (6.10%) Retail
6 35 (5.34%) Corporate Banking
7 17 (2.59%) Back Office
8 11 (1.68%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.68%) Legal
8 11 (1.68%) Marketing
9 8 (1.22%) Games
10 5 (0.76%) German Language
11 4 (0.61%) Publishing
11 4 (0.61%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.46%) French Language
12 3 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.30%) Electronics
13 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.30%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 369 (56.25%) Developer
2 156 (23.78%) Java Developer
3 76 (11.59%) Analyst
4 58 (8.84%) C# Developer
5 54 (8.23%) Senior Developer
6 51 (7.77%) Front Office Developer
7 48 (7.32%) Business Analyst
7 48 (7.32%) Python Developer
8 47 (7.16%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 44 (6.71%) AWS Developer
10 31 (4.73%) Full Stack Developer
10 31 (4.73%) Senior Java Developer
11 27 (4.12%) JavaScript Developer
12 24 (3.66%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
13 23 (3.51%) Angular Developer
13 23 (3.51%) AWS Engineer
14 22 (3.35%) Network Engineer
15 21 (3.20%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 21 (3.20%) Java Engineer
16 20 (3.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (17.07%) AngularJS
2 87 (13.26%) React
3 82 (12.50%) Spring
4 81 (12.35%) Web Services
5 63 (9.60%) HTML
6 60 (9.15%) .NET
7 50 (7.62%) HTML5
8 45 (6.86%) Spring Boot
9 44 (6.71%) CSS
10 37 (5.64%) Node.js
11 34 (5.18%) Vue.js
12 31 (4.73%) RESTful
12 31 (4.73%) WPF
13 27 (4.12%) Middleware
13 27 (4.12%) Redux
14 26 (3.96%) J2EE
15 24 (3.66%) Hibernate
16 20 (3.05%) Kafka
16 20 (3.05%) XML
17 17 (2.59%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 172 (26.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 126 (19.21%) Fixed Income
3 107 (16.31%) Derivative
4 105 (16.01%) Equities
5 69 (10.52%) Hedge funds
6 58 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (5.49%) Credit Risk
8 33 (5.03%) User Experience
9 26 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (2.74%) Algorithms
11 15 (2.29%) Blog
12 14 (2.13%) Data Centre
12 14 (2.13%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.83%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.68%) Market Risk
14 11 (1.68%) Virtual Team
15 10 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
16 9 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
18 6 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 45 (6.86%) Linux
2 39 (5.95%) Windows
3 32 (4.88%) Unix
4 9 (1.37%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.46%) Android
7 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (14.63%) DevOps
3 92 (14.02%) Multithreading
4 89 (13.57%) Software Engineering
5 84 (12.80%) Asset Management
6 82 (12.50%) TDD
7 76 (11.59%) SDLC
8 71 (10.82%) Investment Management
9 64 (9.76%) Business Analysis
10 53 (8.08%) Low Latency
11 52 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (7.77%) Wealth Management
13 49 (7.47%) Electronic Trading
14 43 (6.55%) Test Automation
15 42 (6.40%) Microservices
16 41 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
17 40 (6.10%) Computer Science
17 40 (6.10%) Risk Management
18 39 (5.95%) Migration
18 39 (5.95%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 302 (46.04%) Java
2 144 (21.95%) JavaScript
3 140 (21.34%) Python
4 131 (19.97%) SQL
5 100 (15.24%) C#
6 53 (8.08%) C++
7 40 (6.10%) Java 8
8 31 (4.73%) TypeScript
9 27 (4.12%) Perl
10 17 (2.59%) Scala
11 16 (2.44%) Kotlin
12 11 (1.68%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.68%) C
12 11 (1.68%) VBA
13 9 (1.37%) ES6
14 8 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.91%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.76%) R
16 5 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (7.93%) Degree
2 24 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.74%) CCNP
3 18 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.29%) CCNA
5 3 (0.46%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.15%) CISA
6 1 (0.15%) CISM
6 1 (0.15%) CISSP
6 1 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.15%) CRISC
6 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.15%) MBA
6 1 (0.15%) MOS
6 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.15%) OCA
6 1 (0.15%) OCP
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.15%) PhD
6 1 (0.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.98%) QA
2 10 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.22%) Basel III
4 6 (0.91%) CRD IV
4 6 (0.91%) MiFID
4 6 (0.91%) PMO
5 5 (0.76%) Basel II
5 5 (0.76%) EMIR
6 4 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.30%) IFRS
7 2 (0.30%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.15%) COREP
8 1 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (8.38%) Docker
2 4 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.46%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) XenApp
4 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.88%) Terraform
3 28 (4.27%) Ansible
3 28 (4.27%) Puppet
4 20 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (2.13%) Cacti
5 14 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
5 14 (2.13%) Nagios
5 14 (2.13%) NetMRI
5 14 (2.13%) Statseeker
5 14 (2.13%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.46%) Kibana
8 3 (0.46%) Mesos
9 2 (0.30%) logstash
9 2 (0.30%) Rancher
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.15%) Consul
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 67 (10.21%) Oracle
2 46 (7.01%) Google
3 39 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 28 (4.27%) Bloomberg
5 25 (3.81%) Cisco
6 23 (3.51%) Murex
7 20 (3.05%) Juniper
8 16 (2.44%) NetScout
9 15 (2.29%) Solarflare
10 13 (1.98%) Splunk
11 12 (1.83%) ION Trading
11 12 (1.83%) Sybase
12 10 (1.52%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.22%) Adobe
13 8 (1.22%) Dynatrace
13 8 (1.22%) HP
13 8 (1.22%) Terracotta
14 7 (1.07%) MapR
15 6 (0.91%) DevExpress
16 5 (0.76%) IBM