Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 156 102
Rank change year-on-year -67 -54 +8
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,082 1,625 1,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.75% 2.37%
As % of the General category 3.61% 4.65% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 1,193 1,550
England median daily rate £575 £588 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +2.17% +4.55%
10th Percentile £381 £406 £413
90th Percentile £750 £738 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £575
% change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 11
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.08% -80.50%
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -23.08% -80.50%

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 29,989 34,913 32,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.78% 37.63% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,748 23,043 21,251
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £297 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 804 830
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.78 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.04% +7.10% -7.41%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.10 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £29.18 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.31% +4.86% -9.09%

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 25 May 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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 6 months to 25 May 2019. 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 -36 985 £578 -3.75% 55
North of England +16 59 £400 -5.88%
North West +32 45 £325 -13.33%
South East +34 25 £519 +23.88%
Yorkshire -10 12 £500 +5.26%
Midlands +5 8 £264 -6.22% 1
East Midlands +25 6 £215 -72.26%
South West -34 4 £350 -17.65% 2
West Midlands -5 2 £313 +13.64% 1
North East - 2 £240 -
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 1,082 (100.00%) Banking
2 480 (44.36%) Finance
3 365 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (27.63%) Java
5 281 (25.97%) SQL
6 197 (18.21%) Front Office
7 159 (14.70%) Python
8 126 (11.65%) C#
9 117 (10.81%) JavaScript
10 116 (10.72%) TDD
11 96 (8.87%) Windows
12 95 (8.78%) .NET
13 94 (8.69%) Unix
13 94 (8.69%) Derivative
14 92 (8.50%) Linux
14 92 (8.50%) Oracle
14 92 (8.50%) Relational Database
14 92 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
15 91 (8.41%) Spring
15 91 (8.41%) Fixed Income
16 90 (8.32%) Microsoft
17 88 (8.13%) Scrum
18 82 (7.58%) JIRA
19 81 (7.49%) SQL Server
20 79 (7.30%) Multithreading
20 79 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
21 77 (7.12%) DevOps
22 75 (6.93%) Degree
23 74 (6.84%) Risk Management
24 73 (6.75%) HTML

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 44 (4.07%) Confluence
2 40 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 32 (2.96%) Apache
4 19 (1.76%) WebLogic
5 18 (1.66%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.57%) Mule
7 15 (1.39%) SharePoint
8 14 (1.29%) Skype for Business
9 13 (1.20%) JBoss
10 11 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.92%) GlassFish
11 10 (0.92%) SAS
11 10 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.46%) JCAPS
14 5 (0.46%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.46%) WordPress
15 4 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 48 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.28%) Blender
7 3 (0.28%) InDesign
7 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.18%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.18%) InVision
8 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.18%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.092%) Sketch
9 1 (0.092%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.28%) Eikon
3 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.18%) Actimize
4 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) Global One
4 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.092%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.092%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.092%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 24 (2.22%) Office 365
4 24 (2.22%) Power Platform
5 12 (1.11%) npm
6 10 (0.92%) IaaS
7 9 (0.83%) Stackdriver
8 7 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.65%) GitHub
8 7 (0.65%) PaaS
8 7 (0.65%) SaaS
9 4 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.37%) Apigee
9 4 (0.37%) Datadog
9 4 (0.37%) Serverless
10 3 (0.28%) Yarn
11 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.50%) Firewall
2 22 (2.03%) DNS
3 20 (1.85%) LAN
4 19 (1.76%) Multicast
4 19 (1.76%) WAN
5 17 (1.57%) BGP
6 16 (1.48%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.39%) OSPF
8 14 (1.29%) DHCP
9 13 (1.20%) HTTP
9 13 (1.20%) Skype
10 12 (1.11%) VPN
11 11 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (1.02%) FTP
12 9 (0.83%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (0.74%) EIGRP
14 7 (0.65%) IGMP
14 7 (0.65%) SSL
15 6 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (8.50%) Relational Database
2 81 (7.49%) SQL Server
3 51 (4.71%) Big Data
4 41 (3.79%) Hadoop
5 33 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.22%) Power BI
8 20 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 20 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.66%) MySQL
11 17 (1.57%) QlikView
12 16 (1.48%) Apache Hive
12 16 (1.48%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.02%) Data Lake
14 11 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.83%) GIS
15 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 82 (7.58%) JIRA
2 60 (5.55%) Git (software)
3 52 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 39 (3.60%) Maven
5 38 (3.51%) JUnit
6 29 (2.68%) Subversion
7 27 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 26 (2.40%) Bitbucket
9 22 (2.03%) Cucumber
10 18 (1.66%) Ant
11 15 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.11%) Mockito
12 12 (1.11%) Selenium
13 11 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (1.02%) Visual Studio
14 9 (0.83%) Hudson
15 8 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
16 7 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (0.55%) IntelliJ
17 6 (0.55%) jMock
General
1 1,082 (100.00%) Banking
2 480 (44.36%) Finance
3 197 (18.21%) Front Office
4 45 (4.16%) Financial Institution
5 39 (3.60%) Retail Banking
6 26 (2.40%) Retail
7 25 (2.31%) Law
8 24 (2.22%) Back Office
9 21 (1.94%) Legal
9 21 (1.94%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.20%) Private Banking
11 12 (1.11%) Marketing
12 6 (0.55%) Games
12 6 (0.55%) Publishing
13 3 (0.28%) International Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.092%) German Language
15 1 (0.092%) Social Science
15 1 (0.092%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 459 (42.42%) Developer
2 179 (16.54%) Java Developer
3 170 (15.71%) Analyst
4 95 (8.78%) Business Analyst
5 58 (5.36%) Senior Developer
6 57 (5.27%) Project Manager
7 54 (4.99%) C# Developer
8 46 (4.25%) Banking Analyst
9 41 (3.79%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 41 (3.79%) Python Developer
10 39 (3.60%) .NET Developer
11 34 (3.14%) SQL Developer
12 32 (2.96%) Architect
12 32 (2.96%) Consultant
13 29 (2.68%) React Developer
14 28 (2.59%) Support Analyst
15 26 (2.40%) Network Engineer
16 25 (2.31%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 25 (2.31%) Senior Java Developer
17 24 (2.22%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.78%) .NET
2 91 (8.41%) Spring
3 73 (6.75%) HTML
3 73 (6.75%) React
4 61 (5.64%) AngularJS
5 57 (5.27%) RESTful
6 55 (5.08%) CSS
7 47 (4.34%) Middleware
8 42 (3.88%) XML
9 36 (3.33%) Web Services
10 35 (3.23%) REST
11 34 (3.14%) Hibernate
12 32 (2.96%) HTML5
13 30 (2.77%) Node.js
14 29 (2.68%) JSON
14 29 (2.68%) Kafka
15 27 (2.50%) Apache Camel
16 25 (2.31%) J2EE
16 25 (2.31%) Java EE
17 24 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.69%) Derivative
2 91 (8.41%) Fixed Income
3 79 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (6.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 70 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
6 54 (4.99%) Equities
7 34 (3.14%) Fintech
8 31 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (2.77%) Algorithms
10 26 (2.40%) Equity Derivative
10 26 (2.40%) Market Risk
11 24 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (2.13%) User Experience
13 21 (1.94%) Data Structures
14 20 (1.85%) Hedge funds
14 20 (1.85%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.66%) Credit Risk
16 17 (1.57%) Management Information System
17 13 (1.20%) Data Centre
18 11 (1.02%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 96 (8.87%) Windows
2 94 (8.69%) Unix
3 92 (8.50%) Linux
4 28 (2.59%) Windows 7
5 22 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 21 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.46%) Solaris
11 3 (0.28%) Android
11 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.092%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (10.72%) TDD
3 92 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
4 88 (8.13%) Scrum
5 79 (7.30%) Multithreading
6 77 (7.12%) DevOps
7 74 (6.84%) Risk Management
8 73 (6.75%) SDLC
9 72 (6.65%) Analytics
9 72 (6.65%) Project Management
9 72 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 66 (6.10%) Test Automation
11 59 (5.45%) ITIL
12 57 (5.27%) Investment Management
12 57 (5.27%) Wealth Management
13 56 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (4.90%) Business Analysis
15 51 (4.71%) Microservices
15 51 (4.71%) OO
16 50 (4.62%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 299 (27.63%) Java
2 281 (25.97%) SQL
3 159 (14.70%) Python
4 126 (11.65%) C#
5 117 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 58 (5.36%) Java 8
7 43 (3.97%) C++
8 38 (3.51%) Scala
9 24 (2.22%) R
10 23 (2.13%) PL/SQL
11 21 (1.94%) PowerShell
11 21 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.94%) TypeScript
12 20 (1.85%) VBA
13 19 (1.76%) Perl
14 18 (1.66%) ES6
15 13 (1.20%) Haskell
16 12 (1.11%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.92%) XPath
18 9 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (6.93%) Degree
2 22 (2.03%) CCNP
2 22 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (1.20%) CCIE
5 11 (1.02%) CISSP
5 11 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.74%) CISM
7 8 (0.74%) PhD
8 6 (0.55%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.46%) CCIE Collaboration
9 5 (0.46%) CCNP Voice
9 5 (0.46%) CCVP
9 5 (0.46%) CFA
9 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.37%) CISA
10 4 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.44%) QA
2 19 (1.76%) MiFID
3 12 (1.11%) SLA
4 8 (0.74%) GDPR
5 7 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.65%) PMO
6 6 (0.55%) COREP
6 6 (0.55%) FINREP
7 5 (0.46%) EMIR
8 4 (0.37%) Basel III
8 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.37%) PSD2
9 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.092%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (4.16%) Docker
2 38 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (1.20%) XenApp
5 11 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.37%) vSphere
9 3 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.28%) Varnish
10 2 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.092%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.092%) HDFS
11 1 (0.092%) KVM
Systems Management
1 36 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.13%) SCCM
3 21 (1.94%) Ansible
4 10 (0.92%) Control-M
5 9 (0.83%) Puppet
6 8 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.65%) Terraform
8 6 (0.55%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.55%) IBM BigFix
9 5 (0.46%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.46%) logstash
10 4 (0.37%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.37%) Istio
10 4 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 92 (8.50%) Oracle
2 90 (8.32%) Microsoft
3 36 (3.33%) Cisco
4 29 (2.68%) VMware
5 27 (2.50%) Bloomberg
5 27 (2.50%) Google
6 24 (2.22%) Sybase
7 23 (2.13%) Reuters
8 21 (1.94%) Citrix
8 21 (1.94%) Tableau
9 19 (1.76%) Splunk
10 16 (1.48%) ServiceNow
11 15 (1.39%) HP
12 14 (1.29%) Murex
12 14 (1.29%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.20%) IBM
13 13 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (1.20%) Symantec
14 12 (1.11%) TIBCO
15 11 (1.02%) Atlassian