Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 83 165
Rank change year-on-year -91 +82 -92
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,485 2,693 1,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 2.92% 1.69%
As % of the General category 4.27% 7.33% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,192 2,082 1,308
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £400
90th Percentile £738 £713 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £565 £550
% change year-on-year +6.19% +2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.36% -60.38%
10th Percentile £14.60 £15.00 £13.57
90th Percentile £16.60 £21.00 £18.13
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year - -5.36% -50.47%

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 34,792 36,735 35,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.80% 39.86% 36.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,149 24,669 23,897
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 798 903
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.22 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +14.00% -
10th Percentile £12.47 £12.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.08 £46.31
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.40 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.98% +12.34% -2.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -46 1,416 £600 +4.35% 121
North of England -34 30 £438 +2.94% 11
North West -7 22 £425 +21.43% 11
South East -24 15 £425 -14.14% 2
South West -28 13 £290 -31.76% 1
Yorkshire -33 8 £475 +5.56%
Midlands -28 7 £500 +17.30% 1
East Midlands +8 4 £513 +24.24% 1
West Midlands -36 3 £450 -5.26%
East of England - 3 £320 -
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,485 (100.00%) Banking
2 730 (49.16%) Finance
3 560 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
4 449 (30.24%) Java
5 410 (27.61%) SQL
6 406 (27.34%) Front Office
7 294 (19.80%) C#
8 242 (16.30%) .NET
9 230 (15.49%) SQL Server
10 222 (14.95%) Fixed Income
11 218 (14.68%) Unix
12 205 (13.80%) JavaScript
13 190 (12.79%) Linux
14 176 (11.85%) Oracle
15 172 (11.58%) TDD
16 171 (11.52%) Spring
17 163 (10.98%) Multithreading
18 155 (10.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 152 (10.24%) Relational Database
20 150 (10.10%) Python
21 138 (9.29%) Derivative
22 131 (8.82%) JIRA
23 129 (8.69%) SDLC
24 124 (8.35%) HTML
25 120 (8.08%) AngularJS
26 115 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
27 110 (7.41%) Scrum
28 109 (7.34%) Windows
29 108 (7.27%) NoSQL
30 107 (7.21%) Analytical Skills

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 70 (4.71%) Apache
2 39 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.49%) Confluence
3 37 (2.49%) Mule
4 35 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 27 (1.82%) IIS
6 20 (1.35%) JBoss
7 15 (1.01%) CMS
8 14 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.54%) WordPress
12 7 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.40%) Jetty
14 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.27%) MTS
15 4 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.27%) InVision
6 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.20%) InDesign
8 2 (0.13%) Pixate
9 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.067%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 23 (1.55%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.40%) Global One
5 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.27%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.20%) Eikon
7 3 (0.20%) Kondor
7 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.13%) Actimize
8 2 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
8 2 (0.13%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.13%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.13%) Sonata
8 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.67%) GitHub
4 10 (0.67%) Office 365
5 8 (0.54%) npm
6 6 (0.40%) IaaS
7 5 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 5 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.27%) AWS Fargate
9 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.20%) NuGet
9 3 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.13%) SaaS
11 1 (0.067%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.48%) Firewall
2 15 (1.01%) HTTP
3 14 (0.94%) Kerberos
4 12 (0.81%) DMZ
4 12 (0.81%) SAN
5 11 (0.74%) AMQP
6 9 (0.61%) LAN
6 9 (0.61%) Network Security
6 9 (0.61%) RTMP
7 8 (0.54%) SSL
8 7 (0.47%) DNS
8 7 (0.47%) Internet
8 7 (0.47%) VLAN
8 7 (0.47%) WAN
8 7 (0.47%) Wireless
9 6 (0.40%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.40%) VSAN
10 5 (0.34%) DHCP
10 5 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
11 4 (0.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 152 (10.24%) Relational Database
3 108 (7.27%) NoSQL
4 93 (6.26%) MongoDB
5 79 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 52 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 50 (3.37%) Big Data
9 48 (3.23%) RDBMS
10 46 (3.10%) Hadoop
11 38 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 29 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (1.55%) Data Mining
14 23 (1.55%) HBase
15 18 (1.21%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.14%) Blockchain
16 17 (1.14%) MySQL
17 16 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 131 (8.82%) JIRA
2 98 (6.60%) Subversion
3 91 (6.13%) Git (software)
4 57 (3.84%) Maven
5 54 (3.64%) Jenkins
6 49 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 46 (3.10%) JUnit
7 46 (3.10%) TeamCity
8 25 (1.68%) Mockito
9 19 (1.28%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.28%) Gradle
10 17 (1.14%) Bitbucket
10 17 (1.14%) Visual Studio
11 16 (1.08%) Selenium
11 16 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (1.01%) Ant
12 15 (1.01%) jMock
12 15 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (0.94%) FishEye
14 13 (0.88%) gulp
General
1 1,485 (100.00%) Banking
2 730 (49.16%) Finance
3 406 (27.34%) Front Office
4 62 (4.18%) Financial Institution
5 53 (3.57%) Back Office
6 24 (1.62%) Law
7 23 (1.55%) Legal
8 19 (1.28%) Advertising
9 15 (1.01%) Retail Banking
10 13 (0.88%) Retail
11 11 (0.74%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.67%) Publishing
13 9 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.40%) Private Banking
15 5 (0.34%) Games
15 5 (0.34%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.27%) Electronics
16 4 (0.27%) Marketing
17 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
18 2 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 800 (53.87%) Developer
2 298 (20.07%) Java Developer
3 212 (14.28%) Analyst
4 194 (13.06%) C# Developer
5 149 (10.03%) Senior Developer
6 134 (9.02%) Business Analyst
7 95 (6.40%) Project Manager
8 92 (6.20%) Banking Analyst
9 79 (5.32%) Front Office Developer
10 73 (4.92%) .NET Developer
11 67 (4.51%) Architect
12 65 (4.38%) SQL Developer
13 61 (4.11%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 57 (3.84%) C# .NET Developer
14 57 (3.84%) Python Developer
14 57 (3.84%) Senior Java Developer
15 50 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
16 43 (2.90%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 40 (2.69%) JavaScript Developer
17 40 (2.69%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (16.30%) .NET
2 171 (11.52%) Spring
3 124 (8.35%) HTML
4 120 (8.08%) AngularJS
5 101 (6.80%) Middleware
5 101 (6.80%) REST
6 97 (6.53%) XML
7 90 (6.06%) Node.js
8 87 (5.86%) CSS
9 80 (5.39%) WPF
10 76 (5.12%) Web Services
11 72 (4.85%) React
12 71 (4.78%) Hibernate
13 69 (4.65%) HTML5
14 62 (4.18%) .NET Framework
15 60 (4.04%) WCF
16 56 (3.77%) ASP.NET
17 48 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
17 48 (3.23%) JMS
18 47 (3.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 222 (14.95%) Fixed Income
2 155 (10.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 138 (9.29%) Derivative
4 107 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (6.67%) Equities
6 73 (4.92%) Market Risk
7 58 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
8 55 (3.70%) Credit Risk
9 52 (3.50%) User Experience
10 51 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
11 43 (2.90%) Fintech
12 39 (2.63%) Hedge funds
13 37 (2.49%) Computer Science
14 32 (2.15%) Data Centre
15 31 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
16 29 (1.95%) Grid Computing
17 25 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
18 20 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
19 19 (1.28%) Virtual Team
20 16 (1.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 218 (14.68%) Unix
2 190 (12.79%) Linux
3 109 (7.34%) Windows
4 32 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.14%) Solaris
9 10 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.47%) Android
12 6 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.067%) AIX
15 1 (0.067%) CentOS
15 1 (0.067%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (11.58%) TDD
3 163 (10.98%) Multithreading
4 129 (8.69%) SDLC
5 115 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (7.41%) Scrum
7 103 (6.94%) Risk Management
8 102 (6.87%) Migration
9 100 (6.73%) Low Latency
10 98 (6.60%) Electronic Trading
10 98 (6.60%) Project Management
11 96 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 92 (6.20%) User Acceptance Testing
13 90 (6.06%) OO
14 89 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
15 79 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
16 78 (5.25%) Data Modelling
16 78 (5.25%) Test Automation
17 77 (5.19%) Change Management
17 77 (5.19%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 449 (30.24%) Java
2 410 (27.61%) SQL
3 294 (19.80%) C#
4 205 (13.80%) JavaScript
5 150 (10.10%) Python
6 90 (6.06%) Java 8
7 70 (4.71%) C++
8 48 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 40 (2.69%) PL/SQL
9 40 (2.69%) Scala
10 37 (2.49%) Shell Script
11 34 (2.29%) Perl
12 32 (2.15%) VBA
13 31 (2.09%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.55%) TypeScript
15 19 (1.28%) PHP
16 13 (0.88%) C
16 13 (0.88%) Haskell
17 12 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (6.06%) Degree
2 22 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 16 (1.08%) PhD
4 11 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 11 (0.74%) PMI Certification
5 10 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (0.67%) PMP
6 9 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (0.61%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.47%) CISSP
8 7 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.40%) VCAP
9 6 (0.40%) VCDX
9 6 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.34%) CCNP
10 5 (0.34%) ISEB
10 5 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.91%) QA
2 33 (2.22%) MiFID
3 21 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.14%) PMO
5 10 (0.67%) Basel III
5 10 (0.67%) EMIR
6 8 (0.54%) SLA
7 5 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.27%) GDPR
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.13%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.13%) PSD2
9 2 (0.13%) SEPA
10 1 (0.067%) COREP
10 1 (0.067%) FINREP
10 1 (0.067%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (3.43%) Docker
2 28 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.94%) HDFS
5 11 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 10 (0.67%) vSphere
7 8 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.40%) XenApp
9 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.27%) Platform Symphony
9 4 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.20%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.13%) LXC
11 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.13%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.13%) XenServer
12 1 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.067%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (1.62%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.28%) Ansible
3 14 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
4 11 (0.74%) Oozie
4 11 (0.74%) Rancher
4 11 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (0.40%) Puppet
7 5 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.27%) Control-M
8 4 (0.27%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.27%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.20%) CASB
9 3 (0.20%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.13%) SCCM
10 2 (0.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 1 (0.067%) SCOM
Vendors
1 176 (11.85%) Oracle
2 103 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.56%) Murex
4 36 (2.42%) Sybase
5 31 (2.09%) Tableau
6 28 (1.89%) TIBCO
7 25 (1.68%) Bloomberg
8 23 (1.55%) VMware
9 20 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.35%) Reuters
9 20 (1.35%) SAP
10 19 (1.28%) IBM
11 18 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 18 (1.21%) Citrix
11 18 (1.21%) MapR
12 17 (1.14%) ION Trading
13 16 (1.08%) UiPath
14 15 (1.01%) Cloudera
15 13 (0.88%) Google
16 12 (0.81%) Dell