Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 228 196 102
Rank change year-on-year -32 -94 +42
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 747 1,290 2,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.44% 2.41%
As % of the General category 3.07% 3.60% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 1,001 1,680
England median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
10th Percentile £375 £415 £413
90th Percentile £725 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £588 £590 £575
% change year-on-year -0.42% +2.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
England median hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +193.33% - -
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +193.33% - -

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 24,327 35,816 38,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.99% 39.87% 42.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,842 23,743 26,084
England median daily rate £488 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.02% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £670
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 962 967
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.88 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 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 -20 672 £600 - 74
East of England - 22 £400 -
South East +44 16 £550 +6.02% 2
North of England +7 15 £525 +10.53%
North West -22 11 £175 -63.16%
Midlands +42 6 £400 -23.81%
South West +16 6 £420 +2.44% 1
East Midlands +24 4 £400 -34.69%
West Midlands +40 2 - -
Yorkshire +39 2 £569 +19.74%
North East - 2 £525 -
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 747 (100.00%) Banking
2 316 (42.30%) Finance
3 272 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
4 262 (35.07%) Java
5 175 (23.43%) Front Office
6 139 (18.61%) SQL
7 128 (17.14%) Python
8 100 (13.39%) JavaScript
9 93 (12.45%) TDD
10 84 (11.24%) Derivative
11 83 (11.11%) Fixed Income
12 78 (10.44%) AngularJS
13 76 (10.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 72 (9.64%) Software Engineering
14 72 (9.64%) Equities
15 70 (9.37%) Migration
15 70 (9.37%) Oracle
16 69 (9.24%) Azure
17 68 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
18 66 (8.84%) Spring
19 63 (8.43%) SDLC
20 62 (8.30%) DevOps
20 62 (8.30%) Wealth Management
21 61 (8.17%) AWS
21 61 (8.17%) React
21 61 (8.17%) C#
22 60 (8.03%) Degree
23 59 (7.90%) Retail
24 56 (7.50%) HTML
24 56 (7.50%) Retail Banking

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 25 (3.35%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.81%) Confluence
3 14 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.20%) Apache
6 7 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.54%) CMS
7 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.54%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.54%) SAS
8 3 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.13%) Mule
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.13%) Tornado
Applications
1 31 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.80%) Sketch
5 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.54%) InVision
6 4 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.13%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.13%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.40%) PolarLake
2 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.27%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.13%) Actimize
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Eikon
4 1 (0.13%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.24%) Azure
2 61 (8.17%) AWS
3 44 (5.89%) GCP
4 19 (2.54%) GitHub
5 15 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
6 14 (1.87%) Amazon ECS
6 14 (1.87%) npm
7 10 (1.34%) Office 365
8 9 (1.20%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.94%) Power Platform
9 7 (0.94%) SaaS
10 5 (0.67%) IaaS
10 5 (0.67%) PaaS
10 5 (0.67%) Yarn
11 4 (0.54%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.27%) G Suite
13 2 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
1 23 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 22 (2.95%) LAN
3 21 (2.81%) Cisco IOS
3 21 (2.81%) Wireless
4 20 (2.68%) Junos
4 20 (2.68%) Multicast
4 20 (2.68%) NX-OS
5 18 (2.41%) BGP
5 18 (2.41%) OSPF
5 18 (2.41%) VPN
6 17 (2.28%) Wireshark
7 16 (2.14%) MPLS
8 15 (2.01%) WLAN
9 14 (1.87%) Cisco ISE
9 14 (1.87%) Cisco Wireless
9 14 (1.87%) EIGRP
9 14 (1.87%) Ethernet
9 14 (1.87%) Firewall
10 13 (1.74%) Plixer Scrutinizer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.55%) Big Data
3 28 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.81%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.28%) Amazon Redshift
5 17 (2.28%) Hadoop
6 14 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.61%) Apache Hive
8 11 (1.47%) MySQL
9 10 (1.34%) KDB
9 10 (1.34%) Kdb+
9 10 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.20%) Flink
10 9 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.07%) Impala
11 8 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.07%) Spark SQL
12 7 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 53 (7.10%) JIRA
2 48 (6.43%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.21%) Maven
4 21 (2.81%) TeamCity
5 20 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (1.74%) JUnit
8 11 (1.47%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.07%) webpack
10 7 (0.94%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.94%) GitLab
11 6 (0.80%) Bitbucket Server
11 6 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.80%) Subversion
12 5 (0.67%) Ant
12 5 (0.67%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.67%) Selenium
13 4 (0.54%) IntelliJ
13 4 (0.54%) SonarQube
14 3 (0.40%) JMeter
General
1 747 (100.00%) Banking
2 316 (42.30%) Finance
3 175 (23.43%) Front Office
4 59 (7.90%) Retail
5 56 (7.50%) Retail Banking
6 41 (5.49%) Corporate Banking
7 20 (2.68%) Legal
8 17 (2.28%) Marketing
9 16 (2.14%) Financial Institution
10 15 (2.01%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.87%) Back Office
12 11 (1.47%) Electronics
12 11 (1.47%) Private Banking
13 10 (1.34%) Games
14 5 (0.67%) French Language
15 4 (0.54%) Public Sector
16 3 (0.40%) Publishing
17 2 (0.27%) German Language
17 2 (0.27%) Law
17 2 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 333 (44.58%) Developer
2 130 (17.40%) Java Developer
3 111 (14.86%) Analyst
4 74 (9.91%) Senior Developer
5 57 (7.63%) Business Analyst
6 43 (5.76%) Python Developer
7 38 (5.09%) C# Developer
8 37 (4.95%) Architect
9 36 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
10 28 (3.75%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 27 (3.61%) Front Office Developer
11 27 (3.61%) React Developer
12 25 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
13 24 (3.21%) Network Engineer
13 24 (3.21%) SQL Developer
14 23 (3.08%) Agile Developer
14 23 (3.08%) Banking Analyst
14 23 (3.08%) Project Manager
15 21 (2.81%) Scala Developer
15 21 (2.81%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.44%) AngularJS
2 66 (8.84%) Spring
3 61 (8.17%) React
4 56 (7.50%) HTML
5 45 (6.02%) CSS
6 42 (5.62%) .NET
7 41 (5.49%) HTML5
8 37 (4.95%) Spring Boot
9 36 (4.82%) Node.js
10 35 (4.69%) Web Services
11 30 (4.02%) Kafka
12 25 (3.35%) Hibernate
13 24 (3.21%) RESTful
14 23 (3.08%) Redux
15 18 (2.41%) J2EE
16 13 (1.74%) 802.1X
16 13 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
17 12 (1.61%) Spring Cloud
18 11 (1.47%) REST
18 11 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.24%) Derivative
2 83 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 76 (10.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 72 (9.64%) Equities
5 56 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (4.02%) User Experience
8 28 (3.75%) Virtual Team
9 26 (3.48%) Hedge funds
9 26 (3.48%) Management Information System
10 19 (2.54%) Equity Derivative
10 19 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (2.28%) Data Centre
11 17 (2.28%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.87%) Credit Risk
12 14 (1.87%) Mobile Banking
13 13 (1.74%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.74%) Blog
14 11 (1.47%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.20%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 53 (7.10%) Linux
2 43 (5.76%) Windows
3 41 (5.49%) Unix
4 21 (2.81%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.47%) Solaris
7 7 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.67%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.40%) Android
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.27%) AIX
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (12.45%) TDD
3 72 (9.64%) Software Engineering
4 70 (9.37%) Migration
5 68 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (8.43%) SDLC
7 62 (8.30%) DevOps
7 62 (8.30%) Wealth Management
8 56 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
9 55 (7.36%) Scrum
10 52 (6.96%) Asset Management
10 52 (6.96%) Investment Management
11 47 (6.29%) Electronic Trading
12 45 (6.02%) Microservices
12 45 (6.02%) Multithreading
13 39 (5.22%) Analytics
14 38 (5.09%) Test Automation
15 37 (4.95%) Project Management
16 36 (4.82%) BDD
16 36 (4.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 262 (35.07%) Java
2 139 (18.61%) SQL
3 128 (17.14%) Python
4 100 (13.39%) JavaScript
5 61 (8.17%) C#
6 39 (5.22%) Scala
7 34 (4.55%) C++
8 30 (4.02%) Perl
9 29 (3.88%) Java 8
10 26 (3.48%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.01%) Kotlin
12 13 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.61%) C
14 10 (1.34%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.07%) Embedded C
16 8 (1.07%) R
17 7 (0.94%) ES6
17 7 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (8.03%) Degree
2 20 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.28%) CCNP
4 14 (1.87%) CCNA
5 12 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.94%) PMP
7 6 (0.80%) CISSP
8 5 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.54%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.40%) CISA
10 3 (0.40%) CISM
10 3 (0.40%) CRISC
10 3 (0.40%) ISEB
10 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.40%) PhD
10 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.54%) QA
2 12 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.61%) MiFID
3 4 (0.54%) EMIR
3 4 (0.54%) GDPR
3 4 (0.54%) PMO
4 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.40%) NIST
5 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.13%) IFRS
6 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (6.83%) Docker
2 15 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.67%) XenApp
5 4 (0.54%) HDFS
5 4 (0.54%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.40%) Firmware
6 3 (0.40%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.13%) ACF2
8 1 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) RACF
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (5.22%) Kubernetes
2 30 (4.02%) Puppet
3 28 (3.75%) Terraform
4 23 (3.08%) Ansible
5 20 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.74%) Cacti
6 13 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (1.74%) Nagios
6 13 (1.74%) NetMRI
6 13 (1.74%) Statseeker
6 13 (1.74%) ZABBIX
7 6 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.54%) SCCM
9 3 (0.40%) Consul
9 3 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.13%) Netcool
11 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (9.37%) Oracle
2 45 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 33 (4.42%) Cisco
4 27 (3.61%) Google
5 21 (2.81%) Juniper
6 19 (2.54%) Bloomberg
7 17 (2.28%) NetScout
8 16 (2.14%) Sybase
9 15 (2.01%) Murex
10 14 (1.87%) Solarflare
11 12 (1.61%) Tableau
12 11 (1.47%) Informatica
13 10 (1.34%) Atlassian
13 10 (1.34%) HP
13 10 (1.34%) SAP
14 9 (1.20%) Adobe
14 9 (1.20%) Citrix
14 9 (1.20%) Sun
14 9 (1.20%) VMware
15 8 (1.07%) Reuters