Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 104 114
Rank change year-on-year -51 +10 -43
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,625 1,944 2,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.77% 2.33% 2.12%
As % of the General category 4.69% 6.05% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,197 1,521 1,619
England median daily rate £580 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £406 £413 £375
90th Percentile £738 £700 £713
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 1
England median hourly rate £15.00 £23.92 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.30% -76.08% +473.07%
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £23.92 £100.00
% change year-on-year -37.30% -76.08% +473.07%

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 34,668 32,142 36,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.67% 38.59% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,888 21,208 24,451
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £295 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 833 903
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -7.15% +19.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.43 £51.03 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.86% -9.09% +22.22%

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 21 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 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 -28 1,528 £600 +4.35% 347
North of England +20 64 £425 +4.94% 17
Yorkshire +9 32 £475 -19.18% 2
North West -2 32 £388 -4.32% 15
Midlands -5 13 £281 -43.75% 1
South West +8 8 £425 -
West Midlands -21 8 £275 -45.00%
South East -45 8 £419 -22.09%
East Midlands -3 5 £775 +82.35%
East of England - 1 £425 -
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 1,625 (100.00%) Banking
2 833 (51.26%) Finance
3 517 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 487 (29.97%) Java
5 400 (24.62%) SQL
6 369 (22.71%) Front Office
7 276 (16.98%) C#
8 222 (13.66%) .NET
9 216 (13.29%) Unix
10 211 (12.98%) JavaScript
11 204 (12.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 194 (11.94%) Python
13 181 (11.14%) SQL Server
14 179 (11.02%) Linux
15 167 (10.28%) Multithreading
16 166 (10.22%) Derivative
17 165 (10.15%) Spring
18 164 (10.09%) Fixed Income
19 156 (9.60%) Oracle
20 155 (9.54%) Electronic Trading
20 155 (9.54%) SDLC
21 147 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
22 145 (8.92%) AngularJS
23 142 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
24 141 (8.68%) TDD
25 139 (8.55%) Windows
26 137 (8.43%) Relational Database
27 135 (8.31%) Risk Management
28 129 (7.94%) Low Latency
29 128 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management

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 51 (3.14%) Apache Spark
2 33 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.91%) Apache
4 27 (1.66%) Mule
5 22 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (1.17%) Confluence
7 18 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.74%) SAS
8 12 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.62%) Apache Pig
11 9 (0.55%) MQSeries
12 8 (0.49%) CMS
12 8 (0.49%) Mule ESB
13 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.31%) nginx
15 4 (0.25%) DataSynapse
15 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 80 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.18%) InDesign
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.062%) InVision
10 1 (0.062%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 15 (0.92%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.68%) Summit
3 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.31%) RMDS
5 4 (0.25%) Actimize
5 4 (0.25%) Orchestrade
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.18%) Global One
6 3 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.12%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.12%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.12%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.062%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.062%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.062%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.72%) npm
3 22 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.23%) Office 365
5 12 (0.74%) IaaS
6 9 (0.55%) GitHub
7 6 (0.37%) OpenDNS
7 6 (0.37%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.18%) G Suite
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.12%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.12%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.062%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.062%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.91%) Firewall
2 25 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.98%) DNS
4 15 (0.92%) LAN
5 12 (0.74%) HTTP
5 12 (0.74%) SAN
6 10 (0.62%) SMTP
6 10 (0.62%) WAN
7 9 (0.55%) DHCP
7 9 (0.55%) SSL
8 8 (0.49%) FTP
9 7 (0.43%) Internet
9 7 (0.43%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.43%) VoIP
10 6 (0.37%) Intranet
10 6 (0.37%) MPLS
10 6 (0.37%) Multicast
10 6 (0.37%) OSPF
10 6 (0.37%) RTMP
10 6 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 137 (8.43%) Relational Database
3 76 (4.68%) Big Data
4 62 (3.82%) Blockchain
5 58 (3.57%) Hadoop
6 44 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (2.52%) RDBMS
8 40 (2.46%) NoSQL
9 32 (1.97%) MongoDB
10 30 (1.85%) DB2
11 28 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 28 (1.72%) Data Mining
12 26 (1.60%) Oracle Database
13 23 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (1.11%) Sybase IQ
16 17 (1.05%) HBase
16 17 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 96 (5.91%) Git (software)
2 84 (5.17%) JIRA
3 77 (4.74%) Maven
4 70 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 55 (3.38%) TeamCity
6 40 (2.46%) Gradle
7 31 (1.91%) Cucumber
8 30 (1.85%) Selenium
9 27 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 26 (1.60%) Subversion
11 25 (1.54%) JUnit
12 18 (1.11%) Visual Studio
13 16 (0.98%) Ant
13 16 (0.98%) webpack
14 13 (0.80%) gulp
15 11 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (0.68%) Hudson
15 11 (0.68%) Liquibase
16 10 (0.62%) SonarQube
17 9 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,625 (100.00%) Banking
2 833 (51.26%) Finance
3 369 (22.71%) Front Office
4 56 (3.45%) Back Office
5 44 (2.71%) Financial Institution
6 42 (2.58%) Law
7 36 (2.22%) Legal
8 29 (1.78%) Retail Banking
9 18 (1.11%) Private Banking
10 16 (0.98%) Retail
11 13 (0.80%) General Ledger
11 13 (0.80%) Marketing
12 11 (0.68%) Advertising
13 10 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.37%) French Language
14 6 (0.37%) Games
15 4 (0.25%) Telecoms
16 3 (0.18%) Publishing
17 2 (0.12%) Billing
17 2 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 728 (44.80%) Developer
2 298 (18.34%) Analyst
3 262 (16.12%) Java Developer
4 193 (11.88%) C# Developer
5 159 (9.78%) Business Analyst
6 135 (8.31%) Senior Developer
7 109 (6.71%) Project Manager
8 98 (6.03%) Banking Analyst
9 83 (5.11%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 73 (4.49%) .NET Developer
10 73 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
11 68 (4.18%) Front Office Developer
12 59 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
13 53 (3.26%) Angular Developer
14 49 (3.02%) Architect
15 47 (2.89%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 45 (2.77%) C++ Developer
16 45 (2.77%) JavaScript Developer
17 42 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
17 42 (2.58%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (13.66%) .NET
2 165 (10.15%) Spring
3 145 (8.92%) AngularJS
4 124 (7.63%) HTML
5 94 (5.78%) HTML5
6 83 (5.11%) XML
7 74 (4.55%) Node.js
8 73 (4.49%) CSS
9 71 (4.37%) React
10 68 (4.18%) WPF
11 63 (3.88%) Web Services
12 62 (3.82%) REST
13 56 (3.45%) Hibernate
14 54 (3.32%) .NET Framework
15 52 (3.20%) ASP.NET
16 50 (3.08%) RESTful
17 48 (2.95%) JMS
18 39 (2.40%) jQuery
19 38 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 37 (2.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 204 (12.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 166 (10.22%) Derivative
3 164 (10.09%) Fixed Income
4 147 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
5 93 (5.72%) Equities
6 82 (5.05%) Computer Science
7 67 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
8 53 (3.26%) Market Risk
9 49 (3.02%) Credit Risk
10 48 (2.95%) Hedge funds
11 46 (2.83%) User Experience
12 43 (2.65%) Equity Derivative
13 33 (2.03%) Algorithms
14 28 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
16 25 (1.54%) Virtual Team
17 24 (1.48%) OTC Derivatives
18 23 (1.42%) Management Information System
19 21 (1.29%) Data Centre
20 20 (1.23%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 216 (13.29%) Unix
2 179 (11.02%) Linux
3 139 (8.55%) Windows
4 26 (1.60%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 21 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.11%) Solaris
8 16 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 14 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.43%) AIX
13 5 (0.31%) Android
13 5 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.25%) CentOS
15 2 (0.12%) Debian
15 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (10.28%) Multithreading
3 155 (9.54%) Electronic Trading
3 155 (9.54%) SDLC
4 142 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
5 141 (8.68%) TDD
6 135 (8.31%) Risk Management
7 129 (7.94%) Low Latency
8 128 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 122 (7.51%) Scrum
10 120 (7.38%) Investment Management
11 118 (7.26%) Project Management
12 101 (6.22%) Change Management
12 101 (6.22%) Migration
13 99 (6.09%) Business Analysis
14 96 (5.91%) DevOps
15 86 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
16 85 (5.23%) OO
17 81 (4.98%) Test Automation
18 80 (4.92%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 487 (29.97%) Java
2 400 (24.62%) SQL
3 276 (16.98%) C#
4 211 (12.98%) JavaScript
5 194 (11.94%) Python
6 110 (6.77%) Java 8
7 104 (6.40%) C++
8 65 (4.00%) Scala
9 44 (2.71%) Perl
10 40 (2.46%) VBA
11 36 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 35 (2.15%) TypeScript
13 33 (2.03%) Bash Shell
14 25 (1.54%) C
14 25 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.54%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.42%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.35%) Ruby
17 21 (1.29%) PHP
18 19 (1.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 124 (7.63%) Degree
2 28 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.11%) PMP
4 15 (0.92%) Master's Degree
5 14 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (0.86%) PMI Certification
6 13 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 12 (0.74%) PhD
7 12 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (0.55%) CCNA
8 9 (0.55%) CCNP
9 8 (0.49%) ISEB
9 8 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.37%) CISSP
11 5 (0.31%) CCA
11 5 (0.31%) CISA
12 4 (0.25%) CISM
12 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.54%) QA
2 89 (5.48%) MiFID
3 33 (2.03%) EMIR
4 28 (1.72%) PMO
5 25 (1.54%) Dodd-Frank
6 14 (0.86%) GDPR
7 11 (0.68%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.62%) SEPA
8 10 (0.62%) SLA
9 3 (0.18%) Basel III
9 3 (0.18%) COBIT
9 3 (0.18%) COSO
9 3 (0.18%) IFRS
9 3 (0.18%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.12%) COREP
10 2 (0.12%) FATCA
10 2 (0.12%) FINREP
10 2 (0.12%) PSD2
10 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 50 (3.08%) Docker
2 25 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.74%) HDFS
5 7 (0.43%) XenApp
6 6 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.18%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.18%) QEMU
9 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.18%) vSphere
9 3 (0.18%) XenServer
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (1.91%) Ansible
2 28 (1.72%) Puppet
3 19 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 12 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
7 10 (0.62%) Oozie
7 10 (0.62%) SCCM
8 7 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.25%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.25%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.18%) CASB
11 3 (0.18%) Kibana
11 3 (0.18%) Salt
12 2 (0.12%) Control-M
12 2 (0.12%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.12%) logstash
12 2 (0.12%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 156 (9.60%) Oracle
2 117 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 39 (2.40%) Sybase
4 31 (1.91%) Bloomberg
5 28 (1.72%) Murex
6 27 (1.66%) Citrix
7 23 (1.42%) Cisco
8 22 (1.35%) Tableau
8 22 (1.35%) VMware
9 21 (1.29%) ION Trading
9 21 (1.29%) MapR
10 20 (1.23%) TIBCO
11 19 (1.17%) Splunk
12 18 (1.11%) IBM
13 17 (1.05%) MuleSoft
14 16 (0.98%) Charles River
15 15 (0.92%) AppDynamics
16 14 (0.86%) Atlassian
16 14 (0.86%) Red Hat
17 13 (0.80%) Reuters