Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 91 149
Rank change year-on-year -103 +58 -75
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,379 2,483 1,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.43% 2.63% 1.83%
As % of the General category 3.96% 6.66% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,098 1,876 1,376
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £413
90th Percentile £758 £725 £713
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
England median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +38.46% -81.43%
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.44% +22.54% -63.89%

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 34,804 37,257 34,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.21% 39.50% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,285 24,938 23,406
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 811 855
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.44 £24.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +8.18% -2.24%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.30 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £45.57
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -9.62% +6.12% -2.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -45 1,294 £600 +4.35% 129
North of England -30 48 £475 +7.04% 10
North West +15 43 £475 +18.75% 10
South East -26 17 £525 +0.48% 1
South West -36 10 £368 -13.53% 4
Midlands -19 9 £513 +15.17% 3
East Midlands +6 6 £525 +19.32% 3
Yorkshire -52 5 £475 +5.56%
West Midlands -24 3 £450 -5.26%
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1,379 (100.00%) Banking
2 638 (46.27%) Finance
3 509 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
4 422 (30.60%) Java
5 373 (27.05%) SQL
6 364 (26.40%) Front Office
7 255 (18.49%) C#
8 214 (15.52%) Fixed Income
9 205 (14.87%) SQL Server
10 200 (14.50%) Unix
11 193 (14.00%) .NET
12 173 (12.55%) Oracle
13 167 (12.11%) TDD
14 161 (11.68%) Multithreading
15 159 (11.53%) Linux
16 155 (11.24%) JavaScript
17 153 (11.09%) Spring
18 149 (10.80%) Relational Database
19 147 (10.66%) Python
20 126 (9.14%) JIRA
21 125 (9.06%) Derivative
22 120 (8.70%) SDLC
23 114 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
24 112 (8.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 107 (7.76%) Windows
26 105 (7.61%) Risk Management
27 103 (7.47%) Low Latency
28 101 (7.32%) Equities
28 101 (7.32%) NoSQL
29 100 (7.25%) Scrum

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 62 (4.50%) Apache
2 39 (2.83%) Confluence
3 29 (2.10%) Mule
4 27 (1.96%) Apache Spark
5 22 (1.60%) IIS
6 21 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.23%) JBoss
8 14 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.87%) CMS
11 11 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.58%) Jetty
13 7 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
13 7 (0.51%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.51%) WordPress
14 5 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.29%) DataSynapse
15 4 (0.29%) MTS
15 4 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 57 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.44%) InVision
7 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.15%) Pixate
8 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.073%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 17 (1.23%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.44%) Eikon
3 5 (0.36%) Global One
3 5 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.22%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.15%) Actimize
6 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.15%) Kondor
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.15%) Sonata
6 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.073%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.80%) GitHub
4 8 (0.58%) IaaS
4 8 (0.58%) npm
4 8 (0.58%) Office 365
5 7 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.29%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.29%) AWS Fargate
7 4 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.29%) Stackdriver
8 3 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.22%) NuGet
8 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.22%) PaaS
9 2 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.45%) Firewall
2 14 (1.02%) HTTP
3 12 (0.87%) DMZ
4 9 (0.65%) SSL
5 8 (0.58%) AMQP
5 8 (0.58%) DNS
5 8 (0.58%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.51%) Internet
6 7 (0.51%) LAN
6 7 (0.51%) SAN
6 7 (0.51%) VLAN
7 6 (0.44%) DHCP
7 6 (0.44%) Network Security
7 6 (0.44%) VSAN
8 5 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.36%) WAN
9 4 (0.29%) FIX Connectivity
9 4 (0.29%) Skype
9 4 (0.29%) SMTP
9 4 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 149 (10.80%) Relational Database
3 101 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 80 (5.80%) MongoDB
5 69 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (4.35%) RDBMS
7 47 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (3.26%) Oracle Database
10 34 (2.47%) Big Data
11 32 (2.32%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.31%) Data Mining
14 17 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.94%) HBase
16 13 (0.94%) MySQL
16 13 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
17 12 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (0.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 126 (9.14%) JIRA
2 100 (7.25%) Subversion
3 83 (6.02%) Git (software)
4 59 (4.28%) Jenkins
5 57 (4.13%) Maven
6 52 (3.77%) TeamCity
7 48 (3.48%) JUnit
8 45 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 27 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 27 (1.96%) Mockito
10 26 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 20 (1.45%) Eclipse
12 17 (1.23%) Ant
13 15 (1.09%) Visual Studio
14 14 (1.02%) Selenium
15 13 (0.94%) Gradle
16 12 (0.87%) gulp
16 12 (0.87%) Hudson
17 11 (0.80%) FishEye
17 11 (0.80%) jMock
General
1 1,379 (100.00%) Banking
2 638 (46.27%) Finance
3 364 (26.40%) Front Office
4 59 (4.28%) Financial Institution
5 45 (3.26%) Back Office
6 38 (2.76%) Law
7 20 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 19 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.09%) Legal
10 11 (0.80%) Retail
11 10 (0.73%) Publishing
12 6 (0.44%) Advertising
12 6 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.36%) Marketing
13 5 (0.36%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.29%) Billing
14 4 (0.29%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
16 2 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 739 (53.59%) Developer
2 295 (21.39%) Java Developer
3 174 (12.62%) Analyst
4 168 (12.18%) C# Developer
5 129 (9.35%) Senior Developer
6 102 (7.40%) Business Analyst
7 76 (5.51%) Project Manager
8 74 (5.37%) Front Office Developer
9 68 (4.93%) Banking Analyst
10 63 (4.57%) Architect
11 61 (4.42%) Python Developer
12 56 (4.06%) SQL Developer
13 53 (3.84%) .NET Developer
14 51 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
15 50 (3.63%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 48 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
17 42 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
18 40 (2.90%) WPF Developer
19 37 (2.68%) Senior C# Developer
20 36 (2.61%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (14.00%) .NET
2 153 (11.09%) Spring
3 93 (6.74%) HTML
4 88 (6.38%) AngularJS
5 87 (6.31%) REST
6 83 (6.02%) WPF
7 80 (5.80%) Middleware
7 80 (5.80%) XML
8 76 (5.51%) Node.js
9 70 (5.08%) React
10 69 (5.00%) Web Services
11 65 (4.71%) CSS
12 64 (4.64%) Hibernate
13 62 (4.50%) .NET Framework
14 51 (3.70%) ASP.NET
15 49 (3.55%) HTML5
16 48 (3.48%) FIX Protocol
16 48 (3.48%) Reactive Extensions
16 48 (3.48%) WCF
17 42 (3.05%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 214 (15.52%) Fixed Income
2 125 (9.06%) Derivative
3 112 (8.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 101 (7.32%) Equities
5 96 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
7 61 (4.42%) Market Risk
8 57 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
9 51 (3.70%) Credit Risk
10 46 (3.34%) Fintech
11 38 (2.76%) User Experience
12 35 (2.54%) Hedge funds
13 31 (2.25%) Data Centre
14 26 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
15 23 (1.67%) Virtual Team
16 21 (1.52%) OTC Derivatives
17 20 (1.45%) Algorithms
17 20 (1.45%) Grid Computing
18 19 (1.38%) Management Information System
19 17 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 200 (14.50%) Unix
2 159 (11.53%) Linux
3 107 (7.76%) Windows
4 38 (2.76%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.02%) Solaris
9 11 (0.80%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.44%) Android
10 6 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.15%) AIX
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.073%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (12.11%) TDD
3 161 (11.68%) Multithreading
4 120 (8.70%) SDLC
5 114 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
6 105 (7.61%) Risk Management
7 103 (7.47%) Low Latency
8 100 (7.25%) Scrum
9 99 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 96 (6.96%) Electronic Trading
11 86 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
12 84 (6.09%) OO
12 84 (6.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 80 (5.80%) Project Management
14 78 (5.66%) DevOps
15 74 (5.37%) Data Modelling
16 72 (5.22%) Integration Testing
16 72 (5.22%) Wealth Management
17 68 (4.93%) Migration
18 65 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 422 (30.60%) Java
2 373 (27.05%) SQL
3 255 (18.49%) C#
4 155 (11.24%) JavaScript
5 147 (10.66%) Python
6 72 (5.22%) Java 8
7 66 (4.79%) C++
8 53 (3.84%) PL/SQL
9 52 (3.77%) T-SQL
10 37 (2.68%) Shell Script
11 35 (2.54%) Scala
12 34 (2.47%) VBA
13 33 (2.39%) Perl
14 26 (1.89%) PowerShell
15 16 (1.16%) Haskell
16 15 (1.09%) PHP
17 14 (1.02%) R
18 13 (0.94%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.94%) C
19 11 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (6.82%) Degree
2 24 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
2 24 (1.74%) PhD
3 15 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
4 14 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (0.87%) CISSP
6 8 (0.58%) CISM
6 8 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (0.58%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.51%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.44%) CISA
8 6 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.44%) VCAP
8 6 (0.44%) VCDX
8 6 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.36%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.35%) QA
2 30 (2.18%) MiFID
3 23 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.31%) PMO
5 14 (1.02%) EMIR
6 11 (0.80%) Basel III
7 9 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.44%) SLA
9 5 (0.36%) IFRS
9 5 (0.36%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.22%) PSD2
12 2 (0.15%) GDPR
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.073%) COREP
13 1 (0.073%) IAS 39
13 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.073%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (3.77%) Docker
2 35 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.58%) vSphere
6 7 (0.51%) HDFS
6 7 (0.51%) XenApp
7 6 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (0.22%) XenServer
10 2 (0.15%) LXC
10 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.073%) Firmware
11 1 (0.073%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.073%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.45%) Ansible
3 11 (0.80%) Rancher
4 9 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.51%) IBM BigFix
6 7 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.44%) Puppet
7 6 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.36%) Control-M
8 5 (0.36%) Oozie
9 4 (0.29%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.22%) SCCM
11 2 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.073%) Kibana
12 1 (0.073%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 173 (12.55%) Oracle
2 87 (6.31%) Microsoft
3 43 (3.12%) Sybase
4 37 (2.68%) Murex
5 26 (1.89%) Bloomberg
6 25 (1.81%) Tableau
7 24 (1.74%) TIBCO
8 22 (1.60%) VMware
9 19 (1.38%) Atlassian
9 19 (1.38%) Citrix
9 19 (1.38%) IBM
10 18 (1.31%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.31%) Reuters
10 18 (1.31%) UiPath
11 16 (1.16%) Google
11 16 (1.16%) SAP
12 14 (1.02%) Cisco
12 14 (1.02%) HP
13 13 (0.94%) Cloudera
14 11 (0.80%) Dell