Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 109 127 246
Rank change year-on-year +18 +119 -36
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,671 722 732
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.39% 2.07% 1.12%
As % of the General category 4.39% 3.96% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,250 571 485
10th Percentile £525 £463 £372
25th Percentile £613 £525 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £620 £600
Median % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
75th Percentile £775 £700 £688
90th Percentile £830 £763 £725
UK median daily rate £700 £615 £600
% change year-on-year +13.82% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
10th Percentile £17.00 - £20.34
25th Percentile £23.75 £22.25 £27.19
Median hourly rate £36.50 £22.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +62.22% -48.86% +193.33%
75th Percentile £50.25 £22.75 £46.00
90th Percentile £57.60 - £48.70
UK median hourly rate £53.12 £22.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +136.09% -48.86% +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 38,039 18,231 32,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 54.45% 52.21% 49.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,451 12,476 21,499
10th Percentile £310 £275 £250
25th Percentile £425 £379 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,236 737 1,283
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.33 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.47 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -14.78% +25.51% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £34.01
90th Percentile £56.63 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £18.72
% change year-on-year -16.67% +28.21% +1.19%

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Investment Banking as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Investment Banking in England.

Daily rate trend for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Investment Banking in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Investment Banking in England.

Hourly rate trend for Investment Banking in England

Investment Banking
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Investment Banking in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +6 1,629 £700 +12.00% 148
North of England - 12 £525 - 2
Yorkshire - 9 £600 - 1
South East -65 6 £550 +12.82% 2
Midlands -67 5 £518 +29.56% 3
West Midlands -59 3 £588 +46.88% 1
South West - 3 £463 - 1
North West - 3 £500 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £413 - 2
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 1,671 (100.00%) Banking
2 636 (38.06%) Finance
3 571 (34.17%) Java
4 529 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
5 461 (27.59%) Front Office
6 456 (27.29%) SQL
7 381 (22.80%) Social Skills
8 315 (18.85%) Python
9 288 (17.24%) C#
10 240 (14.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 231 (13.82%) Electronic Trading
12 222 (13.29%) Multithreading
13 220 (13.17%) .NET
14 219 (13.11%) Fixed Income
15 218 (13.05%) Azure
16 200 (11.97%) DevOps
17 180 (10.77%) Oracle
18 179 (10.71%) Git (software)
19 174 (10.41%) Derivative
20 172 (10.29%) JIRA
21 167 (9.99%) SDLC
22 162 (9.69%) Relational Database
23 161 (9.63%) Spring
24 159 (9.52%) Linux
25 157 (9.40%) JavaScript
26 154 (9.22%) Scrum
27 152 (9.10%) Analytics
28 150 (8.98%) C++
29 148 (8.86%) Unix
30 145 (8.68%) 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
1 104 (6.22%) Apache Spark
2 63 (3.77%) Confluence
3 43 (2.57%) Mule
4 42 (2.51%) Red Hat Fuse
5 22 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.02%) Apache
6 17 (1.02%) JBoss
7 12 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
8 10 (0.60%) IIS
9 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.42%) SAS
11 6 (0.36%) Ethereum
11 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.24%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.12%) Apache ServiceMix
15 2 (0.12%) MQSeries
Applications
1 70 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.24%) InVision
6 4 (0.24%) Sketch
6 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Smart View
8 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (1.68%) ION MarketView
2 25 (1.50%) SunGard Martini
3 7 (0.42%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (0.24%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.12%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.12%) Orchestrade
5 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.060%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.060%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.060%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 218 (13.05%) Azure
2 69 (4.13%) AWS
3 38 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
4 36 (2.15%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 33 (1.97%) GitHub
6 28 (1.68%) GCP
7 23 (1.38%) OpenShift
8 22 (1.32%) Power Platform
9 20 (1.20%) npm
10 17 (1.02%) Yarn
11 16 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (0.96%) PaaS
12 15 (0.90%) Serverless
13 14 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (0.66%) Azure Service Bus
15 9 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.48%) IaaS
17 7 (0.42%) Microsoft 365
18 6 (0.36%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 6 (0.36%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.86%) TCP/IP
2 23 (1.38%) Network Security
3 11 (0.66%) RTMP
4 10 (0.60%) HTTP
5 9 (0.54%) DSL
5 9 (0.54%) Firewall
6 7 (0.42%) Internet
7 5 (0.30%) Skype
8 4 (0.24%) FTP
8 4 (0.24%) IPFS
8 4 (0.24%) SSL
9 3 (0.18%) Multicast
10 2 (0.12%) BGP
10 2 (0.12%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (0.12%) DNS
10 2 (0.12%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.12%) Intranet
10 2 (0.12%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.12%) NAS
10 2 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (9.69%) Relational Database
2 130 (7.78%) SQL Server
3 88 (5.27%) Big Data
4 80 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
5 57 (3.41%) Oracle Database
6 54 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 53 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 34 (2.03%) Oracle Database 12c
9 31 (1.86%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.80%) Apache Hive
11 27 (1.62%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.50%) Metadata
13 24 (1.44%) Tableau
14 23 (1.38%) HBase
15 22 (1.32%) Data Lake
16 20 (1.20%) MySQL
16 20 (1.20%) Power BI
17 19 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 19 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
18 17 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 179 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 172 (10.29%) JIRA
3 139 (8.32%) Jenkins
4 105 (6.28%) TeamCity
5 103 (6.16%) Maven
6 56 (3.35%) GitLab
7 46 (2.75%) Selenium
8 44 (2.63%) Subversion
9 43 (2.57%) Bitbucket
10 41 (2.45%) Cucumber
11 35 (2.09%) Gradle
11 35 (2.09%) Visual Studio
12 31 (1.86%) Artifactory
12 31 (1.86%) Hudson
13 30 (1.80%) Robot Framework
14 27 (1.62%) JUnit
14 27 (1.62%) Oracle APEX
15 25 (1.50%) CppUnit
16 24 (1.44%) webpack
17 20 (1.20%) Jasmine
General
1 1,671 (100.00%) Banking
2 636 (38.06%) Finance
3 461 (27.59%) Front Office
4 381 (22.80%) Social Skills
5 145 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
6 85 (5.09%) Retail Banking
7 80 (4.79%) Retail
8 73 (4.37%) Corporate Banking
9 44 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
10 42 (2.51%) Back Office
10 42 (2.51%) Legal
11 29 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
12 24 (1.44%) Financial Institution
13 19 (1.14%) Marketing
14 16 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
15 12 (0.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 12 (0.72%) Public Speaking
16 11 (0.66%) Advertising
16 11 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
17 6 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 815 (48.77%) Developer
2 328 (19.63%) Java Developer
3 240 (14.36%) Analyst
4 167 (9.99%) Business Analyst
5 135 (8.08%) Senior Developer
6 124 (7.42%) C# Developer
7 112 (6.70%) Architect
8 109 (6.52%) Banking Analyst
9 104 (6.22%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 77 (4.61%) Senior Java Developer
11 72 (4.31%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
12 70 (4.19%) Project Manager
13 69 (4.13%) Python Developer
14 68 (4.07%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 65 (3.89%) Front Office Developer
15 65 (3.89%) React Developer
16 63 (3.77%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 62 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
18 60 (3.59%) Consultant
19 57 (3.41%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (13.17%) .NET
2 161 (9.63%) Spring
3 132 (7.90%) React
4 131 (7.84%) HTML
5 103 (6.16%) AngularJS
6 100 (5.98%) CSS
7 95 (5.69%) REST
8 86 (5.15%) RESTful
9 84 (5.03%) .NET Framework
10 81 (4.85%) XML
11 75 (4.49%) Middleware
12 74 (4.43%) Kafka
13 71 (4.25%) Hibernate
14 61 (3.65%) Node.js
15 59 (3.53%) WPF
16 56 (3.35%) Rendezvous
17 55 (3.29%) JSON
18 50 (2.99%) .NET Core
19 46 (2.75%) Apache Camel
20 45 (2.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 240 (14.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 219 (13.11%) Fixed Income
3 174 (10.41%) Derivative
4 109 (6.52%) Equities
5 95 (5.69%) Data Structures
6 76 (4.55%) User Experience
7 71 (4.25%) Algorithms
8 65 (3.89%) Virtual Team
9 59 (3.53%) Market Risk
10 49 (2.93%) Credit Risk
11 35 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
11 35 (2.09%) Management Information System
12 29 (1.74%) Public Cloud
13 27 (1.62%) Credit Derivative
13 27 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
14 26 (1.56%) SCADA
15 25 (1.50%) Mobile App
16 24 (1.44%) Clustering
17 21 (1.26%) OTC Derivatives
18 17 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 159 (9.52%) Linux
2 148 (8.86%) Unix
3 136 (8.14%) Windows
4 26 (1.56%) Android
4 26 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.18%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.12%) Solaris
9 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (13.82%) Electronic Trading
3 222 (13.29%) Multithreading
4 200 (11.97%) DevOps
5 167 (9.99%) SDLC
6 154 (9.22%) Scrum
7 152 (9.10%) Analytics
8 144 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
9 143 (8.56%) CI/CD
10 130 (7.78%) Algorithmic Trading
11 128 (7.66%) Low Latency
12 126 (7.54%) TDD
13 125 (7.48%) Test Automation
14 112 (6.70%) Wealth Management
15 111 (6.64%) Performance Tuning
16 104 (6.22%) Data Modelling
17 98 (5.86%) Unit Testing
18 95 (5.69%) Migration
18 95 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
19 88 (5.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 571 (34.17%) Java
2 456 (27.29%) SQL
3 315 (18.85%) Python
4 288 (17.24%) C#
5 157 (9.40%) JavaScript
6 150 (8.98%) C++
7 97 (5.80%) TypeScript
8 81 (4.85%) Java 8
9 68 (4.07%) Scala
10 39 (2.33%) PL/SQL
11 37 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 31 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 30 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 28 (1.68%) ES6
15 27 (1.62%) SPARQL
16 23 (1.38%) Bash
16 23 (1.38%) VBA
17 18 (1.08%) Java 9
18 16 (0.96%) Perl
19 14 (0.84%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 53 (3.17%) Degree
2 24 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (0.90%) PhD
4 10 (0.60%) CIMA
5 7 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.36%) CISM
7 5 (0.30%) CISSP
7 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.24%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.18%) PMP
10 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.12%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.060%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.060%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.060%) CCNA
11 1 (0.060%) ISEB
11 1 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.060%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.25%) QA
2 49 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 34 (2.03%) PMO
4 25 (1.50%) MiFID
5 23 (1.38%) Dodd-Frank
6 16 (0.96%) EMIR
7 14 (0.84%) IFRS
7 14 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 10 (0.60%) Accessibility
8 10 (0.60%) GAAP
8 10 (0.60%) NIST
9 7 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.30%) Basel III
10 5 (0.30%) FATCA
10 5 (0.30%) FINREP
10 5 (0.30%) GDPR
11 4 (0.24%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.24%) SLA
12 3 (0.18%) COREP
12 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (6.22%) Docker
2 22 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.72%) HDFS
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
4 4 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.060%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.060%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.060%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 103 (6.16%) Kubernetes
2 59 (3.53%) Ansible
3 44 (2.63%) BladeLogic
4 39 (2.33%) Terraform
5 29 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
6 9 (0.54%) Puppet
7 8 (0.48%) Control-M
8 6 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.36%) Kibana
8 6 (0.36%) MIIS
8 6 (0.36%) Pingdom
9 5 (0.30%) Netcool
10 4 (0.24%) CSIRT
11 3 (0.18%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.060%) Packer
13 1 (0.060%) PingFederate
13 1 (0.060%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 180 (10.77%) Oracle
2 141 (8.44%) Microsoft
3 73 (4.37%) ION Trading
4 71 (4.25%) Databricks
5 56 (3.35%) TIBCO
6 40 (2.39%) SAP
7 34 (2.03%) Bloomberg
8 33 (1.97%) DevExpress
9 32 (1.92%) Sybase
10 31 (1.86%) Hortonworks
11 30 (1.80%) IBM
12 28 (1.68%) SunGard
13 27 (1.62%) Cloudera
14 26 (1.56%) Ab Initio
14 26 (1.56%) FIS
15 20 (1.20%) BiZZdesign
15 20 (1.20%) Reuters
16 19 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
17 16 (0.96%) Atlassian
17 16 (0.96%) Google