Period
to 20 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 176 84
Rank change year-on-year -28 -92 +82
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,018 1,472 2,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.32% 1.57% 2.91%
As % of the General category 3.43% 3.92% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 1,181 2,059
England median daily rate £588 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £363 £413 £413
90th Percentile £730 £738 £713
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £563
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
England median hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +193.33% - -5.36%
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +193.33% - -5.36%

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 29,645 37,593 39,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.46% 40.19% 43.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,281 24,866 26,598
England median daily rate £495 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 1,014 971
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -3.87% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.77% -6.68% +9.09%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 -17 924 £600 - 66
South East +40 23 £513 +20.59% 3
North of England +40 23 £500 +14.29%
East of England +42 22 £338 +5.47% 1
North West +14 18 £450 +5.88%
Midlands +49 10 £413 -17.50%
East Midlands +31 7 £308 -40.00%
South West -16 5 £395 +36.21%
Yorkshire +36 3 £525 +10.53%
West Midlands +32 3 £500 +11.11%
North East - 2 £525 -
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 1,018 (100.00%) Banking
2 444 (43.61%) Finance
3 391 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
4 342 (33.60%) Java
5 233 (22.89%) SQL
6 187 (18.37%) Python
7 181 (17.78%) Front Office
8 151 (14.83%) TDD
9 119 (11.69%) JavaScript
10 117 (11.49%) Derivative
11 87 (8.55%) Analytics
12 86 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 85 (8.35%) Migration
14 84 (8.25%) Software Engineering
15 82 (8.06%) React
16 81 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
16 81 (7.96%) Oracle
17 80 (7.86%) C#
17 80 (7.86%) Equities
17 80 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
18 78 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
18 78 (7.66%) Scala
19 77 (7.56%) Fixed Income
19 77 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
20 74 (7.27%) Microservices
21 73 (7.17%) Linux
22 72 (7.07%) SDLC
23 71 (6.97%) HTML
24 70 (6.88%) Unix
24 70 (6.88%) Microsoft

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 42 (4.13%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.06%) Confluence
3 17 (1.67%) Apache
4 13 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.69%) SAS
8 6 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.39%) CMS
9 4 (0.39%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.20%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.20%) Tornado
12 1 (0.098%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.098%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.20%) Sketch
7 1 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.098%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.098%) InVision
7 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.098%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.39%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.20%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.098%) Actimize
5 1 (0.098%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.098%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.098%) Eikon
5 1 (0.098%) Global One
5 1 (0.098%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.098%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.68%) AWS
2 64 (6.29%) Azure
3 40 (3.93%) GCP
4 36 (3.54%) Power Platform
5 21 (2.06%) npm
5 21 (2.06%) Office 365
6 17 (1.67%) GitHub
7 14 (1.38%) SaaS
8 12 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.88%) IaaS
9 9 (0.88%) Yarn
10 7 (0.69%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.69%) PaaS
11 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.29%) Apigee
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.20%) G Suite
13 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.67%) Firewall
2 15 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.28%) DNS
3 13 (1.28%) Wireless
4 12 (1.18%) LAN
4 12 (1.18%) Network Security
5 11 (1.08%) Multicast
5 11 (1.08%) WAN
6 9 (0.88%) BGP
6 9 (0.88%) OSPF
7 8 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (0.69%) DHCP
8 7 (0.69%) SAN
8 7 (0.69%) VPN
9 6 (0.59%) Internet
9 6 (0.59%) Skype
10 5 (0.49%) Junos
10 5 (0.49%) NAS
10 5 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (6.78%) Big Data
2 64 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 51 (5.01%) Relational Database
4 37 (3.63%) Hadoop
4 37 (3.63%) MongoDB
4 37 (3.63%) NoSQL
5 36 (3.54%) Power BI
6 33 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (2.16%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.96%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.67%) Apache Hive
12 16 (1.57%) MySQL
13 15 (1.47%) QlikView
14 13 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (1.08%) BigQuery
16 11 (1.08%) KDB
Development Applications
1 58 (5.70%) Git (software)
1 58 (5.70%) JIRA
2 25 (2.46%) TeamCity
3 20 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.87%) Maven
5 15 (1.47%) Cucumber
6 14 (1.38%) webpack
7 13 (1.28%) Bitbucket
8 10 (0.98%) JUnit
9 9 (0.88%) Selenium
10 5 (0.49%) Ant
10 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket Server
10 5 (0.49%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
10 5 (0.49%) Subversion
11 4 (0.39%) gulp
11 4 (0.39%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.39%) JMeter
11 4 (0.39%) Pylint
11 4 (0.39%) Sourcetree
General
1 1,018 (100.00%) Banking
2 444 (43.61%) Finance
3 181 (17.78%) Front Office
4 58 (5.70%) Retail
5 56 (5.50%) Retail Banking
6 25 (2.46%) Legal
7 23 (2.26%) Corporate Banking
8 16 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.47%) Back Office
9 15 (1.47%) Marketing
10 14 (1.38%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.28%) Private Banking
12 12 (1.18%) Electronics
13 6 (0.59%) Games
13 6 (0.59%) Public Sector
14 5 (0.49%) Publishing
15 4 (0.39%) Advertising
16 3 (0.29%) French Language
16 3 (0.29%) International Banking
16 3 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 466 (45.78%) Developer
2 187 (18.37%) Java Developer
3 145 (14.24%) Analyst
4 102 (10.02%) Senior Developer
5 72 (7.07%) Business Analyst
6 53 (5.21%) Python Developer
7 51 (5.01%) Senior Java Developer
8 46 (4.52%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 43 (4.22%) SQL Developer
10 41 (4.03%) Agile Developer
10 41 (4.03%) Architect
11 40 (3.93%) Scala Developer
12 38 (3.73%) React Developer
13 36 (3.54%) Banking Analyst
13 36 (3.54%) Project Manager
14 35 (3.44%) C# Developer
15 32 (3.14%) Agile Java Developer
16 27 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
17 24 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
18 23 (2.26%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.06%) React
2 71 (6.97%) HTML
3 62 (6.09%) Spring
4 59 (5.80%) AngularJS
5 52 (5.11%) CSS
6 48 (4.72%) .NET
7 44 (4.32%) Kafka
8 40 (3.93%) RESTful
9 37 (3.63%) Node.js
10 32 (3.14%) Hibernate
10 32 (3.14%) HTML5
11 30 (2.95%) Redux
12 26 (2.55%) XML
13 24 (2.36%) Spring Boot
14 21 (2.06%) FIX Protocol
15 19 (1.87%) REST
15 19 (1.87%) Web Services
16 16 (1.57%) Scala.js
17 15 (1.47%) J2EE
18 13 (1.28%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 117 (11.49%) Derivative
2 86 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 80 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (7.86%) Equities
4 78 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
5 77 (7.56%) Fixed Income
6 34 (3.34%) Credit Risk
6 34 (3.34%) Equity Derivative
6 34 (3.34%) Virtual Team
7 33 (3.24%) Algorithms
7 33 (3.24%) Management Information System
8 30 (2.95%) User Experience
9 25 (2.46%) Market Risk
10 23 (2.26%) Data Structures
10 23 (2.26%) Reference Data
11 22 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (1.96%) Public Cloud
13 19 (1.87%) Mobile Banking
14 18 (1.77%) Data Centre
15 12 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 73 (7.17%) Linux
2 70 (6.88%) Unix
3 67 (6.58%) Windows
4 28 (2.75%) Windows 10
5 20 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.28%) Solaris
8 12 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.39%) AIX
12 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.29%) Android
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.098%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.098%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (14.83%) TDD
3 87 (8.55%) Analytics
4 85 (8.35%) Migration
5 84 (8.25%) Software Engineering
6 81 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 74 (7.27%) Microservices
9 72 (7.07%) SDLC
10 68 (6.68%) Scrum
11 60 (5.89%) DevOps
11 60 (5.89%) Project Management
12 57 (5.60%) Wealth Management
13 54 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (5.30%) Low Latency
14 51 (5.01%) Risk Management
14 51 (5.01%) Test Automation
15 50 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (4.72%) Electronic Trading
16 48 (4.72%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 342 (33.60%) Java
2 233 (22.89%) SQL
3 187 (18.37%) Python
4 119 (11.69%) JavaScript
5 80 (7.86%) C#
6 78 (7.66%) Scala
7 59 (5.80%) C++
8 43 (4.22%) Java 8
9 24 (2.36%) ES6
10 22 (2.16%) Perl
10 22 (2.16%) TypeScript
11 20 (1.96%) VBA
12 18 (1.77%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.67%) C
14 16 (1.57%) R
15 13 (1.28%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 12 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.79%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 65 (6.39%) Degree
2 16 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.28%) PhD
4 9 (0.88%) CISSP
4 9 (0.88%) PMP
5 8 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.69%) CISA
6 7 (0.69%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.59%) CISM
7 6 (0.59%) CRISC
7 6 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.39%) ISEB
9 4 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.29%) CCNP
10 3 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.24%) QA
2 20 (1.96%) MiFID
3 13 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.88%) EMIR
5 6 (0.59%) GDPR
6 5 (0.49%) PMO
7 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.29%) NIST
8 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.098%) Basel III
9 1 (0.098%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.098%) ITGC
9 1 (0.098%) SEPA
9 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (3.83%) Docker
2 25 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.08%) XenDesktop
5 10 (0.98%) XenApp
6 8 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.59%) Firmware
8 5 (0.49%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.20%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.20%) HDFS
11 2 (0.20%) NFS
11 2 (0.20%) SRDF
11 2 (0.20%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (3.54%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.96%) Ansible
3 13 (1.28%) SCCM
3 13 (1.28%) Terraform
4 8 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.69%) Puppet
6 5 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.39%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.29%) Consul
8 3 (0.29%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.29%) Istio
8 3 (0.29%) SCOM
8 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.20%) EMC TimeFinder
9 2 (0.20%) Nagios
9 2 (0.20%) NetApp OnCommand
9 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (7.96%) Oracle
2 70 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 39 (3.83%) Google
4 28 (2.75%) Tableau
5 24 (2.36%) Cisco
6 23 (2.26%) Bloomberg
7 20 (1.96%) VMware
8 19 (1.87%) Citrix
9 18 (1.77%) Sybase
10 16 (1.57%) Reuters
11 12 (1.18%) HP
12 11 (1.08%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.08%) SAP
12 11 (1.08%) Splunk
13 9 (0.88%) Informatica
14 8 (0.79%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.79%) Sun
15 7 (0.69%) F5
15 7 (0.69%) IBM
15 7 (0.69%) Red Hat