Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 133 76
Rank change year-on-year +19 -57 -8
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 2,001 1,717 2,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.18% 1.95% 2.72%
As % of the General category 5.67% 5.25% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,502 1,333 2,043
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £400
90th Percentile £738 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
England median hourly rate £15.00 £60.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% -40.00% +344.44%
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £60.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -75.00% +200.00% -11.11%

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 35,280 32,714 38,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.47% 37.07% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,588 21,738 25,183
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 827 856 1,042
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +15.74%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +21.20%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -4 1,907 £600 +4.35% 149
North of England +64 61 £450 -14.29% 24
Yorkshire +26 38 £475 -9.52%
North West +20 23 £350 -33.33% 24
South East -23 10 £545 -0.86% 8
South West +13 9 £450 -5.26% 1
Midlands +10 9 £463 -7.50% 2
West Midlands +6 5 £350 -24.32% 1
East Midlands +2 4 £775 +44.19% 1
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 2,001 (100.00%) Banking
2 982 (49.08%) Finance
3 660 (32.98%) Java
4 581 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
5 506 (25.29%) Front Office
6 480 (23.99%) SQL
7 340 (16.99%) C#
8 286 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 274 (13.69%) Python
10 261 (13.04%) Fixed Income
11 246 (12.29%) Derivative
12 241 (12.04%) Linux
13 236 (11.79%) Unix
14 233 (11.64%) Multithreading
15 229 (11.44%) .NET
16 221 (11.04%) JavaScript
17 209 (10.44%) SQL Server
18 186 (9.30%) Electronic Trading
18 186 (9.30%) Low Latency
19 178 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
20 176 (8.80%) SDLC
21 173 (8.65%) Windows
22 172 (8.60%) C++
23 168 (8.40%) Spring
23 168 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
24 166 (8.30%) Oracle
25 159 (7.95%) Project Management
26 154 (7.70%) HTML
27 150 (7.50%) AngularJS
28 147 (7.35%) Risk 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 70 (3.50%) Apache Spark
2 26 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 18 (0.90%) Apache
5 17 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (0.80%) MQSeries
7 15 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.70%) Confluence
9 13 (0.65%) Mule
10 12 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.50%) SAS
12 9 (0.45%) JBoss
13 8 (0.40%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.40%) CMS
14 7 (0.35%) Mule ESB
15 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.25%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.20%) IIS
16 4 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 108 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.050%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.75%) Summit
2 14 (0.70%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.30%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.25%) RMDS
6 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.15%) Kondor
8 2 (0.100%) Bloomberg AIM
8 2 (0.100%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.100%) Global One
8 2 (0.100%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.100%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.100%) Orchestrade
8 2 (0.100%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.050%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.20%) npm
3 15 (0.75%) Office 365
4 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.60%) GitHub
6 7 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.35%) IaaS
7 5 (0.25%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.15%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.15%) G Suite
9 3 (0.15%) SaaS
9 3 (0.15%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.100%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.050%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.050%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.050%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.050%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.050%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.050%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.20%) Firewall
2 19 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 17 (0.85%) DNS
3 17 (0.85%) LAN
4 16 (0.80%) FIX Connectivity
5 14 (0.70%) Internet
6 13 (0.65%) DHCP
6 13 (0.65%) WAN
7 12 (0.60%) SSL
8 11 (0.55%) NAS
8 11 (0.55%) SMTP
9 10 (0.50%) SAN
10 7 (0.35%) FTP
10 7 (0.35%) NetScaler
10 7 (0.35%) VoIP
11 6 (0.30%) VPN
12 5 (0.25%) HTTP
12 5 (0.25%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.25%) Network Security
12 5 (0.25%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (10.44%) SQL Server
2 114 (5.70%) Relational Database
3 91 (4.55%) Big Data
4 65 (3.25%) Hadoop
5 54 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 43 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 43 (2.15%) RDBMS
7 42 (2.10%) Blockchain
8 31 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (1.55%) Oracle Database
9 27 (1.35%) DB2
10 23 (1.15%) Sybase IQ
11 19 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.90%) Apache Hive
13 17 (0.85%) KDB
13 17 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.75%) Data Mining
15 13 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 121 (6.05%) JIRA
2 120 (6.00%) Git (software)
3 101 (5.05%) Maven
4 79 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 79 (3.95%) TeamCity
5 49 (2.45%) Cucumber
5 49 (2.45%) Gradle
6 46 (2.30%) Selenium
7 41 (2.05%) Subversion
8 35 (1.75%) JUnit
9 20 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
11 18 (0.90%) Ant
11 18 (0.90%) NUnit
12 15 (0.75%) Visual Studio
13 13 (0.65%) Mockito
14 12 (0.60%) Liquibase
14 12 (0.60%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.45%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.45%) SonarQube
General
1 2,001 (100.00%) Banking
2 982 (49.08%) Finance
3 506 (25.29%) Front Office
4 59 (2.95%) Financial Institution
5 52 (2.60%) Back Office
6 34 (1.70%) Retail Banking
7 28 (1.40%) Legal
8 21 (1.05%) Private Banking
9 19 (0.95%) Law
10 14 (0.70%) Marketing
11 13 (0.65%) Retail
12 12 (0.60%) French Language
13 9 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
15 7 (0.35%) Telecoms
16 5 (0.25%) Publishing
17 4 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
18 3 (0.15%) Billing
19 2 (0.100%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 893 (44.63%) Developer
2 405 (20.24%) Analyst
3 375 (18.74%) Java Developer
4 233 (11.64%) Business Analyst
5 206 (10.29%) C# Developer
6 152 (7.60%) Senior Developer
7 128 (6.40%) Project Manager
8 125 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
9 95 (4.75%) Senior Java Developer
10 94 (4.70%) Front Office Developer
11 81 (4.05%) C++ Developer
12 75 (3.75%) .NET Developer
12 75 (3.75%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 65 (3.25%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 62 (3.10%) Test Analyst
15 61 (3.05%) Full Stack Developer
16 60 (3.00%) Architect
17 58 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
18 57 (2.85%) Risk Analyst
19 55 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (11.44%) .NET
2 168 (8.40%) Spring
3 154 (7.70%) HTML
4 150 (7.50%) AngularJS
5 135 (6.75%) HTML5
6 99 (4.95%) WPF
7 78 (3.90%) React
8 76 (3.80%) XML
9 73 (3.65%) Hibernate
10 63 (3.15%) REST
11 60 (3.00%) .NET Framework
12 59 (2.95%) FIX Protocol
13 57 (2.85%) RESTful
14 53 (2.65%) Web Services
15 51 (2.55%) Node.js
16 48 (2.40%) JMS
17 46 (2.30%) WCF
18 45 (2.25%) ASP.NET
18 45 (2.25%) Middleware
19 42 (2.10%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 286 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 261 (13.04%) Fixed Income
3 246 (12.29%) Derivative
4 168 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
5 143 (7.15%) Equities
6 102 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
7 97 (4.85%) Market Risk
8 93 (4.65%) Credit Risk
9 78 (3.90%) Computer Science
10 57 (2.85%) Equity Derivative
11 50 (2.50%) Hedge funds
12 49 (2.45%) Virtual Team
13 45 (2.25%) OTC Derivatives
14 34 (1.70%) User Experience
15 32 (1.60%) Data Centre
15 32 (1.60%) Management Information System
16 29 (1.45%) Algorithms
17 28 (1.40%) Data Structures
18 24 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
19 23 (1.15%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 241 (12.04%) Linux
2 236 (11.79%) Unix
3 173 (8.65%) Windows
4 41 (2.05%) Solaris
5 37 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (1.10%) AIX
8 21 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 19 (0.95%) Windows 10
10 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.45%) Android
13 6 (0.30%) SUSE
14 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.15%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.15%) Debian
15 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (29.04%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (11.64%) Multithreading
3 186 (9.30%) Electronic Trading
3 186 (9.30%) Low Latency
4 178 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 176 (8.80%) SDLC
6 159 (7.95%) Project Management
7 147 (7.35%) Risk Management
8 141 (7.05%) TDD
9 138 (6.90%) Test Automation
10 133 (6.65%) Scrum
11 132 (6.60%) Business Analysis
12 129 (6.45%) Investment Management
13 113 (5.65%) Change Management
14 109 (5.45%) DevOps
15 96 (4.80%) Migration
16 94 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
17 92 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
18 91 (4.55%) OO
19 84 (4.20%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 660 (32.98%) Java
2 480 (23.99%) SQL
3 340 (16.99%) C#
4 274 (13.69%) Python
5 221 (11.04%) JavaScript
6 172 (8.60%) C++
7 85 (4.25%) Scala
8 78 (3.90%) Perl
9 71 (3.55%) VBA
10 45 (2.25%) Shell Script
11 43 (2.15%) Bash Shell
12 36 (1.80%) C
13 28 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.35%) Ruby
14 27 (1.35%) T-SQL
15 25 (1.25%) Haskell
15 25 (1.25%) R
16 24 (1.20%) PowerShell
17 22 (1.10%) Korn
17 22 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (5.25%) Degree
2 29 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.00%) PhD
4 18 (0.90%) Master's Degree
5 14 (0.70%) PMI Certification
6 12 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.45%) PMP
9 8 (0.40%) ISEB
10 7 (0.35%) CCA
10 7 (0.35%) CCNA
10 7 (0.35%) CCNP
10 7 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.35%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.30%) MCSE
12 5 (0.25%) ACCA
12 5 (0.25%) CIMA
12 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (6.65%) QA
2 130 (6.50%) MiFID
3 43 (2.15%) EMIR
4 41 (2.05%) PMO
5 34 (1.70%) Dodd-Frank
6 33 (1.65%) GDPR
7 14 (0.70%) SEPA
7 14 (0.70%) SLA
8 9 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.40%) IFRS
10 7 (0.35%) Basel III
10 7 (0.35%) IFRS 9
11 5 (0.25%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.25%) PSD2
12 4 (0.20%) FATCA
13 3 (0.15%) COREP
14 2 (0.100%) FINREP
14 2 (0.100%) GCP
14 2 (0.100%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 58 (2.90%) Docker
2 33 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.50%) XenApp
5 9 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.40%) Samba
7 7 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.25%) HDFS
9 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.25%) NFS
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.25%) SRDF
9 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.25%) Veritas File System
9 5 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.20%) KVM
10 4 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
10 4 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (2.25%) Ansible
2 42 (2.10%) Puppet
3 29 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.85%) Kubernetes
6 15 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (0.55%) SCCM
9 10 (0.50%) Nagios
10 9 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
11 7 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (0.30%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.30%) logstash
12 6 (0.30%) Oozie
12 6 (0.30%) Salt
12 6 (0.30%) Terraform
13 5 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
13 5 (0.25%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 166 (8.30%) Oracle
2 108 (5.40%) Microsoft
3 69 (3.45%) Sybase
4 42 (2.10%) TIBCO
5 40 (2.00%) Murex
6 37 (1.85%) IBM
7 36 (1.80%) Citrix
8 34 (1.70%) Bloomberg
9 27 (1.35%) Splunk
10 26 (1.30%) Atlassian
10 26 (1.30%) ION Trading
11 23 (1.15%) Charles River
11 23 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 22 (1.10%) VMware
13 21 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (0.95%) Cisco
15 18 (0.90%) Perforce
16 17 (0.85%) Tableau
17 16 (0.80%) EMC
17 16 (0.80%) Reuters