Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 154 70
Rank change year-on-year +66 -84 -5
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 2610 1753 2927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.75% 1.79% 2.84%
As % of the General category 6.93% 4.89% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1998 1385 2211
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £395
90th Percentile £725 £716 £688
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.36% -77.36% +218.18%
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.36% -55.97% +63.64%

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 37648 35838 40740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.68% 36.59% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25251 24090 26543
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 833 869 1113
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.09 £11.40 £11.90
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.00 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.46% - +13.64%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +16 2482 £575 - 143
North of England +106 58 £444 -15.48% 21
Yorkshire +60 41 £450 - 2
Midlands +45 23 £426 +0.29%
South East +4 23 £520 +15.56% 4
South West +23 22 £425 -10.53%
North West +10 16 £400 -25.58% 19
West Midlands +41 15 £413 -2.94%
East Midlands +3 8 £426 -
North East - 1 £225 -
Investment Banking
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 2610 (100.00%) Banking
2 1261 (48.31%) Finance
3 814 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
4 813 (31.15%) Java
5 670 (25.67%) Front Office
6 634 (24.29%) SQL
7 394 (15.10%) C#
8 373 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 357 (13.68%) Fixed Income
10 345 (13.22%) Python
11 313 (11.99%) Derivative
12 305 (11.69%) JavaScript
13 304 (11.65%) Linux
14 298 (11.42%) Multithreading
15 272 (10.42%) Unix
16 270 (10.34%) SQL Server
17 257 (9.85%) TDD
18 255 (9.77%) .NET
19 250 (9.58%) C++
20 240 (9.20%) Electronic Trading
21 236 (9.04%) Test Automation
22 234 (8.97%) AngularJS
22 234 (8.97%) SDLC
23 233 (8.93%) HTML
24 225 (8.62%) Low Latency
25 222 (8.51%) Project Management
26 221 (8.47%) Equities
27 219 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
28 204 (7.82%) HTML5
29 203 (7.78%) 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 86 (3.30%) Apache Spark
2 35 (1.34%) Apache
3 31 (1.19%) Confluence
4 29 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 18 (0.69%) MQSeries
6 18 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.50%) Apache Solr
7 13 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 13 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.42%) JBoss
8 11 (0.42%) Mule
9 10 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.31%) IIS
11 7 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.27%) nginx
11 7 (0.27%) SAS
12 6 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 136 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
5 31 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.038%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (1.07%) ION MarketView
2 21 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 14 (0.54%) Summit
4 10 (0.38%) RMDS
5 7 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.23%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.19%) CA PPM
7 5 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.15%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.11%) Kondor
10 2 (0.077%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.077%) Orchestrade
10 2 (0.077%) Salerio
10 2 (0.077%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.50%) GitHub
4 10 (0.38%) Office 365
5 6 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.23%) npm
6 5 (0.19%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.19%) SaaS
6 5 (0.19%) Serverless
7 4 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
7 4 (0.15%) OpenDNS
8 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.11%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 2 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.077%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.077%) IaaS
9 2 (0.077%) PaaS
9 2 (0.077%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.92%) TCP/IP
2 20 (0.77%) Firewall
3 18 (0.69%) FIX Connectivity
3 18 (0.69%) LAN
4 17 (0.65%) DNS
5 16 (0.61%) WAN
6 14 (0.54%) Internet
6 14 (0.54%) SAN
7 12 (0.46%) NAS
8 10 (0.38%) DHCP
8 10 (0.38%) Network Security
9 9 (0.34%) SSL
10 6 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.23%) LDAP
11 5 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.19%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.19%) PPP
11 5 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.15%) HTTP
12 4 (0.15%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 118 (4.52%) Big Data
3 107 (4.10%) Hadoop
4 104 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 100 (3.83%) NoSQL
6 84 (3.22%) MongoDB
7 49 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 49 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 35 (1.34%) RDBMS
11 26 (1.00%) DB2
11 26 (1.00%) KDB
11 26 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
12 21 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (0.73%) Blockchain
13 19 (0.73%) Data Mining
14 18 (0.69%) OLAP
15 16 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 162 (6.21%) JIRA
2 132 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 88 (3.37%) TeamCity
4 78 (2.99%) Maven
5 77 (2.95%) Jenkins
6 61 (2.34%) Subversion
7 55 (2.11%) Selenium
8 48 (1.84%) Cucumber
9 43 (1.65%) JUnit
10 29 (1.11%) Gradle
10 29 (1.11%) Visual Studio
11 24 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 24 (0.92%) NUnit
11 24 (0.92%) WebDriver
12 17 (0.65%) Mockito
13 13 (0.50%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.46%) ERwin
14 12 (0.46%) JBehave
14 12 (0.46%) JMeter
14 12 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2610 (100.00%) Banking
2 1261 (48.31%) Finance
3 670 (25.67%) Front Office
4 86 (3.30%) Financial Institution
5 80 (3.07%) Back Office
6 41 (1.57%) Legal
6 41 (1.57%) Retail Banking
7 25 (0.96%) Private Banking
8 21 (0.80%) Retail
9 12 (0.46%) Billing
9 12 (0.46%) General Ledger
9 12 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
10 10 (0.38%) Marketing
11 9 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
11 9 (0.34%) French Language
12 7 (0.27%) Advertising
12 7 (0.27%) Law
12 7 (0.27%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1208 (46.28%) Developer
2 587 (22.49%) Analyst
3 489 (18.74%) Java Developer
4 352 (13.49%) Business Analyst
5 225 (8.62%) C# Developer
6 189 (7.24%) Project Manager
7 181 (6.93%) Senior Developer
8 169 (6.48%) Banking Analyst
9 120 (4.60%) C++ Developer
10 112 (4.29%) JavaScript Developer
11 110 (4.21%) Front Office Developer
12 106 (4.06%) .NET Developer
13 93 (3.56%) Architect
14 89 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
15 88 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
16 87 (3.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 83 (3.18%) Python Developer
18 82 (3.14%) Risk Analyst
19 81 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
20 79 (3.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (9.77%) .NET
2 234 (8.97%) AngularJS
3 233 (8.93%) HTML
4 204 (7.82%) HTML5
5 156 (5.98%) Spring
6 106 (4.06%) CSS
6 106 (4.06%) React
7 97 (3.72%) WPF
7 97 (3.72%) XML
8 93 (3.56%) FIX Protocol
9 89 (3.41%) Node.js
10 77 (2.95%) Hibernate
10 77 (2.95%) REST
11 75 (2.87%) Middleware
12 59 (2.26%) RESTful
13 55 (2.11%) .NET Framework
14 53 (2.03%) ASP.NET
15 52 (1.99%) WCF
16 51 (1.95%) Web Services
17 48 (1.84%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 373 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 357 (13.68%) Fixed Income
3 313 (11.99%) Derivative
4 221 (8.47%) Equities
5 219 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
6 152 (5.82%) Market Risk
7 134 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
8 124 (4.75%) Credit Risk
9 104 (3.98%) Virtual Team
10 84 (3.22%) Equity Derivative
11 75 (2.87%) Hedge funds
12 74 (2.84%) Computer Science
13 57 (2.18%) OTC Derivatives
14 53 (2.03%) User Experience
15 50 (1.92%) Management Information System
16 42 (1.61%) Algorithms
17 35 (1.34%) Reference Data
18 33 (1.26%) Data Structures
19 32 (1.23%) N-Tier
20 29 (1.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 304 (11.65%) Linux
2 272 (10.42%) Unix
3 171 (6.55%) Windows
4 53 (2.03%) Solaris
5 39 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 21 (0.80%) AIX
8 15 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.54%) Android
10 13 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.34%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.31%) SUSE
13 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.11%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.11%) Debian
15 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.077%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.038%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (11.42%) Multithreading
3 257 (9.85%) TDD
4 240 (9.20%) Electronic Trading
5 236 (9.04%) Test Automation
6 234 (8.97%) SDLC
7 225 (8.62%) Low Latency
8 222 (8.51%) Project Management
9 203 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 187 (7.16%) Risk Management
11 175 (6.70%) Business Analysis
12 166 (6.36%) Scrum
13 155 (5.94%) DevOps
14 147 (5.63%) Investment Management
15 133 (5.10%) Migration
16 132 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
17 131 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
18 128 (4.90%) OO
19 116 (4.44%) BDD
20 113 (4.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 813 (31.15%) Java
2 634 (24.29%) SQL
3 394 (15.10%) C#
4 345 (13.22%) Python
5 305 (11.69%) JavaScript
6 250 (9.58%) C++
7 101 (3.87%) Scala
8 91 (3.49%) Perl
9 89 (3.41%) VBA
10 48 (1.84%) Shell Script
10 48 (1.84%) TypeScript
11 41 (1.57%) C
12 40 (1.53%) PowerShell
13 37 (1.42%) Bash Shell
14 36 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 36 (1.38%) T-SQL
15 30 (1.15%) R
16 24 (0.92%) Korn
16 24 (0.92%) Ruby
17 23 (0.88%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 119 (4.56%) Degree
2 34 (1.30%) PhD
3 25 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (0.88%) PMP
5 18 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 16 (0.61%) Security Cleared
8 15 (0.57%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.57%) MCSE
8 15 (0.57%) SC Cleared
9 12 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
10 11 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.38%) MCITP
12 9 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.31%) CCNP
14 6 (0.23%) CIMA
14 6 (0.23%) ISEB
15 5 (0.19%) ACCA
15 5 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (6.70%) MiFID
2 128 (4.90%) QA
3 50 (1.92%) EMIR
4 48 (1.84%) PMO
5 36 (1.38%) GDPR
6 30 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 19 (0.73%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.69%) SLA
9 12 (0.46%) FATCA
10 9 (0.34%) IFRS
10 9 (0.34%) SEPA
11 7 (0.27%) Basel III
11 7 (0.27%) COREP
11 7 (0.27%) FINREP
11 7 (0.27%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.15%) ISO 20022
14 4 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 71 (2.72%) Docker
2 30 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.42%) XenApp
5 9 (0.34%) Samba
6 7 (0.27%) HDFS
6 7 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.27%) NFS
6 7 (0.27%) vCloud
6 7 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 7 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.23%) Veritas File System
8 5 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.19%) KVM
8 5 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
8 5 (0.19%) SRDF
8 5 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (1.61%) Ansible
2 36 (1.38%) Puppet
3 23 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
4 20 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.57%) TIBCO Hawk
6 12 (0.46%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.38%) Nagios
7 10 (0.38%) SCCM
8 9 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (0.34%) Rancher
8 9 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (0.31%) Control-M
9 8 (0.31%) vRealize
10 7 (0.27%) BladeLogic
10 7 (0.27%) PowerCLI
10 7 (0.27%) Terraform
11 6 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.19%) logstash
12 5 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 189 (7.24%) Oracle
2 141 (5.40%) Microsoft
3 106 (4.06%) Sybase
4 68 (2.61%) TIBCO
5 53 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
6 52 (1.99%) IBM
7 51 (1.95%) ION Trading
8 43 (1.65%) Murex
9 42 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.30%) Bloomberg
11 33 (1.26%) Atlassian
11 33 (1.26%) VMware
12 29 (1.11%) Cisco
13 25 (0.96%) Citrix
13 25 (0.96%) Splunk
14 22 (0.84%) Google
15 21 (0.80%) Reuters
15 21 (0.80%) Tableau
16 19 (0.73%) EMC
16 19 (0.73%) ServiceNow