The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Banking over the 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 144 70
Rank change year-on-year +61 -74  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1276 927 1521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.76% 1.72% 2.80%
As % of the General category 7.07% 4.67% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 743 1133
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -85.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - -

Investment Banking is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18045 19861 21183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.00% 36.94% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11800 13228 13266
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 457 533
Median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +4.16%  

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Investment Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Investment Banking.

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Banking.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 1229 £575 +4.54% 167
London +19 1178 £590 +7.27% 165
City of London +17 275 £600 +4.34% 42
Belfast -5 32 £413 -21.42% 5
County Antrim -5 32 £413 -21.42% 6
Northern Ireland -6 32 £413 -21.42% 6
Docklands, London +4 21 £600 -4.76%
Canary Wharf +13 17 £638 +2.00%
South East +2 15 £485 +10.85% 1
North West +32 13 £425 -
Surrey -9 13 £485 +13.45% 1
Bromley +17 12 £575 -6.88% 2
Scotland +8 11 £475 +25.00% 7
Camberley +7 11 £485 +14.11%
Cheshire +29 9 £450 +5.88%
Chester +16 8 £450 +5.88%
South West +10 8 £425 -16.04%
Glasgow -6 7 £445 +18.70% 4
Yorkshire +8 5 £350 -12.50%
East Midlands -8 5 £425 -
West Midlands +21 4 £588 +23.68%
Edinburgh +17 4 £475 +15.15% 3
Manchester +12 4 £400 +14.28%
Northampton +1 4 £425 -
South Yorkshire 0 4 £350 -3.44%
Sheffield 0 4 £350 -3.44%
Northamptonshire -3 4 £425 -
Gloucester - 4 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £425 -
Dorset +15 3 £300 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 2073 (100.00%) Banking
2 1033 (49.83%) Finance
3 614 (29.62%) Java
4 603 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
5 559 (26.97%) Front Office
6 499 (24.07%) SQL
7 315 (15.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 268 (12.93%) Linux
9 265 (12.78%) Multithreading
10 260 (12.54%) C#
11 252 (12.16%) Oracle
12 235 (11.34%) JavaScript
13 234 (11.29%) Unix
14 225 (10.85%) Python
15 220 (10.61%) Derivative
16 213 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
17 209 (10.08%) C++
17 209 (10.08%) Equities
18 205 (9.89%) HTML
19 201 (9.70%) Fixed Income
20 191 (9.21%) Project Management
20 191 (9.21%) Electronic Trading
21 187 (9.02%) .NET
22 184 (8.88%) MiFID
23 178 (8.59%) Low Latency
24 175 (8.44%) TDD
25 172 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
26 171 (8.25%) Windows
27 170 (8.20%) HTML5
28 162 (7.81%) SDLC

Investment Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 98 (4.73%) Apache Spark
2 45 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
3 34 (1.64%) Apache
4 25 (1.21%) Confluence
5 20 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 18 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 15 (0.72%) Mule
8 14 (0.68%) SAS
9 13 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (0.43%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.39%) DataSynapse
13 8 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.34%) IIS
15 6 (0.29%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.29%) JBoss
15 6 (0.29%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.24%) CMS
16 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 83 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (1.01%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.048%) InVision
9 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (0.92%) ION MarketView
2 13 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 12 (0.58%) Actimize
4 7 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
5 5 (0.24%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.24%) Summit
6 4 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
7 3 (0.14%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.14%) Global One
7 3 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.14%) RMDS
8 2 (0.096%) Endur
8 2 (0.096%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.096%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.096%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.58%) GitHub
4 9 (0.43%) IaaS
5 8 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.39%) PaaS
6 6 (0.29%) Office 365
7 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.24%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.19%) SaaS
9 3 (0.14%) Slack
9 3 (0.14%) Trello
10 2 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.096%) Force.com
10 2 (0.096%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.048%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.048%) Heroku
11 1 (0.048%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.048%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.87%) Firewall
1 18 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 17 (0.82%) Internet
3 16 (0.77%) SAN
4 11 (0.53%) SSL
5 9 (0.43%) HTTP
5 9 (0.43%) NAS
6 8 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (0.34%) DNS
7 7 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
7 7 (0.34%) LAN
8 6 (0.29%) Intranet
9 5 (0.24%) BGP
9 5 (0.24%) FTP
9 5 (0.24%) LDAP
9 5 (0.24%) MPLS
9 5 (0.24%) Multicast
9 5 (0.24%) Network Security
9 5 (0.24%) SSH
9 5 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (7.04%) Big Data
2 143 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 112 (5.40%) Hadoop
4 103 (4.97%) Relational Database
5 50 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (2.32%) NoSQL
6 48 (2.32%) Oracle Database
7 43 (2.07%) KDB
8 36 (1.74%) MongoDB
9 32 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 31 (1.50%) Tick Data
11 29 (1.40%) HBase
12 27 (1.30%) DB2
13 25 (1.21%) Apache Hive
14 24 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (0.87%) QlikView
17 17 (0.82%) Redis
18 16 (0.77%) DataStage
18 16 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 118 (5.69%) JIRA
2 68 (3.28%) Maven
3 60 (2.89%) Jenkins
4 57 (2.75%) Git (software)
5 39 (1.88%) TeamCity
6 38 (1.83%) Subversion
7 33 (1.59%) JUnit
7 33 (1.59%) Selenium
8 30 (1.45%) Mockito
9 28 (1.35%) NUnit
10 26 (1.25%) Gradle
11 23 (1.11%) Cucumber
12 17 (0.82%) ERwin
12 17 (0.82%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
14 14 (0.68%) Ant
14 14 (0.68%) Hudson
14 14 (0.68%) Mocha
15 13 (0.63%) PowerDesigner
16 12 (0.58%) Bitbucket
General
1 2073 (100.00%) Banking
2 1033 (49.83%) Finance
3 559 (26.97%) Front Office
4 88 (4.25%) Back Office
5 71 (3.42%) Retail
6 56 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 54 (2.60%) Legal
8 44 (2.12%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.30%) Private Banking
10 18 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
11 12 (0.58%) Prime Brokerage
12 8 (0.39%) Advertising
12 8 (0.39%) French Language
13 7 (0.34%) Games
13 7 (0.34%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.24%) Marketing
14 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.19%) Publishing
15 4 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 973 (46.94%) Developer
2 408 (19.68%) Analyst
3 386 (18.62%) Java Developer
4 262 (12.64%) Business Analyst
5 182 (8.78%) Project Manager
6 146 (7.04%) Senior Developer
7 138 (6.66%) C# Developer
8 107 (5.16%) Banking Analyst
9 100 (4.82%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 97 (4.68%) Architect
11 95 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
12 94 (4.53%) C++ Developer
13 91 (4.39%) Python Developer
14 84 (4.05%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 80 (3.86%) Front Office Developer
16 76 (3.67%) .NET Developer
17 73 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
18 66 (3.18%) Scala Developer
19 64 (3.09%) SQL Developer
20 55 (2.65%) Investment Banking Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (9.89%) HTML
2 187 (9.02%) .NET
3 170 (8.20%) HTML5
4 149 (7.19%) AngularJS
5 145 (6.99%) Spring
6 102 (4.92%) CSS
7 97 (4.68%) XML
8 77 (3.71%) React
9 74 (3.57%) WPF
10 68 (3.28%) Node.js
11 67 (3.23%) Hibernate
12 66 (3.18%) FIX Protocol
13 61 (2.94%) REST
14 48 (2.32%) RESTful
15 46 (2.22%) Middleware
16 43 (2.07%) Web Services
17 41 (1.98%) Akka
18 40 (1.93%) SOAP
19 39 (1.88%) JMS
19 39 (1.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 315 (15.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 220 (10.61%) Derivative
3 213 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
4 209 (10.08%) Equities
5 201 (9.70%) Fixed Income
6 103 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
7 85 (4.10%) Fintech
8 72 (3.47%) Market Risk
9 69 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
10 67 (3.23%) Computer Science
11 59 (2.85%) Credit Risk
12 58 (2.80%) Algorithms
13 57 (2.75%) Data Structures
14 54 (2.60%) Virtual Team
15 52 (2.51%) Management Information System
16 46 (2.22%) User Experience
17 34 (1.64%) Reference Data
18 33 (1.59%) SWIFT
19 29 (1.40%) Hedge funds
19 29 (1.40%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 268 (12.93%) Linux
2 234 (11.29%) Unix
3 171 (8.25%) Windows
4 35 (1.69%) Solaris
5 31 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.11%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.29%) Android
11 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.19%) AIX
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.14%) SUSE
13 3 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.096%) VMS
14 2 (0.096%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.048%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (12.78%) Multithreading
3 191 (9.21%) Electronic Trading
3 191 (9.21%) Project Management
4 178 (8.59%) Low Latency
5 175 (8.44%) TDD
6 172 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 162 (7.81%) SDLC
8 159 (7.67%) Business Analysis
9 157 (7.57%) Scrum
10 147 (7.09%) OO
10 147 (7.09%) Risk Management
11 129 (6.22%) Test Automation
12 126 (6.08%) Migration
13 125 (6.03%) Investment Management
14 103 (4.97%) Analytics
15 93 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
16 87 (4.20%) Wealth Management
17 85 (4.10%) Data Management
18 83 (4.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 614 (29.62%) Java
2 499 (24.07%) SQL
3 260 (12.54%) C#
4 235 (11.34%) JavaScript
5 225 (10.85%) Python
6 209 (10.08%) C++
7 106 (5.11%) Scala
8 58 (2.80%) Perl
9 57 (2.75%) Shell Script
10 43 (2.07%) PowerShell
10 43 (2.07%) VBA
11 40 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 37 (1.78%) C
13 28 (1.35%) Bash Shell
14 27 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.30%) TypeScript
15 25 (1.21%) ES6
16 19 (0.92%) Korn
17 16 (0.77%) Ruby
18 15 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 151 (7.28%) Degree
2 52 (2.51%) PhD
3 30 (1.45%) PMI Certification
4 19 (0.92%) PMP
5 14 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.63%) Mathematical Degree
7 12 (0.58%) CCNP
7 12 (0.58%) CISSP
7 12 (0.58%) ISEB
8 11 (0.53%) CISA
9 9 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.39%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.34%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.29%) CCIE
12 6 (0.29%) CCNA
13 5 (0.24%) CISM
13 5 (0.24%) MBA
13 5 (0.24%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (8.88%) MiFID
2 81 (3.91%) QA
3 48 (2.32%) EMIR
4 32 (1.54%) PMO
5 22 (1.06%) Dodd-Frank
6 16 (0.77%) ISO20022
7 15 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.63%) Basel III
9 11 (0.53%) FATCA
9 11 (0.53%) IFRS
9 11 (0.53%) SLA
10 8 (0.39%) IFRS 9
11 6 (0.29%) CRD IV
11 6 (0.29%) SEPA
12 5 (0.24%) COBIT
13 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.096%) COREP
14 2 (0.096%) GAAP
14 2 (0.096%) GDPR
14 2 (0.096%) TARGET2
System Software
1 29 (1.40%) Docker
2 22 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.58%) HDFS
5 10 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.39%) XenApp
8 7 (0.34%) NFS
8 7 (0.34%) vSphere
9 6 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.19%) SRDF
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
12 2 (0.096%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.096%) vCloud
12 2 (0.096%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.096%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (1.59%) Ansible
2 24 (1.16%) Puppet
3 10 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.39%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.34%) Control-M
5 7 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (0.34%) SCCM
5 7 (0.34%) vRealize
6 6 (0.29%) BladeLogic
6 6 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.29%) Mesos
6 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.29%) PowerCLI
6 6 (0.29%) Terraform
7 4 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.19%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 252 (12.16%) Oracle
2 96 (4.63%) Microsoft
3 62 (2.99%) Bloomberg
4 56 (2.70%) Sybase
5 43 (2.07%) Reuters
6 39 (1.88%) TIBCO
7 37 (1.78%) Informatica
8 36 (1.74%) ION Trading
9 34 (1.64%) Murex
10 33 (1.59%) IBM
11 32 (1.54%) HP
12 27 (1.30%) Cisco
13 26 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 26 (1.25%) VMware
14 24 (1.16%) Citrix
15 23 (1.11%) Google
16 22 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (0.87%) Fidessa
18 17 (0.82%) ServiceNow
19 15 (0.72%) Talend
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