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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Investment Banking
UK
Rank 124 108 70
Rank change year-on-year -16 -38  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 881 1110 1408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 2.10% 2.69%
As % of the General category 5.18% 5.50% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 875 1043
Median daily rate £588 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.81% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £698 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.35 - £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 16995 20187 20567
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.00% 38.22% 39.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11109 13089 12633
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 505 479
Median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -14 853 £595 +8.18% 165
London -5 824 £600 +9.09% 159
City of London -9 168 £600 +9.09% 46
Docklands, London +9 19 £598 -2.04%
Canary Wharf +4 18 £600 +20.00%
Northern Ireland -10 14 £425 +295.34% 1
Belfast -5 13 £425 +295.34% 1
County Antrim -8 13 £425 +295.34% 1
South East -1 10 £550 +22.22% 2
Surrey +12 9 £550 +29.41% 2
Scotland +14 8 £400 +14.28% 5
Camberley +5 7 £550 +29.41% 2
North West +13 6 £403 +0.62% 1
Yorkshire +3 5 £651 +53.05%
Edinburgh +18 4 £400 +14.28%
Manchester +16 4 £405 +1.25% 1
Leeds +5 4 £700 +69.75%
West Yorkshire +4 4 £700 +69.75%
West Midlands +4 4 £500 +5.26% 1
Glasgow -6 4 £365 +4.37% 5
East Midlands - 4 £425 -
Birmingham -9 3 £500 +5.26% 1
Northampton - 3 £481 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £481 -
Cheshire +27 2 £340 -
South Wales - 2 £413 -
Wales - 2 £413 -
Cardiff - 2 £413 -
Berkshire +18 1 £575 +15.00%
Chester +7 1 - -

Investment Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1796 (100.00%) Banking
2 886 (49.33%) Finance
3 531 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
4 512 (28.51%) Java
5 457 (25.45%) SQL
6 421 (23.44%) Front Office
7 257 (14.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 230 (12.81%) Linux
9 217 (12.08%) JavaScript
10 210 (11.69%) Equities
11 209 (11.64%) Oracle
12 202 (11.25%) Multithreading
13 199 (11.08%) Derivative
13 199 (11.08%) Unix
13 199 (11.08%) Python
14 197 (10.97%) HTML
15 190 (10.58%) C#
16 182 (10.13%) C++
17 175 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
18 170 (9.47%) TDD
19 156 (8.69%) AngularJS
20 153 (8.52%) HTML5
20 153 (8.52%) Project Management
21 151 (8.41%) Fixed Income
22 144 (8.02%) Electronic Trading
23 143 (7.96%) Big Data
24 137 (7.63%) Windows
25 136 (7.57%) Low Latency
26 135 (7.52%) SDLC
26 135 (7.52%) Scrum

Investment Banking
Top Related 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 99 (5.51%) Apache Spark
2 37 (2.06%) Apache
3 33 (1.84%) Oracle Coherence
3 33 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.22%) Confluence
5 14 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.61%) Apache Pig
7 11 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.61%) SAS
7 11 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.50%) IIS
9 8 (0.45%) DataSynapse
9 8 (0.45%) JBoss
9 8 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.39%) Mule
11 6 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 97 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 43 (2.39%) MS Office
4 23 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (1.22%) MS Project
6 10 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.056%) InVision
8 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.67%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Summit
3 4 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.11%) Endur
5 2 (0.11%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
5 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.056%) BondVision
6 1 (0.056%) Eikon
6 1 (0.056%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.056%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.056%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.06%) GitHub
3 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.45%) IaaS
5 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.33%) SaaS
7 4 (0.22%) PaaS
8 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.17%) Office 365
9 1 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.056%) Force.com
9 1 (0.056%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.056%) Slack
9 1 (0.056%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.06%) Firewall
2 15 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.72%) SAN
4 11 (0.61%) Internet
5 9 (0.50%) DNS
6 8 (0.45%) Multicast
6 8 (0.45%) SSL
7 7 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (0.39%) HTTP
7 7 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.39%) LAN
7 7 (0.39%) LDAP
8 6 (0.33%) FIX Connectivity
8 6 (0.33%) WAN
9 5 (0.28%) BGP
10 4 (0.22%) AMQP
10 4 (0.22%) DHCP
10 4 (0.22%) MPLS
10 4 (0.22%) Network Security
11 3 (0.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (7.96%) Big Data
2 123 (6.85%) Hadoop
3 122 (6.79%) SQL Server
4 74 (4.12%) Relational Database
5 55 (3.06%) NoSQL
6 53 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (2.62%) Oracle Database
8 43 (2.39%) KDB
9 38 (2.12%) HBase
10 32 (1.78%) Tick Data
11 31 (1.73%) MongoDB
12 28 (1.56%) Apache Hive
13 25 (1.39%) DB2
14 23 (1.28%) RDBMS
15 22 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
18 17 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (0.95%) QlikView
19 15 (0.84%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 95 (5.29%) JIRA
2 51 (2.84%) Maven
3 49 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 48 (2.67%) Git (software)
5 35 (1.95%) Subversion
6 27 (1.50%) JUnit
7 26 (1.45%) Mockito
8 24 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 24 (1.34%) Selenium
9 22 (1.22%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.17%) Gradle
11 18 (1.00%) NUnit
12 14 (0.78%) ERwin
12 14 (0.78%) Mocha
12 14 (0.78%) webpack
13 13 (0.72%) Ant
14 11 (0.61%) Jasmine
14 11 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
14 11 (0.61%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.56%) Hudson
General
1 1796 (100.00%) Banking
2 886 (49.33%) Finance
3 421 (23.44%) Front Office
4 86 (4.79%) Back Office
5 49 (2.73%) Legal
6 47 (2.62%) Retail
7 41 (2.28%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 25 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.06%) Games
11 15 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
12 13 (0.72%) Marketing
12 13 (0.72%) Private Banking
13 10 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
13 10 (0.56%) Publishing
14 7 (0.39%) Advertising
15 6 (0.33%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.22%) French Language
18 3 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 812 (45.21%) Developer
2 385 (21.44%) Analyst
3 312 (17.37%) Java Developer
4 247 (13.75%) Business Analyst
5 128 (7.13%) Project Manager
6 126 (7.02%) Senior Developer
7 103 (5.73%) Banking Analyst
8 98 (5.46%) Architect
9 93 (5.18%) Senior Java Developer
10 90 (5.01%) C# Developer
11 87 (4.84%) C++ Developer
12 77 (4.29%) Python Developer
13 73 (4.06%) JavaScript Developer
14 68 (3.79%) Agile Developer
14 68 (3.79%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 66 (3.67%) .NET Developer
15 66 (3.67%) Front Office Developer
15 66 (3.67%) Scala Developer
16 61 (3.40%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 54 (3.01%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (10.97%) HTML
2 156 (8.69%) AngularJS
3 153 (8.52%) HTML5
4 134 (7.46%) .NET
5 128 (7.13%) Spring
6 115 (6.40%) CSS
7 83 (4.62%) XML
8 77 (4.29%) React
9 73 (4.06%) FIX Protocol
10 67 (3.73%) Hibernate
11 64 (3.56%) Node.js
12 57 (3.17%) REST
13 55 (3.06%) WPF
14 48 (2.67%) CSS3
15 45 (2.51%) Akka
16 42 (2.34%) jQuery
17 39 (2.17%) Web Services
18 36 (2.00%) Middleware
19 35 (1.95%) SOAP
20 34 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 257 (14.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 210 (11.69%) Equities
3 199 (11.08%) Derivative
4 175 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
5 151 (8.41%) Fixed Income
6 65 (3.62%) Equity Derivative
7 61 (3.40%) Fintech
8 59 (3.29%) Algorithms
9 58 (3.23%) Market Risk
9 58 (3.23%) User Experience
10 50 (2.78%) Computer Science
11 43 (2.39%) Credit Risk
12 41 (2.28%) Data Structures
13 35 (1.95%) Reference Data
14 31 (1.73%) Virtual Team
15 27 (1.50%) Data Centre
15 27 (1.50%) Management Information System
16 26 (1.45%) Hedge funds
17 25 (1.39%) SWIFT
18 23 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 230 (12.81%) Linux
2 199 (11.08%) Unix
3 137 (7.63%) Windows
4 38 (2.12%) Solaris
5 28 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.33%) Android
9 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.22%) AIX
12 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.056%) CentOS
13 1 (0.056%) Fedora
13 1 (0.056%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (11.25%) Multithreading
3 170 (9.47%) TDD
4 153 (8.52%) Project Management
5 144 (8.02%) Electronic Trading
6 136 (7.57%) Low Latency
7 135 (7.52%) Business Analysis
7 135 (7.52%) Scrum
7 135 (7.52%) SDLC
8 130 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 126 (7.02%) OO
10 125 (6.96%) Migration
11 113 (6.29%) Risk Management
12 104 (5.79%) Analytics
13 97 (5.40%) Investment Management
14 87 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
15 85 (4.73%) DevOps
16 84 (4.68%) Data Modelling
17 70 (3.90%) Data Management
17 70 (3.90%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 512 (28.51%) Java
2 457 (25.45%) SQL
3 217 (12.08%) JavaScript
4 199 (11.08%) Python
5 190 (10.58%) C#
6 182 (10.13%) C++
7 104 (5.79%) Scala
8 58 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 47 (2.62%) Perl
10 42 (2.34%) VBA
11 38 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.39%) C
12 25 (1.39%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.34%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.17%) ES6
14 21 (1.17%) TypeScript
15 20 (1.11%) Korn
16 19 (1.06%) T-SQL
17 17 (0.95%) VB
18 11 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 129 (7.18%) Degree
2 48 (2.67%) PhD
3 20 (1.11%) PMI Certification
4 17 (0.95%) PMP
5 10 (0.56%) ISEB
6 9 (0.50%) CISSP
7 7 (0.39%) CISA
7 7 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.39%) MBA
8 6 (0.33%) CCNP
9 5 (0.28%) CCIE
9 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.22%) ACCA
10 4 (0.22%) CFA
10 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.17%) CISM
11 3 (0.17%) MCSE
11 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (7.18%) MiFID
2 82 (4.57%) QA
3 41 (2.28%) EMIR
4 38 (2.12%) PMO
5 32 (1.78%) Dodd-Frank
6 24 (1.34%) FATCA
7 11 (0.61%) Basel III
7 11 (0.61%) ISO20022
8 10 (0.56%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.50%) SLA
10 7 (0.39%) COBIT
11 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.28%) IFRS
12 5 (0.28%) SEPA
13 4 (0.22%) AIFMD
13 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
14 3 (0.17%) IFRS 9
15 2 (0.11%) GDPR
15 2 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 31 (1.73%) Docker
2 16 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.72%) HDFS
3 13 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.39%) NFS
5 5 (0.28%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.22%) XenApp
6 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.17%) SRDF
7 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.056%) GPFS
9 1 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (1.50%) Ansible
2 21 (1.17%) Puppet
3 13 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.50%) Control-M
4 9 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (0.50%) SCCM
5 7 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.39%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.39%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 6 (0.33%) Mesos
6 6 (0.33%) TeamSite
7 5 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.28%) Terraform
8 3 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.17%) Nagios
8 3 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.17%) WSUS
9 2 (0.11%) SCOM
9 2 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 209 (11.64%) Oracle
2 100 (5.57%) Microsoft
3 65 (3.62%) Bloomberg
4 64 (3.56%) Sybase
5 49 (2.73%) Reuters
6 30 (1.67%) Murex
7 29 (1.61%) Cisco
7 29 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 28 (1.56%) Informatica
9 27 (1.50%) IBM
10 26 (1.45%) Citrix
11 25 (1.39%) TIBCO
12 24 (1.34%) Fidessa
12 24 (1.34%) Google
13 22 (1.22%) HP
14 19 (1.06%) ION Trading
15 18 (1.00%) VMware
16 16 (0.89%) Splunk
17 14 (0.78%) Cognos
18 13 (0.72%) SAP
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £560.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £100 - £105 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago