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 29 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.

Investment Banking
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 107 69
Rank change year-on-year -14 -38  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 922 1137 1464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 2.11% 2.74%
As % of the General category 5.35% 5.54% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 896 1077
Median daily rate £575 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.23% -  
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 17247 20529 20942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.13% 38.14% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11277 13345 12829
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £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 461 509 489
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.38 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.69% +24.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

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 29 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 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 29 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 29 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 -10 892 £588 +6.81% 166
London -5 859 £595 +8.18% 160
City of London -9 180 £600 +9.09% 54
Docklands, London +9 17 £598 -1.23%
Canary Wharf +3 17 £600 +20.00%
Northern Ireland -5 15 £420 +127.02%
County Antrim -1 14 £425 +129.72%
Belfast -4 14 £425 +129.72%
South East 0 11 £550 +18.91% 2
Surrey -4 10 £550 +29.41% 2
Scotland +13 9 £400 +10.34% 1
Camberley +6 8 £550 +29.41% 2
North West +23 7 £403 +0.62% 2
Yorkshire +11 6 £651 +53.05%
West Yorkshire +17 5 £700 +64.76%
Leeds +8 5 £700 +69.75%
Glasgow -9 5 £445 +22.80%
East Midlands - 5 £425 -
Edinburgh +18 4 £400 +8.10% 1
Manchester +17 4 £405 +1.25% 1
West Midlands +3 4 £500 +5.26% 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £481 -
Northampton - 4 £481 -
Cheshire +24 3 £340 - 1
Birmingham -11 3 £500 +5.26% 1
Chester +8 2 - - 1
Cardiff - 2 £413 -
South Wales - 2 £413 -
Wales - 2 £413 -
Berkshire +24 1 £575 +15.00%

For the 6 months to 29 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 1825 (100.00%) Banking
2 908 (49.75%) Finance
3 536 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
4 520 (28.49%) Java
5 463 (25.37%) SQL
6 430 (23.56%) Front Office
7 263 (14.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 234 (12.82%) Linux
9 219 (12.00%) JavaScript
10 214 (11.73%) Oracle
11 211 (11.56%) Python
12 210 (11.51%) Multithreading
13 208 (11.40%) Unix
13 208 (11.40%) Equities
14 202 (11.07%) Derivative
15 201 (11.01%) HTML
16 195 (10.68%) C#
17 191 (10.47%) C++
18 177 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
19 171 (9.37%) TDD
20 157 (8.60%) HTML5
21 156 (8.55%) AngularJS
21 156 (8.55%) Project Management
22 152 (8.33%) Fixed Income
23 151 (8.27%) Electronic Trading
24 143 (7.84%) Big Data
25 142 (7.78%) Low Latency
26 141 (7.73%) Scrum
26 141 (7.73%) Windows
27 138 (7.56%) Degree

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
1 100 (5.48%) Apache Spark
2 38 (2.08%) Apache
3 34 (1.86%) Oracle Coherence
4 31 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.32%) Confluence
6 14 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 14 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 11 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.60%) SAS
9 9 (0.49%) IIS
10 8 (0.44%) DataSynapse
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.38%) JBoss
11 7 (0.38%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.38%) Mule
12 6 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 95 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (2.19%) MS Office
4 24 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (1.21%) MS Project
6 21 (1.15%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.055%) InVision
9 1 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.77%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Summit
3 4 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (0.22%) SunGard Martini
4 3 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.11%) Endur
5 2 (0.11%) Global One
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%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.055%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.15%) GitHub
2 20 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.44%) IaaS
5 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.38%) SaaS
6 4 (0.22%) Office 365
6 4 (0.22%) PaaS
7 3 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.11%) Slack
8 2 (0.11%) Trello
9 1 (0.055%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.055%) Force.com
9 1 (0.055%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.055%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.10%) Firewall
2 15 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.71%) SAN
4 12 (0.66%) Internet
5 9 (0.49%) DNS
6 8 (0.44%) Multicast
6 8 (0.44%) SSL
7 7 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (0.38%) HTTP
7 7 (0.38%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.38%) LAN
7 7 (0.38%) LDAP
8 6 (0.33%) FIX Connectivity
8 6 (0.33%) WAN
9 5 (0.27%) BGP
10 4 (0.22%) DHCP
10 4 (0.22%) MPLS
10 4 (0.22%) Network Security
10 4 (0.22%) VPN
11 3 (0.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (7.84%) Big Data
2 123 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 122 (6.68%) Hadoop
4 80 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 55 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 53 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (2.63%) Oracle Database
8 46 (2.52%) KDB
9 38 (2.08%) HBase
10 33 (1.81%) Tick Data
11 30 (1.64%) MongoDB
12 28 (1.53%) Apache Hive
13 27 (1.48%) DB2
13 27 (1.48%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
17 17 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
17 17 (0.93%) QlikView
18 16 (0.88%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 101 (5.53%) JIRA
2 53 (2.90%) Maven
3 52 (2.85%) Jenkins
4 51 (2.79%) Git (software)
5 37 (2.03%) Subversion
6 27 (1.48%) Mockito
7 26 (1.42%) JUnit
8 25 (1.37%) TeamCity
9 24 (1.32%) Cucumber
10 23 (1.26%) Gradle
11 22 (1.21%) Selenium
12 20 (1.10%) NUnit
13 15 (0.82%) ERwin
14 14 (0.77%) Ant
14 14 (0.77%) Mocha
15 13 (0.71%) webpack
16 12 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
16 12 (0.66%) Visual Studio
17 11 (0.60%) Jasmine
18 10 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 1825 (100.00%) Banking
2 908 (49.75%) Finance
3 430 (23.56%) Front Office
4 85 (4.66%) Back Office
5 49 (2.68%) Legal
5 49 (2.68%) Retail
6 42 (2.30%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.48%) Retail Banking
8 24 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.10%) Games
10 16 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
10 16 (0.88%) Private Banking
11 13 (0.71%) Marketing
12 10 (0.55%) Prime Brokerage
12 10 (0.55%) Publishing
13 6 (0.33%) Advertising
13 6 (0.33%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.27%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.22%) French Language
16 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 825 (45.21%) Developer
2 386 (21.15%) Analyst
3 319 (17.48%) Java Developer
4 244 (13.37%) Business Analyst
5 135 (7.40%) Project Manager
6 127 (6.96%) Senior Developer
7 100 (5.48%) Banking Analyst
8 99 (5.42%) Architect
9 92 (5.04%) C# Developer
9 92 (5.04%) Senior Java Developer
10 88 (4.82%) C++ Developer
11 80 (4.38%) Python Developer
12 71 (3.89%) JavaScript Developer
13 70 (3.84%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 69 (3.78%) Front Office Developer
15 66 (3.62%) .NET Developer
15 66 (3.62%) Agile Developer
16 65 (3.56%) Scala Developer
17 64 (3.51%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
18 52 (2.85%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (11.01%) HTML
2 157 (8.60%) HTML5
3 156 (8.55%) AngularJS
4 136 (7.45%) .NET
5 131 (7.18%) Spring
6 112 (6.14%) CSS
7 86 (4.71%) XML
8 76 (4.16%) React
9 71 (3.89%) FIX Protocol
10 66 (3.62%) Hibernate
11 62 (3.40%) Node.js
12 58 (3.18%) WPF
13 55 (3.01%) REST
14 46 (2.52%) CSS3
15 44 (2.41%) Akka
16 41 (2.25%) jQuery
17 40 (2.19%) Web Services
18 36 (1.97%) RESTful
18 36 (1.97%) SOAP
19 35 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 263 (14.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 208 (11.40%) Equities
3 202 (11.07%) Derivative
4 177 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
5 152 (8.33%) Fixed Income
6 66 (3.62%) Fintech
7 65 (3.56%) Equity Derivative
8 60 (3.29%) Algorithms
9 59 (3.23%) Market Risk
10 58 (3.18%) User Experience
11 53 (2.90%) Computer Science
12 44 (2.41%) Credit Risk
13 42 (2.30%) Data Structures
14 36 (1.97%) Reference Data
15 32 (1.75%) Virtual Team
16 29 (1.59%) Data Centre
17 27 (1.48%) SWIFT
18 26 (1.42%) Hedge funds
18 26 (1.42%) Management Information System
19 25 (1.37%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 234 (12.82%) Linux
2 208 (11.40%) Unix
3 141 (7.73%) Windows
4 39 (2.14%) Solaris
5 28 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 25 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.33%) Android
10 6 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.22%) AIX
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.11%) VMS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.055%) Fedora
14 1 (0.055%) SUSE
14 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.055%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (11.51%) Multithreading
3 171 (9.37%) TDD
4 156 (8.55%) Project Management
5 151 (8.27%) Electronic Trading
6 142 (7.78%) Low Latency
7 141 (7.73%) Scrum
8 137 (7.51%) Business Analysis
8 137 (7.51%) SDLC
9 131 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 128 (7.01%) Migration
11 127 (6.96%) OO
12 116 (6.36%) Risk Management
13 106 (5.81%) Analytics
14 101 (5.53%) Investment Management
15 88 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (4.71%) Data Modelling
16 86 (4.71%) DevOps
17 70 (3.84%) Data Management
18 69 (3.78%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 520 (28.49%) Java
2 463 (25.37%) SQL
3 219 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 211 (11.56%) Python
5 195 (10.68%) C#
6 191 (10.47%) C++
7 104 (5.70%) Scala
8 61 (3.34%) Shell Script
9 50 (2.74%) Perl
10 40 (2.19%) PL/SQL
11 38 (2.08%) VBA
12 27 (1.48%) C
12 27 (1.48%) PowerShell
13 25 (1.37%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.10%) ES6
14 20 (1.10%) Korn
14 20 (1.10%) TypeScript
15 19 (1.04%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.82%) VB
17 11 (0.60%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 138 (7.56%) Degree
2 50 (2.74%) PhD
3 23 (1.26%) PMI Certification
4 20 (1.10%) PMP
5 10 (0.55%) CISSP
5 10 (0.55%) ISEB
6 8 (0.44%) CISA
6 8 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.38%) MBA
8 6 (0.33%) CCNP
8 6 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.27%) CCIE
9 5 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.22%) ACCA
10 4 (0.22%) CFA
10 4 (0.22%) CISM
10 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.16%) MCSE
11 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (7.45%) MiFID
2 77 (4.22%) QA
3 44 (2.41%) EMIR
4 33 (1.81%) Dodd-Frank
4 33 (1.81%) PMO
5 23 (1.26%) FATCA
6 12 (0.66%) Basel III
6 12 (0.66%) ISO20022
7 11 (0.60%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.49%) SLA
9 7 (0.38%) COBIT
10 6 (0.33%) IFRS
10 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.27%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.27%) SEPA
12 4 (0.22%) AIFMD
12 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.16%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.11%) GDPR
14 2 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 30 (1.64%) Docker
2 17 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.71%) HDFS
3 13 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.38%) NFS
5 5 (0.27%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
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 (0.16%) SRDF
7 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.11%) GPFS
8 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.055%) LXC
9 1 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (1.53%) Ansible
2 19 (1.04%) Puppet
3 11 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.49%) Control-M
4 9 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
4 9 (0.49%) SCCM
5 8 (0.44%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.38%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 6 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.33%) Mesos
7 6 (0.33%) TeamSite
8 5 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.27%) Terraform
9 4 (0.22%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.16%) Nagios
10 3 (0.16%) WSUS
11 2 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 214 (11.73%) Oracle
2 100 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 63 (3.45%) Bloomberg
4 61 (3.34%) Sybase
5 51 (2.79%) Reuters
6 31 (1.70%) Cisco
6 31 (1.70%) Red Hat
7 30 (1.64%) IBM
7 30 (1.64%) Informatica
7 30 (1.64%) Murex
8 26 (1.42%) Citrix
9 25 (1.37%) Google
9 25 (1.37%) TIBCO
10 24 (1.32%) HP
11 22 (1.21%) Fidessa
12 20 (1.10%) ION Trading
13 18 (0.99%) Splunk
13 18 (0.99%) VMware
14 15 (0.82%) ServiceNow
14 15 (0.82%) Solace
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