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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 158 76
Rank change year-on-year +76 -82  
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1301 879 1516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.78% 1.63% 2.70%
As % of the General category 7.09% 4.43% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 706 1141
Median daily rate £563 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £407
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.78% -  
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 18347 19840 22215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.14% 36.79% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12018 13224 14235
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 471 538
Median hourly rate £26.20 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £11.00 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.35 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 22 June 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
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 22 June 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 +75 1241 £575 +4.54% 249
London +22 1186 £575 +4.54% 237
City of London +23 268 £600 - 43
Belfast -9 46 £413 +230.00%
County Antrim -11 46 £413 +230.00%
Northern Ireland -11 46 £413 +230.00%
Canary Wharf +12 18 £625 +6.38%
Docklands, London +6 17 £600 -4.00%
Bromley +13 16 £575 -1.70%
South West +25 14 £425 -26.08% 3
South East +11 14 £470 -1.05% 3
North West +27 12 £400 -5.88% 3
Surrey 0 12 £470 +4.44% 1
Camberley +7 11 £473 -5.50%
Scotland +3 11 £563 +50.00% 29
Cheshire +27 8 £450 +5.88% 2
West Midlands +29 7 £500 +8.10%
Chester +22 7 £450 +5.88%
Birmingham +16 7 £500 +8.10%
Gloucestershire - 7 £425 -
Glasgow -4 6 £525 +50.00% 26
Gloucester - 6 £425 -
Edinburgh +9 5 £600 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire +22 4 - - 1
Dorset +11 4 £300 -31.42%
Bournemouth +11 4 £300 -31.42%
Manchester +10 4 £135 -68.23% 1
Sheffield +8 3 - - 1
South Yorkshire +7 3 - - 1
East Midlands -9 3 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 2178 (100.00%) Banking
2 1103 (50.64%) Finance
3 634 (29.11%) Java
4 631 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
5 607 (27.87%) Front Office
6 531 (24.38%) SQL
7 334 (15.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 286 (13.13%) C#
9 265 (12.17%) Multithreading
10 261 (11.98%) Linux
11 252 (11.57%) Oracle
12 250 (11.48%) JavaScript
13 247 (11.34%) Unix
14 242 (11.11%) Derivative
15 240 (11.02%) Fixed Income
16 235 (10.79%) Python
16 235 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
17 227 (10.42%) HTML
18 223 (10.24%) Equities
19 204 (9.37%) C++
20 197 (9.04%) .NET
20 197 (9.04%) Project Management
21 194 (8.91%) Electronic Trading
21 194 (8.91%) MiFID
22 192 (8.82%) TDD
23 189 (8.68%) HTML5
24 180 (8.26%) SDLC
25 177 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
26 176 (8.08%) Windows
26 176 (8.08%) Low Latency

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 94 (4.32%) Apache Spark
2 44 (2.02%) Oracle Coherence
3 33 (1.52%) Apache
4 26 (1.19%) Confluence
5 24 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 16 (0.73%) Mule
8 14 (0.64%) SAS
9 13 (0.60%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 10 (0.46%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.41%) Apache Pig
13 9 (0.41%) DataSynapse
14 7 (0.32%) IIS
14 7 (0.32%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.28%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.23%) CMS
16 5 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 85 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.092%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.046%) InVision
8 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (1.06%) ION MarketView
2 14 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 12 (0.55%) Actimize
4 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.23%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.23%) RMDS
5 5 (0.23%) Summit
6 4 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 4 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (0.18%) SunGard Martini
7 3 (0.14%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.14%) Global One
7 3 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.092%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.092%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.41%) GitHub
4 8 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (0.37%) IaaS
4 8 (0.37%) Office 365
5 7 (0.32%) PaaS
6 6 (0.28%) SaaS
7 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.14%) Slack
8 3 (0.14%) Trello
9 2 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.092%) Force.com
9 2 (0.092%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.046%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.046%) Heroku
10 1 (0.046%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.046%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.01%) Firewall
2 20 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 17 (0.78%) SAN
4 16 (0.73%) Internet
5 15 (0.69%) SSL
6 10 (0.46%) LAN
7 9 (0.41%) NAS
8 8 (0.37%) DNS
8 8 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
8 8 (0.37%) HTTP
9 7 (0.32%) Network Security
9 7 (0.32%) WAN
10 6 (0.28%) Intranet
10 6 (0.28%) Multicast
11 5 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.23%) DHCP
11 5 (0.23%) LDAP
12 4 (0.18%) BGP
12 4 (0.18%) FTP
12 4 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 140 (6.43%) Big Data
3 114 (5.23%) Hadoop
4 105 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 48 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (2.20%) NoSQL
6 42 (1.93%) Oracle Database
7 38 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 37 (1.70%) KDB
9 31 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 29 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 27 (1.24%) DB2
11 27 (1.24%) HBase
12 26 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (1.06%) Tick Data
14 21 (0.96%) Apache Hive
14 21 (0.96%) QlikView
15 17 (0.78%) Redis
15 17 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 110 (5.05%) JIRA
2 61 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 59 (2.71%) Maven
4 51 (2.34%) Jenkins
5 42 (1.93%) TeamCity
6 40 (1.84%) Subversion
7 35 (1.61%) Selenium
8 29 (1.33%) JUnit
9 28 (1.29%) NUnit
10 26 (1.19%) Mockito
11 23 (1.06%) Gradle
12 22 (1.01%) Cucumber
13 18 (0.83%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.73%) ERwin
15 15 (0.69%) Mocha
16 14 (0.64%) Bitbucket
16 14 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
17 13 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
18 11 (0.51%) HP UFT
18 11 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2178 (100.00%) Banking
2 1103 (50.64%) Finance
3 607 (27.87%) Front Office
4 90 (4.13%) Back Office
5 79 (3.63%) Retail
6 63 (2.89%) Financial Institution
7 61 (2.80%) Legal
8 50 (2.30%) Retail Banking
9 30 (1.38%) Private Banking
10 18 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
11 13 (0.60%) Prime Brokerage
12 9 (0.41%) Advertising
13 7 (0.32%) French Language
13 7 (0.32%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.28%) Games
14 6 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.18%) Marketing
17 3 (0.14%) Telecoms
18 2 (0.092%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1015 (46.60%) Developer
2 441 (20.25%) Analyst
3 406 (18.64%) Java Developer
4 285 (13.09%) Business Analyst
5 192 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 164 (7.53%) Senior Developer
7 153 (7.02%) C# Developer
8 124 (5.69%) Banking Analyst
9 109 (5.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 104 (4.78%) Senior Java Developer
11 99 (4.55%) Architect
12 91 (4.18%) Front Office Developer
13 88 (4.04%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 84 (3.86%) .NET Developer
14 84 (3.86%) C++ Developer
14 84 (3.86%) Python Developer
15 77 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
16 65 (2.98%) Agile Developer
16 65 (2.98%) Scala Developer
16 65 (2.98%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (10.42%) HTML
2 197 (9.04%) .NET
3 189 (8.68%) HTML5
4 173 (7.94%) AngularJS
5 139 (6.38%) Spring
6 119 (5.46%) CSS
7 100 (4.59%) XML
8 81 (3.72%) React
9 77 (3.54%) Node.js
9 77 (3.54%) WPF
10 68 (3.12%) FIX Protocol
11 63 (2.89%) Hibernate
12 60 (2.75%) REST
13 54 (2.48%) Middleware
14 48 (2.20%) RESTful
15 42 (1.93%) WCF
15 42 (1.93%) Web Services
16 39 (1.79%) CSS3
17 37 (1.70%) JMS
17 37 (1.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 334 (15.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 242 (11.11%) Derivative
3 240 (11.02%) Fixed Income
4 235 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
5 223 (10.24%) Equities
6 109 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
7 86 (3.95%) Market Risk
8 85 (3.90%) Fintech
9 73 (3.35%) Equity Derivative
10 71 (3.26%) Computer Science
11 66 (3.03%) Virtual Team
12 64 (2.94%) Management Information System
13 62 (2.85%) Credit Risk
14 60 (2.75%) Data Structures
15 49 (2.25%) Algorithms
16 43 (1.97%) User Experience
17 35 (1.61%) Hedge funds
17 35 (1.61%) OTC Derivatives
18 32 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
19 29 (1.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 261 (11.98%) Linux
2 247 (11.34%) Unix
3 176 (8.08%) Windows
4 36 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (1.42%) Solaris
6 18 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.23%) AIX
12 4 (0.18%) Android
12 4 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.14%) SUSE
14 2 (0.092%) VMS
14 2 (0.092%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.046%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (12.17%) Multithreading
3 197 (9.04%) Project Management
4 194 (8.91%) Electronic Trading
5 192 (8.82%) TDD
6 180 (8.26%) SDLC
7 177 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 176 (8.08%) Low Latency
9 169 (7.76%) Business Analysis
10 163 (7.48%) Risk Management
11 160 (7.35%) OO
12 152 (6.98%) Scrum
13 142 (6.52%) Test Automation
14 133 (6.11%) Investment Management
15 126 (5.79%) Migration
16 106 (4.87%) Analytics
17 98 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
18 94 (4.32%) DevOps
19 93 (4.27%) Wealth Management
20 86 (3.95%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 634 (29.11%) Java
2 531 (24.38%) SQL
3 286 (13.13%) C#
4 250 (11.48%) JavaScript
5 235 (10.79%) Python
6 204 (9.37%) C++
7 104 (4.78%) Scala
8 60 (2.75%) Perl
9 56 (2.57%) Shell Script
10 47 (2.16%) PowerShell
10 47 (2.16%) VBA
11 43 (1.97%) C
12 41 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 38 (1.74%) TypeScript
14 29 (1.33%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.29%) T-SQL
16 21 (0.96%) ES6
17 16 (0.73%) Korn
17 16 (0.73%) R
17 16 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 151 (6.93%) Degree
2 44 (2.02%) PhD
3 39 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (1.33%) PMI Certification
5 23 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
6 21 (0.96%) PMP
7 20 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (0.78%) CCNP
9 14 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (0.60%) ISEB
11 12 (0.55%) CISSP
12 11 (0.51%) CISA
13 10 (0.46%) CCNA
14 8 (0.37%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.32%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.32%) MCSE
15 7 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.32%) SC Cleared
15 7 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (8.91%) MiFID
2 79 (3.63%) QA
3 52 (2.39%) EMIR
4 30 (1.38%) PMO
5 24 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 16 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.69%) ISO 20022
8 13 (0.60%) Basel III
8 13 (0.60%) SLA
9 9 (0.41%) IFRS
10 7 (0.32%) FATCA
11 6 (0.28%) COBIT
11 6 (0.28%) CRD IV
11 6 (0.28%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.23%) SEPA
13 4 (0.18%) COREP
13 4 (0.18%) FINREP
13 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (1.47%) Docker
2 26 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.46%) HDFS
4 10 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.46%) XenApp
5 9 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.37%) vSphere
6 8 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.28%) NFS
8 4 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.18%) SRDF
8 4 (0.18%) vCloud
8 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.092%) GPFS
10 2 (0.092%) KVM
10 2 (0.092%) LXC
10 2 (0.092%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.092%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (1.47%) Ansible
2 26 (1.19%) Puppet
3 11 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.41%) Control-M
4 9 (0.41%) vRealize
5 8 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.37%) PowerCLI
6 6 (0.28%) BladeLogic
6 6 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (0.28%) Mesos
6 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.28%) Terraform
7 5 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.23%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.23%) SCCM
7 5 (0.23%) TIBCO Hawk
8 4 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.18%) Rancher
8 4 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 252 (11.57%) Oracle
2 112 (5.14%) Microsoft
3 71 (3.26%) Sybase
4 63 (2.89%) Bloomberg
5 45 (2.07%) ION Trading
6 43 (1.97%) TIBCO
7 42 (1.93%) Reuters
8 38 (1.74%) HP
8 38 (1.74%) Murex
9 35 (1.61%) IBM
10 34 (1.56%) Informatica
11 33 (1.52%) VMware
12 32 (1.47%) Cisco
13 29 (1.33%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.24%) Citrix
14 27 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
15 21 (0.96%) Google
16 19 (0.87%) Fidessa
17 17 (0.78%) ServiceNow
18 16 (0.73%) Tableau
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