Period
to 23 April 2018

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 6 months to 23 April 2018 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
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 126 106
Rank change year-on-year -34 -20 -32
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,742 1,889 2,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 2.05% 2.22%
As % of the General category 4.58% 5.40% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,262 1,470 1,840
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £406 £413 £375
90th Percentile £738 £700 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.35% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 2
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £28.35 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.08% -71.66% +263.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.86 - -

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 38,043 35,002 40,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.63% 38.04% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,757 22,981 26,352
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 872 997
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.71%
10th Percentile £12.43 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -10.71% +5.66%

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Investment Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 14 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 6 months to 23 April 2018. 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
England -41 1,680 £588 +2.17% 190
London -25 1,581 £600 +4.35% 179
UK excluding London -3 153 £431 +1.35% 32
North of England +38 68 £438 -5.41% 6
Yorkshire +12 38 £475 -9.52% 2
Scotland -10 36 £438 +9.38% 18
North West 0 30 £356 -21.92% 4
Northern Ireland -10 19 £431 +45.03% 1
Midlands -6 14 £288 -42.50% 3
West Midlands +5 8 £275 -45.00% 1
East Midlands +1 6 £613 +44.12% 2
South East -28 6 £525 -4.55% 1
South West +7 5 £431 +1.47% 1
Wales -7 5 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 1,742 (100.00%) Banking
2 881 (50.57%) Finance
3 561 (32.20%) Java
4 531 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
5 418 (24.00%) SQL
6 389 (22.33%) Front Office
7 286 (16.42%) C#
8 227 (13.03%) Unix
9 226 (12.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 220 (12.63%) Python
11 214 (12.28%) JavaScript
12 209 (12.00%) .NET
13 191 (10.96%) SQL Server
13 191 (10.96%) Multithreading
14 183 (10.51%) Fixed Income
15 178 (10.22%) Linux
16 177 (10.16%) Derivative
17 176 (10.10%) Spring
18 171 (9.82%) Electronic Trading
19 166 (9.53%) SDLC
20 165 (9.47%) Oracle
21 155 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
22 153 (8.78%) Windows
23 152 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
24 150 (8.61%) Low Latency
25 148 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
26 146 (8.38%) Risk Management
27 142 (8.15%) TDD
28 139 (7.98%) Investment Management
29 136 (7.81%) AngularJS

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 47 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 26 (1.49%) Apache
3 25 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
5 22 (1.26%) Mule
6 21 (1.21%) Confluence
6 21 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.75%) SAS
10 12 (0.69%) MQSeries
11 10 (0.57%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.46%) CMS
12 8 (0.46%) Mule ESB
13 5 (0.29%) nginx
13 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.23%) DataSynapse
14 4 (0.23%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 95 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.057%) InVision
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 16 (0.92%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.69%) Summit
3 9 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.34%) RMDS
5 5 (0.29%) Actimize
5 5 (0.29%) Orchestrade
6 3 (0.17%) Global One
7 2 (0.11%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.11%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.11%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.057%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.057%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.057%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.057%) Magento
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.057%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.72%) npm
3 22 (1.26%) Office 365
4 17 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.69%) IaaS
6 10 (0.57%) GitHub
7 6 (0.34%) OpenDNS
7 6 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.23%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.23%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.17%) G Suite
10 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.17%) SaaS
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.057%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.057%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.01%) Firewall
2 30 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.21%) LAN
4 20 (1.15%) DNS
5 13 (0.75%) DHCP
5 13 (0.75%) WAN
6 12 (0.69%) SAN
6 12 (0.69%) SMTP
7 11 (0.63%) Internet
7 11 (0.63%) SSL
8 9 (0.52%) HTTP
9 8 (0.46%) FIX Connectivity
9 8 (0.46%) FTP
10 7 (0.40%) VoIP
11 6 (0.34%) Intranet
11 6 (0.34%) MPLS
11 6 (0.34%) Skype
12 5 (0.29%) Multicast
12 5 (0.29%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 131 (7.52%) Relational Database
3 73 (4.19%) Big Data
4 56 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 55 (3.16%) Blockchain
6 47 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 37 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (2.12%) NoSQL
8 32 (1.84%) MongoDB
9 29 (1.66%) Oracle Database
10 26 (1.49%) DB2
11 22 (1.26%) Apache Hive
12 21 (1.21%) Data Mining
13 18 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.03%) Sybase IQ
14 16 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (0.57%) HBase
Development Applications
1 97 (5.57%) Git (software)
2 92 (5.28%) JIRA
3 89 (5.11%) Jenkins
4 85 (4.88%) Maven
5 65 (3.73%) TeamCity
6 45 (2.58%) Cucumber
7 43 (2.47%) Gradle
8 42 (2.41%) Selenium
9 31 (1.78%) JUnit
10 26 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
10 26 (1.49%) Subversion
11 19 (1.09%) Ant
11 19 (1.09%) Visual Studio
12 15 (0.86%) Hudson
13 14 (0.80%) Liquibase
13 14 (0.80%) webpack
14 13 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (0.75%) gulp
15 11 (0.63%) SonarQube
16 10 (0.57%) Grunt
General
1 1,742 (100.00%) Banking
2 881 (50.57%) Finance
3 389 (22.33%) Front Office
4 55 (3.16%) Back Office
5 44 (2.53%) Law
6 41 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 38 (2.18%) Legal
8 32 (1.84%) Retail Banking
9 21 (1.21%) Private Banking
10 14 (0.80%) Marketing
10 14 (0.80%) Retail
11 13 (0.75%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.34%) French Language
14 4 (0.23%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.17%) Publishing
16 2 (0.11%) Billing
16 2 (0.11%) Games
16 2 (0.11%) German Language
17 1 (0.057%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 759 (43.57%) Developer
2 327 (18.77%) Analyst
3 301 (17.28%) Java Developer
4 187 (10.73%) C# Developer
5 174 (9.99%) Business Analyst
6 145 (8.32%) Senior Developer
7 108 (6.20%) Project Manager
8 93 (5.34%) Banking Analyst
9 92 (5.28%) Senior Java Developer
10 86 (4.94%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 71 (4.08%) Front Office Developer
12 64 (3.67%) .NET Developer
13 52 (2.99%) C++ Developer
14 51 (2.93%) Architect
14 51 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
15 49 (2.81%) Angular Developer
16 48 (2.76%) Full Stack Developer
17 44 (2.53%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
18 43 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
18 43 (2.47%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (12.00%) .NET
2 176 (10.10%) Spring
3 136 (7.81%) AngularJS
4 127 (7.29%) HTML
5 100 (5.74%) HTML5
6 80 (4.59%) React
6 80 (4.59%) WPF
7 75 (4.31%) Node.js
8 74 (4.25%) XML
9 69 (3.96%) CSS
10 68 (3.90%) Hibernate
11 64 (3.67%) REST
12 54 (3.10%) .NET Framework
12 54 (3.10%) Web Services
13 52 (2.99%) ASP.NET
14 50 (2.87%) RESTful
15 47 (2.70%) JMS
16 42 (2.41%) FIX Protocol
17 36 (2.07%) WCF
18 35 (2.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 226 (12.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 183 (10.51%) Fixed Income
3 177 (10.16%) Derivative
4 148 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
5 103 (5.91%) Equities
6 98 (5.63%) Computer Science
7 79 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (3.50%) Credit Risk
9 56 (3.21%) Market Risk
10 46 (2.64%) User Experience
11 44 (2.53%) Equity Derivative
12 39 (2.24%) Hedge funds
13 33 (1.89%) Algorithms
14 31 (1.78%) Virtual Team
15 28 (1.61%) Management Information System
16 25 (1.44%) OTC Derivatives
17 23 (1.32%) Data Structures
17 23 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
18 22 (1.26%) Data Centre
18 22 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 227 (13.03%) Unix
2 178 (10.22%) Linux
3 153 (8.78%) Windows
4 25 (1.44%) Windows 7
4 25 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.15%) Solaris
6 19 (1.09%) Windows 10
7 18 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.52%) AIX
10 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.23%) Android
13 3 (0.17%) CentOS
13 3 (0.17%) NetWare
13 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.11%) Debian
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.057%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (10.96%) Multithreading
3 171 (9.82%) Electronic Trading
4 166 (9.53%) SDLC
5 155 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 152 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
7 150 (8.61%) Low Latency
8 146 (8.38%) Risk Management
9 142 (8.15%) TDD
10 139 (7.98%) Investment Management
11 131 (7.52%) Scrum
12 126 (7.23%) Project Management
13 105 (6.03%) DevOps
14 104 (5.97%) Business Analysis
15 97 (5.57%) Change Management
15 97 (5.57%) Test Automation
16 90 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
16 90 (5.17%) OO
17 89 (5.11%) Migration
17 89 (5.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 561 (32.20%) Java
2 418 (24.00%) SQL
3 286 (16.42%) C#
4 220 (12.63%) Python
5 214 (12.28%) JavaScript
6 126 (7.23%) C++
7 109 (6.26%) Java 8
8 70 (4.02%) Scala
9 50 (2.87%) Perl
10 49 (2.81%) VBA
11 38 (2.18%) Shell Script
12 35 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.78%) Bash Shell
13 31 (1.78%) C
14 27 (1.55%) TypeScript
15 24 (1.38%) PowerShell
15 24 (1.38%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.26%) Ruby
16 22 (1.26%) VB
17 21 (1.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (7.23%) Degree
2 31 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.03%) PhD
4 16 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 15 (0.86%) PMP
6 14 (0.80%) Master's Degree
6 14 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 13 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 11 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.52%) CCNP
12 8 (0.46%) CCNA
13 7 (0.40%) ISEB
13 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.34%) CCA
14 6 (0.34%) CISA
14 6 (0.34%) CISSP
14 6 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (6.31%) QA
2 93 (5.34%) MiFID
3 45 (2.58%) PMO
4 34 (1.95%) EMIR
5 26 (1.49%) Dodd-Frank
6 19 (1.09%) GDPR
7 11 (0.63%) SEPA
8 7 (0.40%) SLA
9 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.29%) IFRS
11 4 (0.23%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.17%) Basel III
12 3 (0.17%) COBIT
12 3 (0.17%) COSO
12 3 (0.17%) FATCA
12 3 (0.17%) PSD2
12 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.11%) COREP
13 2 (0.11%) GCP
13 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (3.10%) Docker
2 28 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 10 (0.57%) XenApp
6 7 (0.40%) HDFS
7 6 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.29%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.29%) XenServer
9 4 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.17%) QEMU
10 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.11%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.057%) Snort
12 1 (0.057%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (2.41%) Ansible
2 35 (2.01%) Puppet
3 25 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.03%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
7 12 (0.69%) SCCM
8 8 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.29%) Nagios
9 5 (0.29%) Oozie
10 4 (0.23%) CASB
10 4 (0.23%) EdgeSight
10 4 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.17%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.17%) Control-M
11 3 (0.17%) Kibana
11 3 (0.17%) PingFederate
11 3 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 165 (9.47%) Oracle
2 110 (6.31%) Microsoft
3 46 (2.64%) Sybase
4 34 (1.95%) Murex
5 33 (1.89%) Bloomberg
6 31 (1.78%) Citrix
7 29 (1.66%) IBM
8 25 (1.44%) Splunk
9 22 (1.26%) Cisco
9 22 (1.26%) ION Trading
9 22 (1.26%) TIBCO
9 22 (1.26%) VMware
10 19 (1.09%) Atlassian
11 18 (1.03%) Charles River
11 18 (1.03%) Tableau
12 16 (0.92%) AppDynamics
13 15 (0.86%) MuleSoft
13 15 (0.86%) Perforce
14 14 (0.80%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.80%) Reuters