Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 86 169
Rank change year-on-year -97 +83 -95
Contract jobs citing Investment Banking 1,531 2,765 1,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 2.82% 1.64%
As % of the General category 4.09% 7.07% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,218 2,150 1,402
UK median daily rate £600 £560 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -
10th Percentile £391 £406 £375
90th Percentile £725 £700 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.79% -53.25%
10th Percentile £14.65 £13.70 £14.14
90th Percentile £16.40 £20.75 £83.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year -4.76% - -

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 37,459 39,098 39,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.04% 39.91% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,475 25,802 26,278
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 848 968
UK median hourly rate £23.83 £26.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.37% +13.43% -4.49%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -9.09%

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 September 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
Top 15 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 September 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 -98 1,445 £600 +4.35% 138
London -43 1,370 £600 +4.35% 123
UK excluding London -102 154 £400 -5.88% 24
Scotland +18 56 £403 -10.56% 7
North of England -38 33 £425 -2.86% 9
Northern Ireland -8 23 £363 -12.12% 1
North West -6 21 £356 -13.64% 6
South East -28 14 £425 -10.53% 3
South West -25 13 £210 -50.59% 1
Yorkshire -31 12 £450 - 3
Midlands -26 10 £475 +11.44% 2
West Midlands -35 6 £369 -26.25%
East Midlands -1 4 £513 +24.24% 2
Wales - 3 £575 - 1
East of England - 3 £320 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,531 (100.00%) Banking
2 737 (48.14%) Finance
3 540 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
4 440 (28.74%) Java
5 392 (25.60%) SQL
6 360 (23.51%) Front Office
7 280 (18.29%) C#
8 232 (15.15%) .NET
9 227 (14.83%) JavaScript
10 213 (13.91%) SQL Server
11 205 (13.39%) Fixed Income
12 200 (13.06%) Unix
13 182 (11.89%) Spring
14 175 (11.43%) Linux
15 174 (11.37%) TDD
16 162 (10.58%) Multithreading
17 161 (10.52%) Oracle
18 156 (10.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 146 (9.54%) Relational Database
20 140 (9.14%) Python
21 136 (8.88%) HTML
22 129 (8.43%) SDLC
23 127 (8.30%) Derivative
23 127 (8.30%) JIRA
24 126 (8.23%) AngularJS
25 117 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
26 114 (7.45%) Microsoft
27 110 (7.18%) Project Management
28 109 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
29 108 (7.05%) Problem-Solving

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 62 (4.05%) Apache
2 47 (3.07%) Confluence
3 39 (2.55%) Apache Spark
4 35 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 31 (2.02%) Mule
6 18 (1.18%) JBoss
7 16 (1.05%) IIS
8 15 (0.98%) CMS
8 15 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.65%) WordPress
12 9 (0.59%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.59%) SAS
13 6 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.26%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 68 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 35 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.33%) InVision
8 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.20%) InDesign
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.13%) Pixate
11 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.065%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.065%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 29 (1.89%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.46%) Actimize
3 7 (0.46%) Global One
3 7 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 4 (0.26%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.20%) Kondor
6 3 (0.20%) Summit
7 2 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.13%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.13%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.13%) RMDS
7 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.78%) Office 365
4 11 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.72%) GitHub
5 6 (0.39%) npm
6 5 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (0.26%) AWS Fargate
7 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.20%) NuGet
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.13%) IaaS
9 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.13%) OpenDNS
9 2 (0.13%) SaaS
10 1 (0.065%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.44%) Firewall
2 15 (0.98%) HTTP
3 12 (0.78%) Kerberos
3 12 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.72%) AMQP
4 11 (0.72%) DNS
4 11 (0.72%) LAN
4 11 (0.72%) Network Security
4 11 (0.72%) SAN
5 9 (0.59%) DMZ
5 9 (0.59%) Internet
5 9 (0.59%) RTMP
6 8 (0.52%) DHCP
6 8 (0.52%) OSPF
7 7 (0.46%) Multicast
7 7 (0.46%) WAN
8 6 (0.39%) BGP
8 6 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (0.39%) SMS
8 6 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 146 (9.54%) Relational Database
3 92 (6.01%) NoSQL
4 86 (5.62%) MongoDB
5 70 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (3.14%) Big Data
7 45 (2.94%) Hadoop
8 43 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (2.68%) RDBMS
10 39 (2.55%) Oracle Database
10 39 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (1.63%) Blockchain
12 24 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (1.50%) HBase
13 23 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (1.44%) Data Mining
15 20 (1.31%) Apache Hive
16 19 (1.24%) DB2
16 19 (1.24%) MySQL
16 19 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 127 (8.30%) JIRA
2 86 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 74 (4.83%) Subversion
4 60 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 55 (3.59%) Maven
6 44 (2.87%) JUnit
7 41 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (2.29%) TeamCity
9 26 (1.70%) Mockito
10 22 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (1.37%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.31%) Visual Studio
13 18 (1.18%) Selenium
14 16 (1.05%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.05%) FishEye
14 16 (1.05%) Hudson
14 16 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (0.98%) jMock
16 14 (0.91%) gulp
17 13 (0.85%) webpack
General
1 1,531 (100.00%) Banking
2 737 (48.14%) Finance
3 360 (23.51%) Front Office
4 60 (3.92%) Financial Institution
5 53 (3.46%) Back Office
6 31 (2.02%) Legal
7 28 (1.83%) Law
8 20 (1.31%) Advertising
9 14 (0.91%) Retail
10 12 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
12 9 (0.59%) Publishing
13 8 (0.52%) Private Banking
14 7 (0.46%) Games
14 7 (0.46%) Telecoms
15 5 (0.33%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.26%) Electronics
16 4 (0.26%) Marketing
17 3 (0.20%) Billing
18 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 786 (51.34%) Developer
2 287 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 250 (16.33%) Analyst
4 191 (12.48%) C# Developer
5 150 (9.80%) Business Analyst
6 126 (8.23%) Senior Developer
7 106 (6.92%) Project Manager
8 98 (6.40%) Banking Analyst
9 89 (5.81%) .NET Developer
10 69 (4.51%) C# .NET Developer
11 63 (4.11%) Front Office Developer
12 62 (4.05%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 62 (4.05%) SQL Developer
13 61 (3.98%) Architect
14 58 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
15 51 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
16 50 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
17 47 (3.07%) Python Developer
18 46 (3.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
19 39 (2.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (15.15%) .NET
2 182 (11.89%) Spring
3 136 (8.88%) HTML
4 126 (8.23%) AngularJS
5 104 (6.79%) CSS
6 92 (6.01%) XML
7 89 (5.81%) REST
8 86 (5.62%) Node.js
8 86 (5.62%) React
9 84 (5.49%) Middleware
10 76 (4.96%) Hibernate
11 75 (4.90%) Web Services
12 74 (4.83%) HTML5
13 69 (4.51%) WPF
14 57 (3.72%) J2EE
15 56 (3.66%) ASP.NET
16 55 (3.59%) .NET Framework
16 55 (3.59%) WCF
17 48 (3.14%) JMS
17 48 (3.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 205 (13.39%) Fixed Income
2 156 (10.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 127 (8.30%) Derivative
4 117 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
5 94 (6.14%) Equities
6 68 (4.44%) Market Risk
7 58 (3.79%) User Experience
8 45 (2.94%) Computer Science
9 44 (2.87%) Credit Risk
10 43 (2.81%) Fintech
10 43 (2.81%) Hedge funds
11 40 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
12 38 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
14 27 (1.76%) Data Centre
15 25 (1.63%) Grid Computing
16 23 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
17 20 (1.31%) OTC Derivatives
17 20 (1.31%) Virtual Team
18 17 (1.11%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 200 (13.06%) Unix
2 175 (11.43%) Linux
3 107 (6.99%) Windows
4 30 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.05%) Solaris
7 13 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.52%) Android
11 7 (0.46%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.26%) CentOS
12 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.13%) Debian
14 2 (0.13%) VMS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (11.37%) TDD
3 162 (10.58%) Multithreading
4 129 (8.43%) SDLC
5 110 (7.18%) Project Management
6 109 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
7 108 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
8 105 (6.86%) Risk Management
9 103 (6.73%) Scrum
10 101 (6.60%) Electronic Trading
11 98 (6.40%) Migration
12 93 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 91 (5.94%) Low Latency
13 91 (5.94%) Test Automation
14 85 (5.55%) Business Analysis
15 84 (5.49%) OO
15 84 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 81 (5.29%) Change Management
17 77 (5.03%) BDD
18 73 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 440 (28.74%) Java
2 392 (25.60%) SQL
3 280 (18.29%) C#
4 227 (14.83%) JavaScript
5 140 (9.14%) Python
6 84 (5.49%) Java 8
7 63 (4.11%) C++
8 40 (2.61%) Scala
9 39 (2.55%) T-SQL
10 29 (1.89%) PHP
10 29 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 28 (1.83%) PL/SQL
12 26 (1.70%) Bash Shell
13 25 (1.63%) PowerShell
13 25 (1.63%) VBA
14 24 (1.57%) TypeScript
15 22 (1.44%) Perl
16 18 (1.18%) ES6
17 16 (1.05%) C
18 12 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (5.88%) Degree
2 22 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.18%) PMP
4 13 (0.85%) PhD
4 13 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.59%) CISSP
6 9 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.46%) CCNP
7 7 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.39%) CCNA
8 6 (0.39%) ISEB
8 6 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.39%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.33%) CCIE
10 4 (0.26%) IIBA
10 4 (0.26%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.25%) QA
2 40 (2.61%) MiFID
3 17 (1.11%) PMO
4 15 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.65%) EMIR
5 10 (0.65%) SLA
6 7 (0.46%) Basel III
7 4 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.26%) GDPR
8 3 (0.20%) COBIT
8 3 (0.20%) COSO
8 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) SEPA
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.13%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.065%) PSD2
System Software
1 51 (3.33%) Docker
2 28 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.05%) HDFS
5 9 (0.59%) vSphere
6 8 (0.52%) XenApp
6 8 (0.52%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.26%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.26%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.20%) XenServer
10 2 (0.13%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (1.37%) Ansible
2 18 (1.18%) Kubernetes
3 15 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
4 11 (0.72%) Oozie
5 10 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.52%) Puppet
7 7 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.39%) Rancher
9 4 (0.26%) CASB
9 4 (0.26%) Control-M
9 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.26%) SCCM
9 4 (0.26%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.20%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.13%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 161 (10.52%) Oracle
2 114 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 32 (2.09%) Murex
4 27 (1.76%) Sybase
5 26 (1.70%) TIBCO
6 25 (1.63%) Bloomberg
6 25 (1.63%) Red Hat
7 23 (1.50%) IBM
7 23 (1.50%) MapR
8 22 (1.44%) ION Trading
8 22 (1.44%) Reuters
8 22 (1.44%) Tableau
9 21 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.31%) Citrix
10 20 (1.31%) VMware
11 17 (1.11%) Cisco
12 16 (1.05%) Informatica
12 16 (1.05%) UiPath
13 15 (0.98%) SAP
14 11 (0.72%) Dell