The table below looks at the statistics for Investment Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Investment Management over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Investment Management
Rank 97 138 126
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -12
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 60 63 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.72% 1.12% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.40% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 55 72
Average daily rate £540 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £665 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Investment Management
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2959 4515 4980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.76% 80.58% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2397 3527 3669
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 48
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.26 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Investment Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Investment Management across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Investment Management Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Investment Management
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Investment Management across the City of London region.

Investment Management Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Investment Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Investment Management across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Investment Management Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Investment Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Investment Management across the City of London region.

Investment Management Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Investment Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Investment Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Investment Management.

1 50 (49.02%) Finance
2 33 (32.35%) Asset Management
3 26 (25.49%) SQL
4 25 (24.51%) Banking
5 19 (18.63%) Wealth Management
6 18 (17.65%) Project Management
7 17 (16.67%) Front Office
7 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 16 (15.69%) Advertising
9 15 (14.71%) Business Analysis
10 14 (13.73%) Windows
10 14 (13.73%) SDLC
11 13 (12.75%) Back Office
11 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (11.76%) Fund Management
12 12 (11.76%) Waterfall
13 11 (10.78%) .NET
13 11 (10.78%) PRINCE2
14 10 (9.80%) XML
14 10 (9.80%) C#
14 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
15 9 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (8.82%) Change Management
15 9 (8.82%) Charles River
16 8 (7.84%) Java
16 8 (7.84%) Oracle
16 8 (7.84%) Degree
16 8 (7.84%) Derivative
17 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
17 7 (6.86%) Software Engineering

Investment Management
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Investment Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Investment Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.92%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.98%) IIS
4 1 (0.98%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.90%) MS Project
2 3 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Markit EDM
2 4 (3.92%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.98%) Advent Geneva
3 1 (0.98%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.98%) Minerva
3 1 (0.98%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.98%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.94%) Heroku
2 3 (2.94%) PaaS
3 2 (1.96%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) DMZ
1 2 (1.96%) DNS
1 2 (1.96%) Firewall
1 2 (1.96%) SNMP
2 1 (0.98%) FTP
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.98%) ISDN
2 1 (0.98%) VLAN
2 1 (0.98%) WAN
2 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.92%) Apache Hive
3 4 (3.92%) Big Data
3 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.92%) HBase
3 4 (3.92%) KNIME
3 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) OLTP
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.98%) DB2
6 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) Ant
2 1 (0.98%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.98%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.98%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.98%) Maven
2 1 (0.98%) MSI
2 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.98%) Subversion
2 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (49.02%) Finance
2 25 (24.51%) Banking
3 17 (16.67%) Front Office
4 16 (15.69%) Advertising
5 13 (12.75%) Back Office
6 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (25.49%) Analyst
2 22 (21.57%) Project Manager
3 18 (17.65%) Developer
4 17 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 11 (10.78%) IT Manager
5 11 (10.78%) IT Project Manager
6 8 (7.84%) Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) Senior Manager
7 7 (6.86%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.86%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.86%) SDLC Manager
7 7 (6.86%) SDLC Project Manager
8 6 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Asset Management Business Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Asset Management Project Manager
9 5 (4.90%) Head of Information
9 5 (4.90%) Head of Information Management
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) .NET
2 10 (9.80%) XML
3 7 (6.86%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.86%) Web Services
4 4 (3.92%) XML Messaging
4 4 (3.92%) XSLT
5 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.94%) FpML
5 3 (2.94%) Middleware
5 3 (2.94%) WinForms
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.96%) HTML
6 2 (1.96%) REST
6 2 (1.96%) WPF
7 1 (0.98%) Ajax
7 1 (0.98%) CSS
7 1 (0.98%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.98%) HTML5
7 1 (0.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Derivative
2 7 (6.86%) Fixed Income
3 6 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.92%) Equities
5 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.96%) iPad
6 2 (1.96%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) AS400
7 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.98%) Clustering
7 1 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.98%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.98%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.98%) iPhone
7 1 (0.98%) iSeries
7 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.98%) Statistics
7 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Linux
3 4 (3.92%) Unix
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.98%) AIX
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.35%) Asset Management
2 19 (18.63%) Wealth Management
3 18 (17.65%) Project Management
4 15 (14.71%) Business Analysis
5 14 (13.73%) SDLC
6 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (11.76%) Fund Management
7 12 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 11 (10.78%) PRINCE2
9 9 (8.82%) Change Management
10 7 (6.86%) Scrum
10 7 (6.86%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.86%) UML
11 6 (5.88%) Migration
11 6 (5.88%) PRINCE
11 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (4.90%) Fund Accounting
12 5 (4.90%) ITIL
12 5 (4.90%) Use Case
12 5 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.49%) SQL
2 10 (9.80%) C#
3 8 (7.84%) Java
4 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.90%) VB
6 4 (3.92%) R
6 4 (3.92%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.92%) XAML
7 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.94%) Go
7 3 (2.94%) MATLAB
7 3 (2.94%) Ruby
8 2 (1.96%) Python
8 2 (1.96%) VB6
8 2 (1.96%) VBA
9 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.98%) RPG
9 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.98%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) Degree
2 6 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 6 (5.88%) PMP
3 5 (4.90%) CISA
3 5 (4.90%) CISM
3 5 (4.90%) CRISC
4 3 (2.94%) ISEB
5 2 (1.96%) MCSD
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.98%) ACCA
6 1 (0.98%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) QA
1 4 (3.92%) UCITS
2 3 (2.94%) ISO20022
2 3 (2.94%) MiFID
3 2 (1.96%) AIFMD
3 2 (1.96%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.98%) EMIR
4 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.94%) vSphere
3 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Control-M
2 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.96%) SCOM
2 2 (1.96%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.82%) Charles River
3 8 (7.84%) Oracle
4 7 (6.86%) Bloomberg
5 5 (4.90%) VMware
6 4 (3.92%) Cloudera
6 4 (3.92%) HP
6 4 (3.92%) RapidMiner
6 4 (3.92%) Reuters
7 3 (2.94%) Murex
7 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.96%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.96%) EMC
8 2 (1.96%) FactSet
8 2 (1.96%) SimCorp
8 2 (1.96%) Sybase
9 1 (0.98%) Advent
9 1 (0.98%) Fiserv
9 1 (0.98%) Google
9 1 (0.98%) Telerik
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