The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Investment Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Management over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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 Management
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 118 161
Rank change year-on-year +39 +43  
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 92 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.82% 1.39% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 1.62% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 35 46
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £730 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +14.94% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Investment Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2879 2907 4718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.15% 85.93% 81.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2210 2380 3714
Median daily rate £500 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 55
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £31.50 £56.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Investment Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Investment Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Investment Management in the City of London

Investment Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Management in the City of London

Investment Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Management in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Management in the City of London

Investment Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Investment Management in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Investment Management.

1 77 (50.00%) Finance
2 72 (46.75%) Asset Management
3 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (22.08%) Front Office
4 34 (22.08%) SQL
5 28 (18.18%) Wealth Management
6 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
7 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
7 23 (14.94%) Banking
8 22 (14.29%) TDD
8 22 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (13.64%) Business Analysis
9 21 (13.64%) C#
9 21 (13.64%) Hedge funds
10 20 (12.99%) Java
11 19 (12.34%) MiFID
12 18 (11.69%) Markit EDM
13 17 (11.04%) Data Management
13 17 (11.04%) Python
14 15 (9.74%) Charles River
14 15 (9.74%) Node.js
15 14 (9.09%) Go
15 14 (9.09%) Software Delivery
15 14 (9.09%) Pair Programming
16 13 (8.44%) Scrum
16 13 (8.44%) SimCorp
16 13 (8.44%) SimCorp Dimension
16 13 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (8.44%) SDLC
17 12 (7.79%) Data Governance

Investment Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (0.65%) CMS
1 1 (0.65%) Confluence
1 1 (0.65%) IIS
1 1 (0.65%) JBoss
1 1 (0.65%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (11.69%) Markit EDM
2 13 (8.44%) SimCorp Dimension
3 9 (5.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (5.84%) thinkFolio
4 5 (3.25%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (1.30%) Eikon
5 2 (1.30%) LatentZero
5 2 (1.30%) Minerva
6 1 (0.65%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.65%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.65%) HFM
6 1 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.65%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) IaaS
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) Firewall
1 8 (5.19%) LAN
1 8 (5.19%) VPN
1 8 (5.19%) Wireless
2 7 (4.55%) BGP
2 7 (4.55%) OSPF
2 7 (4.55%) SAN
2 7 (4.55%) VXLAN
2 7 (4.55%) WAN
3 6 (3.90%) iSCSI
3 6 (3.90%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (1.30%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.65%) Broadband
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.65%) DMZ
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) NAS
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.25%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.30%) Big Data
4 2 (1.30%) OLTP
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.65%) DataStage
5 1 (0.65%) Essbase
5 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.65%) HBase
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.65%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.30%) JIRA
2 2 (1.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.65%) webpack
General
1 77 (50.00%) Finance
2 34 (22.08%) Front Office
3 23 (14.94%) Banking
4 10 (6.49%) Advertising
5 5 (3.25%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.25%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.60%) Retail
7 2 (1.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (50.65%) Analyst
2 45 (29.22%) Business Analyst
3 44 (28.57%) Developer
4 20 (12.99%) Data Analyst
5 14 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 14 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 14 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (7.79%) Python Developer
6 12 (7.79%) Senior Python Developer
7 11 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
8 10 (6.49%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 10 (6.49%) SQL Developer
8 10 (6.49%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.84%) IT Analyst
9 9 (5.84%) IT Support
9 9 (5.84%) Senior Business Analyst
9 9 (5.84%) SQL Server Analyst
10 8 (5.19%) Agile Developer
10 8 (5.19%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.74%) Node.js
2 10 (6.49%) .NET
3 8 (5.19%) .NET Framework
3 8 (5.19%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.90%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (3.90%) XML
5 5 (3.25%) Middleware
6 4 (2.60%) CSS
6 4 (2.60%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.60%) HTML
6 4 (2.60%) jQuery
6 4 (2.60%) NHibernate
6 4 (2.60%) Task Parallel Library
6 4 (2.60%) WCF
6 4 (2.60%) WPF
7 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.30%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.30%) XSL
8 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.64%) Hedge funds
2 8 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.25%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.95%) Derivative
6 3 (1.95%) iPad
6 3 (1.95%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.65%) Equities
7 1 (0.65%) Fintech
7 1 (0.65%) iPhone
7 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.79%) Windows
2 8 (5.19%) Unix
3 6 (3.90%) Linux
4 3 (1.95%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (46.75%) Asset Management
2 46 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (18.18%) Wealth Management
4 22 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (14.29%) TDD
5 21 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 17 (11.04%) Data Management
7 14 (9.09%) Pair Programming
7 14 (9.09%) Software Delivery
8 13 (8.44%) Scrum
8 13 (8.44%) SDLC
9 12 (7.79%) Data Governance
9 12 (7.79%) Project Management
9 12 (7.79%) Use Case
9 12 (7.79%) Waterfall
10 11 (7.14%) Migration
11 10 (6.49%) MVC
11 10 (6.49%) UML
12 9 (5.84%) CRM
12 9 (5.84%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.08%) SQL
2 21 (13.64%) C#
3 20 (12.99%) Java
4 17 (11.04%) Python
5 14 (9.09%) Go
6 12 (7.79%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.19%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.90%) C
8 6 (3.90%) Perl
9 5 (3.25%) Ruby
9 5 (3.25%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.25%) VB
10 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.65%) ES6
12 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.55%) CCNA
1 7 (4.55%) CCNP
1 7 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.90%) CFA
2 6 (3.90%) Degree
3 5 (3.25%) PMP
4 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.65%) ACCA
5 1 (0.65%) CCIE
5 1 (0.65%) CIMA
5 1 (0.65%) ISEB
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.34%) MiFID
2 5 (3.25%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) EMIR
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.65%) FATCA
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
4 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) SCCM
2 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.65%) Nagios
2 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.65%) SCOM
2 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.74%) Charles River
3 13 (8.44%) SimCorp
4 11 (7.14%) Oracle
5 9 (5.84%) Cisco
6 8 (5.19%) Sybase
7 7 (4.55%) Arista
7 7 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 7 (4.55%) Palo Alto
7 7 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 6 (3.90%) webMethods
9 5 (3.25%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.25%) CyberArk
9 5 (3.25%) Fidessa
10 4 (2.60%) Citrix
10 4 (2.60%) Infragistics
10 4 (2.60%) Serena
10 4 (2.60%) SmartCo
11 3 (1.95%) HP
11 3 (1.95%) NetApp