Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 17 October 2018 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
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 373 275 409
Rank change year-on-year -98 +134 -46
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 682 929 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.94% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.09% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 682 458
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £385 £365 £325
90th Percentile £725 £701 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

Investment Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,903 85,119 90,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.73% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,649 56,355 59,984
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,418 2,061 2,454
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

Investment Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Investment Management in the UK

Investment Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Investment Management in the UK

Investment Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Management over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Investment Management in the UK

Investment Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Investment Management in the UK

Investment Management
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Management within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 -101 637 £550 - 93
London -69 559 £550 -2.22% 79
UK excluding London -58 122 £550 +10.00% 19
South East -7 52 £600 +14.29% 5
Scotland -25 44 £475 +18.75% 4
North of England -51 25 £425 -20.93% 8
Yorkshire -38 19 £425 -22.73% 1
North West -17 6 £500 +25.00% 6
West Midlands -21 1 £450 -
Midlands -29 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Investment Management 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 Management.

1 368 (53.96%) Finance
2 225 (32.99%) Asset Management
3 180 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (23.02%) Banking
5 149 (21.85%) SQL
6 99 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 96 (14.08%) Front Office
8 88 (12.90%) SQL Server
9 84 (12.32%) Microsoft
10 83 (12.17%) Derivative
11 79 (11.58%) Business Analysis
12 77 (11.29%) Project Management
13 74 (10.85%) Fund Management
14 72 (10.56%) C#
15 71 (10.41%) Windows
16 66 (9.68%) Fixed Income
17 64 (9.38%) Oracle
18 62 (9.09%) Python
19 59 (8.65%) OO
19 59 (8.65%) .NET
20 57 (8.36%) Microsoft Excel
20 57 (8.36%) Wealth Management
21 56 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
22 54 (7.92%) Charles River
23 53 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
24 51 (7.48%) Microservices
25 50 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
25 50 (7.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 47 (6.89%) Migration
27 45 (6.60%) Java

Investment Management
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 21 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.05%) Confluence
2 14 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.03%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (0.88%) CMS
4 6 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.59%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.59%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.29%) Apache
7 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.29%) Jetty
7 2 (0.29%) Mule
7 2 (0.29%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.29%) WordPress
8 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (8.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (4.99%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (2.93%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 39 (5.72%) Markit EDM
2 32 (4.69%) thinkFolio
3 11 (1.61%) Bloomberg AIM
4 9 (1.32%) Eagle PACE
5 6 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.73%) Front Arena
6 5 (0.73%) LatentZero
7 4 (0.59%) SunGard APT
8 3 (0.44%) Sonata
9 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.15%) Minerva
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.15%) Salerio
10 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.93%) Office 365
3 13 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 6 (0.88%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.44%) IaaS
6 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.29%) GitHub
7 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.29%) npm
7 2 (0.29%) PaaS
7 2 (0.29%) SaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Serverless
8 1 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.15%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.15%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.93%) VPN
2 16 (2.35%) LAN
3 15 (2.20%) WAN
4 14 (2.05%) DHCP
5 13 (1.91%) DNS
6 12 (1.76%) Structured Cabling
7 10 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (1.17%) FTP
9 6 (0.88%) Firewall
10 5 (0.73%) Internet
11 4 (0.59%) SAN
11 4 (0.59%) VoIP
11 4 (0.59%) Wireless
12 3 (0.44%) Broadband
12 3 (0.44%) NAS
12 3 (0.44%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.44%) SSL
12 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.44%) WebEx
13 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (1.91%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.76%) Power BI
7 11 (1.61%) Big Data
7 11 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.03%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.88%) MySQL
12 4 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.59%) HBase
12 4 (0.59%) MS Access
12 4 (0.59%) OLAP
12 4 (0.59%) QlikView
12 4 (0.59%) Riak
12 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 28 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 24 (3.52%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.37%) JIRA
4 17 (2.49%) Maven
5 13 (1.91%) Cucumber
5 13 (1.91%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.47%) Subversion
7 9 (1.32%) AdminStudio
7 9 (1.32%) Selenium
7 9 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.17%) MSBuild
8 8 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.17%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.88%) Ant
9 6 (0.88%) Checkstyle
9 6 (0.88%) JUnit
9 6 (0.88%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.73%) Jasmine
General
1 368 (53.96%) Finance
2 157 (23.02%) Banking
3 96 (14.08%) Front Office
4 36 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 30 (4.40%) Back Office
6 22 (3.23%) Financial Institution
7 21 (3.08%) Marketing
8 16 (2.35%) Retail
9 12 (1.76%) Legal
9 12 (1.76%) Private Banking
10 9 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (1.17%) Prime Brokerage
12 6 (0.88%) Advertising
12 6 (0.88%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.73%) Billing
14 4 (0.59%) Publishing
15 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.15%) Local Government
16 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
16 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 274 (40.18%) Analyst
2 192 (28.15%) Developer
3 169 (24.78%) Business Analyst
4 78 (11.44%) Project Manager
5 48 (7.04%) C# Developer
6 42 (6.16%) Investment Management Business Analyst
7 38 (5.57%) Python Developer
8 36 (5.28%) Asset Management Analyst
9 31 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 30 (4.40%) Quantitative Developer
11 29 (4.25%) Asset Management Business Analyst
12 24 (3.52%) Angular Developer
12 24 (3.52%) SQL Developer
12 24 (3.52%) Test Analyst
13 23 (3.37%) Consultant
14 22 (3.23%) Java Developer
15 21 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
15 21 (3.08%) Service Analyst
16 20 (2.93%) .NET Developer
16 20 (2.93%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (8.65%) .NET
2 39 (5.72%) AngularJS
3 32 (4.69%) HTML
4 26 (3.81%) CSS
4 26 (3.81%) React
5 22 (3.23%) Web Services
6 21 (3.08%) Node.js
7 18 (2.64%) XML
8 17 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (2.49%) Entity Framework
9 16 (2.35%) .NET Framework
9 16 (2.35%) REST
10 15 (2.20%) ASP.NET
10 15 (2.20%) HTML5
11 14 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (1.91%) Spring
13 12 (1.76%) jQuery
13 12 (1.76%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (1.76%) SOAP
14 11 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 83 (12.17%) Derivative
2 66 (9.68%) Fixed Income
3 53 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (7.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 36 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (4.55%) Hedge funds
7 29 (4.25%) Equities
8 23 (3.37%) Management Information System
8 23 (3.37%) OTC Derivatives
9 19 (2.79%) Fintech
10 17 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.76%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.61%) User Experience
13 10 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.17%) Exotic Derivative
14 8 (1.17%) Smartphone
15 7 (1.03%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.03%) Data Centre
16 6 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 71 (10.41%) Windows
2 41 (6.01%) Windows 10
3 40 (5.87%) Windows 7
4 17 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 15 (2.20%) Android
7 14 (2.05%) Unix
8 11 (1.61%) Linux
8 11 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.88%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.29%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
13 1 (0.15%) MVS
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (32.99%) Asset Management
2 180 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (11.58%) Business Analysis
5 77 (11.29%) Project Management
6 74 (10.85%) Fund Management
7 59 (8.65%) OO
8 57 (8.36%) Wealth Management
9 56 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
10 51 (7.48%) Microservices
11 50 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (6.89%) Migration
13 45 (6.60%) Test Automation
14 41 (6.01%) Scrum
15 35 (5.13%) DevOps
15 35 (5.13%) TDD
16 33 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (4.84%) OOD
17 32 (4.69%) SDLC
18 31 (4.55%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 149 (21.85%) SQL
2 72 (10.56%) C#
3 62 (9.09%) Python
4 45 (6.60%) Java
4 45 (6.60%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.52%) TypeScript
7 20 (2.93%) T-SQL
7 20 (2.93%) VBA
8 12 (1.76%) VBScript
9 10 (1.47%) C
9 10 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (1.03%) Java 8
12 6 (0.88%) XPath
13 5 (0.73%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.73%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.73%) R
14 4 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 41 (6.01%) Degree
2 15 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.61%) MCSE
4 8 (1.17%) CISSP
4 8 (1.17%) MCDST
4 8 (1.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 6 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.59%) MCSA
7 3 (0.44%) CFA
7 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.44%) MBA
8 2 (0.29%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.29%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.29%) CISM
8 2 (0.29%) ISEB
8 2 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.29%) MCITP
8 2 (0.29%) MCSD
9 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.84%) QA
2 28 (4.11%) SLA
3 15 (2.20%) MiFID
4 11 (1.61%) PMO
5 9 (1.32%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.73%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.59%) EMIR
7 4 (0.59%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.44%) UCITS
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.29%) GDPR
9 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 35 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (1.61%) Docker
4 11 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.32%) VMware Server
6 7 (1.03%) XenApp
6 7 (1.03%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.44%) Xen
10 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.29%) vSphere
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (2.49%) SCCM
2 12 (1.76%) Backup Exec
2 12 (1.76%) WSUS
3 8 (1.17%) Ansible
4 5 (0.73%) Control-M
5 3 (0.44%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.29%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.29%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.29%) Matomo
6 2 (0.29%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.29%) Terraform
7 1 (0.15%) Automic
7 1 (0.15%) CASB
7 1 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.15%) MOM
7 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.15%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 84 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.38%) Oracle
3 54 (7.92%) Charles River
4 40 (5.87%) Bloomberg
5 36 (5.28%) Citrix
6 22 (3.23%) VMware
7 20 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (2.79%) Cisco
9 18 (2.64%) Sybase
10 14 (2.05%) FactSet
10 14 (2.05%) Ivanti
10 14 (2.05%) McAfee
10 14 (2.05%) Reuters
11 12 (1.76%) Sophos
11 12 (1.76%) Veeam
11 12 (1.76%) Vermilion
12 10 (1.47%) Ab Initio
12 10 (1.47%) Tableau
13 9 (1.32%) Calypso
13 9 (1.32%) Shavlik