Period
to 17 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 337 347 287
Rank change year-on-year +10 -60 +122
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 690 746 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.72% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.83% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 517 626
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £406 £406 £365
90th Percentile £725 £725 £719
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.64% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 80,678 89,827 81,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.91% 86.67% 85.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,142 59,253 53,249
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,292 2,450 2,154
UK median hourly rate £24.68 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.78% -14.00% +2.88%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.98 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.89% -20.00% -

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 July 2019.

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 12 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 July 2019. 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 +11 646 £600 +4.35% 92
London +10 550 £600 - 79
UK excluding London +20 140 £525 +5.00% 17
South East +74 75 £575 +9.52% 8
Scotland +36 44 £425 -10.53% 3
North of England -23 13 £463 +2.78% 3
North West +25 11 £425 -17.07% 2
West Midlands +23 4 £750 +66.67%
Midlands +18 4 £750 +66.67%
South West - 3 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -29 2 £650 +44.44% 1
East of England +4 1 £513 +0.49%

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 388 (56.23%) Finance
2 280 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (37.39%) Asset Management
4 151 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 142 (20.58%) Banking
6 128 (18.55%) SQL
7 120 (17.39%) Java
7 120 (17.39%) Python
8 111 (16.09%) C#
9 107 (15.51%) Front Office
10 95 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
11 93 (13.48%) Fund Management
12 89 (12.90%) AngularJS
13 88 (12.75%) Web Services
14 80 (11.59%) Fixed Income
15 79 (11.45%) HTML
16 76 (11.01%) SQL Server
17 75 (10.87%) React
18 74 (10.72%) Business Analysis
19 68 (9.86%) Fintech
20 66 (9.57%) Microsoft
21 64 (9.28%) Derivative
22 63 (9.13%) Front End Development
23 62 (8.99%) Docker
24 61 (8.84%) Node.js
25 60 (8.70%) Software Engineering
26 58 (8.41%) Wealth Management
27 57 (8.26%) .NET
28 55 (7.97%) JIRA
29 53 (7.68%) Portfolio Management

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 36 (5.22%) Confluence
2 18 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.88%) JBoss
4 12 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.87%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.43%) SAS
11 2 (0.29%) Apache
11 2 (0.29%) CMS
11 2 (0.29%) IIS
12 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.14%) Jupyter
Applications
1 37 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.43%) InVision
6 3 (0.43%) Sketch
7 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.17%) thinkFolio
2 13 (1.88%) Markit EDM
3 9 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.58%) LatentZero
4 4 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.58%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.14%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.14%) LongView
6 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 95 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.36%) GitHub
4 29 (4.20%) Office 365
5 18 (2.61%) Power Platform
6 16 (2.32%) Serverless
7 14 (2.03%) OpenShift
7 14 (2.03%) SaaS
8 13 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (1.59%) PaaS
10 8 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (1.16%) Amazon Kinesis
10 8 (1.16%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.58%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.59%) Firewall
2 8 (1.16%) DNS
2 8 (1.16%) VPN
2 8 (1.16%) WAN
3 7 (1.01%) Network Security
4 6 (0.87%) DHCP
4 6 (0.87%) LAN
4 6 (0.87%) Skype
5 5 (0.72%) BGP
5 5 (0.72%) SAN
5 5 (0.72%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.29%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.29%) Telnet
7 2 (0.29%) WebEx
8 1 (0.14%) FTP
8 1 (0.14%) SMTP
8 1 (0.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 28 (4.06%) Big Data
4 24 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (2.61%) Power BI
7 16 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.88%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.88%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.59%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.16%) Data Lake
11 8 (1.16%) DB2
11 8 (1.16%) OLAP
11 8 (1.16%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.01%) QlikView
13 6 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (7.97%) JIRA
2 22 (3.19%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.59%) NUnit
6 10 (1.45%) Bitbucket
6 10 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.45%) MSTest
7 7 (1.01%) Maven
7 7 (1.01%) SpecFlow
7 7 (1.01%) Subversion
8 6 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.87%) Gradle
8 6 (0.87%) JUnit
8 6 (0.87%) Mockito
8 6 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.72%) Moq
9 5 (0.72%) Protractor
9 5 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 388 (56.23%) Finance
2 142 (20.58%) Banking
3 107 (15.51%) Front Office
4 40 (5.80%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.33%) Back Office
5 23 (3.33%) Retail
6 20 (2.90%) Private Banking
7 15 (2.17%) Marketing
8 13 (1.88%) Legal
9 9 (1.30%) Advertising
10 5 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.72%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.58%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.14%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 189 (27.39%) Developer
2 180 (26.09%) Analyst
3 119 (17.25%) Business Analyst
4 61 (8.84%) Project Manager
5 49 (7.10%) Architect
6 45 (6.52%) Python Developer
7 43 (6.23%) AWS Engineer
8 40 (5.80%) Software Engineer
9 34 (4.93%) AWS Software Engineer
9 34 (4.93%) C# Developer
10 32 (4.64%) Investment Management Business Analyst
11 26 (3.77%) Java Developer
11 26 (3.77%) Operations Analyst
12 24 (3.48%) Lead Software Engineer
13 23 (3.33%) AWS Architect
14 21 (3.04%) Asset Management Analyst
14 21 (3.04%) Consultant
15 20 (2.90%) .NET Developer
16 19 (2.75%) Test Analyst
17 17 (2.46%) Operations Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (12.90%) AngularJS
2 88 (12.75%) Web Services
3 79 (11.45%) HTML
4 75 (10.87%) React
5 61 (8.84%) Node.js
6 57 (8.26%) .NET
7 43 (6.23%) CSS
8 33 (4.78%) JSON
9 27 (3.91%) ASP.NET
9 27 (3.91%) REST
10 23 (3.33%) HTML5
11 21 (3.04%) jQuery
12 20 (2.90%) Spring
12 20 (2.90%) XML
13 18 (2.61%) Kafka
13 18 (2.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (2.17%) .NET Framework
15 14 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (2.03%) CSS3
15 14 (2.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 80 (11.59%) Fixed Income
2 64 (9.28%) Derivative
3 36 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.64%) Equities
5 25 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.90%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.17%) User Experience
9 12 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.59%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.30%) Tandem
13 8 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
13 8 (1.16%) Reference Data
13 8 (1.16%) SWIFT
13 8 (1.16%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (7.10%) Windows
2 31 (4.49%) Linux
3 18 (2.61%) Unix
4 16 (2.32%) Windows 10
5 15 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.58%) Android
7 4 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (37.39%) Asset Management
3 93 (13.48%) Fund Management
4 74 (10.72%) Business Analysis
5 68 (9.86%) Fintech
6 63 (9.13%) Front End Development
7 60 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 58 (8.41%) Wealth Management
9 53 (7.68%) Portfolio Management
10 52 (7.54%) Mentoring
10 52 (7.54%) Microservices
10 52 (7.54%) Migration
10 52 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
10 52 (7.54%) Test Automation
11 50 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 49 (7.10%) Scrum
13 45 (6.52%) Project Management
14 43 (6.23%) DevOps
15 40 (5.80%) OO
15 40 (5.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 151 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 128 (18.55%) SQL
3 120 (17.39%) Java
3 120 (17.39%) Python
4 111 (16.09%) C#
5 42 (6.09%) C++
6 20 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.61%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.74%) Java 8
9 11 (1.59%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.16%) Perl
11 6 (0.87%) Apex Code
11 6 (0.87%) Groovy
11 6 (0.87%) R
11 6 (0.87%) VBA
12 5 (0.72%) VB
13 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.43%) ES6
15 2 (0.29%) C
15 2 (0.29%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 39 (5.65%) Degree
2 10 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (0.87%) CISA
3 6 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 5 (0.72%) CEH
4 5 (0.72%) CHFI
4 5 (0.72%) CISSP
4 5 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.58%) ISEB
5 4 (0.58%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.43%) CCIE
6 3 (0.43%) CFA
6 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.43%) PMP
6 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.29%) CCNA
7 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.23%) QA
2 12 (1.74%) MiFID
3 8 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.87%) GDPR
5 5 (0.72%) COBIT
5 5 (0.72%) EMIR
6 4 (0.58%) AIFMD
6 4 (0.58%) PMO
7 3 (0.43%) SLA
7 3 (0.43%) UCITS
8 1 (0.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 62 (8.99%) Docker
2 33 (4.78%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (1.16%) XenApp
6 7 (1.01%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.87%) vSphere
8 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.29%) HDFS
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (2.46%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.17%) Ansible
3 11 (1.59%) SCCM
4 7 (1.01%) Terraform
5 4 (0.58%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.58%) Control-M
5 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.43%) Automic
6 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.29%) Check_MK
7 2 (0.29%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.29%) Nagios
7 2 (0.29%) Puppet
7 2 (0.29%) WSUS
8 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 66 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.81%) Bloomberg
3 43 (6.23%) Charles River
4 41 (5.94%) Oracle
4 41 (5.94%) Reuters
5 18 (2.61%) Cisco
6 15 (2.17%) Citrix
6 15 (2.17%) VMware
7 14 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (2.03%) Tableau
8 12 (1.74%) SimCorp
9 10 (1.45%) CheckPoint
9 10 (1.45%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.30%) InterSystems
11 6 (0.87%) FactSet
11 6 (0.87%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.87%) SAP
11 6 (0.87%) Sencha
12 5 (0.72%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.72%) Sybase