Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 316 393
Rank change year-on-year -5 +77 -32
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 758 699 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.77% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.92% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 523 449
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £400 £375 £338
90th Percentile £725 £738 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -2.86% +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £19.50 - -
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 86,421 76,393 88,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.67% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,007 50,123 58,267
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,275 2,053 2,316
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.12 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.38% -6.37% +22.71%

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 23 May 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 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 23 May 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 -6 709 £575 +4.55% 323
London -34 590 £600 +4.35% 318
UK excluding London +55 168 £510 -2.86% 26
North of England +69 84 £450 -14.29% 1
Yorkshire +53 72 £450 - 1
Scotland -27 49 £588 +34.29% 18
South East -41 27 £550 - 4
North West -8 7 £500 +33.33%
North East +16 5 £550 -
Midlands -16 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - -
East of England - 4 £510 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 437 (57.65%) Finance
2 276 (36.41%) Asset Management
3 253 (33.38%) Banking
4 208 (27.44%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (20.71%) SQL
6 132 (17.41%) Investment Banking
7 110 (14.51%) Front Office
8 100 (13.19%) Business Analysis
9 92 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 91 (12.01%) C#
11 90 (11.87%) Wealth Management
12 89 (11.74%) Charles River
13 88 (11.61%) Cybersecurity
14 82 (10.82%) Project Management
15 78 (10.29%) DevOps
16 75 (9.89%) Fixed Income
16 75 (9.89%) .NET
17 74 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
18 69 (9.10%) SDLC
19 64 (8.44%) Java
20 61 (8.05%) SQL Server
20 61 (8.05%) Derivative
20 61 (8.05%) TDD
21 58 (7.65%) Degree
21 58 (7.65%) Windows
21 58 (7.65%) thinkFolio
22 56 (7.39%) Fund Management
22 56 (7.39%) Microsoft
23 55 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
24 53 (6.99%) JavaScript

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 25 (3.30%) Confluence
2 16 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.45%) Mule
5 10 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.19%) CMS
7 8 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.06%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.06%) Mule ESB
8 6 (0.79%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.79%) Ethereum
8 6 (0.79%) Hyperledger
9 5 (0.66%) Apache
9 5 (0.66%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 48 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (7.65%) thinkFolio
2 53 (6.99%) Markit EDM
3 28 (3.69%) Bloomberg AIM
4 26 (3.43%) Eagle PACE
5 16 (2.11%) Front Arena
6 9 (1.19%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (0.79%) Distributed Ledger
7 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.79%) R3 Corda
8 4 (0.53%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.40%) SunGard APT
10 2 (0.26%) PolarLake
11 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.13%) Minerva
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.30%) Office 365
4 14 (1.85%) IaaS
5 8 (1.06%) npm
5 8 (1.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 6 (0.79%) OpenDNS
7 5 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.53%) PaaS
9 3 (0.40%) SaaS
10 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.26%) NuGet
11 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.13%) Force.com
11 1 (0.13%) Heroku
11 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.45%) DNS
2 10 (1.32%) Firewall
2 10 (1.32%) NAS
2 10 (1.32%) SAN
2 10 (1.32%) SMTP
2 10 (1.32%) SSL
3 9 (1.19%) FTP
3 9 (1.19%) VPN
4 8 (1.06%) InfiniBand
5 7 (0.92%) Internet
6 6 (0.79%) VoIP
7 5 (0.66%) Intranet
7 5 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.53%) DHCP
8 4 (0.53%) WLAN
9 3 (0.40%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.40%) Network Security
9 3 (0.40%) Skype
9 3 (0.40%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 20 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.45%) Big Data
5 11 (1.45%) Blockchain
6 10 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.66%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.66%) MySQL
10 5 (0.66%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.66%) Power BI
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.53%) Maltego
12 3 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.40%) QlikView
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (5.94%) JIRA
2 40 (5.28%) Jenkins
3 33 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 28 (3.69%) TeamCity
5 21 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 19 (2.51%) JUnit
7 18 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (1.98%) Maven
8 15 (1.98%) Selenium
9 13 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.72%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.58%) SpecFlow
11 11 (1.45%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.19%) NUnit
13 8 (1.06%) Bower
13 8 (1.06%) Gradle
13 8 (1.06%) Grunt
13 8 (1.06%) MSBuild
13 8 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 437 (57.65%) Finance
2 253 (33.38%) Banking
3 132 (17.41%) Investment Banking
4 110 (14.51%) Front Office
5 44 (5.80%) Financial Institution
6 26 (3.43%) Marketing
7 25 (3.30%) Back Office
8 14 (1.85%) Legal
9 12 (1.58%) Private Banking
10 11 (1.45%) Advertising
10 11 (1.45%) Retail
11 9 (1.19%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.92%) French Language
13 4 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.40%) Publishing
15 2 (0.26%) German Language
15 2 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 271 (35.75%) Analyst
2 166 (21.90%) Business Analyst
3 159 (20.98%) Developer
4 131 (17.28%) Project Manager
5 54 (7.12%) Investment Management Business Analyst
6 49 (6.46%) C# Developer
7 36 (4.75%) .NET Developer
8 33 (4.35%) Asset Management Analyst
9 32 (4.22%) C# .NET Developer
10 28 (3.69%) Angular Developer
11 26 (3.43%) Architect
11 26 (3.43%) Asset Management Business Analyst
11 26 (3.43%) Consultant
11 26 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (3.17%) Asset Management Project Manager
13 23 (3.03%) SQL Developer
14 22 (2.90%) Data Analyst
14 22 (2.90%) Support Analyst
15 21 (2.77%) Test Analyst
16 20 (2.64%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (9.89%) .NET
2 46 (6.07%) HTML
3 33 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 30 (3.96%) Node.js
5 29 (3.83%) Web Services
6 27 (3.56%) XML
7 26 (3.43%) CSS
8 25 (3.30%) .NET Framework
8 25 (3.30%) HTML5
9 24 (3.17%) ASP.NET
10 22 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (2.90%) KnockoutJS
10 22 (2.90%) SOAP
11 21 (2.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 20 (2.64%) FIX Protocol
12 20 (2.64%) Kendo UI
13 19 (2.51%) RESTful
14 17 (2.24%) Spring
15 16 (2.11%) REST
16 15 (1.98%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.89%) Fixed Income
2 74 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (8.05%) Derivative
4 48 (6.33%) Equities
5 42 (5.54%) Hedge funds
6 41 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (3.03%) Client/Server
9 22 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
9 22 (2.90%) Management Information System
10 18 (2.37%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.85%) Exotic Derivative
12 13 (1.72%) Fintech
12 13 (1.72%) OTC Derivatives
13 12 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (1.58%) User Experience
14 10 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (1.19%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 8 (1.06%) Grid Computing
16 8 (1.06%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 58 (7.65%) Windows
2 33 (4.35%) Linux
3 24 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 22 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.64%) Unix
6 14 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.06%) SUSE
9 8 (1.06%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.92%) Android
11 5 (0.66%) Solaris
11 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.53%) AIX
12 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (36.41%) Asset Management
2 208 (27.44%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (13.19%) Business Analysis
4 92 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 90 (11.87%) Wealth Management
6 88 (11.61%) Cybersecurity
7 82 (10.82%) Project Management
8 78 (10.29%) DevOps
9 69 (9.10%) SDLC
10 61 (8.05%) TDD
11 56 (7.39%) Fund Management
12 55 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (6.33%) Analytics
14 47 (6.20%) Scrum
15 41 (5.41%) MVC
16 39 (5.15%) Migration
17 35 (4.62%) Change Management
17 35 (4.62%) Data Management
17 35 (4.62%) PRINCE2
17 35 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 157 (20.71%) SQL
2 91 (12.01%) C#
3 64 (8.44%) Java
4 53 (6.99%) JavaScript
5 50 (6.60%) Python
6 26 (3.43%) TypeScript
7 20 (2.64%) PowerShell
8 15 (1.98%) C++
9 14 (1.85%) VBA
10 13 (1.72%) R
10 13 (1.72%) Ruby
11 12 (1.58%) Perl
12 10 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.19%) Go
14 8 (1.06%) Scala
15 7 (0.92%) C
15 7 (0.92%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.66%) VBScript
17 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (7.65%) Degree
2 19 (2.51%) CISSP
3 14 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.19%) MCSE
6 8 (1.06%) CISM
6 8 (1.06%) MCDST
6 8 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.79%) CCNA
8 6 (0.79%) CCNP
8 6 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.79%) PMP
9 5 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.53%) ISEB
11 3 (0.40%) CRISC
11 3 (0.40%) MBA
11 3 (0.40%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 2 (0.26%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.43%) QA
2 22 (2.90%) MiFID
3 16 (2.11%) PMO
4 15 (1.98%) SLA
5 13 (1.72%) GDPR
6 10 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.79%) EMIR
8 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.66%) UCITS
9 4 (0.53%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.40%) IFRS
11 2 (0.26%) COBIT
11 2 (0.26%) FINRA
11 2 (0.26%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.26%) PSD2
12 1 (0.13%) COREP
12 1 (0.13%) FATCA
System Software
1 25 (3.30%) Docker
2 22 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (1.19%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.06%) GPFS
6 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.66%) XenApp
7 4 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.40%) Firmware
8 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.26%) SRDF
9 2 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.26%) vSphere
9 2 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (2.77%) SCCM
2 19 (2.51%) Ansible
3 11 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.79%) QRadar
5 4 (0.53%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.53%) CSIRT
5 4 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.40%) Control-M
7 2 (0.26%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.26%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.26%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.26%) EMC TimeFinder
7 2 (0.26%) Matomo
7 2 (0.26%) MOM
7 2 (0.26%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (0.26%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.26%) Terraform
7 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (11.74%) Charles River
2 56 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 49 (6.46%) Bloomberg
4 38 (5.01%) Oracle
5 30 (3.96%) Citrix
6 28 (3.69%) SimCorp
7 18 (2.37%) MuleSoft
8 16 (2.11%) Cisco
9 14 (1.85%) Calypso
9 14 (1.85%) FXall
9 14 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.72%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.72%) Sybase
10 13 (1.72%) VMware
11 12 (1.58%) IBM
12 11 (1.45%) NetApp
12 11 (1.45%) Vermilion
13 10 (1.32%) Informatica
14 9 (1.19%) Wyse
15 8 (1.06%) Reuters