Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 280 392 360
Rank change year-on-year +112 -32 -14
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 929 623 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.59% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.71% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 478 497
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £375 £325 £363
90th Percentile £724 £700 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £408 £475
% change year-on-year +22.70% -14.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £27.50 £105.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.00% -
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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 19 November 2017.

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 14 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 19 November 2017. 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 +118 880 £555 +5.71% 65
London +62 757 £575 +4.55% 63
UK excluding London +64 172 £500 +22.70% 4
North of England +104 64 £538 +48.28% 1
Yorkshire - 57 £550 -
South East -9 51 £550 +19.24%
Scotland +8 49 £438 +9.38% 2
North West +14 6 £450 +28.57% 1
Midlands +29 4 - - 1
West Midlands +28 3 - -
East of England -19 2 £475 -
South West - 2 £325 -
North East +68 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 with a requirement for Investment Management.

1 502 (54.04%) Finance
2 359 (38.64%) Asset Management
3 274 (29.49%) Banking
4 189 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
5 176 (18.95%) SQL
6 146 (15.72%) Investment Banking
7 124 (13.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 123 (13.24%) Wealth Management
9 117 (12.59%) Front Office
10 101 (10.87%) Project Management
11 96 (10.33%) SQL Server
12 94 (10.12%) Business Analysis
12 94 (10.12%) Markit EDM
13 85 (9.15%) MiFID
14 81 (8.72%) Microsoft
15 78 (8.40%) Fund Management
16 77 (8.29%) Charles River
17 76 (8.18%) Fixed Income
18 75 (8.07%) JavaScript
19 73 (7.86%) Windows
19 73 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
20 70 (7.53%) C#
21 64 (6.89%) .NET
21 64 (6.89%) Change Management
22 63 (6.78%) Scrum
23 61 (6.57%) Linux
24 60 (6.46%) Data Management
25 57 (6.14%) SDLC
26 56 (6.03%) TDD
27 55 (5.92%) Python

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 22 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.08%) Tomcat
3 8 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.75%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.65%) Apache
5 6 (0.65%) Confluence
6 5 (0.54%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.32%) IIS
8 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.22%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.11%) Mule
9 1 (0.11%) nginx
9 1 (0.11%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 94 (10.12%) Markit EDM
2 42 (4.52%) thinkFolio
3 28 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (2.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 10 (1.08%) Eagle PACE
6 8 (0.86%) Bloomberg AIM
6 8 (0.86%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.54%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.32%) Eikon
9 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.22%) Salerio
9 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.22%) Sonata
9 2 (0.22%) Tercero
10 1 (0.11%) HFM
10 1 (0.11%) Minerva
10 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.18%) Office 365
4 9 (0.97%) npm
5 5 (0.54%) PaaS
5 5 (0.54%) Yarn
6 4 (0.43%) OpenDNS
6 4 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Force.com
8 1 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.72%) SAN
2 13 (1.40%) DNS
2 13 (1.40%) NAS
3 6 (0.65%) DHCP
3 6 (0.65%) Internet
4 5 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (0.54%) LAN
5 4 (0.43%) Firewall
5 4 (0.43%) Intranet
5 4 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.43%) WAN
6 3 (0.32%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.22%) HTTP
7 2 (0.22%) SMTP
7 2 (0.22%) VoIP
8 1 (0.11%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.11%) SSH
8 1 (0.11%) SSL
8 1 (0.11%) VPN
8 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.75%) Big Data
10 6 (0.65%) OLAP
10 6 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.54%) MS Access
11 5 (0.54%) MySQL
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle Smart View
12 4 (0.43%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 28 (3.01%) JIRA
2 14 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.51%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.08%) Subversion
5 9 (0.97%) webpack
6 7 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.54%) JUnit
7 5 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (0.54%) Maven
7 5 (0.54%) NUnit
7 5 (0.54%) Selenium
8 4 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.43%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.43%) JBehave
8 4 (0.43%) Mocha
8 4 (0.43%) Protractor
8 4 (0.43%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 502 (54.04%) Finance
2 274 (29.49%) Banking
3 146 (15.72%) Investment Banking
4 117 (12.59%) Front Office
5 33 (3.55%) Back Office
6 32 (3.44%) Financial Institution
7 29 (3.12%) Private Banking
8 20 (2.15%) Legal
9 17 (1.83%) Marketing
9 17 (1.83%) Retail Banking
10 16 (1.72%) Retail
11 11 (1.18%) Advertising
12 6 (0.65%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.32%) Publishing
13 3 (0.32%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.22%) Billing
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 371 (39.94%) Analyst
2 225 (24.22%) Business Analyst
3 205 (22.07%) Developer
4 147 (15.82%) Project Manager
5 71 (7.64%) Investment Management Business Analyst
6 58 (6.24%) Data Analyst
7 49 (5.27%) Consultant
8 42 (4.52%) Asset Management Analyst
9 40 (4.31%) SQL Developer
10 39 (4.20%) C# Developer
11 36 (3.88%) Data Business Analyst
12 34 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
13 32 (3.44%) IT Manager
14 30 (3.23%) Asset Management Business Analyst
15 29 (3.12%) Support Analyst
16 27 (2.91%) Service Analyst
17 26 (2.80%) Applications Support
17 26 (2.80%) Test Analyst
18 25 (2.69%) Java Developer
19 24 (2.58%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.89%) .NET
2 41 (4.41%) Web Services
3 37 (3.98%) AngularJS
4 36 (3.88%) XML
5 31 (3.34%) HTML
6 29 (3.12%) jQuery
7 28 (3.01%) CSS
8 26 (2.80%) ASP.NET
9 24 (2.58%) REST
10 23 (2.48%) Node.js
11 19 (2.05%) .NET Framework
11 19 (2.05%) HTML5
12 18 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (1.61%) JSON
14 14 (1.51%) Ajax
14 14 (1.51%) SOAP
15 13 (1.40%) Spring
16 12 (1.29%) React
16 12 (1.29%) RESTful
17 11 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.18%) Fixed Income
2 73 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (5.60%) Hedge funds
4 51 (5.49%) Derivative
5 44 (4.74%) Equities
6 37 (3.98%) Management Information System
7 34 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (2.15%) Client/Server
10 19 (2.05%) User Experience
11 17 (1.83%) Reference Data
12 16 (1.72%) Data Centre
13 14 (1.51%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.40%) Fintech
14 13 (1.40%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
15 9 (0.97%) SWIFT
16 8 (0.86%) Market Risk
17 7 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (7.86%) Windows
2 61 (6.57%) Linux
3 42 (4.52%) Unix
4 23 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.83%) Solaris
6 14 (1.51%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.08%) AIX
10 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.65%) SUSE
12 4 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.22%) Android
14 2 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (38.64%) Asset Management
2 189 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (13.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 123 (13.24%) Wealth Management
5 101 (10.87%) Project Management
6 94 (10.12%) Business Analysis
7 78 (8.40%) Fund Management
8 64 (6.89%) Change Management
9 63 (6.78%) Scrum
10 60 (6.46%) Data Management
11 57 (6.14%) SDLC
12 56 (6.03%) TDD
13 55 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (5.27%) CRM
15 48 (5.17%) Analytics
16 46 (4.95%) Data Analysis
17 45 (4.84%) Test Automation
18 44 (4.74%) Data Modelling
19 43 (4.63%) Cybersecurity
20 38 (4.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 176 (18.95%) SQL
2 75 (8.07%) JavaScript
3 70 (7.53%) C#
4 55 (5.92%) Python
5 45 (4.84%) Java
6 33 (3.55%) PowerShell
7 30 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 25 (2.69%) Ruby
9 23 (2.48%) VBA
10 22 (2.37%) Perl
11 18 (1.94%) Go
12 10 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.86%) C++
14 7 (0.75%) VB
15 6 (0.65%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.65%) ES6
15 6 (0.65%) Korn
16 5 (0.54%) PHP
16 5 (0.54%) SOQL
17 4 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (3.23%) Degree
2 18 (1.94%) CISSP
3 14 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (1.18%) PMP
5 10 (1.08%) CISM
6 8 (0.86%) CRISC
6 8 (0.86%) ISEB
6 8 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (0.54%) CCA
7 5 (0.54%) CEH
7 5 (0.54%) MCSE
7 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.32%) ACCA
8 3 (0.32%) CFA
8 3 (0.32%) CIMA
8 3 (0.32%) MCDST
8 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (9.15%) MiFID
2 44 (4.74%) GDPR
3 41 (4.41%) QA
4 23 (2.48%) PMO
5 21 (2.26%) EMIR
6 10 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.86%) AIFMD
7 8 (0.86%) SLA
8 7 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.75%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.65%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.54%) UCITS
11 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.43%) IFRS
12 3 (0.32%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.32%) PSD2
13 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.22%) FATCA
13 2 (0.22%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 24 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.97%) SRDF
3 9 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (0.75%) vCloud
5 6 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.65%) NFS
5 6 (0.65%) XenApp
6 5 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.54%) Samba
6 5 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.54%) Veritas File System
6 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.43%) Firmware
7 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (1.40%) Control-M
2 11 (1.18%) Nagios
2 11 (1.18%) SCCM
3 9 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (0.75%) PowerCLI
4 7 (0.75%) vRealize
5 6 (0.65%) Ansible
5 6 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.54%) Puppet
7 4 (0.43%) EMC TimeFinder
7 4 (0.43%) NetApp OnCommand
8 3 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.32%) Piwik
8 3 (0.32%) Salt
8 3 (0.32%) SCOM
9 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.22%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.22%) logstash
9 2 (0.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 81 (8.72%) Microsoft
2 77 (8.29%) Charles River
3 42 (4.52%) Bloomberg
4 38 (4.09%) Oracle
5 21 (2.26%) SimCorp
6 20 (2.15%) Symantec
7 18 (1.94%) HP
7 18 (1.94%) VMware
8 15 (1.61%) Citrix
9 14 (1.51%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.29%) FactSet
11 12 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.97%) EMC
12 9 (0.97%) Veritas
13 7 (0.75%) Cisco
13 7 (0.75%) DevExpress
14 6 (0.65%) IBM
14 6 (0.65%) NetApp
14 6 (0.65%) SAP