Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 416 372
Rank change year-on-year +144 -44 -25
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 909 585 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.65% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 458 526
UK median daily rate £550 £539 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +1.65% +0.95%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £375
90th Percentile £709 £716 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 83335 90065 92253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.38% 83.71% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 54986 59640 59676
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.82% +1.37%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2273 2594
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.42 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -4.00% +9.51% +8.71%

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 21 September 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 11 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 21 September 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 +157 854 £550 - 76
London +110 750 £550 - 63
UK excluding London +44 159 £500 +11.11% 19
Scotland +47 55 £425 +6.25% 6
South East -9 55 £525 +12.30% 8
North of England +93 45 £538 +43.33% 4
Yorkshire - 39 £550 - 2
North West +23 5 £400 +6.67% 2
West Midlands +43 4 - -
Midlands +29 4 - - 1
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 487 (53.58%) Finance
2 354 (38.94%) Asset Management
3 268 (29.48%) Banking
4 221 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (18.59%) Investment Banking
6 166 (18.26%) SQL
7 129 (14.19%) Wealth Management
8 123 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 120 (13.20%) Front Office
10 116 (12.76%) MiFID
11 115 (12.65%) Business Analysis
12 111 (12.21%) SQL Server
13 108 (11.88%) Project Management
14 88 (9.68%) Microsoft
15 83 (9.13%) C#
15 83 (9.13%) JavaScript
16 79 (8.69%) Markit EDM
17 74 (8.14%) Charles River
18 71 (7.81%) Fund Management
19 69 (7.59%) Windows
19 69 (7.59%) Scrum
19 69 (7.59%) Fixed Income
20 67 (7.37%) Java
21 66 (7.26%) Hedge funds
21 66 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
22 65 (7.15%) .NET
23 61 (6.71%) Oracle
24 58 (6.38%) Derivative
25 57 (6.27%) Data Management
26 54 (5.94%) Change 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 17 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.99%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.66%) Apache
5 6 (0.66%) Confluence
6 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.33%) IIS
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.22%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.22%) SAS
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.11%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.11%) Mule
10 1 (0.11%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 79 (8.69%) Markit EDM
2 43 (4.73%) thinkFolio
3 34 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (2.42%) SimCorp Dimension
5 11 (1.21%) Eagle PACE
6 10 (1.10%) Bloomberg AIM
7 9 (0.99%) LatentZero
8 7 (0.77%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.33%) Eikon
10 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.22%) Salerio
11 1 (0.11%) HFM
11 1 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.11%) PolarLake
11 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.88%) npm
3 7 (0.77%) PaaS
3 7 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 6 (0.66%) Office 365
5 5 (0.55%) Yarn
6 4 (0.44%) Force.com
6 4 (0.44%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.11%) GitHub
7 1 (0.11%) Heroku
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.43%) DNS
2 10 (1.10%) LAN
2 10 (1.10%) SAN
3 9 (0.99%) WAN
4 7 (0.77%) Firewall
5 6 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.55%) DHCP
6 5 (0.55%) Internet
6 5 (0.55%) NAS
6 5 (0.55%) VPN
7 4 (0.44%) Intranet
8 3 (0.33%) BGP
8 3 (0.33%) FTP
8 3 (0.33%) OSPF
8 3 (0.33%) SSH
8 3 (0.33%) Telnet
8 3 (0.33%) VXLAN
9 2 (0.22%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.22%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.22%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (1.76%) Big Data
5 14 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.55%) InterSystems Cache
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.44%) DB2
13 4 (0.44%) Maltego
13 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Smart View
14 3 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (2.64%) JIRA
2 18 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.32%) Selenium
5 11 (1.21%) Subversion
6 10 (1.10%) Maven
6 10 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.99%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.88%) webpack
9 7 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.77%) JUnit
9 7 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.66%) JBehave
10 6 (0.66%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.55%) Gerrit
11 5 (0.55%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (0.55%) NUnit
12 4 (0.44%) Mocha
12 4 (0.44%) Protractor
General
1 487 (53.58%) Finance
2 268 (29.48%) Banking
3 169 (18.59%) Investment Banking
4 120 (13.20%) Front Office
5 35 (3.85%) Back Office
6 34 (3.74%) Private Banking
7 33 (3.63%) Financial Institution
8 30 (3.30%) Retail
9 19 (2.09%) Marketing
10 15 (1.65%) Legal
11 14 (1.54%) Retail Banking
12 11 (1.21%) Advertising
13 4 (0.44%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.22%) Publishing
14 2 (0.22%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 375 (41.25%) Analyst
2 242 (26.62%) Business Analyst
3 198 (21.78%) Developer
4 148 (16.28%) Project Manager
5 65 (7.15%) Investment Management Business Analyst
6 51 (5.61%) Data Analyst
7 47 (5.17%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 44 (4.84%) C# Developer
9 43 (4.73%) Consultant
10 41 (4.51%) Data Business Analyst
11 40 (4.40%) Asset Management Analyst
12 39 (4.29%) SQL Developer
13 38 (4.18%) Java Developer
14 31 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
15 30 (3.30%) IT Manager
16 29 (3.19%) Project Analyst
16 29 (3.19%) Senior Business Analyst
17 28 (3.08%) Architect
18 27 (2.97%) Support Analyst
19 26 (2.86%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.15%) .NET
2 42 (4.62%) AngularJS
3 38 (4.18%) HTML
3 38 (4.18%) Web Services
3 38 (4.18%) XML
4 37 (4.07%) Node.js
5 33 (3.63%) ASP.NET
6 31 (3.41%) jQuery
7 27 (2.97%) CSS
8 26 (2.86%) REST
9 23 (2.53%) HTML5
10 21 (2.31%) .NET Framework
11 20 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (1.65%) SOAP
13 15 (1.65%) Spring
14 14 (1.54%) Ajax
14 14 (1.54%) RESTful
15 12 (1.32%) WCF
15 12 (1.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.59%) Fixed Income
2 66 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.26%) Hedge funds
3 58 (6.38%) Derivative
4 34 (3.74%) Equities
5 26 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.31%) Data Centre
9 19 (2.09%) Data Structures
10 18 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
10 18 (1.98%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.76%) Fintech
12 15 (1.65%) User Experience
13 14 (1.54%) Reference Data
14 13 (1.43%) SWIFT
15 10 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.99%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.99%) Computer Science
17 8 (0.88%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 69 (7.59%) Windows
2 50 (5.50%) Linux
3 44 (4.84%) Unix
4 17 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.32%) Solaris
6 12 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.66%) AIX
7 6 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.66%) SUSE
7 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (38.94%) Asset Management
2 221 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (14.19%) Wealth Management
4 123 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 115 (12.65%) Business Analysis
6 108 (11.88%) Project Management
7 71 (7.81%) Fund Management
8 69 (7.59%) Scrum
9 57 (6.27%) Data Management
10 54 (5.94%) Change Management
10 54 (5.94%) SDLC
11 52 (5.72%) TDD
12 51 (5.61%) CRM
13 46 (5.06%) Analytics
14 41 (4.51%) User Acceptance Testing
15 39 (4.29%) Data Analysis
16 38 (4.18%) MVC
16 38 (4.18%) PRINCE2
17 36 (3.96%) Data Modelling
18 35 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 166 (18.26%) SQL
2 83 (9.13%) C#
2 83 (9.13%) JavaScript
3 67 (7.37%) Java
4 53 (5.83%) Python
5 42 (4.62%) PowerShell
6 28 (3.08%) Perl
7 20 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 19 (2.09%) Go
9 17 (1.87%) VBA
10 14 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.21%) Apex Code
12 8 (0.88%) SOQL
13 7 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.77%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.66%) Korn
14 6 (0.66%) Ruby
15 5 (0.55%) C++
15 5 (0.55%) PHP
15 5 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (3.41%) Degree
2 17 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (1.10%) PMP
3 10 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (0.99%) CISSP
4 9 (0.99%) ISEB
5 8 (0.88%) CISM
5 8 (0.88%) CRISC
6 7 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.55%) CEH
8 5 (0.55%) CFA
8 5 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.33%) CCNA
9 3 (0.33%) CCNP
9 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.33%) MCDST
9 3 (0.33%) MCSE
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.22%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (12.76%) MiFID
2 42 (4.62%) QA
3 34 (3.74%) EMIR
4 25 (2.75%) GDPR
5 20 (2.20%) PMO
6 15 (1.65%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (1.10%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.88%) AIFMD
8 8 (0.88%) SLA
9 7 (0.77%) UCITS
10 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.33%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.22%) FATCA
12 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.11%) IFRS
13 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.99%) vCloud
4 8 (0.88%) NFS
5 7 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.55%) Samba
6 5 (0.55%) SRDF
6 5 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.55%) Veritas File System
6 5 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.33%) XenApp
8 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.11%) Docker
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (1.87%) Control-M
2 11 (1.21%) SCCM
3 9 (0.99%) PowerCLI
3 9 (0.99%) vRealize
4 7 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.66%) Nagios
6 5 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.44%) Piwik
7 4 (0.44%) Puppet
8 3 (0.33%) Ansible
8 3 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
8 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.33%) SCOM
9 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.22%) logstash
9 2 (0.22%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 88 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.14%) Charles River
3 61 (6.71%) Oracle
4 40 (4.40%) Bloomberg
5 23 (2.53%) SimCorp
6 22 (2.42%) HP
7 20 (2.20%) VMware
8 18 (1.98%) Symantec
9 16 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.43%) Citrix
11 12 (1.32%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.21%) Sybase
13 9 (0.99%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.88%) Informatica
14 8 (0.88%) Veritas
15 7 (0.77%) DevExpress
15 7 (0.77%) FactSet
15 7 (0.77%) SAP
16 6 (0.66%) Reuters
17 5 (0.55%) Serena