Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 291 404
Rank change year-on-year -88 +113 -42
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 706 945 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.92% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.07% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 668 446
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £372 £350
90th Percentile £725 £725 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +15.00% +17.65% -15.00%
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 90,884 88,673 87,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.82% 85.91% 85.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,160 59,203 57,616
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.16%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,333 2,075 2,461
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.21
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.00% +11.11% -

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 December 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 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 19 December 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 -82 652 £550 -1.79% 70
London -62 574 £550 -4.35% 61
UK excluding London -51 131 £575 +15.00% 10
South East +2 66 £600 +11.63% 3
Scotland -13 53 £475 +5.56% 1
North of England -92 10 £500 -6.98% 3
North West -12 6 £500 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire -78 4 - -
Midlands -15 1 £450 -
South West -26 1 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 404 (57.22%) Finance
2 244 (34.56%) Asset Management
3 209 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (25.07%) Banking
5 168 (23.80%) SQL
6 119 (16.86%) SQL Server
7 113 (16.01%) Front Office
8 112 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 104 (14.73%) Oracle
10 89 (12.61%) C#
11 88 (12.46%) Business Analysis
11 88 (12.46%) Fund Management
12 84 (11.90%) Microsoft
13 76 (10.76%) Project Management
14 74 (10.48%) .NET
14 74 (10.48%) Python
15 71 (10.06%) Derivative
16 70 (9.92%) JavaScript
17 69 (9.77%) Fixed Income
18 67 (9.49%) AngularJS
19 66 (9.35%) Wealth Management
20 65 (9.21%) OO
21 64 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
22 59 (8.36%) Microsoft Excel
23 58 (8.22%) Microservices
24 57 (8.07%) Windows
25 52 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
26 51 (7.22%) Investment Banking
27 49 (6.94%) HTML
28 48 (6.80%) MVC

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 26 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.12%) Confluence
2 15 (2.12%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.13%) Apache
3 8 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (0.99%) Apache Spark
4 7 (0.99%) CMS
5 6 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.42%) Appian
7 3 (0.42%) Mule
7 3 (0.42%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.42%) WordPress
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.28%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.28%) IIS
8 2 (0.28%) Jetty
8 2 (0.28%) Jupyter
Applications
1 59 (8.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (2.55%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 35 (4.96%) Markit EDM
2 32 (4.53%) thinkFolio
3 11 (1.56%) Bloomberg AIM
4 7 (0.99%) LatentZero
5 6 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.57%) SunGard APT
7 3 (0.42%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.28%) Sonata
9 1 (0.14%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.14%) Minerva
9 1 (0.14%) Salerio
9 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.98%) Office 365
3 12 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.13%) GitHub
5 7 (0.99%) SaaS
6 6 (0.85%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.57%) Apigee
7 4 (0.57%) npm
8 3 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.42%) IaaS
8 3 (0.42%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.28%) Serverless
10 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.14%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.98%) LAN
1 14 (1.98%) WAN
2 13 (1.84%) VPN
3 12 (1.70%) DHCP
4 11 (1.56%) DNS
4 11 (1.56%) FTP
5 9 (1.27%) Internet
6 8 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (1.13%) Structured Cabling
7 7 (0.99%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.71%) Intranet
9 4 (0.57%) Firewall
9 4 (0.57%) VoIP
9 4 (0.57%) Wireless
10 3 (0.42%) Broadband
10 3 (0.42%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.42%) SMTP
10 3 (0.42%) SSL
10 3 (0.42%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.84%) Power BI
6 12 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.27%) Big Data
8 9 (1.27%) QlikView
9 7 (0.99%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.85%) OLAP
11 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.57%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.42%) DBAmp
13 3 (0.42%) HBase
13 3 (0.42%) MySQL
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (3.54%) JIRA
2 21 (2.97%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.83%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.84%) Maven
5 12 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.42%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.27%) Subversion
7 9 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.13%) AdminStudio
8 8 (1.13%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.85%) Ant
9 6 (0.85%) Checkstyle
9 6 (0.85%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.71%) JUnit
10 5 (0.71%) Selenium
10 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.57%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.57%) MSI
11 4 (0.57%) Spock
General
1 404 (57.22%) Finance
2 177 (25.07%) Banking
3 113 (16.01%) Front Office
4 51 (7.22%) Investment Banking
5 33 (4.67%) Back Office
6 23 (3.26%) Marketing
7 21 (2.97%) Retail
8 15 (2.12%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.84%) Legal
10 12 (1.70%) Private Banking
11 8 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.85%) Advertising
12 6 (0.85%) Billing
12 6 (0.85%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.71%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.57%) Publishing
15 2 (0.28%) Law
15 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 248 (35.13%) Analyst
2 223 (31.59%) Developer
3 152 (21.53%) Business Analyst
4 86 (12.18%) Project Manager
5 68 (9.63%) C# Developer
6 49 (6.94%) Python Developer
7 37 (5.24%) Angular Developer
7 37 (5.24%) Asset Management Analyst
7 37 (5.24%) Investment Management Business Analyst
7 37 (5.24%) Quantitative Developer
8 30 (4.25%) Consultant
9 29 (4.11%) Support Analyst
10 27 (3.82%) Asset Management Business Analyst
11 23 (3.26%) Data Analyst
12 22 (3.12%) Test Analyst
13 20 (2.83%) SQL Developer
14 19 (2.69%) Data Business Analyst
14 19 (2.69%) Financial Analyst
15 18 (2.55%) .NET Developer
15 18 (2.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.48%) .NET
2 67 (9.49%) AngularJS
3 49 (6.94%) HTML
4 38 (5.38%) Entity Framework
5 37 (5.24%) ASP.NET
6 33 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (4.53%) CSS
7 32 (4.53%) Node.js
7 32 (4.53%) React
8 29 (4.11%) HTML5
9 27 (3.82%) .NET Framework
9 27 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 22 (3.12%) Kendo UI
11 22 (3.12%) KnockoutJS
11 22 (3.12%) LINQ
11 22 (3.12%) Web Services
12 18 (2.55%) REST
13 17 (2.41%) jQuery
14 14 (1.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.06%) Derivative
2 69 (9.77%) Fixed Income
3 52 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (6.66%) Hedge funds
5 42 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 41 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (4.11%) Equities
8 19 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.55%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.27%) Fintech
11 14 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
12 13 (1.84%) User Experience
13 8 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.85%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.85%) iPhone
14 6 (0.85%) Smartphone
15 5 (0.71%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.07%) Windows
2 31 (4.39%) Windows 10
3 30 (4.25%) Unix
4 29 (4.11%) Windows 7
5 21 (2.97%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.41%) Linux
7 11 (1.56%) Android
8 8 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.85%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (34.56%) Asset Management
2 209 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (12.46%) Business Analysis
4 88 (12.46%) Fund Management
5 76 (10.76%) Project Management
6 66 (9.35%) Wealth Management
7 65 (9.21%) OO
8 64 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
9 58 (8.22%) Microservices
10 48 (6.80%) MVC
10 48 (6.80%) Test Automation
11 47 (6.66%) Migration
11 47 (6.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (6.23%) Scrum
13 41 (5.81%) DevOps
14 39 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (5.38%) OOD
16 33 (4.67%) ETL
17 32 (4.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 168 (23.80%) SQL
2 89 (12.61%) C#
3 74 (10.48%) Python
4 70 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 43 (6.09%) Java
6 35 (4.96%) TypeScript
7 32 (4.53%) PowerShell
8 27 (3.82%) T-SQL
9 22 (3.12%) PL/SQL
10 19 (2.69%) VBA
11 18 (2.55%) Perl
12 12 (1.70%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.56%) VBScript
14 8 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 6 (0.85%) XPath
16 5 (0.71%) C
16 5 (0.71%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.71%) Scala
16 5 (0.71%) VB
17 4 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (4.39%) Degree
2 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (1.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 7 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (0.85%) MCSE
5 5 (0.71%) MCSA
6 4 (0.57%) CFA
7 3 (0.42%) CISSP
7 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.42%) MOS
8 2 (0.28%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.28%) ISEB
8 2 (0.28%) MBA
8 2 (0.28%) MCITP
8 2 (0.28%) MCSD
9 1 (0.14%) CIMA
9 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.10%) QA
2 17 (2.41%) SLA
3 12 (1.70%) MiFID
4 10 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.27%) PMO
6 5 (0.71%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.57%) EMIR
7 4 (0.57%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.42%) GDPR
8 3 (0.42%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.42%) UCITS
9 2 (0.28%) COBIT
9 2 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.42%) Docker
3 10 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (1.27%) XenApp
5 6 (0.85%) VMware Server
5 6 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.42%) vSphere
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.28%) Xen
10 1 (0.14%) HDFS
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (2.12%) SCCM
2 10 (1.42%) Backup Exec
3 9 (1.27%) Ansible
3 9 (1.27%) WSUS
4 5 (0.71%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.71%) Control-M
5 4 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.57%) Terraform
6 3 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.28%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.14%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 104 (14.73%) Oracle
2 84 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 47 (6.66%) Charles River
4 34 (4.82%) Bloomberg
5 25 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
6 24 (3.40%) Citrix
6 24 (3.40%) Sybase
7 20 (2.83%) VMware
8 18 (2.55%) Cisco
8 18 (2.55%) FactSet
9 13 (1.84%) Tableau
10 11 (1.56%) Ab Initio
10 11 (1.56%) Ivanti
10 11 (1.56%) Vermilion
11 9 (1.27%) Apple
11 9 (1.27%) Teradata
12 8 (1.13%) McAfee
12 8 (1.13%) Sophos
12 8 (1.13%) Veeam
13 7 (0.99%) Reuters