Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 351 359
Rank change year-on-year +60 +8 +3
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 836 595 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.63% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.75% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 435 453
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £374 £375 £354
90th Percentile £725 £738 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £105.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.09% -74.00% -17.86%
10th Percentile £18.75 £26.25 £37.18
90th Percentile £20.25 £28.75 £177.73
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 85,325 79,198 89,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.71% 83.79% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,012 52,465 58,154
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,051 2,203 2,639
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.09% +21.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.26 £11.38
90th Percentile £50.60 £49.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 February 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 13 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 February 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 +66 789 £575 +4.55% 152
London +21 681 £588 +6.82% 135
UK excluding London +82 155 £488 -2.50% 19
North of England +88 69 £475 +8.57% 3
Yorkshire +57 57 £475 - 1
Scotland +7 47 £475 +26.25% 2
South East -9 26 £550 +4.76% 13
North West +10 8 £450 +20.00% 2
East of England -11 6 £493 -
Midlands -2 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 - -
North East +43 4 - -
South West - 2 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 458 (54.78%) Finance
2 332 (39.71%) Asset Management
3 257 (30.74%) Banking
4 167 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (19.14%) SQL
6 132 (15.79%) Investment Banking
7 108 (12.92%) Front Office
8 106 (12.68%) Wealth Management
9 97 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 93 (11.12%) Business Analysis
11 87 (10.41%) Project Management
12 83 (9.93%) Charles River
13 74 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
14 73 (8.73%) SQL Server
14 73 (8.73%) Windows
15 70 (8.37%) Markit EDM
16 68 (8.13%) Cybersecurity
16 68 (8.13%) SDLC
16 68 (8.13%) Fund Management
17 66 (7.89%) Linux
17 66 (7.89%) Microsoft
18 64 (7.66%) DevOps
19 63 (7.54%) Change Management
20 62 (7.42%) Fixed Income
21 60 (7.18%) Python
21 60 (7.18%) C#
22 57 (6.82%) .NET
23 52 (6.22%) JavaScript
24 51 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
25 50 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel

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 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.20%) Confluence
4 7 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (0.84%) Mule
4 7 (0.84%) Mule ESB
4 7 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.72%) CMS
6 5 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.36%) Apache
8 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.36%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.24%) Mongoose
Applications
1 50 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 70 (8.37%) Markit EDM
2 45 (5.38%) thinkFolio
3 18 (2.15%) Bloomberg AIM
4 17 (2.03%) SimCorp Dimension
5 16 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (1.32%) Eagle PACE
7 6 (0.72%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.36%) SunGard APT
10 2 (0.24%) Minerva
10 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.24%) Sonata
10 2 (0.24%) Tercero
11 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
11 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
11 1 (0.12%) Salerio
11 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.51%) Office 365
3 19 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.08%) npm
5 7 (0.84%) IaaS
6 4 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.24%) OpenDNS
8 2 (0.24%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Force.com
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.39%) SAN
2 18 (2.15%) NAS
3 12 (1.44%) DNS
4 11 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (1.32%) SMTP
5 8 (0.96%) DHCP
5 8 (0.96%) Firewall
5 8 (0.96%) InfiniBand
5 8 (0.96%) Internet
5 8 (0.96%) SSL
5 8 (0.96%) VoIP
6 7 (0.84%) FTP
7 6 (0.72%) Intranet
7 6 (0.72%) NetScaler
8 5 (0.60%) LAN
8 5 (0.60%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.48%) WAN
9 4 (0.48%) WLAN
10 3 (0.36%) Skype
11 2 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (2.87%) Relational Database
3 24 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (0.96%) MySQL
6 8 (0.96%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.60%) MS Access
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.60%) WhereScape RED
9 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.48%) OLAP
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (3.59%) JIRA
2 25 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.91%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.20%) Gradle
5 10 (1.20%) JUnit
6 9 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.96%) Grunt
7 8 (0.96%) Maven
7 8 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.96%) Subversion
8 7 (0.84%) Bower
8 7 (0.84%) gulp
8 7 (0.84%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.60%) Selenium
10 4 (0.48%) webpack
11 3 (0.36%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.36%) GitLab
11 3 (0.36%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 458 (54.78%) Finance
2 257 (30.74%) Banking
3 132 (15.79%) Investment Banking
4 108 (12.92%) Front Office
5 39 (4.67%) Financial Institution
6 22 (2.63%) Back Office
7 21 (2.51%) Private Banking
8 17 (2.03%) Advertising
9 16 (1.91%) Legal
10 15 (1.79%) Marketing
11 14 (1.67%) Retail Banking
12 9 (1.08%) Retail
13 6 (0.72%) French Language
14 5 (0.60%) Publishing
15 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.24%) Billing
16 2 (0.24%) Telecoms
17 1 (0.12%) Games
17 1 (0.12%) Law
17 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 337 (40.31%) Analyst
2 203 (24.28%) Business Analyst
3 157 (18.78%) Developer
4 129 (15.43%) Project Manager
5 73 (8.73%) Investment Management Business Analyst
6 44 (5.26%) Asset Management Analyst
7 42 (5.02%) Data Analyst
8 38 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 35 (4.19%) Asset Management Business Analyst
10 34 (4.07%) Consultant
11 33 (3.95%) Applications Support
12 32 (3.83%) SQL Developer
13 31 (3.71%) C# Developer
13 31 (3.71%) Test Analyst
14 29 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
15 28 (3.35%) Data Business Analyst
16 27 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
17 22 (2.63%) Asset Management Project Manager
17 22 (2.63%) IT Analyst
18 20 (2.39%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.82%) .NET
2 35 (4.19%) Web Services
3 33 (3.95%) HTML
4 31 (3.71%) XML
5 30 (3.59%) AngularJS
6 29 (3.47%) CSS
7 24 (2.87%) .NET Framework
8 22 (2.63%) ASP.NET
9 21 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (2.27%) HTML5
11 17 (2.03%) FIX Protocol
11 17 (2.03%) Node.js
11 17 (2.03%) SOAP
12 15 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (1.67%) jQuery
14 13 (1.56%) REST
14 13 (1.56%) RESTful
14 13 (1.56%) Spring
14 13 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (1.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.42%) Fixed Income
3 47 (5.62%) Derivative
4 43 (5.14%) Equities
5 40 (4.78%) Hedge funds
6 36 (4.31%) Management Information System
7 35 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
8 30 (3.59%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.91%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (1.91%) User Experience
10 13 (1.56%) Fintech
11 12 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.32%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
15 8 (0.96%) Grid Computing
15 8 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
16 7 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.84%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 73 (8.73%) Windows
2 66 (7.89%) Linux
3 42 (5.02%) Unix
4 23 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.27%) Windows 10
7 18 (2.15%) Windows 7
8 17 (2.03%) Solaris
9 14 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.56%) SUSE
11 12 (1.44%) AIX
12 7 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (0.84%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.36%) Android
14 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.24%) BlackBerry OS
16 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (39.71%) Asset Management
2 167 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (12.68%) Wealth Management
4 97 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (11.12%) Business Analysis
6 87 (10.41%) Project Management
7 68 (8.13%) Cybersecurity
7 68 (8.13%) Fund Management
7 68 (8.13%) SDLC
8 64 (7.66%) DevOps
9 63 (7.54%) Change Management
10 51 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 50 (5.98%) TDD
12 48 (5.74%) Analytics
13 41 (4.90%) Data Management
13 41 (4.90%) Scrum
14 40 (4.78%) Information Security
15 35 (4.19%) MVC
16 34 (4.07%) CRM
16 34 (4.07%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 160 (19.14%) SQL
2 60 (7.18%) C#
2 60 (7.18%) Python
3 52 (6.22%) JavaScript
4 37 (4.43%) Ruby
5 35 (4.19%) Java
6 27 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 26 (3.11%) Perl
8 24 (2.87%) PowerShell
9 19 (2.27%) Go
9 19 (2.27%) VBA
10 15 (1.79%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.20%) C++
12 9 (1.08%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.08%) C
13 7 (0.84%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.72%) VB
15 5 (0.60%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.60%) Korn
15 5 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (5.26%) Degree
2 21 (2.51%) CISSP
3 9 (1.08%) CISM
3 9 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (1.08%) PMP
4 8 (0.96%) ISEB
4 8 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (0.84%) CCNA
5 7 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.72%) CCA
6 6 (0.72%) CCNP
7 4 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.36%) CRISC
8 3 (0.36%) MCSE
9 2 (0.24%) CEH
9 2 (0.24%) ISACA
9 2 (0.24%) MCSA
9 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.50%) MiFID
2 43 (5.14%) GDPR
3 25 (2.99%) QA
4 23 (2.75%) PMO
5 12 (1.44%) EMIR
5 12 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.32%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.84%) SLA
9 6 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.72%) IFRS
10 5 (0.60%) AIFMD
10 5 (0.60%) IFRS 9
10 5 (0.60%) PSD2
10 5 (0.60%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.24%) FINRA
12 1 (0.12%) COREP
12 1 (0.12%) FATCA
12 1 (0.12%) UCITS
System Software
1 34 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.67%) Docker
4 13 (1.56%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.44%) SRDF
5 12 (1.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 11 (1.32%) XenApp
7 8 (0.96%) Firmware
7 8 (0.96%) GPFS
7 8 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.60%) NFS
8 5 (0.60%) Samba
8 5 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.60%) Veritas File System
8 5 (0.60%) vSphere
9 4 (0.48%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (2.63%) Ansible
2 17 (2.03%) SCCM
3 12 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (1.20%) Nagios
4 10 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.84%) EMC TimeFinder
5 7 (0.84%) NetApp OnCommand
6 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.60%) Puppet
8 4 (0.48%) EdgeSight
8 4 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.48%) SCOM
9 3 (0.36%) Control-M
9 3 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.36%) Matomo
9 3 (0.36%) Salt
10 2 (0.24%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.24%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 83 (9.93%) Charles River
2 66 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.31%) Oracle
4 30 (3.59%) Bloomberg
5 28 (3.35%) Citrix
6 23 (2.75%) SimCorp
7 22 (2.63%) VMware
8 20 (2.39%) Cisco
9 18 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 18 (2.15%) ServiceNow
10 17 (2.03%) HP
10 17 (2.03%) NetApp
11 12 (1.44%) EMC
11 12 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.44%) Veritas
12 10 (1.20%) FactSet
12 10 (1.20%) Informatica
13 8 (0.96%) MuleSoft
13 8 (0.96%) Sybase
14 7 (0.84%) IBM