Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 392 360
Rank change year-on-year +113 -32 -14
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 947 624 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.59% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.71% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 472 495
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 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% +2.70%
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 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +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 24 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 24 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 +112 896 £550 +4.27% 132
London +65 770 £575 +4.55% 128
UK excluding London +88 177 £500 +25.00% 8
North of England +106 67 £538 +43.33% 1
Yorkshire - 60 £550 -
South East 0 52 £550 +19.57% 3
Scotland +18 51 £450 +12.50% 4
North West +19 6 £450 +24.14% 1
Midlands +30 3 - -
West Midlands +18 2 - -
East of England -6 2 £475 -
South West - 2 £325 -
North East +62 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 514 (54.28%) Finance
2 369 (38.97%) Asset Management
3 281 (29.67%) Banking
4 190 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
5 181 (19.11%) SQL
6 147 (15.52%) Investment Banking
7 128 (13.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 123 (12.99%) Wealth Management
9 120 (12.67%) Front Office
10 102 (10.77%) Project Management
11 97 (10.24%) SQL Server
11 97 (10.24%) Business Analysis
12 94 (9.93%) Markit EDM
13 85 (8.98%) MiFID
14 83 (8.76%) Microsoft
15 81 (8.55%) Windows
16 80 (8.45%) Fixed Income
16 80 (8.45%) Fund Management
17 79 (8.34%) Charles River
18 78 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
19 75 (7.92%) JavaScript
20 67 (7.07%) C#
21 66 (6.97%) Change Management
22 65 (6.86%) Scrum
23 63 (6.65%) .NET
24 62 (6.55%) Linux
25 59 (6.23%) Data Management
26 58 (6.12%) SDLC
27 57 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
28 54 (5.70%) CRM

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 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.06%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.06%) Tomcat
3 7 (0.74%) Confluence
4 6 (0.63%) Apache
4 6 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (0.53%) Apache Solr
5 5 (0.53%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.21%) IIS
7 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.21%) Mule
8 1 (0.11%) CMS
8 1 (0.11%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.11%) nginx
8 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 94 (9.93%) Markit EDM
2 41 (4.33%) thinkFolio
3 28 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (2.22%) SimCorp Dimension
5 10 (1.06%) Eagle PACE
6 8 (0.84%) LatentZero
7 7 (0.74%) Bloomberg AIM
8 5 (0.53%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 3 (0.32%) Eikon
11 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.21%) Salerio
11 2 (0.21%) Sonata
11 2 (0.21%) Tercero
12 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.11%) HFM
12 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
12 1 (0.11%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.37%) Office 365
3 9 (0.95%) npm
4 5 (0.53%) PaaS
5 4 (0.42%) OpenDNS
5 4 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 4 (0.42%) Yarn
6 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.21%) SaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Force.com
7 1 (0.11%) GitHub
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.90%) SAN
2 15 (1.58%) DNS
2 15 (1.58%) NAS
3 8 (0.84%) DHCP
4 7 (0.74%) Internet
5 6 (0.63%) Intranet
5 6 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.53%) Firewall
6 5 (0.53%) LAN
6 5 (0.53%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.42%) SMTP
7 4 (0.42%) WAN
8 2 (0.21%) HTTP
8 2 (0.21%) SSL
8 2 (0.21%) VoIP
9 1 (0.11%) FTP
9 1 (0.11%) SSH
9 1 (0.11%) VPN
9 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (1.48%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.84%) Big Data
9 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (0.63%) OLAP
10 6 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.53%) MS Access
11 5 (0.53%) MySQL
11 5 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (0.42%) Oracle Smart View
12 4 (0.42%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 29 (3.06%) JIRA
2 16 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 14 (1.48%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.16%) Subversion
6 8 (0.84%) webpack
7 6 (0.63%) JUnit
7 6 (0.63%) Maven
7 6 (0.63%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.53%) Selenium
9 4 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.42%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.42%) Gradle
9 4 (0.42%) JBehave
9 4 (0.42%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (0.42%) NUnit
10 3 (0.32%) Gerrit
10 3 (0.32%) Mocha
10 3 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 514 (54.28%) Finance
2 281 (29.67%) Banking
3 147 (15.52%) Investment Banking
4 120 (12.67%) Front Office
5 32 (3.38%) Back Office
5 32 (3.38%) Financial Institution
6 29 (3.06%) Private Banking
7 20 (2.11%) Legal
8 19 (2.01%) Marketing
9 17 (1.80%) Retail Banking
10 16 (1.69%) Retail
11 12 (1.27%) Advertising
12 6 (0.63%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.53%) Publishing
14 3 (0.32%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) Electronics
15 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 384 (40.55%) Analyst
2 232 (24.50%) Business Analyst
3 203 (21.44%) Developer
4 149 (15.73%) Project Manager
5 73 (7.71%) Investment Management Business Analyst
6 57 (6.02%) Data Analyst
7 50 (5.28%) Consultant
8 44 (4.65%) Asset Management Analyst
9 41 (4.33%) SQL Developer
10 37 (3.91%) C# Developer
11 36 (3.80%) Data Business Analyst
11 36 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
12 32 (3.38%) Asset Management Business Analyst
13 31 (3.27%) IT Manager
13 31 (3.27%) Support Analyst
14 28 (2.96%) Service Analyst
15 27 (2.85%) Applications Support
15 27 (2.85%) Test Analyst
16 23 (2.43%) Architect
16 23 (2.43%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (6.65%) .NET
2 41 (4.33%) Web Services
3 39 (4.12%) XML
4 35 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 33 (3.48%) HTML
6 30 (3.17%) jQuery
7 28 (2.96%) CSS
8 25 (2.64%) ASP.NET
9 24 (2.53%) REST
10 19 (2.01%) .NET Framework
10 19 (2.01%) HTML5
10 19 (2.01%) Node.js
11 18 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (1.58%) Ajax
12 15 (1.58%) JSON
12 15 (1.58%) SOAP
13 14 (1.48%) Spring
14 12 (1.27%) RESTful
14 12 (1.27%) WCF
15 11 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.45%) Fixed Income
2 78 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.39%) Derivative
4 49 (5.17%) Hedge funds
5 47 (4.96%) Equities
6 41 (4.33%) Management Information System
7 34 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (2.32%) Client/Server
8 22 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (2.01%) User Experience
10 17 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.80%) Reference Data
11 13 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.27%) Fintech
13 11 (1.16%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.95%) OTC Derivatives
14 9 (0.95%) SWIFT
15 8 (0.84%) Market Risk
16 7 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (8.55%) Windows
2 62 (6.55%) Linux
3 43 (4.54%) Unix
4 24 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.90%) Solaris
5 18 (1.90%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 15 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.16%) AIX
10 9 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.63%) SUSE
13 5 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.53%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.21%) Android
15 2 (0.21%) BlackBerry OS
15 2 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (38.97%) Asset Management
2 190 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (13.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 123 (12.99%) Wealth Management
5 102 (10.77%) Project Management
6 97 (10.24%) Business Analysis
7 80 (8.45%) Fund Management
8 66 (6.97%) Change Management
9 65 (6.86%) Scrum
10 59 (6.23%) Data Management
11 58 (6.12%) SDLC
12 57 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
13 54 (5.70%) CRM
14 49 (5.17%) Analytics
14 49 (5.17%) TDD
15 47 (4.96%) Data Analysis
16 45 (4.75%) Cybersecurity
16 45 (4.75%) Test Automation
17 44 (4.65%) Data Modelling
18 39 (4.12%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 181 (19.11%) SQL
2 75 (7.92%) JavaScript
3 67 (7.07%) C#
4 51 (5.39%) Python
5 41 (4.33%) Java
6 34 (3.59%) PowerShell
7 30 (3.17%) T-SQL
8 26 (2.75%) VBA
9 25 (2.64%) Ruby
10 23 (2.43%) Perl
11 14 (1.48%) Go
12 11 (1.16%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.95%) C++
14 7 (0.74%) VB
15 6 (0.63%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.63%) ES6
15 6 (0.63%) Korn
16 5 (0.53%) C
16 5 (0.53%) PHP
16 5 (0.53%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 31 (3.27%) Degree
2 20 (2.11%) CISSP
3 14 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (1.16%) CISM
5 10 (1.06%) PMP
6 8 (0.84%) CRISC
6 8 (0.84%) ISEB
6 8 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.53%) CCA
8 5 (0.53%) CEH
8 5 (0.53%) MCSE
9 3 (0.32%) ACCA
9 3 (0.32%) CFA
9 3 (0.32%) CIMA
9 3 (0.32%) MCDST
10 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.98%) MiFID
2 47 (4.96%) GDPR
3 40 (4.22%) QA
4 21 (2.22%) EMIR
4 21 (2.22%) PMO
5 10 (1.06%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.95%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.84%) AIFMD
7 8 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.84%) SLA
8 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.74%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.53%) UCITS
10 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.42%) IFRS
11 3 (0.32%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.32%) PSD2
12 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.21%) FATCA
12 2 (0.21%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 29 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.06%) SRDF
3 10 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (0.95%) XenApp
5 8 (0.84%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.74%) vCloud
7 6 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.63%) NFS
7 6 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.53%) Firmware
8 5 (0.53%) Samba
8 5 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.53%) Veritas File System
9 3 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.32%) vSphere
9 3 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (1.48%) SCCM
2 12 (1.27%) Control-M
2 12 (1.27%) Nagios
3 10 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (0.74%) Ansible
4 7 (0.74%) PowerCLI
4 7 (0.74%) vRealize
5 6 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.53%) EMC TimeFinder
6 5 (0.53%) NetApp OnCommand
6 5 (0.53%) Puppet
7 4 (0.42%) SCOM
8 3 (0.32%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.32%) Piwik
8 3 (0.32%) Salt
9 2 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.21%) logstash
9 2 (0.21%) Packer
9 2 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 83 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 79 (8.34%) Charles River
3 41 (4.33%) Bloomberg
4 39 (4.12%) Oracle
5 22 (2.32%) Citrix
5 22 (2.32%) SimCorp
5 22 (2.32%) VMware
6 21 (2.22%) Symantec
7 17 (1.80%) HP
8 15 (1.58%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.37%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.27%) FactSet
12 10 (1.06%) EMC
12 10 (1.06%) Veritas
13 8 (0.84%) Cisco
14 7 (0.74%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.74%) Google
14 7 (0.74%) NetApp
15 6 (0.63%) Reuters