Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 361 273 416
Rank change year-on-year -88 +143 -42
Contract jobs citing Investment Management 714 923 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.96% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.12% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 686 470
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +0.92% +1.63%
10th Percentile £407 £367 £330
90th Percentile £725 £713 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £515 £450
% change year-on-year +1.94% +14.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 88,839 82,529 92,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.56% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,630 54,071 60,832
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,390 2,086 2,308
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.92% +6.38% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.50%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -88 673 £575 +4.55% 158
London -64 581 £575 +4.55% 149
UK excluding London -43 132 £525 +1.94% 11
North of England -7 47 £450 -18.18% 2
South East -31 44 £575 +4.55% 7
Scotland -55 40 £463 +8.82% 1
Yorkshire 0 39 £438 -20.45%
North West -3 7 £525 +20.00% 2
North East -6 1 £550 -
Midlands -13 1 £450 -
West Midlands -23 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 390 (54.62%) Finance
2 235 (32.91%) Asset Management
3 203 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (26.33%) Banking
5 167 (23.39%) SQL
6 105 (14.71%) Front Office
7 89 (12.46%) C#
8 85 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (11.90%) Business Analysis
9 78 (10.92%) SQL Server
10 77 (10.78%) Project Management
11 76 (10.64%) Investment Banking
12 75 (10.50%) Fixed Income
13 73 (10.22%) Derivative
13 73 (10.22%) Wealth Management
14 71 (9.94%) Microsoft
15 70 (9.80%) .NET
15 70 (9.80%) Charles River
16 67 (9.38%) Fund Management
17 66 (9.24%) Windows
18 62 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
19 60 (8.40%) Java
20 59 (8.26%) TDD
21 54 (7.56%) Degree
21 54 (7.56%) DevOps
21 54 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
22 52 (7.28%) SDLC
22 52 (7.28%) Python
23 50 (7.00%) Markit EDM
24 48 (6.72%) Test Automation

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 (3.08%) Confluence
2 17 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.40%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.26%) CMS
6 7 (0.98%) Apache
7 6 (0.84%) Ethereum
7 6 (0.84%) Hyperledger
8 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.56%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.56%) Mule
9 4 (0.56%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.28%) Jetty
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 50 (7.00%) Markit EDM
2 42 (5.88%) thinkFolio
3 23 (3.22%) Eagle PACE
4 16 (2.24%) Bloomberg AIM
4 16 (2.24%) Front Arena
5 6 (0.84%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.84%) LatentZero
5 6 (0.84%) R3 Corda
6 3 (0.42%) Sonata
7 2 (0.28%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.28%) SunGard APT
8 1 (0.14%) Minerva
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.08%) Office 365
4 12 (1.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 7 (0.98%) IaaS
6 4 (0.56%) OpenDNS
6 4 (0.56%) PaaS
6 4 (0.56%) SaaS
7 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.42%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.42%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.14%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.14%) npm
9 1 (0.14%) NuGet
9 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.52%) VPN
2 14 (1.96%) DNS
3 10 (1.40%) Firewall
4 9 (1.26%) DHCP
4 9 (1.26%) LAN
5 8 (1.12%) WAN
6 7 (0.98%) Internet
7 6 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (0.84%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (0.56%) FTP
8 4 (0.56%) NAS
8 4 (0.56%) SAN
8 4 (0.56%) VoIP
8 4 (0.56%) Wireless
9 3 (0.42%) Broadband
9 3 (0.42%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.42%) Network Security
9 3 (0.42%) WebEx
10 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.10%) Big Data
6 13 (1.82%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.40%) Blockchain
8 10 (1.40%) Power BI
9 7 (0.98%) Data Lake
10 6 (0.84%) MySQL
11 5 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.70%) HBase
12 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.56%) DBAmp
12 4 (0.56%) Maltego
12 4 (0.56%) Riak
13 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.42%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 40 (5.60%) Jenkins
2 35 (4.90%) JIRA
3 26 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.64%) TeamCity
4 18 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (2.10%) Maven
7 14 (1.96%) Selenium
8 13 (1.82%) SpecFlow
9 12 (1.68%) MSBuild
9 12 (1.68%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.54%) JUnit
11 10 (1.40%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.26%) NUnit
12 9 (1.26%) Subversion
13 7 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.84%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.84%) Gerrit
General
1 390 (54.62%) Finance
2 188 (26.33%) Banking
3 105 (14.71%) Front Office
4 76 (10.64%) Investment Banking
5 34 (4.76%) Back Office
6 30 (4.20%) Financial Institution
7 26 (3.64%) Marketing
8 18 (2.52%) Legal
9 13 (1.82%) Private Banking
10 12 (1.68%) Retail
11 8 (1.12%) Prime Brokerage
12 6 (0.84%) Advertising
13 5 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.56%) Billing
14 4 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.42%) Publishing
16 2 (0.28%) German Language
16 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 257 (35.99%) Analyst
2 189 (26.47%) Developer
3 147 (20.59%) Business Analyst
4 110 (15.41%) Project Manager
5 51 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 38 (5.32%) Investment Management Business Analyst
7 29 (4.06%) Asset Management Analyst
8 28 (3.92%) Angular Developer
8 28 (3.92%) SQL Developer
9 26 (3.64%) .NET Developer
9 26 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
9 26 (3.64%) Test Analyst
10 25 (3.50%) Support Analyst
11 24 (3.36%) Asset Management Business Analyst
12 23 (3.22%) Consultant
12 23 (3.22%) Java Developer
13 22 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
14 20 (2.80%) Architect
15 18 (2.52%) Charles River Analyst
16 17 (2.38%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (9.80%) .NET
2 41 (5.74%) HTML
3 34 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 26 (3.64%) Web Services
5 25 (3.50%) Node.js
6 23 (3.22%) CSS
7 20 (2.80%) React
8 19 (2.66%) .NET Framework
9 18 (2.52%) XML
10 17 (2.38%) HTML5
10 17 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
10 17 (2.38%) REST
11 16 (2.24%) ASP.NET
11 16 (2.24%) SOAP
12 14 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (1.96%) Entity Framework
12 14 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (1.82%) Spring
14 12 (1.68%) FIX Protocol
14 12 (1.68%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.50%) Fixed Income
2 73 (10.22%) Derivative
3 62 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 41 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
6 40 (5.60%) Equities
7 38 (5.32%) Hedge funds
8 23 (3.22%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.94%) OTC Derivatives
10 20 (2.80%) Fintech
11 17 (2.38%) Exotic Derivative
11 17 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (2.24%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.96%) Client/Server
14 13 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
15 10 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
16 9 (1.26%) User Experience
17 8 (1.12%) Blackberry
17 8 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
18 7 (0.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 66 (9.24%) Windows
2 34 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 33 (4.62%) Windows 10
4 20 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 15 (2.10%) Linux
7 13 (1.82%) Android
8 11 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.26%) Unix
9 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.84%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.42%) Solaris
13 2 (0.28%) AIX
13 2 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (32.91%) Asset Management
2 203 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (11.90%) Business Analysis
3 85 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (10.78%) Project Management
5 73 (10.22%) Wealth Management
6 67 (9.38%) Fund Management
7 59 (8.26%) TDD
8 54 (7.56%) DevOps
8 54 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (7.28%) SDLC
10 48 (6.72%) Test Automation
11 47 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
11 47 (6.58%) Scrum
12 44 (6.16%) Migration
13 42 (5.88%) OO
14 40 (5.60%) Analytics
15 38 (5.32%) Data Management
15 38 (5.32%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 167 (23.39%) SQL
2 89 (12.46%) C#
3 60 (8.40%) Java
4 52 (7.28%) Python
5 47 (6.58%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.78%) PowerShell
7 26 (3.64%) TypeScript
8 17 (2.38%) VBA
9 16 (2.24%) R
10 13 (1.82%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.68%) C++
12 8 (1.12%) C
12 8 (1.12%) VBScript
13 7 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.84%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.84%) Scala
15 5 (0.70%) Java 8
15 5 (0.70%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (7.56%) Degree
2 16 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.68%) MCSE
4 11 (1.54%) CISSP
5 10 (1.40%) MCDST
6 9 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.56%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.56%) MCSA
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.42%) CISM
10 3 (0.42%) MBA
10 3 (0.42%) PMP
10 3 (0.42%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 2 (0.28%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.28%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (0.28%) MCITP
11 2 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.48%) QA
2 22 (3.08%) SLA
3 18 (2.52%) MiFID
4 12 (1.68%) PMO
5 9 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.84%) AIFMD
6 6 (0.84%) GDPR
7 5 (0.70%) EMIR
7 5 (0.70%) UCITS
8 4 (0.56%) COBIT
9 3 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.42%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.24%) Docker
3 14 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 14 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.70%) VMware Server
5 5 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (0.70%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.42%) Xen
6 3 (0.42%) XenApp
7 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.80%) SCCM
2 8 (1.12%) Backup Exec
2 8 (1.12%) WSUS
3 5 (0.70%) Ansible
4 4 (0.56%) Control-M
4 4 (0.56%) QRadar
5 3 (0.42%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.42%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.28%) CASB
6 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.28%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.28%) Matomo
6 2 (0.28%) MOM
6 2 (0.28%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.28%) Terraform
7 1 (0.14%) Automic
7 1 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 71 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.80%) Charles River
3 46 (6.44%) Bloomberg
4 39 (5.46%) Oracle
5 32 (4.48%) Citrix
6 22 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (2.52%) Sybase
8 17 (2.38%) Vermilion
8 17 (2.38%) VMware
9 16 (2.24%) Calypso
9 16 (2.24%) FXall
10 15 (2.10%) Cisco
11 14 (1.96%) Reuters
11 14 (1.96%) SimCorp
12 11 (1.54%) FactSet
12 11 (1.54%) IBM
12 11 (1.54%) MuleSoft
13 10 (1.40%) Ivanti
13 10 (1.40%) McAfee
13 10 (1.40%) Wyse