The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Derivative in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Derivative over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Derivatives
Rank 66 50 31
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Contract jobs citing Derivative 155 196 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.80% 3.29% 5.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.75% 8.56% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 176 282
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£575 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £408 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +147.05%
Derivative
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1999 2289 2391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.10% 38.37% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1759 1785
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.70 £47.36 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

Derivative
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Derivative across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Derivative Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Derivative
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Derivative across the City of London region.

Derivative Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Derivative
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Derivative across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Derivative Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Derivative
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Derivative across the City of London region.

Derivative Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Derivative
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Derivative also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Derivative.

1 154 (45.83%) Banking
2 142 (42.26%) Front Office
3 134 (39.88%) Java
4 127 (37.80%) SQL
5 114 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (31.25%) C#
7 99 (29.46%) Finance
8 87 (25.89%) Investment Banking
9 72 (21.43%) UNIX
10 71 (21.13%) Equity Derivative
11 70 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 69 (20.54%) .NET
12 69 (20.54%) Equities
13 62 (18.45%) OO
14 44 (13.10%) TDD
15 43 (12.80%) SDLC
16 42 (12.50%) Fixed Income
16 42 (12.50%) SQL Server
17 38 (11.31%) Multithreading
18 36 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (10.71%) C++
19 35 (10.42%) Linux
20 33 (9.82%) Oracle
20 33 (9.82%) Risk Management
21 31 (9.23%) VBA
21 31 (9.23%) Data Modelling
22 30 (8.93%) Business Analysis
22 30 (8.93%) Relational Database
23 29 (8.63%) Back Office
24 27 (8.04%) Computer Science

Derivative
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Derivative also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Derivative. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (0.60%) Node.js
3 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.30%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.89%) MS Office
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.68%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.79%) Sentinel
3 5 (1.49%) Summit
3 5 (1.49%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.60%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.60%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 2 (0.60%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.60%) Tesseract
4 2 (0.60%) Minerva
5 1 (0.30%) RMDS
5 1 (0.30%) Endur
5 1 (0.30%) Global One
5 1 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.30%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.30%) SunGard Stream Ubix
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.30%) Firewall
2 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.85%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.49%) MS Access
8 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.89%) Big Data
10 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.60%) DTS
10 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.60%) DB2
11 1 (0.30%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.30%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.30%) QlikView
11 1 (0.30%) Impala
Development Applications
1 22 (6.55%) TeamCity
2 17 (5.06%) JUnit
3 14 (4.17%) Ant
3 14 (4.17%) CruiseControl
4 9 (2.68%) JIRA
4 9 (2.68%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.68%) Eclipse
5 8 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.79%) Maven
7 4 (1.19%) NUnit
8 3 (0.89%) Subversion
8 3 (0.89%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.89%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.60%) Moq
9 2 (0.60%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.60%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.60%) RequisitePro
9 2 (0.60%) ProC
9 2 (0.60%) ClearCase
General
1 154 (45.83%) Banking
2 142 (42.26%) Front Office
3 99 (29.46%) Finance
4 87 (25.89%) Investment Banking
5 29 (8.63%) Back Office
6 24 (7.14%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.08%) Legal
8 4 (1.19%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 176 (52.38%) Developer
2 107 (31.85%) Analyst
3 70 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 60 (17.86%) C# Developer
5 58 (17.26%) Business Analyst
6 45 (13.39%) Senior Developer
7 24 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
8 19 (5.65%) Java Analyst Programmer
8 19 (5.65%) Java Programmer
8 19 (5.65%) Analyst Programmer
8 19 (5.65%) Programmer
9 15 (4.46%) C++ Developer
10 13 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (3.57%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.27%) Applications Support
12 11 (3.27%) Python Developer
13 10 (2.98%) Project Manager
14 9 (2.68%) .NET Developer
15 8 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (20.54%) .NET
2 27 (8.04%) WPF
3 25 (7.44%) FIX Protocol
4 22 (6.55%) WCF
5 19 (5.65%) HTML
6 17 (5.06%) Spring
7 16 (4.76%) XML
7 16 (4.76%) WinForms
8 14 (4.17%) JDBC
9 13 (3.87%) Swing
9 13 (3.87%) HTML5
10 11 (3.27%) .NET Framework
10 11 (3.27%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.08%) RESTful
11 7 (2.08%) MSMQ
11 7 (2.08%) FpML
11 7 (2.08%) Web Services
12 6 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
13 5 (1.49%) LINQ
13 5 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (21.13%) Equity Derivative
2 70 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 69 (20.54%) Equities
4 42 (12.50%) Fixed Income
5 36 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (8.04%) Computer Science
7 23 (6.85%) Mathematics
8 19 (5.65%) Credit Derivative
9 9 (2.68%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.79%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.19%) Replication
12 4 (1.19%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.19%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.19%) iSeries
13 3 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.89%) DTCC
13 3 (0.89%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 72 (21.43%) UNIX
2 35 (10.42%) Linux
3 21 (6.25%) Windows
4 2 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.45%) OO
3 44 (13.10%) TDD
4 43 (12.80%) SDLC
5 38 (11.31%) Multithreading
6 33 (9.82%) Risk Management
7 31 (9.23%) Data Modelling
8 30 (8.93%) Business Analysis
9 25 (7.44%) OOP
10 20 (5.95%) BDD
11 19 (5.65%) Low Latency
11 19 (5.65%) RAD
12 17 (5.06%) Asset Management
12 17 (5.06%) Greeks
13 15 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (4.17%) Electronic Trading
15 13 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (3.57%) Workflow
16 12 (3.57%) Project Management
16 12 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 134 (39.88%) Java
2 127 (37.80%) SQL
3 105 (31.25%) C#
4 36 (10.71%) C++
5 31 (9.23%) VBA
6 22 (6.55%) Python
7 19 (5.65%) JavaScript
8 10 (2.98%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.79%) Scala
10 5 (1.49%) VBScript
11 4 (1.19%) RPG IV
11 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.19%) RPG
12 3 (0.89%) XAML
13 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.60%) VB
13 2 (0.60%) Perl
14 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.30%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 16 (4.76%) Degree
2 3 (0.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
3 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.38%) EMIR
2 7 (2.08%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (1.49%) QA
4 3 (0.89%) MiFID
5 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) SLA
6 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.08%) Control-M
2 5 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.30%) Oozie
3 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (9.82%) Oracle
2 15 (4.46%) Sybase
3 14 (4.17%) DevExpress
4 13 (3.87%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.98%) Bloomberg
6 9 (2.68%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.49%) Wall Street Systems
7 5 (1.49%) SunGard
8 4 (1.19%) IBM
9 3 (0.89%) Murex
9 3 (0.89%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.89%) Sophis
9 3 (0.89%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.60%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.60%) Syncfusion
10 2 (0.60%) Reuters
10 2 (0.60%) Apple
10 2 (0.60%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.60%) Fidessa
11 1 (0.30%) Misys
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