The table below looks at the statistics for Electronic Trading skills 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 Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 150 190 166
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -24
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 46 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.87% 0.32% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.41% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £485 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Electronic Trading
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4136 4857 4561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.50% 77.65% 76.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3514 3520
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -82.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Electronic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Electronic Trading
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 Electronic Trading across the City of London region.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronic Trading across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Electronic Trading
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 Electronic Trading across the City of London region.

Electronic Trading Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Electronic Trading 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 Electronic Trading.

1 47 (58.75%) Front Office
2 40 (50.00%) Java
3 37 (46.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (40.00%) UNIX
5 30 (37.50%) Low Latency
6 29 (36.25%) Banking
7 26 (32.50%) Finance
8 21 (26.25%) Fixed Income
9 20 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
9 20 (25.00%) Linux
10 19 (23.75%) TIBCO
11 17 (21.25%) Multithreading
11 17 (21.25%) Equities
12 16 (20.00%) Derivative
12 16 (20.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 14 (17.50%) Investment Banking
13 14 (17.50%) C#
14 13 (16.25%) C++
14 13 (16.25%) Perl
14 13 (16.25%) Windows
15 12 (15.00%) Rendezvous
15 12 (15.00%) ION Trading
15 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (15.00%) Market Making
16 11 (13.75%) SQL
17 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
17 10 (12.50%) TDD
18 8 (10.00%) Reuters
18 8 (10.00%) Python
18 8 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Electronic Trading 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 Electronic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (1.25%) MTS
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) ION MarketView
2 2 (2.50%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Firewall
1 3 (3.75%) Multicast
2 1 (1.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.50%) KDB
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) JUnit
1 2 (2.50%) Maven
1 2 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.25%) Mockito
2 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.25%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.25%) NUnit
2 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 47 (58.75%) Front Office
2 29 (36.25%) Banking
3 26 (32.50%) Finance
4 14 (17.50%) Investment Banking
5 6 (7.50%) Back Office
6 2 (2.50%) Advertising
7 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (61.25%) Developer
2 35 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 11 (13.75%) Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 9 (11.25%) Support Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) WPF Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) C++ Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Support Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Applications Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Senior Developer
10 1 (1.25%) Analyst Programmer
10 1 (1.25%) Programmer
10 1 (1.25%) Support Engineer
10 1 (1.25%) Front Office Developer
10 1 (1.25%) Architect
10 1 (1.25%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (15.00%) Rendezvous
3 8 (10.00%) WPF
4 7 (8.75%) Spring
5 5 (6.25%) JMS
6 3 (3.75%) WinForms
6 3 (3.75%) HTML
6 3 (3.75%) .NET
7 2 (2.50%) XML
7 2 (2.50%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.25%) Akka
8 1 (1.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.25%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.25%) Django
8 1 (1.25%) HTML5
8 1 (1.25%) XSD
8 1 (1.25%) XSLT
8 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (46.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (26.25%) Fixed Income
3 17 (21.25%) Equities
4 16 (20.00%) Derivative
5 7 (8.75%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (3.75%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.50%) Eurex
8 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.25%) PMI
8 1 (1.25%) Open Source
8 1 (1.25%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) UNIX
2 20 (25.00%) Linux
3 13 (16.25%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) Low Latency
2 17 (21.25%) Multithreading
3 16 (20.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 12 (15.00%) Market Making
4 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.50%) TDD
6 7 (8.75%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.25%) BDD
7 5 (6.25%) Scrum
7 5 (6.25%) Project Management
8 4 (5.00%) Change Management
8 4 (5.00%) OO
8 4 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
8 4 (5.00%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.00%) Analytics
9 3 (3.75%) MVVM
9 3 (3.75%) Release Management
9 3 (3.75%) Kanban
9 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (17.50%) C#
3 13 (16.25%) C++
3 13 (16.25%) Perl
4 11 (13.75%) SQL
5 8 (10.00%) Python
6 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.25%) AWK
6 5 (6.25%) VBA
6 5 (6.25%) C-shell
7 4 (5.00%) VB
8 3 (3.75%) C
8 3 (3.75%) VBScript
9 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.25%) Groovy
10 1 (1.25%) Scala
10 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.25%) ISEB
1 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) TIBCO
2 12 (15.00%) ION Trading
3 8 (10.00%) Reuters
4 7 (8.75%) Bloomberg
4 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.50%) Sybase
6 5 (6.25%) Tradeweb
7 4 (5.00%) Oracle
7 4 (5.00%) 29West
7 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.00%) Fidessa
8 3 (3.75%) MarketAxess
9 2 (2.50%) Citrix
9 2 (2.50%) Business Objects
9 2 (2.50%) eSpeed
10 1 (1.25%) SunGard
10 1 (1.25%) Splunk
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