The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Trading
Rank 183 168 179
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 21 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.59% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.79% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 35
Average daily rate £600 £575 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £315 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £705 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4716 4704 5860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.77% 74.94% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3472 3577 4134
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 49 91
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +500.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Electronic Trading
London

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014, 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 22 (46.81%) Front Office
2 21 (44.68%) Low Latency
3 19 (40.43%) Multithreading
3 19 (40.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (38.30%) Java
4 18 (38.30%) Banking
5 13 (27.66%) UNIX
6 11 (23.40%) C++
6 11 (23.40%) Finance
6 11 (23.40%) Fixed Income
6 11 (23.40%) Investment Banking
7 10 (21.28%) SQL
8 9 (19.15%) TIBCO
8 9 (19.15%) Rendezvous
8 9 (19.15%) Equities
9 8 (17.02%) Derivative
10 7 (14.89%) TIBCO EMS
10 7 (14.89%) OO
10 7 (14.89%) C#
11 6 (12.77%) C
11 6 (12.77%) JMS
11 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
11 6 (12.77%) Business Analysis
11 6 (12.77%) Algorithmic Trading
11 6 (12.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 6 (12.77%) 29West
12 5 (10.64%) ION MarketView
12 5 (10.64%) ION Trading
12 5 (10.64%) WPF
12 5 (10.64%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (14.89%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Firewall
1 2 (4.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) KDB
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.13%) Subversion
2 1 (2.13%) Maven
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
2 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
General
1 22 (46.81%) Front Office
2 18 (38.30%) Banking
3 11 (23.40%) Investment Banking
3 11 (23.40%) Finance
4 4 (8.51%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Developer
2 14 (29.79%) Java Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Business Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (8.51%) C++ Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.38%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Real Time Software Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Real Time Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Flex Developer
9 2 (4.26%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) WPF Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Charles River Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Rendezvous
2 6 (12.77%) JMS
3 5 (10.64%) .NET
3 5 (10.64%) WPF
4 4 (8.51%) WinForms
5 3 (6.38%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (6.38%) HTML
6 2 (4.26%) Apache Flex
6 2 (4.26%) Cairngorm
6 2 (4.26%) HTML5
6 2 (4.26%) Parsley
7 1 (2.13%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (2.13%) LINQ
7 1 (2.13%) Spring
7 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.13%) Flash
7 1 (2.13%) Middleware
7 1 (2.13%) FpML
7 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (23.40%) Fixed Income
3 9 (19.15%) Equities
4 8 (17.02%) Derivative
5 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (2.13%) Kindle
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Statistics
6 1 (2.13%) DTCC
6 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.13%) Physics
6 1 (2.13%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) UNIX
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Low Latency
2 19 (40.43%) Multithreading
3 7 (14.89%) OO
4 6 (12.77%) Business Analysis
4 6 (12.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 6 (12.77%) Algorithmic Trading
5 5 (10.64%) UML
6 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.38%) Project Management
7 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.38%) TDD
7 3 (6.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (6.38%) Investment Management
8 2 (4.26%) Time Management
8 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.13%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.13%) Wealth Management
9 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.13%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.13%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) Java
2 11 (23.40%) C++
3 10 (21.28%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) C#
5 6 (12.77%) C
6 3 (6.38%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) Perl
7 2 (4.26%) AWK
7 2 (4.26%) C-shell
7 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) EMIR
2 1 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) TIBCO
2 6 (12.77%) 29West
3 5 (10.64%) ION Trading
4 3 (6.38%) Syncfusion
4 3 (6.38%) DevExpress
4 3 (6.38%) Charles River
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe
5 1 (2.13%) Calypso
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
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