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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 167 174 180
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 31 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.57% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.74% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 35
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£543 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £350 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £668 £690
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4335 4574 5722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.52% 77.34% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3443 3389 4251
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 72
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £35.00 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 44 (72.13%) Front Office
2 28 (45.90%) Java
2 28 (45.90%) Finance
2 28 (45.90%) Multithreading
3 24 (39.34%) SQL
4 23 (37.70%) Banking
5 22 (36.07%) Relational Database
6 21 (34.43%) Equities
7 19 (31.15%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (29.51%) RDBMS
9 17 (27.87%) Risk Management
10 16 (26.23%) C#
10 16 (26.23%) SDLC
11 14 (22.95%) Derivative
11 14 (22.95%) FIX Protocol
12 11 (18.03%) Investment Banking
12 11 (18.03%) Fixed Income
12 11 (18.03%) Linux
12 11 (18.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (16.39%) UNIX
13 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
14 8 (13.11%) WPF
15 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (11.48%) .NET
15 7 (11.48%) TIBCO
15 7 (11.48%) Market Making
15 7 (11.48%) Low Latency
16 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
16 5 (8.20%) Oracle
16 5 (8.20%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) MPLS
2 1 (1.64%) OSPF
2 1 (1.64%) BGP
2 1 (1.64%) EIGRP
2 1 (1.64%) RSVP
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (1.64%) VPLS
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.64%) Junos
2 1 (1.64%) Multicast
2 1 (1.64%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (1.64%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.07%) Relational Database
2 18 (29.51%) RDBMS
3 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) OLAP
5 1 (1.64%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Subversion
2 1 (1.64%) Maven
2 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
General
1 44 (72.13%) Front Office
2 28 (45.90%) Finance
3 23 (37.70%) Banking
4 11 (18.03%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Developer
2 18 (29.51%) Analyst
3 17 (27.87%) Analyst Programmer
3 17 (27.87%) Programmer
3 17 (27.87%) Java Analyst Programmer
3 17 (27.87%) Java Programmer
4 11 (18.03%) C# Developer
4 11 (18.03%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.20%) WPF Developer
6 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.92%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Quantitative Developer
7 2 (3.28%) PMO Lead
8 1 (1.64%) Core Java Developer
8 1 (1.64%) Relationships Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (1.64%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (13.11%) WPF
3 7 (11.48%) .NET
4 5 (8.20%) WinForms
5 4 (6.56%) XML
5 4 (6.56%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (4.92%) Rendezvous
6 3 (4.92%) Spring
7 2 (3.28%) Ultra Messaging
7 2 (3.28%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (3.28%) JMS
8 1 (1.64%) HTML
8 1 (1.64%) FpML
8 1 (1.64%) XSD
8 1 (1.64%) XSLT
8 1 (1.64%) CSS
8 1 (1.64%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (1.64%) HTML5
8 1 (1.64%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Equities
2 19 (31.15%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (22.95%) Derivative
4 11 (18.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (18.03%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.92%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.64%) Statistics
6 1 (1.64%) VWAP
6 1 (1.64%) Index Arbitrage
6 1 (1.64%) TWAP
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.64%) Eurex
6 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Linux
2 10 (16.39%) UNIX
3 3 (4.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) Multithreading
2 17 (27.87%) Risk Management
3 16 (26.23%) SDLC
4 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.48%) Low Latency
4 7 (11.48%) Market Making
5 5 (8.20%) TDD
5 5 (8.20%) OO
6 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.92%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.92%) MVVM
8 2 (3.28%) Garbage Collection
8 2 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.28%) Algorithmic Trading
8 2 (3.28%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Migration
8 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) Java
2 24 (39.34%) SQL
3 16 (26.23%) C#
4 4 (6.56%) C++
5 3 (4.92%) Perl
5 3 (4.92%) VBA
6 2 (3.28%) VB
7 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.64%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) AWK
7 1 (1.64%) C-shell
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) CCNP
1 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.64%) RHCE
1 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
1 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) EMIR
2 1 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.64%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) TIBCO
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) ION Trading
4 3 (4.92%) Syncfusion
4 3 (4.92%) Sybase
4 3 (4.92%) DevExpress
5 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.64%) Trayport
6 1 (1.64%) Currenex
6 1 (1.64%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco
6 1 (1.64%) Juniper
6 1 (1.64%) Tradeweb
6 1 (1.64%) MarketAxess
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