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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Trading (eTrading)
London / City of London
Rank 103 97 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 50 54 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.69% 1.71% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.97% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 73
Median daily rate £600 £594 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £489
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £803 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £365 £284
% change year-on-year
+42.12% +28.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2509 2744 4189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.88% 86.97% 82.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 2173 3264
Median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 30
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Electronic Trading as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Electronic Trading.

1 59 (59.60%) Banking
2 48 (48.48%) Java
3 47 (47.47%) Front Office
4 42 (42.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 40 (40.40%) Multithreading
6 38 (38.38%) Finance
7 34 (34.34%) Low Latency
8 31 (31.31%) Fixed Income
9 28 (28.28%) Linux
10 27 (27.27%) Investment Banking
11 25 (25.25%) Unix
12 24 (24.24%) Derivative
13 22 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (21.21%) C++
14 21 (21.21%) FIX Protocol
15 20 (20.20%) Equities
16 15 (15.15%) Degree
17 13 (13.13%) TIBCO
17 13 (13.13%) Rendezvous
17 13 (13.13%) SQL
17 13 (13.13%) Oracle
17 13 (13.13%) Computer Science
17 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (12.12%) Algorithms
18 12 (12.12%) KDB
18 12 (12.12%) Python
19 11 (11.11%) ION Trading
19 11 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 11 (11.11%) ION MarketView
19 11 (11.11%) High Availability

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (3.03%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.01%) Apache
2 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 11 (11.11%) ION MarketView
2 6 (6.06%) RMDS
3 1 (1.01%) Bloomberg TOMS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) Firewall
2 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.03%) NAS
3 3 (3.03%) SAN
4 2 (2.02%) Multicast
5 1 (1.01%) BGP
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.01%) DHCP
5 1 (1.01%) MPLS
5 1 (1.01%) OSPF
5 1 (1.01%) RIP
5 1 (1.01%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) KDB
2 7 (7.07%) Kdb+
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.04%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.04%) Tick Data
5 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.02%) DB2
6 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.01%) MySQL
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.04%) JUnit
3 3 (3.03%) Hudson
3 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.03%) Maven
3 3 (3.03%) Subversion
3 3 (3.03%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.02%) webpack
5 1 (1.01%) CMake
5 1 (1.01%) GDB
5 1 (1.01%) JIRA
5 1 (1.01%) SCons
General
1 59 (59.60%) Banking
2 47 (47.47%) Front Office
3 38 (38.38%) Finance
4 27 (27.27%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.05%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.02%) Advertising
7 1 (1.01%) Games
7 1 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Publishing
7 1 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (64.65%) Developer
2 37 (37.37%) Java Developer
3 25 (25.25%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 20 (20.20%) Senior Developer
5 17 (17.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 17 (17.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (15.15%) C++ Developer
7 14 (14.14%) Analyst
8 12 (12.12%) Front Office Developer
9 9 (9.09%) Business Analyst
9 9 (9.09%) Low Latency C++ Developer
10 7 (7.07%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
10 7 (7.07%) KDB Developer
10 7 (7.07%) Unix Developer
11 6 (6.06%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
12 5 (5.05%) Support Analyst
13 4 (4.04%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
13 4 (4.04%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (4.04%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 4 (4.04%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.21%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (13.13%) Rendezvous
3 11 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 10 (10.10%) STL
5 8 (8.08%) .NET
6 7 (7.07%) Middleware
7 6 (6.06%) JMS
8 5 (5.05%) TIBCO EMS
8 5 (5.05%) Ultra Messaging
9 4 (4.04%) Spring
10 3 (3.03%) HTML
10 3 (3.03%) HTML5
11 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.02%) Node.js
11 2 (2.02%) WebSockets
11 2 (2.02%) XML
12 1 (1.01%) CSS
12 1 (1.01%) J2EE
12 1 (1.01%) JMX
12 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (42.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (31.31%) Fixed Income
3 24 (24.24%) Derivative
4 20 (20.20%) Equities
5 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (13.13%) Computer Science
6 12 (12.12%) Algorithms
7 9 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (5.05%) Fintech
9 4 (4.04%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (3.03%) N-Tier
10 3 (3.03%) TWAP
10 3 (3.03%) VWAP
11 2 (2.02%) User Experience
11 2 (2.02%) Virtual Team
12 1 (1.01%) CMDB
12 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
12 1 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.28%) Linux
2 25 (25.25%) Unix
3 8 (8.08%) Windows
4 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.03%) Solaris
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) Multithreading
2 34 (34.34%) Low Latency
3 22 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (11.11%) High Availability
4 11 (11.11%) Multithreaded Programming
5 10 (10.10%) Migration
5 10 (10.10%) Risk Management
6 9 (9.09%) OO
6 9 (9.09%) Scrum
7 8 (8.08%) Algorithmic Trading
7 8 (8.08%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.07%) DevOps
8 7 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (7.07%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.06%) Analytics
9 6 (6.06%) Mathematics
9 6 (6.06%) TDD
10 5 (5.05%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.05%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (48.48%) Java
2 21 (21.21%) C++
3 13 (13.13%) SQL
4 12 (12.12%) Python
5 8 (8.08%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.06%) C#
7 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.04%) Ruby
9 3 (3.03%) Haskell
9 3 (3.03%) Scala
10 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.02%) ES6
10 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.01%) Perl
11 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.01%) CCIE
2 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.01%) IIBA
2 1 (1.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) MiFID
2 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.01%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Docker
2 2 (2.02%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.01%) Ansible
2 1 (1.01%) Endace
2 1 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) Oracle
1 13 (13.13%) TIBCO
2 11 (11.11%) ION Trading
3 6 (6.06%) Reuters
4 5 (5.05%) Bloomberg
5 4 (4.04%) Cisco
5 4 (4.04%) Juniper
6 3 (3.03%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.03%) Charles River
6 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.03%) Solace
7 2 (2.02%) Cognizant
7 2 (2.02%) Sun
8 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.01%) Currenex
8 1 (1.01%) FXall
8 1 (1.01%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.01%) Murex
8 1 (1.01%) Perforce
8 1 (1.01%) Sybase
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