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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 176 158 184
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +26
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 32 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.71% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.91% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 28
Average daily rate
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£525 £563 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £350 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +13.33%
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
4608 4500 5541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.70% 77.53% 78.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 3349 4119
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 95
Average hourly rate £21.30 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.85 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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 46 (64.79%) Front Office
2 32 (45.07%) Finance
3 31 (43.66%) Java
4 28 (39.44%) Multithreading
5 26 (36.62%) Equities
5 26 (36.62%) Banking
5 26 (36.62%) SQL
6 22 (30.99%) Relational Database
7 20 (28.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (28.17%) FIX Protocol
8 19 (26.76%) Fixed Income
8 19 (26.76%) UNIX
9 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (23.94%) C#
10 17 (23.94%) RDBMS
10 17 (23.94%) Risk Management
11 16 (22.54%) SDLC
12 15 (21.13%) Investment Banking
13 14 (19.72%) Linux
14 12 (16.90%) Derivative
14 12 (16.90%) Low Latency
15 11 (15.49%) ION Trading
16 10 (14.08%) TIBCO
16 10 (14.08%) Market Making
16 10 (14.08%) ION MarketView
17 9 (12.68%) Perl
17 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
18 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (11.27%) WPF
19 7 (9.86%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.41%) MTS
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (14.08%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) Firewall
1 3 (4.23%) Multicast
2 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.41%) MPLS
3 1 (1.41%) OSPF
3 1 (1.41%) BGP
3 1 (1.41%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.41%) RSVP
3 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.41%) VPLS
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.41%) Junos
3 1 (1.41%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.41%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.99%) Relational Database
2 17 (23.94%) RDBMS
3 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.41%) KDB
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.41%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Subversion
1 2 (2.82%) Maven
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.41%) JUnit
2 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.41%) NUnit
General
1 46 (64.79%) Front Office
2 32 (45.07%) Finance
3 26 (36.62%) Banking
4 15 (21.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Developer
2 16 (22.54%) Analyst
2 16 (22.54%) Analyst Programmer
2 16 (22.54%) Programmer
2 16 (22.54%) Java Analyst Programmer
2 16 (22.54%) Java Programmer
3 15 (21.13%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.49%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.04%) WPF Developer
6 3 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (4.23%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.82%) C++ Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Consultant
7 2 (2.82%) PMO Lead
7 2 (2.82%) Applications Support
8 1 (1.41%) Core Java Developer
8 1 (1.41%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (11.27%) WPF
3 7 (9.86%) .NET
4 5 (7.04%) Rendezvous
4 5 (7.04%) WinForms
4 5 (7.04%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (5.63%) XML
6 3 (4.23%) Spring
6 3 (4.23%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (2.82%) Ultra Messaging
7 2 (2.82%) HTML5
7 2 (2.82%) HTML
7 2 (2.82%) JMS
8 1 (1.41%) FpML
8 1 (1.41%) XSD
8 1 (1.41%) XSLT
8 1 (1.41%) CSS
8 1 (1.41%) QuickFIX
8 1 (1.41%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (36.62%) Equities
2 20 (28.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (26.76%) Fixed Income
4 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (16.90%) Derivative
6 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.82%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (2.82%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.41%) TWAP
8 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.41%) Statistics
8 1 (1.41%) VWAP
8 1 (1.41%) Index Arbitrage
8 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (1.41%) Economics
8 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) UNIX
2 14 (19.72%) Linux
3 6 (8.45%) Windows
4 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) Multithreading
2 17 (23.94%) Risk Management
3 16 (22.54%) SDLC
4 12 (16.90%) Low Latency
5 10 (14.08%) Market Making
6 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.45%) TDD
7 6 (8.45%) OO
7 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.63%) Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.63%) MVVM
10 3 (4.23%) BDD
10 3 (4.23%) Scrum
10 3 (4.23%) Project Management
10 3 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.82%) Analytics
11 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (2.82%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) Java
2 26 (36.62%) SQL
3 17 (23.94%) C#
4 9 (12.68%) Perl
5 6 (8.45%) C++
5 6 (8.45%) Python
6 4 (5.63%) AWK
6 4 (5.63%) C-shell
7 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.82%) VB
8 1 (1.41%) VBA
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.41%) Groovy
8 1 (1.41%) Scala
8 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.41%) CCNP
1 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.41%) RHCE
1 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.41%) JNCIS
1 1 (1.41%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) EMIR
2 1 (1.41%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.41%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) ION Trading
2 10 (14.08%) TIBCO
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.04%) Oracle
5 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.63%) Bloomberg
6 3 (4.23%) Reuters
6 3 (4.23%) Sybase
6 3 (4.23%) Syncfusion
6 3 (4.23%) Tradeweb
6 3 (4.23%) DevExpress
7 2 (2.82%) MarketAxess
8 1 (1.41%) Currenex
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco
8 1 (1.41%) Juniper
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