The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fixed Income
Rank 71 60 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 146 228 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.47% 3.14% 3.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.15% 8.38% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 203 230
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£563 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £670 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Fixed Income
London

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

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2041 2722 2992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.55% 37.52% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1494 2013 2196
Average daily rate £466 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 59 65
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

Fixed Income
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fixed Income across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Fixed Income Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Fixed Income
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 Fixed Income across the City of London region.

Fixed Income Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Fixed Income
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fixed Income across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Fixed Income Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Fixed Income
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 Fixed Income across the City of London region.

Fixed Income Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Fixed Income
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income.

1 131 (46.13%) Front Office
2 130 (45.77%) Banking
3 108 (38.03%) Finance
4 101 (35.56%) SQL
5 87 (30.63%) Java
5 87 (30.63%) Derivative
6 76 (26.76%) Investment Banking
7 65 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (22.89%) C#
8 64 (22.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 60 (21.13%) UNIX
10 56 (19.72%) Multithreading
11 51 (17.96%) Oracle
12 42 (14.79%) Low Latency
13 37 (13.03%) TDD
14 36 (12.68%) TIBCO
14 36 (12.68%) Linux
15 35 (12.32%) Sybase
15 35 (12.32%) C++
15 35 (12.32%) Spring
16 31 (10.92%) .NET
17 30 (10.56%) Equities
18 28 (9.86%) Windows
19 27 (9.51%) SQL Server
19 27 (9.51%) Degree
20 25 (8.80%) XML
21 24 (8.45%) Asset Management
21 24 (8.45%) Credit Derivative
22 20 (7.04%) Risk Management
22 20 (7.04%) Business Analysis

Fixed Income
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.76%) Oracle Coherence
2 4 (1.41%) Apache
3 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.70%) AquaLogic
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.35%) Mule
5 1 (0.35%) Confluence
5 1 (0.35%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.35%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.76%) MS Office
1 5 (1.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.70%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (4.93%) ION MarketView
2 12 (4.23%) RMDS
3 7 (2.46%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (1.41%) Markit EDM
4 4 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (1.06%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.35%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.35%) Minerva
6 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.35%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.35%) Global One
6 1 (0.35%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.11%) Firewall
2 2 (0.70%) SSH
2 2 (0.70%) Network Security
3 1 (0.35%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.35%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.35%) LDAP
3 1 (0.35%) LAN
3 1 (0.35%) WAN
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) SAN
3 1 (0.35%) Intranet
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.99%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.06%) Big Data
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.70%) KDB
6 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.35%) ObjectStore
7 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.35%) OLAP
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.35%) MS Access
7 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (2.82%) Selenium
2 7 (2.46%) FitNesse
3 5 (1.76%) Cucumber
3 5 (1.76%) NUnit
4 4 (1.41%) JIRA
5 3 (1.06%) JUnit
6 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.70%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.70%) Maven
6 2 (0.70%) jMock
6 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.35%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 131 (46.13%) Front Office
2 130 (45.77%) Banking
3 108 (38.03%) Finance
4 76 (26.76%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.28%) Back Office
6 4 (1.41%) Legal
7 3 (1.06%) Advertising
7 3 (1.06%) Games
7 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (49.30%) Developer
2 72 (25.35%) Analyst
3 66 (23.24%) Java Developer
4 40 (14.08%) Business Analyst
5 23 (8.10%) C++ Developer
6 20 (7.04%) Senior Developer
7 18 (6.34%) C# Developer
8 14 (4.93%) Support Analyst
8 14 (4.93%) Test Analyst
9 10 (3.52%) Applications Support
10 9 (3.17%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.17%) SQL Developer
11 8 (2.82%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (2.11%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.11%) Applications Support Analyst
12 6 (2.11%) Front Office Developer
12 6 (2.11%) Python Developer
12 6 (2.11%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 5 (1.76%) Java Swing Developer
13 5 (1.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.32%) Spring
2 31 (10.92%) .NET
3 25 (8.80%) XML
4 17 (5.99%) Hibernate
5 14 (4.93%) WCF
6 13 (4.58%) WPF
7 11 (3.87%) Middleware
8 10 (3.52%) Rendezvous
8 10 (3.52%) HTML
9 9 (3.17%) JMS
9 9 (3.17%) Java EE
9 9 (3.17%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (2.82%) CSS
11 7 (2.46%) Web Services
11 7 (2.46%) FpML
11 7 (2.46%) RESTful
12 6 (2.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (2.11%) HTML5
12 6 (2.11%) Swing
12 6 (2.11%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 87 (30.63%) Derivative
2 64 (22.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (10.56%) Equities
4 24 (8.45%) Credit Derivative
5 16 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.17%) Credit Risk
7 8 (2.82%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.46%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (2.11%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.11%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.76%) iPad
10 5 (1.76%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.76%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.76%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 5 (1.76%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.41%) Economics
11 4 (1.41%) Physics
11 4 (1.41%) Wiki
11 4 (1.41%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.13%) UNIX
2 36 (12.68%) Linux
3 28 (9.86%) Windows
4 8 (2.82%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.06%) Solaris
5 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (19.72%) Multithreading
3 42 (14.79%) Low Latency
4 37 (13.03%) TDD
5 24 (8.45%) Asset Management
6 20 (7.04%) Risk Management
6 20 (7.04%) Business Analysis
7 19 (6.69%) Electronic Trading
8 17 (5.99%) E-Commerce
9 15 (5.28%) BDD
10 11 (3.87%) Project Management
10 11 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.52%) Migration
11 10 (3.52%) Scrum
11 10 (3.52%) Analytics
12 9 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (3.17%) Automated Testing
12 9 (3.17%) ITIL
12 9 (3.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 101 (35.56%) SQL
2 87 (30.63%) Java
3 65 (22.89%) C#
4 35 (12.32%) C++
5 17 (5.99%) VBA
6 15 (5.28%) Python
7 11 (3.87%) Perl
8 10 (3.52%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.82%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.11%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.11%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.76%) VB
11 5 (1.76%) Korn
12 3 (1.06%) C
13 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.70%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.70%) VB6
14 1 (0.35%) XQuery
14 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (9.51%) Degree
2 6 (2.11%) ISEB
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.06%) PhD
4 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.70%) MCSE
5 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.35%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.52%) QA
1 10 (3.52%) EMIR
2 9 (3.17%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (3.17%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.70%) Basel II
4 1 (0.35%) Basel III
4 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) CRD IV
System Software
1 5 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 7 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.76%) Control-M
3 4 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.70%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.70%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 51 (17.96%) Oracle
2 36 (12.68%) TIBCO
3 35 (12.32%) Sybase
4 18 (6.34%) ION Trading
5 16 (5.63%) Bloomberg
6 10 (3.52%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.52%) Murex
7 8 (2.82%) HP
7 8 (2.82%) Reuters
7 8 (2.82%) Remedy
8 7 (2.46%) Charles River
8 7 (2.46%) thinkFolio
9 6 (2.11%) Apple
10 5 (1.76%) DataSynapse
11 4 (1.41%) VMware
11 4 (1.41%) GoldenSource
11 4 (1.41%) Citrix
11 4 (1.41%) BMC
11 4 (1.41%) Fidessa
12 3 (1.06%) Calypso
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