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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fixed Income
Rank 74 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 145 240 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.46% 3.33% 3.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.11% 8.87% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 213 231
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£550 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +3.03%
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
2038 2706 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.62% 37.58% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 2000 2151
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 67
Average hourly rate £17.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £48.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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 19 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 19 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.

1 134 (46.53%) Front Office
2 130 (45.14%) Banking
3 110 (38.19%) Finance
4 103 (35.76%) SQL
5 90 (31.25%) Derivative
6 87 (30.21%) Java
7 79 (27.43%) Investment Banking
8 66 (22.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 65 (22.57%) C#
10 63 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (21.88%) UNIX
11 57 (19.79%) Multithreading
12 52 (18.06%) Oracle
13 46 (15.97%) C++
14 41 (14.24%) Low Latency
15 39 (13.54%) Sybase
16 37 (12.85%) Spring
17 36 (12.50%) TDD
18 35 (12.15%) TIBCO
19 34 (11.81%) Linux
20 32 (11.11%) Equities
21 30 (10.42%) .NET
22 29 (10.07%) SQL Server
23 28 (9.72%) Windows
23 28 (9.72%) Degree
24 25 (8.68%) Asset Management
25 24 (8.33%) Credit Derivative
25 24 (8.33%) XML
26 22 (7.64%) Business Analysis
27 20 (6.94%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 6 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (1.74%) Apache
3 3 (1.04%) AquaLogic
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.35%) Mule
4 1 (0.35%) AquaLogic Service Bus
4 1 (0.35%) Confluence
4 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.04%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.17%) ION MarketView
2 9 (3.13%) RMDS
3 7 (2.43%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (1.39%) Markit EDM
4 4 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (1.04%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.35%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.35%) Global One
6 1 (0.35%) Summit
6 1 (0.35%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.35%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.35%) Minerva
6 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.08%) Firewall
2 2 (0.69%) SAN
2 2 (0.69%) SSH
2 2 (0.69%) Network Security
3 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.35%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.35%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.35%) Intranet
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) LDAP
3 1 (0.35%) LAN
3 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.04%) Big Data
6 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.69%) KDB
7 1 (0.35%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.35%) QlikView
7 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.35%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.43%) Selenium
1 7 (2.43%) FitNesse
2 5 (1.74%) Cucumber
2 5 (1.74%) NUnit
2 5 (1.74%) JUnit
3 3 (1.04%) JIRA
3 3 (1.04%) Maven
4 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.69%) IntelliJ
4 2 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.69%) Mockito
4 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.69%) jMock
5 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.35%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 134 (46.53%) Front Office
2 130 (45.14%) Banking
3 110 (38.19%) Finance
4 79 (27.43%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.86%) Back Office
6 4 (1.39%) Legal
7 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.04%) Advertising
7 3 (1.04%) Games
7 3 (1.04%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 142 (49.31%) Developer
2 77 (26.74%) Analyst
3 64 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 45 (15.63%) Business Analyst
5 25 (8.68%) C++ Developer
6 20 (6.94%) Senior Developer
7 18 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 14 (4.86%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.51%) Test Analyst
10 10 (3.47%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.47%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.13%) SQL Developer
12 8 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (2.43%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 6 (2.08%) Python Developer
14 6 (2.08%) Quantitative Developer
14 6 (2.08%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.08%) Front Office Developer
14 6 (2.08%) Applications Support Analyst
15 5 (1.74%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.85%) Spring
2 30 (10.42%) .NET
3 24 (8.33%) XML
4 18 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 13 (4.51%) WCF
6 12 (4.17%) WPF
7 10 (3.47%) STL
7 10 (3.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (3.47%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (3.13%) Java EE
8 9 (3.13%) Middleware
9 8 (2.78%) Rendezvous
9 8 (2.78%) JMS
9 8 (2.78%) HTML
10 6 (2.08%) CSS
10 6 (2.08%) FpML
11 5 (1.74%) RESTful
11 5 (1.74%) Web Services
11 5 (1.74%) J2EE
12 4 (1.39%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 90 (31.25%) Derivative
2 66 (22.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 32 (11.11%) Equities
4 24 (8.33%) Credit Derivative
5 17 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.17%) Credit Risk
7 8 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
8 7 (2.43%) Reference Data
9 6 (2.08%) iPad
9 6 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.08%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 5 (1.74%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.74%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.39%) Economics
11 4 (1.39%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.04%) Physics
12 3 (1.04%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.04%) Kindle
12 3 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (21.88%) UNIX
2 34 (11.81%) Linux
3 28 (9.72%) Windows
4 8 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.04%) Solaris
6 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.79%) Multithreading
3 41 (14.24%) Low Latency
4 36 (12.50%) TDD
5 25 (8.68%) Asset Management
6 22 (7.64%) Business Analysis
7 20 (6.94%) Risk Management
8 19 (6.60%) Electronic Trading
9 17 (5.90%) E-Commerce
10 13 (4.51%) BDD
10 13 (4.51%) Analytics
11 12 (4.17%) Scrum
11 12 (4.17%) Project Management
12 11 (3.82%) Migration
13 10 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.47%) ITIL
13 10 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (3.13%) Investment Management
14 9 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (3.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 103 (35.76%) SQL
2 87 (30.21%) Java
3 65 (22.57%) C#
4 46 (15.97%) C++
5 20 (6.94%) VBA
6 17 (5.90%) Perl
6 17 (5.90%) Python
7 11 (3.82%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.47%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.43%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.43%) VB
10 6 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.08%) Korn
11 3 (1.04%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.04%) C
12 2 (0.69%) VB6
12 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.35%) XPath
13 1 (0.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (9.72%) Degree
2 5 (1.74%) ISEB
2 5 (1.74%) PhD
3 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.69%) MCSE
4 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.35%) CFA
5 1 (0.35%) CIMA
5 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.35%) ACCA
5 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.47%) EMIR
1 10 (3.47%) QA
2 9 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 9 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.04%) Basel III
3 3 (1.04%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.69%) Basel II
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 6 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.74%) Control-M
3 4 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.69%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 52 (18.06%) Oracle
2 39 (13.54%) Sybase
3 35 (12.15%) TIBCO
4 18 (6.25%) ION Trading
5 16 (5.56%) Bloomberg
6 12 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 9 (3.13%) Murex
8 8 (2.78%) HP
8 8 (2.78%) Reuters
8 8 (2.78%) Remedy
8 8 (2.78%) Charles River
8 8 (2.78%) thinkFolio
9 6 (2.08%) Apple
10 5 (1.74%) DataSynapse
11 4 (1.39%) Fidessa
11 4 (1.39%) Citrix
11 4 (1.39%) BMC
11 4 (1.39%) GoldenSource
11 4 (1.39%) VMware
12 3 (1.04%) MarketAxess
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