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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fixed Income over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fixed Income
Rank 95 111 75
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -36
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 66 91 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.98% 1.67% 2.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.14% 4.56% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 75 146
Median daily rate £600 £538 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £413 £420
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £95.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +90.00%
UK excluding London median 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
1285 1997 2301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.58% 36.76% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 1558 1758
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.83 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

Fixed Income
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Fixed Income as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income.

1 97 (55.75%) Finance
2 91 (52.30%) Banking
3 84 (48.28%) Front Office
3 84 (48.28%) Derivative
4 69 (39.66%) Investment Banking
5 64 (36.78%) Equities
6 61 (35.06%) SQL
7 56 (32.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 46 (26.44%) Java
9 42 (24.14%) Unix
10 37 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (16.09%) C#
12 26 (14.94%) Shell Script
13 25 (14.37%) OO
14 24 (13.79%) Analytics
15 23 (13.22%) Low Latency
15 23 (13.22%) Sybase
16 22 (12.64%) C++
16 22 (12.64%) Electronic Trading
17 21 (12.07%) Oracle
18 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
19 18 (10.34%) Linux
20 17 (9.77%) Windows
20 17 (9.77%) Business Analysis
20 17 (9.77%) FIX Protocol
21 15 (8.62%) Spring
21 15 (8.62%) Equity Derivative
21 15 (8.62%) TDD
21 15 (8.62%) ION Trading
21 15 (8.62%) Data Modelling

Fixed Income
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 7 (4.02%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.87%) MQSeries
2 5 (2.87%) Mule
2 5 (2.87%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.15%) JBoss
3 2 (1.15%) Node.js
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.15%) MS Office
3 2 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (5.75%) ION MarketView
2 6 (3.45%) Markit EDM
3 4 (2.30%) Front Arena
3 4 (2.30%) Sentinel
4 3 (1.72%) Eikon
4 3 (1.72%) LatentZero
4 3 (1.72%) RMDS
5 2 (1.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (1.15%) Loan IQ
5 2 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (1.15%) Summit
6 1 (0.57%) Kondor
6 1 (0.57%) Minerva
6 1 (0.57%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.57%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.30%) PuTTY
2 2 (1.15%) SAN
3 1 (0.57%) LAN
3 1 (0.57%) NGN
3 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.75%) KDB
4 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.87%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (2.30%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.72%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.15%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.15%) MySQL
10 2 (1.15%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.57%) DB2
11 1 (0.57%) MS Access
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (6.90%) JIRA
2 8 (4.60%) Subversion
3 7 (4.02%) JUnit
4 6 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (3.45%) ClearCase
4 6 (3.45%) ClearQuest
4 6 (3.45%) Selenium
5 5 (2.87%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.87%) EasyMock
5 5 (2.87%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.87%) JMeter
5 5 (2.87%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.87%) Maven
5 5 (2.87%) Mockito
6 2 (1.15%) jMock
6 2 (1.15%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.57%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 97 (55.75%) Finance
2 91 (52.30%) Banking
3 84 (48.28%) Front Office
4 69 (39.66%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.17%) Back Office
6 5 (2.87%) Advertising
7 3 (1.72%) Legal
8 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (43.68%) Developer
2 53 (30.46%) Analyst
3 37 (21.26%) Java Developer
4 27 (15.52%) Business Analyst
5 20 (11.49%) Senior Developer
6 15 (8.62%) Senior Java Developer
7 14 (8.05%) Applications Support
8 11 (6.32%) C# Developer
8 11 (6.32%) C++ Developer
9 10 (5.75%) Quantitative Developer
10 9 (5.17%) Project Manager
10 9 (5.17%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.60%) Banking Analyst
12 7 (4.02%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (4.02%) Consultant
12 7 (4.02%) Front Office Developer
12 7 (4.02%) Programmer
13 6 (3.45%) Database Developer
13 6 (3.45%) Sybase Developer
13 6 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.77%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (8.62%) Spring
3 13 (7.47%) XML
4 11 (6.32%) FpML
5 9 (5.17%) REST
6 7 (4.02%) .NET
6 7 (4.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 7 (4.02%) Hibernate
6 7 (4.02%) HTML
6 7 (4.02%) Java EE
6 7 (4.02%) JMS
6 7 (4.02%) JSON
6 7 (4.02%) STL
7 6 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (3.45%) FIXML
7 6 (3.45%) J2EE
7 6 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (3.45%) XML Schema
8 5 (2.87%) JPA
8 5 (2.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (48.28%) Derivative
2 64 (36.78%) Equities
3 56 (32.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (8.62%) Equity Derivative
5 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (6.32%) Credit Derivative
6 11 (6.32%) Market Risk
7 8 (4.60%) Credit Risk
7 8 (4.60%) OTC Derivatives
8 7 (4.02%) Data Structures
8 7 (4.02%) Hedge funds
8 7 (4.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.87%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.87%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.72%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.72%) User Experience
12 2 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.14%) Unix
2 18 (10.34%) Linux
3 17 (9.77%) Windows
4 5 (2.87%) Solaris
5 4 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.37%) OO
3 24 (13.79%) Analytics
4 23 (13.22%) Low Latency
5 22 (12.64%) Electronic Trading
6 17 (9.77%) Business Analysis
7 15 (8.62%) Data Modelling
7 15 (8.62%) TDD
8 14 (8.05%) Multithreading
8 14 (8.05%) OOD
9 13 (7.47%) Algorithmic Trading
9 13 (7.47%) Migration
9 13 (7.47%) UML
10 12 (6.90%) SDLC
11 10 (5.75%) Data Analysis
12 9 (5.17%) ETL
12 9 (5.17%) Project Management
12 9 (5.17%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 61 (35.06%) SQL
2 46 (26.44%) Java
3 28 (16.09%) C#
4 26 (14.94%) Shell Script
5 22 (12.64%) C++
6 13 (7.47%) Perl
7 12 (6.90%) VBA
8 7 (4.02%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.02%) Python
8 7 (4.02%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.02%) VB
9 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.87%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.15%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.15%) Scala
11 1 (0.57%) IronPython
11 1 (0.57%) Tcl
11 1 (0.57%) VBScript
11 1 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (6.32%) Degree
2 3 (1.72%) CCA
2 3 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (1.15%) PhD
4 1 (0.57%) CFA
4 1 (0.57%) ISEB
4 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) MiFID
2 5 (2.87%) QA
3 3 (1.72%) EMIR
4 2 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.57%) Basel III
5 1 (0.57%) COREP
5 1 (0.57%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.72%) XenApp
2 2 (1.15%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.87%) Control-M
3 3 (1.72%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (13.22%) Sybase
2 21 (12.07%) Oracle
3 15 (8.62%) Bloomberg
3 15 (8.62%) ION Trading
4 13 (7.47%) Murex
5 10 (5.75%) Reuters
6 9 (5.17%) Microsoft
7 8 (4.60%) Fidessa
8 6 (3.45%) Charles River
8 6 (3.45%) DataSynapse
8 6 (3.45%) SunGard
9 5 (2.87%) Informatica
9 5 (2.87%) VMware
10 4 (2.30%) Algorithmics
10 4 (2.30%) Remedy
11 3 (1.72%) Citrix
11 3 (1.72%) FactSet
11 3 (1.72%) HP
11 3 (1.72%) IBM
12 2 (1.15%) Adobe
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