The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of ION Trading products and/or services 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 ION Trading over the 3 months to 22 October 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within ION Trading.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 184 199 199
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing ION Trading 21 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £520 £495
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2666 3313 3152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.35% 45.62% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1940 2319 2199
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 91 83
Average hourly rate £17.82 £19.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.79% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

ION Trading Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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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 ION Trading across the City of London region.

ION Trading Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ION Trading across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

ION Trading Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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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 ION Trading across the City of London region.

ION Trading Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ION 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 ION Trading.

1 22 (62.86%) Fixed Income
2 20 (57.14%) ION MarketView
3 17 (48.57%) Java
4 15 (42.86%) UNIX
4 15 (42.86%) TDD
5 13 (37.14%) Banking
5 13 (37.14%) RMDS
5 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (31.43%) Investment Banking
6 11 (31.43%) TIBCO
7 10 (28.57%) Rendezvous
7 10 (28.57%) Finance
7 10 (28.57%) Front Office
8 8 (22.86%) Bloomberg
8 8 (22.86%) Windows
8 8 (22.86%) Sybase
8 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
8 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
8 8 (22.86%) Electronic Trading
8 8 (22.86%) Low Latency
9 7 (20.00%) BDD
9 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (20.00%) SQL
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
11 5 (14.29%) CSS
11 5 (14.29%) Web Services
11 5 (14.29%) HTML
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.29%) Swing
11 5 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ION 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 ION Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (57.14%) ION MarketView
2 13 (37.14%) RMDS
3 4 (11.43%) Bloomberg TOMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) KDB
3 1 (2.86%) OLAP
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JUnit
1 3 (8.57%) Mockito
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (37.14%) Banking
2 11 (31.43%) Investment Banking
3 10 (28.57%) Finance
3 10 (28.57%) Front Office
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Advertising
4 2 (5.71%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 15 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Applications Support
5 4 (11.43%) Java Swing Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Applications Support
7 2 (5.71%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Rendezvous
2 5 (14.29%) CSS
2 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) HTML
2 5 (14.29%) Swing
2 5 (14.29%) HTML5
2 5 (14.29%) RESTful
2 5 (14.29%) JavaFX
3 3 (8.57%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) XSD
4 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (62.86%) Fixed Income
2 5 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 5 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.71%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.86%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) UNIX
2 8 (22.86%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Solaris
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) TDD
2 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
3 8 (22.86%) Electronic Trading
3 8 (22.86%) Low Latency
4 7 (20.00%) BDD
4 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.57%) UML
5 3 (8.57%) Analytics
6 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL
7 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.86%) OO
7 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.86%) OOD
7 1 (2.86%) SOA
7 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 4 (11.43%) C++
4 3 (8.57%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.71%) Korn
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) VB
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Control-M
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) TIBCO
2 8 (22.86%) Bloomberg
2 8 (22.86%) Sybase
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) Tradeweb
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) MarketAxess
5 2 (5.71%) Reuters
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) eSpeed
6 1 (2.86%) Wall Street Systems
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