The first table below looks at the demand for MTS 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 MTS over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the City of London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank - 221 219
Contract jobs citing MTS 0 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.056% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.34% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-61.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £42.54 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
990 1165 1323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.09% 16.39% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 791 908
Average daily rate £411 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £576 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 56 39
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.88 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.51% -5.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £59.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
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MTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MTS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MTS
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 MTS across the City of London region.

MTS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MTS
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 MTS across the City of London region.

MTS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MTS 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 MTS.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 2 (100.00%) Rendezvous
1 2 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 2 (100.00%) eSpeed
1 2 (100.00%) Front Office
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) ION Trading
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) KDB
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) Tradeweb
1 2 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (100.00%) Mockito

MTS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MTS 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 MTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Mockito
General
1 2 (100.00%) Front Office
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Rendezvous
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 2 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 2 (100.00%) eSpeed
1 2 (100.00%) ION Trading
1 2 (100.00%) Tradeweb