The table below looks at the statistics for the Quantitative Developer role 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 Quantitative Developer in their job title 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quant Developer
Rank 188 210 203
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Quantitative Developer 17 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 16
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£650 £650 £650
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £650 £563
10% offered a daily rate of more than £825 £775 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quantitative Developer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5468 6717 6722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.01% 92.50% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 4887 4890
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 139 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.58 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Quantitative Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quantitative Developer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Quantitative Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Quantitative Developer
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 Quantitative Developer across the City of London region.

Quantitative Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Quantitative Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

Quantitative Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Quantitative Developer
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 that cited Quantitative Developer in their job title 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 with Quantitative Developer in their job title.

1 25 (71.43%) C#
2 23 (65.71%) C++
3 19 (54.29%) Degree
3 19 (54.29%) Computer Science
3 19 (54.29%) Analytics
4 18 (51.43%) Front Office
5 17 (48.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (45.71%) Windows
6 16 (45.71%) Banking
7 14 (40.00%) Software Engineering
7 14 (40.00%) Linux
8 13 (37.14%) Python
8 13 (37.14%) Investment Banking
9 12 (34.29%) Perl
9 12 (34.29%) Validation
10 8 (22.86%) Finance
10 8 (22.86%) .NET
11 6 (17.14%) VBA
11 6 (17.14%) OO
11 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
11 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
12 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (14.29%) Multithreading
12 5 (14.29%) Low Latency
13 4 (11.43%) Algorithms
13 4 (11.43%) Monte Carlo Method
13 4 (11.43%) Physics
13 4 (11.43%) Fixed Income
13 4 (11.43%) SQL
14 3 (8.57%) VB

Quantitative Developer
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 that cited Quantitative Developer in their job title 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 with Quantitative Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
General
1 18 (51.43%) Front Office
2 16 (45.71%) Banking
3 13 (37.14%) Investment Banking
4 8 (22.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (5.71%) WCF
2 2 (5.71%) STL
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) WPF
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Computer Science
2 17 (48.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
4 4 (11.43%) Algorithms
4 4 (11.43%) Physics
4 4 (11.43%) Fixed Income
5 3 (8.57%) Derivative
5 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.71%) Market Risk
7 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
7 1 (2.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Analytics
2 14 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (34.29%) Validation
4 6 (17.14%) OO
4 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
5 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 5 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 4 (11.43%) Monte Carlo Method
7 3 (8.57%) Algorithmic Trading
8 2 (5.71%) Risk Analytics
8 2 (5.71%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.71%) OOP
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) C#
2 23 (65.71%) C++
3 13 (37.14%) Python
4 12 (34.29%) Perl
5 6 (17.14%) VBA
6 4 (11.43%) SQL
7 3 (8.57%) VB
7 3 (8.57%) Java
7 3 (8.57%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.86%) DataSynapse