The table below looks at the statistics for RMDS 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 RMDS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 193 191 201
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing RMDS 5 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.093% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.26% 2.13% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 20
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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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 Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Business Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
398 517 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.41% 8.89% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 361 432
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £580 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.03 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +113.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £29.08 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £32.82 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £31.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-31.30% +80.00%

RMDS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

RMDS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RMDS
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 RMDS across the City of London region.

RMDS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

RMDS
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 RMDS across the City of London region.

RMDS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RMDS 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 RMDS.

1 10 (62.50%) Banking
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) Reuters
4 6 (37.50%) TIBCO
5 5 (31.25%) Bloomberg
5 5 (31.25%) Middleware
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
6 4 (25.00%) ION Trading
6 4 (25.00%) DataSynapse
6 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) Hadoop
6 4 (25.00%) Ultra Messaging
6 4 (25.00%) Eikon
6 4 (25.00%) Low Latency
6 4 (25.00%) Multicast
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Sybase

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RMDS 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 RMDS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
1 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Eikon
2 3 (18.75%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
1 4 (25.00%) Multicast
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
2 3 (18.75%) NAS
2 3 (18.75%) FCoE
2 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (25.00%) HBase
2 2 (12.50%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
1 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.25%) CodeRush
General
1 10 (62.50%) Banking
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Back Office
4 2 (12.50%) Publishing
5 1 (6.25%) Games
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.25%) Front Office
5 1 (6.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Market Data Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Market Data Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) Middleware
2 4 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) XSLT
2 4 (25.00%) Rendezvous
2 4 (25.00%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (6.25%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) NHibernate
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (6.25%) WPF
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (18.75%) Fixed Income
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (6.25%) Derivative
4 1 (6.25%) RIA
4 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
4 3 (18.75%) Concurrent Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Change Control
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) SRDF
2 3 (18.75%) KVM
2 3 (18.75%) NFS
2 3 (18.75%) Xen
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) MOM
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) TIBCO
1 6 (37.50%) Reuters
2 5 (31.25%) Bloomberg
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Sybase
3 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) ION Trading
3 4 (25.00%) DataSynapse
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) Intel
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat