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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 202 187 191
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing RMDS 6 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.19% 3.77% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 20
Average daily rate
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£625 £625 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £39.51
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
506 451 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.67% 7.69% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 308 454
Average daily rate £500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £34.40 £32.03 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.39% +0.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.92 £32.03 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.88 £32.03 £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.61 £30.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-17.96% -20.63%

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 1 July 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 11 (57.89%) Java
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
1 11 (57.89%) Banking
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Reuters
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) Solaris
4 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Bloomberg
4 7 (36.84%) TIBCO
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) Investment Banking
4 7 (36.84%) Ultra Messaging
5 6 (31.58%) Multicast
5 6 (31.58%) DataSynapse
5 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (31.58%) IBM
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (31.58%) Apache
5 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
5 6 (31.58%) LAN
5 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 6 (31.58%) HTTP
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (31.58%) IIS
1 6 (31.58%) Apache
1 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Eikon
2 2 (10.53%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) LAN
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
1 6 (31.58%) HTTP
1 6 (31.58%) Multicast
2 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) iSCSI
2 5 (26.32%) NAS
2 5 (26.32%) FCoE
2 5 (26.32%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Hadoop
2 5 (26.32%) HBase
3 2 (10.53%) DTS
General
1 11 (57.89%) Banking
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Investment Banking
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
5 2 (10.53%) Publishing
5 2 (10.53%) Back Office
6 1 (5.26%) Private Banking
6 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
1 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Architect
1 6 (31.58%) Market Data Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Market Data Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Market Data Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Ultra Messaging
2 6 (31.58%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) XML
2 6 (31.58%) XSLT
2 6 (31.58%) Rendezvous
2 6 (31.58%) Middleware
3 3 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.26%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (10.53%) Fixed Income
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Solaris
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Benchmarking
2 5 (26.32%) Low Latency
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.79%) Time Management
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Concurrent Programming
4 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) SRDF
2 5 (26.32%) KVM
2 5 (26.32%) NFS
2 5 (26.32%) Xen
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Reuters
2 7 (36.84%) Bloomberg
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) TIBCO
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) IBM
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) DataSynapse
4 5 (26.32%) ION Trading
4 5 (26.32%) NetApp
4 5 (26.32%) Sybase
4 5 (26.32%) EMC
4 5 (26.32%) Intel
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Fidessa
5 2 (10.53%) Radianz
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Dell