The table below looks at the statistics for Algorithmic Trading skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Algorithmic Trading over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algo Trading
Rank 471 525 463
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -62
Contract jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 108 37 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.076% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.10% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 34 56
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£625 £625 £528
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £738 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 - -
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38770 36926 31244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.59% 75.37% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24670 23522 19100
Average daily rate £420 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1108 969
Average hourly rate £28.85 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Algorithmic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Algorithmic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in England

Algorithmic Trading
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the England region.

Algorithmic Trading Daily Rate Trend in England

Algorithmic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Algorithmic Trading Daily Rate Histogram in England

Algorithmic Trading
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the England region.

Algorithmic Trading Hourly Rate Trend in England

Algorithmic Trading
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Last Year
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London +63 108 £625 - 39
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Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Algorithmic 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 Algorithmic Trading.

1 102 (61.82%) Low Latency
2 79 (47.88%) Front Office
3 75 (45.45%) Java
4 69 (41.82%) Finance
5 66 (40.00%) Multithreading
6 61 (36.97%) Equities
7 60 (36.36%) FIX Protocol
8 58 (35.15%) Banking
8 58 (35.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 51 (30.91%) UNIX
10 47 (28.48%) Linux
11 46 (27.88%) C++
12 41 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (23.64%) Investment Banking
14 29 (17.58%) SQL
15 28 (16.97%) Perl
15 28 (16.97%) Electronic Trading
16 27 (16.36%) KDB
17 26 (15.76%) Algorithms
18 25 (15.15%) Risk Management
18 25 (15.15%) TDD
19 24 (14.55%) Derivative
19 24 (14.55%) OO
20 22 (13.33%) Middleware
21 20 (12.12%) Python
22 18 (10.91%) C#
23 16 (9.70%) Software Engineering
23 16 (9.70%) Mathematics
24 15 (9.09%) Fixed Income
25 13 (7.88%) Degree

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Algorithmic 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 Algorithmic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.24%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.42%) Multicast
3 1 (0.61%) DHCP
3 1 (0.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) DNS
3 1 (0.61%) SAN
3 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.36%) KDB
2 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Subversion
1 8 (4.85%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.82%) Maven
3 1 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.61%) NMock
3 1 (0.61%) NUnit
General
1 79 (47.88%) Front Office
2 69 (41.82%) Finance
3 58 (35.15%) Banking
4 39 (23.64%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Marketing
5 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.21%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 106 (64.24%) Developer
2 61 (36.97%) Java Developer
3 32 (19.39%) Analyst
4 30 (18.18%) C++ Developer
5 22 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 18 (10.91%) Senior Java Developer
7 17 (10.30%) Support Analyst
8 10 (6.06%) FIX Analyst
9 9 (5.45%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.85%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.24%) Applications Support
12 5 (3.03%) WPF Developer
13 4 (2.42%) Senior WPF Developer
13 4 (2.42%) UNIX Engineer
13 4 (2.42%) Python Developer
14 3 (1.82%) Lead Java Developer
14 3 (1.82%) Banking Business Analyst
14 3 (1.82%) Java Architect
14 3 (1.82%) Senior Java Architect
14 3 (1.82%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (36.36%) FIX Protocol
2 22 (13.33%) Middleware
3 9 (5.45%) WPF
4 6 (3.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 6 (3.64%) STL
4 6 (3.64%) Reactive Extensions
5 5 (3.03%) LINQ
5 5 (3.03%) .NET
5 5 (3.03%) J2SE
5 5 (3.03%) Spring
6 3 (1.82%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.82%) Ultra Messaging
7 2 (1.21%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.21%) HTML5
7 2 (1.21%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.21%) JMS
7 2 (1.21%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.21%) HTML
8 1 (0.61%) XML
8 1 (0.61%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 61 (36.97%) Equities
2 58 (35.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 26 (15.76%) Algorithms
4 24 (14.55%) Derivative
5 16 (9.70%) Mathematics
6 15 (9.09%) Fixed Income
7 9 (5.45%) Clustering
8 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
8 8 (4.85%) Data Structures
9 7 (4.24%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (3.64%) Physics
10 6 (3.64%) Open Source
11 5 (3.03%) Hedge funds
11 5 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (2.42%) Visualisation
12 4 (2.42%) TWAP
12 4 (2.42%) VWAP
12 4 (2.42%) SCADA
13 3 (1.82%) Tandem
13 3 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.91%) UNIX
2 47 (28.48%) Linux
3 9 (5.45%) SUSE
3 9 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (5.45%) AIX
3 9 (5.45%) Solaris
3 9 (5.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 8 (4.85%) Oracle Linux
4 8 (4.85%) Windows
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (61.82%) Low Latency
2 66 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 41 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (16.97%) Electronic Trading
5 25 (15.15%) TDD
5 25 (15.15%) Risk Management
6 24 (14.55%) OO
7 16 (9.70%) Software Engineering
8 13 (7.88%) FX Algorithmic Trading
9 11 (6.67%) Garbage Collection
10 10 (6.06%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.85%) Service Management
11 8 (4.85%) ITIL
11 8 (4.85%) ITSM
12 7 (4.24%) Project Management
12 7 (4.24%) Operations Research
12 7 (4.24%) Financial Modelling
12 7 (4.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (3.64%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 75 (45.45%) Java
2 46 (27.88%) C++
3 29 (17.58%) SQL
4 28 (16.97%) Perl
5 20 (12.12%) Python
6 18 (10.91%) C#
7 9 (5.45%) Ruby
8 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.42%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.21%) VB
10 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.21%) Scala
10 2 (1.21%) AWK
11 1 (0.61%) C-shell
11 1 (0.61%) XAML
11 1 (0.61%) Tcl
11 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.88%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (5.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 9 (5.45%) Puppet
1 9 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (6.06%) Oracle
2 9 (5.45%) Veritas
2 9 (5.45%) HP
2 9 (5.45%) EMC
3 8 (4.85%) Red Hat
3 8 (4.85%) Sybase
4 6 (3.64%) ION Trading
5 5 (3.03%) Solace
5 5 (3.03%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.42%) IBM
7 3 (1.82%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.82%) Fidessa
7 3 (1.82%) Portware
8 2 (1.21%) Informatica
9 1 (0.61%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.61%) Sun
9 1 (0.61%) NYFIX
9 1 (0.61%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.61%) Perforce
9 1 (0.61%) VMware
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