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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 494 486 480
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 75 53 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 31
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£625 £600 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £520 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £675 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - -
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
36373 35079 29900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.25% 75.39% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23249 21496 18158
Average daily rate £425 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1094 1102
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 75 £625 +4.16% 26
East of England - - - -
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Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 137 (72.11%) Low Latency
2 118 (62.11%) Multithreading
3 117 (61.58%) Java
4 113 (59.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 102 (53.68%) Front Office
6 62 (32.63%) Finance
6 62 (32.63%) Banking
7 54 (28.42%) FIX Protocol
8 51 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (24.21%) SQL
10 43 (22.63%) UNIX
11 41 (21.58%) C++
12 37 (19.47%) Equities
13 36 (18.95%) Investment Banking
13 36 (18.95%) Linux
14 33 (17.37%) KDB
15 28 (14.74%) Middleware
16 26 (13.68%) C#
17 24 (12.63%) Risk Management
17 24 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (12.11%) Algorithms
19 22 (11.58%) Perl
20 21 (11.05%) Python
20 21 (11.05%) Relational Database
21 18 (9.47%) OO
21 18 (9.47%) TDD
21 18 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
22 17 (8.95%) Degree
23 16 (8.42%) Mathematics
23 16 (8.42%) Derivative

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 5 (2.63%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.58%) Multicast
3 2 (1.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.37%) KDB
2 21 (11.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.05%) Big Data
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
1 3 (1.58%) Subversion
2 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.53%) NUnit
General
1 102 (53.68%) Front Office
2 62 (32.63%) Finance
2 62 (32.63%) Banking
3 36 (18.95%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.58%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 130 (68.42%) Developer
2 82 (43.16%) Java Developer
3 24 (12.63%) C++ Developer
4 19 (10.00%) Analyst
5 16 (8.42%) Senior Developer
6 14 (7.37%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (5.79%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.68%) C# Developer
8 7 (3.68%) FIX Analyst
9 6 (3.16%) UNIX Engineer
9 6 (3.16%) Python Developer
9 6 (3.16%) Lead Developer
10 5 (2.63%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.63%) Applications Support
10 5 (2.63%) WPF Developer
11 4 (2.11%) Lead Java Developer
12 3 (1.58%) C++/Java Developer
12 3 (1.58%) Banking Business Analyst
13 2 (1.05%) Linux Engineer
13 2 (1.05%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (28.42%) FIX Protocol
2 28 (14.74%) Middleware
3 10 (5.26%) STL
3 10 (5.26%) WPF
3 10 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 9 (4.74%) JMS
4 9 (4.74%) Rendezvous
4 9 (4.74%) Spring
5 7 (3.68%) LINQ
6 5 (2.63%) .NET
6 5 (2.63%) Reactive Extensions
7 3 (1.58%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.05%) Task Parallel Library
8 2 (1.05%) HTML5
8 2 (1.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (1.05%) HTML
8 2 (1.05%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.05%) Java SE
8 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 113 (59.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 37 (19.47%) Equities
3 24 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (12.11%) Algorithms
5 16 (8.42%) Derivative
5 16 (8.42%) Mathematics
6 12 (6.32%) VWAP
6 12 (6.32%) TWAP
7 9 (4.74%) Computer Science
8 8 (4.21%) Fixed Income
8 8 (4.21%) Data Structures
9 7 (3.68%) Clustering
10 6 (3.16%) Management Information System
10 6 (3.16%) Physics
11 5 (2.63%) Hedge funds
12 4 (2.11%) SCADA
13 3 (1.58%) Tandem
13 3 (1.58%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.58%) Open Source
14 2 (1.05%) Statistical Arbitrage
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.63%) UNIX
2 36 (18.95%) Linux
3 9 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.21%) Solaris
4 8 (4.21%) Windows
5 7 (3.68%) AIX
5 7 (3.68%) SUSE
5 7 (3.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 6 (3.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (72.11%) Low Latency
2 118 (62.11%) Multithreading
3 51 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (12.63%) Risk Management
5 18 (9.47%) OO
5 18 (9.47%) TDD
5 18 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (7.37%) Electronic Trading
7 13 (6.84%) Software Engineering
8 10 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.21%) Project Management
9 8 (4.21%) Operations Research
9 8 (4.21%) Financial Modelling
10 7 (3.68%) Configuration Management
10 7 (3.68%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 6 (3.16%) Service Management
11 6 (3.16%) ITSM
11 6 (3.16%) ITIL
12 5 (2.63%) MVVM
12 5 (2.63%) Numerical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 117 (61.58%) Java
2 46 (24.21%) SQL
3 41 (21.58%) C++
4 26 (13.68%) C#
5 22 (11.58%) Perl
6 21 (11.05%) Python
7 7 (3.68%) Ruby
8 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.58%) AWK
9 3 (1.58%) C
10 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.05%) VB
10 2 (1.05%) C-shell
10 2 (1.05%) XAML
11 1 (0.53%) Tcl
11 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.53%) Scala
11 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (8.95%) Degree
2 5 (2.63%) VCP4
3 1 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.58%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) EMIR
2 1 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.53%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (3.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 7 (3.68%) Puppet
1 7 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (5.79%) 29West
2 10 (5.26%) Oracle
3 9 (4.74%) Informatica
4 8 (4.21%) Veritas
4 8 (4.21%) TIBCO
5 7 (3.68%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.68%) HP
5 7 (3.68%) EMC
6 6 (3.16%) ION Trading
7 5 (2.63%) Sybase
7 5 (2.63%) IBM
8 4 (2.11%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.58%) Infragistics
10 2 (1.05%) Portware
10 2 (1.05%) Cisco
11 1 (0.53%) Sun
11 1 (0.53%) Fidessa
11 1 (0.53%) Perforce
11 1 (0.53%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.53%) NYFIX
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