The table below looks at the statistics for Electronic 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 Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Trading
Rank 476 378 426
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +48
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 124 199 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.56% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 161 122
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£600 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Electronic Trading
UK

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
39260 35774 37216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.92% 74.53% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25511 22670 22103
Average daily rate £424 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1033 1389
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Electronic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in England

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Trend in England

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronic Trading across the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Histogram in England

Electronic Trading
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Electronic Trading Hourly Rate Trend in England

Electronic 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 Electronic Trading within the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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 -66 120 £600 +4.34% 45
East Midlands -2 4 £438 +2.94%
South East - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Electronic Trading
UK

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Electronic 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 Electronic Trading.

1 122 (44.20%) Front Office
2 120 (43.48%) Banking
3 105 (38.04%) Java
4 104 (37.68%) UNIX
5 103 (37.32%) Low Latency
6 101 (36.59%) SQL
7 95 (34.42%) Finance
8 92 (33.33%) Fixed Income
9 89 (32.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 83 (30.07%) Linux
11 67 (24.28%) Investment Banking
12 62 (22.46%) Perl
13 61 (22.10%) C++
14 60 (21.74%) Multithreading
15 59 (21.38%) C#
16 52 (18.84%) Python
17 49 (17.75%) Windows
18 48 (17.39%) TIBCO
19 45 (16.30%) Equities
19 45 (16.30%) Derivative
20 43 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
20 43 (15.58%) Rendezvous
21 40 (14.49%) Reuters
22 36 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
23 35 (12.68%) OO
24 33 (11.96%) Project Management
24 33 (11.96%) Algorithmic Trading
25 32 (11.59%) ION Trading
26 31 (11.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 31 (11.23%) Red Hat

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Electronic 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 Electronic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.81%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (1.09%) Confluence
3 1 (0.36%) Node.js
3 1 (0.36%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.36%) Apache
3 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.62%) MS Office
2 5 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (8.33%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.54%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 6 (2.17%) RMDS
4 2 (0.72%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.42%) Firewall
2 24 (8.70%) Multicast
3 5 (1.81%) NetScaler
3 5 (1.81%) HTTP
3 5 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.81%) LAN
3 5 (1.81%) WAN
4 4 (1.45%) ATM
4 4 (1.45%) H.323
4 4 (1.45%) Internet
4 4 (1.45%) Extranet
4 4 (1.45%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.72%) SSH
6 1 (0.36%) Network Security
6 1 (0.36%) BGP
6 1 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.52%) KDB
3 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.09%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.45%) JUnit
2 4 (1.45%) Subversion
2 4 (1.45%) Maven
3 3 (1.09%) Mockito
3 3 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.72%) Gradle
4 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.72%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (0.72%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.72%) JIRA
4 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.72%) IntelliJ
4 2 (0.72%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.36%) Selenium
5 1 (0.36%) jMock
5 1 (0.36%) TestNG
5 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
General
1 122 (44.20%) Front Office
2 120 (43.48%) Banking
3 95 (34.42%) Finance
4 67 (24.28%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.99%) Back Office
6 8 (2.90%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.09%) Retail
9 2 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 111 (40.22%) Developer
2 63 (22.83%) Analyst
3 48 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 31 (11.23%) Support Analyst
5 27 (9.78%) Applications Support
5 27 (9.78%) C# Developer
6 20 (7.25%) C++ Developer
7 18 (6.52%) Business Analyst
8 17 (6.16%) Linux Support
9 16 (5.80%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.71%) Architect
11 12 (4.35%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.99%) WPF Developer
13 9 (3.26%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.54%) IT Project Manager
14 7 (2.54%) Applications Support Analyst
14 7 (2.54%) Linux Engineer
14 7 (2.54%) Market Data Engineer
14 7 (2.54%) Electronics Engineer
14 7 (2.54%) Production Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.58%) Rendezvous
2 36 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
3 22 (7.97%) WPF
4 13 (4.71%) .NET
5 12 (4.35%) Spring
6 11 (3.99%) Middleware
7 9 (3.26%) WinForms
8 8 (2.90%) JMS
9 6 (2.17%) HTML
9 6 (2.17%) Reactive Extensions
10 5 (1.81%) Spring Integration
10 5 (1.81%) JNI
11 4 (1.45%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.45%) LINQ
11 4 (1.45%) Django
12 3 (1.09%) WCF
12 3 (1.09%) QuickFIX
12 3 (1.09%) XML
13 2 (0.72%) HTML5
14 1 (0.36%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 92 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 89 (32.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 45 (16.30%) Equities
3 45 (16.30%) Derivative
4 19 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.07%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.71%) Credit Derivative
7 8 (2.90%) Grid Computing
8 7 (2.54%) N-Tier
8 7 (2.54%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.17%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.17%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.81%) Statistics
11 4 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.09%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.09%) Physics
12 3 (1.09%) User Experience
13 2 (0.72%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.72%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 104 (37.68%) UNIX
2 83 (30.07%) Linux
3 49 (17.75%) Windows
4 31 (11.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.81%) Solaris
6 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.72%) SUSE
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (37.32%) Low Latency
2 60 (21.74%) Multithreading
3 43 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (12.68%) OO
5 33 (11.96%) Project Management
5 33 (11.96%) Algorithmic Trading
6 28 (10.14%) E-Commerce
6 28 (10.14%) Risk Management
7 23 (8.33%) Capacity Management
8 20 (7.25%) Change Management
9 19 (6.88%) OOD
10 16 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (4.71%) Migration
12 11 (3.99%) Workflow
13 9 (3.26%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.26%) UML
14 8 (2.90%) ITIL
14 8 (2.90%) Project Planning
14 8 (2.90%) Ultra-Low Latency
15 7 (2.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 105 (38.04%) Java
2 101 (36.59%) SQL
3 62 (22.46%) Perl
4 61 (22.10%) C++
5 59 (21.38%) C#
6 52 (18.84%) Python
7 15 (5.43%) Shell Script
8 12 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 10 (3.62%) C
10 9 (3.26%) AWK
10 9 (3.26%) C-shell
11 8 (2.90%) Assembly Language
12 7 (2.54%) Korn
13 4 (1.45%) VB
14 2 (0.72%) VBA
14 2 (0.72%) VC++
14 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.72%) Ruby
14 2 (0.72%) C++/CLI
15 1 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (6.88%) Degree
2 2 (0.72%) MCP
2 2 (0.72%) MCSE
2 2 (0.72%) ISEB
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.36%) HNC
3 1 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.45%) QA
1 4 (1.45%) EMIR
1 4 (1.45%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (1.45%) NFS
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (9.42%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.81%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.81%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (1.81%) Nagios
3 2 (0.72%) SCCM
3 2 (0.72%) Puppet
4 1 (0.36%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 48 (17.39%) TIBCO
2 40 (14.49%) Reuters
3 32 (11.59%) ION Trading
4 31 (11.23%) Oracle
4 31 (11.23%) Red Hat
5 30 (10.87%) MarketAxess
6 27 (9.78%) Sybase
7 20 (7.25%) eSpeed
8 18 (6.52%) Bloomberg
9 12 (4.35%) 29West
10 9 (3.26%) Trayport
11 8 (2.90%) Microsoft
12 6 (2.17%) Tradeweb
13 4 (1.45%) Cisco
14 2 (0.72%) Citrix
14 2 (0.72%) Perforce
15 1 (0.36%) VMware
15 1 (0.36%) Caplin
15 1 (0.36%) Syncfusion
15 1 (0.36%) Remedy
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