The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of MarketAxess products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MarketAxess over the 3 months to 22 December 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within MarketAxess.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MarketAxess
Rank 574 526 532
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +6
Contract jobs citing MarketAxess 11 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.062% 0.018%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.13% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 8
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£170 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.61% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £525 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £525 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £70 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MarketAxess
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22678 21720 21206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.48% 46.08% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13808 12627 11317
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 1032 1295
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.46 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

MarketAxess
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MarketAxess across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

MarketAxess Jobs Demand Trend in England

MarketAxess
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MarketAxess Daily Rate Trend in England

MarketAxess
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MarketAxess Hourly Rate Trend in England

MarketAxess
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 MarketAxess within the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 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 -2 11 £170 -67.61%
MarketAxess
UK

MarketAxess
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MarketAxess 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 MarketAxess.

1 23 (57.50%) Windows
1 23 (57.50%) Bloomberg
2 20 (50.00%) SQL
2 20 (50.00%) eSpeed
3 19 (47.50%) Perl
4 18 (45.00%) Finance
5 17 (42.50%) UNIX
6 16 (40.00%) Linux
6 16 (40.00%) Fixed Income
6 16 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
7 15 (37.50%) ION Trading
8 14 (35.00%) Python
9 13 (32.50%) Low Latency
10 12 (30.00%) TIBCO
10 12 (30.00%) Tradeweb
11 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
11 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
11 11 (27.50%) DHCP
11 11 (27.50%) DNS
11 11 (27.50%) Murex
11 11 (27.50%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (27.50%) Reuters
11 11 (27.50%) Symantec
11 11 (27.50%) AppSense
11 11 (27.50%) SCCM
11 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
11 11 (27.50%) Lync
11 11 (27.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 10 (25.00%) Project Management
12 10 (25.00%) Front Office

MarketAxess
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MarketAxess 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 MarketAxess. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
1 11 (27.50%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) DHCP
1 11 (27.50%) DNS
2 8 (20.00%) Firewall
2 8 (20.00%) Multicast
3 2 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) DB2
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Front Office
3 8 (20.00%) Banking
4 5 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Applications Support
1 11 (27.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (20.00%) Linux Support
3 6 (15.00%) Market Data Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Linux Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.00%) Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Market Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (20.00%) Rendezvous
3 4 (10.00%) Middleware
3 4 (10.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Fixed Income
2 9 (22.50%) Credit Derivative
2 9 (22.50%) Derivative
3 8 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (7.50%) Equities
5 2 (5.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (5.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) UNIX
3 16 (40.00%) Linux
4 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
4 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
5 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
2 13 (32.50%) Low Latency
3 10 (25.00%) Project Management
4 8 (20.00%) Change Management
4 8 (20.00%) Capacity Management
5 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.00%) Software Deployment
6 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) SQL
2 19 (47.50%) Perl
3 14 (35.00%) Python
4 6 (15.00%) Korn
4 6 (15.00%) Java
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) SCCM
1 11 (27.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (5.00%) Control-M
2 2 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (2.50%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Bloomberg
2 20 (50.00%) eSpeed
3 15 (37.50%) ION Trading
4 12 (30.00%) Tradeweb
4 12 (30.00%) TIBCO
5 11 (27.50%) Reuters
5 11 (27.50%) Symantec
5 11 (27.50%) Murex
5 11 (27.50%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (27.50%) AppSense
6 8 (20.00%) Trayport
6 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 7 (17.50%) Altiris
8 1 (2.50%) VMware
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) Remedy