The table below looks at the statistics for the Quantitative Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quantitative Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quant Developer
Rank 522 514 493
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Quantitative Developer 57 42 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.087% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.094% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 59
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£675 £675 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £618 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £758 £1,000
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quantitative Developer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47746 44723 49333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.50% 92.70% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29832 27516 28197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1916 2493
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Quantitative Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quantitative Developer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Quantitative Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Quantitative Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Quantitative Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Quantitative Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quantitative Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Quantitative Developer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Quantitative Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Quantitative Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Quantitative Developer
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 Quantitative Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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 +29 57 £675 - 16
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Quantitative Developer
UK

Quantitative Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Quantitative Developer in their job title 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 with Quantitative Developer in their job title.

1 108 (87.10%) C++
2 59 (47.58%) Banking
3 56 (45.16%) Front Office
4 53 (42.74%) Windows
5 49 (39.52%) C#
6 48 (38.71%) Linux
6 48 (38.71%) Investment Banking
7 43 (34.68%) Computer Science
8 38 (30.65%) Analytics
8 38 (30.65%) Degree
9 27 (21.77%) Finance
10 26 (20.97%) Python
10 26 (20.97%) Mathematics
11 25 (20.16%) Software Engineering
12 24 (19.35%) Fixed Income
13 23 (18.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 21 (16.94%) Perl
14 21 (16.94%) Validation
15 18 (14.52%) VBA
16 17 (13.71%) Physics
17 16 (12.90%) .NET
17 16 (12.90%) Java
17 16 (12.90%) Derivative
18 14 (11.29%) SQL
18 14 (11.29%) PhD
18 14 (11.29%) Monte Carlo Method
19 13 (10.48%) Algorithms
19 13 (10.48%) Risk Management
20 11 (8.87%) STL
20 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills

Quantitative Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Quantitative Developer in their job title 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 with Quantitative Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) KDB
2 1 (0.81%) Big Data
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 59 (47.58%) Banking
2 56 (45.16%) Front Office
3 48 (38.71%) Investment Banking
4 27 (21.77%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.90%) .NET
2 11 (8.87%) STL
3 6 (4.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (2.42%) WCF
5 1 (0.81%) WPF
5 1 (0.81%) HTML5
5 1 (0.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (34.68%) Computer Science
2 26 (20.97%) Mathematics
3 24 (19.35%) Fixed Income
4 23 (18.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (13.71%) Physics
6 16 (12.90%) Derivative
7 13 (10.48%) Algorithms
8 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (8.06%) Credit Risk
10 6 (4.84%) Equities
11 4 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (3.23%) Market Risk
11 4 (3.23%) CUDA
12 3 (2.42%) Hedge funds
13 2 (1.61%) Grid Computing
14 1 (0.81%) Statistics
14 1 (0.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 1 (0.81%) Open Source
14 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 53 (42.74%) Windows
2 48 (38.71%) Linux
3 5 (4.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.65%) Analytics
2 25 (20.16%) Software Engineering
3 21 (16.94%) Validation
4 14 (11.29%) Monte Carlo Method
5 13 (10.48%) Risk Management
6 10 (8.06%) Multithreading
7 9 (7.26%) OO
8 8 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (4.84%) Algorithmic Trading
9 6 (4.84%) Low Latency
10 5 (4.03%) Risk Analytics
10 5 (4.03%) RAD
10 5 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.03%) Asset Management
11 3 (2.42%) Electronic Trading
12 2 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (1.61%) OOP
12 2 (1.61%) Quantitative Analysis
13 1 (0.81%) Refactoring
13 1 (0.81%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 108 (87.10%) C++
2 49 (39.52%) C#
3 26 (20.97%) Python
4 21 (16.94%) Perl
5 18 (14.52%) VBA
6 16 (12.90%) Java
7 14 (11.29%) SQL
8 6 (4.84%) VB
9 4 (3.23%) MATLAB
9 4 (3.23%) VB6
10 2 (1.61%) VC++
10 2 (1.61%) R
11 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.81%) F#
11 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (30.65%) Degree
2 14 (11.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) Basel III
Vendors
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle
3 2 (1.61%) DataSynapse
4 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.81%) Perforce
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