The first table below looks at the demand for RMDS 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 RMDS over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 495 488 504
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing RMDS 71 41 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.093% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.62% 1.07% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 45
Average daily rate £650 £588 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +38.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £700 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.53 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4372 3840 4886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.35% 8.74% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2571 2084 2533
Average daily rate £425 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 73 67
Average hourly rate £26.00 £37.80 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.21% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £75.00 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
RMDS
UK

RMDS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RMDS Jobs Demand Trend in England

RMDS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RMDS Daily Rate Trend in England

RMDS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RMDS across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

RMDS Daily Rate Histogram in England

RMDS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RMDS Hourly Rate Trend in England

RMDS
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 RMDS within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -7 71 £650 +10.63% 12
South East - - - - 1
RMDS
UK

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RMDS 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 RMDS.

1 75 (73.53%) Linux
2 61 (59.80%) Java
3 51 (50.00%) Oracle
3 51 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 50 (49.02%) Front Office
5 48 (47.06%) SQL
6 44 (43.14%) 29West
7 43 (42.16%) Solaris
8 42 (41.18%) Banking
9 37 (36.27%) Reuters
10 33 (32.35%) Low Latency
11 31 (30.39%) Risk Management
12 29 (28.43%) Windows
13 28 (27.45%) Oracle Coherence
14 27 (26.47%) UNIX
15 21 (20.59%) E-Commerce
16 20 (19.61%) Middleware
17 19 (18.63%) Finance
18 17 (16.67%) Bloomberg
18 17 (16.67%) TIBCO
19 15 (14.71%) LAN
19 15 (14.71%) WAN
20 14 (13.73%) Rendezvous
21 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
22 12 (11.76%) Firewall
22 12 (11.76%) Multithreading
23 10 (9.80%) HTML
23 10 (9.80%) Change Management
23 10 (9.80%) VMware
23 10 (9.80%) Multicast

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RMDS 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 RMDS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (27.45%) Oracle Coherence
2 8 (7.84%) Apache
2 8 (7.84%) Tomcat
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 8 (7.84%) IIS
2 8 (7.84%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.96%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.96%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.98%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.98%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.98%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.71%) LAN
1 15 (14.71%) WAN
2 12 (11.76%) Firewall
3 10 (9.80%) Multicast
4 8 (7.84%) SAN
4 8 (7.84%) HTTP
4 8 (7.84%) FCoE
4 8 (7.84%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (7.84%) NAS
5 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.96%) DNS
6 2 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) HBase
2 8 (7.84%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.98%) KDB
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) JUnit
2 2 (1.96%) CodeRush
2 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.96%) JIRA
2 2 (1.96%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.98%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.98%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.98%) RIATest
3 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (49.02%) Front Office
2 42 (41.18%) Banking
3 19 (18.63%) Finance
4 9 (8.82%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.88%) Back Office
6 3 (2.94%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.96%) Games
8 1 (0.98%) Retail
8 1 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) Developer
2 25 (24.51%) Java Developer
3 20 (19.61%) Development Manager
4 14 (13.73%) Market Data Engineer
5 11 (10.78%) Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Technical Support
7 8 (7.84%) Architect
7 8 (7.84%) Market Data Analyst
7 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (7.84%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 8 (7.84%) Data Analyst
7 8 (7.84%) Market Data Support Analyst
7 8 (7.84%) Market Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Data Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Lead Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Market Data Project Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Market Data Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.61%) Middleware
2 14 (13.73%) Rendezvous
3 10 (9.80%) HTML
4 9 (8.82%) XML
5 8 (7.84%) XSLT
6 2 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.96%) HTML5
6 2 (1.96%) REST
6 2 (1.96%) LINQ
6 2 (1.96%) WPF
6 2 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.96%) NHibernate
6 2 (1.96%) MAPI
6 2 (1.96%) JMS
7 1 (0.98%) Spring
7 1 (0.98%) FpML
7 1 (0.98%) JMX
7 1 (0.98%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.98%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 51 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (7.84%) Fixed Income
3 4 (3.92%) Derivative
4 3 (2.94%) Equities
5 2 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) RIA
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 75 (73.53%) Linux
2 43 (42.16%) Solaris
3 29 (28.43%) Windows
4 27 (26.47%) UNIX
5 5 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.35%) Low Latency
2 31 (30.39%) Risk Management
3 21 (20.59%) E-Commerce
4 12 (11.76%) Multithreading
5 10 (9.80%) Change Management
6 9 (8.82%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 9 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (7.84%) Benchmarking
7 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (7.84%) Problem Management
8 7 (6.86%) Algorithmic Trading
8 7 (6.86%) Web Design
9 5 (4.90%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.92%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (3.92%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.92%) TDD
11 3 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.94%) Automated Testing
11 3 (2.94%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (59.80%) Java
2 48 (47.06%) SQL
3 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.86%) Perl
4 3 (2.94%) C++
4 3 (2.94%) C-shell
4 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.96%) C#
5 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) C
6 1 (0.98%) VBScript
6 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (0.98%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) NFS
1 8 (7.84%) SRDF
1 8 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) MOM
2 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 51 (50.00%) Oracle
2 44 (43.14%) 29West
3 37 (36.27%) Reuters
4 17 (16.67%) Bloomberg
4 17 (16.67%) TIBCO
5 10 (9.80%) VMware
6 9 (8.82%) Citrix
7 8 (7.84%) NetApp
7 8 (7.84%) Cisco
7 8 (7.84%) IBM
7 8 (7.84%) EMC
7 8 (7.84%) Intel
7 8 (7.84%) Sybase
7 8 (7.84%) DataSynapse
8 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (4.90%) ION Trading
9 5 (4.90%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.90%) MarketAxess
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