The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 560 551 530
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -21
Contract jobs citing RMDS 20 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.063% 0.092%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.53% 0.69% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 34
Average daily rate £600 £556 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £408 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £636 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RMDS
UK

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

Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
3782 4216 4165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.01% 9.15% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2280 2520 2221
Average daily rate £438 £435 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 30 54
Average hourly rate £40.89 £30.00 £27.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.28% +8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £13.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £64.95 £61.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -53.70%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 20 £600 +7.86%
RMDS
UK

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (62.50%) Reuters
2 17 (53.13%) ION Trading
3 16 (50.00%) Banking
3 16 (50.00%) Fixed Income
4 14 (43.75%) Front Office
5 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (40.63%) Electronic Trading
6 12 (37.50%) Finance
6 12 (37.50%) Java
7 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
7 11 (34.38%) Bloomberg
8 10 (31.25%) TIBCO
8 10 (31.25%) Oracle
9 9 (28.13%) TDD
9 9 (28.13%) Rendezvous
9 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
9 9 (28.13%) ION MarketView
9 9 (28.13%) Multithreading
10 8 (25.00%) Low Latency
10 8 (25.00%) Unix
11 7 (21.88%) C#
11 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (18.75%) Concurrent Programming
12 6 (18.75%) Thomson Reuters DACS
12 6 (18.75%) .NET
12 6 (18.75%) Linux
12 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 6 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (18.75%) Investment Banking
12 6 (18.75%) WPF

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) Multicast
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) FCoE
3 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.13%) NAS
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.13%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) NUnit
1 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) JUnit
2 2 (6.25%) Maven
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (3.13%) CodeRush
3 1 (3.13%) Grunt
3 1 (3.13%) gulp
3 1 (3.13%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (50.00%) Banking
2 14 (43.75%) Front Office
3 12 (37.50%) Finance
4 6 (18.75%) Investment Banking
5 4 (12.50%) International Banking
6 1 (3.13%) French Language
6 1 (3.13%) Games
6 1 (3.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
6 4 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) WPF Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Front Office Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (6.25%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Rendezvous
2 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) WPF
3 4 (12.50%) Middleware
4 3 (9.38%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (9.38%) HTML
5 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.25%) HTML5
5 2 (6.25%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (6.25%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.13%) LINQ
6 1 (3.13%) NHibernate
6 1 (3.13%) RequireJS
6 1 (3.13%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (3.13%) XML
6 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (15.63%) User Experience
5 3 (9.38%) Derivative
6 2 (6.25%) Equities
6 2 (6.25%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
7 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 1 (3.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (3.13%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Unix
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (40.63%) Electronic Trading
2 9 (28.13%) Multithreading
2 9 (28.13%) TDD
3 8 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 6 (18.75%) Concurrent Programming
5 5 (15.63%) MVVM
6 4 (12.50%) Change Control
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) Analytics
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (9.38%) SOA
7 3 (9.38%) Workflow
8 2 (6.25%) Investment Management
8 2 (6.25%) OO
8 2 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) C#
3 5 (15.63%) XAML
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 2 (6.25%) R
6 2 (6.25%) VBA
7 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.13%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CFA
2 2 (6.25%) MBA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) KVM
2 1 (3.13%) NFS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.13%) SRDF
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 4 (12.50%) Open DACS
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Reuters
2 17 (53.13%) ION Trading
3 11 (34.38%) Bloomberg
4 10 (31.25%) Oracle
4 10 (31.25%) TIBCO
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.63%) Cisco
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 4 (12.50%) Citrix
8 2 (6.25%) FactSet
8 2 (6.25%) Sybase
9 1 (3.13%) DataSynapse
9 1 (3.13%) EMC
9 1 (3.13%) IBM
9 1 (3.13%) Intel
9 1 (3.13%) NetApp
9 1 (3.13%) Sun