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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 531 488 491
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +3
Contract jobs citing RMDS 48 74 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.24% 1.80% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 36
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£563 £650 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £875 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3868 4100 3726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.64% 8.37% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2241 2408 2017
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 74
Average hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.42% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.00 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.64 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-14.64% -0.82%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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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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 -46 36 £563 -13.46% 1
South East - 12 - -
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UK

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 39 (50.65%) Java
2 32 (41.56%) Linux
3 31 (40.26%) TIBCO
4 30 (38.96%) Bloomberg
5 29 (37.66%) Rendezvous
5 29 (37.66%) Oracle
6 27 (35.06%) ITIL
7 25 (32.47%) Reuters
8 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
8 24 (31.17%) F5
9 23 (29.87%) Multicast
9 23 (29.87%) Finance
10 22 (28.57%) Load Balancing
11 21 (27.27%) Cisco
12 20 (25.97%) UNIX
12 20 (25.97%) Windows
12 20 (25.97%) Firewall
12 20 (25.97%) Front Office
13 19 (24.68%) Multithreading
14 18 (23.38%) Service Management
14 18 (23.38%) Wireshark
14 18 (23.38%) Banking
14 18 (23.38%) SQL
14 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
15 17 (22.08%) DNS
15 17 (22.08%) Radianz
15 17 (22.08%) Change Management
15 17 (22.08%) Ultra Messaging
15 17 (22.08%) Low Latency
16 16 (20.78%) Network Architecture

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 14 (18.18%) IIS
1 14 (18.18%) Apache
1 14 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (12.99%) ION MarketView
2 4 (5.19%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.87%) Multicast
2 20 (25.97%) Firewall
3 18 (23.38%) Wireshark
3 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
4 17 (22.08%) DNS
5 15 (19.48%) DHCP
5 15 (19.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (19.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (10.39%) Network Security
6 8 (10.39%) BIG-IP
7 7 (9.09%) LAN
7 7 (9.09%) WAN
7 7 (9.09%) SAN
8 6 (7.79%) HTTP
8 6 (7.79%) NAS
9 5 (6.49%) FCoE
9 5 (6.49%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (6.49%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.90%) Internet
10 3 (3.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.69%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.49%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.49%) HBase
4 2 (2.60%) DTS
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Introscope
1 8 (10.39%) JMeter
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 20 (25.97%) Front Office
3 18 (23.38%) Banking
4 8 (10.39%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.60%) Back Office
6 2 (2.60%) Publishing
7 1 (1.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Developer
2 22 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 17 (22.08%) Consultant
4 14 (18.18%) Network Consultant
5 13 (16.88%) Market Data Engineer
6 11 (14.29%) Support Engineer
7 9 (11.69%) Security Consultant
8 8 (10.39%) Applications Support
8 8 (10.39%) Network Security Consultant
8 8 (10.39%) Applications Support Engineer
9 7 (9.09%) Firewall Consultant
10 6 (7.79%) Analyst
10 6 (7.79%) Architect
11 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
12 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 4 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
13 3 (3.90%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.66%) Rendezvous
2 17 (22.08%) Ultra Messaging
3 16 (20.78%) FIX Protocol
4 14 (18.18%) Middleware
5 9 (11.69%) .NET
6 8 (10.39%) Java EE
7 6 (7.79%) HTML
7 6 (7.79%) XML
7 6 (7.79%) XSLT
8 3 (3.90%) WPF
9 1 (1.30%) Reactive Extensions
9 1 (1.30%) WinForms
9 1 (1.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 12 (15.58%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.90%) Derivative
6 2 (2.60%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.56%) Linux
2 20 (25.97%) UNIX
2 20 (25.97%) Windows
3 9 (11.69%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) ITIL
2 22 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 19 (24.68%) Multithreading
4 18 (23.38%) Service Management
5 17 (22.08%) Change Management
5 17 (22.08%) Low Latency
6 16 (20.78%) Network Architecture
6 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (14.29%) Problem Management
8 9 (11.69%) Project Management
8 9 (11.69%) Risk Management
9 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.39%) Capacity Management
9 8 (10.39%) Release Management
9 8 (10.39%) Load Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (6.49%) Benchmarking
10 5 (6.49%) TDD
11 4 (5.19%) Time Management
12 3 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.65%) Java
2 18 (23.38%) SQL
3 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.19%) Perl
4 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.90%) C#
5 3 (3.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) CISSP
2 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) NFS
1 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.49%) SRDF
2 5 (6.49%) KVM
2 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) Xen
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (3.90%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 31 (40.26%) TIBCO
2 30 (38.96%) Bloomberg
3 29 (37.66%) Oracle
4 25 (32.47%) Reuters
5 24 (31.17%) F5
6 21 (27.27%) Cisco
7 17 (22.08%) Radianz
8 16 (20.78%) CheckPoint
8 16 (20.78%) Juniper
8 16 (20.78%) TippingPoint
8 16 (20.78%) Tradeweb
8 16 (20.78%) Blue Coat
9 15 (19.48%) ION Trading
9 15 (19.48%) LogLogic
9 15 (19.48%) Tufin
10 14 (18.18%) SolarWinds
10 14 (18.18%) NetScout
11 10 (12.99%) VMware
12 6 (7.79%) IBM
12 6 (7.79%) Sybase
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