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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 545 495 523
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +28
Contract jobs citing RMDS 35 67 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.79% 1.60% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 48 37
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£634 £625 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £570 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
4432 4182 4794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.52% 8.69% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2596 2367 2522
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 72 83
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £20.43 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -37.13%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -22 35 £634 +1.40% 3
North West - - - -
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RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 83 (89.25%) Java
2 50 (53.76%) Linux
2 50 (53.76%) Front Office
2 50 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (50.54%) Banking
3 47 (50.54%) 29West
4 42 (45.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 42 (45.16%) SQL
5 37 (39.78%) Oracle
6 33 (35.48%) Low Latency
7 32 (34.41%) UNIX
8 28 (30.11%) TIBCO
9 25 (26.88%) Finance
10 24 (25.81%) Risk Management
10 24 (25.81%) Rendezvous
11 23 (24.73%) Solaris
11 23 (24.73%) E-Commerce
11 23 (24.73%) Fixed Income
11 23 (24.73%) Multithreading
12 20 (21.51%) ION Trading
13 19 (20.43%) Reuters
13 19 (20.43%) ION MarketView
14 18 (19.35%) Oracle Coherence
15 16 (17.20%) TDD
16 15 (16.13%) Investment Banking
17 14 (15.05%) DevOps
18 13 (13.98%) BDD
18 13 (13.98%) HTML
19 12 (12.90%) Automated Testing
20 11 (11.83%) JIRA

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 18 (19.35%) Oracle Coherence
2 9 (9.68%) Confluence
3 3 (3.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (3.23%) Apache
3 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.23%) IIS
3 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (20.43%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.08%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) Firewall
1 10 (10.75%) DNS
2 4 (4.30%) FTP
3 3 (3.23%) HTTP
3 3 (3.23%) SAN
3 3 (3.23%) LAN
3 3 (3.23%) WAN
3 3 (3.23%) Multicast
3 3 (3.23%) FCoE
3 3 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (3.23%) NAS
4 2 (2.15%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.08%) CHAP
5 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.38%) KDB
4 3 (3.23%) HBase
4 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.23%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.15%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 11 (11.83%) JIRA
2 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.68%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.38%) JUnit
4 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.15%) Zephyr
5 2 (2.15%) IntelliJ
General
1 50 (53.76%) Front Office
2 47 (50.54%) Banking
3 25 (26.88%) Finance
4 15 (16.13%) Investment Banking
5 9 (9.68%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.15%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.15%) International Banking
7 1 (1.08%) Advertising
7 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (49.46%) Developer
2 38 (40.86%) Java Developer
3 15 (16.13%) Development Manager
4 10 (10.75%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.60%) Senior Development Manager
5 8 (8.60%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (8.60%) Senior Manager
6 7 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (4.30%) Junior Support Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Java Swing Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Market Data Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Market Data Support Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) DevOps Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Market Data Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Junior Data Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Market Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.81%) Rendezvous
2 13 (13.98%) HTML
3 10 (10.75%) HTML5
4 9 (9.68%) Middleware
5 8 (8.60%) WebSockets
5 8 (8.60%) JavaFX
5 8 (8.60%) Swing
5 8 (8.60%) CSS
6 7 (7.53%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (6.45%) RESTful
7 6 (6.45%) Web Services
8 4 (4.30%) Spring
9 3 (3.23%) XML
9 3 (3.23%) XSLT
9 3 (3.23%) Spring Integration
10 2 (2.15%) REST
10 2 (2.15%) Apache Flex
10 2 (2.15%) JMS
10 2 (2.15%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 42 (45.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 23 (24.73%) Fixed Income
3 6 (6.45%) Fat Client
3 6 (6.45%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.38%) Derivative
4 5 (5.38%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (5.38%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.30%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) Equities
6 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 50 (53.76%) Linux
2 32 (34.41%) UNIX
3 23 (24.73%) Solaris
4 8 (8.60%) Windows
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (53.76%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.48%) Low Latency
3 24 (25.81%) Risk Management
4 23 (24.73%) E-Commerce
4 23 (24.73%) Multithreading
5 16 (17.20%) TDD
6 14 (15.05%) DevOps
7 13 (13.98%) BDD
8 12 (12.90%) Automated Testing
9 11 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.68%) Electronic Trading
11 8 (8.60%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.53%) Algorithmic Trading
12 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (6.45%) Integration Testing
13 6 (6.45%) OO
14 5 (5.38%) Change Management
15 4 (4.30%) Knowledge Management
15 4 (4.30%) OOA/OOD
16 3 (3.23%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 83 (89.25%) Java
2 42 (45.16%) SQL
3 3 (3.23%) Python
3 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.23%) Perl
3 3 (3.23%) C++
4 2 (2.15%) C#
5 1 (1.08%) Korn
5 1 (1.08%) C-shell
5 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) NFS
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (3.23%) SRDF
2 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.15%) KVM
2 2 (2.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.08%) Puppet
1 1 (1.08%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (50.54%) 29West
2 37 (39.78%) Oracle
3 28 (30.11%) TIBCO
4 20 (21.51%) ION Trading
5 19 (20.43%) Reuters
6 9 (9.68%) Bloomberg
7 6 (6.45%) Informatica
8 5 (5.38%) MarketAxess
9 4 (4.30%) Sybase
10 3 (3.23%) Cisco
10 3 (3.23%) IBM
10 3 (3.23%) EMC
10 3 (3.23%) Intel
10 3 (3.23%) NetApp
10 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.23%) DataSynapse
11 2 (2.15%) VMware
12 1 (1.08%) Splunk
12 1 (1.08%) SaltStack
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