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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 546 487 476
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -11
Contract jobs citing RMDS 33 66 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.87% 1.60% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 59 38
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£525 £650 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £475 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £875 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.51
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
3807 4113 3789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.74% 8.57% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 2369 2038
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 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.60 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £52.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-39.98% -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 22 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 22 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 -50 24 £525 -19.23% 2
South East - 9 £500 -
RMDS
UK

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 37 (51.39%) Java
2 31 (43.06%) TIBCO
3 30 (41.67%) Linux
4 29 (40.28%) Rendezvous
5 28 (38.89%) Bloomberg
5 28 (38.89%) Oracle
6 27 (37.50%) ITIL
7 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 24 (33.33%) F5
8 23 (31.94%) Multicast
8 23 (31.94%) Reuters
8 23 (31.94%) Finance
9 22 (30.56%) Load Balancing
9 22 (30.56%) Cisco
10 20 (27.78%) Firewall
11 19 (26.39%) Service Management
11 19 (26.39%) Front Office
11 19 (26.39%) Multithreading
12 18 (25.00%) UNIX
12 18 (25.00%) Windows
12 18 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 17 (23.61%) DNS
13 17 (23.61%) Radianz
13 17 (23.61%) Change Management
13 17 (23.61%) Wireshark
14 16 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
14 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (22.22%) Banking
14 16 (22.22%) Blue Coat
14 16 (22.22%) CheckPoint

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (19.44%) WebSphere
1 14 (19.44%) Apache
1 14 (19.44%) IIS
2 8 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (13.89%) ION MarketView
2 4 (5.56%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.94%) Multicast
2 20 (27.78%) Firewall
3 18 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 17 (23.61%) DNS
4 17 (23.61%) Wireshark
5 15 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 15 (20.83%) DHCP
6 8 (11.11%) Network Security
6 8 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 7 (9.72%) LAN
7 7 (9.72%) WAN
7 7 (9.72%) SAN
8 6 (8.33%) HTTP
8 6 (8.33%) NAS
9 5 (6.94%) iSCSI
9 5 (6.94%) FCoE
9 5 (6.94%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (4.17%) SSL
10 3 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.94%) HBase
3 5 (6.94%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.78%) DTS
5 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Introscope
1 8 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 23 (31.94%) Finance
2 19 (26.39%) Front Office
3 16 (22.22%) Banking
4 8 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.78%) Back Office
6 2 (2.78%) Publishing
7 1 (1.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Developer
2 21 (29.17%) Java Developer
3 16 (22.22%) Consultant
4 14 (19.44%) Network Consultant
5 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
5 11 (15.28%) Market Data Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Applications Support
6 8 (11.11%) Security Consultant
6 8 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
7 7 (9.72%) Firewall Consultant
8 6 (8.33%) Architect
9 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Analyst
10 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 3 (4.17%) Market Data Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (40.28%) Rendezvous
2 16 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (22.22%) Ultra Messaging
3 14 (19.44%) Middleware
4 9 (12.50%) .NET
5 8 (11.11%) Java EE
6 6 (8.33%) HTML
6 6 (8.33%) XML
6 6 (8.33%) XSLT
7 3 (4.17%) WPF
8 1 (1.39%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (1.39%) WCF
8 1 (1.39%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 14 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 14 (19.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (15.28%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (2.78%) Derivative
6 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.67%) Linux
2 18 (25.00%) UNIX
2 18 (25.00%) Windows
3 8 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) ITIL
2 22 (30.56%) Load Balancing
3 19 (26.39%) Service Management
3 19 (26.39%) Multithreading
4 17 (23.61%) Change Management
5 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (22.22%) Network Architecture
5 16 (22.22%) Low Latency
6 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
7 10 (13.89%) Project Management
8 9 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 8 (11.11%) Capacity Management
9 8 (11.11%) Release Management
9 8 (11.11%) Load Testing
9 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (6.94%) Benchmarking
10 5 (6.94%) TDD
11 4 (5.56%) Time Management
12 3 (4.17%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) Java
2 16 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.56%) Perl
5 3 (4.17%) C#
5 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) CISSP
2 1 (1.39%) CCNA
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.39%) PMP
2 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) NFS
1 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) KVM
2 5 (6.94%) SRDF
2 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (6.94%) Xen
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 31 (43.06%) TIBCO
2 28 (38.89%) Bloomberg
2 28 (38.89%) Oracle
3 24 (33.33%) F5
4 23 (31.94%) Reuters
5 22 (30.56%) Cisco
6 17 (23.61%) Radianz
7 16 (22.22%) Blue Coat
7 16 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 16 (22.22%) Juniper
7 16 (22.22%) TippingPoint
8 15 (20.83%) Lancope
8 15 (20.83%) SolarWinds
8 15 (20.83%) Tufin
8 15 (20.83%) LogLogic
8 15 (20.83%) Tradeweb
8 15 (20.83%) NetScout
9 14 (19.44%) ION Trading
10 10 (13.89%) VMware
11 6 (8.33%) DataSynapse