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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 532 504 489
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -15
Contract jobs citing RMDS 25 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.078% 0.080%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.62% 0.88% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 26
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£500 £625 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £700 £650
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
4035 3988 3526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.85% 8.94% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2413 2126 1797
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 62 55
Average hourly rate £34.50 £30.42 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £15.00 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £61.15 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £37.80 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-53.70% -3.69%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +6 24 £500 -20.00% 3
South East -14 1 - -
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UK

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (61.67%) Java
2 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (40.00%) Banking
4 21 (35.00%) ION Trading
5 20 (33.33%) Fixed Income
5 20 (33.33%) TIBCO
6 19 (31.67%) Linux
7 17 (28.33%) Rendezvous
7 17 (28.33%) Reuters
7 17 (28.33%) Bloomberg
8 16 (26.67%) UNIX
8 16 (26.67%) ION MarketView
9 15 (25.00%) 29West
9 15 (25.00%) Low Latency
10 14 (23.33%) Oracle
10 14 (23.33%) Front Office
10 14 (23.33%) TDD
10 14 (23.33%) Multithreading
11 13 (21.67%) SQL
12 12 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (20.00%) Finance
13 11 (18.33%) Firewall
13 11 (18.33%) Investment Banking
13 11 (18.33%) FIX Protocol
13 11 (18.33%) Wireshark
14 10 (16.67%) HTML
15 9 (15.00%) CSS
15 9 (15.00%) Swing
15 9 (15.00%) JavaFX
15 9 (15.00%) HTML5

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (6.67%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.67%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 16 (26.67%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.67%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) Firewall
1 11 (18.33%) Wireshark
2 7 (11.67%) DNS
3 6 (10.00%) Multicast
4 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.00%) SAN
5 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (3.33%) NAS
6 2 (3.33%) LAN
6 2 (3.33%) WAN
6 2 (3.33%) DHCP
7 1 (1.67%) Internet
7 1 (1.67%) HTTP
7 1 (1.67%) LDAP
7 1 (1.67%) Network Security
7 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.67%) FCoE
7 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) HBase
3 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 24 (40.00%) Banking
2 14 (23.33%) Front Office
3 12 (20.00%) Finance
4 11 (18.33%) Investment Banking
5 7 (11.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (53.33%) Developer
2 25 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 15 (25.00%) Market Data Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 9 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Java Swing Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Market Data Support Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Security Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) GUI Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) C# Developer
11 1 (1.67%) Architect
11 1 (1.67%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) Rendezvous
2 11 (18.33%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (16.67%) HTML
4 9 (15.00%) CSS
4 9 (15.00%) Swing
4 9 (15.00%) JavaFX
4 9 (15.00%) HTML5
5 7 (11.67%) Web Services
5 7 (11.67%) RESTful
6 4 (6.67%) WebSockets
7 2 (3.33%) .NET
7 2 (3.33%) Middleware
8 1 (1.67%) JMS
8 1 (1.67%) XML
8 1 (1.67%) XSLT
8 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 12 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (11.67%) Fat Client
3 7 (11.67%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.00%) Derivative
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Linux
2 16 (26.67%) UNIX
3 7 (11.67%) Windows
3 7 (11.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 14 (23.33%) TDD
3 14 (23.33%) Multithreading
4 9 (15.00%) BDD
5 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (11.67%) Automated Testing
7 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.33%) DevOps
8 4 (6.67%) Network Architecture
8 4 (6.67%) Change Management
9 3 (5.00%) ITIL
9 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.00%) Time Management
10 2 (3.33%) Investment Management
10 2 (3.33%) Electronic Trading
11 1 (1.67%) Benchmarking
11 1 (1.67%) Service Management
11 1 (1.67%) Business Analysis
11 1 (1.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) Java
2 13 (21.67%) SQL
3 5 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.33%) C++
4 4 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) NFS
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Samba
2 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.67%) Xen
2 1 (1.67%) KVM
2 1 (1.67%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) ION Trading
2 20 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 17 (28.33%) Reuters
3 17 (28.33%) Bloomberg
4 15 (25.00%) 29West
5 14 (23.33%) Oracle
6 4 (6.67%) F5
6 4 (6.67%) TippingPoint
6 4 (6.67%) Tradeweb
6 4 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 4 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.67%) Juniper
6 4 (6.67%) Radianz
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.00%) Sybase
7 3 (5.00%) Tufin
7 3 (5.00%) LogLogic
8 2 (3.33%) VMware
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco
8 2 (3.33%) Citrix
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