The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Derivative in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Derivative over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Derivatives
Rank 72 56 44
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing Derivative 597 682 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.81% 3.14% 4.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.93% 8.40% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 538 650
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £413 £366
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +12.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Derivative
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7524 8121 7522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.44% 37.37% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5219 5550 5336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 168 157
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Derivative
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Derivative across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Derivative Jobs Demand Trend in London

Derivative
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Derivative across the London region.

Derivative Daily Rate Trend in London

Derivative
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Derivative across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Derivative Daily Rate Histogram in London

Derivative
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Derivative across the London region.

Derivative Hourly Rate Trend in London

Derivative
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Derivative within the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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
City of London -17 183 £550 -4.34% 67
Docklands, London -1 2 £523 -3.46% 1
Canary Wharf +1 1 £600 +4.34%
Mayfair - - - -
Derivative
England

Derivative
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Derivative 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 Derivative.

1 517 (44.04%) Banking
2 497 (42.33%) Front Office
3 437 (37.22%) Finance
4 361 (30.75%) Java
5 353 (30.07%) SQL
6 335 (28.53%) Investment Banking
7 276 (23.51%) Fixed Income
8 275 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
9 267 (22.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 258 (21.98%) Equities
11 240 (20.44%) Equity Derivative
12 234 (19.93%) C#
13 202 (17.21%) UNIX
14 147 (12.52%) C++
15 146 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
16 140 (11.93%) .NET
17 138 (11.75%) OO
18 136 (11.58%) Oracle
19 129 (10.99%) Credit Derivative
20 119 (10.14%) Business Analysis
21 109 (9.28%) SQL Server
21 109 (9.28%) TDD
22 108 (9.20%) XML
23 107 (9.11%) Risk Management
24 104 (8.86%) Python
25 100 (8.52%) Data Modelling
26 97 (8.26%) Back Office
27 96 (8.18%) Multithreading
28 92 (7.84%) Linux
28 92 (7.84%) Relational Database

Derivative
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Derivative 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 Derivative. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (1.87%) WebSphere
2 17 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 15 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.68%) Confluence
4 8 (0.68%) Node.js
5 7 (0.60%) Apache
6 6 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.085%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.085%) Documentum
9 1 (0.085%) FileNet
9 1 (0.085%) Lync
9 1 (0.085%) Jetty
9 1 (0.085%) AquaLogic Service Bus
Applications
1 45 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.79%) MS Office
3 18 (1.53%) MS Project
4 17 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.085%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 32 (2.73%) thinkFolio
2 26 (2.21%) Markit EDM
3 25 (2.13%) Summit
4 24 (2.04%) ION MarketView
5 13 (1.11%) SunGard GMI
6 10 (0.85%) LatentZero
7 9 (0.77%) IntelliMatch
8 8 (0.68%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.34%) Global One
9 4 (0.34%) FLEXCUBE
9 4 (0.34%) Endur
9 4 (0.34%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.26%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 3 (0.26%) RMDS
11 2 (0.17%) Tesseract
11 2 (0.17%) Minerva
12 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.17%) PaaS
2 2 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.51%) HTTP
2 4 (0.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.17%) DNS
3 2 (0.17%) NFC
3 2 (0.17%) SNMP
4 1 (0.085%) NAS
4 1 (0.085%) AMQP
4 1 (0.085%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.085%) SAN
4 1 (0.085%) Intranet
4 1 (0.085%) Internet
4 1 (0.085%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 92 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 47 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 27 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 25 (2.13%) DB2
6 22 (1.87%) Hadoop
7 17 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.28%) MS Access
8 15 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.11%) Big Data
10 12 (1.02%) HBase
11 9 (0.77%) KDB
11 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.68%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
13 6 (0.51%) Data Mart
14 5 (0.43%) Star Schema
14 5 (0.43%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 43 (3.66%) JIRA
2 42 (3.58%) Maven
3 40 (3.41%) JUnit
4 35 (2.98%) TeamCity
5 26 (2.21%) Ant
6 22 (1.87%) CruiseControl
6 22 (1.87%) Subversion
7 13 (1.11%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.85%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.77%) ProC
9 9 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.77%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.60%) Git (software)
10 7 (0.60%) jMock
10 7 (0.60%) Mockito
11 6 (0.51%) NUnit
12 5 (0.43%) Toad
12 5 (0.43%) Hudson
13 4 (0.34%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
General
1 517 (44.04%) Banking
2 497 (42.33%) Front Office
3 437 (37.22%) Finance
4 335 (28.53%) Investment Banking
5 97 (8.26%) Back Office
6 35 (2.98%) Financial Institution
7 28 (2.39%) Legal
8 16 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.19%) French Language
10 12 (1.02%) Retail
11 6 (0.51%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.26%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Billing
14 1 (0.085%) Advertising
14 1 (0.085%) Marketing
14 1 (0.085%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 506 (43.10%) Developer
2 412 (35.09%) Analyst
3 258 (21.98%) Business Analyst
4 203 (17.29%) Java Developer
5 110 (9.37%) C# Developer
6 70 (5.96%) Project Manager
7 61 (5.20%) Support Analyst
8 51 (4.34%) C++ Developer
9 49 (4.17%) Applications Support
9 49 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 32 (2.73%) Banking Business Analyst
11 29 (2.47%) RAD Developer
12 28 (2.39%) Excel Developer
13 26 (2.21%) .NET Developer
14 25 (2.13%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 22 (1.87%) Python Developer
15 22 (1.87%) Programmer
15 22 (1.87%) IT Project Manager
15 22 (1.87%) Senior Java Developer
16 21 (1.79%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (11.93%) .NET
2 108 (9.20%) XML
3 81 (6.90%) WPF
4 56 (4.77%) Spring
4 56 (4.77%) FIX Protocol
5 54 (4.60%) WCF
6 39 (3.32%) JMS
7 34 (2.90%) HTML
8 33 (2.81%) Hibernate
9 31 (2.64%) FpML
9 31 (2.64%) Web Services
9 31 (2.64%) REST
10 30 (2.56%) RESTful
11 29 (2.47%) WinForms
12 26 (2.21%) SOAP
13 25 (2.13%) .NET Framework
14 24 (2.04%) JDBC
14 24 (2.04%) Swing
14 24 (2.04%) HTML5
15 20 (1.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 276 (23.51%) Fixed Income
2 267 (22.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 258 (21.98%) Equities
4 240 (20.44%) Equity Derivative
5 146 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
6 129 (10.99%) Credit Derivative
7 66 (5.62%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 52 (4.43%) Computer Science
9 44 (3.75%) Mathematics
10 38 (3.24%) Credit Risk
11 33 (2.81%) Market Risk
12 22 (1.87%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.79%) Reference Data
14 19 (1.62%) Grid Computing
15 18 (1.53%) Data Structures
16 17 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
17 14 (1.19%) SWIFT
18 10 (0.85%) Hedge funds
18 10 (0.85%) User Experience
18 10 (0.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 202 (17.21%) UNIX
2 92 (7.84%) Linux
3 69 (5.88%) Windows
4 9 (0.77%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.26%) Solaris
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.085%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.085%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (11.75%) OO
3 119 (10.14%) Business Analysis
4 109 (9.28%) TDD
5 107 (9.11%) Risk Management
6 100 (8.52%) Data Modelling
7 96 (8.18%) Multithreading
8 85 (7.24%) Analytics
9 73 (6.22%) Workflow
10 68 (5.79%) Project Management
11 66 (5.62%) Electronic Trading
12 64 (5.45%) Asset Management
13 63 (5.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 53 (4.51%) Data Analysis
15 50 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 50 (4.26%) Low Latency
16 48 (4.09%) Migration
17 46 (3.92%) SOA
18 42 (3.58%) RAD
19 39 (3.32%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 361 (30.75%) Java
2 353 (30.07%) SQL
3 234 (19.93%) C#
4 147 (12.52%) C++
5 104 (8.86%) Python
6 72 (6.13%) Perl
7 71 (6.05%) VBA
8 43 (3.66%) JavaScript
9 31 (2.64%) Scala
10 29 (2.47%) Shell Script
11 20 (1.70%) PL/SQL
12 19 (1.62%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.19%) Korn
14 13 (1.11%) VB
15 10 (0.85%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.77%) RPG IV
16 9 (0.77%) XAML
16 9 (0.77%) RPG
17 8 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (6.90%) Degree
2 10 (0.85%) ISEB
3 7 (0.60%) CFA
4 6 (0.51%) VCP4
5 5 (0.43%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.26%) PMP
8 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.085%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.085%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.17%) QA
2 47 (4.00%) EMIR
3 37 (3.15%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.77%) Basel III
4 9 (0.77%) MiFID
5 8 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.26%) Basel II
6 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.26%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.17%) UCITS
7 2 (0.17%) FATCA
8 1 (0.085%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.085%) SLA
8 1 (0.085%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 19 (1.62%) Control-M
2 18 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (0.68%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.085%) Oozie
7 1 (0.085%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 136 (11.58%) Oracle
2 81 (6.90%) Sybase
3 52 (4.43%) Murex
4 48 (4.09%) Microsoft
5 34 (2.90%) ION Trading
6 32 (2.73%) Bloomberg
7 26 (2.21%) TIBCO
8 23 (1.96%) Calypso
9 20 (1.70%) DevExpress
10 19 (1.62%) Tradeweb
11 17 (1.45%) SunGard
11 17 (1.45%) IBM
12 13 (1.11%) Informatica
12 13 (1.11%) Business Objects
13 10 (0.85%) Fidessa
13 10 (0.85%) Infragistics
13 10 (0.85%) MarketAxess
14 8 (0.68%) HP
15 6 (0.51%) Sun
15 6 (0.51%) Charles River
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