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 6 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Derivatives
Rank 101 94 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -49
Contract jobs citing Derivative 486 515 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.12% 2.25% 4.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.97% 5.97% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 419 771
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £393 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -12.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +147.05%
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
8135 8633 9182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.55% 37.68% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5680 5893 6250
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 144 204
Average hourly rate £18.71 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.52% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -7 148 £600 +9.09% 68
Docklands, London -2 8 £600 +50.00% 1
Canary Wharf - 8 £480 -
Derivative
England

Derivative
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 513 (47.54%) Banking
2 453 (41.98%) Finance
3 441 (40.87%) Front Office
4 363 (33.64%) Investment Banking
5 341 (31.60%) SQL
6 287 (26.60%) Fixed Income
7 285 (26.41%) Java
8 282 (26.14%) C#
9 261 (24.19%) Equities
10 240 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
11 239 (22.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 238 (22.06%) Equity Derivative
13 189 (17.52%) UNIX
14 188 (17.42%) .NET
15 149 (13.81%) C++
16 135 (12.51%) SQL Server
17 133 (12.33%) OO
18 125 (11.58%) Oracle
18 125 (11.58%) Business Analysis
19 122 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
20 118 (10.94%) Multithreading
21 115 (10.66%) Risk Management
22 105 (9.73%) TDD
23 104 (9.64%) Linux
24 103 (9.55%) Python
25 97 (8.99%) Degree
26 92 (8.53%) SDLC
27 87 (8.06%) Credit Derivative
28 79 (7.32%) Windows
29 74 (6.86%) XML

Derivative
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 16 (1.48%) MQSeries
1 16 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
3 12 (1.11%) WebSphere
4 8 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.56%) IIS
6 5 (0.46%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.37%) Apache
8 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.093%) Lync
9 1 (0.093%) Node.js
9 1 (0.093%) GemFire
9 1 (0.093%) MTS
Applications
1 50 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.48%) MS Office
3 14 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.83%) MS Project
5 8 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.28%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (3.15%) Markit EDM
2 26 (2.41%) Summit
3 24 (2.22%) thinkFolio
4 15 (1.39%) LatentZero
5 12 (1.11%) ION MarketView
6 9 (0.83%) SunGard GMI
7 6 (0.56%) Tesseract
7 6 (0.56%) Minerva
7 6 (0.56%) Sentinel
8 5 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
9 4 (0.37%) Global One
9 4 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
11 2 (0.19%) RMDS
12 1 (0.093%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.093%) LongView
12 1 (0.093%) Endur
12 1 (0.093%) Temenos T24
12 1 (0.093%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.37%) Firewall
1 4 (0.37%) Multicast
2 3 (0.28%) HTTP
2 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.19%) Internet
3 2 (0.19%) DSL
4 1 (0.093%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.093%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (12.51%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 36 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (3.34%) RDBMS
4 26 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.76%) NoSQL
6 19 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.48%) DB2
9 15 (1.39%) MS Access
10 14 (1.30%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.20%) DTS
12 11 (1.02%) Big Data
13 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.74%) Pentaho
14 8 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.74%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.65%) KDB
16 5 (0.46%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 35 (3.24%) JIRA
2 22 (2.04%) TeamCity
3 20 (1.85%) JUnit
4 14 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.30%) Maven
5 13 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.11%) Subversion
7 10 (0.93%) Ant
8 8 (0.74%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.74%) NUnit
9 7 (0.65%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.56%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.46%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.46%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.46%) JBehave
11 5 (0.46%) ProC
12 4 (0.37%) Gradle
13 3 (0.28%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.28%) Moq
General
1 513 (47.54%) Banking
2 453 (41.98%) Finance
3 441 (40.87%) Front Office
4 363 (33.64%) Investment Banking
5 72 (6.67%) Back Office
6 35 (3.24%) Financial Institution
7 22 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.48%) French Language
9 15 (1.39%) General Ledger
9 15 (1.39%) Retail
9 15 (1.39%) Legal
10 7 (0.65%) Advertising
10 7 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.093%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.093%) Marketing
12 1 (0.093%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.093%) Law
Job Titles
1 515 (47.73%) Developer
2 364 (33.73%) Analyst
3 244 (22.61%) Business Analyst
4 151 (13.99%) Java Developer
5 129 (11.96%) C# Developer
6 87 (8.06%) Senior Developer
7 73 (6.77%) C++ Developer
8 70 (6.49%) Project Manager
9 40 (3.71%) .NET Developer
10 39 (3.61%) Support Analyst
11 34 (3.15%) Senior C# Developer
11 34 (3.15%) Python Developer
12 31 (2.87%) Applications Support
13 26 (2.41%) Senior Java Developer
14 24 (2.22%) Banking Business Analyst
14 24 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
15 23 (2.13%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 22 (2.04%) Front Office Developer
17 21 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
17 21 (1.95%) RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (17.42%) .NET
2 74 (6.86%) XML
3 68 (6.30%) WPF
4 57 (5.28%) FIX Protocol
4 57 (5.28%) HTML
5 51 (4.73%) WCF
6 47 (4.36%) Spring
7 46 (4.26%) HTML5
8 34 (3.15%) WinForms
9 33 (3.06%) FpML
10 26 (2.41%) Web Services
11 24 (2.22%) AngularJS
12 23 (2.13%) .NET Framework
13 20 (1.85%) ASP.NET
14 19 (1.76%) RESTful
15 18 (1.67%) JMS
16 16 (1.48%) Rendezvous
16 16 (1.48%) SOAP
17 14 (1.30%) STL
17 14 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 287 (26.60%) Fixed Income
2 261 (24.19%) Equities
3 239 (22.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 238 (22.06%) Equity Derivative
5 122 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (8.06%) Credit Derivative
7 68 (6.30%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 53 (4.91%) Computer Science
9 45 (4.17%) Credit Risk
10 39 (3.61%) Mathematics
11 30 (2.78%) Market Risk
12 27 (2.50%) Data Structures
13 25 (2.32%) Grid Computing
14 22 (2.04%) Reference Data
15 20 (1.85%) Contract for Difference
16 17 (1.58%) Management Information System
16 17 (1.58%) Algorithms
17 13 (1.20%) Hedge funds
18 12 (1.11%) Swaptions
19 10 (0.93%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 189 (17.52%) UNIX
2 104 (9.64%) Linux
3 79 (7.32%) Windows
4 3 (0.28%) Solaris
5 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.093%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.093%) Android
6 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (12.33%) OO
3 125 (11.58%) Business Analysis
4 118 (10.94%) Multithreading
5 115 (10.66%) Risk Management
6 105 (9.73%) TDD
7 92 (8.53%) SDLC
8 69 (6.39%) Workflow
9 68 (6.30%) Data Modelling
9 68 (6.30%) Analytics
10 67 (6.21%) Asset Management
11 66 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 60 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
13 59 (5.47%) Project Management
14 53 (4.91%) Investment Management
15 51 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 51 (4.73%) Migration
16 47 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (4.17%) RAD
18 40 (3.71%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 341 (31.60%) SQL
2 285 (26.41%) Java
3 282 (26.14%) C#
4 149 (13.81%) C++
5 103 (9.55%) Python
6 70 (6.49%) VBA
7 56 (5.19%) Perl
8 55 (5.10%) JavaScript
9 43 (3.99%) Scala
10 25 (2.32%) Shell Script
11 20 (1.85%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.48%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.30%) Haskell
14 12 (1.11%) VB
15 8 (0.74%) VBScript
15 8 (0.74%) C
15 8 (0.74%) Clojure
15 8 (0.74%) F#
16 7 (0.65%) Korn
16 7 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 97 (8.99%) Degree
2 12 (1.11%) ISEB
3 9 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (0.65%) CFA
5 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.28%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.19%) IIBA
7 2 (0.19%) CBAP
7 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.093%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.093%) CAPM
8 1 (0.093%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 1 (0.093%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.093%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.093%) PhD
8 1 (0.093%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.093%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.45%) QA
2 45 (4.17%) EMIR
2 45 (4.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 24 (2.22%) MiFID
4 8 (0.74%) COREP
4 8 (0.74%) CRD IV
5 7 (0.65%) FATCA
6 5 (0.46%) Basel III
6 5 (0.46%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.093%) SLA
7 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.093%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
1 2 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.02%) Control-M
2 10 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.19%) Oozie
4 2 (0.19%) Puppet
5 1 (0.093%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.093%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 125 (11.58%) Oracle
2 66 (6.12%) Sybase
3 60 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 35 (3.24%) Murex
5 31 (2.87%) TIBCO
6 27 (2.50%) DevExpress
7 26 (2.41%) IBM
8 17 (1.58%) Business Objects
8 17 (1.58%) Bloomberg
8 17 (1.58%) Charles River
9 16 (1.48%) ION Trading
10 15 (1.39%) Sophis
11 14 (1.30%) Calypso
12 13 (1.20%) Tradeweb
13 10 (0.93%) SunGard
14 9 (0.83%) Fidessa
15 8 (0.74%) HP
15 8 (0.74%) Informatica
15 8 (0.74%) Tableau
15 8 (0.74%) Wall Street Systems
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