The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fixed Income in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fixed Income over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fixed Income
Rank 151 112 109
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -3
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 330 426 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.56% 2.01% 1.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.36% 5.56% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 358 360
Average daily rate £600 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £461
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £145 £400
% change year-on-year
+193.10% -63.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Fixed Income
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
7569 7666 8365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 36.15% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 5373 5683
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £286 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 151 161
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.02% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £48.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Fixed Income
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Fixed Income Jobs Demand Trend in London

Fixed Income
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Fixed Income Daily Rate Trend in London

Fixed Income
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fixed Income across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Fixed Income Daily Rate Histogram in London

Fixed Income
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Fixed Income Hourly Rate Trend in London

Fixed Income
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 Fixed Income within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
City of London +31 91 £600 +9.09% 39
Canary Wharf +1 3 £460 -12.38%
Fixed Income
England

Fixed Income
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income.

1 392 (53.85%) Finance
2 358 (49.18%) Banking
3 281 (38.60%) Front Office
4 269 (36.95%) Derivative
5 258 (35.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 256 (35.16%) Investment Banking
7 238 (32.69%) SQL
8 229 (31.46%) Equities
9 160 (21.98%) Java
10 153 (21.02%) C#
11 138 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
12 128 (17.58%) SQL Server
13 111 (15.25%) Unix
14 101 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
15 96 (13.19%) Linux
16 95 (13.05%) Electronic Trading
17 90 (12.36%) Business Analysis
18 82 (11.26%) C++
19 75 (10.30%) Multithreading
20 73 (10.03%) Risk Management
21 70 (9.62%) Analytics
22 69 (9.48%) Back Office
22 69 (9.48%) Asset Management
23 65 (8.93%) QA
24 64 (8.79%) VBA
25 63 (8.65%) Degree
26 62 (8.52%) Oracle
27 59 (8.10%) Sybase
28 57 (7.83%) HTML
28 57 (7.83%) Python

Fixed Income
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (1.51%) Oracle Coherence
2 10 (1.37%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.82%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.55%) Confluence
6 4 (0.55%) GemFire
6 4 (0.55%) Mule
7 3 (0.41%) Apache
7 3 (0.41%) IIS
7 3 (0.41%) JBoss
7 3 (0.41%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.41%) Node.js
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.41%) SAS
8 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.27%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (3.98%) Photoshop
2 28 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (3.71%) MS Excel
4 14 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.69%) MS Office
6 5 (0.69%) MS Project
7 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.02%) ION MarketView
2 18 (2.47%) RMDS
2 18 (2.47%) thinkFolio
3 13 (1.79%) Markit EDM
4 12 (1.65%) LatentZero
5 10 (1.37%) SimCorp Dimension
6 9 (1.24%) Front Arena
7 6 (0.82%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.55%) Kondor
9 3 (0.41%) Summit
9 3 (0.41%) SunGard GMI
10 2 (0.27%) Eikon
10 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.27%) Loan IQ
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.27%) Rolfe and Nolan
10 2 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
11 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.69%) Multicast
1 5 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.55%) HTTP
2 4 (0.55%) Internet
3 3 (0.41%) Firewall
3 3 (0.41%) Intranet
3 3 (0.41%) LAN
3 3 (0.41%) SSL
4 2 (0.27%) DWDM
4 2 (0.27%) MPLS
4 2 (0.27%) Network Security
4 2 (0.27%) NGN
4 2 (0.27%) Packet Switching
4 2 (0.27%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.27%) Unicast
4 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.27%) VPN
4 2 (0.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 19 (2.61%) Big Data
6 18 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (2.06%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.92%) Pentaho
10 13 (1.79%) Data Mining
11 11 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.37%) QlikView
13 9 (1.24%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.96%) MS Access
16 6 (0.82%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.69%) MySQL
18 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
18 4 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (4.81%) JIRA
2 33 (4.53%) JUnit
3 24 (3.30%) Gradle
4 20 (2.75%) Eclipse
5 19 (2.61%) Subversion
6 16 (2.20%) Axure RP
6 16 (2.20%) Maven
7 10 (1.37%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.37%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (1.24%) ClearCase
8 9 (1.24%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.24%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.10%) ClearQuest
9 8 (1.10%) HP UFT
9 8 (1.10%) Selenium
10 5 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.69%) NUnit
11 4 (0.55%) EasyMock
11 4 (0.55%) Mockito
General
1 392 (53.85%) Finance
2 358 (49.18%) Banking
3 281 (38.60%) Front Office
4 256 (35.16%) Investment Banking
5 69 (9.48%) Back Office
6 39 (5.36%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.65%) Retail
8 11 (1.51%) Corporate Banking
8 11 (1.51%) General Ledger
9 7 (0.96%) Legal
10 6 (0.82%) Wholesale Banking
11 4 (0.55%) Publishing
12 3 (0.41%) Advertising
12 3 (0.41%) Marketing
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 299 (41.07%) Developer
2 227 (31.18%) Analyst
3 150 (20.60%) Business Analyst
4 82 (11.26%) C# Developer
5 81 (11.13%) Java Developer
6 44 (6.04%) Front Office Developer
6 44 (6.04%) Project Manager
7 39 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.08%) SQL Developer
9 36 (4.95%) C++ Developer
9 36 (4.95%) Designer
9 36 (4.95%) UX Designer
10 33 (4.53%) Applications Support
10 33 (4.53%) Quantitative Developer
11 31 (4.26%) Banking Analyst
12 27 (3.71%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
12 27 (3.71%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 25 (3.43%) Excel Developer
13 25 (3.43%) IT Analyst
13 25 (3.43%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.83%) HTML
2 54 (7.42%) .NET
3 43 (5.91%) WPF
4 42 (5.77%) XML
5 41 (5.63%) FIX Protocol
6 32 (4.40%) Spring
7 28 (3.85%) HTML5
8 25 (3.43%) WCF
9 23 (3.16%) AngularJS
10 20 (2.75%) FpML
11 18 (2.47%) JMS
12 17 (2.34%) React
13 16 (2.20%) Flash
14 15 (2.06%) Web Services
15 13 (1.79%) Middleware
15 13 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (1.79%) WinForms
16 12 (1.65%) J2EE
16 12 (1.65%) Rendezvous
16 12 (1.65%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 269 (36.95%) Derivative
2 258 (35.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 229 (31.46%) Equities
4 101 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (7.42%) Equity Derivative
6 50 (6.87%) User Experience
7 49 (6.73%) Market Risk
8 39 (5.36%) Hedge funds
9 30 (4.12%) Grid Computing
10 27 (3.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 25 (3.43%) Credit Risk
11 25 (3.43%) Mathematics
12 22 (3.02%) Computer Science
13 21 (2.88%) Credit Derivative
14 19 (2.61%) Reference Data
15 15 (2.06%) Physics
15 15 (2.06%) Statistics
16 13 (1.79%) Visualisation
17 11 (1.51%) SWIFT
18 10 (1.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 111 (15.25%) Unix
2 96 (13.19%) Linux
3 57 (7.83%) Windows
4 11 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.10%) Solaris
6 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.27%) SUSE
7 2 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) AIX
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (13.05%) Electronic Trading
3 90 (12.36%) Business Analysis
4 75 (10.30%) Multithreading
5 73 (10.03%) Risk Management
6 70 (9.62%) Analytics
7 69 (9.48%) Asset Management
8 56 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 55 (7.55%) Project Management
10 54 (7.42%) TDD
11 52 (7.14%) Investment Management
12 48 (6.59%) Low Latency
13 43 (5.91%) SDLC
13 43 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 42 (5.77%) E-Commerce
15 39 (5.36%) Migration
16 35 (4.81%) Functional Programming
17 33 (4.53%) Front End Development
18 32 (4.40%) OO
19 31 (4.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 238 (32.69%) SQL
2 160 (21.98%) Java
3 153 (21.02%) C#
4 82 (11.26%) C++
5 64 (8.79%) VBA
6 57 (7.83%) Python
6 57 (7.83%) Scala
7 31 (4.26%) Perl
8 27 (3.71%) JavaScript
9 22 (3.02%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.88%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.34%) XAML
12 16 (2.20%) VB
13 14 (1.92%) R
14 11 (1.51%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.24%) PHP
16 7 (0.96%) MATLAB
17 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.82%) C
17 6 (0.82%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (8.65%) Degree
2 6 (0.82%) PhD
3 5 (0.69%) ISEB
3 5 (0.69%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.55%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.41%) PMP
6 2 (0.27%) ACCA
6 2 (0.27%) CFA
6 2 (0.27%) CIMA
6 2 (0.27%) MBA
7 1 (0.14%) CCIE
7 1 (0.14%) CCNP
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.14%) CISM
7 1 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (8.93%) QA
2 27 (3.71%) MiFID
3 13 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 12 (1.65%) EMIR
5 5 (0.69%) Basel III
6 2 (0.27%) COREP
6 2 (0.27%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.27%) FATCA
6 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.10%) Control-M
3 4 (0.55%) Puppet
4 3 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.27%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.27%) Kibana
5 2 (0.27%) logstash
6 1 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 62 (8.52%) Oracle
2 59 (8.10%) Sybase
3 45 (6.18%) Murex
4 36 (4.95%) Microsoft
5 31 (4.26%) ION Trading
6 29 (3.98%) Adobe
7 28 (3.85%) Reuters
8 27 (3.71%) Bloomberg
9 26 (3.57%) TIBCO
10 21 (2.88%) Charles River
11 20 (2.75%) Tableau
12 17 (2.34%) Informatica
13 16 (2.20%) SunGard
14 15 (2.06%) Fidessa
15 14 (1.92%) Alteryx
15 14 (1.92%) DataSynapse
16 11 (1.51%) SimCorp
17 10 (1.37%) Hortonworks
17 10 (1.37%) MapR
17 10 (1.37%) Talend
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