The first table below looks at the demand for MTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MTS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank 408 374 422
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +48
Contract jobs citing MTS 4 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.069% 0.004%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.093% 0.38% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
Average daily rate £538 £520 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £175 £325
% change year-on-year
- -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4282 3897 4403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.70% 18.04% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2944 2503 2664
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 136 126
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.34 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £135.00 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
MTS
England

MTS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MTS Jobs Demand Trend in London

MTS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MTS Daily Rate Trend in London

MTS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MTS across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MTS Daily Rate Histogram in London

MTS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MTS Hourly Rate Trend in London

MTS
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 MTS within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 2 £675 +3.84%
MTS
England

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing MTS 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 MTS.

1 5 (71.43%) C++
1 5 (71.43%) eSpeed
1 5 (71.43%) Investment Banking
1 5 (71.43%) Multithreading
1 5 (71.43%) Tradeweb
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) ION Trading
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 2 (28.57%) ETRM
4 2 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (28.57%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (28.57%) Aligne
4 2 (28.57%) Mockito
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) Front Office
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
4 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) ZaiNet

MTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing MTS 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 MTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Aligne
1 2 (28.57%) ZaiNet
1 2 (28.57%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (28.57%) KDB
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Mockito
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (71.43%) Investment Banking
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Front Office
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C++ Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior C++ Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
1 2 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (28.57%) Rendezvous
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) STL
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) ETRM
2 2 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (28.57%) ActionScript
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) eSpeed
1 5 (71.43%) Tradeweb
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) ION Trading
3 2 (28.57%) TIBCO
3 2 (28.57%) Bloomberg
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Sybase