The table below looks at the statistics for RMDS 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 RMDS over the 3 months to 6 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 375 329 341
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +12
Contract jobs citing RMDS 36 74 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.02% 3.72% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 36
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£563 £650 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £875 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RMDS
England

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

Business Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
1783 1987 1889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.93% 8.64% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 1292 1149
Average daily rate £480 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 21
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £23.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -29.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £15.10 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £55.00 £54.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-14.64% -0.82%

RMDS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

RMDS Jobs Demand Trend in London

RMDS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RMDS Daily Rate Trend in London

RMDS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RMDS across the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

RMDS Daily Rate Histogram in London

RMDS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

RMDS Hourly Rate Trend in London

RMDS
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 RMDS within the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
City of London +10 14 £606 +1.04% 1
Docklands, London -3 1 £650 -
RMDS
England

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 39 (61.90%) Java
2 32 (50.79%) Linux
3 29 (46.03%) Oracle
4 25 (39.68%) Reuters
5 24 (38.10%) SQL Server
6 20 (31.75%) Front Office
6 20 (31.75%) UNIX
6 20 (31.75%) Windows
7 19 (30.16%) Multithreading
8 18 (28.57%) Banking
8 18 (28.57%) SQL
9 17 (26.98%) TIBCO
9 17 (26.98%) Ultra Messaging
9 17 (26.98%) Low Latency
10 16 (25.40%) Bloomberg
10 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (25.40%) FIX Protocol
11 15 (23.81%) ION Trading
11 15 (23.81%) Rendezvous
11 15 (23.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (22.22%) Middleware
12 14 (22.22%) IIS
12 14 (22.22%) Apache
12 14 (22.22%) WebSphere
13 13 (20.63%) ITIL
14 12 (19.05%) Fixed Income
15 11 (17.46%) Problem Management
16 10 (15.87%) VMware
16 10 (15.87%) F5
16 10 (15.87%) ION MarketView

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (22.22%) IIS
1 14 (22.22%) Apache
1 14 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 8 (12.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (15.87%) ION MarketView
2 4 (6.35%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) Multicast
2 8 (12.70%) BIG-IP
3 7 (11.11%) LAN
3 7 (11.11%) WAN
3 7 (11.11%) SAN
4 6 (9.52%) HTTP
4 6 (9.52%) Firewall
4 6 (9.52%) NAS
5 5 (7.94%) FCoE
5 5 (7.94%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (7.94%) iSCSI
6 4 (6.35%) Wireshark
6 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.76%) DNS
7 3 (4.76%) SSL
7 3 (4.76%) Internet
8 1 (1.59%) DHCP
8 1 (1.59%) LDAP
8 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.94%) Hadoop
3 5 (7.94%) HBase
4 2 (3.17%) DTS
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Introscope
1 8 (12.70%) JMeter
General
1 20 (31.75%) Front Office
2 18 (28.57%) Banking
3 9 (14.29%) Finance
4 8 (12.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.17%) Publishing
6 2 (3.17%) Back Office
7 1 (1.59%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Developer
2 22 (34.92%) Java Developer
3 13 (20.63%) Market Data Engineer
4 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Applications Support
5 8 (12.70%) Applications Support Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Market Data Support Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Service Management Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) Ultra Messaging
2 16 (25.40%) FIX Protocol
3 15 (23.81%) Rendezvous
4 14 (22.22%) Middleware
5 9 (14.29%) .NET
6 8 (12.70%) Java EE
7 6 (9.52%) HTML
7 6 (9.52%) XML
7 6 (9.52%) XSLT
8 3 (4.76%) WPF
9 1 (1.59%) Reactive Extensions
9 1 (1.59%) WinForms
9 1 (1.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (19.05%) Fixed Income
3 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Derivative
5 2 (3.17%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 32 (50.79%) Linux
2 20 (31.75%) UNIX
2 20 (31.75%) Windows
3 9 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Multithreading
2 17 (26.98%) Low Latency
3 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.63%) ITIL
5 11 (17.46%) Problem Management
6 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 9 (14.29%) Project Management
7 8 (12.70%) E-Commerce
7 8 (12.70%) Capacity Management
7 8 (12.70%) Load Balancing
7 8 (12.70%) Release Management
7 8 (12.70%) Load Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.94%) Benchmarking
8 5 (7.94%) TDD
9 4 (6.35%) Service Management
9 4 (6.35%) Time Management
10 3 (4.76%) Concurrent Programming
10 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (61.90%) Java
2 18 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.35%) Perl
4 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.76%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) CISSP
2 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) NFS
1 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.94%) SRDF
2 5 (7.94%) KVM
2 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) Xen
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.59%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Oracle
2 25 (39.68%) Reuters
3 17 (26.98%) TIBCO
4 16 (25.40%) Bloomberg
5 15 (23.81%) ION Trading
6 10 (15.87%) VMware
6 10 (15.87%) F5
7 7 (11.11%) Cisco
8 6 (9.52%) IBM
8 6 (9.52%) Sybase
8 6 (9.52%) DataSynapse
9 5 (7.94%) EMC
9 5 (7.94%) Intel
9 5 (7.94%) Citrix
9 5 (7.94%) NetApp
10 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.76%) HP
10 3 (4.76%) Dell
10 3 (4.76%) Radianz
11 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
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