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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 394 362 368
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +6
Contract jobs citing RMDS 32 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.46% 2.65% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 36
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£615 £625 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £725 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
2195 2192 2398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.90% 8.65% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1383 1422
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £284 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 14
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.30 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.25 £41.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -35.71%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
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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 +9 17 £615 -1.60% 5
Docklands, London - - - -
RMDS
England

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 56 (78.87%) Java
2 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (54.93%) Banking
4 33 (46.48%) Linux
5 32 (45.07%) 29West
6 29 (40.85%) SQL
7 28 (39.44%) Front Office
8 25 (35.21%) UNIX
8 25 (35.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (30.99%) Finance
9 22 (30.99%) Low Latency
10 21 (29.58%) TIBCO
11 19 (26.76%) Oracle
11 19 (26.76%) Fixed Income
12 17 (23.94%) Investment Banking
12 17 (23.94%) Rendezvous
13 16 (22.54%) TDD
13 16 (22.54%) ION Trading
13 16 (22.54%) Multithreading
14 14 (19.72%) ION MarketView
15 13 (18.31%) DevOps
15 13 (18.31%) HTML
16 12 (16.90%) Solaris
16 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
17 11 (15.49%) Reuters
17 11 (15.49%) JIRA
17 11 (15.49%) Risk Management
18 10 (14.08%) Financial Institution
18 10 (14.08%) Firewall
18 10 (14.08%) Git (software)

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 10 (14.08%) Confluence
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (4.23%) IIS
3 3 (4.23%) Apache
3 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (19.72%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.41%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) Firewall
2 9 (12.68%) DNS
3 4 (5.63%) Wireshark
3 4 (5.63%) FTP
3 4 (5.63%) Multicast
4 3 (4.23%) NAS
4 3 (4.23%) FCoE
4 3 (4.23%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (4.23%) HTTP
4 3 (4.23%) LAN
4 3 (4.23%) WAN
4 3 (4.23%) SAN
5 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.41%) CHAP
6 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.63%) KDB
3 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.23%) HBase
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) JIRA
2 10 (14.08%) TeamCity
2 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.23%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.82%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.41%) Zephyr
General
1 39 (54.93%) Banking
2 28 (39.44%) Front Office
3 22 (30.99%) Finance
4 17 (23.94%) Investment Banking
5 10 (14.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.82%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.82%) International Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Advertising
7 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (54.93%) Developer
2 31 (43.66%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.90%) Senior Developer
4 10 (14.08%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Market Data Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Development Manager
6 6 (8.45%) Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.63%) Junior
8 4 (5.63%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Junior Data Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Market Data Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) DevOps Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Market Data Support Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Market Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) Rendezvous
2 13 (18.31%) HTML
3 10 (14.08%) HTML5
4 9 (12.68%) WebSockets
4 9 (12.68%) Middleware
5 8 (11.27%) Swing
5 8 (11.27%) CSS
5 8 (11.27%) JavaFX
6 7 (9.86%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (8.45%) RESTful
7 6 (8.45%) Web Services
8 3 (4.23%) XML
8 3 (4.23%) XSLT
8 3 (4.23%) Spring Integration
8 3 (4.23%) Spring
9 2 (2.82%) Apache Flex
10 1 (1.41%) JMS
10 1 (1.41%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 25 (35.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (26.76%) Fixed Income
3 6 (8.45%) Thin Client
3 6 (8.45%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.63%) Hedge funds
4 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.23%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.82%) Equities
7 1 (1.41%) Derivative
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (46.48%) Linux
2 25 (35.21%) UNIX
3 12 (16.90%) Solaris
4 9 (12.68%) Windows
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Low Latency
3 16 (22.54%) TDD
3 16 (22.54%) Multithreading
4 13 (18.31%) DevOps
5 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
6 11 (15.49%) Risk Management
7 10 (14.08%) BDD
8 9 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.45%) OO
11 5 (7.04%) Electronic Trading
12 4 (5.63%) Algorithmic Trading
12 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
13 3 (4.23%) Change Management
13 3 (4.23%) OOD
13 3 (4.23%) Benchmarking
13 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
14 2 (2.82%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 2 (2.82%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 56 (78.87%) Java
2 29 (40.85%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) C++
4 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.23%) Perl
4 3 (4.23%) Python
5 2 (2.82%) C#
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) Korn
6 1 (1.41%) C-shell
6 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.41%) CISSP
1 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) NFS
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (4.23%) SRDF
2 2 (2.82%) KVM
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Puppet
1 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) 29West
2 21 (29.58%) TIBCO
3 19 (26.76%) Oracle
4 16 (22.54%) ION Trading
5 11 (15.49%) Reuters
6 9 (12.68%) Bloomberg
7 6 (8.45%) Informatica
8 4 (5.63%) Sybase
9 3 (4.23%) Cisco
9 3 (4.23%) IBM
9 3 (4.23%) EMC
9 3 (4.23%) Intel
9 3 (4.23%) NetApp
9 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.23%) DataSynapse
10 2 (2.82%) VMware
11 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.41%) TippingPoint
11 1 (1.41%) Tradeweb
11 1 (1.41%) Tufin
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