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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 365 335 338
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +3
Contract jobs citing RMDS 34 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.75% 2.47% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 30
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£563 £625 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £315 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £700 £650
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
1945 1984 1665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.16% 9.13% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1200 969
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.10 £23.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.18% -22.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.40 £21.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £80.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-21.73% -39.15%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +6 7 £625 - 4
RMDS
England

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 44 (66.67%) Java
2 28 (42.42%) Linux
3 26 (39.39%) Oracle
4 22 (33.33%) UNIX
4 22 (33.33%) Front Office
5 21 (31.82%) Reuters
6 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (30.30%) Multithreading
7 19 (28.79%) Banking
7 19 (28.79%) ION Trading
7 19 (28.79%) Low Latency
8 18 (27.27%) 29West
8 18 (27.27%) Fixed Income
8 18 (27.27%) FIX Protocol
8 18 (27.27%) TIBCO
8 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 18 (27.27%) SQL
9 17 (25.76%) Bloomberg
10 16 (24.24%) Rendezvous
10 16 (24.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (21.21%) ION MarketView
12 13 (19.70%) Windows
13 11 (16.67%) Relational Database
14 10 (15.15%) Wireshark
14 10 (15.15%) Firewall
14 10 (15.15%) Investment Banking
15 8 (12.12%) TDD
15 8 (12.12%) Finance
15 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
15 8 (12.12%) Solaris

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (10.61%) IIS
1 7 (10.61%) Apache
1 7 (10.61%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (4.55%) Confluence
4 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.52%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 14 (21.21%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) Firewall
1 10 (15.15%) Wireshark
2 7 (10.61%) Multicast
3 6 (9.09%) DNS
4 5 (7.58%) BIG-IP
4 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.06%) SAN
5 4 (6.06%) LAN
5 4 (6.06%) WAN
6 3 (4.55%) NAS
7 2 (3.03%) FCoE
7 2 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (3.03%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.03%) HTTP
7 2 (3.03%) Internet
8 1 (1.52%) LDAP
8 1 (1.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.52%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Introscope
1 5 (7.58%) JMeter
2 3 (4.55%) JIRA
2 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (33.33%) Front Office
2 19 (28.79%) Banking
3 10 (15.15%) Investment Banking
4 8 (12.12%) Finance
5 5 (7.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Developer
2 28 (42.42%) Java Developer
3 15 (22.73%) Market Data Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Applications Support Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Market Data Support Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Applications Support
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Java Swing Developer
8 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (24.24%) Rendezvous
3 7 (10.61%) Middleware
3 7 (10.61%) .NET
4 6 (9.09%) HTML
5 5 (7.58%) Java EE
6 4 (6.06%) JavaFX
6 4 (6.06%) RESTful
6 4 (6.06%) HTML5
6 4 (6.06%) CSS
6 4 (6.06%) Web Services
6 4 (6.06%) Swing
7 3 (4.55%) WebSockets
8 2 (3.03%) XML
8 2 (3.03%) XSLT
8 2 (3.03%) WPF
9 1 (1.52%) JMS
9 1 (1.52%) WinForms
9 1 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) Fixed Income
2 16 (24.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (6.06%) Thin Client
3 4 (6.06%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 28 (42.42%) Linux
2 22 (33.33%) UNIX
3 13 (19.70%) Windows
4 8 (12.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (30.30%) Multithreading
2 19 (28.79%) Low Latency
3 8 (12.12%) TDD
3 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
3 8 (12.12%) E-Commerce
4 7 (10.61%) ITIL
5 5 (7.58%) Project Management
5 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.58%) Release Management
5 5 (7.58%) Load Testing
5 5 (7.58%) Capacity Management
6 4 (6.06%) Time Management
6 4 (6.06%) BDD
6 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.06%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.55%) Change Management
7 3 (4.55%) DevOps
7 3 (4.55%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (66.67%) Java
2 18 (27.27%) SQL
3 5 (7.58%) Shell Script
3 5 (7.58%) C++
4 3 (4.55%) C#
4 3 (4.55%) Perl
5 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) NFS
2 2 (3.03%) Xen
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.03%) SRDF
2 2 (3.03%) KVM
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 26 (39.39%) Oracle
2 21 (31.82%) Reuters
3 19 (28.79%) ION Trading
4 18 (27.27%) 29West
4 18 (27.27%) TIBCO
5 17 (25.76%) Bloomberg
6 8 (12.12%) F5
7 3 (4.55%) VMware
7 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 3 (4.55%) TippingPoint
7 3 (4.55%) Tradeweb
7 3 (4.55%) Radianz
7 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.55%) Juniper
7 3 (4.55%) Sybase
8 2 (3.03%) Cisco
8 2 (3.03%) IBM
8 2 (3.03%) Fidessa
8 2 (3.03%) EMC
8 2 (3.03%) Intel
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