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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 360 349 339
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing RMDS 42 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.30% 2.74% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 37
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£563 £625 £615
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £315 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £738 £700
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
1830 2010 1787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.56% 8.97% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1264 1057
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.32 £21.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.21% -17.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £14.80 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.40 £60.00 £28.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-46.96% -12.69%

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 March 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 March 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 +9 13 £500 +17.64% 2
RMDS
England

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 43 (59.72%) Java
2 33 (45.83%) Linux
3 29 (40.28%) Oracle
4 26 (36.11%) Reuters
5 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 24 (33.33%) UNIX
5 24 (33.33%) Banking
6 22 (30.56%) Bloomberg
7 19 (26.39%) Front Office
7 19 (26.39%) Multithreading
7 19 (26.39%) 29West
8 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (25.00%) TIBCO
8 18 (25.00%) Windows
8 18 (25.00%) SQL
9 17 (23.61%) Rendezvous
9 17 (23.61%) Low Latency
10 16 (22.22%) ION Trading
10 16 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
11 15 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (19.44%) ITIL
12 14 (19.44%) Middleware
12 14 (19.44%) IIS
12 14 (19.44%) Apache
12 14 (19.44%) Fixed Income
12 14 (19.44%) WebSphere
13 12 (16.67%) Finance
14 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
14 11 (15.28%) Investment Banking
14 11 (15.28%) F5

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (19.44%) IIS
1 14 (19.44%) Apache
1 14 (19.44%) WebSphere
2 8 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (15.28%) ION MarketView
2 3 (4.17%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Wireshark
1 10 (13.89%) Multicast
2 9 (12.50%) Firewall
3 8 (11.11%) BIG-IP
4 7 (9.72%) LAN
4 7 (9.72%) WAN
4 7 (9.72%) SAN
5 6 (8.33%) HTTP
5 6 (8.33%) NAS
6 5 (6.94%) FCoE
6 5 (6.94%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (6.94%) iSCSI
6 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.94%) DNS
7 3 (4.17%) SSL
7 3 (4.17%) Internet
8 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.39%) DHCP
9 1 (1.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.94%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.94%) HBase
4 2 (2.78%) DTS
5 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Introscope
1 8 (11.11%) JMeter
2 2 (2.78%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (33.33%) Banking
2 19 (26.39%) Front Office
3 12 (16.67%) Finance
4 11 (15.28%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.94%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.78%) Back Office
7 1 (1.39%) Publishing
7 1 (1.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Developer
2 23 (31.94%) Java Developer
3 16 (22.22%) Market Data Engineer
4 15 (20.83%) Support Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 8 (11.11%) Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Market Data Support Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Architect
8 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Service Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.61%) Rendezvous
2 16 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (19.44%) Middleware
4 10 (13.89%) .NET
5 8 (11.11%) Java EE
6 7 (9.72%) HTML
7 6 (8.33%) XML
7 6 (8.33%) XSLT
8 2 (2.78%) WebSockets
8 2 (2.78%) WPF
9 1 (1.39%) JavaFX
9 1 (1.39%) RESTful
9 1 (1.39%) HTML5
9 1 (1.39%) WCF
9 1 (1.39%) Swing
9 1 (1.39%) CSS
9 1 (1.39%) Web Services
9 1 (1.39%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (19.44%) Fixed Income
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Derivative
5 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.39%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (45.83%) Linux
2 24 (33.33%) UNIX
3 18 (25.00%) Windows
4 9 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Multithreading
2 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.61%) Low Latency
4 14 (19.44%) ITIL
5 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
6 9 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 9 (12.50%) Project Management
7 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.11%) Release Management
7 8 (11.11%) Load Testing
7 8 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 8 (11.11%) Capacity Management
8 5 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.94%) TDD
8 5 (6.94%) Benchmarking
9 4 (5.56%) Service Management
9 4 (5.56%) Change Management
9 4 (5.56%) Time Management
10 3 (4.17%) Network Architecture
11 2 (2.78%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 43 (59.72%) Java
2 18 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.94%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.56%) Perl
5 4 (5.56%) C++
6 3 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) NFS
1 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.94%) SRDF
2 5 (6.94%) KVM
2 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) Xen
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 29 (40.28%) Oracle
2 26 (36.11%) Reuters
3 22 (30.56%) Bloomberg
4 19 (26.39%) 29West
5 18 (25.00%) TIBCO
6 16 (22.22%) ION Trading
7 11 (15.28%) F5
8 10 (13.89%) VMware
9 7 (9.72%) Cisco
10 6 (8.33%) IBM
10 6 (8.33%) Sybase
10 6 (8.33%) Citrix
10 6 (8.33%) DataSynapse
11 5 (6.94%) NetApp
11 5 (6.94%) EMC
11 5 (6.94%) Intel
12 3 (4.17%) HP
12 3 (4.17%) Dell
12 3 (4.17%) Juniper
12 3 (4.17%) Radianz
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