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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 379 329 348
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +19
Contract jobs citing RMDS 24 66 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.34% 3.42% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 59 38
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£525 £650 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £475 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £875 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
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
1785 1930 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.05% 8.53% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1159 1225 1160
Average daily rate £475 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -49.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £14.40 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.20 £54.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-39.98% -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 22 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 22 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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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 -1 12 £581 -7.00%
Docklands, London -3 1 £650 -
RMDS
England

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 37 (64.91%) Java
2 30 (52.63%) Linux
3 28 (49.12%) Oracle
4 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 23 (40.35%) Reuters
6 19 (33.33%) Front Office
6 19 (33.33%) Multithreading
7 18 (31.58%) UNIX
7 18 (31.58%) Windows
8 16 (28.07%) SQL
8 16 (28.07%) TIBCO
8 16 (28.07%) FIX Protocol
8 16 (28.07%) Banking
8 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (28.07%) Ultra Messaging
8 16 (28.07%) Low Latency
9 14 (24.56%) ION Trading
9 14 (24.56%) WebSphere
9 14 (24.56%) Rendezvous
9 14 (24.56%) Middleware
9 14 (24.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (24.56%) IIS
9 14 (24.56%) Apache
10 13 (22.81%) Bloomberg
11 12 (21.05%) ITIL
12 11 (19.30%) Problem Management
12 11 (19.30%) Fixed Income
13 10 (17.54%) ITRS Geneos
13 10 (17.54%) VMware
13 10 (17.54%) ION MarketView

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (24.56%) WebSphere
1 14 (24.56%) IIS
1 14 (24.56%) Apache
2 8 (14.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (17.54%) ION MarketView
2 4 (7.02%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Multicast
1 8 (14.04%) BIG-IP
2 7 (12.28%) SAN
2 7 (12.28%) LAN
2 7 (12.28%) WAN
3 6 (10.53%) HTTP
3 6 (10.53%) NAS
4 5 (8.77%) iSCSI
4 5 (8.77%) Firewall
4 5 (8.77%) FCoE
4 5 (8.77%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.26%) Internet
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) DNS
5 3 (5.26%) SSL
6 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.75%) LDAP
7 1 (1.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.77%) Hadoop
3 5 (8.77%) HBase
4 2 (3.51%) DTS
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Introscope
1 8 (14.04%) JMeter
General
1 19 (33.33%) Front Office
2 16 (28.07%) Banking
3 8 (14.04%) Investment Banking
3 8 (14.04%) Finance
4 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.51%) Back Office
5 2 (3.51%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 21 (36.84%) Java Developer
3 11 (19.30%) Support Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Market Data Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Applications Support
4 8 (14.04%) Applications Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Service Management Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Market Data Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) FIX Protocol
1 16 (28.07%) Ultra Messaging
2 14 (24.56%) Rendezvous
2 14 (24.56%) Middleware
3 9 (15.79%) .NET
4 8 (14.04%) Java EE
5 6 (10.53%) HTML
5 6 (10.53%) XML
5 6 (10.53%) XSLT
6 3 (5.26%) WPF
7 1 (1.75%) WCF
7 1 (1.75%) WinForms
7 1 (1.75%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (19.30%) Fixed Income
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (3.51%) Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Linux
2 18 (31.58%) UNIX
2 18 (31.58%) Windows
3 8 (14.04%) Solaris
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Low Latency
3 12 (21.05%) ITIL
4 11 (19.30%) Problem Management
5 9 (15.79%) Project Management
6 8 (14.04%) Capacity Management
6 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.04%) Release Management
6 8 (14.04%) Load Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Load Balancing
6 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.77%) TDD
7 5 (8.77%) Benchmarking
7 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.02%) Service Management
8 4 (7.02%) Time Management
9 3 (5.26%) Concurrent Programming
9 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) Java
2 16 (28.07%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.02%) Perl
5 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.26%) C#
6 2 (3.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) CISSP
1 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) NFS
1 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.77%) SRDF
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (8.77%) Xen
2 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) KVM
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Oracle
2 23 (40.35%) Reuters
3 16 (28.07%) TIBCO
4 14 (24.56%) ION Trading
5 13 (22.81%) Bloomberg
6 10 (17.54%) VMware
7 9 (15.79%) F5
8 7 (12.28%) Cisco
9 6 (10.53%) IBM
9 6 (10.53%) Sybase
9 6 (10.53%) DataSynapse
10 5 (8.77%) NetApp
10 5 (8.77%) EMC
10 5 (8.77%) Intel
11 4 (7.02%) Citrix
12 3 (5.26%) HP
12 3 (5.26%) Dell
12 3 (5.26%) Radianz
12 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
13 2 (3.51%) Fidessa