The table below looks at the statistics for RMDS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RMDS over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
England / London
Rank 382 395 378
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing RMDS 22 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.39% 1.62% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 29
Median daily rate £650 £600 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1578 1670 1979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.11% 7.89% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 1055 1254
Median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £305 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 12
Median hourly rate £51.25 £55.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.87 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.50 £77.50 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +52.77%

RMDS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing RMDS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMDS within the London region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 1 £538 -14.00%
RMDS
England

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RMDS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for RMDS.

1 51 (91.07%) Reuters
2 49 (87.50%) TIBCO
2 49 (87.50%) Rendezvous
3 47 (83.93%) Electronic Trading
4 44 (78.57%) Oracle
5 43 (76.79%) Fixed Income
6 41 (73.21%) Front Office
7 38 (67.86%) ION Trading
8 35 (62.50%) SQL Server
9 31 (55.36%) FIX Protocol
10 30 (53.57%) Multithreading
11 26 (46.43%) Linux
12 24 (42.86%) Java
13 22 (39.29%) JUnit
14 20 (35.71%) C#
15 18 (32.14%) Workflow
15 18 (32.14%) Oracle Workflow
15 18 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (23.21%) Unix
17 11 (19.64%) Windows
17 11 (19.64%) .NET
17 11 (19.64%) C++
17 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
18 10 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
19 9 (16.07%) WPF
19 9 (16.07%) MVVM
19 9 (16.07%) NUnit
19 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
19 9 (16.07%) XAML

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (32.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.79%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.79%) Orchestrade
2 1 (1.79%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.36%) LDAP
2 3 (5.36%) NAS
2 3 (5.36%) SAN
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) MySQL
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.79%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) JUnit
2 9 (16.07%) NUnit
2 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) Grunt
3 1 (1.79%) gulp
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Maven
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
General
1 41 (73.21%) Front Office
2 6 (10.71%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (62.50%) Developer
2 24 (42.86%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 19 (33.93%) C# Developer
4 16 (28.57%) Java Developer
5 15 (26.79%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 10 (17.86%) C++ Developer
6 10 (17.86%) C++/C# Developer
7 9 (16.07%) .NET Developer
7 9 (16.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (16.07%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
7 9 (16.07%) C# Pricing Developer
7 9 (16.07%) C# WPF Developer
7 9 (16.07%) C++ Pricing Developer
7 9 (16.07%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 9 (16.07%) Front Office Developer
7 9 (16.07%) Real Time Developer
7 9 (16.07%) WPF Developer
7 9 (16.07%) XAML Developer
8 8 (14.29%) Analyst
9 7 (12.50%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (87.50%) Rendezvous
2 31 (55.36%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (19.64%) .NET
4 9 (16.07%) WPF
5 8 (14.29%) WinForms
6 3 (5.36%) HTML
7 2 (3.57%) HTML5
8 1 (1.79%) Ajax
8 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.79%) CSS
8 1 (1.79%) FpML
8 1 (1.79%) RequireJS
8 1 (1.79%) REST
8 1 (1.79%) SOAP
8 1 (1.79%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (1.79%) Web Services
8 1 (1.79%) XHTML
8 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (76.79%) Fixed Income
2 18 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (16.07%) User Experience
5 7 (12.50%) Derivative
6 5 (8.93%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (3.57%) Fintech
8 1 (1.79%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 26 (46.43%) Linux
2 13 (23.21%) Unix
3 11 (19.64%) Windows
4 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (83.93%) Electronic Trading
2 30 (53.57%) Multithreading
3 18 (32.14%) Workflow
4 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (16.07%) Mentoring
5 9 (16.07%) MVVM
6 8 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
7 6 (10.71%) Algorithmic Trading
7 6 (10.71%) Market Making
8 4 (7.14%) Change Management
8 4 (7.14%) Project Management
9 2 (3.57%) CRM
9 2 (3.57%) Data Management
9 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.79%) Automated Testing
10 1 (1.79%) Business Analysis
10 1 (1.79%) Migration
10 1 (1.79%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.79%) TDD
10 1 (1.79%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) Java
2 20 (35.71%) C#
3 11 (19.64%) C++
4 9 (16.07%) Python
4 9 (16.07%) XAML
5 8 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.79%) C
8 1 (1.79%) Clojure
8 1 (1.79%) Haskell
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) Rust
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.36%) NFS
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 51 (91.07%) Reuters
2 49 (87.50%) TIBCO
3 44 (78.57%) Oracle
4 38 (67.86%) ION Trading
5 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.71%) Currenex
6 6 (10.71%) FXall
7 4 (7.14%) Sybase
8 3 (5.36%) VMware
9 1 (1.79%) Splunk