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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 416 384 368
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -16
Contract jobs citing RMDS 9 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.48% 1.84% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 32 37
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£625 £638 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
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
1892 2117 2088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.06% 9.00% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1231 1269
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.03 £17.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.80% +85.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +40.00%

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
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 31 July 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
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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 -14 5 £625 -
RMDS
England

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (70.21%) Java
2 27 (57.45%) Oracle
2 27 (57.45%) Linux
3 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
4 18 (38.30%) SQL
4 18 (38.30%) Windows
4 18 (38.30%) Apache
4 18 (38.30%) Middleware
5 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (34.04%) Banking
6 16 (34.04%) WebSphere
6 16 (34.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (34.04%) IIS
6 16 (34.04%) Ultra Messaging
7 15 (31.91%) TIBCO
8 14 (29.79%) Reuters
8 14 (29.79%) ITIL
9 13 (27.66%) UNIX
9 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
10 12 (25.53%) Low Latency
10 12 (25.53%) Rendezvous
10 12 (25.53%) Finance
10 12 (25.53%) Front Office
11 11 (23.40%) VMware
11 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
11 11 (23.40%) HTML
11 11 (23.40%) Problem Management
12 10 (21.28%) XML
12 10 (21.28%) LAN
12 10 (21.28%) FIX Protocol

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (38.30%) Apache
2 16 (34.04%) IIS
2 16 (34.04%) WebSphere
3 8 (17.02%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (17.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (17.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (17.02%) Tomcat
4 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (19.15%) ION MarketView
2 4 (8.51%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) LAN
2 8 (17.02%) WAN
2 8 (17.02%) HTTP
2 8 (17.02%) BIG-IP
2 8 (17.02%) Multicast
3 7 (14.89%) SAN
3 7 (14.89%) iSCSI
3 7 (14.89%) NAS
3 7 (14.89%) FCoE
3 7 (14.89%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.38%) SSL
5 2 (4.26%) Internet
6 1 (2.13%) Firewall
6 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) Hadoop
2 7 (14.89%) HBase
3 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.26%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Introscope
1 8 (17.02%) JMeter
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.13%) CodeRush
3 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
General
1 16 (34.04%) Banking
2 12 (25.53%) Front Office
2 12 (25.53%) Finance
3 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Publishing
4 2 (4.26%) Games
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) Java Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Applications Support
4 8 (17.02%) Architect
4 8 (17.02%) Applications Support Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (12.77%) Market Data Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Service Management Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Lead Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) Middleware
2 16 (34.04%) Ultra Messaging
3 12 (25.53%) Rendezvous
4 11 (23.40%) HTML
5 10 (21.28%) XML
5 10 (21.28%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (19.15%) .NET
7 8 (17.02%) XSLT
7 8 (17.02%) Java EE
8 2 (4.26%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (4.26%) Ajax
8 2 (4.26%) WPF
8 2 (4.26%) XHTML
8 2 (4.26%) SOAP
8 2 (4.26%) Web Services
9 1 (2.13%) WinForms
9 1 (2.13%) HTML5
9 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
9 1 (2.13%) WCF
9 1 (2.13%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (19.15%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.26%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) RIA
4 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.13%) Equities
4 1 (2.13%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Linux
2 18 (38.30%) Windows
3 13 (27.66%) UNIX
4 7 (14.89%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) ITIL
3 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
4 12 (25.53%) Low Latency
5 11 (23.40%) Problem Management
6 9 (19.15%) Project Management
7 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
7 8 (17.02%) Risk Management
7 8 (17.02%) Release Management
7 8 (17.02%) Load Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing
7 8 (17.02%) Capacity Management
8 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (14.89%) Benchmarking
9 6 (12.77%) TDD
10 4 (8.51%) Service Management
11 3 (6.38%) OO
11 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (6.38%) Electronic Trading
11 3 (6.38%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 33 (70.21%) Java
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) Perl
5 3 (6.38%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) C++
6 2 (4.26%) Python
6 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
6 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) PMP
1 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.89%) Hyper-V
2 7 (14.89%) SRDF
2 7 (14.89%) KVM
2 7 (14.89%) NFS
2 7 (14.89%) Xen
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (6.38%) SCCM
3 2 (4.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Oracle
2 15 (31.91%) TIBCO
3 14 (29.79%) Reuters
4 11 (23.40%) VMware
5 10 (21.28%) ION Trading
6 9 (19.15%) Sybase
6 9 (19.15%) Cisco
7 8 (17.02%) IBM
7 8 (17.02%) DataSynapse
7 8 (17.02%) F5
8 7 (14.89%) Bloomberg
8 7 (14.89%) NetApp
8 7 (14.89%) EMC
8 7 (14.89%) Intel
9 4 (8.51%) Citrix
10 3 (6.38%) HP
10 3 (6.38%) Dell
11 2 (4.26%) Splunk
12 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 1 (2.13%) Informatica