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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 379 373 345
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -28
Contract jobs citing RMDS 41 61 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.79% 2.79% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 38
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£625 £625 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £555 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £550
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
2292 2188 2573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.36% 8.71% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1360 1507
Average daily rate £460 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 14
Average hourly rate £29.41 £17.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.00% -33.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £21.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.25 £32.35 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £17.60 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+79.02% -45.86%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +15 12 £625 - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
RMDS
England

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 87 (88.78%) Java
2 56 (57.14%) Front Office
3 54 (55.10%) Linux
4 52 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (51.02%) Banking
5 50 (51.02%) 29West
6 44 (44.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 44 (44.90%) SQL
7 41 (41.84%) Oracle
8 37 (37.76%) Low Latency
9 33 (33.67%) UNIX
10 27 (27.55%) TIBCO
10 27 (27.55%) Risk Management
11 26 (26.53%) Solaris
11 26 (26.53%) E-Commerce
12 25 (25.51%) Finance
12 25 (25.51%) Multithreading
13 24 (24.49%) Rendezvous
14 23 (23.47%) Fixed Income
15 22 (22.45%) Reuters
16 21 (21.43%) Oracle Coherence
17 20 (20.41%) ION Trading
18 18 (18.37%) ION MarketView
19 17 (17.35%) Investment Banking
20 14 (14.29%) TDD
21 13 (13.27%) DevOps
22 11 (11.22%) BDD
22 11 (11.22%) Bloomberg
22 11 (11.22%) HTML
23 10 (10.20%) SQL Server

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 21 (21.43%) Oracle Coherence
2 8 (8.16%) Confluence
3 3 (3.06%) IIS
3 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.06%) Apache
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (18.37%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.02%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (1.02%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.02%) FLEXCUBE
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) Firewall
1 9 (9.18%) DNS
2 4 (4.08%) FTP
3 3 (3.06%) FCoE
3 3 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (3.06%) Multicast
3 3 (3.06%) NAS
3 3 (3.06%) LAN
3 3 (3.06%) WAN
3 3 (3.06%) HTTP
3 3 (3.06%) SAN
4 2 (2.04%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.02%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.10%) KDB
4 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.06%) HBase
4 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.04%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 10 (10.20%) JIRA
2 8 (8.16%) TeamCity
2 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.14%) JUnit
4 4 (4.08%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.04%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.04%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (57.14%) Front Office
2 50 (51.02%) Banking
3 25 (25.51%) Finance
4 17 (17.35%) Investment Banking
5 9 (9.18%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.06%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.04%) Back Office
7 2 (2.04%) International Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (1.02%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (46.94%) Developer
2 39 (39.80%) Java Developer
3 19 (19.39%) Development Manager
4 10 (10.20%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Senior Manager
5 8 (8.16%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Senior Development Manager
6 6 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Lead Java Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Lead Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (4.08%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.08%) Junior Data Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Market Data Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Market Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.49%) Rendezvous
2 11 (11.22%) HTML
3 9 (9.18%) Middleware
4 8 (8.16%) HTML5
5 7 (7.14%) WebSockets
5 7 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (6.12%) CSS
6 6 (6.12%) Swing
6 6 (6.12%) JavaFX
7 4 (4.08%) Spring
7 4 (4.08%) Web Services
7 4 (4.08%) RESTful
8 3 (3.06%) Spring Integration
8 3 (3.06%) XML
8 3 (3.06%) XSLT
9 2 (2.04%) Apache Flex
9 2 (2.04%) JMX
9 2 (2.04%) REST
10 1 (1.02%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (44.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 23 (23.47%) Fixed Income
3 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.10%) Derivative
4 5 (5.10%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (4.08%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.08%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.08%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.04%) Equities
6 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 54 (55.10%) Linux
2 33 (33.67%) UNIX
3 26 (26.53%) Solaris
4 7 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (37.76%) Low Latency
3 27 (27.55%) Risk Management
4 26 (26.53%) E-Commerce
5 25 (25.51%) Multithreading
6 14 (14.29%) TDD
7 13 (13.27%) DevOps
8 11 (11.22%) BDD
9 10 (10.20%) Automated Testing
9 10 (10.20%) Software Engineering
9 10 (10.20%) Electronic Trading
10 9 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.16%) Algorithmic Trading
12 7 (7.14%) Integration Testing
12 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (6.12%) OO
14 5 (5.10%) Change Management
15 4 (4.08%) Knowledge Management
15 4 (4.08%) OOA/OOD
15 4 (4.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 87 (88.78%) Java
2 44 (44.90%) SQL
3 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.06%) Perl
3 3 (3.06%) C++
3 3 (3.06%) Python
4 2 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (1.02%) C-shell
5 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.02%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) SRDF
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (3.06%) NFS
2 2 (2.04%) Xen
2 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.04%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) Salt
1 1 (1.02%) Puppet
1 1 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (51.02%) 29West
2 41 (41.84%) Oracle
3 27 (27.55%) TIBCO
4 22 (22.45%) Reuters
5 20 (20.41%) ION Trading
6 11 (11.22%) Bloomberg
7 7 (7.14%) MarketAxess
8 6 (6.12%) Informatica
9 3 (3.06%) Sybase
9 3 (3.06%) Cisco
9 3 (3.06%) IBM
9 3 (3.06%) EMC
9 3 (3.06%) Intel
9 3 (3.06%) NetApp
9 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.06%) DataSynapse
10 2 (2.04%) VMware
11 1 (1.02%) SaltStack
11 1 (1.02%) Splunk
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