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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 371 378 355
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing RMDS 32 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.58% 1.80% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 25
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£500 £625 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £555 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £700 £600
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
2029 2163 1892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.92% 9.09% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1314 1294 1104
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.56 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.20% -33.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.56 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.00 £84.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -2.77%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 0 15 £588 -6.00%
RMDS
England

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (63.38%) Java
2 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (43.66%) Banking
4 28 (39.44%) UNIX
5 27 (38.03%) Linux
6 23 (32.39%) TIBCO
7 22 (30.99%) Fixed Income
8 21 (29.58%) 29West
9 20 (28.17%) Front Office
10 19 (26.76%) Rendezvous
10 19 (26.76%) SQL
11 18 (25.35%) ION Trading
12 17 (23.94%) Reuters
13 16 (22.54%) Finance
13 16 (22.54%) Low Latency
13 16 (22.54%) Multithreading
13 16 (22.54%) ION MarketView
14 15 (21.13%) Bloomberg
15 14 (19.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (19.72%) Oracle
15 14 (19.72%) TDD
16 13 (18.31%) Investment Banking
17 11 (15.49%) Firewall
17 11 (15.49%) HTML
17 11 (15.49%) DevOps
18 10 (14.08%) BDD
18 10 (14.08%) Windows
18 10 (14.08%) Wireshark
19 9 (12.68%) FIX Protocol
19 9 (12.68%) Swing

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (11.27%) Confluence
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
3 2 (2.82%) Apache
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (22.54%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.41%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Firewall
2 10 (14.08%) Wireshark
3 9 (12.68%) DNS
4 5 (7.04%) Multicast
5 4 (5.63%) SAN
5 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.23%) NAS
7 2 (2.82%) FCoE
7 2 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (2.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.82%) LAN
7 2 (2.82%) WAN
7 2 (2.82%) FTP
7 2 (2.82%) HTTP
8 1 (1.41%) DHCP
8 1 (1.41%) LDAP
8 1 (1.41%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.82%) KDB
3 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.82%) HBase
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) JIRA
1 8 (11.27%) TeamCity
1 8 (11.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.82%) IntelliJ
General
1 31 (43.66%) Banking
2 20 (28.17%) Front Office
3 16 (22.54%) Finance
4 13 (18.31%) Investment Banking
5 8 (11.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.41%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (52.11%) Developer
2 30 (42.25%) Java Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Market Data Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) Senior Developer
5 10 (14.08%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Java Swing Developer
7 5 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Market Data Support Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) DevOps Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Consultant
10 2 (2.82%) Architect
10 2 (2.82%) Junior
10 2 (2.82%) Applications Support
10 2 (2.82%) Security Consultant
10 2 (2.82%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.76%) Rendezvous
2 11 (15.49%) HTML
3 9 (12.68%) Swing
3 9 (12.68%) CSS
3 9 (12.68%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (12.68%) JavaFX
3 9 (12.68%) HTML5
4 8 (11.27%) WebSockets
4 8 (11.27%) Middleware
5 7 (9.86%) RESTful
5 7 (9.86%) Web Services
6 2 (2.82%) XML
6 2 (2.82%) XSLT
6 2 (2.82%) Spring
6 2 (2.82%) Spring Integration
7 1 (1.41%) JMS
7 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.99%) Fixed Income
2 14 (19.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (9.86%) Thin Client
3 7 (9.86%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.82%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.82%) Equities
5 2 (2.82%) Derivative
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (39.44%) UNIX
2 27 (38.03%) Linux
3 10 (14.08%) Windows
4 6 (8.45%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.54%) Multithreading
2 16 (22.54%) Low Latency
3 14 (19.72%) TDD
4 11 (15.49%) DevOps
5 10 (14.08%) BDD
6 9 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
8 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.45%) Risk Management
10 5 (7.04%) Change Management
10 5 (7.04%) OO
11 4 (5.63%) Electronic Trading
12 3 (4.23%) Network Architecture
13 2 (2.82%) Investment Management
13 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
13 2 (2.82%) OOA/OOD
13 2 (2.82%) ITIL
13 2 (2.82%) OOD
13 2 (2.82%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 45 (63.38%) Java
2 19 (26.76%) SQL
3 5 (7.04%) C++
4 3 (4.23%) C#
4 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.23%) Perl
5 2 (2.82%) Python
5 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) Korn
6 1 (1.41%) C-shell
6 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) NFS
2 2 (2.82%) Xen
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.82%) SRDF
2 2 (2.82%) KVM
3 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Puppet
1 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) TIBCO
2 21 (29.58%) 29West
3 18 (25.35%) ION Trading
4 17 (23.94%) Reuters
5 15 (21.13%) Bloomberg
6 14 (19.72%) Oracle
7 6 (8.45%) Informatica
8 5 (7.04%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.63%) Sybase
10 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.23%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.23%) Juniper
10 3 (4.23%) TippingPoint
10 3 (4.23%) Tradeweb
10 3 (4.23%) VMware
10 3 (4.23%) F5
11 2 (2.82%) Tufin
11 2 (2.82%) LogLogic
11 2 (2.82%) eSpeed
11 2 (2.82%) DataSynapse