The table below looks at the statistics for Electronic Trading skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 482 434 338
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -96
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 131 162 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.31% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.40% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 126 196
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£550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £425 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £663 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Electronic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Electronic Trading within the UK.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Electronic Trading
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading within the UK.

Electronic Trading Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Electronic Trading
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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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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
London -31 130 £550 - 32
England -58 130 £550 - 36
City of London -15 32 £525 -12.50% 10
Edinburgh +2 1 £450 +100.00%
Scotland +1 1 £450 +38.46% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Electronic Trading 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 Electronic Trading.

1 158 (54.11%) Front Office
2 123 (42.12%) Finance
3 108 (36.99%) Java
4 107 (36.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 106 (36.30%) UNIX
6 104 (35.62%) Banking
7 98 (33.56%) Linux
7 98 (33.56%) SQL
7 98 (33.56%) Low Latency
8 96 (32.88%) Equities
9 92 (31.51%) Fixed Income
10 77 (26.37%) FIX Protocol
11 76 (26.03%) Multithreading
12 73 (25.00%) C#
13 64 (21.92%) Investment Banking
14 61 (20.89%) Derivative
15 58 (19.86%) C++
16 55 (18.84%) Perl
17 48 (16.44%) ION Trading
18 47 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
18 47 (16.10%) ION MarketView
19 45 (15.41%) Python
20 43 (14.73%) TIBCO
21 38 (13.01%) SQL Server
22 37 (12.67%) Firewall
22 37 (12.67%) Relational Database
23 36 (12.33%) SDLC
23 36 (12.33%) Sybase
24 34 (11.64%) Rendezvous
25 33 (11.30%) Agile Software Development

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Electronic Trading 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 Electronic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.40%) MTS
2 2 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.34%) Apache
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.08%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) MS Project
4 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 47 (16.10%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.68%) Eikon
3 1 (0.34%) RMDS
3 1 (0.34%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.34%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.67%) Firewall
2 26 (8.90%) Multicast
3 12 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.74%) VPN
5 2 (0.68%) LAN
5 2 (0.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.34%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (0.34%) MPLS
6 1 (0.34%) OSPF
6 1 (0.34%) BGP
6 1 (0.34%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.34%) RSVP
6 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.34%) VPLS
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.34%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 37 (12.67%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.82%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.71%) OLAP
5 5 (1.71%) KDB
6 4 (1.37%) Big Data
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) HBase
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (1.71%) JUnit
2 4 (1.37%) JIRA
3 3 (1.03%) Maven
3 3 (1.03%) Selenium
4 2 (0.68%) Subversion
4 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.34%) Introscope
5 1 (0.34%) NUnit
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.34%) Mockito
5 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.34%) Gradle
General
1 158 (54.11%) Front Office
2 123 (42.12%) Finance
3 104 (35.62%) Banking
4 64 (21.92%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.77%) Back Office
6 9 (3.08%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (43.15%) Developer
2 67 (22.95%) Analyst
3 64 (21.92%) Java Developer
4 34 (11.64%) C# Developer
5 30 (10.27%) Support Analyst
6 25 (8.56%) C++ Developer
7 24 (8.22%) Applications Support
8 19 (6.51%) Senior Developer
9 18 (6.16%) Business Analyst
10 16 (5.48%) Project Manager
11 15 (5.14%) Analyst Programmer
11 15 (5.14%) Programmer
12 14 (4.79%) Java Analyst Programmer
12 14 (4.79%) Java Programmer
13 13 (4.45%) Senior Java Developer
13 13 (4.45%) Applications Support Analyst
13 13 (4.45%) WPF Developer
14 7 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (2.40%) Linux Engineer
15 6 (2.05%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (26.37%) FIX Protocol
2 34 (11.64%) Rendezvous
3 29 (9.93%) WPF
4 25 (8.56%) .NET
5 17 (5.82%) WinForms
6 14 (4.79%) XML
6 14 (4.79%) Middleware
7 11 (3.77%) Reactive Extensions
7 11 (3.77%) Spring
8 9 (3.08%) JNI
8 9 (3.08%) .NET Framework
8 9 (3.08%) TIBCO EMS
9 7 (2.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (2.05%) JMS
10 6 (2.05%) STL
11 5 (1.71%) SOAP
11 5 (1.71%) XSD
11 5 (1.71%) XSLT
12 4 (1.37%) Ultra Messaging
13 3 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 107 (36.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 96 (32.88%) Equities
3 92 (31.51%) Fixed Income
4 61 (20.89%) Derivative
5 47 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (7.88%) Computer Science
7 12 (4.11%) Eurex
8 10 (3.42%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (3.08%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.71%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.71%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (1.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 3 (1.03%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
13 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 106 (36.30%) UNIX
2 98 (33.56%) Linux
3 33 (11.30%) Windows
4 17 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.56%) Low Latency
2 76 (26.03%) Multithreading
3 36 (12.33%) SDLC
4 33 (11.30%) OO
4 33 (11.30%) Project Management
4 33 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (10.96%) Risk Management
6 29 (9.93%) Algorithmic Trading
7 28 (9.59%) E-Commerce
8 24 (8.22%) Market Making
9 22 (7.53%) OOD
10 20 (6.85%) Capacity Management
11 19 (6.51%) Change Management
12 17 (5.82%) TDD
12 17 (5.82%) Analytics
13 14 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (4.11%) MVVM
15 11 (3.77%) Scrum
15 11 (3.77%) Business Analysis
16 10 (3.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 108 (36.99%) Java
2 98 (33.56%) SQL
3 73 (25.00%) C#
4 58 (19.86%) C++
5 55 (18.84%) Perl
6 45 (15.41%) Python
7 16 (5.48%) VB
7 16 (5.48%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.77%) C
9 10 (3.42%) PHP
10 9 (3.08%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.05%) VBA
12 4 (1.37%) AWK
12 4 (1.37%) VBScript
12 4 (1.37%) C-shell
13 3 (1.03%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.68%) Korn
15 1 (0.34%) Groovy
15 1 (0.34%) Scala
15 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (6.85%) Degree
2 4 (1.37%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.03%) PMP
4 1 (0.34%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.34%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.34%) CCNP
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.40%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) MiFID
3 1 (0.34%) EMIR
3 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 10 (3.42%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 48 (16.44%) ION Trading
2 43 (14.73%) TIBCO
3 36 (12.33%) Sybase
4 27 (9.25%) Microsoft
5 18 (6.16%) Reuters
5 18 (6.16%) Red Hat
6 17 (5.82%) eSpeed
7 16 (5.48%) Oracle
7 16 (5.48%) MarketAxess
8 14 (4.79%) Bloomberg
9 12 (4.11%) Currenex
10 10 (3.42%) Tradeweb
11 9 (3.08%) Citrix
12 5 (1.71%) Splunk
13 3 (1.03%) Syncfusion
13 3 (1.03%) DevExpress
14 2 (0.68%) Altiris
14 2 (0.68%) FFastFill
14 2 (0.68%) Business Objects
14 2 (0.68%) Radianz
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £850.00 - £935.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago