The table below looks at the statistics for Electronic Trading skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Trading (eTrading)
Rank 488 466 352
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -114
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 156 181 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.40% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 152 230
Median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £456 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +7.35%
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 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
44752 45442 41756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.70% 79.80% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29560 29386 25936
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1183 1176
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Electronic Trading as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -46 156 £625 +4.16% 36
London -28 153 £625 +4.16% 33
City of London +17 24 £575 +4.54% 13
Docklands, London +15 3 £650 -
East Midlands +3 3 £425 -8.10% 3
Nottinghamshire +2 3 £425 -8.10% 3
Nottingham -1 3 £425 -8.10% 3

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Electronic Trading.

1 223 (54.66%) Front Office
2 221 (54.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 182 (44.61%) C#
4 150 (36.76%) Low Latency
5 144 (35.29%) Multithreading
5 144 (35.29%) Java
6 131 (32.11%) Banking
7 126 (30.88%) Finance
8 108 (26.47%) C++
9 101 (24.75%) Fixed Income
10 100 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
11 99 (24.26%) Unix
12 98 (24.02%) Linux
13 97 (23.77%) WPF
14 96 (23.53%) SQL
15 94 (23.04%) FIX Protocol
16 90 (22.06%) Investment Banking
17 77 (18.87%) .NET
18 72 (17.65%) TIBCO
19 70 (17.16%) Python
20 68 (16.67%) Equities
21 66 (16.18%) Oracle
21 66 (16.18%) SQL Server
22 63 (15.44%) Rendezvous
22 63 (15.44%) ION Trading
23 61 (14.95%) Risk Management
24 59 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
25 58 (14.22%) Algorithmic Trading
26 47 (11.52%) Market Making
27 45 (11.03%) WinForms

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills 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 11 (2.70%) Confluence
2 6 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (0.98%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.74%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.25%) GemFire
5 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 38 (9.31%) RMDS
2 37 (9.07%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.74%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.25%) Eikon
4 1 (0.25%) Global One
4 1 (0.25%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.62%) Firewall
2 22 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.92%) Multicast
4 7 (1.72%) VPN
5 4 (0.98%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.74%) BGP
6 3 (0.74%) SAN
6 3 (0.74%) SSL
7 2 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.49%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.49%) LDAP
7 2 (0.49%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.49%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.25%) DHCP
8 1 (0.25%) DNS
8 1 (0.25%) FTP
8 1 (0.25%) LAN
8 1 (0.25%) RIP
8 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.68%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.47%) KDB
5 5 (1.23%) DB2
6 3 (0.74%) Big Data
6 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.74%) HBase
6 3 (0.74%) Impala
6 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.74%) OLAP
7 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.49%) Tick Data
8 1 (0.25%) HSQLDB
8 1 (0.25%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (7.35%) Git (software)
1 30 (7.35%) NUnit
1 30 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.37%) Jenkins
3 23 (5.64%) TeamCity
4 21 (5.15%) Subversion
5 16 (3.92%) JIRA
6 13 (3.19%) Maven
7 9 (2.21%) Gradle
7 9 (2.21%) Selenium
8 7 (1.72%) JUnit
9 6 (1.47%) Ant
9 6 (1.47%) Grunt
9 6 (1.47%) Hudson
9 6 (1.47%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.23%) Bower
10 5 (1.23%) Mocha
10 5 (1.23%) Mockito
10 5 (1.23%) Moq
10 5 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 223 (54.66%) Front Office
2 131 (32.11%) Banking
3 126 (30.88%) Finance
4 90 (22.06%) Investment Banking
5 24 (5.88%) Back Office
6 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.23%) Legal
6 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.74%) French Language
Job Titles
1 235 (57.60%) Developer
2 112 (27.45%) C# Developer
3 77 (18.87%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 76 (18.63%) Java Developer
5 56 (13.73%) Analyst
6 54 (13.24%) C++ Developer
7 38 (9.31%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
8 33 (8.09%) Applications Support
9 32 (7.84%) Front Office Developer
10 28 (6.86%) WPF Developer
11 27 (6.62%) C# WPF Developer
12 26 (6.37%) Business Analyst
13 24 (5.88%) C++/C# Developer
13 24 (5.88%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 22 (5.39%) Electronic Trading Support
14 22 (5.39%) Support Analyst
15 21 (5.15%) .NET Developer
15 21 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (5.15%) Senior Developer
16 18 (4.41%) C# GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (23.77%) WPF
2 94 (23.04%) FIX Protocol
3 77 (18.87%) .NET
4 63 (15.44%) Rendezvous
5 45 (11.03%) WinForms
6 36 (8.82%) HTML
7 30 (7.35%) HTML5
8 19 (4.66%) Reactive Extensions
9 18 (4.41%) AngularJS
10 17 (4.17%) Middleware
11 16 (3.92%) XML
12 14 (3.43%) .NET Framework
12 14 (3.43%) KnockoutJS
13 13 (3.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 13 (3.19%) CSS
13 13 (3.19%) jQuery
13 13 (3.19%) STL
14 12 (2.94%) Ultra Messaging
15 10 (2.45%) CSS3
16 9 (2.21%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 221 (54.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 101 (24.75%) Fixed Income
3 100 (24.51%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (16.67%) Equities
5 37 (9.07%) User Experience
6 25 (6.13%) Derivative
7 23 (5.64%) Computer Science
8 15 (3.68%) N-Tier
9 11 (2.70%) Fintech
10 9 (2.21%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.21%) Data Structures
10 9 (2.21%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
11 8 (1.96%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.72%) Visualisation
13 6 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (1.23%) Eurex
15 4 (0.98%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.98%) Physics
15 4 (0.98%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 99 (24.26%) Unix
2 98 (24.02%) Linux
3 29 (7.11%) Windows
4 15 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.47%) Solaris
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (36.76%) Low Latency
2 144 (35.29%) Multithreading
3 61 (14.95%) Risk Management
4 59 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (14.22%) Algorithmic Trading
6 47 (11.52%) Market Making
7 44 (10.78%) MVVM
8 40 (9.80%) OO
9 37 (9.07%) E-Commerce
10 34 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (7.35%) Performance Optimisation
11 30 (7.35%) SDLC
12 26 (6.37%) TDD
13 24 (5.88%) Software Engineering
14 23 (5.64%) DevOps
15 20 (4.90%) OOD
16 19 (4.66%) High Availability
16 19 (4.66%) Migration
16 19 (4.66%) Project Management
16 19 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (44.61%) C#
2 144 (35.29%) Java
3 108 (26.47%) C++
4 96 (23.53%) SQL
5 70 (17.16%) Python
6 33 (8.09%) Perl
7 21 (5.15%) XAML
8 20 (4.90%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.92%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.45%) Ruby
11 9 (2.21%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.47%) PHP
13 5 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.23%) Scala
14 4 (0.98%) VB
15 3 (0.74%) C
15 3 (0.74%) VBA
16 2 (0.49%) ES6
17 1 (0.25%) Clojure
17 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (5.39%) Degree
2 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.49%) RHCE
4 1 (0.25%) CCIE
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.90%) QA
2 13 (3.19%) MiFID
3 3 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.74%) EMIR
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.47%) Docker
2 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.49%) NFS
2 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (3.68%) Puppet
2 14 (3.43%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (1.96%) Ansible
4 7 (1.72%) Nagios
5 6 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.98%) Icinga
6 4 (0.98%) logstash
7 3 (0.74%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.74%) Oozie
8 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.49%) yum
9 1 (0.25%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 72 (17.65%) TIBCO
2 66 (16.18%) Oracle
3 63 (15.44%) ION Trading
4 36 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 35 (8.58%) Reuters
6 15 (3.68%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.19%) Splunk
8 12 (2.94%) Informatica
9 11 (2.70%) Syncfusion
10 10 (2.45%) Atlassian
11 9 (2.21%) Sybase
12 8 (1.96%) Fidessa
13 6 (1.47%) Calypso
13 6 (1.47%) Currenex
13 6 (1.47%) DevExpress
13 6 (1.47%) MarketAxess
13 6 (1.47%) Murex
13 6 (1.47%) Solace
14 5 (1.23%) Bloomberg
14 5 (1.23%) Radianz
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