The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Trading
Rank 423 351 378
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +27
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 160 233 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.64% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 191 167
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£550 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 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 11 July 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
England -58 155 £550 - 61
London -48 150 £550 - 60
City of London +20 39 £575 - 37
Scotland -22 4 £325 -13.33%
Glasgow 0 3 £425 +21.42%
Birmingham -8 3 £450 -
West Midlands -15 3 £450 -
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 130 (44.67%) Front Office
2 122 (41.92%) UNIX
3 116 (39.86%) Banking
4 109 (37.46%) SQL
5 108 (37.11%) Finance
6 103 (35.40%) Java
7 102 (35.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 98 (33.68%) Linux
9 96 (32.99%) Low Latency
10 87 (29.90%) Fixed Income
11 72 (24.74%) Perl
11 72 (24.74%) Investment Banking
12 66 (22.68%) Equities
13 62 (21.31%) TIBCO
14 58 (19.93%) Rendezvous
15 57 (19.59%) C++
15 57 (19.59%) Python
16 55 (18.90%) Multithreading
17 52 (17.87%) C#
18 51 (17.53%) Derivative
19 49 (16.84%) Windows
20 46 (15.81%) FIX Protocol
21 45 (15.46%) Project Management
22 44 (15.12%) Oracle
23 39 (13.40%) ION Trading
24 37 (12.71%) Red Hat
24 37 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 36 (12.37%) Reuters
26 35 (12.03%) Algorithmic Trading
27 34 (11.68%) Firewall

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (2.41%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (1.03%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) IIS
4 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (3.78%) MS Office
2 5 (1.72%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.03%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (7.56%) ION MarketView
2 10 (3.44%) RMDS
3 4 (1.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.34%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.68%) Firewall
2 26 (8.93%) Multicast
3 11 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.41%) LAN
4 7 (2.41%) WAN
5 6 (2.06%) VPN
5 6 (2.06%) Internet
6 5 (1.72%) HTTP
7 4 (1.37%) Intranet
7 4 (1.37%) Extranet
7 4 (1.37%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.37%) ATM
7 4 (1.37%) H.323
7 4 (1.37%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.03%) BGP
8 3 (1.03%) Network Security
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.69%) FWSM
9 2 (0.69%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.56%) KDB
3 10 (3.44%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.03%) QlikView
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) MySQL
7 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (2.41%) JUnit
2 3 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.03%) Maven
2 3 (1.03%) jMock
2 3 (1.03%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.69%) WinRunner
3 2 (0.69%) Mockito
3 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.69%) JIRA
3 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.69%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.34%) Selenium
4 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 130 (44.67%) Front Office
2 116 (39.86%) Banking
3 108 (37.11%) Finance
4 72 (24.74%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.12%) Back Office
6 8 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.03%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 109 (37.46%) Developer
2 75 (25.77%) Analyst
3 57 (19.59%) Java Developer
4 35 (12.03%) Support Analyst
5 34 (11.68%) Applications Support
6 24 (8.25%) Business Analyst
7 22 (7.56%) C# Developer
8 17 (5.84%) Linux Support
9 14 (4.81%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
10 12 (4.12%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.12%) C++ Developer
11 10 (3.44%) Senior Java Developer
11 10 (3.44%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.44%) WPF Developer
12 8 (2.75%) Production Support Analyst
12 8 (2.75%) FX Support Analyst
13 7 (2.41%) Architect
14 6 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
15 5 (1.72%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.93%) Rendezvous
2 46 (15.81%) FIX Protocol
3 26 (8.93%) WPF
4 25 (8.59%) .NET
5 16 (5.50%) Middleware
6 12 (4.12%) WinForms
7 11 (3.78%) QuickFIX
8 10 (3.44%) XML
9 9 (3.09%) HTML
10 7 (2.41%) JMS
10 7 (2.41%) Spring
10 7 (2.41%) Reactive Extensions
11 6 (2.06%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.06%) Swing
12 4 (1.37%) Spring Integration
13 3 (1.03%) HTML5
13 3 (1.03%) Django
13 3 (1.03%) Flash
13 3 (1.03%) WCF
14 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 102 (35.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 87 (29.90%) Fixed Income
3 66 (22.68%) Equities
4 51 (17.53%) Derivative
5 21 (7.22%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.47%) Credit Derivative
7 8 (2.75%) Statistics
8 5 (1.72%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.72%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.03%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.03%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.69%) DTCC
11 2 (0.69%) Physics
11 2 (0.69%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 122 (41.92%) UNIX
2 98 (33.68%) Linux
3 49 (16.84%) Windows
4 37 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.72%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.69%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.99%) Low Latency
2 55 (18.90%) Multithreading
3 45 (15.46%) Project Management
4 35 (12.03%) Algorithmic Trading
5 26 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (8.59%) E-Commerce
7 23 (7.90%) OO
8 22 (7.56%) Capacity Management
9 20 (6.87%) Change Management
10 18 (6.19%) Risk Management
11 16 (5.50%) Workflow
12 15 (5.15%) Business Analysis
13 13 (4.47%) Change Control
14 12 (4.12%) OOD
14 12 (4.12%) UML
15 10 (3.44%) Migration
16 9 (3.09%) Analytics
16 9 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (2.75%) PRINCE2
18 7 (2.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 109 (37.46%) SQL
2 103 (35.40%) Java
3 72 (24.74%) Perl
4 57 (19.59%) C++
4 57 (19.59%) Python
5 52 (17.87%) C#
6 15 (5.15%) Shell Script
7 11 (3.78%) AWK
7 11 (3.78%) C-shell
8 10 (3.44%) Scala
9 9 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.09%) C
10 5 (1.72%) VB
11 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.03%) Tcl
12 2 (0.69%) VBA
12 2 (0.69%) VC++
12 2 (0.69%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.34%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (8.25%) Degree
2 3 (1.03%) ISEB
2 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.69%) HNC
3 2 (0.69%) HND
3 2 (0.69%) CCSP
3 2 (0.69%) CCNP
3 2 (0.69%) CCNA
4 1 (0.34%) CCDP
4 1 (0.34%) MCSE
4 1 (0.34%) CCIE
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.34%) RHCE
4 1 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.09%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) EMIR
2 4 (1.37%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (8.93%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.37%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (1.37%) Nagios
3 3 (1.03%) Control-M
4 1 (0.34%) SCCM
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (21.31%) TIBCO
2 44 (15.12%) Oracle
3 39 (13.40%) ION Trading
4 37 (12.71%) Red Hat
5 36 (12.37%) Reuters
6 27 (9.28%) MarketAxess
7 23 (7.90%) Bloomberg
8 22 (7.56%) Sybase
9 19 (6.53%) eSpeed
10 15 (5.15%) 29West
11 10 (3.44%) Tradeweb
12 9 (3.09%) Microsoft
13 6 (2.06%) Cisco
14 4 (1.37%) Syncfusion
15 3 (1.03%) DevExpress
15 3 (1.03%) Adobe
16 2 (0.69%) Fidessa
16 2 (0.69%) Juniper
16 2 (0.69%) Perforce
17 1 (0.34%) Caplin
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