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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Trading (eTrading)
Rank 492 484 347
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -137
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 159 171 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.36% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 140 248
Median daily rate £603 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +8.82%
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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 11 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 25 August 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 -18 159 £603 +0.41% 60
London -26 153 £625 +4.16% 59
City of London +31 34 £565 +2.72% 24
East Midlands 0 3 £425 -8.10%
Nottinghamshire -3 3 £425 -8.10%
Nottingham -12 3 £425 -8.10%
West Midlands - 2 £278 -
Birmingham - 2 £278 -
North West - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 179 (53.59%) Front Office
2 178 (53.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 142 (42.51%) C#
4 121 (36.23%) Low Latency
5 116 (34.73%) Banking
6 108 (32.34%) Java
7 106 (31.74%) Multithreading
8 95 (28.44%) Finance
9 85 (25.45%) FIX Protocol
10 81 (24.25%) Fixed Income
11 78 (23.35%) Linux
12 77 (23.05%) Algorithmic Trading
13 74 (22.16%) WPF
13 74 (22.16%) SQL
14 72 (21.56%) C++
15 70 (20.96%) .NET
16 68 (20.36%) Unix
17 67 (20.06%) Investment Banking
18 65 (19.46%) TIBCO
19 64 (19.16%) SQL Server
19 64 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
20 63 (18.86%) Oracle
20 63 (18.86%) Python
21 57 (17.07%) Rendezvous
22 55 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
23 48 (14.37%) ION Trading
24 47 (14.07%) Equities
25 43 (12.87%) Market Making
26 42 (12.57%) Risk Management
27 39 (11.68%) 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 9 (2.69%) Confluence
2 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.30%) Apache
5 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 35 (10.48%) RMDS
2 29 (8.68%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.90%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.30%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.59%) Firewall
2 19 (5.69%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.29%) Multicast
4 5 (1.50%) VPN
5 3 (0.90%) BGP
5 3 (0.90%) SAN
5 3 (0.90%) SSL
5 3 (0.90%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.60%) Internet
6 2 (0.60%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.60%) LDAP
6 2 (0.60%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.60%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.30%) DHCP
7 1 (0.30%) FTP
7 1 (0.30%) LAN
7 1 (0.30%) MPLS
7 1 (0.30%) RIP
7 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (19.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.49%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.29%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.50%) KDB
5 3 (0.90%) Big Data
5 3 (0.90%) DB2
5 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.90%) HBase
5 3 (0.90%) Impala
5 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 29 (8.68%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.19%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.59%) TeamCity
4 21 (6.29%) NUnit
5 20 (5.99%) Subversion
5 20 (5.99%) Visual Studio
6 14 (4.19%) JIRA
6 14 (4.19%) Maven
7 9 (2.69%) Gradle
7 9 (2.69%) Selenium
8 8 (2.40%) JUnit
9 7 (2.10%) Grunt
9 7 (2.10%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.80%) Ant
10 6 (1.80%) Bower
10 6 (1.80%) Hudson
11 5 (1.50%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.50%) Mockito
12 4 (1.20%) MSBuild
12 4 (1.20%) NuGet
General
1 179 (53.59%) Front Office
2 116 (34.73%) Banking
3 95 (28.44%) Finance
4 67 (20.06%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.29%) Back Office
6 8 (2.40%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.50%) Legal
8 3 (0.90%) French Language
8 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 195 (58.38%) Developer
2 103 (30.84%) C# Developer
3 61 (18.26%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 58 (17.37%) Java Developer
5 48 (14.37%) Analyst
6 40 (11.98%) C++ Developer
7 32 (9.58%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
8 26 (7.78%) Applications Support
8 26 (7.78%) Electronic Trading Support
9 25 (7.49%) C++/C# Developer
10 24 (7.19%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
11 23 (6.89%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
12 22 (6.59%) Support Analyst
13 21 (6.29%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 21 (6.29%) WPF Developer
14 20 (5.99%) C# WPF Developer
15 18 (5.39%) Front Office Developer
16 17 (5.09%) Low Latency C++ Developer
17 15 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
17 15 (4.49%) C# GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (25.45%) FIX Protocol
2 74 (22.16%) WPF
3 70 (20.96%) .NET
4 57 (17.07%) Rendezvous
5 39 (11.68%) WinForms
6 38 (11.38%) HTML
7 31 (9.28%) HTML5
8 29 (8.68%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.49%) CSS
10 14 (4.19%) Middleware
10 14 (4.19%) Reactive Extensions
10 14 (4.19%) Ultra Messaging
11 13 (3.89%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (3.59%) jQuery
12 12 (3.59%) Node.js
13 11 (3.29%) CSS3
14 10 (2.99%) .NET Framework
15 9 (2.69%) Sass
15 9 (2.69%) Spring
15 9 (2.69%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 178 (53.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 81 (24.25%) Fixed Income
3 64 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (14.07%) Equities
5 33 (9.88%) User Experience
6 22 (6.59%) Derivative
7 14 (4.19%) Computer Science
8 12 (3.59%) Algorithms
9 10 (2.99%) Fintech
10 9 (2.69%) Data Structures
11 8 (2.40%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.80%) Inversion of Control
12 6 (1.80%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.80%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.80%) Visualisation
13 5 (1.50%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.50%) SCADA
14 4 (1.20%) TWAP
14 4 (1.20%) Virtual Team
14 4 (1.20%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 78 (23.35%) Linux
2 68 (20.36%) Unix
3 29 (8.68%) Windows
4 11 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.10%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.90%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (36.23%) Low Latency
2 106 (31.74%) Multithreading
3 77 (23.05%) Algorithmic Trading
4 55 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (12.87%) Market Making
6 42 (12.57%) Risk Management
7 34 (10.18%) MVVM
8 31 (9.28%) OO
9 29 (8.68%) E-Commerce
10 28 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (8.38%) Performance Optimisation
11 21 (6.29%) DevOps
12 20 (5.99%) TDD
13 19 (5.69%) Software Engineering
14 16 (4.79%) High Availability
15 15 (4.49%) Data Management
15 15 (4.49%) Migration
16 14 (4.19%) Project Management
16 14 (4.19%) SDLC
16 14 (4.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 142 (42.51%) C#
2 108 (32.34%) Java
3 74 (22.16%) SQL
4 72 (21.56%) C++
5 63 (18.86%) Python
6 31 (9.28%) JavaScript
7 22 (6.59%) Perl
8 14 (4.19%) XAML
9 12 (3.59%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.99%) Ruby
11 9 (2.69%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.50%) Scala
14 3 (0.90%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.90%) PHP
15 2 (0.60%) ES6
15 2 (0.60%) VBA
16 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.30%) R
16 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (5.69%) Degree
2 2 (0.60%) RHCE
3 1 (0.30%) CCIE
3 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.79%) QA
2 10 (2.99%) MiFID
3 3 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.30%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (2.10%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) NFS
2 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.19%) Puppet
2 8 (2.40%) Ansible
2 8 (2.40%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.20%) Icinga
4 4 (1.20%) logstash
4 4 (1.20%) Nagios
5 3 (0.90%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.90%) Oozie
6 2 (0.60%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.60%) yum
7 1 (0.30%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 65 (19.46%) TIBCO
2 63 (18.86%) Oracle
3 48 (14.37%) ION Trading
4 29 (8.68%) Reuters
5 22 (6.59%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.59%) Informatica
6 12 (3.59%) Syncfusion
7 11 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.29%) Splunk
8 10 (2.99%) Atlassian
9 9 (2.69%) FXall
10 8 (2.40%) Currenex
10 8 (2.40%) Sun
11 7 (2.10%) DevExpress
12 6 (1.80%) Bloomberg
12 6 (1.80%) Calypso
12 6 (1.80%) Murex
13 5 (1.50%) Radianz
13 5 (1.50%) Solace
14 4 (1.20%) Infragistics
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