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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 447 453 345
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -108
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 164 136 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.33% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 107 179
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£600 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-36.17% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 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 4 May 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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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 +31 159 £600 +8.10% 29
England +9 159 £600 +9.09% 31
City of London +32 39 £600 - 12
Canary Wharf -4 2 £488 -
Scotland - 2 £450 - 1
Docklands, London 0 1 £575 +2.22%
County Antrim - 1 £93 -
Belfast - 1 £93 -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £93 -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 163 (51.26%) Front Office
2 124 (38.99%) Java
3 118 (37.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 118 (37.11%) Fixed Income
4 117 (36.79%) Finance
5 114 (35.85%) Banking
6 100 (31.45%) UNIX
7 96 (30.19%) Low Latency
8 82 (25.79%) Linux
9 77 (24.21%) C#
10 72 (22.64%) Equities
10 72 (22.64%) Derivative
11 71 (22.33%) Investment Banking
11 71 (22.33%) SQL
12 70 (22.01%) ION Trading
12 70 (22.01%) Multithreading
13 64 (20.13%) C++
14 62 (19.50%) ION MarketView
15 60 (18.87%) TIBCO
15 60 (18.87%) FIX Protocol
16 48 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
17 43 (13.52%) Perl
18 39 (12.26%) SQL Server
19 37 (11.64%) Python
19 37 (11.64%) TDD
20 36 (11.32%) OO
21 35 (11.01%) E-Commerce
22 33 (10.38%) Rendezvous
23 32 (10.06%) Market Making
24 30 (9.43%) Windows

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 8 (2.52%) MTS
2 2 (0.63%) Confluence
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.31%) IIS
3 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.83%) MS Office
3 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.26%) MS Project
4 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 62 (19.50%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.63%) Eikon
3 1 (0.31%) BondVision
3 1 (0.31%) RMDS
3 1 (0.31%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.81%) Firewall
2 19 (5.97%) Multicast
3 9 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.31%) HTTP
5 1 (0.31%) BGP
5 1 (0.31%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.31%) MPLS
5 1 (0.31%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.29%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.46%) KDB
4 6 (1.89%) OLAP
5 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.57%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.26%) Big Data
7 2 (0.63%) DB2
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.31%) HBase
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (4.72%) JUnit
2 10 (3.14%) Mockito
3 9 (2.83%) TestNG
4 8 (2.52%) JIRA
5 5 (1.57%) Subversion
6 4 (1.26%) Maven
7 3 (0.94%) Selenium
7 3 (0.94%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.31%) Gradle
9 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.31%) NUnit
9 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.31%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.31%) Introscope
9 1 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
General
1 163 (51.26%) Front Office
2 117 (36.79%) Finance
3 114 (35.85%) Banking
4 71 (22.33%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.77%) Back Office
6 7 (2.20%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 159 (50.00%) Developer
2 85 (26.73%) Java Developer
3 70 (22.01%) Analyst
4 40 (12.58%) C# Developer
5 37 (11.64%) Support Analyst
6 29 (9.12%) C++ Developer
7 27 (8.49%) Senior Developer
8 25 (7.86%) Project Manager
9 24 (7.55%) Business Analyst
10 21 (6.60%) Applications Support
11 17 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (4.09%) WPF Developer
13 12 (3.77%) IT Project Manager
14 10 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.14%) Applications Support Analyst
15 8 (2.52%) GUI Developer
16 6 (1.89%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 6 (1.89%) Linux Engineer
17 5 (1.57%) C# .NET Developer
17 5 (1.57%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (18.87%) FIX Protocol
2 33 (10.38%) Rendezvous
3 28 (8.81%) WPF
3 28 (8.81%) .NET
4 20 (6.29%) WinForms
5 18 (5.66%) Middleware
6 13 (4.09%) XML
7 11 (3.46%) Reactive Extensions
7 11 (3.46%) Spring
7 11 (3.46%) .NET Framework
8 10 (3.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 9 (2.83%) Guice
9 9 (2.83%) JNI
9 9 (2.83%) TIBCO EMS
9 9 (2.83%) STL
10 8 (2.52%) JMS
11 6 (1.89%) XSD
11 6 (1.89%) XSLT
11 6 (1.89%) HTML
12 5 (1.57%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 118 (37.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 118 (37.11%) Fixed Income
2 72 (22.64%) Equities
2 72 (22.64%) Derivative
3 29 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.40%) Equity Derivative
6 10 (3.14%) Eurex
7 9 (2.83%) Open Source
7 9 (2.83%) Mathematics
8 7 (2.20%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.20%) Credit Derivative
8 7 (2.20%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.89%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.26%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.94%) User Experience
11 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.94%) Grid Computing
12 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 100 (31.45%) UNIX
2 82 (25.79%) Linux
3 30 (9.43%) Windows
4 12 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (30.19%) Low Latency
2 70 (22.01%) Multithreading
3 48 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (11.64%) TDD
5 36 (11.32%) OO
6 35 (11.01%) E-Commerce
7 32 (10.06%) Market Making
8 29 (9.12%) Project Management
8 29 (9.12%) Algorithmic Trading
9 23 (7.23%) OOD
10 20 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (5.66%) Scrum
11 18 (5.66%) Risk Management
12 17 (5.35%) Business Analysis
12 17 (5.35%) Analytics
13 16 (5.03%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 16 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (4.40%) Workflow
14 14 (4.40%) Capacity Management
15 13 (4.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 124 (38.99%) Java
2 77 (24.21%) C#
3 71 (22.33%) SQL
4 64 (20.13%) C++
5 43 (13.52%) Perl
6 37 (11.64%) Python
7 14 (4.40%) Shell Script
8 12 (3.77%) VB
9 11 (3.46%) C
9 11 (3.46%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.89%) PHP
11 5 (1.57%) VBA
12 4 (1.26%) VBScript
12 4 (1.26%) AWK
12 4 (1.26%) C-shell
13 3 (0.94%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.63%) Korn
15 1 (0.31%) Groovy
15 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (6.29%) Degree
2 3 (0.94%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.63%) ISEB
3 2 (0.63%) PMP
4 1 (0.31%) CCIE
4 1 (0.31%) CCNP
4 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.31%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.52%) QA
2 6 (1.89%) MiFID
3 1 (0.31%) EMIR
3 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (4.40%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.31%) Nagios
2 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 70 (22.01%) ION Trading
2 60 (18.87%) TIBCO
3 24 (7.55%) Sybase
3 24 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 18 (5.66%) Reuters
5 17 (5.35%) Bloomberg
6 15 (4.72%) Oracle
7 13 (4.09%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.77%) Tradeweb
9 11 (3.46%) Syncfusion
9 11 (3.46%) MarketAxess
10 10 (3.14%) eSpeed
11 8 (2.52%) Currenex
12 7 (2.20%) Citrix
13 5 (1.57%) Splunk
13 5 (1.57%) Solace
13 5 (1.57%) Fidessa
14 2 (0.63%) Radianz
14 2 (0.63%) BT
14 2 (0.63%) SunGard
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago