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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Trading
Rank 414 356 398
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +42
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 159 222 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.60% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 180 153
Average daily rate
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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 £385
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
39338 37094 40713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.94% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24409 22472 23326
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1062 1420
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 £47.50 £45.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -

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 22 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 14 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 22 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 -55 153 £550 - 40
London -28 149 £550 - 39
City of London +23 43 £563 -2.17% 24
Scotland -25 5 £325 -13.33%
Glasgow 0 3 £425 -
Birmingham -8 3 £450 -
West Midlands -12 3 £450 -
South East -6 1 £425 -
Cambridge - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 132 (45.05%) Front Office
2 119 (40.61%) UNIX
3 115 (39.25%) Banking
4 111 (37.88%) SQL
5 107 (36.52%) Java
6 104 (35.49%) Finance
7 101 (34.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 99 (33.79%) Linux
9 96 (32.76%) Low Latency
10 86 (29.35%) Fixed Income
11 73 (24.91%) Perl
12 69 (23.55%) Investment Banking
13 63 (21.50%) Equities
13 63 (21.50%) TIBCO
14 61 (20.82%) C++
15 59 (20.14%) Rendezvous
16 58 (19.80%) Multithreading
17 57 (19.45%) Python
18 56 (19.11%) C#
19 52 (17.75%) Windows
20 49 (16.72%) Derivative
21 46 (15.70%) FIX Protocol
22 45 (15.36%) Oracle
23 44 (15.02%) Project Management
24 39 (13.31%) Reuters
25 37 (12.63%) Red Hat
25 37 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 35 (11.95%) Algorithmic Trading
26 35 (11.95%) ION Trading
27 34 (11.60%) Firewall

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (2.39%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (1.71%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (1.37%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.34%) IIS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (4.10%) MS Office
2 6 (2.05%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (6.48%) ION MarketView
2 10 (3.41%) RMDS
3 4 (1.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.34%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.60%) Firewall
2 26 (8.87%) Multicast
3 11 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.39%) LAN
4 7 (2.39%) WAN
5 6 (2.05%) VPN
5 6 (2.05%) HTTP
5 6 (2.05%) Internet
6 5 (1.71%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.37%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.37%) ATM
7 4 (1.37%) H.323
7 4 (1.37%) Extranet
7 4 (1.37%) Intranet
8 3 (1.02%) BGP
8 3 (1.02%) Network Security
9 2 (0.68%) FWSM
9 2 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.68%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.51%) KDB
3 9 (3.07%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.02%) QlikView
7 3 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.68%) MySQL
9 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (2.73%) JUnit
2 3 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (1.02%) Maven
2 3 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.02%) jMock
2 3 (1.02%) JIRA
2 3 (1.02%) Mockito
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.68%) Subversion
3 2 (0.68%) WinRunner
3 2 (0.68%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.34%) Selenium
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) TestNG
4 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
General
1 132 (45.05%) Front Office
2 115 (39.25%) Banking
3 104 (35.49%) Finance
4 69 (23.55%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.78%) Back Office
6 8 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.05%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.02%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 113 (38.57%) Developer
2 75 (25.60%) Analyst
3 58 (19.80%) Java Developer
4 35 (11.95%) Support Analyst
5 33 (11.26%) Applications Support
6 25 (8.53%) Business Analyst
7 24 (8.19%) C# Developer
8 17 (5.80%) Linux Support
9 15 (5.12%) C++ Developer
10 14 (4.78%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.44%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (3.41%) Project Manager
14 9 (3.07%) WPF Developer
15 8 (2.73%) FX Support Analyst
15 8 (2.73%) Production Support Analyst
16 6 (2.05%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 6 (2.05%) Senior Analyst
16 6 (2.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.14%) Rendezvous
2 46 (15.70%) FIX Protocol
3 27 (9.22%) WPF
4 25 (8.53%) .NET
5 15 (5.12%) Middleware
6 13 (4.44%) WinForms
7 10 (3.41%) QuickFIX
7 10 (3.41%) XML
8 8 (2.73%) Spring
8 8 (2.73%) HTML
9 7 (2.39%) JMS
9 7 (2.39%) Reactive Extensions
10 6 (2.05%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.05%) Swing
11 5 (1.71%) Spring Integration
12 4 (1.37%) Django
13 3 (1.02%) WCF
13 3 (1.02%) HTML5
14 2 (0.68%) Java SE
14 2 (0.68%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 101 (34.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 86 (29.35%) Fixed Income
3 63 (21.50%) Equities
4 49 (16.72%) Derivative
5 21 (7.17%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.44%) Credit Derivative
7 8 (2.73%) Statistics
8 6 (2.05%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.71%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.68%) Physics
12 2 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.68%) DTCC
12 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.68%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 119 (40.61%) UNIX
2 99 (33.79%) Linux
3 52 (17.75%) Windows
4 37 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.71%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.68%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.76%) Low Latency
2 58 (19.80%) Multithreading
3 44 (15.02%) Project Management
4 35 (11.95%) Algorithmic Trading
5 28 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (8.87%) E-Commerce
7 24 (8.19%) OO
8 22 (7.51%) Capacity Management
9 20 (6.83%) Change Management
10 19 (6.48%) Risk Management
11 15 (5.12%) Workflow
12 14 (4.78%) Business Analysis
12 14 (4.78%) Change Control
13 12 (4.10%) OOD
14 11 (3.75%) UML
15 9 (3.07%) PRINCE2
15 9 (3.07%) Migration
15 9 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (3.07%) Analytics
16 8 (2.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 111 (37.88%) SQL
2 107 (36.52%) Java
3 73 (24.91%) Perl
4 61 (20.82%) C++
5 57 (19.45%) Python
6 56 (19.11%) C#
7 14 (4.78%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.75%) AWK
8 11 (3.75%) C-shell
9 9 (3.07%) C
9 9 (3.07%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.07%) Scala
10 5 (1.71%) VB
10 5 (1.71%) Korn
11 3 (1.02%) Tcl
11 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.02%) VC++
11 3 (1.02%) C++/CLI
12 2 (0.68%) VBA
13 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (8.19%) Degree
2 3 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.02%) ISEB
3 2 (0.68%) HNC
3 2 (0.68%) HND
3 2 (0.68%) CCSP
3 2 (0.68%) CCNP
3 2 (0.68%) CCNA
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.34%) RHCE
4 1 (0.34%) CCDP
4 1 (0.34%) CCIE
4 1 (0.34%) MCP
4 1 (0.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.39%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) EMIR
2 4 (1.37%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 9 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (9.56%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.71%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.71%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (1.71%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) Control-M
3 1 (0.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.34%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (21.50%) TIBCO
2 45 (15.36%) Oracle
3 39 (13.31%) Reuters
4 37 (12.63%) Red Hat
5 35 (11.95%) ION Trading
6 31 (10.58%) MarketAxess
7 23 (7.85%) Bloomberg
8 22 (7.51%) Sybase
9 19 (6.48%) eSpeed
10 16 (5.46%) 29West
11 9 (3.07%) Microsoft
11 9 (3.07%) Tradeweb
12 6 (2.05%) Cisco
13 5 (1.71%) Trayport
14 4 (1.37%) Syncfusion
15 3 (1.02%) Perforce
15 3 (1.02%) DevExpress
16 2 (0.68%) Fidessa
16 2 (0.68%) Juniper
17 1 (0.34%) Remedy
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