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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Trading (eTrading)
Rank 479 431 354
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -77
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 164 206 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.37% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.46% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 171 241
Median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
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
43607 44569 42344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.56% 78.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29001 28695 26629
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 £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1027 1203 1227
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 June 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 25 June 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 -38 164 £625 +4.16% 48
London -23 163 £625 +4.16% 46
City of London +7 22 £630 +5.00% 21
Docklands, London +11 3 £650 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £450 - 1

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 244 (56.09%) Front Office
2 228 (52.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 184 (42.30%) C#
4 156 (35.86%) Low Latency
5 155 (35.63%) Multithreading
6 152 (34.94%) Java
7 151 (34.71%) Banking
8 148 (34.02%) Finance
9 128 (29.43%) C++
10 118 (27.13%) Analytical Skills
11 116 (26.67%) Fixed Income
12 111 (25.52%) Linux
13 110 (25.29%) Unix
14 107 (24.60%) Investment Banking
15 106 (24.37%) WPF
16 102 (23.45%) SQL
17 88 (20.23%) FIX Protocol
18 72 (16.55%) Risk Management
19 71 (16.32%) .NET
20 70 (16.09%) Equities
21 69 (15.86%) Python
22 68 (15.63%) ION Trading
23 65 (14.94%) TIBCO
24 61 (14.02%) Oracle
25 60 (13.79%) SQL Server
25 60 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
26 57 (13.10%) Rendezvous
27 53 (12.18%) Algorithmic Trading
28 47 (10.80%) Market Making
29 46 (10.57%) MVVM

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 10 (2.30%) Confluence
2 7 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.23%) GemFire
4 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (0.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 41 (9.43%) ION MarketView
2 38 (8.74%) RMDS
3 2 (0.46%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.23%) Eikon
4 1 (0.23%) Global One
4 1 (0.23%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.44%) TCP/IP
2 27 (6.21%) Firewall
3 16 (3.68%) Multicast
4 6 (1.38%) VPN
5 4 (0.92%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.69%) BGP
6 3 (0.69%) SAN
6 3 (0.69%) SSL
7 2 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.46%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.46%) LDAP
7 2 (0.46%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.46%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.23%) AMQP
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.23%) DNS
8 1 (0.23%) LAN
8 1 (0.23%) NGN
8 1 (0.23%) RIP
8 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.14%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.15%) KDB
5 4 (0.92%) OLAP
6 3 (0.69%) DB2
7 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.46%) Tick Data
8 1 (0.23%) HSQLDB
8 1 (0.23%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (6.44%) NUnit
1 28 (6.44%) Visual Studio
2 26 (5.98%) Git (software)
3 23 (5.29%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.83%) TeamCity
5 18 (4.14%) Subversion
6 16 (3.68%) JIRA
7 12 (2.76%) Maven
8 9 (2.07%) Selenium
9 7 (1.61%) JUnit
10 6 (1.38%) Ant
10 6 (1.38%) Gradle
10 6 (1.38%) Hudson
10 6 (1.38%) Vagrant
11 5 (1.15%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.15%) Grunt
11 5 (1.15%) Mockito
12 4 (0.92%) Bower
12 4 (0.92%) Mocha
12 4 (0.92%) NuGet
General
1 244 (56.09%) Front Office
2 151 (34.71%) Banking
3 148 (34.02%) Finance
4 107 (24.60%) Investment Banking
5 28 (6.44%) Back Office
6 6 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) French Language
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (56.55%) Developer
2 102 (23.45%) C# Developer
3 85 (19.54%) Java Developer
4 79 (18.16%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 63 (14.48%) C++ Developer
6 62 (14.25%) Analyst
7 38 (8.74%) Front Office Developer
8 37 (8.51%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
9 35 (8.05%) Applications Support
10 31 (7.13%) WPF Developer
11 30 (6.90%) C# WPF Developer
12 29 (6.67%) Business Analyst
13 27 (6.21%) Support Analyst
14 25 (5.75%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 20 (4.60%) .NET Developer
15 20 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
15 20 (4.60%) C++/C# Developer
15 20 (4.60%) Electronic Trading Support
15 20 (4.60%) Senior Developer
15 20 (4.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (24.37%) WPF
2 88 (20.23%) FIX Protocol
3 71 (16.32%) .NET
4 57 (13.10%) Rendezvous
5 45 (10.34%) WinForms
6 27 (6.21%) HTML
7 21 (4.83%) HTML5
7 21 (4.83%) Reactive Extensions
8 19 (4.37%) Middleware
9 18 (4.14%) XML
10 17 (3.91%) .NET Framework
11 16 (3.68%) STL
12 15 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 13 (2.99%) AngularJS
14 8 (1.84%) CSS
14 8 (1.84%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (1.84%) Ultra Messaging
15 7 (1.61%) Swing
15 7 (1.61%) XSD
15 7 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 228 (52.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 118 (27.13%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (26.67%) Fixed Income
4 70 (16.09%) Equities
5 33 (7.59%) Derivative
5 33 (7.59%) User Experience
6 25 (5.75%) Computer Science
7 18 (4.14%) N-Tier
8 13 (2.99%) Fintech
9 11 (2.53%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.53%) Mathematics
10 10 (2.30%) Data Structures
11 9 (2.07%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (1.84%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.38%) SWIFT
14 5 (1.15%) Data Centre
14 5 (1.15%) Eurex
15 4 (0.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 4 (0.92%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 111 (25.52%) Linux
2 110 (25.29%) Unix
3 31 (7.13%) Windows
4 15 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.99%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.84%) Solaris
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.23%) CentOS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (35.86%) Low Latency
2 155 (35.63%) Multithreading
3 72 (16.55%) Risk Management
4 60 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (12.18%) Algorithmic Trading
6 47 (10.80%) Market Making
7 46 (10.57%) MVVM
8 43 (9.89%) OO
9 41 (9.43%) SDLC
10 36 (8.28%) E-Commerce
11 31 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (7.13%) Performance Optimisation
12 29 (6.67%) TDD
13 27 (6.21%) OOD
14 26 (5.98%) Migration
14 26 (5.98%) Software Engineering
15 24 (5.52%) DevOps
16 21 (4.83%) Project Management
16 21 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (4.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 184 (42.30%) C#
2 152 (34.94%) Java
3 128 (29.43%) C++
4 102 (23.45%) SQL
5 69 (15.86%) Python
6 38 (8.74%) Perl
7 21 (4.83%) XAML
8 20 (4.60%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.68%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.30%) Ruby
11 9 (2.07%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.84%) VBA
13 6 (1.38%) PHP
14 5 (1.15%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.15%) C
15 4 (0.92%) VB
16 2 (0.46%) Scala
17 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
17 1 (0.23%) Clojure
17 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (5.52%) Degree
2 8 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.46%) PhD
3 2 (0.46%) RHCE
4 1 (0.23%) CCIE
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.06%) QA
2 12 (2.76%) MiFID
3 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.46%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) NFS
2 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.68%) ITRS Geneos
1 16 (3.68%) Puppet
2 8 (1.84%) Ansible
3 7 (1.61%) Nagios
4 6 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.92%) Icinga
5 4 (0.92%) logstash
6 3 (0.69%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.46%) yum
8 1 (0.23%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 68 (15.63%) ION Trading
2 65 (14.94%) TIBCO
3 61 (14.02%) Oracle
4 37 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 35 (8.05%) Reuters
6 15 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 15 (3.45%) Splunk
7 12 (2.76%) Sybase
8 11 (2.53%) Fidessa
9 10 (2.30%) Atlassian
9 10 (2.30%) Syncfusion
10 8 (1.84%) Informatica
11 6 (1.38%) Calypso
11 6 (1.38%) Currenex
11 6 (1.38%) DevExpress
11 6 (1.38%) Murex
11 6 (1.38%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.38%) Solace
11 6 (1.38%) Trayport
12 5 (1.15%) Citrix
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