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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Trading (eTrading)
Rank 427 407 360
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -47
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 202 264 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.48% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.59% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 227 256
Median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £693 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £308 £485
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -36.59%
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
40818 44914 44371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.14% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27175 29114 28821
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1346 1227
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.93 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
London -47 197 £650 +8.33% 51
England -54 197 £650 +8.33% 54
City of London -25 51 £640 +8.93% 20
Canary Wharf +7 4 £650 -
Belfast - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Docklands, London - 1 £515 -
Westminster - 1 £575 -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 186 (52.69%) Front Office
2 162 (45.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 149 (42.21%) Low Latency
4 147 (41.64%) Banking
5 140 (39.66%) Multithreading
6 138 (39.09%) Java
7 137 (38.81%) Finance
8 112 (31.73%) Linux
9 109 (30.88%) C++
10 101 (28.61%) FIX Protocol
11 99 (28.05%) Unix
12 97 (27.48%) C#
13 96 (27.20%) Fixed Income
14 91 (25.78%) Algorithmic Trading
15 82 (23.23%) SQL
16 78 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
17 72 (20.40%) Investment Banking
18 69 (19.55%) TIBCO
19 68 (19.26%) Oracle
20 58 (16.43%) Rendezvous
21 57 (16.15%) Python
22 54 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (13.88%) .NET
24 48 (13.60%) SQL Server
25 45 (12.75%) Reuters
25 45 (12.75%) Multithreaded Programming
26 43 (12.18%) Derivative
27 42 (11.90%) RMDS
28 38 (10.76%) Equities
28 38 (10.76%) Windows

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 13 (3.68%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (2.27%) Confluence
3 5 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (0.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (11.90%) RMDS
2 4 (1.13%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.13%) Summit
3 2 (0.57%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.37%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.40%) Firewall
3 6 (1.70%) Multicast
4 4 (1.13%) VPN
5 3 (0.85%) BGP
5 3 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.85%) DHCP
5 3 (0.85%) Internet
5 3 (0.85%) MPLS
5 3 (0.85%) OSPF
5 3 (0.85%) RIP
5 3 (0.85%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (0.85%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.57%) DNS
6 2 (0.57%) NGN
7 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.67%) KDB
3 11 (3.12%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.98%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.70%) Kdb+
5 6 (1.70%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.42%) DB2
7 3 (0.85%) Big Data
7 3 (0.85%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.85%) HBase
7 3 (0.85%) Impala
7 3 (0.85%) Tick Data
8 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.28%) MySQL
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 23 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.95%) JUnit
4 18 (5.10%) TeamCity
5 17 (4.82%) JIRA
6 12 (3.40%) Maven
7 9 (2.55%) Gradle
7 9 (2.55%) Subversion
8 7 (1.98%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.98%) Hudson
8 7 (1.98%) NUnit
8 7 (1.98%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.42%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.42%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.42%) Selenium
10 4 (1.13%) Ant
11 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.85%) Bower
11 3 (0.85%) Grunt
11 3 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 186 (52.69%) Front Office
2 147 (41.64%) Banking
3 137 (38.81%) Finance
4 72 (20.40%) Investment Banking
5 22 (6.23%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.27%) Publishing
7 3 (0.85%) Advertising
7 3 (0.85%) Back Office
7 3 (0.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Retail
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (68.84%) Developer
2 93 (26.35%) Java Developer
3 77 (21.81%) C++ Developer
4 76 (21.53%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 69 (19.55%) C# Developer
6 51 (14.45%) Analyst
7 36 (10.20%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 27 (7.65%) Senior Developer
9 26 (7.37%) Support Analyst
10 25 (7.08%) Front Office Developer
11 22 (6.23%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 21 (5.95%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
13 20 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
13 20 (5.67%) Unix Support
14 19 (5.38%) Business Analyst
14 19 (5.38%) Unix Analyst
14 19 (5.38%) Unix Support Analyst
15 17 (4.82%) C++/C# Developer
15 17 (4.82%) Electronic Trading Support
16 15 (4.25%) Low Latency Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (28.61%) FIX Protocol
2 58 (16.43%) Rendezvous
3 49 (13.88%) .NET
4 30 (8.50%) STL
5 29 (8.22%) HTML
6 28 (7.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 27 (7.65%) AngularJS
7 27 (7.65%) WPF
8 22 (6.23%) HTML5
9 19 (5.38%) WinForms
10 18 (5.10%) Middleware
11 17 (4.82%) Ultra Messaging
12 13 (3.68%) CSS
13 12 (3.40%) Node.js
14 11 (3.12%) CSS3
14 11 (3.12%) jQuery
14 11 (3.12%) Spring
15 9 (2.55%) .NET Framework
15 9 (2.55%) JMS
15 9 (2.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 162 (45.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 96 (27.20%) Fixed Income
3 54 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (12.18%) Derivative
5 38 (10.76%) Equities
6 30 (8.50%) Algorithms
7 24 (6.80%) User Experience
8 20 (5.67%) Computer Science
8 20 (5.67%) Fintech
9 14 (3.97%) N-Tier
10 13 (3.68%) Virtual Team
11 12 (3.40%) Mathematics
12 11 (3.12%) TWAP
12 11 (3.12%) VWAP
13 9 (2.55%) Credit Derivative
14 7 (1.98%) Equity Derivative
15 5 (1.42%) Physics
15 5 (1.42%) SCADA
15 5 (1.42%) Visualisation
16 4 (1.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 112 (31.73%) Linux
2 99 (28.05%) Unix
3 38 (10.76%) Windows
4 17 (4.82%) Solaris
5 8 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (42.21%) Low Latency
2 140 (39.66%) Multithreading
3 91 (25.78%) Algorithmic Trading
4 78 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (12.75%) Multithreaded Programming
6 35 (9.92%) OO
7 34 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (9.63%) Market Making
7 34 (9.63%) Risk Management
8 29 (8.22%) E-Commerce
9 25 (7.08%) High Availability
10 22 (6.23%) TDD
11 21 (5.95%) DevOps
12 20 (5.67%) Workflow
13 17 (4.82%) Data Management
13 17 (4.82%) OOD
14 16 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (4.53%) Scrum
15 15 (4.25%) Migration
15 15 (4.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 138 (39.09%) Java
2 109 (30.88%) C++
3 97 (27.48%) C#
4 82 (23.23%) SQL
5 57 (16.15%) Python
6 28 (7.93%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.12%) Scala
8 10 (2.83%) MATLAB
8 10 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.55%) Ruby
10 8 (2.27%) Perl
11 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.42%) C
11 5 (1.42%) Tcl
12 4 (1.13%) R
13 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.85%) VBA
13 3 (0.85%) XAML
14 2 (0.57%) ES6
14 2 (0.57%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 28 (7.93%) Degree
2 3 (0.85%) CCIE
2 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.28%) MCSE
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.23%) MiFID
2 13 (3.68%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.28%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (1.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (3.40%) Puppet
2 7 (1.98%) Ansible
2 7 (1.98%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.85%) Oozie
5 2 (0.57%) Endace
5 2 (0.57%) Icinga
5 2 (0.57%) logstash
5 2 (0.57%) Nagios
5 2 (0.57%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.28%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 69 (19.55%) TIBCO
2 68 (19.26%) Oracle
3 45 (12.75%) Reuters
4 34 (9.63%) ION Trading
5 17 (4.82%) Bloomberg
6 14 (3.97%) FXall
7 13 (3.68%) Currenex
7 13 (3.68%) Solace
8 11 (3.12%) Atlassian
8 11 (3.12%) Informatica
8 11 (3.12%) Sun
9 10 (2.83%) Cisco
10 9 (2.55%) Calypso
10 9 (2.55%) Juniper
10 9 (2.55%) Murex
11 8 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.98%) Cognizant
12 7 (1.98%) Microsoft
12 7 (1.98%) Sybase
13 5 (1.42%) Tradeweb
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