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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 440 452 387
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -65
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 151 115 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.30% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 106 129
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£600 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £713 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £93 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-73.57% -
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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 12 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 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +40 144 £600 - 56
England +24 144 £600 - 57
City of London +39 49 £645 +7.50% 23
Scotland -3 2 £475 +35.71%
Glasgow -5 2 £475 +35.71%
Canary Wharf - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Woking - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Dorking - - - -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 139 (47.44%) Front Office
2 118 (40.27%) Fixed Income
3 109 (37.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 108 (36.86%) Banking
5 105 (35.84%) Java
6 98 (33.45%) Low Latency
7 97 (33.11%) Finance
8 87 (29.69%) UNIX
9 78 (26.62%) ION Trading
10 71 (24.23%) C++
11 69 (23.55%) Multithreading
12 67 (22.87%) ION MarketView
12 67 (22.87%) Derivative
12 67 (22.87%) SQL
13 64 (21.84%) Investment Banking
14 60 (20.48%) FIX Protocol
15 57 (19.45%) Linux
16 52 (17.75%) TIBCO
17 44 (15.02%) C#
18 42 (14.33%) Equities
19 41 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (13.99%) E-Commerce
20 40 (13.65%) Windows
21 38 (12.97%) Perl
22 36 (12.29%) Python
23 32 (10.92%) TDD
24 29 (9.90%) Rendezvous
25 28 (9.56%) OO
25 28 (9.56%) SQL Server
26 27 (9.22%) Market Making

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (1.71%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (1.37%) MTS
3 2 (0.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) Node.js
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (3.75%) MS Office
2 8 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 67 (22.87%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.68%) RMDS
2 2 (0.68%) Eikon
3 1 (0.34%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.34%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.34%) Bloomberg TOMS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.83%) Firewall
2 15 (5.12%) Multicast
3 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) VPN
4 1 (0.34%) MPLS
4 1 (0.34%) OSPF
4 1 (0.34%) BGP
4 1 (0.34%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.34%) FTP
4 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.44%) KDB
3 12 (4.10%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.37%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.68%) Big Data
6 2 (0.68%) DB2
6 2 (0.68%) OLAP
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (5.12%) JUnit
2 11 (3.75%) Mockito
3 9 (3.07%) TestNG
4 6 (2.05%) JIRA
5 4 (1.37%) Subversion
5 4 (1.37%) Maven
5 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.68%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.34%) NUnit
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.34%) Grunt
7 1 (0.34%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 139 (47.44%) Front Office
2 108 (36.86%) Banking
3 97 (33.11%) Finance
4 64 (21.84%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.75%) Back Office
6 5 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (47.78%) Developer
2 70 (23.89%) Java Developer
3 62 (21.16%) Analyst
4 38 (12.97%) Support Analyst
5 34 (11.60%) C++ Developer
6 30 (10.24%) Project Manager
7 24 (8.19%) Senior Developer
7 24 (8.19%) Applications Support
8 20 (6.83%) C# Developer
8 20 (6.83%) IT Project Manager
9 18 (6.14%) Business Analyst
10 17 (5.80%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
12 8 (2.73%) Architect
12 8 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (2.73%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (2.39%) Consultant
14 6 (2.05%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.05%) Technical Analyst
15 5 (1.71%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.48%) FIX Protocol
2 29 (9.90%) Rendezvous
3 15 (5.12%) Middleware
4 12 (4.10%) .NET
5 11 (3.75%) WinForms
5 11 (3.75%) JMS
6 10 (3.41%) STL
6 10 (3.41%) JNI
6 10 (3.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 9 (3.07%) Guice
8 7 (2.39%) WPF
8 7 (2.39%) HTML
8 7 (2.39%) Spring
9 6 (2.05%) XML
10 4 (1.37%) SOAP
10 4 (1.37%) HTML5
11 3 (1.02%) J2SE
11 3 (1.02%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (0.68%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (40.27%) Fixed Income
2 109 (37.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 67 (22.87%) Derivative
4 42 (14.33%) Equities
5 22 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.78%) Grid Computing
7 13 (4.44%) Credit Derivative
8 12 (4.10%) Equity Derivative
9 8 (2.73%) Mathematics
10 6 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.05%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.71%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.37%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.02%) N-Tier
13 3 (1.02%) User Experience
14 2 (0.68%) Open Source
14 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 1 (0.34%) Statistical Arbitrage
Operating Systems
1 87 (29.69%) UNIX
2 57 (19.45%) Linux
3 40 (13.65%) Windows
4 12 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.34%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.45%) Low Latency
2 69 (23.55%) Multithreading
3 41 (13.99%) E-Commerce
3 41 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (10.92%) TDD
5 28 (9.56%) OO
6 27 (9.22%) Market Making
7 25 (8.53%) Project Management
8 24 (8.19%) Performance Tuning
9 21 (7.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 18 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (5.46%) Algorithmic Trading
11 16 (5.46%) OOD
12 15 (5.12%) Scrum
12 15 (5.12%) Capacity Management
13 14 (4.78%) BDD
13 14 (4.78%) Business Analysis
13 14 (4.78%) Workflow
14 13 (4.44%) Change Management
14 13 (4.44%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 105 (35.84%) Java
2 71 (24.23%) C++
3 67 (22.87%) SQL
4 44 (15.02%) C#
5 38 (12.97%) Perl
6 36 (12.29%) Python
7 14 (4.78%) Assembly Language
8 13 (4.44%) C
9 7 (2.39%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.39%) AWK
9 7 (2.39%) C-shell
9 7 (2.39%) VBA
10 6 (2.05%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.02%) VBScript
12 2 (0.68%) VB
12 2 (0.68%) Korn
12 2 (0.68%) XAML
12 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (4.78%) Degree
2 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.68%) PMP
3 2 (0.68%) ISEB
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.34%) MCP
4 1 (0.34%) HNC
4 1 (0.34%) HND
4 1 (0.34%) MCSE
4 1 (0.34%) CCIE
4 1 (0.34%) CCNP
4 1 (0.34%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.05%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) MiFID
3 1 (0.34%) EMIR
3 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (4.78%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.34%) Nagios
2 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (26.62%) ION Trading
2 52 (17.75%) TIBCO
3 22 (7.51%) Reuters
4 16 (5.46%) Sybase
5 15 (5.12%) Oracle
6 13 (4.44%) Bloomberg
7 12 (4.10%) Red Hat
8 11 (3.75%) MarketAxess
9 9 (3.07%) Syncfusion
9 9 (3.07%) eSpeed
9 9 (3.07%) Microsoft
10 8 (2.73%) Tradeweb
11 7 (2.39%) 29West
12 6 (2.05%) Fidessa
13 5 (1.71%) Splunk
14 2 (0.68%) Perforce
14 2 (0.68%) Altiris
14 2 (0.68%) FFastFill
14 2 (0.68%) SunGard
14 2 (0.68%) Business Objects
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