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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Trading (eTrading)
Rank 473 400 391
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -9
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 177 239 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 196 196
Median daily rate £625 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £400 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £701 £750 £675
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
44047 42983 40920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.21% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27209 25852
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 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1223 1213
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +2.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -60 177 £625 +4.16% 66
London -52 175 £625 +4.16% 65
City of London +6 22 £628 +4.58% 34
Docklands, London +5 3 £650 -3.70%
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 - 1

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 248 (57.41%) Front Office
2 228 (52.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 178 (41.20%) C#
4 170 (39.35%) Low Latency
5 169 (39.12%) Multithreading
6 160 (37.04%) Java
7 155 (35.88%) Finance
8 150 (34.72%) Banking
9 136 (31.48%) C++
10 122 (28.24%) Analytical Skills
11 114 (26.39%) Unix
11 114 (26.39%) Fixed Income
12 111 (25.69%) Investment Banking
13 110 (25.46%) Linux
14 104 (24.07%) WPF
15 100 (23.15%) SQL
16 90 (20.83%) FIX Protocol
17 77 (17.82%) Risk Management
18 75 (17.36%) Equities
19 63 (14.58%) ION Trading
20 62 (14.35%) .NET
21 61 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
22 56 (12.96%) TIBCO
23 51 (11.81%) Oracle
24 50 (11.57%) SQL Server
24 50 (11.57%) Python
25 48 (11.11%) Algorithmic Trading
26 46 (10.65%) Rendezvous
27 44 (10.19%) Market Making
28 43 (9.95%) SDLC

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 7 (1.62%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (0.93%) Apache
3 4 (0.93%) Node.js
4 3 (0.69%) Confluence
4 3 (0.69%) JBoss
4 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.23%) GemFire
5 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 39 (9.03%) ION MarketView
2 34 (7.87%) RMDS
3 2 (0.46%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.23%) Eikon
4 1 (0.23%) Endur
4 1 (0.23%) Global One
4 1 (0.23%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 22 (5.09%) Firewall
3 14 (3.24%) Multicast
4 5 (1.16%) VPN
5 4 (0.93%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.69%) SSL
7 2 (0.46%) BGP
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%) SAN
7 2 (0.46%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.23%) AMQP
8 1 (0.23%) FTP
8 1 (0.23%) LAN
8 1 (0.23%) NGN
8 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.86%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.24%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.93%) KDB
4 4 (0.93%) OLAP
5 2 (0.46%) DB2
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.46%) Tick Data
6 1 (0.23%) HSQLDB
6 1 (0.23%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (5.56%) NUnit
1 24 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.47%) Subversion
4 13 (3.01%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.31%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.08%) JIRA
7 7 (1.62%) JUnit
8 6 (1.39%) Maven
9 5 (1.16%) Mockito
10 4 (0.93%) Grunt
10 4 (0.93%) jMock
10 4 (0.93%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.69%) Bower
11 3 (0.69%) Hudson
11 3 (0.69%) Mocha
11 3 (0.69%) Moq
11 3 (0.69%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (0.69%) Selenium
11 3 (0.69%) TestNG
General
1 248 (57.41%) Front Office
2 155 (35.88%) Finance
3 150 (34.72%) Banking
4 111 (25.69%) Investment Banking
5 25 (5.79%) Back Office
6 6 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
8 2 (0.46%) Retail
8 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 262 (60.65%) Developer
2 103 (23.84%) Java Developer
3 90 (20.83%) C# Developer
4 82 (18.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 65 (15.05%) C++ Developer
6 60 (13.89%) Analyst
7 34 (7.87%) Front Office Developer
8 33 (7.64%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
8 33 (7.64%) WPF Developer
9 32 (7.41%) C# WPF Developer
10 31 (7.18%) Applications Support
11 29 (6.71%) Business Analyst
12 28 (6.48%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 28 (6.48%) Senior Developer
13 25 (5.79%) Support Analyst
14 23 (5.32%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
15 21 (4.86%) Software Engineer
16 20 (4.63%) C# Software Engineer
17 19 (4.40%) .NET Developer
17 19 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (24.07%) WPF
2 90 (20.83%) FIX Protocol
3 62 (14.35%) .NET
4 46 (10.65%) Rendezvous
5 40 (9.26%) WinForms
6 20 (4.63%) HTML
6 20 (4.63%) Reactive Extensions
7 19 (4.40%) HTML5
7 19 (4.40%) XML
8 18 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 18 (4.17%) Middleware
9 16 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 16 (3.70%) STL
10 9 (2.08%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.85%) Web Services
12 7 (1.62%) CSS
12 7 (1.62%) Spring
12 7 (1.62%) Swing
12 7 (1.62%) XSD
12 7 (1.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 228 (52.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 122 (28.24%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (26.39%) Fixed Income
4 75 (17.36%) Equities
5 33 (7.64%) Derivative
6 31 (7.18%) Computer Science
7 30 (6.94%) User Experience
8 18 (4.17%) N-Tier
9 12 (2.78%) Algorithms
9 12 (2.78%) Fintech
9 12 (2.78%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.85%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (1.85%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.39%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.16%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.16%) Eurex
12 5 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 5 (1.16%) Physics
13 3 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 114 (26.39%) Unix
2 110 (25.46%) Linux
3 25 (5.79%) Windows
4 15 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.85%) 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
1 170 (39.35%) Low Latency
2 169 (39.12%) Multithreading
3 77 (17.82%) Risk Management
4 61 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (11.11%) Algorithmic Trading
6 44 (10.19%) Market Making
7 43 (9.95%) OO
7 43 (9.95%) SDLC
8 42 (9.72%) MVVM
9 33 (7.64%) E-Commerce
10 29 (6.71%) Performance Optimisation
10 29 (6.71%) TDD
11 28 (6.48%) Software Engineering
12 27 (6.25%) Migration
12 27 (6.25%) OOD
13 20 (4.63%) Business Analysis
13 20 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (4.40%) Project Management
15 18 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (3.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (41.20%) C#
2 160 (37.04%) Java
3 136 (31.48%) C++
4 100 (23.15%) SQL
5 50 (11.57%) Python
6 37 (8.56%) Perl
7 21 (4.86%) XAML
8 14 (3.24%) JavaScript
9 12 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.85%) C
10 8 (1.85%) VBA
11 6 (1.39%) PHP
11 6 (1.39%) Ruby
12 5 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.93%) VB
14 3 (0.69%) Scala
15 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.23%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 31 (7.18%) Degree
2 8 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.46%) PhD
3 2 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.63%) QA
2 12 (2.78%) MiFID
3 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.46%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.93%) 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 12 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (1.85%) Puppet
3 5 (1.16%) Nagios
4 3 (0.69%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.46%) Ansible
5 2 (0.46%) Icinga
5 2 (0.46%) logstash
5 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.46%) yum
Vendors
1 63 (14.58%) ION Trading
2 56 (12.96%) TIBCO
3 51 (11.81%) Oracle
4 33 (7.64%) Microsoft
5 32 (7.41%) Reuters
6 15 (3.47%) Red Hat
7 14 (3.24%) Sybase
8 13 (3.01%) Splunk
9 11 (2.55%) Fidessa
10 7 (1.62%) Currenex
10 7 (1.62%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.62%) Syncfusion
11 6 (1.39%) Solace
11 6 (1.39%) Trayport
12 5 (1.16%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.16%) Citrix
12 5 (1.16%) Radianz
13 4 (0.93%) DevExpress
13 4 (0.93%) eSpeed
14 3 (0.69%) HP
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