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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Trading
Rank 459 378 452
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +74
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 153 215 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.55% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 169 108
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£550 £550 £527
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 -
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
42045 39415 41397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.46% 73.73% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26091 24205 23959
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1093 1499
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 20 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 2 September 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 -68 148 £550 - 44
London -32 143 £575 - 40
City of London +23 34 £550 -8.33% 22
Nottinghamshire +16 4 £438 +2.94% 1
East Midlands +3 4 £438 +2.94% 1
Nottingham +13 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland -16 3 £425 +13.33%
County Antrim +3 1 £425 -
Belfast +2 1 £425 -
Northern Ireland +2 1 £425 -
South East -3 1 £425 - 3
Glasgow -21 1 £425 -2.85%
West Midlands - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Dartford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 129 (42.57%) UNIX
2 122 (40.26%) Front Office
3 120 (39.60%) SQL
4 119 (39.27%) Banking
5 115 (37.95%) Linux
6 112 (36.96%) Java
7 102 (33.66%) Finance
8 101 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 100 (33.00%) Low Latency
10 99 (32.67%) Fixed Income
11 82 (27.06%) Perl
12 72 (23.76%) Investment Banking
13 65 (21.45%) Python
14 62 (20.46%) C++
15 61 (20.13%) C#
15 61 (20.13%) Multithreading
16 57 (18.81%) Equities
16 57 (18.81%) TIBCO
17 56 (18.48%) Rendezvous
17 56 (18.48%) Windows
18 48 (15.84%) Oracle
18 48 (15.84%) Reuters
19 47 (15.51%) FIX Protocol
20 44 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 44 (14.52%) Red Hat
20 44 (14.52%) Project Management
21 42 (13.86%) Derivative
22 41 (13.53%) MarketAxess
23 39 (12.87%) Algorithmic Trading
24 36 (11.88%) Firewall

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (1.65%) TIBCO EMS
1 5 (1.65%) Oracle Coherence
2 4 (1.32%) Confluence
3 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.33%) Apache
3 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.96%) MS Office
2 5 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (7.26%) ION MarketView
2 10 (3.30%) RMDS
3 6 (1.98%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.33%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.88%) Firewall
2 31 (10.23%) Multicast
3 13 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.98%) HTTP
5 5 (1.65%) LAN
5 5 (1.65%) WAN
5 5 (1.65%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.32%) H.323
6 4 (1.32%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.32%) ATM
6 4 (1.32%) VPN
6 4 (1.32%) Internet
6 4 (1.32%) Extranet
7 2 (0.66%) Intranet
7 2 (0.66%) SSH
8 1 (0.33%) Network Security
8 1 (0.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.93%) KDB
3 9 (2.97%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.66%) MySQL
9 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (2.31%) JUnit
2 4 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.99%) Subversion
3 3 (0.99%) Maven
3 3 (0.99%) JIRA
4 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.66%) WinRunner
4 2 (0.66%) jMock
4 2 (0.66%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (0.66%) Mockito
4 2 (0.66%) Gradle
5 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.33%) TestNG
5 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.33%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 122 (40.26%) Front Office
2 119 (39.27%) Banking
3 102 (33.66%) Finance
4 72 (23.76%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.29%) Back Office
6 8 (2.64%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.99%) Legal
9 2 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 123 (40.59%) Developer
2 72 (23.76%) Analyst
3 55 (18.15%) Java Developer
4 35 (11.55%) Applications Support
5 34 (11.22%) Support Analyst
6 31 (10.23%) C# Developer
7 24 (7.92%) Business Analyst
8 23 (7.59%) Linux Support
9 21 (6.93%) C++ Developer
10 16 (5.28%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.30%) Applications Support Analyst
11 10 (3.30%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.30%) WPF Developer
12 8 (2.64%) Production Support Analyst
12 8 (2.64%) FX Support Analyst
12 8 (2.64%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (2.31%) Electronics Engineer
13 7 (2.31%) Market Data Engineer
14 6 (1.98%) Linux Engineer
14 6 (1.98%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.48%) Rendezvous
2 47 (15.51%) FIX Protocol
3 28 (9.24%) WPF
4 25 (8.25%) .NET
5 13 (4.29%) Middleware
6 12 (3.96%) WinForms
7 11 (3.63%) XML
8 10 (3.30%) Spring
9 9 (2.97%) QuickFIX
10 6 (1.98%) Reactive Extensions
10 6 (1.98%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.98%) JMS
11 5 (1.65%) Swing
11 5 (1.65%) Spring Integration
11 5 (1.65%) HTML
12 4 (1.32%) Django
12 4 (1.32%) WCF
13 3 (0.99%) LINQ
14 1 (0.33%) Guice
14 1 (0.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 101 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 99 (32.67%) Fixed Income
3 57 (18.81%) Equities
4 42 (13.86%) Derivative
5 20 (6.60%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.96%) Credit Derivative
7 8 (2.64%) Statistics
8 6 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.65%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.65%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.99%) Physics
12 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.66%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.66%) DTCC
12 2 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
13 1 (0.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 129 (42.57%) UNIX
2 115 (37.95%) Linux
3 56 (18.48%) Windows
4 44 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.98%) Solaris
6 3 (0.99%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.66%) SUSE
7 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (33.00%) Low Latency
2 61 (20.13%) Multithreading
3 44 (14.52%) Project Management
4 39 (12.87%) Algorithmic Trading
5 34 (11.22%) OO
6 29 (9.57%) Capacity Management
7 28 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (8.58%) Change Management
9 25 (8.25%) E-Commerce
9 25 (8.25%) Risk Management
10 15 (4.95%) OOD
11 14 (4.62%) Workflow
11 14 (4.62%) Change Control
12 10 (3.30%) UML
12 10 (3.30%) Business Analysis
13 9 (2.97%) PRINCE2
13 9 (2.97%) Migration
13 9 (2.97%) Release Management
14 8 (2.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (2.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 120 (39.60%) SQL
2 112 (36.96%) Java
3 82 (27.06%) Perl
4 65 (21.45%) Python
5 62 (20.46%) C++
6 61 (20.13%) C#
7 12 (3.96%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.63%) AWK
8 11 (3.63%) C-shell
8 11 (3.63%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.97%) C
10 7 (2.31%) Korn
11 4 (1.32%) VB
12 3 (0.99%) C++/CLI
12 3 (0.99%) Tcl
12 3 (0.99%) VC++
13 2 (0.66%) Scala
13 2 (0.66%) Ruby
13 2 (0.66%) VBA
14 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (7.59%) Degree
2 3 (0.99%) ISEB
3 2 (0.66%) HNC
3 2 (0.66%) HND
4 1 (0.33%) MCSE
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.65%) QA
1 5 (1.65%) EMIR
1 5 (1.65%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.32%) NFS
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (9.57%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.65%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.65%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (1.65%) Nagios
3 2 (0.66%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (18.81%) TIBCO
2 48 (15.84%) Reuters
2 48 (15.84%) Oracle
3 44 (14.52%) Red Hat
4 41 (13.53%) MarketAxess
5 32 (10.56%) ION Trading
6 25 (8.25%) eSpeed
7 23 (7.59%) Bloomberg
8 20 (6.60%) Sybase
9 13 (4.29%) 29West
10 9 (2.97%) Trayport
11 7 (2.31%) Tradeweb
12 6 (1.98%) Microsoft
13 4 (1.32%) Cisco
14 3 (0.99%) Perforce
14 3 (0.99%) Syncfusion
15 2 (0.66%) Fidessa
15 2 (0.66%) DevExpress
16 1 (0.33%) Citrix
16 1 (0.33%) Informatica
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