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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 517 465 391
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -74
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 113 151 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.35% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 115 168
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£575 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +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
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 September 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 8 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 September 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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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 -42 113 £575 +2.22% 42
London -34 112 £575 -2.12% 36
City of London +6 29 £543 -1.36% 14
Nottingham -8 1 £463 +2.77% 3
Nottinghamshire -15 1 £463 +5.71% 3
East Midlands -16 1 £463 +5.71% 3
Docklands, London - 1 £613 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 141 (52.81%) Front Office
2 128 (47.94%) Finance
3 112 (41.95%) Banking
4 94 (35.21%) Java
5 92 (34.46%) SQL
6 90 (33.71%) UNIX
7 89 (33.33%) Linux
8 84 (31.46%) Equities
9 79 (29.59%) C#
10 77 (28.84%) FIX Protocol
11 75 (28.09%) Low Latency
12 74 (27.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 70 (26.22%) Investment Banking
14 66 (24.72%) Multithreading
15 62 (23.22%) Fixed Income
16 59 (22.10%) Analytical Skills
17 49 (18.35%) Derivative
18 46 (17.23%) Perl
19 43 (16.10%) C++
19 43 (16.10%) Risk Management
20 40 (14.98%) SQL Server
20 40 (14.98%) Sybase
21 37 (13.86%) Relational Database
22 33 (12.36%) .NET
23 32 (11.99%) WPF
23 32 (11.99%) Algorithmic Trading
24 31 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
24 31 (11.61%) Windows
24 31 (11.61%) SDLC
25 30 (11.24%) Python

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (2.25%) MTS
2 2 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.50%) MS Project
3 3 (1.12%) MS Office
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (10.11%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.12%) RMDS
3 1 (0.37%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.37%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.87%) Firewall
2 14 (5.24%) Multicast
3 12 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.00%) LAN
5 7 (2.62%) WAN
5 7 (2.62%) VPN
6 4 (1.50%) Internet
7 1 (0.37%) MPLS
7 1 (0.37%) OSPF
7 1 (0.37%) BGP
7 1 (0.37%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.37%) RSVP
7 1 (0.37%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.37%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.37%) Unicast
7 1 (0.37%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.37%) VPLS
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 37 (13.86%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.74%) RDBMS
4 13 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.87%) KDB
7 5 (1.87%) OLAP
8 2 (0.75%) Big Data
9 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.37%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (3.37%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.62%) Subversion
3 4 (1.50%) Maven
3 4 (1.50%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.75%) JIRA
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.75%) Selenium
6 1 (0.37%) jMock
6 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.37%) Introscope
6 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.37%) NuGet
6 1 (0.37%) Gradle
6 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
General
1 141 (52.81%) Front Office
2 128 (47.94%) Finance
3 112 (41.95%) Banking
4 70 (26.22%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.12%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.25%) Back Office
7 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 111 (41.57%) Developer
2 67 (25.09%) Analyst
3 46 (17.23%) Java Developer
4 38 (14.23%) C# Developer
5 26 (9.74%) Support Analyst
6 24 (8.99%) C++ Developer
7 22 (8.24%) Applications Support
8 19 (7.12%) Business Analyst
9 18 (6.74%) Programmer
9 18 (6.74%) Analyst Programmer
10 17 (6.37%) Java Analyst Programmer
10 17 (6.37%) Java Programmer
11 16 (5.99%) WPF Developer
12 15 (5.62%) Senior Developer
13 12 (4.49%) Project Manager
14 9 (3.37%) Senior Business Analyst
14 9 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (3.37%) Applications Support Analyst
14 9 (3.37%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 7 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (28.84%) FIX Protocol
2 33 (12.36%) .NET
3 32 (11.99%) WPF
4 19 (7.12%) WinForms
5 14 (5.24%) XML
6 13 (4.87%) Rendezvous
7 10 (3.75%) .NET Framework
7 10 (3.75%) Reactive Extensions
8 9 (3.37%) Spring
9 8 (3.00%) Middleware
10 7 (2.62%) STL
10 7 (2.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (2.25%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (1.87%) XSD
12 5 (1.87%) XSLT
13 4 (1.50%) HTML
14 3 (1.12%) Swing
14 3 (1.12%) JNI
14 3 (1.12%) Web Services
14 3 (1.12%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 84 (31.46%) Equities
2 74 (27.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 62 (23.22%) Fixed Income
4 59 (22.10%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (18.35%) Derivative
6 25 (9.36%) Computer Science
7 13 (4.87%) N-Tier
8 10 (3.75%) Eurex
9 9 (3.37%) Hedge funds
10 7 (2.62%) Data Structures
11 6 (2.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 5 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.87%) PMI
12 5 (1.87%) Grid Computing
12 5 (1.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (1.50%) Mathematics
13 4 (1.50%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.75%) TWAP
14 2 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
14 2 (0.75%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 90 (33.71%) UNIX
2 89 (33.33%) Linux
3 31 (11.61%) Windows
4 8 (3.00%) Solaris
4 8 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (28.09%) Low Latency
2 66 (24.72%) Multithreading
3 43 (16.10%) Risk Management
4 32 (11.99%) Algorithmic Trading
5 31 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (11.61%) SDLC
6 28 (10.49%) OO
7 26 (9.74%) Project Management
8 21 (7.87%) Market Making
9 18 (6.74%) OOD
10 16 (5.99%) E-Commerce
11 15 (5.62%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.24%) TDD
12 14 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (4.87%) Analytics
13 13 (4.87%) Migration
14 11 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.12%) MVVM
15 10 (3.75%) Business Analysis
15 10 (3.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 94 (35.21%) Java
2 92 (34.46%) SQL
3 79 (29.59%) C#
4 46 (17.23%) Perl
5 43 (16.10%) C++
6 30 (11.24%) Python
7 15 (5.62%) VB
7 15 (5.62%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.12%) PHP
9 10 (3.75%) C
10 7 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.50%) VBA
11 4 (1.50%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.12%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.12%) Korn
13 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.37%) C-shell
14 1 (0.37%) AWK
14 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (7.12%) Degree
2 7 (2.62%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.75%) PMP
4 1 (0.37%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.37%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.37%) CCNP
4 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.50%) MiFID
1 4 (1.50%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) EMIR
2 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (4.87%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (2.62%) logstash
2 7 (2.62%) Icinga
2 7 (2.62%) Nagios
3 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.37%) MOM
Vendors
1 40 (14.98%) Sybase
2 27 (10.11%) ION Trading
3 25 (9.36%) Microsoft
4 23 (8.61%) TIBCO
5 20 (7.49%) Bloomberg
6 16 (5.99%) Oracle
7 14 (5.24%) Reuters
7 14 (5.24%) Citrix
8 13 (4.87%) Tradeweb
9 11 (4.12%) MarketAxess
9 11 (4.12%) eSpeed
10 10 (3.75%) Splunk
11 9 (3.37%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.62%) Currenex
13 5 (1.87%) Trayport
13 5 (1.87%) VMware
14 3 (1.12%) DevExpress
14 3 (1.12%) Syncfusion
15 2 (0.75%) Radianz
15 2 (0.75%) BT
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