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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Trading
Rank 460 435 437
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 142 148 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 127 116
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£600 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £419 -
% change year-on-year
+15.82% -
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
42487 38184 36396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.65% 73.77% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 23709 21229
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1158 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 13 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 28 November 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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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 +6 138 £600 +9.09% 51
England -60 138 £600 +9.09% 52
City of London +4 25 £575 -4.16% 22
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Dorking - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Woking - - - -
Essex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 133 (44.93%) Front Office
2 123 (41.55%) Banking
3 120 (40.54%) Java
4 111 (37.50%) Fixed Income
5 102 (34.46%) Finance
6 90 (30.41%) SQL
6 90 (30.41%) Low Latency
7 88 (29.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 84 (28.38%) UNIX
9 75 (25.34%) Multithreading
10 72 (24.32%) FIX Protocol
10 72 (24.32%) C#
11 67 (22.64%) Investment Banking
12 64 (21.62%) C++
13 62 (20.95%) Linux
14 52 (17.57%) Derivative
15 50 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
15 50 (16.89%) ION Trading
16 49 (16.55%) TIBCO
17 46 (15.54%) Perl
18 40 (13.51%) Equities
19 39 (13.18%) Windows
19 39 (13.18%) ION MarketView
20 38 (12.84%) OO
21 37 (12.50%) Python
22 33 (11.15%) Rendezvous
22 33 (11.15%) Reuters
23 32 (10.81%) E-Commerce
24 28 (9.46%) SQL Server
25 26 (8.78%) Algorithmic Trading

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (1.35%) Confluence
2 3 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (0.68%) MTS
4 1 (0.34%) Node.js
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.34%) IIS
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.03%) MS Office
3 5 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 39 (13.18%) ION MarketView
2 7 (2.36%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 6 (2.03%) RMDS
4 1 (0.34%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.08%) Firewall
2 16 (5.41%) Multicast
3 5 (1.69%) NetScaler
3 5 (1.69%) LAN
3 5 (1.69%) WAN
3 5 (1.69%) HTTP
4 4 (1.35%) Internet
4 4 (1.35%) Extranet
4 4 (1.35%) H.323
4 4 (1.35%) ATM
4 4 (1.35%) IP Telephony
5 3 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.68%) SSH
7 1 (0.34%) Network Security
7 1 (0.34%) FTP
7 1 (0.34%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.08%) KDB
3 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.68%) OLAP
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (3.72%) Mockito
1 11 (3.72%) JUnit
2 10 (3.38%) TestNG
3 7 (2.36%) JIRA
4 5 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.69%) Subversion
5 3 (1.01%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.01%) Maven
5 3 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.68%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.68%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.68%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (0.68%) Gradle
7 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.34%) Grunt
7 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
General
1 133 (44.93%) Front Office
2 123 (41.55%) Banking
3 102 (34.46%) Finance
4 67 (22.64%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.72%) Back Office
6 9 (3.04%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Retail
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 137 (46.28%) Developer
2 59 (19.93%) Analyst
3 58 (19.59%) Java Developer
4 40 (13.51%) C# Developer
5 31 (10.47%) Support Analyst
6 27 (9.12%) C++ Developer
7 20 (6.76%) Applications Support
8 19 (6.42%) Business Analyst
9 17 (5.74%) Project Manager
10 15 (5.07%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.39%) Architect
12 12 (4.05%) Support Engineer
13 11 (3.72%) IT Project Manager
13 11 (3.72%) Linux Support
14 10 (3.38%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (3.38%) WPF Developer
15 8 (2.70%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 7 (2.36%) Market Data Engineer
16 7 (2.36%) Linux Engineer
16 7 (2.36%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (24.32%) FIX Protocol
2 33 (11.15%) Rendezvous
3 23 (7.77%) WPF
4 19 (6.42%) WinForms
5 17 (5.74%) .NET
6 13 (4.39%) Spring
7 11 (3.72%) Middleware
8 10 (3.38%) Guice
9 9 (3.04%) HTML
10 7 (2.36%) JMS
11 5 (1.69%) Spring Integration
11 5 (1.69%) JNI
11 5 (1.69%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.69%) XML
12 4 (1.35%) Django
12 4 (1.35%) WCF
12 4 (1.35%) Reactive Extensions
13 3 (1.01%) HTML5
13 3 (1.01%) LINQ
14 2 (0.68%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 111 (37.50%) Fixed Income
2 88 (29.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 52 (17.57%) Derivative
4 40 (13.51%) Equities
5 24 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (6.08%) Credit Derivative
7 14 (4.73%) Computer Science
7 14 (4.73%) Grid Computing
8 7 (2.36%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.03%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.35%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.01%) Open Source
11 3 (1.01%) User Experience
11 3 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (1.01%) Statistics
11 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 84 (28.38%) UNIX
2 62 (20.95%) Linux
3 39 (13.18%) Windows
4 21 (7.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.69%) Solaris
6 2 (0.68%) SUSE
6 2 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (30.41%) Low Latency
2 75 (25.34%) Multithreading
3 50 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (12.84%) OO
5 32 (10.81%) E-Commerce
6 26 (8.78%) Algorithmic Trading
7 25 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (8.11%) Project Management
9 23 (7.77%) TDD
10 21 (7.09%) Risk Management
11 19 (6.42%) OOD
12 16 (5.41%) Capacity Management
12 16 (5.41%) Market Making
13 13 (4.39%) Change Management
14 12 (4.05%) Workflow
14 12 (4.05%) Scrum
15 9 (3.04%) Dependency Injection
15 9 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (3.04%) Project Planning
15 9 (3.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 120 (40.54%) Java
2 90 (30.41%) SQL
3 72 (24.32%) C#
4 64 (21.62%) C++
5 46 (15.54%) Perl
6 37 (12.50%) Python
7 14 (4.73%) Assembly Language
8 11 (3.72%) C
9 9 (3.04%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.70%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.36%) Korn
12 5 (1.69%) C-shell
12 5 (1.69%) AWK
13 4 (1.35%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.35%) VB
14 3 (1.01%) C++/CLI
14 3 (1.01%) VBA
14 3 (1.01%) VC++
15 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (8.11%) Degree
2 4 (1.35%) ISEB
3 1 (0.34%) MCSE
3 1 (0.34%) MCP
3 1 (0.34%) HNC
3 1 (0.34%) HND
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.35%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) MiFID
3 1 (0.34%) EMIR
3 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.35%) NFS
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (7.09%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.69%) Nagios
2 5 (1.69%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (16.89%) ION Trading
2 49 (16.55%) TIBCO
3 33 (11.15%) Reuters
4 24 (8.11%) Sybase
5 21 (7.09%) Red Hat
5 21 (7.09%) Oracle
5 21 (7.09%) MarketAxess
6 17 (5.74%) Bloomberg
7 14 (4.73%) eSpeed
8 12 (4.05%) 29West
9 11 (3.72%) Microsoft
10 10 (3.38%) Syncfusion
11 9 (3.04%) Trayport
12 8 (2.70%) Tradeweb
13 4 (1.35%) Cisco
13 4 (1.35%) Perforce
14 3 (1.01%) Fidessa
14 3 (1.01%) Citrix
15 2 (0.68%) SunGard
16 1 (0.34%) VMware
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