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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 424 458 364
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -94
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 155 117 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.30% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 99 155
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£600 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.92% -
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
41243 39297 33632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.22% 74.96% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25676 24119 20154
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1115 1095
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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 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 30 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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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 +40 150 £600 - 36
England +19 150 £600 +5.26% 38
City of London +47 46 £630 +5.00% 15
Glasgow -5 2 £475 +35.71% 1
Scotland -8 2 £475 +35.71% 1
Docklands, London +6 1 £575 -14.81% 1
Canary Wharf +4 1 £525 +5.00%
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Woking - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Dorking - - - -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 152 (48.87%) Front Office
2 119 (38.26%) Fixed Income
3 115 (36.98%) Banking
3 115 (36.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 113 (36.33%) Java
5 105 (33.76%) Finance
6 97 (31.19%) UNIX
7 94 (30.23%) Low Latency
8 74 (23.79%) ION Trading
9 73 (23.47%) C++
10 71 (22.83%) Linux
11 69 (22.19%) C#
11 69 (22.19%) SQL
11 69 (22.19%) Derivative
12 68 (21.86%) Multithreading
13 67 (21.54%) FIX Protocol
14 64 (20.58%) Investment Banking
14 64 (20.58%) ION MarketView
15 63 (20.26%) TIBCO
16 56 (18.01%) Equities
17 48 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (13.18%) Perl
19 39 (12.54%) Windows
20 38 (12.22%) Python
20 38 (12.22%) E-Commerce
21 36 (11.58%) TDD
22 35 (11.25%) SQL Server
23 34 (10.93%) Rendezvous
23 34 (10.93%) Market Making
24 29 (9.32%) OO

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 11 (3.54%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (1.93%) MTS
3 2 (0.64%) Confluence
4 1 (0.32%) Node.js
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (3.86%) MS Office
2 10 (3.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 64 (20.58%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.64%) RMDS
2 2 (0.64%) Eikon
3 1 (0.32%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.32%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.43%) Firewall
2 14 (4.50%) Multicast
3 6 (1.93%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.96%) VPN
5 1 (0.32%) MPLS
5 1 (0.32%) OSPF
5 1 (0.32%) BGP
5 1 (0.32%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.32%) FTP
5 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.86%) KDB
4 6 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.29%) Big Data
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.29%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.64%) DB2
7 2 (0.64%) OLAP
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.32%) HBase
Development Applications
1 15 (4.82%) JUnit
2 10 (3.22%) Mockito
3 9 (2.89%) TestNG
4 8 (2.57%) JIRA
5 4 (1.29%) Subversion
5 4 (1.29%) Maven
6 3 (0.96%) Selenium
7 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.32%) Gradle
8 1 (0.32%) Grunt
8 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.32%) Introscope
General
1 152 (48.87%) Front Office
2 115 (36.98%) Banking
3 105 (33.76%) Finance
4 64 (20.58%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.18%) Back Office
6 6 (1.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 149 (47.91%) Developer
2 75 (24.12%) Java Developer
3 70 (22.51%) Analyst
4 39 (12.54%) Support Analyst
5 33 (10.61%) C# Developer
6 32 (10.29%) C++ Developer
7 28 (9.00%) Project Manager
8 26 (8.36%) Senior Developer
9 23 (7.40%) Applications Support
10 22 (7.07%) Business Analyst
11 18 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (5.47%) IT Project Manager
13 10 (3.22%) Applications Support Analyst
14 9 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (2.89%) WPF Developer
15 7 (2.25%) Linux Engineer
15 7 (2.25%) Consultant
16 6 (1.93%) GUI Developer
17 5 (1.61%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 5 (1.61%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (21.54%) FIX Protocol
2 34 (10.93%) Rendezvous
3 22 (7.07%) .NET
4 21 (6.75%) WPF
5 19 (6.11%) Middleware
6 15 (4.82%) WinForms
7 12 (3.86%) Spring
8 10 (3.22%) JNI
8 10 (3.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 10 (3.22%) JMS
9 9 (2.89%) XML
9 9 (2.89%) STL
9 9 (2.89%) Guice
10 8 (2.57%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.25%) HTML
12 6 (1.93%) Reactive Extensions
13 4 (1.29%) HTML5
13 4 (1.29%) SOAP
13 4 (1.29%) AngularJS
14 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 119 (38.26%) Fixed Income
2 115 (36.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 69 (22.19%) Derivative
4 56 (18.01%) Equities
5 25 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.50%) Equity Derivative
7 11 (3.54%) Eurex
8 10 (3.22%) Computer Science
8 10 (3.22%) Credit Derivative
9 9 (2.89%) Grid Computing
10 8 (2.57%) Mathematics
11 7 (2.25%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.61%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.29%) User Experience
13 4 (1.29%) Open Source
13 4 (1.29%) Credit Risk
13 4 (1.29%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
15 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 97 (31.19%) UNIX
2 71 (22.83%) Linux
3 39 (12.54%) Windows
4 11 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.32%) Solaris
5 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (30.23%) Low Latency
2 68 (21.86%) Multithreading
3 48 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (12.22%) E-Commerce
5 36 (11.58%) TDD
6 34 (10.93%) Market Making
7 29 (9.32%) OO
8 24 (7.72%) Project Management
9 22 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (6.75%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (6.43%) Algorithmic Trading
12 19 (6.11%) Scrum
13 18 (5.79%) OOD
13 18 (5.79%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 15 (4.82%) Workflow
14 15 (4.82%) Business Analysis
14 15 (4.82%) BDD
15 14 (4.50%) Capacity Management
16 13 (4.18%) Analytics
16 13 (4.18%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 113 (36.33%) Java
2 73 (23.47%) C++
3 69 (22.19%) SQL
3 69 (22.19%) C#
4 41 (13.18%) Perl
5 38 (12.22%) Python
6 13 (4.18%) C
7 11 (3.54%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.89%) Assembly Language
8 9 (2.89%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.57%) AWK
9 8 (2.57%) C-shell
10 7 (2.25%) VBA
11 5 (1.61%) VB
12 3 (0.96%) VBScript
13 2 (0.64%) Korn
13 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.32%) Groovy
14 1 (0.32%) Scala
14 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (5.47%) Degree
2 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.64%) PMP
3 2 (0.64%) ISEB
4 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.32%) MCP
4 1 (0.32%) HNC
4 1 (0.32%) HND
4 1 (0.32%) MCSE
4 1 (0.32%) CCIE
4 1 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.25%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (5.79%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.32%) Nagios
2 1 (0.32%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 74 (23.79%) ION Trading
2 63 (20.26%) TIBCO
3 21 (6.75%) Reuters
4 19 (6.11%) Sybase
5 17 (5.47%) Bloomberg
6 15 (4.82%) Microsoft
7 14 (4.50%) Oracle
8 11 (3.54%) Red Hat
8 11 (3.54%) Tradeweb
8 11 (3.54%) MarketAxess
9 9 (2.89%) Syncfusion
9 9 (2.89%) eSpeed
10 8 (2.57%) Currenex
11 7 (2.25%) 29West
12 6 (1.93%) Fidessa
13 5 (1.61%) Splunk
14 2 (0.64%) Altiris
14 2 (0.64%) FFastFill
14 2 (0.64%) SunGard
14 2 (0.64%) Business Objects
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