The table below looks at the statistics for EMIR skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EMIR over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
Rank 543 551 436
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -115
Contract jobs citing EMIR 81 65 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.59% 1.34% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 53 114
Average daily rate £600 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £299 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £670 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £396 £450
% change year-on-year
-17.92% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5091 4850 4437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.89% 9.39% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3127 2978 2584
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 176 167
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £11.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

EMIR
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EMIR within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

EMIR Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EMIR
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EMIR within the UK.

EMIR Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EMIR
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EMIR within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

EMIR Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EMIR
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EMIR within the UK.

EMIR Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EMIR
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EMIR within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +22 78 £600 +4.34% 26
England -14 78 £600 +4.34% 27
City of London +47 11 £625 +29.53% 17
Scotland -5 2 £333 -13.74%
Stirling +8 1 £340 -
Edinburgh -9 1 £325 -17.92%
Belfast - 1 £95 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £95 -
County Antrim - 1 £95 -

EMIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EMIR 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 EMIR.

1 156 (69.96%) MiFID
2 147 (65.92%) Dodd-Frank
3 103 (46.19%) Banking
4 97 (43.50%) Finance
5 71 (31.84%) Investment Banking
6 61 (27.35%) Derivative
7 54 (24.22%) Business Analysis
8 41 (18.39%) Front Office
9 38 (17.04%) Project Management
10 37 (16.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (16.59%) Asset Management
11 34 (15.25%) Back Office
12 33 (14.80%) SQL
12 33 (14.80%) AIFMD
13 29 (13.00%) Summit
14 28 (12.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 27 (12.11%) FATCA
16 26 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (10.76%) Murex
17 24 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (10.31%) Equities
19 22 (9.87%) Market Risk
20 21 (9.42%) Calypso
21 20 (8.97%) Fund Management
22 19 (8.52%) Hedge funds
22 19 (8.52%) SDLC
23 18 (8.07%) Algorithmic Trading
24 16 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
25 14 (6.28%) Investment Management
26 13 (5.83%) Waterfall

EMIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EMIR 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 EMIR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.69%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.35%) MS Office
5 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (13.00%) Summit
2 2 (0.90%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.45%) ACBS
3 1 (0.45%) Algo Collateral
3 1 (0.45%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.45%) Global One
3 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.45%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.45%) OLTP
5 1 (0.45%) QlikView
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) FitNesse
2 3 (1.35%) JIRA
3 2 (0.90%) Ant
3 2 (0.90%) Gradle
3 2 (0.90%) JUnit
4 1 (0.45%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.45%) JBehave
4 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.45%) NUnit
General
1 103 (46.19%) Banking
2 97 (43.50%) Finance
3 71 (31.84%) Investment Banking
4 41 (18.39%) Front Office
5 34 (15.25%) Back Office
6 12 (5.38%) Legal
7 4 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.35%) International Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Retail
9 2 (0.90%) Marketing
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (67.71%) Analyst
2 142 (63.68%) Business Analyst
3 71 (31.84%) Regulatory Business Analyst
4 55 (24.66%) Project Manager
5 51 (22.87%) Report Analyst
6 38 (17.04%) MiFID Business Analyst
7 37 (16.59%) Banking Analyst
7 37 (16.59%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
8 29 (13.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 24 (10.76%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (10.76%) Senior Business Analyst
10 15 (6.73%) Business Change Analyst
10 15 (6.73%) Business Change Business Analyst
10 15 (6.73%) MiFID Project Manager
11 14 (6.28%) Derivatives Business Analyst
11 14 (6.28%) IT Business Analyst
11 14 (6.28%) Report Manager
12 12 (5.38%) Business IT Analyst
12 12 (5.38%) IT Analyst
12 12 (5.38%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.48%) XML
2 7 (3.14%) FpML
3 5 (2.24%) JMS
4 4 (1.79%) .NET
5 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.35%) WCF
5 3 (1.35%) Web Services
6 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.90%) EJB
6 2 (0.90%) Middleware
6 2 (0.90%) REST
7 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.45%) Autofac
7 1 (0.45%) AutoMapper
7 1 (0.45%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.45%) FIXML
7 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (27.35%) Derivative
2 28 (12.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (10.31%) Equities
5 22 (9.87%) Market Risk
6 19 (8.52%) Hedge funds
7 12 (5.38%) Fixed Income
8 10 (4.48%) Equity Derivative
8 10 (4.48%) Reference Data
9 6 (2.69%) User Experience
10 5 (2.24%) DTCC
11 3 (1.35%) ASIC
11 3 (1.35%) PMI
11 3 (1.35%) Replication
12 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.90%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.22%) Business Analysis
2 38 (17.04%) Project Management
3 37 (16.59%) Asset Management
3 37 (16.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (8.97%) Fund Management
6 19 (8.52%) SDLC
7 18 (8.07%) Algorithmic Trading
8 16 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (6.28%) Investment Management
10 13 (5.83%) Waterfall
11 12 (5.38%) Target Operating Model
12 11 (4.93%) Workflow
13 10 (4.48%) Collateral Management
13 10 (4.48%) PRINCE2
14 9 (4.04%) Scrum
15 8 (3.59%) Change Management
15 8 (3.59%) GAP Analysis
15 8 (3.59%) Requirements Analysis
16 7 (3.14%) KYC
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.80%) SQL
2 9 (4.04%) Java
3 4 (1.79%) C#
4 3 (1.35%) VB
5 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.45%) C
6 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (5.83%) Degree
2 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.35%) PMP
4 2 (0.90%) CBAP
5 1 (0.45%) APMP
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (69.96%) MiFID
2 147 (65.92%) Dodd-Frank
3 33 (14.80%) AIFMD
4 27 (12.11%) FATCA
5 10 (4.48%) Basel III
5 10 (4.48%) QA
6 9 (4.04%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.90%) UCITS
8 1 (0.45%) CRD IV
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (10.76%) Murex
2 21 (9.42%) Calypso
3 6 (2.69%) Oracle
4 5 (2.24%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.35%) Fidessa
6 2 (0.90%) LexisNexis
6 2 (0.90%) Pega
7 1 (0.45%) BI-SAM
7 1 (0.45%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.45%) FactSet
7 1 (0.45%) Informatica
7 1 (0.45%) Reuters
7 1 (0.45%) Serena
7 1 (0.45%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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