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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
Rank 525 384 531
Rank change year-on-year
-141 +147
Contract jobs citing EMIR 70 205 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.40% 0.052%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.67% 5.44% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 162 15
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£563 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £800 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
4182 3770 3661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.58% 7.31% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2270 2114
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 126 241
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.63 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -9.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 2014.

EMIR Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EMIR
Top 12 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 19 December 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 -154 69 £575 - 16
London -106 68 £575 - 15
City of London -53 9 £600 +9.09% 5
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

EMIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 92 (60.53%) Banking
2 86 (56.58%) Dodd-Frank
3 64 (42.11%) Investment Banking
4 62 (40.79%) Finance
5 61 (40.13%) Derivative
6 33 (21.71%) MiFID
7 31 (20.39%) Project Management
8 30 (19.74%) Business Analysis
9 23 (15.13%) FATCA
10 22 (14.47%) Front Office
11 21 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (13.82%) Risk Management
11 21 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (13.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (13.16%) Back Office
12 20 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (12.50%) FpML
14 18 (11.84%) SQL
14 18 (11.84%) XML
14 18 (11.84%) QA
14 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (10.53%) Equities
16 14 (9.21%) Asset Management
17 12 (7.89%) Test Scripting
17 12 (7.89%) Legal
18 11 (7.24%) Workflow
18 11 (7.24%) Fixed Income
18 11 (7.24%) Investment Management
19 10 (6.58%) Reference Data
19 10 (6.58%) Test Management

EMIR
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.29%) MS Project
4 4 (2.63%) MS Office
5 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) OpenLink RightAngle
1 7 (4.61%) Aligne
1 7 (4.61%) Endur
1 7 (4.61%) ZaiNet
1 7 (4.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 7 (4.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (4.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
2 1 (0.66%) Rolfe and Nolan
2 1 (0.66%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) NFC
2 1 (0.66%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Toad
2 1 (0.66%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.66%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.66%) NUnit
2 1 (0.66%) CruiseControl
General
1 92 (60.53%) Banking
2 64 (42.11%) Investment Banking
3 62 (40.79%) Finance
4 22 (14.47%) Front Office
5 20 (13.16%) Back Office
6 12 (7.89%) Legal
7 6 (3.95%) Retail
8 2 (1.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.66%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 102 (67.11%) Analyst
2 85 (55.92%) Business Analyst
3 26 (17.11%) Project Manager
4 14 (9.21%) Banking Business Analyst
5 10 (6.58%) Systems Analyst
6 9 (5.92%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.26%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (3.29%) Test Manager
8 5 (3.29%) Business Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.29%) Consultant
8 5 (3.29%) Technical Business Analyst
9 4 (2.63%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (2.63%) Operations Manager
9 4 (2.63%) Programme Manager
9 4 (2.63%) Developer
9 4 (2.63%) Architect
10 3 (1.97%) AIFMD Project Manager
10 3 (1.97%) AIFMD Business Analyst
10 3 (1.97%) Data Analyst
10 3 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) FpML
2 18 (11.84%) XML
3 2 (1.32%) .NET
3 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.66%) Autofac
4 1 (0.66%) WCF
4 1 (0.66%) LINQ
4 1 (0.66%) jQuery
4 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.66%) AutoMapper
4 1 (0.66%) FIXML
4 1 (0.66%) Middleware
4 1 (0.66%) Flash
4 1 (0.66%) J2EE
4 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.66%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 61 (40.13%) Derivative
2 21 (13.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.53%) Equities
5 11 (7.24%) Fixed Income
6 10 (6.58%) Reference Data
7 9 (5.92%) User Experience
8 6 (3.95%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.95%) DTCC
9 5 (3.29%) Market Risk
10 4 (2.63%) Credit Derivative
10 4 (2.63%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.97%) Credit Risk
12 2 (1.32%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (1.32%) ASIC
13 1 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
13 1 (0.66%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.39%) Project Management
2 30 (19.74%) Business Analysis
3 21 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (13.82%) Risk Management
3 21 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (9.21%) Asset Management
6 12 (7.89%) Test Scripting
7 11 (7.24%) Workflow
7 11 (7.24%) Investment Management
8 10 (6.58%) Test Management
8 10 (6.58%) Migration
8 10 (6.58%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.58%) Change Management
9 8 (5.26%) Fund Management
9 8 (5.26%) Waterfall
10 7 (4.61%) ETRM
10 7 (4.61%) ERP
11 6 (3.95%) Analytics
11 6 (3.95%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.84%) SQL
2 3 (1.97%) C#
3 1 (0.66%) C
3 1 (0.66%) Java
3 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.32%) Degree
2 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (56.58%) Dodd-Frank
2 33 (21.71%) MiFID
3 23 (15.13%) FATCA
4 18 (11.84%) QA
5 7 (4.61%) AIFMD
6 4 (2.63%) Basel III
7 2 (1.32%) Basel II
8 1 (0.66%) UCITS
8 1 (0.66%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (5.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.61%) Triple Point
2 7 (4.61%) Murex
2 7 (4.61%) Calypso
2 7 (4.61%) SAP
2 7 (4.61%) OpenLink
2 7 (4.61%) Brady
3 3 (1.97%) Oracle
4 2 (1.32%) Pega
5 1 (0.66%) BI-SAM
5 1 (0.66%) Twitter
5 1 (0.66%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.66%) HP
5 1 (0.66%) Misys
5 1 (0.66%) Thunderhead
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago