The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of eSpeed products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited eSpeed over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within eSpeed.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
eSpeed
Rank 581 555 570
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +15
Contract jobs citing eSpeed 23 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.020% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.092% 0.041% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 7
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£550 £513 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

eSpeed
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing eSpeed within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

eSpeed Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

eSpeed
Daily Rate Trend

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

eSpeed Daily Rate Trend in the UK

eSpeed
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing eSpeed within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

eSpeed Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

eSpeed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing eSpeed 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 eSpeed.

1 30 (93.75%) MarketAxess
2 29 (90.63%) Windows
3 22 (68.75%) Fixed Income
4 21 (65.63%) TIBCO
4 21 (65.63%) Rendezvous
5 20 (62.50%) Linux
5 20 (62.50%) UNIX
6 19 (59.38%) Python
6 19 (59.38%) Perl
6 19 (59.38%) SQL
6 19 (59.38%) Reuters
6 19 (59.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (59.38%) Red Hat
6 19 (59.38%) Change Management
6 19 (59.38%) Firewall
6 19 (59.38%) Electronic Trading
6 19 (59.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (59.38%) Capacity Management
6 19 (59.38%) Low Latency
6 19 (59.38%) Multicast
7 18 (56.25%) Project Management
8 12 (37.50%) ION Trading
8 12 (37.50%) Bloomberg
9 10 (31.25%) Symantec
9 10 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (31.25%) Murex
9 10 (31.25%) SharePoint
9 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
9 10 (31.25%) DHCP
9 10 (31.25%) DNS

eSpeed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing eSpeed 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 eSpeed. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (31.25%) SharePoint
1 10 (31.25%) Lync
2 2 (6.25%) MTS
2 2 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) Firewall
1 19 (59.38%) Multicast
2 10 (31.25%) DHCP
2 10 (31.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JUnit
1 2 (6.25%) Mockito
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Applications Support
2 17 (53.13%) Linux Support
3 10 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) Rendezvous
2 2 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (68.75%) Fixed Income
2 19 (59.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Linux
2 20 (62.50%) UNIX
3 19 (59.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 10 (31.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Change Management
1 19 (59.38%) Electronic Trading
1 19 (59.38%) Capacity Management
1 19 (59.38%) Low Latency
2 18 (56.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Analytics
3 2 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (6.25%) Scrum
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) TDD
3 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) Perl
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
1 19 (59.38%) Python
2 2 (6.25%) VB
2 2 (6.25%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) C++
2 2 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) SCCM
1 10 (31.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) MarketAxess
2 21 (65.63%) TIBCO
3 19 (59.38%) Reuters
3 19 (59.38%) Red Hat
4 12 (37.50%) Bloomberg
4 12 (37.50%) ION Trading
5 10 (31.25%) Murex
5 10 (31.25%) Symantec
5 10 (31.25%) AppSense
5 10 (31.25%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (18.75%) Altiris
7 3 (9.38%) Tradeweb
8 2 (6.25%) Sybase
8 2 (6.25%) Microsoft