The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fixed Income in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fixed Income over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fixed Income
Rank 367 287 245
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -42
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 296 429 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.76% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.67% 2.39% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 344 394
Median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £95.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17770 17952 17408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.23% 31.98% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11474 11202 10660
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 676 708
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -16.66%

Fixed Income
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Fixed Income as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Fixed Income Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Fixed Income
Daily Rate Trend

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

Fixed Income Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Fixed Income
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Fixed Income within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Fixed Income Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Fixed Income
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Fixed Income Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Fixed Income
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fixed Income within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -64 293 £600 +4.34% 56
London -57 291 £600 +4.34% 55
City of London -22 48 £600 +6.66% 23
Scotland -26 3 £383 -4.37% 3
Glasgow -5 2 £383 -4.37% 2
Surrey - 2 £388 -
South East - 2 £388 -

Fixed Income
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Fixed Income also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Fixed Income.

1 341 (49.35%) Finance
2 296 (42.84%) Front Office
3 279 (40.38%) Banking
4 229 (33.14%) Equities
5 219 (31.69%) Derivative
6 210 (30.39%) SQL
7 205 (29.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 202 (29.23%) Investment Banking
9 171 (24.75%) C#
10 159 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
11 151 (21.85%) Java
12 120 (17.37%) Asset Management
13 115 (16.64%) Electronic Trading
14 106 (15.34%) SQL Server
15 103 (14.91%) C++
16 98 (14.18%) Oracle
17 97 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
18 96 (13.89%) Unix
19 87 (12.59%) .NET
20 86 (12.45%) Business Analysis
21 77 (11.14%) ION Trading
22 73 (10.56%) Python
22 73 (10.56%) Project Management
23 72 (10.42%) Microsoft
24 70 (10.13%) Financial Institution
25 68 (9.84%) TDD
25 68 (9.84%) Retail
26 67 (9.70%) OO
26 67 (9.70%) SDLC
27 64 (9.26%) VBA

Fixed Income
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (2.46%) Tomcat
2 10 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.30%) Apache
4 7 (1.01%) IIS
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.72%) Confluence
6 5 (0.72%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.72%) Mule
6 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.58%) CMS
7 4 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.43%) GemFire
8 3 (0.43%) MTS
8 3 (0.43%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (1.74%) MS Project
4 11 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.45%) Photoshop
6 9 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.87%) MS Office
8 2 (0.29%) InVision
8 2 (0.29%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 35 (5.07%) ION MarketView
1 35 (5.07%) RMDS
2 13 (1.88%) SimCorp Dimension
3 11 (1.59%) thinkFolio
4 9 (1.30%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.43%) Summit
6 2 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.29%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.14%) Eikon
7 1 (0.14%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.14%) Global One
7 1 (0.14%) Kondor
7 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.14%) Minerva
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.58%) Trello
2 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.17%) Intranet
2 11 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.16%) Firewall
4 6 (0.87%) Internet
4 6 (0.87%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.58%) DNS
5 4 (0.58%) Network Security
6 3 (0.43%) FTP
6 3 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.43%) LAN
6 3 (0.43%) Multicast
7 2 (0.29%) BGP
7 2 (0.29%) HTTP
7 2 (0.29%) NGN
7 2 (0.29%) SAN
7 2 (0.29%) WAN
8 1 (0.14%) DWDM
8 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.14%) MPLS
8 1 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.64%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (3.47%) NoSQL
5 23 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.17%) RDBMS
7 14 (2.03%) KDB
8 12 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.59%) Data Mining
10 10 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.16%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.72%) DB2
13 5 (0.72%) QlikView
14 4 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
14 4 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.58%) MS Access
14 4 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 28 (4.05%) NUnit
3 25 (3.62%) JIRA
4 23 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 22 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (2.46%) JUnit
8 16 (2.32%) Selenium
8 16 (2.32%) Subversion
9 12 (1.74%) Git (software)
10 9 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (1.16%) Bower
11 8 (1.16%) ClearCase
11 8 (1.16%) Grunt
11 8 (1.16%) Maven
12 7 (1.01%) HP UFT
12 7 (1.01%) Mockito
13 6 (0.87%) Axure RP
13 6 (0.87%) Jenkins
14 5 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 341 (49.35%) Finance
2 296 (42.84%) Front Office
3 279 (40.38%) Banking
4 202 (29.23%) Investment Banking
5 70 (10.13%) Financial Institution
6 68 (9.84%) Retail
7 55 (7.96%) Back Office
8 16 (2.32%) Legal
9 14 (2.03%) Marketing
10 4 (0.58%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.58%) Publishing
11 2 (0.29%) Advertising
11 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 297 (42.98%) Developer
2 236 (34.15%) Analyst
3 117 (16.93%) Business Analyst
4 91 (13.17%) Java Developer
5 79 (11.43%) C# Developer
6 52 (7.53%) Front Office Developer
7 45 (6.51%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 45 (6.51%) Senior Developer
8 43 (6.22%) Project Manager
9 41 (5.93%) C++ Developer
10 39 (5.64%) Support Analyst
11 35 (5.07%) Quantitative Developer
11 35 (5.07%) SQL Developer
12 34 (4.92%) Applications Support
13 32 (4.63%) .NET Developer
14 31 (4.49%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
15 29 (4.20%) Banking Analyst
16 27 (3.91%) Data Analyst
17 26 (3.76%) Senior Java Developer
17 26 (3.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (12.59%) .NET
2 62 (8.97%) HTML
3 52 (7.53%) WPF
4 49 (7.09%) XML
5 47 (6.80%) AngularJS
6 45 (6.51%) Spring
7 40 (5.79%) Rendezvous
8 38 (5.50%) FIX Protocol
9 37 (5.35%) HTML5
10 24 (3.47%) CSS
11 23 (3.33%) Web Services
12 19 (2.75%) Spring Integration
13 18 (2.60%) .NET Framework
14 15 (2.17%) XSLT
15 14 (2.03%) REST
16 13 (1.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 13 (1.88%) Middleware
16 13 (1.88%) STL
17 12 (1.74%) J2EE
17 12 (1.74%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 229 (33.14%) Equities
2 219 (31.69%) Derivative
3 205 (29.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 97 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (7.38%) User Experience
6 47 (6.80%) Credit Derivative
7 35 (5.07%) Equity Derivative
8 29 (4.20%) Management Information System
9 28 (4.05%) Market Risk
10 23 (3.33%) Credit Risk
11 21 (3.04%) Reference Data
12 20 (2.89%) OTC Derivatives
13 18 (2.60%) Data Centre
14 16 (2.32%) Virtual Team
15 15 (2.17%) Mathematics
15 15 (2.17%) SWIFT
16 14 (2.03%) Computer Science
16 14 (2.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 12 (1.74%) Data Structures
18 11 (1.59%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 96 (13.89%) Unix
2 63 (9.12%) Linux
3 60 (8.68%) Windows
4 25 (3.62%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.45%) Solaris
5 10 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (17.37%) Asset Management
3 115 (16.64%) Electronic Trading
4 86 (12.45%) Business Analysis
5 73 (10.56%) Project Management
6 68 (9.84%) TDD
7 67 (9.70%) OO
7 67 (9.70%) SDLC
8 63 (9.12%) Risk Management
9 50 (7.24%) Multithreading
10 47 (6.80%) Low Latency
10 47 (6.80%) Migration
11 46 (6.66%) Scrum
12 45 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 41 (5.93%) Analytics
14 39 (5.64%) Software Engineering
15 38 (5.50%) MVVM
16 37 (5.35%) Data Modelling
17 36 (5.21%) E-Commerce
17 36 (5.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 210 (30.39%) SQL
2 171 (24.75%) C#
3 151 (21.85%) Java
4 103 (14.91%) C++
5 73 (10.56%) Python
6 64 (9.26%) VBA
7 48 (6.95%) Shell Script
8 43 (6.22%) JavaScript
9 37 (5.35%) Perl
10 33 (4.78%) VB
11 28 (4.05%) PowerShell
12 25 (3.62%) T-SQL
13 23 (3.33%) XAML
14 20 (2.89%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.45%) C
15 10 (1.45%) MATLAB
16 9 (1.30%) VB6
17 5 (0.72%) Scala
17 5 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (6.51%) Degree
2 14 (2.03%) PMI Certification
3 13 (1.88%) PhD
4 9 (1.30%) PMP
5 5 (0.72%) ISEB
5 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.58%) APMP
6 4 (0.58%) CISM
6 4 (0.58%) CISSP
6 4 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.43%) CCA
7 3 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.43%) CNA
7 3 (0.43%) GCIA
7 3 (0.43%) GCIH
7 3 (0.43%) GIAC
7 3 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.43%) Novell Certification
7 3 (0.43%) SANS
8 2 (0.29%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.21%) QA
2 27 (3.91%) MiFID
3 9 (1.30%) EMIR
4 8 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.43%) Basel III
6 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.43%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.43%) SLA
7 2 (0.29%) COREP
7 2 (0.29%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.14%) FATCA
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 6 (0.87%) Docker
2 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.43%) XenApp
3 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) NFS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (1.74%) Control-M
2 11 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.72%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.58%) Ansible
4 4 (0.58%) Nagios
4 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.58%) Puppet
5 3 (0.43%) AppDNA
5 3 (0.43%) Dollar Universe
5 3 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.14%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.14%) OpenView
7 1 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 98 (14.18%) Oracle
2 77 (11.14%) ION Trading
3 72 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 53 (7.67%) Bloomberg
5 46 (6.66%) Reuters
6 45 (6.51%) TIBCO
7 43 (6.22%) Murex
8 41 (5.93%) Sybase
9 25 (3.62%) Calypso
10 18 (2.60%) Charles River
11 17 (2.46%) Alteryx
11 17 (2.46%) Tableau
12 15 (2.17%) HP
12 15 (2.17%) SimCorp
13 10 (1.45%) Adobe
13 10 (1.45%) Fidessa
13 10 (1.45%) SunGard
14 9 (1.30%) Atlassian
14 9 (1.30%) Remedy
15 8 (1.16%) Informatica
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