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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Fixed Income over the 3 months to 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fixed Income
Rank 249 216 188
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -28
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 432 442 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.92% 1.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.83% 2.99% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 375 403
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£550 £575 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
-63.12% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average 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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Fixed Income
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Fixed Income within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fixed Income within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
England -27 413 £575 - 109
London -5 409 £575 - 109
City of London -38 95 £575 - 57
Scotland -10 6 £450 +28.57% 2
South East - 4 £450 -
Canary Wharf +9 3 £525 +5.00%
Docklands, London +7 2 £523 +3.20% 1
Glasgow -6 2 £475 +35.71% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Edinburgh -6 1 £425 -15.00% 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Reading - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1

Fixed Income
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income.

1 411 (47.24%) Front Office
2 383 (44.02%) Banking
3 362 (41.61%) SQL
4 333 (38.28%) Finance
5 287 (32.99%) Derivative
6 234 (26.90%) Java
7 231 (26.55%) Investment Banking
8 215 (24.71%) C#
9 195 (22.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 182 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
11 159 (18.28%) UNIX
12 158 (18.16%) Equities
13 147 (16.90%) Oracle
14 128 (14.71%) Multithreading
15 127 (14.60%) C++
16 121 (13.91%) SQL Server
17 114 (13.10%) .NET
18 107 (12.30%) Electronic Trading
19 100 (11.49%) Windows
20 97 (11.15%) TDD
21 93 (10.69%) ION Trading
22 92 (10.57%) Linux
22 92 (10.57%) Python
23 88 (10.11%) Low Latency
24 79 (9.08%) Sybase
25 77 (8.85%) TIBCO
26 75 (8.62%) ION MarketView
27 73 (8.39%) XML
28 71 (8.16%) Business Analysis
28 71 (8.16%) Analytical Skills

Fixed Income
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (1.61%) WebLogic
2 12 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (1.38%) WebSphere
3 8 (0.92%) TIBCO EMS
4 7 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.80%) Lightstreamer
5 4 (0.46%) Node.js
5 4 (0.46%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.34%) MTS
6 3 (0.34%) Apache
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.23%) JBoss
7 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.23%) IIS
8 1 (0.11%) Jetty
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 52 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.30%) MS Project
3 14 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.15%) MS Office
5 8 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 75 (8.62%) ION MarketView
2 20 (2.30%) RMDS
3 12 (1.38%) LatentZero
4 10 (1.15%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.46%) FLEXCUBE
5 4 (0.46%) Summit
6 3 (0.34%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.34%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 3 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.23%) Global One
8 1 (0.11%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.11%) Minerva
8 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.11%) Salerio
8 1 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.95%) Firewall
2 11 (1.26%) Multicast
3 6 (0.69%) HTTP
4 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.46%) DNS
5 2 (0.23%) Intranet
5 2 (0.23%) Internet
5 2 (0.23%) DHCP
5 2 (0.23%) SSL
5 2 (0.23%) SAN
6 1 (0.11%) SSH
6 1 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.11%) Network Security
6 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.11%) VPN
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.79%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.33%) KDB
4 22 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 14 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.38%) DB2
8 10 (1.15%) QlikView
9 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.03%) MS Access
9 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.03%) Big Data
10 7 (0.80%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.80%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
12 5 (0.57%) DB2 UDB
12 5 (0.57%) Star Schema
13 4 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (2.99%) JUnit
2 19 (2.18%) Mockito
3 16 (1.84%) Subversion
4 15 (1.72%) Maven
4 15 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.49%) JIRA
6 12 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 9 (1.03%) TestNG
8 8 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (0.92%) Selenium
8 8 (0.92%) NUnit
9 7 (0.80%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.80%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.69%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (0.69%) Moq
11 5 (0.57%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.57%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.46%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (0.46%) Grunt
General
1 411 (47.24%) Front Office
2 383 (44.02%) Banking
3 333 (38.28%) Finance
4 231 (26.55%) Investment Banking
5 53 (6.09%) Back Office
6 25 (2.87%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.15%) Retail
8 7 (0.80%) Marketing
9 3 (0.34%) Legal
9 3 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.23%) Games
10 2 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.11%) Publishing
11 1 (0.11%) Law
11 1 (0.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 418 (48.05%) Developer
2 251 (28.85%) Analyst
3 147 (16.90%) Java Developer
4 113 (12.99%) Business Analyst
5 105 (12.07%) C# Developer
6 72 (8.28%) Support Analyst
7 66 (7.59%) Applications Support
8 50 (5.75%) C++ Developer
9 49 (5.63%) Senior Developer
10 45 (5.17%) Project Manager
11 26 (2.99%) Applications Support Analyst
12 25 (2.87%) Test Analyst
13 22 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
14 21 (2.41%) IT Project Manager
15 20 (2.30%) Data Analyst
15 20 (2.30%) Banking Business Analyst
15 20 (2.30%) Excel Developer
16 19 (2.18%) SQL Developer
16 19 (2.18%) VBA Developer
16 19 (2.18%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (13.10%) .NET
2 73 (8.39%) XML
3 70 (8.05%) WPF
4 63 (7.24%) FIX Protocol
5 57 (6.55%) WCF
6 45 (5.17%) HTML
7 40 (4.60%) Rendezvous
8 39 (4.48%) Spring
9 33 (3.79%) Middleware
9 33 (3.79%) HTML5
10 26 (2.99%) STL
11 23 (2.64%) WinForms
11 23 (2.64%) CSS
11 23 (2.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 22 (2.53%) FpML
13 21 (2.41%) Web Services
14 20 (2.30%) AngularJS
15 19 (2.18%) Hibernate
15 19 (2.18%) JMS
16 17 (1.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 287 (32.99%) Derivative
2 195 (22.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 158 (18.16%) Equities
4 71 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (6.90%) Credit Derivative
6 31 (3.56%) Equity Derivative
7 29 (3.33%) Credit Risk
7 29 (3.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 26 (2.99%) Computer Science
9 25 (2.87%) Hedge funds
10 22 (2.53%) Reference Data
11 20 (2.30%) Management Information System
12 19 (2.18%) Market Risk
13 18 (2.07%) Grid Computing
13 18 (2.07%) Mathematics
14 12 (1.38%) User Experience
14 12 (1.38%) SWIFT
15 10 (1.15%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.92%) iPad
17 7 (0.80%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 159 (18.28%) UNIX
2 100 (11.49%) Windows
3 92 (10.57%) Linux
4 17 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 16 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.57%) Solaris
6 5 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (14.71%) Multithreading
3 107 (12.30%) Electronic Trading
4 97 (11.15%) TDD
5 88 (10.11%) Low Latency
6 71 (8.16%) Business Analysis
7 69 (7.93%) OO
8 63 (7.24%) Analytics
9 60 (6.90%) Asset Management
10 49 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 47 (5.40%) Project Management
12 46 (5.29%) E-Commerce
13 42 (4.83%) Data Analysis
14 41 (4.71%) Investment Management
15 39 (4.48%) Risk Management
15 39 (4.48%) ITIL
16 37 (4.25%) Data Modelling
17 28 (3.22%) Change Management
17 28 (3.22%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (3.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 362 (41.61%) SQL
2 234 (26.90%) Java
3 215 (24.71%) C#
4 127 (14.60%) C++
5 92 (10.57%) Python
6 62 (7.13%) Perl
7 54 (6.21%) VBA
8 37 (4.25%) JavaScript
9 31 (3.56%) PL/SQL
10 24 (2.76%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.61%) VB
11 14 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.38%) C
13 7 (0.80%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.69%) Scala
14 6 (0.69%) Korn
15 5 (0.57%) Ruby
15 5 (0.57%) VBScript
15 5 (0.57%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.46%) VC++
Qualifications
1 68 (7.82%) Degree
2 10 (1.15%) ISEB
3 5 (0.57%) CFA
3 5 (0.57%) PhD
4 3 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.11%) GCIA
6 1 (0.11%) MCSE
6 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.11%) MCP
6 1 (0.11%) CISSP
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.11%) CNA
6 1 (0.11%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.11%) GIAC
6 1 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.45%) QA
2 14 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 11 (1.26%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (1.15%) EMIR
5 5 (0.57%) MiFID
6 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) UCITS
7 2 (0.23%) Basel II
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 23 (2.64%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (2.53%) ITRS Geneos
3 13 (1.49%) Control-M
4 4 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.23%) Nagios
6 1 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 147 (16.90%) Oracle
2 93 (10.69%) ION Trading
3 79 (9.08%) Sybase
4 77 (8.85%) TIBCO
5 52 (5.98%) Microsoft
6 35 (4.02%) thinkFolio
7 33 (3.79%) Bloomberg
8 29 (3.33%) Murex
9 24 (2.76%) Reuters
10 18 (2.07%) Tableau
11 17 (1.95%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.95%) MarketAxess
12 15 (1.72%) Tradeweb
13 14 (1.61%) eSpeed
13 14 (1.61%) Charles River
14 12 (1.38%) Syncfusion
15 11 (1.26%) Calypso
16 10 (1.15%) GoldenSource
17 9 (1.03%) IBM
18 8 (0.92%) DevExpress
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