The table below looks at the statistics for FpML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FpML over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Products Markup Language (FpML)
Rank 627 608 583
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -25
Contract jobs citing FpML 37 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.069% 0.071%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 11
Average daily rate £563 £525 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £560
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £670 £775
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15410 15204 14820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.80% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9851 9713
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 204 205
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

FpML
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FpML within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

FpML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FpML
Daily Rate Trend

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

FpML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FpML
Daily Rate Histogram

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

FpML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FpML
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FpML within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
England -4 37 £563 +7.14% 2
London -21 36 £575 +9.52% 2
City of London +40 6 £575 -11.53% 2
Nottingham - 1 £525 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £525 -
East Midlands - 1 £525 -

FpML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FpML 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 FpML.

1 60 (78.95%) Finance
2 54 (71.05%) XML
3 36 (47.37%) SQL
3 36 (47.37%) Banking
4 33 (43.42%) FIX Protocol
5 26 (34.21%) Data Modelling
6 24 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 24 (31.58%) Investment Banking
7 22 (28.95%) Derivative
7 22 (28.95%) Front Office
8 21 (27.63%) Middleware
8 21 (27.63%) Java
9 19 (25.00%) Web Services
9 19 (25.00%) Data Analysis
10 18 (23.68%) Fixed Income
11 17 (22.37%) Equities
12 16 (21.05%) UML
13 15 (19.74%) JMS
14 14 (18.42%) FIXML
14 14 (18.42%) Business Analysis
15 12 (15.79%) XML Schema
15 12 (15.79%) Unix
15 12 (15.79%) Oracle
16 10 (13.16%) JIRA
16 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (13.16%) ISO20022
16 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (13.16%) XSLT
17 9 (11.84%) JavaScript
17 9 (11.84%) IBM

FpML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing FpML 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 FpML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.21%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.89%) Node.js
3 4 (5.26%) Confluence
3 4 (5.26%) JCAPS
3 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.95%) JBoss
4 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.63%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (2.63%) GemFire
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Front Arena
2 1 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.32%) Summit
2 1 (1.32%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.58%) DB2
3 5 (6.58%) OLTP
4 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.63%) JasperReports
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) JIRA
2 6 (7.89%) Maven
3 4 (5.26%) Ant
3 4 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (5.26%) ERwin
4 2 (2.63%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.63%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.63%) Hudson
4 2 (2.63%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.63%) JMeter
4 2 (2.63%) JUnit
4 2 (2.63%) Selenium
5 1 (1.32%) MagicDraw
5 1 (1.32%) Subversion
5 1 (1.32%) Toad
5 1 (1.32%) XMLSpy
General
1 60 (78.95%) Finance
2 36 (47.37%) Banking
3 24 (31.58%) Investment Banking
4 22 (28.95%) Front Office
5 7 (9.21%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (5.26%) Back Office
7 2 (2.63%) Legal
8 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (43.42%) Analyst
2 26 (34.21%) Business Analyst
2 26 (34.21%) Developer
3 13 (17.11%) Java Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Business IT Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) IT Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) IT Business Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Architect
5 10 (13.16%) Data Architect
5 10 (13.16%) Middleware Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Front Office Business Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) IT Risk Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Java Middleware Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Risk Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Risk Business Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) NoSQL Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Data Business Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) MongoDB Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (71.05%) XML
2 33 (43.42%) FIX Protocol
3 21 (27.63%) Middleware
4 19 (25.00%) Web Services
5 15 (19.74%) JMS
6 14 (18.42%) FIXML
7 12 (15.79%) XML Schema
8 10 (13.16%) XSLT
9 8 (10.53%) REST
9 8 (10.53%) XSD
10 7 (9.21%) IBM Integration Bus
10 7 (9.21%) JSON
10 7 (9.21%) Spring
11 6 (7.89%) Akka
11 6 (7.89%) SOAP
12 5 (6.58%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (6.58%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (3.95%) Spring Integration
14 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
14 2 (2.63%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 22 (28.95%) Derivative
3 18 (23.68%) Fixed Income
4 17 (22.37%) Equities
5 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (11.84%) SWIFT
7 7 (9.21%) Market Risk
8 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (3.95%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (3.95%) Hedge funds
10 2 (2.63%) Data Integration
11 1 (1.32%) ASIC
11 1 (1.32%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Unix
2 9 (11.84%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) Solaris
4 4 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Data Modelling
2 19 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 16 (21.05%) UML
4 14 (18.42%) Business Analysis
5 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Data Architecture
7 8 (10.53%) Logical Data Model
7 8 (10.53%) SOA
8 7 (9.21%) Analytics
8 7 (9.21%) Asset Management
8 7 (9.21%) Data Governance
8 7 (9.21%) Greeks
8 7 (9.21%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (9.21%) SDLC
9 6 (7.89%) Data Management
9 6 (7.89%) ETL
9 6 (7.89%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (7.89%) Investment Management
10 5 (6.58%) OO
Programming Languages
1 36 (47.37%) SQL
2 21 (27.63%) Java
3 9 (11.84%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.53%) C#
5 5 (6.58%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) ISEB
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) ISO20022
2 9 (11.84%) QA
3 4 (5.26%) MiFID
3 4 (5.26%) Solvency II
4 2 (2.63%) EMIR
5 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.95%) Control-M
3 2 (2.63%) Ansible
3 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) IBM
3 8 (10.53%) Sybase
4 5 (6.58%) Bloomberg
4 5 (6.58%) Murex
5 4 (5.26%) ION Trading
6 3 (3.95%) SunGard
6 3 (3.95%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) Perforce
8 1 (1.32%) Calypso
8 1 (1.32%) Microgen