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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Products Markup Language (FpML)
Rank 552 534 510
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -24
Contract jobs citing FpML 25 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.055% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 7
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £540 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
13731 13141 12896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.00% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9225 8312 8170
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 276 337
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 2015.

FpML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FpML
Top 11 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 26 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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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
London +2 25 £550 - 5
England -27 25 £550 - 15
City of London +9 7 £560 -6.66% 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - - 4
Preston - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

FpML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 68 (66.02%) XML
2 52 (50.49%) Finance
3 48 (46.60%) Banking
4 46 (44.66%) SQL
5 44 (42.72%) Derivative
6 41 (39.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 35 (33.98%) Investment Banking
8 31 (30.10%) Java
9 27 (26.21%) Business Analysis
10 24 (23.30%) Front Office
11 23 (22.33%) Fixed Income
12 20 (19.42%) Murex
13 19 (18.45%) Equities
13 19 (18.45%) FIX Protocol
14 18 (17.48%) UNIX
15 17 (16.50%) WebSphere
15 17 (16.50%) EMIR
16 13 (12.62%) XSLT
16 13 (12.62%) WebLogic
17 12 (11.65%) Subversion
17 12 (11.65%) Middleware
17 12 (11.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 11 (10.68%) JIRA
18 11 (10.68%) Analytics
18 11 (10.68%) Project Management
18 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (9.71%) Credit Derivative
19 10 (9.71%) FIXML
19 10 (9.71%) Regression Testing
19 10 (9.71%) Solaris

FpML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 17 (16.50%) WebSphere
2 13 (12.62%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.80%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.94%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (0.97%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.97%) Confluence
5 1 (0.97%) SAS
5 1 (0.97%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (6.80%) Summit
3 1 (0.97%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) DSL
2 1 (0.97%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.91%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.94%) Datomic
7 1 (0.97%) DB2
7 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.97%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.97%) QlikView
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Subversion
2 11 (10.68%) JIRA
3 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.94%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.97%) CppUnit
General
1 52 (50.49%) Finance
2 48 (46.60%) Banking
3 35 (33.98%) Investment Banking
4 24 (23.30%) Front Office
5 8 (7.77%) Back Office
6 3 (2.91%) Legal
7 1 (0.97%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.97%) Retail
7 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 62 (60.19%) Analyst
2 41 (39.81%) Business Analyst
3 22 (21.36%) Developer
4 13 (12.62%) Java Developer
5 11 (10.68%) Architect
6 9 (8.74%) Test Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Data Architect
8 6 (5.83%) Middleware Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) IT Business Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Business Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Lead Java Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Business Data Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Middleware Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (66.02%) XML
2 19 (18.45%) FIX Protocol
3 13 (12.62%) XSLT
4 12 (11.65%) Middleware
5 10 (9.71%) FIXML
6 9 (8.74%) Java EE
7 8 (7.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 8 (7.77%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (6.80%) JMS
9 6 (5.83%) Hibernate
9 6 (5.83%) Spring
10 3 (2.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (2.91%) STL
10 3 (2.91%) XML Messaging
11 2 (1.94%) Murex MxML
12 1 (0.97%) MXML
12 1 (0.97%) Java SE
12 1 (0.97%) Ext JS
12 1 (0.97%) HTML
12 1 (0.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (42.72%) Derivative
2 41 (39.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (22.33%) Fixed Income
4 19 (18.45%) Equities
5 12 (11.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 10 (9.71%) Credit Derivative
7 6 (5.83%) Client/Server
7 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.85%) Reference Data
9 3 (2.91%) DTCC
10 2 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.94%) ASIC
10 2 (1.94%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.94%) User Experience
11 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.48%) UNIX
2 10 (9.71%) Solaris
3 9 (8.74%) Linux
4 6 (5.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.21%) Business Analysis
2 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (10.68%) Project Management
2 11 (10.68%) Analytics
3 10 (9.71%) Regression Testing
3 10 (9.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (8.74%) Data Modelling
5 8 (7.77%) OO
5 8 (7.77%) Workflow
5 8 (7.77%) Change Control
6 7 (6.80%) People Management
6 7 (6.80%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.80%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (6.80%) TDD
6 7 (6.80%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.85%) System Testing
8 5 (4.85%) Greeks
8 5 (4.85%) Test Management
8 5 (4.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.66%) SQL
2 31 (30.10%) Java
3 4 (3.88%) C++
4 3 (2.91%) VC++
4 3 (2.91%) Python
4 3 (2.91%) Perl
5 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.94%) C
6 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.97%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.97%) RPG
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) Degree
2 6 (5.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.50%) EMIR
2 7 (6.80%) QA
3 5 (4.85%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.94%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (19.42%) Murex
2 9 (8.74%) Sybase
2 9 (8.74%) IBM
2 9 (8.74%) HP
3 8 (7.77%) Calypso
3 8 (7.77%) TIBCO
4 7 (6.80%) Oracle
5 5 (4.85%) Tradeweb
6 4 (3.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.94%) BMC
8 1 (0.97%) Palantir
8 1 (0.97%) Reuters
8 1 (0.97%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.97%) Actimize