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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Products Markup Language (FpML)
Rank 558 559 533
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Contract jobs citing FpML 35 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.071% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 13
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£525 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £572
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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 2015.

FpML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FpML
Top 3 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 17 April 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 33 £525 -8.69% 2
England -11 33 £525 -8.69% 2
City of London +27 9 £625 +4.16% 2

FpML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 43 (69.35%) XML
2 39 (62.90%) Derivative
3 37 (59.68%) Finance
4 31 (50.00%) SQL
5 27 (43.55%) Banking
6 26 (41.94%) Front Office
7 23 (37.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (33.87%) Business Analysis
9 20 (32.26%) Investment Banking
10 19 (30.65%) Credit Derivative
11 17 (27.42%) Java
12 14 (22.58%) Murex
13 13 (20.97%) Fixed Income
14 12 (19.35%) Workflow
14 12 (19.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 11 (17.74%) Back Office
15 11 (17.74%) .NET
16 10 (16.13%) C#
16 10 (16.13%) Tradeweb
17 9 (14.52%) EMIR
17 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
17 9 (14.52%) FIX Protocol
18 8 (12.90%) JIRA
18 8 (12.90%) Equities
18 8 (12.90%) IBM
18 8 (12.90%) Analytics
18 8 (12.90%) Greeks
19 7 (11.29%) Oracle
19 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
20 6 (9.68%) WebSphere

FpML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.45%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.61%) Confluence
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.61%) TIBCO iProcess
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) MS Access
2 2 (3.23%) DTS
2 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.61%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) Selenium
2 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 37 (59.68%) Finance
2 27 (43.55%) Banking
3 26 (41.94%) Front Office
4 20 (32.26%) Investment Banking
5 11 (17.74%) Back Office
6 4 (6.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (62.90%) Analyst
2 32 (51.61%) Business Analyst
3 18 (29.03%) Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Architect
4 6 (9.68%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.06%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Middleware Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) VBA Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Access Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) RAD Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (69.35%) XML
2 11 (17.74%) .NET
3 9 (14.52%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (9.68%) Middleware
4 6 (9.68%) XSLT
5 4 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (6.45%) Rendezvous
5 4 (6.45%) MFC
5 4 (6.45%) FIXML
5 4 (6.45%) STL
5 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (3.23%) Java EE
7 1 (1.61%) WPF
7 1 (1.61%) HTML
7 1 (1.61%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.61%) SOAP
7 1 (1.61%) J2EE
7 1 (1.61%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (62.90%) Derivative
2 23 (37.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (30.65%) Credit Derivative
4 13 (20.97%) Fixed Income
5 12 (19.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 8 (12.90%) Equities
7 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
8 3 (4.84%) Reference Data
9 2 (3.23%) SWIFT
9 2 (3.23%) ASIC
9 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
9 2 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (1.61%) DTCC
10 1 (1.61%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) UNIX
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Solaris
3 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Business Analysis
2 12 (19.35%) Workflow
3 8 (12.90%) Greeks
3 8 (12.90%) Analytics
4 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.06%) Multithreading
6 4 (6.45%) Change Control
6 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.45%) Project Management
6 4 (6.45%) OO
6 4 (6.45%) RUP
7 3 (4.84%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (4.84%) Migration
7 3 (4.84%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.84%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.84%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.23%) Data Governance
8 2 (3.23%) People Management
8 2 (3.23%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 2 (3.23%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) SQL
2 17 (27.42%) Java
3 10 (16.13%) C#
4 4 (6.45%) C++
4 4 (6.45%) VBA
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.61%) Scala
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) EMIR
2 5 (8.06%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (8.06%) QA
3 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Murex
2 10 (16.13%) Tradeweb
3 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.90%) IBM
5 7 (11.29%) Oracle
6 5 (8.06%) TIBCO
7 3 (4.84%) Calypso
7 3 (4.84%) HP
8 2 (3.23%) Sybase
8 2 (3.23%) Progress
9 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg