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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Products Markup Language (FpML)
Rank 556 540 505
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -35
Contract jobs citing FpML 25 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.051% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 11
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£525 £556 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.61% +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £528 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £600 £560
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
14073 13742 12315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 27.14% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9236 8599 7726
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 259 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -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 4 March 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 4 March 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
England -4 25 £525 -5.61% 9
London -7 25 £525 -5.61% 8
City of London +18 7 £538 -10.41% 4
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Preston - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

FpML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 61 (65.59%) XML
2 51 (54.84%) Finance
3 42 (45.16%) Derivative
4 41 (44.09%) Banking
4 41 (44.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 41 (44.09%) SQL
5 31 (33.33%) Java
6 28 (30.11%) Investment Banking
7 23 (24.73%) Front Office
8 21 (22.58%) Business Analysis
8 21 (22.58%) Murex
9 20 (21.51%) FIX Protocol
10 19 (20.43%) Fixed Income
10 19 (20.43%) Equities
11 17 (18.28%) UNIX
11 17 (18.28%) WebSphere
12 15 (16.13%) EMIR
13 14 (15.05%) JIRA
13 14 (15.05%) Credit Derivative
14 13 (13.98%) WebLogic
15 12 (12.90%) Workflow
16 11 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (11.83%) Middleware
17 10 (10.75%) FIXML
17 10 (10.75%) XSLT
17 10 (10.75%) Solaris
17 10 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (10.75%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (10.75%) Analytics
18 9 (9.68%) Java EE

FpML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (18.28%) WebSphere
2 13 (13.98%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.45%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.15%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (1.08%) Confluence
5 1 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (5.38%) Summit
3 1 (1.08%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.15%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.15%) Datomic
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) DB2
6 1 (1.08%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.05%) JIRA
2 7 (7.53%) Subversion
3 2 (2.15%) ClearCase
General
1 51 (54.84%) Finance
2 41 (44.09%) Banking
3 28 (30.11%) Investment Banking
4 23 (24.73%) Front Office
5 8 (8.60%) Back Office
6 5 (5.38%) Legal
7 1 (1.08%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (62.37%) Analyst
2 38 (40.86%) Business Analyst
3 18 (19.35%) Developer
4 13 (13.98%) Java Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Architect
6 9 (9.68%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Data Architect
7 6 (6.45%) Middleware Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Middleware Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Banking Business Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (65.59%) XML
2 20 (21.51%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (11.83%) Middleware
4 10 (10.75%) FIXML
4 10 (10.75%) XSLT
5 9 (9.68%) Java EE
6 8 (8.60%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (8.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 6 (6.45%) JMS
8 5 (5.38%) Hibernate
8 5 (5.38%) Spring
9 2 (2.15%) .NET
9 2 (2.15%) Murex MxML
10 1 (1.08%) Ext JS
10 1 (1.08%) MXML
10 1 (1.08%) J2EE
10 1 (1.08%) HTML
10 1 (1.08%) JDBC
10 1 (1.08%) XML Messaging
10 1 (1.08%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (45.16%) Derivative
2 41 (44.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (20.43%) Fixed Income
3 19 (20.43%) Equities
4 14 (15.05%) Credit Derivative
5 9 (9.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 6 (6.45%) Client/Server
6 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.38%) Reference Data
8 2 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.15%) ASIC
8 2 (2.15%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.08%) DTCC
9 1 (1.08%) Swaptions
9 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.28%) UNIX
2 10 (10.75%) Solaris
3 8 (8.60%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) Business Analysis
2 12 (12.90%) Workflow
3 11 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (10.75%) Analytics
5 8 (8.60%) Project Management
5 8 (8.60%) OO
5 8 (8.60%) Change Control
6 7 (7.53%) People Management
7 6 (6.45%) TDD
7 6 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 6 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 6 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (5.38%) Test Management
8 5 (5.38%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.38%) System Testing
8 5 (5.38%) Greeks
8 5 (5.38%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (44.09%) SQL
2 31 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (3.23%) Perl
4 2 (2.15%) C
4 2 (2.15%) VBA
4 2 (2.15%) Python
4 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.08%) RPG IV
5 1 (1.08%) C#
5 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.08%) RPG
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Degree
2 6 (6.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.13%) EMIR
2 6 (6.45%) QA
2 6 (6.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (2.15%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Murex
2 9 (9.68%) IBM
2 9 (9.68%) HP
3 8 (8.60%) Sybase
4 7 (7.53%) Tradeweb
4 7 (7.53%) TIBCO
5 6 (6.45%) Calypso
6 5 (5.38%) Oracle
7 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.15%) BMC
9 1 (1.08%) Reuters
9 1 (1.08%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.08%) Actimize
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