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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Products Markup Language (FpML)
Rank 535 525 549
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +24
Contract jobs citing FpML 71 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.075%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 32
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £435 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £622 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
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
15614 15218 15834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 28.82% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10108 9812 9495
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 263 387
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 22 September 2014.

FpML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FpML
Top 8 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 22 September 2014. 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
London +25 68 £550 +4.76% 8
England -18 68 £550 +4.76% 9
City of London +22 17 £550 +4.76% 5
East Midlands - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

FpML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 71 (71.00%) XML
2 58 (58.00%) Finance
3 51 (51.00%) Banking
3 51 (51.00%) Derivative
4 40 (40.00%) Investment Banking
5 37 (37.00%) SQL
6 29 (29.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (27.00%) Front Office
7 27 (27.00%) Fixed Income
8 21 (21.00%) Business Analysis
9 18 (18.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 18 (18.00%) XSLT
10 17 (17.00%) Java
10 17 (17.00%) EMIR
11 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (16.00%) Data Modelling
12 15 (15.00%) Murex
12 15 (15.00%) Back Office
12 15 (15.00%) FIXML
13 14 (14.00%) Subversion
13 14 (14.00%) Data Analysis
14 13 (13.00%) Regression Testing
15 12 (12.00%) Windows
15 12 (12.00%) Credit Derivative
16 10 (10.00%) Oracle
16 10 (10.00%) XML Schema
16 10 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
17 9 (9.00%) Relational Database
17 9 (9.00%) DTCC
17 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing

FpML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 5 (5.00%) MQSeries
2 4 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.00%) Mule
4 1 (1.00%) AquaLogic Service Bus
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (4.00%) Summit
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.00%) Endur
3 1 (1.00%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) DSL
2 2 (2.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.00%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.00%) Datomic
8 1 (1.00%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.00%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.00%) QlikView
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.00%) MySQL
8 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (14.00%) Subversion
2 8 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.00%) JIRA
4 2 (2.00%) XMLSpy
5 1 (1.00%) JUnit
5 1 (1.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.00%) jMock
5 1 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.00%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.00%) Maven
General
1 58 (58.00%) Finance
2 51 (51.00%) Banking
3 40 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 27 (27.00%) Front Office
5 15 (15.00%) Back Office
6 7 (7.00%) Publishing
7 3 (3.00%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.00%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (52.00%) Analyst
2 35 (35.00%) Business Analyst
3 23 (23.00%) Developer
4 11 (11.00%) Author
5 8 (8.00%) Architect
5 8 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.00%) SQL Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Data Architect
8 5 (5.00%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (3.00%) Consultant
10 3 (3.00%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Murex Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (71.00%) XML
2 18 (18.00%) XSLT
3 15 (15.00%) FIXML
4 10 (10.00%) XML Schema
5 8 (8.00%) JMS
6 7 (7.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 7 (7.00%) STL
7 6 (6.00%) Middleware
7 6 (6.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (6.00%) Spring
8 5 (5.00%) Java EE
8 5 (5.00%) XSD
9 4 (4.00%) REST
10 3 (3.00%) XML Messaging
10 3 (3.00%) SOAP
11 2 (2.00%) .NET
11 2 (2.00%) JDBC
11 2 (2.00%) JTS
11 2 (2.00%) XBRL
11 2 (2.00%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 51 (51.00%) Derivative
2 29 (29.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (27.00%) Fixed Income
4 18 (18.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 12 (12.00%) Credit Derivative
6 9 (9.00%) DTCC
7 6 (6.00%) Reference Data
8 5 (5.00%) SWIFT
8 5 (5.00%) Equities
9 4 (4.00%) Credit Risk
9 4 (4.00%) Market Risk
9 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
10 2 (2.00%) User Experience
10 2 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (1.00%) Exotic Derivative
11 1 (1.00%) ASIC
11 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
11 1 (1.00%) Open Source
11 1 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 7 (7.00%) UNIX
2 7 (7.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) Business Analysis
2 16 (16.00%) Data Modelling
2 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.00%) Data Analysis
4 13 (13.00%) Regression Testing
5 9 (9.00%) Project Management
5 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 8 (8.00%) TDD
6 8 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (7.00%) Migration
8 6 (6.00%) Workflow
8 6 (6.00%) Validation
8 6 (6.00%) OO
8 6 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.00%) Data Mapping
8 6 (6.00%) Analytics
9 5 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (4.00%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.00%) SQL
2 17 (17.00%) Java
3 8 (8.00%) C++
4 7 (7.00%) VC++
5 3 (3.00%) Python
5 3 (3.00%) XPath
5 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.00%) VBA
6 2 (2.00%) C#
6 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.00%) Perl
7 1 (1.00%) RPG
7 1 (1.00%) RPG IV
7 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (6.00%) ISEB
2 4 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.00%) EMIR
2 10 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (3.00%) QA
4 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.00%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (15.00%) Murex
2 10 (10.00%) Oracle
3 8 (8.00%) Sybase
3 8 (8.00%) TIBCO
4 7 (7.00%) Tradeweb
5 5 (5.00%) HP
6 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.00%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.00%) OpenLink
7 3 (3.00%) ION Trading
7 3 (3.00%) Calypso
8 2 (2.00%) Fidessa
8 2 (2.00%) JBoss
8 2 (2.00%) IBM
8 2 (2.00%) Altova
9 1 (1.00%) Microgen
9 1 (1.00%) Palantir
9 1 (1.00%) Reuters
9 1 (1.00%) SmartStream
9 1 (1.00%) Actimize
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