The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Products Markup Language (FpML)
Rank 567 505 535
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +30
Contract jobs citing FpML 37 60 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.12% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.42% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 42
Average daily rate
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£594 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £590 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15100 14239 14923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.62% 27.86% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9730 9049 9104
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 291 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
England -30 37 £594 +13.09% 5
London -10 36 £600 +14.28% 4
City of London -2 9 £550 +4.76%
East Midlands - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

FpML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 56 (73.68%) XML
2 49 (64.47%) Finance
3 47 (61.84%) Derivative
4 43 (56.58%) Banking
5 36 (47.37%) Investment Banking
6 26 (34.21%) SQL
7 22 (28.95%) Front Office
8 17 (22.37%) XSLT
9 16 (21.05%) Data Modelling
9 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (19.74%) Fixed Income
10 15 (19.74%) Back Office
10 15 (19.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (15.79%) Credit Derivative
11 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (14.47%) Project Management
12 11 (14.47%) Java
13 10 (13.16%) XML Schema
13 10 (13.16%) FIXML
13 10 (13.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 10 (13.16%) EMIR
14 9 (11.84%) QA
14 9 (11.84%) Risk Management
14 9 (11.84%) Subversion
15 8 (10.53%) Windows
15 8 (10.53%) Reference Data
15 8 (10.53%) Dodd-Frank
15 8 (10.53%) SWIFT
16 7 (9.21%) Analytics
16 7 (9.21%) Relational Database

FpML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (3.95%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.32%) Mule
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.32%) Endur
1 1 (1.32%) Findur
1 1 (1.32%) Summit
1 1 (1.32%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) DSL
2 1 (1.32%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.32%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Subversion
2 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.26%) Maven
4 2 (2.63%) XMLSpy
4 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.63%) JUnit
4 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.32%) RIATest
5 1 (1.32%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.32%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.32%) JIRA
5 1 (1.32%) jMock
General
1 49 (64.47%) Finance
2 43 (56.58%) Banking
3 36 (47.37%) Investment Banking
4 22 (28.95%) Front Office
5 15 (19.74%) Back Office
6 7 (9.21%) Publishing
7 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.63%) Legal
9 1 (1.32%) Games
9 1 (1.32%) Retail
9 1 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (52.63%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Business Analyst
3 19 (25.00%) Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Author
5 7 (9.21%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Banking Business Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Murex Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Middleware Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Murex Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Risk Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Technical Author
10 2 (2.63%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.63%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (73.68%) XML
2 17 (22.37%) XSLT
3 10 (13.16%) XML Schema
3 10 (13.16%) FIXML
4 6 (7.89%) Middleware
4 6 (7.89%) JRules
4 6 (7.89%) Drools
4 6 (7.89%) STL
5 5 (6.58%) XSD
5 5 (6.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (6.58%) Spring
6 4 (5.26%) JMS
6 4 (5.26%) REST
7 3 (3.95%) Murex MxML
7 3 (3.95%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.95%) Java EE
7 3 (3.95%) SOAP
8 2 (2.63%) MSMQ
8 2 (2.63%) JTS
8 2 (2.63%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 47 (61.84%) Derivative
2 15 (19.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (19.74%) Fixed Income
3 12 (15.79%) Credit Derivative
4 10 (13.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 8 (10.53%) Reference Data
5 8 (10.53%) SWIFT
6 6 (7.89%) DTCC
7 5 (6.58%) Credit Risk
7 5 (6.58%) Market Risk
8 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
10 1 (1.32%) Equities
10 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.32%) Open Source
10 1 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (1.32%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
2 2 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Data Modelling
1 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (14.47%) Project Management
4 9 (11.84%) Risk Management
5 7 (9.21%) Unit Testing
5 7 (9.21%) Validation
5 7 (9.21%) Data Analysis
5 7 (9.21%) Business Analysis
5 7 (9.21%) Analytics
6 6 (7.89%) Business Transformation
6 6 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (7.89%) Wealth Management
7 5 (6.58%) Migration
7 5 (6.58%) Regression Testing
7 5 (6.58%) UML
7 5 (6.58%) Risk Analytics
8 4 (5.26%) OO
8 4 (5.26%) Workflow
8 4 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.21%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) C++
4 5 (6.58%) VC++
5 4 (5.26%) VBA
6 3 (3.95%) XPath
6 3 (3.95%) C#
6 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
7 1 (1.32%) VB
7 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) ISEB
1 2 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) EMIR
2 9 (11.84%) QA
3 8 (10.53%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (3.95%) Basel III
5 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.32%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Murex
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) ION Trading
3 5 (6.58%) Tradeweb
3 5 (6.58%) TIBCO
3 5 (6.58%) Bloomberg
3 5 (6.58%) Fidessa
4 3 (3.95%) JBoss
4 3 (3.95%) OpenLink
5 2 (2.63%) Sybase
5 2 (2.63%) Altova
6 1 (1.32%) Microgen
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.32%) Sun
6 1 (1.32%) SmartStream
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
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