The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of ION Trading products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ION Trading over the 3 months to 28 August 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within ION Trading.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ION Trading
Rank 552 478 528
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +50
Contract jobs citing ION Trading 60 96 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.39% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 60 54
Average daily rate
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£520 £550 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £428
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25793 24704 26940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.35% 46.90% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14444 13694 13692
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1105 1354
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

ION Trading
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ION Trading within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

ION Trading Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ION Trading
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ION Trading within the UK.

ION Trading Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ION Trading
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ION Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

ION Trading Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ION Trading
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ION Trading within the UK.

ION Trading Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ION Trading
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ION Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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 -49 58 £525 -4.54% 11
London -24 56 £525 -4.54% 10
City of London +17 18 £575 +4.54% 8
West Midlands -5 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
South West - - - -
North West - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

ION Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ION Trading 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 ION Trading.

1 63 (48.09%) Java
2 61 (46.56%) Fixed Income
2 61 (46.56%) ION MarketView
3 49 (37.40%) Front Office
4 48 (36.64%) Banking
5 43 (32.82%) Bloomberg
6 39 (29.77%) UNIX
7 36 (27.48%) Investment Banking
8 35 (26.72%) Finance
9 31 (23.66%) Electronic Trading
10 30 (22.90%) Multithreading
11 27 (20.61%) MarketAxess
12 26 (19.85%) TIBCO
13 22 (16.79%) Linux
13 22 (16.79%) SQL
14 21 (16.03%) Oracle
14 21 (16.03%) Low Latency
15 20 (15.27%) C#
15 20 (15.27%) TDD
16 19 (14.50%) RMDS
16 19 (14.50%) Windows
16 19 (14.50%) Rendezvous
17 18 (13.74%) C++
18 17 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (12.21%) Derivative
19 16 (12.21%) SQL Server
19 16 (12.21%) JUnit
19 16 (12.21%) SharePoint
20 15 (11.45%) Microsoft
21 14 (10.69%) Sybase

ION Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ION Trading 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 ION Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (12.21%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.40%) Lync
3 6 (4.58%) Confluence
4 5 (3.82%) GemFire
5 2 (1.53%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 61 (46.56%) ION MarketView
2 19 (14.50%) RMDS
3 3 (2.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.40%) DHCP
1 11 (8.40%) DNS
2 4 (3.05%) Firewall
3 2 (1.53%) Network Security
4 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) LAN
4 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.63%) KDB
3 5 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) DB2
5 1 (0.76%) OLAP
5 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (12.21%) JUnit
2 9 (6.87%) JIRA
3 8 (6.11%) Mockito
4 6 (4.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.29%) Subversion
5 3 (2.29%) Maven
6 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 49 (37.40%) Front Office
2 48 (36.64%) Banking
3 36 (27.48%) Investment Banking
4 35 (26.72%) Finance
5 7 (5.34%) Back Office
6 2 (1.53%) Legal
6 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.53%) Military
7 1 (0.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Advertising
7 1 (0.76%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (34.35%) Developer
2 36 (27.48%) Java Developer
3 34 (25.95%) Analyst
4 13 (9.92%) Support Analyst
5 12 (9.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.63%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.87%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (6.11%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.58%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Technical Support Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Technical Support
11 4 (3.05%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.05%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.05%) Support Manager
12 3 (2.29%) Technical Manager
12 3 (2.29%) Implementation Manager
12 3 (2.29%) Environment Manager
12 3 (2.29%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.50%) Rendezvous
2 13 (9.92%) Middleware
3 11 (8.40%) Spring
4 7 (5.34%) .NET
5 6 (4.58%) FpML
6 5 (3.82%) CSS
6 5 (3.82%) XML
6 5 (3.82%) Swing
6 5 (3.82%) JavaFX
6 5 (3.82%) HTML5
6 5 (3.82%) HTML
7 3 (2.29%) RESTful
7 3 (2.29%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (2.29%) WPF
7 3 (2.29%) Web Services
8 2 (1.53%) LINQ
9 1 (0.76%) QuickFIX
9 1 (0.76%) J2EE
9 1 (0.76%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (46.56%) Fixed Income
2 16 (12.21%) Derivative
3 13 (9.92%) Credit Derivative
4 5 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.05%) Equities
5 4 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.29%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.29%) FMCG
6 3 (2.29%) DTCC
6 3 (2.29%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.29%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.76%) GIS
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Physics
7 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.77%) UNIX
2 22 (16.79%) Linux
3 19 (14.50%) Windows
4 13 (9.92%) Windows 7
5 11 (8.40%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.53%) Solaris
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.66%) Electronic Trading
2 30 (22.90%) Multithreading
3 21 (16.03%) Low Latency
4 20 (15.27%) TDD
5 17 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (9.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (9.16%) ITIL
7 10 (7.63%) BDD
8 9 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.11%) Automated Testing
9 8 (6.11%) Analytics
10 7 (5.34%) System Testing
11 6 (4.58%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.58%) Test Scripting
11 6 (4.58%) E-Commerce
12 5 (3.82%) Configuration Management
12 5 (3.82%) Regression Testing
12 5 (3.82%) Business Analysis
13 4 (3.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 63 (48.09%) Java
2 22 (16.79%) SQL
3 20 (15.27%) C#
4 18 (13.74%) C++
5 8 (6.11%) Perl
6 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.58%) VB
8 5 (3.82%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.29%) Tcl
10 2 (1.53%) Korn
10 2 (1.53%) Scala
10 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.76%) VBA
11 1 (0.76%) Python
11 1 (0.76%) REXX
11 1 (0.76%) JCL
11 1 (0.76%) C
11 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (7.63%) Degree
2 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) SLA
1 2 (1.53%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (9.16%) SCCM
2 11 (8.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.53%) Control-M
5 1 (0.76%) Nagios
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.76%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 43 (32.82%) Bloomberg
2 27 (20.61%) MarketAxess
3 26 (19.85%) TIBCO
4 21 (16.03%) Oracle
5 15 (11.45%) Microsoft
6 14 (10.69%) Sybase
7 13 (9.92%) Murex
7 13 (9.92%) Tradeweb
8 11 (8.40%) AppSense
8 11 (8.40%) eSpeed
8 11 (8.40%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (8.40%) Symantec
9 8 (6.11%) Reuters
10 7 (5.34%) Altiris
11 6 (4.58%) VMware
12 5 (3.82%) Atlassian
13 4 (3.05%) Wall Street Systems
13 4 (3.05%) Remedy
13 4 (3.05%) Sun
14 3 (2.29%) Fidessa
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