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 18 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.

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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ION Trading
Rank 548 492 535
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +43
Contract jobs citing ION Trading 65 92 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 60 57
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £448 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £471
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -9.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
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
26399 24249 26884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.64% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14976 13582 13652
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1173 1091 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 15 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 18 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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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 -54 64 £575 +4.54% 10
London -27 62 £575 +4.54% 9
City of London +16 16 £600 +9.09% 5
West Midlands - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
South West - - - -
North West - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

ION Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 65 (52.42%) ION MarketView
2 54 (43.55%) Java
2 54 (43.55%) Fixed Income
3 47 (37.90%) Banking
4 44 (35.48%) UNIX
5 41 (33.06%) Front Office
6 38 (30.65%) Bloomberg
7 34 (27.42%) Finance
8 32 (25.81%) Investment Banking
8 32 (25.81%) Electronic Trading
9 26 (20.97%) Multithreading
10 24 (19.35%) SQL
10 24 (19.35%) MarketAxess
11 22 (17.74%) Linux
12 21 (16.94%) Oracle
12 21 (16.94%) TIBCO
13 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (15.32%) RMDS
14 19 (15.32%) Rendezvous
15 18 (14.52%) Windows
16 17 (13.71%) Low Latency
16 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (12.90%) TDD
17 16 (12.90%) SharePoint
18 15 (12.10%) Derivative
19 14 (11.29%) C#
20 13 (10.48%) Murex
20 13 (10.48%) Windows 7
21 12 (9.68%) Tradeweb
21 12 (9.68%) SCCM

ION Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.87%) Lync
3 6 (4.84%) Confluence
4 5 (4.03%) GemFire
5 2 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 65 (52.42%) ION MarketView
2 19 (15.32%) RMDS
3 4 (3.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) DHCP
1 11 (8.87%) DNS
2 2 (1.61%) Firewall
2 2 (1.61%) Network Security
3 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) LAN
3 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) KDB
3 5 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) DB2
4 1 (0.81%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) JUnit
2 7 (5.65%) JIRA
3 4 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.23%) Mockito
4 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 47 (37.90%) Banking
2 41 (33.06%) Front Office
3 34 (27.42%) Finance
4 32 (25.81%) Investment Banking
5 8 (6.45%) Back Office
6 2 (1.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Military
7 1 (0.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (30.65%) Developer
2 34 (27.42%) Java Developer
3 26 (20.97%) Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) Support Analyst
5 12 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.26%) Senior Developer
6 9 (7.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.65%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) Technical Support
10 5 (4.03%) Technical Support Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Support Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.23%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Test Analyst
12 3 (2.42%) Technical Support Manager
12 3 (2.42%) Technical Manager
12 3 (2.42%) Implementation Manager
12 3 (2.42%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.32%) Rendezvous
2 8 (6.45%) Middleware
3 5 (4.03%) HTML
3 5 (4.03%) CSS
3 5 (4.03%) JavaFX
3 5 (4.03%) HTML5
3 5 (4.03%) Swing
4 4 (3.23%) Spring
5 3 (2.42%) FpML
5 3 (2.42%) Web Services
5 3 (2.42%) XML
5 3 (2.42%) .NET
5 3 (2.42%) RESTful
5 3 (2.42%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.81%) WPF
6 1 (0.81%) QuickFIX
6 1 (0.81%) ISPF
6 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 54 (43.55%) Fixed Income
2 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (12.10%) Derivative
4 7 (5.65%) Credit Derivative
5 5 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.42%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.42%) DTCC
6 3 (2.42%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.42%) FMCG
6 3 (2.42%) User Experience
7 2 (1.61%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.61%) Equities
8 1 (0.81%) Physics
8 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) GIS
8 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 44 (35.48%) UNIX
2 22 (17.74%) Linux
3 18 (14.52%) Windows
4 13 (10.48%) Windows 7
5 11 (8.87%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.61%) Solaris
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.81%) Electronic Trading
2 26 (20.97%) Multithreading
3 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (13.71%) Low Latency
5 16 (12.90%) TDD
6 12 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (8.87%) ITIL
8 10 (8.06%) BDD
9 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.45%) Automated Testing
10 8 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.65%) System Testing
11 7 (5.65%) UML
11 7 (5.65%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.84%) Business Analysis
13 5 (4.03%) Configuration Management
13 5 (4.03%) OO
13 5 (4.03%) OOD
13 5 (4.03%) SOA
14 4 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (43.55%) Java
2 24 (19.35%) SQL
3 14 (11.29%) C#
4 11 (8.87%) C++
5 9 (7.26%) Perl
6 8 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.42%) Tcl
9 2 (1.61%) Korn
9 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.61%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
10 1 (0.81%) Python
10 1 (0.81%) REXX
10 1 (0.81%) JCL
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) WCAG
1 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) SCCM
2 11 (8.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.61%) Control-M
5 1 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.81%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 38 (30.65%) Bloomberg
2 24 (19.35%) MarketAxess
3 21 (16.94%) TIBCO
3 21 (16.94%) Oracle
4 13 (10.48%) Murex
5 12 (9.68%) Tradeweb
6 11 (8.87%) AppSense
6 11 (8.87%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (8.87%) Sybase
6 11 (8.87%) Symantec
6 11 (8.87%) eSpeed
7 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
8 8 (6.45%) Reuters
9 7 (5.65%) Altiris
10 6 (4.84%) VMware
11 5 (4.03%) Atlassian
12 3 (2.42%) Wall Street Systems
12 3 (2.42%) Sun
13 2 (1.61%) Remedy
13 2 (1.61%) Yolus
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Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago