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 27 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.

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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ION Trading
Rank 524 491 479
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -12
Contract jobs citing ION Trading 75 79 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 69 46
Average daily rate
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£575 £625 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £315 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £238 £375
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -36.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 -

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 18 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 27 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 -12 75 £575 -8.00% 5
London -2 67 £613 -2.00% 2
City of London +8 18 £550 -12.00% 2
South East -26 6 £400 - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -

ION Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 100 (65.79%) ION MarketView
2 89 (58.55%) Fixed Income
3 73 (48.03%) Electronic Trading
4 69 (45.39%) Front Office
5 63 (41.45%) Java
6 45 (29.61%) Banking
7 42 (27.63%) Finance
8 40 (26.32%) TIBCO
8 40 (26.32%) Multithreading
9 39 (25.66%) Low Latency
10 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
11 31 (20.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 30 (19.74%) UNIX
12 30 (19.74%) Derivative
13 29 (19.08%) Investment Banking
13 29 (19.08%) C++
14 28 (18.42%) C#
14 28 (18.42%) TDD
15 26 (17.11%) Linux
15 26 (17.11%) E-Commerce
16 24 (15.79%) Windows
17 19 (12.50%) SQL
17 19 (12.50%) Rendezvous
18 18 (11.84%) FIX Protocol
19 17 (11.18%) Mockito
19 17 (11.18%) Bloomberg
19 17 (11.18%) JUnit
20 16 (10.53%) Python
20 16 (10.53%) RMDS
21 15 (9.87%) Oracle

ION Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (3.29%) MTS
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.66%) Confluence
2 1 (0.66%) Lync
2 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 100 (65.79%) ION MarketView
2 16 (10.53%) RMDS
3 3 (1.97%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.66%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 1 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.21%) Firewall
2 4 (2.63%) Multicast
2 4 (2.63%) LAN
2 4 (2.63%) WAN
2 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.66%) VPN
3 1 (0.66%) DNS
3 1 (0.66%) 3G
3 1 (0.66%) DSL
3 1 (0.66%) DHCP
3 1 (0.66%) SNMP
3 1 (0.66%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.66%) WLAN
3 1 (0.66%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.66%) Wireless
3 1 (0.66%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) KDB
3 4 (2.63%) OLAP
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (11.18%) JUnit
1 17 (11.18%) Mockito
2 10 (6.58%) TestNG
3 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.66%) JIRA
General
1 69 (45.39%) Front Office
2 45 (29.61%) Banking
3 42 (27.63%) Finance
4 29 (19.08%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.97%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (38.16%) Developer
2 49 (32.24%) Java Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Project Manager
4 25 (16.45%) Analyst
5 18 (11.84%) Support Analyst
5 18 (11.84%) Applications Support
6 17 (11.18%) IT Project Manager
7 12 (7.89%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.58%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.58%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) C++ Developer
10 5 (3.29%) WinForms Developer
10 5 (3.29%) C++/Java Developer
11 4 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (1.97%) Analyst Programmer
12 3 (1.97%) Programmer
12 3 (1.97%) Business Analyst
12 3 (1.97%) Team Leader
12 3 (1.97%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) Rendezvous
2 18 (11.84%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (6.58%) Guice
3 10 (6.58%) WinForms
3 10 (6.58%) JNI
4 8 (5.26%) .NET
5 7 (4.61%) Spring
5 7 (4.61%) Middleware
6 4 (2.63%) XML
7 3 (1.97%) XSD
7 3 (1.97%) XSLT
8 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.32%) HTML
8 2 (1.32%) Web Services
8 2 (1.32%) WPF
8 2 (1.32%) HTML5
9 1 (0.66%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.66%) JavaFX
9 1 (0.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 89 (58.55%) Fixed Income
2 31 (20.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (19.74%) Derivative
4 12 (7.89%) Equities
5 4 (2.63%) SCADA
5 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.63%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.97%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.97%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.32%) Open Source
8 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.66%) PMI
8 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.66%) e-Health
8 1 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.74%) UNIX
2 26 (17.11%) Linux
3 24 (15.79%) Windows
4 8 (5.26%) Solaris
5 5 (3.29%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.63%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.63%) SUSE
7 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (48.03%) Electronic Trading
2 40 (26.32%) Multithreading
3 39 (25.66%) Low Latency
4 28 (18.42%) TDD
5 26 (17.11%) E-Commerce
6 10 (6.58%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (5.26%) Analytics
7 8 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.61%) Project Management
9 6 (3.95%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.95%) Algorithmic Trading
9 6 (3.95%) Business Transformation
9 6 (3.95%) Market Making
10 5 (3.29%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.29%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.29%) Release Management
11 4 (2.63%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.63%) OOD
11 4 (2.63%) SOA
11 4 (2.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 63 (41.45%) Java
2 29 (19.08%) C++
3 28 (18.42%) C#
4 19 (12.50%) SQL
5 16 (10.53%) Python
6 14 (9.21%) Perl
7 8 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.61%) VB
9 5 (3.29%) C
10 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.32%) Korn
10 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.66%) C-shell
11 1 (0.66%) AWK
Qualifications
1 7 (4.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.66%) CCNP
2 1 (0.66%) CCNA
2 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.97%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.58%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (1.32%) Control-M
2 2 (1.32%) Nagios
2 2 (1.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 40 (26.32%) TIBCO
2 17 (11.18%) Bloomberg
3 15 (9.87%) Oracle
4 14 (9.21%) Reuters
5 12 (7.89%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.58%) Sybase
6 10 (6.58%) Syncfusion
7 9 (5.92%) Fidessa
8 8 (5.26%) Tradeweb
9 7 (4.61%) MarketAxess
10 5 (3.29%) Patsystems
10 5 (3.29%) EasyScreen
10 5 (3.29%) eSpeed
10 5 (3.29%) Cisco
11 4 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.63%) CQG
11 4 (2.63%) Splunk
12 3 (1.97%) Citrix
13 2 (1.32%) Symantec
13 2 (1.32%) Radianz
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