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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ION Trading
Rank 512 514 523
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing ION Trading 80 56 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 39 27
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£613 £650 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £475 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - £248 £375
% change year-on-year
- -34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £8.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £8.89

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 22 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 24 December 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
London +41 80 £613 -5.76% 3
England -4 80 £613 -5.76% 3
City of London +13 24 £613 -9.25%
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
East of England - - - -

ION Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 94 (61.04%) Fixed Income
2 85 (55.19%) ION MarketView
3 58 (37.66%) Electronic Trading
4 55 (35.71%) Banking
4 55 (35.71%) Front Office
4 55 (35.71%) Java
5 36 (23.38%) Investment Banking
6 34 (22.08%) UNIX
6 34 (22.08%) TIBCO
7 32 (20.78%) TDD
7 32 (20.78%) Finance
8 31 (20.13%) Multithreading
9 30 (19.48%) Bloomberg
10 27 (17.53%) Windows
10 27 (17.53%) Derivative
10 27 (17.53%) Low Latency
11 25 (16.23%) C#
12 21 (13.64%) SQL
13 20 (12.99%) SQL Server
14 18 (11.69%) RMDS
15 17 (11.04%) JUnit
15 17 (11.04%) Mockito
16 16 (10.39%) Windows 7
16 16 (10.39%) C++
16 16 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (9.74%) MarketAxess
17 15 (9.74%) Tradeweb
18 14 (9.09%) Sybase
18 14 (9.09%) Rendezvous
18 14 (9.09%) E-Commerce

ION Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 11 (7.14%) Lync
2 3 (1.95%) MTS
3 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 85 (55.19%) ION MarketView
2 18 (11.69%) RMDS
3 4 (2.60%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.65%) Rolfe and Nolan
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.14%) DHCP
1 11 (7.14%) DNS
2 4 (2.60%) Firewall
3 3 (1.95%) WAN
3 3 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.95%) LAN
4 1 (0.65%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.65%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.84%) KDB
3 3 (1.95%) OLAP
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (11.04%) JUnit
1 17 (11.04%) Mockito
2 10 (6.49%) TestNG
General
1 55 (35.71%) Front Office
1 55 (35.71%) Banking
2 36 (23.38%) Investment Banking
3 32 (20.78%) Finance
4 8 (5.19%) Back Office
5 3 (1.95%) Advertising
6 2 (1.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Military
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
7 1 (0.65%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (34.42%) Developer
2 46 (29.87%) Java Developer
3 30 (19.48%) Analyst
4 20 (12.99%) Support Analyst
5 19 (12.34%) Project Manager
6 15 (9.74%) Applications Support
6 15 (9.74%) IT Project Manager
7 12 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (7.14%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.90%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) Technical Support Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) Support Manager
11 5 (3.25%) Technical Support
11 5 (3.25%) WinForms Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Java Swing Developer
12 4 (2.60%) GUI Developer
12 4 (2.60%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.09%) Rendezvous
2 10 (6.49%) WinForms
2 10 (6.49%) Guice
3 9 (5.84%) HTML5
3 9 (5.84%) Swing
3 9 (5.84%) JavaFX
3 9 (5.84%) HTML
3 9 (5.84%) CSS
4 8 (5.19%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (4.55%) Spring
5 7 (4.55%) Web Services
5 7 (4.55%) RESTful
6 5 (3.25%) Middleware
6 5 (3.25%) JNI
7 3 (1.95%) FpML
7 3 (1.95%) .NET
7 3 (1.95%) XML
7 3 (1.95%) XSD
7 3 (1.95%) XSLT
8 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 94 (61.04%) Fixed Income
2 27 (17.53%) Derivative
3 14 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 7 (4.55%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.25%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (2.60%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.95%) FMCG
8 3 (1.95%) DTCC
9 2 (1.30%) Equities
9 2 (1.30%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.30%) Open Source
9 2 (1.30%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.65%) Wiki
10 1 (0.65%) Physics
10 1 (0.65%) GIS
10 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.08%) UNIX
2 27 (17.53%) Windows
3 16 (10.39%) Windows 7
4 14 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 11 (7.14%) Linux
6 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.25%) Solaris
7 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.95%) SUSE
7 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.66%) Electronic Trading
2 32 (20.78%) TDD
3 31 (20.13%) Multithreading
4 27 (17.53%) Low Latency
5 16 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 13 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.49%) Dependency Injection
8 10 (6.49%) BDD
9 9 (5.84%) Business Analysis
10 8 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (5.19%) Automated Testing
10 8 (5.19%) ITIL
11 7 (4.55%) Analytics
12 6 (3.90%) Project Management
13 5 (3.25%) UML
13 5 (3.25%) System Testing
14 4 (2.60%) Data Modelling
14 4 (2.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.71%) Java
2 25 (16.23%) C#
3 21 (13.64%) SQL
4 16 (10.39%) C++
5 10 (6.49%) Perl
6 9 (5.84%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.55%) VB
8 6 (3.90%) Python
9 5 (3.25%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.25%) C
10 2 (1.30%) Korn
10 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.90%) Degree
2 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.79%) SCCM
2 11 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (2.60%) Control-M
4 3 (1.95%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (1.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (22.08%) TIBCO
2 30 (19.48%) Bloomberg
3 15 (9.74%) Tradeweb
3 15 (9.74%) MarketAxess
4 14 (9.09%) Sybase
5 13 (8.44%) Murex
5 13 (8.44%) eSpeed
6 11 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (7.14%) AppSense
6 11 (7.14%) Symantec
7 10 (6.49%) Syncfusion
7 10 (6.49%) Microsoft
8 7 (4.55%) Oracle
8 7 (4.55%) Altiris
9 6 (3.90%) Reuters
10 4 (2.60%) EasyScreen
10 4 (2.60%) Cisco
10 4 (2.60%) Fidessa
10 4 (2.60%) Citrix
10 4 (2.60%) Patsystems