The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Market Risk in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Market Risk over the 3 months to 24 October 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Market Risk
Rank 405 318 257
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -61
Contract jobs citing Market Risk 217 288 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.55% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 1.73% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 216 343
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £385 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £575 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £85.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £85.00 -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Market Risk
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Market Risk within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Market Risk Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Market Risk
Daily Rate Trend

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

Market Risk Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Market Risk
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Market Risk within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Market Risk Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Market Risk
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Market Risk Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Market Risk
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Market Risk within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -83 210 £550 - 41
London -40 209 £553 +0.45% 41
City of London -13 66 £550 - 16
Scotland - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 - -
Birmingham - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Market Risk
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Market Risk 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 Market Risk.

1 261 (60.70%) Banking
2 194 (45.12%) Investment Banking
3 172 (40.00%) SQL
4 164 (38.14%) Finance
5 154 (35.81%) Credit Risk
6 125 (29.07%) Risk Management
7 96 (22.33%) Front Office
8 95 (22.09%) C#
9 91 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (19.77%) Java
11 73 (16.98%) Business Analysis
12 72 (16.74%) Oracle
13 69 (16.05%) .NET
14 67 (15.58%) Stress Testing
15 64 (14.88%) Data Modelling
16 60 (13.95%) Degree
17 52 (12.09%) Derivative
18 47 (10.93%) SQL Server
19 45 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (9.77%) Analytics
21 38 (8.84%) Multithreading
22 37 (8.60%) Project Management
23 35 (8.14%) Spring
24 34 (7.91%) VBA
24 34 (7.91%) Oracle Database
25 33 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
25 33 (7.67%) Windows
25 33 (7.67%) MVC
25 33 (7.67%) Maven
26 31 (7.21%) ETL

Market Risk
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Market Risk 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 Market Risk. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (0.93%) Node.js
4 3 (0.70%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.70%) IIS
5 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.47%) SAS
5 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.23%) GemFire
6 1 (0.23%) Confluence
6 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.23%) JBoss
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.33%) MS Office
3 7 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.40%) MS Project
5 5 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.63%) Adaptiv
2 6 (1.40%) Summit
3 5 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) Endur
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.93%) SAN
2 2 (0.47%) NAS
2 2 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.91%) Oracle Database
3 26 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (4.19%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.33%) QlikView
8 10 (2.33%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (2.09%) OLAP
10 6 (1.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 6 (1.40%) Big Data
11 5 (1.16%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.16%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.93%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (7.67%) Maven
2 26 (6.05%) CruiseControl
2 26 (6.05%) Subversion
3 21 (4.88%) JUnit
3 21 (4.88%) TeamCity
4 18 (4.19%) JIRA
5 11 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 11 (2.56%) Mockito
6 8 (1.86%) Hudson
6 8 (1.86%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.40%) jMock
7 6 (1.40%) Ant
8 3 (0.70%) NUnit
8 3 (0.70%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.70%) Toad
8 3 (0.70%) Mocha
8 3 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.70%) Grunt
9 2 (0.47%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
General
1 261 (60.70%) Banking
2 194 (45.12%) Investment Banking
3 164 (38.14%) Finance
4 96 (22.33%) Front Office
5 17 (3.95%) Back Office
6 14 (3.26%) Financial Institution
6 14 (3.26%) Retail
7 11 (2.56%) Legal
8 7 (1.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 169 (39.30%) Developer
2 168 (39.07%) Analyst
3 128 (29.77%) Business Analyst
4 82 (19.07%) Market Risk Analyst
5 77 (17.91%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 65 (15.12%) Risk Analyst
7 48 (11.16%) Market Analyst
8 37 (8.60%) IT Business Analyst
9 34 (7.91%) Project Manager
9 34 (7.91%) Java Developer
10 33 (7.67%) C# Developer
10 33 (7.67%) Banking Business Analyst
11 24 (5.58%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 24 (5.58%) .NET Developer
12 21 (4.88%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
13 20 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
14 17 (3.95%) Senior Developer
15 13 (3.02%) Risk Manager
16 12 (2.79%) Senior Analyst
16 12 (2.79%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (16.05%) .NET
2 35 (8.14%) Spring
3 24 (5.58%) Web Services
4 22 (5.12%) ASP.NET
5 20 (4.65%) J2EE
5 20 (4.65%) WCF
6 19 (4.42%) WPF
6 19 (4.42%) XML
7 18 (4.19%) JDBC
8 16 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (3.49%) HTML5
9 15 (3.49%) Spring MVC
9 15 (3.49%) HTML
9 15 (3.49%) .NET Framework
10 13 (3.02%) Hibernate
11 9 (2.09%) MDX
11 9 (2.09%) JMS
12 8 (1.86%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.63%) CSS
13 7 (1.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 154 (35.81%) Credit Risk
2 52 (12.09%) Derivative
3 45 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (6.51%) Computer Science
6 25 (5.81%) Equities
7 20 (4.65%) Fixed Income
8 18 (4.19%) Data Structures
9 14 (3.26%) Reference Data
10 13 (3.02%) Mathematics
11 11 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
11 11 (2.56%) Management Information System
12 10 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
12 10 (2.33%) Economics
13 9 (2.09%) User Experience
14 7 (1.63%) Wiki
14 7 (1.63%) Grid Computing
15 6 (1.40%) Hedge funds
16 5 (1.16%) iSeries
16 5 (1.16%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.67%) Windows
2 26 (6.05%) UNIX
3 21 (4.88%) Linux
4 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.47%) Solaris
6 2 (0.47%) SUSE
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (29.07%) Risk Management
2 91 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (16.98%) Business Analysis
4 67 (15.58%) Stress Testing
5 64 (14.88%) Data Modelling
6 42 (9.77%) Analytics
7 38 (8.84%) Multithreading
8 37 (8.60%) Project Management
9 33 (7.67%) MVC
9 33 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (7.21%) ETL
11 30 (6.98%) TDD
12 27 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (6.05%) Migration
14 25 (5.81%) Unit Testing
15 24 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (5.58%) Scrum
16 23 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (5.35%) Low Latency
17 22 (5.12%) OO
Programming Languages
1 172 (40.00%) SQL
2 95 (22.09%) C#
3 85 (19.77%) Java
4 34 (7.91%) VBA
5 26 (6.05%) PL/SQL
6 25 (5.81%) C++
7 16 (3.72%) JavaScript
8 14 (3.26%) Python
9 8 (1.86%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.40%) VB
10 6 (1.40%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.16%) RPG
12 4 (0.93%) C
13 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.70%) Perl
13 3 (0.70%) XPath
13 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.47%) Korn
15 1 (0.23%) NATURAL
15 1 (0.23%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 60 (13.95%) Degree
2 6 (1.40%) PMI Certification
3 4 (0.93%) PMP
4 3 (0.70%) MBA
4 3 (0.70%) PhD
4 3 (0.70%) ISEB
5 2 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.23%) CCA
6 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.23%) IIBA
6 1 (0.23%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.65%) Basel III
2 18 (4.19%) QA
3 6 (1.40%) Basel II
4 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.70%) EMIR
5 3 (0.70%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.70%) SLA
5 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) COREP
6 1 (0.23%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.47%) HDFS
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.23%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.23%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 9 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.40%) Control-M
3 2 (0.47%) Puppet
3 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 72 (16.74%) Oracle
2 24 (5.58%) Sybase
3 15 (3.49%) Business Objects
4 9 (2.09%) Bloomberg
5 7 (1.63%) SunGard
6 6 (1.40%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.40%) CA
7 5 (1.16%) Informatica
7 5 (1.16%) Reuters
7 5 (1.16%) Murex
8 4 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.70%) Cognos
10 2 (0.47%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.47%) Citrix
10 2 (0.47%) Altova
10 2 (0.47%) Tableau
10 2 (0.47%) Vertica
11 1 (0.23%) Calypso
11 1 (0.23%) SAP
11 1 (0.23%) Sophis
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