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 30 July 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Market Risk
Rank 405 409 303
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -106
Contract jobs citing Market Risk 240 211 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 1.21% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 154 202
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £643 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £463 £555
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £85.00
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
18056 17465 16882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.65% 31.94% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11374 10594 10000
Average daily rate £418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 671 742
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 30 July 2015.

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 11 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 30 July 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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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 -13 229 £575 +4.54% 48
London +19 228 £575 +4.54% 47
City of London -7 74 £575 +4.54% 23
Scotland - 8 £400 -
Docklands, London +3 7 £610 +35.55%
Canary Wharf -11 4 £422 -
Glasgow - 4 £400 -
Edinburgh - 2 £403 -
Stirling - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £600 -
South East - 1 £600 - 1

Market Risk
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 218 (53.43%) Banking
2 197 (48.28%) Finance
3 158 (38.73%) Investment Banking
4 136 (33.33%) SQL
5 127 (31.13%) Java
6 120 (29.41%) Risk Management
7 119 (29.17%) Credit Risk
8 79 (19.36%) Front Office
9 72 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 65 (15.93%) C#
11 60 (14.71%) Stress Testing
12 59 (14.46%) SQL Server
13 56 (13.73%) .NET
14 52 (12.75%) Oracle
15 47 (11.52%) Data Modelling
16 44 (10.78%) Project Management
17 43 (10.54%) Maven
18 42 (10.29%) Spring
19 41 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
20 40 (9.80%) Derivative
20 40 (9.80%) Degree
20 40 (9.80%) UNIX
21 39 (9.56%) OO
21 39 (9.56%) Analytics
22 37 (9.07%) Business Analysis
22 37 (9.07%) SDLC
23 36 (8.82%) VBA
24 35 (8.58%) C++
25 33 (8.09%) MS Excel
26 32 (7.84%) Microsoft

Market Risk
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 20 (4.90%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (3.43%) Node.js
3 8 (1.96%) JBoss
3 8 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.98%) SAS
6 3 (0.74%) GemFire
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (8.09%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.15%) MS Office
3 18 (4.41%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Summit
1 2 (0.49%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.25%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.25%) Kondor+
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.25%) SSL
1 1 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.86%) Relational Database
3 27 (6.62%) Hadoop
4 26 (6.37%) Big Data
5 18 (4.41%) Oracle Database
6 17 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.43%) OLAP
7 14 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.70%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.47%) Impala
12 6 (1.47%) Sybase IQ
13 5 (1.23%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.23%) Hazelcast
13 5 (1.23%) Sybase ASE
13 5 (1.23%) HBase
Development Applications
1 43 (10.54%) Maven
2 22 (5.39%) JUnit
3 21 (5.15%) Subversion
4 12 (2.94%) CruiseControl
4 12 (2.94%) Mocha
4 12 (2.94%) Jasmine
4 12 (2.94%) Grunt
5 11 (2.70%) JIRA
6 10 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.21%) Mockito
7 9 (2.21%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.47%) jMock
8 6 (1.47%) NUnit
8 6 (1.47%) ClearCase
9 5 (1.23%) ERwin
9 5 (1.23%) Hudson
10 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.25%) PowerDesigner
General
1 218 (53.43%) Banking
2 197 (48.28%) Finance
3 158 (38.73%) Investment Banking
4 79 (19.36%) Front Office
5 20 (4.90%) Back Office
6 12 (2.94%) Legal
7 11 (2.70%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.72%) Retail
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 173 (42.40%) Developer
2 140 (34.31%) Analyst
3 94 (23.04%) Business Analyst
4 65 (15.93%) Market Risk Analyst
5 56 (13.73%) Risk Analyst
6 55 (13.48%) Java Developer
7 50 (12.25%) Market Risk Business Analyst
8 46 (11.27%) Project Manager
9 39 (9.56%) Market Analyst
10 38 (9.31%) Senior Developer
11 26 (6.37%) Banking Business Analyst
12 21 (5.15%) Architect
13 20 (4.90%) Risk Manager
14 19 (4.66%) IT Business Analyst
15 16 (3.92%) C# Developer
15 16 (3.92%) SQL Developer
16 14 (3.43%) Python Developer
16 14 (3.43%) Scala Developer
17 11 (2.70%) Credit Risk Analyst
17 11 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.73%) .NET
2 42 (10.29%) Spring
3 27 (6.62%) Web Services
4 25 (6.13%) J2EE
5 20 (4.90%) HTML
6 19 (4.66%) HTML5
7 18 (4.41%) ASP.NET
8 16 (3.92%) XML
9 15 (3.68%) WPF
9 15 (3.68%) RESTful
10 14 (3.43%) CSS
11 13 (3.19%) AngularJS
12 12 (2.94%) Akka
12 12 (2.94%) JMS
13 11 (2.70%) MDX
13 11 (2.70%) WCF
14 10 (2.45%) ActiveMQ
14 10 (2.45%) Spring MVC
15 8 (1.96%) Ajax
16 7 (1.72%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 119 (29.17%) Credit Risk
2 41 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (9.80%) Derivative
4 26 (6.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (4.66%) Grid Computing
6 15 (3.68%) Fixed Income
7 11 (2.70%) Equities
8 9 (2.21%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 9 (2.21%) Equity Derivative
9 7 (1.72%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.47%) Taxonomies
10 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.23%) Replication
11 5 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (0.74%) PMI
12 3 (0.74%) Physics
12 3 (0.74%) Statistics
12 3 (0.74%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.80%) UNIX
2 23 (5.64%) Linux
3 22 (5.39%) Windows
4 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.49%) Solaris
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (29.41%) Risk Management
2 72 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (14.71%) Stress Testing
4 47 (11.52%) Data Modelling
5 44 (10.78%) Project Management
6 39 (9.56%) OO
6 39 (9.56%) Analytics
7 37 (9.07%) SDLC
7 37 (9.07%) Business Analysis
8 30 (7.35%) TDD
9 27 (6.62%) Data Management
10 20 (4.90%) Scrum
10 20 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (4.90%) BDD
11 19 (4.66%) Multithreading
11 19 (4.66%) Asset Management
12 18 (4.41%) UML
13 17 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (4.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (33.33%) SQL
2 127 (31.13%) Java
3 65 (15.93%) C#
4 36 (8.82%) VBA
5 35 (8.58%) C++
6 30 (7.35%) Python
7 22 (5.39%) Perl
8 19 (4.66%) T-SQL
9 16 (3.92%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.92%) Scala
10 12 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.70%) MATLAB
12 8 (1.96%) R
13 6 (1.47%) PHP
14 5 (1.23%) C
14 5 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.98%) Korn
15 4 (0.98%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (9.80%) Degree
2 4 (0.98%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.49%) ISEB
3 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.25%) PMP
4 1 (0.25%) ACCA
4 1 (0.25%) CIMA
4 1 (0.25%) CFA
4 1 (0.25%) IIBA
4 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.70%) Basel III
2 10 (2.45%) QA
3 6 (1.47%) MiFID
4 5 (1.23%) Basel II
4 5 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.23%) COREP
4 5 (1.23%) FINREP
5 3 (0.74%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.25%) EMIR
6 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.47%) GridGain
1 6 (1.47%) HDFS
2 5 (1.23%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.23%) Oozie
2 5 (1.23%) Control-M
3 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 52 (12.75%) Oracle
2 32 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.88%) Sybase
4 7 (1.72%) Murex
5 6 (1.47%) BT
6 4 (0.98%) Reuters
7 3 (0.74%) HP
8 2 (0.49%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.49%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.49%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.49%) Calypso
8 2 (0.49%) SAP
8 2 (0.49%) Vertica
8 2 (0.49%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.25%) Actian
9 1 (0.25%) IBM
9 1 (0.25%) SunGard
9 1 (0.25%) Tableau
9 1 (0.25%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.25%) Brady
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