The table below looks at the statistics for MTS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MTS over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank 623 614 586
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs citing MTS 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.004% 0.011%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.018% 0.019% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£650 £105 £161
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+519.04% -34.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £105 £161
% change year-on-year
- -34.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
11241 10424 9083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.93% 18.43% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7197 6176 5274
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 426 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

MTS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MTS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MTS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MTS
Daily Rate Trend

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

MTS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MTS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MTS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MTS
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MTS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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
City of London +5 2 £650 - 1
London -1 2 £650 - 1
England -12 2 £650 +519.04% 2

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MTS 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 MTS.

1 10 (83.33%) Bloomberg
1 10 (83.33%) Tradeweb
2 9 (75.00%) Low Latency
2 9 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (75.00%) eSpeed
2 9 (75.00%) Fixed Income
2 9 (75.00%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) OO
4 6 (50.00%) Front Office
4 6 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
5 5 (41.67%) WPF
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) OOD
5 5 (41.67%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) Middleware
6 4 (33.33%) Business Development
6 4 (33.33%) ION Trading
6 4 (33.33%) Spring
7 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (25.00%) MVVM
7 3 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
7 3 (25.00%) Analytics
7 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
7 3 (25.00%) Rendezvous
7 3 (25.00%) Sybase
8 2 (16.67%) COM
8 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle

MTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MTS 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 MTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) ION MarketView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (50.00%) Front Office
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (41.67%) C# Developer
4 4 (33.33%) Real Time Developer
5 3 (25.00%) WPF Developer
5 3 (25.00%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) VB Developer
6 1 (8.33%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) WPF
2 4 (33.33%) Spring
2 4 (33.33%) Middleware
3 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
3 3 (25.00%) Rendezvous
4 2 (16.67%) WinForms
4 2 (16.67%) COM
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (8.33%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Multithreading
1 9 (75.00%) Low Latency
2 7 (58.33%) OO
3 6 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (41.67%) OOD
5 4 (33.33%) Business Development
6 3 (25.00%) MVVM
6 3 (25.00%) Analytics
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (8.33%) UML
8 1 (8.33%) SOA
8 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) VB
3 2 (16.67%) VB6
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Bloomberg
1 10 (83.33%) Tradeweb
2 9 (75.00%) eSpeed
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) ION Trading
5 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
5 3 (25.00%) Sybase
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) MarketAxess