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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank 586 595 539
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -56
Contract jobs citing MTS 8 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.041%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.079% 0.052% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 15
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£675 £538 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.58% +34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £642 £428 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £648 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £175
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
10151 9676 8512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.52% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6162 5939 4805
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 314 420
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £19.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 24 April 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
London +9 8 £675 +25.58%
England +2 8 £675 +25.58%
City of London +19 3 £650 -3.70%

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (64.71%) Fixed Income
2 7 (41.18%) OO
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (35.29%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (29.41%) ION MarketView
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) ION Trading
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
5 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 4 (23.53%) VB
5 4 (23.53%) COM
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 4 (23.53%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (23.53%) Bloomberg
5 4 (23.53%) Front Office
5 4 (23.53%) VB6
5 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Tradeweb
5 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (23.53%) Eurex
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) MiFID
6 3 (17.65%) QA
6 3 (17.65%) Workflow
6 3 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (17.65%) OOD
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX

MTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) ION MarketView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) WPF Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Real Time Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) COM
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (5.88%) WPF
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) Rendezvous
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Fixed Income
2 4 (23.53%) Eurex
3 3 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) OO
2 6 (35.29%) Electronic Trading
3 4 (23.53%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Workflow
4 3 (17.65%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) UML
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Low Latency
5 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.88%) MVVM
6 1 (5.88%) Straight-Through Processing
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Business Development
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
2 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VB
2 4 (23.53%) VB6
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) MiFID
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) ION Trading
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Bloomberg
2 4 (23.53%) Tradeweb
3 2 (11.76%) eSpeed
3 2 (11.76%) MarketAxess
4 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.88%) Sybase