The table below looks at the statistics for RMDS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RMDS over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 574 516 501
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -15
Contract jobs citing RMDS 33 66 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.78% 1.44% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 59 38
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£525 £650 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £475 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £875 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4245 4595 4335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 8.73% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2564 2180
Average daily rate £450 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 79
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.80 £52.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-39.98% -0.82%

RMDS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RMDS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

RMDS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RMDS
Daily Rate Trend

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

RMDS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RMDS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RMDS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

RMDS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RMDS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RMDS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RMDS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMDS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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 -59 33 £525 -19.23% 1
London -50 24 £525 -19.23% 1
City of London -1 12 £581 -7.00%
Surrey - 9 £500 -
South East - 9 £500 -
Docklands, London -3 1 £650 -
Kent - 1 £500 -

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RMDS 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 RMDS.

1 38 (48.10%) TIBCO
2 37 (46.84%) Java
3 36 (45.57%) Rendezvous
4 35 (44.30%) Bloomberg
5 34 (43.04%) ITIL
6 31 (39.24%) F5
7 30 (37.97%) Multicast
7 30 (37.97%) Linux
7 30 (37.97%) Finance
8 29 (36.71%) Load Balancing
8 29 (36.71%) Cisco
9 28 (35.44%) Oracle
10 27 (34.18%) Firewall
11 26 (32.91%) Service Management
12 25 (31.65%) TCP/IP
13 24 (30.38%) DNS
13 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
13 24 (30.38%) Radianz
13 24 (30.38%) Change Management
13 24 (30.38%) Wireshark
14 23 (29.11%) Blue Coat
14 23 (29.11%) Reuters
14 23 (29.11%) CheckPoint
14 23 (29.11%) Juniper
14 23 (29.11%) Network Architecture
14 23 (29.11%) TippingPoint
15 22 (27.85%) Tradeweb
15 22 (27.85%) SolarWinds
15 22 (27.85%) Tufin
15 22 (27.85%) LogLogic

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RMDS 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 RMDS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (17.72%) WebSphere
1 14 (17.72%) IIS
1 14 (17.72%) Apache
2 8 (10.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (12.66%) ION MarketView
2 4 (5.06%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.97%) Multicast
2 27 (34.18%) Firewall
3 25 (31.65%) TCP/IP
4 24 (30.38%) DNS
4 24 (30.38%) Wireshark
5 22 (27.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 22 (27.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 22 (27.85%) DHCP
6 8 (10.13%) Network Security
6 8 (10.13%) BIG-IP
7 7 (8.86%) LAN
7 7 (8.86%) WAN
7 7 (8.86%) SAN
8 6 (7.59%) HTTP
8 6 (7.59%) NAS
9 5 (6.33%) FCoE
9 5 (6.33%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (6.33%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.80%) SSL
10 3 (3.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.39%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.33%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.33%) HBase
4 2 (2.53%) DTS
5 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Introscope
1 8 (10.13%) JMeter
General
1 30 (37.97%) Finance
2 19 (24.05%) Front Office
3 16 (20.25%) Banking
4 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.53%) Back Office
6 2 (2.53%) Publishing
7 1 (1.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Developer
2 23 (29.11%) Consultant
3 21 (26.58%) Java Developer
3 21 (26.58%) Network Consultant
4 14 (17.72%) Firewall Consultant
5 11 (13.92%) Support Engineer
5 11 (13.92%) Market Data Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Applications Support
6 8 (10.13%) Security Consultant
6 8 (10.13%) Applications Support Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.80%) Market Data Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (45.57%) Rendezvous
2 16 (20.25%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (20.25%) Ultra Messaging
3 14 (17.72%) Middleware
4 9 (11.39%) .NET
5 8 (10.13%) Java EE
6 6 (7.59%) HTML
6 6 (7.59%) XML
6 6 (7.59%) XSLT
7 3 (3.80%) WPF
8 1 (1.27%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (1.27%) WCF
8 1 (1.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 21 (26.58%) Management Information System
3 14 (17.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (13.92%) Fixed Income
5 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.53%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (2.53%) Derivative
7 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.97%) Linux
2 18 (22.78%) UNIX
2 18 (22.78%) Windows
3 8 (10.13%) Solaris
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.04%) ITIL
2 29 (36.71%) Load Balancing
3 26 (32.91%) Service Management
4 24 (30.38%) Change Management
5 23 (29.11%) Network Architecture
6 19 (24.05%) Multithreading
7 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (20.25%) Low Latency
8 11 (13.92%) Problem Management
9 10 (12.66%) Project Management
10 9 (11.39%) Risk Management
11 8 (10.13%) Capacity Management
11 8 (10.13%) Release Management
11 8 (10.13%) Load Testing
11 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
12 5 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (6.33%) TDD
12 5 (6.33%) Benchmarking
13 4 (5.06%) Time Management
14 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) Java
2 16 (20.25%) SQL
3 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.06%) Perl
5 3 (3.80%) C#
5 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) CISSP
2 1 (1.27%) CCNA
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.27%) PMP
2 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) NFS
1 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.33%) SRDF
2 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.33%) KVM
2 5 (6.33%) Xen
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 38 (48.10%) TIBCO
2 35 (44.30%) Bloomberg
3 31 (39.24%) F5
4 29 (36.71%) Cisco
5 28 (35.44%) Oracle
6 24 (30.38%) Radianz
7 23 (29.11%) Blue Coat
7 23 (29.11%) Reuters
7 23 (29.11%) CheckPoint
7 23 (29.11%) Juniper
7 23 (29.11%) TippingPoint
8 22 (27.85%) Tradeweb
8 22 (27.85%) SolarWinds
8 22 (27.85%) Tufin
8 22 (27.85%) LogLogic
8 22 (27.85%) Lancope
8 22 (27.85%) NetScout
9 14 (17.72%) ION Trading
10 10 (12.66%) VMware
11 6 (7.59%) IBM