The table below looks at the statistics for RMDS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RMDS over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 617 615 560
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -55
Contract jobs citing RMDS 29 30 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.054% 0.12%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.70% 0.66% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 58
Median daily rate £600 £525 £663
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £365 £578
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £875
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4139 4573 5015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.71% 8.17% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2554 2597 2817
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 47 54
Median hourly rate £26.75 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £55.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -39.98%

RMDS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RMDS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMDS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 29 £600 +14.28% 1
England +9 29 £600 +14.28% 1
City of London +32 1 £800 +37.63%

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RMDS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RMDS.

1 42 (75.00%) Reuters
2 35 (62.50%) ION Trading
3 34 (60.71%) Front Office
3 34 (60.71%) Fixed Income
3 34 (60.71%) Electronic Trading
4 33 (58.93%) TIBCO
4 33 (58.93%) SQL Server
5 32 (57.14%) Oracle
6 31 (55.36%) Rendezvous
7 29 (51.79%) C#
8 27 (48.21%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (46.43%) .NET
10 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
10 25 (44.64%) User Experience
10 25 (44.64%) MVVM
11 23 (41.07%) Visual Studio
11 23 (41.07%) NUnit
12 20 (35.71%) XAML
12 20 (35.71%) WPF
13 18 (32.14%) ION MarketView
14 14 (25.00%) Finance
14 14 (25.00%) Java
15 11 (19.64%) Linux
16 10 (17.86%) Unix
16 10 (17.86%) Project Management
16 10 (17.86%) SSL
17 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (14.29%) VMware
17 8 (14.29%) Multithreading
17 8 (14.29%) Cisco

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (32.14%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) SSL
2 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.36%) VPN
4 2 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (1.79%) FCoE
5 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.79%) HTTP
5 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.79%) Multicast
5 1 (1.79%) NAS
5 1 (1.79%) SAN
5 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (58.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.79%) HBase
2 1 (1.79%) KDB
Development Applications
1 23 (41.07%) NUnit
1 23 (41.07%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.14%) JUnit
3 3 (5.36%) Maven
3 3 (5.36%) Subversion
4 2 (3.57%) Grunt
4 2 (3.57%) gulp
5 1 (1.79%) CodeRush
5 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.79%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (60.71%) Front Office
2 14 (25.00%) Finance
3 7 (12.50%) Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.79%) French Language
6 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Developer
2 24 (42.86%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 22 (39.29%) C# Developer
4 19 (33.93%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
5 16 (28.57%) .NET Developer
5 16 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (28.57%) UX Developer
6 15 (26.79%) C# WPF Developer
6 15 (26.79%) WPF Developer
7 13 (23.21%) Analyst
8 12 (21.43%) XAML Developer
9 10 (17.86%) Java Developer
10 7 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (12.50%) Service Analyst
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Developer
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Developer
12 5 (8.93%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 5 (8.93%) Front Office Developer
13 4 (7.14%) C++ Developer
13 4 (7.14%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (55.36%) Rendezvous
2 26 (46.43%) .NET
3 20 (35.71%) WPF
4 7 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (7.14%) HTML
5 4 (7.14%) Middleware
6 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.36%) HTML5
6 3 (5.36%) Reactive Extensions
6 3 (5.36%) Ultra Messaging
7 2 (3.57%) RequireJS
8 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.79%) LINQ
8 1 (1.79%) SOAP
8 1 (1.79%) Spring
8 1 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (1.79%) Web Services
8 1 (1.79%) XHTML
8 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (60.71%) Fixed Income
2 27 (48.21%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (44.64%) User Experience
4 7 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (8.93%) SWIFT
6 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.57%) Derivative
7 2 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
2 10 (17.86%) Unix
3 6 (10.71%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) Electronic Trading
2 25 (44.64%) MVVM
3 10 (17.86%) Project Management
4 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.29%) ITIL
4 8 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 7 (12.50%) Change Control
5 7 (12.50%) Change Management
5 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 7 (12.50%) TDD
6 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.93%) Workflow
7 4 (7.14%) Low Latency
8 3 (5.36%) API Integration
8 3 (5.36%) Concurrent Programming
8 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (3.57%) OO
10 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.79%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) C#
2 20 (35.71%) XAML
3 14 (25.00%) Java
4 8 (14.29%) SQL
5 6 (10.71%) C++
6 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.14%) Python
7 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.79%) C
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.79%) PMP
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.79%) KVM
2 1 (1.79%) NFS
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.79%) SRDF
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) BladeLogic
3 2 (3.57%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (1.79%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (75.00%) Reuters
2 35 (62.50%) ION Trading
3 33 (58.93%) TIBCO
4 32 (57.14%) Oracle
5 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.29%) Bloomberg
6 8 (14.29%) Cisco
6 8 (14.29%) VMware
7 7 (12.50%) Citrix
8 4 (7.14%) Splunk
9 3 (5.36%) Radianz
10 2 (3.57%) Sybase
11 1 (1.79%) DataSynapse
11 1 (1.79%) EMC
11 1 (1.79%) IBM
11 1 (1.79%) Informatica
11 1 (1.79%) Intel
11 1 (1.79%) NetApp
11 1 (1.79%) StreamBase
11 1 (1.79%) Sun