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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 550 518 511
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -7
Contract jobs citing RMDS 33 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.073% 0.063%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.72% 0.79% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 22
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£525 £625 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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 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
4581 4405 3972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.98% 9.15% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2623 2273 1903
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 55
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.42 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.53% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £61.15 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-53.70% +6.47%

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 30 January 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 5 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 30 January 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 -26 27 £525 -16.00% 4
London -12 26 £525 -16.00% 4
City of London +5 9 £450 -28.00% 1
South East -4 1 - -
Kent - - - -

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (57.35%) Java
2 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (38.24%) TIBCO
4 24 (35.29%) Banking
5 23 (33.82%) Rendezvous
5 23 (33.82%) Bloomberg
6 21 (30.88%) ION Trading
7 20 (29.41%) Fixed Income
7 20 (29.41%) Linux
8 18 (26.47%) Finance
9 17 (25.00%) Firewall
9 17 (25.00%) Wireshark
9 17 (25.00%) UNIX
9 17 (25.00%) Reuters
10 16 (23.53%) Oracle
10 16 (23.53%) ION MarketView
10 16 (23.53%) 29West
10 16 (23.53%) Low Latency
11 15 (22.06%) Multithreading
11 15 (22.06%) Front Office
12 14 (20.59%) TDD
12 14 (20.59%) SQL
13 13 (19.12%) DNS
13 13 (19.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (17.65%) FIX Protocol
14 12 (17.65%) Multicast
15 11 (16.18%) F5
15 11 (16.18%) Investment Banking
15 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
16 10 (14.71%) ITIL

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (5.88%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 16 (23.53%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.47%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.00%) Firewall
1 17 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 13 (19.12%) DNS
3 12 (17.65%) Multicast
4 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
5 9 (13.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (13.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (11.76%) DHCP
7 3 (4.41%) SAN
8 2 (2.94%) NAS
8 2 (2.94%) LAN
8 2 (2.94%) WAN
9 1 (1.47%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.47%) LDAP
9 1 (1.47%) HTTP
9 1 (1.47%) Internet
9 1 (1.47%) Network Security
9 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.47%) FCoE
9 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.47%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) JIRA
1 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
1 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) Introscope
2 1 (1.47%) JMeter
General
1 24 (35.29%) Banking
2 18 (26.47%) Finance
3 15 (22.06%) Front Office
4 11 (16.18%) Investment Banking
5 7 (10.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (48.53%) Developer
2 26 (38.24%) Java Developer
3 15 (22.06%) Market Data Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Consultant
4 10 (14.71%) Senior Developer
5 9 (13.24%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Firewall Consultant
6 7 (10.29%) Network Consultant
7 6 (8.82%) Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Java Swing Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Market Data Support Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Security Consultant
10 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (2.94%) GUI Developer
11 2 (2.94%) Security Engineer
11 2 (2.94%) C# Developer
11 2 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.82%) Rendezvous
2 12 (17.65%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (14.71%) HTML
4 9 (13.24%) JavaFX
4 9 (13.24%) HTML5
4 9 (13.24%) CSS
4 9 (13.24%) Swing
5 7 (10.29%) RESTful
5 7 (10.29%) Web Services
6 4 (5.88%) WebSockets
7 3 (4.41%) .NET
7 3 (4.41%) Middleware
8 1 (1.47%) Java EE
8 1 (1.47%) WPF
8 1 (1.47%) JMS
8 1 (1.47%) XML
8 1 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.41%) Fixed Income
2 13 (19.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (10.29%) Fat Client
3 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.29%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.41%) Derivative
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.41%) Linux
2 17 (25.00%) UNIX
3 8 (11.76%) Windows
4 7 (10.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.53%) Low Latency
3 15 (22.06%) Multithreading
4 14 (20.59%) TDD
5 10 (14.71%) ITIL
5 10 (14.71%) Change Management
5 10 (14.71%) Network Architecture
6 9 (13.24%) BDD
7 8 (11.76%) Load Balancing
7 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.29%) Automated Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Service Management
9 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.35%) DevOps
11 4 (5.88%) Risk Management
12 3 (4.41%) Time Management
13 2 (2.94%) Investment Management
13 2 (2.94%) Electronic Trading
14 1 (1.47%) Technical Architecture
14 1 (1.47%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (57.35%) Java
2 14 (20.59%) SQL
3 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
3 5 (7.35%) C++
4 4 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (2.94%) C#
6 1 (1.47%) Korn
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) NFS
2 1 (1.47%) Samba
2 1 (1.47%) Xen
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) SRDF
2 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) TIBCO
2 23 (33.82%) Bloomberg
3 21 (30.88%) ION Trading
4 17 (25.00%) Reuters
5 16 (23.53%) Oracle
5 16 (23.53%) 29West
6 11 (16.18%) F5
7 10 (14.71%) CheckPoint
7 10 (14.71%) Juniper
7 10 (14.71%) Radianz
7 10 (14.71%) Blue Coat
7 10 (14.71%) TippingPoint
7 10 (14.71%) Tradeweb
8 9 (13.24%) Tufin
8 9 (13.24%) LogLogic
9 8 (11.76%) Cisco
10 7 (10.29%) SolarWinds
10 7 (10.29%) NetScout
11 3 (4.41%) Sybase
11 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
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