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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 538 514 499
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -15
Contract jobs citing RMDS 61 56 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.38% 1.25% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 37
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£563 £625 £615
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £315 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £738 £700
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
4419 4467 4152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.24% 8.61% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2514 2429 2096
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 47 66
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.30 £16.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-46.96% -12.69%

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 27 March 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 3 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 27 March 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 -9 56 £563 -10.00% 3
London -11 42 £563 -10.00% 3
City of London +9 13 £500 +17.64% 2

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 43 (46.24%) Java
1 43 (46.24%) Bloomberg
2 39 (41.94%) TIBCO
3 38 (40.86%) Rendezvous
4 35 (37.63%) ITIL
5 33 (35.48%) Linux
5 33 (35.48%) Finance
6 32 (34.41%) F5
7 31 (33.33%) Multicast
7 31 (33.33%) Wireshark
8 30 (32.26%) Firewall
9 29 (31.18%) Load Balancing
9 29 (31.18%) Oracle
10 28 (30.11%) Cisco
11 26 (27.96%) TCP/IP
11 26 (27.96%) DNS
11 26 (27.96%) Reuters
12 25 (26.88%) Service Management
12 25 (26.88%) Change Management
13 24 (25.81%) Radianz
13 24 (25.81%) CISSP
13 24 (25.81%) Juniper
13 24 (25.81%) CheckPoint
13 24 (25.81%) SQL Server
13 24 (25.81%) UNIX
13 24 (25.81%) Banking
13 24 (25.81%) Blue Coat
13 24 (25.81%) TippingPoint
13 24 (25.81%) Tradeweb
13 24 (25.81%) Network Architecture

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (15.05%) IIS
1 14 (15.05%) Apache
1 14 (15.05%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.60%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (6.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.30%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (11.83%) ION MarketView
2 3 (3.23%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.33%) Wireshark
1 31 (33.33%) Multicast
2 30 (32.26%) Firewall
3 26 (27.96%) TCP/IP
3 26 (27.96%) DNS
4 23 (24.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 23 (24.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 22 (23.66%) DHCP
6 8 (8.60%) BIG-IP
6 8 (8.60%) Network Security
7 7 (7.53%) LAN
7 7 (7.53%) WAN
7 7 (7.53%) SAN
8 6 (6.45%) HTTP
8 6 (6.45%) NAS
9 5 (5.38%) FCoE
9 5 (5.38%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (5.38%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.23%) Internet
10 3 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.38%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.38%) HBase
4 2 (2.15%) DTS
5 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Introscope
1 8 (8.60%) JMeter
2 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (35.48%) Finance
2 24 (25.81%) Banking
3 19 (20.43%) Front Office
4 11 (11.83%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.15%) Back Office
7 1 (1.08%) Publishing
7 1 (1.08%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (30.11%) Developer
2 25 (26.88%) Consultant
3 23 (24.73%) Java Developer
4 21 (22.58%) Network Consultant
5 16 (17.20%) Market Data Engineer
6 15 (16.13%) Support Engineer
7 14 (15.05%) Firewall Consultant
8 10 (10.75%) Security Consultant
9 8 (8.60%) Applications Support
9 8 (8.60%) Analyst
9 8 (8.60%) Applications Support Engineer
9 8 (8.60%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (7.53%) Market Data Support Engineer
11 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.45%) Architect
12 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
13 4 (4.30%) Senior Java Developer
13 4 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (4.30%) Senior Developer
13 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (40.86%) Rendezvous
2 16 (17.20%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (15.05%) Middleware
4 10 (10.75%) .NET
5 8 (8.60%) Java EE
6 7 (7.53%) HTML
7 6 (6.45%) XML
7 6 (6.45%) XSLT
8 2 (2.15%) WebSockets
8 2 (2.15%) WPF
9 1 (1.08%) JavaFX
9 1 (1.08%) RESTful
9 1 (1.08%) HTML5
9 1 (1.08%) WCF
9 1 (1.08%) Swing
9 1 (1.08%) CSS
9 1 (1.08%) Web Services
9 1 (1.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 15 (16.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (15.05%) Fixed Income
4 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.23%) Derivative
6 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.48%) Linux
2 24 (25.81%) UNIX
3 18 (19.35%) Windows
4 9 (9.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.63%) ITIL
2 29 (31.18%) Load Balancing
3 25 (26.88%) Service Management
3 25 (26.88%) Change Management
4 24 (25.81%) Network Architecture
5 19 (20.43%) Multithreading
6 18 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (18.28%) Low Latency
8 11 (11.83%) Problem Management
9 9 (9.68%) Risk Management
9 9 (9.68%) Project Management
10 8 (8.60%) Capacity Management
10 8 (8.60%) Release Management
10 8 (8.60%) Load Testing
10 8 (8.60%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.38%) Benchmarking
11 5 (5.38%) TDD
11 5 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (4.30%) Time Management
13 2 (2.15%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 43 (46.24%) Java
2 18 (19.35%) SQL
3 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.30%) Perl
5 4 (4.30%) C++
6 3 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (25.81%) CISSP
2 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) NFS
1 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.38%) SRDF
2 5 (5.38%) KVM
2 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) Xen
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.08%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 43 (46.24%) Bloomberg
2 39 (41.94%) TIBCO
3 32 (34.41%) F5
4 29 (31.18%) Oracle
5 28 (30.11%) Cisco
6 26 (27.96%) Reuters
7 24 (25.81%) Radianz
7 24 (25.81%) Juniper
7 24 (25.81%) CheckPoint
7 24 (25.81%) Blue Coat
7 24 (25.81%) TippingPoint
7 24 (25.81%) Tradeweb
8 23 (24.73%) Tufin
8 23 (24.73%) LogLogic
9 21 (22.58%) NetScout
9 21 (22.58%) SolarWinds
10 19 (20.43%) 29West
11 16 (17.20%) ION Trading
12 10 (10.75%) VMware
13 6 (6.45%) DataSynapse
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