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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 528 512 489
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -23
Contract jobs citing RMDS 51 52 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.10% 0.077%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.14% 1.19% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 31
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£575 £625 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £315 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £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
4465 4352 3887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.61% 8.69% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2502 2308 1948
Average daily rate £450 £438 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 51 54
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.25 £37.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -43.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.05 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £54.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-30.76% -31.21%

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 5 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 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 5 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 -18 44 £575 -8.00% 5
London -17 34 £575 -8.00% 5
South East -11 10 - -
City of London +2 7 £625 - 5
Kent - - - -

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 45 (53.57%) Java
2 35 (41.67%) TIBCO
3 34 (40.48%) Bloomberg
4 33 (39.29%) Rendezvous
5 28 (33.33%) Linux
6 27 (32.14%) Firewall
6 27 (32.14%) Wireshark
7 26 (30.95%) Oracle
8 25 (29.76%) Finance
8 25 (29.76%) F5
9 24 (28.57%) Multicast
9 24 (28.57%) ITIL
10 23 (27.38%) DNS
10 23 (27.38%) Front Office
11 22 (26.19%) Load Balancing
11 22 (26.19%) UNIX
11 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
12 21 (25.00%) Reuters
12 21 (25.00%) Multithreading
12 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (23.81%) Change Management
13 20 (23.81%) Banking
13 20 (23.81%) Blue Coat
13 20 (23.81%) Radianz
13 20 (23.81%) CheckPoint
13 20 (23.81%) CISSP
13 20 (23.81%) Juniper
13 20 (23.81%) Low Latency
13 20 (23.81%) TippingPoint
13 20 (23.81%) Tradeweb

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 7 (8.33%) IIS
1 7 (8.33%) Apache
1 7 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.95%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (3.57%) Confluence
4 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.19%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 14 (16.67%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.14%) Firewall
1 27 (32.14%) Wireshark
2 24 (28.57%) Multicast
3 23 (27.38%) DNS
4 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
5 19 (22.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 19 (22.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 18 (21.43%) DHCP
7 6 (7.14%) Network Security
8 5 (5.95%) BIG-IP
9 4 (4.76%) LAN
9 4 (4.76%) WAN
9 4 (4.76%) SAN
10 3 (3.57%) NAS
11 2 (2.38%) FCoE
11 2 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.38%) Internet
11 2 (2.38%) HTTP
12 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.19%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Introscope
1 5 (5.95%) JMeter
2 3 (3.57%) JIRA
2 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (29.76%) Finance
2 23 (27.38%) Front Office
3 20 (23.81%) Banking
4 10 (11.90%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.95%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (41.67%) Developer
2 29 (34.52%) Java Developer
3 20 (23.81%) Consultant
4 17 (20.24%) Network Consultant
5 15 (17.86%) Market Data Engineer
6 12 (14.29%) Firewall Consultant
7 10 (11.90%) Support Engineer
8 8 (9.52%) Security Consultant
9 6 (7.14%) Senior Developer
9 6 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (5.95%) Applications Support Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Applications Support
10 5 (5.95%) Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) Market Data Support Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) Java Swing Developer
12 3 (3.57%) Lead Java Developer
12 3 (3.57%) Lead Developer
12 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (39.29%) Rendezvous
2 18 (21.43%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (8.33%) Middleware
3 7 (8.33%) .NET
4 6 (7.14%) HTML
5 5 (5.95%) Java EE
6 4 (4.76%) JavaFX
6 4 (4.76%) RESTful
6 4 (4.76%) HTML5
6 4 (4.76%) CSS
6 4 (4.76%) Web Services
6 4 (4.76%) Swing
7 3 (3.57%) WebSockets
8 2 (2.38%) XML
8 2 (2.38%) XSLT
8 2 (2.38%) WPF
9 1 (1.19%) JMS
9 1 (1.19%) WinForms
9 1 (1.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Fixed Income
2 17 (20.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (20.24%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Derivative
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.19%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.33%) Linux
2 22 (26.19%) UNIX
3 13 (15.48%) Windows
4 8 (9.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) ITIL
2 22 (26.19%) Load Balancing
3 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 20 (23.81%) Network Architecture
4 20 (23.81%) Low Latency
4 20 (23.81%) Change Management
5 17 (20.24%) Service Management
6 8 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 8 (9.52%) TDD
7 5 (5.95%) Project Management
7 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.95%) Release Management
7 5 (5.95%) Load Testing
7 5 (5.95%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.76%) BDD
8 4 (4.76%) Time Management
8 4 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (53.57%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.95%) C++
4 3 (3.57%) C#
4 3 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) NFS
2 2 (2.38%) Xen
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.38%) SRDF
2 2 (2.38%) KVM
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 35 (41.67%) TIBCO
2 34 (40.48%) Bloomberg
3 26 (30.95%) Oracle
4 25 (29.76%) F5
5 21 (25.00%) Reuters
6 20 (23.81%) Radianz
6 20 (23.81%) CheckPoint
6 20 (23.81%) Blue Coat
6 20 (23.81%) Juniper
6 20 (23.81%) TippingPoint
6 20 (23.81%) Tradeweb
7 19 (22.62%) ION Trading
7 19 (22.62%) 29West
7 19 (22.62%) LogLogic
7 19 (22.62%) Tufin
7 19 (22.62%) Cisco
8 17 (20.24%) NetScout
8 17 (20.24%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.57%) Sybase
9 3 (3.57%) VMware
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