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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 617 627 567
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -60
Contract jobs citing RMDS 26 9 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.016% 0.10%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.61% 0.19% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 50
Median daily rate £600 £544 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -16.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £500 £598
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
4277 4657 5109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 8.31% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2622 2645 2775
Median daily rate £438 £446 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +4.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 72
Median hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.00 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £43.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -26.98%

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 June 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 2 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 June 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 +21 26 £600 -1.03% 3
England +11 26 £600 +10.34% 3

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 44 (74.58%) Reuters
2 39 (66.10%) Electronic Trading
3 38 (64.41%) TIBCO
3 38 (64.41%) SQL Server
4 37 (62.71%) Front Office
5 36 (61.02%) Fixed Income
6 35 (59.32%) ION Trading
6 35 (59.32%) Rendezvous
7 34 (57.63%) Oracle
8 32 (54.24%) C#
9 31 (52.54%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (49.15%) .NET
11 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
11 28 (47.46%) MVVM
11 28 (47.46%) User Experience
12 26 (44.07%) Visual Studio
12 26 (44.07%) NUnit
13 20 (33.90%) XAML
13 20 (33.90%) WPF
14 17 (28.81%) ION MarketView
15 16 (27.12%) Finance
16 13 (22.03%) Java
17 11 (18.64%) Unix
17 11 (18.64%) Linux
18 10 (16.95%) Project Management
18 10 (16.95%) SSL
19 9 (15.25%) C++
19 9 (15.25%) FIX Protocol
20 8 (13.56%) VMware
20 8 (13.56%) SQL

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 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (28.81%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) IaaS
1 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) SSL
2 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.08%) VPN
4 2 (3.39%) LAN
5 1 (1.69%) FCoE
5 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.69%) HTTP
5 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.69%) Multicast
5 1 (1.69%) NAS
5 1 (1.69%) SAN
5 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (64.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.69%) HBase
2 1 (1.69%) KDB
Development Applications
1 26 (44.07%) NUnit
1 26 (44.07%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.78%) JUnit
2 4 (6.78%) Maven
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
4 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.39%) Grunt
4 2 (3.39%) gulp
5 1 (1.69%) CodeRush
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.69%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (62.71%) Front Office
2 16 (27.12%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.69%) French Language
5 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (59.32%) Developer
2 27 (45.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 25 (42.37%) C# Developer
4 22 (37.29%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
5 16 (27.12%) .NET Developer
5 16 (27.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (27.12%) UX Developer
6 15 (25.42%) Analyst
6 15 (25.42%) C# WPF Developer
6 15 (25.42%) WPF Developer
7 12 (20.34%) XAML Developer
8 9 (15.25%) Front Office Developer
8 9 (15.25%) Java Developer
9 7 (11.86%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (11.86%) Service Analyst
10 6 (10.17%) SQL Developer
10 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 4 (6.78%) C++ Developer
12 4 (6.78%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (59.32%) Rendezvous
2 29 (49.15%) .NET
3 20 (33.90%) WPF
4 9 (15.25%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (6.78%) HTML
5 4 (6.78%) Middleware
6 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.08%) HTML5
6 3 (5.08%) Reactive Extensions
6 3 (5.08%) Ultra Messaging
7 2 (3.39%) RequireJS
7 2 (3.39%) Spring
8 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.69%) Ajax
8 1 (1.69%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.69%) SOAP
8 1 (1.69%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (1.69%) Web Services
8 1 (1.69%) XHTML
8 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (61.02%) Fixed Income
2 31 (52.54%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (47.46%) User Experience
4 8 (13.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (8.47%) SWIFT
6 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.39%) Derivative
7 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.39%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.69%) RIA
8 1 (1.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
1 11 (18.64%) Unix
2 6 (10.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (66.10%) Electronic Trading
2 28 (47.46%) MVVM
3 10 (16.95%) Project Management
4 8 (13.56%) ITIL
4 8 (13.56%) Multithreading
5 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.86%) Change Control
5 7 (11.86%) Change Management
5 7 (11.86%) Problem Management
6 6 (10.17%) TDD
7 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.78%) Workflow
9 3 (5.08%) API Integration
9 3 (5.08%) Low Latency
9 3 (5.08%) OO
9 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.39%) Concurrent Programming
10 2 (3.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (3.39%) Market Making
10 2 (3.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) C#
2 20 (33.90%) XAML
3 13 (22.03%) Java
4 9 (15.25%) C++
5 8 (13.56%) SQL
6 7 (11.86%) Python
7 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.69%) C
9 1 (1.69%) Perl
9 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.69%) PMP
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) KVM
2 1 (1.69%) NFS
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.69%) SRDF
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.69%) MOM
3 1 (1.69%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) Reuters
2 38 (64.41%) TIBCO
3 35 (59.32%) ION Trading
4 34 (57.63%) Oracle
5 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
6 8 (13.56%) Bloomberg
6 8 (13.56%) Cisco
6 8 (13.56%) VMware
7 7 (11.86%) Citrix
8 4 (6.78%) Splunk
9 3 (5.08%) Radianz
10 2 (3.39%) Informatica
10 2 (3.39%) StreamBase
10 2 (3.39%) Sybase
11 1 (1.69%) EMC
11 1 (1.69%) IBM
11 1 (1.69%) Intel
11 1 (1.69%) NetApp
11 1 (1.69%) Solace
11 1 (1.69%) Sun
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