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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 573 524 547
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +23
Contract jobs citing RMDS 40 60 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.79% 1.30% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 38
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£625 £625 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £553 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £550
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
5062 4616 5459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.80% 8.88% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2786 2441 2716
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 78 81
Average hourly rate £31.16 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.05% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £10.30 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.75 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.03 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+74.73% -44.53%

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 18 September 2014.

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 6 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 18 September 2014. 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
London -23 40 £625 - 2
England -50 40 £625 - 3
City of London +12 11 £625 - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 86 (88.66%) Java
2 56 (57.73%) Front Office
3 54 (55.67%) Linux
4 51 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (51.55%) Banking
5 50 (51.55%) 29West
6 44 (45.36%) SQL
7 43 (44.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 41 (42.27%) Oracle
9 37 (38.14%) Low Latency
10 33 (34.02%) UNIX
11 27 (27.84%) Risk Management
12 26 (26.80%) Solaris
12 26 (26.80%) E-Commerce
12 26 (26.80%) TIBCO
13 25 (25.77%) Finance
13 25 (25.77%) Multithreading
14 23 (23.71%) Rendezvous
15 22 (22.68%) Reuters
15 22 (22.68%) Fixed Income
16 21 (21.65%) Oracle Coherence
17 19 (19.59%) ION Trading
18 17 (17.53%) Investment Banking
18 17 (17.53%) ION MarketView
19 13 (13.40%) DevOps
19 13 (13.40%) TDD
20 11 (11.34%) Bloomberg
21 10 (10.31%) HTML
21 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
21 10 (10.31%) JIRA

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 21 (21.65%) Oracle Coherence
2 8 (8.25%) Confluence
3 3 (3.09%) IIS
3 3 (3.09%) Apache
3 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (17.53%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.03%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (1.03%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (1.03%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) DNS
1 9 (9.28%) Firewall
2 4 (4.12%) FTP
3 3 (3.09%) HTTP
3 3 (3.09%) LAN
3 3 (3.09%) WAN
3 3 (3.09%) SAN
3 3 (3.09%) NAS
3 3 (3.09%) FCoE
3 3 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (3.09%) Multicast
4 2 (2.06%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.03%) CHAP
5 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.15%) KDB
4 3 (3.09%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.09%) HBase
5 2 (2.06%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) JIRA
2 8 (8.25%) TeamCity
2 8 (8.25%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.22%) JUnit
4 4 (4.12%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.06%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.06%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (57.73%) Front Office
2 50 (51.55%) Banking
3 25 (25.77%) Finance
4 17 (17.53%) Investment Banking
5 9 (9.28%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.09%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.06%) International Banking
7 2 (2.06%) Back Office
8 1 (1.03%) Advertising
8 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (46.39%) Developer
2 38 (39.18%) Java Developer
3 19 (19.59%) Development Manager
4 10 (10.31%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.25%) Senior Manager
5 8 (8.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (8.25%) Senior Development Manager
6 6 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Lead Java Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (5.15%) Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.12%) Junior
8 4 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Junior Data Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Market Data Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) DevOps Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.71%) Rendezvous
2 10 (10.31%) HTML
3 9 (9.28%) Middleware
4 7 (7.22%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (7.22%) HTML5
4 7 (7.22%) WebSockets
5 5 (5.15%) JavaFX
5 5 (5.15%) Swing
5 5 (5.15%) CSS
6 4 (4.12%) Spring
7 3 (3.09%) Web Services
7 3 (3.09%) XML
7 3 (3.09%) XSLT
7 3 (3.09%) RESTful
7 3 (3.09%) Spring Integration
8 2 (2.06%) REST
8 2 (2.06%) Apache Flex
8 2 (2.06%) JMX
9 1 (1.03%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (44.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 22 (22.68%) Fixed Income
3 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.15%) Derivative
4 5 (5.15%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (4.12%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.06%) Equities
7 2 (2.06%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 54 (55.67%) Linux
2 33 (34.02%) UNIX
3 26 (26.80%) Solaris
4 7 (7.22%) Windows
5 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (38.14%) Low Latency
3 27 (27.84%) Risk Management
4 26 (26.80%) E-Commerce
5 25 (25.77%) Multithreading
6 13 (13.40%) TDD
6 13 (13.40%) DevOps
7 10 (10.31%) Software Engineering
7 10 (10.31%) Electronic Trading
7 10 (10.31%) BDD
8 9 (9.28%) Automated Testing
9 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.25%) Algorithmic Trading
10 7 (7.22%) Integration Testing
10 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.19%) OO
12 5 (5.15%) Change Management
13 4 (4.12%) OOA/OOD
13 4 (4.12%) Knowledge Management
13 4 (4.12%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 86 (88.66%) Java
2 44 (45.36%) SQL
3 3 (3.09%) Python
3 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.09%) Perl
3 3 (3.09%) C++
4 2 (2.06%) C#
5 1 (1.03%) Korn
5 1 (1.03%) C-shell
5 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) NFS
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (3.09%) SRDF
2 2 (2.06%) KVM
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Puppet
1 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.03%) Salt
Vendors
1 50 (51.55%) 29West
2 41 (42.27%) Oracle
3 26 (26.80%) TIBCO
4 22 (22.68%) Reuters
5 19 (19.59%) ION Trading
6 11 (11.34%) Bloomberg
7 7 (7.22%) MarketAxess
8 6 (6.19%) Informatica
9 3 (3.09%) NetApp
9 3 (3.09%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.09%) DataSynapse
9 3 (3.09%) Sybase
9 3 (3.09%) Cisco
9 3 (3.09%) IBM
9 3 (3.09%) EMC
9 3 (3.09%) Intel
10 2 (2.06%) VMware
11 1 (1.03%) Splunk
11 1 (1.03%) SaltStack
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