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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 623 573 525
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -48
Contract jobs citing RMDS 10 37 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.22% 0.73% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 32 42
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£625 £625 £615
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £251 £555
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £700 £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
4561 5058 4622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.80% 9.05% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2572 2682 2443
Average daily rate £450 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £577 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 66 85
Average hourly rate £22.32 £31.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.14% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.57 £31.50 £17.93
% change year-on-year
-37.87% +75.65%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
London -20 10 £625 - 2
England -31 10 £625 - 2
City of London +3 5 £625 - 1

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 18 (51.43%) Finance
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 15 (42.86%) Java
4 14 (40.00%) ITIL
4 14 (40.00%) TIBCO
4 14 (40.00%) Bloomberg
4 14 (40.00%) Banking
5 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (34.29%) Reuters
5 12 (34.29%) Oracle
5 12 (34.29%) Cisco
5 12 (34.29%) Multicast
6 11 (31.43%) Windows
6 11 (31.43%) Apache
6 11 (31.43%) Rendezvous
6 11 (31.43%) Middleware
7 9 (25.71%) Service Management
7 9 (25.71%) VMware
7 9 (25.71%) HTML
7 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
7 9 (25.71%) IIS
7 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
7 9 (25.71%) SQL
7 9 (25.71%) LAN
7 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
7 9 (25.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
8 8 (22.86%) F5
8 8 (22.86%) Sybase
8 8 (22.86%) XML

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (31.43%) Apache
2 9 (25.71%) IIS
2 9 (25.71%) WebSphere
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (17.14%) Tomcat
4 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) ION MarketView
2 4 (11.43%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Multicast
2 9 (25.71%) LAN
2 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.00%) WAN
3 7 (20.00%) Firewall
4 6 (17.14%) DNS
4 6 (17.14%) HTTP
5 5 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 5 (14.29%) iSCSI
5 5 (14.29%) NAS
5 5 (14.29%) FCoE
5 5 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (14.29%) SAN
6 4 (11.43%) DHCP
7 3 (8.57%) SSL
7 3 (8.57%) Internet
7 3 (8.57%) BIG-IP
8 2 (5.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) Hadoop
2 6 (17.14%) HBase
3 2 (5.71%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Introscope
1 3 (8.57%) JMeter
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.86%) CodeRush
3 1 (2.86%) ReSharper
General
1 18 (51.43%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Publishing
4 2 (5.71%) Games
4 2 (5.71%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
5 1 (2.86%) International Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Market Data Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 5 (14.29%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Network Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Market Data Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Service Management Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) Rendezvous
1 11 (31.43%) Middleware
2 9 (25.71%) HTML
3 8 (22.86%) XML
4 7 (20.00%) Ultra Messaging
5 6 (17.14%) XSLT
6 4 (11.43%) .NET
7 3 (8.57%) Java EE
8 2 (5.71%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (5.71%) XHTML
8 2 (5.71%) SOAP
8 2 (5.71%) Web Services
8 2 (5.71%) Ajax
9 1 (2.86%) NHibernate
9 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.86%) Reactive Extensions
9 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (2.86%) WPF
9 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 5 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Derivative
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) RIA
5 1 (2.86%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.86%) Equities
5 1 (2.86%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Linux
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
3 6 (17.14%) UNIX
4 5 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) ITIL
2 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Service Management
4 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (17.14%) Problem Management
5 6 (17.14%) TDD
5 6 (17.14%) Change Management
6 5 (14.29%) Benchmarking
6 5 (14.29%) Project Management
6 5 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 5 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.57%) OO
8 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
8 3 (8.57%) Release Management
8 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Java
2 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.71%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) PHP
4 2 (5.71%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.71%) C
4 2 (5.71%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) CISSP
2 3 (8.57%) PMP
2 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (14.29%) SRDF
2 5 (14.29%) KVM
2 5 (14.29%) NFS
2 5 (14.29%) Xen
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
1 3 (8.57%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (5.71%) MOM
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) TIBCO
1 14 (40.00%) Bloomberg
2 12 (34.29%) Reuters
2 12 (34.29%) Oracle
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) VMware
4 8 (22.86%) F5
4 8 (22.86%) Sybase
5 6 (17.14%) IBM
5 6 (17.14%) ION Trading
5 6 (17.14%) DataSynapse
6 5 (14.29%) NetScout
6 5 (14.29%) TippingPoint
6 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 5 (14.29%) Tufin
6 5 (14.29%) LogLogic
6 5 (14.29%) Lancope
6 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 5 (14.29%) EMC