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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 558 520 531
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +11
Contract jobs citing RMDS 37 58 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.72% 1.23% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 37
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£625 £600 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £550 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £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
5151 4698 5341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.14% 8.81% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2682 2478 2601
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 82 64
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.03 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+74.73% -14.15%

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 22 August 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 8 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 22 August 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 -5 37 £625 +4.16% 2
England -47 37 £625 +4.16% 2
City of London +16 10 £625 - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Kent - - - -

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 82 (79.61%) Java
2 63 (61.17%) Linux
3 57 (55.34%) Front Office
4 52 (50.49%) Banking
5 47 (45.63%) 29West
6 44 (42.72%) SQL
7 43 (41.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 40 (38.83%) Oracle
9 39 (37.86%) UNIX
10 35 (33.98%) Low Latency
11 29 (28.16%) Reuters
12 28 (27.18%) Solaris
12 28 (27.18%) Risk Management
13 26 (25.24%) Finance
13 26 (25.24%) TIBCO
14 25 (24.27%) E-Commerce
15 22 (21.36%) Rendezvous
15 22 (21.36%) Oracle Coherence
15 22 (21.36%) Multithreading
16 21 (20.39%) Fixed Income
17 19 (18.45%) Investment Banking
18 18 (17.48%) ION Trading
19 16 (15.53%) ION MarketView
20 15 (14.56%) Windows
21 14 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
22 13 (12.62%) Bloomberg
23 12 (11.65%) TDD
24 11 (10.68%) Middleware
24 11 (10.68%) DevOps
25 10 (9.71%) Electronic Trading

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (21.36%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (5.83%) Confluence
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (2.91%) IIS
3 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.91%) Apache
3 3 (2.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (15.53%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.94%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.97%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.97%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) Firewall
2 7 (6.80%) DNS
3 4 (3.88%) LAN
3 4 (3.88%) WAN
3 4 (3.88%) FTP
3 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.91%) HTTP
4 3 (2.91%) SAN
4 3 (2.91%) FCoE
4 3 (2.91%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (2.91%) NAS
4 3 (2.91%) Multicast
5 2 (1.94%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.97%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) KDB
2 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.91%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.91%) HBase
4 2 (1.94%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) JIRA
2 7 (6.80%) JUnit
3 6 (5.83%) TeamCity
3 6 (5.83%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.94%) Zephyr
5 2 (1.94%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.97%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.97%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.97%) RIATest
General
1 57 (55.34%) Front Office
2 52 (50.49%) Banking
3 26 (25.24%) Finance
4 19 (18.45%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.80%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.91%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.94%) International Banking
7 2 (1.94%) Back Office
8 1 (0.97%) Retail
8 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Developer
2 34 (33.01%) Java Developer
3 21 (20.39%) Development Manager
4 10 (9.71%) Analyst
5 8 (7.77%) Senior Development Manager
5 8 (7.77%) Senior Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Market Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) Market Data Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) Market Data Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Market Data Support Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.83%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) Data Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (4.85%) Lead Java Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Lead Developer
8 4 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) DevOps Manager
8 4 (3.88%) Junior Support Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.36%) Rendezvous
2 11 (10.68%) Middleware
3 9 (8.74%) HTML
4 6 (5.83%) HTML5
5 5 (4.85%) WebSockets
6 4 (3.88%) JavaFX
6 4 (3.88%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (3.88%) Spring
6 4 (3.88%) Swing
6 4 (3.88%) CSS
6 4 (3.88%) XML
7 3 (2.91%) XSLT
7 3 (2.91%) Apache Flex
7 3 (2.91%) Spring Integration
8 2 (1.94%) RESTful
8 2 (1.94%) REST
8 2 (1.94%) JMX
8 2 (1.94%) Web Services
9 1 (0.97%) FpML
9 1 (0.97%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (41.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (20.39%) Fixed Income
3 6 (5.83%) Derivative
4 5 (4.85%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (3.88%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.91%) Equities
7 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 63 (61.17%) Linux
2 39 (37.86%) UNIX
3 28 (27.18%) Solaris
4 15 (14.56%) Windows
5 5 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.98%) Low Latency
2 28 (27.18%) Risk Management
3 25 (24.27%) E-Commerce
4 22 (21.36%) Multithreading
5 14 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (11.65%) TDD
7 11 (10.68%) DevOps
8 10 (9.71%) Electronic Trading
8 10 (9.71%) Software Engineering
9 9 (8.74%) Change Management
9 9 (8.74%) Automated Testing
9 9 (8.74%) BDD
10 7 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.80%) Integration Testing
10 7 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.80%) Algorithmic Trading
11 6 (5.83%) OO
12 5 (4.85%) Knowledge Management
13 4 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 82 (79.61%) Java
2 44 (42.72%) SQL
3 6 (5.83%) Perl
4 4 (3.88%) C-shell
4 4 (3.88%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.88%) C++
5 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.91%) Python
6 2 (1.94%) C#
7 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.97%) C
7 1 (0.97%) VBScript
7 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.88%) Degree
2 1 (0.97%) ISEB
2 1 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.91%) NFS
2 3 (2.91%) SRDF
2 3 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.94%) KVM
3 2 (1.94%) Xen
3 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.97%) Puppet
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Salt
2 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (45.63%) 29West
2 40 (38.83%) Oracle
3 29 (28.16%) Reuters
4 26 (25.24%) TIBCO
5 18 (17.48%) ION Trading
6 13 (12.62%) Bloomberg
7 7 (6.80%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.80%) MarketAxess
8 6 (5.83%) Informatica
9 5 (4.85%) VMware
10 3 (2.91%) EMC
10 3 (2.91%) Intel
10 3 (2.91%) Cisco
10 3 (2.91%) IBM
10 3 (2.91%) NetApp
10 3 (2.91%) Sybase
10 3 (2.91%) DataSynapse
11 2 (1.94%) Citrix
12 1 (0.97%) Microsoft
12 1 (0.97%) Splunk