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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 644 651 599
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -52
Contract jobs citing RMDS 17 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.021% 0.071%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.39% 0.25% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 32
Median daily rate £650 £625 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.96%
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
4413 4771 5440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.20% 8.36% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2635 2710 2861
Median daily rate £438 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £422
% change year-on-year
- +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 61 76
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.88% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £50.37 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+68.88% -26.82%

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 30 July 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 3 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 30 July 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
England +22 17 £650 +4.00% 1
London +4 17 £650 +4.00% 1
City of London +43 1 £500 -20.00%

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 42 (75.00%) Reuters
2 37 (66.07%) TIBCO
2 37 (66.07%) SQL Server
3 36 (64.29%) Electronic Trading
4 35 (62.50%) Front Office
5 33 (58.93%) Fixed Income
5 33 (58.93%) Rendezvous
6 32 (57.14%) C#
6 32 (57.14%) Oracle
6 32 (57.14%) ION Trading
7 29 (51.79%) .NET
7 29 (51.79%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (50.00%) User Experience
8 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
9 27 (48.21%) MVVM
10 25 (44.64%) Visual Studio
10 25 (44.64%) NUnit
11 20 (35.71%) WPF
12 19 (33.93%) XAML
13 16 (28.57%) Finance
13 16 (28.57%) ION MarketView
14 11 (19.64%) Project Management
14 11 (19.64%) Linux
15 10 (17.86%) Unix
15 10 (17.86%) C++
15 10 (17.86%) Java
15 10 (17.86%) SSL
16 9 (16.07%) SQL
16 9 (16.07%) ITIL
17 8 (14.29%) VMware

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Apache
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (28.57%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) SSL
2 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.36%) LAN
3 3 (5.36%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) FCoE
4 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.79%) HTTP
4 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.79%) Multicast
4 1 (1.79%) NAS
4 1 (1.79%) SAN
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (66.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.79%) HBase
2 1 (1.79%) KDB
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (44.64%) NUnit
1 25 (44.64%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.14%) Subversion
3 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.36%) JUnit
3 3 (5.36%) Maven
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.79%) CodeRush
5 1 (1.79%) Grunt
5 1 (1.79%) gulp
5 1 (1.79%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (62.50%) Front Office
2 16 (28.57%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.79%) French Language
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Developer
2 25 (44.64%) C# Developer
2 25 (44.64%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 21 (37.50%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
4 16 (28.57%) Analyst
5 15 (26.79%) .NET Developer
5 15 (26.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (26.79%) UX Developer
6 14 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
6 14 (25.00%) WPF Developer
7 11 (19.64%) XAML Developer
8 9 (16.07%) Front Office Developer
9 7 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (12.50%) Service Analyst
10 5 (8.93%) Java Developer
11 4 (7.14%) C++ Developer
11 4 (7.14%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 4 (7.14%) SQL Developer
11 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (58.93%) Rendezvous
2 29 (51.79%) .NET
3 20 (35.71%) WPF
4 8 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (8.93%) Middleware
6 4 (7.14%) HTML
7 3 (5.36%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (3.57%) Ajax
8 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.57%) HTML5
8 2 (3.57%) SOAP
8 2 (3.57%) Spring
8 2 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (3.57%) Ultra Messaging
8 2 (3.57%) Web Services
8 2 (3.57%) XHTML
8 2 (3.57%) XML
9 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.79%) LINQ
9 1 (1.79%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 33 (58.93%) Fixed Income
2 29 (51.79%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (50.00%) User Experience
4 8 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
5 5 (8.93%) SWIFT
6 2 (3.57%) Derivative
6 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.79%) RIA
7 1 (1.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
2 10 (17.86%) Unix
3 6 (10.71%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) Electronic Trading
2 27 (48.21%) MVVM
3 11 (19.64%) Project Management
4 9 (16.07%) ITIL
5 7 (12.50%) Change Control
5 7 (12.50%) Change Management
5 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.93%) Multithreading
7 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.14%) TDD
8 3 (5.36%) API Integration
8 3 (5.36%) OO
8 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.36%) Workflow
9 2 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.57%) Market Making
9 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 32 (57.14%) C#
2 19 (33.93%) XAML
3 10 (17.86%) C++
3 10 (17.86%) Java
4 9 (16.07%) SQL
5 8 (14.29%) Python
6 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.57%) C
8 2 (3.57%) Perl
8 2 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) PMP
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.79%) KVM
2 1 (1.79%) NFS
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.79%) SRDF
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) BladeLogic
3 2 (3.57%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.79%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (75.00%) Reuters
2 37 (66.07%) TIBCO
3 32 (57.14%) ION Trading
3 32 (57.14%) Oracle
4 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (14.29%) Bloomberg
5 8 (14.29%) Cisco
5 8 (14.29%) VMware
6 7 (12.50%) Citrix
7 5 (8.93%) Splunk
8 3 (5.36%) Radianz
8 3 (5.36%) Sybase
9 2 (3.57%) Informatica
9 2 (3.57%) StreamBase
10 1 (1.79%) EMC
10 1 (1.79%) IBM
10 1 (1.79%) Intel
10 1 (1.79%) NetApp
10 1 (1.79%) Solace
10 1 (1.79%) Sun